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OXFORD DRAGON SCHOOL WAR MEMORIALS

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Gay Sturt 2016
researched Martin Edwards

The Dragon School is in Bardwell Road, Oxford. There are two memorials bearing the same names. The first is next to the cricket pavilion and takes the form of a Celtic cross set on a plinth with a two stepped base; the inscription and names are carved on the cross and plinth in black lettering with Roman caps. This memorial was designed by Mr Lynam (father of the headmaster, an established architect from Stoke-on-Trent) and was unveiled 12 November 1920; it was dedicated by the Bishop of Oxford. It lists 83 names for those who died in World War 1 and 134 for those who died in World War 2. The second memorial takes the form of a brass plaque inside the school and lists the same names. Also within the school are a set of four framed photographs of the Victoria Cross (V.C.) recipients from the school, two from World War 1 and two from World War 2.

Photograph from an old postcard

IN LOVING
MEMORY
OF OLD BOYS
AND
MASTERS
OF THE
DRAGON
SCHOOL
WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR
COUNTRY
IN THE
GREAT WAR

"NOMEN EORUM VIVT IN SAECULA SAECULORUM"

1914-1918

ADDIS Thomas Henry Liddon
Lieutenant, 4th Battalion attached to 2nd Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 20. Son of William Edward and Rachael Addis, of 5, Lebanon Park, Twickenham, Middx. Buried in UNICORN CEMETERY, VENDHUILE, Aisne, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 20.
ARDEN Humphrey Warwick
Second Lieutenant, 156th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 6 June 1917. Aged 25. Son of the Rev. William Henry Percival Arden, Vicar of Whiteparish, and Emily Beatrice his wife, of Whiteparish Vicarage, Salisbury. B.A. Cantab. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD, Nord, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 65. See also an article about Humphrey on the Dragon Schoool website
BACKHOUSE St. John [Salmon]
Second Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment [SDGW] or Cameron Highlanders [CWGC] and Royal Air Force. Killed in action 3 April 1918. Buried in SOFIA WAR CEMETERY, Bulgaria. Plot I. Row D. Grave 2.
BENHAM Frank
Captain, "C" Battery, 81st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 23 August 1916. Aged 30. Son of Mrs. Emily A. Benham, of Deans Hill, Stafford. Buried in north-east part of CASTLE CHURCH (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Staffordshire.
BICKMORE, MiD Brian Somerset
Lieutenant, H.M.S. Comet, Royal Navy. Killed when his vessel was topedoed and sunk by enemy submarine while in tow after a collision in the East Mediterranean 4 August 1918. Born 8 December 1892. Enrolled in the Navy 15 September 1905. Mentioned in Despatches for service in the Palestine Operations from October to December 1917 [London Gazette 20 February 1919]. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Oxfordshire, son of Charles E and Marriane C Bickmore, resident 22, Bardwell Road, Oxford. Promoted to Lieutenant 20 July 1915 [LG 20 July 1915]; No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 26.

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1918:

BICKMORE Brian Somerswet of Castle Gardens Iffley Oxfordshire lieutenant Royal Navy died 4 August 1918 in the Mediterranean Sea on active service Administration Oxford 3 September to Leslie Isabel Geraldine Bickmore spinster. Effects £60 8s.

BLENCOWE Oswald Charles
Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamhsire Light Infantry. Killed in action near Gueudecourt 7 October 1916. Baptised 4 May 1890 in Marston-St. Lawrence, Northampton, son of Rev. Charles Edward and Katharine Elizabeth Blencowe. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Marston St Lawrence, Northamptonshire, son of Charles E and Katherine E Blencowe, resident The Vicarage, Marston St Lawrence, Brackley, Northamptonshire. Embarked France 14 November 1915. Formermly Serjeant 1283, 18th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 A and 10 D. See also an article about Oswald on the Dragon Schoool website
BROWN David Westcott
Captain, 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 14 July 1916. Aged 23. Son of the Rev. George Gibson Brown and Mrs. Nelly Brown, of St. Mary's Rectory, Bedford. B.A. Oxon. (Balliol College). One of the war poets. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C and 3 A. See also Bedford, St Mary's War Memorial. See also an article about David on the Dragon Schoool website

From the Balliol College War Memorial Book, Volume 1 - David Westcott Brown

DAVID BROWN, son of a very loyal old member of the College, the Rev. G. G. Brown, Rector of St. Mary’s, Bedford, was born on December 19, 1892. From the Oxford Preparatory School he went to Marlborough as a scholar in 1907, and came up to Balliol in 1912. He took a Second Class in Classical Moderations in March 1914, and was reading for Greats when war broke out. He was a regular and useful helper at the Boys’ Club, and a keen member of the Officers’ Training Corps, and at once took a commission in the 6th Battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment. He went to France in July 1915, and became Captain in November. For the greater part of a year the Battalion was in the trenches north of Albert, opposite Monchy-au-Bois; in the great attack on the Somme on July 14, 1916, they captured the woods at Bazentin-le-Petit and Bazentin-le-Grand, with two lines of German trenches, but at a loss of over 600 men and officers. David Brown was last seen going out with his sergeant to reconnoitre, and both were killed. He was a fine warm-hearted man; military service greatly developed his qualities, and he took to his work in the Army with unaffected enthusiasm. Few who were getting so much out of life can have faced the prospect of death with a firmer determination, as he said, “not to shirk or dodge the thought of it,” and some of his later letters, while not less full of life and fun than the earlier, are noble expressions of his strong and deep religious faith. One or two poems which he wrote in France breathe the same spirit.
BUCK, MC, DFC Geoffrey Sebastian
Captain, 215th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed 3 September 1918. Aged 21. Born 17 May 1897. Resident 100 High Streetm "West Hill House", Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex. Son of Prof. Percy Carter Buck and Lucy Elizabeth Buck, of "Steep Hill," Waldron Rd., Harrow-on-the-Hill. Educated Winchester College, Hampshire 1910-1914. Gazetted, 2nd Lt. 1st Bn. London Regt. (R. Fus.), Nov., 1914; Capt., July,1917. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.), and Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.)[London Gazette 2 November 1918]. Buried in CHARMES MILITARY CEMETERY, ESSEGNEY, Vosges, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 13.

Extract from the Supplement to the London Gazette, 2 November 1918, page 12976.

Capt. Geoffrey Sebastian Buck, M.C. (Lond. R.).
2nd Lieut. Arthur Kenneth Barter. Captain Buck, with 2nd Lieutenant Barter as Observer, was Pilot of oue of two machines detailed to bomb an important railway junction. Owing to most unfavourable weather conditions' the other machine returned, but Captain Buck persevered, reached the objective, and made a most. successful attack in face of intense anti-aircraft fire with numerous searchlights. On the return journey they were much hampered by a severe thunderstorm, which lasted for three-quarters of an hour, the machine being out of control owing to the lightning. In this critical situation Captain Buck remained cool and collected, and, displaying marked skill and judgment, succeeded in landing his machine safely. The success•of this raid was largely due to the skill and efficiency displayed by 2ud Lieutenant Barter, who most ably co-operated with Captain Buck. During the past month these officers have carried out sixteen night bombing raids in a manner reflecting the greatest credit on them both. (Capt.. Buck's M.C. gazetted 25th August, 1918.)

BURCH Raymond Sanderson
Lieutenant, 4th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed in action 28 June 1918. Born 16 June 1892. Address listed as Emmanuel Collge, Cambridge. Next of kin Mrs E M Burch, Box 89, Lysaker, Kristiania, Norway. Enlisted with the Royal Flying Corps 15 April 1915. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Oxford, at school, son of George James and Constance Emily Burch, resident 28 and 29 Norham Road, St Giles, Oxford. Buried in BORRE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 24.
BURTON Henry Patrick Claude aka Paddy
Captain, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 July 1916. Aged 23. Son of Claude E. C. H. Burton and K. G. Burton, of 20, Claremont Avenue, Woking, Surrey. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Croydon, Surrey, son of Claud E C H and Katherine J Burton, resident 46, Edwardes Square, Kensington, London. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, a boarder, born Croydon, resident The Priory, Repton, near Burton On Trent, Staffordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.
BYWATER-WARD John aka Jack
Commander, H.M.S. Ajax, Royal Navy. Placed on the retired list 11 July 1918 being medically unfit due to Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Died 4 March 1919. Born 10 March 1882. Enrolled 15 July 1896. Awarded the Order of St. Anne - 3rd Class by the Russians. In the 1911 census he was aged 29. married Winifred Fisher Bywater-Ward, Lieutenant in the Navy, born Oxon, Oxfordshire, resident 2 The Close, Queens Grove, Southsea. Married Winifred Fisher Lawford in 1907 in Billesdon Registration Dsiistrict, Leicestershire.

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

BYWATER WARD John Bywater of Springfield Cottage Pomona-road Shanklin Isle of Wight commander R.N. died 14 March 1919 Probate London 4 September to Winifred Fisher Bywater widow. Effects £971 15s. 2d.

CAM Alan Noel
Second Lieutenant, 150th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 16 August 1917. Aged 22. Born Bichanger, Essex 28 December 1894. Son of the Rev. William Herbert and Kate Cam, of Paulers Pury Rectory, Towcester. Served in Gallipoli in R.N. Div. Engineer's Coy. May to Nov., 1915. Enlisted 19 September 1914 in London; assigned to 1st Field Company, Royal Marine Engineers, Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force 1 March 19 15 until 25 November 1915 when he was diagnosed with Paratyphoid and invalided to the United Kingdom 12 December 1915; he was discharged from the R.M. Engineers to Royal Engineers 16 September 1916 and commissioned a Temporary 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Engineers 2 December 1916. Height 5 feet 7 inches, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 8 and 162. Also commemorated on the Birchanger War Memorial, Essex
CAMPBELL William Percy
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached 2nd Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 24 October 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 53.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 2, Page 56:

CAMPBELL, WILLIAM PERCY, 2nd Lieut., 3rd (Reserve), attd. 2nd (99th Foot), Battn. The Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regt.), 2nd s. of John Edward Campbell, F.R.S., Fellow and Bursar of Hertford College, Oxford; b. 2 May, 1894; educ. Oxford Preparatory School; Clifton College (Scholar), and Hertford College, Oxford (Scholar), where he had just finished his first year of medical study when war broke out; volunteered for foreign service; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. Wiltshire Regt. in Aug. 1914; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action a few miles east of Ypres 24 Oct. following, while attempting to bring a wounded comrade to a place of safety.

Extract from Bond of Sacrifice: Officers Died in the Great War 1914-1916, Volume 1, Page 66-67:

2nd LIEUTENANT WILLIAM PERCY CAMPBELL, 3rd (RESERVE) attd. 2nd BATTN. THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S (WILTSHIRE REGIMENT), was the second son of John Edward Campbell, Esq., F.R.S., Fellow and Bursar of Hertford College, Oxford.
He was born on the 2nd May, 1894, and was educated at the Oxford Preparatory School and at Clifton College, of which he was a scholar. He gained a scholarship at Hertford College, where he had been in residence a year, studying medicine, when the war broke out. He at once volunteered and was gazetted in August, 1914, to the Wiltshire Regiment, proceeding to the front with the VIIth Division at the beginning of October.
It is believed that he was killed on the morning of Saturday, the 24th October, 1914, a few miles East of Ypres, in an attempt to bring a wounded comrade to a place of safety.

CHAPMAN Philip P E
No further information currently available
CHILDE Charles Murray aka Charlie
Captain, 8th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 21 March 1916. Aged 21. Son of Mrs. Edith Childe, of 10B, Palmerston Rd., Southsea, Hants, and the late Lt. Col. L. F. Childe, I.M.S. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Bombay, India, a school boarder, resident 30 College Road, Clifton, Bristol. Embarked Frnce 18 July 1915. Medals sent to Mrs E Childe, of 7 Chaddington Road, Oxford (20 August 1920). Buried in MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot VII. Row A. Grave 10.

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1916:

CHILDE Charles Murray of 109 Banbury-road Oxford captain in 8th Gloucestershire regiment died 21 March 1916 in France on active service Administration Oxford 17 May to Edith Childe widow. Effects £150 14s. 3d.

CLARKE Arundel Geoffrey aka Geoff
Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 33. Son of the Rev. Arthur Edward Clarke, late of Oxford. Born in Oxford. In the 1891 census he was aged 7, born Oxford, a visitor attending school, present in The Lodge, Herne Hilol, Lambeth. In the 1901 census he was aged 17, born Oxford, a school pupil. resident St Michael, Winchester. In the 1911 census he was a schoolmaster, born Oxford, visiting Highfield House, Fakenham, Norfolk. He registered with the Teachers' Registration Council Registers in 1914 in Osborne, his first position being 1907. Buried in A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS, Soome, France. Plot XIII. Row A. Grave 13.

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1916:

CLARKE Arundel Geoffrey of Tolvadden East Cowes Isle of Wight lieutenant 1st battalion Rifle Brigade died 2 July 1916 in France on active service Probate London 2 September to the Public Trustee.
Effects £2105 11s. 3d.

COLLIER Martin Huntly
Lieutenant, H.M. Submarine H10, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship in the North Sea 19 January 1918. Aged 25. Son of William and Anna G. Collier, of 48, Woodstock Rd., Oxford. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Oxford, resident with his parents, William and Anna G Collier, at St Marys Entry, Ratcliffe Square, St Mary the Virgin, Oxford. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 28.

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1916:

COLLIER Martin Huntly of St. Mary's Entry Oxford lieutenant in the Royal Navy died 19 January 1918 at sea on acrive service Administration Oxford 11 May to William Collier M.D. lieutenant-colonel Royal Army Medical Corps.
Effects £2521 12s. 5d.
COUNSELL Christopher Herbert aka Chris
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 6 July 1916. Aged 26. Born 9 November 1889. Son of Herbert Edward and Helen Counsell, of 37, Broad St., Oxford. Born at Liss, Hants. Pupil at Lancing School, Sussex. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Southampton, son of Herbert E and Helen Counsell, resident 27, Banbury Road, Oxford. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, an Under Graduate Law Student, born Lyss, Hampshire, son of Hebert Edward Counsell, resident 7 Broad St, St Mary Magdalen, Oxford. Matriculated 1908, Trinity College, Oxford University. B.A. (1914). Buried in GEZAINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 19.

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1916:

COUNSELL Christopher Hebert of 37 Broad-street Oxford lieutenant 2nd Hampshire regiment died 6 July 1916 in France on active service Probate Oxford 8 September to Violet Marion Counsell spinster. Effects £31 9s. 3d.
DOWSON Oswald John
Captain, 1st/4th Battalion (Territorial), Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 3 May 1917. Aged 20. Son of Henry Martin Dowson and Rosina Dowson, of 12, Chadlington Rd., Oxford. In the 1901 census he was listed as John Oswald Dowson, aged 4. born Iffley, Oxfordshire, son of Henry Martin and Rosina B Dowson, resident Beechwood, Iffley, Oxfordshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, a boarder born Iffley, Oxfordshire, a schoolboy, resident at Rugby School, Schoolfield, Rugby. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 D.

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1918:

DOWSON Oswald John of Holiday House 12 Chadlington-road Oxford captain 4th battalion Berkshire regiment died 3 May 1917 in France on active service Probate Oxford 3 August to Henry Martin Dowson brewery manager.
Effects £170 14s. 3d.
DREW Raymond
Serjeant 543, 22nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action at Vimy Ridge 24 May 1916. Aged 32. Born Eton, enlisted Shepherd's Buch, resident Oxford. Son of Frederick Drew (late Assistant Master of Eton College), and Sara Constance Drew, of 19, Farndon Rd., Oxford. Member of the Bombay, Burma Trading Corporation. In the 1891 census he was aged 7, born Eton, Buckinghamshire, resident with his mother, Sarah C Drew, at Keates Lane, Eton, Buckinghamshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 17, born Eton, Buckinghamshire, a pupil, resident at Rossall School, Fleetwood. Matriculated 1902 Pembroke College, Oxford University. Buried in ZOUAVE VALLEY CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 17.

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1916:

DREW Raymond of Bombay Burham Trading Corporation limited Rangoon sergeant 22nd battalion Royal Fusiliers died 24 May 1916 in France in action Probate London 6 October to the Public Trustee. Effects £1657 6s. 8d.
EASTWOOD Leslie
Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died on active service 19 September 1915. Born 1885. Matriculated 1904 Worcester College, Oxford University. Gazetted Temporary Second Lieutenant 1914 [London Gazette 31 August 1914, page 6890]. In the 1891 census he was aged 5, born Birkenhead, Cheshire, resident with his parents, Thomas and Emily Eastwood, at Eller How, Acrefield Road, Prenton, Wirral, Cheshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 15, aboarder, pupil, resident Malew, Isle of Man. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section Q. Grave 528.

