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CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT, OLD BAILEY, WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and Copyright © Michael Atkinson - 2017

The memorial is to be found on the first floor of the 'original' Central Criminal Court building (colloquially known as the 'Old Bailey'). It is wall mounted opposite Court 4 (and Court 1, where Crippen and others were tried). It takes the form of a bronze-coloured metal plaque. It is in an area not open to the public and where photography is banned. You need to be a witness, member of court staff, or lawyer to be able to access this (or on a tour). The central panels (containing the names) are flanked by a knight (with the word 'fortitude' below) and, on the right (as viewed from the front) the (female) figure of justice (with 'justice' inscribed below). She carries a sword, point down on the ground, and the scales of justice by her side in her outer hand. The lower panel is flanked by the shield of the City of London on the left (the St George's Cross on a shield, with a lamb superimposed on the cross) and the prancing griffon (again on a shield) on the right.

TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THOSE MEMBERS OF THE BAR OF THIS COURT WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES WHILE SERVING IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

COURTHOPE William George
[Transcribed as COOURTHOPE] Acting Captain 4th Bedfordshire Regiment, Staff and Acting Captain, Royal Air Force France [CWGC states Lieutenant]. Died on 21 October 1918, of illness contracted while on active service. Brother of John Courthope, of Eden Lodge,Stonegate, Ticehurst, Sussex. In the 1881 census he was aged 9, a boarder, scholar, resident Summerfield House School, Oxford St. Giles, born City of London. In the 1891 census he is aged 19, living t home, boern Lodnon, Middlesex, resident with his paremts William J (a Civil Service Commissioner) and Mary, in Chester Terrace, St Pancras, London. Educated at Eton College, left Eton College in 1888. Matriculated 1892 at New College, Oxford University. Buried in ST. GERMAIN-AU-MONT-D'OR COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Rhone, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 68.
FLETCHER John Holland Ballett

Lieutenant, 7th (City of London) Battalion, London Regiment. Died of wounds 13 May 1915. Aged 35. Born 30 June 1879. Son of William Holland Ballett Fletcher and Agnes Caroline Fletcher, of Aldwick Manor, Bognor. M.A., St. John's College, Cambridge. Barrister-at-law, Inner Temple. Received admission at St. John's Collge, Cambridge, 21 June 1899. In the 1911 census he was aged 31, born Worthing, unmarried, Barrister At Law, resident 1 Dr Johnson Bldg, Inner Temple, London. Attended Uppingham School (Rev. E. C. Selwyn); Matriculated Michelmas 1899; B.A. and LL.B. 1902; M.A. 1906. Called to the Bar, Inner Temple, 17 November 1902; on South Eastern Circuit. In the 1881 census he was aged 1, born Worthing, Sussex, son of William H B and Agnes C Fletcher, resident 6, Steyne, Broadwater, East Preston, Sussex. In the 1891 census he was aged 11, born Worthing, Sussex, a scholar, son of William H B and Agnes Caroline Fletcher, resident Fairlawn, Chapel Road, Broadwater, East Preston, Sussex. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row G. Grave 10. See also Bognor Regis Memorial Hospital.

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1916:

FLETCHER John Holland Ballett of Aldwick Manor Bognor Sussex esquire lieutenant 1/7th battalion London regiment died 13 May 1915 in France Probate Chichester 15 August to William Holland Ballett Fletcher esquire.
Effects £48668 18s. 8d.

HADDEN Eustace Walter Russell
Major, 1st/4th Battalion (Territorial), Oxfordshire and Buckinghamhsire Light Infantry. Died 11 June 1916. Aged 25. Son of Eva and the late Rev. R. H. Hadden, of Hazel Hatch, Addlestone, Surrey. Matriculated 1908 Christ Church, Oxford University. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Holborn, Middlesex, resident with his parents, Robert H and Eva P Hadden, at (Vicarage), 13, North Audley Street, St George Hanover Square, London. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born City of London, Law Student, resident with his widopwed mother, Eva Prudence Hadden, at 34 Gloucester Place, Marylebone W, St Marylebone, London. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 7.
HODGSON Charles Basil Mortimer
Captain, 3rd Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) attached to 2nd/24th Battalion, London Regiment. Died of wounds 1 April 1918. Aged 37. Croix de Guerre with Palm (France). Son of Charles Durant Hodgson and Emily Hodgson, of The Hallams, Shamley Green, Guildford; husband of Mary Alice Hodgson (nee Carpenter), of North Canonry, Salisbury, married 1911 in Salisbury, Wiltshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 29, unmarried (although married later that year), born Kingston Hill, Surrey, son of Charles Durant and Emily Hodgson, resident The Hallams, Wonersh, Surrey. In the 1891 census he was aged 9, born Surrey, resident with his parents, Charles D and Emily Hodgson, at Cottingley House, London Road, Coombe, Kingston, Surrey. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section O. Grave 143. Also commemorated in Salsibury Cathedral, Wiltshire and Wonersh, Surrey.

