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Ipoh War Memorial, Malaysia

World War 1 & 2 & Post World War 2
Compiled & Copyright © Martin Edwards 2007

The memorial to those who died now bears a commemorative plate only but there are inserts into the sides of the memorial where name plaques were orginally fixed, now missing. The memorial is in the form of a cenotaph with a two-stepped base and stands outside the railway station. To see all photographs follow this link.

Photograph Copyright © Martin Edwards 2007

MEMORIAL TO THE DEAD OF THE
TWO WORLD WARS

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THE
MEN FROM THE STATE OF PERAK
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

AND TO THOSE WHO DIED IN
THE 1939-1945 WAR.

The original plaque was reinstalled in September 20008 and immediately vandalised. The details are taken from the plaque as is.

IN MEMORY OF
GALLANT MEMBERS OF THE
ARMED FORCES, POLICE AND CIVILIANS
WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES
DEFENDING THE NATIONAL DURING

THE MALAYAN EMERGENCY
1948 - 1960

INDONESIAN CONFRONTATION
1962 - 1965

THE RE-INSURGENCY PERIOD
1972 - 1990

Photograph Copyright © Martin Edwards 2009

ALL MEN MUST DIE IT IS ONLY GIVEN TO THE FEW TO DIE FOR THEIR COUNTRY
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM THE STATE OF PERAK
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

AND TO THOSE WHO DIED IN
THE 1939-1945 WAR.

ALLEN

Humphrey Decius
Temporary Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 28. Son of Theophilus and Elizabeth Mary Allen, of Stanyards, Chobham, Surrey. In the 1891 census he was aged 5, born Surrey, resident Stanyards Hill House, Chobham, Surrey. Entered France 13 July 1915. There is a ship's passenger list listing him as sailing on the "Kliest" 24 October 1911 from Southampton to Singapore. Buried in FRICOURT NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 11.

ANDREWS

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The Straits Times, 4 January 1915, Page 7
Government Officers
The list of Government officers compiled to end of year 1914, whose services have been placed at the disposal of the War Office is as follows. ...
W.E. ANDREWS

ANTHONY

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No further information currently available

BASTOW

William Henry
Flight Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Naval Air Service and 'C' Battery, 66th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Accidentally killed 26 November 1915. Sailed from Liverpool to Penang, Federated Malay States on the "Eumaeus" 2 January 1914, occupation Planter, aged 19. Landed with Mesopotamian Field Force 2 July 1915. Buried in LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERY, Turkey. Plot/Row/Section K. Grave 53.

The Straits Times, 3 December 1915, Page 7
PLANTER KILLED IN ACTION.
(from our own correspondent)
Ipoh, December 2.
it is officially announced that 2nd Lieut. W.H. Bastow, R.F.A., nephew of Mr. J. H. Bastow, of Pinji Estate, has been killed in the Dardenelles. Deceased was for a time planting in this district, being in charge of Lahat Rubber Estate. In November of last year he proceeded gome and secured a commission in the Royal Artillery and later wa engaged training as a pilot for the Naval Air Service.
At a meeting of the Ipoh Gymkhana Club, on Wednesday evening, votes of condolence were passed to the relatives of the late Mr. W.P. Smith and Mr. George Cumming.

BLINCH

Wilfrid Joseph Hastings
Second Lieutenant, 13th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment) formerly Lance Corporal 999, 15th (The King's) Hussars. Killed in action 16 August 1916. Son of Mrs. Blinch, of 25, Mountfield, Prestwich, Manchester. A Reservist. Returned from Federated Malay States, November 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 D 8 B and 8 C.

BORTON

Cyprian Edward
Major, 129th Duke of Connaught's Own Baluchis, Indian Army attached to Malay States Guides, Indian Army. Killed in action 2 August 1917. Aged 37. Son of the Rev. Neville Borton, Vicar of Burwell, Cambs. In the 1891 c ensus he was aged 11, son of Rev A B and Annie Borton, resident The Vicarage, High Town, Burwell, Cambridgeshire. Born 15 August 1879 in Barkly, Griqualand West, South Africa. Travelled to Karachi, Pakistan, departed from Liverpool 24 December 1912, aged 33, Captain in the Army. First theatre of War in the First World War was Aden in October 1915. Address on Medal Card given as Pesharrar, India. IN Hart's Annual Army List 1908n he is listed as a Lieutenant in the Worcestershire Regiment from 3 August 1901. Buried in MAALA CEMETERY, Yemen. Special Plot. 3. Grave 1.

Extract from Du Ruvigny's Roll of Honour:

BORTON, CYPRIAN EDWARD, Major, Malay States Guides, elder s. of the Rev. Neville Borton, Vicar of Burwell, co. Cambridge, by his wife. Annie Louisa, dam of the late Rev. Edward Heale. Incumbent of All Saints', Jersey; b. Barkly, Griqualand West, South Africa, 15 Aug. 1879; educ. Felsted School, and Selwyn College, Cambridge, where he was an undergraduate when the South African War broke out, and he obtained a University commission, being gazetted 2nd Lieut. Worcester Regt. 23 May, 1900; promoted Lieut. 3 Aug. 1901; transferred to the Indian Army 15 May, 1903; promoted Capt. 23 May, 1909; served in the South African War 1900-1 (Queen's Medal with three clasps); proceeded to India in March, 1902, when for a time he was attached to the Suffolk Regt., being subsequently appointed to the 129th D.C.O. Baluchis, with which regiment he served at Karachi, Hong-Kong and Ferozepore; was then appointed for three years to the Malay States Guides, with the local rank of Major; was in command at Penang when the Emden visited that place in Oct. 1914; went to Aden early in 1915, and was killed in action at Imad, near there, 2 Aug. 1917. Buried at Sheikh Othman. While at Cambridge he was an ardent oarsman, and a keen sportsman in India and South China, sending home many I heads and skins from both places. Lieut.-Col. C. W. B. Lees wrote: “I cannot tell you what his loss means to the regiment and to me personally. He was one of the finest, soldiers that I have ever met, with a fund of energy that I never got to the end of, and he was just my right hand as regards this regiment; to me he is irreplaceably." Unm.

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

BORTON Cyprian Edward of Taiping Federated Malay State of Perak major Malay States Guides died 2 August 1917 at Aden on active service Administration (with Will limited) London 27 September to Alfred Harold Ruston and Albert Alexander Ruston solicitors the attorneys of William Neville Borton. Effects £723 3s. 2d.

Cambridge Univeristy Alumni, 1261-1900 for Cyprian Edward. Borton

Adm. at SELWYN H. Oct. 1, 1898. [S. of Neville A. Blackley (1866), clerk.] B. Aug. 15, 1879. [School, Felsted.] Matric. Michs. 1898. Served in the South African War with the Worcestershire Regt., 1900-1. Subsequently transferred to the Indian Army. Served in the Great War (Major, Duke of Connaught's Own Baluchi Regt., and Malay States Guides; mentioned in despatches). Killed in action, Aug. 2, 1917, at Sheikh Uthman, near Aden. (Felsted Sch. Reg.; Selwyn Coll. Cal., 1915-18; Univ. War List.)

CALLARD

Malcolm Ernest
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 26 January 1915. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 5.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice - Volume 2:

2nd LIEUTENANT (temp.) MALCOLM ERNEST CALLARD, RESERVE OF OFFICERS, attd. 1st BATTN. LOYAL NORTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT, was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Callard, Little Missenden, Bucks.

He was born in January, 1885, and was educated at Clifton, and afterwards at Tours, under a private tutor. He received his commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion, The Welsh Regiment, in. 1904 and in November, 1905, was gazetted to the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Invalided home from South Africa, he resigned his commission in 1903 and voluntarily entered the Reserve of Officers.

After spending five years in Malay as a planter, 2nd Lieutenant Callard was recalled from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, on the outbreak of war to rejoin his Regiment. He was sent to France in November as Machine-gun Officer, in which capacity he saw severe fighting, losing on one occasion three guns out of four by shell fire. He was killed in action on the 25th January, 1915, at Beuvry, near Bethune, being struck by a fragment of a high-explosive shell. His younger brother, 2nd Lieutenant S. E. Callard, East Yorkshire Regiment, was killed near Pilkem on 23rd April, 1915.

2nd Lieutenant M. E. Callard had only been married three months previous to his death.

CALLARD

Stanley Edwyn
Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 April 1915. Aged 28. Son of Ernest and Isabella Callard, of Brownings Manor, Blackboys, Uckfield, Sussex. Went to the front 20 March 1915. Next of kin on Medal Card is E Callard, Esq., 49 Old Bond St, W. Buried in NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row B. Grave 2.

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

CALLARD Stanley Edwin of Little Missenden Abbey Little Missenden Buckinghamshire lieutenant H.M. Army died 25 April 1915 at Ypres Flanders Probate London 13 October (1915) to Cuthbert Richard Callard solicitor.
Effects £930 17s. 10d.

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 13 October 1915, Page 7
Second_Lieut. Stanley Edwyn Callard is now reported as killed in action on April 23rd last near Ypres. He had previously been reported as wounded and missing. Formerly an assistant on the Bakap....

CAMPBELL

Cecil Audrey
[Listed as Cecil Awdry Campbell on CWGC & SDGW and Cecil Andry on Medal Card] Lieutenant, 250th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Drowned while sailing on the Hirano Maru 4 October 1918. Aged 33. Son of the late Lorne A. Campbell (I.C.S.) and Cecilia L. Campbell. Entered France 29 April 1917. A Mr C Campbell, a Planter, travelled to Malacca, aged 24, on the "Sunda" sailing from the Port of London 19 April 1913. No known grave. Commemorated on HOLLYBROOK MEMORIAL, SOUTHAMPTON. See also Ipoh St John's

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 17 October 1918, Page 247
THE HIRANO MARU.
Messrs. Patersons Simons have received a telegram announcing the names of the missing passengers. The cable reads:
"Hirano Maru following passengers of your port missing: Lieut Cecil Campbell, Louis Mahler, Frederick Young, Percy Johnson, Alexander Stroncah, Albert Hill, Mom Prabriddhi, Mom Akubandhu, James Monro, David Robartson, William hall, Gysbartin Nusteleyn, Johannes Debruyn, Henricus Stadiman, Jan Sendrikse, Pieter Vandenberg, Grader Vandermaan, Roland Johns, Isaac Lemahieu. Twenty one in all."

