John Hampden Grammar School

Edgar Tyzack



Edgar was born in 1889 and baptised on November 24th 1889. He was the son of Walter and Jane Tyzack who had moved to Wycombe to set up a saw making business (Tyzack Saws). They lived in 505 London Road (opposite the retail park) in Wycombe Marsh. He had three brothers; Albert who died in Gallipoli aged 35 on August 15th 1915, Walter who was mayor of Wycombe in 1931 (and after whom Tyzack Road is named) and another who ran a furniture business.


Edgar was at the School in 1906 and won many prizes, often with William Lunnon, including in 1906 the Advisory Committee’s Prize for Carving and Modelling and in 1907 the Manufacturers’ Prize for Woodcarving. He enlisted in Newport on the Isle of Wight into the Hampshire Regiment (1/8th TF Regiment) and was killed in Gallipoli aged 26 on 12th August 1915 during the Landing at Suvla Bay. His body was never identified and he is remembered on the Helles Memorial.