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WADDON The station for Holly Lodge, Mr Henry and Ms Judith Coker’s house. [M 984]

WADE, MR Proprietor of a bookshop in Courtfield High Street. When Bunter followed Stacy to the Three Fishers, he borrowed Wharton’s raincoat. He left it there when he saw Mr Quelch approaching, and it was assumed that Wharton had been out of bounds. Up in front of the Head, Wharton was able to provide an alibi of having spent the afternoon in Mr Wade’s shop. [M 1426]

WALKER, HOOKEY He ran an illegal roulette game in Friardale. [M 721 by WSH]

WALKER, JAMES A prefect and member of the Sixth Form. Greyfriars’ Gallery [M 530], Greyfriars’ Interviews [M 1488]

WALKER, WILLIAM aka BILLY An alcoholic tramp Alonzo Todd brings to Greyfriars for shelter and food. After fighting Gosling, Mr Walker helps himself to various valuables, until he is discovered by the Remove and kicked out of the school. [M 137]

WALSH, QUEENIE The leading lady in Muggins’ Circus. [M 740 by SRS]

WARRINGTON Captain of the Lowerdale Junior Football XI. The Remove played them under Wun Lung’s captaincy once, and surprisingly won. [M 55]

WARRIOR WOMAN, THE A play by William Wibley, who masqueraded as its leading character, Miss Coker to recover Aunt Judy’s stolen purse from Mr Nolan. [M 895 by FGC]

WAVERY, FRANK A member of the Fifth form.

WAYWARD, JACK 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 by JNP]

WEESKIN MUGGS LTD. Sold Bunter his spoof “Russian Count” title for £5, leading Biffinoski and Kutanosoff to assume the title was authentic and so try and assassinate Bunter. [M 741 by SRS]


WHARTON, AUNT AMY Harry Wharton’s aunt, and Colonel Wharton’s sister, she lives with them at Wharton Lodge.

WHARTON, HARRY Captain of the Remove form. Greyfriars’ Lyrics [M 286], Greyfriars’ Gallery [M 461], Magnet Portrait Gallery [M 917 - this picture was used to head the cricket and football supplements then running in the Magnet], Greyfriars’ Celebrities [M 1139], Greyfriars’ Correspondents [M 1172], Rhymes of the Remove [M 1355], Greyfriars’ Cartoons [M 1377], Greyfriars’ Interviews [M 1489], Stately Homes of Greyfriars [M 1505], My Own Page [M 1641]

WHARTON. COLONEL JAMES Harry Wharton’s uncle and guardian, and a member of the Greyfriars’ Board of Governors. He served in the army in India, spending time in Bhanipur, where he saved Hurree Singh’s life as a baby during an uprising. He told the story when he visited Harry at Greyfriars for the first time [M13]. Greyfriars’ Guide [M 532]

WIBLEY, WILLIAM A member of the Remove, the son of an actor, and himself an accomplished actor and mimic. He prefers writing and performing his own plays, which frequently suggest ways of japing other forms or schools. Wibley as Phyllis to spoof Coker; Wibley as Mr Mobbs to pay out Ponsonby.... On his arrival he mistook a dramatic play rehearsal for real life, and was thrown out of the rehearsal for suggesting that he was a better actor than any other Removite. [M 320] When Ferrers Locke visited Greyfriars Wibley disguised himself as a Colonel Cholmondeley of the Dumdum Fusiliers, to spin Ferrers Locke a tale of German spies hiding in a remote bungalow on the coast. Locke was not fooled and locked Wibley in his room until calling over. [M 360] He later impersonated Mossoo, to deal with Mr Banks, after Mossoo had become involved in betting transactions to raise money to send to his relatives in France. [M 438] When Skinner tricked Mr Linley into visiting Greyfriars for the first time to rag him; Wibley punished Skinner’s snobbery by masquerading as Skinner’s Uncle Joseph, who had made his money in the fried fish trade. [M 444] Wibley is saved from drowning in Pegg Bay by a Roland Smale, who states that he is a private detective. When Ferrers Locke appears on the track of Smale, actually Douglas Marsh, for forgery; Wibley helps hide Smale and then escape from Locke. As Marsh has repented, leaving his loot for Locke and joining the army, Wibley is let off. [M 495 by ESB] When Coker announces his intention to become a film star, Wibley arranges to spoof him. [M 655 by FGC] When Montague Snooks arrives with fantasies of being of noble descent, Wibley dresses up as Sir Fulke Pulteney, an alleged relative, to cure Snooks of his daydreams. [M 814] When Coker’s Aunt Judy visits Greyfriars, Wibley impersonates her to take the Famous Five to tea with Coker. Still in costume, he then falls in with Nolan, who had robbed Aunt Judy, and managed to reclaim the stolen property. [M 895 by FGC]

To puncture the Fourth’s dreams of being the junior football team, Wibley persuades the Remove to disguise themselves as Wickfield FC, a girl’s football team who then beat the Fourth hands down at football. [M 943 by NWS] Wibley impersonates Hurree Singh when his life was in danger, and was kidnapped by Kalouth until his identity was revealed. [M 961] When Bunter was determines to bet on the races, Wibley posed as Joe Bagshot, a bookie who took Bunter’s bets, and then harassed him when the horse lost. [M 1068] He posed as temporary Head Mr Mitchell [M 1153 by HPO], and temporary Fifth Form master Mr Moon to teach the Fifth a lesson. [M 1190] Expecting Wibley as Mossoo coming to rag them, the Famous Five accidentally drench Mr Quelch, confining him to the sanatorium with a bad cold. When his replacement Mr Spofford doesn’t turn up, Wibley impersonates the temporary teacher and rags the Famous Five in class. [M 1341] After Wibley has been expelled for guying M Charpentier, he returns as Sir Hilton’s nephew Archie Popper to try and clear his name with M Charpentier. [M 1537-1540] After Ponsonby & Co. ragged Loder and almost landed the blame on the Famous Five, Wibley punished them by masquerading as Bill the Bookie and going to Highcliffe. [M 1587]

