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BATH COLLEGE, BATH ABBEY, WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2008
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The Bath College World War 1 memorial is to be found within Bath Abbey, High Street, Bath and takes the form of a white, marble, plaque. It was unveiled in March 1925 by Prebendary L Fish, the architect being Mr E M Hick and the builders Messrs. Hayward & Wooster. Details can be found in the Bath Weekly Chronicle 17th January 1925, 7th March 1925 and also 23 December 1923. The names listed are for World War 1 only. There are 76 names listed.

Photographs Copyright © Martin Edwards 2008

QVIA POSSE
POSSVNT VIDENTVE
NOMINA ALVMNORVM
COLLEGII BATHONENSIS
QVI IN MAGNO BELLO
PRO PATRIA MORTEM OPPETIERVNT
MCMXIV - MCMXVIII

1914-1919

ARBUTHNOT

Kenneth Wyndham

Major, 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs). Killed in action 25 April 1915. Aged 40. Son of W. R. Arbuthnot of Plawhatch, Sussex; husband of Janet Elspeth Arbuthnot (nee Sinclair Wemyss), of Shipka, North Berwick. Served in the Chitral Expedition 1895, Soudan 1896-7, and South Africa 1899-1902. Brevet Major 1902. Mentioned in Despatches 1902. Buried in SEAFORTH CEMETERY, CHEDDAR VILLA, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 5.

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

ARBUTHNOT, KENNETH WINDHAM, Major, 2nd Battn. Seaforth Hlghlanders, 6th s. of William Reierson Arbuthnot, late of Plawhatch, East Grinstead, co. Sussex, by his wife, Mary Helen, dau. of Philip Anstruther, late Colonial Secretary of Ceylon (by his wife, née StewartMackenzie, of Kintail, granddau. of Francis Lord Seaforth, and a descendant of the Sir Walter Scott who originally raised the Seaforth Highlanders); b. 23 July, 1873; educ. privately, at Bath College and Sandhurst; obtained a commission as 2nd Lieut. in the Seaforth Highlanders, 19 July, 1893, and was promoted Lieut. 3 July, 1895; Capt. 29 April, 1900; Brevet Major 22 Aug. 1902: and Major 10 June, 1909. He took part in the operations in Chitral in 1895, serving with the Relief Force and receiving the medal with clasp; and with the Sudan Expedition, 1893. He was present at the Battle of Khartoum, and for his services received the King’s medal with clasp and the Egyptian medal. In the South African war, 1901-2, he was employed with the Mounted Infantry, taking part in the operations in Cape Colony (Feb. 1901), the Orange Free State (Feb-March, 1901), and the Transvaal (March, 1901-31 May, 1902). He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 29 July, 1902], given the brevet of Major and the Queen’s medal with five clasps. Aftir his return to England he acted as Adjutant of the 4th Volunteer Battn. of his regt., 10 Aug. 1907 to 31 March, 1908, and of the Territorials, 1 April. 1908, to 9 June, 1909 , and was Brigade-Major, Gordon Infantry Brigade (Scottish Command), 12 Oct. 1911, to 9 Aug. 1914. On the declaration of war he rejoined his regt., went to the Front in Nov., and was killed in action at the second Battle of Ypres, 25 April, 1915. He was buried on the left side of the St. Jean-St. Julien Road, about 1,000 yards south of St. Julien. Major Arhuthnot m. on 26 April, 1911, Janet Elspeth, dau. of Major Sinclair Wemyss, Gordon Highlanders, and had two children : John Wemyss, b. 11 Feb. 1912, and Robert Michael Wemyss, b. 9 March, 1914.

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

MAJOR KENNETH WINDHAM ARBUTHNOT, 2nd BATTN. SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS (ROSS-SHIRE BUFFS, THE DUKE OF ALBANY'S), who was born on the 23rd July, 1874, was the son of William Rieirson Arbuthnot, late of Plawhatch, East Grinstead, Sussex. He received his first appointment in the Army in July, 1893, when he was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in the Seaforth Highlanders from the R M.C., Sandhurst, and posted to the 2nd Battalion. He was promoted Lieutenant in July, 1895, and in that year was on active service for the first time, taking part in operations in Chitral with the Relief Force, for which he received the medal with clasp. In 1898 he was again on active service with the Nile Expedition, and was present at the Battle of Khartoum. For his services there he received the Sudan and Egyptian medals. In April, 1900, he was promoted Captain, and from 1901 to 1902 he took part in the South African War, where he was employed with the Mounted Infantry in operations in the Transvaal, Orange River Colony, and Cape Colony. He was mentioned in Despatches (" London Gazette," 29th July, 1902), receiving the Queen's medal with five clasps and his brevet of Major. From August, 1907, to June, 1909, Major Arbuthnot was an Adjutant of Volunteers and of the Territorial Force, receiving his substantive majority in the latter month. In October, 1911, he was appointed Brigade Major, Gordon Infantry Brigade, Scottish Command, an appointment which he still held when war was delared against Germany in August, 1914. Major Arbuthnot accompanied his battalion to France for active service in the Great War. His battalion was brigaded with the Indian Expeditionary Force, which took part in the heavy fighting near Ypres, and Major Arbuthnot was killed in the second battle at that town on the 25th April, 1915. He was buried a mile and a half north-east of Wieltje, a village about two miles north-east of Ypres.

Major Arbuthnot married Janet Elspeth, daughter of Major Sinclair-Wemyss, Gordon Highlanders, and left two sons : John Wemyss, born in 1912, and Robert Michael Wemyss, born in 1914.