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 24 October 1918, Page 269
Lieut. Cecil A Campbell, reported as missing in the Hirano Maru disaster, was a brother of Mr F M Cambell, of Wardieburn Estate, who we regret to learn has now received confirmation of his death (M.M.)

The New York Times 11 October 1918
A BRITISH PORT, Oct. 10.--Germany has added another to her long list of sea crimes and again women and children are among the victims. On Saturday night, off the Irish coast, the Hirano Maru, a Japanese liner of about 7,700 tons, was torpedoed and sunk, and of about 320 persons on board, 200 passengers and a crew of 120, only 29 were saved.

CHAMPLIN

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The Straits Times, 4 August 1915, Page 10
ROLL OF HONOUR.
MEN WHO ANDWERED THE CALL
MALAYA’S VOLUNTEERS FOR THE FRONT
.
......
An asterisk is put against the names of those who have made the great sacrifice or who have been wounded.

Champlin W., Warder, F.M.S.

The Straits Times, 16 March 1915, Page 8
F.M.S. AND THE WAR.
Commissions and Service in New Army.
...
A list of officers who have been granted permission to serve with the army is printed as follows:-
...
Camplin, W., European warder

CHILL

John Metcalfe
Second Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 8 (SDGW] or 18 [CWGC] November 1916. Aged 35. Son of Robert Clive Chill; husband of Emma Louise Metcalfe Chill, of 142A, Burmah Rd., Penang, Malay Peninsula. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D.

The Straits Times, 9 March 1917, Page 8
DEATH.
CHILL.
- Killed in action in France, on November 18, 1916, 2nd Lieut. J. Metcalfe Chill, of the Buffs, eldest son of the late Robert Clint Chill; aged 34 years.

CHOLMELEY

Hugh Ralph
[Spelt CHOLMLEY on SDGW] Second Lieutenant, 45th Battery, 42nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 14 June 1915. Aged 24. Son of Robert Francis and Blanche Emily Roberta Cholmeley, of 7 Gray's Inn Square, London, W.C.I. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD), Nord, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 137.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice - Volume 2:

2nd LIEUTENANT HUGH RALPH CHOLMELEY, ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY, was the only son of Robert Francis Cholmeley, Headmaster of Owen's School Islington, and was born, at Carleton Rode Rectory, Attleborough, Norfolk, on the 24th April, 1891.

He was educated at Mr. W. M. Harvey's School, Eastbourne, and at Sedbergh, which he had to leave after two terms owing to a breakdown of health. Later he studied at Morton Hall, Redditch, and at Leverton Lodge, Boston, and finally became a member of the Surveyors' Institution. At the outbreak of the war he held an appointment in the Colonial Survey, Federated Malay States, and he was a member of the Survey and Police Probationers' Mess, Kuala Lumpur. On war being declared, in 1914, Mr. Cholmeley decided to come home and offer his services. He reached England in November, 1914, and early in the next month was gazetted to a Temporary 2nd Lieutenancy in the Royal Artillery. He went to France in February, 1915, and was shortly afterwards posted to the 45th Battery, 42nd Brigade, IIIrd Division. On the 13th June, 1915, while he was returning from laying a telephone wire to the forward trench near Ypres, he was shot through the head, and he died the following day. He was buried in the cemetery at Bailleul.

The Straits Times, 1 May 1915, Page 12
Malaya's Contingent.
THE MEN WHO HAVE ANSWERED THE CALL

List to End of April
List of Government officers whose services have been placed at the disposal of the War Office and the Admiralty compiled up to April 30, 1915.
CHOLMELEY, H.R..

The Straits Times, 4 August 1915, Page 10
ROLL OF HONOUR.
MEN WHO ANDWERED THE CALL
MALAYA’S VOLUNTEERS FOR THE FRONT
.
......
An asterisk is put against the names of those who have made the great sacrifice or who have been wounded.

Colmeley, H.R., F.M.S., Surreys, 2nd Lt. R.F.A. Died of wounds June 14.

COLCUTT

P M B
Temporary Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 12 May 1917. Embarked in France 13 October 1915. Mr P M B Colcutt sailed on 6 August 1909 from Liverpool to Rangoon, Burma on the "Mandalay" and returned on 23 February 1913 to London, embarking at Singapore while sailing on the ship "Sumatra". His occupation was given as Engineer and his place of residence the Federated Malaya States. Cannot find a death record on CWGC nor in Soldiers Died in the Great War. Cannot locate on the 1901 census and he was abroad for the 1911 census. In the 1891 census there is a Percy Colcutt, a cabinet maker, aged 23, resident with his parents, James & Elizabeth, in Marlborough Road, Oxford.

CORNWELL

George James
Private M/2/177135, Mtorised Transport, Army Service Corps. Enlisted 11 May 1916. Disharged with Sickness 392 (xvi - Silver War Badge Roll 1914-1920 - Badge no 106919) 1 January 1917. Died January to March Quarter 1918 in Portsmouth Registration District. Mr G J Cornwell sailed from Southampton on 1 August 1911 to Penang, he is listed as a Student, on the ship Gneisenau. In the 1911 census he is the son of Elizabeth, aged 17, a student Civil Engineer, born Southsea, Hampshire, resident 7 Clovelly Road, Portsmouth.

CRAKE

George Cecil
Trooper 199, 1 Australian Light Horse Regiment. Killed in action 14 May 1915 at Gallipoli. Aged 26. Son of Edward and Margaret Crake, of Morpeth, Northumberland. Farmer by trade. Buried in QUINN'S POST CEMETERY, ANZAC, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 3.

The Straits Times, 4 August 1915, Page 10
ROLL OF HONOUR.
MEN WHO ANDWERED THE CALL
MALAYA’S VOLUNTEERS FOR THE FRONT
.
......
An asterisk is put against the names of those who have made the great sacrifice or who have been wounded.

Crake, G.C., Selaba, Pte. Australians. Killed Dardanelles, May 14.

CUNNINGHAM

Charles Albert Glentworth
Captain, 12th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Killed in action 5 June 1915. Attested 1892, born 1871, in Woolwich, Kent, enlisted with Welsh Reminent aged 21 years 9 months. Posted 1 June 1916 to the Balkans. Husband of V M Cunningham. Recruits enrolled in the Straits Settlement for Enlistment in England Employed as a Planter [The Straits Times, 1 May 1915, Page 12] No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 92 to 97.

The Straits Times, 4 January 1915, Page 7
Malayan Contingent
The names and occupations of the recruits enrolled in the Straits Settlements for enlistment in England, the cost of those passages defrayed by Government, was as follows. ...
CUNNINGHAM, C.A.G. Planter

DANIELS

Edwin Ambrose
Captain, 8th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment). Killed in action 21 October 1916. Aged 25. Son of William and Elizabeth Daniels, of Flint Cottage, Chigwell, Essex. Arrived at Tilbury on the "Egypt" 7 April 1915, he had embarked at Penang and his occupation was given as Rubber Planter and his place of residence the Malaya States, his detination was given as Flint Cottage, Chigwell, Essex. Formerly Private 3418, Honourable Artillery Company. Commissioned 11 December 1915. Went to France 18 August 1915. In the 1911 census he was a Bank Clerk, aged 20, born Chigwell, Essex, resident Flint Cottage, Chigwell. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 A and 7 B.

DAVIDSON

Robert Henry Walter
Second Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Devonshire Regimnet. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 31. Son of F. G. and Mary Davidson. in the 1901 census Robert H W Davidson was aged 16, a boarder at Tunbridge school, born Singapore, resident Tunbridge, Kent. Buried in DEVONSHIRE CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 2.

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

DAVIDSON Robery Henry Walter of 11 Bullingham-mansions Kensington Middlesex second lieutenant Devonshire Regiment died 1 July 1916 in France killed in action Administration (with Will limited) London 8 September (19160 to Samuel James Randle bank official syndic of London and South Westeran Bank Ltd. Effects £3211 2s. 10d.

DAVIES

F H
F H Davies travelled to Singapore bound for the Penang, Federated Malay States from the Port of London on the "Khyber" on 22 April 1914, occupation Rubber Planter, aged 31. Born circa 1883. Recruits enrolled in the Straits Settlement for Enlistment in England Employed as a Planter Johore [The Straits Times, 1 May 1915, Page 12]

The Straits Times, 4 January 1915, Page 7
Malayan Contingent
The names and occupations of the recruits enrolled in the Straits Settlements for enlistment in England, the cost of those passages defrayed by Government, was as follows. ...
DAVIES, F.H. Planter, Johore.

ECCLES

Charley Gordon
Captain, 41st Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and General List. Killed in action 25 May 1917. Aged 29. Son of R. Herbert Eccles and Jean M. Eccles, of Dingleton, Melrose, Roxburghshire. Native of Darwen, Lancs. Sailed from London to Penang, Malaya on the Moldavia on 5 September 1913. His will details state "ECCLES Charley George of Chesham Bentham Yorkshire captain in the general list and R.F.C. died 25 May 1917 in France Administration London 24 december to Richard Herbert Eccles captain in the Roya West Kent Regiment. Effects £221 16s. 8d." Buried in MESSINES RIDGE BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row F. Grave 20.

FEATHERSTONHAUGH

Harry
Captain, 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 8 July 1916. Next of kin his brother living at 54, Fitzjohn's Avenue, Hampstead, N.W.3. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

FEATHERSTONHAUGH Harry of 78 Warrior-square St. Leonards-on-Sea captain 8th Service battalion Royal Fusiliers died 8 July 1916 in France Administration (with Will) London 31 March to Georgina Featherstonhaugh spinster.
Effects £167 17s 11d.

