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JULY 5th, 1916, to APRIL nth, 1917 




In this volume are contained the Names of the 
Fourth Hundred Old Harrovians who fell in the 
War, from July 5th, 19 16, to April nth, 



M. R. H. A. Allen 

Sec. Lt. 

J. S. Anderson 


H. S. O. Ashington 


G. E. Barclay 


H. D. Bentinck 


R. A. Biddulph 


C. E. Bland 

Sec. Lt. 

P. M. Bourke 


H. A. R. Boustead 

Sec. Lt. 

R. C. Boyd 


V. C. D. Boyd-Carpenter 


H. J. Boyton 


A. H. Brocklehurst 


E. F. Brown 


W. S. Brown 


J. E. J. Brudenell Bruce 


G. K. M. Butler 


Sir H. G. T. Butlin, Bart. 

Sec. Lt. 

P. H. Byng. 

Sec. Lt. 

C. J. Byron 

Sec. Lt. 

T. R. Castle 


R. A. B. Chancellor 


L. S. Charles 

Sec. Lt. 

F. D. T. Cooper 


J. O. Cooper 


C. N. Cory 

Squad.-Com. I. H. W. S. Dalrymple-Clark 

Capt. E. B. M. Delmege, m.c. 

Major A. H. N. Devenish 

Sec. Lt. H. N. Dickinson 

Capt. E. R. Donner 

Sec. Lt. E. S. Doran. 

Lieut. G. F. Elliot. 

Capt. H. S. Farebrother, m.c. 

Capt. J. G. K. Farrar 

Lt.-Col. A. J. Fife 

Lt.-Col. A. E. Fitzgerald 

Lieut. B. La T. Foster 

Sec. Lt. D. D. Fowler 

Sec. Lt. A. H. Fry 

Lieut. R. A. Gault 

Sergt. D. B. Gillespie 

Sec. Lt. A. S. Gilmour 

Lieut. N. W. Goddard-Jackson 

Sec. Lt. F. Grissell 

Sec. Lt. C. W. A. Halliday 

Lieut. J. H. Harford 

Sec. Lt. G. H. Harrison, m.c. 

Major G. W. Hemans 

Lt.-Col. A. M. Holdsworth 

Sec. Lt. A. C. Holland 

Capt. R. B. Holland 

Sec. Lt. J. C. How 

Sec. Lt. A. W. Isaac 

Capt. G. L. Jackson 

Lieut. E. W. R. Jacques 

Capt. E. H. C. Le Marchant 

Sec. Lt. M. T. V. Lewes 

Lieut. G. Lawson Lewis 

Brig.-Gen. W. Long, c.m.g., d.s.o. 

Lieut. A. V. Lowry-Corry, m.c 

Major J. B. Lynch, d.s.o. 

Major E. L. Lyon 

Lt.-Col. W. H. MacGeorge 

Lance-Cor. A. R. Margesson 

Sec. Lt. G. F. Marsden-Smedley 

Private F. S. May 


G. M. Mayer 

Sec. Lt. 

H. F. Miles 


. H. C. Nicholas 

Sec. Lt. 

R. B. Nivison 


L. Norman, m.c 


G. B. Oliver 


C. D. Moon Ord 


A. LI. Palmer 


C. T. Ponsonby 

Sec. Lt. 

N. Ramsay 


C. S. Rattigan 


J. K. Grant Robertson 


A. M. M. Robertson- Walker 

Sec. Lt. 

H. E. St. George 


M. J. Shaw 


S. J. Snowden 

Sec. Lt. 

G. E. Thompson 


C. R. Tidswell 

Sec. Lt. 

W. B. Todd-Naylor 


R. F. C. Tompson 


A. A. Torrens 

Sec. Lt. 

T. V. Tyrwhitt-Drake 


G. B. Tyser 

Sec. Lt. 

B. C. L. Umney 

Sec. Lt. 

R. B. Van Praagh 


J. L. Vaughan, m.c. 


G. Y. L. Walters 

Sec. Lt. 

H. M. W. Wells 


G. K. Welsford 

Sec. Lt. 

C. M. Williams 

Sec. Lt. 

D. Wilson 

Sec. Lt. 

F. Wollocombe 


W. B. Wolseley 

The biographies being arranged in alphabetical order, 
it has been thought unnecessary to number the pages. 


Royal Flying Corps 
The Head Master's 05^-10' Aged 25 March 21st, 1917 

Only son of Richard William Allen, J.P., M.I.C.E., Managing Director 
of Messrs. W. H. Allen, Son & Co., Bedford, and of his wife, Geraldine 
Agnew Allen. 

School Racket Player, 1910. 

Trinity College, Cambridge. 

Married, in 191 5, Dorothy Drina, elder daughter of Major Lightfoot, 
of Anchoret, Bedford. 

Lieutenant Allen, on the outbreak of the War, joined the Scottish 
Horse as a despatch rider. In November, 1914, he was transferred for a 
course of instruction in aviation as a pilot, and took his l ticket ' the follow- 
ing month. In January, 191 5, he joined the Royal Flying Corps, obtained 
his Wings in April, and went to the Front with No. 12 Squadron, in Septem- 
ber, 1 9 15, returning home two months later for special duty in the construc- 
tion of aviation engines. For seven months he had the sole charge of testing 
a well-known engine, the success of which was largely due to the thought 
and care which he devoted to it, the experience which he had gained in 
flyinp- being of great use to him. He never failed to impart to those under 
him information about the engine, and, possessing a strong personality him- 
self, he was enabled to get the best out of others. He returned to the 
Royal Flying Corps in September, 19 16, and was appointed Flying Officer 
to the Testing Squadron at Upavon. In December, 1916, he was promoted 
Lieutenant, and in January of the following year moved with his Squadron 
to Martlesham. He was accidentally killed at Martlesham, on March 21st, 



Kings Royal Rifle Corps 
Church Hill n s -i5 2 Aged 19 October 10th, 19 16 

Eldest son of Sir Kenneth Skelton Anderson (O.H.), K.C.M.G., 
Shipowner, and of Louisa Mary, daughter of James Cochran 
Stevenson, for many years M.P. for South Shields. A younger brother, 
Cadet Kenneth Angus Anderson, R.N., was killed in the explosion of 
H.M.S. Bulwark^ on November 26th, 19 14. 

2nd Lieutenant Anderson obtained a Commission in the 15th Battalion 
King's Royal Rifle Corps on August 26th, 19 15, within a month of leaving 
School, and was transferred to the 21st Battalion at Aldershot. He went to 
France with his Regiment in May, 1916, and, after some months of trench 
warfare near Ploegsteert, was sent to the Somme. He was severely 
wounded on October 7th, 1916, whilst leading his men in an attack near 
Guedecourt and died three days later at a Casualty Clearing Station at 
Heilly, near Albert. 

His Commanding Officer wrote : — 

" He was a most capable and efficient Officer, and no Company Com- 
mander in the Expeditionary Force had a more loyal or hardworking 
Subaltern. He was very brave and did his work well over the parapet, 
looking after his men with a discretion beyond his years." 

His Company Sergeant-Major wrote : — 

" During our night searches I was deeply impressed by his calm, clear 
reasoning, as well as by his cool courage. ... In the attack he led his 
Platoon with great gallantry until cut down." 



East Yorkshire Regiment 
The Knoll 05 2 -io' Aged 26 January 31st, 19 17 

Only son of Sherard A. Ashington, of West Hill House, Harrow-on- 
the-Hill, and of Mrs. Sherard Ashington. 

Monitor ; Head of his House. Won the Cross Country Race, the 
Quarter-mile, Half-mile and Mile in the Sports of 1910. 

King's College, Cambridge, 1910, B.A. 1 914. 

In the University Sports of 19 12, he won the Hurdles and the Long 
Jump for Cambridge ; in 191 3, the Hurdles, the Half-mile and the Long 
Jump, beating C. B. Fry's record by clearing 23 ft. 5f ins., and making a 
further record by winning three events in the same year. In 1914 he won 
the High Jump and the Long Jump, beating his own record with a jump 
of 23 ft. d\ ins. Thus in the Oxford and Cambridge Sports he had won 
seven events in three years, another record. He represented Great Britain 
at the Olympic Games at Stockholm. 

Shortly after the War broke out Captain Ashington was given a Com- 
mission in the 7th East Yorkshire Regiment and went to the Belgian Front 
early in 191 5. He was wounded in the advance of July, 19 16, and was 
sent to the London Hospital. After some months of light duty he returned 
to the Front in November, 1 91 6, and was promoted Captain. He was 
mentioned for a gallant action in the General's Divisional Orders on 
December 27th, 1916. On January 28th he wrote the following letter about 
a suggestion that he should join the Intelligence Corps : " I don't mind this 
life. I rather like it, and I like my present position very much indeed. 
Also I hate that spirit which is so prevalent of always hunting for cushy jobs 
— trying to get out of it at any price — it makes me want to stay here and 
see the thing through where I am." Three days later on January 31st, 191 7> 
he was hit by a sniper as he was going round his posts and died the same 
night without recovering consciousness. 

His Colonel wrote : — 

" It has been a nasty knock to every one of us, and personally I know 
that I have lost one of my best and bravest Officers. . . . The men in his 
Company just worshipped him and would have followed him anywhere, 
and a sadder lot of men I never saw, when they knew he had been mortally 



Royal Lancaster Regiment 
Elmficld 02 , -o6' Aged 27 January 24th, 1 91 7 

Fourth son of the late Robert Barclay (O.H.), of Bury Hill, Dorking. 
His elder brother, Major Thomas Hubert Barclay (O.H.), Surrey (Q.M.R.) 
Yeomanry, died on board an Italian Tug-boat after being torpedoed on H.M. 
Transport Transylvania on his way to Salonika, on May 4th, 1917. 

R.M.C., Sandhurst, 1908. 

Captain Barclay was gazetted to the King's Own in February, 1909, 
being stationed for some time at Jersey. In 191 2 he went to West Africa 
and was attached to the 2nd Nigeria Regiment, and served with them all 
through the Cameroon Campaign, being one of the first to enter Garva. 
In May, 1916, he came home on leave, but returned to Nigeria in October 
to pick up troops on his way to German East Africa. He arrived at 
Dar-es-Salaam in December and was attached to the 4th Nigeria Regiment. 
He was killed in action on January 24th, 1917, near the Rufigi River, when 
reinforcing the firing line with his Company at a critical moment. 

Extract from Routine Orders by Lieut.-Col. J. Sargent, commanding 
4th Battalion Nigeria Regiment, dated January 27th, 1917 : — 

"The CO. wishes to express his appreciation of the services rendered 
by all ranks of the Battalion engaged in the operations on the 24^-25 th 
Jan. He particularly wishes to emphasize the gallant action of the two 
sections of No. 13 Company, under the late Captain Barclay, who stemmed 
the attack on the 3rd Nigeria Regiment by their advance." 

Major C. E. Roberts, 4th Nigeria Regiment, also wrote to his mother : — 

" Captain Barclay had only taken over the command of No. 13 Company 
that morning, and, with half the Company was the first to extend his men 
in the bush, facing the Germans and covering the first force, which had got 
disorganised. The Germans were barely 100 yards away then, and were 
fixing bayonets even, but the arrival of fresh troops checked them. 

" Your son behaved splendidly, walking about and encouraging his men, 
as cool as a cucumber, and quite regardless of his own safety in the critical 
situation. The Germans were keeping up a very heavy fire from rifles and 
machine guns, and it was while more of our men were hurrying up to the 
front line that Captain Barclay was mortally shot through the lungs and 
died soon after." 

He was mentioned in Despatches, 30th, May, 191 7, (for service with the 
East African Force). 



Coldstream Guards 
Elmfield 95 J ~99 : Aged 35 October 2nd, 1916 

Third son of the late Lieut.-Col. H. A. Bentinck and of Countess 
A. Bentinck, of 53 Green Street, Mayfair. His father, grandfather, and 
grand-uncle were all in the Coldstream, the latter leading the Guards at the 
Battle of the Alma. 

Trinity College, Cambridge. Represented the University at Water 
Polo against Oxford every year he was in residence. Represented Cambridge 
University at Boxing, and in 191 1 won the Army and Navy Boxing 

Major Bentinck joined the Coldstream Guards in 1903 and served at 
Cairo and Khartoum with the 3rd Battalion from 1906-1910. In 19 13 
he was seconded for service in the Egyptian Army. 

On the outbreak of the War he obtained leave, with great difficulty, to 
give up the Egyptian Army in order to join his Regiment and finally went 
to the Front in April, 1915, joining the 2nd Battalion, where he remained as 
Company Commander, or as Second-in-Command, until his death. He was 
mentioned in Despatches and obtained his Brevet Majority in January, 191 6. 
He was mortally wounded on the Somme in September, 19 16, when the 
three Coldstream Battalions advanced in a line from Ginchy. He was hit 
in several places, but a wound in the thigh necessitated amputation in a 
hospital at Rouen, where he died on the 2nd of October, 19 16. 

A brother-officer writes : — 

" I think Druce is the greatest loss that we have had — such a splendid 
character all round. I don't know how to put it, but I feel his influence 
was so great. I felt he made me look at things in the way he did himself. 
Every action and every opinion he held I had the greatest admiration for, 
and I always felt his good influence. I am sure every one of us did. We 
all loved him so much and admired him greatly as the best of sportsmen and 
the bravest of soldiers. One can say very little on these occasions. He 
has given us an example to follow, and we owe him a lot in the Regiment." 

Another brother-officer writes: — 

" I can't realize that Druce has left us. I forced myself to believe he 
was going to get over it. . . . We have been constantly together. I don't 
think it would have been possible for any one to have been a greater help 
than he was, so keen about everything, so absolutely dependable that all 
anxiety and worry were removed because he was there, and I knew I had 
only to go to him and get his advice and things would be all right." 



2nd Dragoon Guards 
West Acre o5*-io a Aged 25 November 19th, 1916 

Only son of the late Assheton Biddulph, M.F.H., and of Mrs. Assheton 
Biddulph of Moneyguyneen, Birr, King's Co. 

Married, in 1916, Derreen Ussher, youngest daughter of W. S. Holt, of 
Ball Copse Hall, Brent Knoll, Somerset. 

Exeter College, Oxford. 1st Whip and Secretary to the College Beagles, 
and had taken over the Mastership when War broke out. Won the College 
'grind' three years in succession. Was a member of the O.T.C. and while 
on manoeuvres in 1912, when attached to the Royal Scots Greys, received 
1st class certificate for Scouting. When with the Special Reserve of The 
Bays he won for the Regiment the Subaltern's Cup for ' Skill at Arms.' 

Lieutenant Biddulph was given a Commission in the Queen's Bays and 
went to the Front with his Regiment in May, 1915, where he remained for 
ten months. He then returned home to be married and was given exten- 
sion of leave for treatment by an aurist, having suffered from deafness owing 
to the bursting of a shell close by him. He was sent to Aldershot, in 
April, 191 6, where he contracted a severe attack of influenza. Having 
resumed duty, though still convalescent, he got very wet while on the 
march, and this brought on rheumatic fever, which affected his heart, and 
he died after six months' illness, on November 19th, 191 6. 

Captain Grant, of the Queen's Bays, wrote : — 

" It is too sad to think that such a good sportsman and man in every 
way should have had such a short life. He was most popular out here and 
everywhere, and I have lost a great friend." 



Hampshire Regiment 
The Knoll 07^-1 z* Aged 23 September 9th, 1916 

Only son of the Rev. Charles Bland, Vicar of Milland, Sussex, and of 
his wife, Agnes Bland. 
Entrance Scholar. 
Hertford College, Oxford, Scholar, 1912. 

Captain Bland obtained a Commission, on the outbreak of the War, in 
the nth Hants (Pioneers). He went to France with his Regiment in 
December, 1915, having been promoted Captain the previous July. He 
was shot through the head, while leading his Company into action, on Sep- 
tember 9th, 191 6, at Ginchy Telegraph. 

His Colonel wrote to his father : — 

" Your son was killed while gallantly leading his men into action. We 
mourn the loss of a gallant soldier and a good comrade. He was a personal 
friend of mine, beloved by all his brother-officers and by his men." 

His Major wrote : — 

" Bland died very gallantly, and his death was instantaneous and painless 
— shot through the head. The Senior O.C. was wounded early, and Bland 
assumed command. He was slightly wounded, went back to be dressed, and 
then led his men over the parapet. He was shot almost at once, and the 
Company made no headway. Attempts to bring in his body failed." 



Royal Field Artillery 
Moretons io 3 -i4 3 Aged 19 July 25th, 1916 

Elder son of Edmund Francis Bourke, Company Director, of Barton 
Keep, Pretoria, South Africa, and of his wife, Eleanor Bourke. 

Monitor ; Head of his House ; Football XI ; Cadet Officer. Matricu- 
lated at Magdalen College, Oxford. 

R.M.A., Woolwich. Played for the R.M.A. at Football and Rackets, 
and won the Peile Racket Cup ; was Under-Officer, and won the Tombs 
Memorial Prize, gaining 95 per cent of the marks in the first examination. 

2nd Lieutenant Bourke was gazetted in July, 1915, and was attached to 
a Battery of the Royal Horse Artillery at Woolwich. Early in October, 
1 91 5, he went to France and was at once sent into the firing line, where, with 
the exception of two short spells of leave, he remained to the end. He was 
killed beside his gun on July 25th, 1916, in the advance on the Somme, 
during a heavy bombardment, by an eight-inch shell which burst close to 
him, killing him instantly. 

The Brigadier-General, commanding 5th Division R.A., wrote : — 
" I must express the deep sympathy of myself and the Officers of the R.A. 
who have been serving with him. He was getting on so well in his Battery 
and was one of the best and keenest Officers I had under me. Universally 
liked by his men and comrades, his death is a very great blow to me 
personally, and to all of us." 



Middlesex Regiment (attached R.F.C.) 
High Street o5 2 -n 2 Aged 24 April 5th, 191 7 

Fourth and youngest son of John Melvill Boustead (O.H.), of West- 
field, Wimbledon Common, and Colombo, Ceylon, and of his wife, Leila 

Monitor, 1910. Head of his House. Won Champion Senior Swim- 
ming Cup. 

University College, Oxford, B.A. 1914. Won 100 yards swimming 
race for Oxford v. Cambridge, 1913. 

On the outbreak of the War Lieutenant Boustead obtained a Commission 
in the 2/8 Middlesex Regiment and went to Egypt with them in August, 
1 915, where he saw active service in the Western Frontier Campaign against 
the Senussi. When the Battalion returned to Europe in 1916, he became 
attached to the Royal Flying Corps, and after a month's training he obtained 
his Wings and went to France in October, 1916. He there saw six months' 
service, once bringing down two German machines in one day. He was 
killed on April 5th, 191 7, in an aerial fight with two hostile machines. His 
Observer was killed and, though mortally and terribly wounded himself, 
he fought off" the enemy machines and succeeded in recrossing our lines, 
making a safe and successful landing. He died an hour afterwards, and 
was buried at Pozieres. 

He was mentioned in Despatches on December 13th, 191 7. 

His Wing Commander wrote to his father : — 

" Your son was a very gallant Officer and died a magnificent death, and 
even if he receives no official recognition of his gallantry, the story of his 
last fight will remain as fine a memorial as any official reward could be." 

His Squadron Commander wrote : — 

u We have lost a very gallant Officer. He has taken part in numerous 
hard-fought encounters with hostile machines and has always fought with 
great gallantry. I have forwarded his name to higher authorities for 
exceedingly gallant conduct." 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

" He was so full of humour and commonsense, so generous and 
reliable. I never heard anyone say a word against him. I don't think he 
ever made an enemy or failed to make a friend. I can't contemplate life 
without him." 