BLAKE

Gerald Henry Hinuber

Private PS/9349, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City Of London Regiment). Killed in action 5 August 1916. Aged 17. Born Yeovil, enlisted Bath. Son of Lyndon H. E. and Millicent Blake, of 15, Forester Road, Bath. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Hendford House, Yeovil, Somerset, at school, resident with his mother, Millicent, at 19, Forester Road, Bath. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A. See also Bath

BANNING

Percy Stuart

Captain, 2nd Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers. Killed in action 4 November 1914. Aged 27. Son of Lt. Col. S. T. Banning, C.B.E., LL.D. (late Royal Munster Fusiliers), and Mrs. I. M. Banning; husband of Mona Mary Henry (formerly Banning), of 50, Kensington Mansions, Earl's Court, London. Buried in YPRES TOWN CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section E2. Grave 2.

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

BANNING, PERCY STUART, Capt., 2nd Battn. Royal Munster Fusiliers, only child of Lieut.-Col. Stephen Thomas Banning, of 50, Kensington Mansions, Earl's Court, LL.D., late Royal Munster Fusiliers, by his wife, Isabel Margaret, dau. of the late Rev. Denis Moriarty ; b. at Yorktown, co. Surrey, 22 June, 1887 ; educ. Westward Ho ! Bath College and Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and received his commission in the Monsters, 19 Sept. 1908, being gazetted Lieut. 19 March, 1910, and Capt. (posthumously), 30 Aug. 1914. He went to the front with the first Expeditionary Force as battn. transport officer, and was killed in action at Ypres, Belgium, 4 Nov. 1914, while attached to Sir Douglas Haig's staff. Capt. Banning was an all-round athlete and a good cross-country runner. While at Sandhurst he won the two miles in the Woolwich and Sandhurst Sports in record time. He was also a first-rate horseman, and won the point-to-point race at the Mounted Infantry School In Jan. 1911. He m. 25 March, 1913, Mona Mary, only dau. of the late Alfred Chaplin, of Henfield, Sussex ; s.p.

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

LIEUTENANT PERCY STUART BANNING, 2nd BATTN. ROYAL MUNSTER FUSILIERS, who was killed in action on the 4th November, 1914, was born on the 22nd June, 1887.

He obtained his first appointment in the Army in September, 1908, when he was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Munster Fusiliers and was posted to the 1st Battalion of that Regiment. His promotion to Lieutenant was gazetted in March, 1910. For active service in the Great War, Lieutenant Banning accompanied his battalion to France, where he took part in operations in October, 1914.

BARTELT

Friedrich Wilhelm

Captain, 2nd/4th Battalion (Territorial), Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Died 11 September 1916. Aged 28. Born Keynsham Resitration District, Somerset 1887. Husband of Gertrude H. Bartelt, of 6, Clifton Rd., Southbourne, Bournemouth. In the 1901 census he is aged 13, born Corston, Somerset, son of Friedrich L and Amy I L Bartelt, resident Corston Lodge, Corston, Keynsham, Somerset. Buried in CORSTON (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Somerset. See also Clifton RFC History

BIGGS

Geoffrey Nepean

Lieut-Commander, H.M. Submarine "E30", Royal Navy. Presumed to have lost his life while on duty 22 November 1916. Born 12 June 1885, baptised 16 July 1885 in Cardiff, St Andrew, Glamorganshire, son of John and Emily Sophia Biggs. Enrolled in the Navy 15 January 1900, became a Sub-Lieutenant 15 July 1904, Lieutenant 15 April 1906. Awarded the Crois de Chevalier by President of the French Republic in recognition of services during the war [London Lgazette 15 September 1916]. Awarded the Japanese Order of the Rising Sun 11th Class [London gazette 29 August 1917]. His Naval records him as being zeralous, knowledgeable, determined, careful and capable, very skilful and dashing in making attacks, fine physique, First Class at Rugby Football. On 13 December 1910 the Navy received a Bankruptcy order again Lt. Biggs where 1/5th of his pay was set aside for the benefit of his creditors; document sates that he made a very undesirable marriage. Married Daisy Elizabeth Boye in Cardiff July to September Quarter 1907. In the 1911 census he was aged 25, born Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales, married, Lieutenant - Royal Navy, resident with his in-laws at 53 Winter Road, Southsea, Eastney, Portsmouth, Hampshire. In the 1901 census he was a Naval Cadet, aged 15, born Cardiff, resident H.M.S. "Britannia", Portsmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 10.

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

BIGGS Geoffrey Nepean of The Laurels London-road Bath lieutenant-commander R.N. died 22 November 1916 at sea on H.M. Submarine E30 on active service Administration (with Will) London 16 March to Daisy Elizabeth Biggs widow. Effects £458.

BOWRING

Robert

Private M2/152654, 648th M.T. Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in South Africa 29 July 1918. Aged 25. Resident Keynsham, Somerset, enlisted Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Baptised 25 March 1893 at Penarth, Glaqmorganshire, son of Robert Alan and Norah Carilda Bowring. Son of R. A. and Norah C. Bowring, of Rockhill, Keynsham, Bristol. Buried in CAPE TOWN (MAITLAND) CEMETERY, South Africa. Section 4. Grave 97456B.

BROWNE

George Hubert

Gunner 22128, 50th Company, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 19 September 1915. Born Limerick, enlisted Worcester. No known grave. Commemorated on FREETOWN (KING TOM) CEMETERY MEMORIAL, Sierra Leone.