FROST

Evelyn Fairfax Meadows
Captain, 5th (City of Glasgow) Battalion (Territorial), Highland Light Infantry. Died of wounds 20 December 1915. Aged 37. Born Birkenhead, Cheshire 1878. Son of Meadows and Rosalie Croshaw Elizabeth Frost, of Stonyhurst, The Oatlands, West Kirby, Birkenhead. Buried in LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Plot/Row/Section L. Grave 13.

Extract from Du Ruvigny's Roll of Honour:

FROST, EVELYN FAIRFAX MEADOWS, Capt., 1/5th Battn. The Highland Light Infantry (T.F.), 2nd s. of Meadows Frost, of The Oatlands, West Kirby, co. Chester, by his wife, Rosalie Croshaw Elizabeth, elder dau. of the late Rev. John Fuller Russell, Rector of Greenhithe; b. Claughton, Birkenhead, 14 April, 1878; educ. there, and Liverpool University (Engineering Section); served his apprenticeship as an engineer at Messrs. Carmel) Laird's works at Birkenhead; then went to Messrs. John Brown & Co., of Clydebank, and subsequently became Manager of a Rubber Estate in the Federated Malay States; obtained a 2nd Lieutenancy in the 5th Highland L.1. 2 May, 1907; was promoted Lieut. 1 April, 1908, and Capt. 6 Sept. 1913, passing his Musketry, Maxim Gun and Signalling courses. On the outbreak of war in Aug. 1914, he joined the Singapore Command, when he acted as D.A.A. and D.A.Q.G.; but after the Mutiny there was quelled, returned home and joined his regiment; went to Gallipoli 5 Nov. 1915, and died in Belles Point Hospital 20 Dec. following, from wounds received in action the previous day. Buried in Lancashire Landing Cemetery. His Commanding Officer, Col. Morrison, C.B., wrote: “His death was a splendidly honourable one. On 19 Dec. he was shot down, we think by fire of a machine gun, while leading his company to the assault of an enemy trench which the regiment had been ordered to capture, and eventually did capture, at terrible cost. 1 actually saw him fall and then crawl painfully back to where his men were hesitating to cross the fire-swept zone. Though hit in several places, he urged them forward and continued to cheer them on until he fainted through weakness and exhaustion." Unm.

GAMBLE

Richard Sumner
Second Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment attached 1st Battalion attached 1st King George's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Malaun Regiment). Reported missing, believed killed 22 May 1915. Aged 33. Son of Sidney G. and Harriet A. Gamble, of 16, Queen Anne's Gardens, Bedford Park, London. Gazetted January 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 18.

Extract from Du Ruvigny's Roll of Honour:

GAMBLE, RICHARD SUMNER, 2nd Lieut., 7th (Service) Battn. East Lancashire Regt., eldest s. of Sidney Gompertz Gamble, some time Borough Surveyor of Grantham and since Feb. 1892, second in command of the London Fire Brigade, by his wife, Harriet Annie, eldest dau. of John Sumner, of Blyth, Coleshill; b. Grantham, 8 Oct. 1881; educ. at Coleshill School and Luneburg, Germany. On returning to England in 1899 he was apprenticed as mechanical engineer at the Hunslet Engine Works, Leeds, and afterwards continued his engineering studies at the Battersea Polytechnic. On 7 Jan. 1905, he left England to take up an appointment as Assistant Manager of the Kallina Tea Estate, India, afterwards holding similar positions at Konapara and Jellalpore. Owing to ill-health he returned to England in Oct. 1910. He, however, recovered and left in Dec. 1911, to take up an appointment as Assistant Manager of the Sungei Rubber Estate, Perak, F.M. States. He was an enthusiastic volunteer and attained the rank of Sergt. in the Leeds Rifles and the Surma Valley Light Horse. Being a good horse and swordsman he carried off many of the best prizes at their competitions. The news of the outbreak of war coincided with the end of the first period of his engagement in the Malay States. He therefore returned to England and at once placed his services at the disposal of the India Office, hoping that with his intimate knowledge of German, French, Hindustani, etc., and his great ability to control and manage the Coolies, he might be able to be of considerable use to the Indian troops, then on their way from India. On 16 Jan. 1915, he was gazetted 2nd Lieut., and was attached to the 7th Battn. East Lancashire Regt. He remained with this battn. at Cliveden, Somerset, until 24 March, 1915, when he received orders to report himself at Southampton, Havre, Rouen and Marseilles, where he was attached to the 6th .Jat Light Infantry, Dehra Dun Division. On 30 April, with 14 other officers, he left for Boulogne, and was sent up to the Front on 12 May, and was transferred on 16 May to the 1st Gurkha Rifles, who were then in the trenches. The last letter received from him, dated 20 May, 1915, concludes with “I have just received orders to go and bomb some Germans out of a trench, so must say good-bye." From subsequent information it appears that the actual attack took place on the night of 21-22 May in the trenches running through Ferme Du Bois, 3,000 metres north-east of Festubert and 2,500 metres south-west of Neuve Chapelle; 1,000 metres west of the main road from La Bassee to Estaires. The attack was a comparatively small local affair. He was leading and was described by the observation officer as being well in front of his men, and deliberately cut a large gap through the wire and then, thinking his men were just behind him, jumped over into the German trench. The German fire was so intensely hot that the men had to lie down, and never reached the trench; the casualties were all the European officers and 45 per cent. of the men killed and wounded. The India Office record “2nd Lieut. R. S. Gamble, 7th East Lancashire Regt., attached 1st Gurkha Rifles, officially reported missing, believed killed 22 May."

The Straits Times, 4 August 1915, Page 10
ROLL OF HONOUR.
MEN WHO ANDWERED THE CALL
MALAYA’S VOLUNTEERS FOR THE FRONT
.
......
An asterisk is put against the names of those who have made the great sacrifice or who have been wounded.

Gamble, R.S. Sungei Buloh, Lt. 1st Gurkhas, missing and believed killed.

The Straits Times, 29 June 1915, Page 6
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL.
Information has been received that Mr. R. S. Gamble, formerly of Sungei Kloh Estate. Sungkai, was officially reported missing and believed to be killed on May 22. Mr. Gamble had received a lieutenancy in the 7th East Lancashire Regiment, and was attached to the 1st Gurkha Rifles.

GERRARD

Percy Netterville
Captain, Malay States Volunteer Rifles. Died 15 February 1915. Aged 45. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Gerrard, husband of Clare Gerrard, of 66D, Princes Square, Bayswater, London. Born in Dublin. Sailed to Singapore on 19 May 1891 on the Agamemnon. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Kranji, Singapore. Plot 37. Row F. Grave 12.

GILFILLAN

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No further information currently available

GILLMAN

Bernard [Taite]
[Spelt in various records as Chute, Tuite, Tinte or Taite for the 2nd forename] Second Lieutenant 12094, 49th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 24 September 1918. Son of John and Mary Ann Gillman. Birth registered in 6 July 1893 in Lambeth Registration District, London. Baptised Clapham Park St James, Lambeth, 23 July 1893. Admitted into Stockwell College (Stockwell Road, Lambeth), aged 3, 28 September 1896 (reference: LCC/EO/DIV08/STC/AD/009). In the 1911 census he was aged 17, a Clerk to a Chartered Accountant, born Lambeth, resident with his mother Mary Ann Gillman (a widow) at 71 Arodene Road, Brixton Hill, London SW. Formerly Inns of Court, O.T.C. No known grave, Commemorated on ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.

GORTON

Arthur Llewellyn
Lieutenant, Indian Army Reserve of Officers attached 1st Battalion 10th Gurkha Rifles. Died 29 October 1918. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, a clerk by trade, born Denchworth, Berkshire, resident The Cottage, Little Stanhope St, London W. Birth registered in the January to March Quarter 1888 in the Wantage Registration District, Berkshire. In the 1891 census he is aged 3, born Denchworth, Berkshire, son of Arthur H and Albina H Gorton, resident with his grandparents at Kirkby Laythorpe, Lincolnshire. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAl, Iraq. Panel 43 and 65.

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

GORTON Arthur LLewellyn of 85 Lauderdale-mansions Maida Vale Middlesex lieutenant 10th Gurkha Rifles died 29 October 1918 at Hawaish Mesopotamia Administration London 13 October to Marian Albina Gorton spinster.
Effects £447 4s. 7d.

GREENER, MC

Arthur Stephen
Captain, 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, Died of wounds 18 April 1918, Aged 28. Son of Marie Elizabeth and the late William John Greener, of Pemberton, Wigan, Lancs. Sailed from the Port of London 13 December 1912, aged 22, on the "Morea", destination Penang, Federated Malay States, occupation Mining Engineer. In the 1901 census he is aged 11, son of Maria E Greener, born Pemberton, Lancashire, resident Kirkby, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was a Student in Mining, aged 21, born Pemberton, Lancashire, resident The Park, Kirkby, Lancashire. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in PERNES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 5.

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

GREENER Arthur Stephen of Langdale Kirkby Lancashire captain 3rd Northumberland Fusiliers died 18 April 1918 in France Probate London 3 December to Martin James Greener solicitor.
Effects £601 6s. 10d.

GRIPPER

Walter Vincent Thomas
Captain, 3rd Battalion attached 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 24 July 1916. Aged 27. Son of Walter and Evelyn Hayes Gripper, of Park House, Park Lane, Willingdon, Eastbourne. Birth registered in the October to December Quarter 1888 in the Croydon Registration District, Surrey. In the 1891 census he is the son of Walter and Evelyn Gripper. aged 2, born Surrey, resident The Poplars, Maldon Road, Wallington, Surrey. In the 1901 census he is aged 12, a pupil, born Wallington, Surrey, resident The Grange, St Annes Road, Eastbourne. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, a Student, born Wallington, Surrey, resident South Eastern, Agricultural College, High Street, Wye, Kent. [Note the discrepancy of ages between census] Disembarked France 13 November 1914. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row F. Grave 8.

