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In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Bandon Hill, Leicestershire, a boarder at school, resident Horton School, Ickwell Bury, Northill, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.
Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards. Killed in action 8 May 1918. Aged 20. Son of Sam and Emily Beatrice Ambler, of Hoyle Court, Baildon, Yorks. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Bradford, Yorkshire, son of Sam and Emily Beatrice Ambler, resident 2, Carlton Drive, Bradford, Yorkshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Heaton, Yorkshire, a boarder at school, resident The Bury, Ickwell, Biggleswade. Buried in WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XII. Row B. Grave 5.
Second Lieutenant, 9th Battalion attached. 19th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 1 July 1916. Aged 27. Son of H. D. and Louisa Ashton, of "Ellerslie," Darwen. Educated at Sedbergh School and Balliol College, Oxford. In the 1891 census he was aged 1, born Lancashire, resident with his parents, Henry D and Louisa Ashton, at Ellerslie Street, Over Darwen, Blackburn, Lancashire. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Darwen, Lancashire, a boarder at school, resident Horton School, Ickwell Bury, Northill, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. Admitted to 19th General Hospital 9 December 1915 with frostbite, aged 26, transferred to England 14 January 1916. Admitted to Queen Alexandra's Military Hospital at Millbank suffering the effects of cold 26 January 1916, discharged 5 February 1916. Buried in AVELUY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Row F. Grave 38.
Extract from The Times (London, England), Saturday, July 08, 1916; pg. 6; Issue 41214:
SECOND LIEUTENANT EDWARD DEAKIN ASHTON, Lancashire Fusiliers, killed in action July 1, in France, was the only son of Mr. H. D. Ashton, of Darwen. He was educated at Horton School, Ickwell, Bury, at Sedbergh, and Balliol College, Oxford, and was 26 years of age.
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|BOUSTEAD, MiD||Lawrence Clive||
Lieutenant, "W" Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Died 29 June 1915. Son of Lawrence Twentyman Boustead and Ethel Margaret Boustead, of "Gray Wings," Ashtead, Surrey. Was present at the Landing on "V" Beach from H.M.T. "River Clyde," on 25th April, 1915; being wounded the next day, at the storming of Sedd-el-Bahr Fort. Mentioned in Despatches. Buried in TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli) . Plot VII. Row B. Grave 3.
Extract from Bond of Sacrifice, Officers Who Died in the Great War, 1914-1916, Volume 1, page 51-52:
LIEUTENANT LAWRENCE CLIVE BOUSTEAD, 1st BATTN. THE ROYAL DUBLIN FUSILIERS, born on the 26th July, 1893, at Stonycliff, Kotugala, Ceylon, was the eldest son of Lawrence T. Boustead, Esq., late of Oliphant, Nuwara Eliya, Ceylon, and Bangor Lodge, Ascot, and Ethel Margaret, youngest daughter of Jameson Alers- Hankey, Esq., of Bexley, Kent.
He was educated at Horton School (Ickwell Bury), Charterhouse, and the R.M.C., Sandhurst, and he played for the last at golf. In September, 1913, he was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, and joined the 1st Battalion of his regiment at Madras two months later. He was promoted Lieutenant in July, 1914, and returned to England with his battalion in December for active service in the Great War, sailing with the XXIXth Division for the Dardanelles in March, 1915. He took part in the landing at "V" Beach on the 25th April, 1915, and was wounded next day at the taking of Sedd-el-Bahr under the following circumstances, as reported by a Press correspondent :—
"Leaving the men, who had momentarily taken cover from the machine-gun fire, he ran fearlessly to an opening in the fort and repeatedly fired his revolver, and it is thought he must have killed or wounded some of the gunners, as the fire from the fort became reduced. He escaped miraculously. Soon after the British rushed the fort and cleared out the enemy. It was in passing a loophole in the fort that Lieutenant Boustead was wounded, receiving a bullet through the cheek."
After recovering from his wounds at Malta, Lieutenant Boustead rejoined his battalion in Gallipoli Peninsula at the beginning of June. He was killed in action at the Battle of Gully Ravine in the early hours of the morning of the 29th June, 1915, during one of three night attacks made by the Turks, "after doing excellent work" (wrote his Commanding Officer) "under very trying circumstances, and whilst encouraging and keeping his men together." "A man of no fear, greatly loved by all his men, he had been mentioned in Despatches for bravery at our landing on the 25th April, 1915." He was buried at Gaegan Bluff, Gallipoli.
For his services in the war, Lieutenant Boustead was mentioned in Sir Ian Hamilton's Despatch of the 22nd September, 1915.
Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion (Territorial), Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 12 August 1915. Aged 19. Son of Francis George and Anne Kathleen Julia Burroughes, of 120, Mount St., Grosvenor Square, London; brother of Stephen (below). In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Seal, Sevenoaks, Kent, resident with his parents in High Street, Seal, Sevenoaks, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 43 to 45.
Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 4 November 1918. Son of Francis George and Anne Kathleen Julia Burroughes, of 120, Mount St., Grosvenor Square, London; brother of Randall (above). In the 1901 census he was aged 1, born Seal, Sevenoaks, Kent, resident with his parents in High Street, Seal, Sevenoaks, Kent. Buried in HIGHLAND CEMETERY, LE CATEAU, Nord, France. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 5.
Captain, 1st/2nd (East Lancashire), Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 8 June 1915. Aged 28. Son of Oswald William and Kate Carver, of Holmes Chapel, Cheshire; husband of Elizabeth A. N. (nee Hobart) Carver, of West Runton House, West Runton, Norfolk, married 1911 in Tonbridge, Kent; brother of Basil (below). Educated Charterhouse, Surrey. Employed by The Hollins Mill Co. Ltd. of 5, Portland Street, Manchester, appears on their Roll of Honour. In the 1891 census he was aged 4, born Cheshire, resident with his parents at Rose Hill House, Stockport Road, Marple, Stockport, Cheshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Marple, Cheshire, a boarder at Chaterhouse School, resident Hindhead Road, Godalming, Surrey. Buried in LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Section A. Grave 7. See also Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey
Second Lieutenant, 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons. Died in action from mine gas poisoning 21 August 1916. Aged 19. Son of William Oswald Carver and Kate Bentley Carver, of Cranage Hall, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire; brother of Oswald (above). Educated Charterhouse, Surrey. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Marple, Cheshire, a boarder at Charterhouse School, resident Pagertes, Godalming, Surrey. Buried at ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY, MONT-ST. ELOI, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 9. See also Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey and also Cambridge University, Trinity College
Extract from The Times (London, England), Tuesday, August 29, 1916; pg. 4; Issue 41258:
SECOND LIEUTENANT BASIL ARMITAGE CARVER, Dragoons, youngest son of W.O. and Mrs. Carver, Cranage Hall, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, died of mine gas poisoning on August 21, being overcome while endeavouring to rescue some engineers in a tunnel. He was at Horton Preparatory School, Charterhouse, and for a short time at Sandhurst when war broke out, and he obtained his commission a few weeks before his 18th birthday.
Extract from Nantwich Guardian - Friday 18 June 1915, page 5:
O. A. CARVER
Captain Oswald Artmitage Carver East Lancashire Royal Engineers (Territorial Force), who death in action in the Dardenelles was recorded on Tuesday, was born in 1887. He was the second son of Mr. W.O O. Carver and Mrs. Carver of Cranage Hall, Holmes Chapel. He was educated at Tanllwyfan, Colwyn, Horton School, Charterhouse, and Trinity College, Cambridge. He rowed for Cambridge in the inter-Univeristy race of 1908, and also for the 'Varsity in the Olynmpic Games the samke year. He married Elizabeth Adah Noel Hobart, daughter of Mr. Robert Hobart, of Tunbridge Wells, whom he leaves a widow and two children. Captain Carver lived at Marple, and was a director of the Hollins MIll Company, Limited, Manchester. Much sympathy is felt with Mr. and Rms. W. O. Carver and family in their sad bereavement.
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Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 15 August 1916. Aged 19. Born 1897 in Horndean, Hampshire. Son of John Pepys Cockerell and Florence E. Cockerell, of 12, Lennox Gardens, Chelsea, London. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Horndean, Hampshire. resident with his parents at Compton Lodge, Compton Place Road, Eastbourne, Sussex. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot V. Row O. Grave 10.
Extract from Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal - Saturday 26 August 1916:
AND DISTRICT OFFICERS
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Second-Lieut. Andrew Pepys Cockerell, King’s Royal Rifles, whose death has been officially announced during the past week, was the eldest eon of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Cockerell, of Edensor. He was educated at Eton, and had entered for Trinity College, Cambridge, in May last; when there was an appeal for officers. He responded with alacrity, and was at Sandhurst until November, when he received his commission. He showed exceptional skill as a marksman, particularly with the Lewis gun, being 5th out of 500 competitors. On account of his proficiency, Lieut Cockerell was invited to join the machine-gun corps, but declined, and was then appointed Instructor to a reserve battalion. he was was shortly after ordered to the front, and arrived in France on May 16th last, and was killed in action three months after landing. A brother officer in a letter to Mr. Cockerell, writing on the sad subject of the death of Lieut. A. P. Cockerell, stated that he was full of promise, and if spared would have gone far. A memorial service waa conducted in Edensor Church on Monday by the Rev. J. Hammersley, vicar of the parish, and at this solemn service the Duchess of Devonshire and family, the sailors from the Convalescent Home in the village, and a large number of workmen on the estate and people from the village and neighbourhood were present. The greatest possible sympathy was shown and felt with the bereaved parents of a young gentleman who was well known and highly esteemed in the village of Edensor, on the Chatsworth estate, and throughout the district generally.
