Biography of R C Sherriff

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RC Sherriff Biography

Robert Cedric Sherriff was born on June 6th 1896 in Hampton Wick in London. He was educated at Kingston Grammar school and when the newspapers announced, after the start of WW1, that the British Army needed officers between the ages of 17 and 30 to join and 18 year old Sherriff decided to apply. His application was rejected however because the army did not think his grammar school education was impressive enough to make him an officer. Having been rejected Sherriff returned to his previous job at Sun Assurance Company until in 1915 the British Army lowered its standards of entry due to the loss of many junior officers, because of this Sherriff was admitted


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