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ROYAL ACADEMY MEMORIAL, PICADDILLY

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2016

The Roayl Academy World War 1 memorial is to be found in Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, City of Westminster, London on the west wall under the entrance portico. It akes the form of a plaque the top of which contains the intials "RA" surrounded by a wreath of laurel and oak leaves.m The inscription and names are listed below this. The memorial, was dedicated 1 April 1922 by the Dean of Westminster, and unveiled 12 May 1922 by M The Earl of Cavan KP GCB GCMG GCVO GBE;it cost £200 subscribed to by members and students. The artist who created the memorial was Herbert Tyson Smith.

Photographs Copyright © Andrew Tatham 2016

TO THE MEMORY OF
THOSE STUDENTS OF THE ROYAL
ACADEMY WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914-1919 THIS
MONUMENT
IS ERECTED BY
THE MEMBERS
AND STUDENTS

BAIRD
Nina Isabel
Nina Isabel Baird was the daughter of Sir Alexander Baird 1st Bt. and his wife Annette Palk. Sir Alexander was sent to Upper Egypt to help with famine relief in the provinces of Girgeh, Kenneh and Esneh. Nina Baird studied art at the Royal Academy and worked with the Red Cross in Egypt. Nina Baird joined her father in Egypt in September 1915 where she organised the Red Cross Empire Nurses' Club in Cairo. Nina Baird then carried out war work in testing of bombs manufactured in Cairo. After the Frontier District Administrator had gathered starving Bedouin women from the Senussi Campaign at Amira these women were provided with wool to spin and make carpets. Nina Baird took over the organising of this industry amongst Bedouin women; developing a shop and a school. In April 1919 Nina Baird worked as a Political Officer for two months investigating the causes of unrest in Egypt. She died of typhoid fever on 10 August 1919.
BARRY
Francis Renton
Captain, 5th Battalion (Territorial), East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 4 September 1918. Aged 30. Son of the late Rev. Francis Renton Barry and Marion I. Barry, of Mount Ararat Road, Richmond, Surrey. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, a Scholar, born Aberdeenshire, resident 36, Hamilton Place, Aberdeen. Buried in VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSUREE No. 3. West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XV. Row K. Grave 1.
BELLAMY
Osmund
Lieutenant, 315th Army Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 21 March 1918. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, son of William and Alice Bellamy, born Reigate, Surrey, resident Dunluce, Marshalls Road, Sutton, Epsom, Surrey. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, an Architect's Assistant, resident with his parents at Saxtead, 25 Dunmore Road, Wimbledon, London S.W. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Hainaut, France. Panel 7 to 10.
BENSON
Hugh Cecil
Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 22 June 1915. Son of Cecil and Constance Benson, of 12, Sumner Place, Kensington, London. Gazetted 1914. Proceeded to France, May 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN) GATE MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 46 – 48 and 50.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of HOnour 1914-1918:

BENSON, HUGH CECIL, Lieut., 9th Battn. The Rifle Brigade, elder s. of Cecil Benson, of 35, Bedford Square, W.C., by his wife, Constance, dau. of George Bernard O'Neill ; b. at 16, Young Street, Kensington Square, W., 3 July, 1883; was educ. at Eton, and afterwards became an Architect. On the declaration of war he volunteered for Imperial Service, and was given a commission in the Rifle Brigade, 30 Dec. 1914. Ile went to the Western Front with his regt., 20 May, 1915, and was killed in action at Hooge, near Ypres, 22 June following ; unm.

Extract from Bond of Sacrifice: Officers Died in the Great War 1914-1916:

LIEUTENANT HUGH CECIL BENSON, 9th (SERVICE) BATTN. THE RIFLE BRIGADE (THE PRINCE CONSORT'S OWN), was the elder son of Cecil and Constance Benson, 35, Bedford Square, W.C., and was born on the 3rd July, 1883.

