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LANGTON MATRAVERS, DURNFORD SCHOOL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2006

The Langton Matravers St. Georges Parish Church Memorials come in several forms, the main memorial is to the local men, others are to those Old Boys from Malthouse School who fell, and yet another to those from Durnford School who fell, listed here, both are Private Schools. There is an additional special memorial to Admiral Tovey 1914 1918. The Durnford School memorials list fifty-three names for World War 1 by rank, surnames, initials and Regiments, there is a further memorial in the form of a window for those old boys who died in World War 2 but no names are listed.



Photographs copyright ©Chris Comber 2006

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN PROUD & GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THOSE DURNFORD BOYS AND MASTERS WHO VERY
GLADLY LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR KING & COUNTRY
1914 - 1919
DULCE ET DECORUM EST PRO PATRIA MORI
THIS WINDOW WAS GIVEN BY THOMAS & ELLINOR PELLATT

ALLEN

John Edric Russell

Captain 16th Lancers. 2nd Cavalry Division. ‘C’ Squadron. Died of wounds in base hospital at Rouen 8 April 1918. Aged 27. Son of Russell and Blanche Allen of Davenham Hall, Northwich, Cheshire. And Beaumaris, Anglesey. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen

AUSTEN-CARTMELL

Arthur James

Lieutenant 1st Battalion, The Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 2nd Division. Killed in action 1 June 1916. Aged 23. Son of James Austen-Cartmell (Barrister at Law) of 27 Campden House Court, Kensington and Mary Affleck Austen-Cartmell. Educated at Eton and Trinity College Cambridge. Included on the Cambridge University War List and Eton College Memorial. Buried in Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez.

AUSTEN-CARTMELL

Geoffrey Hugh

Captain 2nd, Battalion, The Highland Light Infantry 2nd Division. Killed in action on the Somme 13 November 1916 Details as above. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

BETHELL

Christopher

Captain 10th Battalion, The Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 31st Division. Killed in action 20 February 1916. Aged 31. Son of Colonel and Mrs E.H.Bethell of 18, Hyde Park Square, London W2. Barrister at Law of the Inner Temple. Buried in Cite Bonjean Military cemetery, Armentiers.

BROWN

Laurence Clerke

Lieutenant 1st Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment 1st Division. Killed in action near Loos 11. 10.15. Son of George and Blanche Clerke Brown of “The Skippets”, Sheepscombe, Stroud, Gloucestershire. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

BROWN

Richard Clerke

Second Lieutenant 103rd Field Company The Royal Engineers. Killed in action on the Somme 20 August 1916. Aged 26. Son of George and Blanche Clerke Brown of “The Skippets” Sheepscombe, Stroud, Gloucestershire. Buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval.

BOURDILLON, MC

Tom Lowis

Major 8th Battalion, The Kings Royal Rifle Corps 14th Division,. Killed in action at Ypres 24 August 1917. Aged 29. Son of Sir James and Lady Bourdillon of “Westlands” Liphook, Hampshire. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

COLVIN

Robert Alexander

Captain Adjudant of the 2nd Battalion, The West Yorkshire Regiment 8th Division. Killed in action near Cuinchy 10 March 1915. Aged 25. Son of James Colquhoun and Alice Jane Colvin of Sutton Veny, Wiltshire. Buried in Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy.

CARTWRIGHT

John Digby

Second Lieutenant 2nd Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry 6th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 9 August 1915. Aged 19. Son of The Rev William and Mrs Lucy Cartwright of Aynho, Northamptonshire. Born in Aynho. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, Belgium

CARTWRIGHT

Nigel Walter Henry

Second Lieutenant 20th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry 41st Division. Killed in action at Ypres 21 September 1917. Aged 19. Son of The Rev, William and Mrs Lucy Cartwright of Aynho, Northamptonshire, Born in Aynho. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

COLFOX

Thomas David

Second Lieutenant 41st Battery 42nd Brigade The Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 14 June 1918. Aged 19. Son of Lt Colonel Thmas Alfred 7 Mrs Constance Colfox of “Coneyfar” Bridport, Dorset. Buried in Sandpits British Cemetery, Fouquereuil.

