Photograph of Hertford College Oxford 1903-1904 Rugby Football Team

Photograph of Hertford College Oxford 1903-1904 Rugby Football Team

Code: 10648


H: 33cm (13")W: 47.5cm (18.7")


Acquired by Hertford College Archives, Oxford

"Hertford College Oxford 1903-1904 Rugby Football Team"
Gelatin Silver Print, Mounted on Card
Illuminated title etc with names beneath 
Gillman & Co Ltd
Oxford, 1904
Measures:- 33 cm x 47.5 cm (image)                  

An Historic Antique Oxford University Photograph of the Hertford College Rugby Team of 1903-1904 by Gillman & Co, Oxford. Mounted with the College's crest, illuminated heading and with calligraphic names listed beneath.

The names listed include:

G.F.M. Campion [Gilbert Francis Montriou Campion (1882-1958)] who became Lord Campion G.C.B., K.C.B., C.B., M.A., D.C.L.. Born in India and attended Bedford School before gaining a scholarship to Hertford College. Took a First in Mods. and then graduated with a First in Lit.Hum. He was a Captain in the R.A.S.C. during WWI before being invalided home from France. He joined the Civil Service and, in the fullness of time, became Clerk to the House of Commons, a position in which he served for eleven years.

G.L. Corbett [Sir Geoffrey Latham Corbett K.B.E., C.I.E. (1881-1937)]. Attended Bromsgrove School before gaining a Scholarship to Hertford, where he read Classics and took a double first. He became a distinguished Civil Servant in India etc. He was also a keen mountaineer and was a founder member of the Himalayan Club in 1928 (becoming its first Honorary Secretary). Interestingly, he was also uncle to the film director Michael Powell (1905-1990).

D.J. Lidbury [later Colonel Sir David John Lidbury K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O. (d.1973), a Welshman who attended Llandovery School before heading to Hertford College. Lidbury went on to become Director General of the Post Office.

R.G. Grieve [Robert George Grieve, C.I.E. (1881-1952)], became a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a respected educationalist, who served as Director of Public Instruction to the Government of Madras.

A scarce historical photograph with some fascinating associations.