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The Melvill Family 



ROLL OF HONOUR 



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ROLL OF HONOUR OF THE 
MELVILL FAMILY. 



* It is well to set down for those who come after us that which is 
so easily lost sight of — Lord Redesdale. 




MELVILL 



THE 

MELVILL FAMILY 

A ROLL OF HONOUR 

OF 

THE DESCENDANTS OF CAPTAIN PHILIP MELVILL, 

LIEUT.-GOVERNOR OF PENDENNIS CASTLE, 

AND THEIR IMMEDIATE CONNECTIONS 
BY MARRIAGE, 

IN THE YEARS OF THE WORLD WAR, 

1914- 1918. 

BY 

E. J. JOUBERT DE LA FERTE 

{Eldest Daughter of Philip Sandys Melvill, C.S.I.) 



LONDON: ARTHUR 1.. H 1 1 M IM I Ri: YS. 

187 I'ICCADII.I.V. W. 
1920. 



INTRODUCTION. 

THIS work was commenced in the early days of the great 
War, 1914— 18, to keep a Record of the war services of 
the descendants and connections by marriage of Captain Philip 
Melvill, Lieut.-Governor of Pendennis Castle, Cornwall. It has 
become a fairly complete record of what the members of the 
family did during the War, as far as it has been possible to collect 
the information. 

To unite these four branches of the Melvill family it was 
deemed desirable to go back to a near common ancestor. Though 
no family tree is attempted, this being beyond the scope of 
the record. Key Pedigrees dating from Captain Philip Melvill 
(b. 1760, d. 181 1) have been introduced, so no difficulty should 
be experienced in tracing how each member is connected. 

A short account of Captain Philip Melvill's life, and some 
notes regarding other members, bearing the name of Melvill, 
have been added, as well as the names of those who did what 
they could to help on various war work other than fighting 
during the 1 914-18 War. 

If any names or important facts have been omitted, indulgence 
is asked. Every effort has been made to make the Record com- 
plete, but not every one was accessible nor had sufficient leisure 
tf) respond to queries. 

Grateful acknowledgment is due to all wlio have been so 
good as to help, in particular to Mr. James Cosmo Melvill, 
Lieut.-Colonel Philip James Melvill, Mrs. Clenuiit Hagsliawe, 
and Mr, Ilcnry (iommc, Inr tlicir inv.iluable assistance, 

K. J. j DK I. A F. 



WEVIlKIlJt.Ji, 

AlurJif 1920. 



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CONTENTS. 



PAGE 



CAPTAIN PHILIP MELVILL, Lieut.-Governor of Pendennis Castle . i 

SIR JAMES COSMO MELVILL, K.C.B., F.R.S., eldest surviving son 

of Captain Philip Melvill, Lieut.-Governor of Pendennis Castle . 9 

PHILIP MELVILL, eldest son of Sir James Cosmo Melvill, K.C.B., 

F.R.S . . II 

JAMES COSMO MELVILL, second son of Sir James Cosmo Melvill, 

K.C.B., F.R.S 17 

SIR WILLIAM HENRY MELVILL, Kt. Bach., third son of 

Sir James Cosmo Melvill, K.C.B., F.R.S. ... 25 

HENRIETTA [MELVILL] BEACHCROFT, eldest daughter of 

Sir James Cosmo Melvill, K.C.B., F.R.S. . . .29 

MARION [MELVILLJ WEDDERBURN, fifth daughter of Sir 

James Cosmo Melvill, K.C.B., F.R.S. .... 35 

RACHEL [MELVILL] BRENDON, sixth daughter of Sir James 

Cosmo Melvill, K.C.B., F.R.S. ..... 39 

PHILIP MELVILL, F.R.G.S., fourth son of Captain Philip Melvill, 

Licut.-Govcrnor of Pendennis Castle ... .44 

PHILIP SANDYS MELVILL, C.S 1., Bengal Civil Service, elder 

son of Philip Melvill, F.R.G.S.. ..... 47 

TEIGNMOUTH MELVILL, V.C., Lieutenant, 24th Regiment, 

younger son of Philip Melvill, F. R.G.S. . -50 

EMILY |MELVILL| MASLOPE, second daughtn ..f Philip Melvill, 

F.R.Ci.S. ........ 07 

CAROLINE |MELVII,L| SIMONS, third d..u^.htri ol I'hilip Melvill, 

i.'<-Ci.S ■ . . .73 

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CONTENTS. 

PAGB 

MARY AUGUSTA [MELVILL] MAINWARING, fourth daughter 

of Philip Melvill,F.R.G.S 8i 

ELIZA SANDYS [MELVILL] COODE, sixth daughter of Philip 

Melvill, F.R.G.S Sj 

CLAUDIA SOPHIA [MELVILL] COODE, seventh daughter of 

Philip Melvill, F.R.G.S. ...... 91 

REV. CANON HENRY MELVILL, B.D., fifth son of Captain Philip 

Melvill, Lieut.-Governor of Pendennis Castle . . .95 

LIEUT.-GENERAL HENRY MELVILL (Fane's Horse), Bengal 

Cavalry, eldest son of Canon Henry Melvill, B.D. . . 99 

RICHARD GWATKIN MELVILL, Bengal Civil Service, third son 

of Canon Henry Melvill, B.D. . . . . .105 

FRANCIS MELVILL, Bombay Civil Service, fourth son of Canon 

Henry Melvill, B.D. . . . . . .109 

CLARA [MELVILL] GORDON, eldest daughter of Canon Henry 

Melvill, B.D. . . . . . . -113 

MARGARET STORIE [MELVILL] MYERS, second daughter of 

Rev. Canon Henry Melvill, B.D. . . . . .119 

ELIZABETH [MELVILL] BAGSHAWE, third daughter of Canon 

Henry Melvill, B.D. ...... 125 

ISABELLA [MELVILL] CLOSE, fourth daughter of Canon Henry 

Melvill, B.D. ....... 131 

MAJOR-GENERAL SIR PETER MELVILL MELVILL, K.C.B., 
sixth son of Captain Philip Melvill, Lieut.-Governor of Pendennis 
Castle . . . , . , . .137 

ELIZABETH MARGARET [MELVILL] GONNE, elder daughter 

of Major-General Sir Peter Melvill Melvill, K.C.B. . . 140 

CATHERINE MARY [MELVILL], BARONESS DE HOCHE- 
PIED-LARPENT, younger daughter of Major-General Sir Peter 
Melvill Melvill, K.C.B. ...... 146 

vlii 



LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. 

ARMS OF THE MELVILL FAMILY .... Frontispiece 

CAPTAIN PHILIP MELVILL, Lieutenant-Governor of 

Pendennis Castle ...... facing page xii 

ELIZABETH CAREY (DOBREE), wife of Captain Philip 

Melvill ........ 4 

SIR JAMES COSMO MELVILL, K.C.B., F.R.S. . . „ 8 

PHILIP MELVILL, F.R.G.S ,,46 

REV. CANON HENRY MELVILL, B.D. . . . „ 98 

MAJOR-GENERAL SIR PETER MELVILL MELVILL, 

K.C.B 136 



IX 



The Patience of the British is as long as a summer's day, but the Arm of the British 
is as long as a winter's night.' — Pathan saying. 



t Killed in action or on duty. 
<» Wounded 



/^^^^y<^^^ V.C. 

El D.S.O. 

s M.C. 

^ D.S.C. 

^ Brevet. 

* Mentioned in Despatches. 

© Special mention in body of 
Despatch. 

^* 1 914 Star. 

^ 1914-15 Star. 

•#• Albert Medal. 

^ C.B. 

38e K.CB. 



■f Died of wounds. 
'^ Prisoner of War. 

4. C.S.I. 

H K.C.S.I. 

X C.M.G. 

<^ CLE. 

^ K.C.I.E. 

o^ M.V.O. 

^ c.v.o. 

3€ K.C.V.O. 

^ O.B.E. 

:^. C.B.E. 

>^ G.B.E. 

143 Kt. Bach. 

— h F.R.S. 

<s> F.R.G.S. 



4- Croix de Guerre (French). 

c[» Legion of Honour „ 

X Order of S.S. Maurice and 
Lazarus (Italian). 

•I* Croce di Guerra (War Cross) 
(Italian). 

yi^ Order of the Redeemer 
(Greek). 



S Order of the Crown (Belgian) . 

4° Order of Leopold „ 

S Medjidie (Egyptian). 

3g Order of the Nile (Egyptian). 

^ Bronze Star (Khedive) — 
Egyptian. 



MELYILL KOLL OF HONOUR. 



LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS. 



James Cosmo Melvill, Esq. 

Rev. A. Hardcastle Melvill. 

Lieut. J. Cosmo Dobree Melvill. 

Lieut.-Col. Malcolm G. D. Melvill. 

Mrs. Vaughan Thompson. 

A. D. O. Wedderburn, Esq., K.C. 

Mrs. Digby Cleaver. 

Henry A Beachcroft, Esq. 

Rev. C. S. Beachcroft. 

Sir R. Melvill Beachcroft. 

Lieut.-Commander C. S. Durrad (R.N.). 

Philip E. Beachcroft, Esq. 

Mrs. Hugh Worsley. 

Lieut.-Col. Philip James Melvill. 
Mrs. Philip Sandys Melvill. 
Col. C. H. Joubert de la Ferte. 
Wing-Commander P. B. Joubert de la 

Ferte, C.M.G., D.S.O. 
Mrs. H. S. Crosthw^aite. 
Miss B. Melvill Joubert de la Ferte. 
Lieut. J. C. Joubert de la Ferte. 
Mrs. A. W. Hcarn. 
Mrs. W. P. Warburton. 
Lieut.-Col. W. Melvill Warburton, 

C.M.C;., D.S.O. 
Miss Alice C. Melvill. 
Mrs. Lewis Hamilton. 
Major J. Melvill Hiiinilton, D.S.O. 
Mrs. 'rcigninoiith Melvill. 
Miss Klizabeth C. Melvill. 
H. Mrlvill Simons, Esq. 
Mrs. Hansard. 
Lady Ward. 



Col. F. S. Picot, C.M.G. 

Mrs. W. Coode. 

Mrs. J. Coode. 

J. Melvill Coode, Esq. 

P. Melvill Coode, Esq. 

Major A. P. Coode. 

Rev. Lancelot Haslope. 

Mrs. Spooner Lillingston. 

Mrs. Burchell. 

Mrs. Edmund Burrows. 

Mrs. A. H. de Courcy Hamilton. 

Lieut.-Col. Sir James Roberts, Kt,,C.I.E. 

Col. C. Curling Melvill. 

Mrs. Richmond Close. 

Captain A. Melvill Close. 

R. D. Melvill Close, Esq. 

Mrs. Clement Bagshawe. 

Captain H. S. Leclcy, C.B. (R.N.). 

Dudley Myers, Esq., O.B.E. 

Henry Cortlandt Melvill, Esq. 

C. Cortlandt Melvill, Esq. 

Harald Melvill, Esq. 

Major C. Melvill Gonne. 
Captain V. C. Melvill Gonne. 
A. E. Gonne, Esq. 
H. Gonne, Esq. 



T. Sutton, Esq. 
t. J. Hwck, Esq. 



XI 



* The ideal of universal peace is beautiful, it is the dream of a visionary, while 
War is the experience of men.' — Field-Marshal Sir George White, V.C. 



* They never fall who die 
In a great Cause ; . . . Though years 
Elapse, and others share as dark a doom, 
They but augment the deep and sweeping thoughts 
That overpower all others, and conduct 
The world at last to Freedom.' 

— Byron. 



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THE FAMILY OF 

CAPTAIN PHILIP MELVILL, 

Lieutenant-Governor of Pendennis Castle, Cornwall, 
The family of his eldest surviving son, 

SIR JAMES COSMO MELVILL, 

K.C.B., F.R.S. 



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MELYILL ROLL OF HONOUR. 



PHILIP MELVILL, of the 73rd* regiment (Lord Macleod's High- 
landers), now the Highland Light Infantry, was born at Dunbar on 
the 7th April, 1760, being the youngest son of John Melvill, Esquire, of 
Dunbar and Presmennem, his country seat, five miles from Dunbar ; and 
of his wife Jean, daughter and co-heiress of James Fall, Esquire, M.P. 
for Dunbar, Her sister Janet married Sir John Anstruther of that Ilk.f 
The following extracts from ' The History of the Highlands,' by 
James Browne, vol. IV. pp. 283 to 286, and from the * Memoirs of Philip 
Melvill,' give a few interesting facts of the raising of the 73rd regiment, 
and of the battle of Perambancum in the Mysore Campaign, where Philip 
Melvill received twenty-seven wounds, was taken prisoner and suffered 
much at the hands of his captors during a period of four years: — 

Extract from 'The History of" the Highlands' : ' At the suggestion of Colonel 
DufFof Muirtown, who had served in Keith's Highlanders, and encouraged by the 
favourable reception he met with in the north. Lord Macleod offered his services to 
raise a regiment. The offer was accepted, and although without property or political 
consequence,* yet so great was the influence of his name, that eight hundred and forty 
Highlanders were raised and marched to Elgin in a very short time. In addition to 
these,§ two hundred and thirty-six Lowlanders were raised by Captains the Honourable 

* The 73rd regiment in 1786 became the 71st or Glasgowr Light Infantry, and later still 
the Highland Light Infantry. The 73rd regiment, to which Captain Philip Mclvill's great- 
grandson, Lieut. -Colonel Philip James Melvill belonged, was originally the 2nd Battalion ot the 
Black Watch, and became the 73rd in 1786. Eventually, Lieut. -Colonel Piiilip James 
Melvill's regiment again became the 2nd Battalion of the Black Watch. His regiment was 
not the same as his great-grandfather's, though when he joined it it was thought so to be. 

t vSir John Anstruther, 2nd Baronet, b. 27th Dec. 1718 ; d. 4th Sept. I 799 ; m. ^tliOct. 
1750, Janei Fall. She died 17th Fel>. 1802, having had three sons: (i) Sir Philip 
Anstruther, 3rd Baronet, m. Anne, ilaughter of Sir John Paterson, Baronet ; (ii) Sir John 
Ariitruther (created iiaronet 18th May, 1798; M.P. Anstruther Faslern Burghs); (iii) 
Koiierl Anslrulher. 

I Lord Macleoii hail been absent Irom Scoil.iiul lor ni.iny uMrs. B>>th l\o and his fatl>cr 
were atiainicd for taking part in the rebellion of 174?. Lord MhcIcckI was pardoned on 
IK rouni of his youth. After some stay in Berlin l»c obtained a commission in the Swedish 
army, in which he nerved lor twenty-seven years. 

J5 If in this nund>cr the men raised by Philip Mdvill an- im hidi>l. this would ^rcm to Ix* 
an error, li»r it is (piilc certain that ihchc men were i lij'.hlandcii.. 



MELYILL ROLL OF HONOUR. 

John Lindsay, David Baird, James Fowlis and other officers, besides thirty-four 
English and Irish, enlisted in Glasgow, making in all, iioo men.' 

Extract from the ' Memoirs ' : ' When Philip Melvill was sixteen his Father, in 
compliance with his strong predilection for the army, procured him a commission in 
the 73rd regiment, commanded by Lord Macleod, on condition of raising a certain 
number of men. . . . He was now, for the first time, called away from his parental 
home to raise men in the remotest part of the north of Scotland. Here some of his 
relatives resided, who, by their inPiuence with their tenantry, could materially assist 
him. . . . The friendly reception which he met with from his relations, and the 
service rendered him by the Laird, which enabled him in a short time to raise his 
complement, could not but affect his grateful mind with strong and lasting sensations 
of their hospitality and active benevolence.' 

In 1779, at the age of nineteen, Philip Melvill went to India with his 
regiment and served in the Mysore campaign of 1780. The following is 
from 'The History of the Highlands,' vol. IV. p. 284: — 

'The first battalion of the 73rd Highlanders, under Lord Macleod, embarked for 
the East Indies in January, 1779, and arrived in Madras Roads on the 20th January 
following. . . . The first battalion joined the army under Major-General Sir Hector 
Munro, assembled at St. Thomas's Mount, near Madras, in July, 1780. This force 
amounted to 5209 men, and, with the exception of one battalion of the Company's 
European troops, the grenadiers of another, and 800 Highlanders, consisted of native 
troops.' 

'General Munro, with the- view of joining Colonel Baillie, who had a force of 
nearly 3000 men under him, marched for Conjeveram, where he arrived the 29th 
August. Colonel Baillie reached Perambancum, fifteen miles from General Munro's 
position, on the 6th September, where he was attacked by Tipoo Saib, whom, after a 
contest of several hours, he repulsed. Strange to say, the armies of Munro and 
Baillie, though within a few hours' march of each other, made no effort to unite, and 
two days after the battle Colonel Baillie sent notice to General Munro to push 
forward with the main body, as, from the loss he had lately sustained, he was unable 
to advance in the face of an enemy who was so superior in numbers. After an un- 
accountable delay of three days, the (jeneral sent forward the flank companies of the 
73rd Highlanders under Captains David Baird and the Honourable John Lindsay, two 
companies of European grenadiers, and eleven companies of Seapoys, all under the 
command of Colonel Fletcher, and by taking a circuitous route they were enabled to 
form a junction with the corps of Colonel Baillie without opposition. 

' Re-inforced by this detachment. Colonel Baillie set out to join Munro on the 
evening of the 9th September, but he had not proceeded above a mile when he fell in 
with the picquets of Hyder Ali's army. An irregular fire commenced, which was 
kept up by both parties for several miles. About midnight Colonel Baillie halted, 
and lay on his arms all night, without being disturbed by the enemy. He continued 
his march next morning without opposition, and, after proceeding two miles, entered 
a jungle. The Sultan had concentrated his army about this spot, and on the pre- 
ceding day had raised three batteries, one in the centre of the grove and one on each 




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MELYILL ROLL OF HONOUR. 

flank. No sooner had Colonel Baillie advanced into the jungle than a heavy and de- 
structive fire was opened upon him from fifty-seven pieces of cannon from the batteries 
and field artillery. The march was in the form of a square, with the sick and the 
baggage and ammunition in the centre, and though the detachment was assailed on all 
sides by an immense force, the enemy, after a desperate conflict of three hours 
duration, was driven back at every point. Thus repulsed,* " Hyder determined to 
retreat ; and a rapid movement which Baillie made from the centre appeared to have 
decided the day. Orders were given to Colonel Lally, a French officer in the service 
of the Sultan, to draw off his men," and to the Cavalry to cover the retreat, when in 
that instant two explosions were perceived in the English line, which laid open one 
entire face of their column, destroyed their artillery, and threw the whole into 
irreparable confusion. This occurrence revived the hopes of Hyder, whose cavalry 
charged in separate squadrons, whilst bodies of infantry poured in volleys of musketry, 
but they were gallantly repelled in every attack. Reduced at last to little more than 
four hundred men, Colonel Baillie formed these remains of his army into a square on 
a small eminence. In this situation, after two-thirds of ihe number had been killed 
or disabled, the officers with their swords, and the soldiers with their bayonets repulsed 
thirteen charges ; but being borne down by fresh bodies of Horse, Colonel Baillie, to 
save the lives of the few brave men who survived, displayed a flag of truce. Quarter 
was promised, but no sooner had the troops laid down their arms than they were 
attacked with a savage fury by the enemy ; but, by the humane interference of the 
French officers, many lives were saved. One of these officers, in a description of the 
battle says, " Too great encomiums cannot be bestowed on the English Commander 
and his troops, for in the whole of this trying conflict they preserved a coolness of 
manoeuvre which would have done honour to any troops in the world. Raked bv the 
fire of an immense artillery, the greatest part of the action within grape-shot distance, 
attacked on all sides by not less than 25,000 Horse and thirty battalions of scapoys, 
besides Hyder's European troops, the English column stood firm and repulsed every 
charge with great slaughter ; the Horse driven back on the infantry, the right of our 
line began to give way, though composed of the best troops in the Mysore armv." In 
this destructive action the flank companies of the Highlanders had Lieutenants Cieddcs, 
Macken/-ie, and VVilliam (iunn. Volunteer Forbes, three Sergeants ami eight\-two 
rank and file killed ; and Captain David Jiaird, Lieutenants the Honourable John 
Lindsay, Philip Melvill, Hugh Cuthbert, four sergeants, four drummers, and ninety- 
two rank and file wounded. AH these, with twenty-three who escaped without 
wounds, were thrown into a dungeon by Hyder All, and were treated with such 
barbarity that only thirty of the soldiers survived, and of these, few were afterwards 
fit for Service." f 

* I'Voin the Journal of a Frcncli odiccr. 

t 'The whole army, with all its stores, bai',Ka|',c ami ociuipiiuMUt, wan irretrievably 
I-), I. . . . Had Sir Hector Miinro moved iip when the tainioiiaile was (iist hearvl, Hyder. 
aiia( kcil rill both sides, must have suffered a severe defeat, but Muni<i threw \m licavv j'Uiti 
iiiio a great tank at Conjevcram, ilcstroyeii his »tores, niul retreateil in haste mid ilisoriUr to 
Madras, holly purMicd by ilie enemy ' (J. C. Manhman's ' M'-'-i v ..t In. I.,,' Al>ii.l.n>.nt . 
p. u/>). 

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MELYILL ROLL OF HONOUR. 

After four years of captivity Philip Melvill was released with the other 
prisoners on the conclusion of peace in July, 1784. He remained in India 
two years with his elder brother John (who was a member of the Bengal 
Civil Service and married to a daughter of Sir Edward Carrington, Chief 
Justice of Ceylon), where his health improved, and he returned to England 
in 1786. His just claims for such limited promotion as an invalid might 
expect, procured for him his Captaincy and the command of an invalid 
company stationed in Guernsey. During his stay in the island he married 
in 1788, Elizabeth Caraye d'Obree [Anglice^ Elizabeth Carey Dobree), 
whose family was of French origin. 