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

GRIPPER Walter Vincent Thomas of Walpole House Wallington Surrey captain 3rd battalion East Surrey regiment died 24 July 1916 in France Administration London 9 December to Walter Gripper medical practitioner.
Effects £819 5s. 5d.

HAWKINS

H E
either Herbert Edward HAWKINS, Second Lieutenant, 1st/14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish), London Regiment. Killed in action 11 May 1917. Aged 30. Son of the Rev. Canon Edward Hugh Hawkins, R.D. and Eliza Louisa Hawkins, of Holy Trinity Vicarage, Stroud, Glos. Birth registered April to June Quarter 1887 in Stroud Registration District, Gloucestershire. In the 1901 census he was a son, aged 14, born Stroud, resident with his parents, Edward H and Eliza L, in Whitehall, Stroud. Buried in TANK CEMETERY, GUEMAPPE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 24.

or Herbert Edwin HAWKINS, Captain, 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 21. Son of Edwin James and Mary Susanna Hawkins, of 89, Coventry Rd., llford, Essex. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Stoke Newington, London, resident Pembroke Road, Ilford. Birth registered in the April to June Quarter 1895 in the Hackney Registration District, London. Buried in CARNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section J. Grave 34.

HAZARD

D
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HEAD

A G
A Private A G Head 43327, Northaptonshire Regiment, enlisted 24 February 1916 and was discharged due to wounds 10 May 1917.

The Straits Times, 4 January 1915, Page 7
Government Officers
The list of Government officers compiled to end of year 1914, whose services have been placed at the disposal of the War Office is as follows. ...
A.G. HEAD

HENDRIKS

George M
Private P.S.3290, 17th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 8 August 1916. Aged 23. Born Perak, Straits Settlements, enlisted Warrington, Lancashire, resident Liverpool. Son of Alfred Jacob Robert and Eusebia Hendriks, of Monte Rosa Rubber Plantation, Taiping, Perak, Straits Settlements. Formerly 26558, South Lancashire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.

HEPWORTH, MC

Arthur Montagu
Lieutenant, Royal Air Force and 2nd/4th Battalion (Territorial), The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 4 May 1918. Aged 32. Son of Alice Hepworth, of Hedsor Priory, Bourne End, Bucks, and the late Montagu Hepworth. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). In the 1911 census he was the son of Monrtagu and Alice Hepworth, aged 24, a Stock Exchange Clerk, born Hedsor, Buckinghamshire, resident The Priory, Hedsor House, Bourne End, Bucks. Birth registered in the October to December Quarter 1886 in the Wycombe Registration District, Buckinghamshire. Formerly Royal Flying Corps. First went to Gallipoli August 1915. His address at the time of death was 12 Cornwall Terrace, Regents Park, London N.W.1. Sailed from the Port of London on the "Nile" 16 December 1911 to Penang. Returned from the Federated Malay States, aged 22, occupation Broker, landed at Plymouth from the ship "Medina" on 27 December 1914. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section D. Grave 15.

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

HEPWORTH Arthur Montagu of Priory Hedson Buckinghamshire lieutenant Royal West Surrey regiment died 4 May 1918 in Palestine Administration London 24 March to Paul Montagu Hepworth member Stock Exchange.
Effects £241 1s. 1d.

The Straits Times, 23 June 1919, Page 2
The Roll of Honour.
SETTLEMENT OF PENANG AND KEDAH STATE
Official List
The details given are name in full, last residence, occupation, rank at death, regiment, and date of death:-
Penang
Hepworth, Arthur Montagu, Hoefeld(?) and Co., Broker, captain, R.F.C., 4.5.18

HOPKINS

L
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HUGHES

C
No further information currently available

HUGHES

J C
No further information currently available

HUTCHINS

William Henry
Sergeant 3/3469, 2nd Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 18 April 1915. Aged 29. Son of Joseph and Selina Hutchins, of 192, Yardley Rd., Acock's Green, Birmingham. Inspector of Police, Federated Malay States. Re-enlisted, December 1914. No known grave. Recruits enrolled in the Straits Settlement for Enlistment in England Employed by Government Services, F.M.S. [The Straits Times, 1 May 1915, Page 12] Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 47.

The Straits Times, 4 January 1915, Page 7
Malayan Contingent
The names and occupations of the recruits enrolled in the Straits Settlements for enlistment in England, the cost of those passages defrayed by Government, was as follows. ...
HUTCHINS, W.H. Govt. Services, F.M.S.

IRELAND

J B
Mr J B Ireland sailed from the Port of London on 8 July 1911 aboard the "Kamo Maru" to Singapore, occupation Merchant.

KINGDON

Robert Claude Hawker
Second Lieutenant, 123rd Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 9 April 1917. Aged 27. Son of Frank Hawker Kingdon and Jessie Kingdon, of Bridgerule Vicarage, Holsworthy, Devon. Buried in ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY, MONT-ST. ELOI, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 25.

KINGSTON

Harold William Fellemans
Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) attached 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Killed in action 21 August 1915. Aged 29. Son of Louise Marie Therese Kingston (nee Fellemans), of 4, Scarsdale Terrace, Kensington, London, and the late Thomas William Kingston. Birth registered in the July to September Quarter 1886 in the Marylebone Registration District, London. Baptised 17 October 1866 ib St Marylebone Parish, Westminster, son of Thomas William and Louise Maris Therese Kingston. In the 1901 census he was a baorder, aged 14, born London, resident at Grammar School, King Street, Wimborne Iminbster, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 30 and 31.

The Straits Times, 1 May 1915, Page 12
Malaya's Contingent.
THE MEN WHO HAVE ANSWERED THE CALL

List to End of April
We are in receipt from the Governmen of the following lists of men who have gone home from malaya in connection with the war....
KINGSTON, H.W.F. Planter

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

KINGSTON Harold William Fellemans of 3 Scarsdale-terrace Kensington Middlesex lieutenant Royal West Surrey (Queen's) regiment died on or since 21 August 1915 at Gallipoli on active service Probate London 18 August to William James Jackson Gossling schoolmaster. Effects £169 19s. 6d.

LANE

Henry Clarence Horsburgh
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. Died 10 July 1917. Baptised 15 February 1887 in Penge, Surrey, son of John Macdonald and Margaret Augusta Lane. In the 1891 census he was aged 4, son of John M and Marharegt A Lane, born Penge, Surrey, resident Shanklin, Kingsmead, Lambeth, London. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35.

Extract from Du Ruvigny's Roll of Honour:

LANE, HENRY CLARENCE HORSBRUGH, M.A., 2nd Lieut., 11th (Service) Battn. The Border Regt., s. of Mr. and Mrs. Joint Macdonald Lane, of Devonia, Kew Road, Richmond. co. Surrey; b. at Sydenham. S.E., 16 Dec. 1886; educ. Dean Close School, Cheltenham, where he obtained an Exhibition; graduated at St. John's, Cambridge. taking Second Class Honours in the Classical Tripos and a Musical Scholarship; held a high appointment in the Government Educational Department in the Federated Malay States for nearly five years; in 1916 he asked leave to return to England to join the Forces. He trained at the Officers' Cadet Corps, Newmarket; received his commission in four and a half months, on 19 Dec. 1917; ordered to France in Feb., and was killed in action in the Nieuport Battle 10 July, 1917, falling at the head of his men after having gallantly led them through the fiercest, shell fire to the support of another company. The Capt. of his company wrote: “Who can express the loss we have all sustained? How he was loved by everyone, and how he did his duty like the brave fellow that he was? Can I ever forget how cheerful he was when the orders came, and how he looked at me when he left me, saying, 'Cheery 0. sir,' then led his men away? A better officer I have never had, a firmer friend I can never hope for, so I trust I may be allowed to share in the grief that this letter must bring you, and to offer on behalf of the officers and men of his company our deepest, and most heartfelt sympathy in your distress." The Chaplain wrote: “I had known your son ever since he had joined our regiment, and am intensely sorry to think he has been taken away front us. I believe his men and all the officers had the greatest respect for him, and one of them was telling me yesterday how he was seen walking fearlessly round with his head up, encouraging his men in the thickest of the bombardment on that memorable day, 10 July. He will be a great loss to us." Mr. Lane's father was an officer in the Indian Navy, and served in the Persian War, 1856, and Indian Mutiny; unm.

LAWFORD

E E
Lieutenant, Indian Army Reserve of Officers attached 20th Deccan Horse. Died 13 June 1917. Son of Anne Lawford, of Argoed, Dalgelley. No known grave. Commemorated on NEUVE-CHAPELLE MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 1.

LECLERC

G E E
The Straits Times, 4 January 1915, Page 7
Malayan Contingents.
Other Contingents

The steamer Oriental of the P. and O. companuy took away the last batch of French reservists on August 25. This time the Belgian flag was displayed in the bunting, Belgian reservists being aboard. ... There were on board 39 reservists as follows:
Perak - G. LECLERC

LEIGH

H W
There is a William Henry LEIGH, Private, Malay States Volunteer Rifles. Died 15 February 1915. Aged 25. Son of Joseph and Ellen Leigh. Born at Almondbury, Huddersfield. Mr W H Leigh travelled from the Port of London on the 'Macedonia' 21 February 1913 disemabarking at Penang, Federated Malay States, aged 23, an Accountant by trade. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Plot 37. Row G. Grave 1.

LESLIE

W
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MacGREGOR

Colin Alexander
Second Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 26 September 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 115 to 119.

MacKAY

N M
No further information currently available

MacLEAN

Moira Francis Allan
Captain, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 15 February 1915 [CWGC] or 17 February 1915 [SDGW]. Aged 30. Son of Allan and Emily Elizabeth Maclean. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Kranji, Singapore. Plot 37. Row G. Grave 2.