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1915:

EASTWOOD Leslie of Royal Meols Drive Hoylake Cheshire schoolmaster a second-lieutenant in the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment died 19 September 1915 at 17 General Hospital Alexandria Administration Chester 3 December to Thomas Eastwood fruit broker.
Effects £3334 13s. 4d.
EMMETT Cyril William
Flight Sub-Lieutenant, Dunkirk, Royal Naval Air Service. Accidentally killed during trial flight 15 March 1918. Aged 18. Son of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Emmett, of "Winton," London Rd., Portsmouth. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Portsmouth, Hampshire, resident with his parents, Richard and Georgeina V Emmett, at Wenton, London Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire. Buried in DUNKIRK TOWN CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 10.
ESSON William Philip aka Willie
Serjeant 76161, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyhire Regiment). Killed in action 19 September 1918. Aged 35. Enlisted Aberdeen, resident Strathdon, Aberdeenshire. Father of Isobel M. Esson, of Inverernan, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire; husband of Helen Esson (nee Rennie) married 17 December 1909 (wife died before enlistment, of 164 Union Grove, Aberdeen. Formerly 1097, Highland Field Company, Royal Engineers. Enlisted 27 May 1915 in Aberdeen, Lance Corporal 14 May 1917, Serjeant 8 February 1918. Joiner prior to enlistment. Height 5 feet 11¾ inches, chest 36½ inches, weight 11st 10lbs. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Volume 5, page 55.:

ESSON, WILLIAM PHILIP, Sergt., No. 76101, lath (Service) Battn. The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regt.), s. of Jessie Philip, wife of the late James Milne, of Inveravon, Strathdon. dau. of William Philip; b. Corgaril, co. Aberdeen. 31 Aug. 1883; educ. Public School there; was a Tram Driver; volunteered for active service, and enlisted in the Royal Engineers in May, 1015; was transferred to the Sherwood Foresters; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Jan. 1917, and was killed in action at Gauche Wood 19 Sept. 1918. Buried behind the lines. His Commanding Officer wrote: " . . He was a Police Sergt., a post always given to a man who can be trusted. He is missed by all his comrades, who are many." He m. at Kempay, 17 Dec. 1909, Helen Stephen, dau. of William Rennie, and had two daus.; Isobel Milne, b. 7 Nov. 1911, and Helen Stephen, b. 9 Dec. 1914.

FALKINER George Stride
Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Killed in action 16 August 1917. Aged 19. Son of Henry Baldwin Falkiner and Euphemia Falkiner. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 144 to 145.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Volume 3, page 95.:

FALKINER, GEORGE STRIDE, 2nd Lieut., 2nd Battn. (103rd Foot) The Royal Dublin Fusiliers, s. of the late Henry Baldwin Falkiner, Solicitor, by his wife, Euphemia (Greenoge, Terenure Road, Dublin), dau. of Thomas McEwen; and brother to 2nd Lieut. F. E. B. Falkiner, M.C. (q.r.); b. Dublin, 6 Sept. 1897; educ. St. Stephen's Green School; Oxford Preparatory School, and Blundell's, Tiverton; entered the Royal Military College. Sandhurst, with a prize cadetship; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. in Oct. 1916; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 25 Dec. following; took part in the operations at Wytschaete, where he was awarded the Parchment certificate 27 May, 1917, for gallant conduct in a raid, and was killed in action at Frezenburg, near Ypres, 16 Aug. following, while leading his platoon up through a heavy barrage to support troops in front.. His Commanding Officer wrote: "All we know is that he led his men forward in a very gallant manner, after his Company Commander had been badly wounded. If he had only been spared, he had a great career before him." Unm.

FISHER Charles Dennis
Lieutenant, H.M.S. Invincible, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 38. Son of the late Herbert William Fisher. In the 1911 censsu he was aged 33, unmarriedm born Blatchington, Sussex, Tutor at Oxford University, resident with his widowed mother, Mary Louisa Fisher, at 25 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London S.W. Baptsied 4 August 1877 at East Blatchington, Sussex, son of Herbert William and Mary Louisa Fisher. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 24. See also Lords WW1 War Memorial

See his cricket statistics on CricInfo

FISHER Edmund Montagu Prinsep
Second Lieutenant, 36th Division, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action at the Battle of Jutland 31 March 1918. Aged 47. B Son of Herbert W. Fisher, of Whitby Ridge, Brockenhurst, Hants.; husband of Mrs. Janie Madalene (nee Freshfield) Fisher, of Wyth Cross Place, Forest Row, Sussex (married 1899). Served in France, 1917-1918; invalided home. In the 1901 census he was aged 29, an architect, born Brompton, London, resident with his father at The Elms, South Baddesley, Boldre, Lymington, Hampshire. Buried in BROCKENHURST (ST. NICHOLAS) CHURCHYARD, Hampshire. Top of New Churchyard Extension. Row 2. Grave 2.
FLETCHER W George
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FLETCHER Reginald William aka Reggie
Second Lieuteant, 118th Battery, 26th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 31 October 1914. Aged 22. Son of C. R. L. and Katharine Fletcher, of Norham End, Oxford. Scholar of Eton College, 1905-1910. Commoner of Balliol College, Oxford, 1910-1914. B.A. (Oxford) 1914. Oxford University VIII, 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5 and 9.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Volume 1, page 136:

FLETCHER, REGINALD WILLIAM, 2nd Lieut., Royal Field Artillery, yst. s. of Charles Robert Leslie Fletcher, ol Norham End, Oxlord, formerly Fellow of All Souls' and Magdalen Colleges; b. Oxlord, 19 March, 1892; educ. Eton, and BaIliol College, Oxford, and was gazetted, with a University Commission, to the 8th Brigade, 11F-4., on the day war was declared; went to France, 20 Aug., and was killed in action at Veldhoek. Belgium, 31 Oct. 1914. while serving with the 118th Battery. He was stroke of a Trial Eight at Oxlord In three successive years, 1911-12-13, and also lor four years stroke of his college boat; he rowed in the Leander Four at Henley Regatta in 1913, and in the Oxford University Eight in March, 1914.

Extract from Bond of Sacrifice: Officers Died in the Great War 1914-1916 Volume 1, page 136:

2nd LIEUTENANT REGINALD WILLIAM FLETCHER,ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY, who was killed in action on the 31st October, 1914, at the age of twenty-two, was the youngest son of C. R. L. Fletcher, Esq., Norham End, Oxford, and was born on the 19th March, 1892. He was educated at Eton, where he was a scholar, and was a commoner of Balliol College, Oxford. At Oxford he was in the Artillery Section of the O.T.C. He rowed in the Leander Four at Henley Regatta, 1913, and in the Oxford University Eight in 1914, and was also for some years stroke of his college boat.

He was gazetted to the R.A. in December, 1912.

FRENCH Robert Mason Jackson
Captain, 3rd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds 19 February 1916. Aged 23. Son of Mr. I. M. French, of Jumpers House, Christchurch, Hants. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, a school boarder, born Boscombe, Hampshire, resident North Close, Tiverton, Devon. Buried in BOURNEMOUTH EAST CEMETERY, Dorset. Plot Q. Row I. Grave 153. See also Bournemouth St Clemenst War Memorial
FREYBERG Lancelot Percy aka Lance
Lieutenant Commander, H.M.S. Russell, Royal Navy. Killed when his ship was lost in the Mediterranean, off Malta, 27 April 1916. Aged 31. Born 30 May 1885. Son of Major Herbert and Mrs. L. J. Freyberg, of 8, Gray's Inn Square, London. Enlisted 15 September 1900; Sub-Lieutenant 15 April 1905; Lieutenant 1 October 1907; Lieutenant Commander 1 October 1915 [London Gazette, 5 October 1915, page 9758]. In the 1891 census he waged 5, born Kensington, Middlesex, resident with his parents, Herbert and Laura J Freyberg, in Park Road, Reigate Foreign, Reigate, Surrey. IN the 1901 census he was aged 15, born Brompton, Middlesex, Naval Cadet (Naval Officer), aboard H.M.S. Britannia. In the 1911 census he was aged 25, unmarried, born Kensington, London, aboard H.M.S. Pelonus; he was Roman Catholic. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 15.

Note: H.M.S. Russell was steaming off Malta early on the morning of 27 April 1916 when she struck two naval mines that had been laid by the German submarine U-73. A fire broke out in the after part of the ship and the order to abandon ship was passed; after an explosion near the after 12-inch (305 mm) turret, she took on a dangerous list. However, she sank slowly, allowing most of her crew to escape. A total of 27 officers and 98 ratings were lost.

GAY Edmund M P
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GIBSON Robert B
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HAIG-BROWN, DSO Alan Roderick
Lieutenant Colonel, 23rd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 25 March 1918. Son of the late Rev. Canon Haig-Brown, Master of Charterhouse; husband of Violet Mary Haig-Brown; married 31 March 1907 in Holy Trinity, Dorchester to Violet Mary Pope. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.). Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 3. See also Charterhouse WW1 War Memorial, Godalming, Surrey See also an article about Alan on the Dragon Schoool website

Extract from The Distinguished Service Order 1916-1923, page 259:

HAIG-BROWN, A. R. (D.S.O. L.G. 4.6.17); y. s. of late Rev. Canon Haig-Brown , Master Charterhouse; m. Le Violet Mary, d. of A. Pope; one s.; two d.; educ. at Charterhouse and Cambridge; represented Pembroke College for running and cricket; he was the author of "Sporting Sonnets," "My Game Book" and "The O.T.C. in the Great War." For nearly nine years he commanded ther Lancing College O.T.C. Col. Haig-Brown became Second-in-Command of a service battalion of the Middlesex Regiment. He was afterwards promoted to Lt. Col. of the same battalion. He was killed in action 25.3.18.

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1918:

HAIG-BROWN Alan Roderick of Lancing College Shoreham Sussex lieutenant-colonel 23rd battalion Middlesex Regiment D.S.O. died 25 March 1918 in France or Belgium on active service Probate London 19 July to Violet Mary Haig-Brown widow.
Effects £166 4s. 8d.
HAIGH Robert
No further information currently available
HARDMAN, MiD Wallace George
Second Lieutenant, 13th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 9 January 1917. Aged 19. Son of Mrs. Wilhelmina J. Hardman, of 15, Charlbury Rd., Oxford, and the late James Hardman, M.A. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). Born 1897 at Oldham. Educated Oxford Preparatory School, and Malvern. Went to Manchester University: 1914, Student, Textile Industries; Officer Training Corps, October 1914 to March 1915. Gazetted 26 March 1915 [LG 26 March 1915, page 2993]; 13th Battalion Manchester Regiment; 2nd Lieutenant; Mesopotamia. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Oldham, Lancashire, resident with his parents, James and Wilhelmina Hardman, at Midgrove, Delph, Saddleworth, Yorkshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, schoolboy, born Lancashire, visiting the Wright family at 57 Cleveland Square W, Paddington, London. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq, Plot XVI. Row D. Grave 11.
HERBERTSON Andrew Hunter
Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 15 May 1917. Aged 22. Son of Andrew John and Fanny Louisa Dorothy Richardson Herbertson. Matriculated 1912 Balliol College, Oxford University. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Edinburgh, schoolboy, resident with his parents, Andrew John and Fanny Louisa Dorothea Herbertson, at 43 Winchester Road, Oxford. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1919:

HERBERTSON Andrew Hunter of Balliol College Oxford temporary lieutenant K.R.R.C. died 16 May 1917 in France Probate London 24 January to Mary Ann Eason (wife of Edward Eason) Edward William Eason surveyor and George Hay solicitor. Effects £4621 8s. 8d.

HIGGINSON Tom Arthur
Captain, 6th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Accidentally killed on active service 19 September 1915. Aged 26. Born 27 December 1888 in Tenbury, Worcestershire. Son of George Freeman Higginson and Anna Neale Higginson; husband of Winifred F. M. Higginson, of Deep River, Connecticut, U.S.A. Admitted to Tenbury Wells School, Tenbury, Worcestershire 1892. Matriculated 1907 Balliol College, Oxford University. Member of the Incorporated Association of Assistant Masters in Secondary School, Oxford branch. Buried in ROYAL IRISH RIFLES GRAVEYARD, LAVENTIE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row K. Grave 12.
HIGHMORE Charles Bowyer aka Bokins
Second Lieutenant, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 26 February 1919. Aged 32. Son of Sir Nathaniel Highmore, G.B.E., K.C.B., and Lady Highmore, of Worcester Park, Surrey. Wounded an no longer available for active service Silver War Badge 382655 issued 10 June 198, address Harbybowe, Worcester Park, Surrey. IN the 1911 census he was aged 24, a solicitor, brn London, visiting Alfred Henry Lionel Leach at 44 Fairlawn Grove, Acton, Middlesex. Buried in MALDEN (ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST) CHURCHYARD, Surrey.
HOLT Follett Hallett
Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamhsire Light Infantry attached to 4th Tank Supply Company, Tank Corps. Killed in action 22 August 1918. Aged 20. Son of Follett and Betty Holt, of 6, Sussex Square, Hyde Park, London. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born St John's Wood, London, resident with his parenst, Follett and Eliza Robertson Holt, at 66 Queensborough Terrace, Paddington, London. Buried in MEAULTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section G. Grave 7.
HUME-GORE Gustavas S aka Gus
Lieutenant, 7th Battalion (Territorial), Princess Louise's (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) attached to King's African Rifles. Killed in action 17 October 1917. Aged 20. Son of Mary Hume-Gore, and the late Capt. G. R. V. Hume-Gore (Seaforth Highlanders). Educated at Marlborough College. In the 1901 census he is aged 4, resident with his parents, George Rv and Mary Hume-Gore, at Sandybank, Stourwood, Pokesdown, Christchurch, Hampshire. In the 1911 census he is aged 14, born Italy, a pupil (student), resident Preshute Within St Peter and St Paul, Marlborough, Wiltshire. Buried in DAR ES SALAAM WAR CEMETERY, Tanzania. Grave lost. Special memorial 9.
JEFFERSON Hamilton aka Hampie
Lieutenant, 4th Battalion (Territorial), Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 16 August 1917. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Groton Mass Resident, United States of America, at school, resident with his parents, George I. and Rebecca G. Jefferson, at 22 Bardwell Road, Oxford. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 96 to 98.
JENKS, MC, MiD Alan Robert Constantine
Major, 61st Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Australia, son of Dorothy M Jenks, resident 7, Banbury Road, Oxford. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Melbourne, Australia, and engineering student, resident with his mother, Dorothy Mary Jenks, at 46 Palace Gardens Terrace, Kensington W, London. Married Stella Bishopp Ducket (aged 29) at St Cuthbert, Kensington, 21 October 1916, he was aged 25. Buried in KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section L. Grave 5.

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1918:

JENKS Alan Robert Constantine of Radnor House Manor Way Blackheath Kent major Royal Engineers M.C. died 31 July 1917 in France Probate London 1 January to Stella Bisshopp Jenks widow and Edward Leslie Burgin solicitor.
Effects £253 19s. 4d.

JERRARD, MC Charles Frederick
Captain, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 15 May 1919. Aged 28. Son of Mr. A. W. Jerrard, M.A., and Mrs. R. M. Jerrard, of Northcote, East Liss, Hants. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). In the 1911 census he was unmarried, aged 20, born Portsmouth, Hampshire, Seond Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment, based at W Anowrie Lines, Poona. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, a boarder, schoolboy, born Southsea, Hampshire, resident Wye Bridge Street, Monmouth. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot XII. Row A. Grave 6.

Citation for Military Cross (M.C.), Supplement to the London Gazette, 10 December 1919, page 15345:

Capt. Charles Frederick Jerrard, R. of O., Dorset R., attd. 1st Bn.
For gallant leadership and good work, on 4th. November, 1918, at Ors. He led, his company across the canal and began mopping. up the enemy's positions on the eastern bank. With eighteen men he pushed forward capturing seventy of the enemy and put a number of machine guns out of action. He then went forward to his final objective where he captured a battery of 4.2 howitzers.

KENDALL Locke Francis William Angerstein
Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment attached 11th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Died of wounds 22 November 1917. Aged 27. Son of the Rev. John Francis Kendall, M.A., and Julia Augusta Kendall, of The Vicarage, Richmond, Surrey. In the 1911 he was aged 20, unmarried, born London, resident with his parents, John Francis and Julia Augusta Kendall, at 9 The Paragon, Blackheath, London S.E. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section W. Grave 7.

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1918:

KENDALL Locke Francis William Angerstein Somerswet of the Vicarage Richmond Surrey lieutenant 9th battalion Norfolk regiment died 22 November 1917 in Palestine Administration (with Will) London 9 January to Julia Augusta Kendall (wife of the reverend John Francis Kendall).
Effects £5.

LEGGETT, MiD Alan Randall Aufrere
Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 31 October 1914. Aged 21. Son of Lt. Col. Frederick Octavius Leggett (late R.A.O.D.) and Maria Leggett, of Underhill Hall House, Cheriton, and later of High Grange, North Rd., Hythe. Born at Rochester. One of three brothers who fell, and to whose memory the Chancel Screen and Memorial Cross in St. Martin's Church, Cheriton, are dedicated. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). The two brothers were Wilfred Noel Leggett and Eric Henry Goodwin Leggett (see below). Buried in CHERITON (ST. MARTIN) CHURCHYARD, Kent. Grave 1293.

Extract from Bond of Sacrifice: Officers Died in the Great War 1914-1916 Volume 1, page 226:

LIEUTENANT ALAN RANDALL AUFRERE LEGGETT, 1st BATTN. NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE REGIMENT, born at Delce Grange, Rochester, Kent, on the 31st May, 1893, was the fifth and youngest son of Lieutenant- Colonel Fredk. O. and Mrs. Leggett, of Underhill House, Cheriton, Kent. Two of his brothers are in the service : Major W. N. Leggett, R.G.A., and Major E. H. G. Leggett, R.F.A. Lieutenant Leggett was educated at Oxford Preparatory School, C. C. Lynam's, and Tonbridge School from 1907-11. From the latter he became Hon. King's Cadet at the R.M.C., Sandhurst. Joining the North Staffordshire Regiment early in September, 1912, he served with it at Buttevant, Ireland, till proceeding on active service to France in September, 1914. He was promoted Lieutenant on the 18th September, 1914. He was mentioned in Sir John French's Despatch of 14th January, 1915, for service in an action on the 20th October, 1914, when, by his steadiness, good leadership, and well-considered action, he held up an attack of the enemy and enabled the offensive to be resumed. Ile was killed by a shell in the trenches near Armentieres on the 31st October, 1914, his body being brought to England and buried in St. Martin's Churchyard, Cheriton, on the 2nd December,1914.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 1, Page 223:

LEGGETT, ALAN RANDALL AUFRERE, Lieut., 1st Battn. Prince of Wales's North Staffordshire Regt., yst. a. of Lieut.-Col. Frederick Octavius Leggett, of Underhill House, Cheriton, co. Kent, late Army Ordnance Dept., by his wife, Maria (Minnie), dau. of Thomas Browning; b. Delce Grange, Rochester, co. Kent, 31 May, 1893; educ. Oxford Preparatory School, Tonbridge School, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, where he was Hon. King's Cadet, 1911-12; gazetted 2nd Lieut., 1st North Staffords, 4 Sept. 1912, and was promoted Lieut. 18 Sept. 1914; went to France, 4 Sept. 1914, and was killed in action in the trenches near Armentières, during the First Battle of Ypres, 31 Oct. 1914. Buried St. Martin's Churchyard, Cheriton, Kent; lam. He was mentioned in Sir John French's Despatch of 20 Noe. 1914-14 Jan. 1915 (London Gazette, 17 Feb. 1915], in respect of an action on 20 Oct. 1914, when he was sent with his platoon to support the Leinster Regt., which was hard pressed, and by " his steadiness, good leadership, and well considered action held up the enemy's attack and enabled the offensive to resumed." His commanding officer wrote : " He did his duty cheerfully and fully, without a thought of self."