He was educated at Eton, afterwards becoming an architect, in which profession he was very successful, and gave up a career of great promise to serve his country.

Having been in the O.T.C., he was given his commission as temporary Lieutenant in December, 1914. He was killed by concussion from a high-explosive shell at Hooge, near Ypres, on the 22nd June, 1915.

His Eton tutor. Mr. Rawlins, wrote of him in the "Eton College Chronicle," 15th July, 1915: "While his coolness and courage won admiration, his liveliness and buoyant spirits made him the best of comrades, and his happy smile will be an abiding memory of an attractive personality among the many friends who loved him."

Lieutenant Benson was a keen cricketer and a good fast bowler.

BINNING
Alan
Serjeant, 510246, H.Q. Company, 2/14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish), London Regiment. Killed in action 30 April 1918. Aged 32. Born and resident Blackheath, enlisted London. An Architect, R.A., A.R.I.B.A., Gold Medallist. Served from August 1914, to April, 1918. Son of James and Emily Binning, 101, Shooters Hill Road, Blackheath, London; husband of Beatrice Mary Binning, "Meadowcroft," Nyewood Lane, Bognor, Sussex. Buried in JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section N. Grave 81.
BUNBURY
Hugh St Pierre
Second Lieutenant, 90th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 25 August 1916. Aged 33. Son of Col. and Mrs. William R. Bunbury. Native of Ealing, London. In the 1901 census he was aged 17, living with his parents, William and Elizabeth Bunbury, born India, resident 10, Eaton Crescent, Bristol, Gloucestershire. In the 1911 census he was visiting, unmarried, an Art Painter, aged 27, born Pershawer, India, visiting The Mount, Westham, Hastings, Sussex. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 46.

Extract from The Times (London, England), Thursday, Aug 31, 1916; pg. 9; Issue 41260:

A SOLDIER-ARTIST.

SECOND LIEUTENANT HUGH ST. PIERRE BUNBURY, R.F.A., who died of wounds on August 25, was the younger son of the late Colonel W. R.. and Mrs. Bunbury, of Ealing. He was born in 1883, and educated at Clifton College (South Town), where he early showed an aptitude for art and won tho Gold Star of the Royal Drawing Society and other prizes. After leaving school he continued his studies at Cope's Studio and the Royal Academy School, and also became a trooper in the King's Colonials. His picture "Victory," depicting the close of the battle of Friedland, was hung in the Royal Academy in 1910, and now in Les Invalides, Paris. When the war broke out he was recommended by Lord Roberts, a connexion of the family, for a commission, and was gazetted to the Reserve of Cavalry, later exchanging into the R.F.A. When he received his fatal wound on August 17 he was on observation duty in the front line. His brother-officers write :—" His constant cheeriness has been the life and soul of our little party, and he was most useful in turning his hand to anything that required doing. . . . He would always be the first on the spot to help a wounded comrade."

CALDERON
Frederick Elwyn
Private 8190, 2nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Killed in action 3 April 1916. Aged 42. Born 5 July 1873 in London. Son of Philip H. Calderon (Royal Academician), and Clara Marianne Calderon (nee Storey). Educated at Rugby. Worked in Marine Department of Canada, 1907-1914. Passed fit 18 September 1914 and attested 23 September 1914, aged 41 years 2 months, heoght 6 feet 1½ inches, girth 40 inches, complexion medium, eyes blue, hair dark brown; religious demomination Church of England. Buried in WOODS CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row G. Grave 11. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1384 - 9

Extract from The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Apr 18, 1916; pg. 10; Issue 41144:

PRIVATE FREDERICK.- ELWYN CALDERON, Canadian Infantry, who is reported killed on April 3, aged 42, was educated at Rugby and the Royal Academy School of Art. In 1899 he went to Canada, where he obtained a post in the Marine and Fisheries Department, Ottawa. At the outbreak of war he enlisted in the 1st Canadian Contingent, and had been at the front since February, 1915. He was the youngest son of the late Philip H. Calderon, R.A., and of Mrs. Calderon, of 11, Hill-road, St. John's Wood, and brother of Lieutenant George Calderon, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry (attached K.O.S.B.), who was reported wounded and missing after the attack on Achi Baba on Juno 4, 1915, since when no further tidings have been received of him.

