Who's Who and What's What: M
MACDONALD A one-time member of the Remove, and supporter of Ogilvy as the Scottish candidate in the election for vice-captain during Wharton’s absence. [M 54]
MACDOUGALL, RONALD A member of the Upper Fourth form.
MACKENZIE, DR At one time the Friardale doctor. The Removites visit him when they all come down with stomach pains, brought on by liquorice powder added to the custard by Hurree Singh. [M 18]
MADDISON A member of the Shell form.
MAGNET PORTRAIT GALLERY A series of small pen and ink portraits of various characters.
MAGNET PORTRAIT GALLERY A pen and wash portrait of the character in question, with a short description underneath, similar to portraits in the Gem c.1922. The portrait of Harry Wharton was used in the logo for Wharton’s Cricket and Football supplements in the centre of the Magnet at the time.
MAINWARING, ELSIE The leading lady of Hunker’s film school. Wingate fell in love with her, having previously been a big fan of her films; and so helped protect her when Carson tried to blackmail Miss Mainwaring. [M 660-664]
MAINWARING, JOHN Elsie Mainwaring’s father. He was accused of a burglary actually carried out by Vernon Carson, and went on the run to avoid arrest. He was eventually arrested at Seacliff, after Carson informed the police of his whereabouts; but Carson confessed on his death bed, so freeing Mr Mainwaring. [M 661-664]
MALCOLM, CAPTAIN ARNOLD A friend of Colonel Wharton’s who organised a gliding competition [M 824 by FGC]
MALTBY The football captain of the Latcham Corinthians. [M 943 by NWS]
MARJORIE, THE The name given to the schooner bought by Wharton for the Sailor Cadet Corps. [M 53]
MARKER, MRS At one time matron at Greyfriars, Mrs Kebble’s predecessor. [M 18]
MARSDEN, ERIC A member of the Second form.
MARSH, DOUGLAS See SMALE, ROLAND
MARSH, TONY A bookmaker that Smithy had dealings with by post. A bet that Smithy won meant that Redwing’s friend Reynolds could pay his rent arrears. [M 724 by GRS]
MARY Dr and Mrs Locke’s own housemaid. [M 9]
MARY JANE The housemaid at Greyfriars. [M 56]
MAULEVERER, BRIAN aka YSABEL DICK Lord Mauleverer's cousin, and second in line for the Mauleverer title and fortune. A "bad hat" he tried to kidnap Mauleverer one Christmas to get his hands on the fortune [M 776], and years later as a beachcomber in the South Pacific called Ysabel Dick he tried to cast away Mauleverer on a desert island for the same reasons, but eventually reformed. [M 1588-1598] Mauleverer set him up in business in Brazil managing a plantation, but Brian's manager kidnapped him to try and assume control of the plantation [Skilton 4].
MAULEVERER, LORD HERBERT A member of the Remove form, arriving in M 184. As his father died when Mauleverer was very young [as presumably did his mother], his two uncles act as his guardians and manage his affairs, held in trust until he is twenty-one. He arrived at the school by driving a coach and four from the station, and spending a fortune in Liberty’s to furnish his study. It was said that £500,000 a year was accumulating during his minority, mainly from mining income from the estates. It was only when the Head expressed concern about his wealth leading him astray that Sir Harry Braithwayte devised a plan whereby Mauleverer seemed to lose his wealth that the Head was convinced of Mauleverer’s character. His guardians are Sir Harry Braithwayte and Sir Reginald Brooke, although Sir Harry soon faded into the background, allowing Sir Reginald to take over. Sir Reginald originally lived in a villa at Cap Martin, near Monte Carlo, but eventually came to live at Mauleverer Towers in Hampshire with his wife, and is a member of the Board of Governors.
