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THE 

2;3RI (SERVICE) BATTALION 
ROYAL FUSILIERS. 

(FIRST SPORTSMAN'S) 



Ar»zv ad W«*, ,çlores, t*oto. 
COL. THE VISCOUNT MAITLAND. 
Frontisfiitc¢ 



A 

THE 

(SERVICE) BATTALION 
ROYAL FUSILIERS 
(FIRST SPORTSMAN'S) 
RECORD OF ITS SERVICES IN THE 
GR]AT WAR, 1914-1919 

BY 
FRED. W. WARD 
CAPTAi N R.E. 
FORMERLY NO, 662 FIRST SPORTSMAN$ BATTALION 

SlDGWICK 

LONDON 
& JACKSON, 
9o 

LTD. 



CONTENTS 

FOREWORDS - 
THESPORTSMEN - 3 
FROM IV[AJOR-GENERAL SIR (S. E. IEREIRA, K.C.B., 
C.M.G, - 4 
FROM 1V[AJOR-GENERAL R. O. KELLETT, C.B., C,M.G. 7 
FORMATION OF THE IATTALION, THE HONOURS GAINED, AND 
ITS RECORD IN BRIEF - o 9 
A NEw TYPE OF SOLDIER--THE ÇOSMOPOLITAN COMPOSI 
TION OF THE BATTALION - 15 
TRAINING AT HOME--HOT THE FINISHED SOLDIER EMERGED 
FROM THE ROUGH 1V[ATERIAL - - 23 
SERVICE OVERSEAS--HEAVY FIGHTING ALL ALONG THE 
FRONT, AND A TRIUMPHAL IIARCH INTO GERMANY 35 
GREAT WORK ACCOMPLISHED--HOLDING UP A GERMAN 
/k_DVANCE--SILENCING SNIPERS IN A DERELICT TANK 
--AND SOME OTHER THINGS 67 
PRESENTATION OF THE KING'S COLOUR--MAJOR-GENERAL 
SIR C. E. PEREIRA, K.C.B., C.M.G., AND HIS PRIDE IN 
THE BATTALION - - - 73 
" GOOD- BYE AND GOOD LUCK"-- BRIGADIER - GENERAL 
A. E. MCNAgIARA, C.M.G., D.S.O., AND rtIS FAREWELI, 
TO THE 23RD ROYAL FUSILIERS 77 
THE BATTLE OF DELVILLE VOOD--AN /k_DVANCE IN FACE 
OF HUNDREDS OF IiACHINE GUNS -- A PERSONAL 
NARRATIVE - 81 



vi CONTENTS 
I'AG 

EXPERIENCES AS A })RISONER OF WAR--EXTRACTS FROM 
THE DIARV KEPT BV " VIR. ]ROOKS THE SCHOOL- 
MASTER  - - - 93 
THE I-'IONOURS' LIST: NAMES OF OFFICERS AND IV[EN 
AWARDED DECORATIONS AND MENTIONED IN DES- 
PATCHES - - - IO3 
THE ROLL OF I-]ONOUR: OFFICERS AND OTHER RANKS 
WHO DIED THAT ENGLAND MIGHT LIVE - - I II 
THE NOMINAL ROLL : NAMES AND NUMBERS OF THE 
ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF THE BATTALION WHO JOINED 
EITHER AT THE I-IOTEL CECII LONDON OR AT HORN- 
CHURCH» ESSEX - - " ]43 
EDITOR'S NOTE - ]67 



LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS 

COLONEL THE VISCOUNT [AITLAND 
FRST INSPECTION OF BATTALION: HYDE PARK) OCTOBER, 
I914 - - - tofacep. 20 
MARCHING AWAY FROM HYDE PARK TO ENTRAIN FOR HORN- 
CHURCH - - fo#ce#. 28 
THE CAMP, HORNCHURCH - ,, 30 
INTERIOR OF A HUT, HORNCHURCH - - ,, 30 
LIEUTENANT-COLONEL H. A. VERNON, D.S.O. ,, 42 
LIEUTENANT-COLONEL E. A. VTINTER, I).S.O., ]VI.C. - » 50 
IRESENTATION OF COLOURS : IIEDERAUSSEM GERMAN¥, 
JUNE 24, I919 fo face#. 66 
]ATTALION HEADQUARTERS, HORNCHURCH ,) 80 
THE BATTALION PIERROT TROUPE: GERMAN¥ . 80 

- - Frontipiece 

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FOREWORDS 



THE SPORTSMEN 

SPORTSMEN of every kind, 
God! we have paid the score 
Who left green Eglish fields behind 
For the sweat and stink of war! 
New to the soldier's trade, 
Into the scrum we came, 
But we didn't care much what gaine we played 
So long as we played the gaine. 

We learned in a hell-fire school 
Ere many a month was gone, 
But we knew beforehand the golden rule, 
"Stick it, and carry on !" 
And we xvere a cheery crew, 
Wherever you find the rest, 
Who did what an Eglishman can do, 
And did it as well as the best. 

Aye, and the game was good, 
A game for a man to play, 
Though there's many that lie in Delville Wood 
Waiting the Judgment Day. 
3 



4 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

But living and dead are ruade 
One till the final call, 
When we meet once more on the Last Parade, 
Soldiers and Sportsmen ail ! 
"I'ouCHSTONE 
(of the "Daily Mail"). 

FROM MAJOR-GENERAL SIR C. E. PEREIRA, 
K.C.t3. C. II.G. 

THE history of any New Army battalion is a valuable 
contribution to the history of the war. This applies 
particularly to a battalion like the 23rd Royal Fusiliers, 
which achieved a high morale and maintained excellent 
discipline throughout the war. 
At the Front our only knowledge of the New Army 
before they came overseas was gained from the 
Brigade Staffs and Commanding Officers of the new 
Formations, who were sent over for short attach- 
ment to troops in the line. 
We learnt from them the great difficulties that had to 
be overcome in raising new units, with very few 
officers, warrant officers, and N.C.O.'s to lead the new 
force and instruct them in military routine. Without 
exception they were filled with admiration of the 
physique, intelligence, and spirit of the men who had 
rushed to arms in those dark early days of the war. 
It was evidently the floxver of the nation that came 



FOREWORDS 5 

forward, and probably in the history of all vars such 
magnificent material has never been equalled. 
My acquaintance with the e3rd Battalion Royal 
Fusiliers extended from the end of I916 to March, I919, 
when the Battalion left the end Division, and it is 
interesting to look back at my first impression of the 
Battalion, as I had not previously had any New Army 
battalions under my command. Regular battalions 
have the pride of history to sustain them, and tradi- 
tions to live up to, but here I found a battalion not two 
years old, with its history in the making, but with the 
saine spirit and self-consciousness that one finds in the 
old formations. 
Those who bave not had considerable experience of 
troops in peace and war may imagine that regiments 
are, at all times, sustained by a great pride in their past, 
and a determination to live up toit. Alas! in some 
cases this spirit dies away in adversity. I have seen 
the e3rd Royal Fusiliers in good times and in bad, and 
I have never round them downhearted. 
When out for a few weeks' rest and training, in 
pleasant surroundings, their work and play were 
carried out with much life and zest. 
In the fighting in the Cambrai salient, in the Bourlon- 
oeuvres Ridge, on November 3o, 917, when the end 
Division defeated six successive attacks on their line, 
the 23rd Royal Fusiliers at the end of the day held 
their line intact. This action was followed two days 
later by a withdrawal which was necessary to get us 



6 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

out of a sharp salient. This entailed very hard work 
and constant treneh fighting, extending over several 
days. The troops were very exhausted from the 
extremely heavy ealls that had been ruade on them, but 
after a few days' rest it was almost incredible how 
rapidly they had thrown off their fatigue and how good 
their spirits were. 
They knew they had killed large numbers of 
Germans, and had sueeessfully defeated a German 
attack which, if suceessful, would have been a great 
disaster for the British. 
A more trying time was the Mareh retreat in I918. 
Lieutenant-Colonel Winter had lost his voiee from the 
effeet of several days of very heavy gas shelling of the 
Highland Ridge just before the Germans launehed 
their attack, and he was voieeless for the next ten days. 
A large proportion of his Battalion were similarly 
affected, but time after time during the retreat they 
turned and fought, and inflicted heavy losses on the 
enemy until they did their share in repelling a heavy 
attaek at Beaumont Hamel, where the Germans were 
finally held. 
It was the spirit of sueh battalions as the 23rd Royal 
Fusiliers that broke the German offensive, and the 
marvellous power of reeuperation that they had, given 
a few days to rest and sleep. 
In the offensive operations that lasted from August 2 I, 
I918, to the Armistice, the Battalion delivered many 
successful attacks with undiminished dash and courage, 



FOREWORDS 

and it was a proud day when I saw them march 
through the Square in Duren with fixed bayonets, 
headed by the few Regimental pipers that had been 
through the war with them since their formation. 
Well had they earned their Victory March into 
Germany, and Lieutenant-Colonel Winter was justified 
in his great pride in their fine appearance and magnifi- 
cent transport. 
In conclusion I must pay a tribute to the private 
soldiers, the non-commissioned officers, and the young 
officers, who, year in and year out, faced death and the 
greatest of hardships with that dogged courage that 
has always broken the hearts of our enemies. The 
saying that the British soldier never knows when he is 
beaten has never been truer than in this war. 
My hope is that histories such as this may have 
a wide circulation, so that mothers, wives, and children 
may know what their men have done for their country, 
what dangers they have faced, and what vast sacrifices 
they cheerfully made. 

FROM MAJOR-GENERAL R. O. KELLETT, 
C.B. C.M.G. 

THE story of the 23rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers 
cannot fail tobe a fine one. Every soldier who, like 
myself, had the honour of fighting, I may say, shoulder 
to shoulder with it, will read its history with the 
deepest interest. 



8 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

As its first Brigadier, I took up that appointment on 
December I9, 1914, when the Battalion was in its 
infancy, deficient of arms and equipment, but full of 
men vhose physique, zeal, and spirit were magnificent, 
and this spirit was fully maintained, to the honour and 
fmne of the Battalion, in the face of the enemy in 
France during the winter of I915-I6, and throughout 
916 and I9I 7, during which time it was in my (99th) 
Brigade, which formed part of the 2nd Division. 
Throughout the heavy fighting we went through 
during this period, the -'.3rd Battalion Royal 
Fusiliers never failed me. What they vere ordered to 
do they did, and more ; any objective they seized they 
held on to, and never retired from. Few units can 
boast of as proud a record as this. 
Many hundreds of their best and bravest made the 
last sacrifice, but the splendid gallantry and dogged and 
cheerful endurance of the Battalion never lessened. 
I was, and am, a proud man to have had such a 
Battalion in my Brigade, a Battalion second to none 
amongst those who fought for the Empire in the Great 
War. 



FORMATION OF THE BATTALION, THE 
HONOURS GAINED, AND ITS RECORD 
IN BRIE 



FORMATION OF THE BATTALION, THE 
HONOURS GAINED, AND ITS RECORD 
IN BRIEF 

RAlSED IN LONDON IN I9I 4 BY MRS. E. CUNLIFFE- 
OwEN (NOW MRS. ST*VORD, O.B.E) 

PARTICULARS OF STRENGTH. 
Officers. I Other Total 
 lanks. 

Total strength of Battalion on em- 
barkation 
Total number of reinforcements who 
were posted fo and joined the Bat- 
talion whilst overseas 
Total number who have served on the 
effective strength of the 23rd Royal 
Fusiliers whilst ovcrseas ...... 

3 I 
i88 

219 

3,762 

4,768 

1,o37 

3,95 ° 
4,987 

NOTE.--The above figures do not include those posted to the 
Battalion for record purposes only, and who never joined the Bat- 
talion in the Field. The figures represent only those who bave 
served on the effective strength of the Batta]ion overseas. 
COLONELS IN COMMAND. 
Colonel Viscount MAITLAND. From formation of Battalion fo 
]anuary 29, 1916. 
Lieut.-Colonel H. A. VERNON, D.S.O. From January 31, 1916 , to 
May 23, 1917. 
Lieut.-Colonel E. A. WINTER, D.S.O., M.C. From May 24, 19i 7, 
to April 14, 1919. 
Lieut.-Colonel F. L. ASHBURNER, M.V.O., D.S.O. From April 15, 
I919, fo Match, 192o. 
II 



z FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

The Battalion proceeded overseas on November 
I915. 
CASUALTIES SUSTAINED. 

Officers. 

Killcd in action ......... 
Died of wounds ......... 
Wounded in action ...... 
Missing in action ......... 
Died from sickncss whilst on active 
service ............ 

26 
Nil 

Total ......... 128 

Other Ail 
Ranks. Ranks. 
427 453 
128 13o 
2,216 2,297 
331 35 ° 
II II 
3,II3 3,241 

HONOURS A,VARDED_ 
D.S.O ................ 5 
Bar to D.S.O ............. I 
M.C ................ 27 
Bar to M.C ............. 5 
Order de l'Caronne ......... I 
D.C.M ................ 14 
M.M ................ 93 
Bar to M.M ............. 6 
M.S.M ................ 8 
French Croix de Guerre ......... I 
Belgian Croix de Guerre ......... I 
Italian Bronze Medal for Military Valour ... 1 
MOVEMENTS OF THE BATTALION AND 
IN XVHICH IT TOOK PART. 

November : Bethune sector. 
December : Cambrin sector. 

Janum'y : Festubert sector. 
February : Givenchy sector. 

1915. 

1916. 

BATTLES 



FORMATION OF THE BATTALION 13 

March : Souchez sector. 
April : ,, ,, 
May : ,, ,, 
]une : Carency sector. 
July : Somme and Battle of Delville Wood. 
August: Somme, in support. 
September : Hebuterne sector. 
October : Redan. 
November : Battle of Beaumont Hamel. 
Dccember : Battalion resting. 

1017. 
January : Courcclette sector. 
February : Bat/le of Miraumont. 
March : Battles of Greyvillers and Lady's Leg Ravine. 
April : Vimy Ridge and battle in front of Oppy. 
May : Battle for and capture of Oppy-Fresnoy line. 
June : Cambrin sector. 
September : Givenchy. 
October : Battalion resting. 
November: Battalion moved to Herzeele, behind Passchendale, 
ready fo go in, and was then moved south fo meet the German 
counter-attack af Bourlon Wood. 
December : Holding Hindenburg line. 

1918. 
January : Highland Ridge. 
February : Highland Ridge. 
March : German attack. Battalion fought a rearguard action from 
Highland Ridge to Mailly-Mailly. 
April : Battalion holding line af Blairville and Adnifer. 
May : ,, ,, ,, ,, 
June : Holding line af Adnifer and Ayette. 
July : ...... 
August : Battalion led off for the Third Army on 2xst inst., attacking 
and capturing enemy positions near Courcelles. 
September : Battalion attacked and captured part of the Hinden- 
burg line at Doignes, and later helped fo capture Noyelles, and 
attacked Mount sur l'oeuvres. 
October : Battalion attacked and captured Forenville. 



I4 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

November : Battalion attacked and captured Ruesnes. 
November and December : Battalion marched forward into 
many. 
1919. 
Battalion iii Cologne area as part of Army of Occupation. 
1920. 
Battalion in Cologne area until it was disbanded in March. 



A NEW TYPE OF SOLDIER-- 
THE COSMOPOLITAN COMPOSITION OF 
THE BATTALION 



A NEW TYPE OF SOLDIER 
THE COSMOPOLITAN COMPOSITION OF THE 
BATTALION 

WITH the formation of the Sportsman's Battalion it 
will be admitted quite a new type of man was brought 
into the British Army. Public Schools battalions, the 
Chums, the Footballers, and other battalions were 
formed. But to the First Sportsman's belongs the 
honour of introducing an actually new type. 
To begin with, it was cosmopolitan. Practically 
every grade of life was represented, from the peer to 
the peasant ; class distinctions were swept away, every 
man turned to and pulled his bit. To illustrate what 
is meant one but of thirty men at Hornchurch may be 
mentioned. 
In this but the first bed was occupied by the brother 
of a peer. The second was occupied by the man who 
formerly drove his motor-car. Both had enlisted at 
the saine rime at the Hotel Cecil, had passed the doctor 
at the saine rime at St. Paul's Churchyard, and had 
drawn their service money when they signed their 
papers. Other beds in this but were occupied by a 
mechanical engineer, an old Blundell School boy, 
planters, a mine overseeï from Scotland, a man in 
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I8 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

possession of a flying pilot's certificate secured in 
France, a photographer, a poultry fariner, an old sea 
dog who had rounded Cape Horn on no fewer than 
nine occasions, a man who had hunted seals, "with 
more patches on his trousers than he could count," as 
he described it himself, a bank clerk, and so on. 
It must not be thought that this but was an excep- 
tional one. Every hut was practically the saine, and 
every hut was jealous of its reputation. Scrubbing 
day was on Saturdays as a rule, and it was then 
that the "un-char-lady" side of various men came 
out. They were handling brooms, scrubbing-brushes, 
and squeegees for the first time in their lives, but they 
stuck it, and, with practice making perfect, it was 
surprising to what a pitch of cleanliness things 
eventually got. 
Even church parade has been dodged on a Sunday 
morning in order that three pals might unite in an 
effort to get the stoves blacked, the knives and forks 
polished, and a sheen put on the tea-pails. 
One may smile about these things now when in 
civilian lire again, but it was all very real at the time. 
The First Sportsman's were not coddled; no man 
thought twice about getting in a terrible mess when 
domestic duties had to be performed. The only kick 
came when the hut windows had to be cleaned with 
old nevspapers. The man who had forgotten to 
wash the old cloths or buy new ones came in for 
a terrible time. 



A NEW TYPE OF SOLDIER 9 

Rivalry, perfectly friendly in character, was great 
in the earlier days before chums began to be split 
up as the result of taking commissions. If v«e were 
digging trenches " somewhere in Essex," our par- 
ticular sector had to be completed quicker and be 
more finished in character than any other. Jobs were 
done at the double if it were thought to be necessary ; 
if any man developed a tendency to take a test at 
too frequent intervals--well, he was ticked off in the 
rnost approved fashion. It all ruade for the good of 
the whole. The N.C.O. in charge had an easy time, 
he hadn't to drive a man. AI1 he had to do was to 
see that in over-eagerness his xvorking party did hot 
take risks. 
But the time came when the calculations upon secur- 
ing a commission began to make their appearance. It 
may be some men were approached on the matter, or 
that others thought they would get to the Front more 
quickly as individual officers than as members of the 
Battalion (as indeed proved the case in many instances), 
but certain it is that the Colonel began to be inundated 
with applications to apply for permission. 
Whilst freely recommending all suitable applications, 
the Colonel, in order to keep up the strength of tEe 
Battalion, ruade a rule that an applicant was to suppl3- 
two other recruits to the Battalion of a certain height 
and of absolute physical fitness. 
Naturally this was conformed with, and the recruiting 
sergeants round Whitehall were all the richer for it. 



| 
20 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTAL1ON 

So, too, vere the recruits, and everyone was satisfied. 
If one man went two others took his place. 
Finally, as it was found that men constantly leaving 
was interfering with the internal organization of the 
companies, a special company was formed of ail 
those waiting for their commission papers to corne 
through. 
This company, "E" proved the friendly butt of all 
the others, one wag even going so far as to christen it 
the "Essex Beagles," alleging they did hOt "parade," 
but "met "! 
So, in order to free the others for harder training 
this company provided very nearly ail the fatigue 
parties for the camp. 
Still, this didn't matter. It just gave the budding 
officers a chance to show vhat they were capable of. 
On several occasions a member of "E" Company 
proved he xvas more than a little useful with his hands 
vhen it came to a matter of treating things from a 
physical point of view and cutting the cheap wit out. 
The fatigues were also done without a murmur, that 
was another point of honour, and although the avail- 
able strength of the company was dwindling day by 
day, "grousing" about extra work was conspicuous by 
its absence. 
There was a funny side about this dwindling of the 
strength, too. Men would be on the morning parade, 
and hOt on that later in the day. The explanation was 
a simple one. Their papers had corne through. A 



A NEW TYPE OF SOLDIER 2I 

man would walk out through the gates and be pulled 
up by the sentry. 
"What about your pass?" the latter would ask. 
"Got my discharge," would be the reply. 
"Got a commission ?" 
" Yes." 
"Good luck, old chap. I'm getting my papers to- 
morrow." 
So, many of the original members of the First Sports- 
man's Battalion were scattered about on every front in 
their various regiments. Walking through the Rue 
Colmar, Suez, one day I met my old company oflïicer. 
then in the Royal Flying Corps. At Sidi Bishr, op 
the banks of the Mediterranean, I met another. /k 
fellow-sergeant in the Battalion came up in the Rue 
Rosetta, Alexandria, and claimed me. 
Out beyond the Bitter Lakes, east of the Suez Canal,. 
I met an old Sportsman who had been a fellow-corporal 
with me. Back of the Somme, a prominent West 
Country Sportsman shouted a greeting to me from the 
Artillery. He still remembered rousing the camp at 
Hornchurch one night by sounding a hunting horn. 
In an Artillery Captain in the Hebuterne sector I 
reeognized another memberma Machine-Gun officer 
rolled up smilingly on the way up the line, and, finest 
time of ail, I had nearly a whole day with what was 
left of the old crowd when they were resting after 
Delville Wood. 
Friendships ruade in the First Sportsman's Battalion 



_,2 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

were not easily broken. We are out of it now, but-- 
once a Sportsman, always a Sportsman. That, at 
least, has been my experience. 
And it must hot be forgotten that to Mrs. Cunliffe- 
Owen is due the credit of conceiving the idea of a 
battalion formed of men over the then enlistment age, 
xvho, by reason of their lire as sportsmen, were fit and 
hard. Approaching the War Office, she obtained per- 
mission to raise a special battalion of men up to the 
age of forty-five. This was how the Sportsman's 
Battalion »vas actually brought into being. 



TRAINING AT HOME--HOW THE FINISHED 
SOLDIER EMERGED FROM THE 
ROUGH MATERIAL 



TRAINING AT HOMEHOW THE 
SOLDIER EMERGED FROM 
ROUGH MATERIAL 

FINISHED 
THE 

FORIIED almost as soon as the xvar broke out in t9t4, 
the First Sportsman's Battalion may have provoked 
some criticism. It was uncertain at first as to what 
branch of the service it »vas to represent. Personally 
I thought it was to be mounted, and I was not alone 
in this idea either. More than a few of us got busy 
at once in settling how, if possible, we could provide 
out own mounts. That was in the days when we were 
new to war, long beforè xve began to know what 
something approaching the rem thing was. 
Recruiting went on briskly at the Hotel Cecil, 
London, where Mrs. Cunliffe-Owen and ber staff 
worked hard and late. Lieutenant-Colonel Winter, 
then Second-Lieutenant Winter, with his ledger-like 
book and his green-baize-covered table, was a familiar 
figure. So, too, was the tailor who had been entrusted 
with the task of fitting us out with our uniforms. He, 
poor man, was soon in trouble. The stock sizes could 
be secured, but stock sizes were at a discount with the 
majority of the men xvho first joined up. They wanted 
outside sizes, and very considerable outside sizes, too, 



FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

for the average height was a little over six feet, and 
the chest measurements in proportion. 
Still, we recognied that these things had to be, and 
»ve kept on with a smile and a joke for everything. 
Perhaps ve had a pair of army trousers and a sports- 
coat. Perhaps »ve had a pair of puttees, and the rest 
of the costume »vas our ovn. It didn't matter. It 
was good enough to parade in off the Embankment 
Gardens. It »vas good enough to route march in 
through the London streets. And the traffic »vas 
always stopped for us »vhen we came home up the 
Strand, and proceeded down the steps by the side of 
"the Coal Hole" to the "dismiss." Rude things might 
be said to us by the cro»vd, but there »vas a warm spot 
in their hearts for us. We just carried on. 
Bit by bit ve vere provided with our uniforms, 
and ve began to fancy ourselves as the real thing. 
We began to make llew friends, and »ve were drawn 
closer to those we knew. We came from all]over the 
world. At the call men had corne home from the Far 
East and the Far West. A man »vho had gone up the 
Yukon with Frank Slavin, the boxer; another »vho 
had been sealing round .Alaska; trappers from the 
Canadians woods ; railway engineers from the Argen- 
tine; planters from Ceylon; big-gaine hunters from 
Central Africa; others from China, Japan, the Malay 
States, India, Egypt--these were just a few of the 
Battalion »vho were ready and eager to shoulder a 
rifle, and do their bit as just common or garden 



TRAIN1NG AT HOME 

Tommies. The thought of taking a commission did not 
enter our minds at the start. Every man was eager 
to get on with the work, with but a dira thought of 
what it was going to be like, but v«orrying not a bit 
about the future. 
In a few weeks the Battalion had learnt how to form 
fours, to wheel, and to maintain a uniformity of step. 
Every man was desperately keen ; to be late t-or parade 
was a great big sin. _And this despite the fact that 
every man had to corne into London froln all parts of 
the suburbs, and farther out than that in many instances, 
by train (paying his own fare) every morning. 
So the time went on. Then came the news that we 
were to go into camp at the Grey Towers, Hornchurch, 
Essex, and next came the formation of a fatigue party 
to go on ahead and get things ready for the reception 
.of the Battalion. There was a rush to get into this 
party as soon as the news went round. Everyone 
was eager to do something fresh, and, after all, we 
didn't knoxv what fatigues were in those days. So the 
party went on ahead. 
We who were left kept on with our drills ; we even 
did physical jerks on the slopes of Savoy Street, 
Strand. Then came the news that we were to march 
away. That bucked everybody up tremendously, for, 
to tell the truth, we were really beginning to get tired 
of the London life. Some of us, who had seen life in 
various parts of the world previously, were sighing 
again for the open air. All of us were thinking it was 



e8 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

really time we did something to justify our existence. 
We did not claire to be show soldiers ; we wanted 
get at i t. 
AIl things corne to those who wait, however. We 
were to more to Hornchurch--the first step to active 
service. We had our uniforms, we even had white 
gloves, and at last we fell in, by the Hotel Cecil, with 
a band at out head, and offwe went. Funnily enough, 
some of us felt this break with London more than we 
felt anything afterwards. It was really our first intro- 
duction to " the Great Unknown." 
Had the Guards been marching away they could 
not have had a greater and a more enthusiastic send- 
off. The streets of the City were packed; it was a 
struggle to get through. At Liverpool Street we were 
reduced to a two-deep formation, and even then it 
became a case of shouldering your way through those 
who had gathered to wish us "God speed." But we 
were entrained at last ; »ve detrained at Romford, and 
we marched to Hornchurch. We were in the camp. 
OUR FIRST SURpRISE.--That's when we had the 
first surprise sprung upon us, for we learnt that the 
camp would be out home for a whole solid fourteen 
days. No one was to be allowed to go into the 
village ; we were to begin our course of instruction in 
discipline. There were a few heart-burnings, but 
nothing more. The Battalion played up toits ideal. 
We were drilled early and late; »ve were instrueted 
in the art of guard mounting; we peeled potatoes in 



TRAINING AT HOME -'-9 

the cookhouse; ve fetched coal from the quarter- 
master's stores; we fell in to get out rations from the 
cookhouse ; and last, but not least, we began to grouse. 
That was our first advance to becoming real soldiers. 
At least, so the author vas told by an old N.C.O. who 
had marched with Roberts to Kabul, and who was 
again in the Service, too aged to do more than to 
instruct, but hot too aged to do that well. 
Hard work and plain but plentiful Ibod soon marie 
the Battalion as hard as nails, a phrase coined by the 
London Evenin News, and a phrase that stuck. Quite 
as important, too, was the fact that a member of the 
"' hard as nails" Battalion had to prove he was capable 
,)f acting up toit. Soit was just a matter of honour 
that every man should keep off the sick parades, and 
hot corne home in the ambulance when a long route 
march or a field day was indulged in. 
This took a bit of doing sometimes, for there was 
no mercy shown us. We said we wanted the real 
thing, and, between ourselves, we got it. A march of 
seven toiles to the scene of operations, a hard field 
day, and a march of seven toiles home again, with 
pack, rifle, and full equipment in other ways, was 
our lot. We began to recognize that we were really 
soldiers, and we patted ourselves on the back. 
Sport, too, played a very big part in our training. 
The Army of to-day recognizes the fact that athletics 
makes and keeps our youngsters fit and well. Our 
Colonel recognized it from the start, and as we had 



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FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

plenty of material to work upon we went right away 
with it. We had a "soccer" team, a " rugger" team, 
and a cricket eleven. The records of the matches we 
won, and the fact that very few defeats were notched 
up against us, proves we had a perfect right to style 
ourselves " the First Sportsman's Battalion, the 23rd 
(Service) Battalion Royal Fusiliers." 
Souliers, footballers, boxers, runners, wrestlers, 
actors, musicians, artists--all these could be had for 
the asking, and we drew upon them liberally. We 
were given plenty of opportunities to indulge in our 
passion for sport in the ordinary way, but the private 
who once asked for leave in order to go grouse shoot- 
ing didn't get it. It was suggested he might put in a 
little rime at the rifle range instead. No restrictions, 
however, were put upon any early morning running 
matches, and the football and cricket teams were helped 
in every way. 
"Fo get back to the purely military side, however. 
We groused at the amount of drills and night opera- 
tions, to being hut orderlies, going on guard, and so 
on. But we did them as a means to an end. Then 
xve had the rudest shock of all. We learnt we were to 
embark on the task of digging trenches--somewhere 
in Èssex ! That put the lid on things, so we considered. 
We, infantry soldiers, to dig trenches! It couldn't be 
right. We thought the Èngineers, or the Pioneers, or 
somebody else, always did that. Out job was to carry 
a rifle, and to shoot Germans. That's how the tank 



THE CAMP : HORNCHURCH. 

INTERIOR OF A HUT" HORNCHURCH. 

To face p. 3o 



TRAINING AT HOME 3x 

and file looked at it in the first place. Of course they 
discovered other things when the Battalion got to 
France, but that's another story. 
However, it had tobe done and, like everything else, 
it was done. After an early breakfast, the company 
detailed M1 in and marched off to the station. After a 
while, a special train arrived and we scrambled in. In 
the interim, it may be mentioned, packed trains pro- 
ceeding cityward went by, the passengers cheering 
us. That passed the time if it did nothing else. 
Nearly an hour in the train, a match of perhaps 
a couple of toiles, and we reached our objective. 
Mysterious personages, with a big " G.R." in gold on 
scarlet armlets popped up from somewhere, produced 
plans, and informed out Company Officer that trenches 
had to be dug at such and such a place. As a rule it 
was somewhere where the water from an adjacent 
brook wonld percolate through the earth and make 
things uncomfortable. That's by the vay, though, and 
after all it was good practice, this working out a 
method of trench drainage on out own. As a matter 
of fact ve had a lot of Civil and Colonial Engineers 
in out ranks, and so we put all the mistakes ruade by 
the others right. Whenever possible, of course. One 
or two things, it must be admitted, beat us. 
Sometimes it rained, sometimes it snowed, occasion- 
ally, very occasionally, it happened to be fine. But we 
got on with our vork, waiting for the bugler to blow 
for the midday lunch. When "cookhouse" went we 



32 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

straightened our backs, got some of the mud off our 
boots, and proceeded to take what the gods (in this 
case the quartermaster) were good enough to give us. 
We always had two guesses, and we were always right. 
It was either bread and cheese, or bread and bully. 
If we were fortunate we might be able to purchase 
beer at a local hostelry, or Oxo at a village shop. If 
hOt so fortunate, the waterbottle or, if again lucky, a 
pocket-flask was brought into service. 
TttE KINDLY SHOPKEEPER.--Digressing for a 
moment, though, it may be mentioned that the 
various shopkeepers were always very, very good 
to us! They always supplied us with what we 
needed, if they had it, and they never put the prices 
up to us At least, not much. For instance, if a 
resident could buy a pair of bootlaces for a penny, we 
were only occasionally charged more than threepence. 
Other things were in proportion, and Essex to-day 
has quite a lot of nice new shops, unknown before 
the advent of the First Sportsman's Battalion. It 
is pleasing to remember that a Navvy Battalion 
followed us ! 
To resume the trench digging. As we were later 
complimented on the quality of the xvork we did, we 
must have shone in the way of handling the pick and 
the spade. At the end of our labours, when the "rail 
in" xvas sounded, ve »vere quite ready to say we were 
looking forv«ard to a hot meal in our buts in camp, 
where, outside, the breezes vhispered through the 



TRAINING AT HOME 33 

branches of the trees lining the drive, where the moon 
silvered the tin roofs of our living quarters, and all 
»vas bright and jolly--in the sergeants' mess! 
So time sped away, and still we kept on wondering 
if we were forgotten. We sat by the rires in "stoves, 
hot, combustion slow," and we told the talc of the t,,vo 
highly placed War Office officials who were discussing 
the war years after it had finished. One had asked the 
other how the Sportsman's Battalion had shaped in 
"the Great Adventure," and then would corne the 
climax. "Good God!" the other would say, " l've 
forgotten them. They're still at Hornchurch!" 
AI1 things have to corne to a finish though, 
and so we found. We had night attacks, some 
three and four day route marches, even a recruiting 
march through Barking and its neighbourhood, we did 
out shooting tests, got through out bayonet exercises, 
had battalion drill in the early mornings, with a fait 
amount ot ceremonial drill thrown in as a makeweight, 
and then came the rumour that a real big more was to 
be ruade, such a more that the departure for the Front 
cotld hot be long delayed. 
This was the more to Clipstone Camp for brigade 
training. We had heard so many rumours previously 
that we did hOt believe this, the latest, at first. But it 
was correct, and at last the Battalion, formed up in 
hollow square, was round on the parade ground at 
Grey To,vers, »vhere the Rector of Hornchurch bade 
us God speed and good cheer. 
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34 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

A few days later the Battalion, leaving two com- 
panies behind as depôt companies, entrained at Horn- 
church for the new camp at Clipstone. 
There it went through brigade training, was 
equipped with its regimental transport, and afterwards 
moved to Candahar Barracks, Tidworth, to undergo 
divisional training with the 33rd Division, of which it 
formed a part. 
Finally, afer being revieved with the Division by 
Queen Mary, acting in place of His Majesty the King, 
who was suffering from his accident sustained in 
France, all was in readiness for the next and biggest 
move of all. 