MACMILLAN

S A
Lieutenant, Indian Army Reserve of Officers attached 58th Vaughan's Rifles (Frontier Force). Died 9 May 1915. A Captain S A Macmillan arrived on the Hirano Maru, from Singapore, in the Port of London 8 July 1910. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 18.

MARSLAND

Eric [Forbes]
Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion attached 8th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Missing believed killed in action 7 October 1916. Sailed from Singapore on the 'Yasaka Maru', aged 25, a Planter, and arrived at the Port of London 3 January 1915. Entered France 14 November 1915. Formerly Private 6347, 19th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Commissioned into 6th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers on 4 August 1916. Next of Kin H H Marsland, Esq., c/o Bank of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. In the 1901 census he was a schoolboy, a boarder, aged 10, born Queensland, Australia, resident Colet Court, Hammersmith Road, Hammersmith, London. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

MAUPRAT

Charles
The Straits Times, 4 January 1915, Page 7
Malayan Contingents.
Other Contingents

The steamer Oriental of the P. and O. companuy took away the last batch of French reservists on August 25. This time the Belgian flag was displayed in the bunting, Belgian reservists being aboard. ... There were on board 39 reservists as follows:
Perak - C. MAUPRAT

The Singapore Free Press and Mercantile Advertiser (1884-1942), 13 April 1916, Page 12
THE IMMORTAL PAGES.
LES MARIE LOUISES AU FRONT

... His death brings to five the number of the Malaya Frenchment killed at the front Rev. father A Menard, of Penang, killed in Belgium, on November 1914; Charles Mauprat, of la Society des Etains de Kinta, fallen in Argonne at th end of 1914, Charles Munie, of the local Branch of la Banque de l'Indo-China, killed in Artois on October 1915, Julien Vuillaumie of La Societe Oxygene et Acetylene here, killed in Upper Alsace on November of last year, not very far from his native place.

MORGAN

Ralph Lewis
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached 13th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 14 January 1917. Aged 29. Son of Joshua and Matilda Morgan, of 37, Brisbane Rd., Reading. Of Swansea. Birth registered in the October to December Quarter 1887 in the Swansea Registration District, Glamorgan. In the 1891 census he is aged 3, son of Joshua M and Matilda Morgan, born St James, Swansea, Glamorgan, resident 8 Church Park, Mubles, Glamorgan. In the 1901 census he is aged 13, a boarder, born Swansea, G;amorgan, resident Seaford College, Seaford, Eastbourne. Buried in ESSEX FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen. Belgium. Plot III. Row H. Grave 11.

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

MORGAN Ralph Lewis of Hillcrest Bishopston Swansea second-lieutenant H.M. Army died 14 January 1917 in France Administration London 20 May to Matilda Morgan widow. Effects £68 9s. 11d.

MORRIS

Philip Henry
Second Lieutenant, 114th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 9 October 1917. Aged 26. Son of the late Arthur Morris and Marian C. S. Morris, of "Glen Rosa," Southborough, Tunbridge Wells. Born at Edinburgh. In the 1911 census he is aged 20, son of Arthur and Marian Charlott Susanna Morris, an apprentice engineer, born Burgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, resident 6 Lee Park, Blackheath, London S.E. Born 20 Deceber 1890 in North Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland. A Mr P H Morris arrived from Singapore, Federated Malay States, at the Port of London on the "Somali" 25 March 1917, an engineer, aged 27. Buried in POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen. Belgium. Plot XIV. Row A. Grave 10.

ORR

Walter Leslie
Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion attached 2nd Battalion. Royal Irish Rifles. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 25. Son of Constance Orr, of 7, Claremont Villas, Glenagcarey, Kingstown, Co. Dublin, and the late F. Harman Orr. Birth registered in the Rathdown Registration District, Ireland in the April to June Quarter 1890. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, son of Fingal and Constance Orr, resident 31 March 1901 at Longford Terrace, Kingstown, Dublin. Departed for Penang from the Port of London on 12 January 1912 on the "Marmora". Arrived at the Port of London from Penang on the 'Hitachi Maru' 27 February 1914, aged 23, a Planter. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen. Belgium. Panel 40.

OSBORNE

G W
probably Geoffrey William OSBONE, Second Lieutenant, 7th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 29 June 1918. Aged 26. Son of F. C. and Annie S. Osborne, of 82, Vincent Square, Westminster, London. Enlisted 1 November 1917. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 28.

PARSONS

D S
Mr D S Parsons landed at the Port of London on the "Miyazaki-Maru" from Penang, Malaya, 18 January 1915, listed as a Planter, aged 26, permanent residence listed as England. Recruits enrolled in the Straits Settlement for Enlistment in England Employed as a Planter, F.M.S. [The Straits Times, 1 May 1915, Page 12]

The Straits Times, 4 January 1915, Page 7
Malayan Contingent
The names and occupations of the recruits enrolled in the Straits Settlements for enlistment in England, the cost of those passages defrayed by Government, was as follows. ...
PARSONS, D.S. Planter, F.M.S.

PARSONS

Mevyn Merefield
Rifleman S/7709, "A" Company, 7th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 8 September 1915. Aged 26. Born Tipperary, Ireland, enlisted London, resident Willesden, Middlesex. Son of Herbert and Mary Sortain Parsons, of Merefield House, 17, Heathfield Park, Willesden Green, London. Gave up his position as 1st Assistant on a Rubber Estate at Sungei Siput, Malay States, to come to England to enlist. Recruits enrolled in the Straits Settlement for Enlistment in England Employed as a Planter, F.M.S. [The Straits Times, 1 May 1915, Page 12] Buried in POTIJZE BURIAL GROUND CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen. Belgium. Plot/Row/Section X. Grave 28.

The Straits Times, 4 January 1915, Page 7
Malayan Contingent
The names and occupations of the recruits enrolled in the Straits Settlements for enlistment in England, the cost of those passages defrayed by Government, was as follows. ...
PARSONS, M.M.. Planter, F.M.S.

PERFECT

Cyril St Lawrence
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) attached 1st Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds at the Battle of Loos 13 October 1915. Born 10 August 1886, baptised 27 August 1886, son of George and Florence Perfect at Bareilly, Bengal, India. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Perfect of Bara Banki, Oudh, India. Sailed on the 'Nore' from the Port of London 2 November 1911 to Penang, Federated Malay States. In the 1911 census he was a boarder, aged 23, born Bareilly, India, a Student Civil Engineer, resident Laurnsford Hotel, Upper Bedford Place, London WC. Entered the French Theatre of War 1 October 1915. Buried in CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section H. Grave 29.

There are two extracts from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

PERFECT Cyril St. Laurence of Fort Stamford Plymouth second-lieutenant Lancaster regiment died 13 October 1915 at Loos France Administration London 26 September to George Perfect planter.
Effects £175 1s. 11d.

PERFECT Cyril St. Lawrence of Fort Stamford Plymouth died 13 October 1915 at Loos France Administration London 16 October to The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited. Effects £159 6s. 3d.
Formert Grant P.R. 26 September 1921.

POORE

Roger
Lieutenant, "A" Battery, 48th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 19 September 1915. Aged 29. Son of Admiral Sir Richard Poore, Bt., and Lady Poore, of Winsley, Wilts. Late of Royal Navy. In the 1901 census he was a school boarder, aged 14, born Lyndhurst, Hampshire, resident Crooms Hill, Greenwich. His birth was registered in the New Forest Registration District, Hampshire in the July to September Quarter 1886. Sailed from the Port of London on the 'Morea' 4 April 1913 to Singapore. Buried in DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen. Belgium. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 12.

PRINCE

Alick Lancelot
Captain, 1st Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died 8 November 1914. A Captain A L Prince, Soldier, aged 35, sailed on the "Nore" from Singapore to the Port of London, 12 June 1913. No known grave, Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen. Belgium. Panel 41 and 43.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice - Volume 1:

CAPTAIN ALICK LANCELOT PRINCE, 1st BATTN. THE LOYAL NORTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT, was officially reported "killed" in action on 8th November, 1914; but a subsequent Casualty List shows him as having been officially reported "not killed but missing," and a still later Casualty List, of 7th June, 1915, shows him as having been "unofficially reported killed." He was the sixth son of the late T. T. Prince, of Laurel Lodge, Barnet, and of Mrs. Prince, 44, Grange Road, Ealing, was born on the 12th September, 1878 and was educated at Malvern College, and Emanuel College, Cambridge, where he took his degree of B.A. in 1899. He received his commission in the Manchester Regiment in May 1901, becoming Lieutenant in the following December. He took part in the South African War, in which he was slightly wounded, being present at operations in the Transvaal, in 1901-02, receiving the Queen's medal with three clasps. In February 1908 he was transferred to the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment and from April 1910 to May 1913 was employed with the Malay States Guides, being promoted Captain in September 1912. He rejoined the 1st Battalion of his Regiment shortly before war broke out, and for his services was mentioned in Sir John French's Despatch of the 30th November, 1915.

As regards the Officer's death, enquiries through the Red Cross showed that Private Mulholland of the Battalion informed a R.C. representative that he saw Captain Prince shot in the head some time in the first or second week in November, and the Private, who was in Captain Prince's Company, is certain the Officer is dead, and thinks he was buried at a place he called Linden Forest near Ypres, which may be Lindenhoek, close to Kemmel. A Corporal of the Battalion also wrote most circumstantially that he was next to the Captain and saw him shot in the head, and that he saw him lying dead twenty hours after, but too near the German lines to be reached. A Major of his Battalion writing in December 1914, said that from enquiries he had made he feared it was true that Captain Prince was killed. Captain Prince married Emma Caroline, daughter of William Beadell Bacon, Tunbridge Wells, and left two sons, Harold, born in November, 1911, and Ralph Bacon, born in February, 1914.

