Remembering Old Boy Field Marshal Lord Bramall
D-Day veteran, chief of the defence staff, chairman of the trustees of the Imperial War Museum, president of the Marylebone Cricket Club, and Elstree old boy Field Marshal Lord Bramall died this week aged 95.
Edwin Noel Westby Bramall, known affectionately as ‘Dwin’, was born in Rusthall, Kent on December 18, 1923. He attended Elstree School when it was still located in Hertfordshire between 1933 and 1937, and then went on to Eton.
A talented sportsman, he excelled more on the rugby and cricket fields than in the classroom, captaining Eton’s unbeaten 1st XI in 1942. He also had two paintings hung in the Royal Academy’s summer exhibition.
Elstree’s sports hall is named after Lord Bramall – also President of the Elstree School Associations – which he opened on 9th March 2000. The Elstree community were saddened to hear the news of his passing, and are thinking of his family at this difficult time.