Beaumont Union

Detail of the Butler Bowden Cope: Beaumont Union
Former students of Beaumont College have planned a series of special events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its closure. The school in Old Windsor, Berkshire, was founded by the Jesuits in 1861 and, although it closed in 1967, its spirit lives on through the Beaumont Union of Old Boys. One of the highlights of the year will be a visit in May to the First World War Verdun Battlefield. It is believed that up to 50 Beaumont alumni fought at Verdun, either in the main battle in 1916 or in...
Soldiers in the trenches at Verdun on the Western Front, Wikipedia Commons
Alumni of Beaumont College, the Jesuit school in Berkshire from 1861 until 1967, are planning a trip to the Verdun Battlefield in May 2017, thereby completing their homage to the Old Beaumont boys (OBs) who fought and gave their lives in France during the First World War.Beaumont was probably the only school founded in the 19th century specifically to educate sons of the Diplomatic Corps and others posted to London. It attracted a following from all over the world but especially from France and...