LEGGETT, DSO Eric Henry Goodwin
Major, 188th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 30 July 1916. Aged 35. Son of Lt. Col. Frederick Octavius Leggett, (Late R.A.O.D.) and Maria Leggett, of High Grange, Hythe; husband of Mary Leggett, of Stonepitts, Ryde, Isle of Wight. One of three brothers who fell, and to whose memory the Chancel Screen and Memorial Cross in St. Martin's Church, Cheriton, are dedicated. The other two brothers were Alan Randall Aufrere Leggett (see above) and Wilfred Noel Leggett. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.). Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 21.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 3, page 172-173:

LEGGETT, ERIC HENRY GOODWIN, D.S.O., Major, Royal Field Artillery, 2nd of Lieut.-Col. Frederick Octavius Leggett, Army Ordnance Department (retired), of Underhill House, near Shorncliffe, co. Kent, by his wife, Minnie, dau. of Thomas Browning; and brother to Major W. N. Leggett (q.v.) and Lieut. A. R. A. Leggett [see Vol. I., page 223]; b. Weedon, co. Northampton, 31 Dec. 1880; educ. Oxford Preparatory School (C.C. Lynam's); Wellington College (Exhibitioner), and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; gazetted 2nd Lieut. R.H. and R.F.A. 25 June, 1899; promoted Lieut. 16 Feb. 1901, Capt. 1 Dec. 1907, and Major 30 Oct. 1914; served In India and the Malay States, anti was appointed Staff Capt., and afterwards Brigade Major, to the Artillery of the 4th Division 4 Sept. 1911; on the outbreak of war went to France Aug. 1914. as Brigade Major; returned to England in Jan. 1016; assumed command of B/188th Brigade, R.F.A., and returned to France the following June, and at the time of his death was s in command of that battery. He was present at the retirement from Mona, and at the Battles of the Marne, Aisne, and the Second Battle of Ypres; mentioned in F.M. Sir John (now Lord) French's Despatches [London Gazettes, 19 Oct. 1914; 22 June, 1915, and 1 Jan. 1916]; awarded a D.S.O. [London Gazette, 23 June, 1915], and died in hospital at St. Omer, France, 30 July, 1916, of fever contracted in the trenches, near Loos, whilst commanding his battery. Buried at St. Omer. He m. at Tilford, co. Surrey, 28 March, 1911, Mary Florence, only dam of Col. Howe, late York and Lancaster Regt., and had one child, Eric Hector, 5. 9 Sept. 1912.

Extract from The Distinguished Service Order 1886-1915 (Vol. 2), page 395:

LEGGETT, ERIC HENRY GOODWIN. Major, was born 31 Dec. 1880, son of Lieut.-Colonel F. O. and Mrs. Leggett, of Underhill House, Shorncliffe, and of High Grange, Hythe. He was Educated at the Oxford Preparatory School (Mr. Lynam's), and was an Exhibitioner at Wellington College, Barks 1894-7; was commissioned in June, 1899, in the Royal Artillery. He became lieutenant in 1901, and Captain in 1907. He gained a first-class certificate for gunnery, and held various Staffl appointments, commencing his Staff career with the Malay States Guides (May, 1905, to July, 1908); Staff Captain, Woolwich, 4th Division, and later Brigade Major. He was promoted Major in Oct. 1914. He served in the European War; was present at Mons, the Marne, the Aisne, the Lys, and Ypres; General Staff Officer. 2nd Grade. He was three times mentioned in Despatches, and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (London Gazette, 23 June, 1915): "Eric Henry Leggett, Major, Royal Field ArtIllery. For distinguished service in the field." He died in hospital at St Omer 30 July, 1916. He had married, in 1911, Mary, daughter of Colonel Howe. York and Lancaster Regt., and they had one son, born 8 Sept. 1912. His eldest brother, Major W.N. Leggett, R.G.A., and his youngest brother, Lieut. A.R. A. Leggett, North Staffordshire Regt., both lost their lives on the field, on 11 July, 1916, and 31 Oct. 1914, respectively.

LING Fergus Graham
Captain, 1st King Edward's Horse (The King's Oversea Dominions Regiment). Died 16 December 1918 in Northampton. Aged 35. Son of Christopher and Sarah Ling. Born 10 September 1883 at Wetheral, Cumberland. In the 1891 census he was aged 7, a scholar, born Wetheral, Cumberland, resident with his parents, Christopher and Sarah Ling, at Wandales, Wetheral, Carlisle, Cumberland. In the 1901 census he was aged 17, a student, born Wetheral, Cumberland, resident Bradfield, Berkshire. Entered conflict April 1915. Next of kin Miss Ling, of 62, Liverpool Road, Birkdale. Buried in WETHERAL CEMETERY, Cumberland. Plot A. Row 3. Grave 36.

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1919:

LING Fergus Graham of 70 Derby-road Liverpool corn merchant captain King Edward's Horse died 16 December 1918 at Priory Cottage Northampton Probate Liverpool 19 June to William Norman Ling corn merchant and Henry Studholme Cartmell solicitor. Effects £25,815 os. 6.

MacDONELL Alasdair Somerled
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action at Hulluch 13 October 1915. Aged 21. Son of Professor A. A. Macdonell (Boden Professor of Sanskrit; Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford), and Mary Louise MacDonell, of 20, Bardwell Rd., Oxford. Undergraduate at Balliol College, Oxford, 1912-14. In the 1901 ensus he was aged 7, born Oxfordshire, resident with his parents, Arthur A and M Louise MacDonell, at 107, Banbury Road, Oxford. In th 1911 census he was age 17, a student, bon Oxford, resident with his parents, Arthur Anthony and Mary Louise MacDonell, at 107 Banbury Road, Oxford. Matriculated 1912 Balliol College, Oxford University. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 119 to 124.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 2, page 211-212 - listed as Alastair:

MACDONELL, ALASTAIR SOMERLED, 2nd Lieut., 1st Battn. (79th Foot) The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, only s. of Arthur Anthony Macdonell (Lochgarry), of 6, Chadlington Road, Oxford, MA., Ph.D., Boden Professor of Sanskrit, Fellow of Balliol College, Fellow of the British Academy, and Fellow of the Royal Danish Academy, by his wife, Mary Louise, dau. of William Lowson, of Balthayock, Perthshire, J.P.,; b. Oxford, 10 Dec. 1893; Lynam's Oxford Preparatory School; Repton (Classical Scholar), and Balliol College, Oxford; obtained a commission in the 4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 14 Sept. 1914, after the outbreak of war; but, deciding to make the Army his profession, he passed through Sandhurst, and was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 1st Cameron Highlanders, 12 May, 1915; went to France 3 Oct. following, and was killed in action near Hulluch on the 13th, while leading a bombing party against the German trenches. His Colonel wrote : " We. only know that he was acting most gallantly with an advanced party of bombers down a trench leading into the German line. The actual portion of the trench where he was was unfortunately regained by the Germans, and is still in their hands; hence nobody can say what actually happened to him, and so he was posted as missing.' " The Captain of his Company wrote : " We are all very sorry to have lost him, as he had the making of a splendid officer." While at Lynam's Preparatory School he showed great aptitude for all games and athletic sports, winning in his last year practically all the events at the. School Sports, and making a School record in the Long Jump with 17 feet 3 inches. In 1913 he represented Oxford against Cambridge at the Inter-University Sports in the Long Jump, and at Balliol College Sports he won the 100 yards, the Hurdles and the Long Jump. He was a member of the College team which won for Balliol the Inter-Collegiate Cup in the Relay Race, and in 1914 was elected a member of the Committee of the O.U.A.C., captain of the Oxford Ice-Hockey team against Cambridge, and captain of the Balliol College Lawn Tennis Six. He obtained his Blue for the Long Jump in 1913; unm.

Extract from Balliol College Oxford Register, published 1914:

Macdonell, Alasdair Somerled: b. Dec. 10, 1893; s. of A. A. Macdonell , Boden Prof. of Sanskrit in the Univ. of Oxford. Educ. Repton; Balliol 1912 - (A.D.L., N.S.T., A.L.S.); Univ. Long Jump v. Cambridge 1913. Address: 107 Banbury Road, Oxford .

MADAN Nigel Cornwallis
Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action near the Bluff, Ypres, 2 March 1916. Aged 27. Born at Oxford. Second son of Falconer and Frances Jane Madan, of 94, Banbury Rd., Oxford. Educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. In business at Liverpool when war broke out. Commissioned 19th Sept. 1914. In the 1891 census he was aged 2, born Oxford, son of Falconer and Frances J Madan, resident Banbury Road, Oxford St Giles, Headington, Oxfordshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, a schoolboy, boarder, born Oxford, resident Barva, 256, Banbury Road, Oxford. Left Eton College in 1908. Matriculated 1908 Christ Church, Oxford University. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 12.
OSLER Edward Revere
Second Lieutenant, "A" Battery, 59th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 30 August 1917. Aged 21. Born Baltimore, USA. Son of Sir William Osler, Bart., and Lady Grace Osler, of 13, Norham Gardens, Oxford. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 21.

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1917:

OSLER Edward Revere of 13 Norham-gardens Oxford second-lieutenant Royal Field Artillery died 30 August 1917 in Belgium on active service Administration Oxford 7 December to sir William Osler baronet.
Effects £517 1s. 3d.

PARKER Basil Stewart
Captain, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 6 August 1915. Aged 37. Son of the Rev. George and Mrs. Parker, of Bournemouth; husband of Kathleen Lambert Day (formerly Parker), of 42, Winn Rd., Southampton. Buried in TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Plot i. Row E. Grave 19.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 1, page 279-280 - listed as Alastair:

PARKER, BASIL STEWART, Capt., 2nd Battn. The Hampshire Regt., eldest s. of the late Rev. George Parker, Rector of Quainton, co. Bucks, and Tickencote; co. Rutland. by his wife. Elizabeth Maria Hislop (47, Sea Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth), dau. of the late John Lorimer, of Edinburgh; b. Oxford, 2 July, 1878; educ. Oxford Preparatory School and Bedford Gram- mar School. He served through the South African War, first with the Imperial Yeomanry, and afterwards in the Hampshire Regt., to which he was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 27 July, 1901. He took part in the operations in Cape Colony, North of the Orange River, May, 1900, and in those in the Transvaal, 30 Nov. 1900 to 31 May, 1902, receiving the Queen's medal with two clasps, and the King's medal with two clasps, and was promoted Lieut. 20 Aug. 1904, and Capt. 12 June, 1909. From March, 1906-09 he was Adjutant of his Battn., and from 1912-13 held a similar appointment in the Mounted Infantry in South Africa. In 1911, at Harrismith, he was a member of the 2nd M.I. Polo Team which won the Inter-Coy. Polo Cup. When the Dardanelles Expedition was organised the 2nd Hants. formed part of the 29th Division, which did such splendid work, that it became to be known as the " Old Guard of the Army." He left England with his regt. 20 March, 1915, and took part in the first attack on 25 April. His Coys. W and X, under Major Leigh, landed about 10 a.m. that morning, from boats on W beach, and proceeded to the first ridge and there took up a position, where they stopped practically the whole day covering the other regts. landing. His Commanding Officer writing home on 30 April said : " Basil Parker is going strong, he is doing orderly runner for me as we have not got our horses yet; he did splendidly." And on 1 May, Capt. Parker wrote: " What we call a quiet day, and only being shelled. It is a glorious (lay, sitting in the trenches, and a gentle trickle of sand falling on you all the time. We moved yesterday into reserve, but at 4 a.m, were sent back into the firing line. So much for our rest cures out here. This life seems to suit me. I never felt better in my life. Reveillée at 4 a.m. and bed at 8 p.m. daily. I drink unlimited tea, no sugar or milk in it, and biscuits; can't get bread at any price. I am as filthy as 1 feel, black with dust and exposure. We still wear caps. Isn't it sad about the Col. and Deane; they were both shot dead, not wounded. I have to write early here as we neither have electric light or candles in this trench, and go to bed and rise with the sun "; and the following day "We had a vile night, an attack which lasted from 10.30 p.m. to 2 p.m. to-day. As usual we have caught it fairly hot. Leigh and Reid were both killed during the night, and three more subs. were wounded to-day. We were under awful shrapnel fire to-day in the open. I feel a bit more filthy than usual; have not had my clothes or boots off for fourteen days." lie was wounded in the head on 6 May, or as he puts it, "Got myself into trouble yesterday, and got a bullet in my head, or very near it. It came in absolutely in the centre of my cap (was fired front the right), and came out where the top of the cap and the part that fits your head joins. I have had luck, because on its way through it took a piece out of my head like a cheese scoop down to the bone without damaging the skull. I could not at first make out what had happened. I felt a huge bang on the head, as if a polo ball had hit me, and asked the man next me, ' What on earth is that ? ' • You're hit on the head, sir.' It began to bleed badly, so I went back a little and got it tied up with the dressing you had sewn in my coat. I was hit at noon, but commanded my company till dark." He was able to rejoin on 3 July, and after being continuously in action since landing, the 2nd Hants were sent to Lemnos for rest and refreshment on 7 July. Here they were joined by fresh drafts and returned to Gallipoli on 28 July, about 900 strong. They remained ' on the beach " eight days and then moved up to the front trenches—the intention being to create a diversion In the Southern part of the peninsula whilst a new attack was made at Suvla Bay, six or seven miles to the north. The 2nd Hants were told on the evening of 5 Aug. that they would go up next day, and all were in excellent spirits. Cooks were sent on to prepare food, etc., and at 5.30 a.m. on Aug. 6 the advance began, the force going up the communication trenches, and the distance from the front trench being about three or tour miles, and Acid Baba being about three-quarters mile distant. The trenches were close to the village of Krithia and very near the great Gully. By 7 a.m. the 2nd Hants had occupied three lines of trenches, having on their right the 4th Worcesters, and on their left the 1st Essex. The front Turkish trench ran forward at an angle and was about 50 yards distant on the left and 100 yards more on the right. The space between the opposing trenches was swept by gun fire from a distance, as well as trout the trenches themselves. It was known that an attack on the Turkish trenches would be made at 4 p.m., and until that time many of the force rested. The General sent up an encouraging message to the Hants saying that this would be the last time he would call upon them to make a great charge. Exactly at 4 p.m. Capt. Parker, who was in command, called out " Time's up, my lads," and those in the first trench immediately leapt out, those in the second at once taking their places and leaping out a minute later, and those in the third doing the same. All were well up in a good deal less then five minutes, and with a cheer they rushed forward. It was a glorious charge, and every one showed splendid courage. The Turks were startled, and took a minute or two—not much more—to get their machine-guns (of which they had one for about every five yards, and which during the bombardment they had hidden in the trenches) into position, so that our men got some way across the open space. Apparently, however, none reached the. Turkish trench. All were mown down. Of the second line, a few got across. Of the third line, which had fewer men, more than half got through, and those who were left of the battn. held the trench until they were relieved by the Royal Scots and Royal Fusiliers. A private said positively that the Turks were driven front their front trench which remained in our hands, as perhaps did some others. The open ground was so heavily swept by gun fire that it was impossible to bring in the wounded or the dead, even at night. Some may have crawled in, but the severely wounded must have died. As none could be recovered and identified, they were posted as missing., In the evening of the 6th only 250 out of 900 of the Hants answered their names. It was in this action that Capt. Parker was killed about 4 p.m. He had gone forward out of the trench to direct a portion of the line and was hit by a bullet In the left side; the bullet coming out near the left breast was deflected by his cigarette case and again entered his body and came out on his right side. He died four minutes afterwards with his head resting on the leg of a lieutenant. He was brought back to the dressing station, and buried at 7.10 a.m.. on the following morning in C. Communicating trench between the firing line and twelve tree copse. He never spoke after he was hit, and was unconscious until he died. e was carried to his last resting-place by men of the Battn. he had commanded, and in which he was so much liked. A cross made by the Royal Engineers marks the spot. Capt. Parker m. at St. George's Cathedral, Cape 'Town, 5 April, 1913, Kathleen Lambert (" Lausanne," Leigh Road, Cobham, Surrey), dam of Lawrence Newman-Walker of Cape Colony, M.D., F. R.C.S., and had a son, Gerald Stewart, b. Inflow, Central India, 3 April, 1914.

PERCIVAL, DSO Arthur Jex-Blake
[Listed as Alfred on SDGW] Lieutenant Colonel, Northumberland Fusiliers attached to 2nd Division Staff, General Staff. Killed in action 31 October 1914. Aged 43. Awarded the Cross of the Legion of Honour and the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.). Son of the Rt. Revd. John Percival, Bishop of Hereford; husband of Cecil H Percival, of 57, Ovington St, Chelsea, London. Buried in YPRES TOWN CEMETERY EXTENSION, , Belgium. Plot III. Row AA. Grave 2.

