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CANTERBURY 9TH QUEEN'S ROYAL LANCERS WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2008

This memorial is to be found in the cloisters of Canterbury Cathedral. It takes the form of a rectangular headed stone tbalet with a moulded frame. It lists the names and ranks of the men from the 9th Queen's Royal Lancers who gave their lives in World War 1, 274 in all. There is one Victoria Cross (V.C.) holder listed. The memorial lists the names by how they died, officers, those attached and then other ranks but have been sorted into alphabetical order here for ease of research and reading. In researching this memorial there are several names of men who served in the 9th Lancers but who have not been included on the memorial, there is no reason why they have been omitted that is obvious.

Photographs Copyright © John Hendry 2008

TO THE IMMORTAL MEMORY OF THE
FOLLOWING OFFICERS NON-COMMISSIONED
OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE 9TH QUEENS
ROYAL LANCERS WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE
GREAT WAR FROM AUGUST 1914
UNTIL THE RETURN OF THE REGIMENT
TO ENGLAND IN SEPTEMBER 1919

ABADIE, DSO

Eustace Henry Egremont

Major, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Missing presumed killed in action 30 November 1915. Aged 37. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO). Son of the late Major-General Henry Richard Abadie. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5. See also Godalming, Charterhouse School

Extract from Distinguished Services Order 1885-1915 Vol. II, page 241:

ABADIE, EUSTACE HENRY EGREMONT, Lieut., was born 24 Jan. 1877, elder surviving son of the late Major-General Henry Richard Abadie, C.B., 9th Lancers, Lieut.-Governor of Jersey, 1900-4 (whose death occurred after that of his son), and of his first wife Kate (who died in 1883), daughter of G Sandeman. Eustace Abadie joined the 9th Lancers 11 .Aug. 1897, becoming Lieutenant 3 May, 1899. He served with much distinction in the South African War, 1899-1902, and was present at the advance on Kimberley, including the actions at Belmont, Enslin and Magersfontein; Relief of Kimberley; took part in the operations in the Orange Free State, Feb. to May, 1900, including operations at Paardeberg (17 to 26 Feb.); actions at Poplar Grove, Dreifontein, Karee Siding, Houtnek (Thoba Mountain), Vet River (5 and 6 May) and 'Land River; was present during the operations in the Transvaal in May and June, 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill (11 and 12 June), again in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 Nov. 1900, including actions at Reit Vlei and Belfast; in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, July to 29 Nov. 1900; operations in Cape Colony and the Transvaal 30 Nov. 1900, to 31 May, 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 Sept. 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with eight clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 Sept. 1901] : " Eustace Henry Egremont Abadie, Lieut., 9th Lancers. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa. The Insignia, Warrant, etc., were sent to the Commander-in-Chief in India, and presented by General Sir Bindon Blood at Full Garrison Parade at Rawal Pindi 8 April, 1903. It is said that no other officer received more than eight clasps to the Queen's Medal in the South African Campaign. He was promoted to Captain 15 March, 1904; was a Staff College Graduate; was Adjutant of his regiment from Feb. 1906, to Aug. 1907, and was promoted to Major in March, 1912. The names of members of this distinguished family appear first in most books of reference. The first name in " The Last Post," a book containing biographies of officers who lost their lives in the South African War, was that of a cavalry officer named Abadie, namely, Lieut. H. B. Abadie. D.S.O., Major E. H. E. Abadie's eldest brother. Another brother, Capt. G. H. F. Abadie, late 16th Lancers, died of fever in Feb. 1904, at Kam, West Africa, where he was serving as Resident, after having taken part in the Kam Sokoto Campaign, and been created a C.M.G. Major-General Abadie, their father, also had a most distinguished military career of 46 years, and, as has been said, survived the last of these three gallant sons only for a short time. For Major Eustace Abadie's services in the Great War he was mentioned in Sir John French's Despatch of 14 Jan. 1915. He was at first officially reported to be a prisoner of war; but as no official confirmation of his death was received, and as nothing was heard of or from him since, it was assumed that he had lost his life in action at Messines in Oct. 1914.

ALLEN

Frank

Private 11486, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Missing presumed killed in action 22 March 1918. Born Hemsby, Norfolk, enlisted Great Ormsby, resident Hemsby, Great Yarmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 4. See also Hemsby, Norfolk

ALLEN

Robert Elliott

Private 4186, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Missing presumed killed in action 24 May 1915. Aged 28. Son of Thomas and Ellen Allen, of Belle Vue, Maughold, Ramsey, Isle of Man. Born and resident Manghold, Isle of Man, enlisted Douglas. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

ALLFREY

Frederick De Vere Bruce

Lieutenant, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 6 September 1914. Aged 22. Son of F. Vere Allfrey and Maud Allfrey, of Ashridgewood, Wokingham, Berks. Buried in west corner of FRETOY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Seine-et-Marne, France.

Extract from De Ruvugny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Volume 2 Page 5:

ALLFREY, FREDERICK DE VERE BRUCE, Lieut., 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers, s. of F. Vere Allfrey, of Wokingham, Reading; b. 21 Sept. 1801; educ. Wellington College, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 9th Lancers 15 Feb. 1911, and promoted Lieut. 29 Jan. 1913; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action 6 Sept. 1914, while assisting a wounded brother officer.

Extract from Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1 Page 59:

LIEUTENANT FREDERIC DE VERE BRUCE ALLFREY, 9th LANCERS, who was the son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Vere Allfrey, of Wokingham, Reading, was reported unofficially as having been killed in action in September, 1914.

Lieutenant Allfrey was born on the 21st September, 1891, and was educated at Wellington College, his father having been at the same school,and was in Brougham's and Upcott's from 1905-09, going to the R.M.C., Sandhurst, in 1910, from which he passed into the 9th Lancers in February, 1911. He was promoted Lieutenant in January, 1913. Since the unofficial report of his death it has transpired that after a charge of the 9th Lancers on the 6th September, 1914, near Provins, Lieutenant Allfrey dismounted to help a wounded brother officer, and was himself shot and killed by a wounded German.

ANELAY

John

Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant 4196, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 13 May 1915. Aged 36. Born and resident Blackburn, Lancashire, enlisted Preston. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Anelay, of 6, Mary St., Blackburn; husband of Margaret Anelay, of 39, Bridge St., Lampeter, Cardiganshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

APLIN

Edwin

Corporal L/4095, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 26th March 1918. Born and resident Clapham, London, enlisted London. Buried in LE CATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 6.

ARCHDALE-PORTER, DSO

John Grey

Captain (Temporary Major), 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 22 November 1917. Aged 31. Son of John Porter Porter and Josephine Porter Porter, of Belle Isle, Lisbellaw, Co. Fermanagh; husband of Enid Archdale-Porter, of 8, Chesterfield St., London. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO). Also with Royal Flying Corps, ceased 15 February 1917. Buried in FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND, Somme, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 17.

Extract from Distinguished Services Order 1885-1915 Vol. II, page 132:

ARCHDALE-PORTER, JOHN GREY, Capt., was horn 9 June, 1886, at Magheracross, County Fermanagh, Ireland, son of John Porter Porter, J.P., D.L., and Josephine Porter. He was educated at Harrow; entered the Army 29 Aug. 1900, and became Lieutenant 22 Jan. 1910. Capt. Archdale-Porter served in the European War was mentioned in Despatches 24 June, 1915, and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 3 July, 1915] : John Grey Porter, Capt., 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers. On 10 May, 1915, when a very heavy attack was made on the front line near How-re, Capt.. Porter went up to the infantry line there and brought hack very valuable information regarding the situation. On the 13th May he rendered the greatest possible assistance in taking messages under terrific shell fire to various parts of the line and reporting on various local situations. He set an example of coolness and total disregard of danger that was beyond all praise. He has been twice wounded previously in this campaign." Capt. Archdale-Porter died of wounds 22 Nov. 1917. He married, 6 Dec. 1915, Enid, only daughter of the late George William Duff-Assheton-Smith, of Vaynol, Carnarvonshire.

ARMITAGE

Harry Gordon

[Listed as Private on memorial] Lance Corporal 4258, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 24 May 1915. Aged 30. Born Greenock, Lanarkshire, enlisted Woolwich, resident Redhill, Surrey. Son of Florence Armitage, of Park House, St. Mary's Rd., East Molesey, Surrey. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD, Nord, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 82.

ASTON

Harry

Corporal L/1777, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 25 November 1914. Aged 24. Baptised 6 April 1890 in Coventry, son of Tom and Julia Beatric Aston. In the 1891 census he was the son of Tom and Julia B Aston, born Coventry, resident Colchester Street, Coventry Holy Trinity, Coventry, Warwickshire. In the 1901 census he was the son of Tom and Julia B Aston, born Coventry, resident 22 Colchester Street, Coventry, Warwickshire. IN the 1911 census he was with the 9th Lancers, aged 21, single, born Coventry, resident Lydd, Romney Marsh, Kent. Buried in COVENTRY (LONDON ROAD) CEMETERY, Warwickshire. Plot/Row/Section 11. Grave 3.

BAILEY

Alfred Richard

Private 4419, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 13 April 1918. Born Lyminge, Kent, enlisted Chatham, resident East Malling. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 4.

BANNELL

Michael [William]

Trumpeter 3357, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 21 November 1917. Born Folkestone, enlisted and resident Canterbury. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A.

BARNES

Charles [Leo]

[Killed in action on SDGW] Private 528, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 24 August 1914. Born and resident Preston, Lancashire, enlisted London. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

BARNETT

George Henry

Private 3877, "B" Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 18 October 1914. Aged 21. Born Brighton, Sussex, enlisted Hounslow, resident Barnes, Surrey. Son of George Henry and Alice Barnett, of 6, Market Rd., Richmond, Surrey. Buried in SANCTUARY WOOD CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row K. Grave 28.

BARRETT

J

Private, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died on active service. There is F H BARRETT, Private L/5400, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died on active service 6 March 1917. Buried in LAMBETH CEMETERY, London. Screen Wall. W.3. 4.

BECKETT

Albert Henry

Private 11371, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Missing presumed dead 22 March 1918. Born Ashford, Middlesex, enlisted London, resident Bournemouth. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 4.

BELL

William Robert Walter

[Listed as Walter on CWGC] Private 5440, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 30th July 1916. Born Welshpool, Mongomeryshire, enlisted London, resident St. Albans. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section J. Grave 58.

From National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 Section V Luton, page 28:

BELL, W. R. W., Private, 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers
He volunteered in August 1914, and having completed his training proceeded to the Western Front. He took partin much severe fighting at Ypres and in other engagements, and was killed in action on July 30th, 1916. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
10, Dolphin Yard, St. Albans  
205/A.

See also Holywell Hill, St Albans, Hertfordshire Memorial and St Albans, Hertfordshire Memorial

BELSHAM

William [H]

[Spelt BELCHAM on SDGW] Private 4874, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 8th February 1916. Born Isleworth, Middlesex, enlisted Dover, resident Hulme, Manchester. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 8.

BENNETT

Sydney Ernest

[SDGW states Died of wounds] Private 4794, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 22nd March 1918. Aged 19. Born Walthamstow, enlisted Dover, resident Funcley, London N. Son of Alice Evana Bennett, of 6, Hill Top Cottages, High St., Freshwater, Isle of Wight. Educated at Duke of York's School, from where he was appointed to the band. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 4.

BENNETT

William Arthur

Private 4796, “C” Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 15th January 1916. Aged 20. Born Old Brompton. Enlisted and resided Chatham. Son of William and Elizabeth Bennett of Old Brompton, Gillingham, Kent. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 19. See also Brompton, Kent Memorial

BERNHARDT

Adolph

Private 12830, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 27th March 1918. Born Hull, Yorkshire, enlisted Leeds, resident York. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 4.

From National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 - Section VIII Leeds, page 25:

BERNHARDT, A., Private, 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers.
Volunteering on ;he outbreak of war, he was later sent to France, and during four years' service in this theatre of war played a prominent part in many important engagements He participated in the Battles of Neuve Chapelle, Ypres, Arras, and the Somme, but was killed iu action on October 28th. 1918. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

"His memory is cherished with pride."

16, Bread Street, York Road. Leeds.  
Z1459

BEVAN

Robert

Private 10807, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 27th March 1918. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Flint, Flintshire. Son of William and Margaret Bevan, of Glyn, Coleshill, Flints. Formerly 743, Welsh Horse. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 4.

BLAKE

Martin James

Private 8110, "C" Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Missing presumed killed in action 22nd March 1918. Aged 23. Born Canterbury, enlisted Caxton Hall, resident Harlsden. Son of Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Blake, of 29, Burns Rd., Harlesden, Willesden, London. Formerly 12th (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 4.

BLAKE

Thomas Frank [Warwick]

Private 1320, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 22nd November 1917. Aged 26. Born Basingstoke, Hampshire, enlisted Aldershot, resident Winchfield. Son of George Blake, of Bidden Grange, Upton Grey, Basingstoke. Served in France from commencement of war. Buried in ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 24.

BLANCH

Walter Herbert

Trumpeter 3589. Missing presumed killed in action 22nd March 1918. Aged 22. Born Alverstone, Hampshire, enlisted Canterbury, resident Gosport. Son of Elizabeth Blanch, of 22, Lees Lane, Forton, Gosport, Hants., and the late George Douglas Blanch. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 4.

BODEN

Samuel Lester

Private 4414, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 26th March 1918. Born Morley Common, Derbyshire, enlisted and resident Rotherham. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 4.

BOLTON

John Nathaniel

Lance Corporal 8344, Machine Gun Corps attached 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 28th January 1916. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Brighton, Sussex, resident Stepney, London. Son of Thomas and Eva Annie Bolton, of Church St., Steyning, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 56.

BOND

Henry

Private 5734, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 21st March 1918. Born and resident Stratford, London, resident Walthamstow. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 4.

BOWLBY

John [Arthur]

Corporal 762, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 29th September 1914. Born and resident Bishopthorp, York, enlisted York. Buried in LONGUEVAL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 5.

BRAMALL

[Randolph] Sidney [Marshall]

Private 530, "C" Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 30 May 1915. Aged 30. Son of Sidney and Rosa Bramall, of 108, Alexandra Rd., London. Born at Bristol. Buried in HAMPSTEAD CEMETERY, London. Screen Wall. Q8. B. 25.

BRASSINGTON

Ernest

Private 3560, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died as a prisoner of war 4 November 1918. Born and enlisted Sheffield, Yorkshire, enlisted Rotherham. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot XVIII. Row A. Grave 1.

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1919:

BRASSINGTON Ernest of 50 headford-street Sheffield a trooper in the 9th Lancers died 4 November 1918 at Gummersbach in Germany Administration Wakefield 29 December to Florence Brassington widow. Effects £137 13s 3.