CARLOS
Ernest Stafford
Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 14 June 1917. Aged 34. Son of the late John Gregory Carlos and of Anne Chessell Carlos, of The Priory, Homesdale Rd., Bromley, Kent. IN the 1901 census he was aged 17, son of John G and Annie Carlos, an Art Student, born Kennington, resident 42, Foxley Road, Lambeth, London. In the 1911 census he was the son of John Gregory and Anne Chessell Carlos, aged 27, an Artist, born Kennington, Surrey, resident with his parents at 42 Foxley Road, Lambeth, London. Buried in CHESTER FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row K. Grave 36.

Extract from The Times (London, England), Friday, Jun 22, 1917; pg. 1; Issue 41511:

KILLED IN ACTION.

CARLOS.—On the 14th inst., while leading his platoon into action, ERNEST STAFFORD CARLOS. 2nd Lieut.. The Buffs, third son of John Gregory and Anne Chessell Carlos, of Foxley-road, North Brixton, aged 34.

Extract from The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jun 27, 1917; pg. 9; Issue 41515:

SECOND LIEUTENANT ERNEST STAFFORD CARLOS, the Buffs (East Kent Regiment), who was killed on June 14, in his 35th year, was the third son of Mr. and Mrs. John Carlos,. of 42, Foxley-road, Brixton. He came of an old English family, and was educated at St. John's Middle Class School, Kennington. He subsequently studied at the Lambeth Art School, and gained from there a studentship at the Royal Academy School, which he held for five years. At the age of 17 his first picture, "Soldiers," was exhibited at the Royal Academy. In 1900 he gained the National Medal, and followed this by winning the Landseer Scholarship for Painting in 1902. The next Year he won the British Institute Scholarship, and the Academy Silver Medal, winning the latter again two years later; while, in 1908, he received the Gold Medal at Bury St. Edmunds Exhibition. His Boy Scout pictures, "The Pathfinder," "Raw .Material," and "If I were a boy again," were exhibited at the Academy in 1911 and the two following years, and made his name well known. Among portraits he painted were those of Sir Richard Oldfield (Academy 1912) and the Bishop of Kingston (Academy 1914). Shortly after the outbreak of war he was rejected as medically unfit, and devoted his spare time to the Boy Scout movement, and also to relief and social work in connexion with Cambridge House, Camberwell, and the Soldiers and Sailors' Families Association. He made the further attempt, however, to join the Army, and early in 1916 was accepted in a rifle battalion of the London Regiment as a private. After serving, abroad he returned to England to take up a commission, which he received last February. A month later he went to the front, and was killed while leading his platoon in an attack. A fellow-officer writes:—" He had only been with the company a few months, but quite long enough to show us what an excellent fellow he was."

CLARK
W L
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CORBETT
Alfred Edward
Captain, 11th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Son of the late Joseph and Emmeline Corbett. F.R.I.B.A., H.M.I. (Technical Schools). No known grave. Commemorated on THIPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 A and 7 C.

Extract from The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 15, 1916; pg. 6; Issue 41220:

CAPTAIN A. E. CORBETT, Border Regiment, who was killed on July 1, was the younger son of Mr. Joseph Corbett, late borough engineer of Salford. Captain Corbett was a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and was a partner in the firm of Woodhouse, Corbett, and Dean, of Manchester, and his designs were exhibited more than once at the Royal Academy. For some years he lectured on architecture and building at the Manchester School of Technology, and in 1912 he was appointed an inspector of schools in the technical branch of the Board of Education. An old volunteer, he joined the Public Schools Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment in September. 1914, as a private. Ho obtained a commission in the Border Regiment early last year, and after a course at the Royal Staff College, Camberley, was promoted captain. He went to the front last November.

