Wednesday, August 05, 2009

New Cross - Beau Geste

Caroline and Bill have both been pondering the Deptford origins of P.C. Wren, author of the oft-filmed French Foreign Legion adventure story, Beau Geste (1924). Apparently he was born Percy Wren at 37 Warwick Street, Deptford in 1875.

After he married his first wife Alice, they lived for a while in New Cross at 27 Ommaney Road. Bill mentions that the 1901 census has them living htere with their month old daughter Estelle Lenore (who later died aged 9).

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