BROWNE

Walter Charles

Rifleman 2548, 18th (County of London) Battalion (London Irish Rifles), London Regiment. Died in Shirley Is. Hospital, Southampton, 11 July 1916. Aged 22. Enlisted Chelsea, resident Bexley Heath. Son of Reginald and Jemima Browne, of Brampton Villa, Brampton Rd., Bexleyheath. Buried in BEXLEYHEATH CEMETERY, Kent. Grave 1990.

CLARK

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No further information currently available

CLOTHIER

Robert Frank

Captain & Adjutant, 13th Rajputs (Shekhawati Regiment), Indian Army. Killed in action 3 November 1914. Born 7 September 1884, baptised 13 November 1884 in St. george Church, Madras, son of Robert Trubairn and Florence Frances Clothier. Buried in TANGA MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Tanzania.

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

CLOTHIER, ROBERT FRANK, Capt., 13th Rajputs (The Shekhawati Regt.), I.A. : b. 7 Sept. 1884 ; gazetted 2nd Lieut., Unattached List, 9 Jan. 1904 ; posted to the Indian Army 1 March, 1905 ; promoted Lieut. 9 April, 1906, and Capt. 9 Jan. 1913 ; served with the Indian Expeditionary Force in East Africa, and was killed in action 2 Nov. 1914.

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

CAPTAIN ROBERT FRANK CLOTHIER, 13th RAJPUTS (THE SHEKHAWATL REGT.), INDIAN ARMY, who was killed in action on the 2nd November, 1914, was born on the 7th September, 1884, and received an unattached Second-Lieutenancy in January, 1904. In March of the following year he joined t he Indian Army. and. became Lieu tenant in April, 1906. Captain Clothier, who reached that rank in January. 1913. was Adjutant of his regiment when he was killed.

Extract from British India Office Wills & Probate:

Copy of Will. No will or copy of will can be found by the board.

COLLIER

Samuel Robert

Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regimen). Killed in action 20 July 1916. Aged 23. Son of Emma P. Collier, of 198, Tilehurst Rd., Reading, Berks, and the late S. George Collier. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Reading, berkshire, Apprentice to his father a Brick Tile And Pottery Manufacturer, resident with his parents, Samuel George and Emma Priscilla Collier, at4 Brownlow Road, Reading, Berkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 D.

COLLINS

Arthur Edward Jeune

[Jeune is referred to as James in the Clifton College Register] Captain, 5th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 11 November 1914. Mentioned in Despatches. Son of the late A. H. Collins, I.C.S., and Mrs. Collins; husband of Ethel A. Collins, of 11, Park Mansions, Bath. In 1899 Arthur Edward Jeune Collins scored 628 not out in a house cricket match at Clifton College, which remains the highest individual score ever recorded anywhere in the world. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 9. See also Clifton RFC History

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

COLLINS, ARTHUR EDWARD JEUNE, Capt., R.E., eldest R. of the late Arthur Herbert Collins, I.C.S. ; b. India, 18 Aug. 1885: educ. Clifton College, and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich ; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. R.E. 21 Dec. 1904: promoted Lieut. 23 June, 1907, and Capt. posthumously, antedated 30 Oct. 1914 ; served in India, also with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action at Polygon Wood, near Ypres, 11 Nov. 1914. Capt. Collins was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 17 Feb. 1915] by F.M. Sir John (now Lord) French, for gallant and distinguished service in the field. He was a keen sportsman, and while in India played polo, racquets and tennis but on returning to England took up cricket again, having excelled at this sport while at College, and played for the R.E. at Aldershot, also at Lord's against the Royal Artillery. He m. in April, 1914, Ethel, dau. of the late Stanley Slater.

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

CAPTAIN ARTHUR EDWARD JEUNE COLLINS, ROYAL ENGINEERS, eldest son of the late Arthur Herbert Collins, Esq., Indian Civil Service, was born on the 18th August, 1885, in India.

He was educated at Clifton College, and while there, astonished the cricket world in 1899, at the age of 14, by scoring 628 not out in a Junior House Match between Clarke's House and North Town. When in the Senior School. he was in the 1st Cricket XI., the 1st Football XV., the 1st racquet pair, and represented the school in featherweight boxing at the Schools Competition at Aldershot. He was !lead of his House, and at the age of 17 passed into Woolwich, taking the fourth place in the list, of successful candidates.

He joined the Royal Engineers in December, 1904, and at the age of 21 went to India, where he was stationed till April, 1914, when he came home and was posted to Aldershot.

In India he played polo, racquets, and tennis, but on returning to England took up cricket again, playing for the Royal Engineers at Aldershot and at Lords against the Royal Artillery.

In August, 1914, he went to the front with the 5th Field Company, Royal Engineers.

On the 11th November his Company, of which lie was then in command (his Senior Officers having been killed or wounded), was called up to help thrust the enemy back at Polygon Wood, near Ypres. It was whilst signalling for reinforcements during this action that he was killed.

He was mentioned in Sir John French's Despatch of the 14th January, 1915, and was gazetted Captain after his death, to date from the :30th October, 1914.

Captain Collins, who was a member of the Junior Army and Navy Club, married in April, 1914. Ethel, daughter of the late Stanley Slater, and granddaughter of the late Colonel Slater, 82nd Regiment.