A number of juniors stayed with Mauleverer for part of the Summer holidays one year, and paid a trip to Blackpool on the August Bank Holiday. On the train journey Mauleverer was inveigled into playing spot the ball for money with Captain Pointer, a notorious sharper. [M 234] Paul Tyrell, Cherry’s cousin, robbed Mauleverer of £200 to gamble with in Monte Carlo, but Mauly refused to press charges, instead taking the Famous Five to Monte Carlo to stay with Sir Reginald Brooke and capture Tyrell before he had a chance to gamble away the stolen money. [M270 cf. Archie Hilton in G 111-112] Sir Reginald’s property holdings include a large part of Friardale. His agent Mr Snooks was willing to evict Mr Penfold for rent arrears until Mauly telegraphed Sir Reginald, alerting him to Snooks’ true character. Sir Reginald sacked Snooks and gave Mr Penfold time to clear the arrears. Until Sir Reginald replied, the Removites held the fort against the bailiff, and Mauleverer gave Snider, the man to be put in possession, £5 to forsake his employment. [M 277] Mauleverer was nearly kidnapped by Gaston Duval and Louis Blanc, one-time servants at Mauleverer Towers, for ransom; but Bunter in borrowed clothes was taken by mistake, and then the scheme was nipped in the bud by Removites before the plot could succeed [M 304]. Mauleverer lost a £50 note and Bolsover pointed the finger of suspicion at Herr Gans until the note was found; although Mauleverer resolutely refused to believe it had been stolen. [M 308]
Peter Todd planned to make Mauleverer sit up by convincing him that he had lost all his money. Mauleverer entered a scholarship exam as a result and was suspected of cheating. He bolted, but ran into Sir Reginald Brooke, who revealed the plot [M 314]. Soon after a party of Removites were invited to Mr Mackenzie’s house, one of Mauleverer’s relatives; but unfortunately no-one thought to inform Mr Mackenzie of his arriving guests [M 326]. Paul Tyrell returned to Greyfriars as Dick Chester, and robbed Mauleverer’s study amongst other plunder, but he was caught out and made to return his gains [M385 by ESB]. Lord Mauleverer fell in love with Bella Bunbury, daughter of the local Bunshop owner, and kept ordering and sending parcels of tuck anonymously to various Removites as an excuse to frequent the shop. However, he had a rude awakening when he discovered Miss Bella was engaged to a soldier. [M 386] When the Remove decided to help out a local farmer whose hands had all enlisted, Mauleverer managed to upset a cart, ruining eggs and milk and letting the horse bolt [M 441]. His cousin and double Aubrey Spencer paid a short visit, swapping places with Mauly. Spencer was in danger of being expelled from Abbeyside School, so Mauly went to Abbeyside to lead an exemplary life and lift the threat of expulsion, whilst Spencer amazed the Greyfriars’ juniors by his energy and cricketing prowess [M 451 by GRS].
Mauleverer loses his wallet containing a large sum in banknotes, and suspicion falls on Skinner. Ferrers Locke is called in by Mauly to investigate and exposes the thief as Mrs Mimble’s son, Reginald Bertie Cecil Fitzroy Mimble, aka Nosey [M 457]. Soon after Fish “borrows” £50 from Mauleverer to gamble on the Stock Exchange. As Wibley has masqueraded as Nugent’s uncle, so Fish can use him to “buy” shares, the money can be returned to Mauly even though the shares Fish wanted to invest in lose all value [M 465 cf. Bunter in M 643 and Gussy in G 899]. Mauleverer’s cousin Sir Jimmy Vivian arrived after being found in a London slum by Sir Reginald Brooke following the death of his father. Placed in Mauly’s study, his manners and speech prove a trial to Mauly, but Vivian proves himself and is soon accepted [M 471].
Loder tries to blacken Wharton’s name by representing that he had gambling debts, to blackmail Mauleverer into paying those debts to Loder; but his plot soon falls to pieces [M 475].Francis Vivian, Sir Jimmy’s cousin visited Greyfriars and left behind some “monkey gland” tablets. When Mauly took one in mistake for a headache pill, he astounded the Remove with his sudden burst of energy [M 718 by GRS]. When Timothy Perkins arrived at Greyfriars as Algernon de Vere, and acted as an arrant snob to disguise his lowly origins, Mauly recognised him as a butler’s son, but kept quiet [M 749]. When news got around that Mauly was taking a summer cruise aboard his yacht the Silver Scud, everyone wanted to accompany him. The trip proved fraught with danger, as Gideon Gaunt attempted to blackmail and then kidnap Mauly, before being exposed and captured as Edgar Poynings [M 755-759]. The Famous Five and Drake accompany Mauly home one Christmas, where they meet his cousin Brian Mauleverer. Brian plays on the legend of the ghost to frighten Mauleverer, with a view to kidnap and succeeding to the earldom; but he is exposed by Drake and leaves in disgrace [M 776]. Mr Harrington suffered from shell shock and was convinced that he could explode at any moment. Mauleverer heard about his case and tried to raises £500 to help the ex-serviceman. Failing to raise the money on his possessions, Sir Reginald Brooke hears about the case and provides the money [M 807 cf. Rushden in G 805].