Devon Regiment 

Elmfield oj'-n* Aged 23 July 14th, 1916 

Younger son of Archibald H. Boyd (O.H.), Barrister-at-Law, of 
Bellevue, Westward Ho !, Devon, and of his wife, Gertrude H. F. Boyd. 

Entrance Scholar : Monitor, 1910 : Classical Scholar of Trinity College, 

2nd Lieutenant Boyd, who was working with the Great Northern Rail- 
way Co. when the War broke out, enlisted in the Public Schools Battalion, 
in August, 1 91 4, and received a Commission in the nth Devons in the 
following November. In July, 191 5, he sailed for the Dardanelles in R.M.S. 
Royal Edward and was torpedoed in the iEgean, being severely injured. He 
made a good recovery and was then sent to France with the 8th Devons, 
and was present at the Battle of the Sommc, at Mametz, and at Bazentin. 
He was killed on July 14th, 1916, while leading his Company at Bazentin- 
le-grand Wood. 

His Colonel wrote : — 

" I have lost a brave and gallant Officer in Bobby. He was loved by us 
all, and by all the men of the Battalion." 

His Company Commander, whose place he took, wrote : — 

" He was quite a stranger to fear. ... As for the men, they would have 
loved him, even if he had not come from Devon. They both loved him 
and knew he was a good Officer — two entirely different things." 

The Quarter-Master wrote : — 

" Of all the young Officers he was undoubtedly the most popular. The 
men worshipped him, and he was always so clever and resourceful." 

The Chaplain wrote : — 

" His intellect, his daring, and his geniality all combined to make a good 
soldier and a splendid companion in these troubled times." 



Royal Engineers 

The Head Master's oi 3 -04 3 Aged 28 August 29th, 1916 

Fifth son of the late William Boyd Carpenter, formerly Bishop of 
Ripon, of 6 Little Cloisters, Westminster Abbey, S.W., and of his wife, 
Annie Maud Carpenter. 

Married, in 191 5, Eileen, daughter of the late Arthur Gardner- Woolloton. 

Studied Engineering at Leeds University, at Sir William Arrol's on the 
Clyde, at Middleton's works in Leeds, and at Crompton's at Chelmsford. 
Acting on Mr. Pierpont Morgan's advice he went to America and was 
employed on the Southern Railway, U.S.A., and also on the Canadian 
Pacific ; while on the Southern Railway he had charge of construction work 
at Brunswick, Georgia. 

Lieutenant Boyd-Carpenter, who was in America when the War broke 
out, returned to England and was given a Commission in the R.E., training 
at Chatham and at Aldershot. He went to the Front in January, 1916, and 
was chiefly employed in bringing up materials as our line was advanced, in 
erecting necessary fortifications, and preparing the road for further advance. 
He was killed instantaneously by shrapnel, in Delville Wood on August 
29th, 1 91 6, when in charge of a party who were returning after putting up 
wire entanglements ; he made his men go first so as to give them the safer 
position, but was himself killed on reaching the open. He was buried near 
Longueval Church. 

His Commanding Officer wrote : — 

" It seems such a platitude and so useless to say what it means to us all, 
and what a loss it is. In a recent attack his work was admirable — it was 
always admirable, he was quite one of the best Officers I have had. In his 
quiet hardworking way he gave me complete confidence, and he was always 
doing something for his men, whilst we, his comrades, just know that we 
have lost another dear friend." 

A non-commissioned officer said of him : — 

" The men were ready to do anything for him. In fact Lieutenant Boyd- 
Carpenter was held in such esteem that, when his services were requested by 
the Commanding Officer of another Regiment, his own Commanding 
Officer refused to part with him." 



Grenadier Guards 

Church Hill c^'-io 2 Aged 24 December 14th, 1916 

Only son of Sir James Boyton, M.P. for East Marylebone, and of 
Lady Boyton, of 2 Park Square, Regent's Park, and of Marlow, Bucks. 

Jesus College, Cambridge, B.A. 191 3. Rowed for the Jesus 1st Boat, 
Head of the River 1912, and in the Henley Regatta of 1914 rowed bow in 
the 2nd Eight, which was runner up in the final for the Thames Challenge 
Cup. Was a member of the Marlow and London Rowing Clubs. 

Lieutenant Boyton took a Commission while still at Cambridge in the 1st 
City of London Royal Fusiliers, and was promoted Lieutenant in January, 
191 4. Soon after the outbreak of War he went to Malta with his Regiment 
and returned with them to France in March, 191 5. He was wounded on 
May 9th, 1 91 5, and on his recovery was posted to a Reserve Battalion of his 
Regiment, in which he became Captain and Adjutant. In July, 1 916, he 
transferred to the Grenadier Guards and left for the Front the following 
October. He was killed in action on the night of December 14th, 1916, 
on the Somme. 

His Colonel wrote: — 

"He was a most gallant and lovable personality, and his loss is much 
felt by all ranks." 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

" We were at Harrow together, where he was in my cricket game ; we 
were at Cambridge together, where I saw him nearly every day ; and then we 
were brother-officers together in the same Battalion of the same Regiment 
— I do miss him so much." 



King's Royal Rifle Corps 
The Grove 02*-o4* Aged 27 July 29th, 191 6 

Second son of Alfred Brocklehurst, of The Spinney, Melton Mowbray, 
and Langdale Lodge, Sutherland, and of Mrs. Brocklehurst. 

Captain Brocklehurst joined the King's Royal Rifle Corps in 1910. He 
went to France in August, 19 14, with the 1st Battalion, and was through 
the Retreat from Mons. He was wounded in the left arm on September 
28th, 1914, and invalided home. He went to the Front again in 
December, 19 14, and was again severely wounded in the left arm on May 
10th, 191 5. Eleven months later he rejoined the 1st Battalion as Adjutant. 
On July 28th, 191 6, he was severely wounded in the foot and body, in the 
attack on Delville Wood, and died next day. 

He was three times mentioned in Despatches "for gallant and distin- 
guished conduct in the Field" — in June, 19 15, and January, 1 91 6, by Sir 
John French, and in January, 191 7, by Sir Douglas Haig. 

His Commanding Officer wrote: — 

"I have lost my best friend and Adjutant, the bravest who ever lived, 
always cheerful, hardworking, and ready to face any danger. Had he lived 
I intended recommending him for a D.S.O., which he richly deserved on 
more than one occasion." 



Wiltshire Regiment 

The Head Master's 03 , -o8* Aged 27 April 1st, 191 7 

Third son of James Wyld Brown, of Eastrop Grange, Highworth, 
Wilts, and of Primrose, daughter of Captain Kennedy, of Finnarts, Glenapp, 

Brasenose College, Oxford, 1909, Organist. B.A. 191 2. After leaving 
Oxford he resumed his studies at the Royal College of Music, and in 191 3 
he became organist at Emmanuel Church, West Hampstead. 

When the war broke out Captain Brown enlisted in the Public Schools 
Battalion, and in October, 1914, was given a Commission in the 5th Wilt- 
shire Regiment, of which he became Adjutant in two months. In May, 
191 5, he went with his Battalion to Gallipoli, where he was wounded. Re- 
turning from hospital at Alexandria, he took an active part in both evacua- 
tions from the Peninsula. He was then given a month's leave, but was 
recalled by cable when he had reached Marseilles, in order to take part in 
the expedition which failed to relieve Kut. 

When mortally wounded it was to his music that his thoughts returned, 
and his Commanding Officer wrote: "His great worry was that he would 
never use his right arm for music again, and he continually questioned the 
doctor about it. Of course he was told that it would be all right, but to no 
avail ; he simply could not get over the shock, and died peacefully on Palm 
Sunday, April 1st, 19 17." 

Describing his death his Colonel wrote: — 

"Eric was commanding and leading his Company to the attack when he 
was shot through the right hand, but he went on and reached the final posi- 
tion. Shortly after he was again hit in the right arm, above the elbow. 
This bled a lot, and he started back to the dressing station, but on his way 
was hit again, this time through the right wrist." 

An article in the Oxford Magazine of June 5th, 1917, said : — 

"Here at Brasenose he was much more than organist or musician. He 
read widely and had a real taste for literature. A man of fearless indepen- 
dence of character and judgment, he was a very living force in the College. 
... In a small society such as an Oxford College, where fashion and con- 
vention stand for so much, the presence of such a man is an asset not lightly 
to be prized, and Eric Brown's hatred of shams and the freshness of his 
outlook on men and things were a stimulus and a challenge to all the 
Undergraduates and Fellows of his time." 




Wiltshire Regiment 
Home Boarders 8 5 '-86* Aged 45 July 5th, 1916 

Sixth son of David Brown, Shipbroker and Shipowner, of Leadenhall 
Street, E.C., and Harrow-on-the-Hill, and of his wife, Annie Brown. 

Married, in 1906, Marion Irene Gourlay Plenderleath, and leaves 
a son. 

Lieut.-Colonel Brown entered the Wiltshire Regiment from the Militia 
in 1892, and became Lieutenant in 1894, Captain in 1900, and Brevet 
Major in 1 91 2, in recognition of his services in the South African War. 
He was gazetted Major in 1909, being then D.A.A. and Q.M.G. Wessex 
Division, Southern Command. He was severely wounded in the South 
African War, during which he took part in the advance on Kimberley and 
the actions at Belmont, Enslin, Modder River, and Magersfontein, and saw 
fighting at Bethlehem, Wittebergen, and Colesberg. He was twice men- 
tioned in Despatches. 

He went to the Front in command of the 2nd Wiltshire Regiment in 
March, 191 5, and in the following July was given command of the 1st 
Battalion. He was instantaneously killed on July 5th, 1 91 6, by a shell 
which burst just outside his dug-out near Thiepval. He had been direct- 
ing an attack which was very successfully carried out by two Companies of 
his Regiment, and had just sent an encouraging message to the men who 
were holding the captured trenches. 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

"I know Colonel Brown would not have wished a better death than the 
one he died, with so many ot the men who loved him, and to whom he set 
such a magnificent example of coolness and bravery." 




Northamptonshire Yeomanry 
The Head Master's ^i"-^^ Aged 38 April nth, 1917 

Eldest son of the Right Hon. Lord Robert Brudenell Bruce, and 
grandson of the 4th Marquis of Ailesbury : his mother was Miss Han- 
bury, daughter of Capel Hanbury Leigh, of Pontypool, Monmouthshire, 
Lord-Lieutenant of the County. 

Trinity College, Cambridge, B.A., LL.B. 1900, M.A. 1910. Barrister- 
at-Law at the Inner Temple 1902. Succeeded to the Cardigan estates of 
the late Countess of Cardigan and Lancaster. 

Lieutenant Brudenell Bruce volunteered in August, 19 14, and received 
a Commission in the 1st Northamptonshire Yeomanry. He went to the 
Front in February, 191 5, and fought in the 2nd Battle of Ypres, and in the 
Battle of Neuve Chapelle. He died of wounds received whilst waiting 
for the order to advance on Monchy le Preux, at the Battle of Arras, on 
April nth, 1917. 

His Squadron-Major wrote : — 

"I cannot tell you how much I personally shall miss him. His kind- 
ness of heart and absolute unselfishness have endeared him to us all, and his 
troop loved him like a father. . . . We feel his loss most deeply, as he was 
absolutely beloved by both Officers and men." 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

"It is no use writing on these occasions, I know, but I should just like 
to say how devoted the whole Regiment was to him. Officers and men 
alike all loved him." 

A lance-corporal in his troop wrote : — 

"I cannot tell you how much we shall miss Mr. Bruce; he was liked 
by every man, and by his fellow Officers in the Regiment, and he will never 
be forgotten by the men who were in his troop." 

Another brother-officer wrote to his father : — 

"Your son was in the squadron I used to command, and had endeared 
himself to all ranks." 



Scottish Horse 
The Head Master's Oj'-io 1 Aged 2+ July 17th, 1916 

Son of the late Henry Montagu Butler (O.H.), D.D., Master 
of Trinity College, Cambridge, and of his wife, Agnata Frances Butler. 
Entrance Scholar; Monitor,i9oa. ; Botfield Scholar, 1908. Scholar of Trinity 
College, Cambridge; Members' Prize for Latin Essay, 1910; Senior 
Scholar, 19H ; Porson Prize, Gladstone Prize, Montagu Butler Medal; 
1st Class Classical Tripos ; 1st Class History Tripos. 

Lieutenant Butler received a Commission in the Scottish Horse and 
left England on August 1 8th, 191 5. He reached Gallipoli on September 
1st, and was wounded at Suvla Bay three days later. He returned on 
October 30th, remaining in the Peninsula till December loth, when he 
went to Egypt. He died at El Kantara on July 17th, 1916, after 36 hours' 
illness, the cause of which is unknown. 

His Brigadier wrote : — 

" He passed on as he lived, the best and happiest type of a British 
Officer and gentleman." 

His Commanding Officer wrote : — 

" He was highly thought of and popular with all ranks, and his loss 
will, I know, be deeply felt in the Regiment. Although he has been with 
our Machine Gun detachment, we have always been together until a month 
or two ago. Professionally 1 looked upon him as one of the best Officers 
in the Regiment." 

The Brigade Machine Gun Officer wrote : — 

" I worked with him for ten months in an intimacy that only such an 
association as the intimacy of a Machine Gun section can produce. I had 
the pleasure of training him in Machine Gun work, and found him such 
an apt pupil, that he very soon excelled his master both in inventive genius 
and mastery of detail." 

The Officer who succeeded to the command of the Machine Gun 
Squadron wrote : — 

" I can't just express to you in words our deep sorrow for the loss of 
such a tine Officer and friend. He leaves a big blank in our ranks. ... I 
learned to know him well, and to appreciate his fine capabilities and pluck. 
. . . The men in his Section expressed a desire to put up a stone to the 
memory of their Officer, and I was glad that it really came from them 
direct, right off their own bat." 



Cambridgeshire Regiment (T.F.) 
The Grove o6 J -l l" Aged 23 September 16th, 19 16 

Only son of the late Sir Henry Trentham Butlin, 1st Bart., F.R.C.S., 
sometime President of the Royal College of Surgeons, England, and of his 
wife, Annie Tipping Butlin, of 22 Harcourt Terrace, S.W. 

Trinity College, Cambridge, 191 1, B.A. 1914 ; won the Macnaghten 
Sculls ; was a student at the Inner Temple. 

Captain Butlin joined the Cambridgeshire Regiment on August 1st, 
1 914. He went to the Western Front in February, 1 91 5, as 2nd Lieutenant, 
and became Lieutenant, then Captain and Adjutant by June, 191 5. He was 
reported wounded and missing near Beaumont Hamel on September 1 6th, 
1 916, after a bombing attack. As nothing has since been heard of him 
his death has now been presumed on that date. He was mentioned in 

Lieut. -Colonel Riddell, commanding 1/1 Cambridgeshire Regiment, 
wrote to his Mother : — 

u Poor Guy was wounded in the act of binding up the wound of a 
brother-officer while under very heavy fire at point-blank range. . . . All 
we know is that he told one of the stretcher bearers to go back for help and 
bring more ammunition. Every effort was made that night — and very 
gallant efforts they were — to bring in your son, but without success. One 
of his brother-officers crawled out in the daylight to find him, but was 
driven back. The following night another effort was made. This time we 
found out for certain that he was in the hands of the Germans. 

" We are all very depressed at losing poor Guy. If he had a fault, it 
was that he always thought of others and never gave a thought for himself 
— that was how he received his wound. We have lost a brave man and a 
great triend." 

Major Few wrote to his Mother : — 

" Lieutenant Bradford made several determined efforts himself through- 
out the night to reach your son, and was the last to come in after wading 
through a marsh, sometimes up to his shoulders in water, in order to try 
and find a way round by a flank. He showed the greatest gallantry. . . . 
He will be greatly missed by all. I don't think there is an Officer in the 
Battalion who had the welfare and comfort of the men more at heart than 
he had." 




Royal Field Artillery 

Newlandi o6 3 -io' Aged 24 September 25th, 1916 

Only son of Max Byng, of 4 Kensington Court, W., and of Mrs. Byng. 

Exeter College, Oxford, 1910. 

Owing to ill-health he had to leave Oxford and went abroad, spending 
much time in Switzerland, and afterwards in Eastern Europe, learning 

On the outbreak of the War 2nd Lieutenant Byng returned to England, 
but the Doctors would not at first pass him for the Army, so he joined the 
Recruiting Staff. In the spring of 191 5 he succeeded in passing the Medical 
Examination and obtained a Commission in the King's Royal Rifle Corps. 
After going through his training and becoming Machine Gun Instructor, he 
transferred to the Royal Field Artillery and went out to India, being stationed 
at Rawal Pindi. After six months there he joined his Battery in the Es- 
Sinn position at Kut-el-Amara in April, 1 916, where he remained till 
September 1 6th, when he caught enteric fever and died at the Rawal Pindi 
Hospital, Amara, on September the 25th, 1916. 



Honourable Artillery Company 

West Acre 09 3 -l4' Aged 20 January 10th, 1917 

Youngest son of John Byron, of Wyefield, the Knoll, Beckenham, and 
Ringmer, Sussex, and of Mrs. Byron. 
Matriculated at Magdalen College, Oxford. 

2nd Lieutenant Byron, instead of going into residence at Oxford, enlisted 
as a Private in the H.A.C., in which he soon became Corporal, and then 
Sergeant. He twice declined a Commission, but finally, at the special 
request of his Colonel, took a Commission as 2nd Lieutenant in his own 
Regiment in October, 191 5. After taking courses in bombing and the Lewis 
Gun, he became so proficient that he was for some time employed in 
training recruits. He went to the Front in October, 1916, with his 
Battalion, and was killed by a shell on January 10th, 1917. 

His Commanding Officer wrote : — 

" It was an awful blow to all of us, for he was such a fine soldier, 
fearless and splendid — there was no better Officer in the Battalion and I 
loved the boy, he was so calm, thorough, and reliable." 



Royal IVest Surrey Regiment 
Church Hill 96M>i a Aged 33 August 31st, 191 6 

Second son of William Henry Castle and of his wife, Eleanor Wilhel- 
mina Sadleir, of Pembroke Road, Kensington. 

Trinity College, Cambridge, B.A. 1904. Travelled in India, Spain, and 
Germany, and worked at Toynbee Hall in 19 10. In 19 n he went to 
Australia and worked on a Government Survey, returning to England in 
1912, and settled in Surrey as a land agent. Was the author of a book of 
poems entitled "The Gentle Shepherd." 

Married, in 191 2, Muriel Isabel Catherine, only daughter of R. Mowbray 
Howard, of Hampton Lodge, Surrey, and leaves a daughter. 

2nd Lieutenant Castle enlisted in the Universities and Public Schools 
Battalion on the outbreak of the War and, in February, 191 5, obtained a 
Commission in the Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment. He went to 
France in July, 191 6, and took part in the attack on Guillemont. He was 
killed on August 31st, 191 6, by a gas shell at Delville Wood, during a 
heavy bombardment. 



Royal 'Berkshire Regiment 

High Street 09'- 1 4 ' A & cd 2 ' December 24th, 1916 

Elder son of E. Bercsford Chancellor, M.A., F.R.H.S., of The Croft, 
Wargrave, Berks, and of Mrs. Chancellor. 

Monitor; Head of his House; Cricket XI 1914. Won the Shakespeare 
Medal and the Bourchier History Prize. The late G. Townsend Warner 
dedicated his book, " The Writing of English," to him. Matriculated at 
Christ Church, Oxford, 1914. 