BRATCHELL

Francis George aka Frank

Private 7412, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 20 May 1915. Aged 24. Born Clatford, Hampshire. enlisted Dorchester, resident Shipton Bellinger. Son of George and Martha Ann Bratchell, of Council Cottages, Kings Lane, Over Wallop, Stockbridge, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

BROOKE, CIE, DSO

Victor Reginald

Major, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died on active service 29 August 1914. Aged 41. Baptised 26 February 1873 in St Michael, Chester Square, Middlesex, son of Victor Alexander and Alice Sophia Brooke. Son of Sir Victor Brooke, 3rd Bart., and Lady Brooke, of Colebrooke, Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh. CIE. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO). Buried in ANNEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Oise, France.

Extract from De Ruvugny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Volume 1A Page 57:

BROOKE, VICTOR REGINALD, C.I.E., D.S.O., Major, 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers, 5th a. of the late Sir Victor Alexander Brooke, of Colebrooke, 3rd Bt. by his wife, Alice Sophia (Villa Ballenia, St. Jean de Luz, B.P., France), 2nd dau. of Sir Alan Edward Bellingham, 3rd lit.; b. 53, Eaton Square, London, 22 Jan. 1873; educ. at. Pau, Basses Pyrenees and at. Storrington, and obtained his commission as 2nd Lieut. in the 9th Lancers, 12 Dee. 1894, and became Lieut, 29 April, 1896, Capt. 6 May, 1 901, Major 7 June, 1905, and temporary Lieut.-Col. 1 June, 1907. He served in the South African War, 1899-1902, where he greatly distinguished himself. He took part in the advance on, and relief of, Kimberley, including the actions at Belmont, Enslin, Modder River and Magersfonteln, and in the operations in the Orange Free State from Feb. to May, 1900, including the actions at Paardeberg, Poplar Grove, and Karee Siding. and was A.D.C. to the Lieut.-Gen. commanding the Headquarters Staff in South Africa from Nov. 1901 to Sept. 11102. He was wounded in the Transvaal, and was twice mentioned in despatches 116 April, 1901, and 31 May, 19021, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order, the Queen's medal with four clasps and the King's medal with two. From 1902 to 1907 he was A.D.C. and then Assistant Mil. Secretary to Lord Kitchener, and was sent by him to Kabul in 1904, and afterwards became Mil. Secretary to the Viceroy of India (Lord Minto), and was made a C.I.E. in 1910. He returned with Lord Minto Dec. 1910, and served with his regt. at Canterbury and Tidworth. On the outbreak of the European War he went to France with the Expeditionary Force and died in hospital at Compiègne of wounds received In action during the retreat from Mons, 29 Aug. 1914; unm. The following appreciation by " A Friend " appeared in the Daily Telegraph of 12 Sept. 1914 : "It was a fine ending to a fine life, Victor Brooke was known, if only as Military Secretary in India, to thousands; but it was by tens of thousands that he was liked and loved. He was almost the first man wounded in the South African War. The welter picked up the diary of a wounded Boer, in which was set down the enemy's regret that so good a friend and fighter had been as they thought killed. Upon my conscience, I believe that the Boers who wounded him In 1899 will take an intentional awl bitter revenge for his death in 1914, when they came to grips with the Germans in South West Africa. As to the manner of his death anti burial, there is something to be recorded. He died on the night of 29 Aug. and he was buried early next morning at Chateau d'Annel, near Compiègne. The house had been turned into a hospital by Mrs. Depew. to whom most men who speak English will be glad to pay in full a willing debt of gratitude whenever and wherever the claim is presented. They left at eleven on the same day. I now quote the words of others : estate carpenter made his coffin, and one of the old men on the estate dug his grave. After the burial the old man said to Mrs. Depew, "Regardez. Madame." He pointed out a gravestone to the north of the grave, which had the inscription underneath the date, 1870, "Chevalier do la Legion d'Honneur."' It, belonged to one of the family which owned Chateau d'Annel in those days, all of whom were buried there. Beside them the old grave-digger thought it right to lay Victor Brooke—Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur indeed."

Extract from Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1 Page 103:

LIEUTENANT GEORGE BROOKE, RESERVE OF OFFICERS, IRISH GUARDS, was serving with the 1st Battalion of that regiment when he met his death.

He was the eldest son of Sir. George Brooke, Bart., and his first wife Anna, daughter of Geoffrey Shakerley, and niece of Sir Charles Shakerley, Bart.; he was also related to Viscount Monck, and Sir Basil Brooke, Bart. He was born on the 10th June, 1877, at Summerton, Co. Dublin, educated at Eton, and last resided at Ballyford, Coolgreaney, Co. Wexford. During the South African War he served with the Hampshire Regiment, and obtained the South African medal with three clasps. He was one of the first group of officers appointed to the Irish Guards when that regiment was raised in 1900.

He was wounded near the trenches at the Battle of the Aisne on the 7th October, 1914, when with the Irish Guards, and died of his wounds on the 9th October, 1914.

At one time he kept hounds in Wexford, and was much interested in the breaking-in of dogs for shooting. He was a member of the Kildare St. Club, Dublin, and the Guards' Club, London. He married, in 1907, Nina, daughter of the Right Hon. Lord Arthur Hill, P.C., and left a daughter, Nancy Myra, the only child who survived him.

Extract from Distinguished Services Order 1885-1915 Vol. II, page 132:

BROOKE, VICTOR REGINALD, Lieut., was born at 53, Eaton Square, London, S.W., 22 Jan. 1873, son of Sir Victor Alexander Brooke, Bart., and Alice Sophia, daughter of Sir Alan Bellingham, Bart. He joined the 9th Lancers 12 Dec. 1894;. became Lieutenant 29 April, 1896, and went to South Africa at the beginning of the Boer War (1899-1902 ). He took part in the Advance on Kimberley, including the actions at Belmont, Enslin, Modder River andMagersfontein; in the Relief of Kimberley; the operations in the Orange Free State, Feb. to May, 1900, including operations at Paardeberg; actions at Poplar Grove and Karee Siding. He was one of the first of our men to be wounded, and in a diary picked up off a wounded Boer was set down the enemy's regret that so good a friend and fighter had been, as they thought, killed. He returned to England to recover from his wounds, and had to have a finger removed. He passed the Staff College in the autumn; became Captain 6 May, 1901; returned to South Africa in Oct. 1901, as A.D.C. to Lieut.-General Sir Ian Hamilton, Chief of the Staff (9 Nov. 1901, to Mission at the end of 1904, when the Amur of Afghanistan bestowed an Afghan decoration on him. Capt. Brooke was given the Brevet of Major 7 June, 1905; accompanied the Amir of Afghanistan on his visit to India, Jan. and Feb. 1907, and was presented with the Afghan Order of "Harmat." He was promoted to Major, 9th Lancers, 6 Feb. 1907, and became Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel 1 June, 1907, and was Military Secretary to Lord Minto from 1 June, 1907, until Lord Minto left India at the end of 1910, when he rejoined his regiment. In Aug. 1914, he proceeded to France, forming part of General Headquarters Staff, as Liaison Officer, with General Sardet's Cavalry Corps, during the retreat from Belgium. The following is an extract from an appreciation of Major Brooke in the "Daily Telegraph," written by "A Friend " : "As to the manner of his death and burial, there is something to be recorded. He died on the night of 29 Aug., and was buried early next morning at Chateau d'Annel, near Compiegne. The house had been turned into a hospital by Mrs. Depew, who left at eleven on the same day, owing to the approach of the German forces. The estate carpenter made his coffin, and one of the old men of the estate dug his grave. After the burial the old man said to Mrs. Depew : Regardez Madame.' He pointed out a gravestone to the north of the grave, which had the inscription underneath the date, 1879, Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur.' It belonged to one of the family which owned the Château d'Annel in those days, all of whom were buried there. Beside them the old gravedigger thought it right to lay Victor Brooke—Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur indeed." Lord Kitchener said of him : "Victor Brooke is one of the best Staff Officers I have ever had, and quite one of the best all-round men to be found." When Lord Hardinge came home, he said to a friend : "Victor Brooke was loved by tens of thousands in India." Lady Minto wrote : "He was an ideal Military Secretary. An indefatigable worker himself, he had that rare gift of getting the best out of others. His example was such a stimulus to everyone to try and live up to his own high standard. Victor was beloved by the Viceroy and every member of his household, and no one was ever in his presence without feeling the better for the magnetic influence of his manly, straightforward character."

BROWN

Rober Charles

Private 4187, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 26 May 1915. Aged 20. Born Clapton, London, enlisted Stratford, resident Upper Clapton, London N.E. Son of George Gregory and Mary Ann Brown, of Clapton, London. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row I. Grave 5A.

BROWN

Wilfred Thomas

Private L/6859, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 22nd March 1918. Born newton Abbott, Devon, enlisted and resident London. Buried in JEANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Aisne, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 30.

BRYER

Arthur Tom

[Listed as Killed in action on memorial] Private 4715, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 7th September 1914. Born, resident and enlisted Basingstoke, Hampshire. Buried in the west corner of FRETOY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Seine-et-Marne, France.

BURROWS

Alonzo

Private 10332, "A" Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 10th August 1918. Aged 26. Born Mexborough, Yorkshire, enlisted Nottingham, resident Barnston, Nottinghamshire. Son of Samuel and Annie Burrows, of Granby, Elton, Nottingham. Buried in VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot IIIA. Row BB. Grave 9.

BUTT

Geoffrey Arthur Vernon

Private 5800, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 21st November 1917. Age 23. Born Ileston, Derbyshire, enlisted Bury St Edmunds, resident Beeston, Nottinghamshire. Son of Mrs Eugenie Butt of Brook House, Edingley, Southwell, Nottinghamshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A. See also Ramsholt, Suffolk Memorial

CALDWELL

Samuel

Sergeant 4758, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 29 September 1914. Born and enlisted Loughborough, Leicestershire, resident Burbage. Mentioned in Despatches. Buried in LONGUEVAL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 4.

Extract from THE LEICESTER CHRONICLE AND LEICESTERSHIRE MERCURY, Saturday, October 17, 1914:

HATHERN SOLDIER KILLED

We mentioned last week that Samuel and Joseph Caldwell, of the 9th Lancers, serving at the front, had been engaged in the great battle of Mons, and had fortunately escaped injury. But we regret to say that on Saturday Mr. Fred Swift, uncle of the two soldiers, received a letter stating that Samuel caldwell was killed in action in France on the 29th September. Sergeant Joseph Caldwell writes that his brother was only three yards in front of him when he met his death. Deceased, who was 29 years of age and unmarried, wasa fine-looking young fellow, and the news of his death has been received at Hathern, where he was highly respected, and with profound regret.

CAMPBELL

Joseph

Private 7003, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 27 March 1918. Born Belfast, Northern Ireland, enlisted Northampton, resident Rugby. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 4.

CARDEN

Albert William [Weech]

Private 1164, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 29 September 1914. Born Rochester, Kent, enlisted Aldershot, resident Maidstone. Buried in LONGUEVAL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 9.

CARPENTER

Richard John Victor

Private L/7229, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 11 March 1918. Aged 20. Born Whitchurch, Andover, Hampshire, enlisted Basingstoke, Whitchurch. Son of Frank and Ellen Carpenter, of 9, Test Rd., Whitchurch, Hants. Buried in JEANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 16.

CARROLL

John

Private 4705, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Missing presumed killed in action 19th November 1914. Born Blyth, Northumberland, enlisted Newcastle-on-Tyne, resident Edgebaston, Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

CARTER

Charles [Thomas]

Private 7194, "B" Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 20th January 1916. Aged 19. Born and resident King's Lynn, enlisted in the 9th Lancers in London. Son of John and Anne Carter, of 11, Lansdowne St., King's Lynn. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row N. Grave 3.

Note: Killed with Lt Hugh Durant and L/Cpl Eric Stone when a 2 inch mortar shell fired from Guildford trench by a detachment of the 62nd Trench Mortar Battery under the temporary command of Lt Durant, 9th lancers, prematurely exploded immediately after firing, Carter and Stone were with the remainder of their 9th Lancer Company in the trench immediately in front of the battery, Sticky Trench, and they caught the full extent of the blast and died instantly. The trio were buried the following day in Vermelles British Cemetery with full honours, the ceremony was attended by the Brigade Commander Brigadier-General Beale-Browne, (also 9th lancers). A funeral in the middle of this war was rare but Beale-Browne and Lt Hugh Durant would have been well aquainted with one another as both had joined the lancers in 1890's. Durant would have been a NCO when Beale-Browne was a junior officer. Durant had been severely wounded at the charge at Moncel against German Lancers as a SSM. He was commissioned during his convalescence and returned to the Regiment in April 1915, having served 17 years and 343 days in the Regimental ranks.

See also King's Lynn, Norfolk Memorial

CARTER

Ernest Henry

Private 994, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 31 October 1914. Born and enlisted Portsmouth, Hampshire, resident Landport. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

From National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 - Section X Portsmouth, page 39:

CARTER, E. H., Pte., 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers.
He was mobilised at the outbreak of war, and war, immediately drafted to France where he took part in the Retreat from Mons. He also served in several of the following engagements, and on October 31st, 1914, gave his life for the freedom of England in rot action in the vicinity of Messines. He was entitled to the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

" He died the noblest death a man may die. Fighting for God and right and liberty."

8, Finsbury Street, Landport.  
Z1612A. Z1615

CARTWRIGHT

Thomas

Private 12008, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 21 August 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Alsager, Cheshire, enlisted Crewe. Son of William and Florence Cartwright, of Talke Rd., Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3.

CHAD

Elwyn Evans

Lance Corporal 6547, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Missing presumed dead 22 March 1918. Aged 24. Born Marylebone, London, enlisted London, resident Westminster. Son of Thomas and Annie Chad, of 9, Union St., Westminster, London. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 4.

CHARLTON

William [Greives]

Private 4827, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 19 February 1916. Born Sunderland, Durham, enlisted Newcastle-on-Tyne, resident Westerlope, Newcastle. Buried in CALAIS SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot B. Row 3. Grave 11.

CHISENHALE-MARSH

Harold Atherton

Captain, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal) attached to 34th Division General Staff. Killed in action 28 September 1918. Born 20 August 1883 in Epping, Essex. Son of W. Swaine Chisenhale-Marsh, of Gaynes Park, Epping, Essex. Educated Eton College, left 1901. Married Lorna Charrington 3 June 1914 in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire. Lieiutenant from 20 Decmeber 1905, Captain from 2 November 1908. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXV. Row H. Grave 27.

CLARKE

Frederick Henry

Private 7720, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 10 February 1916. Aged 21. Born Richmond, Surrey, enlisted Croydon, resident Cheam, Surrey. Son of Henry James and Lucy Clarke, of 3, Cheam Court Cottages, Cheam, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

CLAYTON

William Isaac

Private 5438, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 13th February 1916. Aged 26. Born Acton, London, enlisted Hounslow, resident Paddington. Son of H. Clayton and the late Francis Clayton, of 6, Pressland St., Kensal Rd., Paddington, London. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 100.

