Bob Carswell’s father attended Lakefield College School during the prewar years

Entrance to Lakeshore College School. Jaan Pill photo

Entrance to Lakeshore College School. Jaan Pill photo

I recently met for coffee in Toronto with Bob Carswell, who (as was the case for me as well) attended Malcolm Campbell High School in Montreal in the 1960s.

Entrance to Lakeshore College School. Jaan Pill photo

Entrance to Lakeshore College School. Jaan Pill photo

Prior to the Second World War, Bob’s father attended Lakefield College School in Lakefield, Ontario.

Entrance to Lakeshore College School. Jaan Pill photo

Entrance to Lakeshore College School. Jaan Pill photo

Bob has referred to 19 former students of Lakefield College School, that he knows of, who lost their lives during the Second World War. Some years ago he researched the lives of each of the 19 students and forwarded, to the school, an outline of what he had learned.

Some years after the war, Bob and his father visited Lakefield College School. His father, thinking of the friends who had not returned from the war, left the school building with tears in his eyes. That image – of the father leaving the school with tears in his eyes – has stayed with me.

Recently, I visited Lakefield, Ontario.

Afterwards, I visited the Lakeshore College School website, where I came across an account entitled: This is why I decided to come to LCS.

History of British empire; history of irregular warfare

Previous posts directly or indirectly related to this private school include:

Class and status drove the British empire, David Cannadine (2001) argues

Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare (2017) provides a good overview of “irregular warfare” in the Second World War

 

Entrance to Lakeshore College School. Jaan Pill photo

Entrance to Lakeshore College School. Jaan Pill photo

 

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