SERVICE OVERSEAS-- 
H EAVY FIGHTING ALL ALONG THE FRONT, 
AND A TRIUMPHAL MARCH INTO 
GERMANY 



SERVICE OVERSEAS-- 
HEAVY FIGHTING ALL ALONG THE FRONT, 
AND A.]TRIUMPHAL MARCH INTO 
GERMANY. 

Tnv. day of the move overseas arrived. This was on 
November i5, 95, when the regimental transport en- 
trained at Tidworth for Havre, followed one day later 
by the Battalion, whieh proeeeded to Folkestone, 
Boulogne being reaehed on November 17, Ostrohove 
Rest Camp being the first objective. No time, how- 
ever, was wasted there, for on November 8 the 
Battalion entrained at Pont-de-Briques, joining the 
transport whieh had eome up from Havre. 
It was at Steenbeeque, reaehed a day later, and 
where billets were found in barns and farmhouses, 
that the sound of artillery in action was first heard by 
the Battalion. Four days were oeeupied here in sorting 
things out generally, the companies parading, route 
marehing, and being inspeeted. 
On November 23 a move was ruade to Busnes, the 
first part of the route being over badly cut up seeond- 
elass roads, and the remainder on pavé. The men, the 
war diary tells us, marehing in greateoats, and 
carrying blankets, found the mareh very trying. 
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38 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

Billets in the area La Miquellerie were reached at 
3 p.m. Distance, ½ toiles. 
Then came a very important tbing from a soldier's 
point of view. Pay was drawn from the Field Cashier, 
and distributed for the first time in France. Next 
came the notification that in conformation with the 
policy of re-forming the 33rd and the 2nd Divisions 
by forming brigades, each consisting of two new bat- 
talion and two regular battalions, the 99th Brigade was 
to lose the ITth and 24th Battalions Royal Fusiliers, 
receive tbe st Royal Berks and the ist King's Royal 
Rifle Corps and join the 2nd Division. 
On November 25 the Battalion paraded to march to 
their new billets at Bethune, being inspected en route 
by General Walker and the Staff of the 2nd Division. 
General Walker's opinion was that the 23rd Royal 
Fusiliers was one of the best battalions he had seen in 
Bethune. 
Still moving, on November 26 the Battalion marched 
to Annequin, Fosse 9, and owing to the road being 
frequently shelled, orders were given that seventy- 
pace intervals should be kept between platoons east 
of Beuvry. To improve matters, it may be mentioned, 
there was a heavy fall of SHOW, and in the portion of 
the village south of La Basse the majority of the 
bouses were in ruins, the result of frequent bombard- 
ments by the enemy. 
Then began the first experience of the Battalion in 
warfare. Before being trusted to hold a line by itself 



SERVICE OVERSEAS 39 

it had to serve an apprenticeship. This was done by 
attaching, in the first place, platoons, then companies, 
and then the half-battalion to battalions in the line in 
order to learn the work and what was expected ot 
them. 
During this rime much kindness was experienced 
from the regular battalions to vhich the attachments 
were ruade. The units of the Battalion hOt doing 
attachment duty vere used for working parties in the 
trenches and suffered several casualties. No. 2 pla- 
toon, right flank company, specially suffered, being 
caught by shrapnel tire on the Bethune-La Basse road, 
ten N.C.O.'s and men being vounded. 
On December io instruction in the use of the gas 
helmet was given. Every man was required to pass 
through a hut sprayed with chlorine gas ten times as 
strong as would be used on ordinary occasions, Genera! 
Kellett being present while this was being carried out, 
and himself going through the test. 
So things went on until December T9. On that date 
the Battalion marched to Cambrin support point to 
relieve the st Royal Berks and take over a sector 
"on its own." In the trenches, No. i Company was 
on the right, adjoining the ist King's Royal Rifle 
Corps, No. 2 Company on the left, adjoining the Argyll 
and Sutherland Highlanders, No. 3 Company was in 
the centre, and No. 4 Company was in support at 
Annequin (Fosse). 
It was a very busy time, for No. 3 Company held 



40 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

command of the sap head at New Crater, a spot where 
German snipers were particularly troublesome. A gas 
attack was ordered upon the enemy, but, much to the 
disappointment of the oflïcers and men, it proved a 
"wash-out " o»ving to the breeze dying down at the 
last moment. On December 2i, however, as the wind 
was favourable, a gas attack took place on a front of 
about a mile. It was on this day that Captain Cameron, 
of No. i Company, was wounded in the arm by a piece 
of high-explosive while entering the front line. 
Then the Battalion, less No. 4 Company, was relieved 
by the st Royal Berks, and proceeded to reserve 
billets at Annequin (Fosse) on December 22. Not for 
complete rest, though, as it is generally understood by 
the civilian, for working parties had to be detailed; 
indeed, on December 24 all four companies were out, 
less sick and those on duty. And, says the war 
diary, no straw was provided for the billets, no coke, 
coal, or wood for the drying-room, and no facilities for 
drying or cleaning clothes. 
CHR1STMAS DAY IN THE TRENCHES--On Christmas 
Day the Battalion paraded for trench duty to relieve 
the ist Royal Berks, the trenches taken over being the 
same as were occupied on December 9-22, with the 
alteration in disposition that ruade No. 4 Company 
replace No. 3 Company in the centre. 
There was also a special bombardment on this day, 
and the Battalion's first patrol, consisting of four men 
and an oflïcer, xvent over the parapet, being out in 



SERVICE OVERSEAS 4t 

No Man's Land for an hour. During that time the 
party located a sniper's post, cut out some wire from 
the enemy's entanglements, and were persistently 
sniped at themselves, while great difficulty was ex- 
perienced in maintaining direction. 
Then, on Boxing Day, Colonel Lord Maitland was 
wounded in the knee by a piece of high-explosive while 
proceeding to the 99th Brigade Headquarters via Cam- 
brin Church. 
The German snipers continued their activity, there 
were intermittent bombardments, several casualties 
were sustained, and on December 29 the Battalion was 
relieved by the I Sth Royal Fusiliers. Owing to the 
bad state of the trenches this relief did hot take place 
until 5.1o p.m., although it vas due to be effected 
at 3 p.m. 
Still, the Battalion got back to its billets at Annequin 
(Fosse), and on December 30 marched back to Bus- 
nettes for sixteen days' divisional rest. Owing to the 
very arduous work which had been done since Decem- 
ber 19, on this occasion no packs were carried, and 
only three men fell out in a tiring march of i i¼ mlles. 

1916. 

The New Y'ear opened quietly, the usual rest-time 
routine of kit inspection, squad drill, route marching, 
and so on, being indulged in, a draft coming up from 
the base on January 7, while on January i the first 
leave for oflîcers commenced. Then came a move, and 



4z FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

on January I9 the Battalion marched to Le Touret, 
relieving the 6th Queen's Regiment, the 99th Infantry 
Brigade taking over a sector of the front at Festubert 
from the 37th Infantry Brigade. 
On January z2 the Battalion relieved the st Royal 
Berks, "B" Company being in reserve in the old 
British line, "A" Company in support in Richmond 
Trench, "C" Company in front line Cover Trench and 
Islands, and "D" Company in front line Orchard 
Trench. The front line and support line garrisons, it 
may be noted, had to take up their positions over the 
top, and so could not be visited in daylight. The posi- 
tion remained the same until the then Kaiser's birth- 
day, on J anuary -7, when although the order for relief 
was given at 6 p.m., a "stand to" was ordered in 
anticipation of an attack. 
This did not corne off, and, the relief by the z4th 
Royal Fusiliers being effected, the Battalion marched 
back to Bethune on January 8, where the billets were 
inspected by General Kellett. 
On January 29 Colonel Lord Maitland relinquished 
the command of the Battalion, temporary command 
being taken by Major Richey, D.S.O., and Lieutenant- 
Colonel H. A. Vernon (st King's Royal Rifle Corps) 
assumed command on January 3I, while Lieutenant 
Cooper was appointed machine-gun officer in place of 
Lieutenant Lewis, who had been wounded. 
Le Quesnoy was the next move, made on February 
3, and relieving the ist Royal Berks on February 7, the 



LT.-COL. H. A. VERNON D.S.O. 

To face p. 4 2 



SERVICE OVERSEAS 43 

Battalion was in turn moved out of the trenches into 
the village line Givenchy on the i ith, remaining there 
until the isth, when it again relieved the ist Royal 
Berks in B3 sub-sector Givenchy. On the iTth the 
Battalion was relieved by the i6th Royal Welsh Fusi- 
liers and moved to Le Quesnoy, remaining there until 
the Tth, when it proceeded to Barlin. On February 
28 another move was made to Petit Sains, relieving the 
e2nd Royal Fusiliers, and on the 29th the Battalion 
took over the Souchez North sector of trenches from 
the French 77th Infantry Regiment. 
From March i to March I3 the Battalion held the 
line at Souchez North in turn with the st King's 
Royal Rifle Corps and on the latter date proceeded to 
billets at Noulette, returning again to the trenches on 
the Tth, the Battalion on the left being the ITth Royal 
Fusiliers, and on the right the ist Royal Berks. Then 
on March 28 it moved to La Comte for divisional rest. 
Reclinghem was the next move, made on April 9, 
and on April i I there was a Brigade field day, another 
reinforcing draft arriving on the same day. Then on 
the night of April 21-22 the Battalion relieved the 
ist King's Royal Rifle Corps in the Souchez second 
sector of the line. So the end of the month arrived 
with alternate duty in the trenches and rest in billets. 
More reinforcements, to replace wastage, arrived in 
the early part of May, and on the 23rd the Battalion 
was in the trenches at Berthouval, marching toits 
billets at Camblain l'Abbé on May 3o. Working 



44 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

parties were naturally provided for the trenches while 
the Battalion was resting, and two men were aeeident- 
ally wounded on the 4th. But things were moderately 
quiet until the night of June io-ii. On that date the 
Battalion relieved the 7th Middlesex Regiment in the 
Careney left seetor of the front. 
On June 2 Lieutenant-Colonel Vernon was 
wounded vhilst visiting a sap head held by Jerry 
Delaney, the boxer, Major H. V. Pirie assuming com- 
mand of the Battalion until he returned to duty. The 
Battalion was relieved by the st King's Royal Rifle 
Corps on the night of June 22-z3, and proeeeded to 
billets at Villiers aux Bois. The next move, on the 
27th, was made to Etrée Cauchie. 
TH Sot,E FmHT.c.wThen came the move to the 
Somme and the July of 916, when the average life of 
the infantry subaltern in France was only worth three 
veeks. Many, indeed, were killed »vithin a week of 
their crossing the Channel, on the very first day ot 
entering the trenches and taking part in the British 
advance. The 23rd Royal Fusiliers were engaged in 
the whole of the desperate fighting on the Somme, in- 
cluding the battle of Delville Wood, the story ot 
which is told in another part of this volume. 
Following this bath of blood, on August i the 
Battalion lefl Bund support trench, two companies 
going to Longueval Alley, and tvo remaining to 
garrison and dig trenches at Montauban. 
Becoming united again, on the 29th the Battalion, 



SERVICE OVERSEAS 45 

under the impression that it was going out for a 
promised rest after its battle, moved to The Citadel, 
Sandpit Valley, and on to Mericourt l'Abbé; thence 
on to Fremont (passing through Amiens), Naours, 
Longuevillette, Authie, and Bus les Artois ; and next, 
instead of the longed-for rest, round itself back in the 
trenches again at Hebuterne, relieving the ist Cold- 
stream Guards I 
September was spent in the Hebuterne sector, and 
October saw many moves. Starting with Coieneux 
(Basin Wood) the Battalion was at the Redan (Serre 
sector), Mailly-Maillet (where the church, it will be 
remembered, had been protected by means of fascines), 
Raincheval, and Acheux Wood, where the rail-head 
and the factory with its tall chimney were bombed 
heavily from the air and shelled by the German 
heavies. Finally, on October 3o, the Battalion 
relieved the 2nd Highland Light Infantry in the 
Redan right sub-sector, being in the trenches there 
when the month drew to a close. 
November saw the Battalion taking its part in the 
Battle of Beaumont Hamel. Told by the War Diary 
this month's events were: 
November .--Battalion in Redan right sub- 
sector. 
November 2.--Battalion relieved by the ist 
King's Royal Rifle Corps, and proceeded to billets 
at Mailly-Maillet. 
November 3-4.mBattalion in billets, providing 
working and carrying parties. 



46 

FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 
November 5.--Battalion relieved st King's 
Royal Rifle Corps in Redan right sub-sector. 
November 6.--Battalion in Redan right sub- 
sector. 
November 7.--Battalion relieved by 24th Royal 
Fusiliers and proceeded to billets at Bertrancourt. 
November 8-i2.--Battalion in billets, providing 
working and carrying parties. 
November i3.--Battalion left Bertrancourt at 
2.o a.m., and proceeded to Ellis Square, Fort 
Hoystead, and View Trench (Redan riht sub- 
sector). "A" and "C" Companies sent at io.io 
a.m. to G.O.C. 5th Brigade at White City. These 
companies proceeded later to the old German 
front line, and at  p.m. "C" Company was ordered 
up to reinforce the 2nd Highland Light Infantry 
in Green Line. 
"B " and " D" Companies at 7 p.m. carried the 
German second line. During this time, these 
cornpanies were under the command of G.O.C. 
8th Infantry Brigade. At 7 p.m. Battalion Head- 
quarters moved to White City. 
November 4.st King's Royal Rifle Corps at 
3 a.m. also established Headquarters at V'hite 
City. At 6 a.m. Battalion moved fonvard in 
support of ist King's Royal Rifle Corps and 
ist Royal Berks. "A" and "C" Companies pro- 
ceeded to Crater Lane, and later to Wagon Road 
(on right). " B" and " D" Cornpanies (on left) 
took up position in Lager Alley, between the 
Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry and the ist 
Royal Berks. 
November 5.--At  a.m. Battalion Head- 
quarters moved from Vrhite City to Head- 
quarters of st King's Royal Rifle Corps in 



SERVICE OVERSEAS 47 

German front line. Companies still in support 
of ist King's Royal Rifle Corps and 1st Royal 
Berks. 
November I6.--Battalion at  a.m. moved back 
to Ellis Square. 
November I7.--Battalion moved to billets in 
Mailly-Maillet. 
November 8.--Battalion moved to billets at 
Sarton. 
November 9.Battalion marched to billets at 
Gezancourt. 
November zo.--Battalion in billets at Gezan- 
court. 
November zi.Battalion marched to billets at 
Candas. 
November zz.Battalion in billets at Candas. 
November 23.Battalion marched to billets at 
Domqueur. 
November z4.--Battalion marched to billets at 
Gapennes. 
November 25.-Battalion marched to billets at 
Millencourt. 
November z6.--Battalion in billets at Millen- 
court. 
November 27.Battalion marched to billets at 
Oneux. 
November 28-29-3o.--Battalion in billets at 
Oneux. 
The following month, December, the Battalion also 
spent in rest at Oneux. 
1917. 
On January 9 a move was made from Oneux to 
Candas, to Beauquesne on the  lth, to Bouzincourt on 



48 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

the 3th, and to Aveluy on the 2oth. From there it 
went into the trenches at Courcelette, "A" and "C " 
Companies being in the front line, and " B " and "D " 
in support. 
On February  the Battalion moved from Courcelette 
to Ovillers Huts, and on the 5th went on to Senlis, 
moving to Wolfe Huts on the sth, and into the line 
for operations a day later. 
Intense cold was experienced at this time. The 
ground, like iron, was covered with snow. The frost 
»vas intense, one man being actually frozen stiff at his 
post on sentry, and drinking water carried to the front 
line arrived as lumps of ice, from wbich bits were 
chipped for eating. 
An attack on the German trenches was ruade on 
February 7- Unluckily a day before the attack the 
frost gave way, a very rapid thaw set in, making No 
Man's Land deep and heavy with slush and mud. 
Moving to the attack over sucb ground was terrible; 
the objective line was reached, but the following 

casualties were sustained : 

Officers kilied ............ 8 
,, wounded ............ 4 
,, missing ............ I 
I3 

Other ranks killed ............ 30 
,, wounded ......... i65 
,, missing ......... 32 



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The Battalion held the Red Line on February I8, 
and in the night vas relieved and moved to Ovillers 
Huts again. On the 24th it moved to Brute Huts, and 
on the 26th to Albert, returning to Ovillers Huts on 
the 27th. 
March 5 found the Battalion back in the trenches at 
Courcellette, and on the ioth "D" Company co- 
operated vith the ist Royal Berks and the ist King's 
Royal Rifle Corps in an attack on Grevillers Trench 
and Lady's Leg Ravine, taking the ravine, killing 
about 2o of the enemy, and capturing 3o men and 
2 machine guns. The casualties of the company 
amounted to 7 other ranks killed, 26 wounded, i acci- 
dentally wounded, and 2 died later from their wounds. 
The following day the Battalion moved to Wolfe 
Huts, and on the gth to Albert again, proceeding 
from there to Contay, Amplier, Bonnières, Frame- 
court, Aumerval, and Bailleul les Pernes. 
VIMY RIDGE.--From BaiIleul les Pernes the Bat- 
talion moved up to Larosette, behind Vimy Ridge, 
ready to go in and take over a part of the Ridge after 
its capture in the coming battle for its possession. 
On the night of April i i, in a blinding snowstorm, the 
Battalion relieved the i/sth Gordons on the captured 
Ridge, and on the i3th continued the advance to the 
line of the railway, captured the village of Bailleul, 
established a line on the enemy sideçof it, and sent out 
patrols to Oppy, xvhich was found to be very strongly 
held by the enemy. 
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50 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

Owing to a mistaken order, one platoon of "C" 
Company actually advanced on Oppy to capture it, but 
were themselves taken prisoners after severe fighting. 
During this advance one 77 mm., two field guns, and 
one 4"2 howitzer were captured, and vhilst moving 
forward, at the Colonel's side, to the railway embank- 
ment, the Adjutant of the Battalion, Captain Lissaman, 
was killed by an enemy shell. 
Being relieved on the I4th by the ist Royal Berks, 
the Battalion moved into support and reserve lines, 
but on the 8th vere in the trenches west of Ecurie, 
moving to a tent camp on the Roclincourt-Maison- 
Blanche road on the ",2nd. Another move, to Maroeil, 
was made on April 23, and on the 25th the i7th Royal 
Fusiliers were relieved in the trenches vest of 
Bailleul. 
On April 29, at 4 a.m., " B" Company took part in 
an attack on.Oppy by the ist Royal Berks and the 
1st King's Royal Rifle Corps, and then the Battalion 
moved back into reserve trenches. 
On May  a composite battalion was formed of two 
,:ompanies of the 23rd Royal Fusiliers and two com- 
panies of the st Royal Berks, and moved forward to 
a position in front of Oppy to deliver an attack on the 
Oppy-Fresnoy line. 
Attacking on March 3, Fresnoy trench vas captured 
with between sixty and seventy prisoners and a 
machine gun. Heavy counter-attacks were ruade by 
the Germans during the day, and, in view of these 



LT.-COL. E. A. x.VINTER. D.S.O. M.C. 

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SERVICE OVERSEAS 5i 

and the retirement of the troops on the right, it became 
necessary to retire along Fresnoy trench. At 3.30a.m., 
on the night of May 3-4, the Battalion was relieved 
by the x sth Warwicks, and moved back to disused 
enemy trenches in the Roclincourt area, the total 
easualties sustained being 7 officers and i22 other ranks. 
On May 5 Lieutenant-Colonel Vernon having pro- 
ceeded on leave, Major E. A. Winter assumed command, 
and on May 24 Lt.-Colonel Vernon having to report to 
the War Office on promotion to Brigadier-General, 
Major Winter was promoted Lieutenant-Colonel, and 
appointed to the command of the Battalion. On the 
saine day the Battalion moved into the line again, 
relieving first the ist Royal West Kents, and then the 
22nd Royal Fusiliers. 
June  saw the Battalion relieved by the ist King's 
Royal Rifle Corps in the front line (Oppy-Arleux line), 
and moved back to Deutscher House and Thelus 
Wood, working parties for the front line being provided 
each night. On the 4th, the 22nd Royal Fusiliers 
came in as the relief, and the Battalion moved to 
St. Aubyn for test. 
This did hot last long, for on June 8-9 the Battalion 
relieved the 1st King's Royal Rifle Corps in immediate 
support, Oppy-Arleux line, the casualties sustained 
being one other tank killed and two wounded. Then, 
relieving the 22nd Royal Fusiliers, the Battalion went 
into the front line, being relieved in turn on the night 
of June 3-4 by the Royal West Kents, and proceeded 
to Bray. 



5e FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

On June 20 the Battalion was taken by ornnibus to 
Beuvry, and on the 2ist relieved the 2/sth Manchester 
Regiment in the front line, Cambrin left sub-sector, 
the casualties being two other ranks killed and six 
wounded. A German raid on the Battalion right was 
repelled at 3.30 a.rn. on the 27th , and the 22nd Royal 
Fusiliers carne in as relief on the evening of that day, 
the Battalion proceeding to Noyelles for rest. 
July opened with the Battalion training at Noyelles 
under cornpany arrangernents, so far as it was possible, 
having in view its proxirnity to the line and liability to 
observation by the enemy. On July 3 the Battalion 
went into the front line, Carnbrin left sub-sector. Six 
days later it went into support with headquarters at 
Annequin. 
July 5 saw the Battalion, less two cornpanies, in the 
Carnbrin left sub-sector front line, Major N. A. Lewis 
assurning cornrnand in the trenches, with Ioo Corps 
cyclists attached, while Lieutenant-Colonel Winter 
rernained at Almequin for the purpose of training "C" 
and " D" Cornpanies for a raid. 
About 3.30 a.m. an enerny raiding party, about fifteen 
strong, entered the front line, wounding and carrying 
off one rnan. Bornbing parties at once bornbed along 
the trench, driving the raiders out, who carne under 
Lewis gun and rifle tire both on entering and leaving 
their objective. On returning to their own lines they 
left out wounded man, who was brought in. The 
body of one of the enemy was found in No Man's 



SERVICE OVERSEAS 53 

Land, but a complete search could not be made owing 
to the light. At night, however, a patrol went out and 
brought in the body of the dead German. Other 
bodies had apparently been dragged back to the enemy 
trenches. Our casualties were only four wounded. 
On July 2o, at m.3o p.m., a raiding party, consisting 
of two officers and about a hundred other ranks, 
crossed to the enemy's front and support lines, the 
object being the capture of these two lines, the inflic- 
tion of loss on the enemy, and the securing of prisoners 
and identifications. The raid was preceded by a 
hurricane barrage from our artillery, Stokes' mortars, 
and machine guns, being also accompanied with a 
discharge from off projectors. 
Very fev of the enemy were found in the front and 
support lines, but small parties who were in dug-outs 
were bombed. Five of the enemy were also bayoneted 
in a communication trench. The main garrisons of 
the lines had apparently retired, and no prisoners 
were taken. Our casualties during the raid were two 
killed, fifteen wounded, and rive wounded and missing. 
Then came a move into reserve at Annequin, but 
from the 27th the Battalion moved into the front line 
of the Cambrin left sub-sector again up to, and includ- 
ing, August . From then until the night of August 25 
the Battalion were doing duty in the trenches and in 
reserve, but on the 26th was relieved by the 8th 
Sherwood Foresters, and moved to Oblinghem. 
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54 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

the C.O., accompanied by the company commanders 
and specialist officers, reconnoitred the Givenchy 
support line. On the following day the Battalion 
proceeded to the village support line, no shelling 
being experienced during the relief of the I7th Middle- 
sex. On September I3 the Battalion relieved the 
22nd Royal Fusiliers in the Givenchy left sub-sector 
front line, a battalion of the Portuguese troops being 
attached for instruction. 
Gas was projected upon the enemy on the I4th; 
there was no retaliation, and on the following day the 
Portuguese were relieved by another of their bat- 
talions. 
About a hundred enemy heavy shells fell on 
September i6 near the right company's headquarters 
at Barnton Tee, Barnton Road, blowing in the trench 
in rive places. A bombardment on the left, which 
commenced later, ceased on our retaliating. On 
September 17 the Portuguese troops left the trenches 
and returned to their billets, while on the night of the 
ISth-Igth the Battalion was relieved and proceeded to 
Beuvry. 
Training there until September 26, the Battalion 
then relieved the 22nd Royal Fusiliers in the Cambrin 
left sub-sector, and finding the enemy to be ominously 
quiet, a patrol was sent out to Railway Craters On the 
following night eight small patrols were sent out into 
No Man's Land, and on the 28th two patrols recon- 
noitred the enemy wire. On the following day eight 



SERVICE OVERSEAS 55 

small patrols were established in No lVlan's Land to 
cover work in the trenches, and, ensuing upon this, 
the German artillery became fairly active. 
A more into support, following relief, was made on 
September 2. On the 5th the Battalion was relieved, 
and the companies marched independently to the 
Orphanage, Bethune, then on to Raimbert, the Bat- 
talion being watched on the line of march by Generals 
Pereira and Kellett. 
A" BOURLON WooD.mTraining was carried on, and 
on November 5 the Battalion made a move through 
Busnes, lVlerville, and the Eecke area to the Herzeele 
area. More training ensued, and a strong rumour was 
in the air that the _nd Division was "for Italy." The 
Battalion was equipped up to the last button, all ranks 
were looking forward to a change of scenery and new 
phases of fighting; the medical officer lectured the 
Battalion on the perils to be avoided in relation to 
charming Italians, and spirits were high and merry. 
But the first attack on Cambrai took place, and 
instead of going to Italy the 2nd Division was 
hurriedly moved south by road and rail to take over 
the line from troops which had conducted the attack. 
On the night of November 26-7 the Battalion had 
reached Beaumetz-les-Cambrai, from which it was 
moved up to the slopes of Bourlon Wood to take over 
from elements of the -'/4th King's Own Yorkshire Light 
Infantryand the Bays. The march along the Cambrai 
road, across the captured Hindenburg Line, and on to 



6 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

the Sugar Factory will long be remembered by those 
who took part in it. 
Again it snowed--it is curious how many important 
moves of the Battalion took place in a snowstorm. 
This time, however, it was a blessing, for it deadened 
the sound of moving troops, and certainly saved the 
I3attalion being heard and shelled by the enemy. 
On the line (if a few scattered posts in shell-holes 
can be called a line) being taken over, the Battalion at 
once set to work to dig itself in, profiting greatly by 
the recent training it had received in "intensive 
digging." On the left was the st King's Royal Rifle 
Corps, and on the right the 62nd Division, the battalion 
in support being the st Royal Berks. The Battalion 
held the line on the 27th , and on the 28th changed 
places with the ist Royal Berks, going into support 
positions to them. 
On the 3oth the heavy enemy attack developed, and 
the Berks being hard pressed, three companies of the 
23rd were moved up to their support. The enemy 
gained a footing in their line, and one company of the 
23rd was used to counter-attack and re-establish the 
line, which it successfully performed. 
The I Tth Royal Fusiliers, on the Berks' left, having 
severe fighting, a section of the 23rd was sent to 
strengthen their posts, and help was given in supply- 
ing them with bombs and S.A.A. On the evening of 
December  the line was readjusted between the 
Ist Royal Berks and the 23rd Royal Fusiliers--the 



SERVICE OVERSEAS 57 

Berks taking the left and the 23rd the right. On the 
night of December i the position of the Battalion was : 
two companies and two platoons in the line; two 
companies, less two platoons, in support. 
On the night of December 2 the unit on the right of 
the 23rd Royal Fusiliers pushed forward its line. In 
order to keep touch with them, one company from the 
support positions went over with them at 8.1o p.m. 
The advance was successful, the objective duly gained 
and rapidly consolidated--one prisoner and one 
machine gun being taken in the advance. 
Then came a great disappointment to the troops 
who had fought so well. Further south the enemy's 
counter-attack had proved successful, converting the 
position held by the 2nd Division into a very danger- 
ous salient, from which it xvas imperative to retire. 
The necessary orders were issued, and at dead of 
night, December 4-5, the Battalion retired through 
Graincourt to Hermies. To cover the retirement txvo 
sections per company were left in the line with orders 
not to retire until just before daxvn, and to spend the 
night in moving up and doxvn the vacated line, firing 
Verey-lights and rifles to delude the enemy into 
thinking the line was still held. 
By this ruse the Battalion was enabled to carry out 
the difficult operation of xvithdrawing in the face of the 
enemy without his knowledge. The sections so left 
behind gallantly carried out their tasks and safely 
rejoined the Battalion at Hermies. 



58 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

From December 5 the Battalion was in support, but 
on the  1th it relieved the 2ist Londons in the Hinden- 
burg Line, and, after relief, marched on December 2o 
to Gropi Camp, where Christmas was spent in tents in 
the SHOW. In reserve until the 3oth, i{ then relieved 
the 22nd Royal Fusiliers in the left canal sector(Canal 
du Nord) of the Hindenburg Line. 

1918. 
On January 3 the Battalion, relieved, marched inde- 
pendently by companies to Barastre for Divisional rest. 
January 23 round them at Villers Plouich in the 
Vacquerie right sub-sector, the Battalion headquarters 
being in Farm Ravine. On February 3 they entrained 
on the light railway for Èquancourt, where they were 
placed in Divisional reserve. Not much time was 
spent in this way, though, for on the 9th the Battalion 
entrained for Trescault, and proceeded from there fo 
the Vacquerie right sub-sector, remaining in the line 
there until going into reserve at Equancourt again on 
the 5th. 
On February 22 a move was made to the line 
again in the Vacquerie right sub-sector. On the night 
of Match 6-7 the Battalion »vas relieved, and marched 
to Metz, where they were billeted in huts. It was 
impossible, however, to secure any real rest here, for 
the camp was shelled intermittently both during the 
day and the night. 
The afternoon of March 2 saw the Battalion back 



SERVICE OVERSEAS 59 

in the trenches again at Lincoln Reserve and Midland 
Reserve, "D" Company being in Snap Trench. There 
was a heavy gas-shell bombardment by the enemy on 
the nights of the 2th, 3th, and x4th, the Battalion 
suffering heavy casualties, also intermittent shelling 
during the day and night, while there xvas, as a 
welcome change, a raid on the enemy front line by the 
Battalion on the night of March x3-4. Then came 
the relief of the Battalion, which marched back to 
Euancourt, a rest for the Battalion being absolutely 
necessary owing to the fact that all the remaining 
members were suffering from gas poisoning. 
THV. GERMAN OFFENSIVE.--Next came the great offen- 
sive by the enemy--the time when the Germans almost 
thrust their way right through by force of numbers. 
The first indication of the break-through which the 
Battalion received was enemy bullets actually falling 
in the camp. Every man turned out, the Battalion 
took up a line north of Equancourt in an attempt to 
hold up the advance of the enemy, patrols being sent 
forward into Fins, where it was found the Germans 
had succeeded in establishing themselves. 
On the following morning an enemy attack was 
beaten back with heavy loss, but both its flanks being 
"' in the air" the Battalion received orders to retire on 
Le Transloy. Moving though Hayettes Wood, Ytres, 
Bus, and Rocquigny, Le Transloy was reached late at 
night, where the Brigade from which it had become 
separated was rejoined. 



FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

Moving again before dawn, a line was taken up. 
round Gueudecourt, which was held during the day.. 
Making another move at dusk, a fresh line was estab- 
lished at Eaucourt l'Abbaye. Very heavily attacked 
on the following day, the Battalion was forced to fight 
a rearguard action, retreating through Le Sars on Pys, 
where another stand was ruade. 
Again slipping back at night, a position was taken 
up near Beaucourt sur Ancre. From this position 
the Battalion again moved back and occupied the old 
British trenches known as White City trenches near 
Beaumont Hamel. In spite of many heavy enemy 
attacks this position was held until the Battalion was 
relieved by New Zealand troops. 
On rclicf it marched out to the wood at _Mailly-_Maillct 
on./k, four officers a«t seventy mon strong. 
Resting at Englebelmer for a day or so, it was 
again moved into the front line at Aveluy Wood,. 
where a German attack was beaten off, the enemy 
being badly mauled. During the fighting round 
Gueudecourt, Brigadier-General Barnett-Barker was 
killed, and, as senior Colonel in the 99th Brigade, 
Lieutenant-Colonel Winter assumed command, the 
command of the 23rd Royal Fusiliers devolving upon 
Major Lewis. 
In his anxiety to hold up the enemy for as long as 
possible and to get the battalion back safely to a 
line being formed behind him, Major Lewis was 
taken prisoner at Eaucourt l'Abbaye. The command 



SERVICE OVERSEAS 

then devolved upon Captain C. H. Bowyer, xvho kept 
it until the return of Lieutenant-Colonel Winter, who 
rejoined the Battalion on General E. Ironside (now 
General Sir E. Ironside, who earned faine in Russia) 
taking over the Brigade. 
It only remains to add that the gas casualties from 
March i2 onwards amounted to ix officers and 240 
.other ranks, while the casualties in action from the 
22nd to the 31st were: 
Officers killed ........... I 
,, wounded ............ 2 
,, wounded and missing ...... x 
,, missing ............ IO 
Other ranks killed ............ 15 
,, wounded ......... 59 
,, wounded and missing ...... 6 
,, missing ......... 2xo 
During the early part of April the Battalion ,,vas 
busy in moving, being in turn in Hedeauville, Beauval, 
Houvin, Houvigneul, Ivergny, Coullemont, La Cauchie, 
and on the I4th relieved the ist Coldstream Guards in 
Brigade Reserve in front of Blaireville. Txvo days 
later it was in the front line, right sub-sector, in front 
of Adinfer, doing alternate front line and support duty 
until the end of the month. 
It was not until May I2 that the Battalion marched 
back to billets at Berles au Bois, where training ",vas 
carried on until June 7- On that date it relieved the 
zst Grenadier Guards in the Ayette left sub-sector. 
Relieved on the night of June io-i i, it marched back to 



62 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

reserve position near Monchy au Bois, going into the 
line again in the Ayette sector on the night of 3th-4th. 
During the night of June z4-z5 "A" Company carried 
out a raid on the enemy front line, and at z a.m. on the 
26th" B "Company also carried out a similar operation. 
July came round, and on the night of the zznd-z3rd 
the Battalion supplied a flanking party to a raid 
carried out by the tst Royal Berks. On the 3oth the 
Battalion was in the Ayette right sub-seetor, but on 
August  and August 6 there was a reorganization of 
the Brigade front, and it went into support. 
Then came the British advance, and on the night of 
August zo-2 the Battalion moved up for an attaek by 
the 3rd Army. Leading off in a dense fog, the z3rd 
Royal Fusiliers went over the top at Ayette, eapturing 
Aerodrome Trench, and so clearing the way for other 
troops to leap-frog over them and capture Courcelles. 
Moving forward again in its turn, t»vo companies 
of the Battalion, under Major W. B. Cluff, captured 
Behagnies. On the night of August z3-z4, being re- 
lieved by the Loyal North Lancs, the ]3attalion moved 
back to bivouac near Courcelles, where it remained 
until September . Moving forward on that day to 
Vaulx-Vraucourt, it attaeked at dawn on the 3rd and 
reached Morchies, bivouacking near Doignes. 
On the 6th-Tth the Battalion took over the front line 
from the st King's Royal Rifle Corps and delivered 
an attack on Slag Avenue, suffering casualties of 3 
officers killed and zoo other ranks killed and wounded. 



SERVICE OVERSEAS 63 

Relieved on the 8th by the 5end Light Infantry, a 
bivouac was made at Beaumetz-le-Cambrai, moving on 
the I Sth to Mory. On the 27th the Battalion moved 
forward in support to the Brigade which was fighting 
its way onwards, and spent the night in the Hinden- 
burg Support Line just west of Flesquières. 
The advance continuing, the Battalion moved again 
at dawn on the 28th, reaching Nine Wood just west of 
Noyelles. From here one company was sent forward 
and assisted the King's Royal Rifle Corps in capturing 
Noyelles. Then the remainderof the Battalion moved 
up and took over the front line from the i st King's 
Royal Rifle Corps. Attacking on the 3oth, the 
Battalion found itself up against the strong position 
of Mount sur l'Ouvres, suffering casualties of two 
officers and sixty-four other ranks. This position could 
only be subsequently captured by the use of a whole 
new brigade for the purpose. 
GERMAN TANKS UNsuccEssFuL.--Relieved at night, 
the Battalion moved back to bivouac at Nine Wood. 
Remaining there, resting, till October 7 the Battalion 
moved up to east of Rumilly on the night of 7th-8th, 
and delivered a successful attack on Forenville at 
dawn on the 8th. During a counter-attack the enemy 
used tanks against the Battalion in an endeavour to 
oust it from the positions secured, but without 
SUCCeSS. 
On one tank, indeed, getting close to out line an 
of-ficer, Lieutenant Anderson, armed with a rifle, and 



64 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

accornpanied by his batrnan, got out of the trench, 
went forward under heavy tire, reached the oncorning 
tank, hammered at its side with his rifle-butt, and 
called on it to surrender. The iron door opened, and 
out came the crew, tobe escorted back in triurnph as 
prisoners ! 
On the early morning of the 9th the Guards' Brigade 
"leap-frogged " the Battalion and continued the attack, 
the Battalion rnoving back to bivouac at Flesquières. 
Rernaining there for a few days, a move was ruade on 
the i3th to keep in touch with the general advance, 
Warnbaix being reached after a long rnarch. 
Training was carried out here until the Igth, when 
the Battalion rnarched to Boussières. /kt rnidnight on 
October zz, under the cornmand of Major H. P. 
Rogers, it moved up to St. Python, and on the 23rd to 
Ecarmain, taking over the front line frorn the 5znd 
Light Infantry. At dawn on the z4th it attacked and 
captured Ruesnes, and established a line of outposts 
on the railway beyond. This was the last actual 
fighting done by the Battalion. Relieved on the 26th 
by the 7th King's Shropshire Light Infantry, it rnoved 
back into reserve. 
With the signing of the Armistice came a welcorne 
change. Duty was relaxed so far as was possible, and 
the Battalion employed the test of the year in fitting 
itself out, and getting back into something approach- 
ing its old condition, and rnarching into Gerrnany, a 
distance of zoo mlles. 



SERVICE OVERSEAS 65 
January round the Battalion in billets at 1Nieder- 
aussem, forming part of the British Army of Occupa- 
tion in Germany. Training was still being carried on, 
however, but sport was not lost sight of. There were 
platoon football matches, whist drives, paper-chases, " 
and so on, while there was also voluntary educational 
training in such things as English, French, and short- 
hand. 
On January 24 came the presentation of the King's 
Colour to the Battalion by Major-General Pereira. 
Later, on the reorganization of Divisions taking place, 
the Battalion on February 27 left the 99th Brigade, 
nd Division, in which it had served so long, pro- 
ceeded by rail through Cologne to Ehreshoven, 
joined the London Division, and took over the 
outposts of the Occupied Zone at Lindlar on 
March I8. 
On April 5, the Battalion then being back in 
Cologne, the command was taken over by Brevet 
Lieutenant-Colonel L. F. Ashburner, M.V.O., D.S.O., 
Lieutenant-Colonel Winter being appointed to the com- 
mand of the British Camp at Antwerp. On May 6 
the Battalion was inspected and complimented by 
General Sir William Robertson, G.C.B., K.C.V.O., 
D.S.O., Commander-in-Chief British Army of the 
Rhine. 
In the event of the non-acceptance of the Peace 
Terres by Germany, preparations were ruade between 



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.lune 8 and June 9 for an advance, but the orders 
on June 2o were held in abeyance and subsequently 
cancelled. 
On June 22, at the Brigade swimming gala, the 
Battalion von two-thirds of the prizes put up for 
competition, although they had previously lost (2-i) 
in the " Kalk" football cup final to the 57th Siege 
Battery. 
Battalion sports were held at Klef, near Vilkerath, 
on July 9, the championship being annexed by "C" 
Company. A competition for the best company in 
the Division was won by "D" Company, who were 
subsequently called upon to furnish a guard of honour 
on the occasion of the visit of the Army Council to 
Cologne. 
The Battalion also scored in another vay, for on 
August  the War Savings results for July were 
announced. The amount subscribed by the 23rd 
Royal Fusiliers was £I,I37 I9S. id., the percentage 
of members being 5I per cent. of the Battalion 
strength, and the Battalion being top ofthe VIth Corps 
list for the amount subscribed. 
Finally, the 23rd (Service) Battalion Royal Fusiliers 
(ist Sportsman's) ceased to exist in March, x92o, after 
having had a longer life than any other Service 
Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers. 



GREAT WORK ACCOMPLISHED-- 
HOLDING UP A GERMAN ADVANCE-- 
SILENCING SNIPES IN A DEEICT 
TANK--AND SOMEOTHER THINGS 



GRÈAT WORK ACCOMPLISHÈD-- 
HOLDING UP A GERMAN ADVANCE-- 
SILENCING SNIPÈRS IN A DERÈLICT 
TANK--AND SOMÈ OTHÈR THINGS 

FROM the official narratives available it is possible to 
amplify, in some few instances, the great work accom- 
plished by the Battalion, and vhich is told but tersely 
in the War Diary from which the previous pages bave 
been collated. 
Taking May 3, 97, as an instance, when the 23rd 
Royal Fusiliers formed a part of the attacking force, 
we are told it was determined to capture-- 

Fresnoy Trench on a front of ,4oo yards. 
Oppy Support, by a borabing attack, over a lengtb 
of 20o yards. 
Crucifix Lane, by a bombing attack, over a length of 
20o yards. 
Forma defensive front facing south on a front of 
40o yards, and 
Form eight strong points and four posts. 

The above, it may be explained, entailed the Brigade 
having, on the whole, a fighting front of no fewer than 
%2oo yards. 
"The task of the 23rd Royal Fusiliers, forming the 
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yo FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

left assaulting battalion, was to capture a certain sector 
of Fresnoy Trench, to form two strong points, and to 
form four posts. 
"The whole of ' C' Battalion (the ;3rd Royal Fusi- 
liers) gained their objective, but, owing to a slight loss 
of direction, round the enemy still occupying Fresnoy 
Trench to their north. 
"A strong bombing party was immediately organized, 
the trench cleared, sixty to seventy prisoners and a 
machine gun captured, and touch established with the 
Canadians at the south end of Fresnoy Wood. At 
about 5.45 a.m. a strong enemy counter-attack developed 
from Oppy, which, coming up over Oppy Support and 
Crucifix Lane, and over the top by several well-covered 
approaches, worked its way north, and attacked the 
right company, whose flank was left bare owing to the 
retirement of ' B' (another) Battalion. 
"This attack »vas pushed home with the greatest 
energy and determination, and succeeded in driving 
the right two companies and part of left centre company 
out of Oppy Trench. At this point, however, it was 
brought to a halt by a strong bombing and sniping 
post of the 23rd Royal Fusiliers, who not only stopped 
it, but counter-attacked in their turn, and regained 
some 4oo yards of the trench. 
"This party then halted owing to numerical weak- 
ness and lack of bombs, and retiring a short way, 
formed a block and a post, and occupied a shell-hole 
line from the first point named through the second and 



GREAT WORK ACCOMPLISHED 7 

a little beyond it, thus forming a defensive tank in 
close touch with the Canadians. 
"This party held out all day, until relieved by the 
sth Warwicks at 3.3o a.m. A strong point was also 
formed immediately after dark and handed over to the 
15th Warwicks on relief. " 
"In one instance the garrison of a post calmly 
watched an enemy machine-gun team establish a 
machine gun in position ; they then opened rapid tire, 
killed all the team, and brought in the gun. " 
Amongst the gallant services mentioned by Major- 
General Pereira in the special order of the day, dated 
December 7, 917, is the following" 
"No. ,o79 Lance-Sergeant James Cochrane, M.M., 
and No. 2,852 Private Frank Hemington " In the enemy 
lines west of Bourlon Wood there was a derelict tank, 
from which enemy snipers were very active at only 
7o yards from out line, causing many casualties. 
"On December i, Lance-Sergeant Cochrane and 
Private Hemington volunteered to deal with them. 
Creeping out through out wire, they succeeded in 
reaching the tank in spite of heavy enemy tire. They 
put two Mills' bombs into the tank, and on the bombs 
exploding they came under heavy machine-gun tire, 
but returned in safety. No further sniping came from 
this tank. By their gallant work we were saved many 
casualties, and this daring feat cheered and encouraged 
the men in the line. " 
In the desperate fighting in lIarch, I918 , the Bat- 
talion also distinguished itself. 



7- FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

" Hexham Road," says the narrative of the morning 
of the zsth, "»vhere the headquarters of the "3rd Royal 
Fusiliers was in a dug-out, had been swept by machine- 
gun tire all the morning, and as the Divisions on the 
right had retired, the 23rd Royal Fusiliers were left in 
a very precarious and isolated position, from which 
only small bodies of men were able to extricate them- 
selves. " 
Then, however, came March ",8, and here our men 
were afforded an opportunity of getting their own 
back. It is with delight that we consequently read : 
"The old trenches were, on the whole, in surprisingly 
good condition, the men had ammunition and had had 
some sleep and food, and orders had been received 
that this was tobe the line of resistance, and that there 
would be no further retirement. 
"It was a day of anxiety, but still a day on which 
our men could at last settle down to shooting down the 
enemy. This they did with great relish." 
Bald, perhaps, these details may appear to those 
who have judged the war from the pen pictures of the 
various war correspondents, but they possess the ring 
of real reality to those who have knovn what it is 
to be shelled day after day and night after night in 
the trenches, to have advanced in the face of a rain of 
machine-gun bullets, or to have been forced to take 
shelter in an all too small shell crater, when to show 
an inch of head or body meant death or a serious 
wound. 



PRESENTATION OF THE KING'S COLOUR-- 
MAJOR-GENERAL SIR C. E. PEREIRA, K.C.B., 
C.M.G., AND HIS PRIDE IN THE B.OETTALION 



PRESENTATION OF THE KING'S COLOURw 
MAJOR-GENERAL SIR C. E. PEREIRA, K.C.B., 
C.N.G., AND HIS PRIDE IN THE BATTALION 

Hls pride in the Battalion was expressed by Major- 
General C. E. Pereira, C.B., C.M.G., on the occasion o! 
the presentation of the King's Colour at Niederaussem, 
Germany, on January 24, I919. 
" First of all," said Major-General Pereira, "I will 
tell you how highly I esteem the privilege of presenting 
these colours to-day. 
"For two years," he went on, "I have had the 
honour to command the 2nd Division, and I have been 
proud of your work in the Field and out of it, and of 
the fine spirit which you have always shown. 
"These colours are given you as a mark of the 
magnificent service you have rendered in the campaign 
during the last four years. 
"The record of the Regiment during the whole of 
its service will compare with the services of any. 
battalion in the British Army, whether in the Somme 
fighting, I916 , Courcelette, Vimy Ridge, and Bourlon 
Wood in I917, the retirement from the Cambrai salient 
in Narch, I918, or the recent victorious advance which 
culminated in the overthrow of the Germans. In all 



76 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

these operations, in spite of mud, heat or cold, or 
desperate resistance, you have always shown the 
dogged determination to win. 
" It is a fine tribute to the British race that a newly- 
raised battalion, without any previous traditions, 
which are such assets to regular battalions, should 
have outfought the German battalions, trained to war 
for generations. 
" Perhaps your finest record is that of March, 98, 
when along a great part of our front detached 
Divisions fought their way slowly back from position 
to position, facing overwhelming numbers, and an 
enemy drunk with the idea that the final victory was 
theirs ; it was then, when short of food, without rest, 
short of men, that you showed what you were made 
of, and after successive days of retirement you turned 
and held the Germans. 
"It is fitting that the work of this Battalion should 
be crowned by the victorious march to the Rhine, and 
that your colours should make their first appearance 
in a conquered country--a country which has taken us 
four and a hall years to reach." 



'°GOOD-BYE, AND GOOD LUCK !"-- 
BRIGADIER-GENERAL A. E. McNAMARA, 
C.M.G., D.S.O., AND HIS FAREWELL TO THE 
-.'3R) ROYAL FUSIklERS 
(FI RST SPORTSMAN'SBATTALION) 



"GOOD-BYE, AND GOOD LUCK r' 
BRIGADIER-GENERAL A. E. McNAMARA, 
C.M.G., D.S.O., AND HIS FAREWEL TO THE 23RD ROYAL FUSILIERS 
(FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION) 

APPRECIATION of and admiration for the Battalion was 
also expressed by Brigadier-General A. E McNamara, 
commanding the 99th Infantry Brigade, when he bade 
it "good-bye and good luck" on February 25, I919, when 
it left the end Division to join the London Division. 
" Owing to the reorganization of the Army of Occu- 
pation," he said, "the 23rd Royal Fusiliers, the oldest 
member of the 99th Infantry Brigade, is leaving it. 
"I wish to place on record my high appreciation and 
admiration of the magnificent services of the Battalion 
while in the 99th Infantry Brigade. 
"The Battalion came out to France with the 99th 
Infantry Brigade in November, I915. Since then it 
has taken a leading part in all the many and strenuous 
battles in which the Brigade has been engaged. In 
these eventful three years we have seen together good 
rimes and bad, but whether things were good or evil 
the 3rd Royal Fusiliers have ever shown the same 
high discipline, cspHl dc colïhs, and indomitable spirit 
which eventually beat doyen all resistance and won 
the war. 

79 



80 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

"The battles of Delville Wood, Bourlon Wood, 
Ayette, Behagnies, Mory Copse, Canal du Nord, 
Forenville, and Ruesnes stand out in history as a 
record of the achievements of the z3rd Royal Fusiliers 
ma record of which the Battalion may well be prou& 
"The Battalion is nmv going to another Brigade and 
another Division. I wish it the best of luck, and know 
it will maintain the high reputation for discipline, 
efficiency, and, if need be, fighting, which it has built 
up since its formation. 
"In bidding it farewell, I wish to thank otïàcers, 
N.C.O.'s, and men (including the gallant comrades who 
have fallen in the fight), for their gallant services when 
in the 99th Infantry Brigade. It is they who have 
borne the brunt of the hardships and the fighting, and 
it is they who hax, e won the war. 
"I cannot express how sorry I ara to lose the 
Battalion, or how proud I ara of the honour I have 
had of having had it under my command. 
"Good-bye, and good luck !" 



13ATTALION HEADUARTER" HORNCHURCH. 

THE 13ATTALION PIERROT TROUPE" GERMANY, 

To face p. 80 



THE BATTLE OF DELVILLE WOODm 
AN ADVANCE IN FACE OF HUNDREDS OF 
MACHINE GUNS--A PERSONAL NARRATIVE 

6 



THE BATTLE OF DELVILLE WOOD-- 
AN ADVANCE IN FACE OF H UNDREDS OF 
MACHINE GUNS--A PERSONAL NARRATIVE 
To the personal side of the late war v«e have, in a 
measure, been introduced by various war correspon- 
dents. But there has always been something actually 
lacking, and that something is the touch and the 
atmosphere which can only be introduced by those 
»vho have been through the baptism of blood and tire. 
In the following pages the rcal touch is introduced. 
Every incident is told by a man who has actually seen 
and experienced what he describes. These incidents 
are in the actual words of the writers. Nothing is 
altered. 
Here, then, is the story of the capture of Delville 
Wood by the ist Sportsman's Battalion in I916, told 
by Major N. A. Le,vis, D.S.O., M.C. : 
" For two days before the fight the Battalion occu- 
pied some trenches near Bernefay Wood, and sustained 
a number of casualties from shell-fire. Battalion head- 
quarters was a shelter dug in a bank at the side of 
Bernefay Wood. This shelter was constructed by 
Albany, the sculler, and as he ,,vas killed in the fight 
it was his last job as dug-out constructor. Needless 
to say, he did this job excellently. 
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84 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

"For some hours before the Battalion moved off to 
take up its position, the Huns shelled the area with 
gas shells. Fortunately, however, just before Il p.m., 
the time for starting, a breeze sprang up, and we were 
able to move without wearing gas masks. 
"The move up was not pleasant. The area had 
been mucb fought over, it bad been impossible to bury 
the dead for ten days, and it was a hot July ! 
"Out artillery was firing to cover our move up. 
J ust after passing Longueval one of our shells dropped, 
unfortunately, near tbe platoon which, witb the C.O., 
I was following. As luck would have it, though, only 
one man was badly wounded. The platoon, of course, 
went on, and the C.O. went over to tbe man who bad 
been hit. 
" ' It's bard lines, sir,' said the man. 
"' I know itis,' said the C.O., ' but you will soon be 
all right. The stretcher-bearers are coming.' 
"' Oh, it's hot that,' was tbe man's rejoinder. ' It's 
being hit now! Here have I been all this time in 
France witbout having a real go at the bs, and 
now the chance has corne, here I go and get knocked 
out.' 
"The C.O. ruade only one remark to me as we 
passed on. It was : 'Well, if that's what the rest of the 
Battalion feels, I have no fears for to-morrow.' 
"We took up our position in a trench at the edge of 
the wood. This was all that remained after the South 
Africans had been beaten back, and our attack was to 



THE BATTLE OF DELVILLE WOOD 85 

start at dawn on the following morning. This attack 
was in two parts, two companies to take the first 
objective, a trench in the centre of the wood, and two 
companies to capture the far edge, and dig thernselves 
in there. The i/6oth were on our right, each battalion 
having half the wood allotted toit. 
"The waves formed up in position shortly before 
dawn, and it vas our first experience of going over 
the top as a battalion. The men, however, vere quite 
cool and cheerful; in fact, one, named Lewis Turner, 
asked me, ' How long to go?' I looked at my watch, 
and said, ' Five minutes.' His reply ,,vas, 'Oh, then l've 
time to finish my breakfast.' And he did. 
"At zero our barrage started, and our first waves 
were off, the thing I noticed most being that most of 
the men were smoking as they went over. The xvhole 
wood was immediately full of machine-gun bullets. 
There must bave been hundreds of machine guns--up 
in trees, hidden in the undergrowth, in fact all over 
the place. The Hun artillery came down on all the 
approaches to the wood, but not on the wood itself so 
long as any of their own men were in it. 
"Owing to the position of the wood, however, at the 
apex of a captured triangle of ground, we received tire 
from both flanks, and also from our right rear, as well 
as from the front. 
"The first objective was quickly taken, and then 
there was a pause before the advance to the second. 
A large number of prisoners came in, and were herded 



86 

FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

up near Battalion headquarters' trench. We then 
found that we were up against the Brandenburg Regi- 
ment, which had been specially sent up to hold the 
wood. 
"A number of these prisoners next got into a shell- 
hole near Battalion headquarters, refusing to corne 
farther, and one of the funniest sights was to see our 
R.S.M., Sergeant-Major Powney, who, as a rule, was 
most dignified, rush at them, and kick and cuff them 
out of it. 
"I said to him :' Sergeant-Major, that's not your job.' 
He replied:' I know that, sir, but I couldn't help it.' 
Poor Powney was wounded later in the day, and died 
of his wounds. 
"The advance to the second objective started 
promptly, but the Hun fought hard for a time, and 
held us up. Eery bush seemed to contain a machine 
gun, and a redoubt on our left front caused us many 
casualties. This redoubt contained several machine 
guns, with overhead cover, and a first-aid post. A 
soon as the C.O. received news of this check he sent 
up two reserve Lewis guns. These worked round the 
redoubt, and, finding an opening, killed most of the 
garrison, and then rushed it. The survivors fled, but 
Sergeant Royston found one of their own guns was 
still in action, and finished them off with it. 
" DEALING WITH COUNTER-ATTACKS.--The final objec- 
tive was quickly reached and consolidated, and for a 
while our men had a pleasant time dealingwithcounter- 



THE BATTLE OF DELVILLE WOOD 87 

attacks from the front. The field of tire was good, and 
they quickly dealt with all the attempts ruade to push 
us back. Our casualties, though, were very heavy, 
particularly amongst officers. Atone time 'A' Com- 
pany was commanded by Lance-Corporal Goodman, 
and another company by a C.S.M. 
"Then the Hun artillery got busy on the wood, 
which was, of course, an ideal mark. For the rest of 
the day they simply poured heavy shells in. It was 
pretty terrible. Trees were torn up by the dozens, 
and fell blazing. By the end of the day there was 
nothing but shattered stumps. 
"The Medical Officer had a busy time, and owing to 
the barrage could not evacuate his wounded. The aid 
post was filled, and the overflow had to be put in shell- 
holes round about. The consequence was that many 
of them were killed as they lay there. Owing to the 
barrage, too, the sending of messages back to Brigade 
headquarters and the companies in front became 
almost impossible. Out of sixteen headquarter run- 
ners no fewer than fourteen became casualties before 
mid-day. 
"One message was sent back by carrier pigeon, and 
a message received from the Brigadier read: 'Hold on. 
Reinforcements are being sent.' The reply of the 
C.O. was : ' Of course we shall hold on. We are being 
hammered, but our tails are still up.' 
",oEs the day wore on many efforts were ruade to 
get round our flanks and turn us out. Bombing 



88 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

parties crept up, and had to be dealt with by our 
bombers. It was in one of these tussles that Jerry 
Delany (the famous boxer) was killed. 
"At one time word came from our comrades on the 
right that the Hun had broken through. So we sent 
over a party to their assistance, and finally repelled 
the attackers. We spent the whole of the afternoon 
and evening in this way, but when our relief came up 
that night we handed over the wood intact. 
"The scene at night was awful, the wood being 
ablaze in many places. I read messages and wrote 
out the relief orders by the light of a blazing tree, 
which had fallen across the shell-hole then being 
occupied by Battalion headquarters. 
"During the night our Brigadier came up and held 
a conference in our shell-hole. One of our men, 
Corporal Walker, who was attached to the Brigade 
Machine-Gun Company, came to this conference, and 
when asked by the Brigadier what he wanted, replied : 
'I have reason to believe, sir, I now command the 
Machine-Gun Company.' This was actually the case, 
and he brought the remnants out, being badly wounded 
in doing so. 
"We were relieved by the 6th Brigade, and at dawn 
returned to out quarters at Bernefay--that is to say, 
those of us who were left. Our casualties were nearly 
4oo, over 6o per cent. of those xvho vent in. Out of 
eighteen officers who went into the wood, thirteen 
became casualties, every company commander being 



THE BATTLE OF DELVILLE WOOD 89 

included in this number, while the /6oth suffered 
equally heavily. 
"As I was making out our casualty return in our 
headquarters' shell-hole by the light of the blazing 
trees, our Çuartermaster appeared with the rations. 
He threxv a newspaper down to me, with the remark : 
'You'll find something interesting in that.' I opened 
the paper, and round a full column describing hoxv the 
South Africans took Delville Wood! 
"When we were moving back into support, I noticed 
a horrible smell, and round it was due to the fact that 
almost every man was smoking a Hun cigar, large 
quantities of which had been round in the trenches, 
together with large quantities of soda-water. 
"One of the Hun officer prisoners remarked that 
our advance through the wood was the finest thing 
they .ever saw, but that he objected to being captured 
by civilians." 
SoE LmHa'ER STORIEs.--Another story of Delville 
Wood, introducing the M.O. 
" During the Delville Wood show a captured Hun 
Red Cross man was lending a hand in the Battalion 
aid post. Suddenly a scuftle was heard on the steps 
of the dug-out, and the prisoner went to see what 
was the matter. 'What's happened ?' asked Doc. 
Isaac, busily engaged in bandaging a wounded man. 
"'Oh, it's only some of those b Bosches !' was 
the reply .... " 



9o FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

There were many middle-aged men in the First 
Sportsman's. This introduces one of them. 
"The Battalion was marching dmvn the main street 
of Carnoy when a charming French girl of about 
eighteen dashed into the line of route, evidently with 
the idea of 'parleyvooing' with one of the young 
sports. She commenced in a breezy manner chatting 
with my father, a youngster of fifty, hot noting, at 
first, his grey hair. Suddenly he turned his head 
toward her and smiled. 'Oh, papa!' she ejaculated, 
and fled .... " 
The Quartermaster is a noted personage in the Army. 
This is to introduce him. 
"While the Battalion was at Aix Neulette the 
transport came under shell-fire one morning. The 
shells came nearer and nearer, in a direct line with 
the water-carts, highly polished, the pride of the 
corporal in charge. The personnel eventually thought 
fit to take shelter in an adjacent shell-hole until the 
Hun had finished his unpleasant pranks. 
"Over came the fifth shell with a whistle and a 
scream, and--bang !--up went the two carts in the air, 
while shell fragments flew all over the place. Hang- 
ing on a line were various articles of washing, the 
clean clothes of the water-cart crew. These were in 
the line of tire, and as a consequence were well 
perforated. 
"Now cornes the sequel. They were taken to the 



THE BATTLE OF DELVILLE WOOD 91 

Quartermaster on the following morning, and, so it is 
said, he refused to replace them on the ground that the 
holes were hot the result of fair wear and tear ! . . ." 
Two gentlemen rankers are introduced here. 
"After some months of hard roughing it, two of the 
Battalion cooks decided to apply, modestly, for com- 
missions. So they duly appeared before the Colonel. 
But the summons to attend did hot give them rime in 
which to get out of their cooking rig, and the sergeant 
paraded them in their old overalls. 
"' Hem. Where were you educated ?' asked the 
Colonel of one man. 
"' Rugby and Oxford,' was the reply. 
"'And what were you in private life ?' asked the 
Colonel, turning to the other. 
"' A painter.' 
" 'A painter ?' queried the Colonel. 
"'Yes, sir. I have exhibited at the Royal 
Academy... .'" 
Many Germans left London when the war started, 
to fight against us. This is one of them, turned up as 
a prisoner. 
"We were up the line one day when a patrol 
brought in a Hun prisoner. Of course we wanted 
information, for we were expecting an attack of some 
sort that very night. So we hauled out man up 
before the C.O. and started asking him questions. 



9 2 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

We tried him in German, and got no reply. We tried 
French with him, and it had no result. Then, seeing 
he was eyeing a water-bottle eagerly, I suddenly 
thought he might be thirsty. 
"' Ask him if he would like a drink,' I suggested. 
"' I should,' came the reply, in quite as good English 
as I could have spoken myself. Naturally I was 
surprised, and I asked him where he had learnt his 
Eglish. 
"' In London, sir,' was the rejoinder. ' I worked as 
a barber close to Holborn for years.' 
'° We gave him a little drink of whisky, and he told 
us there would be no attack that night. But we took 
no chances. A guard, with fixed bayonet, was placed 
over him, and he was told in Eng|ish that he would 
be the first to get his medicine if he had played us 
false. 
"He had not, however. No attack was ruade, and 
he was sent back behind the lines to the 'cage' next 

day .... " 
Another. 
Overheard in 
Cambrai Road 
Bourlon Wood. 
"Italy !" said the Doc. 
another b Wood !" 

the ranks on the march up the 
in a snow-storm to take over at 

" It looks more like being 



EXPERIENCES AS A PRISONER OF WAR-- 
EXTRACTS FROM THE DIARY KEPT BY 
"MR. BROOKS, THE SCHOOLMASTER" 



EXPERIENCES AS A PRISONER OF WAR-- 
EXTRACTS FROM THE DIARY KEPT BY 
"MR. BROOKS, THE SCHOOLMASTER" 

"RzPoR-rr» missing." 
Many poignant memories attach to such a bald 
announcement as this. Dead--probably a prisoner of 
war--perhaps. .And there have been those who would 
have preferred, had they had the chance, of a death 
under the open sky to imprisonment under the Hun. 
In the diary of a z3rd Royal Fusilier, "Mr. Brooks, 
the schoolmaster," as he was once dubbed by his 
captors, tells the story of how he was made a 
prisoner, his detention by the enemy, and his eventual 
return home. 
The arrival of a parcel, he says, was a red-letter 
event ; the problem of how much to eat at a rime, and 
how much to save out of his rations for the provision 
of another apology of a meal, was a big one. Boiled 
nettles and dandelions for dinner and tea on Whit 
Sunday, x9x7, proves what the fare actually was; 
quarters of eggs vere unaccustomed luxuries. "I have 
picked mouldy crusts off the ground, and prunes off 
dust-heaps," he says. 
Dry bread and tea was a luxurious meal ; beards had 
to be cut, or pulled out by means of borroved scissors ; 
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96 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

one loaf, and a small one at that, had to prove sufficient 
for the needs of rive men ; there were occasional inter- 
vals of twenty-two hours between meals. "We were 
thinking of nothing but food," he explains. All this 
rime, too, the prisoners were engaged in heavy manual 
work, humping bricks, loading and stacking hay, and 
SO on. 
While in hospital, "Mr. Brooks, the schoolmaster," 
sold his boots for tobacco and his socks for bread, and 
he mixed his jam ration with coffee in order to eke it 
out. "Personally, I am hungry ail day long," is how 
he describes his feelings. " I bought about one-sixth of 
a loaf for seventeen cigarettes." 
"I was rather slow in getting into bed," is how he 
describes another of his experiences, "and the German 
orderly picked up my satchel and hurled it against the 
v«all, open as it was, at the risk of spilling its contents." 
He pays a deep tribute to the humanity of the 
French who were still living in the occupied territory ; 
the Belgians he met were also kind; some Germans 
showed traces of feeling, others were no better than 
brutes. 
Here, however, are actual extracts from the diary 
itself. They speak for themselves. 
"Three or four Germans began to advance, and it 
seemed to me that the question which had been at the 
back of my mind since a second or two after the first 
opening of the guns, Was this the end ? was about 
to be answered. 



EXPERIENCES AS A PRISONER 97 

"With many signs to hasten, my German hurried 
me on. Soon, with three others, I found myself by 
poor old Bill Shoebridge, a good old grumbler of some 
fifty summers, who had been cruelly sent out to us in 
December, and had kept his end up well, with, at 
rimes, many grumblings. He was painfully hit above 
the knee. 
"We came to the village, yet unsmashed, but show- 
ing signs that it had received a knock or two. OPPY 
»vas printed in black letters on white boards in various 
places, and after wondering for some time what Oppy 
meant I found it was the naine of a place. . We 
were then marched off, and after some more wandering 
found ourselves in a kitchen with two or three Ger- 
mans, who looked quite comfortable, vell fed, and at 
home. 
"The Germans we saw almost all regarded us 
kindly, though many of them had something of 
mockery in their looks. V'e now began to see a 
few of the French inhabitants. They are splendid. 
Willingly they give us all they can spare, and much 
that they cannot. Were it not for the fact that they 
are not allowed to give, and that all their gifts have to 
be sub rosa, »ve should, I think, want for little. . 
"Then came the first unpleasant incident. A poor 
Frenchwoman rushed out and gave a loaf to one of us. 
One of the guards, a boy of about nineteen, snatched it 
out of hi. hands, and threv it on the pavement in front 
of the woman. 