COLLIER

Fred

Private 4225, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 21 November 1917. Born Altrincham, Chester, enlisted Warrington, resident Chester. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A.

COOMER

Joseph

Private 817, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 12 October 1914. Born Fulham, London, enlisted Hounslow, resident Ashford, Middlesex. Buried in ST. VENANT-ROBECQ ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, ROBECQ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 15.

COOPER

William Henry

Private 4201, "A" Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 29 September 1914. Aged 19. Born Islington, London, enlisted Stratford, resident Edmonton, Middlesex. Son of Henry and Eliza Cooper, of 53, Gordon Rd., Lower Edmonton, London. Buried in LONGUEVAL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 2.

COOPER

William Henry

Shoeing Smith 7823, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 21 January 1918. Born Wisborough Green, Sussex, enlisted Cranleigh, resident Loxwood, Sussex. In the 1911 census he is aged 13, son of Henry and Ann Cooper, at school, born Wisboro Green, resident Four Houses, Loxwood, Billings Hurst, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A. See also Loxwood, Sussex

COOTE

Edward

Private 12306, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died on active service 2 December 1918. Aged 21. Brother of Mrs. Annie E. Young, of 77, Beaconsfield St., Acomb, York. Buried in LIVERPOOL (ANFIELD) CEMETERY, Lancashire. Screen Wall (South). V. C. 103.

COURT

William Hubert Roylance

Captain, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 24 May 1915. Baptised Osmaston By Ashbourne in 1886 son of William and Marie Royalnce.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Volume 1A Page 99:

COURT, WILLIAM HUBERT ROYLANCE (ALGY), Capt., 9th (Queen's Royal) lancers, only s. (4 William Roylance Court, of M anor House, Middlewich, co. Chester, J.P., Barrister-at-Law, by his wife, Mary Carlaw, eldest dau. of Sir Andrew Barclay Walker, 1st Bart., of Osmaston Manor, co. Derby; b. Osmaston Manor, aforesaid, 26 Sept. 1885; educ. Wixenford Preparatory School and at Eton; gazette) 2nd Lieut. from the Royal Garrison Artillery Militia to the 9th Lancers, 6 July, 1907; became Lieut. 4 March, 1910, and Capt. 23 April, 1913, and was for a lengthy period stationed with his regt. at Potchefstroom, South Africa. When the war broke out in August the 9th Lancers were at Mooltan Barracks, Tidworth, from whence they proceeded direct to France, being among the first contingent of the British Army to take part In the fighting in Belgium. It will be remembered that in the early stages of the war in particular the 9th Lancers did splendid work, and In his letters home Capt. Roylance Court related some stirring incidents. About Dec. he was wounded in the foot by shrapnel, and after being In hospital for a short time came home for a few days. On 24 May, 1915 (the day he fell), Capt. Roylance Court was second In command of B Squadron, the senior officer being Capt. Francis 0. Grenfell, The force occupied trenches near Hooge, some 60 to 80 yards from those of the enemy, ('apt. Court was in the act of communicating by telephone with the Base regarding the enemy's gas attack and the general situation, when he was shot through the head and killed instantly. Capts. Grenfell, Noel Edwards and many men fell that day. The Adjutant of the 9th Lancers, when writing to a friend some time after the 24th, referred to the incidents and said : " It certainly was a bad day, but the regt. came out with much praise from everybody. This is some consolation to us for the loss of a great many friends, and in spite of losses the reputation of the regt. increases. ' Algy ' did a particularly gallant thing on the day he was When reinforcements were required he went down from the fire trenches through a terrific shell fire (any messengers we sent on this day were killed or wounded) and led up a company of the Buffs. showed them where they were wanted. They suffered severely on the way, having to cross about 2,000 yards of very open ground, which was swept by an absolute curtain of shell fire." Capt. Roylance Court was buried during the night after the battle in the churchyard at Vlamertinghe, in Flanders, close to the grave of Capt. Grenfell, whose remains were interred at the same time. He was a very capable officer and a thorough sportsman, and when on leave was a familiar figure in the Cheshire Hunt, of which his father was joint-Master for four vein. He was an enthusiastic polo player, and won several point-to-point races for his regt. and several of his friends. Golf was another sport of which he was very fond.

CRANKSHAW

Frederick

Private 11343, "B" Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 11 August 1915. Aged 23. Born, resident and enlisted Darwen, Lancashire. Son of Joseph W. and Betsy A. Crankshaw, of 4, Dale Avenue, Bispham, Blackpool. Buried in HOP STORE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 30.

CURTISS

Thomas Eli Marriott

[Listed as CURTIS on SDGW] Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant 4166, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 29 September 1914. Aged 39. Born West Hartlepool, Durham, enlisted Leeds, resident Cranswick, Yorkshire. Husband of Mary Ellen Curtis, of 2, Salem Place, Beverley, Yorks. Buried in LONGUEVAL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 15.

DALY

John [Augustine or Augustus]

Trumpeter 5118, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 29 September 1914. Aged 27. Born Portsmouth, Hampshire, enlisted Winchester, resident Fatton, Hampshire. Son of Mary Ann Lucy Norris (formerly Daly), and the late John Daly. Buried in LONGUEVAL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 11.

From National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 - Section X Portsmouth, page 60:

DALY, J. A., Trumpeter, 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers.
Serving with the Colours since 1906, he was immediately drafted to France at the outbreak of war, and took part in the Battle of Mons. He also saw service at Le caftan, the Marne, and the Aisne, and made the supreme sacrifice in action on September 29th, 1914. He was entitled to the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

" Whilst we remember, the sacrifice is not in vain."

3o, Curtis Terraee, Portsmouth.  
Z1787B

DARK

Wilfred

[Listed as Died of wounds on memorial] Private 4560, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 24 August 1914. Aged 23. Born Horsham, Sussex, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, resident Monksgate, Horsham. Son of Frank and Annie Dark, of Monks Gate, Horsham, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

DAVIES

Frederick George

Private 10829, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 22 March 1918. Born, resident and enlisted Oswestry, Salop. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 4.

DAVIS

Fred

Private 7559, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 3 April 1918. Born Anstey, Wiltshire, enlisted Salsibury, resident Ludgershall, Hampshire. Son of Mrs. E. Davis, of Monxton, Andover, Hants. Buried in PICQUIGNY BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 4.

DAVIS

George [William Robert]

Private 5480, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 13 May 1915. Born Battersea, London, enlisted London, resident Notting Hill. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

DELL

William [Henry]

Lance Sergeant 2451, "C" Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 21 August 1918. Aged 27. Born Prittlewell, Essex, enlisted and resident Southend. Husband of Edith M. Wall (formerly Dell), of "Patterdale," Branksome Rd., Southend-on-Sea. Buried in BAC-DU-SUD BRITISH CEMETERY, BAILLEULVAL, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 8.

DENSLOW

Thomas

Saddler Corporal 1090, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Missing presumed killed in action 24 August 1914. Born Bow, London, enlisted Aldershot, resident Addlestone. Buried in CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Nelgium. Plot XVIII. Row B. Grave 4.

DICKINS

Bernard [Joseph]

[Listed as DICKENS on SDGW and Private on memorial] Lance Corporal 9879, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 9 August 1918. Aged 25. Born Trentham, Staffordshire, enlisted Stafford, resident Stone, Staffordshire. Son of Stephen and Mary Lucy Dickins, of 15, Berkeley Terrace, Stone, Staffs. Buried in VRELY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot.Row/Section A. Grave 19.

DIPLOCK

Gordon Reginald

Private. 5276, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 29 March 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Burgess Hill, enlisted Chichester, resident Groombridge. Buried in LE-CATEAU Military Cemetery, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 6. See also Burgess Hill, Sussex Memorial

DORE

Frederick

Private 4564, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 19 May 1915. Born and resident Brighton, Sussex, resident Wimbledon. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 24.

DRUMMOND

William

Private 7696, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Missing presumed killed in action 22 March 1918. Born Dumfermline, Fife, enlisted Woolwich, resident Inverkeething, Fife. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 4.

DUFFIELD

Frederick James

Private 4765, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Missing presumed killed in action 19 November 1914. Aged 30. Born Kentish Town, Middlesex, enlisted London, resident Reading. Son of, William Duffield; husband of Louisa Louie Duffield, of 38, Caley Place, Castle Hill, Reading. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

DURANT

Hugh

Second Lieutenant, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 20 January 1916. Aged 38. Royal Victorian Silver Medal. Medaille Militaire, (France). Son of James Henry and Clara Durant, of 115, Sutton Court, Chiswick, London. Served in the South African War. Won the Revolver Championship in South Africa; also at Bisley, 1911. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.), and Mentioned in Despatches. Formerly Squadron Serjeant Major 4099, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). In the 1911 census he was with a Squadron Serjeant Major the 9th Lancers, aged 34, born LOndon. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row N. Grave 1.

EARLER

Albert

Private 7577, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died on active service 19 February 1919. Aged 28. Son of Minnie Earler, of 30, Britannia Rd., Ilford, Essex, and the late George Earler. Buried in BARKING (RIPPLESIDE) CEMETERY, Essex. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 752.

EATON

John Frederick

Private 11531, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 21 August 1918. Aged 28. Born Bethnal Green, London, enlisted Whitehall, resident Dalston, London E. Husband of Mabel Eaton, of 31, Queen St., Coventry. Buried in RAILWAY CUTTING CEMETERY, COURCELLES-LE-COMTE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 22.

EDGAR

Thomas

Private 12270, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died on active service 20 March 1919. Aged 25. Son of Agnes Edgar, of 61, Ayton St., Byker, Newcastle-on-Tyne, and the late Edward Edgar. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot III. Row D. Grave 12.

EDWARDS

Arthur Noel

Captain, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 25 May 1915. Aged 31. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwards, of Beech Hill Park, Waltham Abbey, Essex; husband of Mrs. E M. Heseltine (formerly Edwards), of Hawking Down, Hindon, Wilts. In the 1911 census he was a Lieutenant with 9th Lancers, aged 27, born South Kensington, London. He married Evelyn Mary Hargreaves at St George, Hanover Square, Middlesex, in 1911, she was aged 21. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD, Nord, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 41.

Exract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1915:

EDWARDS Arthur Noel of Beech Hill Park Waltham Abbey Essex captain 9th Lancers died 25 May 1915 at Bailleux in France Probate London 4 September to Evelyn Mary Edwards widow. Effects £541 14s. 6d.

EDWARDS

John [Sydney]

Lance Corporal 4053, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 29 September 1914. Aged 22. Born Edenbridge, Kent, enlisted Canterbury, resident Holmwood. Son of John H. Edwards, of "The Cottage," Bury's Court, near Reigate, Surrey. Buried in LONGUEVAL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 6.

EDWARDS

William

Private 7817, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Missing presumed killed in action 22 March 1918. Aged 27. Born Honiton, Devon, enlisted Exeter, resident Honiton. Son of Mrs. Flora Edwards, of High St., Honiton, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 4.

EGAN

Edward

Private 586, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 21 October 1914. Born and resident Dundee, Forfarshire, enlisted London. Buried in NIEUWKERKE (NEUVE-EGLISE) CHURCHYARD, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section J. Grave 1.

ELLIS

Henry

Private 7837, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 13 May 1915. Born and enlisted Sheffield, resident Upper Thorpe. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row E. Grave 4.

ELWARD

William

Private 13590, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 29 March 1918. Born Maesteg, Galmorgan, enlisted Cardiff, resident Mantyffylen. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXXIII. Row A. Grave 28A.

ELWON

Henry [Mardi Vaughan]

Private 4967, "B" Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 13 May 1915. Aged 20. Born Westbrook, Kent, enlisted Cantebury, resident Margate. Son of Mrs. Ellen Ward (formerly Elwon), of 4, St. Mildred's Terrace, Westgate-on-Sea, and the late Thomas Henry Vaughan Elwon. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

EVANS

Charles

[Memorial states Acting Sergeant] Lance Serjeant 6389, 9th Lancers (Queen’s Royal). Killed in action 20 May 1915. Aged 30. Born Lambeth, London, enlisted London, resident Walworth. Son of Mrs. Sarah Arm Evans; husband of Beatrice Evans, of 87, Ladysmith Dwellings, Lion St., New Kent Rd., London.No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

FAGGETHER

William

Private 7217, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 20 May 1915. Born Dover, Kent, enlisted Woolwich, resident Dover. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

FALLOWS

Arthur

Private 2187, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 29 September 1914. Born Stedford, Lancs, enlisted Manchester, resident Chorltoncum-Hardy. Buried in LONGUEVAL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 17.

FARLEY

Victor Frederick

Shoeing Smith 11366, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 21 August 1918. Born Shipley, Sussex, enlisted Brighton, resident Forest Row, Sussex. Son of Peter and Edith Farley, of Redfern Cottage, Forest Row, Sussex. Buried in DOUCHY-LES-AYETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row FD. Grave 1.

FELLINGHAM

Albert Edward

Private 4900, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Missing presumed killed in action during 1st Ypres 30th October 1914. Aged 20. Son of William & Matilda Fellingham of 2, Ross’s Gardens, Edward Street, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under ranks unknown. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.See also Brighton, Sussex World War 1 Memorial

FENN

Henry Charles

Private 7344, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 25. Born Bethnal Green, enlisted St. Paul's Churchyard, London, resident Walworth. Husband of Elizabeth Fenn, of 69, Henshaw St., Walworth, London. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 4.

FERGUSON

William Henry

Private 8564, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 22 March 1918. Born Gateshead, Durham, enlisted Tidworth, resident Newcastle. Buried in JEANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 8.

FINCH

Leonard [Edward]

Squadron Quartermaster Serjeant GL/3793, "B" Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen’s Royal). Died of wounds in United Kingdom 17 October 1914. Aged 39. Born Deptford, Kent, enlisted London, resident Uxbridge. Son of Margaret Finch, of Brockley, London, and the late Alfred John Finch; husband of Ethel Emma Finch, of 47, Morley Rd., Lewisham, London. Buried in GREENWICH CEMETERY, London. Screen Wall. 1 "C." B. 1207.

Exrtract from De Ruvingy's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 1A, page 135:

FINCH, LEONARD EDWARD, Quartermaster-Sergt., No 3793, 9th Lancers, s. of the late Alfred John Finch, of Brockley, Kent; b. St. John's, co. Kent, 27 June, 1874 ; educ. there; enlisted 2 March, 1895; served through the South African War, 1899-1902 (Queen's medal with five clasps and King's medal), and with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, Aug.-Sept. 1914, and died at the Military Hospital, Colchester, 17 Oct. 1914, of wounds received in action in France, 29 Sept. 1914. He m. at St. Thomas Cathedral, Bombay, 1 Oct. 1904, his cousin Ethel (3, Norham Villas, Hillingdon Heath, near Uxbridge, Middlesex), dau. of James Finch, of Greenwich, and had two sons and a dau.; Kenneth Leonard, b. 12 April, 1908 ; Edwin George, b. 3 Ang. 1909; and Eileen Margaret, b. 15 April, 1906. Quartermaster-Sergt. Finch had the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal

FINCH

Sydney

Lance Corporal 4735, 9th Lancers (Queen’s Royal). Killed in action 13 May 1915. Born Lewisham, enlisted London, resident London. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

FIRKINS

Harold

Private L/7704, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 27 March 1918. Aged 25. Born Norton, Worcester, enlisted Birmingham, resident Wood Green, N. Son of Mrs. S. A. Willoughby, of 4, Ranelagh Rd., Wood Green, London. Buried in BEACON CEMETERY, SAILLY-LAURETTE, Somme, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 17.