RAWLINS

Guy Vernon Chapman
Captain, Royal Engineers attached 7th Field Battalion, Tank Corps. Died 30 January 1919. Aged 35. Born at Armadale, Melbourne, Australia. Son of Charles Champion Rawlins and Mary Macgregor Rawlins, husband of Eileen M. E. Rawlins, of 67, Morehampton Rd., Donnybrook, Dublin. In the 1901 census he was aged 16, a Mercantile Clerk, son of Mary M Rawlins, born Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, resident 4 Membury Road, Hornsey. resident Landed at the Port of London on the 'Yasaka Maru' 3 January 1915 from Penang, Federated Malay States, aged 31, an engineer. Recruits enrolled in the Straits Settlement for Enlistment in England Employed as a Contractor, F.M.S. [The Straits Times, 1 May 1915, Page 12] Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION NO. 2, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 31.

The Straits Times, 4 January 1915, Page 7
Malayan Contingent
The names and occupations of the recruits enrolled in the Straits Settlements for enlistment in England, the cost of those passages defrayed by Government, was as follows. ...
RAWLINS, G.V. Contractor, F.M.S.

RAWSON

Hubert Wyatt Hay
Captain, 3rd Battalion attached 2nd Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Killed in action 15 November 1916. Aged 29. Son of Admiral Sir Harry Rawson, K.C.B., M.V.O., C.B., etc.; husband of Esther Mildred Rawson, of 49, Iverna Gardens, Kensington, London. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, an analytical Chemist Rubber, born Esh, Cheshire, resident 5 Cadogan Court, Draycott Avenue, Chelsea S W. Birth registered in the October to December Quarter 1887 in the Wirral Registration District, Cheshire. Mr H W Rawson landed in Plumouth from Singapore on the "Mooltan" 8 March 1915. Married in the April to June Quarter 1915 in St George Hanover Square Registration District London to Esther Mildred Rawson. Entered France 2 October 1915.His wife was resident at 49 Iverna gardens, London W8 according to his medal card. Buried in MUNICH TRENCH BRITISH CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 18.

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

RAWSON, Hubert Wyatt Hay of The Wyvern Bracknell Berkshire died 15 November 1916 in France killed in action probate London 30 March to Esther Mildred Rawson widow Harry Christopher Shaw Rawson lieutenant-commander R.N. and Thomas Henry Corfield solicitor.
Effects £946 11s. 2d.

The Straits Times, 4 January 1915, Page 7
Temporary Commissions
The following is a list of those to whom his Excellency the Govenor has, on thie authority of the Army Council, offered temporary commissions for the duration of the war in the new service battalions now being raised. The list is cmplete up to the end of December 1914
RAWSON, H.W.H. Planter

REID

R
The Straits Times, 1 May 1915, Page 12
Malaya's Contingent.
THE MEN WHO HAVE ANSWERED THE CALL

List to End of April
We are in receipt from the Governmen of the following lists of men who have gone home from malaya in connection with the war....
REID, R. St. C. Planter

REID

W McN
Recruits enrolled in the Straits Settlement for Enlistment in England Employed as an Engineer [The Straits Times, 1 May 1915, Page 12]

The Straits Times, 4 January 1915, Page 7
Malayan Contingent
The names and occupations of the recruits enrolled in the Straits Settlements for enlistment in England, the cost of those passages defrayed by Government, was as follows. ...
REID, W McN. Engineer

RICHMOND

Harold Stedman
[Also listed as Harold Steadman Richmond] Captain, 9th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 24 August 1916. Aged 26. Son of Robert and Fanny Richmond, of Heathwood, Leighton Buzzard, Beds. Sailed to Penang, federated Malay States, on the "Nyanya" from the Port of London 29 November 1913. Arrived back in the Port of London on the 'Nagoya' 15 February 1915, from Penang, Federated Malay States, aged 24, Civil Servant. Entered France 2 August 1915. Brother of Major G W Richmond. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B.

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

RICHMOND Harold Stedman of Leighton Buzzard Bedfordshire captan 9th battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps died 24 August 1916 at Delville Wood France killed in action Administration Northampton 17 March (1917) to Robert Richmond gentleman. Effects £267 5s. 9d.

The Straits Times, 4 January 1915, Page 7
Temporary Commissions
The following is a list of those to whom his Excellency the Govenor has, on thie authority of the Army Council, offered temporary commissions for the duration of the war in the new service battalions now being raised. The list is cmplete up to the end of December 1914
RICHMOND, H.S. F.M.S. Govt. Services

RIGBY

Edward William
Captain, 7th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 14 July 1916. Aged 32. Son of Frederica E. Baynes (formerly Rigby), of 43, Collingwood Avenue, Muswell Hill, London, and the late John Cooke Rigby; husband of the late Alice Mabel Rigby. There is an entry for Mr & Mrs E W Rigby sailing to Singapore from the Port of London 19 May 1912 on the "Maloja", he as a Rubber Planter. There is a further entry for Mr & Mrs E W Rigbysailing to Singapore from the Port of London 31 May 1912 on the "Maloja". Entered France 27 September 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 A and 12 D.

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

RIGBY Edward William of 10 Hillfield-gardens Muswell Hill Middlesex and of Elphil rubber estate Sungei Siput Perak F.M.S. died 14 July 1916 Probate London 10 November (1916) to Frederica Emma Baynes (wife of George Whitefield Baynes). Effects £1047 19s. 6d.

The Straits Times, 4 January 1915, Page 7
Temporary Commissions
The following is a list of those to whom his Excellency the Govenor has, on thie authority of the Army Council, offered temporary commissions for the duration of the war in the new service battalions now being raised. The list is cmplete up to the end of December 1914
RIGNY, E.W. Planter

ROBERTSON

Walter Raymond
Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Son of Joseph Robertson, of Abbey Rd., Llangollen, Denbighshire, also listed as Craigievar, Lllangollen, North Wales (Medal Card). Entered France 1916. Formerly Private 5082, Inns of Court O.T.C.. Commissioned to 12 Border Regiment. Buried in CITADEL NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, FRICOURT, Somme, France. plot II. Row D. Grave 9.

ROBINSON

Arthur Limnell
Second Lieutenant, 8th (Reserve) Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment attached to 173rd Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 25 February 1916. Aged 34. Son of the late Major Mark Robinson, I.M.S., and Elizabeth Robinson; husband of the late Grace Leefe Robinson. Born at Mercara, Coorg, India. Associate of the Royal School of Mines. In the 1891 census he is aged 9, born India, son of Mark and Elizabeth Robinson, resident 88 North Side, Wandsworth, London. In the 1901 census he is aged 19, born India, son of Mark and Elizabeth Robinson, resident 79 East Hill, Wandsworth, London. Buried in LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 13.

ROBINSON

Charles Surtees
Capain, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died of wounds 13 September 1916. Aged 42. Son of Mr. Charles T. and Mrs Marian Robinson, of Hunstanton, Norfolk. Birth registered in the October to December Quarter 1873 in the King's Lynn Registration District, Norfolk. In the 1881 census he was aged 7, a scholar, son of Charles T and Marian Robinson, born Lynn, Norfolk, resident Mansfield House, Hunstanton, Norfolk. in the 1891 census he was aged 17, a Second Lieutenant, 11th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, born Lynn, Norfolk, resident Britannia Barracks, Norwich. Buried in CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot 2. Row D. Grave 59.

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

ROBINSON Charles Surtees of Stanhoe King's Lynn Norfolk captain 9th Norfolk Regiment died 13 September 1916 in France killed in action Probate London 10 February (1917) to Georgie Lucy Flora Robinson widow Berners George Sumpter surgeon and Surtess George Wilkinson solicitor. Effects £18138 6s. 4d.

ROOTS

Lionel Victor
Mr L V Roots landed at the Port of London on the "Miyazaki-Maru" from Penang, Malaya, 18 January 1915, listed as a Miner, aged 27, permanent residence listed as London. Recruits enrolled in the Straits Settlement for Enlistment in England Employed as an Engineer [The Straits Times, 1 May 1915, Page 12] - see also Ipoh St John's

The Straits Times, 4 January 1915, Page 7
Malayan Contingent
The names and occupations of the recruits enrolled in the Straits Settlements for enlistment in England, the cost of those passages defrayed by Government, was as follows. ...
ROOTS, L.V. Engineer

RORISON

William Gilbert Don [Gurdon]
Captain, 3rd attached 10/11th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 4 September 1918. Aged 39. Son of the late Vincent L. Rorison, D.D., Dean of St. Andrews, and Mrs. Rorison. Served in the South African Campaign. 9 years' service in 1st Battalion. Born 6 February 1881 in Forfar, Anglus, Scotland, son of Vincent Lewis and Edith Alice Susan Rorison. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 9.

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

RORISON William Gilbert Don Gurdon of Justfield Newport Fifeshire died 9 April 1918 in France Confirmation of Edith Anna Sinclair Rorison. Sealed 2 October (1918).

SCRATTON, MC

Geoffrey Howell
Lieutenant, 4th/5th Battalion, Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders). Killed in action 1 August 1917. Recruits enrolled in the Straits Settlement for Enlistment in England Employed as a Planter, F.M.S. [The Straits Times, 1 May 1915, Page 12] No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 42 and 44.

Extract from Du Ruvigny's Roll of Honour:

SCRATTON, GEOFFREY HOWEL, M.C., Lieut., 13th (Service) Battn. Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders), s. of the late William Howel Stratton, M.A., by his wife, Edith (18, Homefield Road, Wimbledon, S.W.), dau. of Sir Michael Kennedy, K.C.S.I.; b. Grahamstown, South Africa, 25 July, 1893; educ. St. Paul's School; was engaged in Rubber Planting in the Malay States ; on the outbreak of war he joined the Malay States Contingent, and returned to England, when he joined the Inns of Court O.T.C. in Jan. 1915 ; obtained a commission as 2nd Lieut. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders the following March ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from the following Nov.; was attached to the 4th Battn. The Black Watch, and appointed Adjutant in Jan. 1916, and was killed in action near St. Julien 1 Aug. 1917. Buried in Kitchener's Wood. He was awarded the Military Cross for “conspicuous gallantry in action," and was mentioned in F.M. Sir Douglas Haig's Despatch of Jan. 1918, for gallant and distinguished service in the field. His Commanding Officer wrote: “I cannot conceive a greater loss to his battalion or myself. Always reliable, willing, enthusiastic and hard-working . . even-tempered and exceptionally cool, loyal, true and trustworthy." Unm.