CRISP
Francis Edward Fitzjohn
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 5 Jaunary 1915. Aged 33. The first known casualty with a connection to the Academy occurred in January 1915. Second Lieut. Francis E.F. Crisp was a painter and had won the gold medal and travelling scholarship while a student at the Academy in 1907. In 1912 Crisp volunteered for the 28th Battalion of the London Regiment, more commonly known as the Artists Rifles, and on the outbreak of war was almost immediately sent to the front. Within ten weeks he was dead, the first of his unit killed since the 1914 Christmas truce. Son of William Fitzjohn Crisp and Jane Euphemia Crisp, of "Sunnyview," Warboys, Hunts. Native of Highgate, London. An Artist, Gold Medallist, Royal Academy, 1907. Buried in LE TROU AID POST CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 6.
CRUICKSHANK
Donald Edward
Second Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, Border Regiment attached to 5th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 April 1916. Aged 28. Son of George Edwin and S. M. Cruickshank, of 6, Blakesley Avenue, Ealing, London. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 30 and 64.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918:

CRUICKSHANK, DONALD EDWARD, B.A., 2nd Lieut., 10th (Service) Battn. The Border Regt..attd. 5th (Service) Battn. The Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regt.), 2nd s. of George Edwin Cruickshank, of 5, Stone Buildings, Lincoln's Inn, W.C., Barrister-at-Law. by his wife, Sarah Maria, dau. of Joseph Savory Tylor, M.D.; and brother to 2nd Lieut. Andrew John Tuke Cruickshank (q.v.); b. Notting Hill, London, W., 2 Nov. 1887; educ. Linton House School Holland Park, W.; Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Barnet; Aldenham School; St. John's College, Cambridge (Mathematical Exhibitioner), where he took his B.A. degree; Architectural Association School (where he won the Banister Fletcher Bursary, 1912-13), and the Royal Academy School; was an Assistant Architect to Sir Charles A. Nicholson, Bart., 3, New Square, Lincoln's Inn, W.C. ; volunteered for active service on the outbreak of war, and joined the University and Public Schools Battn. The Royal Fusiliers, in Aug. 1914; received a commission, and was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 10th Border Regt. 10 May, 1915 ; was attached to the 5th Wiltshire Regt., and proceeded with them to Gallipoli. where he took part in the evacuation of the peninsula; served for a time in Egypt, and subsequently with the Indian Expeditionary Force in Mesopotamia, taking part in the successful attacks on Umm-el-Harrnah and Felahiah ; was reported missing after the attack on Sanna-i-Yat, on the Tigris, 9 April, 1916, and is now assumed to have been killed In action on or about that date. (He was last seen on the parapet of the Turkish trench.) He was a keen oarsman, and rowed in the 1st Lent Boat and 2nd May Boat for his College Club; the Lady Margaret Boat Club, and was in the winning crew of the Senior Trial Eights of the same club in 1907 ; unm.

DAVIES
W E
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GORDON
Donald Jervis
Second Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 3 July 1918. Aged 24. Son of Mrs. K. G. Gordon, of Linden Chase, Sevenoaks, Kent, and the late Thomas Gordon. Buried in MESNIL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 21.
HAYWARD
C G
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HILLYER
W H
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HOLDER
Charles Vincent
Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 24 August 1916. Aged 31. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Henry Holder, of Wrottesley Road, Harlesden. In the 1911 census he was aged 25, son of Edward Henry and Annie Fowler Holder, an Art Student, born Battersea, London, resident with his parents at 128 Wrottesley Road Harlesden, Willesden, Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated om THIPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme. France. Pier and Face 12 A and 12 D.