The following is the substance of a statement in French on the subject 
written by Pierre d'Obree (Peter Dobree, the father of Elizabeth Carey 
Dobree) in his family Bible : — 

' The family left their property, Obree, in Normandy (where they were Counts 
and Peers of France from the reign of Louis XL), in consequence of the revocation 
of the Edict of Nantes, about 1572, and took refuge in Guernsey, where they were 
free to follow the tenets of the protestant faith under British rule.* 

Captain Philip Melvill was subsequently made Lieutenant-Governor of 
Pendennis Castle, Cornwall, where he died at the age of 51. He was a 
deeply religious man, a Christian gentleman and a brave soldier, who 
suffered much for his king and country. 

He had a large family, of whom his third, fourth, fifth and sixth sons 
alone left descendants. His eldest son, John Fall Melvill, Lieutenant 
Royal Artillery, was drowned in a boating accident at Madeira, nth July, 
1808. He was the first to run up the British flag there. 

Captain Philip Melvill left his widow with but slender means, and five 
of her children uhprovided for. She was a woman of strong character, 
piety, and keen intelligence. 

Extracted from the ' Royal Cornwall Gazette' of 2nd and 9th Nov. 181 1 : — 
* Died on Sunday at noon at Pendennis Casde, Philip Melvill, Esquire, Lieutenant- 
Governor of that fortress, after a lingering and painful illness. He had entered the 
army in his seventeenth year, and thirty years since was dreadfully wounded and left 
for dead in the memorable battle in the East Lidies between Colonel Bavley and 
Hyder Ali. His sufferings were extreme, and he felt the painful effects of his wounds 
to his dying day. As Lieutenant-Governor of Pendennis Castle he exhibited a 
conduct and character which endeared him to all who knew him. Devotion to his 
God was his ruling principle ; whatever he was about this sentiment was predominant. 
Loyalty to his Sovereign and love of his country were two striking features of his 

* Ernest Weekley, who is the authority on the origin of names, says, * Dobree is a 
Guernsey spelling of d'Aubray ' (/^^ 'The Romance of Names,' by Ernest Weekley, p. 14.1). 

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MELVILL ROLL OF HONOUR. 

character and his universal benevolence impressed especially the poor and destitute 
whose advocate and benefactor he never ceased to be, 

' The funeral was largely attended by the gentlemen of Falmouth and the 
neighbourhood. The pall bearers were Lieut. -Colonels Burgess, Passingham, 
Williams, Warner, and Trevenen, Major Horton, Captains Maconochie and Powell. 
Three troops of the Meneage Yeomanry Cavalry, two three-pounders Pendennis 
Artillery, the Royal Monmouth and Brecon Regiment of Militia, besides military, 
naval and packet officers and staffs of the Roseland, North Cornwall, and Meneage 
Regiments, formed the procession. Fifty minute guns were fired from Pendennis 
Castle, and when they were finished, an ordnance Jack was shewn at the flagstaff as 
a signal to St. Maur's Castle to fire fifty minute guns from thence. 

' The body was not deposited in the Killigrew vault, but in a new grave dug in 
the aisle of the church ; nor is it true that the vault has not been opened for nearly 
a century, it having been opened a few years since to receive the body of one of the 
Governor's sons.' 



' It is our duty to venerate our fathers' greatness, let us arise therefore, and 
endeavour to be great in our turn.' — Mazzini. 




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SIR JAMES COSMO MELYILL. 



Sir James Cosmo Melvill, K.C.B., F.R.S., born at Beauregard, Guernsey, 
was the third son of Captahi Philip Melvill, began his career in the 
Honourable East India Company's service in 1 808 at the India House, on 
the Civil side. He became Financial Secretary in 1834, Chief Secretary in 
1836, and retired 3rd September, 1858. After retirement (on the 
extinction of the East India Company) he was appointed Government 
Director of Indian Railways. He declined office of high rank in the 
Indian Government (' Diet, of Biography Supplement,' vol. III. p. 159), and 
was awarded the K.C.B. 6 September, 1853. Advancing years and failing 
health precluded his acceptance of office. 

On page 434, vol. I., of his ' Lives of Indian Officers,' John William 
Kaye describes Sir James Cosmo Melvill as ' one of the shrewdest and most 
sagacious men whom I have ever met.' 

In vol. III. p. 299 of 'The Letters of Queen Victoria' (a selection 
from her Majesty's correspondence between the years 1837 and 1861), 
published by John Murray, we find the following : — 

'Sir James Melvill. 
* Queen Victoria to Lord Stanley. 

'Osborne, 4//; September^ 1858. 
', . . The Queen has received Lord Stanley's letter of yesterday. He has given 
her no answer with respect to Sir James Melvill.' * 

* The Honourable East India Company was incorporated by Elizabcih in the 
year l6co, but its political existence is to be dated only from the battle oi Plassy ip 
1757, ^"'^ closed after the lapse of a hundred years with the revolt of the arnw. 
During this century it created an empire greater than that of Rome, and at the period 
of its dissolution transferred the government of 150,000,000 of subjects to its 
sovereign. There is no record in history of so brilhant a career, nor is there an 
instance of power so extensive and so rapi^lly acquired, with so few causes ot regret 
on the score of political morality. Notwithstanding its errors and shortcoming:, it n»av 
be safely aftirnud that no foreign dependency has been administered in a spirit of 
higher energy or greater benevolence or by a longer succession of great men ' 
(Marshman's ' History of India,' Abridgment, p. 521). 



* 'Tlic (^iccn li.ul iiskcil Ih.w ii \v.n ili.ii Sir Jtiuu-, McUill'. \\a\w was noi iiu hided 
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Philip Melvill, eldest son of Sir James Cosmo Melvill, K.C.B. {see Key 
No. i), born 3rd Oct. 18 17 and educated at Harrow School 1831-35, and at 
Haileybury East India College 1838-39 ; then, entering the service of the 
Hon. East India Company, rose to be Secretary to the Chief Commissioner 
and A.G.G. for affairs in the Punjab in 1853. 

Died in India 14th July, 1854, ^/. 37 [see Key No. 2). 

Philip Eawrence Melvill, only son of the above, was born 30th 
Jan., 1850, died 24th Dec, 1879. Educated at Harrow School, leaving it 
end of 1864. Joined the 97th Regiment, 1870 (see Key No. 2). 



Descendants of Philip Melvill, Bengal Civil Service, and his 
ivife Emily Jane \_Hog^^\ and connections by marriage. 

GRANT, William Lowther, K.C.B. 

Admiral R.N. 
•*• Mentioned in Despatches, 1900. 

vS* Awarded the Bronze Star, 1882. 

^ „ C.B., 191 1. 

K1 „ K.C.B., Jan. 19 17. 

Son of W. Grant, I^sq., J. P., Church Lane House, Witlcy. 

m. Mabel I^'mily | HrodrickJ, elder daughter of Kcv. and Hon. Alan 
Brodrick (youngest son of the 7th Viscount Midleton) aiui his 
wife Emily Hester [Melvill]. 

Entered the Navy, 1877; Eieutcniuit, 1884; Conunundor, 1S97. 
Served in T'.gyptian War, i8Sj (Malal, l^ron/e Star); also in Hoer War, 
1H99-1900; promoteti Captain. Naval Ailviser !•> the Army Council, 
1902-1904; Assistant to the Director of Nav.il Intelligence, 190S-9. 
Made Kcar-Adiuiral for sjK'cial service with I lonie l<leet, 1910-11 ; \'icc- 
Admiial, 1 'y 1 5 ; Commaiuler in-Chief, China, 1 <> M) 17; Ailmiral, ist 
Sept. IV18; Commander in Chii-f, North AnuM-ica aiul West indies, 
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British War Medal and Victory Mcilal. 

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GRANT, Alan Lowthcr. 

Midshipman R.N. 

Elder son of Admiral Sir William Lowthcr Grant, K.C.B., and his 
wife Mabel Emily [Brodrick]. 

Was on H.M.S. Ciueen Mary, and took part in the North Sea actions 
in 191 5 ; invalided with rheumatic fever. Since, has been employed at the 
Admiralty and Air Board. 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 

WORSLEY, Hugh Gildart, M C. 

Major R.F.A. 
* I St Commission, July, 1906. 

'*• Promoted Captain, Oct. 19 14. 

•:l:- „ Major, March, 191 7. 

^ „ Acting Lieut.-Colonel, April, 191 8. 

Mentioned in Despatches, ist Jan. 19:6. 

1st Jan. 19 1 7. 
7th July, 1919. 
Awarded M.C., ist Jan. 19 17. 
m. Dorothea Mary [Brodrick], younger daughter of the Rev. and Hon. 

Alan Brodrick and his wife Emily Hester [Melvill]. 
To France as Lieutenant with ' 1 ' Battery R.H.A., 15th Aug. 19 14. 
As Captain with 68th Battery R.F.A., Jan. 19 15, and 9th A.A. Section, 
June, 1915. As Major with 'R' A.A. Battery, March, 1917. Staff 
Officer for A.A. duties to Major-General R.A., G.H.Q., June, 191 7. 
Base Ports A.A. Group, March, 191 8. As acting Lieut.-Colonel with 
A.A. Defences, Independent Force, R.A.F., April, 191 8. As Major with 
'Z' A.A. Battery, Oct. 191 8, and then with 'O' A.A. Battery, Feb. 1919. 
Served continuously in France and Belgium from 15th Aug. 19 14, to 
27th April, 1919. 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 

GEPP, Nicolas Melvill. 

Captain nth K.O. Yorks. L.I. 
t Elder son of the Rev. Nicolas Parker Gepp, M.A., Hon. Canon of 

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SIR JAMES COSMO MELVILL. 

Norwich and Rector of Northwold, Norfolk, formerly Vicar of 
Gt. Witchingham, and his wife Alice Philippa [Melvill]. 
Educated at Haileybury. 

Held a commission in the West India Regiment from Dec. 1900 to 
Dec. 1909. Served in the Boer War, 1 899-1900 ; seconded for a time to 
permit his taking up a civil post as Assistant Resident in Northern Nigeria, 
and subsequently became Resident ; was with the West African Frontier 
Force from Dec. 1904 to Sept. 1906 ; in Southern Nigeria in 1904-5, and 
in Northern Nigeria to Sept. 1906. A decision had to be taken whether 
he would remain in the army or give up his civil appointment, he chose to 
remain as Resident. Rejoined the army May, 191 5, as Captain, and was 
attached for active service to the ist Batt. Essex Regiment ; was sent with 
a draft at the end of July, 19 15, to the Dardanelles, where he fell in action 
at Hill 12 in the front of Achi Baba, 6th Aug. 191 5. 

The following is an extract from a letter written by an officer of the 
K.O. Yorks. L.I. who was present at the engagement, to a friend in 
England : — 

' I saw Capt. Gepp go forward to his last charge ; he was attached to the Essex 
Regiment, 29th Division. We were holding the firing line and they went through us. 
1 never saw such a hell of fire ; shrapnel and machine gun fire seemed to tear up every 
square inch. Practically all Captain Gepp's battalion, together with the Hampshircs 
and the Worcesters, were wiped out in two minutes, and only those wounded who 
were able to crawl back at dark were saved. Every man was a hero, and Captain 
(jepp was the hero of them all.' 

British War Medal. 

RENDLE, Ferde Frank William. 

Lieutenant Royal Engineers. 
->• I St Commission ist Aug. 1917. 

Lieutenant ist Feb. 19 19. 
19 14 Star, 
m. Ismena I'",mily [Gcpp], 2nd daughter of the l^cv. Nicolas I'.ukcr 

(kpp, M.A., and his wife Alice Philijipa | Melvill]. 
'I'ook part in the following;; battles: Vpres, 1 <h 4 » Ncuvc 
Chapel le ; Loos, 1915; Mont Kemnu-huui Neuve l''glise, 1 «; 1 S. Obtained 
Commission as 2nd I .ieiilrnaiil , ist Aug. 19'?; promoted Licutci\atU, 
1st I'll). I 9 19. 

Mritish War Medal an-l Victory Meilal. 

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MELVILL ROLL OF HONOUR. 

HELPERS IN THE WAR. 

BRODRICK, Alan Melvill. 

Chief special Constable at Aldeburgh, Suffolk.. 

Eldest son of the Rev. and Hon. Alan Brodrick and his wife Emily 

Hester [Melvill]. 
m. i. Beatrice Hall, 
m ii. Diana Peacey. 

BRODRICK, William John Henry, CB.E. (B.A., I889). 

One of the two Secretaries to the Bryce Commission, 1914- 
^ 1 915? inquiring into the German atrocities in Belgium. 

Secretary to the Alien Enemies' Advisory Committee. 
Awarded the O.B.E., 191 7. 
(Barrister, Lincoln's Inn, 1899.) 

Second son of the Rev. and Hon. Alan Brodrick and his wife Emily 
Hester [Melvill]. 

m. Blanche Sophia Emily Hawker. 

GRANT, Mabel Emily. 

Visited and helped the sailors' wives at Portsmouth, and one year 
worked at Carlton House for the wounded and missing. 

Elder daughter of the Rev. and Hon. Alan Brodrick and his wife 
Emily Hester [Melvill]. 

m. Admiral Sir William Lowther Grant, K.C.B. 

WORSLEY, Dorothea Mary. 

Joined the British Red Cross Society in 19 10, and entered the Red 
Cross Hospital, The Close, Winchester, 15th Aug. 1914, and re- 
mained until the Hospital closed in Feb. 19 19. Served both as 
Ward Staff nurse and Theatre Staff nurse, and became Comman- 
dant of her Detachment, Hampshire 36. 

Younger daughter of the Rev. and Hon. Alan Brodrick and his wife 
Emily Hester [Melvill]. 

m. Major Hugh Gildart Worsley, M.C., R.A. 

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Second Son of Sir James Cosmo Melvill, K.C.B., F.R.S. 



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James Cosmo Melvill, second son of Sir James Cosmo Melvill, K.C.B., 
F.R.S. {see Key No. 3), was born in London, 8th Aug. 1821. Educated 
at Totteridge School, entenng the Hon. East India Company's Service in 
Leadenhall Street, London, in 1837, at the age of 16 ; in 1858, upon the 
cession of the powers of the East India Company to the Crown after the 
Indian Mutiny, he was given the post of Assistant Under-Secretary of State 
for India, which he held from 1858 until his retirement in July, 1872 or 
1873. He died in his sixtieth year at Folkestone, ist Dec. 1880, and his 
wife died also at the same place, 21st June, 1904, in her eighty-second 
year {see Key 3). 

James Cosmo Melvill, M.A., Sc.D., eldest son of the above, was born at 
Hampstead, Middlesex, ist July, 1845. Educated at Rev. George 
Renaud's, Bayford House, Hertford, Cheam, Surrey, and Harrow School 
(1859-64), becoming Monitor in 1863; Trinity College, Cambridge, 
B.A., 1868 ; M.x^., 187 1. For many years a Director of the Firm of 
Geo. & R. Dewhurst, Ltd., East India and China Merchants of London, 
Manchester, and Preston. Is a Governor of the Victoria University of 
Manchester, which bestowed on him the Honorary Degree of Sc.D. in 1908. 
Also a Fellow of several learned Societies, including the Linnean and the 
Zoological. Has written much on certain Zoological and Botanical 
subjects. Residence, Meole Brace Hall, Shrewsbury {see Key 3). 

Rev. Arthur Hardcastle Melvill, third son of James Cosmo Melvill 
(second of the name), was born at Heath l^nd, Hampstead, Middlesex, 
20th July, 1853. I^ducated at Haileybury, 1867-68, ami St. John's 
College, Oxford", B.A., 1880 ; M.A., 1H85. 

Ordained Deacon by the Bishop of Gloucester, 1882 ; i'ricst, 18S4. 

Curacies: Minchinhampton, (iloucester, 1882-5; Hcadington, 
Oxford, 1886-7; Alverstokc, Hants, 1888-91. 

Rector of Sandersteaii, Surrey, i 89 1 . 

Residence: ivy Bank, Milford-on-Sca, Hants. 

{See Key 3.) 



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MELYILL ROLL OF HONOUR. 

Descendants ^/ James Cosmo Melvill, Esq., and his ivife Eliza Jane 
\Hardcastle\ and connections by marriage. 

MELVILL, James Cosmo Dobree. 

Lieutenant R.N.V.R. 

Attached to the Motor Launch Service (Auxiliary Patrol). 

Elder son of James Cosmo Melvill, Esq., of Meole Brace Hall, 
Shrewsbury, and his wife Bertha, daughter of George C. Dewhurst, 
Esq., of Lymm, Cheshire, and Aberuchill Castle, Perthshire. 

Educated at Summerfields, Oxford, and Winchester, and Sir E. Hay- 
Currie's School of Engineering. 

In 1896 partner in a Cattle Ranch in Colerado, U.S.A., afterwards 
settling at Edmonton, Alberta, Canada West. 

Has made many journeys of exploration into Arctic Canada, and 
lately had a fur-trading business with the Eskimos and Indians of Great 
Bear Lake and the Coppermine River. In 191 3 was appointed a member 
of the Canadian Fishing Commission, and on its behalf during 19 13 and 
1 9 14 made fishing investigations in the regions of Hudson's Bay and 
Northern Quebec. 

On War breaking out he sailed as soon as possible for England to offer 
his services. In 1915 was Lieutenant R.N.V.R, attached to the Royal 
Naval Division ; in 191 6 was appointed to the command of H.M. 
'ML 415,' and subsequently served in this vessel and 'ML 369' in 
the English Channel, Mediterranean, South American Waters, and Carribean 
Sea. (West Indian Patrol.) 

Returning to Canada at the end of 19 19 he was organising a i\ years' 
exploration of the Mackenzie River basin, when a life full of promise of fame 
as an explorer was cut short by pneumonia on 30 Jan. 1920, at Edmonton, 
Alberta. 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 

MELVILL, Malcolm George Dewhurst, M.C. 

Captain 6th Reserve Batt. Manchester Regiment (T.) 
4> Gazetted Major, Oct. 19 16. 

1^ „ Lieut.-Colonel, Oct. 191 7. 

Lieut. -Colonel Territorial Force Reserve, 6th April, 19 19. 

Awarded the M.C, July, 191 7. 

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SIR JAMES COSMO MELVILL. 

Younger son of James Cosmo Melvill, Esq., and his wife Bertha 

[Dewhurst]. 
Educated at Summerfields, Oxford, Winchester, and New College, 

Oxford, 
m. Marjorie Edith [Mather], daughter of the Right Hon. Sir 

William Mather, P.C. 

For most of his service in the B.E.F. was Second in Command of 
2/6 Manchester Regiment 66th Division at Cambrin (near La Bassee), 
Nieuport, Lambartzyde, Ypres salient (near Zonnebeke and Passchendaele), 
Peronne and Roisel. After March 19 18, when the 66th Division was 
practically destroyed, he trained American troops, and later had Command 
of the cadre of the nth Batt. Border Regiment. 

The citation given with the award of the Military Cross is as follows 
(when Captain, acting Major) : — 

' While crossino; a river his battalion came under an intense sras-shell bombard- 
meat, which destroyed the bridge they were using. Amidst the confusion which 
ensued, this officer showed most exceptional presence of mind in extricating his 
battalion from a difficult situation, findintr another brido-c and conductinii them there 
by platoons and passing them over the river. As it was a very dark night, and the 
men were all in their gas-masks, and under very heavy shell-fire, his quickness in 
overcoming the difficulties, saved casualties from being much greater than they were.' 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 

A Director of George & K. Dewhurst, Ltd., ot Lt)nd()n, IVcston, 
and Manchester, East Indian and China Merchants. Residence, Ollerton 
Hall, Knutsford, Cheshire. 

BURY, Herbert (B.A. I892). 

Lieutenant Cheshire Volunteer Regiment, 6th Batt. (la/cttcd 

I 6th Oct. 1916. 
Officer Commanding Disley (Cheshire) I'lati)t)n. 
Son of John Bury, Esq., of Ayton Lodge, Yorkshire. 
l'',ducated at Cheltenham College and Christ Church, Oxford, 
ni. Marion Sybil [ Melvill |, clilest ilaughter of James Cosmo Melvill, 
J^scj., and his wile liertha [Dewhurst]. 

BURY, Herbert Geoffrey St. John. R.N. 

Cadfl l\.N., i\oyai Naval ColK-ge, Kcyham, |)i\i)iipoit 
Midshipman II. M.S. ( i/nrioit^, ilv.uu] I'KiM. Ki)'.v(h. C'oiunussioiu-d 
15111 June, 191K; suhseipiently an.uhcd fo I I. M.S. (.V/tfunon. 

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MELVILL ROLL OF HONOUR. 

Only son of Herbert Bury, Esq., and his wife Marion Sybil [Melvill]. 

Educated at Mostyn, Parkgate, Chester, and Cheltenham College. 

Entered Navy through public school ; passed in third with over 
10,000 marks, Jan. 19 18. Was in the O.T.C., and won at Cheltenham the 
School Challenge Cup for rifle shooting. Passed out of the Royal Naval 
College, first out of thirty-five cadets, with four first prizes, 31st May, 
1918 ; was present at the internment of the German Warships at 
Scapa Flow. 



HELPERS IN THE WAR. 

MELVILL, Evelyn Hester. 

Worked at the Red Cross Depot, Milford-on-Sea, Hants. 
Second daughter of James Cosmo Melvill, Esq. (2nd of the name), and 
his wife Eliza Jane [Hardcastle]. 