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

HODGSON Charles Basil Mortimer of 26 Drayton-gardens South Kensington Middlesex captain the Queen's regiment died 1 April 1918 at Cairo Egypt Probate London 29 June to Mary Alice Hodson widow. Effects £7125 8s. 7d.

HUGHES HUGHES William [Montagu]
Captain, 9th Battalion, Welsh regiment. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Son of Montagu Edward and Lydia Margaret Hughes-Hughes, of Leez Priory, Chelmsford. Late of Hertford College, Oxford. M.A., and of the Inner Temple, Barrister-at-Law. Buried in BROWN'S ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, FESTUBERT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 19.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Vol. 2, page 175:

HUGHES-HUGHES, WILLIAM MONTAGU, Capt., 9th (Service) Battn. The Welch Regt., elder s. of Montagu Edward Hughes-Hughes, of Leez Priory, Chelmsford, co. Essex, by his first wife, Lydia Margaret, dau. of John James Rowe, of Liverpool ; b. London, 5 April, 1884; educ. Tonbridge School, and Hertford College, Oxford (First Class Jurisprudence. 1907), and was called to the Bar (Inner Temple) in 1909. He joined the Inns of Court O.T.C. in 1907, and on the outbreak of war applied for a commission, and was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 9th Welch Regt. 12 Sept. 1914, and promoted Capt. 9 Nov. following ; went to France in July, 1915, and was killed in action north of Givenchy during the Battle of Loos, 25 Sept. following. Buried at Festubert. His Colonel wrote : "I am most grieved to tell you that your son has been killed while most gallantly leading his company in an assault on a desperately strong position. He was shot through the head before he had gone 50 yards and killed instantaneously. We were able to recover his body at night and he is buried at Festubert. Your son was a splendid, keen, hard-working and capable officer, and was very largely responsible for the high state of efficiency which the battalion attained, and he is a very great loss to us. He was always the greatest help to me, and I can't tell you how 1 shall miss him." Unm.

HUME Edward Archibald
Captain, 7th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Died of wounds om Hospital Ship "Grantually Castle" 27 August 1915. Aged 36. Son of Edward Hume, Barrister-at-Law, and Agnes Mary Hume; husband of Violet Mary Hume (nee Hope), of 9, St. Leonard's Terrace, Chelsea, London, married 1912 at St Peter, Eaton Square, Pimlico, London. Matriculated 1897, Trinity College, Oxford University. B.A. (December 1914). In the 1891 census he was aged 2, born Paddington, Middlesex, resident with his parenst, Edward and Agnes M Hume, at 3, Gloucester Place, Paddington, Kensington, London. In the 1891 census he was aged 12, born Middlesex, resident with his parents, Edward and Agnes M Hume, in Oatlands Wood, Church Road, Walton on Thames, Chertsey, Surrey. Great Western Railway shareholder. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 135 to 137.

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1915:

HUME Edward Archibald of 70 Eccleston-square Middlesex and 4 Kings Bench-walk Temple London died 27 August 1915 at sea Probate London 10 December to Violet Mary Hume widow and John William Goodford esquire. Effects £7103 13s. 2d.

MAUDE John William Achley
Second Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 23 August 1915. Aged 29. Born 12 October 1885, baptised 14 Nove 1885 in St George, Hanover Square, Middlesex, son of Frederick William and Elen Maud Maude. Son of the late F. W. Maude, J.P., and of Mrs. E. Maud Maude, of Park Place, Englefield Green, Surrey. IN the 1911 census he was aged 25, born St Georges Hanover Square, a Law Student, resident with his parents, Frederick William and Ellen Maud Maude, at 9 Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea, London. Buried in RUE-DU-BACQUEROT (13TH LONDON) GRAVEYARD, LAVENTIE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 13.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Vol. 3, page 196:

MAUDE, JOHN WILLIAM ASHLEY, 2nd Lieut., 10th (Service) Battn. The King's Royal Rifle Corps, only s. of Frederick William Maude, of New Romney, and 9, Cadogan Gardens, S.W.. by his wife. Ellen Maud, dau. of Sir John Belk, Bart.; b. 1885 : educ. Eton, and Balliol College. Oxford, where his name appeared on the Honours list on leaving ; was called to the Bar in 1912 ; on the outbreak of war obtained a commission, and was gazetted 2nd Lieut. The King's Royal Rifle Corps in Dec. 1914 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action near Laventie. Buried at Laventie ; unm.