Captain Chancellor, instead of going into residence at Oxford, obtained 
a Commission in the Royal Berkshire Regiment on the outbreak of the 
War. Three months later he became Lieutenant, and Captain in March, 
1 916. He went to France with his Regiment in September, 191 5, where 
they were in reserve, but not called on, at Loos, and in the following 
December he moved with the Regiment to Salonika. 

He died on December 24th, 1916, from the effects of shell wounds, 
received while leading his men in a raid on the enemy trenches the 
previous evening. Caring only for the conduct of the raid, he insisted that 
the wounded men of his company should be carried back first, and remained 
"joking and cheering on his men, with absolute disregard for himself." 
Had he lived he would have been recommended for the D.S.O. 

His Colonel wrote : — 

" I cannot speak too highly of him. He was absolutely fearless, always 
cool and collected in any emergency, and never by any chance lost his head. 
He was a most valuable Officer ; his death is a great shock to me, and 
he is an enormous loss to the Regiment." 

Captain Rogers, of the Royal Berkshire Regiment, wrote : — 

" He was such a splendid character, and never have 1 known a man 
with a nicer mind. He was essentially a man in the best sense, yet with 
all the intuition and sympathy of a woman." 

Captain Pike, of the Royal Berkshire Regiment, wrote : — 

"The few remaining old hands amongst us still talk from time to time 
about Dick. The sense of our loss has not by any means diminished as 
the days pass. I find it terribly hard to carry on without him. And if any 
proof were needed that he did not die in vain, it would be afforded by 
noticing the influence he still has in the Battalion." 

Another brother-officer wrote : — 

" I have never met such a well-informed fellow, nor one so well read 
and interesting, and yet he was so utterly unaffected and modest." 



Worcestershire Regiment (attached R.F.C.) 
Church Hill 08^-14' Aged 21 July 30th, 1916 

Second son of R. Stafford Charles, of Broomfield, Stanmore, Middlesex, 
and of Mrs. Stafford Charles. 
Entrance Scholar, 1908. 

Captain Charles was gazetted to the Worcestershire Regiment in August, 
1914, and left England for Gallipoli in May, 191 5, going straight into the 
trenches on arrival. He was invalided home in the following August 
suffering from shell shock. He joined the Royal Flying Corps in January, 
1 91 6, and took his Pilot's Certificate in May, leaving for France on July 
5th, 1 91 6. On July 30th he took part in an aerial fight, four of our 
machines against twelve of the enemy, and was last seen descending in the 
German lines with engine trouble. He was reported ' missing' until 
October nth, when he was officially reported ' died on July 30th, in German 

His Squadron Commander wrote to his father : — 

" He went over the lines for the first time on the 26th, with a party of 
other machines from this Squadron, and had with them a fight with two 
German machines, which were driven off". He was brought down on the 
afternoon of the 30th, about 5.30 p.m., only the second time he went over. 
They were in the neighbourhood of St. Quentin. This time they had 
another fight, and your son and his Observer were seen by the others going 
down under control, with blue smoke coming from the engine, which would 
mean, not that the machine was on fire, but that a bullet had pierced one of 
the cylinders. The machine, as I say, was going down under perfect control." 

A brother-officer who was with him in Gallipoli wrote : — 

"The Battalion has been 27 days in the firing line straight off the 
reel. . . . Even Charles has gone back to the base with a touch of nerve 
shock. Poor Charles, he did stick it magnificently, until it became too 
much for him. He had an extremely hot corner to hang on to throughout 
the Saturday and Sunday following the advance, and, although his Platoon 
was under an incessant shell and rifle-fire, he kept them well in hand. 
Eventually shells began dropping actually in the trench, after knocking down 
his parapets and machine gun emplacements ; one shell alone killed four, 
wounded another, and knocked off" Charles' hat, leaving him for the moment 
practically speechless. He never gave way until relieved, and his line is still 



Royal Scots 
High Street 1 1 »- 1 5 ' Aged 18 July 23rd, 1916 

Son of F. T. Cooper, K.C., of 41 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh, 
and of Mrs. Cooper. 

2nd Lieutenant Cooper was killed in action in an attack on Waterlot 
Farm on July 23rd, 1916. He had only been in France a few weeks. It 
was merely owing to his own pluck that he was there at all, for he was only 
eighteen when his name was put on the list accidentally, and his Adjutant 
told him he need not go, but he insisted on being sent. 

His Colonel wrote: — 

" Your son was a most affectionate friend to me always : so considerate, 
so kindly, so helpful, and as faithful to me in everything as an old faithful 
dog. It is an odd likeness, but I know no other creature than a dog which 
gives one that same unquestioning and unending affection and confidence. 

" He was a brave boy, very keen, and my Regiment lost a splendid 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

" I am afraid I cannot give you many particulars about your boy's 
death, as I myself was knocked out by a gas shell about two days before 
he was killed. I saw him last on the morning of the 19th. He was such 
a fine boy, and so brave, and my Regiment lost a splendid Officer. His 
death occurred on July 23rd, during an attack on Waterlot Farm. It was 
impossible to bring back his body." 

A brother-officer who was at Harrow with him wrote: — 

" Douglas was such a splendid fellow, and such a good friend. He was 
one of the kind that the better one knew him the more one grew to 
esteem him." 



Royal Flying Corps 

The Knoll 09'- 1 y Aged 20 July 21st, 19 16 

Youngest son of the late Sir Alfred Cooper and of Lady Cooper, of 
Ossemsley Manor, Christchurch. 

Captain Cooper, who was in Australia when the War broke out, imme- 
diately returned to England and joined the Royal Flying Corps. He was 
officially posted as ' missing' on July 21st, 1916, but was later reported by 
the Geneva Red Cross to have been shot down and killed on that date, while 
on a bombing expedition over the German lines. He was considered by 
all who knew him as one of the most promising men in the R.F.C., and, if 
he had been spared, would have got his Squadron before he was twenty- 

His Squadron Commander wrote to his mother : — 

" My whole Squadron sympathises with you. I can't tell you how 
upset everyone is, he was so loved and respected. To me he is a very 
great loss, my best Flight-Commander, and the best Pilot in my Squadron. 
A very gallant fellow." 

The sergeant in his Flight wrote : — 

" He was a man without fear, with the heart of a lion. If at any time 
there was the least idea of a machine being unfit to cross the lines, he would 
always test it himself before sending anyone else. He won the respect and 
admiration of all, from the Major to the newest joined Air Mechanic, and, 
come what may, we shall never get another Captain Cooper." 



Royal Field ^Artillery 
Rendalls oi J -o+' Aged 28 October 30th, 1916 

Son of Herbert B. Cory, of Druidstone, St. Mellons, Cardiff, and of 
his wife, Constance Cory. 

R.M.A., Woolwich, where he won the History Prize. 

Captain Cory was gazetted to the Royal Field Artillery in 1907. In 
191 1, when he was Whip to the Regimental Harriers at Bulford Camp, he 
won the Harriers Steeplechase Cup, though in the course of the race he had 
fallen and broken his collar-bone. 

He went to the Front with the 72nd Battery forming part of the 6th 
Division in September, 19 14. At the First Battle of Ypres this Battery 
formed part of the 3rd Corps, which Lord French specially commended for 
its great gallantry and devotion to duty. He served continuously in France 
with this Battery until his death, with the exception of a few weeks when 
he was in command of a Trench Mortar Battery. He was then given com- 
mand of his original Battery, the 72nd, and a few weeks later, on October 
30th, 19 1 6, was in his dug-out at Morval when a shell fell on it and killed 
or wounded all the Officers of the Battery. His death was instantaneous 
and he was buried at Festubert. 

His Colonel wrote : — 

"Captain Cory had not been long in his Battery, but in that time he had 
endeared himself to all ranks, and we all feel that we have lost a valued 
comrade, and that the Service has been deprived of a gallant and efficient 

The Captain of the Artillery of his Division wrote: — 

" It will be some consolation to you to know how nobly and bravely 
Captain Cory has borne himself and laboured in the great struggle. He 
was always so quiet, sweet-tempered, and bright. I remember him working 
away with his men after a terrible night a month ago, when his Battery 
had lost all its Officers but one, getting into a new position. His men 
loved him." 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

" He was one of the most gallant and efficient Officers in the Regiment, 
and your great loss is ours also." 




Royal Naval Air Service 
High Street oi'-o^ A 8 ed 2 9 September 8th, 191 6 

Only son of I. H. Dalrymple-Clark, Civil Service, of 26 Hans 
Crescent, S.W., and of Mrs. Dalrymple-Clark, of Farnham, Surrey. 
Shooting VIII, 1904-5. 
Married Margaret, daughter of Arthur Savory. 

Squadron-Commander Dalrymple-Clark, after leaving Harrow, joined the 
17th Lancers and retired in 1910. He then went in for flying, joining the 
Royal Flying Corps, Naval Wing. He was killed in an accident while flying 
at Cranwell on September 8th, 1916. 

The following is taken from the Piloteer : — 

"The sad accident on Friday, September 8th, deprived Cranwell of one 
of its most energetic and capable Officers. Squadron-Commander I. H. W. S. 
Dalrymple-Clark was universally acknowledged to be one of the best pilots 
in the R.N.A.S., and his loss will be deeply felt throughout the whole 
Service. Skilful and experienced, he will always be remembered as a most 
steady and careful pilot, who never essayed foolhardy tricks, all his 
exhibitions being carried out at safe altitudes. . . . the accident was one 
which might happen to any two machines at any time when clouds are about, 
and consequently no blame can possibly be attached to either pilot, nor 
can any suspicion of carelessness be hinted at." 

The following is taken from the Aeroplane : — 

" After joining the R.N.A.S. he was stationed at Eastchurch, and 
quickly showed that he was not only a very fine pilot, but had the gift of 
studying his machine's peculiarities and reporting thereon in a manner which 
made his tests of high value to the Service. From Eastchurch he was 
transferred to the Central Flying School, under Commodore (then Captain) 
Godfrey Paine, R.N., and was appointed instructor. There he did most 
useful work, and was responsible for the training of many pilots who have 
distinguished themselves on active service. Later on he was appointed to 
experimental work and carried out many tests which produced far-reaching 
results, not only as regards aeroplanes, but also concerning engines, bomb 
dropping, and various scientific adjuncts to aircraft." 



East Lancashire Regiment 

Druries 03 3 -o8* Aged 27 October 23rd, 1916 

Son of S. Delmege, of Ballywire, Co. Tipperary, and of Mrs. 

Trinity College, Oxford. 

Captain Delmege last visited Harrow when, as a Lieutenant in the East 
Lancashires, in August, 1914, that Regiment lay in the football fields with 
the Fourth Division, before going to France to take part in the Retreat 
from Mons. He won the Military Cross early in the War for exceptional 
dash and judgment and was on the point of being gazetted Major when he 
was killed on October 23rd, 1916. 



Royal Field Artillery 
West Acre 86'-88 3 Aged 44 October 5th, 1916 

Eldest son of the late Matthew Henry Devenish, senior partner in the 
firm of Messrs. J. A. Devenish & Co., Brewers, Weymouth, and of 
Mrs. Devenish. 

Major Devenish joined the Royal Field Artillery in 1891 and served in 
the South African War from 1899 to 1 902, being wounded at Driefontein. 
He was twice mentioned in Despatches and received the Queen's and 
King's medals with seven clasps. He retired as Captain in 1905 and joined 
the Fife Militia. 

He was called up on the outbreak of the War and was attached as 
Major to the 15th Battery R.F.A. at Hilsea Barracks, Portsmouth. He 
died on October 5th, 1 91 6, after an operation for appendicitis. 



Royal West Kent Regiment 
Home Boarders o^-oo 1 Aged 34 October 13th, 191 6 

Elder son of Henry Dickinson, of Martins, Burnham, Bucks, and late 
of Peterborough House, Harrow-on-the-Hill, and of his wife, Ellen Marion 

Monitor, 1900. 

Balliol College, Oxford, B.A. 1905. Barrister-at-Law at the Inner 
Temple, 1905. He did not practise at the Bar, but devoted himself to 
literary and political work. He threw himself earnestly into the cause of 
Tariff Reform and wrote regularly for the World's Work and other papers : 
was at one time Secretary of the Compatriots Club. Among his novels are 
" Things that are Caesar's," " Keddy," which an article in the Observer called 
the * the best, perhaps the only, novel on Oxford,' and "The Business of a 

In January, 191 5, 2nd Lieutenant Dickinson obtained a Commission in 
the Royal West Kent Regiment and was for a time attached to the G.O.C., 
Chatham. Not satisfied, however, that he was bearing the full burden with 
others, he rejoined his Regiment and went to the Front with the 6th 
Battalion in June, 191 6. He was dangerously wounded on October 7th, 
and, after cruel sufferings, cheerfully and heroically borne, died on October 
13th, 1916. 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

" As far as I can make out, his wounds were caused by a shell which 
landed in our trench. ... I learn from eye-witnesses that he was obviously 
badly wounded, but refused to have anything done for himself, until all the 
others had been attended to. He was most courageous, and, although he 
was in so much pain, he walked about the trench with a smile on his face, 
encouraging his men. His one disappointment was that he could not go 
over the top with his Platoon. . . . The men were full of the extraordinary 
amount of pluck he displayed. They could not praise him enough." 

A Staff Officer wrote to his father : — 

" It may be some very slight consolation to you to know that outside his 
own family your son will be remembered always, not only as a very desirable 
member of our Mess, but as a real man and a splendid Christian of the 
finest type. He is a loss to the whole nation, because, had he suppressed 
his natural modesty, he would have done great things." 



%ifle Brigade 
Moretons o9 3 -i4' Aged 21 September 3rd, 19 16 

Elder twin son of the late Harry Philip Donner and of Mrs. Donner, 
of Kington Langley, Chippenham, Wilts, late of 35 Prince's Gardens, S.W. 

Head of his House. Football XL 191 2, 191 3, and represented the 
School at Association Football. 

Magdalen College, Oxford. 

When the War broke out Captain Donner enlisted in the Buffs, and 
shortly after, in October, 1 914, he was given a Commission in the Rifle 
Brigade. He was promoted in February, 1915, and went out to the Front 
in the following July. In September he was given his Captaincy, and was 
subsequently mentioned in Despatches. He was killed in action at the 
storming of Guillemont on September 3rd, 1916, at the head of his men. 

The Officer in command at the time of his death wrote : — 

" He was in the third line of German trenches, gallantly leading his 
Company, when he was shot through the spine and dropped dead. When 
he was in the front line I knew our Companies were then all right ; I 
felt absolute security. For a boy just over twenty-one he was phe- 

Another Officer wrote to his House Master : — 

" You knew Donner well, so 1 need not tell you in what universal 
respect he was held by both Officers and men. His Company was not all 
that one might desire in many ways, when he took command of it nine 
months ago. After two or three months, when he had had time to impress 
his personality on it, it became the best in the Battalion, and more than 
equal to many companies under the command of regular soldiers of many 
years' experience." 

Colonel Harrington, commanding nth Rifle Brigade, wrote : — 

"1 had been in command of the nth Battalion until August 25th, 
when I was wounded, so I was not with the Battalion when they did so 
brilliantly on the 3rd September. I had many opportunities of appreciating 
your son's excellent qualities, both as an Officer and a comrade. He was 
a splendid Company leader and his loss to the Battalion will be very great. 
He met his death, as all our best do, as a leader of men in a successful 
enterprise ; but he was of a type that the British Army — and the nation, 
for that matter — cannot afford to lose." 



Royal Field Artillery 

Newlands 03 3 -0 5* Aged 27 November 2nd, 19 16 

Only son of Edward Anthony Doran, CLE., late Postmaster-General, 
Bombay, retired, of Battenhurst, Wokingham, Berkshire, and of his wife, 
Alicia Doran. 

Was appointed to the Government Service in India, as Superintendent 
of Post Offices in Burma. 

On the outbreak of the War 2nd Lieutenant Doran volunteered for 
field service and went to Egypt with the Field Post Office. He returned 
to England at the end of 191 5, and enlisted in the Inns of Court O.T.C. 
He was then sent to the R.A. Cadet School at Exeter, and was gazetted to 
a Commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery in August, 
1 91 6. He left for the Front the following month and was posted to the 
68th Battery R.F.A., 4th Division, in which he served till his death. He 
was killed in action by a shell on November 2nd, 1916, near Ginchy. 

The Major commanding 68th Battery R.F.A. wrote : — 

" He seemed so absolutely fearless that one hoped his luck was in, but 
I suppose it was willed otherwise. I cannot tell you what his loss means to 
me personally or to the rest of the Battery, who absolutely loved him. His 
end was a heroic and, I hope, a painless one. All my men wish me to 
convey to you their sympathy, and to tell you that they loved him and 
admired him as a lion-hearted British gentleman." 

The Chaplain wrote to his father : — 

" I fear that personally I only knew your son slightly ; the last time I 
saw him was only two days ago, when I had lunch with him and the Major 
at the Battery. But everyone to-day, in other Batteries as well as his own, 
said the same thing of him — he was absolutely fearless and set a magni- 
ficent example to his men, who are going through a very hard time in an 
exposed position." 



South Staffordshire Regiment 
West Acre o4 3 -o8 7 Aged 26 August 31st, 19 16 

Only son of Gerald Elliot, Solicitor, of Offendene, Sutton Road, 
Walsall, and of his wife, Helen Elliot. 
New College, Oxford, B.A. 1911. 

Lieutenant Elliot went to the Front in September, 19 15. He was 
wounded on February 16th, 19 16, and on this occasion was mentioned in 
Despatches for gallant conduct in the Field. He returned to the Front in 
July of the same year. He was reported wounded on August 31st, 191 6, 
at Delville Wood and was afterwards presumed killed on his way back to 
the Dressing Station. 

His Colonel wrote: — 

" He was a brave and fearless Officer and very popular with us all. He 
is a great loss to the Regiment." 




Norfolk Regiment 

The Head Master's o5'-o8 2 Aged 26 July 24th, 19 16 

Younger son of the late E. W. Farebrother, F.R.I.B.A., and of his 
wife Kate, nee Sutcliffe, now Mrs. Brooks Wood, of 15 Elm Place, South 
Kensington, and grandson of the Rev. C. Farebrother, M.A., Rector of 
Truham-cum-Corby, and Chaplain to the Duke of Cambridge. 

Monitor, 1907. 

R.M.C., Sandhurst, 1908. 

Captain Farebrother was gazetted to the Norfolk Regiment in Novem- 
ber, 1909, and served at Gibraltar, in Belgium, in India, and in Meso- 
potamia. He went to the Front in November, 1914, and was three times 
mentioned in Despatches, and was awarded the Military Cross for con- 
spicuous bravery at Shaiba, in Mesopotamia. It was there, on April 12th, 
191 5, he received the wounds from which he died in London, on July 24th, 

Colonel Peebles wrote to his Mother : — 

" Your boy will be a great loss to the Regiment ; you know yourself 
how popular he was with all ranks. We can ill afford to lose him." 

Major Lodge wrote : — 

" He seemed to have such a good influence both on the men and on his 
brother-officers, quite extraordinary in such a young and most popular 
man. You do not know what a blank his death will make in the 

Colonel Luard wrote : — 

" He was such a splendid fellow in every way." 

Captain Temple-Frere wrote : — 

" He was the best and keenest soldier I have ever seen." 



Lancashire Fusiliers 
West Acre 94'-98 J Aged 36 October 4th, 19 16 

Son of the late F. W. Lewis Farrar, Solicitor, and of Mrs. Farrar, now 
Mrs. B. R. Beale, of Thorney Court. 