Extract from Bond of Sacrifice: Officers Died in the Great War 1914-1916 Volume 1, page 306:

MAJOR (temp. LIEUTENANT-COLONEL) ARTHUR J EX-BLAKE PERCIVAL, D.S.O., p.s.c., NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS, who was killed in action on the 31st October, 1914, was the fourth and youngest son of the Bishop of Hereford. He was born on the 1st December, 1870, was educated at Marlborough ( M itre) 1885-1887, and joined the Northumberland Fusiliers in February, 1892, becoming Lieutenant in October, 1894, and Captain in 1900. He served w ith the Nile Expedition of 1898, being present at the Battle of Khartoum, for which he received the British medal and the Egyptian medal with clasp. In 1899-1902 he served in the South African War, taking part in the advance on Kimberley, including the actions at Belmont and Modder River. Afterwards, from April, 1901, to June, 1902, he served on the Staff, and for his services was thrice mentioned in despatches (" London Gazette," 20th January, 1900, 10th September, 1901, and 18th July, 1902); was awarded the D.S.O.; was placed on the list of officers qualified for Staff employment in consequence of service on the Staff in the field; and received the Queen's medal with four clasps and the King's medal with two clasps. Lieutenant-Colonel Percival passed the final Staff College examination in 1909.
From January, 1903, to January, 1908, he was employed with the Egyptian Army, and took part in operations against the Nyam Nyam tribes in the Bahr-el-Ghazal Province. He was mentioned in despatches (" London Gazette," 18th May, 1906); given a clasp to his Egyptian Medal; and awarded the 4th Class Order of the Medjidieh. In 1906 he took part in operations at Talodi, in Southern Kordofan, for which he received an additional clasp to his Egyptian medal.
He was promoted Major in August, 1908, and from April, 1909, to August, 1911, was Brigade-Major, Northern Command; and from October, 1911, to March, 1913, was a General Staff Officer, 3rd Grade, at the War Office. In January, 1914, he was appointed to be General Staff Officer, 2nd Grade, at the Staff College, with the temporary rank of Lieutenant-Colonel while so employed.
In the Great War he was appointed to the Staff of the IInd Division, and was mentioned in Sir John French's Despatch of 8th October, 1914, for his services; he also received the Croix d'Officier of the Legion of Honour.
Lieutenant-Colonel Percival married, in 1907, Cecil, daughter of the late Mr. C. Henland.

POULTON-PALMER Ronald William

[Llisted as Ronald William Poulton PALMER in some records] Lieutenant, 1st/4th Battalion, Pricness Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 4th/5th May 1915. Aged 25. Son of Professor Edward Bagnall Poulton and Mrs. Emily Palmer Poulton, of Wykeham House, Oxford. Captain of the England Rugby Football XV in 1914. Buried in HYDE PARK CORNER (ROYAL BERKS) CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 11.

Extract from Balliol College Oxford Register, pub 1914.

Palmer, Ronald William Poulton; formerly Poulton, R. W.: b. Sept. 12, 1889; s. of E. B. Poulton, F.R.S., Hope Prof, of Zoology in Univ. of Oxford. Educ. Rugby; Balliol 1908­11 (H.B.H.); Williams Ex.; 2nd Nat. Sci, (Engin.), and B.A., 1911. England 1909­14 (Capt. 1914) , Univ. 1909­11 (Capt. and Sec), and Coll. Rugby XV's; Univ. 1909­11, and Coll . Hockey XI's. Address: 16 Portland Place, Reading.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 2, Page 56:

PALMER, RONALD WILLIAM POULTON, B.A. Oxon, Lieut., 4th Battn. Berkshire Regt. (T F.), yr. s. of Edward Bagnall Poulton, D.Sc., F.R.S., Hope Professor of Zoology, Oxford University, and Fellow of Jesus College, by his wife, Emily, eldest dau. of the late George Palmer (of Huntley & Palmer, Ltd.), some time M.P. for Reading, and nephew of the late Right Hon. George William Palmer, also at one time M.P. for Reading, and of the late Sir Walter Palmer, Bart., M.P. for Salisbury; b. Oxford, 12 Sept. 1889; educ. Oxford Preparatory School, Rugby (School House), and Balliol College, Oxford, where he matriculated with an exhibition in 1908; took 2nd Class Honours in the Final Honour School of Natural Science (Engineering), and graduated B.A. 1911. On leaving Oxford he entered Huntley & Palmer's factory in Jan. 1912, to qualify himself for a Directorship, and after 18 months there, went to Manchester and continued his engineering studies in Mather & Platt's, attending courses at the Municipal School of Technology. On the death of the Right Hon. G. W. Palmer, in Oct. 1913, he became the heir and, had he lived, would have succeeded his uncle in the Marlston Estates, and by the terms of the will he took the name of Palmer. At Oxford he had served with the O.T.C. from 4 Dec. 1908 to 20 Dec. 1911, and on going to Reading was given a commission as 2nd Lieut., in the Berkshire Territorials, 30 April, 1912; and on the outbreak of war volunteered with his Battn. for foreign service, and was promoted Lieut. He went to the Front at the end of March, and was killed by a stray bullet, or by a sniper, at 12.20 a.m., 5 [not 4] May, 1915, while superintending work on the trenches in front of Ploegsteert Wood, Belgium. He was buried in the wood, close to "Hyde Park Corner "; unm. Col. O. P. Serocold wrote: "He was killed instantaneously, while on duty in the trenches, about 12.20 a.m. this morning, and as it was quite dark at the time, and before the moon rose, we think it must have been an unaimed chance bullet which struck him. Naturally Ronald was the most beloved and popular officer with all ranks, and one of those whom we could least spare. I shall miss him sorely, as be was a most trustworthy and capable officer, and would have gone high in soldiering, had he been spared "; and Capt. Thorne "Ronald was engaged on work of trench repair, in company with Sergt. Brant, and was hit by an enemy sniper at 12.20 a m. Death, mercifully, must have been instantaneous. This I am sure of, as I reached him a moment after he was shot: he never spoke or moved again, and the Doctor, who shortly after arrived, is of the same opinion. Sergt. Brant did everything that could be done, but it was obviously all in vain. I cannot, express what we feel about it, men and all were devoted to him, and there is not one of us who would not have cheerfully exchanged our lives for his. He never shirked a job, whatever the risk was, and he fell, as he would have liked to do, in the execution of his duty. The regt. has lost one it could ill afford." Lieut. O. B. Challenor also wrote " He was our company works manager, i.e., he looked after the trench, and found out what work on the parapet or elsewhere was necessary for the safety of the men. He was shot at 12.20 a.m. to-day, 5 May. It was a foggy night, and he was on the roof of a dug-out, looking at work that had been done, when a stray shot, which I think was a ricochet off our wire in front of the trench, hit him. It entered his right side, just below the arm-pit; death was instantaneous." He was a noted Rugby International, and captained the English Team which won all the International matches in the season before the war. The " Times" said " By the death of Lieut. Poulton Palmer Rugby football has lost one of its most brilliant exponents. As a three-quarter back—he could play either in the centre or on the wing—his name will go down to posterity as probably the greatest player of all time. He was decidedly of the unorthodox type, and, although he had many imitators, was unequalled in his distinctive style and opportunism. The strongest points of his game were his resolute running and wonderful swerve. At the beginning of his career he was rather weak in his tackling, but this weakness was remedied by experience. As a captain he was a born leader; he was never flurried, and was always seen at his best when the score was against his side. Like all great players, he had his off days, but he was just the man to win games by his individual flashes of brilliance, and no English side could have been considered at full strength without him. Between the seasons of 1909 and 1914 he gained 17 International caps—five against Scotland, four against Ireland, four against Wales, three against France, and one against South Africa. He failed to get his Blue at Oxford as a Freshman in 1908, when the three-quarter line consisted of four old Blues and International players—H. H. Vassall, F. N. Tarr, C. M. Gilray, and H. Martin—but in the following year, when Oxford beat Cambridge by four goals and five tries to one try, he scored five tries—the other four being gained by Martin. In 1910 and 1911 he was also on the winning side, and was captain in the latter year. He also did splendid service for the Harlequins, and it was in a large degree due to him that the three-quarter line reached its high standard of excellence. In addition to his skill as a Rugby football player he was a fine exponent at hockey. and he played against Cambridge in 1909, 1910, and 1911." Early in his school days at Rugby he began to feel that love for work in boys' clubs which was to become the chief among his many interests. It was further developed at Oxford in the Balliol Boys' Club, in the Rugby School Mission and by contact with kindred spirits of whom the brightest have, with him, given their lives for their country. When in 1912 he went to Reading, with all his strenuous work at the Factory, he found time to help in the management of a Boys' Club in the parish of St. John's, and in Manchester he gave time and thought to the same absorbing interest. His friends have felt that to write of him, as many of the papers did, as a football player and nothing else, was to give an entirely false impression of the man, and to miss what to lain was the paramount duty as well as the keenest pleasure of life. .

PRATT, MiD John Selby
Lieutenant, 10 Battalion, Alexadra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action action 11 April 1917. Aged 19. Son of Charles and Sidney Pratt, of "Marley House," Haslemere, Surrey. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). Born 13 JUly 1897, baptised 20 October 1897 at Abu Road, Mount Abu, Bombay, son of Charles and Sidney Isabella Paxton Pratt. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, a schoolboy, boarder, born Rayputana, India, resident School House, Tiverton, Devon. Buried in WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 33.
PRATT Robert R
No further information currently available
PRINGLE Robert Scott
Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds 14 September 1914. Aged 29. Son of the late Robert Brown Pringle, of Ardmore, Guildford; husbnad of Mary Pringle (nee Kenny) married 1913. Born 30 November 1885, baptised 27 June 1886 in Bengal,, India, son of Robert brown and Agnes Isabel Pringle. Buried in MOULINS NEW COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, Franxe. Grave 6.

Extract from Bond of Sacrifice: Officers Died in the Great War 1914-1916 Volume 1, page 320:

LIEUTENANT ROBERT SCOTT PRINGLE, 1st BATTN. THE QUEEN'S OWN (ROYAL WEST KENT REGT.), who died on the 15th September, 1914, of wounds received on the previous day at the Battle of the Aisne, was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Pringle, of Ardmore, Guildford, and Badulipar, Assam. He was born on the 30th November,1885, and received his commission in the Royal West Surrey Regiment from the Militia in March, 1907, getting his step in January, 1911.

Extract from The London Gazette, 12 March 1907, page 1754:

LINE BATTALIONS.
The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), Lieutenant Robert Scott Pringle, from 3rd Battalion, to be Second Lieutenant, in succession to Lieutenant W. H. Alleyne, promoted. Dated 13th March, 1907

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1914:

PRINGLE Robert Scott of Borden Camp Hampshire died 15 September 1914 at Moulin in France Administration London 18 December to Mary pringle widow.
Effects £206 8s 2.

RAIKES John Francis
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached to 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 10 October 1916. Aged 20. Son of the Rev. T. D. Raikes and Elizabeth Raikes, of Whichford Rectory, Shipston-on-Stour, Worcs (also listed on medal card as 10 Portland Road, Oxford). Exhibitioner of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Served in the ranks before commissioned. First entered conflict 14 November 1915. Formerly Private PS/1967, 18th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Accepted for admission but did not matriculate Corpus Christi College, Oxford UniversityIn the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Marcham, Berkshire, resident with his parenst, Thomas Digby and Elizabeth Raikes, at Vicarage, Church Street, Marcham, Abingdon, Berkshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, a scholar, Marcham, Berkshire, resident Radley, Abingdon, Berkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 D.

Extract from the London Gazette, 8 August 1916, page 7793:

War Office,
8th August,
1916.

SPECIAL RESERVE OF OFFICERS.

The undermentioned, from an Officers Cadet Unit, to be 2nd Lts. (on prob.). 5th Aug. 1916: -

Essex R.—John Herbert Wearne.
       Ronald John Savill.
       John Francis Raikes.

RAWLINSON, MiD Robert
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 21. Son of John Baldwin Rawlinson and Theodora W. Rawlinson, of Graythwaite Old Hall, Lancs. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). Embarked France 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 68 and 69.
RICKETTS James Stuart
Second Lieutenant, "A" Battery, 122nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 5 October 1918. Aged 24. Son of Dr. T. F. and Annie G. Ricketts, of The Lister Institute, Chelsea Gardens, London. Native of Greenhithe, Kent. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Greenhithe, Kent, resident with his parents, Thomas F and Annie G Ricketts, at Southover House, Dartford, Kent. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, a schoolboy, boarder, born Greenwuich, Kent, resident Dryden House, North Street, Oundle, Served with the Royal Air Force 9Royal Flying Corps) from 6 June 1917, Officer's Cadet School 28 September 1917. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot V. Row H. Grave 1.

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1920:

RICKETTS James Stuart of Morris Lodge Lower Bourne Farnham Surrey second-lieutenant Royal Field Artillery died 5 October 1918 in France Administration London 10 March to Annie Gertrude Ricketts widow.
Effects £148 14s. 8d.

ROBINSON Harold [Leefe]
Second Lieutenant, Indian Army Reserve of Officers attached to 103rd Mahratta Light Infantry. Died 10 April 1916. Aged 22. Son of Horace and Elizabeth Robinson, of Kaima Betta Estate, South Coorg, India; brother of William Leefe Robison (below). In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Boscombe, Hampshire, resident with his mother, Elizabeth Robinson, at Tennyson House, Boscombe, Hampshire.In the 1911 census he was aged 7, a boarder, at school, born Boscombe, Hampshire, resident Richmond Crescent, St Bees Cumberland (St Bees School). No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 43 and 65.
ROBINSON, VC William [Leefe] aka Will

Captain, Royal Air Force and Worcestershire Regiment. Died from cardiac arrest as a result of the influenza epidemic 31 December 1918. Aged 23. Born 14 July 1895 Kaima Betta, Tollideta, South Coorg, near Mecara, India. Son of Horace and Elizabeth Robinson, of Kaima Betta Estate, South Coorg, Southern India. His brother Harold was also killed in Mesopotamia (see above). Awarded the Vitoria Cross (V.C.). Buried 3 January 1919 in south-east part of HARROW WEALD (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Middlesex.

Victoria Cross (V.C.) citation from The London Gazette 5 September 1916, Issue 29735, page 8704:

War Office,
5th September, 1916.

His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to award the Victoria Cross to the undermentioned Officer: —

Lt. William Leefe Robinson, Worc. R. and R.F.C. For most conspicuous bravery. He attacked an enemy airship under circumstances of great difficulty and danger, and sent it crashing to the ground as a flaming wreck.

He had been in the air for more than two hours, and had previously attacked another airship during his flight.

RUDD Kenneth Sutherland
Captain, 10th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 10 October 1918. Aged 24. Son of the late Rev. Prebendary Eric John Sutherland Rudd, of Souldern, Oxon, and of Mrs. Edyth Talbot Hitcheson Rudd, of Whitehall, Goodrich, Ross, Herefordshire. Born 13 April 1894, baptised 13 May 1894 in All Saints Church, Barrow, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, at public school, born Barrow, Suffolk, resident with his parents at Souldern Rectory Banbury, Souldern, Oxfordshire. Buried in CAUDRY BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 17.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 5, page 146:

RUDD, KENNETH SUTHERLAND, Capt. and Adjutant, 10th (Service) Battu. The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regt.), only s. of the late Rev. Prebendary Eric John Sutherland Rudd, Rector of Souldern, Banbury, co. Oxon, by his wife, Edyth Talbot Hutcheson (Whitehall, Goodrich, Ross-on-Wye, co. Hereford), dau. of William Hutcheson Collins, of Cubberley, Ross, co. Hereford; b. Barrow Rectory, Bury St.. Edmunds, co. Suffolk, 13 April, 1894; educ. Oxford Preparatory School, Shrewsbury, and Jesus College, Cambridge; enlisted in the 5th Battn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry 9 Sept. 1914; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. West Yorkshire Regt. 17 Nov. following, being promoted Lieut. in June, 1915, and Capt. in May, 1918; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from July, 1915; was severely wounded in the right wrist in April, 1916, and invalided home, but after having qualified himself for further active service by learning to shoot with his left hand, he returned to France in Oct. 1917, where he served for about a month on the Staff of the 50th Infantry Brigade, after which, at his own request, he was allowed to return to his regiment, of which he became Adjutant, and was killed in action on the high ground between Inchy and Nieuvilly 10 Oct. 1918. Buried at Audencourt, south-east of Cambrai. His Commanding Officer wrote testifying to his line manly qualities, and stated that he had already been recommended for the Military Cross. adding that he fell in the very moment of victory, when his regiment had just reached the objective sot before them. Capt. Rudd, both at school and the University, proved himself to be a very fine athlete, both on the running track and river, as well as a scholar, having won a scholarship at Shrewsbury, from which he was elected a Scholar of Jesus College, Cambridge, in 1913; unm.

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1919:

RUDD Kenneth Sutherland of Whitehall Goodrich Herefordshire captain in 10th battalion West Yorkshire regiment died 10 October 1918 at or near Cambrai in France on active service Administration Hereford 17 January to Edyth Talbot Hutcheson Rudd widow.
Effects £405 7s. 10d.

RUTLEDGE Jack F
No further information currently available
SCOTT William David [Leefe] aka Will
Second Lieutenant, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 3 August 1917. Husband of Nellie Scott. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8.
SHEEPSHANKS William
Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion attached to 2nd Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 10 July 1917. Aged 27. Son of the Right Rev. John Sheepshanks (late Bishop of Norwich) and Margaret Sheepshanks, of The Close, Norwich. Baptised 1900 in Anfield, Lancashire. Matriculated 1909 New College, Oxford University B.A. (5 September 1916). In the 1911 census he was aged 20, a student, born Liverpool, resident with his parents, John and Margaret Sheepshanks, at 56 Bracondale, Norwich, Norfolk. No known grave. Commemorated on NIEUPORT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1918:

SHEEPSHANKS William of 26 Well-walk Hampstead Middlesex died 10 July 1917 in France on active service Probate London 23 April to Sidney Streatfield Lamert gentleman.
Effects £3539 5s. 7d.