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98 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

"At Phalemphin station ve were all included in a 
party of eighty. We were addressed in Eglish by a 
German officer. The gist of his remarks was that we 
were to be marched to out destination, and that any 
man who tried to escape would be incontinently shot, 
also that any man who did hOt behave vould be 
punished. 
"After this day, Saturday, April -8, for more than 
rive and a hall weeks, day in and day out, we left 
out prison between 6.i5 and 6.40, struck work and 
returned for dinner between I.I5 and 1.3o, accord- 
ing to the job, left the prison at 1.3o (if we had 
hOt arrived for dinner until after i we got extra 
time), and struck work any time between 5.30 and 
1"o.3o. 
"In out (British) lines if one (a prisoner of war) bas 
to work extra rime, one always gets time off to com- 
pensate, also one has plenty of food to work on. Here, 
extra work carried no compensations. The work, 
especially latterly, was mainly unloading trucks, push- 
ing the trucks about, and packing the contents of the 
trucks in various stores. 
"In the yard were always parties of French and 
Belgians working, and, if allowed, they would bave 
given us their souls. At the commencement of our 
stay, however, we were told to take nothing from the 
French, and it was certainly not many days before we 
found it was almost impossible to take anything from 
them because the penalty v«as so great. Whenever 



EXPERIENCES AS A PRISONER 99 

the French and .the Belgians did get a chance they 
availed themselves of it. 
"Let us never forget that we also got things from 
the Germans. Until we reached Phalemphin we had 
reeeived no rough or cruel treatment whatever. 
"At Douai out gaolers were without exception 
friendly and kind ; at Lille our gaolers were taciturn, 
and when they did speak, though loud and threatening 
in words, laid hands on no man. We were, therefore, 
expecting no man-handlSng, and it came as a fearfut 
shock. It is my impression that man-handling began 
in about four days' time, but it may be that some 
smaller incident, such as being thumped in the back 
by the guard, had passed unnoticed as being mere 
playfulness on their part. 
"As to man-handling, it began slowly and increased 
in frequency, and I think in severity, as the time went 
on, until, to me at any rate, it became somewhat of a 
nightmare. Within a week of out arrival at Phalem- 
phin the guard would rush at, beat, strike, or kick any 
man who had a pipe or cigarette in his mouth while xve 
were being counted in the yard. 
"Suddenly the man in charge in that part of the 
yard appeared. It was the first time I had seen him. 
Judging from first impressions, he was a quiet, self- 
contained, steady kind of man, rather like the great 
'Agrippa' in ' Shock-headed Peter' to look at. 
Suddenly the man changed, and with a sudden rush 
was amongst us. 



mo FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

"'Agrippa,' thinking he was being disparaged, 
flew at Barber and struck him violently two or 

three times in the face. One of our sergeants, 
named Morley, remonstrated, and in a second 
'Agrippa' had struck him two or three times in 
the face. 

"I don't know what you »vould think of one 
and a hall spoonfuls of jam, or grease, or preserved 
meat, or half an uncooked herring for the only thing to 
eat daily in addition to dry bread and a bowl of soup 
at midday, but such are our rations, and I can tell you 
that by now one has got to look forward to the day's 
issue as a very big thing. 
"The first 'tying up' shows him, the sergeant-major, 
at his best as a wise judge, jury, and executioner. 
The method of tying up was as follows : In the garden 
behind our barn were some trees. The man had to 
stand with his feet close together and his back to the 
tree ; he was then tied to the tree by a strap round the 
ankles. 
"His hands were tied together behind his back and 
the strap passed round the tree. The third strap was 
the worst ; it was tied round the man's neck, and tied 
tightly round the tree, so that the back of the man's 
head was against the tree. 
"Of course, a good deal depended upon the guard-- 
some guards would tie ail the straps lightly, some 
would tie some men tight and others loose, and so on. 
The most popular tree for tying men up to was not 



EXPERIENCES AS A PRISONER I0I 

straight, so that being tied up tightly to it was no joke, 
as I tan vouch for. 
"A favourite pastime of the sergeant-major was to 
corne and watch the men at work. Then, indeed, did 
everyone buck up. On one occasion I saw 
him mercilessly belabour an Australian boy with his 
stick. The boy had not been able to respond quickly 
enough to his order. 
"Well, it is six months to-morrow since I had an 
Eglish meal. (This is written in hospital.) The last 
three days I have tried the tip of having a drink of 
coffee at breakfast-time, and having my breakfast 
between 8.30 and IO, but I don't know that it is any 
better. Strange are the ways of this hospital--no soap 
and no clean bedding since I came in. 
"Sometimes peace and go as you please, sometimes 
every little rule fussed about. Clothes and food are 
not in any way satisfactory, but one is getting a rest, 
and that is what one should remember. Sus- 
pense. Waiting with, oh, how many hopes and fears, 
for that parcel to turn up. Hungrier and hungrier, 
and with the dread of tobacco running out. " 
Then in conclusion cornes a pathetic little personal 
note. 
" I have never read this through since I returned in 
December, I918. Seeing the mention of Bull a few 
pages back reminds me that I afterwards heard he had 
died in hospital. I »vrote to his wife on my return, 
and found she was a xvidow. 



IO2 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

"The Germans reported that her husband had died 
from »vounds in Mons Hospital. I was with him ail 
through August, and he had no wounds. I saw him in 
hospital in November, and he had no »vounds, only 
boils. So I do not see how he died of wounds." 



THE HONOURS' LIST 

NAMES OF OFFICERS AND MEN AWARDED 
DECORATIONS AND MENTIONED IN 
DESPATCHES 



THE HONOURS' LIST 
OFFICERS 

Rank. 

Capt. 
Capt. 
Major 
Major 
Capt. 
Lieut. 
Capt. 
Capt. 
Capt. 
Capt. 
Capt. 

Capt. 

Mai or 
Major 
Major 
Major 
Lieut. 
Lieut. 
Capt. 
Capt. 
Capt. 
Capt. 
Capt. 
Lt.-Col. 

Lt.-Co1. 

Lt.-Co1. 
Lt.-Co1. 
Lt.-Col. 
Lt.-Co1. 
Lt.-Co1. 
Capt. 
Lieut. 
Lieut. 
Capt. 

Bull, F. G... 
Bull, F. G. 
Bovyer, C. H. 
Bovyer, C. H. 
Barr, A. J... 
Colman, L. H. 
Gardner, A. S. 
Humfrey, A. A. P. 
Humfrey, A, A. P. 
Hilder, M.L. .. 
Isaac, E.E. .. 
(R.A.M.C.) 
Isaac, E.E. .. 
(R.A.M.C.) 
Le,vis, N.A. .. 
Le,vis, N. A. 
Le,vis, N. A. 
Lewis, N. A. 
Moore, E. A. 
Milsom, M. G. 
Spencer, H. 
Spencer, H. 
Spencer, H. 
Spencer, H. 
Spencer, H. 
Vernon, H. A. (From 
1st K.R.R. Corps) 
Vernon, H. A. (From 
1st K.R.R. Corps) 
Vernon, H. A. (From 
ISt K.R.R. Corps) 
Winter, E. A. 
Winter, E. A. 
Winter, E. A. 
Winter, E. A. 
Winter, E. A. 
Wiggen, R. H. 
Anderson, J. McC.. 
Cashman, J. 
Cluff, W. B. 

Date of 
Award o 
Mention. : 

4- 6-17 
26. 7.I7i 
4- 4-171 
13. 3.18 
II. 5.17 
i 4.17 
!i 4.i7 
13. 2.I 7 
17. 4.17 
II. 5.I7 
2O.lO.16 

I7. 4.17 

13 . 2.17 
17- 4-177 
26. 7.1 
7.11.17 
22. 5.17 
26. 7.i7 
15 . 6.16 
1. 1.17 
7.11.17 
7- 4 -18 
8. 7.19 
22. 2.16 

2O.lO.16 

4- 1-17 

I. 1.17 
7.11.17 
I. 1.18 
23. 7.18 
8.11.18 
2O.lO.16 
8. 3.19 
8.11.18 
23. 7.18 

Decoration, etc. 

Military Cross 
Bar to M.C. 
Chevalier de la Coronne 
D.S.O. 
Military Cross 
Mentioned in Despatches 
Military Cross 
Military Cross 
Bar to M.C. 
Military Cross 
Military Cross 

Bar to M.C. 

Military Cross 
Bar to M.C. 
D.S.0. 
Mentioned in Despatches 
Mentioned in Despatches 
Military Cross 
Mentioned in Despatches 
Military Cross 
Mentioned in Despatches 
Mentioned in Despatches 
Mentioned in Despatches 
Croix de Chevalier 

D.S.O. 

Mentioned in Despatches 

Military Cross 
Mentioned in Despatches 
D.S.0. 
Bar to D.S.0. 
Mentioned in Despatches 
Military Cross 
Military Cross 
Mentioned in Despatches 
Military Cross 

lO5 



m6 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 
0 F F I C E R S--Continued 
Date 
Rank. Naine. A ward or Decoration, etc. 
Mention. 

z/Lieut. 
2/Lieut. 
Lieut. 
2/Lieut. 
z/Lieut. 
Lieut. 
Lieut. 
OE/Lieut. 
Lieut. 

Capt. 
A/Capt. 

Lieut. 
2/Lieut. 
A/Capt. 
Lieut. 
Lieut. 
Lieut. 
Capt. 
2/Lieut. 
Major 

De Ritter, J. R. 
James, C. F. 
Phipps, G. C. 
t3ird, H. Mc. 
t3rownlee, j. 
Carr, J. W. 
Carr, J. v¢... 
Colbourne, J. 
Driscoll, J... 

Goodman, S.T. .. 
Gore, J. T., D.C.M., 
M.M. 
Maxfield, S.C. .. 
McLean, A. 
Royston, E. 
Sizen, R. .. 
Sizen, R. 
Skinner, T. Ë. 
Taylor, H. A. 
Woodford, R. D. L. 

15 . 2.19 
8. 3.19 
8. 3.19 
18. 2.18 
18. 2.18 
3. 6.18 
8.11.18 
8.11.18 
9- 1.18 

18. 2.18 
2.12.18, 
8.11.18: 
18. 2.18 
23 . 7.18 
18. 2.18 ! 
I. 1.18 
8. 3.19 

Military Cross 
Military Cross 
Military Cross 
Military Cross 
Military Cross 
Military Cross 
Mentioned in Despatches 
Mentioned in Despatches. 
Military Cross. (Award 
also mentioned in Lori. 
Gaz., dated 26.9.17) 
Military Cross 
Military Cross 

Military Cross 
Military Cross 
Men tioned in Despatches 
Military Cross 
Bar to M.C. 
Military Cross 
Military Cross 
Military Cross 

Roge-s, H.P. .. 8. 3.1o D.S.O. 

N.C.O.'S AND MEN 

115 
1495 
I657 
1657 
82231 
1375 
48041 
88156 
OldNo. 
1278 
61952 

Cpl. 
L/Cpl. 
Sgt. 
Sgt. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Cpl. 
Cpl. 

Albany, W. 
Anderson, D. 
Bell, T. T. 
Bell, T. T. 
]3ate, F. T. 
Beaven, F. L. 
]3ecks, J. W. 
13ryden, T. 

Buery, W. J... 

Date of 
A ward o, 
Mention. 

Decoration, etc. 

zI.IO.I6 
2I.iO.I6 
IO.IO.I6 
5- 1-17 
II. 2.19 
17. 4.17 
13. 3.18 
24 • 4.17 

17. 9.I7 

Military Medal 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
Bar to M.M. 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 

Military Medal 



THE HONOURS' LIST to7 
N.C.O.'S AND MEN--Continued 

Regtl. 
No. 

4502 
45o2 
1358 
1473 
20906 
619 
351 
7332 
7332 
7o28 
lO79 
lO79 
216 
6o25 
18783 
7613 • 
39o 
39o 
856 
1861 
1123 
1123 
975 
14o5 
14o5 
1649 
3185 
4815 ° 
229431 
152 
4179 
74823 
13632 
1244 
1217 
1593 
316 
1775 
1775 
702 
3796 
7688 

Rank. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Sgt. 
Pte. 
L/Cpl. 
C.Q.M.S. 
Sgt. 
L/Cpl. 
L/Cpl. 
Pte. 
Sgt. 
Sgt. 
L/Cpl. 
L/Sgt. 
Pte. 

L/Cpl. 
L/Cpl. 
L/Cpl. 
Pte. 
L/Cpl. 
Cpl. 
Cpl. 
Sgt. 
C.Q.M.S. 
C.Q.M.S. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Cpl. 
Pte. 
R.Q.M.S. 
L/Sgt. 
R.S.M. 
Sgt. 
Sgt. 
S. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Sgt. 
Sgt. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Cpl. 

Naine. 

Date of 
A ward or 
Mention. 

13ull, W. . • 29. 1.19 
13ull, V r. . • II. 2.19 
Carmichael, D.C. lO.lO.16 
Clarke, C. 21.1o.16 
Carter, A. .. 13. 
Catley, C.K. 18. 
Clark, A.E. 17- 
Clark, E. 17. 
Clark, E. 18. 
Clark, J.G. '13. 
Cochrane, J. : 17. 
Cochrane, J. . 18. 
• 13. 
Collings, J. . 16. 
Cornish, J. A. 
Cramb, J.J. . [ Not 
I stated. 

Decoralion, etc. 

French Croix de Guerre 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 

3.18 
7.17 
6.18 
4.17 
7.17 
3.18 
4.17 
3.18 
7.18 
7.17 

Military Medal 
M.S. Medal 
Militaly Medal 
Bar to M.M. 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
Bar to M.M. 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 

Crompton, J. 13.' I9.II.I7 
Crozier, F. D...':I6. 7.18 
Crozier, F. D...i 
Diamonà, J.A. [ 5- 1.17 
Davies, A. E... 12 4. 4-17 
Dennis, H.G... 9- 4-I7 
Dennis, H. G... 18. 7.17 
Dobinson, C. R. '.I8. 1.19 
Donn, R. .-I 7.11-17 
Donn, R. .. 17 . 6.18 
Dossett, H.E. I9. 9-17 
Downing, J.T. 18. 7.17 
East. A. .. 14.12.17 
Ervin, J.H. . 16. 7.18 
Essex, P.C. • • I 9- 4-17 
Fisher, E. I 17- 9-I 7 
Franey, S.H...' I. I.I9 
Freelove, W.A. 18. 7.17 
Goodfellow, H. 2I.IO.16 
Goodman, S.T. 2O.lO.16 

Military Medal 
]Military Medal 
Bar to M.M. 
Military Medal 
',Military Medal 
!Men tioned in Despatches 
Military Medal 
M.S. Medal 
Mentionedin Despatches 
M.S. Medal 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
Men tioned in Despatches 
Military Medal 
D.C. Medal 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
D.C. Medal 

Gardner, A. • • 5- I.I 7 Military Medal 
Garratt, E.V. 21.1o.16 [Military Medal 
Gore, J.T. .  lO.lO.16 Military Medal 
Gore, J.T. 17. 4.17 [D.C. Medal 
Hopkins, H. . lO.lO.16 Military Medal 
Hollyer, H.W.D] 5- 1.17tMilitary Medal 
Haslam, C. • .I 5- 1-17 !Military Medal 



m8 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 
N.C.O.'S AND MEN--Continued 

Regtl. 
No. 

6x752 
9635 
2825 
59592 
II3 
3595 
51156 
3419 
45oo 
45oo 
48325 
1967 
I51 
3592 
63o95 
1257 
4322 
646 
57987 
9172 
275 
275 
533 
I293 
3533 
773 
5x27 o 
22946 
564 
564 
57x84 
1314 
57185 
49288 
357 
687 
269 
1242 
1242 
5735 ° 
3826 
lO24 
89197 

Rank. 

Pte. 
Sgt. 
Cpl. 
Pte. 
L/Cpl. 
Sgt. 
Sgt. 
Sgt. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
A/C.S.M. 
L/Cpl. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
A/Sgt. 
C.S.M. 
Cpl. 
Sgt. 
Pte. 
Cpl. 
C.S.M. 
C.S.M. 
Sgt. 
L/Cpl. 
L/Sgt. 
.R.Q.M.S. 
Pte. 
Pte 
Sgt. 
Sgt. 
Sgt. 
Sgt. 
Cpl. 
Sgt. 
Sgt. 
L/Sgt. 
R.S.M. 
Sgt. 
Sgt. 
Sgt. 
L/Sgt. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

Date 0.[ 
A ward or l 
Mention. 

19. 9.17 
17. 4.17 
13 . 3.18 
16. 7.18 
13. 3-18 
16. 7.18 
16. 7.18 
13 . 3.18 
17. 9.17 
15 • 4.18 
18. 7.17 
17. 4.17 
18. 7.17 
14 . 3.16 
II. 2.19 
16. 7.18 
18. 7.17 
13 . 3.18 
6. 8.18 
17. 4-17 
8. 8.16 
17. 4.17 
lO.lO.16 
21.1o.16 
26. 7.17 
17. 4.17 
8.11.18 

Decovalio¢, etc. 

Military Medal 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
Belgian Croix de Guerre 
Military Medal 
D.C. Medal 
Military Medal 
D.C. Medal 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
]3ar to M.M. 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
D.C. Medal 
Military Medal 
Mentioned in Despatches 

16. 7.18 Military Medal 
5- i.i 7 Military Medal 
26. 7.17 [D.C. Medal 
13" 3" 18 IMilitary Medal 
9- 4-17 Mentioned in Despatclle 
I I. 2.19 IMilitary Medal 

Harvey, W.R.J. 
Hemington, F. 
Hitchcock, E. J. 
Hope, R. 
Horton, T. . 
Jackson, A. G. 
Jones, C. 
Jones, F. 
Jones, F. 
Jones, T. B. 
Içing, G. W. 
Kirby, F. D. 
: Kirk, H. 
Lawes, G. 
Leith, E. 
Leveritt, H. 
Lindsay, C. W: 
Little, J. 
Lord, B. D. 
Lewis, R. 
Lewis, R. " "1 
Lewis, M. . 
Little, J. ..I 
MacDonald, R.V. I 
l\Iadgwick, H...' 
l\Iallon, W. J. A.! 
Marchbank, R. 
McCowan, T. E. 
l\IcCowan, T. E. 
McDiarmiad, J. 
Nunn, H.E. .. 
Orme, J. 
Parsons, J. L... 26. 7.17 
Payne, E.A... 8.11.18 
Penfold, R.F... 7- 4 -18 
Pilkington, i... 4- 6.17 
Plummer, V. .. 13 . 3.18 
Plummer, V. .. 16. 7.181 
Purgavie, W. R. 13. 3.18 
Randall, P. T... 18. 7-17 
Rhodes, L. M. L. 21.1o.16 
Raymond, F... 17. 6.18 

D.C. Medal 
Mentioned in Despatches 
Mentioned in Despatches 
D.C. Medal 
Military Medal 
Bar to M.M. 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
M.S. Medal 



THE HONOURS' L1ST io 9 

N.C.O.'S AND MEN--Continued 

Regtl. 
No. 

7896 
1997 
12463 
375 
375 
1719 
134o 
4680 
1258 
2337 
7964 
7964 
7415 
63o73 
60911 
1318 
1618 
1618 
1398 
49304 
1296 
41o9 
48089 
4114 
183 
8736 
8736 
12315 
60918 
5915 
5915 
49479 
1795 
186 
1886 
I441 
14681 
211 
4127 
165 
i69 

Rank. 

'C.Q.M.S. 
Sgt. 
L/Sgt. 
Sgt. 
Sgt. 

C.S.M. 
L/CpI. 
Pte. 
Sgt. 
Q.M.S. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

Date of 
A ward or 
Mention. 
Read, F.C. .. 17. 6.18 
lêynolds, t... : 17- 4-17 
Rowlêy, E. G... 24. 4- I7 
Royston, E. -- 9- 4.I7 
Royston, E. .. 26. 5-I7 
Ruthêrford, P. J. I6. 2.17 
Sutherland,W.L. 2I. Io. 16 
Sears, H.R. .. 21.1o.16 
Sadd, C. W.H. 17 4.17 
Sarginson, R.H. I.I.i8 
Saxton, J. t3.. i9.I i.i7 
Saxton, J. t3... Ii. 2.19 
Shepard, H. .  13. 3.18 
Smith, A. 13. 3.18 
16. 7.18 
16. 7.18 
I. 1.18 
3- 9 -18 
ii. 5.17 
17 • 4.17 
5. 1-17 
17. 4.17 
Ii. 2.19 
Ii. 2.19 
18. 1.19 
26. 4.17 
18. 7.17 
17 • 9.17 
ii. 2.19 
7.11.17 
I. 5.18 

Decoralion, etc. 

M.S. Medal 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
Mentioned in Despatches 
Italian 13ronze Medal for 
Military Valour 
,Military Medal 
Military Medal 
IMilitary Medal 
D.C. Medal 
lXL S. Medal 
Military Medal 
13ar to M.NI. 

Sgt. 
L/Cpl. 
Pte. 
Sgt. 
A/R.S.M. 
A/R.S.M. 
Sgt. 
Sgt. 
iPte. 
L/Cpl. 
Cpl. 
Sgt. 
Cpl. 
Cpl. 
Cpl. 
Sgt. 
L/Cpl. 
C.S.M. 
C.S.M. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
St. 
Sgt. 
A/C.S.M. 

Sgt. 
Cpl. 
L/Cpl. 
Sgt. 
L/Cpl. 

Sparrowhawk,A. 
Spowage, P. H. 
Stafford, W. D. 
Stafford, W. D. 
Steggal, R. F... 
Stirrups, A. T. 
Thomas, T. V. 
Thomas, A. .. 
Thompson, P... 
Walters, T. S... 
Webber, A. E. 
Webster, R. G. 
Webster, R. G. 
Weller, C. .. 
Weston, A. .. 
Wheeler, F. E. 
Wheeler, F. E. 
White, C. .. 
Wilks, E.L. .. 
Wingate, T. C. 
Wood, W. F. 
Woodward, È 
M.M. 
Wren, H.G .. 
Wright, T. H... 

Walker, V. D... 
Woollett, C. .. 
White, "V. H... 

Military Medal 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
iMilitary Medal 
M.S. Medal 
D.C. Medal 
D.C. Medal 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
M.S. Medal 
Military Medal 
Bar to M.M. 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 
Mentioned in Despatches 
D.C. Medal 

18. 
17 • 
17 . 
24. 4.17 
15.11.18 
16. 7.18 
13 • 3.18 
21.1o.16 
lO.lO.16 
5- 1-17 

7-I 7 Military Modal 
4.17 Military Medal 
4.17 !Military Medal 
Militarv Medal 
D.C. Mlal 

Military Medal 
Military Medal 
'Military Aledal 
Military Medal 
Military Medal 



THE ROLL OF HONOUR 
OFFICERS AND OTHER RANKS \VHODIED 
THAT ENGLAND IIIGHT LIVE 



THE ROLL OF HONOUR 

OFFICERS 
Rank. Naine. Date of Remarks. 
Death. 

Lieut. 
2/Lieut. 
Lieut. 
2/Lieut. 
2/Lieut. 
z/Lieut. 
Capt. 
Capt. 
Capt. 
z/Lieut. 
Capt. 
2/Lieut. 
2/Lieut. 
Capt. 
Capt. 
2/Lieut. 
2/Lieut. 
Capt. 
2/Lieut. 
2/Lieut. 

_,/Lieut. 
A/Capt. 
2/Lieut. 
2/Lieut. 
2/Lieut. 

Capt. 
2/Lieur 
2/Lieut. 
2/Lieut. 
a/Lieut. 

2/Lieut. 
_,/Lieut. 

Aris, T.A. .. 
Bushell, R. H. C. 
Carpenter, C. .. 
Chubb, T. 
De Beck, G. C. 
Green, L. A. 
Hayward, C. B. 
Hilder, M. L. 
Johnson, R. D. 
Kentfield, E. N. 
Lissaman, A. J. 
Morris, R. M. 
Oliver, E. A. 
Ranken, D. C. 
Rattray, D. L. 
Symonds, A. 
Taylor, E. F. H. 
\¥iggen, R. H. 
Balbirnie, J. V. E. 
Burgess, R.C. .. 

Cornes, H. P. G... 
Coull, J.F. .. 
Davies, D.F. .. 
Dixon, R. E. L... 
Freeston, C. A. E. 

Fugeman, \¥. A... 
Jackson, A.R. .. 
Jackson, W. .. 
Pratt, V. G.J... 
Sanders, F.J. .. 

Smith, A. ¥. .. 
\¥ells, F.B. .. 

16. 4.17 
27 . 7.16 
17. 2.17: 
17 . 2.17 
18. 2.17 , 
13.11.16 
27. 7.161 
3. 5-I7 ' 
6. 7.16. 
17 . 2.17 
13. 4.17 
17 . 2.17 
27 . 7.16 
27. 7.16 
17 . 2.17 
17 . 2.17 
27. 7.17 
17 . 2.17 
7- 9 -18 
3- 5-17 

27. 9.17 
30. 9.18 
15 • 4.18 
8. 5.18 
25 . 3.18 

1.12.17 
25 . 4.18 
30. 9.18 
28. 9.17 
6. 8.18 

7- 9.18 
lO.lO.18 

Missing 3.5.17. Death ac- 
cepted as having occurred 
on or since 3.5.17, on 
lapse of rime. 
Reported wd. and missing 
25. 3.18. Death accepted 
as having occurred on or 
since. 
Died of wds. at 3 Can. St. 
Hosp. 
Died of wds. at 46 c.e.s. 

113 8 



I4 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

Regll. 

t15 
4197 
4429 
7It1 
2409 
lO689 
12o8 

1585 

3935 
1585 

1739 
17/o 
Io45 
828 

I ((, 
1447 
4325 
442 
2474 
242 
7275 
4621 
3949 
I908 
1o679 
13655 
3779 
1871 
lO68 

N.C.O.'S AND MEN 

Rak. 

Cpl. 
L/Cpl. 
lte. 
lte. 
Pte. 
L/Cpl. 
Pte. 

L/Cpl. 
Pte. 

L/Cpl. 

Pte. 
lte. 
Pte. 
Ite. 

Pte.. 
lte. 
Ptc. 
Pte. 
lte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
ltc. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Ptc. 
1-'te. 
Pte. 
L/Cpl. 

Albany, W. 
Arnold, E. L. 
Ayers, E. 
Allison, G. 
Alcock, C. J. 
Anthony, G. C. 
]3aker, G. F. 

I3arrett, T. .. 
Boyce, F.J. .. 

13ardell, R.J. .. 
13aker, L.F. .. 

13ell, R. .. 
I3rown, A. Ë'. .. 
Brown, G ..... 
Black, V. I). .. 
Bowman, H. .. 

Bmvn, H. E. 
Brewer, A. H. 
13urt, T. M. 
13radburn, 
Burnip, W. 
Burnie, J. G. 
13randreth, A. K. 13. 
Baron. H... 
Broderick, J. A. 
Brown, A... 
Burrington, P. C. 
13ardsley, W. M. 
Benn, E. 
Britten, H .'. 
Bennett. F. J. 
Clunas, C... 

I i)ale o.[ Remrks. 
Dealh. 
t 2. 8.6 Died of wds. 5 C.CS. 
'i3.ii.i6 -- 
27. 7.16 -- 
. 8.16.Died of vds.2I c.e.s. 
9.16 
I3.I.6Died of ounds at 
KR.R. Aid Post. 
113.i.i6 
27- 7-( Reported wd. and 
missing 27.7-16. 
Report amended 
to " Killed in 
Action." 
29. 7.f 
14. 8.6',Reportedwd. 27.7.t6. 
Trans. to U.K. 
Subsequently 
portefl by V.O. as 
having died o wds. 
at Southwark Mili- 
ta- Hosp. 14.8.16. 
8. 2.16 
7- 9 -16 
27. 7.t6 
I. 6.I6 
i. 8.6Died of wounds I S. 
I"161 AfricanCn. Hosp. 
24 . 
25. 6.6 
20. 3.161 
9- 5-I61 
27. 7.I6 
27. 7.I6[ 
27. 7.I6 
I3.ii.i6  -- 
27. 7.16 
i3.1.i6 
i3.ii.i6  
i3.ii.16  
13.11.16 
4.x.x61 
. .,6 



THE ROLL OF HONOUR I5 
N.C.O.'S AND MEN--Continued 
Regtl. Date of Remarks. 
No. Rank. Naine. Death. ! 
I626 Pte. Crone, XV. C. -- 4- -ï XV«. zo.5.16. Trans. 

194Π
1354 

1219 
I3o9 
796 
1957 
3756 
3868 

4123 
4318 
4746 

4736 
2z72 

9877 
10669 

I13I 
266 
4051 
765 
437 ° 
4206 
4456 
436 

Pte. 
Pte. 

L/Cpl. 
L/Cpl. 
L/Cpl. 
L/Cpl. 
L/Cpl. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

Cable, M ..... 
Clarke, E.A. .. 

Conquer, H. G. K. 
Cross, W ..... 
Christophers, G. C. 
Curtis, A.C. .. 
Crokett, I ..... 
Carey, R. D.A. .. 
Clarke, F.W. .. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

Catlin, H ..... 
Crowe, R.J. .. 
Coffey, R ..... 

 to U.K. zo.5.I6. 
Subsequently re- 
ported "Died of 
vounds" at Ash- 
bourne Hosp., Sun- 
derland, 24.6.16. 
i4.i1.16' -- 
z6. 3.I6'Died of wds. i Star. 
[ t Hosp., Rouen, 
z3.3.I6. 
. 16 -- 
[ 7.16 -- 
27. 7.I6] -- 
'27. 7. I6 -- 
1. 3.16 -- 
.12. 3.16 Died from wounds 
,, 
5 Gen. Hosp., 

Pte. 
Pte. 

Cunnington, A.W. 
Cook, A.E. .. 
Crickner, J. .. 
A1port, S ..... 

Pte. 
Pte. 

L/Cpl. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
L/Cpl. 
Pte. 
L/Cpl. 
Pte. 

Pte. 

Delaney, J. 
Dobbin, "vV. 
Doe, H. 
Dowker, F.'I. 
Dandy, A. J. 
Dimant, R. H. 

Dohcrty, J. H. 
Darbyshire, H. C... 

127 . 7- I6 
'27 . 7.16 
13. 9.16 

1Rouen. 
Died frona 
IOO F.A. 
I4.II.I6Died from wounds 
.I 4. 9.I6 -- 
'I9. I.ITVVd. 16.9.16. Trans. 
to U.K. I8.9.16. 
Reported by "W.O. 
as died of wounds 
19.1.17 Horton 
C./LdnAVar Hosp., 
Epsom. 
27. 7.16 -- 
1.11.16 -- 
27. 7.16 -- 
} i. 5.I6Died of xvounds 60 
27- 7 .16 F.A. __ 

wounds 



6 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 
N.C.O.'S AND MEN--Contiued 
Rak. ] Naine. 
Regtl. 
No. 

1812 Pte. 
161 L/Cpl. 

4217 Pte. 
266 . Sgt. 
1451 I Pte. 

4514 
478 

1224 
1245 
2494 
1834 
9101 
1244 
3780 
374 I 
51260 
504 
702 
I524 
974 
lO85 
153 
225 
174o 
4285 
8943 
469 ° 
348 
4683 
2o21 
lO535 
lO664 
411 
2o66 
1735 
1564 
1688 
274 
1214 

Pte. 
Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Cpl. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
L/Cpl. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Sgt. 
L/Cpl. 

Dodman, A. .. 
Davidson, J. 
Daniel, W. 
Ditzen, O.S. .. 
Eley, C.W. .. 

Erwood, F.L. .. 
Farr, J. P ..... 

Farren, J.P. .. 
Fay, V. T.M. .. 
Foster, A.J. .. 

Fowler, J. P.A. - 
Fitton, W. .. 
GoodIellow, "II. .. 
Glasgow, M.R. .. 
Garcia, A.R. ,. 
Grant, A, E. .. 
Hedger, C.A. .. 
Hopkins, H. ,. 
Hodge, R.N. _. 
Hutchinson, D. L. 
Hanbury, L.F. .. 

] Date of " 
i Death" . Rernaks. 
8.16'Died of wds. 21 C.C.S. 
2. 
27. 7.i6:XVounded in action 
[ and missing. 
3 o. 5.16[ -- 
27. 7.I6 -- 
2o.i2.i 5 Died of wounds re- 
ceived in action. 
2 7. 7.16 -- 
8.I6Died of wounds re- 
3- I ceived in action. 
27. 7.16 -- 
27. 7.16 -- 
12. 7.16 Died of wds. 7 Gen. 
Hosp., Stomer. 
I2. 6.16 Died of wds. 6 C.C.S. 
13.11.16 -- 
I. 8.16 -- 
27. 7.16 -- 
27. 7.16 -- 
13.11.16 -- 
27. 7.16 -- 
I3.ii.I61 -- 
27. 7.16 -- 
27. 7.16 -- 
27. 7.16 -- 

Sgt. 
L/Cpl. 
æte. 
t?te. 
Pte. 
t?te. 
L/Cpl. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
L/Cp1. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
L/CpL 

Head, P. F ...... 8.I6 Diedofwds. 2I C.C.S. 
Huntley, E. .. 27. 7.161 -- 
Harrison, H.J. .. 27. 7.16[ 
I-Iolmes, AI. .. 27. 7.16 
Hrding, H. .. 27. 7.16 
Harrison, F .... 27. 7.16 
Hendren, J.M. .. 27 . 7.161 
Hobden, A.G. ,. 117.11.16 Died of xvds. 3 C.C.S. 
Heaton, -- .... 114.11.16 I 
Honeyman, G. S... 13.11.16! -- 
Hirst, J.E. .. 16. 9.161 -- 
Hopkins, A .... 13.1I 16 -- 
Inwood, W.S. 13.11.16 -- 
Johnston, W.H. 2 716. -- 
Jones. R, • • 9. 5 -16 Died of wds. 22 C.C.S 
Jones, W. D.P. 18.11.i6 Died of wds. 3 C.C.S 
Jackson, G. 27. 7.I61 -- 
Jeffreys, C.W. I.II.I6Died of wounds 2 
I Stationary Hosp. 



