Lawrence College, Murree

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Lawrence College Ghora Gali Murree
Lawrence College Emblem 1.jpg
Never Give In
Location
Ghora Gali, Murree, Punjab
Pakistan
Information
Type Public college
Established 1860
Founder Sir Henry Montgomery Lawrence
Principal Brig (R) Mujahid Alam
Number of students 1000 (approx.)
Area 150 acres (0.61 km2)
Affiliation RBSE
GCSE
Website

Lawrence College is situated in Murree Tehsil, Punjab, Pakistan. Lawrence College located in the foothills of the Himalayas and Pir Panjal at a height of about 1950 metres (6395 feet) above sea level, covering an area of 150 acres. GG is 4 km from Murree and 57 km from Islamabad.

History[edit]

Sir Henry Lawrence was the force behind the Lawrence Schools of the South Asia. He was born in 1806 in Ceylon and educated at Folye College Derry and then Addiscombe Military Seminary. He joined the East India Company, rising to the rank of Brigadier General in the Bengal Artillery,

While engaged in matters of concern to the British Raj like the revenue system, the canal system, and roads, the worry that was always with him was the future of the orphans of British soldiers. This worry took the form of the four asylums.

  • Sanawar 1847
  • Lovedale 1858
  • Mount Abu 1857
  • Ghora Gali 1860

The Sanawar, Lovedale and Mount Abu were constructed and commissioned in the life time of Sir Henry Lawrence, while Ghora Gali came into being in his memory, with a major contribution from his family.

The Status[edit]

The asylum at Ghora Gali was first elevated to be a school in 1914 and then a college in 1926.

The Name[edit]

Changing its name to Pine Hills College in 1973, Ghora Gali College in 1979 and then back to Lawrence College Ghora Gali Murree in 1986, was undoubtedly a big set back to the college from many angles but it still has maintained its name among the top public schools of the country.

Logo & Motto[edit]

Before 1920, the School Crest used to be an Eagle poised for flight, with the motto ‘Onwards and Upwards’. The present logo is an adaptation of the Lawrence Coat of Arms, granted to the college in 1926,by Sir Alexander Hutchison Lawrence, the eldest son of Sir Henry. Never Give In is the motto of the college, being the last instructions of Sir Henry Lawrence while dying at the Lucknow Residency.

Principals[edit]

  • Brig. (R) Mujahid Alam (June 2013-todate)
  • Brig.(R) Abdul Hafeez SI(M)(Feb 2012–April 2013)
  • Air Cdre. (R) Farooq H. Kiyani (2002–2012)
  • Noor Mohammad Khan (1997–2002)
  • Brain Robert Manthorp(Bob Manthorp)(1996-1996)
  • Prof. Mohammad Asif Malik, (Pride of Performance) (1990–1995)
  • Brig. Saeed Ahmad (1986–1990)
  • Brig. Shaukat Khurshid Ahmed (1981–1986)
  • Brig. Sayed Safdar Nawab (1977–1981)
  • Brig.(R) Mohammad Rafiq (1973–1977)
  • Lt Col(R) A. Hamid Ibrahim (1966–1973)
  • Michael Lindsay Charlesworth (1961–1966)
  • Shaikh Moinuddin (1958–1961)
  • H.L.O Flecker (1955–1958)
  • Ch. Abdul Hamid (1952–1955)
  • S.T. Thurely (1949–1952)
  • H.L.Edwards (1948–1949)
  • A.S. Collier (1946–1948)
  • Canon W. Francis Cotton (1934–1946)
  • Rev. W .T.Wright (1922–1934)
  • Rev. W Eyre Walker (1921–1922)
  • Rev. Wightwick (1910–1921)
  • Rev. H.W.Bush (1909–1910)
  • Rev. C.H. Browne (1908–1909)
  • Rev. W.H.G Padfield (1904–1908)
  • Rev. G C Peake (1874–1904)
  • Rev. Smithwite (1868–1873)
  • Rev. B. Dexter (1863–1868)
  • Rev. H. W Tebernacle (1860–1863)

Notable alumni[edit]

Alumni of note include:

Armed Forces of Pakistan[edit]

Politicians and Civil Servants[edit]

Journalists, Artists and Authors[edit]

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