COLLINS

John Ferdinando

Second Lieutenant “B” Company the 56th Battalion, The Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action during the March Retreat 28 March 1918 age19. Son of Henry John and June Collins of 24, St. Marks Road, Salisbury. Native of Reading, Berkshire. Buried in , Roclincourt Military Cemetery

ETLINGER

H

Captain Bhopal Infantry Meerut Division. Indian Contingent. Killed in action near Ypres 27 April 1915. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

FAIRTLOUGH, MC

Gerard Howard

Captain 423rd Field Company (TF) The Royal Engineers. Died of wounds in Base Hospital at Etaples13 June 1918. Aged 28. Son of Colonel Howard Fairtlough (CMG) of the 8th Battalion, The Royal West Surrey Regiment,. Killed in action at Loos. And Mrs Maud Fairtlough. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery

FOSTER

William Augustus Portman

Captain 1st Battalion, The South Staffordshire Regiment. 7th Division. Taken prisoner near Zonnebeke and died in captivity in Germany 11. 11.14. Aged 27. Son of Colonel William Yorke Foster, 3rd Baronet and of Lady Foster of Ascot Lodge, Ascot, Berks. Native of Hardingham, Norfolk. Regular Solsier. Educated at Wellington College and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Buried in Niederzweheren Cemetery, Germany.

FRERE

Bartlett Laurie Stuart

Lieutenant 4th Battalion, The Bedfordshire Regiment 63rd Royal Naval Division. Killed in action on the Ancre 13 November 1916. Aged 20. Son of Laurie and Maud Mary Newton Frere of Twyford House, Bisops Stortford, Herts. Educated at Eton College. Included on Eton College Roll of Honour. Buried in Knightbridge Cemetery, Mesnil- Martinsart.

FURNEAUX

Phillip Temple

Lieutenant 1st Battalion, The Kings Liverpool Regiment 2nd Division. Killed in action at Polygon Wood near Ypres 26 October 1914. Aged 25. Son of The Rev Walter and Mrs Caroline Rosa Furneaux of Dean Vicarage, Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

FIENNES

John Eustace Twistleton-Wykeham

Captain 2nd Battalion, The Gordon Highlanders. 7th Division. Died of wounds 18 June 1917. Aged 21. Son of Lt Colonel The Hon. Sir Eustace Fiennes. Baronet. Governor of the Leeward Islands, and the Hon Lady Fiennes (OBE) of Government House, Leeward Islands British West Indies. Buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun.

FLETCHER

Reginald William

Second Lieutenant 118th Battery 26th Brigade The Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action near Ypres 32 October 1914. Aged 22. Son of C.R.L. and Katherine Fletcher of Norham End, Oxford Scholar of Eton 1905/10 (BA Oxford 1914) University V111 1914. Included on the Eton College Roll of Honour. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial Ypres, Belgium

GIBSON, MC

Samuel Archibald Currie

Second Lieutenant The Wiltshire Regiment Att. To the 2/1st (Bucks) Battalion, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. 48th Division. Died of wounds at Ypres 26 August 1917. Aged 28. Son of Mr and Mrs Samuel Miller Gibson of Ealing, London. Included on the Memorial in St. Mary’s Church, Swanage, but not on the Town Memorial. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.

GORDON

Gerard Montague

Captain (Adjudant) 12th Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers 24th Division. Killed in action 9 June 1917. Aged 26. Son of George and Mary Gordon of Wincome Park, Wiltshire and The Barn House, Sherborne, Dorset. Included on Sherborne Town War Memorial and St. Mary Magdalene Church.Castleton. Buried in Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, Belgium. Gerald attended Wye College from January 1910 and left Christmas 1911. Whilst at Wye he captained the cricket team in 1911 and was also a member of the hockey team.

See also Lord's Cricket members WW1 and South Eastern Agricultural Collge, Wye

Extract from Du Ruvigny's Roll of Honour:

GORDON, GERARD MONTAGUE, Capt. and Adjutant, The Royal Fusiliers, 3rd and yst. s. of George Henry Gordon, of The Barn House, Sherborne, and Wincombe Park, Shaftesbury, J.P. co. Wilts and Dorset. Chairman of the Dorset War Agricultural Committee, by his wife, Mary, dau. of Francis Stanier, of Biddulph, co. Stafford ; b. Sherborne, 8 Jan. 1891 ; educ. at Durnford House ; Wellington College, and the South Eastern Agricultural College, Wye, co. Kent ; obtained a commission 15 Aug. 1914 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Feb. 1915, and was killed in action 9 June, 10 Buried in the Military Cemetery at Reninghelst, near Ypres. A brother officer wrote : "He was one of the bravest men I have met out here, and his sense of duty in returning to the front so soon after his recent operation filled us all with the deepest admiration. He was always so merry and bright, and a great favourite with us all," and another of his Regiment : "His parting from us has caused a deep cloud over the battalion, because he was one of the best, and one we could ill afford to lose." While at Wellington he played for two years in the cricket eleven, and represented his school in the Public Schools' Racket Competition at Queen's Club. He was a member of the M.C.C. and of the Free Foresters, and for several seasons did good service for the Dorset County XI. He was a fine horseman and took high honours as an athlete ; unm.

GRANT-DALTON, MC

Harold

Lieutenant Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve “Hood” battalion The 63rd Royal Naval Division. Taken prisoner and died in captivity in Germany 28 April 1918. Aged 28. Son of The Rev Colin Grant Dalton, Rector of Wincanton and Mrs Grant Dalton of “Ellerthwaite” Eastbourne, Sussex. Buried in Neiderzwehren Cemetery

HILL

Walter Edward

Lieutenant 1st BattalionThe North Staffordshire Regiment 6th Division. Killed in action near Soupir on the Aisne 25 September 1914. Aged 22. Son of The Rev. Canon C.Rowland Hill and Mrs E.M.Hill of 19, Glendinning Avenue, Weymouth, Dorset. Born in Dorchester.Included on All Saints Weymouth Church War Memorial. Buried in Soupir Churchyard

HAMILTON – FLETCHER

Gareth

Second Lieutenant 3rd Battalion, The Grenadier Guards Attached to the 1st Battalion, The Scots Guards. 1st Division. Killed in action at La Basse 25 January 1915. Aged 20. Son of George and Constance Hamilton-Fletcher of Leweston Manor, Sherborne, Dorset. Educated at Eton. Included on St. Mary’s Abbey Church War Memorial, Sherborne and Eton College Roll of Honour. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial

HOWELL

Augustus William

Second Lieutenant 3rd Battalion, The Rifle Brigade 24th Division. Killed in action at Arras 15 April 1917. Aged 37. Son of The Rev.Alfred James Howell and Mrs Elizabeth Howell of Wyke Vicarage, Bradford Yorkshire. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial.

HARDMAN

Frederick McMahon

Second lieutenant 4th Battalion, The Royal Fusilers. 3rd Division. Killed in action near Neuve Chapelle 29 October 1914. Aged 24. Son of Captain J.W.J.Hardman (Late 1st Royal Dragoons) and Mrs Frances Hardman of ‘The Lattice House” Sherborne, Dorset. Included on the Town War Memoral, Sherborne. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial.

HOOTON

Edward Cedric

Lieutenant 2/8th Battalion, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment 61st Division. Killed in action 27 June 1916. Aged 25. Son of Edward Charles and Elisa Hooton of 1, Chepstow Rise, Croydon. Included on the Croydon Roll of Honour,. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial

HUGHES-GIBB

Harold Francis

Lieutenant “B” Battery 62nd Brigade The Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action near Arras 19 April 1917. Aged 25. Son of Fancis and Eleanor Mary Hughes-Gibb of The Manor House, Tarrant Gunville, Blandford, Dorset. Included on the Memorial in St. Mary’s Church, Tarrant Gunville. Buried in Bunyans Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines

HARVEY

Douglas

Lieutenant 2nd Battalion, The Grenadier Guards The Guards Division. Killed in action 27 March 1918. Aged 23. Son of Mr and Mrs George Alexander Harvey. Buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux

HARFORD

John Henry

Lieutenant. Battalion, 12th Battalion, The South Wales Borderers 40th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 26 October 1916. Aged 20. Son of Major John Charles and Mrs Harford of Falcondale, Lampeter, Cardiganshire, Wales. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial

HERVEY

Thomas Percy Arthur

Second Lieutenant 21st Battalion, The Kings Royal Rifle Corps 41st Division. Killed in action on the Somme 15 September 1916. Aged 29. Son of The Rev.James and Mrs Margaret Hervey of 48, Cromwell Road, Stanmore, Winchester. A Civil Servant employed in Fiji, from whence he volunteered for service in the war. Buried in Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs

HERVEY

Gerald Arthur

Lieutenant 1/1st Wessex Battery T.F. The Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action near Ypres 8 August 1917. Educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge. Included on Cambridge University War List. Buried in The Huts Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium.