FISHER, DCM

George

Private 8327, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 24 May 1915. Born Grantham, Lincoln, enlisted Lincoln, resident Hoddingham, awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

Extract of DCM Citation from the London Gazette:

8327 Private G. Fisher, 9th Lancers.
For conspicuous gallantry. Hearing a wounded man of another regiment calling for help, he, in company with another private, went out of the trench under a heavy fire, and carried the man in through the wire entanglement.

FOSTER

Charles Finch

Lieutenant, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 27 March 1918. Aged 20. Son of George Ralph Cunliffe and Grace Harriot, Foster, of Anstey Hall, Trumpington, Cambridge. Baptised 25 December 1897 at Trumpington, resident Chestnuts, Great Shelford. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, son of George R C and Grace H Foster, born Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire, resident The Chestnuts, High Green, Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire. In the 1911 census he was age 13, son of George R C and Grace H Foster, at school, born Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire, resident Anstey Hall, Trumpington, Cambridgeshire. Buried in CRUCIFIX CORNER CEMETERY, VILLERS-BRETONNEUX, Somme, France. Plot VII. Row A. Grave 12. See also Trumpington, Cambridgeshire

FOX

Charles [Albert]

 

Private 653, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 15 May 1915. Aged 26. Born Manchester, Lancs, enlisted Manchester, resident Hulme. Son of Charles and Jane Fox, of 35, Egerton St., Hulme, Manchester. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de calais, France. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 8.

FRANKS

Bertie

Private 4861, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 22 March 1918. Born Maidstone, Kent, enlisted Maidstone, resident Maidstone. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 4.

FREESTONE

Harry [James]

Private 5225, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 19 May 1915. Aged 19. Born Hoxton, London, enlisted London, resident Islington, N. Son of Harry and Elizabeth Freestone, of Islington, London. Buried in LE TREPORT MILITARY CEMETERY, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot 2. Row E. Grave 6.

FRIEND

Alfred John

Shoeing Smith 3524, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 7 September 1914. Born Okehampton, Devon, enlisted Exeter, resident Okehampton. Buried in the west coner of FRETOY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Seine-et-Marne, France.

FRISBY

Edwin Herbert

Private 12834, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 24 March 1918. Aged 36. Born St. Helens, Lancs, enlisted Halifax, resident Huddersfield. Only son of Tom and Sarah Frisby, of Huddersfield; husband of Helen Gertrude Frisby, of 22, Hillhouse Lane, Huddersfield. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 29.

FROMMHOLD

Harry

Private 7833, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 21 November 1917. Aged 19. Born Hackney, London, enlisted Leyton, resident Walthamstow. Son of Mrs. J. F. Frommhold, of 26, Stafford Rd., Walthamstow, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A.

FULLOCK

Thomas

Private 5148, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 13 May 1915. Aged 22. Born Fulham, London, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, resident Fulham. Son of Mrs. Emily Fullock, of 8, Dawson St., Greyhound Rd., Hammersmith, London. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

GALE

Charles Alfred

Private 12812, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 27 March 1918. Born Westminster, London, enlisted London, resident Notting Hill, W. Son of Charles and Rosina Gale, of 36, Medway St., Westminster, London; husband of Maria Gale, of 8, Hume Rd., Notting Hill, London. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 4.

GARDINER

John [Sydenham Ballson]

Private L/4663, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds and exhaustion 20 September 1914. Born Hereford, enlisted Newport, Mon., resident Hereford. Buried in ST. DESIR WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 3.

GARSTIN

Charles William North

Second Lieutenant, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 24 August 1914. Aged 20. Son of Sir William Garstin, G.C.M.G., C.B.E., of 17 Welbeck House, Wigmore St., London. Educated at Eton Collge, left 1911. Buried in CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVIII. Row A. Grave 19. He is also commemorated on Melton Mowbray Mem., Leicestershire and within St. Mary'S Church, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Volume 2 Page 131:

GARSTIN, CHARLES WILLIAM NORTH, 2nd Lieut., 9th (The Queen's Royal) Lancers; b. 24 April, 1894; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 9th Lancers, 5 Feb. 1913. qualifying as a Second Class Interpreter in German; served in the European War, and was killed in action about Oct. 1914.

Extract from Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1 Page 200:

2nd LIEUTENANT C. W. N. GARSTIN, 9th (QUEEN'S ROYAL) LANCERS, whose name is included in the monthly official list published in October, 1914, as having been killed, no place, date, or circumstances being given, joined the 9th Lancers in February, 1913. He was qualified as a 2nd Class Interpreter in German.

GIBBS

Eustace De Lacy

Serjeant 1038, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 29 September 1914. Born Manchester, Lancs, enlisted Yorks, resident Knaresborough. Buried in LONGUEVAL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 3.

GILBERTSON

George A

Private L/12208, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died on active service 12 December 1918. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 10.

GINGELL

Reginald [David]

Lance Corporal 5053, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 18 October 1914. Aged 26. Born Chippenham, Wilts, enlisted Trowbridge, resident Kingsdown. Son of William and Alice Gingell, of 2, The Prospect, Kingsdown, Box, Wilts. Buried in SANCTUARY WOOD CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row K. Grave 28. See also Box, Wiltshire Memorial.

GLASS

Philip

Private 587, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 13 May 1915. Aged 27. Born Upton-Cum-Chorvey, Bucks, enlisted Hounslow, resident Slough. Son of Alfred J. and Elizabeth Glass, of The Coachmakers Arms, Church St., Slough, Bucks. Buried in DIVISIONAL COLLECTING POST CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 9.

GOMM

Ernest Alfred

Private 33, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 24 May 1915. Aged 25. Born Canterbury, Kent, enlisted Canterbury, resident Canterbury. Son of Mrs. J. Gomm. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

GRENFELL, VC

Francis Octavius

Captain, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 24 May 1915. Aged 35. Son of Pascoe Du Pre Grenfell and Sophia, his wife. Educated at Eton, Francis became "Master of the Beagles" in 1898. On leaving Eton in 1899 he joined the 3rd (Militia) Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. He saw service in the South African War. Awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.). Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row B. Grave 14.

Extract from The London Gazette, Monday 16 November 1914, Issue: 28976 Page: 9373 reference the awarding of the Victoria Cross:

Captain Francis Octavus Grenfell 9th Lancers
For gallantry in action against unbroken infantry at Andregnies, Belgium, on 24th August 1914, and for gallant conduct in assisting to save the guns of the 119th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, near Doubon the same day.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Volume 2 Page 131:

GRENFELL, FRANCIS OCTAVIUS, V.C., Capt.., 9th Lancers, 8th s. of the late Pascoe Du Pre Grenfell, of Wilton Park, Beaconsfield, by his wife, Sophia, dau. of Vice-Admiral John Pascoe Grenfell, Brazilian I.N., and nephew of Francis Wallace. lst Baron Grenfell, P.C., G.C.B.; G.C.M.G., Field-Marshal; b. Hatchlands, Guildford, 4 Sept. 1880; educ. Eton (Mr. Durnford's House, 1894-99); received a commission in the 3rd (Militia) Battn. Seaforth Highlanders, 13 Dec. 1899; gazetted 2nd Lieut. King's Royal Rifle Corps, 4 May, 1901, and Lieut. 28 Jan. 1905; transferred to 9th Lancers 6 May, 1905; promoted Capt. 7 Sept. 1912; was Adjutant 1 Nov. 1912 to 13 Jan. 1914; served (1) in the South African War, 1901-2; took part. in operations in Cape Colony and Transvaal, 1901, and in those In Orange River Colony, Jan. to 31 May, 1902 (Queen's medal with five clasps); and (2) with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders; was twice mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 20 Oct. and 16 Nov. 19141 by F.M. Sir John French, and was killed in action, after being twice wounded at Hooge, 24 31a1, 1915; unm. He was awarded the Victoria Cross " For gallantry in action against unbroken infantry at Andregnies, Belgium. on 24 Aug. 1914, and for gallant conduct in assisting to save the guns of the 119th Battery, R.F.A.. near Doubon, the same day," being the first officer to receive it in the European War, At Eton he was in the Cricket XI in 1899. and Master of the Beagles. Like his brother, Capt. It. N. Grenfell, he was one of the finest polo players of his day. He did much for modern polo with his brother, was in the Champion side several times, and was instrumental in forming the Old Etonians Polo Team, which at one time was nominated as the Polo Cup Challenger. One of the best known men in the army, he enjoyed a popularity that few' men achieve.

Extract from Bond of Sacrifice Volume 2 Page 214:

CAPTAIN FRANCIS OCTAVIUS GRENFELL, V.C., 9th (QUEEN'S ROYAL) awarded the V ictoria Cross in the Great War, was the third member of his family to give his life fighting against Germany. His twin brother, Captain R. Grenfell, 9th Lancers, fell in action on the 14th .September, 1914, and his cousin, Captain Julian Grenfell, D.S.O., Royal Dragoons, died of wounds on the 26th May, 1915.

Captain Francis Grenfell, who was born on the 4th September, 1880, at Hatchlands, Guildford, was the eighth son of the late Mr. Pascoe Grenfell, of 69 Eaton Place, and of Wilton Park, Beaconsfield, and a nephew of Field-Marshal Lord Grenfell. He was educated at Eton (Mr. Durnford's House 1894.1899) and was in the Eton XI. in his last year. He was Master of the Beagles at the same time as his brother was Whip, and by raising funds they both played a very important part in the building of the present kennels. Captain Grenfell was a celebrated polo player, and, with his brother, did much for modern polo. He was instrumental in forming the Old Etonian Polo Team, which was at one time nominated as the Polo - Cup Challenger. He was also an excellent rider, winning several inter-Regimental horse races, and in India won the Point-to-Point Race the day his brother won the Kadir Cup. On leaving Eton Captain Grenfell joined the 3rd (Militia) Battn. Seaforth Highlanders, with which he served over a year, and in May, 1901, he was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in the King's Royal Rifle Corps. He took part in the South African War 1901-2, including operations in the Orange River Colony, in Cape Colony, and in the Transvaal, and he received for his services the Queen's Medal with five clasps. He was promoted Lieutenant in January, 1905, and in May of that year he exchanged to the 9th Lancers, becoming Captain in September, 1912. Captain Grenfell accompanied his Regiment to Flanders as part of the British Expeditionary Force in August, 1914.

" For gallantry in action against unbroken infantry at Andregnles, Belgium, on the 24th August, 1914, and for gallant conduct in assisting to save the guns of tie 119th Battery Royal Field Artillery, near Doubon, the same day " he received the Victoria Cross. (London Gazette, 16th November, 1914). The gunners had all been struck down, and Captain Grenfell called for volunteers to save the guns, which were safely man-handled out of action amid a storm of shell; and, in an episode where all were brave, Captain Grenfell, wounded in the hand and leg, displayed a high heroic courage, which gained him the crown of every soldier's ambition. He was also mentioned in Sir John French's Despatch of the 8th October, 1914. His wounds proved severe and he returned to England, but at the earliest moment he was back again with his Regiment. A little later he was wounded even more dangerously, and recovered a second time, only to be mortally wounded by shrapnel at Hooge on the 24th May, 1915.

GRENFELL

Riversdale Nonus

[memorial states Lieutenant] Captain, 9th Lancers (Queen’s Royal) attached from Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars. Killed in action 14 September 1914. Aged 34. Son of Pascoe Du Pre Grenfell. Buried in VENDRESSE CHURCHYARD, Aisne, France. Grave 1.

Extract from Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1 Page 214:

CAPTAIN RIVERSDALE NONUS GRENFELL, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE YEOMANRY (ROYAL BUCKS HUSSARS), attd. 9th LANCERS, was killed in action on the 14th September, 1914, at the beginning of the Battle of the Aisne. He was the ninth son of Mr. Pascoe Dupré Grenfell, of Wilton Park, Beaconsfield, Bucks, and a nephew of Field-Marshal Lord Grenfell. He was born on the 4th September, 1880, was educated at Eton, and joined the Royal Bucks Hussars in September, 1908, becoming Captain in August, 1914. He was well known as a fine polo player, and was a member of the "Old Etonian" team that won the Champion Cup in 1907. While on a visit to his twin brother in India he won the Kadir Cup. Captain Grenfell was a member of the Turf and Bath Clubs, was very interested in philanthropy, and organised a branch of the Invalid Children's Aid Association at Islington. One of his brothers, Lieutenant R. S. Grenfell, 12th Lancers, was killed in action at Omdurman, and his twin brother, Captain Francis Octavius Grenfell,V.C., 9th Lancers,after being twice wounded, fell in action at Ypres on the 24th May, 1915.

HARRISON

Henry

Private 3376, 9th Lancers (Queen’s Royal). Killed in action 24 May 1915. Born Hereford, enlisted Canterbury, resident Hereford. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

HARVEY

Douglas Lennox

Second Lieutenant, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 3rd November 1914. Aged 21. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Cambridge University Officers Training Corps in February 1913 and in the 9th Lancers in May 1914. Son of Edward Douglas Lennox Harvey and Constance Annie Harvey, of Beedingwood, Horsham, Sussex. Educated Eton College, left in 1911. Buried in DRANOUTER CHURCHYARD, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row D. Grave 1.

Douglas and Frank (his brother listed below) were two of four sons of the Reverend Edward Douglas Lennox Harvey of Beedingwood, Colgate. He was a Justice of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenant for Sussex and Vice Chairman of West Sussex County Council. He was also awarded the OBE for his services in the First World War.

In 1914 the 9th Lancers formed part of the 2nd Cavalry Brigade in the Cavalry Division.

There is a memorial to Frank and Douglas in St Saviour’s Church, Colgate. ‘To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of Frank Lennox Harvey, Lt 9th Queen’s Royal Lancers, killed in action near Messines, Oct 30, 1914 and Douglas Lennox Harvey, 2nd Lt, 9th Queen’s Royal Lancers, killed in action near Messines, Nov 3, 1914.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Volume 2 Page 131:

HARVEY, DOUGLAS LENNOX, 2nd Lieut., 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers. 2nd s. of the Rev. E. D. L. Harvey, of Beedingwood, Horsham, co. Sussex; b. 22 Oct. 1892; educ. Eton, and Trinity College, Cambridge (Exhibitioner), where he held a commission in the O.T.C. Cavalry being attached to the 9th Lancers, with a view to passing into the Reserve of Officers; was appointed 2nd Lieut. in the Reserve in May, 1914 served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action 3 Nov. 1914.