COTTERELL

John St Clair

Private 898307, 10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 13 May 1917. Aged 26. Born 17 September 1891in the Barton Regis Registration District, Gloucestershire. Husband of Gladys May Cotterell, of Beaver Mine, Alberta, Canada. Farmer by trade. Attested 16 March 1916 at Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada. Height 5 feet 5 inches, chest 34 inches, fair complexion, grey eyes, fair hair, religious denmination Church of England. Buried in BATH ABBEY CEMETERY, Somerset. East border. Plot 4. Row E. Grave 39. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2034 - 44

EVANS

Edward Dare

Sergeant 6/1526, Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F. Died of wounds 30 May 1915. Resident Brightwater, New Zealand. Served in the South African War. Left a widow and child. Son of Mrs Mary Isabell Legh Evans, c/o Vernon Rout, Nelson, New Zealand. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section L. Grave 143.

Extract from The Bath College Register 1878-1909, printed for the Old Bathonians in 1948:

"Evans, E. Dare.
Miller, Leicester. Went to New Zealand, 1912-13. Sergeant, Canterbury Infantry Battn., New Zealand Forces. Served at the Dardanelles. Died of wounds, 30th May, 1915."

Alongside the entry it is annotated that Mr Evans left the College in July 1893.

DELMEGE

James O'Grady

Lieutenant, 4th Dragoon Guards (Royal Irish). Died 27 May 1915. Aged 24. Son of the late James O'Grady Delmege and Mrs. Delemge, of Castle Park, Limerick. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD, Nord, France/ Plot I. Row F. Grave 39.

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

DELMEGE, JAMES O'GRADY, Lieut., 4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards, 2nd s. of Capt. James O'Grady DeImege, of Castle Park, co. Limerick. J. P., D. L., late South of Ireland Imperial Yeomanry and South Irish Horse, by his wife, Caroline, dau. and co-heir of Marmaduke Coghill Cramer, of Rathmore, Kinsale, ; b. Limerick. 18 March, 1891 ; educ. Clifton, Bath College (where he took, when 14 years of age, 60l. and 40l. Scholarships, open to all schools), and Trinity College, Dublin ; and was gazetted 2nd Lieut. to the 4th Dragoon Guards, 23 Jan. 1914, and promoted Lieut. 15 Nov. following. After the outbreak of war he went to France with the Expeditionary Force and was appointed Assistant Adjutant, and put on the Headquarters Staff. On 24 May, 1915, the 4th Dragoon Guards, after a long spell in the trenches, were relieved by the 18th Hussars, but Lieut. Delmege was left behind to instruct the 18th in the plan of the trenches. During the night and early morning they were heavily gassed by the enemy, and he succumbed to gas poison, on 27 May, 1915. He was buried at Bailleul ; unm. Numerous letters received from all ranks testify to the estimation he was held in. Major C. Hunter wrote : "I personally had a high opinion of his prospects as a cavalry officer" ; and Lieut. E. G. Warlock. 4th Dragoon Guards : "He has left behind him a splendid name, being so popular with all who knew him, not only officers, but N.C.Os. and men. He was an officer of great promise, and had it not been for his untimely death 'In Action,' would have had an illustrious future." Sergt. W. Jones, 4th Dragoon Guards, also wrote : "Lieut. Delmege was picked up unconscious. I was very, sorry to hear of his death, as he was a brave young officer, so cheerful and patient with all ranks, and I know he will be missed by all, especially our Rugby team as he was a fine sportsman, and took a great interest in his troop, and we were very sorry when he was transferred front his troop to Head Quarters." Lieut C. Jackson, York and Lancaster Regt. : "The last time I saw him, he was going on in front with a patrol to find out where their place in trenches was, in order to lead the regt up after dark, he was in such good spirits, and I am sure enjoyed every minute of the war " ; and Capt. It. I). Brownson, R.A.M.C. : "Being in hospital with some of the regt., I thought you would like to hear what a very high opinion they all seem to have had of him. He was so popular, and such a good officer, in fact he was kept specially to go up into any special trench or take any special message, because he could always be trusted to get there, ' Somehow.' "

DESPARD

Marcus Carden

[1st Battalion on CWGC] Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Killed in action 19 July 1917. Aged 20. Born 26 February 1896. Son of Rev. A. V. and Mrs. E. A. Despard, of Vernon, British Columbia. Raised from Officer Cadet to 2nd Lieutenant 25 January 1917. Formerly Private 77983, 7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry, attested 23 March 1915, aged 19 years 1 month, height 6 feet 1½ inches, chest 37 inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair, religious denomination Church of England. Unmarried. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Scotland, son of Rev. Arthur V and Edith A Despard, resident 10, Burlington Street, Bath, Somerset. Buried in TALANA FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 6. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2474 - 73

DOUGLAS

William Sholto

[Major on SDGW] Captain, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 14th November 1914. Aged 39. Son of Colonel and Mrs. Douglas, of Lansdown House, Lansdown, Bath. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 4. Also listed on the Bath War Memorial and Middlesex MMC Memorial.

