Born at Chagford on December 30, 1887, his first tuition was from his mother, followed by lessons from the then-organist of Chagford, Mr. E. E. Vinnicombe. He was chorister of St. George's Chapel, Windsor, played voluntaries at St. George's when ten years old, and accompanied his first service there two years later. From St. George's Choir School he went to Uppingham, obtaining the first musical scholarship awarded there, and in 1905, went to the Royal College of Music, studying under Parratt, Bridge, Stanford, Charles Wood, and Marmaduke Barton. In 1909, he was appointed to Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, at the early age of twenty-one.
The Musical Times, December 1, 1922
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