THE ROLL OF HONOUR 7 
N.C.O.'S AND MEN--Contiued 
Regtl. Rank. Naine. Remarks. 
No. 

7778 
4615 
8709 

63094 
1591 
I647 
4o73 
3623 
3894 
4491 
8743 
7502 

4574 
4665 
291 
998 
t392 
1796 
878 

4o15 
1827 
3528 
1277 
177 
4008 
4461 
4618 
1595 
193o 
1862 
1725 
4713 

426 
1575 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
L/Cpl. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
L/Cpl. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Cpl. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 

Josephs, B. 
Kelly, W. A. 
Kibble, --.. 

King, A. .. 
Loveland, H. 
Littman, S. 
Lewis, T. .. 
Lloyd, A... 
Lindow, W. A. 
Lynn, W'. J. 
Lucas, A. .. 
Lee, J. .. 

Lambert, A. . 
Lloyd, E. E. H. C." 
Morgan, D. 
Macpherson, J. C. 
McKay, A. .. 
Murray, C.F. .. 
McPhail, P. .. 

Monk, E.W. .. 
McKenzie, W. 
Moss, F. A. 
McFarlane, J. 
McGregor, J. M. 
Mogford, A. C. 
Morris, J... 
Moore, M... 
Moore, A. V. N. 
Marshall, A.F. . 
Nancarrow, G. W. 
Owen, H. .. 
O'Brien, D." . .. 

Palliser, A. J. B... 
Pearce, F ..... 

8.16 

12. 3.16 
16. 3.16 
27. 7.I6 
15 . 9.16 
IO. 3.16 
4- 8.I6 
13.11.16 
13.11.16 
5.1o.16 
21.11.16 
8. 5.16 
13 . 3.16 
15 . 8.16 

IOO 

Died of vds. 6 C.C.S. 
Died of wds. I3th 
Corps Main Dres- 
sing Station. 
Died of vds. 22 C.C.S. 
Died of wds. 18 C.C.S. 
Died of vounds I3th 
Corps Main Dress- 
ing Station. 
Died of wds. 5 F.A. 
Died of wds. 21 C.C.S. 
Died of wds. 43 C.C.S. 
Wd. 27.7.16. Subse- 
quently reported 
by W.O. having 
died of wounds 
at Kitchener Var 
Hospital. 



FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

N.C.O.'S AND MEN--Continued 

Regtl. 
No. 

886 

I458 
1864 
807 
3907 
3129 
10933 
3762 
t 746 
869 
3827 
1992 

4149 
45Ol 
9958 

123 
3560 
lO25 
954 
3629 
1222 
26 
3605 
1792 

15o9 
1756 
1345 
4204 
4163 
7719 
4226 
4227 
4141 
10934 

1743 
19o4 

Rank. 

A, R. S.M. 

Pte. 
L/Cpl. 
1Dte. 
Ite. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
1Dte. 
1Dte. 
1Dte. 
Pte. 
L/Cpl. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

Pte. 
1Dte. 
Sgt. 
Sgt. 
I Ite" 
L/Cpl. 
Pte. 
L/Cpl. 
Pte. 

Sgt. 
Pte. 
œete. 
L/Cpl. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

Cpl. 
Ite. 

Naine. 

Iouney, F. .. 
19urgavie, F. 
Pellymainter, W. j 
Ierry, O ..... 
Parr, E. A. 
Iarry-Crooke, L. W. 
Philpot, G.H. .. 
1Redwood, W. .. 
Rogers, 13. F. .. 
Race, S ..... 
Reeman, A.W. .. 
1Richards, E.W. .. 

Rooney, E. .. 
Roe, A. E.C. .. 
1Ramsbottom, W... 

Shotten, J.S. .. 
Simpson, C. 
Skuse, L. N. 
Siever, E. H. P. 
Schobiers, J. A. G " 
Simpson, W. 
Stagg, E... 
Stares, J. 
Stokes, A.E. .. 

Simpson, J. .. 
Smith, H. E.T. .. 
Suttie, W.F. .. 
Smith, A ..... 
Scott, H. .. 
Swift, B. AI " .. 
Stotford, M. R. F. 
Stewart, H. .. 
Smith, W.J. .. 
Smith, C.H. .. 

Tomalin, R.A. .. 
Taylor, C.W. .. 

Date of[ 
Death. ! Remarks. 
I. 8.i6.Died of wounds  
Stationary Hosp. 
I. 3.16 -- 
113.11.I6 
Iz7. 7.16 
IIO. 2.16 
27. 7.16 
.13.11.16 
'22. 6.16 
16.11.16 
13.11.16 
I0. 2.16 -- 
i8.io.I6Died of wds. 
7 -16 shot), head 
inflicted). 
27 . -- 
27. 7.16 -- 
5.II.I6Died of wounds I/3 
. H.F.A. 
!27. 7.161 -- 
127. 5.161 -- 
• 27. 7.16 -- 
13.11.16! -- 
27. 7.16 -- 
27. 7.I6t -- 
2I. 3.I6!Died of wds. IOO F.A. 
Iio. 2.16 -- 
14. 2.16 Died of wds. I C.C.S. 
I Chocques. 
13.11.16 -- 
î771 37166 Died ofwX. 18 c.e.s. 
2 7. 7.16 -- 
2 7. 7.16 -- 
113.ii.i6 
2 7. 7.6' 

13.11.161 
27 • 7.161 
21.1o.16 Died 

Died of wds. 6 F.A. 
(gun- 
(self- 

Corps 30perating 
Station. 
27. 7.I6 i -- 
21. 9.16 Died of wounds (gas), 
I 13 Staty. Hosp. 

of wds. I3th 



THE ROLL OF HONOUR t t9 

Regtl. 
No. 

II 
68 
4047 
40438 
3656 
7531 
1475 
4056 
1478 
9oz 
99o 
12o 4 
I9Ol 
299 
o 634 
4460 
1582 
o 569 

4442 

4275 
o lO75 
773 ° 
8542 
4o31 

4775 
4626 
61934 
75577 
9823 
1732 
631I 7 
93338 
1692 

63057 

N.C.O.'S AND MENCo-nlinued 

Rank. 

Sgt. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
L/Cpl. 
L/Cpl. 
.Pte. 
I Pte. 
Pte. 
L/Cpl. 
L/Cpl. 
' Pte. 
Cpl. 
L/Cpl. 
i Pte. 
Pte. 
. Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
. Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
, L/Cpl. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

Pte. 

Naine. 

Taylor, J. H. 
Thomas, T. J. 
TMbot, A. J. 
Talbot, S. kV. 
Teeling, A... 
Turner, A... 
Vickery, G. H. 
Wain, G. A. 
Vilson, A. V. 
"Whitlock, A. E. 
,Villcocks, N. 
\¥ebster, S. 
\Vhite, F. C. 
Woodin, J. B. 
,Villocks, J. C. 
Wade, A. 
Wright, S.  H. 
 \¥hite, 'W. H. 

, Wilson, H. H. L... 

, Wood, E. C. 
Williams, R. W. 
Wilson, H. E. 
Wiseman, W. J. 
Willsher, \V. A. 
I Woodcock, J. J. 
Wright, V. J. 
Watts, G... 
Addison, F. 
Aujurai, R. 
Aldred, H. D. 
Amos, H. G. 
Andell, N... 
Anderson, W. 

Andrews, G. J. 

I Dste of Remarks. 
, Death. 
123. 3.I0 Diedotwds. 18C.C.S. 
i3.11.16 -- 
127. 7.I 
113..1, -- 
I 8. 7.161 -- 
115- 9.161 - 
2 7. 7.6 
!27-7.161 -- 
3O.lO.16 -- 
7.i2.16 
13.11.16 -- 
,_fS. 5.6 
27. 7.6 
3..6 
14.i.6 
3..i6 
26..6Died of wounds t3 
neral Hospital. 
I 5. 6.6"Died of wounds 7 
27-7"I6  OEneralospital 
3..6 I 
27. 7.61 
4- 6.6 
6Died of wounds 6 
:3- 8"6 1 OEneral 
Hospital. 
6.o. 
9..6 Died ot wds. 3 C.C.S. 
23. -7 
7- 9 -8 
3.2.7 
o. 3-7 
2o. 2. 7 Died ot wds.49 C.CS 
3 o. 9.8 
27- 7- 6 Reported missing 
27.7.6. Regarded 
 tor ocial purposes 
 as having died on 
I or since 27.7.6. 
7- 2-I 7]Reported missing 
7.2.7. Regarded 
for ocial purposes 
as having died on 
or since 7.2.7. 



I20 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 
N.C.O.'S AND MENConliued 
Rank. Naine. R emar ks. 

RegtL 
No. 

6196z 

I489 
27531, 

0o9:2o 

Pte. 

L/Cpl. 
Pte. 

L/Cpl. 

9334 z Pte. 
93337 Pte. 
48691 Pte. 
27418 ' Pte. 
1995 i Pte. 
50785 Pte. 
1997 Pte. 
io9i 5 I Pte. 
74753 o, L/Cpl. 
66z 5 L/CpI. 

229484'C.Q.M.S. 

ZlZ 7 L/Cpl. 
61595 Pte. 
80142 Pte. 
4774 .Pte. 

50097 
49579 
4045 
37366 
ZlZ35 
1375 
63082 
I7Z3 

Pte. 
Pte. 
L/Cpl. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Cpl. 

Arlidge, A. V. 

Arnot, G. S .. 
Arthur, XV. R. .. 

Ashman, L. 

Astlcy, J. XV. 
Aston, J. T. 
]3ailey, H... 
]3aker, A. 
]3aker, C. £." 
]3aker, H... 
Baker, XV... 
]3almforth, J. N. 
Barker, A. A. 
]3arker, E. ]3. 

]3arnes, A.G. .. 

]3arnfather, N. C... 
]3arrett, C ..... 
]3arrett, J.E. .. 
]3arry, K ..... 

Date of 
Death. 

3" 5"I 7 Reportcd missing 
3" 5" 17" Regarded 
for oncial purposes 
as having died on 
or since 3.5.17. 
i. 6.18 Died of wds. 3 C.C.S. 
z 5. 3.I8Shown on German 
list of dead P. of 
XV. No further de- 
tails. 
3. 5.17 Reported missing 
3-5.1 7- Regarded 
for official purposes 
as having died on 
8.1o.181 °r since 3__ "5"17" 
4-?.I81 - 
II. o.17[ -- 
7-9-181 -- 
117-2.171 -- 
' 2. I2. I7[ -- 
117. 2.1 7 -- 
14.11.16 -- 
3- 5-17 -- 
2 3. z. 17 Died of wds. 3rd Can. 
I General Hospital. 
31 . 5.18 Died of wdz. 91 
16. ŒE.i 7 F A __ 
3- 1-181 -- 
3 O. 9.181 -- 
.27. 7.I6 

]3arsby, T. N. 
t3attison, C. 
]3avin, W. J. 
/3eales, C. E. C. 
Beamiss, T. J. 
Beaven, F. L. 
Beckett, XV. 
Bee, L. .. 

.3 ° . 9.18 
8. 3.i7 
-.17 
2 4 . 8.18 
17. 2.I 7 
.17. 2.iï 
ŒE 3. 2.18 

Reported missing 
2.7.I6. Regarded 
for official purposes 
as having died on 
or since 27.7.16. 



THE ROLL OF HONOUR I2I 
N.C.O.'S AND MEN---Cotinued 
Date of 
Regtl. Rank. Naine. ; Remarks. 
No. Deatk. t. 
4744 Pte. 13ennett, J.A. .. 

68491 
82 
3888 

8224t 
275310 
20696 

93349 
15015 

1457 ° 
13946 
49310 
79744 
60921 
82232 
10451 

6458 
13729 
63083 
lO6 
9164 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Ptc. 

tc. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

I Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
L/CpI. 

]3ennett, C. tZ. .. 
Benson, C. .. 
Bibby, C ..... 

Bimpson, R.W. .. 
Bing, W. .. 
Blackwell,  H. .. 

Blyth, J ..... 
Boit, A.E. .. 

]3ourne, W. .. 
Bovlcr, J. x¥. .. 
Boyle, E.A. .. 
Bradbury, C. .. 
Bradshaw, E. .. 
Brannagan, J. .. 
Breakley, J. O. J. 

]3rennen, T. .. 
Brewer, G.A. .. 
Briggs, L.G. .. 
Bristow, S.R. .. 
Brockley, G. .. 

13.II.I6'Wd. and reported 
missing 3. I i. 16. 
Regarded for offi- 
cial purposes as 
having died on or 
I since 13.11.16. 
8. 1.18 Died from effects of 
lobar pneumonia. 
ii. 2.17 Died of wds. 47 
, C.C.S. 
3. 5. I7'Repo rted missing 
3-5-17- Regarded 
for offtcial purposes 
as having died on 
I or since 3-5. I7. 
25.1o.18, 
29.11.171 -- 
25. 3.18 Reported missing 
25- 3-18. Identity 
disc round; death 
accepted. 
3. 9 -I8' -- 
2o. 7.I 7'Reported missing 
I 2o.7.17. tZegarded 

17 . 2.17 
IO. 3.17 
17. 2.17 
8.1o.18. 
24. 4.17 
26. 8.18 
6. 4.17 
7- 3 -18 
x7.II.I 7 
31 . 5.18 
3 ° . 1.17 
3- 5-17 

for official purposes 
as having died on 
or since 20.7-17- 
Died of wounds. 
Died from effects of 
P.O.O. (?) enteric. 
Died of wounds. 
Reported missing 
3-5-17- Regarded 
for officLul purposes 
as having died on 
or since 3.5-17 



i22 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 
N.C.O.'S AND MEN--Continued 
Regtl. I Date 41 
No. Ra.nk. Naine. I Death. ] Remarks. 
,23. ;; - 

7513 [ 
I27996 I 
513 

6428 
5078I 
63120 

20338 
4607 

8739 
4527 

4519 
8717 
61749 
68510 

Pte. 
A/Cpl. 
L/Cpl. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

l'te. 
Pte. 

Brodle, C.H. .. 
' Brook, A.R. .. 
Brown, J ..... 

Buckland, A. .. 
Bugo3r, W. .. 
Bull, VC j. .. 

Burgess, C. S. V... 
Burns, R ..... 

17. 2.17 -- 
3- 5.I7 eported missing 
3-5-17- Regarded 
for official purposes 
as having died on 
or since 3.5.17. 
7- 7-17 -- 
i. 6.17 Died of wounds. 
24 . 3.iTDied from effects of 
tumour of kidney 
I CL)- 
28. 4.17 -- 
27. 7.16 Reported missing 
27.7.16. Regarded 

Pte. 
Pte. 

L/Cpl. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

1137o I Pte. 
75586 Pte. 
1483 I Pte. 

11215 I, Pte. 
1946 I Pte. 

Burton, G. G. E. 
Burton, H. B. 

Bush, H. ., 
Bush, H. C" ., 
Buswell, J.W. ., 
Butler, S. 3I. 
Butterworth, L. G'." 

Bye, C. E... 
Campbell, V. 
Carnochan, J. 

.. 28.11.17 
• . 27. 7.I6 i 
II. 5.I7 
24.10.18 
20. 2.I 7 
2.I2.I 7 
:25 . 3.18 
.. 13.11.16 
• . 6. 5.I8 
.. X 7. 7-16 
8.IO.I8 
3- 5-17 

Carruthers, A. J... 
Carter, E.A. .. 

for o fficial purposes 
as having died on 
or since 27.7.I6. 
Reported missin 
27.7.16. Regarded 
for official purposes 
as having died on 
or since 27.7.16. 
Died of wounds. 
Died of wounds. 
Died of wounds. 
Shown on P. of W. 
list of dead, 
Died of wounds. 
Reported wd. and 
missing 27.7.16. 
Regarded for offi- 
cial purposes as 
having died on or 
since 27.7.16. 
Died of wounds. 
Reported missing 
3- 5-17- Regarded 
for official purposes 
as having died on 
or since 3.5.17. 



THE ROLL OF HONOUR 

12 3 

N.C.O.'S AND MEN--Contitued 

Regtl. 
No. I Rank. 

4272 

631 
518o 4 
7028 

75696 
93356 
63124 
51268 

62051 
229329 

Pte. 

L/Cpl. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

L/Cpl. 
l'te. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 

Carter, H... 

Chambers, H. M. 
Çhilton, S. J. 
Clark, J. G. 

Clayton, R. 
Clennel, J... 
Cochrane, T. 
Coey, V. J 

71552 
3847 

61640 
71553 
1413 

10159 
60211 

22933 ° 
61732 
6025 

Pte. 
Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Sgt. 

Pte. 
Sgt. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
L/Sgt. 

I Collett, T. A. 
Colley, T. N. 

Collins, A. V. 
Cook, G. E. 
Cooke, E. G. 

 Cooney, T. 
, Cooper, E. R. 
[ Cooper, H. 
I Cordell, D. 
Cornish, J. A. 

• Date of[ Remarks. 
Death. 
• . 27 . 7.16 Reported wd. and 
missing 27. 7.  6. 
1Regarded for offi- 
cial purposes as 
having died on or 
since 7.7.i6. 
IO. 3.I1 -- 
.. 17. 4.1 -- 
• - 3- 5 -18 Regarded as died 
I wds. in XVar Hosp., 
[ Crmany (P. of 
• - 7- 9 -18 -- 
24. IO. I8 Died of wounds. 
I7.' 2.7 -- 
• -  3- 5-I7Rep orted mismn 
3.5-17- Regarded 
for ocial purses 
as laving died on 
I7 ] ormnce 3.5.17. 
.. 3.12. -- 
.. 23. 3.IS eported missing 
23.3.I8. Sho on 
German list of dead 
Assumed as having 
died on or since 
.. . 4"8  a3.3.8 
.. 8..8 Died from influ- 
] enza. 
.. 17. 2.17[ 
.. i. 4.18 
.. 25. 3.18 Reported missing 
25.3.18. Regarded 
as having died on 
or since 25.3.18. 
.. io. 3.17 
.25. 3.18 Reported missing 
 25. 3.I8. Regarded 
as having died on 
or since 25.3.18. 
.. 18. 4.18 
• • 3- 17.Died of wounds. 
.. : .is - 



124 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

1594 

10940 
79766 
I43O 
61928 
61967 
17Ol 
6861o 
12713 
IS6I 

859 
161 

6050 
4377 
1973 

2o4I 
436o 
6165o 
71565 
1o768 
93366 
55o68 
1424 
2454o9 
61958 
I8944 
2705 

Rank. 

Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
L/Cpl. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
L/cN. 
L/CI)l. 
L/Cpl. 

lte. 
L/Cpl. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

N.C.O.'S AND MEN--Coztim, ed 

I Date of i Remarks. 
Naine. Death. 

Cotterill, H. J. 

Cotterill, W.H. .. 
Coupe, H. _ 
Coyle, J. _ 
Crabb, F. @i .. 
Cummins, P. .. 
Curryer, R.W. .. 
Daines, A ..... 
Daniels, F ..... 
Davies, A.E. .. 

Davies, J. _ _ 
Davison, J. .. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
lPte. 
lPte. 
L/Cpl. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
lte. 
Pte. 

Day, J. C ..... 
Dean, J .... 
Deares, H ...... 

Dearing, J. .. 
De Backer, M. H... 
Dennet, A. J. 
Dicker, A.S. .. 
Dickerson, G. H... 
Dinkell, G. E. 
Dillon, A... 
Dixie, L. .. 
Dodds, W. J. 

127. 7.i6.Reported wd. and 
missing 27.7-16. 
Regarded as hav- 
ing died on or 
since 27.7.I6. 
z 5. 3.I8 , -- 
8. 9-I8 Died of wounds. 
i4.11.16 [ -- 
17. 2.I7i -- 
IO. 3. I7 -- 
3.12.17] -- 
28. 8.18 Died of wounds. 
17. 2.17 Rptd. missing3.5.I7. 
3- 5-17 Regarded as having 
died on or since 
3.5.17. 
17. 2.I71 -- 
27. 7.16Reported wd. and 
missin g "-7- 7-16. 
] Regarded as hav- 
] ing died on or since 
I "-7-7 .16- 
28. 1.I71 -- 
12. 4.17  
27. 7.16 Reported wd. and 
missing 27. 7.16. 
Regarded as hav- 
ing died on or since 
27.7.16. 
I7. 2.I Died of wounds. 
17. 2.17 -- 
17. 2.17 -- 
I. 4.18. -- 
20.12.17 Died of wounds. 
i.i2.17; -- 
1.12.17 -- 
29. 4-17' Killed accidentally 
 (fall from railway 
carriage). 

8.1o.18, 
-- 3- 5-17, 
.. 3 o. 9.18 
.. 3 o. 9.18 
... 3o.11.17 

Doel, G ..... 
Donnan, J.P. .. 
Donovan, J.P. .. 
Dooley, D. .. 



THE ROLL OF HONOUR 
N.C.O.'S AND MEN--Continued 

93362 
61649 
868 

416OE6 
75700 
73948 
58802 
8OEOE69 
7559OE 
4034 

9-0409 
63080 
93368 
15132 
75591 
22 
7730 
82271 
6o7I 
29568 
87749 
(Prev. 
No. in 
23/RF 
4523) 
54861 
e53629 
229432 
176i 

Ranh. 

Pte. 
L/CpL 
L/Cpl. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Sgt. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
L/Cpl. 
Pte. 
L/Cpl. 
L/Cpl. 
L/Cpl. 
L/Cpl. 
te. 
Pte. 

Pte. 
L/Cpl. 
Pte. 
L/Cpl. 

Dooley, M. .. 
Dossett, H. E. 
Drew, C ..... 

Driver, E ..... 
Driver, W.G. .. 
Dumont, J. .. 
Dunkley, E .... 
Dupre, T.D. .. 
Edwards, R.R. .. 
Elley, C.H. .. 

Ellis, B. .. 
Emberson, C. G. 
Embleton, A. 
Embleton, W. 
Evans, G. H. 
Evans, H... 
Evans, J. F. 
Evans, T. .. 
Fadden, E. T. 
Farrow, F. 
Fell, H. .. 

Fisher, P. . 
Fitch, T. Pi 
Forbes, G. F. 
Ford, F. H. 

Date of 
Death. [ Rernarks. 
13o-9.1' -- 
I. 9.I81Died of wounds. 
zo. 4.17 Wd. 12.4.17. Trans. 
to U.K. 16.4.17 . 
Subsequently died 
of wds. on 2o.4.17 
at Ardmillan Aux. 
Military Hospital, 
Oswestry. 
iI 7. 2.17 -- 
I 8. I0.I8 -- 
[3 O. 9. I8 -- 
26. 6.18 -- 
'27. 8.18 Died of wounds. 
8.IO.I8 -- 
27. 7.16 Reported missing 

17 . 2.17 
25 . 3.18 
8. 9.18 
8.IO.I8 
27. 3.I8 
20. 2.17 
2. 5.17 
8.1o.18 
29. 1.17 
2I. 2.17 
26.12.18 

17. 9.17 
8.IO.I8 
3.1oE.17 
I3.II.I6 

27.7.16. Regarded 
as having died on 
or since 27.7.I6. 
Died of wounds. 
Died of wounds. 
Died of wounds. 
Died of wounds. 
Wd. 22.8.18. Trans. 
to U.K. 17.9.18. 
Subsequently died 
at Military Hosp., 
Kirkham -,6.12.18. 

Reported xvd. and 
missing 13.11 .I6. 
Regarded as hav- 
ing died on or since 
13.II.I6. 



6 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 
N.C.O.'S AND MENCotimwd 
Regtl. 
No. Rak. Naine. Remarks. 

2753z 

24386 
66879 

13088 
4264 

5o6 

7o737 
93378 
23131 
86129 
64074 
93374 
23430 
61043 

20257 

Pte. 

Pte. 

Pte. 
Ptc. 

Date of 
Death. 

Forest, J.G. .. 2 7 . 7.16 

Foster, A ..... 123. 3.18 
Frampton, C. W .... i 7. 2.17 
Fear, A ..... 25. 3.18 

CpI. 
Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
L/Cpl. 
L/Cpl. 

French, P.J. -- 7- 9.18 
Fulhrton, A.J. .. 27 . 7.16 

Fuller, V. H. 

Furuta, F. 
Gaughan, T. 
George, J. L. 
George, S. G. 
Gibson, W. G. 
Gill, A. E... 
Gillard, F. B. 
Gold, L. H. 

L/Cpl. 

Pte. 
Pte. 

Good, B. .. 

3. 5-17 

8.Io.I8 
3 ° . 9.18 
I8. 2.17 
7- 9.I8 
23. 3.18 
8. 9.18 
17. 2.I 
3. 5-I7 

25 . 3.I8 

Goode, 1D .A. .. t2i. 7.18 
Goodrum, S.G. - • ' 3" 5"I 7 

'Rcported missing 
27.7.16. Regarded 
as having died on 
or since 27.7.16. 
Reported missing 
23.3.18. Shovn on 
German official list 
of dead P. of W. 
Reported missing 
23.3.18. Shown on 
German list of dead 
P. of W. 
Reported xvd. and 
missing 27- 7-16. 
Regarded as hav- 
ing died on or since 
27.7.16. 
Reported missing 
3-5- I ï. Regarded 
as having died on 
or since 3-5-17. 
Died of wounds. 
Reported wd. and 
missing3.5.I 7. ire- 
gardecI as having 
died on or since 
3.5.17. 
Reported missing 
25.3.I8. Shown on 
German list of dead 
P. of XV. 
Reported wd. and 
missing 3-5-17- Re- 
garcled as ha.-ing 
died on or smce 
3.5.I7. 



THE ROLL OF HONOUR ;7 
N.C.O.'S AND MEN--Continued 
Date of 
Regll. Rank. Naine. Remarks 
No. Death. 

4457 
425 ° 
75712 
3725 
669t3 

06881 
82280 
699{} 

21997 
8o127 
8428 
17o6 
63113 
66789 

4721 
2746 
4923 
49IIX 

61663 
49639 

3858 

(»3066 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Cpl. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
L/Cpl. 
Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 

Pte. 

Goodway, R.W... 
Gray, R. .. 
Greener, c.'Ê. .. 
Greenfield, F. .. 
Greenwood, H. .. 
Greenwood, J. W... 
Greenwood, R. S... 
Gregg. G.E. .. 

Griffiths, L. J. 
Grifiïths, V. G. 
Gromadzki, W. 
Grout, H... 
Gunn, A. R. 
Hackett, F. G. 

Hague, V. .. 
Haines, F.P. .. 
Haigh, J.L. .. 
Hall, F.P. .. 

Hante, S ..... 
Harber, R.W. .. 

Harding, C. V. .. 

Pte. Harman, W.J. .. 

14. 6.18 -- 
3- 5.17 , -- 
9- io. 18 Dicd of wounds. 
17 . 2.17'. 
25. 3.18 Reported missing 
- 25.3.I9. Shown on 
] CSermanlist of dead 
[ 8.IO.Il -- 
122. 8. I8 Died of wounds. 
3- 5-I7!Rep orted missing 
3" 5" 17" Regarded 
8.1o.18' as having died on 
or since 3.5.17. 
3 o. 9.I8, -- 
31 . 5.18! -- 
14.11.16 -- 
17 . 2.17 
.25. 3.18 Shown on official Ger- 
man list of dead. 
No further details. 
IAst P.M. 6ox, 
2. I. 19- Regarded 
for ofiïcial purposes 
as having dicd on 
or since 25.3.IS. 
3- 5-17, -- 
28.11.17 -- 
I. 8. I8 -- 
IS.I I.I8 Died Irom influenz 
i due to exposure on 
militarv dutv 
I5. I I.I'. 
3- 5-Iï ' 
3- 5- 17 Missing and regarded 
for oncial purposes 
as having died on 
or since 3.5.17. 
27. 7.16 1Reported killed in 
action or died ot 
wds. on or shortly 
after 27.7.16. 
,Iï. 2.17 



i28 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 
N.C.O.'S AND MEN--Contiued 
Regtl. Date of 
No. Rank. Naine. Death. 

15746 
78967 
48322 
61921 
82294 

7655 
I417 

72686 
7688 
19o9 

4566 
49642 

93389 
47783 
20352 
67023 

lO94 
66456 
75704 
lO49 

1271 
2474 
48o63 

L/Cpl. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 

Harniman, Il. J... 30. I.i7 
Harper, E. .. 24. 8.i8 
Harrild, R. W. C... 17. 2.17 
Harris, C.J. .. 17. 2.17 
Harris, F ..... .28. 8.18. 

Hart, J. I... 
Hart, S. .. 

Remarks. 
Died of wounds in 
16 Gen. Hospital 
28.8.18. 
.. ,17. 4.17 -- 
.. ,27. 7.16 Missing and regarded 
for official purposes 
as having died on 
or since 27.7.i6. 
7- 9.18 Died of wds. 45 
C.C.S. 7.9.18. 
29. 4.17 -- 
.27. 7.16Wd. and missing 
27.7.16. Ilegarded 
for oflïcial purposes 
as having died on 
or since 27.7.16. 
.. 16. 3.I71Diedofwds. 45 C.C.S. 
• - 3-5-I8[D ied of wounds 26 
General Hospital. 
.. I.lO.i8 Died of wounds. 
.. 13. 4.17 
.. ,13.11.16 
•. ,25. 3.18 Reported missing 
, 25.3.18. Shown on 
i German list of dead 
P. of 
-- 7- 6.I 7'Died of wounds. 
.. 23. 3.18 -- 
.. 20. 4.18 
• . 27 . 7.16Reported wd. and 
Ç missing 27.7.16. 
Regarded for of Ii- 
cial purposes as 
having died on or 
since 27.7.16. 
23 . 2.18' 
3- 5-x71 
i23 . 3.x8 Ileported missing 
', 23.3.18. Sllovn on 
German list of dead 
P. of W. 2.1.19. 

Harvey, F. .. 
Haslam, C. .. 
Hawksworth, K... 

Pte. 
Cpl. 
L/Cpl. 

L/Cpl. 
L/Cpl. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

Cpl. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

Hazelhurst, B. 
Heath, A... 

Henderson, D. 
Hickie, G. D. C. 
Hickman, A. J. 
Hill, J. w. 

Holcombe, C. J. 
Holden, A. E. 
Holt, T. E. 

Hills, P. E. 
Itodgetts, F. 
Hodgson, H. Il. 
Hodgson, J. C. 



THE ROLL OF HONOUR 2 9 
N.C.O.'S AND MEN--Con¢inued 
Rank. Naine. 

Regtl. 
No. 

113 

26412 
19668 

63089 
4193 

680121 
4185 
42188 
61924 

I4II 

73571 
1754 

78978 
1518 
13923 
63091 
4765 

63067 

L/Cpl. 

Cpl. 
Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 

Pte. 
L/Cpl. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

L/Cpl. 

Hope, R. .. 

Hopgood, A.E. .. 
Hopps, J.S. .. 

Hom, A. G. 
Horsfall, J. 

Horton, P.S. .. 
Howard, F. .. 
Howes, E ..... 
Hucker, W.J. .. 

Hudson, W 

Hulkes, R.A. .. 
Humphreys, A. W. 

Hyde, V.E. .. 
Irving, T.H. .. 
Ivey, t-I ..... 
Ivory, F.V. .. 
Jackson, S.S. .. 

James, B. C. 

Date of  . 
Death. I emars. 
:5- 3-I8[ReP °rted wd. 

17 . 2.17 
'25. 3.18 

15.11.16 
3- 5-17 

i 9"18 
2.17 
OE.17 
7- 7 -16 
3- 8.18 
5- 3 -18 

and 
mlsslng 25-3-18. 
Shown on German 
list of dead P. of W, 
Reported missing 
2.5.3.18. Shown on 
German list of dead 
P. of W. 
Died of wounds. 
Reported missing 
3"5" 17" Regarded 
for official purposes 
as having died on 
or since 3-5-17- 
Died of wounds 47 
c.e.s. 18.2.17 • 
Missing. Regarded 
for oflïcial purposes 
as having died on 
or since 27.7.16. 
Died of wounds 19 
c.e.s. 23.8.I8. 
Shown on P. of W. 
list of dead. ac- 
cepted for official 
purposes as having 
died on or since 
25.3.18. 

2 4. 8.i8[ -- 
8.10.181 -- 
2. 2.171 -- 
2.12.17 -- 
27. 7.16 Repgrt.ed wd. 

3- 5-I7 

and 
mlsslng 27- 7-16. 
Reoarded as hav- 
ing died on or since 
27.7.16. 
Reported missing 
3-5-17. Regarded 
as having died on 
or since 3.5.17. 



I3O FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 
N.C.O.'S AND MENContinueà 
Regtl. 
No. Rank. Naine. Death. I Remarks. 
12. 9.18'Died 

80171 
23503 
78979 
1818 

2870 
245533 
17810 

48411 
48066 
81290 
3419 

49364 
4500 
80194 
78981 
93404 
73413 
16o 3 

88716 
1967 
93403 
51284 
3995 
4382 
661 

4785 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

Jarrett, w.A. .. 
Jarvis, w.E. .. 
Jeffery, A. .. 
Jevell, J.O. .. 

of wounds. 
17. 2.17[  
3 o. 9.I8 -- 
27. 7.16 Reported missing 
27.7.16. Regarded 
as having died on 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Sgt. 

Jinks, W.H. .. 
Johnson, F. .. 
Johnson, T. .. 

Johnson, W.J. .. 
Jolley, C.w. .. 