Extract from Derbyshire Courier - Saturday 1 September 1917:
THE LATE LIEUT. A. P. COCKERELL.
Memorial Tablet Unveiled at Edensor.
A tablet to the memory Second-Lieut. Andrew Pepys Cockerell, which had been erected in Edensor Church by his parents, Mr. J. P. and Mrs. Cockerell, was unveiled by the Bishop of Derby on Wednesday evening. The tablet is on the north side of the Church and bears the following inecription: "To the Glory God and to the dear memory of Andrew Pepys Cockerell, Sec.-Lieut. 2nd Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps, son of John Pepys and Florence Elizabeth Cockerell. Killed in action at Mametz Wood, August, 1916, aged 19 years." A memorial service for those from the parish of Edensor, who have fallen in the war, was conducted by the Rev. R, W. Vale who is now in charge of the parish. The 23rd Psalm was chanted and the following hymns were sung, "The radiant morn hath passed away," "Lord it belongs not to my care" and "Abide with me".
The Bishop of Derby gave an appropriate address, and the organist, played suitable funeral voluntaries. The Rev. Vale Bagshaw read the names of those from the parish who have fallen. There was a large congregation, which included residents of Edensor, the staff of the Chatsworth Estate, Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Cockerell, and sailors from the R.N.C. Hospital at Edensor.
Extract from Derbyshire Courier - Saturday 26 August 1916:
BAKEWELL OFFICERS KILLED.
Lieutenants J. B. Hoyle and A. P. Cockerell.
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Second-Lieut. Andrew Pepys Cockerell, elder son of Mr. J. Pepys Cockerell (agent to the Duke of Devonshire’s Chatsworth Estate), and Mrs. Cockerell, of Edensor, has been killed in action whilst with his regiment, the King’s Royal Rifles, at the front. He was only 19 years of age, but had made much progress in his military career. Educated Eton, which he left in May of last year, went straight Sandhurst, although at that time was entered for Trinity College. Cambridge. When the call came for men, he decided to enter the Army. He remained at Sandhurst from May until November of last year, then joined a reserve regiment the King’s Royal Rifles. He went through a course of training at a well-known school of musketry.
In comparatively short time he became an expert in marksmanship, especially with the Lewis gun, and subseqnently passed fifth out of 500. He was invited to join a maxim corps on account of his skill and proficiency, but he did not do so, and was appointed instructor to the reserve battalion of the K.R.R.C. He left for the front 16 May this year and went through the latter part of the Big Push.
Mr. and Mr-, Cockerell have received from a brother officer their son who speaks most highly of his gallant and intrepid conduct. He hadshown great promise in his work. was a keen soldier, and had a very bright future before him.
A service in memory of Lieut. Cockerell was held at Edensor Church on Monday evening, the Rev. H. Hamersley, the rector of Edensor, officiating, in the presence of a large congregation, which included the Duchess of Devonshire and her family, the heads of the various department's on the Chatsworth Estate and virtually every tenant and employee. A large Union Jack which has recently been put up on the flag pole on the green in front the Edensor Institute, which has been converted into a Red Cross Hospital, was flown at half mast. The sailors, who at present number about, fifty and are patients, attended the memorian service. Mrs. Cockerell is commandant of the Hospital.
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Second Lieutenant, 1st/6th Battalion (Territorial), Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 27 May 1915. Born Kingston, Surrey 1894. Buried in REDOUBT CEMETERY, HELLES, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Special memorial. Section A. Grave 22.
Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, volume 1, page 332:
COMPTON-SMITH, ROGER NOEL, 2nd Lieut., 8th Battn. Manchester Regt. (T.F.), 2nd a. of William Compton-Smith, of Tudor Place, Richmond Green, co.Surrey, LL.B., Barrister-at-Law of the Inner Temple; b. Hampton Court, 16 July, 1894; educ. Horton School, co. Bedford, and Heidelberg College ; entered the Manchester House of Tootal Broadhurst Lee Company, Ltd., [he is listed on their Roll of Honour] on leaving school, and in July, 1914, had arranged a tour with the representative of the firm throughout America and Canada, but, war breaking out in the following Aug, he volunteered and was given a commission in the 6th Manchesters, 5 Sept. 1914 ; left for Egypt a few days later; went to the Dardanelles, 2 May, 1915, and was killed In action there on the 27th. He was at the time warning his men to evacuate the trench they were in, as it had been condemned as dangerous, being enfiladed by the enemy; unm. Brig.-Gen. Noel Lee. who was himself shot on 4 June, and died in Malta, wrote on the 25 May : " In his duties since he joined the regt., there are none who have done better and very few as well. His whole heart was in what he undertook and as an officer he was one of the most useful and dependable in a regt. which is noted for efficiency. With the mess he was always popular and more than respected on account of his character. His men of No. 15 Platoon literally worshipped him, as he was not only their officer but their leader, who never spared himself, and their friend upon whom they could always rely for help and, assistance in their work. His loss is great Indeed." While spending his school holidays at Brixham, he became a bold and skilful small boat sailor and a strong swimmer, and at Alexandria saved the life of one of his men who, while bathing, had ventured beyond the reef. He was a good all-round athlete, and a keen fisherman.
