||Antony Powys-Lybbe [1, 2] |
||29 Jun 1909
||Rectory Farm, Streatley, , Berkshire, England 
||14 Aug 1909
||Saint Mary's Church, Streatley, , Berkshire, England 
||Bournemouth, Dorset, England 
- This caused some consternation between his parents who by then were well at arms length. His mother wished him to go to Eton but his father insisted on a good Catholic education at Downside, which as Martin relates, he had endowed with some land. At Downside he proceeded to pass all expected exams, doing rather well in his first year in the sixth form. But in his last year he said he spent most of the time organising some musical troupe and did little better in his exams than in the previous year.
|during WWII as Lt. Colonel in R Signals |
- In some acrimonious correspendence between his parents around 1922 his mother thought he would have a good naval career and even reported that he agreed with her. His father, who had been working with various charities in London at that time, suggested that the Civil Service would be ideal. So the Army was chosen, but I know not by whom. He told two things of the interview for this. First he had been advised by Trafford, the then headmaster, to wear a suit supplied by Skinners the school tailor; instead he wore a suit his mother had obtained from him at a local Berkshire tailor; he was then delighted to see at the interview that all the officers were wearing clothes very similar to his and quite unlike Skinner's offering. Second he particularly remembered being told by an interviewer that he came from a "very old family"; he gave me the impression that he thought the army must have conducted investigations of some arcane sort; but it is much more likely that Trafford had written this in his reference to the army. He said he chose to go into the Signals because of his competence at Morse code and probably also because of his facility with sciences and practical subjects; but in this I am surprised that he did not anticipate some appreciation of an officer's role in organising and leading his unit.
Anyhow to Woolwich he went, the Shop (for Workshop) as it was called, where the Royal Engineers and the new Corps of Signal had their officers trained. I think this was a two year course with a lot of science and some military theory. I have his notebooks of those two years, beautifully entered up, should anyone wish to study them...
He was certainly motorised during that time, possibly a little Morris 8 which he was certainly driving later. I have no idea how seriously he took his course, but he claimed not to be that enthusiastic though in the passing out list was definitely in the upper half. He had vaguely hoped that the army would send him to university, Cambridge was not uncommon, but he said he did not pass out well enough for that (there is a contradiction here in that when he retired a couple of years later he could easily have sent himself to Cambridge; perhaps he had not worked that out when he complained of the injustice in later life).
He made a few lifetime, or at least for their lifetime, friends at Woolwich, Basil Pinsent and Hugh Winterbourne at least, Charles Barker was forgotten but found again some forty years later, much to both of their pleasures.
||motor racing driver  |
||Mead House, Bradfield, , Berkshire, England [1, 2]
||10 May 2004
||Raynor's, Hyde Heath, , Berkshire, England 
||14 May 2004
||The Lawn Cemetery, Chorleywood, , Hertfordshire, England 
||If the Legends Are True...
||25 Nov 2015 |
||Reginald Cecil Lybbe Powys-Lybbe, b. 12 Aug 1881, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France , d. 25 Mar 1930, Rectory Farm Streatley, , Berkshire, England (Age 48 years) |
||Lilian Frances Gillett Trotter, b. 17 Feb 1887, The Vicarage, Ardington, Berks , d. 6 Nov 1951, Belle Heather, Branagint, Christchurch, Hampshire, England (Age 64 years) |
||12 May 1908
||Saint Mary's, Whitchurch, Oxon, England, United Kingdom
||Rosemary Pricilla Ferrand, b. 30 Aug 1912, Morland Hall, Alton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom , d. 19 Jul 1987, Whiteway House Nursing Home, Winterbourne Steepleton, Dorchester, Dorset, England, United Kingdom (Age 74 years) |
||27 Nov 1937
||The Roman Catholic Church, Saint Mary's, Woolhampton, England, United Kingdom 
| ||1. Timothy Francis Powys-Lybbe, b. 13 Nov 1938, Luna House, Bath Road, Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom (Age 78 years)|
| ||2. Olivia Anne Powys-Lybbe, b. 1 Feb 1943, Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland (Age 74 years)|
||17 Mar 2007 |