Daniell, John Arthur Helton
Son of James Livett Daniell, solicitor, and Sophie B Daniell of 12 Clyde Park, Bristol. Younger brother of Ellen M M, and older brother of Phillip F. Daniell was working as a solicitor prior to the War. Daniell married Emily Hilda Young, a novelist, in Epsom, Surrey in 1902.
Daniell was born on 16/11/1874, and attended the School from 1885-1891. He served as a Sergeant in the Army, with the Royal Garrison Artillery 168th Siege Bty.. Daniell sadly lost his life on 01/07/1917, as a result of the War.
Daniell is buried in Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium, grave reference VIII.H.11.
He Insisted on Going to France (BGS Chronicle December 1917)
"Left the School in 1891, and became a solicitor, with first-class honours in the examination, in 1901. For some time he directed the free Legal Dispensary at the Broad Plain Settlement. He was formerly in the Artillery branch of the Volunteers, and after being rejected for service in the present war, finally entered the R.G.A. as Instructor. He insisted on going to France to share the common danger, though over military age, and was killed on July 1st."
The E H Young Memorial Prize
The E H Young Memorial Prize for an essay on Greek thought was first awarded in 1951. It was established by Ralph Bushill Henderson in memorial E H Young, wife of Daniell, who wrote a number of novels with Clifton as the setting. The prize originally carried a prize of £10.
After Daniell died in the War, Young was "was “adopted” by R B Henderson OB; she and Henderson and his wife lived as a threesome till her death in 1949". Henderson was a classmate of Daniell, and was at BGS from 1894 - 1898.
First awarded in 1951.
It was founded in memory of E H Young, the author of many novels with Clifton as the background, by Ralph Bushill Henderson. He became a schoolmaster, Headmaster of Alleyn’s School, Dulwich and adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury on Moral Issues. He was also briefly Headmaster of BGS in the winter of 1942 – 1943 to cover the gap between R W Moore and John Garrett.