MELVILL, Edith Mary. 

Worked at the Red Cross Depot, Folkestone. 

Fifth daughter of James Cosmo Melvill, Esq., and his wife Eliza Jane 
[Hardcastle]. 

BURY, Marion Sybil. 

Local representative in Cheshire for Lord Selborne's Scheme of em- 
ploying Women's labour on farms. Also other War Work 
Committees. 

Eldest daughter of James Cosmo Melvill, Esq. (3rd of the name), and 
his wife Bertha [Dewhurst]. 

m. Herbert Bury, Esq. 

SYKES, Gladys Bertha. 

Local representative in Dorsetshire for Lord Selborne's Agricultural 

Scheme. 
Second daughter of James Cosmo Melvill, Esq., and his wife Bertha 

[Dewhurst]. 
m. Ernest Ruthven Sykes, Esq. (Barrister-at-law). 

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SIR JAMES COSMO MELVILL. 

SYKES, Ernest Ruthven (B.A. I889). 

Assistant Secretary, Dorset Territorial Association. 
Son of Major C. Sykes. 

Educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, 
m. Gladys Bertha [Melvill] [see above). 

HOARE, Joseph Brodie. 

War Badge Department, Ministry of Munitions, Whitehall. 

Director of the Firm of Ashton, Hoare & Co., Ltd., East India 
Merchants. 

Rowed in the University Trial Eights, 1894. 

Swam for the University, 1892-3-4. 

Eldest son of Edward Brodie Hoare, Esq., formerly M.P. for 
Hampstead Div. of Middlesex, and Katherine, daughter of Sir 
Edmund Parry, R.N., P\R.S. (the Arctic navigator). 

Educated at Harrow, 1887-91, and Trinity College, Cambridge, 1891-4. 

m. Gwendolen Margaret [Melvill], third daughter of James Cosmo 
Melvill and his wife Bertha [Dewhurst]. 

MELVILL, Dorothea Jean. 

Various War Work in Shrewsbury. 

Fourth daughter of James Cosmo Melvill, Esq., ami his wife P)crtha 
[Dewhurst]. 



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Third Son of Sir James Cosmo Melvill, K.C.B., F.R.S. 



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Sir William Henry Melvill, Kt. Bach., born in 1827, educated at 
Rugby and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated M.A. Called 
to the Bar of Lincoln's Inn, he practised successfully as a Junior until 
appointed Solicitor to the Board of Inland Revenue, a post he held for 
thirty years, and during his tenure of v/hich he was associated with 
successive Chancellors of the Exchequer in the preparation of their various 
Budgets. For his public services he was knighted in 1887. He married 
in 1862 the Hon. Elizabeth Theresa Lister, youngest daughter of Thomas, 
2nd Baron Ribblesdale, and step-daughter of John, ist Earl Russell, three 
times Prime Minister (see Key 4). 

Harry Edward Melvill (see page 28). 

Francis William Melvill, passed into the Royal Navy through 
H.M.S. Britannia. He was present at the bombardment of Alexandria, 
commanded a gunboat on the Niger, and was a member of the relieving 
force at Ladysmith. When serving as Commander on board H.M.S. 
Illustrious^ he was accidentally drowned in Portland Harbour, 2nd October, 
1904 {see Key 4). 



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MELVILL, James Lister. 

Midshipman k.N., 189.1. 
♦• Left Navy, 1895. 

211(1 r.icutenant 5th Dragoon Guards, iH^S. 

I jcutciiant. 

Cajitain. 

Retired, 1909. 

Attached ^rd Cavalry I^ivisioti, 191.}. 

Major, 1918. 

I lolds I 9 1. 1 Star. 

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MELYILL EOLL OF HONOUR. 

Youngest son of Sir William Melvill and his wife The Hon. Elizabeth 

Theresa [Lister]. 
m. i. Euphemia Edgington [Cree], daughter of Rev. E. D. Cree, of 

Eastbourne, 
m. ii. Ruby [Otway], daughter of Captain J. Otway. 

Joined H.M.S. Britannia^ Sept. 1892 ; Midshipman, H.M.S. Repulse^ 
Aug. 1894. Left: Navy, 1895; entered Sandhurst, Jan. 1897; left 
Sandhurst, July, 1898 ; 2nd Lieutenant 5th Dragoon Guards, Aug. 1898 ; 
served in India till Sept. 1899; S. African War, including the Siege of 
Ladysmith, till Aug. 1900; promoted Lieutenant; invalided home; 
served at home till Nov. 1902 ; India, Dec. 1903 ; promoted Captain ; 
attached to A.P.D., 1904 ; War Office, 1905-6 ; retired from 5th Dragoon 
Guards, 1909 ; attached to H.Q^ Staff, 3rd Cavalry Division, Sept. 1914 ; 
landed Ostend, Oct. 1914 ; served in Belgium and France (ist battle of 
Ypres) ; invalided home, Feb. 191 5 ; served at home till Nov. 1916 ; on 
Staff, West Coast Africa, till Dec. 1917 ; attached H.Q^, London District, 
Jan. 1918 ; promoted Major. 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 



HELPER IN THE WAR. 

MELVILL, Harry Edward, B.A. (1888). 
Barrister of the Inner Temple, 1892. 

Private Secretary to Sir Edgar Vincent, at Constantinople, 1 892-1 896. 
Subsequently engaged in literary work of various kinds. 
From September, 19 14, to March, 191 9, employed at the War 
Office (Postal Censorship). 

Second son of Sir William Henry Melvill, Kt. Bachelor, and his wife 

The Hon. Elizabeth Theresa [Lister]. 
Educated at Harrow, 1879- 18 82, and University College, Oxford. 



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Sir James Cosmo Melvill, K.C.H., F.R.S. 



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Descendants of Henrietta \_Melvill\ wife of 
Richard Beachcroft, Esq. 

BEACHCROFT, Eric Alexander. 

Captain i/i Dorset (Qiieen's Own) Yeomanry. 
^ Trooper Essex Yeomanry, March 191 5. 

2nd Lieutenant 3/1 Dorset Yeomanry, July 19 15. 
T/Lieutenant „ „ „ Nov, 19 15. 

T/Captain ,, „ ,, May 191 6. 

2nd Lieutenant i/i Dorset Yeomanry, Nov. 19 16. 
Lieutenant ,, „ ,, July 19 17. 

Demobilised as Captain, Feb. 191 9. 
Elder son of Rev. Charles Seward Beachcroft, M.A., and his wife 

Emily C. J. [Shakespear]. 
Educated on H.M.S. Worcester. 
m. Margaret Gladys [Carte]. 

Training camp in England from March 1915 to June 191 6 ; at the 
Curragh Camp from June 19 16 to Nov. 1916 ; transferred to i/i Dorset 
Yeomanry in Egypt, Nov. 1916 and reverted to 2nd Lieutenant ; acted as 
Adjutant for two months ; Palestine, March 191 7 to Nov. 191 7 ; 1st and 
2nd battles of Gaza ; advance to Jerusalem ; severely wounded near 
Jerusalem, Nov. 1917; invalitled home, December 1917; ii^ hospital 
and convalescent till discharged in Kcb. 1919 ; granted rank ot Captain on 
discharge. 

British War Medal and Victory Meilal. 

BEACHCROFT, Cyril Shakespear. 

Captain and Adjutant 2nd Dorset ((^icen's Own) ^'eomani y. 
t Later Lieutenant Household Hatt. 

Killed in action, 12th Oct. 19 17. 
Younger son of Rev. Charles Seward Ik'acluroft, M. \., anvl hi>< witt- 

I'.mily C. J. I Shakespear |. 
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m. I'.iliih V^ivirn | I lughcsj, daughter oj T. K. I lughes, I'.sij., K.L. 



MELYILL ROLL OF HONOUR. 

Served for some years In the Inns of Court O.T.C., which he rejoined 
at once on the outbreak of war, subsequently obtaining his Commission in 
the Q^ieen's Own Dorset Yeomanry ; at his own urgent request was 
transferred to the Household Batt. so that he might go to the front ; went 
to France 29th Aug. 191 7, and fell in action six weeks later near 
Poelcapelle, leading his platoon across the open to their objective. His 
O.C., Colonel W. Portal, Household Batt,, wrote to his wife : — 

* He was one of the best soldiers we had, and a friend of every one. He was a 
splendid example to others, and I never had a better officer. The battalion did 
magnificently, entirely owing to such fine characters as your husband. He simply 
loved his men, and they were devoted to him.' 

The Adjutant wrote : — 

••We all feel that we have lost a man who can never be replaced. . . . Quite 
fearless, and always cheerful and happy ; he is an example of all one loves best in 
a man.' 

British War Medal. 

Previous to the War, was a partner in the firm of Beachcroft, 
Thompson, Hay & Ledward, Solicitors, 9 Theobalds Road. 



Connection by marriage of descendant of Henrietta \MelviU\, 
wife of Richard Beachcroft, Esq. 

DURRAD, Cyril Stephens. 

Lieutenant Commander R.N.R, 

Son of Walter Richard Durrad, Esq. of Oxshott, Surrey. 

m. Rita Kathleen [Beachcroft], only daughter of Rev. Charles Seward 
Beachcroft, M.A., and his wife Emily C. F, [Shakespear]. 

On the outbreak of War was appointed to H.M.S. Kinfauns Castle, 
taking part in the operations in both German East and West Africa. On this 
vessel going out of Commission at the end of August 19 15, was appointed 
to H.M.S. Liverpool^ and served in her first with the Grand Fleet, and 
in the Adriatic till June 19 16, when recalled home and appointed in 
command of H.M.S. Boxer. In September 191 7 had to relinquish com- 
mand on account of eyesight becoming affected by overstrain. Next 

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SIR JAMES COSMO MELYILL. 

appointed under the Admiralty War Staff as Shipping Intelligence Officer 
at Lamlash, Isle of Arran, remaining there until the closing of that office in 
December 191 8, subsequently being transferred to the Shipping Intelligence 
office at Newcastle-on-Tyne, 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 



Descendants of Henrietta \MelviH\ wife of 
Richard Beachcroft, Esq. 

BEACHCROFT, Philip Maurice, CB.E. 

Major (Staff Air Ministry). 
4i Of the Inner Temple and Lincoln's Inn. 

*t* Barrister-at-Law. 

1 9 14. 1 5, Chief Petty Office R.N.A.S. (A.A.C). 

March, 19 16, enlisted Royal Artillery; August 191 6, com- 
missioned 2nd Lieutenant R.A. 

November 191 6 to May 191 7, France (Arras, Lens, Ypres, 
Vimy, &c.) 

January 19 17, promoted Acting-Captain as '2nd in Command,' 
May 19 17, invalided. 

February 1918, attached R.A.F. for Staff duty ; April 191 S, 
Major (Staff Air Ministry, Head of legal discipline section). 

January 19 19, Mentioned in Despatches. 

June 19 1 9, O.B.E. (Military Division). 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 
Only son of Philip Edward Beachcroft, Esq., and his wife Emma 

Mary [Bonnor-Maurice]. 

Educated Uppingham School and Magdalen College, Oxford. 

m. 191 1, Patience Marguerite [Wilson], 2iul daughter (^i Thomas 
Ward Wilson, ]\s(|., of Sherborne, Dorset. 

Captain, Uppingham Shooting Vill., 1897-98. 
Spencer Cup Representative, 189H. 
(ixforii University Shooting Vjli., 1S99-19OO. 
Oxford University Shooting IV., ,, ,, 

Prince of Wales' Cu|> Mi-dal XI., 1900. 
N.R.A. liron/c Mi-ii.illi'.l, 1 900. 



MELYILL KOLL OF HONOUE. 

Called to the Bar, 1903. 

President of the Hardwicke Society. 

Masonic : Prov. Senior Grand Warden of Buckinghamshire, 19 18-19. 

VAUGHAN THOMPSON, Richard Henry (B.A., 1905). 

Captain Royal Fusiliers. 
t Mentioned in Despatches. 

* 1 9 14-15 Star. 

^ Only son of Colonel Edward Vaughan Thompson, V.D., 3rd V.B. 
East Surrey Regiment, and his wife Emily Charlotte [Beachcroft]. 

Educated at Summerfields, Winchester, and Trinity College, Oxford. 

m. Hon. Isabel [Shaw], youngest daughter of Baron Shaw of 
Dunfermline. 

On the declaration of War, joined the Inns of Court O.T.C. (having 
two years previously resigned his Captaincy in the Territorial Batt. of the 
East Surrey Regiment), and was attached to the Royal Fusiliers in the 
following September, obtaining his Captaincy in December 19 14, in the 
nth Batt. ; proceeded to France, July 191 5, and was in command of a 
Company when he was killed at Thiepval, 26th Sept. 1916, having 
previously taken part in several severe actions. 

Was mentioned in Sir Douglas Haig's Despatch dated 13 th Nov. 
1916, for 'gallant and distinguished service' (Gazette, 4th Jan. 1917). 
His widow received a letter in March 19 17, signed by Colonel Graham, 
Assistant Military Secretary, saying that he was * commanded by His 
Majesty the King to express the King's high appreciation of Captain 
Vaughan Thompson's services, and to add that His Majesty trusts that their 
public acknowledgment might be some consolation in such a bereavement.' 

The Major of his Batt. wrote : — 

' While most gallantly leading his Company against one of the strongest 
positions, he was killed, and I feel I have lost not only perhaps the finest officer of my 
Battalion, but also a true friend.' 

British War Medal. 
Took his degree in Honours, 1905. 

Was a partner in Beachcroft, Thompson, Hay & Ledward, Solicitors, 
and was a member of the Holborn Borough Council. 



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Descendants of Marion [Melviir\, wife of James Alexander 
Wedderburn, Esq., Madras Civil Service. 

WEDDERBURN, Alexander Henry MelvilL 

First Commission, 191 1 (5th Black Watch). 
^ Captain, ist June, 19 16. 

•* Mentioned in Despatches, Dec. 1917. 

^* Holds the 19 14 Star, with clasp. 

Only son of Alexander Dundas Ogilvy Wedderburn, Esq., K.C., of 
The Hoo, Willingdon, Sussex, and 47 Cadogan Place, S.W., and 
his wife Mathilde [Segelcke]. 

Educated at Eton and Oxford (Balliol). 

At the outbreak of war was in the Forfarshire Territorials (5th 
Black Watch), and went with them to France as Temp. Captain, ist Nov. 
1914 ; wounded, Feb. 1915, and came home; rejoined June 1915; 
Temp. Major, Dec. 191 5 ; reverted to Captain on 4th and 5th Battalions 
of the Black Watch being united ; A.D.C. to the General commanding the 
ist Division, 22nd Aug. 1916; Staff Captain of 3rd Infantry Brigade, 
Aug. 1917 ; invalided, Dec. 1917 ; March 191 8, sent as Staff Captain to 
H.Q^, Northern Command; returned to France, 25th Nov. 191 8 ; Staff 
Captain, 9th Infantry Brigade in Germany, ist Jan. 191 9; disembodied. 
13th April, 1919. 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 

Rowed for Eton, 191 1, Ladies' Plate, Henley, winning crew ; rowed 
for Oxford v. Cambridge in the winning crews of 1912-ij. 
President of the Oxford Union, summer of 19 14. 
Called to the Bar (inner Temple), 19 17. 

MOORE, Stephen St. Leger, R.N. 

Commander, 31st Dec. 1917. 
•* \'\\'^ Commander to the Commiuuki-in-Chict. Coast of Scorl.ii\d. 

14th Miircli, I 91 9. 

Only son of Captain Stephen Hlyth Mooic- iiul liis wife MariiHi I Icstcr 
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Battle of Jutland, 31st May, 191 6. Bombardment of the Belgian 
Coast. 

First Lieutenant and Gunnery, H.M.S. Foresight. 

First Lieutenant and Gunnery, H.M.S. Calliope^ Grand Fleet. 

London Gazette^ 15th Sept. 1916 : 'Officer recommended for pro- 
motion, Stephen St. Leger Moore. Commander Le Mesurier reports : — 

' This very promising officer has served as first Assistant (G.) of Calliope since 
the ship commissioned, and has been of the very greatest assistance to me in every 
way, while a large portion of the credit due for the gunnery efficiency of the ship is 
his.' 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 



HELPERS IN THE WAR. 

WEDDERBURN, Alexander Dundas Ogiivy, K.C. 

Only surviving son of James Alexander Wedderburn, Esq., and his 
wife Marion [Melvill], Recorder of Gravesend, and Bencher of the 
Inner Temple. One of the leaders of the Parliamentary Bar. Of 
The Hoo, Willingdon, Sussex, and 47 Cadogan Place, S.W. 

Red Cross, Director, Enquiry for the Wounded and Missing and 
Prisoners of War Department for the London Area, and parts of Kent 
and Surrey. 



MOORE, Eileen Hester. 

Second daughter of Captain Stephen Blyth Moore, and his wife 
Marion Hester [Wedderburn]. 

In 1 9 14 packed parcels and wrote letters for the Navy ; Nov. 191 5 to 
Aug. 191 6, on the Headquarters Staff of the Red Cross V.A.D. at Devonshire 
House ; Oct. 191 6 to April 191 9, nursing V.A.D. in Russian Hospital for 
Officers, 8 South Audley Street, W. 



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CLEAVER, Henry Digby, 

Volunteer Home Defence Corps, Hastings. 

Second son of Rev. William Henry Cleaver, late Rector of Christ 
Church, St. Leonards-on-Sea. 

m. Rachel Mary, widow of Arthur Hunt, Esq., and only daughter of 
Rev. William Edward Brendon, M.A., and his wife Rachel 
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Philip Melvill, F.R.G.S., fourth son of Captain Philip Melvill, entered 
the service of the Honourable East India Company, at the India House, 
24th June, 1815, on the military side and rose to the head of that adminis- 
tration as Military Secretary in 1837. He retired when the East India 
Company came to an end in 1857, and lived twenty-five years at Ethy, 
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•{» Philip Sandys Melvill, C.S.I. , Indian Civil Service, was the elder 
son of Philip Melvill, Esq., Military Secretary to the East India Company. 
Educated at Rugby and Haileybury, he went out to India in 1846, and 
commenced his career as assistant to the Resident at Lahore, Sir Henry 
Lawrence. He obtained early an independent charge, and rose through 
the various grades to the rank of Commissioner of a Division in the 
Punjab after the exceptionally short service of 13J years. He acted at 
various times as Financial Commissioner of the Punjab, Judicial Com- 
missioner of the Central Provinces, and as Judge of the Chief Court, 
Punjab. At various times he had political charge of several important 
native States, and had established a reputation almost unrivalled for an 
intimate acquaintance with the peoples and their languages. When a 
Commission was appointed to investigate the charges against Gaekwar 
Mulhar Rao of Baroda, Mr. Melvill was nominated for the duty by the 
Government of India along with Sir Richard Couch and Sir Richard Meade. 
He shortly afterwards became Agent to the Governor-General at Baroda, 
which important office he held until his retirement in 1882. Through his 
long scivice he was frequently thanked by the local and supreme Govern- 
ments, and in 1876 was created a Companion of the Star of India. 

For many years after his retirement he took an active part in the work 
of the Church Missionary Society at Salisbury Square. During his career 
in India he strongly supported the cause of Christian Missions generally, by 
personal sympathy and financial aid. He married, 26th March, 1851, 
Eliza Johanna, fourth daughter of James Gardiner Johnstone, M.D., Bengal 
Army, and his wife Jane Wilhelmina, second daughter of Admiral Donald 
Campbell, R.N. 

Lieut. -Colonel Philii' Jamrs Mklvill, Indian Staff Corps, the only 
surviving son of Philip Sandys Melvill, C.S.I. , and his wife Eliza Johanna 
[Johnstone], was educated at Harrow and abroiid. Went to Sandhurst, 
Sept. 1H77; gazetted 2nd Lieutenant 73rd Regiment, ist May. i^-'S; 
joined regiment at Lucknow, July or August 1878 ; Lieutenant, »^"'9-^ 
Attached 2iul Ik-nt^il Native Itifantry, 1880; transferred to Indian Staff 
Corps, I 88 I, and services placeil at disposal of the I'oreign Department ot 
the Ciovernment of India; Assistant Commissioner in Herar, iSvSi-3 ; 



MELYILL EOLL OF HONOUE. 

Assistant to Resident at Hyderabad, 1883-7 ; Second Assistant to Agent to 
the Governor-General, Central India, 1887-8 ; First Assistant to the 
Political Resident, Persian Gulf, 1888-9; Assistant Commissioner, 
Merwara (Rajputana), 18 90-1 ; Captain, ist May, 1890. Assistant 
Commissioner, Ajmer, 1892-5 ; Political Agent, Quetta-Peshin, 1895-7 ; 
Major, ist May, 1898 ; Political Resident, Turkish Arabia, and Consul- 
General, Baghdad, 1898-1902 ; Commissioner of Ajmer-Merwara, 1903-6; 
Lieut, -Colonel, ist May, 1904 ; retired, 1908. 

Married, first, at Bushire, 29th June, 1889, Jessie Adele, third 
daughter of Colonel Sir Edward Ross, Kt., C.S.I., who died at Baghdad 
from an accident, on 6th Oct. 1900. Secondly, in London, 21st January, 
1903, Ernestine Helen Amy Jane, youngest daughter of the Rev. Henry 
Stobart. 



Descendants i?/ Philip Sandys Melvill, Esq., C.S.I., and his wife 
Eliza Johanna \_Johnsione]. 

JOUBERT DE LA FERTE, Philip Bennct, CM.G., D.SO. 

First Commission R.F.A., 1907. 

•5if Aviation Certificate, Aug. 1912. 

O* Attached to No. 2 Squadron, R.F.C. 