Extract from Du Ruvigny's Roll of Honour:

DOUGLAS, WILLIAM SHOLTO, Major, R.E., of the Headquarters Staff, only s. of Col. John Charles Douglas, of Lansdowne House, Bath, late Worcester Regt., and nephew of General Sir Charles Douglas, Chief of the Imperial General Staff ; b. St. Peter's, Jersey, 18 Sept. 1875 ; educ. Bath College ; joined the Royal Engineers as 2nd Lieut. 22 Oct. 1895 ; promoted Lieut. 22 Oct. 1898, Capt. 22 Oct. 1904, and Major, 30 Oct. 1914 ; was attached to the Egyptian Army, 1898 ; served with the Nile Expedition, 1899 (Egyptian medal and clasp), and in the South African War, 1899-1900, being present during the operations in the Orange Free State, including the actions at Wittebergen (1 to 19 July), where he was slightly wounded while destroying arms (Queen's medal with two clasps). On his return home at the end of 1900 he was specially employed in the Intelligence Department at Headquarters, and from Aug. 1910, to 28 May, 1912, he was Assistant Director of Army Signals (2nd Division) at Aldershot, when he was appointed General Staff Officer (3rd Grade), Scottish Command (29 May, 1914). On the outbreak of war he was appointed to the Headquarters Staff of the 7th Division, Expeditionary Force, was badly wounded in the action at Ypres, 2 Nov. 1914, and died at Boulogne 14 Nov. following. He was mentioned in Sir John French's Despatch of 14 Jan. 1915. Major Douglas m. King's Walden, Herts, 21 Oct. 1903, Gladys Mary, elder dau. of Thomas Fenwick Harrison, Lord of the Manor and Patron of King's Walden, and had an only child, John Willoughby Sholto, b. 17 Jan. 1906 ; died 13 Dec. 1913.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1:

MAJOR WILLIAM SHOLTO DOUG- LAS, p.s.c., ROYAL ENGINEERS, who died at Boulogne on the 14th November, 1914, of wounds received in action near Ypres on the 2nd of that month, leaving a widow, was the only son of Colonel and Mrs. Douglas, Lansdowne House, Bath. He was born on the 18th September, 1875, and joined the Royal Engineers in October, 1895, becoming Lieutenant in October, 1898. He saw much Staff service, chiefly with the Intelligence Department, being a Staff College graduate and a first-class interpreter in French. From December, 1890, to September, 1899, he was specially employed with the Egyptian Army, and from December, 1900, to September, 1901, in the Intelligence Department at headquarters of the Army, becoming in October in the latter year Staff Captain (Intelligence) at headquarters, and remaining so employed till May,1906 having been promoted Captain in October, 1904. In 1910 he was appointed Assistant Director of Army Signals, IInd Division Aldershot Command, and in the Great War he was employed as a General Staff Officer, 3rd grade. He was gazetted to the rank of Major after his death, to date from the 30th October, 1914.

DUDLEY

Bernard John Cherelton

Captain, Dorsetshire Regiment attached to 3rd Nigeria Regiment, W.A.F.F. Died 24 January 1917. In the 1891 census he was aged less than one, born Somerset, son of William Edmondson and Ann M Dudley, resident St Leonards, Weston, Bath; brother to Capt. L. G. Dudley (see below). Departed 15 July 1914 from Liverpool to Lagos, Nigeria on the "Burutu", aged 24, a Lieutenant. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Bath, unmarried, a Lieutenant, Dorset Regiment (Army), resident with his widowed father, William Edmondson Dudley, at 18 Portland Place, Bath. No known grave. Commemorated on NAIROBI BRITISH AND INDIAN MEMORIAL, Kenya. See also Bath

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

DUDLEY, BERNARD JOHN CHARLESTON, Capt., 1st Battn. (39th Foot) The Dorsetshire Regt., attd. 3rd Nigerian Regt., 3rd a. of Lieut.-Col. William Edmondson Dudley, of 18, Portland Place, Bath, Brigade- Surgeon, A.M.S. (ret.), by his wife, Anne Marion, dau. of General George Prince Sealy, R.A. ; and brother to Capt. L. G. Dudley [see Vol. I., page 117) ; b. Bath, co. Somerset, 27 May, 1890; educ. Bath College, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst ; gazetted 2nd Lieut. Dorsetshire Regt. 18 Sept. 1909; promoted Lieut. 8 June, 1013, and Capt. 1915 ; joined his regiment at Portsmouth 23 Oct. 1909 ; served with them at Blackdown, Aldershot, and in Belfast ; volunteered for service under the Colonial Office in May, 1914 ; embarked for Nigeria, West Africa, 15 July, and on arrival there was appointed to the 1st Nigerian Regd. ; served at Kaduna and Sokoto, being Commanding Officer of the latter station during 1915-16 ; came to England on furlough in May, 1916 ; returned to Nigeria in Sept., when he volunteered for active service with the Overseas Contingent then being formed for service in German East Africa ; transferred to the 3rd Nigerian Regt., which he joined at Calabar ; arrived at Dar-es-Saleem in Dec. ; proceeded at once to the fighting line on the River Ruflgi ; took part in the action of 3 Jan. 1917, and in the action of 23rd and 24th, on which latter date he was killed in action at Mgwembe, Nyandoti, about 15 miles south of Kibarnbawe. Buried on the battlefield. His Colonel wrote "He was a very tine chap, and a splendid officer," and a brother officer "He was shot right through the centre of the chest, while gallantly leading forward his company against a superior force of the enemy." Unm.

