1907 - 1979
Trevor Chadwick was born on 22nd April 1907 into a family of four siblings. As the second youngest in the family, he knew little of his father, who died just five years after he was born. His father had founded Forres Prep School, in Swanage which he ran up until his death in 1912 and was succeeded by his brother, Rev. R.M. Chadwick.
He attended the Dragon School for five years, a private school in Oxford founded, before being awarded a scholarship to Sedbergh School in the Lake District. From here, he left with a place at Oxford University, where he spent his time captaining the college rugby team, betting on the horses and running up large bar bills. Needless to say, he graduated with a disappointing third class degree in Jurisprudence, the science, study, and theory of law.
After a few jobs around the world, Chadwick fell back into the family business by joining Forres as a Latin teacher. It was from here that his uncle and headmaster of Forres, Rev R.M. Chadwick decided to adopt two children from Czechoslovakia before the outbreak of World War II. Needing someone to go out there to help choose and escort these children back, who better suited than his adventurous and maverick nephew, Trevor.