Extract from The Times (London, England), Thursday, June 17, 1915; pg. 6; Issue 40883.
SECOND LIEUTENANT ROGER NOEL COMPTON-SMITH, 6th Manchester Regiment (T.F.), was the second son of Mr. Compton-Smith, of the Inner Temple. He was born July 16, 1894, at Park House, Hampton Court, and educated at Horton School, Bedfordshire, and Heidelberg College. During his holidays, which he spent at Brixham, he became a bold and skilful small-boat sailor and a strong swimmer. He was a keen fisherman and good all-round athlete. He entered the Manchester house of Tootal Broadhurst Lee Company (Limited) on leaving school, and in July last had arranged a tour with the representative of the firm throughout America and Canada, On the outbreak of war he immediately abandoned all his plans and volunteered for the front. He received his commission early in September, and within a few days left for Egypt. At Alexandria he saved the life of one of his men who, whilst bathing, had ventured beyond the reef. On May 2 he lef Egypt for the Dardanelles.
|DOUGLAS||Bruce Francis Sholto||
Lieutenant, South 4th Battalion attached to 2nd Battalion, Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action when he was shot through the head whilst making a reconnaissance of a German position 14 April 1915. Aged 18. Born 1897. Eldest son of Lord Sholto Douglas (of Queensbury), of 40, Park Lane, Hyde Park, London; brother of Sholto Augustus Douglas. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Vancouver, British Columbia, resident with his parents, Sholto and Loretta Douglas, at Residen Mansion, 94, Prince of Wales Road, Battersea, Wandsworth, London. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Vancouver, British Columbia, a boarder at school, resident The Bury, Ickwell, Biggleswade. Educated Tonbridge School, Ferox Hall, 1912-1913. Promoted Lieutenant in February 1915. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 14.
Extract from The Times (London, England), Monday, April 19, 1915; pg. 14; Issue 40832:
TIMES" LIST OF
LIEUTENANT BRUCE F. S. DOUGLAS, of the South Staffordshire Regiment, eldest son of Lord Sholto Douglas, and nephew of Lord Queensberry, was killed in action on April 14, aged 18 years. Born in April, 1897, he was educated at Horton School and Tonbridge. He joined the Special Reserve on April 14, 1914, and was given a commission in the South Staffordshire Regiment, being promoted to lieutenant on February 4 last.
Captain, 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) attached to the Serwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died on service at Woking 9 March 1916. Born 25 December 1891 in Kensington, London. Educated at Charterhouse 1906-1909, Daviesites House. Admitted to Queen Alexandra's Military Hospital at Millbank on 17 April 1915 with gun shot wounds to the right hand, discharged 6 May 1915 to Lady Mason. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Kennington, Surrey, resident with his parents, John Charles and Theresa E Earle, at 51, Castlebar Road, Ealing, Brentford, Middlesex. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Kensington, London, a Student, Gentleman Cadet, resident Sandhurst, Camberley, Surrey. Passed Royal Military College in 1911, promoted Lieutenant 1912, served at home 14 February to 9 October 1912, then in 10 October 1912. According to the Great Western Shareholders records he was living at Inkerman Barracks, Woking, Surrey, postal address 18 Knyreton Road, Bournemotuh, Hants. Buried in BROOKWOOD CEMETERY, Surrey. Section E. Grave 177216. See also Charterhouse School, Surrey
|EDWARDS, MC, MiD||William Hardinge Colvin||
Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds 17 September 1917. Aged 20. Born 7 July 1897 in London. Son of Ernest and Maria Theresa Farquhar, of Whiteway, Chudleigh, Devon. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Pimlico, Middlesex, resident with his parents at 55, Eaton Square, St George, Hanover Square, London. Buried at CANADA FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Ropw C. Grave 1.
Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, volum 5, page 57:
FARQUHAR, RUPERT, M.C., Lieut., 4th Battn. Grenadier Guards, s. of Ernest Farquhar, of 55, Eaton Square, London, S.W., and Whiteway House, Chudleigh, co. Devon, by his wife, Maria Theresa, dau. of Sir T. Villiers Lister, K.C.M.G. ; b. London, 7 July, 1897 ; educ. Horton House, Ickwell Bury ; Eton, and the Royal Military- College, Sandhurst ; obtained a commission, July, 1915 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 8 Aug. 1916 ; took part in the Guards' attack on the Somme 15 and 25 Sept., and died of wounds 17 Sept. 1917, received by a shell at Elverdingne. Buried in Canada Farm Military Cemetery. He was mentioned in Despatches by F.M. Sir Douglas Haig, for gallant and distinguished service in the field, and was awarded the Military- Cross [London Gazette, 14 Nov. 1916] ; unm.
|FREEMAN-THOMAS||The Hon Gerard Frederick||
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 14 September 1914. Aged 21. Son of 1st Viscount Willingdon and Viscountess Willingdon, of 5, Lygon Place, London and of Ratton, Willingdon, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated at LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.