DUDLEY

Leonard Grey
Captain, 6th Jat Light Infantry, Indian Army. Died 24 November 1914. Aged 31. Son of Bde. Surg. Lt. Col. William Edmondson Dudley and Annie Marion Dudley; husband of Ada D. D. Dudley, of 11, St. Mark's Court, Abercorn Place, St. John's Wood, London; brother of Bernard (above). Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 16. See also Bath

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

DUDLEY, LEONARD GREY, Capt. and Adjutant, 6th Jat L.I., Indian Army, 2nd s. of William Edmondson Dudley, of 18, Portland Place, Bath, Brigade Surgeon, Lieut.-Col. A.M.S. (retired), by his wife, Anne Marion, dau. of General George Prince Scaly, R.A. ; b. Poonah, India, on Lady Day (which that year was also Easter Day), 25 March, 1883 ; educ. Bath College, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, where he gained a good place in the Competitive Examination, came out in the ilonours List as 3rd of those winning commissions and was awarded the prize for Military History. He was gazetted 2nd Lieut. on the unattached list for the Indian Army, 27 Aug. 1902, and on arriving in India, 10 Dec. following, was appointed to the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders, then at Calcutta. They left there in Oct. 1903, for Poona, where he served with them till 3 Jan. 1904, when he was posted to the 6th Jats at Meerut. He was promoted Lieut. 27 Nov. 1904, and Capt. 27 Aug. 1911, being appointed Adjutant, 19 July, 1911. The Jats were moved to Jhansi in 1905 and then to Secunderabad in 1910, and on the declaration of war in Aug. 1914, formed part of the Meerut Division which went with the Indian Expeditionary Force to France. He died at Festubert, 24 Nov. 1914, of wounds received four hours previously in recapturing a trench from the Germans, in the early morning. He was keen on all sports, and the 6th Jats were noted for their triumphs in hockey, cricket and tennis. Capt. Dudley m. in Bombay Cathedral, 12 Nov. 1908, Ada De la Mere Doveton, only dau. of William John Deane, and had two children : John Leonard Grey, b. (posthumous) 18 March, 1915, and Monica Vivian Grey, b. 29 March, 1913.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1:

CAPTAIN LEONARD GREY DUDLEY, 6th JAT LIGHT INFANTRY, INDIAN ARMY, Adjutant of his regiment at the time of his death, was born on Easter Day, 25th March, 1883, at Poona, India, the son of Brigade-Surgeon Lieutenant-Colonel W. E. Dudley, A.M.S., of Sion Hill, Bath, and Templemore, Ireland. He was a grandson of General George Prince Sealy, Royal (late Bombay) Artillery, and had two brothers serving in the Army.

He was educated at Bath College, where he was Captain of the Cricket XI for two years, and from which he entered the R.M.C., Sandhurst, in 1901. Passing out in the Honours list in 1902, taking the third place, and the prize for military history, he was appointed to the Indian Army, and on arriving in India was attached for his probation to the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (the old 93rd) at Calcutta, moving with the battalion to Poona in 1903. In December, 1903, he was gazetted to the 6th Jat Light Infantry, and joined his regiment at Meerut. After two years they moved to Jhansi, where they remained four years, and then went to Secunderabad, from which they went to France in October, 1914. He had become Lieutenant in 1904, and had been appointed Adjutant of his regiment in 1911.

Captain Dudley died on the 24th November, 1914, from wounds received four hours previously, when in action at Festubert, in Flanders, resisting the German attempt to break through to Calais.

EALAND

Frederick John Arthur

Second Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 26 September 1915. Aged 22. Son of John Mannett Ealand and Alys Mary Ealand, of 1, St. James's Park, Bath. Undergraduate Member of New College, Oxford. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 38 and 39. See also Bath

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

EALAND, FREDERICK JOHN ARTHUR, 2nd Lieut., 8th (Service) Battn. Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry), elder s. of John Mannett Ealand, of 1, St. James's Park, Bath, by his wife, Alye Mary, only dau. of John Hoskins Marsh, of Bath ; b. Bath, co. Somerset, 30 Aug. 1893 ; educ. Bath College, 1901-10 ; Bedford School, 1910-12, and New College, Oxford, 1912-14, where he had just taken a Second Class in Class. Mods. when war broke out ; was to have tried for the I.C.S., but joined the Oxford O.T.C. in Oct. 1914, having previously served in both the schools' corps ; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. Somerset L.I. 23 Feb. 1915 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from the beginning of Sept. 1915, and was killed in action near Loos on the 25th of the same month. Buried on the battlefield ; unm.

EVERARD

Christopher Philip

Captain, 3rd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action 11 January 1917. Aged 26. Son of Philip and Frances Catherine Everard, of Mittons, Dulverton, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 35 and 64.

Extract from British India Office Wills & Probate:

Re: Christopher Philip Everard
deceased.

The 28th day of August 1917.

The last will and testament of Christopher Philip Everard late of Miltons, Dulverton in the County of Somerset in England a Captain in His Majesty's Regiment of Highland Light Infantry European inhabitant a bachelor who was killed in action at Kut-el-Amara in Mesopotamia on the 11th day of January 1917 was proved in the District Probate Registry at Taunton in His Majesty's High Court of Justice in England and Letters of Administration with the copy of the certified copy of the said will annexed, having effect throughout the Province of Bombay, of the property and credits of the sand deceased were duly granted by His Majesty's High court of Judicature at Bombay on the 25th day of August 1917 to Arthur Frederick Sells one of the duly constituted attorneys of Philip Everard the natural and lawful father of the said deceased the sole executor named in the said will (for his use and benefit and limited until be should apply for and obtain Probate of the said will granted to him from this court) the said Arthur Frederick Sells having taken the oath required in such a case and filed the usual Administration Bond.