SEGRAVE

William Henry
Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps and General List and Malay States Volunteer Rifles (Private 9). Killed 12 February 1917. Aged 31. Son of Maj. O'Neal Segrave, D.S.O. and Beatrice Segrave, of Kiltyneon, Newtown, Mount Kennedy, Co. Wicklow; husband of Mrs. W H Segrave, 55 Rusholme Road, Putney, London S.W. Recruits enrolled in the Straits Settlement for Enlistment in England Employed as a S.R.E (V.)[The Straits Times, 1 May 1915, Page 12 - listed as SEAGRAVE] Buried in ANNITSFORD (ST. JOHN) ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHYARD, Northumberland. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 16.

SHAW

Rowan
The Straits Times, 1 May 1915, Page 12
Malaya's Contingent.
THE MEN WHO HAVE ANSWERED THE CALL

List to End of April
We are in receipt from the Governmen of the following lists of men who have gone home from malaya in connection with the war....
SHAW, Rowan Barrister-at-Law

SHEFFIELD

Surtees
Lieutenant, 13th Battalion attached 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 6 August 1915. Sailed to Penang, Federated Malay Sates 2 May 1913 from the Port of London on the ship "Medina". Went with the Mesopotamian Field Force 6 May 1915. Next of kin Miss Sheffield, The Gateway, Langport, Sussex. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.

Extract from Du Ruvigny's Roll of Honour:

SHEFFIELD, SURTEES, Lieut., 13th (Service), attd. 2nd (67th Foot), Battn. The Hampshire Regt., yst. s. of the late Isaac Sheffield, D.D.S.; b. Stratford Place, London, W., 8 June, 1878; educ. Godolphin School; was a Medical Student at Guy's Hospital, London, but after the outbreak of the South African War, enlisted as a Trooper in the Middlesex Yeomanry early in 1900, and obtained a commission soon after; served through that campaign, for which he was mentioned in Despatches; received the Queen's Medal with three clasps, and the King's Medal with two clasps, the latter being personally presented to him by King Edward at Buckingham Palace in July, 1901, in recognition of his distinguished gallantry at Retief's Nek. On the termination of the war he resigned his commission and went to Malaya, where he was engaged in rubber planting when war was declared in Aug. 1914. He returned to England at once and took up his commission, becoming Lieut. 13th Hampshire Regt. 29 Jan. 1915; went to Gallipoli 25 May, with a draft for the 2nd Battn.; was wounded in July, and sent to a hospital at Alexandria; returned to his regiment 1 Aug. 1915, and was killed in action five days later, while leading his company in an attack on the Turkish trenches before Achi Baba. He was mentioned in Despatches by Sir Ian Hamilton [London Gazette, 5 Nov. 1915], for gallant and distinguished service in the field; unm.

SIMPSON

William Charles Lawrence
Serjeant 9346, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died 21 March 1915. Aged 27. Son of William and Dina Jane Simpson, of Sheffield. Attested on 29 July 1907 at Sheffiedl, born 1887 in St Mathews Parish, Sheffield, Yorkshire, aged 20, a Town Labourer, height 5 feet 35/8 inches, weight 104lbs, girth 34½ inches, complexion fresh, eyes grey, hair dark brown; relgious denomination Church of England. Formerly 9794, 3rd Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Baptised 18 October 1887 at St Matthew, Carver Street, Sheffield. Buried in RAMPARTS CEMETERY, LILLE GATE, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 15.

STEPHENSON

Arthur Frederick Vere
Lieutenant, 4th Battalion (Territorial), Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 23 July 1916. Aged 33. Son of William Stephenson, M.D., and Janie Tydd Stephenson, of Aberdeen. He is listed as arriving from Penang, aged 32, residence 11 Bon Accord Crescent, Aberdeen, aboard "Malwa", arriving in the Port of London 15 May 1915. In the 1911 census he was with the 1st Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in China and Hong Kong, boern St Matthews, Sheffield. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 15 B and 15 C.

STRINGER

Guy Frederick
Lieutenant, North Midland Heavy Battery (Territorial Force), Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 17 June 1915. Aged 29. Son of F. S. and E. S. Stringer, of The Views, Penkhull, Stoke-on-Trent. In the 1901 census he was aged 15, son of Frederick S and Eliza S Stringer, born Penkhull, Staffordshire, resident The Villas, Stoke on Trent. In the 1911 census he was a Bank Clerk, aged 25, a boarder, born Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, resident 57 Francis Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham. His birth was registered as Fredrick Guy Stringer, October to December Quarter 1885 in the Stoke on Trent Registration District. He sailed from the Port of London to Penang, Federated Malay States as a Planter on 6 February 1913, aged 27, on the ship 'Nore'. Buried in HOSPITAL FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 10.

TATE

Frederick Thomas Howard (aka Tom)
Private 1729, 2nd Battalion (County of London), City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders). killed in action 22 September 1915. Aged 19. Born Herne Bay, Kent, enlisted London, resident Richmond. Son of Walter Howard Tate and Ellen Florence Tate, of Taiping, Perak, Federated Malay States. Buried in GREEN HILL CEMETERY, Turkey. Plot I. Row C. Grave 16.

TATHAM

Basil Owen
Captain, 3rd Battalion attached 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 April 1915. Aged 31. Son of Arthur Thomas Tatham, of 65, Oakwood Court, Kensington, London, and formerly of Doddlespool Hall, Staffs., and the late Eliza Hale Tatham. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21 and 31.

THUNDER

Michael Hubert Francis
Second Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps. Died of burns in Norwich Hospital 29 September 1916 due to a flying accident during a Zepplin raid 24 September 1916. Aged 34. Born 6 September 1879 in Ramsgate. Mining engineerr. Son of the late Maj. George Thunder (7th Bn. Royal Fusiliers), and of Margaret Pugin (formerly Thunder). Buried in near the west boundary of RAMSGATE (ST. AUGUSTINE) ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHYARD, Kent.

TWYNAM

Godfrey
Second LIeutenant, 11th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died 18 November 1916. Son of the late John and Mary Twynam, of Soberton House, Droxford, Bishop's Waltham, Hants; brother of Mrs G Culley, of Corscombe House, Maiden Newton, Dorset. Buried in WAGGON ROAD CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section A. grave 24.

VANRENEN

Arthur Saunders

Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers late 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 August 1915. Aged 52. Son of the late Gen. Donald Vanrenen (Royal Bengal Artillery) and Mrs. Vanrenen; husband of Louise Frances Vanrenen, of Four Winds, Rodwell, Weymouth. Entered the Militia in 1879; was gazetted Lieut. from it to the Lincolnshire Regt., 12 may 1883; and promoted Capt. 23 Dec 1893; served with the Malay States Guides, 19 Nov. 1897-1908, being acting Commandant from 1905. He retired from the Lincolnshire Regt. on 3 Jan. 1903, but on the outbreak of war in Aug. 1914 offered his services and was gazetted Major, 7th Battn. Lincolnshire Regiment, 23 Sept. 1914, and Lieut-Col. commanding 5th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 3 March 1915. Mentioned in Despatches. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 97 to 101.

Extract from The Belfast Evening Telegraph, 24 August 1915:

Lieut-Col. Arthur Sanders Vanrenen, 5th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, killed on August, 15th, was the eldest surviving son of General D.C. Vanrenen, and was 52 years of age. He was first gazetted to the Lincoln Regiment in 1883 retiring with the rank of Captain in 1903. He was appointed to command the 5th Inniskillings last March.

Extract from Our Heroes, Supplement to Irish Life, 24 September 1915:

Colonel Arthur Sandars Vanrenan, 5th Batt. Inniskilling Fusiliers, who was killed in action on August 15th last at the Dardanelles, was the second son of the late General Donald Vanrenan, R.A. (Indian Army). He was born in December 1862, and was educated at Cheltenham. In 1883 he was gazetted to the Lincolnshire Regiment with whom he served until 1897, when he was seconded for service with the Malay State Guides, and was appointed Commandant. Last February he was given command off the 5th Batt. Inniskilling Fusiliers, and left with the 31st (Irish) brigade for the Dardanelles in July last.

Extract from De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour, Part 1, Page 359:

VANRENEN, Arthur Saunders, Lieut-Col., 5th (Service) Battn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, eldest surviving s. of the late General Donald Campbell Vanrenan, Indian Army, by his wife, Julia (9 Lansdowne Place, Cheltenham), dau. of the late J. S, Sullivan, Bengal Medical Service; b. Meerut, India, 14 Dec. 1862; educ. Cheltenham; entered the Militia in 1879; was gazetted Lieut. from it to the Lincolnshire Regt., 12 may 1883; and promoted Capt. 23 Dec 1893; served with the Malay States Guides, 19 Nov. 1897-1908, being acting Commandant from 1905. He retired from the Lincolnshire Regt. on 3 Jan. 1903, but on the outbreak of war in Aug. 1914 offered his services and was gazetted Major, 7th Battn. of that regt., 23 Sept. following, and Lieut-Col. commanding 5th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 3 March 1915; went to the Dardanelles, 10 July 1915, and was killed in action at Kapanya Dagh, 15 Aug. 1915, after the landing at Suvla Bay. He was buried on the hill where the battle took place. He m. at Bruges, Belgium, 28 Oct. 1897, Louisa Frances (Holmhurst, Bideford), dau. of Edwin Empson Isemonger, Colonial Treasurer of the Straits Settlements, and had two children; Emme Mildred, b. 2 Aug. 1898; and Joyce Marguerite, b. 12 May 1903.