Extract from The Times (London, England), Monday, Sep 18, 1916; pg. 6; Issue 41275:

SECOND LIEUTENANT CHARLES VINCENT HOLDER, Shropshire Light Infantry, killed on August 24, aged 31, was the fourth son of Mr. E. H. Holder, the landscape painter, and Mrs. Holder, of Wrottesleyroad, Harlesden, N.W. He volunteered for service a few days after the outbreak of war, and had seen nine months of service at Armentieres and Ypres, and finally at Arras and elsewhere in France before receiving his commission. He was educated in art at the Royal Academy, where he spent five years, being twice awarded the silver medal for "Beads from Life" and other successes. In 1914 a portrait of his sister Edith was hung "on the line" at the Royal Academy, It was considered that he had a brilliant. future before him as a portrait painter. He is the second sou of Mr. and Mrs, Holder to fall in war.

LEWIS
Tobias
Lance Corporal SPTS/4073. 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 5 October 1916. Aged 29. Born Great Yarmouth, enlisted St Paul's, London, resident Madia Vale. London W. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis, of 74, Sutherland Avenue, Maida Hill, London. Formerly 2162, Royal Sussex Regiment. In the 1901 census he is aged 16, son of Medndel and Miriam Lewis, an Art Student, born Great Yarmouth, resident 20, King Street, Great Yarmouth. In the 1911 census he is aged 28, amPainter Artist, born Great Yarmouth, resident with his sister, Sarah, at 50 Great Russell Street, St Giles in the Fields and St George Bloomsbury, London. Buried in EUSTON ROAD CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS, Somme, France. Plot II. Row O. Grave 5.
LITTLE
Norman James Richard
Lieutenant, 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 13 March 1917. He had previously been in the Honourable Artillery Company (H.A.C). He was living at 24 Devonshire Terrace, London E. when he resigned his commission on 12 December 1904; his height was record as 5 feet 6 inches. In the 1901 census he is aged 17, son of James Little (a widower), an Art Student, born Plumstead, Kent, resident White Heather, Graham Road, Mitcham, Croydon. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.
MILNE
David
No further information currently available
ORDCHARDSON
Charles Moxon Quiller
Captain, Middlesex Husars. Died of wounds 26 April 1917. Awarded the Military Medal (M.C.). In the 1911 census he was aged 37, head of the household, married to Grace with one daughter, Nancy, a Painter Artist, born Fulham, London, resident 15 Edith Villas, West Kensington, London W. Married to Grace Snell in the October tyo December Quarter 1895 in Pancras Registration District, London. Buried in PORT SAID WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section J. Grave 15.

Extract from National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1917:

ORCHARDSON, Charles Moxon Quiller of 6 Stratford Studios Kensington Middlesex died 26 April 1917 in Egypt on active service Administration (with wuill) London 30 August to Grace Orchardson widow.
Effects £1302 14s. 6d.

PAPWORTH
Alfred Wyatt

Second Lieutenant, 129th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 2 April 1917. Aged 37. Son of Wyatt Papworth, F.R.I.B.A., and Marian Papworth; husband of Katharine Baker (formerly Papworth), of The Seasons, 17, Upper Mall, Hammersmith, London. Educated at Sutton Valance School. A.R.I.B.A. Member of Savage Club. Liveryman of Clothworkers' Company. Born in London. In the 1911 census he was aged 31, married to Katherine Florence, an Royal Architect Assistant, born St Giles in the Field, resident 17 Upper Mall, Hammersmith, London. He was a Great Western Railway shareholder. Buried in AIX-NOULETTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row V. Grave 30.