Estate under Rupees 1,300/-

FRERE

Lionel Basil

Lieutenant, Durham Light Infantry attached to 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 29 September 1915. Educated Durham University, Member of Durham University Officers' Training Corps; Studied Medicine. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Twickenham, Middlesex, a Medical Student, resident with his uncle, William Bratton, in Parliament Street, Consett, Durham. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Twickenham, Middlesex, resident with his parents, Frederick Tobias Reeve and Saretta Smythe Frere, in Holm Glen, Wellesley Road, Twickenham, Brentford, Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 106 and 107.

FROST

Kingdon Tregosse

Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached to 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died 25 August 1914 [CWGC] or Killed in action 4 September 1914 [SDGW]. Born circa 1877 in the Launceston, Cornwall, area. Educated Lincoln College, Oxford University, Matriculated 1896. Buried in WIHERIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave lost. Special memorial. Plot III. Row A. Grave 7. Also commemorated on the Borough Road College, Isleworth, Middlesex.

Note: the first date from the CWGC is the date he went missingm and the second date from the SDGW is when he was delcared dead.

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

FROST, K. T., Lieut., 3rd (Reseve) Battn. The Cheshire Regt.; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 3rd Cheshire Regt. in Sept. 1912, and promoted Lieut. 29 June, 1913; served in the European War, and was killed in action about Oct. 1914.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 2:

LIEUTENANT K. T. FROST, 3rd BATTN. CHESHIRE REGIMENT, whose name was included in the monthly casualty list published in October among officers "reported (unofficially) killed, or died of wounds received in action," no date being given, became Lieutenant in the 3rd BNattalion Cheshire Regiment in June, 1913, having joined in September of the previous year.

GARDNER

Robert MacGregor Stewart

Major, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 31 October 1914. Aged 44. Son of the late William Gardner; husband of May Gardner. Mentioned in Despatches. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 22 and 34.

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

GARDNER, ROBERT MACGREGOR STEWART, Major. 1st Battn. The Gloucestershire Regt., 2nd s. of the late Francis William Gardner, of Thorpe, Surrey, Barrister-at-Law of the Middle Temple, by his wife, Jane, sister of General Sir Hobert MacGregor Stewart, G.C.B., ILA. , and dau. of John Stewart ; b. Hornsey, co. Middlesex, 25 Aug. 1870 ; educ. Somerset College, and entered the Gloucestershire Regt. from the Militia 4 Feb. 1891, being promoted Lieut. 4 May, 1892 ; Capt. 24 Feb. 1900, and Major 25 July, 1914. He served with distinction through the South African War. 1899s1900, took part in the advance on, and relief of, Kimberley, and in the operations in the Orange Free State Feb. to Slay, 1900, including the actions at Paardeberg (17-26 Feb.), and Poplar Grove and Driefontein, and afterwards in operations In Natal, May-June, 1900.. He was mentioned in despatches [London Gazette, 10 Sept. 1901], and received the Queen's medal with four clasps. On the outbreak of the European War in Aug. 1914. Major Gardner went to France with the first Expeditionary Force, and was killed in action, at Gheluvelt, near Ypres, 31 Oct. 1914. His Colonel wrote: " We were heavily engaged on Oct. 31. and had to go to the assistance of the remainder of the Brigade. He dashed to the front with his company and was hit badly while leading them most gallantly. The previous day he also displayed the greatest. bravery in penetrating to the front in making a counter-attack." Another officer wrote of the valour and dash of his leading, adding "He was always in front." He m. at Clifton 25 Oct. 1910, Helen May Bridget, dau. of Charles Whitchurch Wasborough Clifton, and had two daus. : Stella Mary Bridget, b. 19 Nov. 1911; and Vere Daphne Stewart, b. posthumous, 11 Feb. 1915.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1:

MAJOR ROBERT MACGREGOR STEWART GARDNER, 1st BATTN. GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT, who was killed in action on the 31st October, 1914, was the second son of the late Mr. William Gardner and Mrs. Gardner, of Thorpe, Surrey, and a nephew of General Sir Robert Stewart, G.C.B. He was born on the 25th August. 1870, and joined the Gloucestershire Regiment from the Militia in February, 1891, becoming Lieutenant in May, 1892, and getting his company in February, 1900.

He served in the South African War, being present at the relief of Kimberley, at operations in the Orange Free State, at Paardeberg, and at the actions of Poplar Grove and Driefontein ; also at operations in Natal and Cape Colony. He was mentioned in Despatches ("London Gazette," 10th September, 1901), and received the Queen's medal with four clasps. He was promoted Major in July, 1914.

He proceeded to France with his regiment, at the beginning of the Great War. On the 31st October his company was ordered to retake a trench the Germans had captured at Gheluvelt. He led his men close up to the Germans, and assembled for a further advance in a sunken road. There Major Gardner gave the order to advance and to charge the Germans. He was first up the bank, and was immediately mortally wounded in the arm and side. On the previous day he had led a counter-attack with what was described as "reckless bravery," and those with him said he seemed that day to bear a charmed life.

GEBBIE

James Francis Roy

Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Prince Of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment). Died of wounds 4 October 1914. Aged 26. Son of James Gebbie, of Netherfield, Strathaven, Lanarkshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Netherland, a Lieutenant H M Reg Forces, resident Longmoor Camp, East Liss, Hampshire. Lanarkshire, In the 1891 census he was aged 2, born Lanrkshire, resident with his parenst, James and Julia Gebbie, in Netherfield, Avondale, Lanarkshire. Buried in ST. NAZAIRE (TOUTES-AIDES) CEMETERY, Loire-Atlantique, France. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 91.