* Seconded from R.F.A. to R.F.C, 7th March, 191 3. 

^iv Flight-Commander, Temp. Captain, Aug. 19 14. 

0* Promoted Captain R.F.A. and R.F.C, Nov. 1914. 

•;!v Squadron Commander, Temp. Major R.F.C, 191 5. 

EJ Wing Commander, Temp. Lieut. -Colonel, R.F.C, ist July, 2916. 

X Promoted Major R.F.A. {Gazette, 8th Nov. 19 17), 22nd June, 19 17. 

il- Brevet Lieut. -Colonel, 3rd June, 191 8. 

X (Acting) Colonel, R.A.F., 21st Aug. 191 8. 

«i« Group Commander, 3rd June, 1919. 

^*» 1 9 14 Star. 

France : Mentioned in Field-Marshal Sir John French's Despatch 
{London Gazette), 8th Oct. 19 14. 

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PHILIP MELYILL. 

Egypt : Mentioned specially in body of Despatch by General Sir 

Archibald Murray {London Gazette), ist Dec. 191 6. 
Italy : Mentioned in General Sir Herbert Plumer's Despatch 

(London Gazette), 1 8th April, 191 8. 
Italy : Mentioned specially in body of General Lord Cavan's first 

Despatch {London Gazette), 22nd Oct. 191 8. 
Italy : Mentioned specially in body of General Lord Cavan's second 
Despatch, 4th Dec. 191 8. 

Mentioned in Peace Gazette, 6th June, 19 19. 
Awarded the D.S.O., ist Jan. 1917. 
„ C.M.G., ist Jan. 1919. 

„ by H.M. the King of Italy, Order of SS. Maurice and 
Lazarus (Cavaliere), June 19 18. 
Awarded by H.M. the King of Italy, the Croce di Guerra, Oct 191 8. 

Elder son of Colonel C. H. Joubert de la Ferte, M.B. Lond., F.R.C.S. 
(I. M.S.), of The Ferns, Wevbridge, and his wife Eliza Jane 
[Melvill]. 

Educated at Elstree, Harrow, and Royal Military Academy, 
Woolwich. 

m. Marjorie Denison [Hall], younger daughter of Frederick J. Hall, 
Esq. 

Flew the Channel to Amiens, 13th Aug. 1914, as Flight Commander, 
No. 3 Squadron R.F.C. ; Battles of Mons, Le Cateau, the Marne, and the 
Aisne ; invalided home, Oct. 1914; home service, 1915, as Temp. Major 
and Squadron Commander; returned to France, Aug. 1915, as O.C. No. i 
Squadron; invalided home, Nov. 1915; home service until June 1916; 
proceeded to I'-gypt to command 5th Wing, as Temp. Lieut. -Colonel ; 
actions at Katia, El Arish and Rafa. 

General Sir Archibald Murray's Despatch has the following : — 

' I cannot speak too liighly of the work of the Flying Corps, durini; the whole 
|)criocl. . . . Speci.il ro.nnRiuIation is due to Temp. Lieut. -Colonel I'. C. Joubcri de 
la Kertc, coinnianding (he Flying Corps.' 

in I'-ngland, March 1917, commaiuiing 21st Wing, Cirencester; ist 
Nov. 1917, proceeded to I'laiulcrs in commami ot No. 14 Wing; on 
Christmas day, 1917, entrained with the M.C^ Wing No. i.j.for lt;ilv. 

( leneral Lord Cavan's first Dcsjxuch : 

'The work o( the Koy.il An l-'ouc under CtdoncI V. M jouhcil dc lu Fcric, 

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MELYILL EOLL OF HONOUR. 

D.S.O., has been consistently brilliant, and the results obtained have, I believe, in 
proportion to the strength employed, exceeded those obtained in any other theatre of 
war.' 

General Lord Cavan's second Despatch, para. 34 : — 

' The Royal Air Force under the command of Colonel P. B, Joubert de la 
Ferte, D.S.O., took a very prominent part in the battle, harassing the enemy's retreat 
so effectually that many batteries and thousands of prisoners fell into our hands that 
would have otherwise escaped.' 

Armistice, i ith Nov. 1918 ; remained in Italy until end of Feb. 191 9. 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 

JOUBERT DE LA FERTE, John Claude. 

First Commission R.F.C. (S.R.), 19 13. 
•^' Lieutenant, 19 15. 

^ Prisoner interned in Holland, 2ist March, 191 5. 

Holds 1 9 14- 1 5 Star. 

Younger son of Colonel Charles Henry Joubert de la Ferte, and his 
wife Eliza Jane [Melvill]. 

Educated at Stanmore and Wellington College. 

Flew the Channel to France with No. i Squadron, R.F.C. as Flying 
Officer, 2nd March, 19 15; with Lieutenant Veitch as Observer on a long 
reconnaissance to Bruges and Ghent, found it impossible to regain the 
British lines owing to a defective engine ; an attempt, when forced to fly 
very low, was made to reach the Dutch frontier, and amid firing from both 
the Germans and Dutch, landed unwounded in Holland ; succeeded in 
getting Report of work done through to H.Q^ in France, from Holland, 
at which the authorities signified their satisfaction ; interned in Holland by 
the Dutch. 

Granted leave to England by the Dutch, August 191 6 ; on the 
voyage the steamer Koningen Wilhebnina was mined, broke in two, and 
sank in forty-five minutes. Passengers and crew (with the exception of 
those of the latter who were killed when the explosion occurred) reached a 
lightship in boats, and were, later, taken to England by a British 
destroyer, arriving at a port which was being bombed by Zeppelins ; by a 
jump of twenty feet into a boat from the sinking vessel. Lieutenant 
Joubert de la Ferte sustained injuries from which, after two years, he 
recovered. Demobilised aoth Jan. 191 9. 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 

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PHILIP MELYILL. 

WARBURTON, William Melvill, C.M.G., D,S.O. 

First Commission R.F.A., 1897. 

♦ Lieutenant, 1900. 

* Captain, 1902. 
•^ Major, 1 9 14. 

^ Temp. Lieut. -Colonel, i8th Dec. 191 5. 

^ Gazetted Lieut.-Colonel, 8th Nov. 1917. 

4» Holds the 1914 Star. 

4. France — Mentioned in Despatches : — 

^ I. Field-Marshal Sir John French's {^London Gazette^ June 191 5). 

^* 2. „ „ Douglas Haig's ,, Jan. 191 7). 

3. „ „ „ „ „ 14th Dec. 1917). 

4. „ „ „ „ „ 23rd Dec. 1918). 
Awarded the D.S.O., ist Jan. 19 17. 

„ „ Legion of Honour (Officier), 4th Aug. 191 8. 

„ „ Croix de Guerre (Palme) ,, „ 

„ „ C.M.G., 1st Jan. 1919. 

Elder son of Colonel William Pleace Warburton, C.S.L, M.D. Edin. 
(I. M.S.), and his wife Harriot Emily [Melvill]. 

Educated at Hurst Court, Wellington College, and Royal Military 
Academy, Woolwich. 

m. i. Yda Frances [Vanrenen], daughter of Colonel Jacob Peter 
Deneys Vanrenen. 

m. ii. Muriel Frances [Henderson], daughter of William Henderson, 
Esq. 

Commanded the iioth Battery, K.P'.A., 6th Division, France, Sept. 
1914; present at the Aisne, Armenticres and Ypres ; commanded the 
i6oth Brigade, K.F.A., in 34th Division ; Dec. 191 5, at home ; returned 
to France Jan. lyt^; present at Armenticres, the Somme, and Arras; 
Ypres Cicrman Offensives, 21st March and (>th April, i»nS; British 
advance on Wytschaete Riilge ami the River Lys. With the Army of 
Occupation at Cologne. 

British War Mcd:il ;iiui Victory Medal. 

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HAMILTON, James Melvill, D.S.O. 

The Gordon Highlanders, 2nd Batt. 
4tt First Commission, 4th May, 1907. 

*> Lieutenant, 3rd June, 19 10. 

* Temp. Captain, 30th Oct. 19 14. 
^ Captain, 25th Jan. 191 5. 

* Brevet-Major, 19th Feb. 191 5. 

y^> I. Mentioned in Despatches, i8th Feb. 19 15. 

23rd June, 1 91 5. 

1 6th June, 19 16. 

9th April, 1 91 7. 

1 2th Dec. 1 91 7. 

Awarded the D.S.O., 3rd June, 191 6. 

„ Legion of Honour (Officier), 2nd March, 191 9. 
Holds 1 914 Star. 

Only son of Lewis Boswell In man Hamilton, Esq., of Drumdow, 
Ayrshire (younger son of John Hamilton, Esq., of Sundrum, 
Ayrshire), and his wife Leila Margaret [Melvill]. 

Educated at Hurst Court, Winchester, and Royal Military College, 
Sandhurst. 

m. Violet Anne [Colquhoun], daughter of Lieut.-Colonel James 
Colquhoun, D.-L., Dumbartonshire. 

Passed into Sandhurst from Winchester, and received his Commission 
in the Gordon Highlanders on 4th May, 1 907 ; served with his regiment 
in India and at Cairo, and proceeded with it to France with the 7th 
Division on 4th Oct. 1914 ; brought his battalion out of action at Ypres, 
Neuve Chapelle, and Festubert, and was in action at Loos. Brevet-Major, 
19th Feb. 1915. In the autumn of 1915 was appointed Staff Captain, and 
Brigade Major, 4th Jan. 1916. Subsequently with the 25th Division on 
the Somme advance, 1916. In Feb. 191 7 became General Staff Officer, 
2nd Grade (Divisional). Was with 25th Division on the Staff, which ' did 
so finely in the battle of the Somme in the Thiepval area ; in the battle of 
Messines, 7th June, 1917, when they went through Lenfer Wood, and 

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PHILIP MELYILL. 

cleared Styx Farm and Hell Farm and other formidable places' {Times, 
24th April, 1918). 

November 19 17, appointed General Staff Officer, 2nd Grade, III 
Corps. Battle of Cambrai ; retreat from the River Oise, March 191 8 
(services for which he was decorated with the Legion of Honour — Officier) ; 
Defence of Amiens ; British Offensive, August until the Armistice, 19 18. 

March 1919, General Staff Officer, 2nd Grade, H.Q. Army of the Rhine. 

June 1 9 19, G.S.O. Headquarters, Home Forces, London. 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 

At Winchester was in the rowing four. Won the cross-country race 
at Sandhurst in 1906, beating the record time up to then. Ran for 
Sandhurst in the mile race against Woolwich. Was in the Sandhurst 
shooting eight. 



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MELYILL EOLL OF HOXOUR. 



HELPERS IN THE WAR. 

Descendants of Philip Sandys Melvill, Esq., C.S.I., and his wife 
Eliza Johanna \^Joknstone\ with connections by marriage. 

JOUBERT DE LA FERTE, Charles Henry, M.B. Lond., RR.C.S. 

Colonel Indian Medical Service (retired). 

O.C. Weybridge, Chertsey, and Ottershaw Military Hospitals. 
Also Military Representative at the Local Tribunal (Recruiting). 
Had to give up War work through failing sight. 

m, Eliza Jane [Melvill], eldest daughter of Philip Sandys Melvill, 
Esq., C.S.I,, and his wife Eliza Johanna [Johnstone]. 

CROSTHWAITE, Dorothy Melvill. 

Sometime Secretary to the Red Cross, Allahabad, India. 

Raised money for the Red Cross by addressing public meetings of 
native ladies in Urdu, and by organizing concerts for the Red 
Cross, and weekly entertainments for the soldiers. 

Officially thanked for her services on behalf of the Army by the 
Commander-in-Chief 

Third daughter of Colonel Joubert de la Ferte and his wife Eliza 
Jane [Melvill]. 

m. Hugh Stuart Crosthwaite, Esq. (I.C.S.), third son of Sir Robert 
Crosthwaite, K. C.S.I. 

CROSTHWAITE, Hugh Stuart, B.A. (Indian Civil Service). 
Lieutenant U.P. Light Horse (India), 
m. Dorothy Melvill [Joubert de la Ferte]. 
Scholar of Rugby School and New College, Oxon. 
ist Classical Mods., ist Litt. Hum. B.A. 
Passed 3rd into Indian Civil Service. 

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PHILIP MELYILL. 

JOUBERT DE LA FERTE, Barbara MelvilL 

Fourth daughter of Colonel Joubert de la Ferte and his wife Eliza 
Jane [Melvill]. 

Joined local Detachment Surrey 36 of the Red Cross, Aug. 19 14; 
worked at Caenshill Military Hospital, Weybridge, until Aug. 191 5 ; 
nursed at Princess Christian Military Field Hospital, Englefield Green, four 
months ; four months in Holland with her brother, a prisoner of war ; from 
Sept. 19 1 6 to March 19 17, nursing at Hopital 222 at Menton, France, being 
permitted by Devonshire House to work with the French Red Cross ; 
March to October 19 17, promoted to nurse in charge of operating theatre ; 
Oct. 1 91 7, with French Casualty clearing station behind firing line, south 
of Craonne, Chemin des Dames ; here the hospital was bombed con- 
tinuously ; promoted to sole nurse in charge of principal surgical ward 
end of Feb. 191 8 ; evacuated in three days in anticipation of German 
advance end of April 1 9 1 8 ; proceeded to the Somme ; applied for and was 
attached to Flying Field Ambulance, 10/3 ; owing to Father's illness re- 
turned to England end of June to nurse him ; returned to France, Oct. 
191 8 ; sent temporarily to Forges par Montereau Hopital 1 10, subsequentlv 
to Calais, Hopital Temporaire 51 ; remained there until Feb. 191 9, when 
the hospital was about to be closed. French Red Cross Diploma (with 
gold palms.) 

BATEMAN, Mary Sybilla. 

Only daughter of the Rev. Rowland Bateman, M.A., and his wife 
Helen Mary [Melvill]. 

Temp. Clerk in Soldiers' Pension Office, Royal Hospital at Chelsea, 
from Oct. I 91 6 to June 19 18. Aug. 19 18 joined Censorship War Office, 
until end of the war. 

HAMILTON, Leila Margaret. 

Sixth daughter of Philip Sandys Melvill, Esq., C.S.I. , aiui his wife 
Eliza Johanna [Johnstone]. 

m. Lewis iioswcll Inman Hiiiiultoii, I'-si]., ot Drunuiow. 

Worked in Canteens in London ; I'.ntcrtainmcnts for soldiers ; later 
worked in the I'Ood C'oiilml |)(.|>;irt iiu-nt. 

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Lieutenant and Adjutant Teignmouth Melvill, V.C. (B.A.), who 
was killed on the Natal shore of the Buffalo River, in the neighbourhood 
of Isandhlwana, 22nd Jan, 1879, was the younger son of Philip Melvill, 
Esq., late Secretary in the Military Department to the East India Company, 
by his marriage with Eliza, daughter of Colonel Sandys, of Lanarth, 
Helston. Educated at Harrow, Cheltenham, and Cambridge, where he 
graduated B.A., Feb. 1865. Entered the army in the same year, and was 
gazetted Lieutenant, 2nd Dec. 1868, in the ist Battalion, 24th Regiment. 
He joined the Corps in Ireland, and afterwards proceeded with it to Malta, 
to Gibraltar, where he was appointed Adjutant, and in Jan. 1875 ^° ^^^ 
Cape. In S, Africa he passed the entrance examination for the Staff 
College, and in Jan. 1878 was ordered home, to join that establishment. 

On hearing of outbreak of fresh hostilities among the native tribes in 
Cape Colony, Lieutenant Melvill volunteered to rejoin his regiment ; he 
was ordered out accordingly, and arrived at King William's Town the end 
of February. He served through the whole of the suppression of the Galeka 
outbreak, performing many arduous and important duties. 

Immediately prior to the Zulu War he proceeded with his regiment to 
join the Headquarters Column, which was then in course of formation. 
He took part in the advance into Zululand, and was present at the 
reduction of Sirayo's stronghold on 13th Jan. 1879. The following 
account of the manner in which he met his death on the day of the fatal 
attack on the camp at Isandhlwana is taken from a special Despatch 
written by Colonel Glyn, bearing date 21st Feb. 1879 : — 

' It would appear that when the enemy had got into the camp, and when there- 
was no loiv^cr any hope left of saving it, the Adjutant of the ist Battalion of the 24th 
Regiment, Lieutenant Teignmouth Melvill, departed from the e.imp on horseback, 
carrying the colour wkh him in hope of being able to save it. I ho i>nlv road to 
Rorke's Drift being already in possession of the enemy, Lieutenant Melvill and the 
few others who still reniained alive struck across country fv)r the liutlalo Kivci , which 
it was necessary to cross to reach a point of safety. In taking this hne, the i>nlv one 
possible, ground had to be gone over which, from its ruggedness and precipitous 
nature, would under ordinary circumstances, it is reported, be deemed almost utterly 
im|)ossible for mounted men. 

' During a disl.uue of about six nnlc. Lieuten.ini Melvill .in>l his comp.uuvMis wru- 
closely pursueil or, nioie pio|itily 'pc. iking, accoinp.iiiud by .1 liij'.e number ol tin- 

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MELYILL KOLL OF HOXOUR. 

enemy, who, from their well-known agility in getting over rough ground, were able to 
keep up with our people though the latter were mounted ; so that the enemy kept up 
a constant fire on them, and sometimes even got close enough to assegai the men and 
horses. Lieutenant Melvill reached the bank of the Buffalo, and at once plunged in, 
horse and all ; but being encumbered with the colour, which is an awkward thing to 
carry even on foot, and the river being full and running rapidly, he appears to have got 
separated from his horse when he was about half-way across. He still, however, held 
on resolutely to the colour, and was being carried down stream when he was washed 
against a large rock in the middle of the river. Lieutenant Higginson, of the Natal 
Native Contingent, who had also lost his horse in the river, was clinging to this rock, 
and Lieutenant Melvill called to him to lay hold of the colour. This, Lieutenant 
Hig2;inson did, but the current was so strong that both officers with the colour were 
again washed away into still water. In the meantime, Lieutenant Coghill, ist Battalion 
24th Regiment, my orderly officer — who had been left in camp that morning, when 
the main body of the force moved out, on account of a severe injury to his knee, 
which rendered him unable to move without assistance — had also succeeded in gaining 
the river-bank in company with Lieutenant Melvill. He too had plunged at once 
into the river, and his horse had carried him safely across ; but on looking round for 
Lieutenant Melvill, and seeing him struggling to save the colour in the river, he at 
once turned his horse and rode back into the stream again to Lieutenant Melvill's 
assistance. 

' It would appear that now the enemy had assembled in considerable force along 
their own bank, and had opened a heavy fire on our people, directing it more especially 
on Lieutenant Melvill, who wore a red patrol jacket ; so that when Lieutenant 
Coghill got into the river again his horse was almost immediately killed by a bullet. 
Lieutenant Coghill was thus cast loose in the stream also, and notwithstanding the 
exertions of both these gallant officers, the colour was carried ofF from them,* and they 
themselves gained the bank in a state of extreme exhaustion. 

' It would appear that they now attempted to move up the hill from the river 
bank towards Helpmakaar, but must have been too much exhausted to go on, as they 
were seen to sit down to rest again. This, I sorely regret to say, was the last time 
these two most gallant officers were seen alive. 

' It was not for some days after the 22nd that I could gather any information as 
to the probable fate of these officers. But immediately I discovered in what direction 
those who had escaped from Isandhlwana had crossed the Buffalo, I sent, under Major 
Black, 2nd Battalion 24th Regiment, a mounted party, who volunteered for this 
service to search for any trace that could be found of them. This search was suc- 
cessful, and both bodies were found where they were last seen, as above indicated. 
Several dead bodies of the enemy were found about them, so that they must have sold 
their lives dearly at the last. 

' I cannot conclude this report without drawing the attention of his Excellency, 
the Lieutenant-General Commanding, in the most impressive manner which words can 
command, to the noble and heroic conduct of Lieutenant and Adjutant Melvill, who 
did not hesitate to encumber himself with the colour of the regiment, in his resolve to 

* The colour was subsequently found in the river, caught round a rock. 

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save it, at a time when the camp was in the hands of the enemy, and its o-allant de- 
fenders killed to the last man in its defence ; and when there appeared but little 
prospect that any exertions Lieutenant Melvill could make would enable him to save 
even his own life. Also, later on, to the noble perseverance with which, when 
struggling between life and death in the river, his chief thoughts to the last were bent 
on saving the colour. 

' In conclusion, I would add that both these officers gave up their lives in the 
truly noble task of endeavouring to save from the enemy's hands the Oueen's Colour 
of their regiment; and, greatly though their sad end is to be deplored, their deaths 
could not have been more noble or more full of honour.' 

The two bodies were buried where they were found, and a stone cross 
was erected over the spot by Sir Bartle Frere and the members of his StafF, 
bearing the following inscription : — 

'In memory of Lt. and Adj. Teignmouth Melvill and Lt. Nevill J. A. Coghill, 
1st Battalion 24th Regt., who died on this spot, 22 Jany., 1879, to save the Queen's 
Colour of their Regiment.' On the other face is inscribed : ' For Queen and 
Country. — Jesu, mercy.' 

The following notification appeared in a Supplement to the London 
Gazette of ist May, 1879 : — 

'Memorandum. — Lieutenant Melvill, of the 1st Batt. 24th Foot, on account of 
the gallant efforts made by him to save the Oueen's Colour of his Regiment after the 
disaster at Isandhlwana ; and also Lieutenant Coghill, ist Batt., 24th Foot, on account 
of his heroic conduct in endeavouring to save his brother officer's life, would have been 
recommended to her Majesty for the Victoria Cross had they survived.' 