Extract from Bond of Sacrifice Volume 2 Page 214:

2nd LIEUTENANT DOUGLAS LENNOX HARVEY, 9th (QUEEN'S ROYAL) LANCERS, who was killed by a shell in the trenches on the 3rd November, 1914, was the second son of the Rev. E. 1). L. Harvey, Beedingwood, Horsham, Sussex.

He was born on the 22nd October, 1892, and took a scholarship at Eton, but entered Mr. Byrne's House as an Oppidan. He won the Tomlin prize for mathematics, and became an Exhibitioner of Trinity College, Cambridge, taking a first class in the history tripos in 1914.

He held a commission in the Cam bridge O.T.C. Cavalry, and was attached to the 9th Lancets, with a view to passing into the Reserve of Officers, when the war broke out. In May, 1914, he was appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the Reserve and went to the front with the regiment in August, 1914, being present in all their engagements up to the time of his death.

Mr. Harvey was a member of the Conservative Club, and his recreations were polo, shooting, and hunting.

See also Colgate, Sussex Memorial

HARVEY

Frank Lennox

Lieutenant, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Missing presumed dead 30 October 1914. Aged 23. Born 29 July 1891 in Downham Market, Norfolk. Son of Edward Douglas Lennox and Constance Annie Harvey, of Beedingwood, Horsham, Sussex. Educated at Eton, left 1909. Commissioned Second Lieutenant 7 September 1911 and promoted to Lieutenant in 18 July 1913. Unmarried. His brother Douglas is listed above. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, a student, son of Edward Douglas Lennox and Constance L Harvey, a Student, born Downham Market, Norfolk, resident Beedingwood, Faygate, Horsham, Lower Beeding, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

See also Colgate, Sussex Memorial

HAWKINS

Cecil

Lance Corporal 5573, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 18 October 1914. Born Wootton Bassett, Wilts, enlisted Devizes, resident Devizes. Buried in SANCTUARY WOOD CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row K. Grave 25/27.

HAWKINS

George J

Lance Corporal 4522, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 24 May 1915. Aged 24. Born Acton, London, enlisted Hounslow, resident W. Ealing. Son of Mrs. Sarah Hawkins, of 56, Salesbury Rd., West Ealing, London. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

HEAD

William

Private 7590, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 28 March 1918. Born Up Hale, Surrey, enlisted Guildford, resident Aldershot. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXXIII. Row A. Grave 20A.

HENLEY

Frank

Private L/1119, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds sustained at the First Battle of Ypres as a prisoner of war 8 November 1914. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Hurstpierpoint. Regular Soldier. Husband of Rosina Henley, who re-married and moved to Canterbury in Kent. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot XVIII. Row A. Grave 18. See also Cuckfield, Sussex Memorial

HERRINGTON

Archibald

Lance Corporal 7881, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 11 November 1917. Born Godalming, Surrey, enlisted Cranleigh, resident Billinghurst. Buried about the middle of ALFOLD (ST. NICHOLAS) CHURCHYARD, Surrey.

HICKMAN

Mark

[Listed on memorial as Private] Lance Corporal 6690, "A" Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen’s Royal). Died of wounds 28 October 1914. Aged 30. Born Barnet, Middx., enlisted Hounslow, resident Barnet. Son of Mark and Harriet Hickman, of St. Michael's Cottage, South Mimms, Middx. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 1.

HILL

Austin R

Private L/7477, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 8 February 1916. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 9.

HILL

Frederick

Private 4801, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 15 January 1916. Aged 32. Born Small Heath, Warwick, enlisted Birmingham, resident Small Heath. Son of Ambrose, and Eliza Hill, of Birmingham. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 18.

HILLMAN

John

Serjeant 612, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 13 May 1915. Aged 23. Born Barking, Essex, enlisted Aldershot, resident Canning Town. Son of John and Sarah Ann Hillman, of 55, Trinity St., Canning Town, London. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

HOLE

Anthony

Private L/55, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 2 October 1914. Born Brighton, Sussex, enlisted Brighton, resident Patcham. In the 1901 census he was the son of George W and Ann Hole, aged 14, born Brighton, resident Spring Street, Patcham, Steyning, Sussex. In the 1911 census he was aged 25, single, with the 9th Lancers, born Brighton, Sussex, based at Lydd, Romney Marsh, Kent. Buried in FERE-EN-TARDENOIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Grave 4. See also Patcham Memorial.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Volume 3A Page 146:

HOLE, A., Private, No. 55, 9th Lancers; served with the Expeditionary Force in France; died of wounds 2 Oct. 1914.

HOLLINGS

Arthur

Private 4589, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 24 August 1914. Aged 20. Born Rheims, France, enlisted Bradford, resident Bradford. Son of Mrs. Ann Eliza Hollings, of 87, Clayton Rd., Lidget Green, Bradford, Yorks. Buried in ELOUGES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave lost. Special memorial Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 30.

HOLLINGS

John [Herbert] Butler

Lieutenant, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal) attached from 21st Lancers (Empress of India's). Missing presumed killed in action 30 October 1914. Son of Herbert John Butler Hollings, D.L., J.P. and Nina Hollings of "Watchetts", Frimley, Surrey. Educated at Eton, left 1903. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, a Boarder at Eton, born Frimley, Surrey; known as Jack. In the 1911 census he was was a Second Lieutenant serving with the 21st Lancers, aged 23, unmarried, born London, based at Abbasia, Cairo, Egypt. Buried in LA BRIQUE MILITARY CEMETERY NO.2, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 6.

HOLT

Arthur [Henry]

HOLT is not the real name, it is the name he served under, his real surname was THOMPSON. Private L/4841, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 6 September 1914. Aged 38. Son of James and Jane Thompson. Born in London. Born St. Pancras, London, enlisted Hounslow, resident King's Cross. Buried in PERREUSE CHATEAU FRANCO BRITISH NATIONAL CEMETERY, Seine-et-Marne, France. Plot 1. Row D. Grave 35.

HOW

Frederick Cecil

Private 5108, "A" Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 21 October 1914. Aged 24. Born Holborn, Middx., enlisted London, resident Chelsea, S.W. Son of Charles and Emma How, of 14, Ashburnham Road, Chelsea, London. Buried in STRAND MILITARY CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot IX. Row N. Grave 2.

HOWARD

Joseph [Frank]

Private 4542, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 22 March 1918. Born Lyncombe, Somerset, enlisted Bath, Tiverton. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 4.

HUMPHERSON

William Richard

Serjeant 4465, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 31 March 1918. Born Balsall Heath, Warwick, enlisted Birmingham, resident Balsall Heath. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot IX. Row I. Grave 11A.

HUNTER

Martin

Lieutenant, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 11 April 1918. Aged 20. Only son of James and Jessie Hunter, of Anton's Hill, Coldstream, Berwickshire; and of Medomsley, Co. Durham. In the 1901 census he wa aged 3, son of James and Jessie Hunter, born Eccles, Berwickshire, resident Antonshill House, Eccles, Berwickshire. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 3.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Volume 4 Page 90:

HUNTER, MARTIN, Lieut., 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers, only s. of Lieut.-Col. James Hunter, of Anton's Hill, co. Berwick, and Medomsley, co. Durham, J.P., D.L., by his wife, Jessie, dau. of William Scott Kerr, of Chatto; b. Anton's Hill, co. Berwick, 8 Nov. 1897; educ. at Bow, Durham; Eton, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst; gazetted 2nd Lieut. 9th Lancers 1 March, 1915; promoted Lieut. 1918; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 11 Feb. 1916, and died at Wimereux 11 April, 1918, of wounds received in action during the German advance on Amiens 25 March previous. Buried there; unm.

HUSSEY

Joseph William

[Listed on memorial as Lance Acting Serjeant] Acting Serjeant 4288, "B" Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 24 May 1915. Born Chard, Somerset, enlisted Sevenoaks, resident West Ewell, Surrey. Son of Ann Hussey, of Winsham, nr. Chard, Somerset. Awarded the Cross of St. George (Russian). Served in South African Campaign. Buried in HOP STORE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 13.

ING

William [Thomas]

Corporal 4681, 9th Lancers (Queen’s Royal). Died as a prisoner of war 7 October 1914. Born Lambeth, Surrey, enlisted London, resident Lambeth. In the 1901 census he was serving with the 9th Lancers, aged 19, born Lambetth, Surrey, based Canterbury, Kent. Buried in ASCQ COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 1AA.

JACKSON

James William

Private 6149, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 28 October 1914. Born Barrow-In-Furness, Lancs, enlisted Liverpool, resident Liverpool. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 1.

JACKSON

Joseph

Private 5050, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 30 October 1914. Born Manchester, Lancs, enlisted Manchester, resident Gorton. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

JAMES

George

Private L/1308, 9th Lancers (Queen’s Royal). Killed in action 26 August 1914. Born Colchester, Essex, enlisted Bradford, resident Leeds. Buried in HAUTRAGE MILITARY CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot II. Row B. Grave 14.

JANES

Arthur Charles

Private 5026, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 13 May 1915. Aged 33. Born Lympsham, Somerset, enlisted Weston-Super-Mare, resident Weston-Super-Mare. Son of Mary Janes, of Eastfield, Lympsham, Weston-super-Mare, and the late Thomas Janes. Buried in DIVISIONAL COLLECTING POST CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 8.

JARVIS

Charles William

Private 5125, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 24 August 1914. Aged 28. Born Gillingham, Kent, enlisted Chatham, resident Gillingham. Son of the late William Jarvis. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

JEFFREY

John [Henry]

Lance Corporal 4163, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 24 May 1915. Aged 39. Born Linfield, Sussex, enlisted Cuckfield, resident Brighton. Brother of Miss Emily L. Jeffery, of 27, Bedford Square, Brighton. Buried in HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 9.

JONES

John William

Serjeant 4786, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 24 August 1914. Born Albrighton, Shropshire, enlisted London, resident Pimlico, London S.W. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

JUDGE

Joseph

Lance Corporal 3212, 9th Lancers (Queen’s Royal). Killed in action 31 October 1914. Born Selby, Yorks, enlisted Selby, Yorks, resident Selby. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

KENNEDY

William [Robert]

Private 4058, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 25 May 1915. Aged 21. Born Whitechapel, London, enlisted Stratford, resident Islington. Son of Norman R. Kennedy, of "The City of Norwich," 7, Maygood st Barnsbury, London. Buried in HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 15.

KENWARD

Thomas

Private 4283, "C" Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 3 October 1914. Born Brighton, Sussex, enlisted Eastbourne, resident Longstone. Buried in VILLENEUVE-ST. GEORGES OLD COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Val de Marne, France. Plot/Row/Section I. Grave 737.

KERR

Harry Wyatt

Private 557, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 8 November 1914 [SDGW] or between 30 & 31 October 1914 [CWGC]. Aged 29. Born London, Middx., enlisted London, S.W, resident Croydon. Son of Mrs. Pamela Kerr, of 45, Briarfield Avenue, Church End, Finchley, London. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

KERR

Henry Grace

Second Lieutenant [Lieutenant on CWGC], 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 1 July 1917. In 1911 he was aged 14, a boarder at Cheltenham School, born New York, United States of America. Buried in NOEUX-LES-MINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 1.

KEVILL-DAVIES

William Albert Somerset Herbert

Lieutenant, attached from 7th Hussars, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 15 May 1915. Aged 38. Known as Herbert. Son of Capt. W. Kevill-Davies (17th Lancers), of Crort Castle; husband of Dorothy Kevill-Davies (nee Lacon), of Croft Castle, Herefordshire. Served with 7th Hussars in the South African Campaign. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD, Nord, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 143.

Extract from Bond of Sacrifice: Officers Died in the Great War 1914-1916, volume 2, page 121-122:

LIEUTENANT (temp.) WILLIAM ALBERT SOMERSET HERBERT KEVILL-DAVIES, attd. 9th (QUEEN'S ROYAL) LANCERS, late 7th (QUEEN'S OWN) HUSSARS, born in Dublin on the 23rd September, 1878, was the son of the late Captain W. Kevill-Davies, 17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers, of Croft Castle, Herefordshire, where Lieutenant Kevill-Davies lived, having inherited the property from his grandfather. He was a J.P. for the County and a member of the County Council. He was also a representative member of the Hereford Territorial Force Association.

He served in the South African War with the Berkshire Yeomanry, and obtained his commission in the 7th Hussars in October 1900 for gallantry in the field. For his services in the campaign he was mentioned in Despatches (" London Gazett," 10th September, 1901) and received the Queen's medal with four clasps. On succeeding to the family estates Lieutenant Kevill-Davies resigned from the Service.

On the outbreak of the war with Germany he volunteered for active service, and in September. 1914, was gazetted Temporary Lieutenant, in the 9th Reserve Regiment of Cavalry, being attached to the 9th Lancers in the following December. He died on the 15th May, 1915, in the Bailleul Hospital, from wounds received at Ypres, and was buried at Bailleul.

Lieutenant Kevill-Davies, who was a member of the Cavalry Club, married Dorothy Mortlock, daughter of Ernest de M. Lacon, of Ormesby Hall, Norfolk, and left three sons : Geoffrey Somerset Ernest, born October, 1909 ; William Trevelyan, born in September, 1911 ; and Christopher Evelyn, born in July, 1913.

LAKE

Harry

Private 5113, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 16 October 1914. Born Puddletown, Dorchester, enlisted Dorchester, resident Beauminster. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 1.

LAVERTY

Stewart Alexander

Private 581, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Missing presumed killed in action action 24 August 1914. Born Acton, London, enlisted Winchester, resident Hammersmith. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

LAWRENCE

Walter

Private 10775, 9th Lancers (Queen’s Royal). Died of wounds 22 April 1918. Aged 22. Born Luton, Beds, enlisted Luton, resident Luton. Son of Mrs Ann Lawrence, of 59, Ashton Rd., Luton. Buried in LUTON CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, Bedfordshire. Plot Z. Row P. Grave 31.

Extract from the National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918, Section V - Luton - page 214:

LAWRENCE, W., L/Corporal, 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers. He joined in May 1916, and in the following November proceeded to France, where he was engaged in the heavy fighting, and took part in many engagements. He was severely wounded in action, and subsequently died from the effects of his wounds on March 29th, 1918. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
59, Ashton Road, Luton.
1666/A.

LOANE

William

Private 11652, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds at Home 30 May 1915. Born Liverpool, enlisted Liverpool, resident Liverpool. Buried in LIVERPOOL (TOXTETH PARK) CEMETERY, Lancashire. Plot X. C.E. Grave 395.