SIDGWICK Arthur Hugh
Captain, 157th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 17 September 1917. Aged 34. Son of Arthur and Charlotte Sophia Sidgwick, of 9, Fyfield Rd., Oxford. In the 1901 census he is a pupil, aged 18, born Oxford, resident St Michael, Winchester, Hampshire. Matriculated 1901 University College formerly Balliol College, Oxford University, M.A. (3 January 1916). In the 1911 census he is aged 28, a Board of Education Junior Examiner, born Oxford, resident 5 Verulam Buildings, Grays Inn, London. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row E. Grave 6.
SPURLING Frank Eyton
Captain, 7th [CWGC] or 12th [SDGW] Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died of wounds 6 December 1917. Aged 32. Son of Frederick William Spurling (Sub-Warden of Keble College, Oxford, and Canon Residentiary of Chester) and Clara Eyton, his wife. Served in S. W. Africa, 1914; embarked France 20 March 1916; dangerously wounded while rescuing one of his men, April, 1916, again wounded, April, 1917. Married Mary Geraldine Greathead who died June, 1916. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, son of Calara Spurling, born St Giles, Oxford, resident 37 Norham Road, St Giles, Oxford. Buried in NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIII. Row A. Grave 4.

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1918:

SPURLING Francis Eyton of Egerton Cradock Cape Colony South Africa died 6 December 1917 in France from wounds Probate London 4 May to Claribel Spurling spinster. Effects £519 16s. 5d.

STACK, DSO, MiD x 3 George Hall
Lieutenant Colonel, 3rd (Lahore) Division, Royal Engineers. Died 16 September 1919. Aged 40. Son of R Theodore Stack, M. D. F.R.C.S.I., and Charlotte Stack, of Dhu Vairen, Portrush, Co. Antrim. Native of Dublin. Awared the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.), 3 times Mentioned in Despatches. During the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 he was a Lieutenant with 46 Company (Fortress), Royal Engineers. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section AA. Grave 73.

Extract from The Distinguished Service Order Volume III, page 346:

STACK, G. H. (D.S.O. L.G. 14.1.16) ; b. 1.8.79 ; s. of R. Theodore Stack, M.D., F.R.C.S.I. and Charlotte, d. of the late H. Thompson, M.D.; 2nd Lt., RE., 23.6.98 ; Lt. 1.4.01 ; Capt. 23.6.07 ; Major 26.1.15 ; S. African War, 1901-2 ; Queen's Medai with 2 clasps ; Europ. War ; Despatches ; Bt. Lt.-Col. 3.6.17. He went to France Sept. 1914 with the Lahore Div.; served in France and Belgium as Field Engineer 1914-15, being present at 1st and 2nd Battles of Ypres, the Battles of Festubert, Neuve Chapelle and many other engagements. He accompanied his Division to Mesopotamia and took part in the battles which culminated in the capture of Kul and Baghdad. He later accompanied his Division to Palestine and took part in Gen. Allenby's victorious campaign and died in that country 16.9.19.

STONEHOUSE Ronald
Lieutenant, 101st Squadron, Royal Air Force formerly Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action 1 April 1918. Aged 28. Born 29 August 1889, baptised 29 September 1889 in All Saints, Wakefield, Yorkshire. Son of Sir Edmund and Lady Stonehouse, of West Parade, Wakefield. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, in his father's business, born Wakefield, Yorkshire, resident with his parents, Edmund and Isabella Stonehosue, at West Parade, Wakefield. Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION NO.1, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 13.

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1918:

STONEHOUSE Ronald of Burneytops House West Parade Wakefield lieutenant in the Army Service Corps died 1 April 1918 in France Administration Wakefield 8 October to Edmund Stonehouse knight. Effects £11,157 17s. 10d. Resworn £11,332 11s.

TAYLOR, DSO Stuart Campbell
Brigadier General, 93rd Infantry Brigade, General Staff late commanding 15th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Died of wounds 11 October 1918. Aged 45. Son of James and Eliza Anne Taylor, of Oxford. Awarded the Distiguished Service Order (D.S.O.). Born 2 June 1872, admitted to Bedford Grammar School 1886. In the 1891 census he was aged 18, a scholar, boarder, born Oxford, resident in Newnham Street, Bedford. In Hart's Annual Army List 1889 from 21 October 1899 he was a Captain, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Buried in LA KREULE MILITARY CEMETERY, HAZEBROUCK, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 1.

Distinguished Service Order citation from Supplement to The London Gazette 18 July 1917, page 7214:

Maj. (temp. Lt.-Col.) Stuart Campbell Taylor (ret. pay, R. of O.), York. L.I., Spec. Res.
For conspicuous gallantry when in command of the right of an infantry attack. The attacking troops having been compelled to fall back, he collected the remnants of his battalion and about 100 men of other units, and, regardless of a heavy fire, he organised these in defence of a position, and by his fine example of courage and skill he successfully resisted three counter-attacks, and thus saved a critical situation.

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1918:

TAYLOR Stuart Campbell of 94 Piccadilly Middlesex brigadier-general H.M. Army died 11 October 1918 in Flanders Probate London 2 December to Leonard Campbell Taylor lieutenant R.N.V.R. Effects £1542 7s.

THOMAS Greville Wynn
Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion attached 3rd Battalion, 3rd Queen Alexandra's Own Gurkha Rifles, 4th Gurkha Rifles. Died 10 April 1918. Aged 21. Son of the Rev. L. W. and Helen P. Thomas, of Newland Vicarage, Hull. Awarded Sword of Honour, at Cadet College, Quetta, for best all round cadet at work and sports, 1915. Born at Wavertree, Liverpool. Born 9 July 1896, baptised 30 July 1896 in St. Mary's, Wavertree, Lancashire. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Waertree, Lancashire, resident with his parents, Llewelyn W and Jelen P Thomas, at 19, Folly Lane, Warrington, Lancashire. IN the 1911 census he was a srudent, aged 14, born Wavertree, Lancashire, resident Rossall, Fleetwood, Lancashire. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section U. Grave 11.

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1920:

THOMAS Greville Wynn of Newland Vicarage Kingston-upon-Hull died 10 April 1918 in Palestine Administration (with Will) London 18 June to the reverend Llewelyn Wynn Thomas clerk. Effects £100 10s. 11d.

THOMPSON Morice Bell
Lieutenant, 8th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in actionat Monchy-le-Preux 3 May 1917. Aged 25. Son of the Rev. W. F. Thompson, C.I.G. (retired), of Fyfield Vicarage, Abingdon, Berks. B.A. Oxon (St. John's College) 19 September 1914. in the 1911 census he was aged 19, a student, born Barcelly, India, resident Saint Edward's School, Woodstock Road, Summertown, Oxford. Matriculated 1911 St John's College, Oxford University. Embarked France 11 August 1916, next of kin his father Rev W F Thompson, The Vicarage Fyfied, Abingdon. Formerly Second Lieutenant, King's Own Shropshire Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.
THUILLIER, MC George Fleetwood
Captain, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 March 1918. Aged 21. Son of Maj. Gen. Henry Fleetwood Thuillier, C.B., C.M.G., and Mrs. Helen Thuillier. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Born 16 February 1897, baptised 18 March 1897 in Christ Church, Rawalpindi, bengal, India. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, resident with his parents at Clarendon Villas, 3, Cliff Road, Cliff Terrace, Dovercourt, Tendring, Essex. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, a boarder, at school, born Rawalpindi, India, resident Dover College, Priory House, Dw Cottage, Dover. Buried in ASSEVILLERS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 9.

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1920:

THUILLIER George Fleetwood of Dane court Gerrards Cross Buckinghamhsire M.C. capatain evonshire regiment died 26 March 1918 in France Administration London 29 May to henry Fleetwood Thuillier C.B. C.M.G. najor-general H.M. Army. Effects £2434 8s 10d.

TREVELYAN Percy
Sub-Lieutenant, H.M.S. Sable, Royal Navy. Died at home in Oxford from broncho-pneumonia 10 March 1919. Aged 19. Born 16 January 1900. Son of Sir Ernest John Trevelyan and the late Lady Trevelyan. Baptised 18 February 1900 at Christ Church, Lancaster Gate, Westminster, son of Ernest John and Julia Isabel Trevelyan. Entered service January 1913, Acting Sub-Lieutenant 15 January 1918, Sub-Lieutenant 15 September 1918. In the 1911 census he was aged 11, a boarder, student, born Lodon, Middlesex, resident Bigshotte Rayles, Wokingham, Berkshire. Buried in WOLVERCOTE CEMETERY, Oxfordshire. Plot/Row/Section E1. Grave 170.

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1919:

TREVELYAN Percy of 1 Marston Ferry-road Oxford sub-lieutenant Royal Navy died 10 March 1919 on active service Administration Oxford 27 May to sir Ernest John Trevelyan Knight D.C.L. reader in Inidan law in the university of Oxford. Effects £273 13s. 8d.

TURRELL Henry Gifford
Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Oxfordshire asnd Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 3 November 1917. Aged 19. Son of Walter John and Margaret Sybil Turrell, of Cherwell Lodge, Magdalen Bridge, Oxford. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Oxford, resident with his parets, Walter John and Margaret Sybil Turrell, at 1, St Clements Street, Oxford. Buried in north-east corner of HOLYWELL CEMETERY, OXFORD, Oxfordshire.

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1918:

TURRELL Henry Gifford of Cherwell Lodge 1 Saint Clements-street Oxford second-lieutenant 4th Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry died 3 November 1917 at Saint Thomas Hospital Middlesex on active service Administration Oxford 21 May to Mwalter John Turrell M.D.
Effects £365 3s. 10d.

TWIGG Francis William aka Frank
Captain, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 24 September 1918. Aged 34. Son of Henry and Frances Louisa Twigg, of The Little Cottage, Weeping Cross, Stafford. Born 8 November 1884, baptised 19 December 1884 aT Holy Trinity Church, Baswich or Berkswich, Staffordshire, son of Henry and Frances Louisa Twigg. In the 1891 census he was aged 6, a scholar, born Staffordshire, resident with his parents at Weeping Cross, Berkswich, Stafford. In the 1911 census he is aged, 26, a Draughtsman Electical Works, born Baswich, resident with his parents at Weeping Cross, Baswich, Staffordshire. Embarked France 31 October 1915. Priviously served as Private 15/938 in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Buried in BELLICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row J. Grave 6.
TYRWHITT Nathaniel Bridges
Major, 16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 28 December 1915. Son of the late Admiral P. Tyrwhitt, of 13, Dane Rd., St. Leonards-on-Sea; husband of Muriel H. Tyrwhitt, of Guildford, Surrey. Served in the South African Campaign. Baptised 14 February 1871 at Woolston, Hampshire, son of Philip Nathaniel and Catharine Tyrwitt. In the 1881 census he was aged 10, a scholar, born Southampton, Hampshire, resident with his parents Philip and Catherine Tyrwhitt, at 61, Woodstock Road, Riverdale, St Giles, Oxford. In the 1901 census he was aged 30, a Clerk to Insurance Office, resident with his parenst, Philip N and Catherine Tyrwhitt, at 18, Linton Road, Holy Trinity, Hastings, Sussex. Married Muriel Katherine Trafford in Croydon in 1909. Buried in POTIJZE BURIAL GROUND CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section N. Grave 7.

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1916:

TYRWHITT Nathaniel Bridges of 100 Coldharbour-road Bristol major 16th County of London regiment died 28 December 1915 in Flanders Probate London 7 April to Muriel Catherine Tyrwhitt widow and Percy St. John Tyrwhitt esquire.
Effects £1206 2s. 2d.

VENIS Arthur Raymond (Dr.)
Second Lieutenant, Indian Army Reserve of Officers attached to 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. Probate Oak Park, Naini Tal, Bengal. From 1905-07 Second Lieutenant, South Staffordshire Regiment. In the 1901 census Raymond Venis is listed as a boarder, aged 13, born India, resident 21 Bardwell Road, Oxford. No known grave. Commemorqated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 43 and 65.

Extract from Repton School Register, Derbyshire, 1905:

Venis, Arthur Raymond Sept., 1902-July, 1905 Pri. s. of A. Venis, Queen's Coll., Benares. b. Oct. 14, 1887. R.M.C. Sandhurst. c/o London and County Bank, Abingdon, Berks.
WAY Henry Stanley
Captain, 16th Battalion, Tank Corps. Killed 6 May 1919. Aged 22. Son of Henry Edward Hoyle Way and Saralyne Way, of Redhill, Lydney, Glos. Educated at Oxford Preparatory School and Blundels School, Tiverton. Also served in Palestine. In the 1901 census he is aged 4, born Prestwood, Buckinghamhsire, resident with his parents, Henry E H and Sarahjane H Way, at Prestwood Lodge, Stoney Road, Prestwood, Great Missenden, Amersham, Buckinghamshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, a boarder, schoolboy, born Prestwood, Buckinghamshire, resident Westlake, Tiverton, Devon. Buried in ST. POL BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. POL-SUR-TERNOISE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 11.

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1919:

WAY Henry Stanley of Frogmore Milton-under-Wychwood Oxfordshire died 6 May 1919 in France Administration London 7 November to Henry Edward Hugh Way gentleman. Effects £5049 7s. 2d.

WELLS-COLE William Francis aka Willie
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion attached 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Missing reported killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 19. Eldest son of William Francis Wells-Cole and Ellen Slorey, his wife, of Lincolnshire. Born at Sedgeford, King''s Lynn. Educated at The Dragon''s School, Oxford, Repton (The Priory), and passed into R.M.C., Sandhurst, 1915. In the 1901 census it states he was born in Hampstead, Middlesex, aged 3, resident with his parents William Francis and Ellen Wells-Cole, at Monk Hopton, Bridgnorth, Shropshire.No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.
WEST, MC Nevile
Captain, "A" Company, 1st Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 16 February 1917. Aged 22. Son of Lt. Col. Charles J. and Mary Morrison West, of Hermitage, Newbury, Berks. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born, Leadenham, Lincolnshire, resident with his parents, Charles J and Mary Morrison West, at Leadenham, Lincolnshire between The Grove, Lincoln and High Road, Grantham. Buried in COURCELETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 21.
WHITTINGHAM Thomas aka Tom
Lieutenant, 4th Battalion (Territorial), Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 13 October 1915. Aged 22. Son of Walter Godfrey Whittingham, Bishop of St. Edmundsbury and Ipswich, and Edith Mary Gordon Whittingham. Educated at Oxford Preparatory School, and Felsted, and Lausanne. Articled to Chartered Accountant. No known grave. Commemoratedm on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 42 to 44.

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1916:

WHITTINGHAM Thomas of Knighton Vicarage Leicester lieutenant 4th battalion Leicestershire regiment of Foot died 14 October 1915 in action in Northern France Europe Administration Leicester 7 february to the reverend Walter Godfrey Whittingham clerk. Effects £1209 12s. 3d.

WRIGHT, MC Edwin George Englesby
Second Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in acion 16 June 1916. Aged 23. Born 4 June. Son of Herbert Edwin and Ellen Maud Bickley Wright, of 57, Cleveland Square, London. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford; 1893-1916, In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Kennington, London, resident with his parenst and grandparents at 17 Strawberry Hill, Twickenham. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 5. See also St Mary's, Yarlington War Memorial, Somerset.

Citation for Military Cross (M.C.). from Supplement to The London Gazette 16 March 1916, page 547:

Temporary Second Lieutenant Edwin George Englesby Wright, 7th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry).
For conspicuous gallantry. Hearing that a serjeant had been buried in a gallery, he went down and along the gallery to rescue him, but, becoming entangled in some wire, got back only with great difficulty. Later he went down again with a mining officer and recovered the Serjeant's body.