HILL

Richard Alexander Cawthorne

Lieutenant The Royal Air Force No 204 Fighter Squadron. (Sopwith Bentley Camels) Formerly No 4 Squadron Royal Naval Air Service) operating from Bray Dunes Airfield near Dunkirk. Formerly with the Somerset L.I. Killed in action 12 August 19 18. Aged 21. Son of Mr and Mrs C.Cawthorne Hill of Claverton Manor, Bath. Commemorated on The Arras Flying Services Memorial

JACKSON

Patrick Arthur Dudley

Lieutenant 2nd Battalion, The Royal Irish Rifles 36th Ulster Division. Killed in action 4 January 1917. Aged 19 Only son of Lt/Colonel and Mrs Cecil Jackson, of Knapp House, Gillingham, Dorset. Commissioned in 1914. Buried in Hyde Park Corner (Royal Berks) Cemetery

KNIGHT

John O Colham

Second Lieutenant 6th Battalion, The Royal West Surrey Regiment 12th Division. Killed in action at Cambrai 30 November 1917. Aged 19. Son of Coldham C and Eva Knight of Monks Hill, Farnahm, Surrey. Buried in Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery.

LAGDEN

Ronald Owen

Captain 4thBattalion, The Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 27th Division. Killed in action during an attack on a feature called “The Mound” in the Ypres Salient. One of 113 casualties on the 3 March 1915. Aged 26. Son of Sir Godfrey Lagden (KCMG) and Lady Lagden of “Selwyn” Oatlands Chase, Weybridge.Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

MARSHALL, MC

Ernest William

Captain 1st Battalion, The Somerset Light Infantry 4th Division. Killed in action 22 April 1918. Aged 24. Son of Henry Mieres and Cecil Mabel Marshall of The Manor House, Limpley Stoke, Bath. Buried in Chocques Military Cemetery.

MANSEL- PLAYDELL

Edmund Morton

Second Lieutenant The Dorsetshire Regiment Attached to 3rd Battalion, The Worcestershire Regiment 3rd Division. Killed in action during the Battalion, attack on Spanbroekmolen near Ypres, 12 March 1915. Aged 28. Son of Lt Colonel and Mrs Mansel-Pleydell of Whatcombe, Blandford, Dorset Included on the Memorials at Sherborne School, Broadstone, Winterborne Clenston and Winterbourne Whitchurch. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

MANGER

John Kenneth

Second Lieutenant 2nd Battalion, The Northumberland Fusiliers 28th Division. Killed in action during the defence of Mouse Trap Farm near Ypres 8 May 1915. Aged 20. Son of Mr and Mrs Alfred Manger of Gillingham, Dorset. Included on Gillingham War Memorial and St. Mary the Virgin Parish Church, Gillingham. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium

MARSHALL

George Garth

Lieutenant 11th Hussars 1st Cavalry Division. Killed in action at Ypres 4 November 1914. Son of Victor and Victoria Marshall of Coniston, Lancashire. ADC, to Field Marshall Sir Edmund Allenby. C in C Cavalry. Buried in Ypres Town Cemetery

MACGREGOR

Thomas Charles Stuart

Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps No 53 Artillery Observation Squadron (R.E.8’s) Formerly with The Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 8 June 1917. Aged 20. Son of Mr W.O. and Mrs M.E.MacGregor of Ranchi, India. Commemorated on The Arras Flying Services Memorial

NEWTON

Arthur Victor

Captain The Royal Flying Corps. No 5 Artillery Observation Squadron (B.E.2C’s) Formerly with The Somerset Light Infantry. Died of wounds 20 October 1915. Aged 22. Son of Arthur Edward and Mina Newton of Trull, Taunton, Somerset. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.

NAPIER

Guy Greville

Lieutenant 35th Sikhs Att. 47th Indian Army Flanders. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 31. Son of Thomas Bateman and Florence Emily Napier of 7, New Suare, Lincolns Inn, London. Husband of Constance May Napier of La Querriere, St. Martins, Guernsey. Buried in Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez.

