Who’s For This Flag was written by Minter, C.B., reproduction commissioned by the Old Boys Association of The Grocers’ Company’s School, performed by Bunny Thompson and Nick Lumley, recorded by Wayne McIntyre and produced by The Jazz Repertory Company. Shared here with thanks to The Clove Club and Glyndwr Watkins. It can be found in the music library at the Army School of Music, Kneller Hall.
Minter, Charles Biron.
Captain, 3/7th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment (1915). Date of Birth: 1st November, 1879. Date died: 27th June, 1915, aged 35. He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium and his ashes are in Niche 1564.
Home Address: 17, Salisbury Road, Dalston.
Father’s Occupation: Civil Servant. Initials: E.C.
Attended School: 13/01/88. – -/12/95.
School Notes: Charles Biron Minter was one of the oldest of Old Boys, as he was at the School in the early days of its existence.
Service Notes: He was Commissioned as a Captain in the 3/7th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment in 1915. Died in training (1915) The School Magazine, The Review, published this tribute:
On the outbreak of war he re-joined his old Regiment, the London Scottish Rifles, as a private, but was soon promoted to sergeant (1914), and was employed in training recruits. He was subsequently commissioned to the 3/7th Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment, and went to Barnet for training. After doing Captain’s work for some time he was gazetted to that rank, and was placed in charge of “C” Company. While at Windsor with the Battalion he contracted a chill, and had to take sick leave. His death occurred after an illness of five weeks, following repeated attacks of influenza. Captain Minter, who in private life held the post of Assistant Town Clerk to the Borough of Marylebone, was an all-round athlete. He was a very good singer, and also met with no mean success as a song-writer, two of his latest works being “Who’s for this Flag?” and “The Indian Soldier.”