Bunter almost manages to convince Mr Quelch that he has a double, to whom all Bunter’s misdeeds can be put down to. Wibley helps him out by disguising himself as Grunter, a character from his latest play, but Mr Quelch eventually sees through the imposture. [M 1652] When Loder’s uncle Sir William Bird visits Greyfriars, Wibley impersonates him; and when exposed is almost expelled. Sir William is so impressed that he arranges for Wibley to continue the imposture over the approaching holidays, so he can go undercover on Secret Service activities in Germany without alerting his enemies. [M 1676-1682]

Greyfriars’ Gallery [M 502], Greyfriars’ Celebrities [M 905], Greyfriars’ Celebrities [M 1147], Greyfriars’ Cartoons [M 1387], Greyfriars’ Interviews [M 1490]

WICKERS, WILLIAM PERCIVAL A member of the Fourth form at Courtfield School. Along with Wayward, he imprisoned Wally Bunter in the school in mistake for Billy. He owned up when Wally was caught by their form-master. [M 573 by JNP]

WICKFIELD JUNIOR FOOTBALL CLUB Actually the Remove football team in disguise as girls, to undermine Temple & Co.’s dreams of being the official Junior XI. [M 943 by NWS]

WIDGERS, BARTIE An old boy of Greyfriars who came back to give Mr Prout a caning [M 1237].

WIGGINS, MR Master of the Third form at Greyfriars. Greyfriars’ Interviews [M 1491]

WILDING, ROGER A new Sixth former who wanted to become captain of the school. He tried to undermine Wingate by sabotaging the Sports Tournament with St. Jim’s, but was caught out and had to leave. [M 581 by GRS]

WILKINSON, E. A member of the Upper Fourth form.

WILKS, JOE A tramp employed by Skinner to beat up Mr Redwing. He failed and then beat up Skinner instead. [M 827 by GRS]

WILLESBY TWINS Temporary members of the Remove form [M 803-805 by JNP].

WILLIAMS, BILL A platelayer on the London to Edinburgh line. He found the envelope that Wharton was taking to Kerr’s house in Edinburgh when Jerrold Drew-McAlpine threw it from he train. [M 672]

WILLIAMS, BOB A temporary member of the Remove. With his brother Curly, he became known as the Trojans; their forcefulness allowing them to take over the Remove until Skinner and Phyllis Howell brought about their downfall. [M 426 by GRS]

WILLIAMS, CURLY A temporary member of the Remove. With his brother Bob, he became known as the Trojans; their forcefulness allowing them to take over the Remove until Skinner and Phyllis Howell brought about their downfall. [M 426 by GRS]

WILMOT, ERIC A temporary member of the Remove form, and Mr Hacker’s nephew [M 1457-1460 & 1469-1470 cf. Victor Cleeve in G 1069-1072].

WILSON, SLICK A rum runner. Myron Polk hired him to take a pot-shot at Wharton on set at Jack Rabbit Canyon, but he missed and scarred Polk’s face instead. He was later arrested by Peter Carter whilst trying to kidnap Wharton. [M 1106]

WINGATE, GEORGE Captain of Greyfriars and Head Prefect.Greyfriars’ Gallery [M 465], Greyfriars’ Celebrities [M 1151], Greyfriars’ Correspondents [M 1173], Greyfriars’ Heroes [M 1237], Greyfriars’ Interviews [M 1492], Stately Homes of Greyfriars [M 1517], Greyfriars’ Portrait Gallery [M 1681]

WINGATE, JACK A member of the Third form, arriving in M 265, with a brother in the Sixth form. Greyfriars’ Gallery [M 523], Greyfriars’ Correspondents [M 1189], Greyfriars’ Interviews [M 1493]

WINKLEGATE-ON-SEA A seaside town in Kent, which a group of Removites visited one Founder’s Day. [M 22]


WOMEN’S PROPERTY SMASHING LEAGUE Allegedly a militant suffragette group, but in actual fact its representatives Misses Bunkhurst, Jorkins and Puncher were Removites in disguise, to visit vengeance on Loder and PC Tozer. [M 341]

WONDER BOOK OF COMICS [c. 1949] An annual containing various reprinted stories including Billy Bunter’s Booby Trap [GHA 1935]

WOODMAN’S HUT A deserted, ruined hut in the middle of Friardale Woods. Jacques Flon, a German spy fleeing to France hid here and convinced Bunter that he was in fact a Belgian soldier on the way back to the front. The Greyfriars scouts exposed and captured him. [M 384]

WUN LUNG The Chinese member of the Remove Form. Greyfriars’ Celebrities [M 903], Magnet Portrait Gallery [M 933], Greyfriars’ Celebrities [M 1149], Greyfriars’ Correspondents [M 1184], Greyfriars’ Cartoons [M 1374], Greyfriars’ Interviews [M 1494], Stately Homes of Greyfriars [M 1522], My Own Page [M 1635]

WYLIE A one time member of the Remove, and hanger-on of Vernon-Smith. [M 271]

WYNNE A small village in South Devon, it is the nearest station to Black Rock House, Captain Cunliffe’s residence [M 114-115].


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