Extra research courtesy Mal Murray

VAUGHAN

Kenelm Cuthbert
Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Irish Guards. Killed in action 13 September 1916. Buried in BERNAFAY WOOD BRITISH CEMETERY, MONTAUBAN, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section O. Grave 59.

The Straits Times, 26 October 1916, Page 6
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL.
His many friends in Telok Anson and district will regret to learn that Lieut. K.C. Vaughan, brother of Mr. R.H. Vaughan, Nova Scotia Estate, was killed in action in France on September 13. Mr. K.C. vaughan was first assistant on Rubana Estate, Telok Anson, and left to join the Imperial Forces last November. He obtained a commission in the 2nd Battalion of the Irish Guards.

VENIS

Arthur Raymond
Second Lieutenant, Indian Army Reserve of Officers, Indian Army attached 48th Indian Pioneers. Died 22 November 1915. Aged 28. Son of E. C. Venis, of Benares, India, and the late Dr. Arthur Venis, C.I.E. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 43 and 65.

VESEY, MC

George Waller
Captain, 9th (North Irish Horse) Battalion, Royal irish Fusiliers. Died of wounds 26 March 1918. Aged 34. Of Derrabard, Fintona, Co. Tyrone. Son of G. Lendrum, J.P., D.L., and Mrs. Lendrum, of Corkill, Kilskeery, Co. Tyrone; husband of Sybilla S. Vesey, of Down Lodge, East Harting, Petersfield, Hants. Buried in VIGNEMONT FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY, Oise, France. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 3.

WAGNER

Ethelbert Godwin Stockwell
Second Lieutenant, 32nd Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 7 January 1917. In the 1901 census he was the son of Christian and Annie F Wagner, born Taiping, Perak, Federated Malaya States, resident 4 Woburn Road, Bedford. First went to France 22 August 1914. Formerly Corporal 28015, Royal Engineers. His medal card gives the address as 10 Revenscroft Park, Barnet, hertfordshire and the Executior of his will as Mrs A Pritchard, of 2 Priory Road, Egbaston. Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row M. Grave 25.

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

WAGNER Ethelbert Godwin Stockwell of 110 Bristol-road Birmingham medical student a temporary second-lieutenant in the Royal Warwickshire regiment and Royal Flying Corps died on or since 7 January 1917 either in France or in Belgium Probate Birmingham 18 February (1918) to Alice Pritchard (wife of Henry Pritchard).
Effects £89 9s. 10d.

The Great Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators’ Certificates, 1910-1950 for Wagner Ethelbert Godwin Stockwell reads

WAGNER, Ethelbert Godwin Stockwell
110, Bristol Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham
Born 12th Mar. 1893 at Taiping F.M.S.
Nationality British
Rank, Regiment, Profession 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Royal Warwickshire Regt.
Certificate taken on Maurice Farman Biplane
At Military School, Birmingham
Date 6th September 1916.

WELLESLEY

Edmund Ernest Charles
[In various transacriptions he referred to a Edmund, Edmond and Edward] Captain, 9th Battalion, Nofolk Regiment. Killed in action 30 April 1916. Aged 29. Second son of the late E. E. C. Wellesley, of Alton, Hants, and of Mrs. A. J. Burr, of The Grange, Bramley, Surrey; husband of Gwendolyn Wellesley, daughter of Major and Mrs. Samuels, of Llanfairfechan. On 6 April 1916 he was aged 29 and married Gwendolyn Samuels, aged 26, at St Marylebone All Saints, his father is listed as Edmond Ernest Charles Wellesley and her father as John Samuels. There is a refernce to a Mr Edward Ernest Charles Wellesley, aged 28, arring at the Port of London from Penang, Federated Malay States on the "Atsuta Maru" 19 December 1914. A Mr E C WEllesley set out for Malaya via Singapore, aged 26, a Rubber Planter, sailing from the Port of London on the "Mantua" 18 October 1912. Recruits enrolled in the Straits Settlement for Enlistment in England Employed as a Planter, F.M.S. [The Straits Times, 1 May 1915, Page 12] Buried in LA BRIQUE MILITARY CEMETERY NO.2, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row N. Grave 22.

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

WELLESLEY Edmund Ernest Charles of Bramley Grange near Guildford captain 9th Norfolk Regiment died 30 April 1916 in France Administration (with Will) London 26 July (1917) to Gwendolyn Wellesley widow. Effects £221 17s. 6d.

The Straits Times, 4 January 1915, Page 7
Malayan Contingent
The names and occupations of the recruits enrolled in the Straits Settlements for enlistment in England, the cost of those passages defrayed by Government, was as follows. ...
WELLESLEY, E.E.C. Planter, F.M.S.

WILLIAMS

Lionel Murray
Captain, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) attached 2nd Garrison Battalion, Essex Regiment formerly 3rd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died 9 April 1917. Birth registered in the April to June Quarter 1890 in the Headington Registration District, Oxfordshire. Went to France February 1915. A L M Williams arrived on the "Yasaka Maru" at the Port of London from Penang, Federated Malay States, 3 January 1915, a Planter, aged 27. In the 1911 he was aged 20, an Officer in Special Reserve, born Oxford, resident in Strand Palace Hotel, Strand, London W.C. In the 1901 census he is aged 10, son of Walter E and Elizabeth M Williams, born Oxford, resident 26 Marnborough Road, Oxford. In the 1891 census he was a son aged 10 months, sonm of Walter Ellis and Elizabeth mary Williams, born Oxford, resident 4 Kimpton Road, Oxford. Recruits enrolled in the Straits Settlement for Enlistment in England Employed as a Planter, F.M.S. [The Straits Times, 1 May 1915, Page 12] Buried in NASIRABAD GOVERNMENT CEMETERY, India. Plot E. Row B. Grave 21.

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

WILLIAMS Lionel Murray of The Priory North Hinksey Berkshire captain 6th battalion Middlesex regiment attached 2nd garrison battalion Essex regiment died 9 April 1917 at Nasirabad India Probate Oxford 28 April to William Francis Tilby house agent. Effects £6479 17s. 10d.

The Straits Times, 4 January 1915, Page 7
Malayan Contingent
The names and occupations of the recruits enrolled in the Straits Settlements for enlistment in England, the cost of those passages defrayed by Government, was as follows. ...
WILLIAMS, L.M. Planter, F.M.S.

WOODFORD

Harold Vivian
Second Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 13 October 1915. Aged 22. Younger son of the late Charles Morris Woodford, C.M.G., and of Florence Margaret Woodford, of Bowshotts Cottage, West Grinstead, Sussex. Mr H V Woodford landed at the Port of London on the "Miyazaki-Maru" from Penang, Malaya, 18 January 1915, listed as a Planter, aged 26, permanent residence listed as England. Recruits enrolled in the Straits Settlement for Enlistment in England Employed as a Planter, F.M.S. [The Straits Times, 1 May 1915, Page 12] No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 93 to 95.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour:

WOODFORD, HAROLD VIVIAN, 2nd Lieut., 8th (Service) Battn. Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regt.), 2nd s. of Charles Morris Woodford, of The Grinstead, Partridge Green, co. Sussex, C.M.G. formerly Resident Commissioner of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate, by his wife, Florence Margaret, dau. of the late John Palmer, of Bathurst, New South Wales; b. Epsom, co. Surrey, 23 Jan. 1893; ethic. Tonbridge School, where he was a member of the O.T.C., and on leaving there went to Australia, where he entered the Hawkesbury Agricultural College, near Sydney, with a view to qualifying for tropical agriculture; subsequently spent a year in the British Solomon Islands, being an active member of the Legion of Frontiersmen, and in 1914 proceeded to the Straits Settlements, where he held an appointment on the Cicely Rubber Plantation in Perak; returned to England on the outbreak of war and obtained a commission in the Berkshire Regt. 6 Feb. 1915; trained at Bedford, Reading, Warminster Camp and Wool; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 2 Oct. following, and was killed in action at Hulluch on the 13th. A brother officer wrote on 17 Oct. 1915: “He led his men over splendidly, but so far has not returned. and we are all very much afraid that he must be 'missing, believed killed.' Of course, there is just a glimmer of hope that he may have been taken prisoner, though how anyone could live through that hail of machine-gun fire I do not know," and the Adjutant wrote in Dee. : "On the night of 22 Dec. a Lance-Corporal of our regiment went out from the front trench which we were occupying in order to search for any of our dead who were still thought to be lying between the English and German lines from the engagement, of 13 Oct. When he returned he reported that he had found the body of your son Harold. ... The Lance-Corporal was a brave boy and went out quite voluntarily. He says that the body was lying about twenty yards in front of our barbed wire, and that there was a bullet wound in the head." Unm.

The Straits Times, 4 January 1915, Page 7
Malayan Contingent
The names and occupations of the recruits enrolled in the Straits Settlements for enlistment in England, the cost of those passages defrayed by Government, was as follows. ...
WOODFORD, H.V. Planter, F.M.S.

The Straits Times, 14 January 1916, Page 6
Malaya's Roll of Honour.
Another name has to be added to the list of killed at the front of men from Malaya who volunteered for active service. Our Kuala lumpur correspondent telegraphs that H.V. Woodford, who was a 2nd lieutenant in the 8th Royal Berkshires, and formerly a planter on Cicely Estate, Perak, has been killed in action in France.

Not on memorial but listed on SDGW

COWAN

Louis Victor
Private 1832, "C" Company, 9th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 8 May 1915. Born Ipoh, Malay States, enlisted and resident Edinburgh. Son of William Cowan, of 16, Woodburn Terrace, Edinburgh, and the late Kate Amelia Cowan. Buried in SANCTUARY WOOD CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row E. Grave 12.

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