Son of Mary Henrietta Purkiss-Ginn, of Hornbeams, Bengeo, Hertford, England.
Bus. VI. School Prefect. Head of House.
'He was in the Vlth Form, a School Prefect and Head of House. In 1934 he was involved in a serious motor accident which left him with a head injury. This prevented his joining the Royal Air Force as he had intended. The war, however, enabled him to realise his ambition. He was accepted in the Royal Air Force and was sent to Canada to train under the Empire Air Training Scheme. ' (Malvernian, Dec 1941).