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by Bassano Ltdhalf-plate film negative, 24 April 1948NPG x71596
by Bassano Ltdhalf-plate film negative, 24 April 1948NPG x71597
by Bassano Ltdhalf-plate film negative, 24 April 1948NPG x71598
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Ernest Young first served as an Assistant Master at the Lower School of John Lyon, Harrow from 1890 to 1892. He then served as Inspector of Anglo-Vernacular Schools in Siam from 1892 to 1896. He returned to England and in 1898 was appointed Headmaster of the Lower School of John Lyon until 1910. Thereafter he was appointed to be the first Headmaster of the Harrow County School which opened in 1911. He was a close friend of Sir Robert Baden Powell and formed a scout troop, the 4th Harrow, recruited from boys at the school. It is believed that this was the first scout troop thus formed and grow to be the biggest such organisation in Britain. He retired as Headmaster in 1918 but retained a close relationship with the school for the rest of his life. Thereafter he pursued a career in higher education and stood as a parliamentary candidate for the Liberal Party.
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