1939-1945

There is a book online which has much more detail about the men who died in Wordl War 2 from this schoool.
See The Dragon School, Oxford: Memorials of the Old Boys Who Gave Their Lives in the War of 1939-1945

ADAMS Wilfrid Sydney Charles
Flying Officer (Pilot) 27100, 3 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed in action 13 May 1940. Aged 33. Born 1906. Son of Frederick Archer Adams and Marianne Augusta Mercy Adams (nee Sprules); husband of Katherine Adams (nee Hampton), of New Barnet, Hertfordshire. In the 1911 census he is aged 17, born Fulbeck, Lincolnshire, a boarder, student, resident The Army School, Holy Port, Maidenhead, Berkshire. Buried in CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES, Nord, France. Plot 11. Row B. Grave 6.
AMERY George Robert
Captain 124999, 2nd Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Killed in action 15 October 1941. Aged 21. Born 1920. Son of Maj. George Douglas Amery, M.C., Royal Artillery, and Ethel Osborn Amery, of Oxford. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section K. Grave 164.
ARNOTT Hugh
Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) 74323, 7 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action when shot down over Belgium when returing from a succesful bombing raid on Mannheim, Germany, 6 December 1942. Aged 23. Born 1919. Son of William and Amy Arnott; husband of Catherine Nelly Arnott, of Roosendaal, North Brabant, Holland. Buried in HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium. Plot 2. Row D. Collective grave 1-6.
BARGE Peter Ferris
Driver 1942605, 185 Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Accindentally killed on active service in Scotland 28 April 1942. Aged 19. Born 8 October 1922. Son of Herbert Ferris Barge and Eileen Dorothy Barge, of Hamble, Hampshire. Buried in BEDLAY CEMETERY, Lanarkshire. Section U. Grave 112.
BARKER-BENFIELD George Francis
Sergeant (Pilot) 1186621, Royal Air Force. Killed on active service 19 September 1941. Aged 19. Born 1922. Son of Tom Francis and Muriel Mary Barker-Benfield, of Ascot, Berkshire. Buried in BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY, Surrey, Plot 25. Row B. Grave 2.
BAZELL Harry Everard
Flying Officer 120022, 38 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed on active service when his plane crashed 20 September 1943. Aged 22. Born 1921. Son of Harry and Ivy Kathleen Bazell; husband of Anne Patricia Bazell, of Oxford. Married Anne Spokes in March 1943. Buried in BENGHAZI WAR CEMETERY, Libya. Plot 3. Row D. Grave 31.
BEAZLEY, MiD Basil Saunders
Major 126365, 9 (Airborne) Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action by Italaian machine gun fire just south of Syracuse, Sicily, 10 July 1943. Aged 29. Born 1913. Son of Walter and Ethel Maud Beazley, of Horspath, Oxfordshire. A.M.I.E.E. Mentioned in Despatches Buried in SYRACUSE WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Plot II. Row A. Grave 6.
BENTALL Sydney William Temple
Major 115470, Royal Army Medical Corps. Lost at sea when the ship he was travelling on was torpedoed and sunk 30 October 1942. Born 1904. No known grave. Commemorated on BROOKWOOD 1939-1945 MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 18, Column 1.
BERTIE John Edward
Lieutenant 123772, 13th/18th Royal Hussars attached to 17th/21st Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps. Killed in action 9 May 1943. Aged 22. Born 1921. Son of Alberic W. and Flore Bertie; adopted son and nephew of Irene E. Bertie, of Oxford. Buried in ENFIDAVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 25.
BIRCH Robert Massy
Lieutenant 289109, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed instantly by a shell splinter on the Battle of Caen 28 July 1944. Aged 20. Born 1924. Son of Hugh Massy Birch and Millicent Kate Birch, of Bampton, Oxfordshire. Buried in BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 5.
BLAND George Roxberry
Pilot Officer 101023, 234 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action when his plane was shot down while returning from a misison over Cherbourg, France, 16 April 1942. Aged 20. Born 1921. Son of Maj. Valentine Stevens Bland, M.C., and Doris Bland, of Aldbourne, Wiltshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 68.
BOLTON Richard Michael
Second Lieutenant (Air Observer) 235422, South African Air Force. Killed on active service when his plane crashed in bad weather 29 June 1942. Born 27 June 1916. Buried in NAIROBI (FOREST ROAD) CEMETERY, Kenya. Block 16. Grave 34.
BRITTAIN Norman Armstrong
Lieutenant, H.M.S Curacoa, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Lost at sea off the coast of County Donegal when H.M.S Curaco was accidentally rammed by H.M.S. Queen Mary, 2 October 1942. Aged 26. Born 1915. Son of George Alfred and Alice Louise Brittain, of Trearddwr Bay, Anglesey. Graduate in Law, Oxford. Buried in ROSHVEN BURIAL GROUND, Inverness-shire.
BROWN Martin Christopher
Lieutenant, H.M.S. Gloucester., Royal Marines. Killed in action when his ship was dive bombed and torpedoed 22 May 1941. Born 1920. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 59, Column 1.
BROWN Peter Austen Leadley
Captain EC/1498, Assam Regiment. Killed in action in Burma 6 April 1944. Aged 32. Born 1912. Son of James Francis Leadley Brown and Edith Charlotte Brown, of Kokstad, Cape Province, South Africa. Buried in KOHIMA WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 4. Row H. Grave 10.
BULFORD Patrick Gordon
Lieutenant 184575, 2nd (Airborne) Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamhsire Light Infantry (Airborne). Killed in action while leading a section against an enemy machine-gun position near Manneville 26 August 1944. Aged 24. Born 1920. Son of Gordon J. E. Bulford and Phyllis Bulford, of Thrup, Oxfordshire. Buried in BEUZEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Eure, France. Grave 2.
BURCHARDT Cyril George
Sergeant (Pilot) 754231, 233 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action when returning from a patrol of the French coast 20 August 1941. Aged 21. Born 1920. Son of Ernest Ashton Burchardt and Viola Mary Bruce Burchardt, of Oxford. Buried in WOLVERCOTE CEMETERY, Oxfordshire. Section C.1. Grave 121.
CARRITT Brian
[Listed as Bombardier in book] Gunner 1811234, Royal Artillery. Died on active service of acute pulonary tuberculosis 1 July 1942. Aged 20. Born 1921. Resident Boars Hill. Buried 31 July 1942 north-east of the church in SUNNINGWELL (ST. LEONARD) CHURCHYARD, Berkshire.
CARUS-WILSON David William Maynard
Lieutenant 277423, 10th (The Rangers) Battalion, King's Royal Rfiel Corps attached to 7th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds in a field hospital while a Prisoner of War between 20 and 21 February 1944. Aged 20. Born 1923. Son of Frederick Maynard Carus-Wilson and Caroline Adini Carus-Wilson, of Oxford. Buried in ROME WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row A. Grave 31.
CASSAVETTI Ian Mckenzie
Pilot Officer 113273, 61 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action when his aircraft failed to return from operations the night of 29-30 March 1942. Born 1922. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 68.
CHURCHILL, MiD Robert Alec Farquhar
Lieutenant, H.M.S. Victorious, Royal Navy. Killed in action during the historic Malta convoy action 12 August 1942. Aged 31. Born 1911. Son of Alec F. and Elinor Churchill; husband of Olive Helen Dunbar Churchill (nee Townroe), of Cuckfield, Sussex. Mentioned in Despatches. No known grave. Commemorated on LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Bay 3, Panel 1.
COCHRANE Francis Alfred [Arthur]
Second Lieutenant 257828, Royal Engineers. Wunded in the Middle East 4 November 1942, died of those wounds 21 December 1942. Aged 30. Born 1912. Son of Sir Arthur William Steuart Cochrane, K.C.V.O., and of Lady Cochrane (nee Ilbert); husband of Diana Cochrane, of Chelsea, London A.R.I.B.A. Buried in TEL EL KEBIR WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 1. Row B. Grave 7.
COLES Denys Geoffrey Graeme
Fling Officer 72509, 22 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 22 January 1941. Born 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 29.
COOPER John Herbert
Captain 87973, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in the Battle for Caen 16 July 1944. Aged 30. Born 1914. Son of William Frank and Isabel Mary Cooper, of Oxford. Buried in BROUAY WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 5.
COTTER Patrick Claud
Pilot Officer 130513, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action on his first operational flight when his plane, damaged in a raid, came down in the sea 17 April 1943. Aged 34. Born 1909. Son of Claud Rutledge Cotter and Beatrice M. Cotter; husband of Helen Mary Cotter, of King's Lynn, Norfolk. B.A. (Oxon). No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 131.
COWAN Alan Patrick Lowther
Lieutenant 256118, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade attached to 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action when his platoon was overrun while trying to hold a position on the Anzio-Nettuno Bridgeshead, 30 April 1944. No known grave. Commemorated on CASSINO MEMORIAL, Italy. Panel 11.
CROSSMAN Thomas Edward Stafford
[Flying Officer in book] Pilot Officer 72073, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed on active service in a flying accident 31 May 1940. Aged 22. Born 1917. Buried south of the church in BUCKHURST HILL (ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST) CHURCHYARD, Essex.
CUNLIFFE Alan Dewett
Lieutenant 165357, 3 Bomb Disposal Company, Royal Engineers. Killed on active service when he was in charge of a Bomb Disposal Unit defusing a German bomb in a Birmingham factory, 16 April 1941. Born 1918. Son of Norman Cunliffe, D.Sc. (Oxon.), and Celia Mary Cunliffe, of Oxford. No known grave. Commemorated on BROOKWOOD 1939-1945 MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 4. Column 3.
DANE Richard Cecil Allen
Second Lieutenant 94644, 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Killed instantly when hit in the head by a bullet 28 May 1940. Aged 22. Born 1917. Son of Captain Clement Richard Dane, R.N., and Bessie Albinia Dane, of Earl's Court, London. Buried in OOSTTAVERNE WOOD CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row CC. Grave 8.
DISNEY Anthony Markham De La Poer
Pilot Officer 60084, 132 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed on active service 18 September 1941. Aged 30. Born 1921. Son of Wing Cdr. Henry Anthony Patrick Disney and Kathleen Maude Disney, of Chorleywood, Hertfordshire. Buried in LONGSIDE CEMETERY, Aberdeenshire. Grave 77.
DOWNIE Robert Gordon
Battalion Serjeant Major (Warrant Officer Class I) X/45, 56 Battery, 301 Field Regiment, East African Artillery. Lost at sea when torpedoed by a Japanese submarine 12 February 1944. Aged 26. Born 1918. Son of the Hon. J. W. Downie and Clara Downie, of Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia. No known grave. Commemorated on EAST AFRICA MEMORIAL, Kenya. Column 13.
DOWNING Sydney John Ffisher
Liieutenant 245353, 7th (1st Battalion, The London Rifle Brigade) Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed in action in Italy 3 June 1944. Aged 20. Born 1923. Son of John ffisher Downing and Barbara Downing, of Abingdon, Berkshire. Buried in CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot III. Row E. Grave 15.
DUNCAN Christopher James
[Book lists him as Sub-Lieutenant] Midshipman (S), H.M.S. Orion, Royal Navy. Killed in action 19 May 1941. Born 1920. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 45, Column 1.
EALES, MC, MiD Charles Herbert Haberton
[Listed as Charles Hebert Harberton EALES on CWGC] Lieutenant-Colonel IA/176, Indian Armoured Corps. Killed on active service when the plane he had been doing a reconnaissance flight in crashed on landing 5 March 1941. Aged 46. Born 1895. Son of Herbert Lovely Eales and Mary Ball Eales; husband of Vere Edith Eales, of Sauchen, Aberdeenshire. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.) and Mentioned in Despatches. No known grave. Commemorated on BROOKWOOD 1939-1945 MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 25. Column 2.
EDGLEY Hugh John Norman
Major ABRO/73, Burma Frontier Force. Killed by the Japanese 17 April 1942. Aged 24. Born 1917. Son of the Hon. Sir Norman Edgley, Kt., K.C., and of Lady Edgley (nee Daley), of Bournemouth, Hampshire. B.A. (Oxon.). No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar (Burma). Face 111.
EDWARDS Edward Cecil Theodore
Wing Commander 05146, 53 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed in action during a raid on Vlaardingen, near Rotterdam, 31 August 1940. Aged 35. Born 1905. Son of Robert Stephen and Anne Rosalie Tannatt Edwards, of Kensington, London. M.A. (Oxon.). His brother John Oswald Valentine Edwards also fell (see below). Buried in ROTTERDAM (CROOSWIJK) GENERAL CEMETERY, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. Plot LL. Row 1. Grave 5.
EDWARDS John Oswald Valentine
Captain 50496, East Surrey Regiment seconded to Burma Frontier Force. Killed in action 10 April 1942. Aged 30. Born 1912. Son of the Revd. Robert Stephen Edwards and Anne R. T. Edwards, of Kensington, London. M.A. (Oxon.): Keble College. His brother Edward Cecil Theodore Edwards also fell (see above). No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar (Burma). Face 13.
ELGAR, MC Hugh Smiley
Lieutenant 265716, 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action while leading his platoon in an attack on a village twenty miles south-east of Bremen 18 April 1945. Aged 21. Born 1923. Son of Alfred J. and Eileen M. K. Elgar, of Bournemouth, Hampshire. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.) for the attack on Uden. Educated Eton 1937-1941. Buried in BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 2. Row C. Grave 13.

Military Cross Citation as follows:

In the period of fighting from February 28th to March 3, 1945, from Welleshof to Lotzhof, this officer led his Platoon with outstanding success and great gallantry.

On February 28th at Tofurtzhof he cleared two houses, capturing sixteen Germans. This success was due tot he dash and shill shown by the Platoon under his leadership and example.

On march 2nd at Helimannhof he again assaulted with the objective of two houses. After capturing the first house with seven enemy, he was subjected to heavy fire of all kinds. He went to the nearby tanks, under heavy fire, arranged for tank support on his own initiative, and then successfully assaulted the secnd house, killing three and capturing a further nine of the enemy.

His disregard of personal safety under heavy sustained shell fire served as a fine example to his men during many difficult hours.

EMANUEL William Vernon
Flight Lieutenant 75652, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He, and his only sister, were killed in an air raid on London 20 October 1940. Aged 26. Born 1914. Son of Alfred Edward Lewis Emanuel, M.A. and Rachel Emanuel, Kaisar-i-Hind Medal. M.M.(Oxon). Cremated and commemorated at GOLDERS GREEN CREMATORIUM, Middlesex. Panel 2.
EVERS William Richard
Second Lieutenant 251331, 1st Derbyshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps. Killed in action 14 March 1943. Aged 33. Born 1909. Son of Claude Pilkington Evers and Jesse Marion Evers; husband of Ivy Anne Evers, of Oxford. B.A. (Oxon.). Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 18. Row H. Grave 18.
FILLEUL Philip Richard Stuart
Flight Lieutenant 33383, 214 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed in action 12 September 1944. Aged 26. Born 1918. Son of Philip Rowland Filleul and Eileen Steuart Luxmoore Filleul; husband of Yvonne Palmer Filleul. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 202.
GAHAN Bryan Beresford
Major 69184, Royal Irish Fusiliers attached to Sudan Defence Force. Died of wounds in North Africa 19 January 1943. Aged 26. Born 1916. Son of Capt. Robert Beresford Gahan and Dorothy Gahan, of Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, Irish Republic. Buried in TRIPOLI WAR CEMETERY, Libya. Plot 10. Row H. Grave 9.
GLADWELL Stanley Strachan
Supply Assistant C/MX 63353, H.M.S. Liverpool, Royal Navy. After his ship had been hit by torpedo bombers 14 October he was transferred to H.M.H.S. Maine where he died of his wounds, 16 October 1940. Aged 20. Born 1920. Son of Arthur Bennett Gladwell and Hilda Mary Gladwell, of Maidenhead, Berkshire. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section N. Grave 29.
GODFREY, DFC Oliver
Wing Commander (Pilot) 33251, 103 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed in action 23 June 1942. Aged 26. Born 1915. Son of Charles and Patience Godfrey, of Hermitage, Berkshire. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.). Buried in WIERHUIZEN PROTESTANT CEMETERY, DE MARNE, Groningen, Netherlands. Plot 1. Grave 3.

Citation for Distinguished Flying Cross:

This officer has acted as captaon of aircraft on twenty-eight occasions. He has participated in attacks on a wide range of enemy targets, including nine raids in the Ruihr area, of which eight have been on the heavily defended target of Essex. Wing-commander Godfrey invariably presses home his attacks and has on numerous occasions spent long periods over heavily defended targets to enure success. On one occasion, when attacking the Renault works at Paris, his port engine become (sic) unserviceable. In spit of this he flew on and successfully bombed the target. This officer's high operational record, together with his excellent leadership, have proven an inspiration.

GOODMAN Martin Richard
Lance Bombardier 1488141, 83 Battery, 16 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died in hospital, on active service, from general peritonitis 1 June 1942. Aged 31. Born 1911. Son of Edward Martin Goodman and Ethel Maud Goodman, of Riverhead, Kent. His brother, Thomas Dent Goodman, also died on service (see below). Buried in HELIOPOLIS WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 1. Row B. Grave 3.
GOODMAN Thomas Dent
Lance Bombardier 1522732, 7/4 Maritime Regiment, Royal Artillery. Lost at sea 13 April 1942. Aged 28. Born 1913. Son of Edward Martin Goodman and Ethel Maud Goodman, of Riverhead, Kent. His brother, Martin Richard, also died on service (see above). No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 77, Column 2.
GREEN Ernest Hartley
Sub-Lieutenant (A), H.M.S. Robin, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed on active service when he was being transported by plane which crashed into the Welsh Mountains 3 February 1944. Aged 22. Born 1921. Son of the Revd. Ernest Davis Green and Marion Green, of Sheringham, Norfolk. Buried in WHITCHURCH (PANTMAWR) CEMETERY, Glamorganshire. Section D. Grave 156.
GRIFFITH Wendell Horace
Private, Company A, 28th Replacement Draft, 3rd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, United States Marine Corps attached to 3rd Engineering Battalion, Third Marine Division. Killed in action when enroute to the command post he was shot through the head by an enemy rifle bullet and died instantly during the assualt of Iwo Jima 14 March 1945. Born 1925. Resident of Webster Groves, Missouri. Posthumously awarded the Order of the Purple Heart. Body repatriated to United States.
GUNN Rognvald William
Lieutenant 262111, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action near Salerno 25 September 1943. Aged 21. Born 1922. Educated at Harrow. Son of Professor James Andrew Gunn, C.B.E., M.A., M.D., D.Sc. (Edin.), D.M. (Oxon.), F.R.C.P., and Anne Marie Gunn, of Oxford. Buried in SALERNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot III. Row F. Grave 6.
GUNTHER Eustace Rolfe
Second Lieutenant, 72 Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery. Accidentally killed on active service 31 May 1940. Aged 27. Born 1902. Married Dr. Mavis Carr in 1929. Son of Robert William Theodore and Amy Gunther, of Heacham; husband of Mavis Hilda Dorothea Gunther, of Esher, Surrey. M.A. (Cantab.). Buried in HEACHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk. See also Heacham War Memorial
HANKEY, MiD Michael
Sub-Lieutenant (A), H.M.S. Eagle, Royal Navay Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action during the heroic Malta Convoy action 12 August 1942. Aged 26. Born 1916. Married Elizabeth Grace Coles in 1941. Son of the Revd. Basil Hankey, M A., and May Hankey, of Tarrant Hinton Rectory, Dorsetshire; husband of Third Offr. Elizabeth Grace Hankey, W.R.N.S. Posthumously Mentioned in Desptaches (MiD). No known grave. Commemorated on LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Bay 4, Panel 1.
HASELFOOT Wilfrid Frederick
Lieutenant Commander, H.M. Submarine Thistle, Royal Navy. Killed in action when his ship failed to return from patrol 10 April 1940. Aged 32. Born 1908. Son of Charles Edward and Elinor D'engayne Haselfoot; husband of Jean Dorothea Catneron Haselfoot, of Alverstoke, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 36, Column 3.
HATT Edwin Ronald Dodd
Private 6149831, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died while a Japanese prisoner of war from diphtheria 1 March 1942. Aged 30. Born 1911. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, Singapore. Plot 17. Row C. Grave 9.
HENDERSON, MC John Patrick Leo
Major 117132, Royal Engineers (Combined Operations). Died 16 January 1944. Aged 31. Born 1913. Son of James Alexander Leo Henderson and of Maud Sophia Grace Henderson (nee Hardy). Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in CASERTA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot V. Row C. Grave 7.