Christ Church, Oxford. Was called to the Bar. 

Married, in 1909, Gwendoline Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Fegan, 

When the South African War broke out Captain Farrar was in Australia, 
and enlisted in the Tasmanian Light Horse, in which he became Lance- 
Corporal, and served in the latter part of that War. 

In August, 1914, he enlisted in the 1 8th Hussars and was subsequently 
given a Commission in the Lancashire Fusiliers. After preliminary training 
he first saw service in France, but his Battalion was then sent to another 
Front. He was killed in action at Salonika on October 4th, 191 6. 

His Commanding Officer wrote : — 

"To me he was not just Captain Farrar, an Officer under my command, 
but * Maria,' the intimate, whimsical, thoughtful comrade who would have 
given any help, service, or advice I liked to ask, and he gave me all in full 
measure. Over and over again he and I enjoyed a happy day together, 
and his unfailing and humorous good spirits were a perpetual joy to me. 
Full of resource as he was, full of gaiety, he was invaluable. He and 
Wormald, always together, were an inseparable and splendid combination. 
And as they were inseparable in service, so they became inseparable in 
sacrifice and have passed into that sacred combination of brotherhood that 
has left the Battalion infinitely the poorer." 



Yorkshire Regiment 

Elmfield 94 3 -g6 3 Aged 36 February 7th, 191 7 

Elder son of the late Major William Henry Fife-Cookson, of Langton 
Hall, Northallerton, and of Janet, daughter ot Admiral Boyle. 

Married, in 1915, Mary Aileen Courage, and left two sons, the younger 
ot whom died three weeks after his father. 

R.M.C., Sandhurst. 

Lieut. -Colonel Fife joined the K.R.R.C. in 1899. He served in the 
South African War with the Mounted Infantry and was dangerously 
wounded. Later he became A.D.C. to Sir Reginald Talbot, Governor- 
General of Australia, and afterwards to Earl Grey in Canada. 

In September, 1914, he was gazetted Major to the 4th (Reserve) 
Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment. In May of the following year he 
was in temporary command of the 2/5 Durham Light Infantry, and then 
of No. 1 Battalion of the Machine Gun Corps at Grantham. In November, 
1 91 6, he was in command of the Machine Gun Corps Base Depot in 
France, where he died on February 7th, 191 7, from heart failure following 

The following are extracts from letters of brother-officers: — 

" You can have no idea how fond we all were of him in the 2/5 Durhams, 
and how greatly we missed him when he left us to join the M.G. Corps. 
I can say that without exception he was the finest man I have ever met, and 
I feel that I have lost, not only my Commanding Officer, but a great friend." 

" It was a terrible shock to us all at the Depot and is very much felt by 
all ranks here, as he was tremendously liked, and anyone would have done 
anything for him." 

" It will be such a great loss not only to you but to everyone else who 
knew him, as he was so universally beloved." 

" He gave inspiration to us all, both men and Officers." 



East Surrey Regiment 
West Acre 86 , -8c ; 3 Aged 45 July 13th, 19 16 

Second son of the late R. A. Fitzgerald (O.H.), and of Mrs. Fitzgerald, 
now Mrs. Blewitt, of Wallop House, Hampshire. 

Married, in 1907, Mary Eleanor, second daughter of Colonel Irwin, of 
Lynehow, Carlisle, and leaves two daughters. 

After farming in Natal, Colonel Fitzgerald entered the British South 
African Police as a Trooper and went through the operations in South 
Africa in 1896, for which he received the medal. He obtained a Commis- 
sion, in 1899, in the West Indian Regiment, and, after serving as Garri- 
son Adjutant in Jamaica, he was specially employed in the Gold Coast, 
and, in 1900, took part in the Ashanti Campaign, for which he also received 
the medal. From 1 904-1908 he was with the Egyptian Army in the Soudan 
and Kordofan, and, in 1908, was transferred as a Captain to the East Surrey 
Regiment, serving most of his time with them in India. In 1902 he was 
appointed Adjutant of the Nilgiri Volunteer Rifles in Ootacamund. He 
was given his Majority in September, 191 5, when he proceeded to France, 
as Second-in-Command of the 9th King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 
and took part in the Battle of Loos. Next day he was given the command 
of the 15th Durham Light Infantry and served with them until he was 
fatally wounded, in the Battle of the Somme, on July 1st, 1916, and died 
twelve days latter. 

He was mentioned in Despatches. 

His Brigadier wrote : — 

" There is no harm in telling you now that his name went in for 
1 immediate reward ' of a D.S.O., and I have no doubt he would have got it, 
had he lived, as 1 had especially * starred ' his name." 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

" There was not an Officer or a man in the Regiment who would not 
have followed him anywhere, and, what is more, they did so, when they 
were asked to the other day." 

One of his men wrote : — 

" We had a trying time of it. The Colonel worked wonderfully, and 
the men loved him for the way he did it. They will never forget how brave 
he was, and how he encouraged them and led them to victory that day." 


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Manchester Regiment 

The Grove 07*-i2* Aged 23 July 23rd, 19 1 6 

Second son of the Rev. Frederic La Trobe Foster, late Vicar of 
Brenchley, Kent, and of his wife, Frances Mary, nee Gladstone, of Combe 
End, Woking. 

Trinity College, Cambridge. He composed several songs, hymn tunes, 
etc., one of which, a War Intercession, has had a circulation of over 

Lieutenant Foster was given a Commission in the Manchester Regiment 
in October, 1914, and went to France in November, 1915. On November 
25th he was slightly wounded, but recovered and came home for short 
leave in May, 1916. He was reported * missing ' at the end of July, and 
as nothing has since been heard of him he has been officially presumed 
killed in action on July 23rd, 191 6. 

His Commanding Officer wrote : — 

" With my deepest sympathy I must tell you I believe he was killed. 
He died anyway leading his men into an absolute hell and upheld to the 
end the reputation of his Battalion. He was a most conscientious Officer, 
a good worker, and liked by everyone." 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

"We attacked Guillemont from Trones Wood at 3.40 a.m. on July 
23rd. It was almost dark, with a deceiving mist, and the shelling was so 
heavy we could not see more than ten yards ahead. The Battalion fought 
to the last, and, though so smashed about, are covered with glory. He was 
leading the first wave on the right, where the wire had been imperfectly cut 
by our artillery. They had about 75c yards to go, and he fell within 50 
yards of the German trenches." 

Another wrote : — 

" He was so game — no matter how bad the day, or the weather, or the 
Boches. He would get knocked down and come up smiling each time, 
simply covered with mud and only his eyes shining. He was game all 
through, and that's what Lancashire boys love." 

Another wrote : — 

"He was idolized by his men. ... If he was anywhere about it made 
all the difference. His was a wonderful character. In many ways I never 
expect to meet his equal." 



Royal Flying Corps 

The Park U a -I4> Aged 19 March 17th, 1917 

Eldest son of the late James Fowler, of Dyxcroft, Rottingdean, and 
Redcourt, Wimbledon Common, and of the late Mrs. Fowler. 
Trinity College, Cambridge. 
Was engaged to be married to Miss Joan Waterhouse, of Brighton. 

2nd Lieutenant Fowler joined the Royal Flying Corps in March, 1916, 
and spent some months on service in the North of England. In September, 
1916, he was ordered to Salonika, and in the following month was wounded 
and sent to Malta. In December he was invalided home and on recovery 
was posted to the Aerodrome at Telscombe, near Brighton. He was killed 
on March 17th, 191 7, at Telscombe, while night flying by orders from 
Headquarters, as enemy aircraft had been sighted. The actual cause of the 
accident is unknown, death being instantaneous. At the time of his acci- 
dent he was Officer-in-Command at Telscombe Aerodrome. He was buried 
with military honours in Rottingdean Churchyard. 

At the inquest held at Newhaven, at which all the evidence procurable 
was given, both Officers and men testified that he was a most competent and 
skilful pilot. One of his men spoke of him as being "as fearless as a lion, 
and as playful as a kitten." He was exceedingly popular, not only among 
the Officers, but also among the men, and' his loss is greatly mourned at 



London Regiment 

Newlands o^'-o^ Aged 30 October 31st, 19 16 

Son of F. J. Fry, of Cricket St. Thomas, Chard, and of Mrs. Fry. 

McCall Scholar 1904. Science and Mathematical Scholar, King's College, 
Cambridge, 1904. Foundation Scholar, 1906. Bracketed 16th Wrangler, 
1907. B.A., 1907. Called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn, 191 1. 

He was devotedly fond of Harrow and one of his first acts on leaving it, 
and finding himself in command of money, was to contribute generously 
to the Land Purchase Scheme. His interest in the Science Schools was also 
maintained after he left, and he helped very liberally both with their exten- 
sion and equipment. 

Married Margaret, eldest daughter of Mr. Carberry and Lady Henrietta 

2nd Lieutenant Fry, who was a member of the Inns of Court O.T.C. when 
the War broke out, was given a Commission in the London Regiment in 
March, 1915, and went to the Front in the following December. He was 
wounded on October 8th, 19 16, when leading his Company in a night 
attack, all the other Officers having been previously killed or wounded. It 
was not until five days later that he reached the base hospital, where his right 
leg was amputated. Septic poisoning, however, set in, and he died on 
October 31st, 1916. 

His Colonel wrote : — 

" Although I knew from the first that there was no chance of his rejoin- 
ing the Battalion, I quite hoped that he might have been spared to return 
to a quiet life in England. We had no one braver or more conscientious 
with us in the Regiment, and we all feel his loss greatly." 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

" He was singularly brave, conscientious, and thoughtful for others, 
and all these qualities were very much in evidence on the night when he 
was wounded." 



Grenadier Guards 

Ncwlands !I t l \\ Aged 19 September 16th, 1916 

Eldest son of Leslie Hamilton Gault, of Braehead, Montreal, and of 
Tetton House, Taunton, and of Mrs. Gault. 

Lieutenant Gault left Harrow in July, 1914, to take up a promising 
business appointment. When the War broke out he returned to Harrow by 
special permission, in order to prepare for the Army, and was gazetted to 
the Grenadier Guards in January, 191 6. He was promoted Lieutenant on 
September 10th, 191 6, and was killed in action six days later. 

His Colonel wrote : — 

" He died a most gallant death ; he fell doing outpost duty beyond the 
first line of trenches on the night of September 16th. 1 am personally 
very sad ; he was a dear, good, gallant lad, and was doing splendidly in 
every way." 




Canadian Expeditionary Force 
Home Boarders 93 a -97 2 Aged 36 September nth, 1916 

Second son of William Gillespie, West India Merchant, of Fir View, 
Weybridge, Surrey, and of his wife, Grace Gillespie. 

Married Gwendoline M. Williams, and leaves three children. 

Was for some years in the London and New York Office of his father's 
firm, but latterly was fruit farming in Canada. 

Sergeant Gillespie came over with the Canadian Expeditionary Force. 
He went to the Front in January, 1916, where he saw much active service 
both in Flanders, and in France. He was killed on September nth, 
191 6, during an advance on the Somme. 



Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 
Drurics o2'-o6' Aged 28 September 15th, 1916 

Second son of the late A. Gilmour, of Eaglesham, Renfrewshire, and 
of Mrs. Gilmour. 

Trinity College, Cambridge, B.A. 1909. 

Parliamentary Secretary to W. Mitchell-Thomson, M.P. for North 
Down, Ireland. 

Married, in 191 2, and leaves a son and daughter. 

2nd Lieutenant Gilmour enlisted as a Trooper in the London Yeomanry 
in September, 191 4, and was afterwards given a Commission in the Argyll 
and Sutherland Highlanders. He left for France in August, 19 16, and 
was killed by a shell while leading his men over the parapet on September 
15th, 1916, near Albert. 

A brother-officer wrote: — 

" He was the dearest and best fellow who ever lived, and the news has 
cast a black cloud over the whole Battalion. . . . Dear old Alistair was out 
and away the most loved Officer in the Battalion, and I must tell you that 
guest-night to-night has been washed out — the first and only time I have 
ever known such a thing to be done. Nobody had any heart for it." 

Another wrote: — 

" He died a gallant death, leading his men to the attack, on September 
15th, at 6.30 a.m. I am giad to be able to tell you he was killed in- 
stantaneously and can have suffered no pain. We brought him back and 
buried him in a soldier's grave at Villa Wood, near Albert." 

Another wrote : — 

" Dear old Alastair was too good a man for those vile Huns to spare. 
It seems that the best of our men have to go under. He was a real fine 

Another wrote : — 

" He was the greatest man I ever met, and the man with the greatest 
personality, and all of it for good. I realise to what an extraordinary 
extent he influenced my life and the lives of all who ever met him." 



Northamptonshire 'Bjgiment 
The Grove o9 3 -i4 a Aged 20 September 9th, 19 16 

Elder son of Nicholas Goddard-Jackson, of Duddington, Stamford, 
Northants, and of Mrs. Goddard-Jackson. 
Trinity College, Cambridge. 

Lieutenant Goddard-Jackson received a Commission in the Northampton- 
shire Regiment and went to the Front in May, 191 6. He was killed on 
September 9th, 191 6, whilst leading his men in an attack on the Bois des 
Fourreaux (High Wood), near Longueval, and is buried there. 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

" He was leading his men very well and reinforcing the front line, where 
needed. He was very popular in the Battalion, and will be greatly missed 
by both Officers and men." 

His Captain wrote : — 

" We were all very proud of him. He was always extraordinarily 
cheerful and extremely keen to get on. He was delighted at the chance of 
getting to grips with the Hun, and it was in gallantly leading his men for- 
ward that he was struck by a piece of shell and was killed outright." 



Coldstream Guards 

Newlands 99 3 -04 3 Aged 30 September 15th, 19x6 

Fourth and youngest son of Thomas de la Garde Grissell, of Redisham 
Hall, Beccles, Suffolk, and of Frances Adelaide Grissell. 

Adopted Architecture as a profession, serving his articles with Messrs. 
Nicholson and Corlette. Studied at the Royal College of Art, and was 
awarded the Diploma in Architecture; was elected an A. R.I. B. A. in 1913. 

2nd Lieutenant Grissell, who, in 191 3, had accepted a three years' engage- 
ment in Hong Kong, returned to England early in 191 5, and enlisted in 
the Artists Rifles, subsequently receiving a Commission in the Coldstream 
Guards. He was killed by the explosion of a German hand-grenade on 
September 15th, 1916, after reaching the second objective during the 
Guards' advance. 




Royal Field Artillery 
Home Boarders o,8 s -04" Aged 31 November 17th, 1916 

Fourth and youngest son of James Halliday, East India Merchant, of 
Fishers, Harrow-on-the-Hill, and of Mrs. Halliday. 

Monitor 1904. Football XI 1902-3, Captain 1903. 

King's College, Cambridge, 1904, B.A. 1907. Rowed in his College 
Boat : was a member of the King's Tennis VI, and of the Chetwynd 
Society. Was in business in Liverpool for three years, then for a year in 
London, and afterwards in Calcutta. 

2nd Lieutenant Halliday returned from India in February, 191 6, and 
after joining an O.T.C. was given a Commission in the Royal Field 
Artillery, and went to the Front in July, 1 91 6. He was wounded on 
November 8th, 191 6, and was taken to the 2/2 London Casualty Clearing 
Station, but died nine days later. 

The Doctor who attended him in hospital wrote : — 

" Poor Halliday died yesterday — quite happy up to the very end, and 
quite free from any sort of pain throughout his illness. The Padre told 
me that his end was most peaceful and almost cheerful, as he was smiling 
and talking away quite joyously over the happy scenes of his youth, as long 
as breath was in his body." 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

" . . . It is also a great loss to the Royal Regiment. His keenness in 
his work and his unselfishness and cheeriness at all times were splendid, and, 
as I told you in my former letter, the value of his work to the Battery at a 
time of stress was very considerable indeed. The last thing he would have 
done was to spare himself; he always wanted to do more than his share. 
. . . The other Subaltern had come to relieve him at the Observation Post, 
and a shell came and got them both. In the same neighbourhood many 
casualties have occurred ; altogether it was an unlucky spot for us. ... I 
have wandered about a bit in parts of the world where one meets real men 
and have met some splendid characters, and it does me good to think that 
your son was one of them. A splendid character, who always thought of 
his job and of others first, a cheery messmate, and a brave man." 



South Wales Borderers 
Moretons io'-i4 a Aged 20 October 26th, 1916 

Eldest son of John Charles Harford, of Blaise Castle, Henbury, and 
Falcondale, Lampeter, and of Blanche Amabel, second daughter of the Right 
Hon. St. John Raikes, late Postmaster-General. 

Was Captain of his House at Cricket and House Racket-player, and 
won the Cross Country Race in 1914. 

Lieutenant Harford had matriculated at Magdalen College, Oxford, 
but never went into residence, joining instead the 3rd Battalion, South 
Wales Borderers, in September, 1914. In May, 191 5, he was sent to 
Mudros, being attached to the 2nd Royal Fusiliers, and was severely 
wounded in Gallipoli by shrapnel, on June 30th, 1915. After being in 
hospital at Alexandria he was sent home and rejoined the South Wales 
Borderers in December, 191 5. In March, 1916, he was sent with a draft to 
Egypt, and was transhipped to France the following month, being attached 
to the 2nd Battalion. 

He was killed during a night patrol on October 26th, 1916. He was 
lying in a shell-hole close to the German trench attempting to locate the 
wire, when the enemy sent up Very lights and, in trying to confirm his work, 
he showed himself and was shot dead by a German sniper. 

His Colonel wrote : — 

" He always stuck it and always carried out whatever orders were given 
him with the utmost cheerfulness." 

The Chaplain wrote : — " He went to his death like a gallant gentle- 
man," and all his brother-officers wrote in the same strain of his pluck, and 
of his cheerful discharge of duty. 



Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 
Druries og'-i^. 1 Aged 20 August 21st, 1916 

Elder son of the late Major W. Harrison, nth Hussars, of West 
Hill, Stalybridge, Cheshire, and of the late Ethel Henry, daughter of the 
late Major Alexander Henry Davies, of Villa Floridiana, Naples, afterwards 
Lady McDonnell of Dalness. 

Magdalene College, Cambridge, 1914. 

2nd Lieutenant Harrison, who twice failed to pass the Army eye test, 
eventually succeeded in getting into the Pembroke College Training Corps, 
and was gazetted to the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment in January, 
1915. He went out to France in May, 1916, and had only been there 
three months before his death. He was posthumously awarded the Mili- 
tary Cross on January 1st, 1917. He was mortally wounded on August 
1 8th, 1916, while leading his Platoon in an attack on the enemy trenches at 
High Wood, Fourreaux. He was hit in the arm but refused to turn back, 
then wounded again, this time mortally, and died at Heilly three days 
later. In his last letter home he wrote : — " I expect to have more heavy 
fighting shortly. We are making history these days, and it is worth what 
it may cost." 

His Colonel wrote : — 

" I liked the boy so much. He was such a nice lad, and I always felt 
sure he would be a good fighter. I saw the Colonel of the 1st Battalion 
here yesterday on leave. He told me that Harrison had done very well 
for some time, and said he wanted to get him the Military Cross. He 
spoke of him in the warmest terms. I always knew and said there was 
good stuff in that boy, and how proud his father would have been." 

Major Phillips wrote : — 

" He was a very brave Officer and continued on after being wounded in 
the arm. His men were very full of his courage. He was shortly after 
hit again by a rifle bullet. He was through the actions on the nth and 
15th July and did very well, very pleased that he accounted for a Boche or 
two himself." 