Extract from Bond of Sacrifice, Officers Who Died in the Great War, 1914-1916, Volume 1, page 393:
LIEUTENANT the Honble. GERARD FREDERICK FREEMAN-THOMAS, 1st
BATTN. COLDSTREAM GUARDS, is believed to have been
killed on or since the 14th September, 1914, in France; but
his name had not been included in the monthly official casualty
lists up to November, 1915, although it is omitted from the
Army List of that month.
Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 20 March 1917. Aged 20. Son of the Rev. Canon John Palliser Frend and Monica Ann Frend, of Collingtree Rectory, Collingtree, Northampton. Admitted to No 3 Casualty Clearing Station 27 September 1916, transferred 27 September 1917 to No. 21 Hospital. Buried in AGNY MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Row F. Grave 3.
Extract from Chichester Observer - Wednesday 4 April 1917 and Bognor Regis Observer - Wednesday 4 April 1917:
2nd Lieut. H. P. Frend Killed.— We regret to record the death ol Second-Lieutenant Hugh Palliser Frend, Northamptonshire Regiment, who was killed in action on March 20th, whilst taking part in a reconnaisance in force. He was twenty years of age, and the eldest son Rev. John Palliser Frend, Rector Collingtree, Northampton, and Rural Dean, and Mrs. J, P. Frend, and grandson of the late Mr. C. Sturges Jones, of West Street, Chichester. His Commanding Officer writes to his parents; "It may be of some consolation to know that your son lost his life in open warfare when we were successfully pushing back the enemy. He suffered very little, as he died in a few minutes after being wounded. I have only becn in command of this battalion for a few weeks, but I recognized high qualities in your son. He was a good soldier, and he was moreover a favourite with all ranks.”
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Second Lieutenant, 61st Field Company, Royal Engineers (Special Reserve). Died of wounds 31 July 1915. Aged 28. Son of Godfrey and Cecilia Garrett Smith; brother of Godfrey (below). Born Magdeburg, Germany. Educated at Rugby School. Buried in POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row E. Grave 6.
Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 11 May 1917. Son of Godfrey Garrett-Smith, Heathside, Treville Street, Roehampton; brother of Louis (above). Born 1890 at Magdeburg, Germany. Tonbridge School, Manchester University: 1908; Certificate in Technology (Textile Industries) 1912. Eagley Mills, Bolton, Enlisted September 1914; 18th Battalion (University & Public Schools) Royal Fusiliers Gazetted May 1915; 3rd Battalion Royal West Surrey Regiment, attached 2nd Battalion; 2nd Lieutenant; Western Front; wounded. Baptised Berlin, Germany. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2.
Second Lieutenant, 155th [CWGC] or 153rd [SDGW & Medal Index ] Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 9 May 1917. Aged 19. Son of Sir Albert Gray, K.C.B., K.C. and Lady Gray, of Catherine Lodge, Trafalgar Square, Chelsea, London. Scholar of Trinity College, Oxford. Born in London. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Chelsea, London, resident with his parents at Somerset Cottage, Bettshanger, Northbourne, Eastry, Kent. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Chelsea, London, a boarder at school, resident The Bury, Ickwell, Biggleswade. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row M. Grave 11.
Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 20 December 1914. Aged 21. Son of Major Gen. Sir Herbert Guthrie Smith, K.C.B., of St. Fillans, Gerrard's Cross, Bucks. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Onah, India, a student at Wellington College, Berkshire. Buried in BAILLEUL ROAD EAST CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row N. Grave 7.
Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment attached to Royal Munster Fusiliers. Killed in action 12 August 1915. Aged 39. Born 25 November 1876 in London. Son of Henry J. and Jane Hadrill, of Walpole, Manor Park, Chislehurst, Kent; husband of Gwendolyn B (nee Raye) Hadrill, married 1915 in Kensington, London. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 45 to 47.
Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, volume 2, page 151:
HADRILL, ARTHUR WILLIAM, Lieut., 9th (Service) Battn. The Lincolnshire Regt., attd 1st Battn. (101st Foot) The Royal Minister Fusiliers, yr. s. of Henry J. Hadrill, of Northwood, Chislehurst; b. London, 25 Nov. 1876 ; educ. Rugby ; was admitted a Solicitor in 1900, with first-class honours, winning the New Inn Prize, and later was called to the Bar. For seven years he worked in India, during which time he took a leading part in the famous Midnapur conspiracy trials ; returned to England in 1913, and became a partner in the firm of Mackrell, Maton, Goatee & Quincey. of 21, Cannon Street, E.C. ; but on the outbreak of war in Aug. 1914, he joined the Inns of Court O.T.C., being gazetted 2nd Lieut. The Lincolnshire Regt. 28 Nov. 1914, and promoted Lieut. 1 Feb. 1915 ; served at the Dardanelles, where he was attached to the 1st Munster Fusiliers, and was killed in action at Cape Helles 12 Aug. following. Buried there. He m. in London, 11 Feb. 1915, Gwendolyn (60, Oakley Street, Chelsea, London, S.W.), dau. of Col. Daniel O'Connell ; s.p.
Second Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment attached 7th Trench Mortar Battery. Killed in action 8 July 1916. Aged 24. Son of the late Rev. Herbert Hampson, M.A., and Alice Ada Hampson, of Old St. George's Vicarage, Stalybridge, Cheshire. Born 1892 at Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire. St. George's, Ascot; Christ's Hospital, Horsham. Manchester University: 1909; Certificate in Technology (Applied Chemistry), 1912; Officer Training Corps. Emergency Chemist; Calico Printers' Association Ltd., Central Laboratory, Rhodes. Enlisted September 1914; 7th Battalion Manchester Regiment; Sergeant Gazetted 23rd November 1914; 10th Battalion Cheshire Regiment; 2nd Lieutenant; Western Front. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 C and 4 A. Also listed on The calico Printers' Association Ltd Roll of Honour under Central Laboratory, Manchester.
Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 15 February 1915. Aged 31. Son of Robert and Annabel Crook Heywood; husband of Barbara Heywood, of Hoghton Tower, Preston, Lancs. Buried in POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row N. Grave 55. See also Charterhouse School, Surrey
Extract from Bond of Sacrifice, Officers Who Died in the Great War, 1914-1916, Volume 2, page 221:
ROBERT MYLES HEYWOOD, 3rd (RESERVE) attd. 2nd BATTN. THE BUFFS
(EAST KENT REGIMENT), only son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Heywood, Hales Hall, Cheadle, Staffordshire, was born at Manchester
on the 1st February, 1884. He was educated at Charterhouse and
Christ Church College, Oxford, and joined the 3rd (Reserve)
Battalion, The Buffs, as 2nd Lieutenant. in August, 1914.
|HIPWELL, MC||Charles Stanley||
Lieutenant, 2nd/16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 15 October 1916. Aged 29. Born 23rd September 1887. Second son of John Charles and Annie Eva Hipwell, of Olney, Bucks. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Olney, Buckinghamshire, a boarder at school, resident Horton School, Ickwell Bury, Northill, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. Buried in MAROEUIL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row H. Grave 13. See also Olney, Buckinghamhsire.
On Sep? 23rd? 1916 he led a successful raid into the enemy trenches which resulted in the capture of prisoners. He engaged a fire bay full of Germans and silenced them with his revolver, remaining standing on the parapet while his men crossed the hostile wire and thereafter until the last man had left for our lines. He went out again under continuous fire to search "no mans land" for a wounded man, the success of the raid was due to his determination, and resourceful leading for which he was awarded the Military Cross.
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Lieutenant, "C" Company, 6th Battalion attached to 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 9 May 1915. Aged 38. Son of the late Robert Melville (County Court Judge of Hereford and Shropshire), and the late Mrs. Melville, of Hartfield Grove, Sussex; husband of Violet S. Melville, of Maypool, Galmpton, Brixham, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 32 and 33.
Extract from Bond of Sacrifice, Officers Who Died in the Great War, 1914-1916, Volume 2, page 350:
LIEUTENANT WILLIAM WOODFALL MELVILLE, 6th (RESERVE) attd. 2nd BATTN. THE KING'S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS, was the son of the late Robert Melville, of Hartfield Grove, Sussex, County Court Judge for Hereford and Shropshire, and of Mrs. Melville.
He was born on the 2nd April, 1877, at Hartfield Grove, Sussex, and served in the South African War with the C.I.V. Mounted Infantry, receiving the Queen's medal with six clasps, and being given the freedom of the City of London on his return. He was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1905, and was one of the Principal Clerks in the Chancery Registrar's Office, Royal Courts of Justice. He volunteered at the outbreak of the war, and was given a commission, as Lieutenant, in the 60th Rifles on the 1st November, 1914. He was killed at Richebourg, St. Vaast, Flanders, whilst leading his men in the attack near Festubert on Sunday, the 9th May, 1915. Lieutenant Melville was a member of the Caledonian, the M.C.C., and Queen's Clubs, was a keen cricketer and football player, and fond of shooting, tennis, and all sports. He married, in 1910, Violet, widow of Lieutenant R. J. Jelf, R.E., and daughter of General Sir Richard Harrison, G.C.B., of Ashton Manor, Devon.