(Subsequently, however, the Victoria Cross was conferred post- 
humously and given to the respective families.) 

There is a Memorial Tablet in Harrow School Chapel to Lieutenant 
Melvill, V.C., with an inscription as follows : — 

* Erected by his brother officers and other friends in mcmorv of Teignmouth 
Melvill, an old Harrovian and Lieutenant in H.M. 24th Regt., wiio with Lieutenant 
Coghill fell at Isandlana in South Africa while saving tlu- colours of the RcginuMU .ind 
was honoured after death by his Sovereign with the Victori.i Cn)ss. Morn 8 Sept. 
1842 ; died Jan. 22nd, 1879.' 

' Ye crown the list of glorious acts 
Which form our Country's boast, 
Yc- rescued from tin- brink of shame 
What soldiers pri/,e the nu)st ; 
And reached by duty's path a life 
Beyond the life ye lost.' 

Viscount Stratford ni-: Rfociiffe (»rr. qi ). 

Teignmouth Melvill riiarticd in 1876 Siiah !'"li/alH-th, vl.iughtcr of 
George Thomas RcccI, I'^sq., of l*oit I 'li/.ihcth, South Africa. 

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MELYILL EOLL OF HONOUR. 



Descendants ^/Teignmouth Melvill, V.C, Lieutenant South Wales 
Borderers (24th Regt), and his wife Sarah Elizabeth \^Reed\ 

MELVILL, Teignmouth Philip, D.S.O. 

1st Commission, 27th Aug. 1896, in Leicester Regiment; trans- 
* ferred to the South Wales Borderers (24th Regiment), 14th 

i^ Oct. 1896. 

t? Captain 17th Lancers, 1906. 

^* Major „ „ 24th Feb. 1915. 

13 2nd in Command, 17th Lancers, July 19 16 to Oct. 1916. 

2 A Lieut.-Colonel „ 21st Dec. 1916. 

-J. Brevet Lieut.-Colonel, 3rd June, 19 19. 

In Command of Regiment from Oct. 191 6. 

Mentioned in Field- Marshal Sir Douglas Haig's Despatch, 14th 
Dec. 1917. 

Mentioned in Peace Gazette^ 6th June, 19 19. 

Awarded the D.S.O., ist Jan. 191 8. 

„ Croix de Guerre, Oct. 191 8. 

Holds 1 9 14 Star. 

Elder son of Teignmouth Melvill, V.C, Lieutenant 24th Regiment, 
and his wife Sarah Elizabeth [Reed]. 

Educated at Wellington College and Royal Military College, Sand- 
hurst. 

m. Doris Vivian [Gray], daughter of John Nixon Gray, Esq. 

Joined regiment, 22nd Dec. 1896, at Gibraltar ; sailed with regiment, 
Nov. 1897, for India, and served in that country continuously until 1914 ; 
Asst. Inspector Army Signalling, Punjab and Bengal in igoi ; A.D.C. to 
Major-General J. H. Wodehouse, C.B., C.M.G., commanding 2nd (Rawal 
Pindee) Division, 1904; specially promoted Captain in the 17th Lancers, 
1906 (after ten years' service, portion of which as Adjutant in the South 

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PHILIP MELVILL. 

Wales Borderers, his Father's Regiment) ; Adjutant of the 17th Lancers, 
1907 to 19 1 1, at Meerut ; arrived in France from India with the 17th 
Lancers, Nov. 19 14, and served there continuously throughout the war; 
wounded at Arras, Sept. 19 16. With Army of Occupation in Germany 
from 1 8th Dec. 191 8. 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 

A well-known Polo player ; assisted the 17th Lancers to win the 
Indian Championship at Calcutta, Christmas, 191 2, and the Inter- 
Regimental Tournaments at Meerut, 191 3- 14. Whilst on leave in Eng- 
land, summer of 19 13, was member of the Pilgrims' Team which won 
the Roehampton Cup, and other Tournaments. 

MELVILL, Charles William, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O. (p.s.c.) 

First Commission, 8th Sept. 1897. 

♦ Captain and Adjutant, S. Lanes., 1904. 

♦ Retired, 1906. 

^ Appointed to New Zealand Staff Corps, ist April, 191 1. 

^ Passed Entrance Exam. Staff College, June 19 13. 

♦ Joined Staff College, Camberley, Dec. 191 3. 
^* Graduate Staff College (p.s.c), Aug. 19 14. 
^ Major, loth Jan. 1916. 

9 Lieut.-Colonel, 23rd March, 1916. 

y^ Brigadier-General, 8th June, 19 17. 

^ Mentioned in Despatches by Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig : — 

4- I. 3rd Jan. 1917. 

2. June 1918. 

3. ist Jan. 1919. 

Mentioned in Pcticr (nixette^ 6th jiiiic, 1919- 
Awarded the D.S.O., ist Jan. 1917. 
„ C.M.G., June 191 8. 

C.B., 3rd June, 1919. 
,, i)y I l.M. the King of the Belgians, * Order nl iIk- <.'\o\\\\ ' 
(Officer)— Crfz^//f, 24th Sept. 1917. 

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MELVILL EOLL OF HONOUR. 

Awarded the Croix de Guerre. 
Holds the 19 14 Star. 

Younger son of Teignmouth Melvill, V.C, and his wife Sarah 
Elizabeth [Reed]. 

Educated at Wellington College and Royal Military College, Sand- 
hurst. 

m. Margaret Eliza Burnett, daughter of William Burnett, Esq., ot 
Tarrata, Dunedin, N.Z. 

Reported at War Office, 4th Aug. 1914 ; proceeded to France to 
rejoin 2nd S. Lancashire Regiment, Sept. 1914 ; served on the Aisne and 
in Flanders; wounded, 29th Oct. 19 14; in hospital and on sick leave, 
Nov. and Dec. 1914 ; light duty in England; Commandant School of 
Signalling, Western Command, Jan. and Feb. 191 5; Chief Instructor 
Officers' School of Instruction, Western Command, Feb. to May 1915 ; 
Brigade -Major, Tay Defences, May to Oct. 1915 ; G.S.O.(3) N.Z. 
Division, and proceeded to Gallipoli, Oct. 1915 ; evacuated Gallipoli, 20th 
Dec. 1915; Egypt, Jan. 1916 ; Brigade-Major N.Z. Rifle Brigade; 
Egypt, Jan. to March 191 6; Lieut. -Col. commanding 4th Batt. N.Z. 
Rifle Brigade, 23rd March, 1916 ; embarked for France, March 191 6; 
held line, Armentieres, May to Aug. 1916 ; 8th Sept., Somme ; 15th 
Sept., Big Push ; four fights, including capture of Fleks village ; 7th June, 
1917, Battle of Messines ; 8th June, Brigadier-General ist N.Z. Infantry 
Brigade ; 31st June, 19 17, capture of La Basseville ; 4th Oct., capture of 
Abraham Heights ; 30th Nov., commanded 4th Reserve Brigade at 
Bulford ; 6th March, 191 8, returned to France, and resumed Command ist 
N.Z. Infantry Brigade ; 23rd March, 191 8, Brigade moved near Amiens ; 
24th March to Nov. nth, continuous fighting, including La Signy, 
Hebuterne, Serre, Achiet le Petit, capture of Bapaume, Selle River, 
Crevecourt, Solesmes, capture of Le Quesnoy. 

On the march to Germany, Nov. and Dec. 191 8. Army of Occupa- 
tion in Germany, Jan. 1919. 

Feb. 1 919, General Officer commanding all New Zealand Forces in 
England. 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 

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Descendants of Emily [Melvill], wife of Lancelot Llewellyn 
H ASLOPE, Esq., and connection by marriage. 

HAMILTON, Ccdric de Courcy. 

First Commission R.G.A., 191 2. 

Lieutenant, 19 14. 
Local Captain, 19 15. 
Captain, 1916. 

Only son of Arthur Hilhouse Hamilton, Esq., and his wife Harriet 
Lilian [Haslope]. 

Educated at Hurst Court, Felstead, and Royal Military Academy, 
Woolwich. 

m. Maud Alfreda Chester [Taylor], younger daughter or VV. P, 
Taylor, Esq., Devonia Estates, Transvaal, S. Africa. 

Passed out of Woolwich, Dec. 191 1 ; joined 47th Company R.G.A. 
at Tynemouth, Feb. 1912 ; proceeded to Cape Town, Nov. 1913, and later 
to British East Africa, Sept. 191 5 ; made Local Captain ; gazetted Captain, 
8th Aug. 1916 ; in 19 16 attached to the Union of South African Forces. 
Returned to England, 1917 ; stationed at Chapperton Down with 4721UI 
Siege Battery for nine months. Went to Salonica, Aug. 1918; Acting- 
Major, Nov. 1918, with 320th Siege Battery, Salonica; ctnnniandovl 
43rd Siege Battery, and then 153rd Heavy Battery, at Saionlc.i aiui 
Constantinople; appointed, Sept. 1919, Adjutant at the Cape. 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 



MATHEWS, Stanley. 

I'irst Commission 2iul Duke of Coiuiaught's Light int.mtrv. IO07. 
^/: Lieutenant, 1910. 

Temj\ Captain, 1 )ec. 1 9 1 -i . 
Captain, Fci). 1915- 

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MELVILL ROLL OF HONOUR. 

Temp. Major, 191 6. 
Brevet Major, 4 June 1919- 

m. Beryl de Courcy Hamilton, only daughter of Arthur Hilhouse 
Hamilton, Esq., and his wife Harriet Lilian [Haslope]. 

Temp. Major, 191 6, reverted when made Staff Captain to the 30th 
Brigade loth Division, Salonika Force ; for a time liaison officer with the 
Greeks ; later in command of the 8th Batt. of his regiment on the Danube, 
which occupied Silistria ; became Military Governor of the place. Left 
Silistria, Jan. 1919, and was in the Caucasus in various places. Autumn 
of 1 919, returned to his regiment at Allahabad, India. 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 



HELPERS IN THE WAR. 

HAMILTON, Harriet Lilian dc Courcy. 

Sewing Maid at Waverley Abbey Military Hospital, Farnham. 

Elder daughter of Lancelot Llewellyn Haslope, Esq., and his wife 
Emily [Melvill]. 

m. Arthur Hilhouse Hamilton, Esq. 

MATHEWS, Beryl de Courcy. 

Assistant Quartermaster, Red Cross, at Waverley Abbey Military 
Hospital, Farnham; V.A.D. Nurse at Lady Bath's Hospital, 
Warminster, for two months. Subsequently Voluntary Clerk at 
the Milton Hospital, Portsmouth, till the conclusion of hostilities. 

Only daughter of Arthur Hilhouse Hamilton, Esq., and his wife 
Harriet Lilian [Haslope]. 

m. Captain Stanley Mathews. 

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SPOONER-LILLINGSTON, Adena Ernestine Lydia. 

Worked at Canteen in Weybridge ; then at Roehampton Hospital for 
disabled soldiers for two years. Clerical work at Chelsea 
Hospital for four months. Broke down ; recovered and did 
clerical work at the Naval Hospital, Plymouth. 

Elder daughter of George Brooks Percy Spooner-Lillingston, Esq., 
and his wife Mary Ethel Louisa [Haslope]. 

SPOONER-LILLINGSTON, Ethel Loveday. 

Motor Driver for the Women's Legion from July, 191 8, until 
demobilisation. 

Younger daughter of George Brooks Percy Spooner-Lillingston, Esq., 
and his wife Mary Ethel Louisa [Haslope]. 



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Descendants of Caroline \_Melvill], wife of Henry Minchin 
Simons, Esq., and connections by marriage. 

WARD, Edward Simons. 

Captain, 3rd Grenadier Guards. 

♦ First Commission, 28th Jan. 1902. 

♦ Lieutenant, 28th Jan. 1905. 

♦» Awarded Italian War Cross (Croce di Guerra). 
(fi Holds 1 9 14 Star. 

Elder son of Colonel Sir Edward Willis Duncan Ward, Bart., G.B.E., 
K.C.B., K.C.V.O., late Permanent Under-Secretary for War, and 
his wife Florence Caroline [Simons]. 

Educated at Eton. 

m. Lois [Jefferson], daughter of Harry Wyndham Jefferson, Esq. 

Rejoined on outbreak of war ; proceeded to France, 25th Nov. 1914 ; 
posted to I St Batt. Grenadier Guards as a double Company Commander ; 
severely wounded in left arm at Rue Petillon ; sick leave. Joined 5th Batt. 
Grenadier Guards, Chelsea ; proceeded to France, 8th Feb. 1916 ; appointed 
to 3rd Batt. Grenadier Guards ; served chiefly in Ypres salient ; selected 
for staff appointment ; G.S.O.(3) ; served on staff of General Officer 
commanding London District ; special mention at Staff" Course, Cambridge 
University ; proceeded to Italy, July 191 8 ; Brigade Major 91st Brigade, 
Italian Expeditionary Force ; G.S.O.(3), G.H.Q^ Italian Expeditionary 
Force. Demobilised, 3rd Jan, 19 19. 

British War Medal and Victory Mcilal. 

WARD, Melvill Willis, D.S.C. 
Lieutenant R.N. 

♦ Mentioncil in Despatches. 

<> Awarded D.S.C, 19IV, for Services in Eastern Mediterranean. 

Younger son of Colonel Sir Eiiwanl Willis Duikmii Ward, H.ut., 

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MELVILL ROLL OF HONOUR. 

G.B.E., K.C.B., K.C.V.O., and his wife Florence Caroline 
[Simons]. 

m. Alice Sophia [Cobbett], daughter of William Cobbett, Esq. 

Rejoined Royal Navy on outbreak of war ; posted as Lieutenant to 
Royal Naval College, Keyham ; Commissioned H.M.S. Raglan, 3rd June, 
1 9 1 5 ; proceeded to Mediterranean ; served during operations at Gallipoli, 
including evacuation of Helles ; ist Lieutenant H.M.S. Raglan ; operations 
in Gulf of Smyrna ; operations in connection with Salonica Force ; took 
part in fight with Breslau and Goeben ; was in command of Raglan during 
most of the fight, in consequence of Captain Viscount Broome being 
injured. When the Raglan was sunk by a torpedo off Gallipoli, swam 
ashore, a distance of three-quarters of a mile, although wounded in the 
leg. Appointed Lieut. -Commander ; ist Lieutenant H.M.S. Arrogant, 
Dover. 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 



PICOT, Francis S., C.M.G. 

Lieut.-Colonel, late of the Wiltshire Regiment (retired). 

* m. Ada Melvill [Simons], widow of Captain H. Rich, R.E. 

3C Rejoined on the outbreak of war and has been in continuous charge of 
the German Prisoners' Camp at Donington Hall, Derby, and other Camps 
in the neighbourhood. Awarded the C.M.G., ist June, 19 17. Mentioned 
in the London Gazette, 27th July, 191 7, 'for distinguished services rendered 
in connection with the war.' 



PICOT, Philip Simons. 

Captain 14th Sherwood Foresters, attached i/5th Royal Scots, 
t formerly of the West Yorkshire Regiment. 

Only son of Lieut.-Col. Francis S. Picot, C.M.G., and his wife Ada 
Melvill [Simons]. 

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PHILIP MELYILL. 

Educated at Malvern College. 

m. Marjorie [Putnam], daughter of Sir Thomas Putnam, Kt. Bach., of 
Greylands, Darlington. 

Killed in action, nth July, 191 5, aged twenty-six, whilst commanding 
i/5th Royal Scots, below Achi Baba, Dardanelles ; the officer commanding, 
Lieut.-Col. Wilson (who had been invalided), wrote to Lieut. -Col. Picot : 
' Your son was a gallant officer, and quite fearless.' 

Those who remained of the regiment (only two hundred) were safelv 
got under shelter at Helles by Captain Picot, he then went back alone to 
try and save some wounded who were under fire ; he did not return, and 
was found shot through the head in a very exposed traverse. He led 
attacks on Turkish trenches for a period of eight days, repulsing nightly 
attacks by the Turks. He laid down his life for his men. 

British War Medal. 



CARTER, Eric Quentin. 

Sub-Lieutenant, 15th Feb, 1903. 
^ Lieutenant, 30th Sept. 1905. 

<fr Lieut. -Commander, 30th Sept. 19 13. 

Commander, 30th June, 19 16. 

m. Gladys V. [Picot], only daughter of Lieut.- Col. Francis S. Picot, 
C.M.G., and his wife Ada Mclvill [Simons]. 

At the beginning of the war commanded H.M.S. Christopher^ a 
destroyer of the fourth flotilla, until November 191 5; then commanded 
H.M.S. Ncssus, of the twelfth flotilla, till September I9>^>, :i"d was in 
command of her during the day ami night actions of the Battle ot Jutland. 
Was on the bridge during a night attack on six German battleships, whc!i 
the ship was hit by a 5-9 shell in the galley, just umler the bridge, the 
surgeon, midshipman, and seven ratings were killed, and seven ratings 
wouniled. The destruction of one (ierman battleship was claimed by 
twflflh flotilla as the result of night attack, but ship got back to harbour 
although probably hit by one torjiedo. Invalided from I I. M.S. NesskS in 
September 191^, and appointed to n)inni.nul i I.M.S. I unher in DeccmluT 

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MELVILL ROLL OF HONOUR. 

19 16, a destroyer attached to the submarine flotilla working from Harwich, 
and remained there till conclusion of hostilities. 

Promoted from Lieutenant-Commander to Commander, 30th June, 
1 916 (for Jutland). 

Extract from Despatch by Admiral Jellicoe, G.C.B., G.C.V.O. : 
' Commander Eric Quentin Carter handled his ship, H.M.S. Nessus, with 
skill and judgment as is usual with this officer.' 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 



HANSARD, Arthur, CM^G. 

Colonel R.H.A. 
« O.C, Records Royal Horse and Field Artillery. 

yC m. Marion Sarah [Simons]. 

Reorganized the Record Office for increase of the Regiment R.H.A. 
and R.F.A. from 40,000 to 250,000. 

Awarded the C.M.G. 25 Jan. 191 7, for 'valuable services during the 
War.' Also mentioned for ' distinguished W^ar services ' [London Gazeite, 
26 Jan. 1917). 



HANSARD, Luke Arthur Simons. 
Sub. -Lieutenant R.N.V.R. 

Only son of Colonel Arthur Hansard, C.M.G., and his wife Marion 
Sarah [Simons]. 

Educated at Winchester and Cambridge. 

m. Henrietta Irene Louisa [Juta], daughter of the Hon. Sir Henry 
Juta, Judge of the Supreme Court, S. Africa. 

Joined in 1914 Special Police as Motor Orderly, being unable to pass 
the medical examination for the Army. Promoted Sergeant, Sub-Inspector, 
and Staff Officer. 

In Oct. 1 9 14 left the Special Police and joined the R.N.V.R. Anti- 

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PHILIP MELYILL. 

Aircraft Corps Division, and was appointed Signalling Instructor ; on 
receiving commission as Sub-Lieutenant R.N.V.R. was appointed to 
President for duty with R.N.A.S. Invalided out of the Navy Nov. 191 6. 

British War Medal. 



HELPERS IN THE WAR. 

SIMONS, Irene Melvill. 

Worked at Lady Smith-Dorrien's Depot, Pont Street, packing 
parcels and bales for Hospitals at home and abroad. 

Elder daughter of Henry Melvill Simons, Esq., of The Beeches, 
Harpsden, Henley-on-Thames, and 41 Cadogan Gardens, S.W., 
and his wife Irene Mary Diana [Geary]. 

WARD (Sir) Edward Willis Duncan, Bart., G.B.E., K.C.B., K.C.V.O. 

Colonel (retired). (Late Permanent Under-Secretary of War.) 

3^ I. Director-General of Voluntary Organizations (under War Office). 
3€ Hospital supplies for all Military Hospitals, and comforts for the 

^ fighting Troops in the various battle areas ; also for Troops and 

Hospitals of our Allies. This Organization consisted of over 

400,000 Voluntary Workers. 

2. Camps Library (opened at commencement of War). Chairman. 
Books and literature for all units across the seas and Prisoners of 
War, &c. Formation of libraries for Home Service Units. 

3. Metropolitan Special Constabulary (under Home Office). 

Raised, organized, and was Commanding and Chief Staff Officer o^ 
it from August 191 4. Over 46,000 men have served in the 
Force, and the strength, April 1919, averaged jo,ooo. 

4. For Navy, Army, and Air Force. 

Union Jack Club for Sailors, Soldiers, atui Royal Air Force. 
President since 1904. Union Jack Hostel (or married Sailors m\A 
Soldiers, their wives and children. President since formation, 
m. Florence Caroline [Simons], eldest daughter of Henry Mir\chin 
Simons, I''s(i., and his wife Caroline fMclvill]. 

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HANSARD, Marion Sarah. 

Supplied drawing and painting materials to the wounded in hospital, 
and taught the men how to use them. 

Third daughter of Henry Minchin Simons, Esq., and his wife 
Caroline [Melvill]. 

m. Arthur Hansard, C.M.G., Colonel R.A. 

HANSARD, Henrietta Irene Louisa. 

Originator of Canteens for soldiers and sailors which began at Oxford 
and Banbury in the first month of the war. Secretary to the 
S. African Ambulance in London, and accompanied it to the Base 
Hospital in France as Secretary, and later as nurse. 

Daughter of the Hon. Sir Henry Juta, Judge of the Supreme Court, 
S. Africa. 

m. Luke Arthur Simons Hansard, Sub-Lieutenant R.N.V.R. 



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Descendants of Mary Augusta {MelvilP^, wife of Major-General 
SwEEDLAND Mainwaring, LA,, and connections by marriage. 

McNAIR, Frederick Ronald. 

