A sword is rarely a symbol of peace, but that is what Hugo Throssell’s weapon of war became. Having served in World War I (WWI), Hugo returned a broken man. Years later, his son and Old Wesleyan Ric Throssell (32–39), would blunt his father’s weapon and donate it to the College as an ongoing reminder to future generations about the cost of war.


Hugo Throssell, with tray.



Acting Wesley Archivist, Mrs Zoe Mailer, wrote a fascinating article for Traces Magazine, which you can read by clicking the image below.