Captain, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City Of London Regiment). Killed in action at Arras 9 April 1917. Aged 25. Son of Alvan and Mary E. Millson, of "Linden," Wilton Rd., Ilkley, Yorks. Born at Paignton, Devon. Educated University of Edinburgh. Haileybury. OTC 1908-10. Student of Arts, 1910-14. Inns of Court OTC October 1914. 4th and 6th Royal Fusiliers, 2nd Lieutenant February 1915; Captain. Gallipoli September 1915. Invalided home November 1915. France August 1916. Mentioned in Dispatches December 1917. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Paignton Devon, a student, resident with his aunt, Mira Millson, at Hollybrook, Ilkley, Yorkshire & Yorkshire (West Riding). Buried in BEAURAINS ROAD CEMETERY, BEAURAINS, Pas de Calais, France. Row E. Grave 15.
IN the 1901 census he was aged 4, born oakworth, Yorkshire, nephew, resident with his unvcle and aunt, James M and Marian Tankard, at Roundwood, Baildon, Wharfedale, Yorkshire & Yorkshire (West Riding). In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Oakworth, Yorkshire, a boarder at school, resident The Bury, Ickwell, Biggleswade.
Lieutenant, 21st Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and Royal Field Artillery. Died between 21 and 23 July 1916 according to CWGC but his flying record states he died as a Prisoner of War 3 August 1916. Son of the late William Oliver-Jones, nephew and adopted son of Alfred Taylor-Jones, of Wybourne Grange, Tunbridge Wells. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Kensington, London, resident with his uncle, Alfred Taylor Jones, at Secundus, Osmond Road, Hove, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.
Lieutenant, 18th (Queen Mary's Own) Hussars. Died of wounds 30 May 1915. Aged 27. Born Paris, France. Son of Robert and Kate Manwaring Pilter, of Neuilly-sur-Seine, Seine, France. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born France, living on his own means, resident 57 St James Street, St George Hanover Square, London, Middlesex. Educated Rugby School. Admitted to King's College, Cambridge 10 October 1906; 2nd Class Economics Tripos, Part I, 1908; 2nd Class, Part II, 1909; Degree, B.A., 1909. Wnet into business but gave this up in 1912 to join 18th Hussars. Wounded in the early weeks of fighting, admiited to Queen Alexandra's Military Hospital at Millbank with gunshot wounds to the arm 1 October 1914, recovered, discharged 27 October 1914 and was wounded again. 2nd Lieutenant 16 August 1911, Lieutenant 26 May 1912. Buried at BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD, Nord, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 154.
Extract from Bond of Sacrifice, Officers Who Died in the Great War, 1914-1916, Volume 2, page 373:
LIEUTENANT CHARLES PILTER, 18th (QUEEN MARY'S OWN) HUSSARS, was the son of the late Robert Piker and Mrs. Pilfer, of Paris.
He was born on the 9th August, 1887, at Neuilly - sur - Seine, and was educated at Rugby and at King's College, Cambridge. He was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in the 18th Hussars in August, 1911, becoming Lieutenant in May, 1912. Lieutenant Pilter was a member of the Cavalry Club and played polo and hunted. He went with his regiment to France, and was severely wounded on the 20th September, 1914, in the Battle of the Aisne, at Paissy. He left again for the front on the 15th May, 1915, and was mortally wounded at Hooge, Flanders, on the 24th May. He died from the effects on the 30th May, 1915, and was buried at Bailleul.
[Spelt RAMSEY in Census] Captain, 2nd Battalion attached 10th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds 13 April 1917. Aged 19. Son of M. F. and Alice Ramsay, of Lee Priory, Canterbury. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Darling Down, Queensland, Australia, a boarder at school, resident The Bury, Ickwell, Biggleswade also resident with his parents, Maramaduke Francis and Alice Katharine Ramsay, at Lane Court, Easty Deal, Tilmanstone, Kent. Attended Harrow School 1911-15. Buried in BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 52.
|ROBINSON, MiD||Stephen Owen||
Captain, 13th Hussars attached to 5th Dragoon Guards (Princess Charlotte of Wales's). Killed in action 5 November 1917. Aged 34. Born Sevenoaks, Kent. Twice Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). Served in the South African (Boer) War in 5th Battalion, The Duke Of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot IV. Row M. Grave 1.