33 5-17 
5.18 
17 . 2.17 

or since 27.7.16. 
Died of wounds. 
Reported missing 
17.2.17. legarded 
as having died on 
or since 17.2.17. 
3 I. 7-17' Died of wounds. 
23- 3.18 -- 
17. 4.18 -- 
ŒE8. 4.I8Died of wds. whilst 

Jones, A.t. .. 
Jones, C ..... 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

/Cpl. 
Pte. 
L/Sgt. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

Pte. 

Jones, F. .. 
Jones, F ..... 
Jones, V ..... 
tçeeping, A.W. .. 
tçenny, J ..... 
tçiff, A. .. 
Kildare, T.'i. • - 

I4àllip, L. W. 
I4_ing, G. W. 
Kinghorn, J. W. 
Kirkham, J. R. 
Kirton, 13... 
Iitchen, H. 
IZnight, H. E. 

Knight, J. W. 

17 . 2.1 
3I.I2.I 7 
24.1o.18' 
4.IO.I8 
3 ° . 9.18 
8.1o.18 
27. 7.16, 

5- 9 -Iê 
2. 5.17 
7- 9 .18 
17. 2.17 
14.11.16 
15 . 2.17 
27 . 7.16 

1 
25. 3.18 

P. o W. in War 
Hospital, Morts. 
Died of wounds. 
Reported missing 
27.7.16. Regarded 
as having died on 
or since 27.7.16. 
Died of wounds. 
Died of wounds. 
ReI.rt.ed wd. and 
misslng 27- 7-16. 
Iegarded as hav- 
ing died on or since 
27.7.16. 
Ieported missing 
25.3.18. Regarded 
as having died on 
or since 25.3.18. 



THE ROLL OF HONOUR 131 
N.C.O.'S AND MEN--Coztizued 
Date 
Regtl.N o. Rank. Naine. Death. Remarks. 

82314 
I28I 

73526 
24775 
I679 

63494 
665o1 
61744 
3929 
3852 
93405 
62009 
lO183 
6818 
22945( 
1675 

229377 

61986 
• 4528 
699 
5524 ° 

21247 
93419 
46364 

4279 
15888 
229463 ' 
26231 

Pte. 
Sgt. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
L/Cpl. 

Pte. 
L/Cpl. 
L/Cpl. 
L/Cpl. 
L/Cpl. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
L/Cpl. 
Pte. 

Lamb, G. H. 
Laycock, P. G. D. 
Leach, B. H. 
Leary, R. G. 
Lee, C. .. 

Lee, H. S... 
Lee, J. 
Leverick, ." 
Lilley, S. .. 
Line, G. E. 
Longstaff, A. 
Lonnen, H. 
Lupton, G. A. 
MacDonald, H. A. 
Macdonald, J. 
MacFarlane, H. 

Macklin, R. 

Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

L/Cpl. 
Cpl. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

Madden, E. 
Main, R. M. 
Mann, H. V. 
Mansbridge, R. 

Mansfield, H. 
March, J. D. 
Marks, J. T. 

Marshall, W. E. 
Martin, P... 
Matthew, J. 
Mayhew, C. 

24 . 8.18 
3- 5-17 
24 . 8.18 
29. 9.18 
27. 7.16 
7- 9 -18 
8. 9.18. 
28. 1.17 
17 . 2.17 
5.12.17 
8.1o.18 
17 . 2.17 
17 . 2.17 
20. 7.17 
24 . 3.18 
27 . 7.16 

Died of vounds. 
Reported missing 
3.5.17- Regarded 
as having died on 
or since 3-5-17- 
Died of wounds. 
Reported missing 
27- 7-16. Regarded 
as having died on 
or since 27.7.16 
Died of wounds. 
Died of wounds. 
Shown on list of dead 
Died of wounds. 
Reported wd. and 
missing 27.7.1o. 
Regarded as hav- 
ing died on or since 
27.7.16 

.. 125 . 3.18 Shown on P. of W. 
129 4 17 list of dead. 
[I7 2117[ -- 
]14. 8.I8[ -- 
17. 1.i8Died from heart 
I I failure" 
13o- 9-ISIDied of wounds. 
I 8. O.18 I 
121. 7.17 Dî whilst P. of 
]I4-1.I61 " __ 
] 3-12-17[ 
128.ii.i7I 
[ 3- 5-17 Reported missing 
[ [ 3" 5" 1 7" Regarded 
/ ] as having died o: 
] [ or since 3.5.17. 



3 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 
N.C.O.'S AND MEN--Cotiued 
Regtl. Date of i 
No. Rank. Naine. Death. Remarks. 

69410 
100296 
49276 
1883 
27545 

ç3398 
49778 
61658 

73173 
77oi 

81336 
49386 
3844 

614o 
5028o 
449 
734o8 
82329 
59656 
42286 
93397 
16967 
6312 
21620 

37362 
82333 
I815 
1645 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

lte. 
lte. 
Pte. 

L/Cpl. 
Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

L/Cp1. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
lte. 
L/Cpl. 

Mayor, T.F. .. 
McDonnell, F. .. 
McGooch, J. .. 
McGlone, -J. .. 
Merricks, F. .. 

Metcalfe, J. . 
Mickleburgh, S. G 
Millet, G.V. .. 

Millet, R ..... 
Milne, F ..... 

Minter, G ..... 
Moogen, W. L .... 
Morris, F ..... 

Morris, H. G. 
Morris, J... 
Morrison, A. 
Mortimer, T. W. 
Mottershead, A. 
Muir, T. J. 
Musk, H. E. 
Myers, C. H. 
Myers, H... 
Nash, A. E. 
Neale, W... 

Neale, W. H. 
Neame, R.S. .. 
Neil, D.A. ,. 
Newman, 1. G .... 

23. 8.18 Died of wounds. 
3 o. 9.I81 -- 
I7. 2.171 -- 
25. 3.I8[ -- 
5-17 Reported missing 
3- 3.5.17. Regarded 
as having . died 
on or slnce 
3.5.17. 
8. 9.18 Died of wounds. 
17. 2.17 -- 
3- 5.17 

8.1o.18 
27. 7.16 

8.1o. I8 
17. 2.17 
27 • 7.16 

123.12.I 7' 
29. 4.17, 
117. 2.17 , 
[26. 8.18 
31 . 7.18 
21. 7.18 
io. 3.17 
2o7[ 9"I8 
7.17 
17. 4.17 
3- 5-17 

27. 9.17 
26. 6.18 
17 . 2.17 
27. 5.17 

Reported missing 
3-5.17- Iegarded 
as having died on 
or since 3.5.17. 
Reported missing 
27.7.16. Regarded 
as h.aving died on 
or since 27.7.16. 
Reported missing 
27.7.16. Iegarded 
as having died on 
or since 27.7.16.. 
Died of wounds. 
Died of gas wounds. 
Died of wounds. 
Reported missing 
3-5-17- Regarded 
as h.aving died on 
or SlnCe 3.5.17. 
Died of wounds. 



THE ROLL OF HONOUR I33 
N.C.O.'S AND MEN--Continued 
Regtl. Rank. Naine. Date of Remarks. 
No Death. 
446 Sgt. Nevman, T. t3. .. 

42287 
61747 
8003 
4387 
7911 
78995 
205976 
3380 
15208 
50283 

52159 
1718 
39O2 

61739 
49288 
88698 
87747 
81349 
48509 
9o174 
7507 

7384 

6232 
42289 
48706 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
L/Sgt. 
L/CpL 

Pte. 

Niblett, C. H. 
Nicholls, G. A. 
Nicklin, S. S. 
Norris, J. H. 
Norton, E. A. 
Notley, F... 
Noyes, A. A. 
Mutt, G. 
O'Connor, : 
Olding, J. L. 

Oswick, W. C. 

16. 5.17 Wounded in action 
17.2.17- Trans. 
U.K. 1.3.I 7. Sub- 
sequently died oI 
wounds Alexander 
Hosp., Cosham, 
I6.5.I 7. 
17. 2.17 -- 
15. 2.17 -- 
3- 5-17 -- 
I. 3.I Died of wounds. 
8.10.181 -- 
28. 8.18 Died of wounds. 
3 o. 9.18' -- 
13.12.17 Died of wounds. 
20. 3-I 7 Died of wounds. 
21. 4-17 Accidentally killed 
by collapsed dut- 
out at Rodincourt 
21.4.17 . 
21. 2.17 Died of wounds. 

Sgt. 
Pte. 

Pte. 
Sgt. 
Pte. 

Paddon, G.W. .. 
Parkin, W. .. 

Parsons, F. 
Parsons, J. L. 
Parsons, W. F. 

17 . 2.17 
23 . 2.18 
5- 9 -18 

Reported wd. and 
missing, 27.7.16. 
Regarded as hav- 
ing died on or since 
27.7.16. 
Died of wounds. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
L/Cpl. 
Pte. 

Pte. 

Pte. 
Cpl. 

Patmore, A. E. 
Pearson, T. B. 
Perkins, A. 
Perrins, W. 
Petty, T. S. 

Pickles, J. H. 

Pilton, C. H. 
Pink, W. G. 
Pittaway, T. 

1.10.18 Killed (S. I). 
6.io.I81Died of wounds. 
2. 5.17 -- 
3 o. 9.18 -- 
18. I I. 18 Died from influenza. 
[ (Exposure while on 
military duty.) 
18. I I.I 8 Died from influenza. 
(Exposure while on 
[ military duty.) 
31. 7.18[ -- 
24. 2.IT,Died of wounds. 
23-24. 3. Reported died whilst 
I8. a P. of W. 



134 

FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

N.C.O.'S AND MEN--Continued 

Regtl. 
No. 

lO46O 

500 

Rank. 

Pte. 

L/Cpl. 

t965 ]Pte. 
79395 Pte. 
1414 L/Cpl. 
64043 Pte. 

23332 
15563 

L/Cpl. 
Cpl. 

Norme 

Pollard, G... 

Date of 
Death. 

Pollard, W.A. .. 112 7. 7.16 

Poplett, J.J. .. 
Porter, S. .. 
Powell, W. "1 . .. 
Powney, A.F. .. 

245380! Pte. 
204 L/Sgt. 
27204 Pte. 
68772 lte. 
I656 Pte. 
53091 Pte. 
4o3e Pte. 
2026 Pte. 
4222I Pte. 
42292 

Prangley, N.C. .. 
Prescott, J. .. 

Price, C ..... 
lrior, F ..... 
Pryke, B.J. .. 

Quantrell, C.R. .. 
Rait, D ..... 

Randall, H.A. .. 
Ransley, W.J. .. 

Ravenhill, H. H... 
Rawlings, A. .. 

Pte. Reynolds, C. .. 

Remarks. 

14.11.16 Reported missing 
14. i i. 16. Regarded 
as having died on 
or since 14.11.16. 
Reported missing 
27.7.16. Regarded 
as having died on 
or since 27.7.16. 
21. 6.17 -- 
24. 8.18 -- 
28. 1.17 -- 
25 . 3.i8Shown on P. of W. 
list of dead. 
ported missing 
25.3.18. 
17. 2.17 -- 
3- 5-17 Reported rnissing 
3-5-17- Regarded 
as having died on 
or since 3.5.17. 
17. 4.18 -- 
18. 2.17 
29. 4-17 Reported missing 
29.4.17. Regarded 
as having died 
on or since 
3 ° • 9.18 29"4"17" 
5-17 Reported missing 
3- 3- 5" 17" Regarded 
as having died on 
or since 3.5.17. 
7- 9.18 -- 
z 7. 7.16Reported wd. and 
missing 27.7.16. 
Regarded as hav- 
ing died on or since 
io. .1 ..i. 
3" 5"I7 Reported missing 
3.5.17. Regarded 
! as having died on 
or since 3-5.17. 
IO. 3.17 -- 



THE ROLL OF HONOUR 
N.C.O.'S AND MEN--Continued 
Naine. Remarks. 

Regtl. Rank. 
No. 
2- 3 Sgt. 
• 6165; Pte. 
68774 Pte 
488 L/Cpl. 
81143 Pte. 
8;349 Pte. 
75394 Pte. 
4525 Pte. 
75645 Pte. 
1985 Cpl. 
1o899 Pte. 
4458 L/Sgt. 
48o78 Pte. 
71677 Pte. 
• 37794 Pte. 
8556 Pte. 
1716 Pte. 
48o77 Pte. 
856 Pte. 
75643 Pte. 

Rhodes, H. S. 

Rhodes, J. .. 
Rich, C ..... 

Riddell, M. 

Rider, H ..... 
Ridge, R.C. .. 

Ridgway, W.G. .. 
Righton, E.D. .. 
Riley, A.W. •. 
Robbins, A. .. 
Roberts, E. .. 
Roberts, H. .. 
Roberts, J.A. .. 

Ray, "V. A. 
Rayner, A. 
Read, C. E. 
Read, E. S. 
Reed, M. R. 
Reeves, H. D. 

Roberts, W. 

Date of l 
Death. 1. 
3. 

I 
5-17]Repor ted missing 
I 3.5.17- Regarded 
I as having died on 
I7  I or since 3.5.17. 
25. 3.ISIReported missing 
I 25.3.18. Shownon 
 German P. of W. 
I list of dead. 
27. 7.I61Reported wd. and 
I missing 27.7.16. 
[ Regarded as hav- 
[ ing died on or since 
 27.7.16 
II. 3.18/ 
8.Io.IS[Reported wd. and 
[ missing 8. io. 18. 
[ Regarded as hav- 
[ ing died on or since 
[ 8.o.8. 
9.Io.ISIDied of wounds. 
I-4-8-sl - 
3o. 9-18 I 
,,3- 5-171 
-5- 3-I8[Rep °rted missing 
[ 25.3.18. Shownon 
 P. of W. list of 
[ dead. 
I. 4.18 
XT- 2.7 / 
7.x6/ -- 
2i. 6.17' 
3- 7 -IS'T° U.K. (Pleurisy.) 
Subsequently re- 
ported by V.O. as 
died of sickness on 
3.7-  8 at War 
Hospital, XVhite- 
church. 

io. 6. x8 



I36 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 
N.C.O.'S AND MEN--Cotiued 

Regtl. 
No. 

Rank. 

I471 Cpl. 

65829 

87457 
394 ° 
51853 
12463 

Pte. 

Pte. 
L/Cpl. 
Pte. 
L/Sgt. 

Robertson, D. M... 

Robinson, R. 

Rochford, H.J. .. 
lRoots, C.C. .. 
loper, A ..... 
]Rowley, E.G. .. 

1773 Cpl. 
32591 Pte. 
87275 Pte. 
7685 Pte. 
3869 ° Pte. 
521511Pte. 

68456 L/Cpl. 

22847 Il Pte. 
61727 Pte. 
493o8 Pte. 
673 Pte. 
68802 Pte. 
37482 Pte. 
8143 L/Cpl. 

1Rumsey, F. G. 
Ryan, J. D. 
Sadrgove, L. S. 
Sanluels, J. G. 
Sanders, E. 
Saunders, P. 

Sanderson, 1. 

Sang, W. H. 
Savill, A. .. 
Sears, H. 
Seaward, H. 
Self, G. A... 
Sewell, C. S. 
Sexton, E. J. 

Date of 
Deatk. 

Remarks. 

27 . 7.I6Reported wd. and 
I missing 27.7.I6. 
] Regarded as hav- 
I ing died on or since 
27.7.16 
8. IO. 18' Reported missing 
8.1o.18. Iegarded 
as having .died 
on or slnce 
21. 8.18 8.1o.18. 
IO. 5.17 Died of wounds. 
13. 7.18 -- 
27- 7-17 Vounded in action. 
Trans. to U.K. 
] 25- 7-I7- Reported 
by W.O. having 
died of wds. Uni. 
War Hospital, 
Southampton. 
i . 2.171 -- 
9.181 -- 
2.17[ -- 
7-17/Repor ted missing 
and wd. 2o. 7-I7- 
Regarded as hav- 
ing died on or since 
2o.7.17 . 
zS. 3.18 Reported missing 
25.3.I8. Shown on 
P. of W. list of dead 
as died 25.3.i8. 
5- 3-I61Diedofwds. 48 C.C.S. 
17- 2.171 -- 
,17- 2.171 -- 
23. 2.18] -- 
3.I2.i7[ -- 
3 o. 4.I7/Died of wds. 3 ° C.C.S. 
2. 3" 18 !]Reported missing. 
I Regarded as hav- 
I ing died on or since 



THE ROLL OF HONOUR i37 
N.C.O.'S AND MEN--Contimed 

Regtl. 
No. 

3379 

814I 

75649 
lO667 
1325 
4766 

4255 

5726 
8oo79 
1612 

61959 
7343 ° 
I335 

IO80 

46583 
I98I 

172o 
7483 

3720 

Rank. 

L/Cpl. 

Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Cpl. 
Pte. 

Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

L/Cpl. 

Pte. 
L/Cpl. 

Sgt. 
L/Cpl. 
Pte. 

I Date of 
Naine. I Death. 
Seymour, H.A. .. [I9.-.I 
Shackleton, S. H... 27. 7.16 

Sheaf, R. W. 

Skelton, R. W. 
Shute, W. E. 
Sibbtes, O. 

Sidebottom, J. H. 
Simmonds, J. 
Simmonds, F. 
Simpson, A. B. 

Sinnott, P. .. 
Skinner, J.H. .. 
Slaughter, R.F. .. 

Smith, A. H. 

Smith, F ..... 
Smith, F.J. .. 

Smith, R ..... 
Smith, R.L. .. 

Smith, S. .. 

28. 6.18 

3 O. 9. I8 
7- 9. I8 
2. 5.I8 

Remarks. 

Died whilst P. of W. 
ONcial German list 
forwarded. 
Wd. and missing. 
Regarded as hav- 
ing died on or since 
27.7.I6. 
Died of wds. 28.6.I8, 
19 C.C.S. 
Died of wds. 2 W. G. 
Hosp., Manchester, 

England, 2.5.18. 
127 • 7.16 Missing. Regarded as 
having died on or 
9 I8 since 27.7.16. 
19:i8  . . 
27. 7.I6Wd. and mlsslng. 
Regarded as hav- 
ing died on or since 
27.7.16. 
17 • 2.17 
21. 7.18 -- 
27 . 7.i6Wd. and missing. 
Regarded as hav- 
ing died on or since 
27.7.16. 
z 7. 7.I6Wd. and missing. 
Regarded as hav- 
ing died on or since 
27.7.16. 
17 • 2.17 
z7- 7-I6Wd- and missing. 
Regarded as hav- 
ing died on or since 
[ 27"7 "16" 
17. 2.171 
z4. . 17 Died of wds. 11 8lat. 
, Hospital. 
14. I I. 16 Missing. Regarded 
as having died on 
or since 14.1.I6. 



138 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

N.C.O.'S AND MEN--Coztizued 

Regtl Rak. 
]Vo. 
75655 Pte. 
68993 Pte. 
757o) Pte. 
7624 Pte. 
51184 Pte. 
485o2 Pte. 
61982 I Pte. 
 579 L/Cpl. 
-'29474 Pte. 
715755 L/Cpl. 

44oe Pte. 
46oŒ4 Pte. 
68799 Pte. 
1892 Pte. 
23o59 Pte. 
6174z Pte. 
I4Io Pte. 
8oi3I Pte. 
15866 Pte. 

Naine. Remarks. 

I Date of 
Death. 

Smith, V. F. .. t2z. 6.I8 i 
Soloman, F. .. 3 o. 9.18 

Spark, G ..... 19. 4.18 
Spright, C. .. 19.11.18 
Squirrel. E.C. .. 12o. 2.17 
Starnes, A.E. .. 1.28. 5.17 
Stephens, W. .. Ii 5. 2.17 
Stepney, -- - • 3- 5-I 7 
I 
Stewart, J.W... 128. I.I7 
Stone, H.P. .. 27. 7.16 

Stone, W. J. 

Styles, W. 

Sutton, L.V. .. 
Tapp, J.H. .. 
Tattersfield, A. .. 

Taylor, A .... 
Taylor, J. 
Taylor, J ..... 
Terry, A.E. .. 

13.11.16 
13 ° • 9.18 

23. 3.18 
17. 2.17 
22. 3.18 
15. 2.17 
27 . 7.I6 
Œ4.IO.i8 
23 . 3.18 

'd in action or d. of 
wds. received in 
action on or shortly 
after 3o.9.18. 
Died from influenza 
and exposure while 
on military duty. 
Died of wds. io Gen. 
Hospital 20.2.17. 
Missing. legarded 
as having died on 
or since 3.5.17. 
Wd. and missing, 
legarded as hav- 
ing died on or since 
27.7.16. 
Wd. and missing. 
legarded as hav- 
ing died on or since 
13.11.16. 
Missing. leported 
killed in action or 
died of wounds re- 
ceived in action on 
or shortly af ter 
3o.9.18. 
Died of wounds 48 
C.C.S. 23.3.18. 
Reported missing 
22.3.18. legarded 
as h.aving died on 
or slnce 22.2.18. 
Ieported missing 
23-3-18. 1Regarded 
as h.aving died on 
or smce 23.3.18. 



THE ROLL OF HONOUR 39 
N.C.O.'S AND MEN--Continued 
Regtl. 
No. Rank. Naine. 

75661 
46598 
1234 

Pte. 
Pte. 
L/Cpt 

3775 L/Cp1. 
47981 Sgt. 
i8569 Sgt. 
979 Pte. 

63138 
87289 
80071 
3818 

9151 
61743 
7569 ° 
71842 

37418 

47826 

76747 

80781 
21020 
20870 
61657 

1934 
1765 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Ite. 
Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

Pte. 

Pte. 

Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 

Pte. 

]Date of 
Death. Remarks. 
I3. 4.17 -- 
I7. 2.ITReported wd. and 
missing 17.2.17- 
Regarded as hav- 
ing died on or since 
I7.2.I 7 . 

Thexton, J. .. 
Thomas, G.H. .. 
i Thomson, W. .. 

Thorburn, W. G .... 17- 2.I 7 
Thorning, S. 20. 5.18 
Thornton, F.W. I 3.12.17 
Timrnis, J. 114.ii.i6 

Tinley, A.J. .. 117. 2.I71 
Tompkins, J.A. .. i 8.Io.181 
Turner, F ..... 13o- 9-18i 
Turner, H. .. ,z7. 7- I6 

Turner, W. 
Ury, A. F... 
Varley, J. W. 
Walker, E. 

14Ol 

Walker, F. J. A. 

XValsh, J... 

Walton, H. S. 
Walton, L. 
Warwick, W. 
Watking, R. 
Vatts, C. D. 
Watts, G .. 
Veal, C. A. 
Webster, F. A 

.. 23. 9.18 
.. 24. 8.18 
.. 25. 5.17 
.. 17. 2.17 
.. 24. 2.17 

Died of wounds. 
Reported rnissing 
14. i i. 16. Regarded 
as having died on 
or since 14.11.16. 
Reported wd. and 
missing. Regarded 
as having died on 
or since 27.7.16. 
.. 17. 2.17 -- 
.. 26. 2.I7 Died of wounds. 
•. 8.IO.I8 -- 
•. 27. 7.16 Missing. 1Regarded 
as having died on 
or since 27.7.16. 
-- 3- 5-17 Missing. legarded 
as h.aving died on 
or SlnCe 3.5.17. 
• - 3- 5-17 Missing. legarded 
as having died on 
or since 3.5.17. 
Died of wounds I2 
General Hospital. 
Died of wounds 45 
] [ C.C.S. 24.2.17 . 
2351 1.171Killed accidentally. 
3.171Died of wounds 12 
I Gen. Hosp. 5.3-17- 
2 3 . 4.18.Died o wounds 3 



I40 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 
N.C.O.'S AND MENContinued 
Rak. Naine. Remarks. 

Regtl 
No. 

5IZ69 

61757 
63075 
1361 

2Ol 
4216 

7486o 
68624 

• 50193 
49479 
62001 
10620 
63165 
1496 

Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

L/Cpl. 
L/Cpl. 

Pte. 
Pte. 

Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

1829 Pte. 
52161 Pte. 
14 ° I Pte. 
73172 Pte. 
5966 t Pte. 
4209 Pte. 

I 
2455491 Pte. 

Welch, J. W. 

Velch, P.D. .. 
Welham, P. .. 
West, E.J. .. 

West, F ..... 
West, V.J. .. 

Vest, W. .. 
White, A. Ë .. 

White, 13. S. 
White, C... 
White, J... 
White, G... 
Whitrick, J. 
Vild, A. H. 

Wilkinson, H. 
Willdnson, J. C. 
Wilkinson, J. F. 
Williamson, J. 
Willott, H. 
Wilson, A. 

Wilson, F... 

69248 ]Cpl. 

186 !Sgt. 
47 IOE I L/Cpl. 
8222 Cpl. 

Wilson, F. W. 

Wingate, T.C. .. 
X¥itham, D.H. .. 
Wood, W.L. .. 

Date of 
Death. 

9- 5-17 

3- 5-17 
17. 2.I7 
27 . 7.16 

Died of wounds 24 
General Hospital. 
Wd. and missing. 
Regarded as hav- 
ing died on or since 
OE7.7.I6. 
Reported killed in 
action or died of 
wds. shortly after 
or on OE7.7.16. 
Missing. Regarded 

t as having died on 
or since OE5.3.I8. 
17. 2.17 -- 
3-5-171 -- 
17. Œ.171 -- 
17. 2.17[ -- 
20. 4-171Died whilst a P. of W. 
as having died on 
or since I4.II.I6. 
17. 2.17 -- 
17. 2.17 -- 
17. 2.17 -- 
3 I- 5- -- 
28. 1.17 -- 
2 7 . 7.16 Wd. and missing. 
Regarded as hav- 
ing died on or since 
27.7.16. 
18. 4.18 Died at Adv. Dressing 
Station, lOO F.A. 
23. 3.18 Shown on P. of W. 
list of dead. Re- 
garded as having 
I died OE3.3.i8. 
OE3- 3 .18 Missing. Accepted as 
killed on OE3.3.i8. 
OET- 6-17 Died of wds. 6 F.A. 
I.I I.I 8 Died from influenza 
59 C.C.S. 



THE ROLL OF HONOUR I4I 
N.C.O.'S AND MEN--Continued 
Rah. Naine. Renarhs. 

Regtl. 
No. 

x886 
794oo 
6x9zo 
68823 

229005 

2o95 

4380 

688z 5 
735 ° 
48X0I 

Sgt. 
Pte. 
Pte. 
Pte. 

Pte. 

Cpl. 
Pte. 

Wood, W.F. .. 
Woodier, F. .. 
Woods, H.H. .. 
Woolsey, W. .. 

Worsnop, H. 

Wright, G. H. 

Wright, J. 

Pte. 
L/Cpl. 
L/CpL 

Wyatt, A.C. .. 
Young, C.W. .. 
Young, F ..... 

Date of I 
Death. 

1 9. 4.I8 
Z 4. 8.I8 
1 7. Z.I 7 
3 o. 9. I8 

ïlled in action or 
died of wounds. 
8.io.I8Killed in action or 
died of wounds re- 
[ ceived in action on 
] or shortly af ter 
] 8.10.18. 
5" 17 Missing. 1Regarded 
3- as .having died on 
or smce 3.5.17. 
z 7. 7.i6Wd. and rmssmg. 
I Regarded as hav- 
I ing died on or since 
I z7-7-I6- 
z 5. 3.8 / 
17. z.7[ 
3o.11.171 



THE NOMINAL ROLL 

NAMES AND NUMBERS OF THE ORIGINAL 
MEMBERS OF THE BATTALION \VHO JOINED 
EITHER AT THE HOTEL CECIL, LONDON, 
OR AT HORNCHURCH, ESSEX 

[NoTE.--It is regretted it has not proved practicable to compile a 
roll of ail the officers, N.C.O's., and men who have served at any 
rime in the 23rd Royal Fusiliers.] 



THE NOMINAL ROLL 

Colonel Viscount Maitland. 
Lieut.-Col. A. St. H. Gibbons. 
Major G. H. H. 1Richey. 
Capt. XV. A. Powell. 
Capt. P. Suckling. 
Capt. N. A. L. Cockell. 
Capt. E. Cragg. 
Capt. Stanley Holmes. 
Capt. H. J. H. Inglis. 
Capt. B. A. de Bourbel. 
Capt. H. E. F. 1Richardson. 
Capt. H. V. C. Pirie. 
Lieut.-Quar. R. de Vere Stac- 
poole. 
Lieut. H. V. Foy. 
Lieut. 1R. N. Sealey. 
Lieut. P. V. Hayes. 
Lieut. H. A. Taylor. 
Lieut. E. E. Isaac, 1R.A.I.C. 
Lieut. E. A. Winter. 
Lieut. E. J. Cross. 
IAeut. Hon. A. Yorke. 
Lieut. R. C. Hillcoat. 
Lieut. J. P. Roberts. 
:nd Lieut. F. H. Cox. 
2nd Lieut. G. Dixon-Spain. 
2nd Lieut. X,V. A. Rutherford. 
2nd Lieut. J. J. Cameron. 
2nd Lieut. P. Il. Cooper. 
2nd Lieut. A. C. Hobson. 
2nd Lieut. N. A. Lewis. 
and Lieut. A. J. H. Kennedy. 
2nd Lieut. E. F. H. Taylor. 
znd Lieut. G. C. Lovibond. 

2nd Lieut. A. G. lees. 
2nd Lieut. F. H. Broxvn. 
2nd Lieut. A. J. Barr. 
end Lieut. Hon. B. Yorke. 
2nd Lieut. F. E. Pearson. 
znd Lieut. L. E. Eeman. 
2nd Lieut. R. O. Jourdain. 
2nd Lieut. N. A. L. Way. 
2nd Lieut. E. V. Hine. 
2nd Lieut. J. C. Fenton. 
;nd Lieut. N. Firth. 
znd Lieut. C. B. Hayward. 
2nd Lieut. G. R. Nicolaus. 
2nd Lieut. XV. J. Stevenson. 
2nd Lieut. D. Godlonton. 
2nd Lieut. C. R. Little. 
2nd Lieut. R. M. Ritchie. 
2nd Lieut. N. R. Crum-Ewing. 
2nd Lieut. C. A. Moore. 
2nd Lieut. D. Rattray. 
2nd Lieut. L. H. Colman. 
2nd Lieut. 1R. B. Marriott. 
2nd Lieut. L. H. Bayley. 
2nd Lieut. R. O. Crookes. 
2nd Lieut. F. G. Etull. 
2nd Lieut. Oxven H. \Villiams. 
2nd Lieut. N. \Vorship. 
2nd Lieut. R. H. Gregg. 
2nd Lieut. bi. Fraser. 
2nd Lieut. E. G. Hayes. 
2nd Lieut. A. A. Humfrey. 
2nd Lieut. F. S. Meeks. 
2nd IAeut. C. XV. Burgess. 
nd Lieut. P. A. XVilliams. 

i Mitchell, E. C. 
2 Hyams, J. 
3 Drysdale, S. A. 
4 Roberts, G. P. 
5 Garnett, P. C. 
6 Wharton, A. S. 
7 Holloway, XV. S. 
8 Foy, H. V. 

9 Devereux, L. 
Io Kay, C. 
ii Taylor, J. H. 
I2 Dunn, C. H. 
13 Preece, T. C. 
14 Colston, F. J. 
15 13angs, E. R. 
16 Headland, W. 

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17 Pennington, S. C. 
t S XVebb, A. S. 
9 Cobb, A. 
zo Andrews, W. R. 
_,t Kendall, J. M. 
22 Smith, S. 
z3 Andrews, P. A. 
z 4 Drake, J. 
z 5 Jefferson, J. 
z6 Stagg, E. 
z7 MacLarty, B. 
z8 Cadman, R. 
29 Mussard, C. 
3 ° 'Vard, H. E. 
3r Lort, V. P. 
32 Ayres, H. S. 
33 Haines, C. E. 
34 Phelps, J. 
35 Maynard, B. T. 
3 ° Howe, D. H. 
37 'Wallis, W. T. 
38 Sheffield, E. C. 
3t Perkins, W. G. 
4 ° Townshend, W. S. 
4 Sawden, W. W. 
4 z Henderson, D. 
43 "Vorthington, S. 
44 Scovell, T. S. 
45 'Vaters, F. 
46 Dowsett, A. 
47 AyRvard, C. I3. 
48 Crum-Ewing, N. R. 
49 De Grehl, F. S. C. 
5 ° Leveson, "W. C. 
5  Curle, J. H. 
52 Wylie, R. E. 
53 Hawkins, W. A. 
54 Farwell, C. W. 
55 Stone, H. P. 
56 Sullivan, E. 
57 Wood, M. 
58 Hepner, H. 
5 Norman, J. C. 
6o Smith, F. S. L. 
6x Fraser, Ve. G. 
6z Glendinning, G. G. 
63 Edouin, F. 
64 Watts, J. G. D. 
65 Dodman, A. W. J. 
66 Ropner. V. 
67 Crabb, L. F. J. 

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BATTALION 

Thomas, J. L. 
De ]3urgh Thomas, A. 
Lockvood, E. H. A. 
Hackworth, H. J. 
J upp, G. E. 
Nicholl, E. 13. 
Logan, C. 
Rogers, V. H. 
Hayhoe, V. H. 
Tudor, H. O. 
]3ovill, F. H. 
Hayvard, C. A. 
Mattingly, S. W. 
May, H. R. 
"Wheildon, F. 
Pledge, G. T. 
Payne, H. A. 
Denton, C. 
Keevil, C. H. 
Forrester, C. 
Havtrey, G. H. C. 
Green, H. 
]3radfield, 13. W. 
Bridger, J. 13. 
Martin, C. 'V. 
Hardee, F. 
Moir, H. A. 
Hodgkinson, A. 
Clarke, F. W. 
]3arton, M. D. 
Bellamy, B. D. 
Anderson, \V. C. 
Wedeymeyer, P. E. 
McNeill, J. 
Halford, A. 
Harvey, A. G. 
Nash, C. H. 
Hopkins, J. C. 
]3acchus, W. A. 
XVatson. C. 
Steele, F. J. 
BamIord, E. 
Timperley, T. L. 
Thunder, M. P. 
\Vadham, H. F. 
Makeham, E. 
Aston, "V. F, 
Albany, 
Barri, V'. H. 
Wickens, E. J. 
Guy, C. H. 



