Luxton (1914) - Albert married Katharine
Mary Hodgson in 1944 - Wincanton Dec quarter
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They had a child:
I have had communication from
John Trott (retired Lt. Commander) living
now in Queensland, Australia who was an ex Parkstone
boy. John is researching past Officers; ‘Captain
Superintendants’who were all held with
much attention and respect, saying "it's
only fitting to have a remembrance to the PSTS
Officers, who gave their time so we boys had
a chance in life". John
has told me that his reseach is only in its
early stage, but below is is some of that information.
- Thanks John
1924: - Albert joined the Reading Blue
Coat School as a day boy
1926: - Albert became a boarder at
the school and left in 1929.
1929: - Albert joined the Royal Navy
1944: July HMS EMERALD (D66) Captain
FJ Wylie RN.
A light Cruiser - 9,500ton (full load)
She was built at Armstrongs, Newcastle upon
Speed: 33 knots, 7 (single) x 6" Guns
HMS EMERALD, saw service in the Far East, Atlantic
Convoy duties and then at the Allied Normandy
Lieutenant A.G. Luxton RNVR had a seniority
date for promotion of July 1944, whist he was
1946: October 29, - The London Gazette
- Issue No: 37772 - Page 5311
Tempy. Lt. (R.N.V.R.) A. G. LUXTON transferred
to R.N, in rank of Lt. (A) with seniority. of
14th August 1942.
There are several other entries in the Gazette
which I’m attempting to verify.
1950: September 5, - The London Gazette
- Issue No: 39011 - Page 4486
Promoted: Lt. Commander A. G. LUXTON.
Date: 14th Aug. 1950.
1951: September 14, - The London Gazette
- Issue No: 39333 - Page 4823
Lt . Commander A.G. LUXTON placed on
the Emergency List; date Effective 23rd August
'Placed on the Emergency List’ means retiring
from the RN
1958: Entry in the Reading Blue Coat
School 'News of Old Blues Aldworthian', Easter
Term, 1958 written by OB Secretary, F S Way
“A G Luxton (1924 – 1929) appeared
on television recently with his wife when Princess
Margaret visited Dr Barnardo’s Home, of
which he is the head at Crowborough.”
Age 48 - 50
1962 - 1964: - Albert was Captain Supt.of
Dr Barnardo's - Parkstone Sea Training School
- Amongst his many duties was the sad job of
closing the school.
I have discovered a reference
to AGL on the Parkstone Sea Training School
website which reads:
I still remember Cmdr
Luxton as he had a young daughter who another
old boy, Bonwell, and myself went to see at
Barkingside a while after the school closed
and enjoyed the use of the swimming pool with
her. I also used to look forward to matrons
tea parties on a Sunday evening which I was
lucky to get invited to quite regularly - Johnson
L. House: Arranmore, House Number: 41. from
1960 - 1964. - http://www.parkstone-sts.co.uk/where-are-they-now/johnson-0
There is a Profile page on Commander
Luxton on the "Officers and Teachers"
menu button of the Parkstone website sbove.
- Child of Albert George Luxton (1914)
and Katharine Mary Hodgson
Ann Luxton born 1947 - - Pauline married
They have children:
1 - Joanne Mary Ellen
Sims - born 1970
2 - Antony William George Sims - born
3 - Lucie Emma Ann Sims - born 1976