When Wharton fell out with the form and lost the captaincy, he persuaded Mauly to accept the nomination. Mauly was elected, and content to take Wharton’s advice in running the form’s affairs. After the Remove lose a football match when Nugent, Bull, Singh and Cherry have been excluded, Cherry and Wharton fight. Mauleverer steps down from the Form captaincy, and Cherry is voted in [M 884-885]. When Mr Quelch is unjustly sacked by the Head, Mauleverer takes charge of the Remove rebels. He buys High Oaks, a local manor house, and turns it into a school until the Head and Mr Quelch resolve the misunderstanding that lead to his dismissal [M 1043-1049]. The Famous Five and eventually Bunter, accompany Mauleverer home to Mauleverer Towers one Christmas. When Mauleverer ignores blackmail threats, he is kidnapped for a ransom. As Bunter has discovered a secret way into the Towers, he inadvertently comes across Mauly’s prison. Mauleverer is rescued and the villain Orris, actually Mauly’s valet, is exposed and arrested [M 1244-1246]. In recognition of Bunter’s part in his rescue Mauly agreed to pay school fees for Flip, a young vagrant who sheltered Bunter when he got lost one night in the snow [M 1247].
Mauleverer refuses to part with the Scarab of A-Menah, an Egyptian curio bought by his father. When Kalizelos turns to theft, Mauly determines to visit Egypt and discover its secret [M 1277-1284]. Mauleverer’s £10 note is hidden in a book confiscated by Mr Quelch. Hazel in debt is tempted, but Marjorie retrieves the money to replace it. Bob Cherry sees her replacing it, and unwittingly brings suspicion upon himself by refusing to say how he knew where the note was, even though Mauly has no concerns about Bob’s honesty [M 1533-1535]. Mauleverer determines to go in search of his long missing cousin Brian, last heard of in the South Seas; and travels to Kalua to begin the search. After many adventures, it transpires that the beach-comber Ysabel Dick is in fact his cousin Brian, and all past wrongs are forgiven [M 1588-1598]. Mauleverer’s bicycle was stolen from Redclyffe Woods by Smudge Purkiss, and repainted by him. Bunter finding himself stranded miles from school is persuaded to buy the bike on credit; but once he finds it is stolen, he claims the £1 reward offered [M 1659]. Greyfriars’ Gallery [M 476], Greyfriars Celebrities [M 1152], Greyfriars’ Correspondents [M 1178], Greyfriars’ Heroes [M 1231], Rhymes of the Remove [M 1360], Greyfriars’ Interviews [M 1457], Stately Homes of Greyfriars [M 1507], Greyfriars’ Guide [M 1569], My Own Page [M 1611]
MELCHIOR A renegade gypsy. Along with Barengro, he kidnapped Marjorie Hazeldene and robbed her of her belongings. [M 5 reprinted G 1479-1480] They later tried to steal Hurree Singh’s diamond, which Wharton had for safe keeping. [M 9 reprinted G 1487-1488]. He was eventually sent to prison, but managed to escape and tried to attack Wharton when visiting Aldershot with his uncle. The attempt was foiled by Wun Lung. [M 42]
MELCROFT A member of the Highcliffe 6th form, who sometimes played cards with Loder [M 735 by GRS]
MERCIER A member of the party of French schoolboys, accompanying Meunier’s cousin Lerouge on a trip to Greyfriars. [M 19-20]
MERLIN BOOKS [1967-1968] A paperback reprint published by Paul Hamlyn, culled entirely from Schoolboys’ Own Library stories.
MERTON A member of the Fourth form at Highcliffe, once a member of Ponsonby’s crowd. Friendly with Tunstall and Flip Derwent, he fought with Ponsonby after Pon had disparaged the Cliff House girls. After one of Pon’s blows made him temporarily blind, he left Highcliffe for a while with Tunstall, coming back a reformed character Greyfriars’ Gallery [M 558]
MEUNIER, ADOLPHE A member of Herr Rosenblaum’s Beechwood Academy, and a keen rival of Hoffman’s for leadership of the form. He stayed temporarily at Greyfriars [M 6].
MIFFIN, MRS A Friardale landlady, who took in Bunter as a lodger after he was expelled from Greyfriars. She soon had to evict him for non-payment of the rent. [M 856 by FGC]
MIFFIN, HERBERT The Friardale landlady’s eldest son. [M 856 by FGC]
MILES, SAMUEL A member of the Shell form.
MILLSOM A member of the Shell form.