Citation for Military Cross (M.C.):

At Salerno 9/9/43, this officer's troop was one of the two which attacked and held the west of the twon. Capt. Henderson was conspicuous in the attack, and when counter-attacked by infantry and tanks, took a most active part in repelling the assault, himself scoring two hits on the leading tank with a Piat mortar, when the tanks were shelling the house in which he was at 100 yards' range. The tank turrent was jammed, and almost immediately the tanks drew off."

HILL Peter Maxwell Clive
Flight Lieutenant 45330, 13 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed in action when his aircraft crashed into the mountains near Avezzano, east of Rome, when returning from a bombing raid 2 June 1944. Aged 25. Born 1918. Married Daphne Gompertz in 1941. Son of Air Chief Marshal Sir Roderick Maxwell Hill, K.C.B., M.C., A.F.C., M.A., and of Lady Hill (nee Morton); husband of Daphne Mary Hill (nee Gompertz), of Barton-on-Sea, Hampshire. Buried in CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XII. Row B. Grave 22.
HOARE John Matthew Hampden
Captain, British Overseas Airways Corporation. Killed in action when he received a head wound from which he died instantly 23 May 1940. Born 1906. Son of Lt. Col. Arthur Fanshawe Hoare, C.B., and Gertrude Jane Katharine Hoare, of Harrow, Middlesex. B.A. (Cantab). Buried in ARQUES CHURCHYARD, Pas de Calais, France. Grave 8.
HOUGHTON William
Lieutenant 180525, 2/7th Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Killed in action on the Anzio bridgehead front 24 February 1944. Aged 22. Born 1921. Son of William and Muriel de Rouvrou Houghton, of Little Blakenham, Suffolk. Buried in BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO, Italy. Plot XIX. Row F. Grave 10.
HUNT Edward William Francis De Vere
Major 41144, 1 Hong Kong Regiment, Hong Kong and Singapore Royal Artillery. Killed in action by the Japanese 20 December 1941. Aged 33. Born 1908. Son of John Theodore De Vere Hunt and Ada Mary De Vere Hunt; husband of Nancy De Vere Hunt, of Corfe Castle, Dorsetshire, England. No known grave. Commemorated on SAI WAN MEMORIAL, China, (including Hong Kong). Column 1.
INGE Richard Wycliffe Spooner
Pilot Officer (Instructor Pilot) 64298, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed on active service 24 April 1941. Aged 25. Born 1916. Son of the Very Revd. William Ralph Inge K.C.V.O., F.B.A., D.D., and Mary Catherine Inge, of Wallingford. Clerk in Holy Orders. Buried in BRIGHTWELL (ST. AGATHA) NEW CHURCHYARD, Berkshire. Row 4. South-west corner.
JEPHSON, MC and Bar Gordon Dudley aka Tony
Major 66149, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, Killed in action during an attack through the Rechswald 9 January 1945. Aged 29. Born 1915. Son of Richard Pelham Jephson and Ada Mary Jephson; husband of H. M. E. (Sally) Jephson, of Wokingham, Berkshire. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.) and bar. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 45. Row B. Grave 15.
JONES, DSC, RD Gerald Henry Lee
Captain 66149, Royal Naval Reserve. Died on active service in Turkey when he contracted malaria 30 October 1944. Aged 52. Born 1891. Son of Francis W. Jones and Eleanor Ann Jones; husband of Phyllis Audrey Lee Jones, of Pinner, Middlesex. Shipping Adviser to the Turkish Government. Awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (D.S.C.) and R.D.. Buried in ALEPPO WAR CEMETERY, Syria. Plot 2. Row D. Grave 9.
JUBB Brian McMahon
Sergeant 1315154, 214 (F.M.S.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Missing presumed killed in action during a raid over Dusseldorf between 25 and 26 May 1943. Aged 21. Born 1921. Son of Edwin Charles Jubb, C.B., O.B.E., and Emily Herbert Jubb, of Farnham Common, Buckinghamshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 155.
LAMBERT, MiD Henry Alexander
Major 532/AI, 3rd Battalion, 9th Jat Regiment, Indian Army. Killed in action by a Japanese grenade near Imphal 5 May 1944. Aged 29. Born 1915. Son of Henry and Violet Lambert; husband of Jose Emma Lambert, of Boscombe East, Bournemouth, Hampshire. His brother John Dirom Lambert also fell (see below). Posthumously Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar (Burma). Face 38.
LAMBERT John Dirom
Flying Officer (Pilot) 141450, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed on active service in a flying accident at Karachi 29 September 1944. Aged 31. Born 1913. Son of Henry and Violet Lambert, of Seaton, Devon. B.A.(Cantab.). Scholar of Charterhouse School. Scholar of Magdalene College, Cambridge. His brother Henry Alexander Lambert also fell (see above). Buried in KARACHI WAR CEMETERY, Pakistan. Plot 5. Row A. Grave 8.
LANE Benjamin William
Lieutenant 145117, 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Killed on active service in a fatal accident 9 June 1943. Aged 23. Born 1920. Son of Capt. William Aubrey Lane and Gertrude Leona Lane, of Limavady, Co. Derry, Northern Ireland. Buried in DAMASCUS COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY, Syria. Section Q. Grave 26.
LEE, MiD John Stephen Grosvenor
Major 79503, 1st Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action at Anzio 8 February 1944. Aged 24. Born 1919. Son of Stephen Grosvenor Lee and of Eleanor Gill Lee (nee Welch), of Swansea. B.A.(Oxon.). Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) twice. Buried in BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO, Italy. Plot III. Row D. Grave 1.
LENFESTY John D'estreville
[Spelt LENFESTEY on CWGC] Sergeant (Observer) 771911, 20 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed on active service when the plane he was flying in crashed 2 July 1941. Aged 25. Born 1917. Son of Leopold D'Estreville Lenfestey, and of Kathleen Lenfestey (nee Meredith), of Effingham, Surrey. Buried in KARACHI WAR CEMETERY, Pakistan. Plot 5. Row D. Grave 2.
LIVESEY Frederick Cardwell
Lieutenant 174491, 10th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action August in Normandy 2 August 1944. Aged 30. Born 1914. Son of Lees and Anna Livesey; husband of Kathleen Mary Livesey (nee Cole), of La Rocque, Jersey, Channel Islands; jis brother James Lees Livesey also fell (see below). Buried in BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot IX. Row A. Grave 27.
LIVESEY James Lees
Lieutenant, H.M. Submarine Undaunted Royal Navy. Killed on active service on the maiden voyage of the submarine he was in command of sailing in the Mediterranean, 13 May 1941. Aged 29. Born 1911. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Lees Livesey; husband of Frances Livesey; his brother Frederick Cardwell Livesey also fell (see above). No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 45, Column 2.
LONG Alexander Bertram Mackay
Lieutenant 307914, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action in Italy 13 February 1945. Aged 21. Born 1924. Son of Bertram and Beatrix Frances Mackay Long, of Boar's Hill, Berkshire. Buried in FAENZA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 1.
LORIMER Robert Brearey
Lieutenant 200522, 22 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action while with the British North African Forces, as he was locating gun positions he was shot through then head and died instantly, 21 April 1943. Aged 23. Born 1920. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 15. Row E. Grave 5.
LUSK Andrew Ronald
Lieutenant 165606, 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster). Killed in action with the 8th Army in North Africa 28 June 1942. Born 1920. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 55.
LUSK David James Theodore
Flying Officer (Navigator) 70413, 22 Squadron (Tordedo Bombers), Coastal Command, Royal Air Force. Killed in action 7 May 1940. Aged 24. Born 1915. Navigator in a Beaufort Bomber. Son of the Revd. David Colville Lusk and of Mary Theodora Lusk (nee Colville), of Edinburgh. B.A. (Oxon.). Buried in JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY, Gelderland, Netherlands. Plot 7. Row J. Grave 1.
MacINNES Donald Charles William
Sub-Lieutenant, H.M.S. Swift, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed on active service when his ship hit a mine in the Channel and sank 24 June 1944. Aged 21. Born 1923. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John MacInnes, of Sevenoaks, Kent. Buried in SASSETOT-LE-MAUCONDUIT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Seine-Maritime, France.
MAITLAND Thomas Donald
Lieutenant 121193, 73 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action in the Middle East when hit by a shell dying instantaneously, 4 December 1941. Aged 23. Born 1918. Educated at Eton. Son of Francis Edward and Margaret A. M. Maitland, of Headington Hill, Oxford. B.A., Hons. (Oxon.). Buried inKNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA, Libya. Plot 8. Row F. Grave 4.
MAJOR Michael Wakeman
Pilot Officer (Pilot) 80086, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed on active service training as a bomber pilot when his plane crashed 22 July 1941. Born 21 December 1912. Educated Exeter College, Oxford. Son of the Revd. Henry Dewsbury Alves Major, D.D., F.S.A., and of Mary Eliza Major, of Merton Vicarage. B.A. (Oxon.): Exeter College. Clerk to the High Court of Justice, Southern Rhodesia. Buried in UPPER HEYFORD CEMETERY, Oxfordshire. Section B. Grave 88.
MANGER Harald Charles Walter (Rev.)
Chaplain, H.M.S. Excellent II, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died of wounds sustained in a raid on the Arakan Coast 21 March 1944. Born 1913. Educated University College, London. Went to Wycliffe Colege, Oxford in January 1937 and was ordained two years later. B.A. Burie din TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Plot 3. Row F. Grave 12.
MARETT John Ranulf De La Haule aka Jack
Lieutenant- Commander, H.M.S. Glorious, Royal Navy. Killed in action when his ship and her two escoarts were sunk by by a German vattleship off Narvik 8 June 1940. Aged 40. Born 1900. Educated Exeter College, Oxford. Son of Robert Ranulph Marett and of Nora Marett (nee Kirk), of Oxford; husband of Johanna Maria Margharita Marett (nee Minoux), of Oxford. B.Sc. (Oxon.). No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 36, Column 1.
MARKLAND Philip Anthony James
Probationary Supply Assistant P/MX575212, H.M.S. President V, Royal Navy. Died from tubercular meningitis at the Osler Pavilion, Oxford, 21 September 1943. Aged 18. Born 1924. Educated at Cheltenham. Son of Donald Eric and Eveline Markland, of Oxford. Buried in WESTBOURNE CEMETERY, Sussex. Extension 2. Grave 376.
MARSHALL Laurence Rupert
Pilot Officer (Pilot) 64921, 33 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Shot down during operations and died in hospital 17 September 1941. Aged 19. Born 1922. Son of Francis Julius and Gladys Mary Marshall, of Exmouth, Devon. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section K. Grave 139.
MASEFIELD Lewis Crommelin
Private 7387591, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 29 May 1942. Aged 31. Born 1910. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA, Libya. Plot 8. Row D. Collective grave 20-23.
MEDD, MBE Peter Nesbitt
Lieutenant-Commander (A), H.M.S. Peewit, Royal Navy. Killed on active service when flying over Northumberland when his plane crashed into a hillside 19 August 1944. Aged 31. Born 1913. Son of Allan Nesbit Medd and Jane Adele Vaughan Medd, of Wonersh, Surrey; brother of Richard George Medd who also fell (see below). Member of the British Empire (M.B.E.). Buried in ARBROATH WESTERN CEMETERY, Angus. Compartment. D. North Border, Grave 23.
MEDD Richard George
Second Lieutenant 176537, 509 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed on active service when the car he was travelling in ran into the back of a stationary lorry 25 June 1941. Aged 23. Born 1918. Educated Rugby. Son of Allan Nesbitt Medd and Jane Adele Vaughan Medd, of Wonersh, Surrey; brother of Peter Nesbitt Medd who also fell (see above). Buried in DARLINGTON WEST CEMETERY, Durham. Section W.7H. Grave 366.
MILLER Andrew Lyall
Sub-Lieutenant, H.M.S. Bambara, Royal Naval Reserve. Killed on active service while flying with a Beaufighter Squadron based in Ceylon 17 February 1944. Aged 21. Born 1922. Son of Comdr. Alexander Alfred Lyall Miller, formerly R.N., and Evelyn Mary Miller, of Hayling Island, Hampshire. Buried in TRINCOMALEE WAR CEMETERY, Sri Lanka. Plot 2. Row C. Grave 10.
MOBERLY Geoffrey Walter
Ordinary Seaman LT/JX 372630, H.M. Trawler Lord Stonehaven, Royal Naval Patrol Service. Killed on active service on his first voyage when his ship was blown up and sank immediately 22 October 1942. Aged 19. Born 1923. Son of the Rt. Revd. Robert Hamilton Moberly, M.A., and Rosamund Vere Moberly, of Islington, London. No known grave. Commemorated on LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Suffolk. Panel 9, Column 2.
MONSARRAT Denys Keith Turney
Lieutenant 217158, 240 Battery, 39 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed on active service when, blinded by the headlights of an oncoming vehcile, he was involved in a road accident and was taken to hospital where he died six days later, 31 August 1943. Aged 29. Born 1914. Son of Mr. and Mrs. K. W. Monsarrat, of Faringdon, Berkshire; husband of Meryl P. Monsarrat, of Bulcote, Nottinghamshire. Educated Queen's College, Oxford in October 1932. Buried in MASSICAULT WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 12.
MORLEY Richard aka Dick
Flying Officer (Navigator) 141562, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed on active service when both engines of his plane failed simultaneously shortly after take-off 13 October 1943. Aged 20. Born 1923. Son of John and Mary Ogilvy Morley, of Didsbury, Manchester. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 5. Row F. Grave 8.
MORRIS Fenton Harry
Lieutenant, H.M. Submarine Thames, Royal Navy. Killed in action 3 August 1940. Aged 23. Born 1916. Son of Edward Harry Morris, and of Ethel Mary Morris, of Birchington, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 37, Column 1.
MOTT, DSC David Roger Oakley
Lieutenant, H.M. Submarine Usurper, Royal Navy. Reported lost while commanding H.M.S. Usurper 12 October 1943. Aged 25. Born 1917. Son of Roger John Kynaston Mott and Helen Ginevra Mott; husband of Sheila Margaret Mott, of Ringwood, Hampshire. Awarded the Distinguished Service cross (D.S.C.). No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 72, Column 3.
NEALE Harry
Lieutenant 180473, 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards), Royal Armoured Corps. Killed in action at the Battle of Nunishigum when shot through the head while throwing grenades from the turret of his tank, killing many Japanese, 13 April 1944. Aged 26. Born 1917. Educated St. John's, Cambridge. Son of Nelson and Eileen Neale, of South Kensington, London. M.A., Hons. (Cantab): St. John's College. Buried in IMPHAL WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 9. Row C. Grave 8.
NEWHOUSE George Bernard Treverne
Leading Aircraftman 1238605, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on active service from obscure heart trouble at Mount Batten, Plymouth, 21 July 1945. Aged 27. Born 1917. Son of the Revd. Robert Lionel Cavins Newhouse, M.A., and Marion Elizabeth Newhouse. Buried in BOURNEMOUTH (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD, Hampshire. Grave 1455. See also Bournemouth St Peter
NOON John
Leiutenant, Royal Artillery seconded to 1 H.A.A. Regiment, Hong Kong and Singapore Royal Artillery. Taken prisoner at the fall of Singapore in January/February 1942, he subsequently died of dysentry at Kokopo, New Britain, while a prisoner of war 2 February 1943. Aged 27. Born 1916. Educated Sherborne. Son of The Revd. F. H. Noon and Mrs. Noon, of Hermitage Vicarage, Newbury, Berkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 3.
OSGERBY Leonard Charles
Second Lieutenant 68677, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in the rearguard action just before the Dunirk evacuation 25 May 1940. Aged 22. Born 1917. Educated at Uppingham. Son of Charles and Elvira Osgerby; nephew of Capt. R. P. Harvey, of Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Buried in CRETINIER CEMETERY, WATTRELOS, Nord, France. Grave 15.
PATE, DFC Alexander John Roberts
Pilot Officer (Pilot) 79171, 115 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 30 October 1940. Aged 22. Born 1918. Educated King William's College, Isle of Man and Magdalen College School, Oxford. Son of John Roberts Pate and Mary Henderson Pate. Posthumously awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.). Buried in WOLVERCOTE CEMETERY, Oxfordshire. Section C.1. Grave 213.
PHILLIPS, DSO, DFC, MiD Anthony Dockray
Wing Commander (Pilot) 70539, Commanding Officer 248 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action when hit by flak while attacking German shipping off Lorient 4 July 1944. Born 1918. Married Anne Mott in November 1939 in Singapore. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) and Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.), Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). Buried in BENODET COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Finistere, France.
PLAYNE, MiD George Christopher Martin
Captain 92149, 2nd The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Taken prisoner after the Battle of El Gubi, gravely wounded he escaped but was recaptured when he was killed by an Italian General while a prisoner of war 30 November 1941. Aged 24. Born 1917. Educated Clifton College. Son of Herbert C. and Mabel Playne, of Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). Buried in BARI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row C. Grave 11.
PORTER Christopher Waltham
Sub-Lieutenant (A), H.M.S. Daedalus, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve serving with 29 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed in action 22 July 1944. Aged 22. Born 1922. Son of Robert Waltham Porter and of Monica La Fontaine Porter (nee McAnally); husband of Rosnia Mary Joyce Porter (nee Pinney), of Great Easton, Essex. B.A. (Oxon.). Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 16. Row E. Grave 13.
RADBONE, MiD James Whaley
Flight Lieutenant 70558, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 4 August 1940. Aged 30. Born 1910. Educated Malvern and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). Cremated and commemorated at CHARING (KENT COUNTY) CREMATORIUM, Kent.
RALEIGH, MC Adrian Gifford
Major 13085, 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died on active service from a blot clot 23 December 1939. Aged 41. Born 1898. Son of Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh M.A., and of Lady Raleigh (nee Jackson), of Canterbury. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section D. Grave 17.
RANDLE, VC John Niel
Captain 130097, 2nd Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action on Kohima Ridge driving back the Japanese 6 May 1944. Aged 26. Born 1917. Married Mavis Ellen Manser in January 1942. Son of Dr. Herbert Niel Randle and Edith Randle; husband of Mavis Ellen Randle, of Holywell, Oxford. Qualified in Final Honour School in Law for the degree of B.A. (Oxon). Awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.). Buried in KOHIMA WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 2. Row C. Grave 8.

