Won by Stonyhurst Boy
Stonyhurst College, which had the distinction of counting an Old Boy the first V.C. of the last war, is the first Catholic college in this to place a V.C. on its Roll of Honour.
Captain Harold Marcus ErvineAndrews, of the East Lancashire Regiment, whose V.C. was announced
in Tuesday nights Gazette, entered Stonytwist College in 1973.
Captain Ervine-Andrews is the son of M. Cyril Ervine-Andrews, manager of the Provincial Bank at New Cross, County Wexford. Ile married in Belfast last October Mise Bettie Torrie.
Speaking over the telephone to a chaplain, one of the Jesuits who was on the staff of the college when Ervine-Andrews was in the Middle School, I was told : "I am not at all surprised. I heard that hi.v name had gone up for the DIMkirk affair and 1 knew that If he had done anything it would be outstanding. He was like then.
When I pressed him for some detail of Ervine-Andrews' school life the chaplain said:
" Well, he was a very likeable boy and whatever anyone did get him to do he aid it with a will.
" As 1 read through the official citation this morning I could picture him doing it all, and thoroughly enjoying it."
Captain Ervine-Andrews' V.C. Firings the Stonyherst roll of this highest military decoration up to six.