Hubert Desramaux BUTLER

Hubert Desramaux BUTLER

Male 1899 - 1971  (71 years)

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  • Name Hubert Desramaux BUTLER 
    Born 9 Mar 1899  Farnworth, Bolton, LAN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 26 Apr 1899  St John the Evangelist church, Deane, Farnworth, LAN Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1901  Eastcliffe, Preston, LAN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1911  Preparatory School, Fylde, LAN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1920 
    2nd Lt, RAF 
    Occupation 1926  [3
    Headmaster, Huyton Hill School 
    Residence 1926  Victoria Road, Huyton, Liverpool, LAN Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation Between 1939 and 1969  [3, 4
    Headmaster & School owner 
    Residence Between 1939 and 1969  Huyton Hill School, Newby Bridge, Ulverston, LAN Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Occupation 1971  [3
    Working for UNICEF 
    Residence 1971  Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 1971  Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I979  JUBB proven
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2017 

    Father Hercules Scott BUTLER,   b. 1850, Crewe, CHS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1928, Rectory, Mareham le Fen, Coningsby, LIN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Charlotte Anne HINCHLIFFE,   b. 17 Nov 1862, Whitley Wood Bottom, Hopton, Mirfield, WRY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1940, Eaglesfield, 8 Highgate Ave, Fulwood, Preston, LAN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 13 Nov 1890  St Saviour's parish church, Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury, WRY Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F425  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jessie Balfour BLAKE,   b. Bef 1904,   d. Aft 1925  (Age > 23 years) 
    Married 27 Sep 1920  St Helen's parish church, Mareham le Fen, Horncastle, LIN Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Hubert's father conducted the service
    Children 
     1. Ian Geoffrey BUTLER,   b. 12 Apr 1925, Liverpool, LAN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F650  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    BUTLER, Hubert Desramaux, portrait by Claude HARRISON, Windermere
    BUTLER, Hubert Desramaux, portrait by Claude HARRISON, Windermere
    BUTLER, Hubert Desramaux, Huyton Hill School
    BUTLER, Hubert Desramaux, Huyton Hill School
    BUTLER, Hubert Desramaux
    BUTLER, Hubert Desramaux

  • Notes 
    • Wikipedia:

      The school at Huyton[edit]
      Huyton Hill was established in September 1926 with four pupils at Victoria Road in Huyton near Liverpool, England. It is listed in the Liverpool Schools directory[1] with its first headmaster, Hubert D. Butler.[2]
      The school motto was "I will with a good will", which set the tone for the ethos of the school and its administration.
      Huyton Hill was the first school in the country to host its own aircraft landing strip as reported in Flight Magazine.[3] Before becoming headmaster, Hubert Butler served in the Flying Corps in World War I as 2nd Lieutenant Flying Officer.
      Butler became a member of the Incorporated Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS) in November 1929, as listed in "Preparatory Schools Review", No. 104, Vol. X.[4] Butler's name also appears in the "List of Members and Articles of Association", IAPS, January 1930, p. 5.[5] In the IAPS List of Members and Articles of Association, May 1951, p. 7.,[6] the names of both Butler brothers are listed. Gerald V Butler became a member in 1950.

      In September 1939 at the outbreak of World War II, the school moved to the Lake District where Pull Wood House, at the northwest corner of Windermere just south of Pull Wyke, was rented to accommodate the school. After the war headmaster Butler purchased the house and grounds. Butler's brother Gerard joined him as joint headmaster in 1950, after leaving the army, and the two brothers ran the school until 1969.
      The number of pupils averaged 60 in the post-war period. The largest class, in 1965, was made up of 74 pupils, but the Pull Wood House couldn't accommodate a larger class so fewer attended in the next few years, with 61 attending in 1967. They were split into two houses, Alfred and Arthur, creating a healthy sense of peer competition.
      Brigadier Gordon H. Osmaston joined the school as the mathematics teacher in 1948 after serving in the army in Iraq during World War II. Osmaston was most known for his three years (1936-1938) surveying and mapping the Himalayas with sherpa Tenzing Norgay.[7]

      School song[edit]

      Huyton Hill school song printed for the Floodlight Review, June 1966
      The school song was written by Hubert Butler with the help of pupils and set to the music Monk's Gate, which is best known as the hymn To be a Pilgrim by John Bunyan, 1684:

      Often when tireless waves
      Hurl them together
      Into Tintagel's caves,
      'Spite of the weather
      Knights of the Table Round
      On quests of Mercy bound
      Sing to the thunder's sound
      Laugh at the lightning.
      Danes over wold and fen
      Britain encumber;
      Scarcely a thousand men
      Alfred can number,
      Yet shall the Wessex ground
      To their proud tramp resound,
      Drummed by the thunder's sound,
      Lit by the lightning.
      So here at Huyton Hill
      We pledge the future;
      We will with brave good will
      Meet all adventure.
      Where tasks do most confound,
      There may we straight be found,
      Though thunder echoes round
      After the lightning.

      School closure:

      Gerald Butler died in 1967 and the school was closed by his brother in 1969. Hubert Butler then converted the house into holiday flats. He died in 1971 whilst working for UNICEF in Switzerland and the ownership of the building passed over to his son.

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] Ancestry BMDs.

    2. [S192] Richard Rudkin.

    3. [S149] Wikipedia.

    4. [S190] Find My Past 1939 Register.

    5. [S12] Ancestry PRs.