(27th April 1891 – 3rd January 1949)
Leslie Henson was a business partner of Firth Shephard, yet another of our Old Boys.
Gary Breyer kindly visited the newspaper
library to ferret out the obituary referred to in The
Review and discovered that a Mrs and Mrs Leslie
Mitchell had been in the congregation when the memorial service at St.Martins-in-the-Fields was conducted by a Reverend A.Williams!
A reading was given by Jack Hawkins.
He was also a dramatic author and his entry in a 1936 edition of “Who’s who in the Theatre” lists many of his productions – especially “Parlez-vous Français?” with no less a man than Fred Karno (and that was in 1915 when he was 24 years old)! Alas, I can find no reference to him at school age in The Review but he deserves his place alongside our other thespians.
Presents Leslie Henson and the Entire Gaiety Theatre Company in GOING GREEK: A New Musical Show in Two Acts: Theatre Programme
Firth Shephard Presents Leslie Henson and the Entire Gaiety Theatre Company in GOING GREEK: A New Musical Show in Two Acts: Theatre Programme Paperback – 1 Jan 1937 by