The following is the Victoria Cross citation from the London Gazette of 8 December 1944:

On the 4th May, 1944, at Kohima in Assam, a battalion of the Norfolk Regiment attacked the Japanese. Captain Randle took over command of the company which was leading the attack. His handling of a difficult situation was masterly, and although wounded himself he continued to inspire his men until the company captured its objective. He then brought in all the wounded men who were lying outside the perimeter. Captain Randle refused to be evacuated, and despite his wound carried out a personal reconnaissance with great daring, prior to a further attack on the new enemy positions. At dawn on 6th May Captain Randle led this attack, and ran into heavy fire from a bunker. Appreciating that the destruction of this enemy post was imperative, if the operation was to succeed, Captain Randle charged the Japanese post single-handed. Although now mortaly wounded, he silenced the gun with a grenade thrown through the bunker slit. He then flung his body across the slit so that the aperture should be completely sealed. The bravery shown by this officer could not have been surpassed, and by his self-sacrifice he saved the lives of many of his men and enabled not only his own company but the whole battalion to gain its objective and win a decisive victory over the enemy.

ROGERS Guy Anthony
Trooper 7940118, 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), Royal Armoured Corps. Died of wounds received from shell fire 13 June 1942. Aged 21. Born 1921. Son of the Revd. Prebendary Ernest Henry Rogers, and of Lilian Mabel Rogers, of Tamworth, Staffordshire. Buried in KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA, Libya. Plot 8. Row A. Grave 19.
ROSE, MC Thomas Douglas
Captain 190361, 477 Battery, 112 (The West Somerset Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died of wounds in a German military hospital while a Prisoner of War 26 September 1944. Aged 25. Born 1919. Son of Lt.-Col. Douglas Murfin Rose and Elsie Maud Rose, of Oxford. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY, Gelderland, Netherlands. Plot 24. Row B. Grave 16.
RUXTON Thomas Ross
Pilot Officer 83734, 203 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 29 September 1941. Aged 26. Born 1915. Educated Cheltenham and Trinity College, Cambridge. Son of Arthur Frederick and Annie Gray Ruxton, of Ashtead, Surrey. Buried in KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot A. Row A. Grave 10.
SEAWARD Trevor Hamilton
Midshipman, H.M.L.V.B.(M) 20., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed on active service during D-Day landing operations when the landing barge he was in charge of foundered in high sea 6 June 1944. Aged 18. Born 1925. Son of Harry and Lilian Florence Seaward, of Oxford. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XV. Row D. Grave 14.
SHORE Lionel Charles Frederick (The Hon.)
[Book lists him as Captain] Major 903, 1st Battalion, 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles). Killed in action while leading his Company in an attack on a hill near Arezzo 20 July 1944. Aged 26. Born 1918. Son of Hugh Aglionby Shore, 6th Baron Teignmouth, and of Lady Teignmouth (nee Marsh), of Clevedon, Somerset. Buried in AREZZO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot III. Row D. Grave 9.
SLESSOR William Rodney
Commander, H.M.S. President, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 14 April 1945. Aged 45. Born 1899. Married the widowed Countess of Jersey in 1925. Son of Arthur Kerr Slessor and Adelaide Constance Slessor; husband of Lady Cynthia Slessor, of Kew Gardens, Surrey. Buried in south-east corner of KINGS WORTHY (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Hampshire.
SMALLBONES Robert Peter
Lieutenant 126897, Intelligence Corps and General List. Accidentally killed on active service near Cairo when his motorcycle skidded and crashed into a tree 17 May 1941. Aged 24. Born 1916. Educated Trinity College, Oxford. Son of Robert T. Smallbones and Inga Smallbones, of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section K. Grave 27.
SMITH Denis Herbert Vincent
Flight Lieutenant 70631, 2 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit, Royal Air Force (RAFO). Killed on active service when he failed to return from a reconnaissance flight over Crete 6 April 1942. Born 1915. Educated at Cheltenham and Magdalen College, Oxford. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 247.
SMYTH John Lawrence
Captain 182131, 1st Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Killed in action by a snipers bullet at Kohima 7 May 1944. Aged 22. Born 1921. Son of Brigadier John George Smyth, V.C., M.C., M.P., and of Margaret Smyth (nee Dundas), of Westminster, London. No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar (Burma). Face 4.
SPURWAY, DSC, MiD Kenneth Vyvyan Vincent
Lieutenant (A), H.M.S. Heron, Royal Navy. Accidentally killed on active service when his car was hit by a lorry in dense fog, died in hospital, 12 November 1941. Aged 26. Born 1915. Son of Vyvyan Popham Spurway and Edith Mary Spurway; husband of Mary Lander Spurway, of Oxford. Awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (D.S.C.). Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). Buried in WEST HILL (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD, Devon.
STANFORD, DSC Arthur Caerlyon
Commander, H.M.S. Matabele, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship 17 January 1942. Aged 36. Born 1904. Son of Maj. William Stanford and Myvanwy M. Stanford (nee Evans), of Oxford; husband of Sheila Daisy Stanford. Awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (D.S.C.). No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 62, Column 3.
STRODE Timothy Francis Gotch
Lance Corporal, Home Guard. Accidentally killed on duty when he was in collision with a pedestrian while riding his bike and was thrown onto his head never to regain conciousness 20 March 1944. Aged 21. Born 1922. Death registered in the Brentford Registration District, Middlesex.
THOMAS Christopher
Lieutenant 69390, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamhsire Light Infantry seconded to 1st Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Killed in action by machine gun fire while attacking a Japanese hill top post 26 January 1944. Aged 26. Born 1917. Son of John Arthur and Phyllis May Thomas, of Burton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire. Exhibitioner, Exeter College, Oxford. No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMROIAL, Myanmar (Burma). Face 15.
THOMPSON Louis Richard De Melville
Flying Officer 74342, 502 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed on active service 30 November 1940. Aged 20. Born 1920. Educated at Winchester. Son of Lt.-Col. Richard James Campbell Thompson, C.M.G., D.S.O., R.A.M.C., and Helene C. De Melville Thompson, of Earl's Court, London. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 6.
THOMPSON Rex Perronet Campbell
[CWGC lists him as Reginald not Rex] Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) 74343, 83 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 4 April 1941. Aged 21. Born 1919. Son of Reginald Campbell Thompson and of Barbara Brodrick Thompson (nee Robinson) of Boar's Hill. Qualified for degree of B.A. (Oxon). Buried near the south-east corner of chancel in SUNNINGWELL (ST. LEONARD) CHURCHYARD, Berkshire.
THOMPSON William Frank
Major 124039, Royal Artillery. Killed while a prisoner of war, executed with 12 others, 10 June 1944. Aged 23. Born 1920. Son of Edward John and Theodosia Jessup Thompson, of Halifax, Yorkshire. Scholar of Winchester College and Scholar of New College, Oxford. Posthumously awarded by the Bularian Fatherland Front Government the Order of the Peopel's Liberty, 1941-1944, First Class, and the Medal for Military Merit. Educated at Winchester and Oxford University. Burie din SOFIA WAR CEMETERY, Bulgaria. Grave lost. Special memorial.
TOLSON John Peile
Pilot Officer (Pilot) 67640, 108 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action in Germany 16 March 1942. Aged 21. Born 1920. Educated Bishop Stortford. Son of Sqdn. Ldr. Wilfred George Tolson, M.C., R.A.F. (V.R.) (died on service, 12th April, 1943), and Marjorie Seymour Tolson, of Harpenden. Buried in HARPENDEN (WESTFIELD) CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Section 1. Row L. Grave 36.
TRAFFORD Jack Cecil Wilfred
Lieutenant 156972, 2nd (Airborne) Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamhsire Light Infantry. Killed in action 24 March 1945. Aged 25. Born 1919. Son of Thomas Cecil and Lilian Florence Trafford; husband of Nellie Trafford, of Sutton, Surrey. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 35. Row C. Grave 4.
VAN OSS Thomas Willem
Major 110238, Royal Engineers. Killed on active service 13 November 1941. Aged 40. Born 1901. Son of S. F. Van Oss and Winifred A. Van Oss; husband of Favell Margaret Van Oss, of Waterperry, Oxfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on BROOKWOOD 1939-1945 MEMORIAL. Surrey. Panel 4. Column 3.
WALKER Charles David
Leading Aircraftman (U/T Pilot) 1307376, Royal Air. Killed on active service 1941. Aged 21. Born 1920. Son of Charles Clement and Eileen Kenneth Walker, of Stanmore Common. Buried in GREAT STANMORE (ST. JOHN) CHURCHYARD, Middlesex.
WALLACE, MBE George Henry De Laval
Major 14779, 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment). Died 9 June 1943. Aged 43. Born 1900. Son of George Williamson Wallace and Alice Bellingham Wallace, of Barnes Common, Surrey. Awarded the Member of the British Empire (M.B.E.) Buried in HELIOPOLIS WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 5. Row B. Grave 7.
WATERHOUSE Robert Nicholas
Lieutenant 106186, 126 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action at an observation post in Belgium 12 January 1945. Aged 29. Born 1915. Educated at Eton and Magdalene College, Cambridge. Son of Amyas Theodore and Florence Ruth Waterhouse, of Boarshill, Oxfordshire. Buried bear the entrance in HODISTER (JUPILLE) CHURCHYARD, Luxembourg, Belgium.
WATSON, MC William Robert
Captain 137569, Royal Engineers. Killed on active service when an unexploded bomb he was inspecting exploded 25 April 1943. Aged 23. Born 1919. Educated at Rugby and St. John's, Oxford. Married Marion Bliss in November 1941 in Cairo. Son of James Anderson Scott Watson and Jeanne Scott Watson; husband of Marian Ruby Watson, of Alresford, Hampshire. Buried in PEMBROKE MILITARY CEMETERY, Malta. Plot 6. Row 5. Joint grave 10.

Citation for the Military Cross January 1941:

For skill and courage in the removal of enemy anti-tank mines near Fort Mechili on January 27, 1941.

DE WATTEVILLE Kenneth Allan
Lieutenant 271754, 591 Parachute Squadron, Royal Engineers. Killed in action when the glider he was travelling in was shot down 24 March 1945. Aged 21. Born 1923. Son of John Edward and Alexis Charlotte Margaret de Watteville, of Edinburgh. Educated at Cheltenham and Madalene College, Cambridge. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 39. Row D. Grave 1
WEIR, MC Adrian John Anthony
Major 176758, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. Killed in action in very heavy shelling at Anzio 28 February 1944. Aged 23. Born 1920. Educated at Winchester. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Son of Wing Cdr. Archibald Graham Weir, R.A.F. (killed in action 30th April, 1941), and of Mary Evelyn Oldfeld Weir (nee Bartlett). Senior Commoner Praefect, Winchester College; Scholar of Brasenose College, Oxford. His brother, Flying Officer Archibald Nigel Charles Weir, D.F.C., also fell (see below). Buried in BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO, Italy. Plot V. Row H. Grave 3.

Citation for Military Cross April 1943:

On April 20, 1943, at Enfidaville, Lieutenant Weir, as Commander of a scout platoon, was ordered to keep touch with the enemy as they withdrew. In carrying out this task, Lieutenant Weir showed great courage and enterprise, and was responsible for inflicting many casualties on the enemy and in preventing him from demolishing and mining the main road to Bou Ficha.

On the following day, April 21, 1943, he was ordered to keep touch with the enemy. Though constantly under heavy shell-fire, Lieutenant Weir shewed great courage in continually engaging the enemy and inflicting casualties. During these two days Lieutenant Weir shewed a complete disregard of personal danger and set a fine example to his platoon.

WEIR, DFC Archibald Nigel Charles
Flying Officer 73593, 145 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action when shot down in a battle over Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight 7 November 1940. Aged 21. Born 1919. Educated at Winchester and Christ Church College, Oxford. Son of Wing Cdr. Archibald Graham Weir and of Mary Evelyn Oldfeld Weir (nee Bartlett), of Shaftesbury, Dorsetshire. Captain of Fencing, Winchester College; Captain-elect, Oxford University Fencing Club. His brother Maj. Adrian John Anthony Weir, M.C., also died on service (see above). Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.). No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 6.

Citation for Distinguished Flying Cross:

`This officer took part in the intensive fighting over Dunkirk last May, and has since played a highly successful pan in numerous engagements over the Channel. He has sheen an intense desire to engage the enemy, and has destroyed at least five enemy aircraft, three of these in the count of a single day.'

WEST Henry
Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) 101043, 29 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action while on a defensive patrol over Holland 19 September 1944. Aged 22. Born 1922. Son of Michael Philip and Joan West, of Chelsea, London. Buried in BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot 28. Row A. Grave 1.
WHATLEY John
Lance Corporal 5387562, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamhsire Light Infantry and No. 4 Commando. Killed in action leading a bren gun section in the Dieppe Raid 19 August 1942. Aged 27. Born 1915. Educated at Clifton. Son of Norman and Norah Radley Whatley, of Oxford, England. His brother William Denman Whatley also fell. Buried in DIEPPE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, HAUTOT-SUR-MER, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave lost. Special memorial no. 1.
WILSDON John Reginald
Flying Officer 124576, 143 Squadron, Coastal Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action flying a Beaufort off the Dutch coast 29 April 1943. Aged 21. Born 1921. Educated at the Leeds College of Architecture. Son of Bernard H. and Lois N. Wilsdon of Hampstead, London. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 130.
WILSON Gerald Nelson
Second Lieutenant 121615, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Accidentally killed on active service in a road traffic accident at Aldershot 2 October 1940. Aged 21. Born 1916. Educated at Eastbourne and Oxford University. Son of John Wilson and of Margaret Sybella Wilson (nee Silver); nephew of Mrs. A. M. Silver, of Monks Risborough. Scholar of Brasenose College, Oxford. Buried in BRADENHAM (ST. BOTOLPH) CHURCHYARD, Buckinghamshire.
WILSON Ralph Patrick Farquhar
Lieutenant 117099, 2nd Battalion The London Scottish, Gordon Highlanders. Accidentally killed on active service at a demonstration on Salsibury Plain 13 April 1942. Aged 31. Born 1911. Educated at Winchester and Christ Church, Oxford. Son of Ralph Alexander and Winifred Wilson, of Golders Green, Middlesex. M.A. (Oxon.). Barrister-at-Law. Buried in SOUTHAMPTON (HOLLYBROOK) CEMETERY, Hampshire. Section M. Row 12. Grave 78.
WRIGHT, DSO John Roger Bodley
Captain 130353, 7th Battalion, Oxfordshire aand Buckinghamhsire Light Infantry. Died of wounds acquired on reconnaissance patrol 12 November 1943. Aged 24. Born 1919. Educated Bradifled and Worcester College, Oxford. Son of Ralph Fletcher Wright and Dorothea Margaret Wright, of Tackley, Oxfordshire. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.). Buried in NAPLES WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot III. Row O. Grave 5.

Citation for Distinguished Service Order:

Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in repelling the German attack against the defile west of Salerno.

Captain Wright's company held this vital position and was attacked In is German tanks and infantry. The position was extended and the country close. An important platoon position astride the road was captured by the enemy. Captain Wright immediately organized another position on the road. At least live tanks were knocked out near this position. Owing to breakdown of communications, Captain Wright personally corrected the artillery fire, and it was entirely due to his corrections that the defensive tire was effective. Captain Wnght visited his platoons, and those of the Queen's Royal Regiment under his command, under mortar and machine-gun tire, inspiring his men by his example and courage. The Germans repeatedly pressed their attack hut failed to penetrate the position.

The conduct of this officer was beyond praise, and it was due to his calm judgement, courage and personal example that this vital position was held and the German attacks defeated.

YEO Michael Thomas Russell
Sub-Lieutenant 316, H.M.M.T.B. 316, Royal Navy. Killed in action while attacking an Italian cruiser 17 July 1943. Aged 23. Born 1920. Educated at Sherborne and Queen's College, Cambridge. Son of Frank Russell Yeo, and of Evelyn Mary Yeo, of Thurlestone, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 84, Column 2.
YOUNG Russell Selwyn Samuel
Lieutenant 138754, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) attahced to H.Q. 3rd West African Infantry Brigade, Royal West African Frontier Force. Died of wounds recieved leading his men in a counter-attack 17 April 1944. Aged 26. Born 1918. Educated Mill Hioll and Oxford. Son of Francis Samuel and Margaret Young, of Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Plot 6. Row A. Grave 1.

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