Extract from The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 07, 1917; pg. 9; Issue 41524:

SECOND LIEUTENANT ALFRED WYATT PAPWORTH R.E., killed on April 2, aged 37, was a son of the late Wyatt Papworth, F.R.I.B.A. He was educated at Sutton Valence School and at the Architectural School of the Royal Academy, and became an Associate of the R.I.B.A. He served three years with the late Arthur Cates. F.S.A., F.R.I.B.A., F,S.I., surveyor to H.M. Office of Woods and Forests. He then entered as chief draughtsman the office of the Crown Surveyor (the late Mr. Arthur Green, F.R.I.B.A,, F.S.I. having succeeded Mr. Cates). For an exhaustive survey and measured drawing of St. John Church's, Westminster, he was awarded a gold medal by the R.I.B.A. These drawings were accepted by the Victoria and. Albert Museum. In 1902 he accepted appointment as chief assistant under Messrs. Arthur and Wallis Reid. FF.R.I.B.A., Cape Town, and carried through for them many important buildings. Later he spent two years going round the world. Returning in 1905 he became partner with Mr. Lovegrove, F.R.I.B.A. He was a liveryman of the Clothworkere Company, a member of the Art Standing Committee of the R.I.B.A.,. and surveyor to the Licensing Justices of Paddington. and a member the Savage Club. In August, 1915, he enlisted in the Artists' Rifles, and received his commission in the Royal Engineers in August, 1916. He went to the front on October 18, 1916. His C.O. writes:—"His loss is a great sorrow to the company as he was loved by his men and brother officers for his kindly ways, his devotion to duty, and his willingness to carry out to the last letter any order received."

PARAMORE
Charles Gordon
Captain, 8th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 30. Son of Mrs. L. E. Paramore, of "Ashleigh," Tansley, Matlock, Derbyshire, and the late Dr. Richard Paramore. Born in London. An artist. In the 1911 census he is the son of Richard and Louisa Elizabeth Paramore, unmarried, aged 26, an Art Student, St Pancras, London, resident 2 Gordon Square, Bloomsbury, London W.C. Buried in DUD CORNER CEMETERY, LOOS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row K. Grave 3.
SAVAGE
William Beck
Lieutenant, 51st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 33. Son of David and Emma Savage, of 26, Morshead Mansions, Elgin Avenue, Maida Hill, London. In the 1911 cenus he is aged 27, unmarried, son of David John and Emma Savage, a Painter Artist, born Forest gate, Essex, resident 277 Romford Road Forest Gate, West Ham, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.
SKINNER
Hilary Francis Cleveland
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 25 July 1916. Aged 27. Son of J. A. C. Skinner (Barrister-at-law), and Mrs. A. B. Skinner, of 209, Anerley Rd., Anerley, London. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Reipur, India, grandson of Francis and Augusta Newman, son of John A and Augusta B Skinner, resident 39 Beverley Road, Penge, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 4 A.
SMITH
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SMITH
Vivian Norman
Captain, 6th Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 13 November 1916. In the 1911 census he was aged 29, unmarried, a boarder, an Art Master, born West End, Hampshire, resident Hanworth House, Tower St, Holt, Norfolk. Went to France 1915. Next of kin listed as W.D. Smith, Esq., Littlehome, Seaton, Devon. Buried in AVELUY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section M. Grave 46.
SMITH
William Hammond
Major, "A" Battery, 52nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 12 April 1917. Aged 31. Son of Charles Smith, Master of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and Annie his wife, now of "Hartford," Newton Rd., Cambridge. Educated at St. Faith's School, Cambridge, Blundell's School, Tiverton and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. B.A. Artist, Student of Royal Academy, London and Slade School of Art. Mentioned in Despatches. BHuried in ATHIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, Framce. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 9.
STREATFEILD
James Phillip Sidney
[Spelt STREATFIELD on SDGW] Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion (Territorial), Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). Died 3 June 1915. Aged 35. Son of Arthur Ogle Streatfeild and Lydia Mary Streatfeild, of Chanters House, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset. An artist. Exhibited at the Royal Academy. Burlington House. Bured in STREATHAM CEMETERY. Plot S. Row H. Grave 121.