A Sergeant in his Platoon wrote : — 

" Even after receiving his last wound one of the men wanted to stay 
with him, but Mr. Harrison would not allow it and said that every man 
was wanted who could possibly reach the Boche trench." 



29/A Lancer s y Indian Cavalry 
Rendalli 93 «- 9 6« Aged 37 March 4 th, 191 7 

Only son of Colonel A. G. W. Hemans, of Eagle Towers, Southsea, 
and of Mrs. Hemans, and great-grandson of Felicia Hemans, the poetess. 

R.M.C., Sandhurst. 

Married, in 1909, Helen, daughter of the late Rev. A. J. Myers, and 
leaves a son and a daughter. 

After passing out of Sandhurst Major Hemans was gazetted to the 
Indian Army. He was then attached to the Cheshire Regiment and subse- 
quently transferred to the Indian Cavalry. He was well known in India as 
a keen and most successful big-game hunter. 

He went to France early in the War and was mentioned in Lord 
French's Despatches of October, 1915. He was killed in action on March 
4th, 1917, having only just returned to the Front after riding in the King's 
Imperial escort at the opening of Parliament. At the time of his death he 
was commanding a detachment of his Regiment. 

The Brigadier-General commanding the Lucknow Cavalry Brigade 

wrote: — 

" He endeared himself to all who knew him by his cheeriness and sense 
of duty, and the loss to his Regiment and this Brigade cannot easily be 

His Colonel wrote : — 

" His loss is very deeply felt by the Regiment, in which he was beloved 
by all. He was always cheery and bright, and eager to take part in any 
enterprise where duty called. If we all do our duty like him we must be 
happy, whatever happens." 

A brother-officer wrote : — 
" He was a very gallant gentleman in every sense of the word — no kinder- 
hearted or more honourable fellow ever lived." 

Another wrote : — 

" He was one of the most popular and straightest fellows I have ever 




Royal Berkshire Regiment 
Church Hill 89'-94' Aged 40 July 6th, 1916 

Eldest son of Arthur Frederick Holdsworth, J. P., of Widdicombe 
House, Kingsbridge, South Devon, and of his wife, Florence Anne Holds- 

Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Played cricket for Berkshire and Devon. 
Was one of the Regimental Polo Team which played at Madrid on the 
occasion of King Alfonso's Coronation. 

Lieut.-Colonel Holdsworth was gazetted to the Berkshire Regiment, 
from the Devon Militia, in April, 1900. He served with the 1st Battalion 
until 1912, being made Captain in 1910. He was appointed Adjutant of 
the 3rd Battalion in 1912. 

On the outbreak of the War he proceeded with his Battalion to Ports- 
mouth, where he remained until the end of 1915, being promoted to the 
rank of Major in September of that year. In December, 191 5, he was 
appointed Lieut.-Colonel, to command the 2nd Battalion of his Regiment in 
France, remaining in command until July 1st, 1916, when he was twice 
severely wounded in the Battle of the Somme at Ovillers la Boiselle. He 
died of his wounds five days later, on July 6th, 1916, in No 24 General 
Hospital, at Etaples. 

Their Majesties, the King and Queen, sent a letter of sympathy to his 

General Hudson, commanding 8th Division, wrote to him, on hearing 
he was wounded : — 

"Just a few lines to say how sorry I am to hear you are wounded and 
to express my admiration at the gallant conduct of your Battalion in the 
action of July 1st. It was magnificent and will rank on a level with the 
finest achievements of the Royal Berkshires — it is hard to say more. 
Everything that I asked you to do was done, and no man could have done 
better. The men are cheery and full of spirit, awaiting another chance." 

The Medical Officer who attended him wrote to his mother : — 

" Your son was wounded early by a shell. The whole of his heel was 
blown away, but he kept on for six hours walking on his toes, when he was 
hit by a bullet just above the knee, the bullet smashing his thigh bone. . . . 
I think his courage and endurance in ■ carrying on ' for six hours after his 
left foot was shattered were marvellous. 1 wish we could have saved his 
life, but I fear there was not much hope." 



Bedfordshire Regiment 
Church Hill oz'-o^ Aged 28 July 27th, 1916 

Youngest son of Dr. James Frank Holland, H.B. Majesty's Consul 
for the Engadine, and Resident Physician at St. Moritz, Switzerland, and 
of his wife, Jeanette Calder Holland. 

After leaving School he went to Neuchatel and then to Merton College, 
Oxford. B.A. 1910. Oxford University Tennis Team 1910-11, Captain 
191 1. On coming down from Oxford he entered Messrs. Rothschilds's in 
New Court. 

2nd Lieutenant Holland enlisted in the Public Schools Battalion on 
the outbreak of the War and was subsequently given a Commission in the 
Bedfordshire Regiment. He went to France in January, 191 6, and served 
for some months in the 10th Entrenching Battalion, being subsequently 
attached to the 1st Battalion of the Bedfordshire Regiment. He was 
killed by the bursting of a shell on the night of July 27th, 191 6, while 
leading his men in Delville Wood, near Longueval. 

Lieut. -Colonel Allason, commanding 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regi- 
ment, wrote : — 

" You will by now have heard of your son's death in action on the 27th 
inst. He is a great loss to the Regiment, always cheery and a great 
favourite with the men. We all sympathize most deeply with you." 

Lieutenant Ernest Jungius wrote : — 

" It grieves me to have to tell you that Archie was killed during an 
attack on the 27th inst His last words to his Captain were : c Carry on, 
old man, don't worry about me. I'm all right.' I and the rest of the 
Officers cannot express to what extent we feel his loss. The men simply 
loved him and they expressed this love in the only way they knew and that 
was during the rest of the fight. It will interest you to know that the 
Battalion did exceedingly well." 

Lieutenant Francis E. Jones, R.E., 10th Entrenching Battalion, wrote: — 

" I know how bitterly you will feel Archie's loss. At the same time you 
must be proud that he died while so nobly doing his duty. Our Command- 
ing Officer told me, soon after he came to us, how very proud he was to 
have such a fine Officer in the Battalion. He was greatly liked by both 
Officers and men, and on works was the most painstaking Officer I have 
ever had." 



Royal West Kent Regiment 

The Head Master's 043-08 3 Aged 25 October 2nd, 191 6 

Youngest son of the late William T. Holland and of Mrs. W. T. 
Holland, of The Gables, Bexley, Kent. 

Married, in 1916, Marcia, only daughter of the late W. Saunders, and 
leaves one son. 

Became a Freeman of the City of London in March, 191 3, and was 
admitted a Solicitor in April, 1914. 

Captain Holland enlisted on 3rd August, 1914, in the Inns of Court 
O.T.C., together with his thrt- brothers. Early in the following month he 
obtained a Commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal West Kent Regi- 
ment, was promoted Lieutenant in November, 1914, and Captain in March, 
19 1 5. He went with his Battalion to France in the following July, and 
there received the command of his Company. He was the Officer in 
charge of the party of Royal West Kents mentioned in Sir Douglas Haig's 
Despatches as having held out for forty-eight hours in Trones Wood. He 
was killed in action at Thiepval on October 2nd, 1916. 

His Commanding Officer wrote : — 

11 What can I say ? I have lost a dear and treasured friend. The 
Battalion has lost one of the very best and most valuable Officers it has 
ever had, or is likely to have, and B Company, believe me, is dazed. Poor 
old Ralph was just coming out of his dug-out when a shell burst and frac- 
tured his spine, and he died within half an hour, without recovering con- 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

" Few men have accomplished more than he did during the short period 
he was in the Army ; he covered himself with glory, and I can believe that 
his skill and heroism in the Trones Wood will go down to history as one 
of the finest incidents of the War." 

Another wrote : — 

" He accomplished much in his short lifetime, and his achievements 
will live for all time. Many an older man would feel proud to have done 
a little of what he did." 

Another wrote : — 

" I have always felt that, with all his fun and gaiety, he had a vein of deep 
earnestness. He was brave and true, and would not have wished a different 



Royal West Surrey Regiment 
Head Master's, 12--15 3 ' 19 A P ril 2nd > *9 X 7 

Elder son of Charles Walsham How, Solicitor, of 49 Lincoln's Inn 
Fields, W.C., and of 20 Montague Road, Richmond, Surrey, and of his 
wife, Mabel Louisa How. 

R.M.C., Sandhurst, 1916, passing in fourteenth with a Prize Cadetship. 

2nd Lieutenant How was gazetted to the Queen's Regiment in August, 
1 916, joining the Reserve Battalion. He went to France in November, 
191 6, and joined the 2nd Battalion on the Somme Front. He was instan- 
taneously killed by machine-gun fire, while leading his Platoon into action 
near Croisilles, on April 2nd, 1917. 

His Colonel wrote to his father: — 

" We all liked your son so much, and his loss will be very much felt by 
the Battalion, as he was so very thorough and keen in his work." 

The Chaplain wrote to his father : — 

" I knew your son well and liked him very much, as I know his Com- 
pany Commander did too. The Colonel also thought a lot of him. Quiet 
and unassuming, he was very conscientious in the performance of his 

A school-fellow wrote from the R.M.A., Woolwich : — 

M The ' Old Bird,' as he was always known to us at Harrow, was one of 
my greatest friends. He was always awfully keen to get into Sandhurst 
and get to business. The indefatigable keenness with which he used to 
carry out his corps work (even in days when it was not so popular as it is 
now) used to amaze and almost amuse us. I am sure that no Harrovian 
was ever more worthy of a soldier's life and a soldier's death than he." 




Worcestershire Regiment 
The Knoll 87 s -92' Aged 42 July 7th, 191 6 

Eldest son of the late John Swinton Isaac (O.H.) of Boughton Park, 
Worcester, and of Mrs. Isaac. 

Oriel College, Oxford. Partner in the firm of Berwick & Co., 
and, after their amalgamation with the Capital and Counties Bank, one of 
the local Directors. Played cricket for Worcestershire for many years and 
was for a long time Hon. Treasurer of the County Cricket Club, and 
Captain of the Worcestershire Gentlemen. He was also a member of the 
Worcestershire Hunt and, a few years ago, wrote a history of the Wor- 
cester Old Bank. 

Married, in 1899, Lucy, only daughter of the Rev. Foley Vernon, 
Rector of Shrawley, Worcestershire, and leaves two sons. 

2nd Lieutenant Isaac received his Commission in the Worcestershire 
Regiment in July, 191 5, and was bombing Officer to the 5th Battalion. 
He then went out to the Front and was killed at Contalmaison, on July 
7th, 1916. 



Rifle Brigade 
Rendalls o8'-i3* Aged 23 April 9th, 1917 

Eldest son of Colonel Geoffrey M. Jackson (O.H.), late commanding 
Sherwood Foresters T.F., D.L. and J. P. for Derbyshire, Managing 
Director of Clay Cross Colliery Company, and of his wife Jessie C. C. 
Jackson, and nephew of the Right Hon. F. Huth Jackson (O.H.), Governor 
of the School. 

Monitor; Head of his House; Cadet Officer; Prize for English Essay 
1913 ; Cricket XI 191 1—12—13, Captain 1913 ; Ebrington Cup for Field- 
ing 1912-13; Mr. Kemp's Cup for best catch 1913 ; Football XI 1913 ; 
School Racket-player 1912-13, and Winner of the Ebrington Racket. 

Balliol College, Oxford, 191 3. Twelfth man for the Oxford XI, 1914. 
Played several times for Derbyshire. 

Captain Jackson was given a Commission in the Rifle Brigade on the 
outbreak of the War and went to France in October, 1914. He was in- 
valided home, after the 2nd Battle of Ypres, suffering from gas poisoning, 
and served in England for some months with his Reserve Battalion. He 
returned to France, as Adjutant of the 1st Battalion, in December, 191 5, 
and served continuously till his death. He was mortally wounded on April 
9th, 1 9 17, by a piece of shell at the Battle of Arras, after advancing about 
6000 yards, and died before reaching the Dressing Station. He was men- 
tioned in Despatches on January 1st, 1916. 

The Colonel of the 1st Rifle Brigade wrote to his father : — 

"To the Battalion the loss of an Officer like your son is irreparable. 
He was popular with everyone, a keen and capable Officer, who had the 
best Company in the Battalion, and a great influence for good with all." 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

" He was the keenest soldier 1 ever met and was awfully pleased when 
he heard that he was ■ going over ' with his Company on that morning. . . . 
I want you to realize how magnificent his end was : he died with the Batta- 
lion he loved most and had served in longer than anyone else." 

The Colonel of the 5th Rifle Brigade, with whom he trained at Minster, 
wrote : — 

"It always struck me as such a fine testimony to his character that, 
with all his splendid record at Harrow, he was entirely unspoilt. He was 
indeed the very beau ideal of an English Officer and gentleman." 



Northamptonshire Regiment 

Rendalls 09 3 -i3' Aged 21 August 1 6th, 19 16 

Eldest son of the late Rev. W. B. Jacques, sometime Vicar of Whittle- 
le-Woods, Lancashire, and Rector of Burton Latimer, Kettering, and of his 
wife, Gertrude M. Jacques, of Orlingbury Hall, Wellingborough. 

Brasenose College, Oxford, 191 3. 

Lieutenant Jacques was given a Commission in the 1/4 Northampton- 
shire Regiment in September, 1914. He resigned this and went to Sand- 
hurst and was gazetted to the 1st Northamptonshire Regiment in May, 
1 91 5, in which month he was promoted Lieutenant. He went to the 
Front in November, 1915. He was killed on August 16th, 1916, while 
leading his Platoon into action in High Wood, Fourreaux, and was buried 
at the Extension Cemetery at Bazentin-le-Petit. 

His Colonel wrote to his mother: — 

" I was personally very fond of your son and feel his loss much. We 
all sympathize with you in your great loss, for he was much liked by all, 
Officers and men. The Regiment has lost heavily, but it had done magnifi- 
cently, and the success was great. Everyone was prouder than ever of his 
Regiment, which he knew had done successfully all that could be done." 

The Chaplain wrote to his mother : — 

" You will have heard by now that your splendid son has been killed. 
He was such a brave and lovable boy, and we cannot bear to think that we 
shall see him no more. In the fight before the one in which he met his 
death they tell me he behaved magnificently, and everyone was full of his 
praises. It is impossible to believe that such a splendid life is ended." 



Hampshire Regiment 
The Head Master's o8 3 -i3* Aged a 2 October 29th, 19 16 

Son of Colonel E. H. Le Marchant, the Hampshire Regiment, and of 
Mrs. Le Marchant. 

Cricket XI, 1913. Football XI, 1912. 

On leaving Harrow Captain Le Marchant was intending to go to Sand- 
hurst, but ultimately took a Commission direct in his father's old Regiment. 
He was wounded at Ypres in October, 1 9 1 5, and, after a brief spell of leave, 
again returned to the Front and was gazetted Captain in July, 1916. He 
died on October 29th, 1 9 16, of wounds received in action six days before. 
Many messages were received by his mother both from British Tommies 
and French soldiers, some of these writing with the warmth of personal 
regard, and others expressing sorrow for the loss of one whom they knew 
and admired as a soldierly personality. 




IVehh Regiment {attached R.F.C.) 
The Head Master's og^* Aged 21 July 22nd, 191 6 

Only child of the late Captain Price Vaughan Lewes, R.N., C.B., 
D.S.O., who died in command of H.M.S. "Superb" in 1914, and grand- 
son of Colonel J. Lewes, of Llanear, Cardiganshire, well known as the 
1 Hero of the Redan ' or ' Redan ' Lewes, and of Mrs. Vaughan Lewes, ne'e 

Studied at the Royal School of Mines, Camborne, and spent a year in 
Canada. Had travelled in most parts of the world. 

2nd Lieutenant Vaughan Lewes was gazetted to the Welsh Regiment in 
September, 1914. He went to France in the following May and was 
immediately attached to the Monmouthshire Regiment. He went through 
the heavy fighting of the spring of 191 5, round Ypres, and was wounded in 
the engagement at Andverous, but refused to be sent to the base and 
returned to duty as soon as possible. 

After short leave home he became attached to the Royal Flying Corps 
and was engaged in reconnaissance work. A brilliant pilot, he brought 
down three enemy planes the week before his death. It was while engaged 
in a flight over the German lines on July 15th, 191 6, that he received the 
injuries to which he succumbed. He had lost his way in a dense fog and 
remained for many hours in the air, unable to land for fear of descending 
in the German lines. When at last he did come down he was severely 
wounded by shrapnel, and the aeroplane failed to work properly and got 
out of control. He took the only chance that remained and jumped from 
the machine, but sustained a shattered leg and internal injuries. He was 
taken to the hospital, but, after lingering a few days, succumbed on July 
22nd, 1 9 16, and was buried in the cemetery at Bailleul. 



Lancashire Fusiliers 
High Street o6 3 -u' Aged 24 July 9th, 1916 

Eldest and only surviving son of Fred Lawson Lewis, Solicitor and 
Clerk to the Lewes Magistrates, and of his wife, Edith Augusta Lawson 
Lewis, of Benenden, Eastbourne, and St. Swithun's, Lewes. 

Football XI, 1908-10; Captain, 1910. Twelfth man for the Cricket XI, 
1 910. Won (with T. B. Wilson) the Torpid Fives in 1908 and the Cock- 
house Fives in 1910. 

Was engaged to Evelyn Colledge, daughter of W. S. Colledge, East- 

Lieutenant Lawson Lewis went to France in May, 191 5, returning home 
in December of that year with a dislocated shoulder. He returned to France 
in May, 1916, and was mortally wounded on the 8th July, 1916, in the Battle 
of the Somme, dying on the following day at Le Treport, where he is 

At the time when Warsaw was evacuated by the Russians he performed 
a characteristically plucky feat. The Germans serving in the trenches 
opposite triumphantly erected a small board containing the news "Warsaw 
capitulated." During the night, at considerable risk, Lieutenant Lawson 
Lewis crept across the intervening space and secured the board as a trophy 
of war, much to the disgust of the Germans when they discovered their loss 
next morning. 



Royal Scots Greys 
Moretons M'-tf* A g cd 37 January 28th, 191 7 

Eldest son of the Right Hon. Walter H. Long (O.H.), M.P., First 
Lord of the Admiralty, and of Lady Doreen Long. 

Champion Light Weight Boxer, and twice won the Middle-weight box- 
ing Championship of the British Army. 

Married, in 1910, the Hon. Sibell Johnstone, eldest daughter of Lord 
Derwent, and leaves one son. 

Brigadier-General Long was gazetted to the Scots Greys in 1890. 
He served through the South African War and was wounded at Dronberg, 
after the Relief of Kimberley, having taken part in the famous ride of 
Sir John French. He was twice mentioned in Despatches and received the 
D.S.O. Part of the time he served as A.D.C. to General Bruce Hamilton. 

He went to France in August, 1914, being then Captain in charge of a 
Squadron, and was shortly afterwards promoted Major, then Lieut-Colonel 
Commanding the 6th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment, and received the 
C.M.G. He was several times mentioned in Despatches, and promoted to 
Brigadier-General Commanding 56th Brigade, 19th Division, and made a 
Brevet Lieut.-Colonel. 

He was killed in action when in the trenches at Hebuterne on 
January 28th, 191 7. 

His Majesty the King wrote : — 

" The Queen and I are deeply grieved to hear that your son has been 
killed in action after such a distinguished career, and in the prime of youth. 
I regret that my Army has lost one of its promising young Generals." 

