Corrie Denew Chase (1878 – 1965) was born at Weston–super-Mare into a dynasty of clergymen, which provided two bishops in the Church of England. He was educated at Blundell’s School in Devon and Cambridge University. After a brief period teaching Classics in Suffolk, he studied modern languages in Heidelberg and Paris, and arrived at Campbell in 1905. He officially retired in 1938, but stayed on teaching at the school in an informal capacity until he was incapacitated by a stroke in 1959. He was Housemaster of Allison's 1924-30 and 1939-45. Chase was re-employed full time during The Second World war at Portrush. He was the first officer in charge of The Officer Training Corps (1909), having served in The First World War as a Captain in The Roral irish Rifles and was awarded The Military Cross. He was a respected and acknowledged botanist, becoming the President of the Belfast Naturalists’ field Club in 1930, and is the subject of the biography "Chevy Chase … a real Mr Chips”. The House was named in his honour in 1958, and he died in Strandtown on the 15th of October 1965.
From The Old Campbellian Magazine 2005
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