First Commission (6th Queen's), 12th Dec. 1915- 
4 Lieutenant, 3rd May, 191 6. 

Captain, 23rd Oct. 191 7. 

Holds 1 9 14-15 Star. 

Only son of Frederick McNair, Esq., and his first wife Mary 
Melvill [Mainwaring], eldest daughter of Major-General Sweedland 
Mainwaring, and his wife Mary Augusta Melvill [Mainwaring]. 

Joined 3rd Batt. Artists' Rifles, 1 9th March, 1 9 1 5 ; proceeded over- 
seas to join 1st Batt., in August 191 5 ; went through Cadet School at 
Blendeaques in France in Nov. 191 5 ; joined 6th Batt. the Q^iiecn's 
Regiment, i8th Dec. 1915, at Bethune ; served with this Batt. till ist 
Aug. 191 8, during which time was a platoon commander and Lewis gun 
officer, acted as Adjutant, and became a company commander ; came httmc 
Aug. 191 8, for a rest, and was attached to the 52nd (G) Batt. Middlesex 
Regiment. 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 



WEIR, Robert Y. 

Major 1st Lovat Scouts. 

ni. Mary I'"li/.al)fth McNair, only ilau^htcr of I'Vciicrick McNair, 
Esq., and his wife Mary Melvill [Mainwaring]. 

I''nlisted in Aug. 19 14 in the Royal Scots ; received C«»inmission in 
1st Lovat Scouts; jiroceeded overseas to I'.gypt ; was thriiugh the 
I'alestine Campaign ; in May 191H proceeiieil to I'Vaiue. Reccivcvl Stuft' 
a|)|u)iiiim(iii (l).A.(^M.(i.) on leaving I^'.gypt for Palestine. 

British \V;ir Mnlil .iinl \'ictory Meilal. 



MELVILL ROLL OF HONOUR. 

BROADMEAD, Henry. 

Colonel (late of the Essex Regiment). 
^ 1st Commission, 22nd Jan. 1881. 

^ Joined 56th (Essex Regiment). 

4 Promoted Captain, 6th July, 1887. 

i« „ Major, 1900. 

„ Lieut. -Colonel to command ist Essex Regiment, 23rd 

Feb. 1908. 

Retired on expiration of command, 22nd Feb. 1912. 

Brevet Lieut.-Colonel, 29th Nov. 1900, for war services. 

Brevet Colonel, 29th Nov. 1906. 

Mentioned in Despatches, London Gazette^ loth Sept. 1901. 

m, Edith Melvill | Mainwaring], second daughter of Major-General 
Sweedland Mainwaring, and his wife Mary Augusta [Melvill]. 

Served in S. African war, 1899-1902 ; Relief of Kimberley ; operations 
in the Orange Free State, including operations at Paardeberg (17th to 
26th Feb.) ; Actions at Poplar Grove, Driefontein (wounded). Vet River, 
5th and 6th May), and Zand River ; operations in Transvaal in May and 
June 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond 
Hill (iith and 12th June); operations in Transvaal, east of Pretoria, 
including action at Belfast (26th and 27th Aug.) ; operations in Transvaal, 
west of Pretoria, including action at Frederickstad (17th to 25th Oct.) ; 
operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, 1 899-1900, including 
actions at Colesberg (ist to 29th Jan.) ; operations in the Transvaal and 
Cape Colony, 30th Nov. 1900 to 31st May, 1902. Mentioned in 
Despatches, London Gazette^ 10th Sept. 1901. (Queen's Medal with six 
clasps ; King's Medal with two clasps.) 

Called up for service on the outbreak ot war, 3rd Aug. 19 14. 
Registrar of Maxim Guns. 

BROADMEAD, Philip Mainwaring, M.C. 

ist Commission, 29th Sept. 19 14. 
* Joined the K.R,R.C. 

^ Lieutenant, Feb. 191 5. 

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PHILIP MELYILL. 

^ (T.) Captain, i6th Sept. 19 16. 

4- Adjutant, Sept. 19 16 to Jan. 19 17. 

Mentioned in Despatches, 23rd Dec. 191 8. 

Awarded the Military Cross, 3rd June, 19 17. 
„ Croix de Guerre, Feb. 19 19. 

Holds 1 9 14- 1 5 Star. 

Only son of Colonel Henry Broadmead, and his wife Edith Melvill 
[Mainwaring]. 

Educated at Wellington College and Royal Military College, 
Sandhurst. 

Landed in France, 22nd July, 1915 ; attached to H.Q^ 60th Infantry 
Brigade, Jan. 19 17 to Jan. 191 8 ; Staff Captain 3rd Infantry Brigade, Jan. 
191 8 to May 19 19. 

Actions : Loos, 1915 ; Somme, 1916 ; German Retreat, March 191 7 ; 
Ypres, Aug. — Sept. 1917 ; Cambrai, Nov. 1917 ; Festuhert, March 1918 ; 
Arras, Sept. 1918 ; Vermand to Sambre-Oise Canal, Sept. — 4th Nov, 1918. 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 

HILLIARD, Harold H. Rose. 

Lieutenant (ist Royal Berks. Regt.). 
4if Holds 1 9 14 Star. 

^« Mentioned in Despatches, 15th June, 1916. 

<1> ni. Cicely Mainwaring [Broadmead], only daugthcr of Colonel Henry 
Broadmead and his wife Edith Melvill | Mainwaring]. 

Enlisted in the H.A.C. ist Brigade, Aug. 1914 ; served with 
them in France, Sept. to Nov. 19 14. At Royal Military College, 
Sandhurst, Nov. 1914 to Vch. 191 5. (la/.ettcd Koyal Merks. KcL^t. 
17 l^eb. 1915 ; joined ist Batt. Koyal Ikrks. Kcgt. H.lviv I'Vuncc, :\\ir\\, 
1915 ; served with them rill woutuled, Nov. i«;i^. March, 1 <> 1 7, attachai 
Oxford ami liiicks. L.I., until May, 1917. Assistant Instructor to No. 8 
Officers' Cadet Batt., Lichfield, May, i<;|-^. to Dec. 191S. Attached 
Dcjv'x of the Royal Berks. Uegt., Keailing, Dec. i (> 1 8 to June, 1 •) 1 w ; f«>r 
a considerable portion of service abroail commaiulcil a Company. 

British War Medal aiul Victory Medal. 



MELVILL ROLL OF HONOUR. 



HELPER IN THE WAR. 

WEIR, Mary Elizabeth. 

Devoted her time throughout the War to Canteen and Hut work. 

Only daughter of Frederick McNair, Esq., and his wife Mary Melvill 
[Mainwaring]. 

m. Major R. Y. Weir. 



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COODE, Alan Penrose (LL.B.). 

Captain 1/4 Batt. D.C.L.I. (T.), 25th Aug. 1902. 
* Major, I St June, 1916. 

Mentioned in General Allenby's Despatch, 23rd Jan. 19 19. 

Third son of John Coode, Esq., and his wife Eliza Sandys [Melvill]. 

Educated at Wellington College and Trinity College, Cambridge, 
passing out in Honours. 

Joined the Volunteers, Feb. 1900, served with them continuously, and 
became a Territorial when that Force was created in 1908. 

Proceeded to India, Oct. 19 14, and was stationed at Bareilly until 
Jan. 19 1 6, when the Battalion was ordered to Aden. Jan. 19 17, sick, leave for 
three months to India ; returned to duty, proceeded to Palestine ; from 
Nov. 1 91 7, after three weeks' strenuous fighting near Jerusalem, was in 
hospital at Cairo and Alexandria, suffering from sepsis, caused by sand-fly 
fever ; Jan. 191 8, ordered to Heliopolis for a six weeks' course tor Senior 
Officers. Sicic leave to India ; granted leave to iMigland, 8th March. 19 19. 
Disembodied, April 19 19. 

Partner in Coode, Shilson, & Co., Solicitors. 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 



BURCHELL, James Melvill (B.A.), O.B.E. 

2nti Lieutenant 9th London Kcgimcnt (^^^ •''^•). i^'h NDv \y)\\ 
4» Lieutenant, ist June, 19 16. 

^ Temp.-Captain, 17th June, i<j 1 5 to ^ist March, 1917. 

♦ Stafl^ Captain (I'cmp. Captain in Army), i ;th I'ch. it^iS. 

^ Mentioned in Sir l)(iu|d.is I l.ii}.;"s I )c-.p.ii«.h. iiazetu^ 30th Dec. 1918. 

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Awarded the O.B.E. (officer), Military Division, 3rd June, 19 19. 
Holds 1 914-15 Star. 

Only son of James Ward Burchell, Esq., and his wife Lilian Mary 
[Coode]. 

Educated at Wellington College, and Trinity College, Cambridge, 
Took degree in 1908. 

Was in the Officers' Training Corps both at Wellington and Cam- 
bridge ; when war broke out enlisted in 2/2 3rd London Regiment, Sept. 
1914 ; proceeded to France, 21st Jan. 191 5, and joined ist Batt. 9th 
London Regiment; wounded near Wulrughem, 2nd March, 191 5. 
Adjutant from 5th Aug. 191 5 to i2th Nov. 191 6; Assistant Record 
Officer, G.H.Q^, ijth Nov. 19 16 to May 191 7 ; A.A.G. (a) Branch, 
G.H.Q^, May 191 7 to 12th Feb, 1918 ; Staff Captain, A.A.G. (a) Branch, 
13th Feb. 1 91 8 to loth May, 1919 ; Staff Captain (A) Branch, G.H.Q^, 
British Troops in France and Flanders Record Section, nth May, 19 19. 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 



HELPER IN THE WAR. 

BURCHELL, Lilian Mary. 

Quartermaster of V.A.D., London 50. 
* Mobilised, Dec. 19 14. 

Auxiliary Hospital for Belgian Soldiers. 

Later, worked at the County of London Office, B.R.C.S. 

Roll of Honourable Service of the British Red Cross Society, 1 5th 
Oct. 191 8. 

Elder daughter of John Coode, Esq., and his wife Eliza Sandys 
[Melvill]. 

m. James Ward Burchell, Esq. 

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BURROWS, Edmund Augustine, C.M.G., C.B.E. (J.P. for Bucks.). 

Entered the Army R.A., 1875. 

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* Major, 1892. 

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Second son of the Rev. Canon Henry Burrows (Rochester). 

m. Mary Claudine [Coode], eldest daughter of William Coode, Esq., 
and his wife Claudia Sophia [Melvill]. 

Burmese War, 1885-6 (medal, with clasp); South African War; 
1 899-1901 in command of Chesnut Troop R.H.A. (medal, with six 
clasps, and the CM. G.) ; retired, 1905; re-employed, Oct. 1914; C(^m- 
manded Depot and Reserve Batteries, R.i^'.A., at Newcastle-on-Tyne ; 
mentioned in Despatch, 1916. (Home Service, 19 14-18.) Bt. Colonel. 

BURROWS, Edmund William Montagu. 

First Commission R.K.A., 20th Jan. 191 J. 
^ Lieutenant, 191 5. 

t (Acting) Captain. 

^* Mentioned in Despatch, 17th jinu-, i<ji6. 

Killed in action, 26th Aug. 1916. 

1914 Star. 

i'.likr son o( C(.loncl I"',. A. Kurrows. C.M.d., C.B. !•',., ol tlu- M.iiu>r 
I louse, Long Crcnilon, 'riianu*, ()x()n.,an(.l l\is wife Mary Claudine 
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MELVILL ROLL OF HONOUR. 

Educated at Wellington College and Royal Military Academy, 
Woolwich. 

Posted to the 42nd Battery, II Brigade, R.F.A., on receiving his 
commission in 19 13, and proceeded in the VI Division to France with the 
Battery in Sept. 1914. Landed at St. Nazaire (Loire), and proceeded to 
Soissons and Armentieres. Later, was a year at Ypres before moving to 
the Somme (Maricourt), where he was killed while the Battery was shelling 
Guillemont. 

Mentioned in Sir Douglas Haig's Despatch of 17th June, 19 16, for 
good work at Hooge (Aug. 1915)- His Major wrote : 

*■ He was without fear, and no matter what the conditions, was always cheery. 
I cannot express to you the sorrow which I and all the officers and men of the Battery 
feel at his loss. It makes a gap which will be difficult to fill.' 

British War Medal. 

Buried at Maricourt, Somme. 

BURROWS, Charles Henry Claude. 

First Commission, 30th Oct. 191 5 (R.E.). 
^ Lieutenant, 19 16. 

Wounded, July 191 7. 

Younger son of Colonel Edmund A. Burrows, C.M.G., C.B.E., and 
his wife Mary Claudine [Coode], 

Educated at Wellington College (VI. Form and Prefect), and Royal 
Military Academy, Woolwich (17th on list of 200 passed). 

Posted to the 73rd Field Company, Royal Engineers, 1 5th Division, 
on the Somme, Sept. 1916; severely wounded, Ypres, July, 1917 ; 
invalided home ; recovered and joined 6th Field Company, ist K.G.O. 
Sappers and Miners in India; proceeded to Mesopotamia in the i8th 
Division, and took part in the last battle there Nov. 191 8 ; in Mesopotamia 
with the Army of Occupation (Aug. 1919). 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 



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REV. CANON HENRY MELVILL, B.D., 

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The Rev. Canon Henry Melvill, B.D., Chaplain in Ordinary to Queen 
Victoria, fifth son of Captain Philip Melvill, was Incumbent of Camden 
Chapel, Camberwell, 1829-43. Principal of the East India College, 
Haileybury, 1843-57 (College closed). Golden Lecturer at St. Margaret's, 
1850-6. Canon of St. Paul's, 1855. Rector of Barnes, 1863-71. Buried 
in St. Paul's Cathedral ('Nat. Diet, of Biography Supplement,' vol. III.). 

Extracts from the ' Works of Ruskin,' vol. XXXV. p. 386. Edited 
by E. T. Cook and A. Wedderburn, K.C. : — 

* Henry Melvill, afterwards Principal of Haileybury, was the only preacher I ever 
knew whose sermons were at once sincere, orthodox and oratorical on Ciceronian 
principles. He wrote them from end to end with polished art, and read them 
admirably, in his own manner ; by which, though the congregation affectionately 
expected it, they were always deeply impressed. ... I owe to him all sorts of good 
help in close analysis, but especially my habit of always looking, in every quotation 
from the Bible, what goes before it and after.' — J . Ruskin's Diary. 

Extract from Morley's ' Life of Gladstone,' vol. I. p. 100 : — 

* Gladstone was immensely struck by Melvill, whom some of us have heard pro- 
nounced by the generation before us to be the most puissant of all the men in his 
calling. *■' His sentiments " (says Mr. Gladstone), " are manly in tone ; he deals 
powerfully with all his subjects ; his language is flowing and unbounded ; his images 
varied and intensely strong. Vigorous and lofty as are his conceptions, he is not, I 
think, less remarkable for soundness and healthiness of mind." ' 

Added to a fine presence, and intellectual gifts, Canon Henry Melvill 
had a beautiful speaking voice. When he preached the church was 
thronged ; men especially went to hear him. 



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Lieut.-General Henry Melvill, Bengal Cavalry (Fane's Horse), born 
I2th Sept. 1832, was the eldest son of Rev, Canon Henry Melvill, and his 
wife Margaret [Jennings]. He entered the army of the Honourable East 
India Company, his first Commission being dated 12th April, 1849 » 
promoted Captain, 23rd March, 1857 ; Lieut. -Colonel, 2nd Oct. 1872 ; 
Lieut.-General, 13th June, 1891 ; retired, 20th Dec. 1891. 

Indian Mutiny and subsequent operations in Oude, 1857-8 (Medal). 

Died abroad at Wiesbaden, 24th Nov. 1908. 

Major Henry Melvill, of the Indian Staff Corps, Military Accounts 
Dept., eldest son of Lieut.-General Henry Melvill, born 9th August, 1856, 
and died i6th July, 1901. He served in the Afghan War, 1879. Medal 
and clasp. 

Educated at Haileybury. 

First Commission, 3rd May, 1877. 

Captain, 3rd May, 1888. 

Major, 2nd July, 1897. 

Colonel Charles Curling Melvill, second son of Lieut.-General 
Henry Melvill {see page 102). 

Major Walter Sydney Melvill, of the Leicestershire Regiment, third 
son of Lieut.-General Henry Melvill, born ist March, 1866 ; died 30th 
May, 1904. Served throughout the South African War. Queen's Medal, 
King's Medal, 1 900-1. 

Educated at Dr. Allanson's School, Southsea. 

First Commission, iith Aug. 1880. 

Lieutenant, 13th Aug. 1885. 

Captain, 9th Jan. 1894. 

<t> •{• Sir Maxwkli. Melvill, K.C.I. 1^., C.S.I., second son o( Rev. 
Canon Henry Melvill, born 1833; dieil 5th Aug. 1S87. luitcrcd the 
Bombay Civil Service of the H.E.l.C, 1853, becoming Judge of the Suddcr 
Court in Sind, 1866. Ajipointcil Judge of the High Court, Honibav, in 
I 87 I. Was nominated member of the (iovernor's Council in 18S4. 

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MELYILL KOLL OF HONOUR. 

Descendants of Lieut.-General Henry Melvill, Bengal Cavalry 
(Fane's Horse), and his "wife Elizabeth \Curling\. 

MELVILL, Charles Curling. 

Colonel, late of the Manchester Regiment. 
€- First Commission, 13th Aug. 1879. 

^ Lieutenant, ist May, 1881. 

* Captain, 12th Nov. 1888. 

2 Lieut.-Colonel, 24th Feb. 1904. 

Brevet Colonel, 20th Feb. 1907. 

Second son of Lieut.-General Henry Melvill, and his wife Elizabeth 
[Curling], daughter of Dr. Curling, Bengal Medical Service. 

Educated at Highgate School and Royal Military College, Sandhurst. 

m. Dorothy Foster, daughter of H. E. Foster, Esq., of Craigmere, 
Scalby, Yorks. 

Served in Egyptian War of 1882 : Medal and Bronze Star (Khedive). 
Served 1 900-1 in the S. African War : severely wounded; mentioned in 
Despatches (Medal with one clasp). Commanded the Manchester 
Regiment from 24th Feb. 1904 to 24th Feb. 1908. At the outbreak of 
war, Aug. 1914, commanded the Depot of the regiment. Health gave 
way under heavy strain of work. 

PARIS, Sir Archibald, K.C.B. 

* Major-General Royal Marine Artillery. 

* Son of Rev. A. Paris, of Ludgeon. 

^i- Educated at Eton and Royal Naval College, Greenwich. 

^ m. Lilian Jean [Melvill], younger daughter of Lieut.-General Henry 

* Melvill. 

^ ^ Entered R.M.A., 1879; Captain, 1890; Major, 1898; Brevet 

^ Lieut.-Colonel, 1902 ; Lieut.-Colonel, 1908 ; Brevet Colonel, 1905 ; 

^\ Colonel 2nd Commandant, 191 5 ; Major-General, 191 5. 

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CANON HENRY MELVILL. 

^ Adjutant, Militia, 1894-9; Chief Instructor Royal Military 

■4° Academy, 1903-5. Naval Intelligence Department, 1899-1900; 

2 Special Service, Rhodesian Field Force, 1900-2 ; served in S. 

2- Africa, 1900-2 (Despatches, twice; Queen's Medal, four clasps; 

4- King's Medal, two clasps). Served in European War, General 

^* Officer Commanding R.N. Division at defence of Antwerp, 191 4 

(Despatches, thrice), and during Gallipoli campaign, and later in 

France. Severely wounded. Awarded C.B., 1907 ; K.C.B., 191 6 ; 

Croix de Commandeur, Legion of Honour, 1916 ; Croix de Guerre, 

1916 ; Croix de Commandeur, Order of Leopold, 1917. 

1 914 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. 



PARIS, Archibald Charles McIviU. 

First Commission, i8th Sept. 1909. 

^ Lieutenant Oxfordshire L.I., 19 14. 

* Captain, 191 7. 

^ Brevet Major, istjan. 1918. 

^ 1 914 Star. 

■2: Only son of Major-General Sir Archibald Paris, K.C.B., and his 

^* wife Lilian Jean [Melvill]. 

Educated at Wellington College and Royal Military College, 
Sandhurst. 

m. Ruth Norton Green. 

When war was declared in August 19 14, was on leave from India. 
Joined the Royal Naval Division, and was in the trenches at Antwerp with 
the ' Anson ' Battalion. 

G.S.O.(3) on his Father's Staff" during the Gallipoli campaign. 
Sul)sc(]ucntly returned to France (mentioned in Despatches thrice). Brigade 
Major ill I^-ancc and Palestine. Military Cross, 1917, and Brevet Major, 
1st Jan. 191 8. 

liritish War Medal ami Victory Medal. 



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RICHARD GWATKIN MELVILL, 

Bengal Civil Service, 
Third Son of Rev. Canon Henry Melvill, B.D. 



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Richard Gwatkin Melvill, third son of Rev. Canon Henry Melvill, 
born 1834. Entered the Honourable East India Company's (Bengal 
Civil) Service in 1855, and was in that service till 1874 (acted as 
Deputy Commissioner in 1872). Married Gertrude Margaret Van 
Cortlandt (see Key No. 18). 



Henry Cortlandt Melvill, eldest son of Richard Gwatkin Melvill, 
Esq., and his wife Gertrude Margaret [Van Cortlandt], born 9th Dec. 
1859. Educated at Highgate School and Clifton College (unm.) At 
the outbreak of war was in Berlin, and was interned at Ruhleben. 



