Reginald Sparshatt Thatcher

THATCHER, (Sir) Reginald Sparshatt. b. Midsomer Norton, Somerset, 11 March 1888; d. Cranleigh, Surrey, 6 May 1975. He was educated privately and at the Royal College of Music and Worcester College, Oxford, where he was organ scholar, and took a doctorate; he was also FRCO. He was assistant master, Clifton College, Bristol (1911-14). After distinguished service in the First World War, in which he won the MC and was awarded the OBE, he became director of music at the Royal Naval College, Osborne. He was director of music at Charterhouse (1919-28) and Harrow School (1928-36). He then became deputy director of music at the BBC (1937-44), warden and vice-principal of the Royal Academy of Music...

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