H.R.H. the Duke of Connaught wrote : — 

" In Toby the Army and the Scots Greys have lost a splendid Officer, 
who has always set the finest example and whose name will long be remem- 
bered. His has been a glorious death, falling in action in command of his 

Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig wrote : — 

" As the General under whom he was directly serving will have told 
you, his death deprives the Army of one of our best Brigadiers. As a 
soldier he was so practical, and thoroughly up to his work. I always felt he 
was sure to attain high rank, and, as a man, he was loved and admired by 
us all for his manly straightforward ways." 



Grenadier Guards 
Rendalls 09 3 -i3* Aged 20 September 12th, 191 6 

Eldest son of Colonel Noel Lowry-Corry (O.H.), D.S.O., of Rowton 
Castle, Shrewsbury. 
R.M.C., Sandhurst. 

On leaving Sandhurst Lieutenant Lowry-Corry was given a Commission 
in the Grenadier Guards, his father's Regiment. In April, 1915, he was 
sent out to France with the 2nd Battalion, and on May 1 8th he was awarded 
the Military Cross, given on the Field. On this occasion his Commanding 
Officer wrote : — " Armar did very well. His Company suffered heavily, 
but he never lost his head, and, when his Captain and brother subalterns 
were knocked out, he took command of the Company and brought them out. 
He had previously done very good work with patrols and is a very promis- 
ing Officer." 

On August 2nd, 1915, he was wounded by the explosion of a bomb at 
Givenchy, and for some time it was feared he would lose his sight. How- 
ever, he recovered and in April, 1916, he returned to France, being for a 
time at Brigade Headquarters as Lewis Gun Officer and acting Adjutant. 

He was killed on September 12th, 191 6, by a stray bullet while helping 
his Captain to settle points for an attack. 

The General of the Brigade wrote : — 

" You know as well as I what he was to all of us, the best of soldiers, 
the cheeriest of companions, and a perfect tiger to fight. You can realize 
how we all miss him." 

The Officer commanding the Grenadier Guards wrote : — 

" His Company was ordered to do a bombing attack. Armar was at the 
top of his form, full of go, and went off saying how lucky he was to be 
1 in it. 

The Adjutant wrote : — 

" He was the bravest boy I ever saw, always ready to take on the most 
dangerous job, and he generally did it well and always did his best." 

His Company Officer wrote : — 

" If I may offer to you the sympathy of all the Officers of the Battalion, 
it cannot lessen the blow, but may help you to bear it. Apart from the loss 
of a most promising Officer to the Regiment, I am personally sorry to lose 
a most cheery subaltern with lots of * devil and go' about him." 

He was mentioned in Despatches on January 1st, 191 6. 




i ith Cavalry, Indian Army 

Home Boarders 97^-00* Aged 33 March 5th, 191 7 

Only son of Colonel James Beverley Lynch, late Commandant 12th 
Cavalry, Indian Army, and of Mrs. Lynch, daughter of General George 
Williams Bishop, Indian Army. 

Major Lynch was gazetted to the 87th, Royal Irish Fusiliers, through 
the Militia, in 1901, joining his Regiment in South Africa during the War. 
He received the King's Medal and three clasps. Returning to England on 
the conclusion of peace he was transferred to the 2nd Battalion, then in 
India. In 1906 he won the Rackets Championship open to all India. In 
1908 he was appointed to the 12th Cavalry Indian Army. 

At the beginning of the War he was appointed Assistant Embarcation 
Officer at Bombay, and in April, 1915, proceeded to Mesopotamia as Staff 
Captain, being appointed to the 6th Cavalry Brigade. In January, 191 7, 
he became Brigade-Major. 

He was mentioned in the Gazette of June 12th, 1917, for distinguished 
service rendered in connection with the operations at Shaiba in April, 19 15. 
He was with the 6th Cavalry Brigade in the advance on Baghdad in the 
autumn of 1915, and fought through the battle of Ctesiphon and the sub- 
sequent retirement. In connection with this his Brigadier wrote : — "He 
also carried orders for me on November 22nd and December 1st under 
heavy fire all day without regard to risk, and exhibited generally coolness 
and intrepidity. His horse was wounded." 

He was again with the 6th Cavalry Brigade as Brigade-Major in the 
victorious advance on Baghdad in March, 19 17. He was killed on the 
morning of March 5th when he had gone forward with his Brigadier to 
observe the position of the retreating Turks. 

He was given the D.S.O. on January 1st, 191 8. 

His Brigadier wrote : — 

" He was my Brigade-Major, and is a great loss not only to me but also 
to the whole Brigade. He was regarded by all of us as a fine soldier, and 
a gallant Officer and gentleman. I trust that it may be some consolation to 
his family to know how much his loss is felt by the whole Brigade." 



iSth Hussars 

Elmfield 92 , -96* Aged 39 September 17th, 1916 

Son of Mrs. Lyon, of 15 Rue Las Casas, Paris. 
Football XI, 1895. Trinity College, Cambridge. 
He was married, and leaves a widow. 

Major Lyon joined the 18th Hussars in 1900, being promoted Captain 
in I909. He served in the South African War, and was awarded the 
Queen's and King's Medals with four clasps. From June, 1907, to 
March, 1909, he was A.D.C. to the Governor of New Zealand, and in 
September, 1913, he was appointed Officer of a Company of Gentlemen 
Cadets at Sandhurst. 

On the outbreak of the War he was attached to the Somerset Light 
Infantry and died of wounds received in action, on September 17th, 19 16. 



Late 6th Dragoon Guards 

High Street 64'-66 3 Aged 65 December 16th, 1916 

Eldest son of Colonel William MacGeorge, of 18 Cleveland Square, W. } 
and of his wife, Dorothy Fagan MacGeorge, nie Steel. 

Married, in 1893, Hannah Mary Hainsworth, and leaves a daughter. 

Lieut. -Colonel MacGeorge joined the 6th Dragoon Guards (Cara- 
bineers) in 1870, and was Lieut.-Colonel Commanding from 189 1 to 1895, 
when he retired. During the War he was in command of the Military 
Guard, Alexandra Palace. 

He died of double pneumonia on December 16th, 1916, at Alexandra 



Manchester Regiment 

Small Houses 9V-96 3 Aged 38 January nth, 1917 

Fifth son of Lieut-Colonel William George Margesson, 56th and 80th 
Regiments, of Findon Place, Worthing, and of his wife Lucy Matilda, 
daughter of Edward B. Beaumont, of Woodhall, Yorkshire. 

Went to Downton Agricultural College and then to Canada, where, with 
his Harrow friend, Captain G. Watson, he settled at Highland Ranch, 
Cariboo Road, B.C., moving on subsequently to Westholme Mains, 
Vancouver Island. 

Lance-Corporal Margesson returned home to enlist in January, 1916, 
and joined the Manchester Regiment. He sailed with a draft for Salonika in 
November, 191 6, but was taken ill on landing and invalided home. He 
died on board the Hospital Ship "Lanfranc" on January nth, 1917, and was 
buried at sea off Cadiz. 




Rifle 'Brigade 
The Park n J -i5* Aged 19 August 18th, 1916 

Second son of J. B. Marsden-Smedley, of Lea Green, Matlock, and of 
Mrs. Marsden-Smedley. 

Monitor. Cricket XI 1914-15, Captain 1915. Football XI 1913-14, 
Captain 1914. Association Football XI 1914-15, Captain 1915. 

Matriculated at Trinity College, Cambridge. 

2nd Lieutenant Marsden-Smedley was given a Commission in the Rifle 
Brigade in August, 191 5, and, after ten months' training at Minster, went to 
the Front in July, 1916, just before his 19th birthday, straight into the 
Battie of the Somme. On August 18th, 191 6, he led his Platoon in the 
attack on Guillemont Station. After being shelled all day they went over 
the parapet in the afternoon, and singlehanded he charged a machine gun 
which was holding up the Company. After shooting one of the men he was 
shot by the German Officer and fell on the parapet of the German trench. 

His Colonel wrote to his father: — 

" His Company Commander spoke to me after his death of the gallant 
way in which your son behaved. Had he lived I should have recommended 
him for a reward. He had not been with me very long, but, during the 
short time he was here, he had proved himself of the greatest value as an 
Officer. Everyone liked him, and I cannot tell you what a gap he leaves." 

His Colonel in England wrote to his father: — 

" Your son was exactly the type of lad who makes the best Officer — a 
splendid Harrow record behind him, and accustomed to lead — he knew how 
to take command, and was the sort of Officer whom men will follow any- 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

"It is an awful grief to me : he had become one of my greatest friends 
and 1 was devoted to him. He was the most unselfish and unassuming 
fellow I have ever met. I saw him just a little while before they went into 
action, he was so cheerful and well." 

One who knew him at Harrow wrote: — 

M He was an ideal fellow-worker. I can honestly say that thanks to his 
unerring judgment and foresight my work at Harrow was made a thousand 
times easier. As a leader at Harrow he was without equal, and as a soldier 
he was without doubt even better, if possible." 



Royal Fusiliers 

Church Hill 9i*-95* Aged 39 August 3rd, 1916 

Second son of the late P. W. May and of Mrs. May, of St. Margaret's, 
Hampstead Heath. 

St. John's College, Cambridge, B.A. 1898. Was in business as a 

In August, 1 9 14, at the beginning of the War, Private May offered his 
services, but was refused on medical grounds. In March, 1916, he was 
accepted and enlisted in the 8th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. He went to 
France in the following July and was reported 'missing* on the 3rd August, 
191 6, since when nothing has been heard of him and his death has been 
presumed on that date. 



London Regiment 

The Knoll 06 3 - 1 \* Aged 24 February 16th, 19 17 

Eldest son of Max Mayer, of 20 Bolton Gardens, S.W., and of Mrs. 

Monitor, 19 10. 

Pembroke College, Cambridge, 1 9 i 1, B.A. 1914. 

Captain Mayer obtained a Commission in the London Regiment on the 
outbreak of the War and went to the Front with his Battalion in March, 
19 1 5. From the time they went to France until the end of 1916 he was 
Adjutant of his Regiment and after that commanded a Company. He 
was mentioned in Despatches on January 1st, 191 7, and on that very day 
he was severely wounded. He died in hospital at Etaples, after great suffer- 
ing, on February 16th, 1 91 7. 



KJngs Own Scottish Borderers 

The Grove oS'-i2* Aged 22 September 3rd, 1916 

Youngest son of George H. Miles (O.H.), of Welwyn, Hertfordshire, 
and of his wife, Ethel Miles. 

Brasenose College, Oxford, 1 913. 

2nd Lieutenant Miles, who was still at Oxford when the War broke 
out, immediately enlisted in the Artists Rifles. He served with them in 
France from October, 1914, to May, 1 91 5, when he was given a Commis- 
sion in the King's Own Scottish Borderers. In June, 19 15, he was wounded 
at Ypres, but rejoined his Battalion in the following March. He was killed 
in action while in command of his Company on Falfemont Farm, in the 
Battle of the Somme, on September 3rd, 1916. 




yd Australian Imperial Light Horse 

The Knoll 95 3 -99 s Aged 34 August 4th, 1916 

Eldest son of George Clarence Nicholas, of Cawood, Ouse, Tasmania, 
and of his wife, Minnie Nicholas. 

Trinity College, Cambridge. B.A. 1904. 

On coming down from Cambridge Lance-Corporal Nicholas returned 
to Tasmania and devoted himself to country life, taking a keen interest in 
the management of his property and in local affairs. He became a 
Councillor of the Hamilton Municipality and a J.P. for the district. He 
was also a member of the Southern Tasmanian Agricultural and Pastoral 

Lance-Corporal Nicholas was one of the first to volunteer when the 
War broke out and left Tasmania on October 21st, 1914. He served in 
Egypt and then Gallipoli, returning to Egypt after the evacuation. He 
was instantaneously killed by a bullet on August 4th, 191 6, at the battle of 
El Romani, while holding Meredith's Ridge against immensely superior 
forces of Turks. He was buried where he fell. Shortly after his return 
to Egypt from Gallipoli he was given a Commission in the 12th Lancers 
(his brother's Regiment). The papers containing his discharge from his 
Troop went astray for a time, but came to hand just before the threatened 
raid by the Turks on the Suez Canal. He decided, however, to remain on 
with his old companions until the danger was over, and it was in the action 
which immediately followed that he was killed. 

A Trooper in the 3rd Light Horse wrote : — 

" As a soldier he was the coolest and most cheerful that it has been my 
lot to meet. He was always well to the front when anything was doing, 
and no soldier ever fought better. ... No one could imagine a mean 
thought or action coming from him. He never spoke unkindly of anyone." 

Another wrote : — 

"Heavy fighting commenced at about 12.30, and from then on things 
were pretty warm. We were sent to occupy a high sand ridge, and it was 
there we lost Henric. ... It was as fine a stand as was ever made by 
British troops. Not a man retired until the last moment, when it was 
almost too late. At the lowest estimate we were attacked by fifteen to one, 
and in the seven or eight hours following the attack we only lost a few 
hundred yards of ground." 



King's Royal Rifle Corps 
Drurics o9 3 -i3' Aged 21 September 15th, 191 6 

Youngest son of Sir Robert Nivison, Bart., of Branch Hill Lodge. 
Hampstead, N.W., and of Lady Nivison. 

2nd Lieutenant Nivison joined the Artists Rifles in September, 191 5, 
and received a Commission in the King's Royal Rifle Corps in May, 

He went to France in July, 191 6, and was killed on September 15th, 
1916, whilst leading his men in an attack on Flers. 

His Company Commander wrote to his father : — 

" I was in command of A Company soon after your son came out to 
France, and he and I were thrown much together. I came to have a very 
great regard for him and found I could rely on him, and he was a long way 
the best subaltern I had. Believe me — he made good. 

"On the 15th September, after I was wounded, your boy was left in 
command of the Company, and when I saw him last he was going ahead 
quite quietly, leading his men admirably by his example." 

His Platoon Sergeant wrote : — 

" We started the attack about six o'clock on the morning of 15th Sep- 
tember. We lost our Captain before we had gone two hundred yards, but 
we pushed on under your son, who took command of the Company. After 
taking the first line we pushed on to the second, but the barrage had not 
lifted, and some of our men, thinking that it was the enemy's artillery, 
rushed through it. Lieutenant Nivison, seeing the mistake, also rushed 
through the barrage and succeeded in getting the men back again with a 
few casualties, which was a very daring piece of work and deserved great 
credit, and every man realized what he had been saved from. As soon as 
the barrage lifted, your son jumped up and waved his men on, and every- 
one answered the call. As we were taking the second line he fell. During 
the advance he proved himself a brave man and a grand leader." 

Another Sergeant wrote : — 

" He was loved by every N.C.O. and man in our Company." 



Scots Guards 

The Park 9 1 3 -96' Aged 35 September 15th, 191 6 

Sixth son of the late Henry John Norman, of 21 Cadogan Square, 
S.W., and Gadsden, Hayes, Kent, Director of the London and Westminster 
Bank, and of Mrs. Henry J. Norman, of $$ Eccleston Square, S.W. 

Monitor, 1895. 

Went to the School of Mines in South Kensington, and then as Mining 
Engineer to Johannesburg, where he later became a Stockbroker. Returned 
to England in 1905, and became a member of the London Stock Exchange. 

Married, in 1905, Violet May, youngest daughter of the late Wilfred 
Bevan, and leaves two sons. 

Captain Norman was given a Commission in the Scots Guards and went 
to the Front in February, 1915. He came home in the following July to have 
an operation on his knee, and, after doing light duty at Wellington Barracks, 
returned to the Front in December, 191 5. He was killed in action on 
September 15th, 191 6, as he led his Company into action, between Flers 
and Ginchy. He was awarded the Military Cross. 



Royal Field Artillery 
Druries 95'-98' Aged 35 September 29th, 1916 

Only son of the late Edward E. Oliver, Secretary P.W.D. Indian 
Government, and of Mrs. Oliver. 

Married, in 1914, Doris, eldest daughter of Sir George and Lady 
Hutchinson, and leaves one son. 

Major Oliver received his Commission in the Royal Field Artillery in 
1901, and served for three years in Ashanti and Northern Nigeria. In 1910 
he went to Japan, qualifying with distinction as Army Interpreter in 

As Captain of the 11 6th Battery R.F.A. with the First Guards Brigade 
he went to France early in August, 1914, and fought through the Retreat 
from Mons, and the Battles of the Marne, the Aisne, Ypres, and Neuve 

Lord Ernest Hamilton in his book, " The First Seven Divisions," 
referring to the action of September 14th, 1914, says : — 

" It may be fairly said that the British victory at Troyon was one of the 
most brilliant achievements of the War. . . . Much of the success of the day 
was due to the gallant behaviour of the 11 6th Battery, when the command 
devolved on Captain Oliver, who took the Battery into action." 

In May, 191 5, when promoted Major, he returned to England owing to 
ill-health. He went back to the Front in May, 191 6, in command of the 
189th Howitzer Battery, which he had been employed in training. His 
Battery saw much service, being the forward guns in the advance on Delville 
Wood, in the Battle of the Somme. Major Oliver was killed by a shell on 
September 29th, 1916, when walking back to his Battery after reconnoitring. 

His General wrote : — 

" 1 deeply regret his loss. He was a most gallant and courteous 
gentleman, and a very able soldier." 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

" The whole Battery is broken-hearted. There was not another B.C. in 
the Division really cared for so much. Everyone loved him, and he always 
had a good word for everyone. He had a personal charm that appealed to 
all. Any one man of us would have given ourselves to have saved him ; 
he was just splendid in all that he did, and a soldier from head to foot." 

He was mentioned in Despatches on February 28th, 191 8, "for distin- 
guished and gallant services and devotion to duty." 




Durham Light Infantry 
West Acre 99'-oV Aged 31 December 2nd, 1916 

Third son of Henry Moon Ord and of his wife, Evelyn Rosa Ord. 
Gymnasium Champion 1903. Was farming. 

Lieutenant Moon Ord, who had been given a Commission in the Durham 
Light Infantry, went to the Front in 1916. He was wounded at Martin- 
puich, on October 10th, 1916, and died of pneumonia in hospital at Sunder- 
land, on December 2nd, 1916. 



Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry 
Moretons 96'-02 1 Aged 34 November 15th, 1916 

Eldest son of Colonel George Llewellen Palmer (O.H.), Royal Wilt- 
shire Yeomanry, and Unionist candidate for the West Wilts Division, of 
Lackham, Lacock, Wilts, and of Mrs. Palmer. 

Major Palmer received his Commission in the 14th (King's Own) 
Hussars in May, 1901. He served in the South African War in 1902 
(King's Medal, two clasps). After the declaration of peace his Regiment 
was sent to India and from there he was invalided home, and returned, in 1907, 
with the rank of Captain. In the following year he was gazetted to the 
Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry. In 1910-11 he was A.D.C. to the Hon. Sir 
Arthur Lawley, Governor of Bombay, and on his return to England acted 
as joint Master of the Cattistock Hounds. He was much interested in 
various agricultural societies in Wiltshire and was always a keen follower 
of hounds. While at Ootacamund with Sir Arthur Lawley he acted as 
Master of the Ootacamund Hounds. 

In the early part of the War he served with his Regiment at important 
stations on the East Coast. He went to France with the Yeomanry in 
December, 1915, and died in hospital at Amiens, on November 15th, 1916, 
from peritonitis following an operation for appendicitis. During the months 
he was in France he saw much heavy fighting. 



Kings Royal Rifle Corps 

Church Hill o8 3 -i2 J Aged 21 August 24th, 1916 

Eldest son of the Hon. Cyril Ponsonby (O.H.), of 53 Draycott Place, 
S.W., and of Mrs. Ponsonby. 