Charles Cortlandt Melvill, second son of Richard Gwatkin Melvill, 
Esq., and his wife Gertrude Margaret [Van Cortlandt], born 25th Feb. 
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Descendants of Richard Gwatkin Melvill, Esq., and his wife 
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KERLE, Eric MelvilL 

Lance-Corporal, London Scottish Regiment. 
t Killed in Action. 

Only son of Ludwig Kerle, and his wife Isabel May [Melvill]. 

Joined the Royal Navy on the outbreak of war, but because ot his 
foreign birth was discharged 15th Feb. 191 5. He immediately enlisted in 
the 2nd Batt. London Scottish 14th Regiment, and went out to France. 
IVomoted to Lance-Corporal. He fell at Locre, 21st Aug. 191 8. 

His adjutant wrote to his mother that her son w.is a ' splendid fellow.' 
One of his comrades who went to see her toKi her ' how utterly fearless 
and wonderful he was.' 

British War Medal :nul Victory Meilal. 

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HELPER IN THE WAR. 

MELVILL, Harald. 

Only son of Louis von Schubaert, and his wife Edith Margaret 
[Melvill]. 6"^^ Key No. i8. 

Educated at Highgate Schooh 

At the outbreak of war was refused enlistment on account ot his 
foreign birth. In the circumstances he was posted to the Tytherington 
Road Board, Gloucestershire, and obtained a high record for efficiency in 
work on the land. 



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service was in Scinde, where he rose to be Chief Commissioner. He died 
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Connection by marriage of descendant of Francis Melvill, Esq., 
Bombay Civil Service, and his zvife Minnie \_Hayes\ 

BARRETT, Henry Walter, C.B. 

Lieutenant R.A., ist Jan. 1876. 
4^ Major, 1st April, 1896. 

Lieut. -Colonel, 2nd July, 1897. 

Colonel, 2nd Aug. 1902. 

Retired, 2nd Aug. 1909. 

m. Maude [Melvill], only child of Francis Melvill, Esq., and his 
wife Minnie [Hayes], daughter of Judge Edmund Bradshaw 
Hayes. 

Served in South African Wars, 1879, Zulu campaign (Medal aiul 
clasp), and in 1 900- 1 ((^iccn's Medal and four clasps) ; re-cniployed since 
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Descendants and connection by marriage of Qi^KKh. \J\4elvilI\ wife 
of Stewart St. John Gordon, Esq., Bengal Civil Service. 



GORDON, Stewart Douglas. 

Brevet Colonel, Indian Cavalry (retired). 

^^ Re-employed as A.A.G., H.C. Division. 

•:{i First Commission, 72nd Highlanders, 21st Sept. 1874. 

B Subsequently was appointed to the 19th, and then the 13th, Lancers 

v^ Indian Cavalry. 

2 I. Mentioned in Despatches, G.G.O.493, 1S80. 

2. „ „ 29th July, 1902. 

Only son of Stewart St. John Gordon, Esq., and his wife Clara 
[Melvill]. 

Educated at Haileybury. 

m. Margaret Eleanor [Hogg]. 

Afghanistan, 1878-9. Battle of Ahmed Khel ; actions of Patkao 
Shana and Urzu. Medal, with clasp. 

Egypt, 1882. Action of Tel-el-Kebir : Medal, with clasp ; Bronze 
Star (Khedive) ; 5th Class Mcdjidie. 

South African War, 1 901-2. Chief Staff" Officer to Colonel 
I^cmington's I^'orcc, and subsequently commanding Mobile Column during 
driving operations in 'IVansvaal and Orange River Colony, trom Jan. to 
June 1902. (^leen's Medal, with 4 clasps. 

In I 9 14 served as A. A. G. ami (^M.(i. Mcailijuartcrs, iSth iiwd ^yth 
Divisions, for i^ years; ami as Private Secretary to Military Secretary, 
India Office, for 2 J years, March, 1919. 

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GORDON, Alan Douglas, D.S.O., M.C 

Captain Royal Berkshire Regiment. 

* First Commission, loth May, 191 1. 

* Holds the 19 14 Star. 

13 Awarded the Military Cross (for Neuve Chapelle), 
<> „ Croix de Guerre — with palm (Operations on Marne). 

*f ,, D.S.O. (Gazette, 3rd June, 19 19. 

^J I. Mentioned in Despatches, Jan. 191 5. 
^* 2. „ ,, June, 1917. 

Only son of Colonel Stewart Douglas Gordon, and his wife Marg aret 
Eleanor [Hogg]. 

Educated at Haileybury. 

Went to France, Nov. 1 914, with 2nd Royal Berks. Regiment, 8th 
Division ; remained till March, 1915 ; wounded; in England from March, 
191 5 to May, 1916 ; May, 191 6 to June, 1917, commanded 105th Machine 
Gun Company (France) ; Oct. 1917 to March, 191 8, Divisional Machine 
Gun Officer, 62nd Division (France) ; March, 19 18 to Sept. 191 8, Second 
in Command 62nd Machine Gun Battery (France); Sept. 191 8 to 
Armistice, nth Nov. 191 8, commanding ditto. 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 



ANDERSON, Douglas Macclesfield. 

Canadian Contingent. 
t 1 9 14- 1 5 Star. 

^ Elder son of Colonel Macclesfield Anderson, and his wife Edith 

[Gordon]. 

Educated at Wellington College. 

Enlisted in Rocky Mountain Rifles, early in Aug. 19 14; trained at 
Valcartier and Salisbury in the I. British Columbia Regiment ; became 
Signaller, and went to France in Feb. 1915 ; missing since 24th April, 
19 15, at St. Julien ; last seen unwounded, helping wounded comrades. 

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CANON HENRY MELYILL. 

His sergeant, taken prisoner in this action, on returning from Germany, 
wrote : — 

' He twice saved my life, dragging me back to cover under heavy fire. He 
risked his life many times that morning crawling out into the open to get water- 
bottles for his wounded comrades from the killed, all under heavy fire. Had any of 
the officers lived he must have been recommended for a decoration, but every officer 
was killed.' 

British War Medal. 



ANDERSON, John Coussmaker. 

Canadian Contingent. 
^ 1 9 14- 1 5 Star. 

■<^ Younger son of Colonel Macclesfield Anderson, and his wife Edith 

[Gordon]. 

Educated at Wellington College. 

Enlisted in Rocky Mountain Rifles in Aug. 1914 ; trained at 
Valcartier and Salisbury in the I. British Columbia Regiment ; went to 
France, Feb. 1915 ; wounded in right arm at St. Julien, 24th April, 191 5 ; 
right hand rendered useless, and was therefore discharged fi"om Canadian 
Army, Nov. 191 5. 

British War Medal. 



PATERSON, John Hamilton. 

Sergeant Canadian Machine Gun Corps. 

<> m. Mary [Anderson], second daughter of Colonel Macclesfield 

Anderson, and his wife Edith [Gordon J. 

iMilisted in June, 19 15 ; posted to 4th Canadian Contingent (infantry) ; 
went to France early in 191 6; severely wounded, May, 19 16. On dis- 
charge from hospital posted to Canadian Machine (nin Corps, Seaford 
Camp, near J'.asthourne, where he hecaine Sergeant Instructt^r, remaimiiL!; 
there until the end of the war. 

British War Maial and Victory Medal. 

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HELPERS IN THE WAR. 

ANDERSON, Eva. 

ANDERSON, *Mary. 

Took charge of their brothers' Ranches and managed them with 
any precarious help obtainable, to enable their brothers to join 
the Army. 

Eldest and second daughters of Colonel Macclesfield Anderson, and 
his wife Edith [Gordon]. 

* m. John Hamilton Paterson. 



ANDERSON, Margaret Janet. 

Head Cook in V.A.D. Convalescent Hospital at Etal, Cornhill-on- 

* Tweed. 

* Three times mentioned in the Nurses Roll of Honour. 

-^ Third daughter of Colonel Macclesfield Anderson, and his wife 

Edith [Gordon]. 



ANDERSON, Lilian Elizabeth. 

V.A.D. for four years at Queen Mary's Military Hospital, Whalley, 
* Lancashire. 

-^ Three times mentioned in the Nurses Roll of Honour. 

^ Fourth daughter of Colonel Macclesfield Anderson, and his wife 

Edith [Gordon]. 



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Descendants of Margaret Storie \Melvill^, wife of Thomas Borron 
Myers, Esq., of Porter's Park, Shenley, Herts. 

MYERS, Jack MelvilL 

I. British Red Cross in Italy. 
4- 2. Croix Rouge Fran^aise (British Section). 

Awarded the Croix de Guerre. 

Only son of Dudley Borron Myers, Esq., O.B.E., and his wife 
Anna Frances [Hilton]. 

Educated at Wellington College. 

Was in the Argentine when war broke out ; when recruiting 
machinery was set up by the British authorities in Buenos Ayres, at once 
volunteered for service, but was rejected on medical grounds ; returned to 
England, Spring of 19 17 ; attested on arrival, but was again rejected for 
active service ; after considerable difficulty obtained work as a voluntary 
ambulance driver in a British Red Cross Section in Italy ; served there 
until early in 191 8, being most of the time attached to the Italian army, and 
latterly to the British Gunners ; was involved in the great Retreat of the 
Italian III Army, being on duty in close proximity to the fighting line ; 
came home, Feb. 191 8, and for the third time submitted to medical 
examination in the hope that his record of hardships successfully endured 
would enable him to pass for a Commission in the British Army ; un- 
fortunately, was again graded Class 3 ; next joined French Red Cross 
(British Section), as offering more opportunities of front line work than the 
British Red Cross ; proceeded to France ; posted to Section S.S.A., No. 10, 
near Verdun and Amiens. In Oct, 191 8 was transferred to the Flanders 
front and attached to a crack Division of the French army : participated in 
the victorious Advance in Belgium ; was three times recommended (or the 
Croix de Guerre, and in Nov. was decorated with certain others of his 
unit, by the General commanding his Division, with the silver (Divisional) 
grade of the Cross. The citation given with the Cross states that it was 
awarded for work efficiently performed under heavy aiul continuous shell 

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MELYILL ROLL OF HONOUR. 

fire, especially during the month of October. The silver Croix de Guerre 
was the highest grade which his limited opportunities of distinguishing 
himself rendered it possible for him to win. 
British War Medal and Victory Medal. 

TAYLOR, Geoffrey Robert. 

First Commission on prob., 20th Jan. 19 12. 
^ Lieutenant 4th Batt. Bedfords (S.R.), and R.F.C. 

Promoted Captain, March, 191 7. 

Holds the 19 14-15 Star. 

Only son of Robert Taylor, Esq., of Kytes, near Watford, and his 
wife Blanche Georgiana [Myers]. 

Educated at Eton. 

Called up on the declaration of war ; proceeded to Flanders, ist Jan. 
191 5 ; invalided home with trench fever; proceeded to Egypt in 191 6, 
attached to i/5th Batt., Bedfords ; commanded an outpost on the Suez 
Canal ; joined Royal Flying Corps and returned to England, autumn of 
19 1 6, to train; obtained Pilot's certificate, Feb. 1917 ; had a bad crash, 
owing to defective engine, flying over to France ; invalided out of the 
Flying Corps ; rejoined regiment ; attached to the 3rd Batt. Bedfords, at 
Felixstowe; returned June 1918 to France; appointed adjutant, 58th 
Divisional Reception Camp, until signing of the Armistice. Invalided 
home. 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 



HELPERS IN THE WAR. 

MYERS, Dudley Borron, O.B.E. 

In 19 14 organized centres for 'Voluntary Social Service Bureau' ; 
^ assisted in formations of the ' Queen's Work for Women's 

Fund,' under the Duchess of Roxburgh ; Member of Govern- 
ment Commission for providing work for Belgian refugees ; 

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CANON HENRY MELYILL. 

organized the workshops and Employment Bureau connected 
with the Qiieen Mary Convalescent Military Hospital, 
Roehampton, acting as Hon. Secretary. Awarded for his 
services the Order of the British Empire (officer), June, 191 8. 

Second son of Thomas Borron Myers, Esq., and his wife Margaret 
[Melvill]. 

m. Anna Frances [Hilton]. 



VANDELEUR, Gertrude Henrietta. 

Published verses and a recruiting song for the benefit of the Red 
Cross. 

Second daughter of Thomas Borron Myers, Esq., and his wife 
Margaret [Melvill]. 

m. Cecil Ernest Vandeleur, Esq. 



TAYLOR, Blanche Georgiana. 

V.A.D. nurse in a Hospital for the wounded at Watford, Herts. 
Also at Freemason's War Hospital, London, until Aug, 1918. 

Youngest daughter of Thomas Borron Myers, Esq., and his wife 
Margaret [Melvill]. 

m. Robert Taylor, Esq., of Kytes, Watford. 

TAYLOR, Rose Blanche Margaret. 

V.A.D. nurse in a Hospital for the wounded at Watford, Herts. 
Also at Freemason's War Hospital, London, until Jan. 1919 
and onwards. 

J^idcr daughter of Robert Taylor, Esq., and his wife Blanche 
Gcorgiana [Myers]. 



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Descendants of Elizabeth \_Melvil/], wife of Clement 
W. Bagshawe, Esq., and connections by marriage. 

BAGSHAWE, Edward Leonard, CLE,, D.S.O., O.B.E. 

Lieut. -Colonel, Royal Engineers, Indian Telegraph Dept. 

* Mentioned 7 times in Despatches. 

* Awarded the CLE., 19 16. 
^ „ D.S.O. 

^ „ O.B.E. (Mil. Div.). 

% Third son of Clement W. Bagshawe, Esq., and his wife Elizabeth 

^ [Melvill]. 

^ Educated at Dover College and Cooper's Hill. 

<^ "^- Anne Josephine Lambart [Sladen], daughter of Lieut.-Colonel 
la Sladen, R.E., and his wife Lady Sarah [Lambart], daughter of 

^ the eighth Earl of Cavan. 

On the Headquarters Staff of the Mesopotamian Expeditionary 
Force from 9th April, 191 5 to 30th April, 19 19. Received a Com- 
mission as Major, R.E., 9th April, 1915 ; promoted to Lieut.-Colonel, 
nth March, 191 7 ; promoted to (T.) Colonel, 28th Dec. 191 8. 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 



BAGSHAWE, Wilfred Melvill. 

Major R.F.A. 
'9(t First Conmiission, 13th June, 1899. 

K Lieutenant, 13th June, 1902. 

Captain, 13th Aug. 19 13. 

Major, 30th Dec. 191 8. 

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Mentioned in Despatches. 
Awarded the Order of the Nile. 

Fourth son of Clement W. Bagshawe, Esq., and his wife Elizabeth 
[Melvill]. 

Educated at Dover College and Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. 

m. Marie Lucie [Smith]. 

Served in Egypt, 191 6; was torpedoed off Cyprus. Seconded for 
service with the Egyptian Army in the Sudan. 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 



BISHOP, Charles Frederic. 

Lieut.-Colonel R.G.A. 
1st Commission, 15th Feb. 1889. 
Lieutenant, 15th Feb. 1891. 
Captain, 19th April, 1899. 
Major, 28th May, 1909. 
Lieut.-Colonel, 14th April, 191 6. 

m. Edith [Bagshawe], elder daughter of Clement Bagshawe, Esq., and 
his wife Elizabeth [Melvill]. 

In command of the Leith Defence, Inchkeith, until the latter part of 
1 91 8, when sent to command Royal Garrison Artillery, Bombay. 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 

DU PORT, Osmond Charteris, D.S.O. 
Brevet Lieut.-Colonel R.F.A. 

* 1st Commission, 25th Nov. 1895. 

* Captain, 7th Nov. 1901. 
Major, 20th Feb. 1912. 

* Brevet Lieut.-Colonel, ist June, 191 9. 

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Mentioned in Despatches, Dec, 1900. 

June, 1916. 
Jan. 19 1 7. 



Awarded the D.S.O 
m. Hilda [Bagshawe] 



June, 19 1 7. 
Dec. 191 8. 
, June 1917. 

younger daughter of Clement W. Bagshawe, 
Esq., and his wife Elizabeth [Melvill]. 

^/Served in the South African War, 1 900-1 ; was in Ladysmith during 
the Siege ; on the declaration of war in 19 14 was re-employed from 
Reserve of Officers and rejoined the R.F.A. from Rhodesia ; sent to France 
as O.C. B Battery, 64th Brigade, 12th Division; promoted T/Lieut.- 
Colonel and commanded 35th Brigade, 7th Division ; Counter-Battery 
Staff-Officer, I Corps., Feb. 19 17 to Feb. 191 9 ; ditto, IX Corps, Feb. 
191 9 to May 1 919. 

British War Medal 'and Victory Medal. 



HELPERS IN THE WAR. 

BAGSHAWE, Arthur Clement. 

V.A.D. work in Rhodesia. 

Second son of Clement W. Bagshawe, Esq., and his wife Elizabeth 
[Melvill]. 

m. Mary A. Majcndie. 

BISHOP, Edith Mary. 

Early in the war worked for Lady Willingdon's Bombay Branch of 
the Women's War Kcllcf Finul. Afterwards cngagCil in Canteen 
Work at Dover with the V.M.C.A. Secretary to the Red Cross. 
President of the C.W.L. work in Dover. 

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Elder daughter of Clement W. Bagshawe, Esq., and his wife 
Elizabeth [Melvill]. 

m. Lieut. -Colonel Charles Frederic Bishop. 



DU PORT, Hilda MelviU. 

Engaged in Canteen work at Dover with the Y.M.C.A. 

Younger daughter of Clement W. Bagshawe, Esq., and his wife 
Elizabeth [Melvill]. 

m. Colonel Osmond Charteris Du Port, D.S.O. 

BAGSHAWE, Anne Josephine Lambart. 
Deputy Principal, W.R.N.S. 

Youngest daughter of Lieut.-Colonel J. Sladen, R.E., and his wife 

Lady Sarah [Lambart]. 

m. Lieut.-Colonel Edward Leonard Bagshawe, C.I.E., D.S.O. , O.B.E. 



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Close, Esq., of UfFculme, Devon, and connections by marriage. 

CLOSE, Arthur MelvilL 

(T.) 2nd Lieutenant R.E., i6th June, 19 15. 
Lieutenant, 13th Dec. 19 15. 
Captain, 25th Feb. 1916. 

Third son of Douglas Richmond Close, Esq., and his wife Isabella 
[Melvill]. 

Educated at Devonport High School, Weymouth, and Cooper's Hill, 
m. Mary Josephine [Plunkett]. 

Left Valparaiso, Chile, 26th April, 19 15, by the Transandine Railway 
to Buenos Ayres, and thence to Liverpool. Being a Civil Engineer by 
profession, applied for a Commission in the Royal Engineers on reaching 
London, and received it i6th June, 191 5 ; after instruction at Chatham 
proceeded to Malta, thence to Mudros and Gallipoli, landing at Anzac 
Cove the night of 1 3th September ; employed as a Works Officer tor three 
months ; sent to hospital in Alexandria a week before the evacuation ; 
Feb. 1 91 6, was posted to the 14th Army Troops Company, R.E. (Major 
Cook, R.E.), and was three months on the Suez Canal, at Serapcum, 
digging trenches, erecting huts, etc. ; transferred to the 117th Railway 
(Construction) Co., R.E, at Salonika, May, 1916. _ Work in Salonika 
chiefly surveys for railway lines in various parts of the country, some 
railway construction including a pile bridge, 600 ft. long across the River 
Galiko. In 191 7, attached to Railway l)irectoratc for survey work, xwA 
March, 191 8, posted to a newly-formed Railway Survey Section ; only twt> 
surveys were carrieil out, the first from I'.katcrina to a lignite nunc near 
Mount Olympus, the second from Bralo to Itea on the (iulf ^A Corinth 
across the mountains ; took leave to India, leaving 2-'th Aug. 191S, in the 
steamer, i^an Andres, which was tot|K\ioed, 2nd Sept., about 60 miles ort 

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MELYILL EOLL OF HONOUR. 

Port Said, without casualties, but lost all property and kit ; on conclusion 
of leave sent to Mesopotamia ; landed on Armistice day, nth Nov. 191 8 ; 
served two months in the Irrigation Department at Amara ; transferred to 
Railways at Basra, ist March, 1919. 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 

BADCOCK, Hugh Daniel, M.LC.E. 

Lieutenant 3rd Volunteer Batt., Oxford and Bucks, L.I. 

m. Margaret [Close], eldest daughter of Douglas Richmond Close, 
Esq., and his wife Isabella [Melvill]. 

Enlisted in Imperial Yeomanry and served in S. Africa during the 
Boer War ; afterwards returned to civil life. Mathematical Master at 
Eton, and a platoon commander in the 3rd Volunteer Batt., Oxford and 
Bucks. Light Infantry. 

COOPER, Philip Tcmpler. 

Lieut.-Colonel R.A. 

ist Commission in R.G.A., 9th Dec. 1884. 

Major, 6th April, 1900. 

Lieut.-Colonel, nth Feb. 19 11. 

m. Evelyn [Close], third daughter of Douglas Richmond Close, Esq., 
and his wife Isabella [MelvillJ. 

Served in the Tirah Campaign, 1897-8. Transferred subsequently to 
the Indian Ordnance. When war broke out in 19 14 was at home on sick 
leave ; returned to India end of 19 15, when he was sent to Basrah. 
Invalided from Mesopotamia back to India, and has since been in charge of 
the Arsenal at Allahabad. 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 

LECKY, Halton Stirling, C,B. 

Entered H.M.S. Britannia, 1892. 
•* Naval Cadet, 1894; Midshipman, 1895. 

4^ Sub-Lieutenant, 1899. 

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CANON HENRY MELVILL. 

4» Lieutenant, 1901. 

58S Qualified as Gunnery Lieutenant, 1 904. 

•#• Commander, 19 13. 