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69 

La»ves, A. E. 
Benjamin, N. H. 
Storey, T. H. 
Sharland, L. J. 
Shotton, J. S. 
Chester, J. 
Troup, C. L. 
Carew, H. F. 
Medland, S. C. 
Lavarack, F. S. 
Lavarack, A. W. 
Denton, A. 
Houlden, J. W. F. 
Millen, A. 
Campbell-Colquhoun, A.C. 
Cooper, ,V. P. 
Hine, E. V. 
Fordham, XV. H. 
Fordham, S. H. 
Picken, P. \V. 
Pinniger, W. L. 
Robinson, T. H. 
Lys ter, H. N. 
Leu»v, H. S. 
Burmingham, S. H. 
Price, R. P. 
Piachaud, G. 
Atkinson, XV. 
Meeks, F. S. 
Smith, R. 
Henri, P. R. 
Melbourne, S. ,V. 
Finch, M. S. 
Essex, P. C. 
Head, P. T. 
Marquardt, -- 
Hayward, E. 
Robert, C. L. 
Archbold, T. E. 
Buxton, F. C. 
Rose, E. M. 
Goodchild, A. E. 
Davison, J. 
Farquhar, J. E. M. 
Pope, E. W. 
Barker-Mill, W. C. F. V. 
Woollett, C. 
Hobson, A. C. 
Murray, H. F. U. T. 
Smith, A. C. 
Morton, F. 

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Le,vis, S. R. 
Moncrieff, J. 13. 
Felton, A. H. 
Burch. V. G. 
Wilson, T. 
Rees, A. ,V. 
Wilkinson, D. S. 
McGregor, J. M. 
Terry, F. W. 
Bramley-Moore, A. 
Hadden, H. L. 
Mullcr, C. J. 
Guntrip, E. 
Webber, A. E. 
Cordery, G. D. 
Heathorn, A. T. 
Wingate, T. C. 
Field, C. W. 
Crovhurst, T. O. 
Boote, E. R. 
Wallace, W. J. 
Allen, A. L. 
Page, H. 
Oliver, H. J. 
Oxberry, H. 
Reeves, H. E. 
Cook, H. 
Evans, R. 
Peddar, E. A. 
Haine, L. G. 
Elphicke, B. 
XYest, T. 
Lovibond, G. C. 
Ellis, T. 
Hooper, H. J. 
McLeod, W. C. 
McGregor, 
Purnell, J. J. 
Rose, G. C. 
Hooper, W. 
Waldron, E. A. 
Evans, J. H. 
Ramsden, H. C. 
De Jesse, R. 
Garner, H. W. 
Batton, XV. B. 
Devitt, E. L. 
"Whitewright, W. A 
Bannatyne, D. 
Hopper, T. 
MetcaKe, H. M. 



I48 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

221 Brydon, C. J. B. 
222 Scott, H. P. 
223 Rhodes, H. S. 
224 Emery, H. D. 
225 Huntley, E. 
226 Darwall, J. R. 
227 Duncan, W. L. 
228 Powell, A. 
229 Thornber, G. R. 
230 Cave, H. J. 
2.31 Hignett, S. F. 
232 Ward, L. 
233 Holden, G. Y. 
234 Barrett, J. H. 
235 XVoodin, Ve. G. 
-,36 "Watts, H. 
-,37 Littlewort, H. C. 
-'38 Harris, H. I. 
239 Dalyrimple, D. W. 
24o Vilson, J. A. G. 
24I Richardson, H. 
242 Driver, G. D. 
243 Vv'ills, C. G. 
-'44 Salveson, G. 
245 Day, B. 
246 Norton, C. A. 
247 Shamlnon, H. A. 
248 Prentice, G. D. 
z49 Haslam, E. S. 
25o Wright, G. F. E. 
251 Richards, Il. 
:52 Christie, F. 
253 Mackie, E. D. 
z54 Hepworth, N. 
255 "Wright, I. F. H. 
256 Darlington, F. L. 
257 Brookes, C. B. 
258 Taylor, R. J. 
259 Watts, E. M. 
2(50 Forrest, A. H. Ve. 
201 XVilliams, L. 
262 Tireman, G. W. 
263 I)avey, H. B. 
264 t3rookshank, 19. 
265 Curran, %V. 
OE66 Dobbin, W. 
"67 Taylor, W. E. 
z68 ,Valker, A. W. 
;69 Pilkington, F. 
OE7 o Vv'hite, A. H. 
271 Firth, N. 

272 Brown, t3. 
273 I3ewick, J. L. 
274 Jackson, G. 
275 Lewis, Il. 
276 Cockell, N. A. L. 
277 Chick, V'. D. 
278 Starkey, XV. E. 
279 Hemmerde, T. W. 
280 Eeman, L. E. 
28t Morgan, J. W. Il. 
282 Sikes, t3. H. 
283 Pierce, P. B. 
284 Gardner, A. E. 
285 Gordon, G. R. 
286 Ewan, F. XV. 
287 Donovan, E. L. 
288 Goodard, XV. D. 
289 Heinemann, A. B. 
290 Lowcock, D. R. 
291 lVIorgan, J. D. 
292 Jourdain, R. O. 
293 Nash, V. E. 
294 Moore, H. 
295 Bragg, V. 
296 Oliver, T. L. 
297 Barber, H. 
298 Moon-Ord, G. C. 
299 V'oodin, J. t3. 
3oo Franey, G. T. 
3Ol Neal, L. A. 
3o2 Franey, S. H. 
3o3 Ovenell, R. 
3o4 Moxon, F. 
3o5 1Rogers, F. J. C. 
3o'0 1Reeves, C. R. 
3"7 Harwood. G. 
o8 O'Shea, b. H. W. 
3o9 Train, H. 
31o Haskev, F. J. T. 
311 Newitt, L. D. 
3 i2 Jervis, W. F. 
313 Leigh, H. E. 
34 Leigh, Harold. 
315 Fenton, D. 
316 Garratt, E. V. 
317 Down, T. M. 
318 Whitehead, A. E. 
319 Lafern, L. 
32o Allcroft, W. L. 
321 Prout, H. J. 
322 Pari3..', J. 



THE NOMINAL ROLL 149 

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Read, F. W. 
Scott, R. C. 
Dalrymple, H. 
Lee, L. S. 
Lawford, A. R. M. 
Ritson, B. 
Leuty, C. L. 
Smith, S. 
lXlcArdell, H. 
Pearson, B. Hyde- 
Barr, A. J. 
Deacon, V. F. 
Rawling, L. J. 
Ash, P. C. 
Appleton, R. 
Jones, A. E. 
Oliver, E. 
Smith, H. T. 
Kemp, F. 
Sandham, A. 
Parks, H. 
Stanning, J. E. 
Tholnpson, A. G. 
Thornley, E. P. 
Hayes, E. G. 
Hendren, J. M. 
iVlaw, F. D. 
Tomkins, F. O. 
Clark, A. E. 
Hitch, J. xv. 
Little, C. R. 
Smith, F. E. 
Beeson, V. V. 
Ringe, F. C. 
Payne, E. A. 
Brownrigg, &. H. 
Lowis, G. V. 
Persee, J. D. 
Taylor, L. E. 
Vernon, ]3. T. 
Ellis, J. St. John G. 
Wright, R. 
Turnbull, J. M. 
Lennep, E. V. 
Fostcr, XV. 
]3eard, 1R. T. 
Wyllie, J. A. 
Williams, J. J. 
Bailey, A. C. 
Hayes, P. V. 
Tvaits, C. H. 

374 Morris, T. C. 
375 Royston, E. 
376 Lewis, G. S. 
377 Ewart, M. 
378 Harris, F. G. 
379 Bayley, L. H. 
38o Franks, G 
381 Walker, H. 
382 Tattersall, I. R. 
383 Simpson, V. J. 
384 Greening, E. L. 
385 Harper, XV. G. 
386 Veacock, S. J. 
387 Mehta, J. R. 
388 Cox, J. H. S. 
389 Sheffield, E. H. 
390 Crozier, F. D. 
391 Bright, 
392 Davidson, T. G. 
393 Neville, N. J. C. 
394 Marsden, E. L. 
395 Freer, C. C. 
396 Beard, B. F. 
397 Baillon, G. XV. 
398 Bradley, E. 
399 Gabriel, A. 
4oo Hill, J. A. 
4Ol Campbell, D. 
4o2 Fowler, F. 
4o3 Rogers, XV. C. 
4o4 Yorke, B. E. 
4o5 Yorke, A. 
4o6 Gibbons, 
4o7 Barker, G. 
4o8 Richards, H. B. 
4o9 Michie, A. 
41o Webb, R. C. 
411 Hopkins, A. A. 
412 ]3orvick, A. 
413 Philfips, A. E. 
414 Heron, W. H. 
415 Baker, H. C. 
416 Blevins, F. 
417 Norton, XV. C. 
418 Culverhouse, 
419 Streeter, 
420 Bolton, E. T. 
4oEi XVilson, D. 
422 Yates, J. 
423 Hill, W. 
424 McCullum, A. 



5o FIRST SPORTSMANS' BATTALION 

425 Knight, F. 13. 
426 Palliser, A. J. 13. 
427 Walker, S. 
428 Times, J. W. 
429 Cooper, v. A. 
43o Turner, R. N. 
43I Crowe, J. T. 
432 Goodhue, F. W. J. 
433 13oys, S. G. 
434 lXlitchell, W. 
435 Higgins, I). 
436 Harris, F. 
437 Rowley, H. B. 
438 Peters, W. A. 
439 Fraser, P. Neil. 
44 ° Rigby, R. L. 
44I Stapleton, G. F. 
442 Chivers, H. 
443 Harrison, J. P. 
444 XVraith, H. D. 
445 Mallorie, T. P. 
446 Newman, T. B. 
447 Crust, J. A. 
448 Clark, T. R. 
449 Morrison, A. 
45 ° Leach, A. 
45I Burton, H. 
452 Vylde, T. E. 
453 "Varter, H. D. W. T. 
454 XVoodward, H. W. 
455 Hayne, R. 
456 Saxon, F. 
457 Broughton, J. 
458 Meadows, V. 
459 Norwood, A. 
46o Fraser, G. A. 
461 Field, T. 
462 Cadman, E. J. 
463 Goodall, A. H. 
464 Beedle, V. H. 
465 t(ichardson, W. F. 
466 Murray, I). 
467 Biggs, A. J. 
468 Butler, t3. D. 
469 Wellings, C. H. 
470 Harrison, A. E. 
471 13aines, H. P. 13. 
472 X,¥alton, J. C. 
473 I?ippet, A. C. 
474 13irch, R. C. 
475 ]entley, J. 

476 Chilmaid, F. W. 
477 Mouat, "V. 
478 Farr, J. P. 
479 Larter, A. C. 
48o Harding, C. 
481 MacDonnell, E. R. 
482 Defries, H. 
483 D'Oyley, R. 
484 Fulljames, T. 
485 Thomas, C. 
486 Goodman, J. 13. 
487 Jagger, J. J. 
488 Walton, E. W. 
489 Clay, F. S. 
49o 13radshaxv, J. A. 
491 IOng, P. E. 
492 Edxvards, J. T. 
493 Lewis, G. H. 
494 Schofield, J. 
495 Holiday, A. S. 
496 13ui1, F. G. 
497 13allard, J. J. 
498 Allan, J. T. 
499 Rowell, A. J. 
5oo Pollard, W. A. 
5Ol Whitelaw, XV. H. 
5o2 Miller, J. McL. 
5o3 Tringham, H. G. 
5o4 Hedger, C. A. 
5o5 Stockting, C. 
5o6 Clark, A. 
5o7 Guntrip, F. A. W. 
5o8 Sanderson, A. 
5o9 Lillington, F. J. S. 
51o Larking, A. G. 
5II Cullen, G. 
512 Spulavay, G. V. 
513 Evans, G. L. 13. 
514 Pearson, F. J. 
515 Fea therstonehaugh,C.F.C, 
516 Jones, A. A. 
517 Dixon-Spain, G. 
518 Osborne, E. 
519 Collins, H. E. C. 
520 Clemetson, D. L. 
521 Vellings, G. 13. 
522 Walker, S. 
523 13eeching, R. 
54 Averill, H. C. 
525 Bruce, A. G. C. 
526 Price, F. 



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Rushworth, J. A. 
GancIy, W. H. 
Slaughter, A. E. 
Clapham, J. P. 
Gason, R. 
Webb, H. G. 
Lewis, M. 
Rainbow, F. 
Hilliar, E. J. M. 
Fatt, C. F. 
Lewis, J. D. 
Cooper, P. H. 
t3roadribb, E. A. 
Hertford, H. 
Haigh, J. J. 
Pearce, R. 
Leith, F. XV. 
Cooke, J. E. M. 
Caulfield, G. B. 
Grant, J. L. G. 
Harvey, E. N. B. 
Perham, H. H. 
Mole, S. P. 
Morris, S. D. 
Statham, B. C. J. H. 
Penfold, C. 
Wood, C. 
Hamrnond, W. S. L. 
I3arrington, G. 
Evans, H. C. 
Pratt, E. E. 
XVyse, J. 
Thompson, E. 
Davies, 3I. 
D'Aeth, E. H. H. 
Heminvay, P. C. 
Rivers, H. S. 
Harding, J. T. 
I31ake, L. L. 
Collier, F. 
Wood, E. G. 
Lawrence, W. F. 
XVhite, W. H. 
Thomson, W. D. 
Atty, W. R. 
Jones, D. G. J. 
Crippin, G. H. 
Goode, E. St. John. 
Gunning, H. M. 
Cragg, E. 
Balme, F. N. 

578 Godlonton, D. 
579 Jackson, V r. 
580 Hickling, H. 
58 BaU, F. J. 
582 Kirby, L. 
583 Griffiths, J. W. 
584 Taylor, XV. 
585 Thomas, A. A. 
586 Pearson, J. 
587 Walton, W. A. 
588 Eynon, L. 
589 Davies, W. 
59 ° Gregg, R. H. 
591 Hemmant, J. w. 
592 Tooze, H. J. M. 
593 Robinson, A. 
594 Hodgkins, H. 
595 Taylor, T. 
596 Butler, J. F. 
597 I3ray, E. P. 
598 Williams, F. T. 
599 Cheshire, J. H. C. 
6oo Holder, H. J. 
6Ol Marchant, C. T. 
6o2 Pinkney, W. 
6o 3 Mundy, H. G. 
6o4 King-\Vebster, H. C. 
605 Brown, O. S. 
6o6 13evan, T. 
6o 7 Moore, C. A. 
6o8 George, F. H. 
609 Anderson, J. ,v. 
6io Bland, E. L. 
6 Seabrook, W. G. 
612 Healey, M. J. 
63 Love, C. J. 
6i 4 Mackie, A. H. 
6I 5 Turton, lE. 
616 Hall, C. A. 
6 7 Rumley, G. H. 
618 13andy, A. G. 
69 Catley, C. K. 
62o 131euchamp, lE. J. 
62I 13ranson, C. F. 
622 Bolton, X¥. S. 
623 13utler, H. E. 
624 Brovn, F. H. 
625 Cunningham, T. L. 
626 t3erridge, J. 
627 Connolly, J. A. 
628 Davies, 13. E. 



FIRST SPORTSMAN'S 

629 Oglethorpe, C. O. 
630 Bishop, F. C. 
63 Chambers, H. M. 
632 Hicks, A. C. D. 
633 Cnton, C. F. 
634 Toogood, A. H. 
635 Nicolaus, G. R. 
636 Clark, C. E. 
637 Flynn, BI. F. 
638 Tozer, A. E. 
639 James, F. 
64o Donoghue, O. 
64i Collin, L. F. 
642 Rodwell, A. E. T. 
643 Cannon, F. 
644 Marriott, R. 13. 
645 Stacey, C. R. V. 
,46 t3owles, XV. A. 
647 Smiddy, J. G. 
;48 Barclay, J. L. 
'49 Harvey, W. J. 
,5 ° Roach, L. V. 
*,5  Usborne, E. F. 
(,52 Ancell, M. 
653 Finucanne, P. 
«54 Smeaton, J. H. 
655 Wailes, J. M. 
656 Munyard, F. \V. 
657 Fairweather, J. 
658 Wrixon, R. M. 
659 Maguire, C. 
660 Wrottesley, "W. D. 
66 Knight, H. E. 
662 Ward, F. W. 
663 Brambley. H. J. 
664 Lownds, E. H. 
665 Vickers, H. 
666 Durham, J. M. t3. 
667 Maulton, XV. T. 
668 Lake, F. S. 
669 Gedge, C. B. 
670 Topham, J. xV. 
671 Cox, F. H. 
672 Hayward, C. B. 
673 Firth, A. T. 
674 XVilliam, R. W. 
675 Hankin, G. H. 
676 Parker, W. G. 
677 Battishill, J. H. 
678 Barlow, F. C. 
679 Colman, L. H. 

680 
, 68 
082 
683 
'684 
685 
686 
687 
688 
689 
69 ° 
69I 
692 
693 
694 
695 
696 
697 
698 
699 
700 
7o 
702 
703 
704 
705 
706 
707 
708 
709 
7IO 
7II 
712 
73 
714 
715 
76 
77 
718 
719 
72o 
72I 
722 
723 
724 
725 
726 
727 
728 
729 
730 

BATTALION 

Sennett, N. S. 
Smith, J. M. 
Sandland, G. 
Gurney, T. H. 
Kirbv, F. J. 
Heffdl, A. S. 
Jacobs, I. 
PenIold, R. F. 
1Reynolds, A. 
Vorship, N. 
Dod, \V. 
Reynolds, S. 
Lee, A. C. 
Plaistowe, E. 
Ionaldson, C. R. 
Brodrick, H. 
Allen, H. E. 
lond, G. 
]3arnes, L. H. 
\Voodthorpe, V. E. 
line-Coffin, R. 
Miller, A. C. 
Hopkins, H. 
Hopkins, H. V. 
Humphreys, -- 
Richards, H. J. 
Bristow, S. R. 
Lawton, J. Vv'. S. 
Nutter, V. G. 
Tracy, P. J. 
Nicholson, J. M. 
Vright, Pte. 
Vyvyan, S. 
Berman, S. S. 
Samson, A. V. 
Junkison, S. 
Coyne, E. J. 
1Rice, *W. E. 
Rvan, G. E. 
Rmsey, N. 
Gottwaltz-Burkett, 13. 
Summers, H. 
Rundall, XV. H. 
Reeves, D. H. 
Edwards, F. J. 
Seymour, T. 
Ablett, E. V. XV. 
Fletcher, J. 
Evans, F. L. 
Dell, J. 
Hill, H. 



THE NOMINAL ROLL 

731 Diggs, W. L. C. 
732 West, T. J. 
733 Meiggs, J. C. 
734 Gibson, C. S. 
735 Traynor, H. J. 
736 Tolhurst, \V. 
737 Linton, C. H. 
738 Stearns, H. 
739 Topps, H. 
74 ° Smith, J. 
741 Doyle, J. E. 
742 Stilwell, C. R. 
743 Gladwin, T. 
744 Little, H. J. E. 
745 Corbett, G. t3. 
746 Rowland, C. A. 
747 Stewart, C. 
748 Fookes, A. C. 
749 Challenger, H. W. 
75o W'ebb, A. E. 
75I Westoby, C. F. 
752 Bamkin, G. 
753 Hilson, A. E. 
754 Lynham, H. 
755 Castle, G. P. 
756 Ross, I. 
757 Way, H. A. L. 
758 Crundall, T. B 
759 Eager, H. 
76o Fenton, H. B. 
76I Taylor, E. F. H. 
762 Ford, A. S. 
763 Armstrong, S. 
764 Reynolds, P. 
765 Dowker, F. H. 
766 Donahoo, M. G. 
767 Dewar, D. D. 
768 Watson, J. L. 
769 Harrison, G. 
77 ° Butler, H. J. 
771 Paton, J. 
77 OE Everatt, W. T. 
773 Madgwick, F. C. 
774 Beckingsale, t3. L. 
775 Hope, "W. H. 
776 Miller, D. 
777 Humfrey, A. A. 
778 Whalin, J. E. 
779 Carey, H. V. S. 
78o Faunch, T. S. 
78I Stockings, G. M. 

78z Jones, J. L. 
783 Thorne, C. 
784 Lewis, N. A. 
785 Mercer, J. 
786 Folliott, L. 
787 Flemyng, M. C. 
788 Armstrong, \V. 13. 
789 Jennings, T. 
79o Browning, P. I. 
791 Hurst, S. G. 
79z Burt, T. M. 
793 Nowling, E. R. 
794 Mills, H. O. 
795 Bullock, . M. G. 
796 Christophers, G. C. 
797 Longman, P. 13. 
798 Shearn, F. \V. 
799 James, H. J. 
8oo Gracewood, G. M. 
8oi 131aauw, H. T. G. 
8o2 Tanner, F. V'. 
8o 3 Ferry, F. 
8o 4 Davis, W. M. 
8o 5 Hodges, V'. J. 
8o6 Ewing, G. 
8o7 Ferry, O. 
8o8 Vv'right, M. J. 
8o9 Austin, L. 
81o Lomas, G. H. 
8II Shepperson, B. E. 
8Iz Burditt, H. 
813 XVilson, V. C. 17. 
814 Hadley, E. J. 
8i 5 Collen, R. 
816 Tully, V(. C. 
817 Arnold, S. E. 
818 Day, N. G. F. 
819 Jacobs, E. 
820 Vernell, G. 
82I Clarke, L. 
822 Craven, J. 
823 XVinchcolnbe, F. 
824 Larner, D. H. 
8z5 Wylie, J. H. 
826 Brown, R. 
827 Rusl'.forth, E. G. 
828 lBowman, H. 
829 James, M. E. C. 
83 ° Almond, G. 
831 13ucknal, B. E. 
832 Thompson, P. 



54 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

833 Reynolds, T. 
834 Brett, C. G. 
835 Warner, D. R. 
836 Gaskell, C. E. 
837 Heal, \V. G. 
838 Williams, R. S. 
839 Dallow, C. B. 
84o XVest, W. C. 
84I Todd, P. G. 
842 Austin, R. E. 
S43 Ward, J. S. 
844 Caris, S. 
s45 Lyons, J. L. 
846 Gardner, A. F. 
847 Dale, R. P. 
848 Lane, R. 
849 Garnett, H. D. 
85o Bufton, J. 
85I Parkinson, J. 
85: Eccles, H. 
853 Brown, W. 
854 Bates, G. 
855 Bennett, E. 
856 Diamond, J. A. 
857 Welford, F. 
858 Shayler, J. H. 
859 Davies, J. 
86o \Vaining, F. J. 
86i Doyle, J. J. 
862 Roberts, J. 
863 Duffy, T. 
864 Bee, J. 
865 Seaman, W. D. 
866 Robins, I. J. 
867 Burns, T. 
868 Drew, C. 
869 Race, S. 
87o Young, J.W.L. 
871 Cunneen, E. 
,S72 Beverley, J. S. 
873 McIntyre, A. 
874 Mortimore, R. J. 
875 Joyce, R. 
876 Lloyd, H. T. 
877 Webb, S. 
878 Williams, C. 
879 Tenniswood, J. 
88o Buckley, T. S. 
881 Watkins, H. 
88oE Merrick, J. J. 
883 Stacpoole, R. de Vere. 

884 Blunden, F. 
885 Alexander, A. P. 
886 Powney, F. 
887 Mance, H. G. 
888 Mason, J. H. 
889 Weekes, M. G. 
890 MacMahon, P. H. 
891 McRedmond, R. J. 
892 Cole, T. 
893 XVinter, E. A. 
894 Bretherton, \V. 
895 Dunn, A. E. 
896 Tannett, G. 
897 Hall, T. 
898 Balkdll, R. 
899 Gilmour, H. H. 
900 "Waterman, XV. H. 
9Ol Young, M. C. 
902 Whitlock, A. E. 
903 Temple, H. 
904 Içemp, E. S. 
9o 5 Vaughan-Vïlliams, B. G. 
906 Williams, M. L. 
9o 7 Simpson, A. 
908 Dean, J. G. 
9o 9 Doux, C. A. Le. 
91o Stobbs, S. 
91I Simms, J. 
912 Kingsmill, G. 
913 Fraser. L. 
914 Turner, E. G. W. 
915 Johnson, C. A. 
916 Roche, P. 
917 Cuffe, 'V. 
918 Franklin, J. 
919 Bates, W. E. 
92o Backhouse, J. S. 
921 Kendall, 1R. 
92oE Carter, R. J. 
923 Noyes, R. T. 
924 Knapp, F. G. 
925 Dolby, G. E. 
926 Christie, XV. T. 
927 Cox, A. 
928 Muskin, J. 
92 9 Smith, J. 
93 ° Summers, J. C. 
931 Wright, G. 
932 Cairns, F. 
933 Steward, J. S. 
934 Pearce, H. E. R. 



THE NOMINAL ROLL I55 

935 
936 
937 
938 
939 
94 ° 
94 I 
942 
943 
944 
945 
946 
947 
948 
949 
95 ° 
951 
952 
953 
954 
955 
956 
957 
958 
959 
96o 
961 
962 
963 
964 
965 
966 
967 
968 
969 
97 ° 
971 
972 
973 
974 
975 
976 
977 
978 
979 
98o 
981 
982 
983 
984 
985 

Kent, F. A. 
Armstrong, C. 
Kirton, ,V. 
Clifford, S. 
Holden, XV. 
Daniels, R. Ve. 
Hartwell, G. A. 
Bellamy, G. W. 
Morrison, S. J. t3. 
Rutherford, W. A. 
Michelsen, A. 
Grove, E. A. 
Hick, J. F. 
Gibson, E. 
Kennedy, A. J. 
XValker, R. G. 
Hartley, A. G. 
Ross, G. S. 
Gibb, R. _k. 
Sievier, E. H. P. 
Baker, G. 
Hillcoat, R. G. 
Richard, "W. C. 
Brown, C. 31. 
Taylor, H. A. 
Green, C. L. 
Dowêll, J. E. 
Alexander, H. D. 
Cairns, J. A. 
Younger, F. N. 
Cooke, S. 31. 
Shearm, A. 
MacLennan, A. 
Thorp, W. E. 
MacKay, J. 
Challis, ,V. G. F. 
Hawley, D. 
Thompson, J. 
Conolly, T. G. 
Hutchinson, D. F. 
Dobinson, C. R. 
Myers, C. 
Turnbull, J. A. 
Mundell, V'. 
Trusler, G. D. 
Woodard, A. 31. W. 
McDonough, J. S. 
Kendall, R. 
Walker, D. F. 
Stocken, T. H. L. 
tMgshaw, W. E. D. 

986 
987 
988 
989 
990 
991 
992 
993 
994 
995 
996 
997 
998 
999 
I ooo 
IOOI 
lOO2 
lOO3 
lOO 4 
lOO5 
lOO6 
lOO 7 
lOO8 
lOO9 
IOlO 
IOli 
IOI2. 
lO13 
lOl 4 
lOl 5 
lO16 
lO17 
lO18 
lO19 
1021- 
102 I 
IO22 
lO23 
lO24 
lO25 
lO26 
lO27 
lO28 
lO29 
lO3O 
lO31 
lO32 
lO33 
lO34 
lO35 
lO36 

Otter, \V. H. 
Marsh, A. J. 
Hardy, E. A. 
Newman, R. A. 
Willcocks, N. 
t3ishop, S. M. 
Graham, J. 
Rêddy, J. 
Martin, J. G. 
McGinness, J. 
MacKa¥, D. 
Inglis, iD. S. 
Macpherson, J. C. lB. 
Brett, "V. H. 
XVhitehead, V. 
Rovles, S. W. 
Cooper, \V. F. 
Rosamond, A. 
Mudd, G. E. 
Dunn, lE. H. 
Coleman, R. J. 
Broadribb, F. J. 
Priestley, A. G. B. 
Pipe, A. W. 
McCulloch, A. G. S. 
Campbell, P. 
Aikman, 'vV. 
Smart, J. 
]3orthwick, W. A. 
\Villett, E. A. 
Fergusson, D. 
Morris, J. 
\vatts, G. S. 
Alexander, A. 
Aitken, J. E. 
Jones, C. C. 
Crookes, R. O. 
Stretton, \V. J. 
Rhodes, M. L. 
Skuse, L. N. 
Scott, P. B. 
Turner, D. P. 
Bourbel, D. A. de 
Dillon, C. 
Alexancler, A. C 
Foe,o, XV. D. 
Burnside, M. 
Mather, W. M. 
\Vilkinson, \V. H. 
Richardson, G. 
Kirby, \V. J. A. 



156 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

1o37 Erskine, A. D. 
lO3S Anderson, J. J. 
o39 Brooks, F. 
lO4O \,Vard, J. \v. 
o4I Jull, \v. C. 
lO42 Steggall, \v. E. F. 
lO43 Maughan, W. 
lO44 Agnew, J. 
o45 Bck, 
lO46 Black, J. 
lO47 Steele, J. 
to48 Jones, w. E. G. 
o49 Hodgson, J. C. 
lO5O Stevenson, W. J. 
lO51 Muir, xv. 
lO52 Lees, XV. A. C. 
lO53 Burgess, C. W. 
lO54 Greenstreet, T. 
zo55 Mason, S. H. 
1056 Vickers, J. S. 
zo57 tchie, R. K. 
lO58 lding, E. 
Io59 Pitchford, E. E. 
lO6O Notley, F. 
1061 James, B. E. 
lO62 Boston, 
lO63 Scovell, G. 
lO64 Parkins, H. 
1065 Dryburgh, J. 
lO66 Currie, xV. 
lO67 ttray, D. 
lO68 Clunas, C. 
lO69 Montgomerie-Fleming, 
IO7 Darrell, F. 
lO71 Moir, A. XV. 
lO72 snett, J. 
lO73 McKay, J. 
lO74 Kilpatrick, J. 
lO75 Mctchie, J. 
lO76 Paton, J. 
lO77 Henderson, D. 
lO78 Wainwright, H. L. 
lO79 chrane, J. 
IO8O Smith, A. 
lO81 Blumenthal, M. A. 
lO82 Stockbridge, J. M. 
lO83 Cumberland, XV. J. 
lO84 Thomson, P. H. 
lO85 Hanbu-, L. F. 
io86 Parton, XV. H. 

lO87 Gilmore, A. E. 
lO88 Lelen, J. N. 
lO89 Taylor, C. 
lO9 ° Hamilton, J. 
lO91 Greasley, G. 
lO92 Hartley, C. \V. 
lO93 Fart, C. H. 
lO94 France, C. 
lO95 Sinclair, F. I. 
lO96 Dunn, H. 
lO97 Cochrane, \V. E. 
lO98 Lethian, A. 
lO99 McWilliam, A. 
IlOO Iae, E. 
iioi Black, \V. 
1 lO2 Lauder, L. 
ilO 3 Hockley, F. 
1 lO 4 lIansfield, E. 
I IO 5 Smith, \V. 
i io6 Hardaker, H. 
i IO 7 Sayer, L. C. 
i IO8 Broomfield, J. C. 
i io 9 Mark, W. 
I I IO Dunlop, C. 
I I I I Curwen, C. 
I I I2 Jackson, S. 
IIi3 Gille, F. BI. 
i 114 Howarth, \V. 
I I I5 Stark, J. 
1116 Hamilton, J. 
I I I7 Hardie, A. 
I I I8 Moysen, G. 
i i 19 t3allantine, A. 
112o \Vallace, D. H. 
1121 Mackenzie, VV. S. 
1122 McFarquhar, AI. 
1123 Thomson, G. 
ii24 Anderson, A. 
i125 O'Leary, C. E. 
1126 Kinsley, L. M. 
1127 Addis, A. J. 
I128 Thompson, D. 
i129 Thompson, S. 
113o lXIacKay, V. T. 
i 131 Fraser, A. C. 
i132 Hayward, A. B. 
1133 Smith, A. E. 
i134 Smith, G. 
1135 McClunie, T. 
1136 lIuirhead, J. 
1137 Wilson, J. p. 



THE NOMINAL ROLL I57 

1138 
1139 
114o 
1141 
1142 
1143 
1144 
1145 
1146 
1147 
1148 
1149 
115o 
1151 
1152 
1153 
1154 
1155 
1156 
1157 
1158 
1159 
116o 
1161 
1162 
1163 
1164 
1165 
1166 
1167 
1168 
1169 
117o 
1171 
1172 
1173 
1174 
1175 
1176 
1177 
1178 
1179 
118o 
1181 
1182 
1183 
1184 
1185 
1186 
1187 
1188 

Geach, P. 
X¥alker, J. 
Kedey, A. H. 
Munro, A. 
Cockburn, J. 
Huggan, E. 
Smith, W. 
Denvers, 1R. N. 
Millet, R. S. 
Young, J. w. 
McMurtrie, J. H. T. 
Gough, A. 
Monteith, P. R. 
Anderson, J. C. M. 
McLaren, C. 
Bowes, W. 
Buchan, W. G. 
Cook, J. A. 
Ferguson, P. 
Johnstone, C. 
Seaton, W. M. 
Payne, R. H. 
Tyler, H. 
Whyte, F. J. 
Savile, H. M. 
Goodnlan, R. F. 
Wilson, W. 
Buchanan, J. M. L. 
Harding, H. G. 
]3eadle, C. 
Waddington, T. T. 
Wale, A. 
Foran, W. R. 
Davies, H. 
Harling, E. 
Cooke, Sir "W. H. 
Lawson, F. B. 
Marshall, C. C. 
Logan, J. T. 
Tattam, J. 
Blake, P. V. 
Cook, J. 
Osborne, T. H. 
Enderby, H. H. 
Cock, H. C. 
Trickett, J. 
Hopkins, H. C. 
Cross, E. J. 
De Vere Vest, H. 
XVeil, A. D. 
Gordon, H. S. 

