H.C.M. (Sir Horace Cecil Monro)

This is Sir Horace (Cecil) Monro (1861-1949), a retired civil servant who had been Permanent Secretary to the Local Government Board, and had been given the responsibility of producing in 1920 a report on the Water Board. Monro had university-days links with Punch‘s editor, Bertram Fletcher Robinson, so it’s not completely surprising to find him entering a light verse competition – he and Robinson had co-written skits in the 1890s. His name is revealed (probably accidentally) in competition no. 209. He continued to win until well into his eighties.



Wins 2nd prize in 5A (£10s 6d.)
Shares 1st prize in 9A (£1.1s.0d)
Wins 2nd prize in 17A (10s 6d.)
Wins 1st Prize in 21A (£2.2s.0d)
Wins 1st prize in 22A (£2.2s.0d)
Wins 1st prize in 36B (£1.1s.0d)
Wins 2nd prize in 40A: 10s 6d


Wins 45A: £1.1s.0d
Wins 47A: 10s 6d
Wins 55B: 10s 6d


Wins 116A: £2.2s.0d
Wins 137A: 10s 6d


Wins 158A: £2.2s.0d
Wins 180A: £2.2s.0d
Wins 181B: 10s 6d

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