Pembroke College, Cambridge, 191 2. 

Lieutenant Ponsonby left Cambridge, where he had been for two years in 
residence, on the outbreak of the War, and was given a Commission in the 
nth King's Royal Rifles. He went to the Front in August, 1915, where 
he remained for a year. He was killed by a shell at Guillemont on August 
24th, 1916. 

Colonel Hope, commanding the nth K.R.R.C., wrote to his father: — 

"We were having an appalling time, and your son was doing splendidly. 
The Germans attacked us two days running with a very heavy bombard- 
ment. His Company got a very bad time indeed, and a shell burst 
extremely close to him, and he was very badly hit in the shoulder and died 
within a quarter of an hour. He was getting on splendidly and was the 
greatest help to me, and I had hoped he would soon be a Captain. He 
was most conscientious, and I could always rely on him. He did his duty 

" He took great interest in his men and went through some very trying 
times at Ypres with them. I always placed great reliance on him, and, if he 
had been spared, I am sure he would have done well." 

Captain Marriott wrote to his father: — 

" I was your son's Company Commander until I was hit in June. We 
went through some very trying experiences together, and always he was 
simply splendid, and an Officer one could implicitly rely on to carry out an 
order, no matter what it cost him to do so. On several occasions he did 
extremely well under very difficult conditions." 



Rifle Brigade 
The Knoll 8 4 '-88 3 Aged 47 September 3rd, 191 6 

Youngest son of Robert Ramsay, of Howletts, Kent, and of Susan 
daughter of W. F. Lindsay Carnegie, of Kinblethmont, Forfarshire. 
Cricket XI, 1887-8. Football XI, 1886-7. 
Sheepfarming in Queensland, Australia. 

2nd Lieutenant Ramsay, who was in England when the War broke out, 
joined the Sportsman's Battalion as a Private at the age of 45, in October, 
19 14, and a year later was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in the Rifle Brigade. 
He went to the Front in March, 1916, and saw much fighting. The night 
before he was killed he wrote to his brother : "We are a very dwindled lot 
now, and where so many good men have been * outed, I'm not complaining 
if things go wrong." He was killed in action at Thiepval, on September 
3rd, 1916. 

His Colonel wrote : — 

" You must know that no one could possibly have met and known 
Norman without loving him. I did, and so did all his brother-officers. He 
was so cheery, and good at overcoming difficulties, and as gallant a gentle- 
man as God ever made. I knew he was much over military age and was 
giving up more than most of us in worldly possessions, but he saw his duty, 
and, being fit and strong, went straight along the path." 

A gunner wrote : — 

" His Regiment was to lead the charge on to the lines of Hun trenches 
near Thiepval. . . . The Huns put up a terrific barrage, and the machine 
gun and rifle fire were almost past belief. Ramsay charged across No Man's 
Land with no hat or coat on, at the head of his Platoon, with fixed sword- 
bayonet in his hand, and with about half his men left. He reached and took 
part ot the Hun second lines, where he proceeded to barricade the trench 
and hold out, collecting men here and there who were without leaders. Not 
satisfied with his defences, he crawled out to see from the Hun side if there 
were any flaws in his small redoubt. A Hun saw him and threw a percussion 
bomb which struck him on the head, killing him instantaneously." 




Royal Fusiliers 

West Acre 98 3 -04' Aged 32 November 13th, 191 6 

Youngest son of the late Sir William Henry Rattigan, K.C., LL.D., 
M.P. for Lanarkshire, and of Lady Rattigan. 

Monitor 1904; Cricket XI 1903-4. Won the 200 yards in the School 
Sports three times, the 100 twice, and the quarter mile once, and was 
runner-up for the School Rackets for two years in succession. 

Trinity College, Cambridge. Was a well-known member of the 
Butterflies, and a keen golfer. 

In 1909 he was appointed Honorary Attache in His Majesty's Diplo- 
matic Service, and the same year accompanied the mission under Sir 
Reginald Lister to Fez. 

Captain Rattigan was on the Staff of the Garrison Commander at 
Falmouth from September, 1914, for more than a year, but preferring to be 
with his Battalion he resigned his appointment, and though offered another 
good Staff billet he refused it, writing that he " could not leave his Regiment 
and the men he loved, all of whom are such fine fellows." He went to the 
Front in July, 1916, and was killed by a sniper on the 13th of the following 

Lieut. Downing, 7th Royal Fusiliers, wrote to his brother : — 

" Your brother was slightly wounded in the mouth sometime before he 
was killed, but the bullet only cut his lip and he refused to go away. W T hen 
he discovered that the Company was held up, he decided to remain where 
we were, namely in a shell-hole in * No Man's Land,' until receiving orders. 
He and I lay in a shell-hole about 30 yards from the Hun for about five 
hours, until we discovered a mine-shaft running back to our own front line. 
It was very difficult to move as there was a sniper within a few yards, and 
when we did look up I got a bullet through the hat, so your brother decided 
to lie low for a bit, and then make a rush for the shaft. When he was just 
going to make a rush, he saw a wounded man a few yards away and he said, 
1 1 am going to have a shot at getting him in.' He sat bolt upright in the 
shell-hole and was looking towards the man, when the same sniper hit him 
in the head through his hat. ... He was buried two days afterwards in 
the same shell-hole he was killed in. . . . By his death I lost one of the 
finest friends I ever had." 



Royal Flying Corps 
High Street io'-io 3 Aged 21 January 1st, 1917 

Elder son of John Herbert Robertson, late I.C.S., and of his wife, 
Helen Rowena Robertson, of Linden House, Tonbridge, Kent. 

After one term at Harrow he went to Geneva, and then to Edinburgh 
University, to study medicine. He left to take up a business career in the 
firm of Messrs. Robert Ingham Clark and Co., Westham Abbey, Stratford. 

Lieutenant Grant Robertson enlisted in the R.A.M.C. at the beginning 
of the War and then obtained a Commission in the Army Service Corps. 
He went to the Front in August, 191 5, and was invalided home in the 
following March. He then joined the Royal Flying Corps as a pilot and 
went to France in October, 19 16. He was attached to the 51st Squadron, 
where he was engaged mostly on artillery duty. On January 1st, 191 7, 
near Albert, he was flying an R.E. 8 machine with an Observer, on artillery 
duty over the German lines, when his machine was seen to fall in flames, 
both Officers being instantaneously killed. He was buried at Heilly, on the 
Ancre, in the French Military cemetery. 

His Flight Commander wrote : — 

" I can only assure you of the grief felt by both Officers and men of 
his Squadron at the death of two of the keenest and most efficient Officers 
we had." (Lieutenant Grant Robertson and his Observer.) 



Royal Fusiliers 
Morrtons 94^99' Aged 35 July 7 th, 1916 

Second son of James Robertson-Walker, J. P., of Gilgarran, Disting- 
ton, Cumberland, and of Emily, daughter of J. H. Austin, of Kingswood, 
Shortlands, Kent. 

University College, Oxford. Member of the London Stock Exchange. 
An excellent cricketer, and well-known golfer, especially at Sandwich. 

Married, in 1908, Madge, younger daughter of Alexander Mclver, of 
Hong Kong, and Richmond, Surrey. 

Captain Robertson- Walker joined the 8th Battalion Royal Fusiliers in 
December, 1914, became Adjutant of his Regiment in July, 1915, and was 
promoted Captain in April, 1916. He went to the Front in May, 191 5. 
He was mentioned in Sir Douglas Haig's Despatches in 191 6, and recom- 
mended for promotion. He was killed on July 7th, 191 6, while leading 
with his Colonel an attack on the German trenches at Ovillers. The Batta- 
lion was caught by enfilading machine-gun fire, and both he and the 
Colonel fell, being killed instantaneously. The Battalion reached their 
objective, and, though there were only 70 of them left, they returned with 
over 80 prisoners. 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

" I knew Bobby — as we always used to call him — from the time he 
joined the Regiment ; he was in my Platoon throughout, until he became 
Adjutant. He joined knowing nothing of soldiering, but soon became 
au fait with things through sheer hard work. I cannot help realizing what 
a vast loss the Regiment has suffered in his death. Thanks to such as 
Bobby the Battalion became not only by far the best in the Division, but 
earned for itself a name outside, of which any Fusilier might be proud. 
Personally I have lost a very great friend and a magnificent companion, 
but apart from any personal feelings the Regiment has lost a gallant 

Another brother-officer wrote : — 

"He is a great loss in every way ; loved by all; the life and soul of the 
place, and brave to the end." 



Kings Liverpool Regiment 
Rendalls 99 , -o 4 - Aged 31 August 13th, 191 6 

Younger son of George Theodore St. George, Senior Partner in the 
Firm of Blessig, Braun & Co., Merchants, Liverpool, and of his wife, 
Sophia Julia St. George, of Stone House, Allerton, Liverpool. 

Spent two years in France and Germany and then entered his father's 

2nd Lieutenant St. George joined the Inns of Court O.T.C. in April, 

1 91 5, and was given a Commission in the 10th SufTblks in the following 
July. Finding that he had no immediate prospect of going to the Front, he 
transferred to the King's Liverpool Regiment and went to France in May, 

1916. His Company, in support of the South Lancashires, attacked the 
enemy lines before Guillemont on August 13th, 1916. The attack failed and 
he was last seen on the parapet of the third German trench, covering an 
enemy with his revolver. His men saw him fall before they retired. His 
body was not found when the position was taken two days later, but he has 
since been reported as killed on that day. 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

" Though obviously not strong, he did his work with such cheerfulness, 
that he kept us all in good spirits through trying and exhausting 

Another brother-officer wrote : — 

" He did excellent work under fearful conditions." 

One of his men who was wounded in the same engagement, wrote : — 

" I cannot attempt to tell you how brave he was, and how pleasant are 
our memories of him. He was a gentleman to the last letter." 

In a letter he left to be posted in case he fell in action he wrote : — " I am 
not sorry 1 came out here, as it is obviously the duty of every man to do 
what he can to shorten the War, so that the next generation may not have 
to undergo what our men have been through. I am glad to have known 
the British Tommy and his wonderful fighting qualities. At present the 
men are laughing and scrapping together, just as if they were not going up 
into the line to-night." 



Royal Fusiliers 
Rendalls 96'-98 3 Aged 34 September 15th, 191 6 

Third son of the late Michael Schwabacher, Stock Broker, and of 
Fredericka Schwabacher. 

He changed his name to Shaw, and Harrovians will know him better 
by this name. 

Studied mining engineering at Freiburg in Saxony, taking 1st Class 
Honours, and then took a post in Mexico. This he was obliged to give 
up owing to ill-health, and returning to England went on the London 
Stock Exchange. 

Married, in 191 1, Amy Regina Politzer, and leaves two sons. 

In September, 1914, Lieutenant Shaw joined the Old Boys Corps, and 
received a Commission in the Royal Fusiliers the following January. He 
went to the Front in May, 191 6. He was killed in action at Gueudecourt 
on September 15th, 191 6. Not long before his death he had been recom- 
mended for honours for saving the lives of wounded men in No Man's 
Land, and he had sent home to his wife a card which he had received from 
the Divisional General, placing on record his appreciation of his gallant 
conduct and services on that occasion. 

His Colonel wrote to his widow : — 

" I send you the account of your brave husband's death, just handed me 
by an Officer who was with him at the time. He fought, as a gentleman 
would, with great gallantry." 

From the O.C. of the Battalion to which he was attached to his own 
Colonel : — 

11 1 wish to bring to your notice the gallantry of Lieut. Shaw of your 
Unit, who was killed in action on the morning of the 15th inst. Captain 
H. A. Robinson, who was himself wounded, reports that he observed him 
fighting very bravely, and gallantly leading his men before he was killed. 
Will you assure his relatives that this Officer died in a very gallant manner ?" 

His Captain wrote : — 

"It is difficult as yet to get at all the facts of the case, but so far as I 
can gather from various people, he, being with another Officer and a hand- 
tul of men, captured four German Field Guns, a most daring and splendid 
thing to do. . . . But this is only one of the many plucky things he did, 
and he was beloved and admired by all the men, and his loss is regretted by 
all who came in contact with him." 






Middlesex Regiment 
Moretons o6«-09 3 Aged 25 March 26th, 1917 

Fourth son of the late J. Snowden and of Mrs. Snowden, of The 
Chantry, Stanmore, Middlesex. 

Trained at Faraday House in Electrical Engineering, and received an 
appointment on the L. and N.W. Railway. 

His younger brother, Lieutenant H. J. Snowden (O.H.), was killed in 
action on August nth, 1917. 

Captain Snowden joined the Inns of Court O.T.C. on the outbreak of 
the War, and received a Commission in the Middlesex Regiment in 
October, 191 4. He was sent to Gallipoli in July, 191 5, and was wounded 
at Suvla Bay the following month. He was invalided home, but re- 
joined his Regiment in Egypt in February, 1916. While leading his men 
into action in the Battle of Gaza on March 26th, 191 7, he was wounded, 
and, while being carried back to the Clearing Station, was killed by the 
bursting of a shell. 

His Colonel wrote : — 

" It is a loss to the Battalion and to myself and all the Officers, and 
more especially to his Company, by whom he was admired and respected. 
He was a most keen and capable Officer, and I had already sent his name 
forward, in September last year, for special mention in Despatches. He 
was devoted to his work, and only lately attended a course of instruction 
rrom which he came with very high recommendations. All I can say is 
that the Army has lost a very valuable Officer." 

His Major wrote: — 

" He received his wound when firing his machine gun at Germans on 
the ground, when he was supporting our infantry in the attack. . . . 
Although he had only been with us so short a time, he was doing 
awfully well and was such an excellent fellow." 



Liverpool Regiment 

The Knoll io 3 -I4 3 Aged 20 September 3rd, 191 6 

Elder son of George Henderson Thompson (O.H.), Solicitor, and of 
his wife, Gertrude Fannie Thompson, of 6 Lord Street, Liverpool. 

Cricket XI, 1913. Played in the Association Football XI against 
Winchester, 1913. 

On the staff of Messrs. Milligan and Mackintosh, Cotton Merchants, 

2nd Lieutenant Thompson enlisted as a Private in Kitchener's Army at 
the beginning of the War, in August, 1914, and was gazetted 2nd Lieu- 
tenant in the Liverpool Regiment in December, 1915. He went to the 
Front in July, 19 16, and had been seven weeks in France, when he 
fought in the Battle of the Somme. He was killed on September 3rd, after 
the capture of Guillemont, whilst leading his Platoon into action at Water- 
lot Farm, between Guillemont and Ginchy. 

The Colonel of the 21st Liverpools wrote to his father : — 

" Your son was such an excellent Officer, and I expected to hear great 
things of him. Unhappily it was not to be, and he has laid down his life 
for his country, as so many have done in this terrible War." 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

" I knew him better than most people and shall miss him more than any- 
one in the Battalion. It is certain that no one went into that attack with 
more coolness and pluck. I know this, that before I left for H.Q., we had 
a long talk together, and it quite braced me up, for we knew at that time 
that we were going over the top. I know how much you will miss him, 
but he died a soldier's death and played * cricket ' to the end." 

Another brother-officer wrote : — 

u Someone who was there said that Eric was most splendidly calm and 
collected, which is another instance of the people who can control their nerves 
at games doing conspicuously well at this game." 

Another wrote : — 

u I should like you to know how extremely well-liked Eric was by every- 
one with whom he came in contact. He was a great favourite both in the 
ranks and as an Officer." 



ist Royal Dragoons (attached R.F.C.) 

The Head Master's 9+ 3 ~98 3 Aged 35 October 16th, 19 16 

Only son of Richard H. Tidswell, of 49 Wilton Crescent, S.W., and 
Bosmere Hall, Needham Market, Suffolk, and of Mrs. Tidswell. 

Captain Tidswell was gazetted to the 7th Battalion King's Royal Rifle 
Corps in 1900, and in August of the following year joined the ist Royal 
Dragoons. He served with his Regiment in the South African War in 
1 901-2, receiving the King's medal and five clasps. He was promoted 
Captain in 1910. 

He went out to France with his Regiment in October, 1914, and was pre- 
sent at the First and Second battles of Ypres. In the autumn of 191 5 he joined 
the Royal Flying Corps as Observer, and obtained his Pilot's Certificate in 
the spring of 1916, being appointed Flight Commander in the June of that 
year. He went out to France with his Squadron the following month, and 
was killed on October 1 6th, 1916, while flying over the German lines, in 
the neighbourhood of Bapaume. 




King's Royal Rifle Corps 
RendaUs 07 s -i2 s Aged 22 August 24th, 1916 

Only son of the late H. P. Todd-Naylor, C.S.I., CLE., I.C.S., and of 
Mrs. Todd-Naylor, of Walton Court, Cheltenham. 

University College, Oxford. Rowed in the University College Boat 
which went Head of the River in 1914. 

On the outbreak of the War 2nd Lieutenant Todd-Naylor was given a 
Commission in the King's Royal Rifle Corps and was attached to one of 
the newly raised Battalions. He went to France with his Battalion in the 
spring of 1 91 5, and was attached to the 41st Infantry Brigade. In July, 
19 1 5, he was wounded at Ypres by a bullet through the shoulder. He was 
then invalided home, and after a period of light duty in England he returned 
to the Front. He was killed instantaneously by a bullet from a machine 
gun on August 24th, 1 91 6, while leading the first wave of his Company 
in an attack on the enemy's trenches. His body was brought back from 
the line, and his funeral was attended by almost the whole of his Company, 
who had the greatest admiration for him. 



Grenadier Guards 

The Head Master's 97 3 -02 a Aged 32 September nth, 1916 

Only son of the late Edward Carrier Smith Tompson (O.H.), of 
Round Coppice, Iver Heath, Bucks, and of his wife, Frances Rosa Tomp- 

Trinity College, Oxford. 

Went to British East Africa, where he took up farming. 

Lieutenant Tompson returned home from East Africa on the declaration 
ot War and received a Commission in the Grenadier Guards. He left for 
France on December 31st, 191 5, and was instantaneously killed on 
September nth, 1916, in the Battle of the Somme, by the bursting of a 
shell in the trench which his Battalion were holding. 

He was promoted Lieutenant in the Gazette of November nth, 1916, 
dating back to January 26th, 1916, and so never received the news of it. 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

" He was without doubt the most popular member of our Company. 
With his men he was just the same, and there was not one who would not 
have done anything he asked him." 



Royal Field Artillery 

The Head Master's 88'-92 1 Aged 42 December 8th, 1916 

Son of the late Captain A. Torrens (O.H.), and of Mrs. Torrens of The 
Grove, Hayes, Kent. 

Cricket XI, 1892. Member of the M.C.C. team in New Zealand, 


On the outbreak of the War Major Torrens joined the Public Schools 
Battalion and then obtained a Commission in the Royal Field Artillery. 
He left for the Front in command of his Battery in May, 1916, and was 
killed on December 8th, 1916, by a shell, while running across the open in 
order to move his men to safety. 

Brigadier-General R. C. Coates wrote : — 

" I and the whole of the Artillery of the Division much feel his loss. 
He was an exceptionally popular Officer, both with his brother-officers and 
also with his men. He was a keen soldier." 

Lieut. -Colonel H. A. Roebel, commanding 307th Brigade R.F.A., 
wrote : — 

" He met his death like a soldier. He was an excellent Officer and very 
popular in the Brigade. We all deplore his loss." 

