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The LSO in World War I: Robert Carrodus

The LSO in World War I: Robert Carrodus

By | October 10, 2014 at 5:29 pm | No comments

The fifth blog in our series exploring the Members of the LSO who served in World War I tells the story of violinist Robert Carrodus. We don't actually know very much about violinist Robert Carrodus's life as a soldier in World War I - we think he served either in the West...

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The LSO in World War I: George Bennett

The LSO in World War I: George Bennett

By | October 1, 2014 at 3:32 pm | No comments

One of the joys of this project has been the correspondence that is has generated from the public, which has lead to new information coming to light about the LSO and its players during the war. Recently we were delighted to receive an email from Sam Young, who had read this...

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The LSO in World War I: Roy Robertson

The LSO in World War I: Roy Robertson

By | September 1, 2014 at 11:00 am | No comments

The third blog in our series exploring the Members of the LSO who served in World War I tells the story of violinist Roy Robertson. "Sympathetic reference was made in regard to those members of the Orchestra whom had joined His Majesty's Forces, viz: Messrs W H Reed,...

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The LSO in World War I: Harry Jackson

The LSO in World War I: Harry Jackson

By | August 18, 2014 at 10:09 am | No comments

In the second of our series of blogs remembering the service of LSO members in World War I we tell the story of horn player Harry (Harold) Jackson. "Sympathetic reference was made in regard to those members of the Orchestra whom had joined His Majesty's Forces, viz:...

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The LSO in World War I: Sydney Moxon

The LSO in World War I: Sydney Moxon

By | August 4, 2014 at 10:20 am | 2 comments

On 4 August 2014, 100 years since the entry of Great Britain into World War I, we are remembering trumpeter Sydney Moxon. Sydney was the first member of the LSO that we began to research as part of our project. We knew from the minutes of the AGM of London Symphony Orchestra...

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The LSO in World War I

The LSO in World War I

By | August 4, 2014 at 10:20 am | One comment

One hundred years ago today on 4 August 1914, Britain declared war on Germany and entered what was to become one of the deadliest conflicts in history. Today, along with the rest of the world, the London Symphony Orchestra remembers the sacrifices made on all sides so that we...

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