PARKE

Walter Evelyn

Lieutenant 2nd Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry 6th Division. Killed in action during an attack near Bleu 13 October 1914. Aged 23. Son of Lt.Colonel Lawrence Parke and Mrs Evaline. Parke of Moreton Heath, Moreton, Dorset. Included on the Memorials in St. Mary’s, Sturminster Marshall, St. Andrews, Kinson, (Bournemouth) and St, Nicholas, Moreton. Buried in Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul

PARKE

John Aubrey

Lieutenant 9th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade. 14th Division. Previously with The Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action during an attack on Bellewaard Farm, near Ypres 25 September 1915. during which the battalion suffered over 400 casualties. Son of Lt Colonel Lawrence Parke and Mrs Evaline J. Parke of Moreton Heath, Moreton, Dorset. Aged 23 Included on the Memorials of Sturminster Marshall,, Kinson (Bournemouth) , and Moreton. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

PAGET

Francis Austin Elliott

Private SP.3498 24th Battalion. The Royal Fusiliers. 2nd Division. Killed in action on the Somme 31 July 1916. Born in Sturminster Newton and enlisted in Dorchester. Next of kin Sturminster Newton. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial.

RYLANDS

Peter Wolferstan

Lieutenant Royal Air Force. Died at home 9 August 1918. Aged 19. Son of Thomas Kirkland and Betha Nesbit Wolferstand Rylands of “The Down House” Tockington, Bristol. Buried in Langton Matravers Church Cemetery.

SANDERS

Clive

Captain 2nd Battalion, The West Yorkshire Regiment 8th Division. Killed in action during the German Offensive on the Marne 27 May 1918. Aged 22 Younger son of Dr and Mrs Gordon Sanders of Cannes, France. Commemorated on The Soissons Memorial.

SPENCER-SMITH

Gilbert Seymour Worsley

Lieutenant 2/5th Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment Palestine. 75th Division. Killed in action 9 April 1918. Aged 23 Only son of Captain and Mrs G.Spencer-Smith of Maidenstone Heath, Bursledon, Southampton. Buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Palestine.

WYNYARD

Damer

Captain (Adjudant) 1st Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment 5th Division. Killed in action during the defence of Hill 60 near Ypres 20 April 1915. Aged 25. Son of Lt Colonel Richard Damer Wynyard (late of the East Surreys) and Mrs Wynyard, of 2, South Belfield, Weymouth Husband of Olive Wynyard (remarried) Previously wounded at Mons 23 August 1914. Included on Dorchester Memorial and All Saints Church Dorchester, plus Holy Trinity Church Memorial at Chilfrome near Cattistock. Commemorated in The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

WILLIS-FLEMING

Richard Thomas Cyril

Second Lieutenant The Royal Horse Artillery 1/5th Lowland Brigade. Killed in action in Egypt 4 August 1916. Aged 20. Son of John and Violet Willis-Fleming of Binstead House, Binstead, Isle of Wight. Buried in Kantara War Cemetery, Egypt.

WILLIAMS

Charles Montague

Second Lieutenant 16th Battalion, The Manchester Regiment 30th Division. Killed in action near Giullemont on the Somme 29 July 1916. Aged 26 Eldest son of Montague Scott Williams and Audrey Mary Williams of Woolland House, Woolland, Blandford, Dorset. Included on Woolland Church War Memorial. Buried in La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie

WORDSWORTH-MASTERS

Osmond Bartle

Second Lieutenant The Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) No 21 Company. Formerly with the Ox and Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action near Arras 2 April 1917. Aged 29. Son of The Rev. Christopher Wordsworth (Chancellor of Sarum Cathedral) and Mary Reeve Wordsworth, of St. Nicholas, Salisbury, Wiltshire. Educated at Winton and Trinity College, 1906 (M.A.Cambridge) Included on the Cambridge University War List. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial.

THIS WINDOW WAS GIVEN BY THE
PARENTS, OLD BOYS STAFF & FRIENDS
OF DURNFORD AND DEDICATED IN
PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY TO
ALL THE OLD BOYS WHO FELL IN THE
WAR OF 1939 TO 1945
THE SNARE WAS BROKEN AND WE ARE DELIVERED

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