Verdun

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...