Extract from The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jun 05, 1915; pg. 6; Issue 40873:

SECOND LIEUTENANT JAMES PHILIP SIDNEY STREATFEILD, 6th Sherwood Foresters, of 53, Glebe-place, Chelsea, S.W., died on Thursday last at the nursing home, Dunheved-road, West Croydon, from illness contracted in the service of the country. He was the son a Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ogle Streatfeild, of the Causeway, Horsham. Mr. Streatfeild, who was an artist, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1901, 1904, 1905, 1907, and 1903.

SWINTON
James Gibson
Second Lieutenant S/2185, 4th (City of Dundee) Battalion (Territorial), Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 25 March 1918. Born 1891 in Dundee, St. Andrews, Forfar, Scotland, son of Andrew Laird and Alice Gibson Swinton. Formerly Serjeant 8/2185, 8th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Embarked 10 August 1915 at Gallipoli. A L Swinton applied for his medals in 1920. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 49 and 50.
SYMONS
James Antony
Second Lieutenant 2284, 5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion (Territorial), Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 18 July 1916. Aged 21. Son of William Christian Symons and Cecilia Symons, of 129, Beaufort St., Chelsea, London. Birth registered in the July to September Quarter 1895 in the Uckfield Registration District, Sussex. In the 1911 census he ws aged 15, born Mayfield, Sussex, son of William Christian and Cecilia Constance Symons, resident with his parents at Stocks House, Udimore, Rye, Sussex. Formerly served as Private 2284, Hampshire Regiment. Buried in BOUZINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 2.

Extract from National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1917:

SYMONS James Antony of Udimore Rye Sussex lieutenant H.M. Army died 18 July 1916 in France Administration London 20 February to Cecilia Symons widow.
Effects £23 18s. 7d.

TURNER
Thomas Edwin
Lieutenant, 13th (County of London) Battalion (Princess Louise's, Kensington), London Regiment. Killed in action 9 May 1915. In the 1891 census he is aged 2, son of Charles Walter and Ellen Clara Turner, born Solihull, resident Selwyn Lodge, Sharmans Cross, Solihull. In the 1911 census he is aged 21, a boarder, unmarried, an Architect, born Solihull, Warwickshire, resident 59 Abingdon Villas, Kensington, London. Emabrked France 10 February 1915. His brother is listed as next of kin, C W Turner, c/o Messrs C F Price, Atkins and Price, 1 & 2 Waterloo Street, Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTREET MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 10.
VINEY
Cecil Henry
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached to 3nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 May 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918:

VINEY, CECIL HENRY, 2nd Lieut., 2nd Battn. Northamptonshire Regt., only s. of Cecil T. Viney, of Bromley. Kent; b. 24 May, 1891; educ. South Lodge, Enfield Chase, and Westminster, and then entered the Royal Academy School of Painting, where he was still a student in Aug. 1914, when war was declared. He immediately volunteered for Imperial Service and was given a commission in the Special Reserve of Officers, Northamptonshire Regt. 15 Aug. 1914, and later posted to the 2nd Battn. He went to France and was killed in action near Festubert, 9 May, 1915; unm.

WALLIS
Charles Frederick
Rifleman 393062, 1st/9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 29 August 1916. Born and resident Croydon, enlisted London. Formerly 5456, 28th Battalion, London Regiment. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, son of Walter and Louise Wallis, an Art Stuident, born Croydon, Surrey, resident with his parents at 20 Spencer Road, Croydon. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10.
WEBB
Philip Edward
Second Lieutenant, 59th Field Company, Royal Engineers, Killed in action 25 September 1916. Aged 30. Son of Sir Aston Webb, G.C.V.O., C.B., R.A., F.R.I.B.A., F.S.A., and Lady Webb, of 1, Hanover Terrace, Ladbroke Square, London. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1900 - 1905. He became an architect. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 A and 8 D. See also Charterhouse School

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

WEBB Philip Edward of 1 Hanover-terrace Holland Park Middlesex second-lieutenant R.E. died 25 September 1916 in France Probate London 3 November to sir Aston Webb K.C.V.O. Effects £1188.

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