1189 Trenlfield, A. 
119o Moffat, 1R. V. 
1191 Scobell, W. B. 
1192 Whiting, M. 
I193 Chappell, J. C. 
I194 Crafter, A. G. 
i195 Denniford, P. W. 
I196 Haybittel, L. McC. 
II97 Gregor, A. 
I198 Aspinwall, F. J. 
1199 Mellett, I. E. 
12oo Maclean, L. 
I2OI hlunro, H. F. 
12o2 Eaton, H. 
12o 3 Sampson, ]3. 
I2o 4 Vebster, S. 
12o 5 Cunnington, C. 
12o6 Oesterlein, F. S. 
12o 7 Enderby, A. D. 
12o8 t3aker, G. F. 
12o 9 Gillarn, G. 
121o Vatkins, A. 
1211 Lawrence, H. P. C. 
I212 Philpot, H. 
1213 Hendren, E. H. 
I2I 4 Jeffreys, C. W. 
1215 Appleford, L. G. 
I216 McCarnie, E. 
1217 Goodman, S. T. 
1218 Vheeler, F. G. 
1219 Conquest, H. E. 
I22O Smith, 
1221 t3rown, C. H. 
1222 Simpson, 
1223 Cleaver, T. J. 
1224 Farrant, T. 
1225 MacNaughton, A. 
1226 13211, R. D. 
1227 James, E. A. 
1228 Herd, C. 
1229 Smith, H. E. 
123 ° Steedman, R. S. 
1231 Reid, 
1232 Kemp, J. D. 
1233 Ritchie, G. 
1234 Thomson, W. 
1235 Williarns, P. A. 
1236 Fenton, J. C. 
1237 Reading, A. H. 
1238 Holley, H. C. 
1239 Pitts, E. 



158 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

I24o Johnson, G. A. W. 
1241 Williams, J. 
1242 Stanley, R. 
1243 Trebilcock, J. R. 
I244 Goodfellow, H. 
i245 Fay, V. 
1240 Faulkner, A. 
1247 Buck, A. E. 
I248 Littlewood, F. 
I249 Ashdown, V. C. 
I25o Vernon, J. P. 
I25I Anderson, S. D. 
1252 McCulloch, R. S. 
I253 Broadbridge, E. C. 
1254 Garland, A. R. 
255 Rogers, T. H. 
256 Scott-Tucker, H. 13. H. 
I257 Leith, E. 
258 Petrie, F. 
259 Dalton, J. S. M. 
126o Mowat, XV. G. 
26i 132rker-Mill, T. R. S. V. 
I262 Munro, A. W. 
263 McPhee, J. A. 
1264 Heron, J. 
12.65 Scott, G. G. 
1266 Deakin, C. 
1267 Hughes, XV. I. 
1268 Gowton, C. 
1269 Bennett, G. 
127o Sullivan, D. H. 
I27I Lavrence, 13. E. 
z7z Attvood, C. 
1273 Buckla.nd, H. F. 
274 Gibson, G. R. 
275 Hannah, R. 
 276 Galloway, S. 
277 McFarlane, J. 
278 Bryden, T. 
I279 Grant, D. 
i28o Johnstone, XV. 
1281 Laycock, P, G. O. 
282 Laycock, E. A. 
283 Wedemeyer, P. E. 
1284 Stewart, P. C. 
285 Ferris, R. 
1286 Lemen, R. 
1287 SValker, J. V. 
1288 XVilliamson, J. 
289 Gilmour, J. M. 
129o Morgan, R. 

1291 Oers, E. 
I292 Callaghan, J. 
1293 Little, J. 
I294 McDiarmid, j. 
I295 Cairns, P. C. 
296 Thomas, T. 
1297 Lovell, J. H. 
1298 Steer, H. E. 
1299 Haddon, J. 
13oo McDonald, D. R. 
I3 oI Taylor, J.D. 
3o2 Milleken, C. 
I3O 3 Remnant, 
13o 4 Savillc, XV. F. 
13o 5 Vincer, E. S. 
13o6 Davison, A. 
I3o 7 Miller, C. J. 
13o8 C, assini. H. 
13o9 Cross, 
131o Hutchins, G. 
131i Chinnock, C. 
I312 Adams, F. 
1313 Parkinson, H. F. 
1314 Nunn, H. E. 
1315 Osgood, F. 
1316 Harris, J. F. 
1317 Cameron, A. S. 
1318 Can, C. F. 
1319 Allan, ,V. 
132o Lindsay, E. 
1321 Strachan, J. 
1322 Fletcher, J. F. 
1323 Cooper, S. A. A. 
1324 Jones, B. 
I3oE 5 Kirk, H. 
1326 Mansfield, G. A. 
1327 Legg, H. 
1328 Jones, W. H. 
1329 Field, R. J. H. 
133 ° Sylvester, J. V *. 
1331 XVickens, E. J. 
1332 Rogers, XV. H. 
1333 XVilson, J. 
1334 Green, G. H. 
1335 Slaughter, M. F. 
1336 McGeoch, J. 
1337 Johnstone, C. 
1338 Kidd, G. 
1339 Robertson, D. F. 
134 ° Sutherland, V. 
I34I Johnson, J. A. 



THE NOMINAL ROLL x59 

1342 
1343 
1344 
1345 
I346 
1347 
1348 
1349 
135o 
1351 
1352 
1353 
1354 
1355 
1356 
1357 
1358 
1359 
1360 
1361 
1362 
1363 
1364 
1365 
1366 
1367 
1368 
1369 
I37o 
1371 
1372 
1373 
1374 
1375 
1376 
1377 
1378 
1379 
138o 
1381 
1382 
1383 
1384 
1385 
1386 
1387 
1388 
1389 
139o 
1391 
1392 

Bray, P. B. R. 
De Lara, G. 
Foreman, W. A. 
Suttie, W. F. 
McCormach, "W. J. 
Gowton, T. \V. 
"Va ke, J. 
Travis, J. 
Macpherson, W. 
Anderson, T. A. 
Lovering, W. R. 
CrawIord, H. A. 
Clarke, E. A. 
Hollingsworth, E. 
Kingston, N. L. I. 
McDonald, J. D. 
Carmichaç.l, D. C. 
Luke, A. T. 
Sullivan, R. H. 
West, E. J. 
XVhclband, E. 
Pimm, E. J. 
James, lï. 
Drury, J. J. R. 
1Robertson, 
Mackrory, E. 
Martin, G. 
Carswell, D. 
Dunbar, XV. P. 
Lindsay, R. 
Rosie, P. 
Donald, G. R. 
Dunbar, T. M. 
Beaven, F. L. 
Spencer, A. 
Broadley, C. 
Monour, J. 
Chambers, T. 
]Bell, 
XVhite, C. 
Gibson, J. M. 
Thomson, F. 
Neal, S. E. 
Baker, L. F. 
Niblett, W. F. 
Cummings, G. A. 
Clark, N. 
Gotthardt, C. F. 
tZobertson, J. 
Fraser, M. 
McKay, A. 

1393 
1394 
1395 
1396 
1397 
1398 
1399 
14oo 
14Ol 
14o2 
14o3 
14o4 
14o5 
14o0 
14o7 
14o8 
14o9 
141o 
1411 
1412 
1413 
1414 
1415 
1416 
1417 
I418 
I419 
I420 
1421 
1422 
1423 
1424 
1425 
1426 
1427 
1428 
1429 
143o 
1431 
1432 
1433 
1434 
1435 
1436 
1437 
1438 
1439 
144o 
144I 
1442 
1443 

Northcote, S. XV. 
Kearns, S. C. 
Gxvatkin, T. 
Goad, H. 
Scott, W. J. 
Steggall, R. F. 
\Vard, G. 
Goomer, XV. 
XVilMnson, J. T. 
Davies, P. R. M. 
Smeaton, H. 
Field, E. 
Donn, R. 
Robertson, D. L. 
Gurteen, S. 
Galbraith, C A. 
Seton, S. 
Taylor, J. 
Hudson, VV. 
XVilkinson, X\-. C. 
Cooke, E. G. 
Powell, 'V. F. 
Brown, J. 
Moir, A. E. 
Hart, S. 
Crabb, R. 
Robbie, J. 
McNab, XV. 
McGregor, H. 
Foster, H. 
Seath, D. 
Dodds, W. J. 
Lee, XV. J. 
Banks, J. H. 
XValker, V. D. 
Naylor, H. S. 
Watson, J. 
Covle, J. 
De-laney, J. 
Forster, F. L. M. 
Smith, XV. H. 
Batson, G. 
Martin, W. J. 
XVisdom, 
Hopley, C. F. C. 
Guy, A. 
Bardell, W. E. 
Nicoll, J. H. 
Fraser, A. 
Packer, J. T. 
Barnes, H. 



160 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

1444 Grocott, G. 51. G. 
1445 Hopegood, F. L. Vere. 
1446 I3ullock, E. 
1447 Hurnrnerston, W. J. 
1448 "Vhiteside, H. 
1449 Page, W. 
145o Hogan, P. L. 
1451 Eley, C. V. 
1452 Orme, J. 
1453 t3ingham, C. 
I454 Dean, F. N. 
1455 Marnie, A. S. 
t456 Luke, W. T. 
1457 13rown, H. C, 
458 Purgavie, F. 
I459 Purgavie, W. R. 
I40O Love, J. R. 
461 Senior, F. 
1462 Crowley, E. T. 
1463 Sutherland, A. 
1464 Lort, "W. V. 
1465 Taylor, J. H. 
I466 Phillips, O. F. 
1467 Harrison, J. 
1468 McCarroll, J. 
1469 Albany, G. A. 
147o Keillor, W. 
1471 Robertson, D. M. 
1472 t3rown, R. L. 
1473 Clarke, C. 
1474 Coats, A. C. 
1475 Vickery, G. H. 
1476 Lord, G. H. 
1477 Kington, M. W. 
1478 Wilson, A. V. 
1479 Parr, H. E. 
148o Farrner, \V. 
1481 Randall, \V. 
1482 Gay, W. 
1483 Carnochan, J. 
I484 McFarlane, J. 
1485 Bond, B. 
1486 Vines, J. 
1487 Phillips, J. H. 
1488 1Riddell, M. 
1489 Arnot, J. S. 
149o Green, H. 
1491 Toxvnshend, C. 
1492 lBradley, H. L. 
1493 Follett, G. 
1494 Crornbie, H. 

1495 .&nderson, D. 
1496 ,¥ild, A. H. 
1497 Rogers, R. M. 
1498 Beath, H. W. 
1499 Ewing, A. D. 
1500 Lawes, F. H. 
15Ol England, R. 
15o2 Larkin, H. G. L. 
15o 3 13uckton, A.W. 
15o 4 Bell, J. S. 
15o 5 Guest, E. 
15o6 Clark, \V. \V. 
15o 7 Marshall, H. C. 
15o8 Clarke, A. H. 
15o 9 Sirnpson, J. 
151o Taunt-XVard, G. 
1511 Rudd, H. t3. 
1512 Carneron, J. J. 
I513 I3rown, J. 
1514 Ion. W. 
1515 Vatson, J. W. 
1516 Price, H. O. 
1517 Maddern, "¥. H. T. 
I518 51elson, ,V. 
1519 Downharn, lE. J. 
152o Jones, T. W. 
1521 Robinson, J. W. 
1522 Srnith, \V. 
1523 Drake, J. W. 
1524 Hodge, R. N. 
1525 Hodges, W. S. 
1526 Walsh, W. M. 
1527 Seale, G. D. 
1528 Nops, R. 
1529 Cook, J. 
153o Gernrnell, G. 5I. 
1531 LeButt, C. W.N. 
1532 \Vard, A. 
1533 Walter, J. H. 
1534 Fryett, F. 
1535 \Vilson, R. 
1536 Doig, "V. 
1537 Goldspink, L. 
1538 Pratt, H. \V. 
1539 luptie, J. W. 
154o Sheridan, J. W. 
1541 Srnith, R. I3. 
1542 Took, lE. A. 
1543 Jones, T. C. L. 
1544 Lovibond, R. F. 
1545 Cogswell, A. 



THE NOMINAL ROLL i6i 

1546 
I547 
1548 
1549 
155o 
1551 
1552 
I553 
I554 
1555 
1556 
I557 
1558 
1559 
I56O 
I56I 
1562 
I563 
1564 
1565 
1566 
1567 
1568 
I569 
I57O 
157I 
1572 
1573 
1574 
1575 
1576 
1577 
1578 
1579 
I580 
I58I 
1582 
1583 
t584 
I585 
1586 
1587 
I588 
1589 
59o 
1591 
1592 
1593 
1594 
1595 
1596 

Moss, J. 
Cannon, E. 
Cheesman, S. F. 
Morris, G. 
Howe, J. D. 
Strachan, J. 
Cook, J. K. 
McDougall, J. 
Scherer, C. 
King, D. 
Misset, M. 
XVatt, R. S. 
Hurst. C. 
Hurlbatt, lE. 
IKloss, A. 
Dowdswell, H. 
Duncan, W. 
Smith, R. 
Jones, R. 
Boycott, F. lE. 
Miles, P. A. 
Miles, A. 
Lawrence, C. E. 
13anks, C. T. 
Bennett, W. 
Penson, %'. S. 
Levy, H. P. 
Hardcastle, J. W. 
Pearce, F. 
Smith, A. V. 
Stewart, T. A. 
13arnett, F. T. 
Pettit, W. 
Arnott, D. 
Wright, C. 
Wright, S. C. H. 
Tracy, G. 
Beckett, G. A. 
Barrett, T. 
Edvards, E. 
Ambler, R. 
Bowen, H. C. 
13eaver, W. J. 
Ogle, A. H. 
Loveland, H. 
Rider, W. 
Gardner, A. 
Cottrell, Il. J. 
Ilarvey, J. J. 
Stirrups, A. T. 

1597 
1598 
1599 
16oo 
I6Oi 
1602 
16o 3 
16o 4 
1605 
I6O6 
I6O 7 
1608 
16o9 
1610 
1611 
I612 
I6I 3 
1614 
I6I 5 
1616 
I617 
I618 
1619 
162o 
1621 
1622 
1623 
1624 
1625 
1626 
1627 
1628 
1629 
163o 
1631 
1632 
I633 
1634 
1635 
1636 
1637 
1638 
1639 
1640 
1641 
1642 
1643 
1644 
1645 
1646 
1647 

Harbott, V. G. 
13radiord, S. 
Harrington, A. 
Fitzgerald, F. 
Cooper, V. H. 
Lefever, J. F. 
Kildare, T. J. 
13rovning, E. 
Ilovell, W. R. 
Maxwell, A. R. 
Pinson, I. L. 
13radberry, T. R. 
Rubidge, H. \V. 
Barnes, S. 
Vhite, L. T. 
Simpson, A. t3. 
Argles, G. E. 
Arbone, L. G. 
Calderwood, A. 
Leigh, F. A. 
Lamb, A. G. 
Stafford, W. D. 
Vilson, J. J. 
Edxvards, C. XV. 
V'alker, G. \V. 
Over, C. A. 
Taylor, O. G. 
Baker, J. 
Dean, F. 
Crone, \V. C. 
George, T. E. 
Vilkey, F. D. 
Kennelly, R. V. V. 
XVhitehurst, A. 
Black, R. \V. 
Scott, \V. B. 
Middleton, T. S. 
Villcocks, J. C. 
Scott, IE. 
Freeman, E. P. 
Hamvell, A. 
Prince, A. T. 
W'hyte, W. E. 
Dobb, H. S. 
Manardo, T. S. 
Wright, G. M. D. 
Cripps, F. 
Merwood, J. 
Newman, 1. G. 
Ilarding, J. 
Littman, S. 
II 



I62 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

1648 McGibson, J. 
1649 Saywood, G. 
165o Martin, H. G. 
I65I Fine, A.L. 
652 Gaul, E. 
I653 Bradford, W. H. 
I654 Coupland, J. 
655 Johnston, G. G. 
1656 Rait, D. 
1657 13ell, T. S. 
658 Gensey, C. 
1659 Cummins, G. 
166o Clark, J. 
1661 Manning, E. 
1662 Holmes, X¥. J. 
1663 Timms, D. G. 
1664 Ellis, R. 
I665 Arheatley, C. C. 
1666 Thorning, S. 
66ï Gilder, R. A. 
1668 Herring, R. 
1669 Sutton, H. 
167o Biggs, C. 1 . 
167 Slipper, R. S. 
I672 Fryett, A. M. 
673 Fraser, lE. 
1674 ,VaKord, F. G. 
1675 lXIcFarlane, H. 
1676 Saunders, S. 
677 Wright, H. 
1678 Brovn, R. S. 
1679 Lee, C. 
68o Procter, G. J. 
1681 Crane, J. 
682 Galbraith» A. 
1683 Simons, L. 
1684 Ling, H. 
1685 Kimpton, J. 
1686 Joyner, G. R. 
1687 Lowther, W. 
1688 Jones, W. D. P. 
1689 Rogers, . F. W. 
169o Le,vis, A. 
1691 Hodge» A. 
691 Anderson, W. 
1693 Gillett, W. R. F. 
1694 lartridge, lE. 
1695 Cutler, W. lE. 
1696 Keeble, G. H. 
1697 Ca.rit, W. H. 
698 Fox, C. F. 

1699 Grandin, J. W. 
17oo Moulding, xV. 
17 oz Curryer, R. W. 
17o2 Wilkin, V. 
17o3 Allen, A. 
17o 4 Smith, A. 
17o 5 Jeffery, A. E. 
17o6 Grout, H. 
17o 7 Gilbert, C. F. 
17o8 Pepper, C. 
17o 9 Wakefield, T. 
171o Brown, G. 
1711 Cook, S. 
1712 Anderson, A. J. 
1713 Ferrier, J. 
I7I 4 Atkins, S.A.V. 
1715 Sorley, J. 
1716 Read, E. S. 
1717 Skinner, C. W. t-l. 
1718 laddon, G. V. 
1719 Rutherford, 1 . J. 
172o Smith, R. 
172t 1Raymond, 
1722 I-Iarding, S. 
i723 Elliott, 13. D. 
1724 "Vatkin, F. A. 
1725 Owen, H. 
1726 Walton, J.'M. 
1727 Collier, G. 
1728 Cann, H. E. 
1729 13artlett, E. 
173o 1Rayner, C. 
1731 Monkman, F. 
1732 Aldred, H. D. 
1733 Hyde, . xV. 
1734 Harrison, 
i735 Johnston, J. H. 
i736 Calder, J. H. 
1737 Mock, K. A. D. 
I738 Bristow, R. J. S. 
I739 Brown, A. E. 
174o I-Iarrison, H. J. 
1741 Hickson, W. G. 
1742 Read, J. 
1743 Tomalin, R. A. 
1744 lodger, A. H. 
1745 Fletcher, S. A. 
1746 logers, 13. F. 
1747 Edwards, H. J. 
1748 Jewell, c. R. 
1749 Denyer, F. H. 



THE NOMINAL ROLL 16 3 

175o 
1751 
1752 
1753 
1754 
1755 
1756 
1757 
1758 
t 759 
176o 
76I 
 762 
1763 
t 764 
 765 
1766 
1767 
1768 
1769 
77o 
771 
1772 
1773 
1774 
1775 
1776 
1777 
1778 
1779 
1780 
178I 
1782 
1783 
t 784 
1785 
1786 
1787 
1788 
1789 
1790 
1791 
t 792 
1793 
1794 
1795 
1796 
1797 
1798 
1799 
1800 

I3ell, J. W. 
Bullard, A. R. 
Dellcr, S. G. 
I3ell, Vq. L. 
Mostyn, F. 
Lemon, F. G. 
Smith, H. E. S. 
Hall, A. M. 
Ashwood, 
Baldock, XV. P. 
Croxford, H. j. 
Ford, F. H. 
Fright, E. G. 
Pay, S. 
Sharp, V. H. 
Weal, C. A. 
lalmer, H. C. 
Dunne, J. 
Cox, E. C. 
Titley, E. J. 
Sandland, C. K. 
Williams, R. G. 
Charlier, H. H. 
1Ramsay, F. G. 
Anderson, J. G. 
Gore, J. T. 
Morris, A W. T. 
Taylor, A. W. 
Hunter, H. P. 
Briden, A. C. 
Tapping, C. F. 
Leppard, S. 
Tandy, S. T, 
Cotgrove, E. G. 
Scott, F. S. 
Ditchfield, H. 
Taylor, M. 
McKercher, C. 
Read, J. 
Wollnough, H. W. 
Fox, J. W. 
Cooper, G. T. 
Jennings, R. S. 
Martin, E. 
Clarke, R. J. 
Wilks, E. L. 
Murray, C. F. 
Stokes, A. E. 
Stokes, J. E. 
Barllam, T. G. 
Bown, H. E. 

1801 
18o2 
18o 3 
18o 4 
18o5 
18o6 
18o 7 
18o8 
18o9 
181o 
1811 
1812 
1813 
1814 
1815 
1816 
1817 
1818 
1819 
182o 
1821 
1822 
1823 
1824 
1825 
1826 
1827 
1828 
1829 
183 ° 
1831 
1832 
1833 
1834 
1835 
1836 
1837 
1838 
1839 
1840 
1841 
1842 
1843 
1844 
1845 
1846 
1847 
1848 
1849 
1850 
I851 

Davies, C. A. 
Wilson, G. 
Dodman, A. S. 
Warman, W. C. 
Luxton, "V. 
13rown, H. G. 
Burchett, J. G. 
Horsley, W. E. 
13rown, A. O. 
Snodgrass, A. E. 
Baker, F. 
Dodman, C. A. 
Taylor, F. 
Macfaflane, A. 
Neil, D. A. 
Beavan, J. R. 
laget, F. F. 
Jewell, J. O. 
Conquest, E. J. 
Garnish, G. A. 
Curtis, A. E. J. 
Hyde, A. G. 
V¢ebber, T. E. 
Ingham, H. G. 
Crisp, H. J. 
Middleton, W. E. C. 
Mackenzie, W. 
Call, V. S. 
Wilkinson, H. 
Holmes, J. 13. F. 
Fletcher, S. P. 
I3rook, T. 
Abbott, G. H. 
Fowles, J. P. A. 
Connolly, M. 
Pollard, H. J. 
Knight, L. D. 
lollard, G. E. 
Sheppard, Ve. S. 
Sheppard, W. J. 
Heaver, P. G. 
"Valker, E. 
Rollason, "vV. A. 
McCarthy, W. E. 
Fisher, J. H. K. 
Cripps, R. 
13rewer, A. H. 
Cromarty, R. R. 
Meldrum, A. J. 
Fox, J. F. 
Thomas, R. G. 



I64 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

1852 Simpson, V. 
1853 Fayrer, H. \V. I. 
1854 Fleming, S. J. 
1855 Bibby, J. 
1836 Drage, E. G. 
1857 French, G. A. 
8.î8 Brett, S. A. 
1859 Haggis, S. G. 
186o Hayes, L. H. 
IS6I Davies, A. tE. 
1862 Nancarrov, C. 
1863 Jenkin, 
1864 PeIlymounter, V:. J. 
1865 Prizeman, N. 
1866 PeaEey, J. C. 
1867 Sire, ¥. D. 
1868 t3urroxv, 1. J. 
I869 Mayne, H. R. 
187o Blount, J. G. 
1871 Bennett, F. J. 
1872 Miller, F. 
1873 Older, H. E. 
1874 Hamley, XV. 
1875 Hayvood, J. 
1876 HanseI1, S. G. 
1877 "Wekks, T. A. 
I878 McPhail, P. 
1879 Sampson, T. 
188o Fawns, J. AI. 
1881 lBoyce, F. J. 
1882 Summers, G. W. 
1883 Dielham, S. C. 
1884 Coyle, F. J. 
1885 Stinson, T. H. 
1886 Wood, XV. F. 
1887 Newcombe, H. W. 
1888 Gunston, W. 
1889 Ma.lcholm, 1 
189o t3roadbridge, S. H. R. 
1891 V¢oodward, G. T. 
1892 Tapp, J. H. 
1893 Blofield, -- 
1894 "Wilkins, H. 
1895 Cornish, A. 
1896 Read, F. C. 
1897 Hathaway, A. 
1898 Grant, S. W. 
1899 MitcheI1, A. L. 
19oo Rundle, H. W. 
19Ol Vqhite, F. C. 
19o2 North, C. G. 

19o3 Smith, F. C. 
19o 4 Taylor, C. V. 
19o 5 Taylor, L. H. 
19o6 like, XV. T. 
19o 7 Ford, H. F. 
19o8 tZobins, E. G. 
19o9 Hawkesworth, K. 
191o Webb, J. W. 
1911 Sheppard, J. 
1912 lhipps, E. G. 
1913 Martin, E. XV. 
1914 lBarnes, F. 
1915 Young, W. J. 
1916 Vanstone, H. 
1917 Hampson, H. 
1918 Hatchard, H. 
1919 Hunt, "W. 
192o I)urrant, F. J. 
1921 Brayley, C. 
1922 Robertson, J. H. 
1923 VVatson, C. H. 
1924 liblett, H. 
1925 Harden, C. A. 
1926 Saltern, G. H. 
1927 Barton, L. 
1928 Monk, A. C. 
1929 Naylor, J. AI. 
193o Marshall, A. F. 
1931 lBillett, T. V. 
1932 Fulcher, S. 
1933 McFarlane, T. 
1934 Watt, V. J. C. 
1935 Bangs, P. R. 
1936 1Ryan, "W. . XV. 
1937 Kay, H. G. 
1938 lenchoen, lE. T. 
1939 Vqatson, T. AI. 
194o King, 
1941 Hartgrove, E. W. 
1942 Cable, M. 
I943 Freshwater, H. 
1944 Stains, J. J. 
1945 Frith, H. G. 
1946 Carter, E. A. 
1947 Squeaker, G. Pritchard. 
I948 Vokes, E. 
I949 I)ickeson, XV. G. 
195 ° Hurst, J. 
I95I Titchener, A. 
1952 Wilson, W. 
1953 Kavanagh, J. E. P. 



THE NOMINAL ROLL 

I954 
1955 
1956 
1957 
1958 
1959 
196o 
1961 
I962 
I963 
1964 
1965 
1966 
1967 
1968 
1969 
197 ° 
1971 
I9ï2 
I973 
I974 
1975 
1976 
1977 
1978 
1979 
I98o 
1981 
1982 
I983 
1984 
1955 
I986 
1987 
1988 
1989 
199 ° 
1991 
1992 
1993 
1994 
1995 
1996 
1997 
1998 
1999 
2000 
2765 
3318 
3156 
3528 
3145 

Glanvil, P. C. 
Grover, V. E. 
Smith, H. B. S. 
Curtis, A. C. 
Sporne, A. R. 
Briggs, H. A. 
Vhitelaw, D. 
Parker, A. H. 
Howett, F. 
Piper, C. 
Cartlidge, J. A. 
Dykes, G. F. 
Nettleton, A. 
King, G. W. 
Dunn, F. W. 
James, S. 
Collings, W. 
Denyer, A. E. 
Bartram, F. A. 
Deares, H. 
t3rowning, A. E. 
Hooker, G. H. 
Eastland, F. C. 
Reynolds, R. 
Heathcote, J. 
Dunn, E. E. 
English, E. W. 
Smith, J. F. 
Fogerty, J. H. A. 
Bennett, N. C. 
Meade, M. 
Robbins, A. 
St. John, W. P. 
Arnold, G. 
Clitter, E. W. 
Chinn, F. H. 
Hart, C. J. 
Prime, S. M. 
Richards, E. W. 
]3uccleuch, C. 
George, G. W. 
Maxwell, R. G. 
Cottee, H. E. 
/3aker, W. 
Cravford, J. E. 
Oaksford, H. 
Harxvood, G. 
Kerr, V. H. 
Mitchell, T. P. 
Mitron, R. W. 
Moss, F. A. 
Walkerley, F. J. 

3414 \Vard, H. W. 
3427 Villiams, C. H. 
2768 Yates, t. 
5915 Vheeler, -- 
1081o Jones, E. T. 
384 ° Prior, H. L. 
3888 ]3ibby, C. 
3913 Colton, 1. 
38Ol Hichie, G. 
3885 Mason, E. W. 
2063 Ball, C. S. 
3820 Vhipps, J. 
4o76 Adamson, J. 
3937 Sothcott, J. G. 
3520 lXIoss, F. A. 
3853 Pearce, V r. 
3827 Reeman, A. W. 
2735 Tremayne, D. 
3855 Hart, F. G. T. 
3836 Colbert, H. S. 
3856 Crafter, D. T. 
3812 Dilloway, W. 
3857 Gretton, L. 
3926 Iose, J. T. 
3904 Shawcrott, F. 
3809 Hichie, G. D. C. 
3922 Willes, A. 
3892 Allenby, T. 
3894 Lindov, H. 
39IO McCarthy, J. 
3905 Ottewell, J. w. 
39o2 Parkin, W. 
39o3 Steed, S. 
3819 Turner, F. 
3Oll Arthur, H. E. 
3880 ]3ailey, H. 
3794 ]3aker, W. G. 
3225 ]3arker, A. R. 
3817 t3eck, S. 
2962 ]3ridgman, A. F. 
3843 Degerton, A. N. 
3253 Distin, T. 
3933 Dobran, T. H. 
3492 Fowler, F. G. 
3433 Fowler, H. W. 
3555 Thomas, J. F. 
3559 Laxv, M. C. 
3560 Simpson, C. 
3568 Perren, F. 
3585 Ralph, F. C. 
3592 Kirk, I-t. 
36o5 Stares, J. 



I66 FIRST SPORTSMAN'S BATTALION 

3623 Lloyd, A. 
3627 Gillham, A. 
3729 Schobius, A. G. 
363 ° McCarthy, D. 
3631 Buxton, J. 
3635 Parsons, J. L. 
3640 Clark-Schroder, S. J. 
3643 Freeborn, /3. 
3657 Hart, R. O. 
366o Spencer, A. 
3667 Epstein, /3. S. 
3673 Butler, C. 
3683 Woodward, E. 
3684 UIph, W. P. 
369 ° Page, G. W. 
3695 Towler, H. 
3702 Redwood, W. 
3720 Smith, S. 
3737 Chetminoki, H. 
3738 McGowan, F. S. 
3740 McDonald, A. A. 
3742 Jolly, A. R. 
3750 Brodie, C. F. 
3780 Glasgow, M. R. 
3787 /3anfield, A. F. 
3822 Gabbey, WI .. 
3829 Cheers, D. 
3830 Cornes, H. 
3842 Barrass, G. S. 
3851 Ayland, R. P. 
3886 Collins, M. 
3895 Grape, H. S. 
39I I Piper, XV. H. 
393 ° Dutton, G. F. 
3935 Bardell, R. J. 
3213 Ahronsberg, S. 
3546 Baptist, H. B. J. 
3462 Barnbrook, A. E. 
2962 Bridgman, F. 
3474 Brook, H. 
"-'-329 Cocks, E. M. 
319 ° German, W. H. 
3085 Hogg, D. A. 
3394 Gilbert, F. G. 
3859 Godfree, C. S. 
3844 Morris, F. 
3906 Parr, C. 
3907 Parr, E. A. 
2886 Price, W. J. A. 
3826 1Randell, P. G. 
3862 Vernall, F. A. 
3250 Young, F. E. 

4OOl Mellor, J. 
4002 Alexander, T. 
4003 Kitchener, A. J. 
4oo4 Osborne, J. T. 
40o5 Long, H. S. 
4oo6 lobinson, T. H. 
4oo7 Benedict, F. W. 
4oo8 Mogford, A. C. 
4oo9 Underwood, H. 
4OlO Wood, L. 
4Oll Miles, F. J. 
4o12 Edwards, E. B. 
4 oI3 Foan, W. D. 
4o14 Dingley, A. W. 
4o15 Monk, E. 
4o16 Warrell, F. C. 
4o17 Millet, A. 
4o18 Coutts-Hill, KV. H. 
4o19 t3envie, A. S. 
4o20 White, A. J. 
4o21 Wood, V t. G. 
4022 Hackett, F. T. 
4o23 Hyslop, -- 
4024 Beach, W. J. 
4025 Howden, J. 
4o26 Sellers, C. 
4027 Hannay, A. 
4o28 Gibbs, G. J. 
4o29 Balls, E. 
403 ° Ransley, W. J. 
4o31 Tomlinson, 1. F. 
4o32 Simrnons, R. V. 
4o33 Leat, F.C. 
4o34 Elley, C. H. 
4035 Ashby, E. A. 
4o41 Beech, T. 
4o42 Sniders, A. 
4o43 Budd, B. 
4o44 Mills, A. E. 
4046 Caskie, F. J. 
4o51 Doe, H. 
4o53 Smith, H. R. 
4056 Wain, G. H. 
4o57 Stevens, W. H. 
4o60 Cocks, J. E. 
4o61 Hoile, D. H. 
4o63 Bevan, H. C. 
4068 Cargill, W. R. 
4o7 o Gilkerson, J. C. 
4o73 Lewis, F. 
4074 Chambers, R. S. 
4075 James, H. 



EDITOR'S NOTE. 

The Editor apologizes for a fev omissions 
in the preceding pages, but they were un- 
avoidable owing to the records of the 
I3attalion being in some instances incom- 
plete. He would welcome any additions 
or corrections for use in any further editions 
that may be issued. 

LONDON) 1920. 



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