V S Bryant

Vernon Seymour Bryant was an Assistant Master at Wellington College, tutor of the Hardinge for two terms, and Head of the OTC.

Born in 1878, he went to Downing College Cambridge before becoming a schoolmaster. He was at Wellington for a dozen years from 1906 before leaving to run his own school in Maidenhead, which he re-named St Prian’s. He was a modern schoolmaster creating the Society of Applied Sciences at Wellington and generally supporting the sciences.

Already a member of Wellesley Lodge No 1899 in Corwthorne, he joined the Lodge in 1920. His mother lodge was Isaac Newton University Lodge No 859, where he was initiated whilst at Cambridge. Isaac Newton was a popular lodge among OWs with Raphael, Van Duzer, Larmour, Stoney, Stephenson, and Coles all being members.