The following was written by a well-known man who prefers to sign 
himself * a Chaplain ' : — 

" Not a soldier by profession, or perhaps by inclination, he made himself 
into a most efficient Officer. He had a real genius for friendship, and his 
knowledge of and care for the Officers and men of his Battery were quite out 
of the common. I was closely and constantly associated with him for many 
weeks during the period of training, and I can say without exaggeration that 
his influence was immense, and that it was always exerted for good." 



Rifle Brigade 
The Head Master's ii'-i5 3 Aged 19 January 29th, 1917 

Eldest son of Arthur Tyrwhitt-Drake, of Aldon, Yeovil, late of Holnest 
Park, Sherborne, and of Mrs. Tyrwhitt-Drake. 
R.M.C., Sandhurst, 19 15. 

2nd Lieutenant Tyrwhitt-Drake was given a Commission in the Rifle 
Brigade in November, 1915, and went to the Front in July, 1916. He was 
killed on January 29th, 1917, by the bursting of a shell at his feet, death 
being instantaneous. He was commanding a Company during the absence 
of its regular commander and had just left Battalion Headquarters to see 
about sending a Lewis Gun team to the front line, when he met his 

His Commanding Officer wrote: — 

" He was just the type of Officer and gentleman that one wants to have 
in one's Battalion, and whose loss can never be replaced. Although by no 
means a genius he was a thorough sportsman, keen on his work, popular 
with everyone, and always ready for a bit of excitement. He had a very 
charming personality and with a little more experience would have made a 
first-class Officer. I can't tell you how much we all miss him." 

His Adjutant wrote: — 

" He was loved by all for his fearlessness and for his sympathy for 
those under him." 

A brother-officer described him as " doing splendidly," and a as being 
largely instrumental in driving back the attack from his sector, by keeping 
up a barrage of bombs which he hurled without ceasing, while men on 
each side kept him supplied." 




East Lancashire Regiment 

Rcndalls 9 r-95' Aged 39 July 5th, 1 916 

Youngest son of George W. Tyser, Shipowner, of Oakfield, Mortimer, 
Berkshire, and of Mrs. Tyser. 

Married, in 1903, Lucy Norah Cornish. 

Major Tyser, who was in business when the South African War broke 
out, immediately volunteered for service and joined Paget's Horse, even- 
tually becoming Lance Bearer to Lord Methuen ; he received the Queen's 
Medal and five clasps. He then became a member of the London Stock 
Exchange, but on the outbreak of the present War he at once volunteered 
again, and was given a Commission in the 7th East Lancashire Regiment. 
From September, 1914, to July, 191 5, he was stationed on Salisbury Plain ; 
he was then sent to France, and was killed in action on July 5th, 1916, at 
La Boiselle. 

A brother-officer wrote to his widow : — 

" I heard yesterday from one of the few old Officers in the 7th, and he 
asked me to tell you of a tribute to your husband's splendid bearing under 
fire. A man in the Worcesters who was present at the time said to 
him : — 

" ■ Major Tyser was absolutely fearless, and took endless risks walking 
up and down the streets of La Boiselle, being sniped all the time, in efforts 
to rally some troops who were falling back. He was splendid, but un- 
happily the cool way he walked about giving orders made him too con- 
spicuous to friend and foe.' 

" It is very sad to think that there was no East Lancashire Officer 
present to speak all this praise, but I think it may help you through this 
terrible time to know that a man in another Regiment should have spoken 
so warmly of his magnificent courage." 


Royal Fusiliers 

Church Hill 1 1'— 15' Aged 19 July 23rd, 1916 

Only son of Percy Umney, of Varennn, Marchmont Road, Richmond, 
and of Mrs. Umney. 

2nd Lieutenant Umney was given a Commission in the Royal Fusiliers 
on leaving School. He was killed by shrapnel on July 23rd, 191 6. 

On his way up to a certain front he sprained his foot and was very lame 
while marching, and his Colonel had to send him to an advanced hospital. 
After some days he was no better, and the doctor told him he would either 
have to go back to the Base, or that he could go back to the Battalion. " He 
at once," wrote the Colonel, "chose the latter and turned up at my Head 
Quarters, in the line." 

His Captain wrote : — 

" He was hit in the head early in the morning by a shrapnel bullet and 
died instantaneously, without the slightest suffering. His men were very 
fond of him, and he was a good Officer both in and out of the Trenches. 
I had been his Company Commander since May and always found him a 
most cheery companion." 



King's Royal Rifle Corps 

West Acre 09 s - 1 3* Aged 22 April 9th, 1917 

Only child of Bertram B. Van Praagh, Solicitor, of 98 Eaton Place, 
S.W., and of Mrs. Van Praagh. 
Trinity College, Cambridge. 

2nd Lieutenant Van Praagh joined the Inns of Court O.T.C. in Sep- 
tember, 1 9 14, and received a Commision in the King's Royal Rifle Corps 
in the following November. He went to the Front in February, 1 916, and 
was wounded in the Battle of the Somme, in September, 1916, rejoining 
his Regiment in the following January. He was killed in action on April 
9th, 1917, at the Battle of Arras. 

Colonel Porter, of the 9th K.R.R.C., wrote to his father : — 

" Your son was a brave Officer, trusted by his men. He was always 
good when a fight was going on. I cannot tell you how much I personally 
regret his death, it is just at this moment that a Battalion needs men of his 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

" His death was a great blow to us all. He saw several fierce fights in 
this country and leaves behind him a reputation for great bravery." 

A Sergeant in his Platoon wrote to his father : — 

" The Platoon wish me to send you their sympathy in your loss by the 
death of our Officer, Mr. Van Praagh, for he was a splendid soldier and a 
friend to every one of his men." 

Another wrote : — 

" Your son made me proud to be with him, for he saved my life on July 
30th, 1 91 6, when he carried me on his back." 

Another wrote : — 

" He died a hero's death, gallantly leading his Platoon to the first 
German line, when he fell." 



East Surrey Regiment 

High Street io 3 -I4 3 Aged 20 August 16th, 191 6 

Second son of J. M. Vaughan, of Sylva, Putney Heath, and of Mrs. 

Gym. VIII ; Middle Weight Boxing Champion ; won Public School 
Light Weight Boxing Competition at Aldershot. 

Captain Vaughan joined the East Surrey Regiment on leaving School. 
He trained at Saltash, and, while there, won the Boxing Championship at 
Plymouth against all the Regiments in garrison. He went to France in 
August, 191 5, and was for a year in the trenches at Hooge, Festubert, 
and on the Somme. For five months he was Adjutant of his Regi- 
ment. He won the Military Cross for attempting to save the life 
of a brother-officer and for general efficiency, being very highly spoken of 
by his Colonel and by his Brigadier. On August 1 6th, 191 6, he organized 
and led an attack on Guillemont, which failed. He himself was wounded 
in the knee, but continued to advance, when, at the end of the action, he 
was hit in the head by a sniper and instantaneously killed. He, with five 
brother-officers, was buried by his Colonel behind our trenches. 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

" He was the finest Officer of the Battalion, and every Officer, N.C.O., 
and man was impressed by his sterling qualities. Our CO. made him 
temporarily Second-in-Command just before the attack, and he carried out 
the organization and details thereof in truly wonderful fashion for one so 

His brother, 2nd Lieutenant C. A. V. Vaughan (O.H.), was killed at 
the Battle of Loos on September 25th, 1915. 




Irish Guards 

Rcndalls 09'- 13 1 Aged 21 September 15th, 191 6 

Son of Rowland Percy Walters (O.H.), Solicitor, of 16 Gledhow 
Gardens, South Kensington, and of his wife, Ellinor Margaret Walters. 
Trinity College, Cambridge, 1913. 

On the outbreak of the War Lieutenant Walters obtained a Commission 
in the Irish Guards, and was subsequently attached to the Machine Gun 
Company of the 2nd Brigade of Guards. He went out to France in 
August, 1 9 15, and fought at the Battle of Loos, and during the winter of 
191 5 at Laventie and Ypres, being finally moved to the Somme front. He 
was first reported * wounded and missing,' then * killed,' during the attack 
on Ginchy on September 15th, 191 6, when eight other Officers of the 
Machine Gun Company of the 2nd Brigade also fell. 

His Colonel, with whom he trained in England, wrote: — 

" I cannot say how sorry I am for your great loss, which is one that all 
his brother-officers will feel, for we were all fond of him, and, although so 
many are gone, he had so much character that he stood out among them. 
He was always so cheery and so keen." 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

" You know at least that you have the greatest sympathy from all of us, 
Officers and men. It is pathetic to see his groom talk of him with the 
tears in his eyes. Indeed, all the men loved him dearly." 

Another wrote : — 

" ' Bunny,' as we called him, was wounded early in the advance, and 
his servant stayed behind with him, whilst his men went on and did their 
work well, as they would do, for ' Bunny ' had trained them well. . . . All 
I can say is that it was a great ending to his life. I am the only Officer left 
in our Company, and they were such a splendid lot of fellows. I feel I 
shall never look upon the like of them again, we had always got on so well 
together. Our Company did awfully well . . . and it was due to Officers 
like your son that the day went so well, even if they themselves had to 
make the supreme sacrifice." 



Royal Berkshire Regiment (attached R.F.C.) 

Druries 02 3 -o7* Aged 27 September 15th, 19 16 

Eldest son of Henry Watkins Wells (O.H.), Director of Wallingford 
Brewery Ltd., of Sotwell Hill, Wallingford, and of his wife, Alexandra 
Mary Wells. 

Magdalen College, Oxford, B.A. 1909. Director in the Wallingford 

2nd Lieutenant Wells joined the Inns of Court O.T.C. as a Private, on 
the outbreak of the War, and in March, 1915, was gazetted to the 4th Berk- 
shire Regiment. He went to France in July, 191 5, and fought in the Battle 
of the Somme in July, 1916. The following month he was attached to the 
Royal Flying Corps in France. On September 15th, 1916, he was reported 
'missing,' after an aerial offensive patrol against twenty enemy machines over 
the German lines. Nothing having been heard of him for nine months, he 
has been officially presumed killed on that date. 

While with his Battalion in April and May, 19 16, he received two cards, 
of one of which the following is a copy : — 

2nd Lieut. H. M. Wells, 

1/4. R. Berkshire Regt. 
Your Commanding Officer and Brigade Commander have informed me 
that you have distinguished yourself by your conduct in the Field on night 
May 15-16, 1916. I have read their report with much pleasure. 


Commanding 48th Division. 



Royal Flying Corps 
High Street 05*-09' Aged 25 October 20th, 19 16 

Eldest son of James Hughes Welsford, Shipowner, of Hoole House, 
Chester, and of his wife, Ethel Welsford. 

Gymnasium VIII: Won Light-weight Boxing Competition: Ebrington 
Swimming Cup. 

Lieutenant Welsford, who, after leaving Harrow, had been abroad for 
several years in British Columbia and Demerara, returned to England on the 
outbreak of the War and enlisted in the Royal Engineers, as a Despatch 
Rider. A year later he was given a Commission in the Royal Flying 
Corps in France, and became Machine Gun Officer to the nth Squadron. 
He was killed on October 20th, 191 6. 

His brother wrote as follows, describing the manner of his death: — 

" It was about 7.30 a.m. on October 20th that five aeroplanes went 
up from the squadron to take photographs. They were two or three 
miles over the German lines, between Arras and Douai, when they 
were attacked by about 27 Hun aeroplanes, and George's machine 
was ahead of all the rest and went straight into the middle of them. 
A tremendous battle ensued, and George's machine being the fore- 
most was prettily heavily attacked and four Huns got firing at him 
directly from behind. . . . George at once got up on his seat and was busy 
firing his top gun, when one Hun machine got a gun on him and riddled 
the pilot, putting about seven or eight shots into his back and smashing up 
the engine. The pilot was, I think, rendered unconscious, at any rate he 
lost control of the machine and it turned over and dived, and poor George, 
who had been standing up on his seat, was seen to go over the top plane and 

The following letter tells of an incident which occurred while he was 
serving with the Engineers : — 

" Sergeant Jones told me that they had gone out exploring together and 
were crawling along when shells began to fall. One missed them altogether 
and another hit the foot of Sergeant Jones, wounding it badly. They had 
no first-aid bandages with them, so George tied up the wound with a 
coloured handkerchief and carried Jones on his back, winding through the 
trenches, for a mile to the dressing station." 

Major K. P. Atkinson, R.F.C., wrote :— « He was one of the best 
Observers in the Squadron. ... it was a glorious death and one, I am 
sure, he would have preferred, being killed in action at the Front." 



Manchester Regiment 
Elmficld o^-o^ Aged 26 July 29th, 19 16 

Eldest son of Montague Scott Williams (O.H.), Landowner, J. P. for 
Dorset, High Sheriff 1894, late Major (Hon. Lieut.-Colonel) Dorset Yeo- 
manry, of Woolland House, Blandford, Dorset, and of his wife, Audrey 
Mary Williams. 

Shooting VIII, 1909. 

Exeter College, Oxford. Signalling Instructor in the O.T.C. ; obtained 
a First Class Aldershot Certificate in Signalling. 

Was engaged to be married to Miss Ella Brown. 

2nd Lieutenant Williams, who was farming in Canada, returned to 
England on the outbreak of the War and obtained a Commission in the 
1 8th Manchester Regiment, being subsequently transferred to the 16th 
Battalion. He went out to France on July 15th, 1916, and was mortally 
wounded on July 29th, 191 6, in the neighbourhood of Amiens, dying of his 
wounds the same evening. 

His Commanding Officer wrote to his father: — 

" Though your son had only been a very short time with the Battalion, 
he had earned a warm pjace in everyone's regard by his tact and cheerful- 

A brother-officer wrote : — 

"During the few days I knew him, I thought that he would make an 
excellent Officer, as he took such a keen interest in the doings of his men." 

A Chaplain in a Home Camp wrote : — 

" I think you would find true consolation if you had the real evidence 
I have of the place he held in the lives of his men here. The Signallers 
just loved him, and there is genuine sorrow amongst them to-day in the 
knowledge of his death." 




Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 

Druries II*-!* 1 Aged 19 December 28th, 1916 

Eldest son of David Wilson, of Carbeth, Killearn, Stirlingshire, Landed 
Proprietor, D.L. for Stirlingshire, and of his wife, Susan Harvey Wilson. 
R.M.C., Sandhurst, 1915. 

2nd Lieutenant Wilson was gazetted to the Argyll and Sutherland High- 
landers in April, 1 91 6. He was with the 3rd Battalion at Dreghorn 
Castle, Midlothian, till the following October, when he joined the 2nd 
Battalion in France and served with them in billets and trenches for six 
weeks. His Colonel described the way he met his death on December 28th, 
1 9 16, as follows : — " He was wounded just outside our Headquarters' dug- 
out in the early afternoon of the 27th, when he was talking to three Officers 
of the Battalion which was to relieve us that night. A shell burst near, 
wounding all four Officers and killing one of our signallers." He died in 
the 34th Casualty Clearing Station on the evening of the next day." 

His Colonel wrote : — 

" I cannot tell you how sorry we all were to see in the papers that David 
had died of his wounds. . . . Although he had only been with us a short 
time, we had all learned to love David for his manliness and keenness in his 
work, and he is a great loss to the Battalion." 

His servant wrote : — 

" His last words to me were, * Never mind me, I shall soon be all right 
again.' He was a splendid Officer and very popular with his men, I only 
wish 1 was serving him to-day. I was his servant since he joined the 2nd 
Argylls and I never wish to have a better master." 

A school-friend wrote : — 

" I would like to let you know that he's not forgotten and is appreciated 
by one who knew him well in Harrow days. He had a deep sense of humour, 
endless good temper and was always willing to lend a hand to anybody. Now 
he has died, ' a very gallant gentleman,' that is how I shall remember old 




Devonshire Regiment 
The Grove 05 3 -i T Aged 24 September 10th, 1916 

Third son of the Rev. John Henry Bidlake Wollocombe, Rector of 
Stowford, Devon, and of his wife, Laura, third daughter of the late Edward 
Blackburn, of Haym, Devon. 

University College, Oxford, 191 1. Organized the Harrow Dinner at 
Oxford, on May 28th, 1913. 

2nd Lieutenant Wollocombe received a Commission in the 9th Devons 
in December, 1914. He volunteered for service in both the West and East 
African Campaigns, but was not allowed to transfer. He went to France 
in October, 1 915, and served with his Regiment near Fricourt and Mametz 
till April, 1915, when he was wounded in the shoulder and invalided home. 
He returned to France the following August, having asked for a Medical 
Board before his leave expired. On September 6th, 1 916, he took part in 
an attack on Ginchy and was shot in both legs, and being unable to get out 
of a shell hole was left behind. Picked up two days later he died in the 
2 1st Casualty Clearing Station at Corbie, on September 10th, and was buried 
in La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie. 

A brother-officer wrote : — * 

" I connect him with the trenches we used to hold opposite Fricourt, 
especially after one of the Boche's raids, when everyone was talking of his 
extraordinary coolness under fire. . . . These old Devonshire men loved 

Another wrote : — 

" He was a general favourite, especially with his men ... the first to 
volunteer for any dangerous jobs. ... He led a straight life here on earth 
and lived up to his ideals to the end." 

Another wrote : — 

" His popularity among the Officers of the 9th Devons was extra- 
ordinary. ... It seems difficult not to grudge his life, he was such a clean 
straightforward chap." 

The Chaplain wrote to his father : — 

" Your son was as brave as a lion and was delighted at the prospect of 



Royal Field Artillery 
Rendalls io 3 -i4 ? Aged 19 July 5th, 1916 

Only son of W. A. Wolseley, Proprietor of Estates in Demerara and 
British Guiana, and Member of the Governor's Executive Council of British 
Guiana, of 10 Sumner Place, Onslow Square, S.W., and of Mrs. Wolseley. 

Drawing Prize, 1913 ; Yates Thompson Prize for Colour, 1914. 

R.M.A., Woolwich, 1914. 

Lieutenant Wolseley received his Commission in February, 1 91 5, and 
went to France with the 48th Brigade R.F.A. in May of that year. In 
September, 191 5, while at a forward observation post near Ypres, he was 
buried by the explosion of a shell, but emerged alive, though wounded and 
with a badly sprained ankle, and continued observing and reporting till 
evening. After a spell in hospital he was sent out in December, 191 5, as 
senior Subaltern with A Battery of the 160th Brigade R.F.A. He served 
with distinction and was recommended by his Battery Commander for great 
coolness and gallantry under severe fire. On July 4th, 19 16, he was hit by 
a piece of shell on the back of the head, while running forward to attend to 
his guns ; he fell just behind the guns and died in hospital at Heilly the 
next morning. He was buried on July 7th, 191 6, his twentieth birthday. 

The Brigadier-General of the 34th Division wrote to his father : — 

" Your boy was one of the best and most promising Officers I have met 
with for some years in the Royal Regiment: he was of the high standard 
that we old gunners wish to get." 

The Colonel, commanding the 160th Brigade R.F.A., wrote : — 

"He was extraordinarily capable, cool, and fearless, and only a short 
time ago I sent his name up to the General for gallant conduct." 

His Battery Commander wrote to his father : — 
"His gallant spirit went out when he was in the act of doing his duty, 
and I cannot think of a finer end. . . . Many Officers have been in to tell 
me of their grief, and the men are showing their high respect of their 
gallant little Officer by their silence throughout the day. To me his loss is 

His Battery Sergeant-Major wrote : — 

" By his constant forethought he had endeared himself to the whole 
Battery, for he always had considerations for our difficulties. ... He had 
the men's welfare at heart ; nothing was too difficult for him to accomplish, 
and suggestions for improvements were always welcomed by him." 



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