Lance Corporal 59617, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 29 October 1918. Aged 24. Born Snaith, Yorkshire, enlisted Northampton. Son of the Rev. Charles Ryder-Macnally and Mary Adelaide Ryder Macnally, of Hartwell Rectory, Northampton. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Snaith, Yorkshire, a student at Cowley House School, York Road, New Barnet, Hertfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.
|SAMUELSON, MC||Geoffrey Bernard Fitzroy||
Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 27 November 1917. Aged 20. Born Kensington, London. Son of Sir Herbert Samuelson, K.B.E., of 58, Grosvenor St., London. Educated at Eton and Sandhurst. Left Eton College in 1914. Enlisted in East Surrey Regt. September 1914, but obtained Commission in Coldstream Guards. Previously wounded in 1916. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). No known grave. Commemorated at CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 2.
Lieutenant, H.M.S. "Vanguard", Royal Navy. Died when, shortly before midnight, his ship suffered a series of magazine explosions and sank almost immediately 9 July 1917 at Scapa Flow. Aged 28. Born 12 April 1889 in Alderly Edge, Cheshire. Son of Charles William and Verena Stoehr, of Llanrhyddlad, Valley, Anglesea. Native of Alderly Edge, Cheshire. Present at Battle of Jutland. Enlisted 15 May 1904. Sub-Lieutenant 15 December 1908, Lieutenant 15 December 1909. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born , resident Tendring, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 20.
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Lieutenant, H.M.S. "Lynx", Royal Navy. Died when his ship was sunk by a mine in the North Sea 9 August 1915. Aged 23. Born 16 July 1890. Son of Bruce and Helen Thornbury (nee Madge). In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born London, Middlesex, a boarder, resident Ickwell Bury (Horton School). In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Hampstead, London, a Sub-Lieutenant aboard H.M.SS. Fantome. Church of England. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 7.
[Also listed in some records as John George Thorn DRURY] Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 12 March 1920. Aged 22. Son of Mr. G. Thorn-Drury, of 42, Rowland Gardens, South Kensington, London. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Balham, London & Surrey, resident with his parents, George and Maud B Thorn-Drury, at 42, Roland Gardens, Kensington, London & Middlesex. Admitted to Queen Alexandra's Military Hospital at Millbank 1 November 1917 with general shrapnel wounds to the legs, transferred to Clock House 31 January 1918. Attested as Private 6594, 28th (Artists Rifles) Battalion, London Regiment, 14 January 1916 at Dukes Road, W.O. aged 18 years 6 months, height 5 feet 9½ inches, chest 37½-41½ inches. Formerly in Charterhouse O.T.C. Resident 42 Roland Gardens, South Kensington. Embodied 28th Battalion 29 April 1916. Subsequently received as commission. Buried 15 March 1920 in the family vault, in the north part of HACKINGTON (ST. STEPHEN) CHURCHYARD, CANTERBURY, Kent. See also Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey
Extract from Faversham Times and Mercury and North-East Kent Journal - Saturday 20 March 1920, page 5:
Extract from Thanet Advertiser - Saturday 20 March 1920, page 8:
Second Lieutenant, 30th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 25. Son of Leslie Robert and Rosa May Vigers, of 5, Eaton Terrace, Eaton Square, London. In the 1901 census he is aged 10, born Sydenham, Kent, resident with his parents at Seymour Lodge, Lewisham, London & Kent. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Sydenham, Lewisham, an Engineering Student, resident with his parents at Seymour Lodge, Sydenham Hill Road, Sydenham, Lewisham, London. Buried in CARNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Row J. Grave 29.
|VIGERS||Robert Stanley Garrard||
Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion attached to 10th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 5 April 1917. Admitted to Queen Alexandra's Military Hospital at Millbank 23 September 1916 with gunshot wounds to left leg and back, discharged 20 October 1916. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Chelsea, London, son of Stanley N and Ethel C Vigers, resident 125, Victoria Street, St Margaret and St John, St George Hanover Square, London. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Chelsea, Middlesex, a school boarder, resident Lane House, Uppingham, Rutland. Buried at PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY, MARICOURT. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 16.
Extract from The Times (London, England), Saturday, May 19, 1917; pg. 8; Issue 41482:
SECOND LIEUTENANT ROBERT STANLEY GARRARD VIGERS, who died of wounds on April 6, was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley N. Vigers, of Little Ratton, Willingdon, Sussex. Born in 1896, he was educated at Horton School, Ickwell Bury, and Uppingham School, which he entered as a scholar. He was head of his house, and head of school, a member of the school XI., hockey and fives teams, and although he did not get his colours for football he played for the school more than once. He gained an open scholarship at Clare College, Cambridge, and held one of the leaving exhibitions from the school to to the university in 1915. He went through the training course for officers at Cambridge in August, 1915, and was chosen for a commission in the King's Royal Rifle Corps. He took a first class in the gunnery school and a first class in musketry and Lewis gun. After recovering from wounds received in September 1916 he returned to the front last March. His colonel writes:- "Although he served in his battalion but a comparatively short time he made himself instantly popular with all for his energy and cheery good nature. He was an officer of a type we could ill afford to lose."
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