MILSUM, MR A detective on the track of Mr Myers. [M 889 by GRS]
MIMBLE, HERBERT HENRY Mrs Mimble’s young son, he tried to steal the threepenny bits out of the Famous Five’s Christmas pudding. [M 44]
MIMBLE, MRS JESSIE Owner of the Tuckshop at Greyfriars.Greyfriars’ Gallery [M 548], Greyfriars’ Correspondents [M 1188],Greyfriars’ Interviews [M 1458], Stately Homes of Greyfriars [M 1531], Greyfriars’ Guide [M 1570], My Own Page [M 1632]
MIMBLE, REGINALD BERTIE CECIL FITZROY Also known as Nosey, and Mrs Mimble’s elder son [?]. He stole Mauleverer’s wallet, and suspicion rested on Skinner until Ferrers Locke intervened to clear up the matter. [M 457]
MOBBS, MR Master of the Fourth form at Highcliffe, an inveterate snob who could be guaranteed to take Ponsonby’s side in any dispute.Greyfriars’ Gallery [M 524]
MODERN BOY A long running boys’ paper, it published several Charles Hamilton school series, including School for Slackers (17 issues in 1934), The Sussex Man series with Len Lex at Oakshott, and the Packsaddle series from 1935.
MOLE A member of the Shell form.
MOLES, INSPECTOR (EASTHORPE) In charge of the search for Huggins, before he caught up with Billy Bunter as Mr Whiffles. [M 1074]
MONKSVILLE A small village about 3 miles from Greyfriars. [M 740 by SRS]
MONSON A member of the Second form.
MONSON MAJOR In the Fifth Form at Highcliffe, he has a younger brother in the Fourth.
MONTGOMERY A member of the Fourth Form at Courtfield Council School, he took a hand in ragging Wally Bunter, and then had to own up when Wally was caught. [M 573]
MOOR FELL Johnny Bull’s family home in Yorkshire [M 1491].
MOORE, ALDERMAN A Courtfield councillor, he put up a subsidy of £100 for the best amateur football team to represent the town. The money was eventually won by Dick Trumper’s XI after a hard tussle. [M 785 by FGC]
MORGAN, DAVID The Welsh member of the remove form, arriving in M 8. Magnet Portrait Gallery [M 258], Greyfriars’ Gallery [M 513], Greyfriars’ Interviews [M 1459], Stately Homes of Greyfriars [M 1529], Greyfriars’ Guide [M 1571], My Own Page [M 1627]
MORNY, MONSIEUR Assistant Master to Herr Rosenblaum at Beechwood School. Whilst staying temporarily at Greyfriars, he assisted M Millerand in his French classes.
MOUNTFORD A small station on the railway line from Friardale, where passengers for Winklegate-on-Sea need to change trains. [M 22]
MOWBRAY A member of the Highcliffe 6th form, who sometimes played cards with Loder. [M 735 by GRS]
MUGDEN, ALF Owner of a livery stable. Temple paid him to send a fake charabang to get the Remove out of the way, so the Upper Fourth could play the Latcham Corinthians. [M 943 by NWS]
MUGDEN’S LIVERY STABLES Owned by Alf Mugden, and described as being located in Friardale opposite Mr Lazarus’ shop ! [M 943 by NWS]
MUFFIN, MRS One-time keeper of the Tuckshop in Friardale, a predecessor of Uncle Clegg. Wharton, Cherry and Nugent broke bounds to buy food from her at night to circumvent Mr Chesham’s strict dietary rules and the Remove’s subsequent hunger strike. [M 25]
MUGGINS, SENOR Owner of the circus that employed Bunter as a “freak” when he ran away. [M 740 by SRS]
MURPHY, SHAMUS A member of the Upper Fourth form.
MUSEUM PRESS [1972 onwards] Privately published at irregular intervals, they consisted of reprinted articles from the Collector’s Digest, new writing and reprints of various of Charles Hamilton’s writings.
MUSGRAVE A one-time member of the Sixth Form.
MY OWN PAGE [c. 1609-1642] A page of poems and articles at the back of the Magnet by Greyfriars characters including a cartoon by Skinner :
MYERS, EDWIN A member of the Second form. Magnet Portrait Gallery [M 260], Greyfriars’ Gallery [M 519], Greyfriars’ Interviews [M 1460], Greyfriars’ Guide [M 1571]
MYERS, MR Edwin Myers’ father, and the school accountant. He was accused of absconding with £50,000 of a client’s money, but was in fact shielding Mr Allardyce. [M 889 by GRS].