LUCAS-TOOTH, DSO

Douglas Keith Lucas

Captain, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 13 September 1914. Aged 33. Son of Robert Lucas Lucas-Tooth and Helen Lucas-Tooth, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. His brothers Selwyn Lucas Lucas-Tooth and Sir Archibald Leonard Lucas Lucas-Tooth also fell. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO). Mentioned in Despatches. Educated Eton College, left in 1896. Buried in MOULINS NEW COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Grave 9.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Volume 2 Page 297:

LUCAS-TOOTH, DOUGLAS KEITH LUCAS, D.S.O., Capt., 9th Lancers, 2nd s. of Sir Robert Lucas Lucas-Tooth, of Holnie. Lacy, Herefordshire, and Kameraka, New South Wales, 1st Baronet, by his wife, Helen (1, Queen's Gate, S.W.), dam of Frederick Tooth, of Goderich, Sydney. N.S.W.; and brother to Capt. S. L. Lucas-Tooth (q.v.); b. at Sydney, N.S.W., 10 Oct. 1880; educ. Eton College (Durnford's); joined the New South Wales Mounted Rifles in 1899, and was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 9th Lancers 8 Aug. 1900, and promoted Lieut. 13 Aug. 1901, and Capt. 22 Jan. 1910; served in the South African War 1899-1902; took part in the Relief of Kimberley, operations in the Orange Free State, Feb. to May, 1900, including operations at Paardeburg; action at Dreifontein; operations in the Transvaal in May and June, 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Diamond Hill; operations in Orange River Colony, including actions at Bethlehem and Wittebergen; operations in the Orange River Colony, 30 Nov. 1900, to June, 1901, and in Cape. Colony, June, 1901, to March, 1902 (mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 16 April, 1901); Queen's Medal with six clasps; King's Medal with two clasps); and (2) in the European War, Aug.-Sept. 1914; left for France with the 2nd Cavalry Brigade; came under fire on 22 Aug., and was killed in action 13 Sept. 1914, during the Battle of the Aisne. He was mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette, 19 Oct. 1914) by F.M. Sir John (now Lord) French, for gallant and distinguished conduct in the field. Capt. Wood, 9th Lancers, wrote : " As you may know, 1 have been acting as 2nd in Command to him out here, and there is no officer in the regiment we could have spared less. I was not with him when he was hit, having been sent down to get stores from the base, but am told be was killed instantly, being hit in the head by shrapnel. It is a loss that is absolutely irreparable to us, as a regiment and more so as a squadron. After our charge in Belgium, where he undoubtedly was responsible for getting, at any rate, our squadron away, if not the whole regiment, he was so highly recommended that he would have had a V.C. or D.S.O. I cannot say more than that all his squadron sympathize most deeply with you, feeling, as we do, that, apart from a personal friend of the best, we have lost a leader in whom we had the greatest confidence and belief," and Capt. Francis Grenfell, 9th Lancers : " Douglas' death will be a very great loss to my regiment. I am bound to say I admired him more than any other. He was so quiet and so cool, and yet had some magnetic influence which filled others with confidence and admiration. I was very fond of him. The last ride I had with the regiment was with him. We rode together and consulted each other for some time after we had got our-selves out of that confusion on the 24th. All my life I shall picture his calm figure. He was very kind to me and persuaded me to go to the Ambulance. I always thought he resembled Stonewall Jackson : he said very little, but in any emergency he was the one man to do a great deal. Of his military qualities we may safely say, ' We have never seen their limits.' " Col. Campbell, 9th Lancers, also wrote : " I have just had a letter from Beale-Browne, who says : Poor Lucas was killed outside the village of Bourg on the Aisne. The village had been taken by the 4th Dragoon Guards, and I was ordered to occupy a steep hill commanding the village.. . . The whole Brigade assembled on the top and de Lisle opened fire with his battery. The result was an avalanche of shells, one of which killed poor Lucas. He was buried in the churchyard at Moulins by Parry Evans, the chaplain who was with us at Potchefstroom.' The regiment is having a terribly hard time, and they are now doing the work of infantry and holding trenches alongside the Guards. No one can compute what Douglas' loss will mean to the regiment—he was my most trusted leader and a model to us all." General de Lisle, Commanding 2nd Cavalry Brigade, wrote " I cannot ably express how greatly I feel the loss of your son, who was killed on 13 Sept. while leading his squadron of the 9th Lancers. I heard from Col. Campbell to-night from England, who writes : ' He was by far my best squadron leader—in fact, it would be very hard to find a better one for service.' Very high praise, but not higher than your son deserved." Unm.

Extract from Supplement to the London Gazette, 9 December, 1914:

Captain Douglas Keith Lucas Lucas- Tooth, 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers. (deceased).
For gallantry in action against unbroken infantry at Andregnies, Belgium, on 24th. August.

LUNAN

George Harold

Lieutenant, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal) attached from Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action at Wieltze, Belgium, 13 May 1915. Aged 23. Son of George Lunan, F.C.S., and Sarah Jane Lunan, of 50, Garscube Terrace, Murrayfield, Edinburgh. M.B., Ch.B., Edinburgh. Attended Daniel Stewart's College. Student of Medicine, 1908-13; MB, ChB 1913, University of Edinburgh. In OTC Artillery 1908-13, Cadet Corporal. In the 1901 census he is aged 9, son of george and Sarah J Lunan, a scholar, born Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotalnd, resident Keith Crescent, 15, Cramond, Midlothian, Scotland. Buried in POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot LXI. Row B. Grave 15.

MADGIN

Sidney [George]

Private 2214, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 24th May 1915. Born Stevenage, Herts, enlisted Hounslow, resident North Finchley Buried in, or commemorated on, HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Plot II. Row B. Grave 12. See also Stevenage, Hertfordshire Memorial

MAHY

James Le Page

Lance Corporal 567, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 29 September 1914. Born St. Peter's, Guernsey, C.I., enlisted Guernsey, resident St. Martin's, C.I. Buried in LONGUEVAL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 8. See also St. Peter Port, Guernsey.

MALES

George

Private 6151, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Missing presumed killed in action 22 March 1918. Born Marylebone, London, enlisted Marylebone, resident Southend. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 4.

MATTHEWS

Ernest

Lance Corporal 1528, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 18 October 1914. Born Norton Malton, Yorks, enlisted Canterbury, resident Norton Malton. Buried in SANCTUARY WOOD CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row K. Grave 25/27.

MATTHEWS

Harold

Private 1529, "B" Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 20 September 1914. Aged 23. Born Norton Malton, Yorks, enlisted Canterbury, resident Norton Malton. Son of Henry and Rachel Matthews; husband of Mabel Elizabeth Matthews, of Sledmere, Malton, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

MAXWELL

Arthur

Private 3921, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 30 August 1914. Aged 20. Born Leeds, Yorks, enlisted Leeds, resident Meanwood, Leeds. Son of G. E. Maxwell and Margaret Maxwell, of g Stainbeck Rd., Meanwood, Leeds, Yorkshire. Buried in CHAUNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH EXTENSION, Aisne, France. Plot 5. Row I. Grave 9.

MAXWELL

William

Private 4492, "B" Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen’s Royal). Died of wounds 11 May 1915. Aged 22. Born Leeds, Yorks, enlisted Leeds, resident Leeds. Son of G. E. and Margaret Maxwell, of 9, Stainbeck Rd., Meanwood, Leeds. Buried in HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row E. grave 21.

McCRACKEN

William

Private 805, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 20 May 1915. Born Paisley, Renfrew, enlisted Paisley, resident Paisley. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

MacDONALD

Francis Alexander Leckey

[Spelt McCDONALD on memorial, Leckey also spelt Leckie, surname spelt MacDonald and McDonald] Private L/4962, 21st (Empress of India's) Lancers posted to 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Missing presumed killed in action 31 October 1914. Aged 41. Born Govan, Glasgow, enlisted Glasgow, resident Renfrew. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Macdonald, of Glasgow; husband of Sarah Elizabeth Macdonald, of 4, Poplar Row, Whitby, Yorkshire. Buried in MESSINES RIDGE BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row D. Grave 2.

McKNIGHT

John [William]

Private 4525, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Missing presumed killed in action 24 August 1914. Aged 20. Born Hanwell, London, Middx., enlisted Hounslow, resident Earlsfield. Son of Mrs. C. Watson (formerly McKnight), of 58, Summerley St., Earlsfield, London, and the late James Joseph McKnight. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

McPHERSON

Archibald Dixon

Private 569, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 13th May 1915. Born and resident Cambridge, enlisted Hounslow. Son of Charles and Elizabeth McPherson. of Cambridge. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II Row E Grave 3. See also Cambridge Perse School Memorial and Cambridge Guildhall

MEESON

Ernest

Lance Corporal 4128, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 8 November 1914. Aged 20. Born Birmingham, Warwicks, enlisted Birmingham, resident Galtley. Son of Mr. Leonard Meeson, of 178, Devon St., Saltley, Birmingham. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 20.

MONTAGUE

Stanley

Private 12365, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Missing presumed killed in action 24 May 1915. Born King's Heath, Warwick, enlisted Cardiff, resident Llangnanog, South Wales. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

NEWBERRY

Herbert James

Private 6341, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 3 February 1916. Aged 34. Born Taunton, Som., enlisted London, resident Penshiweiter, Glam. Son of Samuel Thomas Newberry, of 169, Riplingham Rd., Southfields, London; husband of Annie Newberry, of "Clovelly," Alwyn Rd., Maidenhead. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

NEWMAN

George Henry

Lance Corporal 5371, 9th Lancers (Queen’s Royal). Died of wounds in United Kingdom 23 September 1918. Born Marylebone, London, enlisted London, resident Hertford. Buried in HERTFORD CORPORATION CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Plot H. Row D. Grave 7.

NEWMAN

Henry Albert

Corporal 36, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Missing presumed killed in action 31 October 1914. Aged 28. Born Bournemouth, Hants, enlisted Weymouth, resident Bournemouth. Son of Frederick and Eliza Newman, of 22, Elmes Rd., Winton, Bournemouth No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

NICHOLSON

Edward

Private 1844, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Missing presumed killed in action 13 May 1915. Aged 29. Born Knaresborough, Yorks, enlisted York, resident Harrogate. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Nicholson, of Canada. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

NORRIS

William Herbert

Private 10183, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 27 March 1918. Born Southampton, Hants, enlisted Andover, resident Bournemouth. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 4.

ORTON

James English

Private 7760, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal), 2nd Cavalry Brigade Died on active service 3 July 1916. Aged 27. Born Grays, Essex, enlisted Bridgend, resident West Thorlock, Essex. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Orton, of 18, Prospect Cottages, West Thurrock, Grays, Essex. Buried in PONT-NOYELLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave 2.

OWEN

Sidney Ernest

Private 11509, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died on active service 3 August 1918. Aged 23. Born Ketoskinn, Russia, enlisted London, resident Stourbridge, Worcs. Son of Olga Wilhelmine Owen, of 6, Villa Blaise, Pascal, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, and the late Leonard Sydney Owen. No known grave. Commemorated on HOLLYBROOK MEMORIAL, SOUTHAMPTON, Hampshire.

PARKER

Ernest

Private 5975, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds in the United Kingdom 24 May 1915. Aged 43. Born Shoreham, Sussex, enlisted Bognor, resident Brighton. Son of Mrs. Lucy Chapman, of 50, Coleman St., Brighton. Native of Lewes, Sussex. Served in the South African Campaign with 14th Hussars. Buried in WANDSWORTH (EARLSFIELD) CEMETERY, London. Screen Wall. F.B. 18. 3. See also Bognor Regis Memorial Hospital

PARKS

Frederick James

Private L/5544, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds at Le Treport 31 August 1915. Aged 20. Son of Isaac and Mary Parks, of 50, Bates Road, Brighton, Sussex. Buried in LE TREPORT MILITARY CEMETERY, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot 1. Row H. Grave 6A. See also Brighton

PASSFIELD

Ernest [Edward]

Private 6395, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 16 March 1916. Born Chelmsford, Essex, enlisted Chelmsford, resident Springfield. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 41.

PAYNE

William

Private 4212, "A" Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 3 November 1914. Aged 24. Born Chelsea, London, enlisted London, resident Hoddeston. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

PAYNE-GALLWEY

Philip Francis

[Listed as PAYNE-GALLWAY on memorial] Lieutenant, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal), attached from 21st (Empress of India's) Lancers. Killed in action 30 October 1914. Aged 21. Son of the Rev. Francis Henry and Florence Kate Payne-Gallwey, of Sessay Rectory, Thirsk, Yorks. In the 1911 census he is listed as Philip Francis Payne Gallwey, aged 18, a boarder, student, Southgate House Winchester, born Kirby Knowle, Yorkshire. Buried in MESSINES RIDGE BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row F. Grave 8. Listed as Philip Payne GALLWEY on Chirk Memorial

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Volume 1A Page 146-147:

PAYNE-GALLWEY, PHILIP FRANCIS, Lieut., 214 Lancers, attached 9th Lancers. 2nd s. of the Rev. Francis Henry Payne-Gallwey, M.A.. Rector of Sessay, Thirsk, by his wife Florence Kate, 2nd dam of Col. Arthur Lowry Cole, C.D., 17th Regt. (Earl of Enniskillen coll.,] and great grandson of Gen. Sir William Payne-Gallwey, 1st Bart.; b. Kirby Knowle Rectory, 7 March, 1803; educ. West Downes and Winchester College; gazetted 2nd Lieut. Nov. 1912, promoted Lieut. 5 Aug. 1914, and attached to the 9th Lancers 12 Aug. following. He was killed in action at Messines, 31 Oct. 1914; unm.

Extract from Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1 Page 197:

LIEUTENANT PHILIP FRANCIS PAYNE GALLWEY, 21st (EMPRESS OF INDIA'S) LANCERS, was born on the 7th March, 1894, at Kirby Knowle Rectory, near Thirsk, Yorkshire, and was the son of the Rev. Francis Henry Payne Gallwey, Rector of Sessay, Thirsk. He was cousin to Sir Ralph Payne Gallwey, Bart., and a nephew of General A. Lowry Cole, C.B., D.S.O. He was educated at West Downes, Winchester College, and the R.M.C., Sandhurst. Lieutenant Payne Gallwey joined his regiment in September, 1912, becoming Lieutenant in March, 1914.

On the outbreak of the war, being on leave at home from Rawal Pindi, India, where his regiment was stationed, he was attached for service to the 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers.

He was killed near Messines, in the Battle of Ypres, on the 31st October, 1914.

PEARCE

Cecil Ernest

Corporal 2205, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 27 March 1918. Aged 31. Born Willesden, Middx., enlisted London, resident Bramford, Ipswich. Son of George Albert and Alice Pearce, of 22, Radcliffe Avenue, Harlesden, London; husband of Ethel Rose Ruffles (formerly Pearce), of Slade Cottages, Claydon, Ipswich, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 4.

PEARSON

Frank

Private 1253, "B" Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen’s Royal). Died of wounds 24 May 1915. Aged 24. Born Sheffield, Yorks, enlisted Sheffield. Son of Sam and Mary Pearson, of 68, Blake St., Upperthorpe, Sheffield. Buried in HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 27.