Acting Captain, 191 6. 
Mentioned in Despatches, 19 19. 
Awarded Legion of Honour. 

„ Royal Order of the Redeemer (Greece), 
„ Albert Medal. 
„ C.B., 1919. 

Only son of Commander S. T. S. Lecky, R.N.R. 

Educated at Eastman's Royal Naval Academy, Stubbington, Hants, 

m. Agnes [Close], youngest daughter of Douglas Richmond Close, 
Esq., and his wife Isabella [Melvill]. 

As Sub-Lieutenant took part in the Boer War, Blockade of Delagoa 
Bay, etc, (Queen's Medal and Natal Clasp). Awarded the Albert Medal 
by H.M. King Edward VII., the Silver Medal of the Royal Humane 
Society, and Silver Medal of Lloyd's. Commanded H.M.S. Peterel, 1903. 
Organized the Shetland Islands for war, 1913-14. Mine-sweeping in the 
North Sea, 19 14. Naval Assistant to the fourth Sea Lord of the 
Admiralty, and established and organized the Auxiliary Patrol Service of 
3000 vessels against enemy submarines, 19 14-16. For this service was 
promoted to Acting Captain in 1916, and awarded the C.B. in 1919. 
Commanded the light cruisers, Southajupton and Birmingham^ in the North 
Sea, 1 9 16-17. Returned to the Admiralty as Assistant to the Naval 
Secretary of the ist Lord, 19 17. Proceeded to the ^^Lgean, 1918, and took 
part in the Blockade of the Dardanelles, and in various operations, and was 
for a time Senior Naval Officer of the Island of Imbros, commanding the 
British, French, and Greek destroyers on Patrol there. Organized, and was 
in command of the operations for landing 5000 French and Cireek troops, 
on the Bulgarian Coast, behind the Struma I'Vont. Operations abandiMicd, 
owing to the surrender of Bulgaria. Took part in the passage oi the 
Allied Fleets through the Darilanelles, and the occupation of Constantinople, 
and the Gulf of isniid. Returned home, and organized and established the 
Mine Clearance Service, 19 19. 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 

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THE FAMILY OF 

^ MAJOR-GENERAL 
SIR PETER MELVILL MELVILL, 

K.C.B, 

Sixth Son of 

CAPTAIN PHILIP MELVILL, 

Lieutenant-Governor of Pendennis Castle. 



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SIE PETER MELVILL MELVILL. 



Major-General Sir Peter Melvill Melvill, K.C.B., sixth son of 
Captain Philip Melvill, entered the military service of the East India 
Company on the Bombay establishment, in 1819, and had a varied ex- 
perience in the East. He was employed with the revenue Survey of 
Guzerat from 1822 to 1827. I^ 1828 became Fort Adjutant of the 
garrison of Bombay, and A.D.C. to the Governor. A year' later was on 
special duty in Calcutta as Assistant to the Bombay Military Member of 
the Financial Commission. In 1836 was first Assistant in Cutch and Sind, 
while in 1838 officiated as Political Agent in Cutch. From 1840 to 1859 
was Secretary to the Government of Bombay in the Military and Marine 
Departments, and received the K.C.B. in i860, retiring with the rank of 
Major-General, Dec. 1861. He was a member of Lord Hobhouse's 
Committee on the amalgamation of the Indian with the British Army in 
i860, and on the Royal Commission appointed to report on the memorials 
of the Indian officers in 1863. 



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MELVILL EOLL OF HONOUR. 



Descendants of Elizabeth Margaret \Melvill\ wife of Charles 
GoNNE, Esq., C.S.I., and connection by marriage. 



GONNE, Charles Hugh McIvilL 
Captain, R.A.S.C. (S.R.) 

Enlisted in 25th London Territorials, Aug. 19 14. 
Obtained Commission in R.G.A., Dec. 19 14. 
Lieutenant, 9th June, 19 15. 

Transferred to A.S.C. (M.T.), 26th March, 19 17. 
Captain, March, 191 8. 

Elder son of Henry Gonne, Esq., and his wife Grace Staveley 
[Marsden]. 

Educated at Bradfield College. 

Enlisted Aug. 19 14; obtained Commission, Dec. 19 14; while on 
home service was mostly on Anti-Aircraft duties, and at Whitely Bay 
fired at and hit a Zeppelin, destroying a propeller, and setting a petrol- 
tank on fire. This Zeppelin is supposed to have been subsequently found 
at sea, in a disabled condition, and destroyed. Suffered from deafness 
while serving with a siege battery, and therefore transferred to the R.A.S.C. 
and went to France with a S.B. Am. Col., and saw much fighting at 
different points, from Lens to Vermand. In Nov. 19 17, was in the 
retreat from Bourlon Wood, and in March, 191 8, the retreat from Cambrai, 
where he successfully withdrew all the guns of his battery, which had 
been firing over open sights, the enemy getting to within a few yards of the 
last gun. He is said to have driven the last lorry through Bapaume. 
When all telephone communication had been shot away, he reconnoitred 
enemy positions, and destroyed abandoned munitions, stores, &c., and was 

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SIR PETER MELVILL MELVILL. 

ordered to make his report in person, to the General commanding the R.A. 
For his services he was promoted to Captain ; participated in the British 
victorious advance, until he v^as invalided home from Le Cateau, a week 
before the Armistice was signed. 

Lieut. -Colonel Lockhart, commanding 51st Brigade, R.G.A., writes in 
a letter dated 22nd Sept. 191 8 : — 

* Captain Gonne has latterly proved himself quite fearless during the preparations 
for the operations of the i8th inst., when he took upon himself to superintend the 
supply of ammunition to the batteries moved up close to the front line.' 

(On 1 8th Sept. the Third and Fourth Armies captured Epehy on the 
outer Hindenburg defences. — Times ^ ist Jan. 1919.) 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 



GONNE, Michael Edward, M.C. 

I St Commission, 27th Oct. 19 16, 
+ Royal Fusiliers and R.A.F. 

la Captain, 9th Jan. 191 8. 

Awarded the Military Cross, Jan. 191 8. 

Died in a German Field Hospital from wounds received in action. 

Younger son of Henry Gonne, Esq., and his wife Grace Staveley 
[Marsden]. 

Educated at Westminster and Royal Military College, Sandhurst. 

Obtained Commission in Royal Fusiliers, and was attached to the 
Royal Flying Corps ; after courses at Oxford and Hcndon, went first to 
J^gypt, atid in June, 19 17, to France ; was awarded the Military Cross in 
the Field, the award stating : — 

' For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the nuxuh ot J.uui.iry, 
1918. He is a daring and skilful leader of patrols who h.is led his Flight through .1 
large amount of fighting, often against superior numbers, and far behind the enemy 
lines ; he has destroyed five enemy machines.' 

In V\ih. 191 S was invaliiial home for injuries received while testing 
a machine, and for some months actcil as a gunnery instructor ; rctunicd to 



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MELYILL ROLL OF HONOUR. 

France at his own urgent request, rejoining his old Squadron, the 54th, on 
7th Aug. 191 8 ; the following day the British victorious advance began ; he 
volunteered for a flight from which he never returned ; when last seen over 
the Somme crossings at Brie, then 1 5 miles behind the German front, had 
been flying over the enemy lines for 2^ hours ; his machine was a Camel, 
and he must have been nearing the end of his petrol supply. The German 
Red Cross report that he died the same day in the Villers-Carbonnel Field 
Hospital. 

His brother visited the Squadron, and learnt that on 8th Aug. an order 
came to drop bombs at a certain place ; Capt. M. E. Gonne volunteered ; 
he ought not to have been sent out alone, but no machine was available to 
accompany him. His Squadron-Commander wrote : ' He went out to fly 
low for machine-gun work and bombing in the great battle that was raging.' 
A very gallant officer thus met his death. 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 



GONNE, Charles MclviU. 
Major R.A. 

Second son of Charles Gonne, Esq., C.S.I. , and his wife Elizabeth 
Margaret [Melvill]. 

Educated at Charterhouse, and Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. 

m. Josephine [Henderson], daughter of Joseph Henderson, Esq., 
C.M.G., of Pietermaritzburg, Natal, S. Africa. 

First Commission in Royal Artillery, 1881 ; obtained his jacket in 
1884 ; served in Horse Artillery till 1890 ; Captain in 1890, and served 
with a Mountain Battery in S. Africa, which he commanded for eighteen 
months ; retired in 1896 ; volunteered for S. African War ; was employed 
as a reserve officer and commanded a fort at the mouth of the Thames ; had 
passed out of reserve of officers before the declaration of war in 1 914 ; again 
volunteered, and was employed in prisoners of war camps ; served as Asst. 
Commandant at Dorchester, Eastcote and Rouen, under the War Office, 
and commanded No. 5 Prisoners of War Camp in the Pas de Calais, under 
the B.E.F. ; was invalided home April, 191 6. Commanded Prisoners of 
War Camp, Port Talbot ; again Asst. Commandant at Dorchester, and 

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SIR PETER MELVILL MELYILL. 

finally Commandant of Officers' Prisoner of War Reprisal Camp, 
Lewisham, and retired, Feb. 19 19, with the rank of Major. 

(Organized Toy industry in Bognor, and raised public interest in 
growing food in vacant plots.) 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 



GONNE, Vere Carol MelvilL 

First Commission, 191 2, R.G.A. (S.R.). 

Captain, 191 7. 

Only son of Major Charles Melvill Gonne, R.A., and his wife 
Josephine [Henderson]. 

Educated privately. 

m. Agnes Miller [Burt]. 

At declaration of war was serving in Isle of Wight ; in the spring of 
1915 took a R.A.C. pilot's certificate; returned to Garrison Artillery on 
account of ill health ; transferred to Anti-Aircraft Corps ; served in 
England with No. 3 1 Section ; trained several Anti-Aircraft Sections ; went 
to France with an A. A. Battery and served in the Ypres Salient ; the Unit 
dropped a Gotha into the sea. A letter from the G.O.C., R.A., Fourth 
Army, to O.C., Fourth Army Anti- Aircraft Group, i6th July, 191 7, states : 
* The Army Commander desires me to express to you his appreciation of the 
good work done by the forward Anti-Aircraft guns throughout the last few 
days, during which time they have been subjected to a very hostile tire.' (This 
refers to fighting near the mouth of the Yser, when 68 of our guns were 
put out of action.) Promoted Captain early in 19 17, and in November 
went with his battery to Italy, the unit making a record by bringing down 
13 hostile machines in six weeks; returned to France, Aug. 19 iS, and 
transferred to A. A. Battery of the Independent Air Force in Sept. ; at the 
time of the Armistice was acting as Major in Commaiul ; assisted in 
organizing the feeding and reception of our prisoners straggling in after the 
Victory. Recommended for a Commission in the Regular Army to date 
from the outbreak of war. On 29th March, i <; ! 9. procccilcd to the Army 
of Occupation at Cologne. 

British War Medal and Victory Medal. 



MELYILL EOLL OF HONOUR. 

GONNE, Arthur Edward. 

' Old Boys Corps,' County of London Volunteers. 

Third son of Charles Gonne, Esq., C.S.I., and his wife Elizabeth 

Margaret [Melvill]. 

Educated at Charterhouse. 

BERTIE-CLAY, N. S. 

Lieutenant R.A., 28th July, 1883. 
-f Captain, 25th May, 1892. 

Major, 2ist Dec. 1901. 
Lieut.- Colonel, i8th May, 191 2. 

m. Mary Kemble [Gonne], younger daughter of Charles Gonne, Esq., 
C.S.I. , and his wife Elizabeth Margaret [Melvill]. 

Served in S. African War, 190 1-2 ; operations : Transvaal, Orange 
River, Cape Colony (Queen s Medal, 3 clasps). 

Was serving in India at the beginning of the war, 19 14. 

Subsequently became Director of a munitions factory. 

Later did Ambulance work for the French and was awarded the Croix 
de Guerre. 



HELPERS IN THE WAR. 

GONNE, Henry. 

War Office Censor and Special Constable. 

Eldest son of Charles Gonne, Esq., C.S.I., and his wife Elizabeth 
Margaret [Melvill]. 

Educated privately, and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. 

m. Grace Staveley [Marsden]. 

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SIR PETER MELVILL MELVILL. 

GONNE, Katherine. 

Canteen work In London and Woolwich ; also English Prisoners 
of War Parcels — Forwarding Department. 

Elder daughter of Charles Gonne, Esq., C.S.I., and his wife Elizabeth 
Margaret [Melvill]. 



BERTIE-CLAY, Mary Kcmble. 

Nurse, Croix Rouge Fran^aise ; and Prisoners of War Central 
Committee in London — Records Department. 

Younger daughter of Charles Gonne, Esq., C.S.I., and his wife 
Elizabeth Margaret [Melvill]. 

m. N. S. Bertie-Clay, Colonel R.A. 



GONNE, Josephine. 

Cooked, nursed, and mended for the wounded in hospital. 

Daughter of Joseph Henderson, Esq., C.M.G., of Pietermaritzburg, 
Natal. 

m. Charles Melvill Gonne, Major R.A. 



GONNE, Agnes Miller. 

Only daughter of Henry and Mary Hardy Burt, ot Burnsidc. 
Lanarkshire. 

m. Vcrc Carol Melvill (ioiinc, Cajuaiii R.G.A. 

At the beginning of the war organized Ambulance Classes. October, 
1 9 14, joined the Navy League Depot at Glasgow, and became an Hon. 
Member; May, 1915, went out to Troyes as a nursing orderly with the 
Scottish Women's Unit under the French Military Authorities ; transterred 
in November, 1915, as a V.A.D. to No. 1 British Hospital at l-'-trctat, .uul 

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MELYILL EOLL OF HONOUR. 

served there till Oct. 19 17, when transferred to No. 4 General Hospital, 
Camiers ; returned to England Dec. 19 17, and was appointed an officer of 
the British Red Cross ; undertook no further active work owing to ill- 
health contracted on active service. 



Descendants of Catherine Mary [Melvill], wife of Baron 
DE Hochepied-Larpent (8th Baron). 

de HOCHEPIED-LARPENT, Clarissa Catherine. 

Worked in an Aeroplane Factory. 

Only daughter of John Melvill de Hochepied-Larpent, 9th Baron de 
Hochepied, and his wife Elizabeth Cowill [Withycombe]. 

GOFF, Clarissa Catherine. 

Worked with the Geneva Red Cross, Vevey, Switzerland. 

Eldest daughter of the 8th Baron de Hochepied-Larpent and his wife 
Catherine Mary [Melvill]. 

m. Colonel Robert Charles GofF, Coldstream Guards. 

PALMER, Georgiana Elizabeth. 

Work Depot in London. 
Second daughter of the 8th Baron, 
m. Sir Francis Beaufort Palmer, Kt. Bach. 

JACOMB-HOOD, Henrietta Kemble. 

War Pensions Committee, London ; also organized a branch of the 
Union Jack Club for Soldiers and Sailors, London. 

Third daughter of the 8th Baron. 

m. George Percy Jacomb-Hood, Esq., M.V.O. 

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SIR PETEK MELVILL MELVILL. 

JACOMB-HOOD, George Percy, M.V.O. 
e^ Special Constable. 

dc HOCHEPIED-LARPENT, Catherine Mary Louise. 

Mentioned twice by the Red Cross and St. John to the Secretary 
^ of State. 

^ Quartermaster at the Military Hospital established by Mr. Napier 

Miles in his house at King's Weston, near Bristol. 

Fourth daughter of the 8th Baron. 

MILES, Sybil Marguerite Gonne. 

Mentioned three times by the Red Cross and St. John to the 
^ Secretary of State. 

^ Commandant at the Military Hospital established by her husband, 

^ Mr. Napier Miles, in his house at King's Weston, near Bristol. 

Fifth daughter of the 8th Baron. 

m. Philip Napier Miles, Esq., J. P. 

de HOCHEPIED-LARPENT, Beatrice Frances Charlotte. 

V.A.D. at first at the Military Hospital established by Mr. Napier 
Miles in his house at King's Weston, near Bristol ; and during 
the latter half of the war worked as Censor at the War Office. 

Sixth daughter of the 8th Baron. 



147 



INDEX. 

(Contains only the names of those who served or helped during the war.) 



Anderson, Eva 


. Il8 


D. M. . . . 


. Ii6 


„ Margaret J, . 


ii8 


„ J. c. . . . 


117 


,, Lilian E. 


. 118 


„ Mary (Paterson) . 


. 118 


Badcock, Lieutenant H. D. . 


134 


Bagshaw, A. C. . 


129 


„ Anne J. L. . 


130 


„ Lieut.-Colonel E. L. 


127 


„ Major W. Melvill . 


127 


Barrett, Colonel H. W. . 


11 1 


Bateraan, Mary S. . 


57 


Bcachcroft, Captain C. S. 


3> 


„ Captain E. A. 


31 


„ Major P. M. 


33 


Bertie-Clay, Mary K. . 


•45 


Colonel N. S. . 


144 


Bishop, Licut.-Colonel C. F. . 


128 


„ Edith M 


129 


Broadmead, Colonel H. . 


84 


Captain P. M. . 


84 


Brodrick, A. Melvill 


16 


„ W. J. H. . . . 


16 


Burclicll, Lilian M. . . . 


90 


„ Captain J. Melvill . 


89 


Burrows, Lieutenant C. H. C. 


94 


„ Lieut. -Colonel R. A. 


93 


„ Captain K. W. M. . 


93 


Bury, Lieutenant H. 


21 


„ Mid-ihipniuii IL (,. St J., R.N 


2 1 


„ Marion S. . . . 


22 



Cartir, Commander E. Q., R.N. 
Cleaver, H. D. . 
Coode, Major A. Penrose 
Cooper, Lieut.-Colonel P. T. . 
Close, Captain A. Melvill 
Crosthwraite, Dorothy Melvill 
,, Lieutenant H. S. 

DE HoCHEPIED-LARPENT,Beatrice F. C 

„ Clarissa C. 

„ Catherine M. L 

Du Port, Hilda Melvill . 

„ Lieut.-Colonel O. C. 
Durrad, Commander C. S., R.N. 
Gepp, Captain N. Melvill 
Goff, Clarissa C. . 
Gonne, Agnes M. . 

„ A. E. . . . 

„ Captain C. H. Melvill 

„ Major C. Melvill 

„ H 

,, Katherine . 

„ Josephine . 

„ Captain M. E. . 

„ Captain V. C. Melvill 
Gordon, Captain A. D. . 

,, Colonel S. D. . 
Grant, Midshipman A. L., R. N. 

„ Admiral Sir W. Lowlhcr 
R.N. . 

.. M«IkI E.. Lidy . 

II AMI I ION. Captain C. dc Courcy 
„ Major J. Melvill 



77 

4' 

89 

134 

133 

56 

56 

'47 
146 

H7 

'30 
128 

32 

'4 

1+6 

'45 
'44 
140 

'4» 
•44 
'45 
'45 
'4« 
'43 
116 

"5 
•4 

I ; 

lO 

69 
54 



149 



INDEX. 



A. S. 



Hamilton, Harriet L. 

„ Leila M. 
Hansard, Colonel A. 

„ Henrietta I. L. 

„ Sub-Lieutenant L. 
R.N.V.R. 

„ Marion S. 
Hilliard, Lieutenant H. H. R 
Hoare, J. Brodie . 

Jacomb-Hood, G. p. 

„ Henrietta K. 

Joubert de la Ferte, Barbara Melvill 
Colonel C. H 

,, Lieutenant J. C. 

„ Lieut.-Colonel P 



Kerl6, Corporal E. Melvill 
Lecky, Captain H. S., R.N. 

Mathews, Beryl de C. 

„ Major S. 
McNair, Captain F. R. 
Melvill, Colonel C. C. 

„ Brig. -General C. W. 

„ Dorothea J. 

„ Evelyn H. 
Edith M. . 

„ H. . . 

„ H. E. 

,, Lieutenant J. C. D 
R.N.V.R. 

„ Major J. L. 

„ Lieut.-Colonel M. G 

,, Lieut.-Colonel T. P. 
Miles, Sybil M. G. 



B. 



D. 



70 

57 
78 
80 

78 
80 

85 
23 

146 

57 
56 
52 
50 

107 

135 

70 
69 

83 

102 

65 
23 
22 
22 
108 
28 

20 

27 
20 
64 



Moore, Eileen H. . . , 38 

„ Commanders. St. L., R.N. . 37 

Myers, D. B. . .122 

,, J. Melvill . . , . 121 

Palmer, Georgiana E., Lady . . 146 

Paris, Major-General Sir A. . . 102 

„ Major A. C. Melvill . . 103 

Paterson, Sergeant J. H. . . . 117 

Picot, Lieut.-Colonel F. S. . . 76 

,, Captain P. S. . . . 76 

Rendle, Lieutenant F, F. W. . . 15 

Simons, Irene Melvill ... 79 

Spooner-Lillingston, Adena E. L. . 71 

,, Ethel L. , 71 

Sykes, E. R. . . . . . 23 

„ Gladys B. . . . . 22 

Taylor, Blanche G. . . .123 

„ Captain G. R. . . 122 

„ Rose B. M. . . . 123 

Thompson, Captain R. H. Vaughan 34 

Vandeleur, Gertrude H. . . 123 

Warburton, Lieut.-Colonel W. 

Melvill 53 

Ward, Colonel Sir E. W. D., Bait. . 79 

„ Captain E. S. . . , 75 

„ Lieutenant W. Melvill, R.N. 75 

Wedderburn, Captain A. H. Melvill 37 

A. D. O. . . . 38 

Weir, Mary E 86 

„ Major R. Y. . . . 83 

Worsley, Major H. G. . . . 14 

Dorothea M. . . . 16 



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