MEEKE William Stanley
Captain, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's OWn (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 28. Son of the late Joseph and Mary Meeke (nee Dawe), of Sheffield. In the 1891 census he was aged 3, born Sheffield, Yorkshire, resident with his aunt, Jane Dawe, at Newlands, Priory Road, Hastings, Sussex. Birth registered in the Ecclesall Bierlow Registration Dsitrict, Yorkshire, January to March Quarter 1888. Listed in the London 1916 Kellys Post Office Directory Volume 2, Court Directory as living at 5 Paper Buildings, Temple, E.C. and 9 Church Lane, Merton Park, S.W. Buried in OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot XV. Row I. Grave 3.
MUIR Burleigh [Leycester]
Captain, Royal Army Service Corps attached III Corps H.Q. Died 4 November 1918. Son of Sir Richard David Muir, of 3, Temple Gardens, London, and Lady Muir; husband of Vera Brodie Muir (nee MacQueen) of 30, Campden House Court, Kensington, London; married 1915 in Kensington, London. Educated at Rugby School and Trinity College, Cambridge. B.A.; Barrister-at-Law, Middle Temple. Birth registered in the July to September Quarter 1890 in the Lambeth Registration District, London. In the 1891 census he was the son of Mary B Muir, aged under 1 year, born Surrey, resident with his mother Mary B Muir, at London Road, Tunbridge, Tonbridge, Kent. In 1901 he was aged 10, born Stockwell, Surrey, resident with his parenst, Richard D and Mary B Muir, at 15, Herne Hill, Dulwich, Camberwell, London. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, an Undergraduate at Cambridge, born London, resident with his parents Richard David and Mary beatrice Muir,at 15A Herne Hill, London, S.E. Buried in DON COMMUNAL CEMETERY, ANNOEULLIN, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 6.

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1919:

MUIR Burleigh Leycester of 36 St. Petersburgh-place Bayswater-road Middlesex captain R.A.S.C. died 4 November 1918 at a Casualty Clearing Station near Lille France Administration London 21 May to vera Brodie Muir widow. Effects £6099 17s. 8d.

ROBERTSON Helenus MacAulay
Captain, 3rd Battalion attached 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 26 January 1916. Aged 34. Son of Sir Helenus and Lady Robertson. Educated Eton College. Matriculated 1900 at New College, Oxford University. Great Western Railway Shareholder. He was listed under BARRISTERS in the London, Kelly's Post Office Directory, 1916 being resident 3 Temple Gardens, London, E.C.; on the North Circuit. In the 1911 census he was aged 30, a Boarder, Barrister-at-Law, born Liverpool, Lancashire, residenjt 97 Eaton Terrace, London S.W. Buried in CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section K. Grave 17.
ROMILLY Cosmo [George]
Lieutenant, 13th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) attached to 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Killed in action 11 August 1915. Aged 25. Son of Charles Edward and Gerda Romilly; husband of May Louise Romilly (nee Domvile), of Eastbridge, Crondall, Hants, married 1914 in Chelsea, London. Matriculated 1909 at New College, Oxford University. In the 1891 census he was aged 20, born Droitwich, Worcestershire, Law Student, resident with his parents, Charles E and Gerda A M Romilly, at The Drewitts, Haywards Heath, Cowfold, Sussex. Buried in TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Special memorial Section C. Grave 138.
STOLLERY John Cecil
Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) attached to Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 24 May 1915. Son of Lt-Col John and Helen Elizabeth Stollery (nee Bulleid). Matriculated 1907 at Christ Church, Oxford University. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, a Bar Student, resident with his parents, John and Helen Elizabeth Stollery, at 47 Denmark Villas Hove, Hove, Sussex. In the 1891 census he was aged 4, born Middlesex, resident with his parents, John and Helen E Stollery, in Claremont Road, Hendon, Middlesex. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Cricklewood, London, resident with his parents, John and Helen E Stollery, at Denmark Villas, 33, Hove, Steyning, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8.

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1915:

STOLLERY John Cecil of 47 Denmark-villas Hove Sussex and 0f 2 Cloisters Temple London lieutenant 5th battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) died 24 May 1915 in North West Europe Probate London 16 August to James Fabian chartered accountant.
Effects £614 9s. 7d.

TREVEN H T
No further information currently available. Can find nobody of this name for that era on CWGC, SDGW or in the various census.
WORTHINGTON Samuel
Lieutenant, 1st/1st (Leicester) Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Killed in action 28 November 1917. Aged 33. Son of Samuel Worthington Worthington, of the Mount, Whitchurch; husband of Mary Darell Worthington (nee Vawdrey), of Tushingham Hall, Whitchurch, Salop, married 1912 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. A Barrister-at-law and Member of the Inner Temple. Matriculated 1903 at Oriel College, Oxford University. B.A. (November 1914). In the 1911 census he was a boarder, aged 27, a Law Student, born Bromley, Kent, resident 59 Davies Street W, St George, Hanover Square, London. In the 1891 census he was aged 7, born Kent, resident with his father, Samuel Worthington, in Northolt, Blythe Road, Bromley, Kent. Buried in JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section J. Grave 21.

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