PEEK

Roger Grenville

Captain, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 23 March 1921. Born 6 September 1888 in Wimbledon House, Wimbeldon. Husband of Joan Peek, of Hazlewood, Loddiswell; son of the Honourable Lady Peek, of Midworthy Hall, Honiton, Devon. Attended Eton College, left in 1906. Missing 29 August 1914, Prisoner of War at Torgau Camp October 1914, repatriated 13 September 1917. Formerly 1st Battaion, Devon Yeomanry (1910). Served in South Africa 25 June 1910 to 30 October 1910 and East Africa 1 November 1910 to 28 February 1911. Height 5 feet 11 inches. Buried East of the church, near the east boundary in LODDISWELL (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD, Devon.

PILGRIM

George Henry

Private 10355, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 27 March 1918. Born Langford, Notts, enlisted Dorchester, resident Winthorpe, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 4.

PIPER

Herbert Arthur

Private L/9909, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died on active service 29 November 1918. Buried in AWOINGT BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 1. See also Crawley, Hampshire

POCOCK

Ernest

Serjeant 5356, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action during the German Spring Offensive 26th April 1918. Born in Catsfield and enlisted in Hastings. Next of kin residents of Catsfield. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No.2, Somme, France. Plot XII. Row F. Grave5. See also Catsfield, Sussex Memorial

POLLOCK

John Edward

Private 5536, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Missing presumed killed in action 24 May 1915. Born Finsbury, London, enlisted London, resident Minories, London E. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

POULTON

Joseph Arthur

Private 4574, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 29 September 1914. Born St. George's, Dublin, enlisted Dublin. Buried in LONGUEVAL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 1.

POWIS

William Henry

Private 4250, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Missing presumed killed in action 24 May 1915. Aged 34. Born Clent, Worcester, enlisted Birmingham. Son of the late Maj. Henry Powis (Somerset Light Inf.), and Sarah Anne Powis. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

PRAEGER

Arthur

Lance Serjeant 4650, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 1 October 1914. Born Warrington, enlisted Warrington, resident Warrington. Buried in FERE-EN-TARDENOIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Grave 4.

PRAEGER

Ralph [Isouard]

Trumpeter L/4329, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died on active service & March 1919. Aged 21. Son of Capt. Paul Praeger, M.B.E., and Mrs. H. Praeger, of Barrack Dept., Seaforth Barracks, Liverpool. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot III. Row C. Grave 3.

PRESCOTT

Reginald [James K]

Serjeant 1142, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 2 March 1915. Aged 24. Born Ipswich, Queensland, enlisted Brighton, resident Shipley. Son of Thomas & Mary Harding of Church Gate, Shipley. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5. See also Shipley, Sussex

PRICE

Charles

Private, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died on active service 15 March 1919. Aged 33. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Price, of "Stodder Cottage," Beckley, Sussex. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot III. Row D. Grave 2.

PURSEY

George

Farrier Sergeant GS/12629 [SDGW] or 6336 [CWGC], or 6326 [Medal Card], 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 29 September 1914. Born King's Cross, London, enlisted Barrow-in-Furness. Buried in LONGUEVAL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 14.

RANDALL

Fredrick [Arthur]

Trumpeter 3166, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 13 May 1915. Born Kensington, London, enlisted Hounslow, resident Kensington. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

READ

Arthur Sydney

Lance Corporal 4549, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 13 May 1915. Aged 22. Born Harrow, Middx., enlisted Willesden, resident Harrow. Son of James and Eliza Read, of 227, Station Rd., Harrow, Middx. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

REDHOUSE

Thomas aka Tom

Private 107, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 24 September 1914. Aged 29. Born Bramshott, Liphook, enlisted Aldershot, resident Liphook. Son of John Redhouse, of Liphook, Hants. Buried in MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 2. See also Bramshott, Hampshire

REYNOLDS

Edward

Lance Corporal 4112, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 30 October 1914. Born St. Albans, Herts, enlisted Hertford, resident St. Albans. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

REYNOLDS

William

Private 4064, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 26 May 1915. Aged 20. Born Heath Town, Staffs, enlisted Wolverhampton, resident Heath Town. Son of John and Mary Reynolds, of 46, Prestwood Rd., Heath Town, Wolverhampton. Buried in HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 14.

RICHARDS

Albert [James]

Private 4975, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds as a prisoner of war 5 November 1914. Aged 21. Born Charfield, Glos., enlisted Aldershot, resident Charfield. Son of George and Deborah Richards, of Charfield, Glos. Buried in IXELLES (ELSENE) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Brussels - Capital Region, Belgium. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 6.

RIDGES

Charles [Edward]

Private 4585, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 15 September 1916. Aged 22. Born Kingsbridge, Devon, enlisted Exeter, resident Dartmouth. Son of John and Florence Ridges, of 2, Oakford Terrace, Dartmouth, Devon. His brother Harry Ridges also fell. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A.

RITTEY

William [Frederick]

Private 53, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Missing presumed killed in action 24 August 1914. Aged 30. Born Alverstoke, Hants, enlisted Gosport, resident Portsmouth. Son of Frederick Rittey; husband of L. M. Miles (formerly Rittey), of 44, Bishop St., Fratton, Portsmouth. Served in the South African War. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

ROBERTS

Albert [Edward]

Private 2298, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 29 September 1914. Born Whittlebury, Northamptonshire, enlisted London, resident Littlebury. Buried in LONGUEVAL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 16. See also Whittlebury, Northamptonshire.

ROGERS

Frederick

Private 7296, "C" Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 22 March 1918. Aged 23. Born Islington, London, enlisted East Ham, resident East Ham. Son of William and Alexandra Rogers, of 1, Cornwallis Rd., Upper Holloway, London. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 4.

ROLLING

John

Private 8323, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Missing presumed killed in action 24 May 1915. Born St. Oswald, Durham, enlisted Durham, resident Durham. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

ROOTS

James

Private 6803, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 8 February 1916. Born Ashford, Kent, enlisted Ashford, resident New Rents, Ashford. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 10.

ROWE

James [Edgar]

Saddler Corporal 44, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 26 November 1917. Born Bridport, Dorset, enlisted Bridport, resident Bridport. Buried in ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, Somme, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 15.

ROWLAND, DCM

Charles [Augustus]

Squadron Serjeant Major 12772, "A" Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 16 August 1918. Aged 41. Born Gloucester, enlisted London, resident Saltley, Birmingham. Son of John and Eliza Rowland, of 106, Washwood Heath Rd., Saltley, Birmingham. Native of Gloucester. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section R. Plot II. Row I. Grave 20.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Volume 4, Page 174 [Listed as Augustus Charles Rowland]:

ROWLAND, AUGUSTUS CHARLES, D.C.M., Sergt.-Major, A Squadron, 9th Lancers, s. of the late John Rowland, by his wife, Eliza (Washwood Heath Road, Birmingham), yst. dau. of the late George Humpherson, of High Street, Bewdley; b. Red Lion Hotel, Northgate Street, Gloucester, 22 Feb. 1877; educ. there; was a Traveller; enlisted in April, 1898; served in the South African War 1899-1902 (Queen's Medal with six clasps and King's Medal with two clasps); also with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 16 Aug. 1914, and was killed in action at Caix, near Amiens, 16 Aug. 1918. Buried in Douens Cemetery, near Rouen. He was awarded the D.C.M. for distinguished conduct in the field. Sergt.- Major Rowland had also been awarded the Long Service Medal; unm.

RUSSELL

Walter Thomas

Private 17, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 29 September 1914. Born Marylebone, London, enlisted London, resident East Dulwich. Buried in LONGUEVAL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 12.

RYAN

William

Private 4955, 9th Lancers (Queen’s Royal). Killed in action 19 November 1914. Aged 32. Born Leeds, Yorks, enlisted Leeds, Yorks. Served in the South African Campaign. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

SALTER

John Richard

Private 5321, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 24 May 1915. Aged 21. Born Deptford, Kent, enlisted London, resident Greenwich. Son of John and Florence Salter. of London. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

SALTER

Thomas Henry

Private 1709, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 20 October 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Addenda Panel 58.

SARBACH

Rupert Oliver

Private L/1956, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 11 October 1914. Born Richmond, Surrey, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, resident Richmond. When he attested 8 May 1909 at Kingston On Thames, he was listed as born Richmond 1889, aged 20 years 4 months, occupation Footman to J Spencer Phillips, The Mount, Shrewsbury, Salop, enlisted 21st Lancers, height 5ft 6¾ inches, weight 143lbs, hazel eyes, fresh complexion, brown hair, chest size 37 inches. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 1. See also Richmond War Memorial

SAWARD

William [Henry]

Shoeing Smith 4157, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 29 September 1914. Aged 20. Born Plumstead Kent, enlisted Hertford, resident Hoddesdon. Son of William Henry and Alice Lewis Saward, of 5, Ingleside Place, High St., Saffron Walden, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

SCOTCHER

George

Lance Corporal, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 29th September 1914. Born and enlisted in Hastings. Resident of St. Leonards. Buried in LONGUEVAL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 7. - See also Bexhill-on-Sea Town, Sussex Memorial and Bexhill on Sea St Mary Memorial

SCOTT

Ronald

[Memorial states Private] Lance Corporal 4027, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 24 August 1914. Aged 23. Born Bournemouth, Hants, enlisted Winchester, resident Pokesdown. Son of Harry Scott, of 11, Southbourne Rd., Bournemouth. Buried in AUBERCHICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 5.

SHEPPARD

Frank

[SDGW & CWGC list him as SHEPHERD] Private 5114, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 18 June 1917. Born Alveston, Warwick, enlisted Swindon, resident Harbledown, Kent. Buried in BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, BRITISH EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 13.

SHEPPARD

John

Lance Corporal 4469, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Missing presumed killed in action 24 May 1915. Born Sherburn-In-Elmet, Yorks, enlisted York, resident Sherburn-in-Elmet. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

SHERGOLD

Robert [Arthur]

Serjeant 4814, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 13 May 1915. Born Southwark, London, enlisted London, resident Southend. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row E. Grave 2.

SHERWOOD

Alfred [Booth]

Private 4527, 9th Lancers (Queen’s Royal). Killed in action 29 September 1914. Aged 18. Born Driffield, Yorks, enlisted Driffield. Son of Richard Sherwood, of Hull. Buried in LONGUEVAL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 13.

SIDAWAY

Jim

[Listed as Tim on CWGC] Private L/4070, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 13 May 1915. Aged 24. Born Southampton, Hants, enlisted Kingston-on-Thames, resident Southampton. Son of William and Alice Sidaway, of 12, Langhorne Rd., Hampton Park, Southampton. In the 1901 census he is aged 8, son of William and Alice Sidaway, born Southampton, resident 104, Cranbury Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

SILVESTER

Thomas

[Spelt SYLVESTER on CWGC] Lance Corporal 1707, "A" Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died on active service 14 May 1918. Aged 32. Born Headley, Hants, enlisted Winchester, resident Seaforth, Sussex. Husband of D. N. Sylvester, of Down Cottage, Westfield, Battle, Sussex. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, FRance. Section P. Plot XI. Row I. Grave 3B.

SKINNER

Ernest

Private 49, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 13 May 1915. Aged 28. Born East Peckham, Kent, enlisted Chatham, resident Gillingham. Son of Mrs. L. Clarke, of 30, Napier Rd., Gillingham, Kent, and Mr. G. Clarke (stepfather). No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

SKINNER

Hugh Webster

Corporal 10191, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Missing presumed killed in action 22 March 1918. Aged 35. Born Chislehurst, Kent, enlisted Islington, resident Bromley, Kent. Son of Arthur and Mary Webster Skinner of Chislehurst, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 4.

SMART

Charles Herbert

Private 5435, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 2 August 1916. Born Notting Hill, London, enlisted London, resident Shepherd's Bush. Buried in BRONFAY FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, BRAY-SUR-SOMME, Somme, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 18.

SMITH

Ernest Albert William

Corporal 4882, "C" Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 5 May 1918. Aged 21. Born Borden, Kent, enlisted Canterbury, resident Borden. Son of Henry Albert and Eliza Mary Smith. Native of Borden, Sittingbourne, Kent. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot LXVIII. Row A. Grave 34.

SMITH

Harry [Oswald]

Private 21, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Missing presumed killed in action 29 October 1914. Aged 26. Born Hull, Lavington, enlisted London, resident Amesbury. Son of Frank Henry and Elizabeth Smith, of Fargo Cottages, Amesbury, Wilts. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 1.

SMITH

Henry [James Howman]

Private 8290, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 24 May 1915. Aged 33. Born Vauxhall, Middx., enlisted Stamford Brook, resident Balham, S.W. Son of Richard and Phoebe Smith. Buried in HOP STORE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row E. Grave 14.

SMITH

Milford

Private 6752, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 10 February 1916. Born Dunstable, Beds, enlisted Bedford, resident Woburn. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

SMITH

[Julian Horace] Martin

Second Lieutenant, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal), attached from Intelligence Corps. Died of wounds 10 September 1914. Aged 26. Son of Martin Ridley Smith, of Warren House, Hayes, Kent. Buried at the west end of NANGIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Seine-et-Marne, France. See also London Stock Exchange

 

From de Ruvigny's ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-18 Part 4, page 190:

SMITH, JULIAN MARTIN, 2nd Lieut. attd. 9th Lancers, s. of the late Martin Ridley Smith, by his wile (—) (15. Cadogan Square. S.W.) : served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and died at Nangis, near Paris, after an operation supervening wounds received in action.

Extract from the Stock Exchange Memorial Book:

SECOND LIEUTENANT JULIAN MARTIN SMITH, attached 9th Lancers, was the first Volunteer to fall in the war. Born in London in 1887, the son of the late Martin Ridley Smith, the banker, he was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge.

His athletic record was a distinguished one. At Eton he was Keeper of the Field and of the Racquets, and had his “Wall" and “Mixed Wall" colours. From Eton he went to Trinity and played golf for the University, his handicap at that time being plus 2.

On coming down from Cambridge he went straight into the City, joining the Stock Exchange in 1909. He became a partner in the firm of Rowe and Pitman.

On the day war was declared he volunteered for alive service, and was attached to the 9th Lancers as Interpreter. He was with the Regiment throughout the retreat from Mons.

On 7 September 1914 he was wounded, and died after an operation two days later.

SMITH

William Leopold

Private 6596, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 22 March 1918. Born Brighton, Sussex, enlisted Brighton, resident Lewes. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 4.

SOPER

Joseph [William]

Private 5122, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 31 October 1914. Aged 27. Born Andover, Hants, enlisted Andover, resident Andover. Son of Mr. and Mrs Henry John Soper, of 22, Adelaide Rd., Andover, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

SPICER

Alfred

Private 4567, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Missing presumed killed in action 22 March 1918. Aged 27. Born Tidworth, Hants, enlisted Andover, resident Kingston. Son of Charles and Mary Spicer, of Townsend, Monxton, Andover, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 4.

