Roderick Haigh’s Will.
The will of Roderick Haigh, who was killed at Ypres in November (see October 12th, 29th and November 16th posts) has just been published. We are immensely grateful to Roderick for remembering us, as no doubt will be all who are benefitting from his generosity:
£2300 to the President and Fellows of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, to found a scholarship or annual prize in memory of Arthur Elam Haigh (his father, a Fellow of the College).
£1000 to the Governing Body of Leeds Grammar School to found a scholarship or annual prize in memory of Arthur Elam Haigh.
£500 to the Headmaster of Winchester College for some purpose as he may determine to assist the Winchester College Mission.
£500 to the Headmaster of the Oxford Preparatory School to supplement the Exhibition Fund, or for any other purpose he may determine.
£30 to the Oxford Women’s Church of England Temperance Society and £20 to the Oxford Surgical Aid Society.
£500 to the officer commanding 2nd Battalion Royal West Surrey Regt., for investment as he may determine and to apply the income in the purchase of instruments, music etc for the drum & fife band, or for any other purposes he may determine.
Roderick also left a number of bequests varying from £50-£10 to warrant officers, non-commissioned officers and men of his regiment ‘as a token of gratitude’ In the event of their being no longer alive, the gifts will go to their next-of-kin.
Part of Roderick Haigh’s bequest to the OPS has been used to pay for the miniature rifle range and the Roderick Haigh Cup will be shot for annually, and will be won by the best individual marksman in a competition between Day-boys and Boarders.
The range has also been very useful to the 4th Territorial Battalion of the OBLI (Ox & Bucks Light Infantry) and to the Oxford Volunteer TC. Officers home on leave from the front and others in training have also used the range for revolver practice. In fact it has been a great success.
The rest of the money may be used to help the sons of Oxford dons attending the School, who, on account of the war, or for other reasons, may need it.
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Mr Haynes has contributed a handsome addition to the Boarders’ Library in the shape of the following books, which were chosen by a plebiscite of the VIth Form:
W. H. Ainsworth: Old St. Paul's Windsor Castle Tower of London F. Anstey: Vice Versa R. M. Ballantyre: Coral Island Rolf Boldrewood: Robbery Under Arms A. Conan Doyle: White Company Rodney Stone Exploits of the Brigadier Gerrard Quiller Couch: Dead Man's Rock Fitchie: Deeds that Won the Empire W. S. Gilbert: The "Bab" Ballads Rider Haggard: King Solomon's Mines She People of the Mist J. K. Jerome: Three Men in a Boat R. Kipling: Just So Stories Jungle Book Second Jungle Book Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare Capt. Marryat: Midshipman Easy Anna Sewell: Black Beauty Seton Thompson: Wild Animals I have known Lives of Hunted Jules Verne: From Earth to Moon 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Stanley Weyman: Gentleman of France P. G. Woodhouse: Mike Psmith in the City