STAPLETON-BRETHERTON

Osmund Frederick

[SDGW states Lieutenant] Second Lieutenant, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 22 March 1918. Born circa 1898 in Market Harborough Registration District, Leicestershire. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 4.

Extract from National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1918:

STAPLETON-BRETHERTON Osmond Frederick of Wheeler Lodge Husbands Bosworth Leicestershire lieuteant 9th Lancers died 22 March 1918 in France on active service Administration London 8 August to Frederick Bartholomew Stapleton-Bretherton major H.M. Army. Effects £46 12s 9d.

STEADMAN

A [W]

Corporal 2430, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 8 December 1916. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 11.

STOCKLEY

John Samuel

Private 4845, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 26 March 1918. Aged 23. Born Lambeth, London, enlisted London, resident Wandsworth. Son of John Samuel and Frances Ann Stockley, of 108, Crimsworth Rd., Wandsworth Rd., London. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 4.

STONE

Eric Charles

Lance Corporal 5511, 9th Lancers (Queen’s Royal). Killed in action 29 January 1916. Aged 19. Born Margate, Kent, enlisted Margate, resident Margate. Son of Thomas C. and Lillian Stone, of 23, Tivoli Rd., Margate. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row N. Grave 2.

STONE

William Richard

Private 4723, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Missing presumed killed in action action 13 May 1915. Aged 20. Born Plymouth, Devon, enlisted Dartmouth, resident Dartmouth. Son of Ch. P.O. R. J. Stone, D.S.M. (late R.N.) and Mabel Stone, of 6, Glyndell Terrace, Victoria Rd., Dartmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

STREEK

Frederick George

Private 4934, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 24 August 1914. Born St. Martin's-In-The-Field, Middx., enlisted Mill Hill, resident Enfield. Son of Mr F Streek of 10 John St., Enfield, Middlesedx. Buried in CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVIII. Row A. Grave 23.

SULLIVAN

Frank

Private 11522, "A" Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 9 August 1918. Aged 27. Born Ardfinnan, Tipperary, enlisted Newmarket, resident Cahir. Son of Thomas Sullivan, of Rochestown, Ardfinnan, Co. Tipperary. Buried in WARVILLERS CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 9.

SUTTON

Douglas [Joseph Ramsey]

Lance Corporal 4315, "B" Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 24 May 1915. Aged 19. Born Kensington, London, enlisted Willesden, resident Kilburn. Son of George and Amy Sutton, of Took's Farm, Great Warley, Brentwood, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

TALBOT

John

Served as John TALBOT but his real name was Vivian McDONNELL. Private 5022, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 4 July 1917. Aged 24. Born Deptford, Kent, enlisted New Cross, resident New Cross. Son of James and Clara McDonnell, of 73, Milton Court Rd., New Cross, London. Buried in NOEUX-LES-MINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 25.

TAYLOR

Charles [William]

Serjeant 13634, "C" Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 24 January 1918. Aged 32. Born Basingstoke, Hants, enlisted Basingstoke, resident Bagshot. Son of Henry and Alice Taylor, of Basingstoke, Hants; husband of Lillie Rose Taylor, of 1, Connaught Rd., Bagshot, Surrey. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXXI. Row F. Grave 16.

TAYLOR

George

Private 4019, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 13 May 1915. Born Wainsfleet, Lincoln, enlisted Boston, resident Wainsfleet. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

TAYLOR

J

Private, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died on active service. *** Cannot locate on CWGC or SDGW ***

TAYLOR-WHITEHEAD

George Edward

Second Lieutenant, "A" Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 29 September 1914. Aged 21. Son of George Henry and Cicely Taylor-Whitehead. Educated Eton College, left in 1910. Buried in LONGUEVAL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 1. Also commemorated in Holy Trinity Church, Sutton Montis, Somerset.

Extract from Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1 Page 488:

2nd LIEUTENANT GEORGE EDWARD TAYLOR - WHITEHEAD, 9th (QUEEN'S ROYAL) LANCERS, was the son of the late George Henry Taylor - Whitehead, Esq., Barrister - at - L a w, formerly of Burton Closes, Bakewell, and was born at 18 Marloes Road, Kensington, on the 28th May, 1893. He was educated at Eton College and the It. Sandhurst, and obtained his commission in the 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers on the 28th August, 1913.

He was killed by a shell fired from the north-east side of the Aisne on the 29th September, 1914, in the yard of a farmhouse at Longueval, Soissons, where he and his troop were billeted. A Corporal of the regiment gave the following account of the incident : " We had some bad luck on the 29th ult., being shelled out of our billets. It was about midday, and we were just going to feed our horses, when a shell dropped in the centre of the yard, killing one officer and twelve men, and wounding twelve, besides killing twelve horses. I was only about ten yards from the shell when it burst." 2nd Lieutenant Taylor-Whitehead was a keen sportsman, good polo player, and a follower of the Blackmore Vale Hunt.

He was a member of the Wellington Club.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Volume 4 Page 233:

TAYLOR-WHITEHEAD, GEORGE EDWARD, 2nd Lieut., 9th Lancers, yst. s. of the late George Henry Taylor-Whitehead, by his wife (--) (Sutton Montis, co. Somerset); b. 28 May, 189:3; gazetted 2nd Lieut. 9th Lancers 3 Sept. 1913; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action at Longueval, during the Battle of the Aisne, 29 Sept. 1914.

TEASDALE

Sidney

Private 4595, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 29 September 1914. Born Peebles, Peebleshire, enlisted Sunderland, resident Bishops Auckland. Buried in LONGUEVAL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 10.

TENNANT

John Harold [Anthony]

Lieutenant, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds on military service in Ireland 23 March 1921. Aged 21. Son of Fred W. and Agnes Fraser Tennant, of Spofforth Grange, Harrogate. In the 1901 census he was aged 1, Son of Fred W. and Agnes F. Tennant, born Leeds, Yorkshire, resident Rose Garth, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, Yorkshire. Buried with full military honours in SPOFFORTH (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Yorkshire. See also Spofforth, Yorkshire War Memorial

TERRY

Frank

[Memorial states Killed in Action] Corporal 1510, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 6 September 1914. Aged 25. Born Clapton, London, enlisted Canterbury, resident Walthamstow. Son of George and Harriet A. Terry, of Chingford, Essex. Buried in PERREUSE CHATEAU FRANCO BRITISH NATIONAL CEMETERY, Seine-et-Marne, France. Plot 1. Row B. Grave 25.

THOMPSON

George

Private 10772, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 20 May 1915. Born Shankhill, Antrim, enlisted Belfast, resident Burnbank. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

THOMPSON

Sidney Barnard

Lance Sergeant 6207, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 28 October 1914. Born Cheltenham, Glos., enlisted Bristol, resident Bletchley. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 1.

THOMPSON

William [Edwin Griffith]

Lance Corporal 6699, "C" Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 6 November 1914. Aged 29. Born Canterbury, Kent, enlisted Aldershot, resident Oxford. Son of William and Jane Thompson, of 264, Iffley Rd., Oxford. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 39.

TONE

John

Private 6091, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 26 March 1918. Born St. Pancras, London, enlisted London, resident Clerkenwell. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot VII. Row AA. Grave 8.

TURK

Dennis Frank

Private 4108, "C" Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 21 October 1914. Aged 22. Born Lewes, Sussex, enlisted Chichester, resident Lewes. Son of Spencer and Mary Ann Turk, of 15, Priory St., Southover, Lewes, Sussex. Buried in NIEUWKERKE (NEUVE-EGLISE) CHURCHYARD, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section H. Grave 1.

TURTON

George

Serjeant 26, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 21 November 1917. Aged 30. Born Otterburn, Hants, enlisted Southampton, resident Otterburn. Son of James and Ellen Turton of 3 Fleet Terrace, Otterbourne, Hants. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A. See also Otterbourne and Allbrook, Hampshire

VELVICK

James [Herbert]

[Memorial states Died of Wounds] Private 5126, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 24 August 1914. Born Tenterden, enlisted Lydd, resident Canterbury. Buried in ELOUGES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave lost. Special memorial Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 2.

VENESS

Thomas [William]

Lance Corporal 4000, "B" Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 18 October 1914. Aged 20. Born Hastings, Sussex, enlisted Eastbourne, resident Hollington. Son of Thomas William and Annie Mariah Veness, of 124, Old Lane, Hollington, Hastings. Buried in SANCTUARY WOOD CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row K. Grave 25/27.

WARD

Matthew

Private 5056, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 2 November 1914. Aged 20. Born Dolpin Barn, Dublin, enlisted Birkenhead, resident Dublin. Son of Lucy Ward, of 3, Popular Place, Dolphin's Barn, Dublin, and the late Peter Ward. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 15.

WAREHAM

Albert

Lance Corporal 6789, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 28 January 1916. Aged 20. Born Cerne, Dorset, enlisted Sherborne, resident Wootton. Son of William Stephen and Amanda Wareham, of Glanvilles Wootton, Sherborne, Dorset. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row N. Grave 20.

WARNOCK

William

Lance Corporal 3155, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Missing presumed killed in action 31 October 1914. Aged 30. Born Wishaw, Lanark, enlisted Edinburgh, resident Wishaw. Son of the late John and Margaret Warnock. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

WARREN

Thomas

Private 3510, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 13 May 1915. Aged 21. Born Rockwell Green, Somerset, enlisted Taunton, resident Rockwell Green. Son of William and Sarah Warren, of 11, Lower Foxmoor, Rockwell Green, Wellington, Somerset. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 119.

WATTS

William Leslie

Private 776, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Missing presumed killed in action 21 January 1918. Aged 22. Born Chelsea, Middx., enlisted Winchester, resident Southfields, S.W. Son of Mr. W. W. and Mrs. L. A. Watts, of 87, Replingham Rd., Southfields, London. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3.

WEBB

Samuel Henry

Private 1711, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Missing presumed killed in action 1 November 1914. Born Battersea, Surrey, enlisted London. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

WEBB

Sidney [Alfred]

[Memorial states Private. Died as a prisoner of war] Corporal 3929, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 27 February 1915. Born Plumstead, Kent, enlisted Woolwich, resident Plumstead. Son of Henry Joseph and Elizabeth Webb, of 3, Gunning St., Plumstead, London. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot XVIII. Row A. Grave 28.

WESTCOMBE

William [Frederick]

Squadron Serjeant Major 4515, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 29 September 1914. Aged 32. Born Walworth, Surrey, enlisted London, resident Peterborough. Husband of Dora Westcombe, of 15, Alma Rd., Yeterborough (sic - probaly Peterborough). Buried in LONGUEVAL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 2.

WHEELER

John [William]

Private 2070, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 21 June 1917. Aged 28. Born Sheffield, Yorks, enlisted Sheffield, resident Sheffield. Son of Mrs. John Wheeler, of 33, Shelf St., St. Mary's Rd., Sheffield; husband of Ivy Blanche Wheeler, of 125, Ross St., Mill Rd., Cambridge. Buried in NOEUX-LES-MINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 31.

WHITE

G

[Memorial states Private] Trumpeter 7786, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal) attached from 16th (The Queen's) Lancers. Killed in action 21 March 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 5.

WHITE

George [Frederick]

Private 1852, "D" Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 18 October 1914. Aged 25. Born Gibraltar, enlisted Curragh Camp, resident Sydenham. Son of Maj. F. H. and Winifred White, of 8, Alexandra Rd., Penn, Wolverhampton. Buried in SANCTUARY WOOD CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot Plot III. Row K. Grave 25/27.

WHITFIELD

Henry Francis aka Harry

Private 5273, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 10 February 1916. Aged 21. Born Walthamstow, Essex, enlisted Stratford, resident Walthamstow. Son of Mrs. E. Whitfield, of 76, Elmfield Rd., Walthamstow, Essex. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 7.

WHITTINGTON

Leslie [William]

Private 4739, "C" Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Died of wounds 29 March 1918. Aged 21. Born Hackney, London, enlisted Guildford, resident Highgate. Son of Richard Auguste William and Emily Elizabeth Whittington, of London. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 18.

WICKINS

Philip William

Private 6214, "B" Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 21 November 1917. Aged 23. Born Battersea, London, enlisted London, resident Tavistock Square, London W.C. Son of Hettie Stibbon (formerly Wickins), of 46, Cartwright Gardens, St. Pancras, London, and the late Charles Albert Wickins. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A.

WILLIAMS

Frank

Private 13602, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 19. Enlisted Birkenhead, resident Birkenhead. Son of Mrs. Maria Williams, of 26, Chapel St., Birkenhead. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 4.

WISKIN

Frederick Charles

Corporal 3455, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 3 November 1914. Aged 22. Born Hackney, Middx., enlisted London, resident Walthamstow. Son of Mr. W. W. Wiskin, of 90, Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow, London. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

WOOD

Herbert Frederick

Major, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal) and Royal Air Force. Died of wounds 11 December 1918. Aged 36. Son of Lt. Col. D. E. Wood, of Kibworth, Leicester, and the late Mrs. Wood. Buried in PUTNEY LOWER COMMON CEMETERY, London. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 783.

WOOD

Horace Leonard

Private 10222, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 12th March 1918 Born in Epping and enlisted at Stratford. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A. See also Epping, Essex Memorial Also commemorated on the war memorial at St Albans Church in Coopersale.

WOOD

Wilfred [Henry]

Private 23365, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 9 April 1917. Born Sutton, Surrey, enlisted Epsom, resident Sutton. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.

WOOLDRIDGE

Edward [George]

Private 3950, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 5 November 1914. Aged 22. Born Woolwich, Kent, enlisted Woolwich, resident Woolwich. Son of John Wooldridge, of 36, Lower Wood St., Woolwich, London. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

YORK

George

Private 8548, "C" Squadron, 9th Lancers (Queen's Royal). Killed in action 8 February 1916. Aged 20. Born Rotherhithe, Surrey, enlisted London, resident Upton Park. Son of George and Harriet York, of Rotherithe New Road, London. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 12.

 

 

 

 

 

Transcript of the letter above that was sent sent to his parents:


5924. 3rd Troop,
C. Squadron, 9th Lancers.
B.E.F. France.
Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. York,
Allow me to tender you my sincerest sympathy in your great sorrow.

I expect by the tine you get this letter you will have received the news that George was killed in action on Tuesday night 8th February.

Your son died a hero's death Madam in a fierce fight for a mine crater. It was hand to hand bomb fighting, and your son George showed absolute fearlessness by standing on the top of the parapet in the face of machine gun and rifle fire, handing down boxes of bombs to our bombers in the crater until he was knocked over.

I beg to inform you George was laid to rest in the British Cemetery behind our lines with every respect for a brave man that could be given him:

Once again accept my sincerest sympathy in your great bereavement.#

I am,

kind friends

Your sympathizer

Syd. D. Teal.

P.S.

May God rest his soul.

Notes:

There is a Frederick James GALE listed on the Box, Wiltshire Memorial as a Lance Corporal, 9th Lancers.
There is a R W RUSHBROOK listed on the Great Plumstead, Norfolk Memorial as 9th Lancers.

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