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

GEBBIE, JAMES FRANCIS ROY, Lieut., 2nd Battn. (82nd Foot) The Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regt.). s. of James Gebbie, of Netherfleld, Strathaven, co. Lanark ; b. 27 June, 1888 ; educ. Bath College, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst ; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. South Lancashire Regt 19 Sept. 1908, and promoted Limit. 1 Jan. 1910 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and died at St. Nazaire 4 Oct. 1914. from wounds received in action while leading a bayonet charge at Vailly 19 Sept.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1:

LIEUTENANT JAMES FRANCIS ROY GEBBIE, 2nd BATTN. THE PRINCE OF WALES'S VOLUNTEERS (SOUTH LANCASHIRE REGT.) was the son of Mr. James Gebbie, of Netherfleld, Strathaven, Lanarkshire, Scotland, and was born t here on t he 27th June, 1888. He was educated at Bath College. and t the R.M.C., Sandhurst, where he was in the revolver team.

Lieutenant Gebbie was gazetted to the South Lancashire Regiment in September, 1908, becoming Lieutenant in January, 1910.

While serving with the 2nd Battalion he was wounded on the 19th September when leading a bayonet charge on the heights of Vailly, and died of his wounds on the 4th October, 1914, at St. Nazaire, France.

Lieutenant Gebbie was a member of the Junior United Service Club.

GILMORE

John Kenneth

Captain, 1st/6th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 22 August 1918. Aged 26. Son of Mary Eleanor Gilmore, of 56, St. John's Rd., Clifton, Bristol, and the late John Crosby Gilmore. In the 1891 census he was aged less than one, born Somerset, resident with his parents, John C and Mary Eleanor Gilmore in Thornecliffe Street, Saltford, Keynsham, Somerset. IN the 1911 census he was aged 20, a Clerk, born Saltford, Somerset, resident with his aunt, Annie Eliza Hort, at 24, Small Street, Bristol, Bristol, Gloucestershire. at No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B.

GIRDLESTONE

Morrell Andrew

Captain, 41st Dogras, Indian Army. Died 25 March 1915. Baptised 15 June 1879 at Bathampton, Somerset, son of Rev. Henry and Eliza Jane Girdlestone. In the 1891 census he was aged 11, a scholar, born Somerset, resident with his parents, Henry and Eliza Jane Girdlestone, at The Vicarage, Mount Pleasant, Bathampton, Bath, Somerset. Matriculated 1898, Magdalen College, Oxford University. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, Frasnce. Plot XVII. Row A. Grave 44.See also Bath

GOLDIE

George Henry

Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 14 September 1914. Born 1 June 1888 in Oatikamund, India. Son of R.H. Goldie, of South Lawn, College Road, Bath. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born 1889 in Oatikamund, India, resident Bhurtpore Barracks, South Tedworth, Hampshire. Married May Anderson at St Stephens, Bath. Passed out Royal Military College, 1906; Lieutenant 1907; Captain 1912. Educated Rugby School. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France. See also Bath

HAYES, MC

John Carolin

Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 19 November 1918. Aged 35. Son of John Carolin Hayes and Grace Hayes (nee Harte), of Dublin. Surveyor to the British South African Company, Northern Rhodesia. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Formerly Private, 7, North Rhodesian Forces. Buried in STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Seine-Maritime, France. Division 62. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 1.

HAYWARD

Arthur Everard

Serjeant 6629, 7th Dragoon Guards (Princess Royal's) attached to 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 16 September 1916. Aged 31. Born Weston, Bath, enlisted Bath 18 March 1905, resident East Tiverton. Son of John and Wyndham Elizabeth Hayward, of 43, Caledonian Rd., East Twerton, Bath; brother of Doris Hayward. Enlisted aged 19 years 4 months, a Stay Hand prior to enlistment. Height 5 feet 4¼ inches, weight 116 lbs (9st 5lbs), chest 35 inches, dark complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Baptist. Emarked at Bombay 16 September 1914, disembarked Marseilles, 13 October 1914, wounded 2 November 1914, admitted to Cavalry Field Ambulance with gunshot wounds to the left leg 2 November, transferred to England aboard Hospita Ship "St Patrick" 8 November 1914; rejoined regiment 11 November 1915, promoted Serjeant 9 October 1915, admitted to hospital with Myalgia 20 November 1915, disharged from hospital and rejoined unit 25 December 1915; attached to 6th Battalion, D.C.L.I. 9 September 1916. In the 1901 census he was aged 15, a Staymaker's Cutter, born Bath, Somerset, son of John Hayward, resident 19, Denmark Road, Twerton, Bath, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A. See also Bath

HENDERSON

Albert Norman

Major, 10th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 July 1916. No known grave. Commemorated at THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.

Extract from The Bath College Register 1878-1909, printed for the Old Bathonians in 1948:

"Henderson, Albert Norman.
J.P. for Warwickshire. Lt-Col. 10th Royal Warwicks. Served on the Western Front (M.C., dispatches). Killed in action, 23rd July, 1916"

HENDERSON

Norman William Arthur

Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action 10 November 1914. Aged 23. Born 23 October 1891, baptised 2 Decemkber 1891 at St Peter, Eaton Square, Pimlico, Middlesex, of of Arthur and Gertrude Marion Henderson. Son of Athur Henderson. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 19 and 33.

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

HENDERSON, NORMAN WILLIAM ARTHUR, Lieut., 1st Battn. (21st Foot) The Royal Scots Fusiliers, eldest s. of Arthur Henderson, late of Fairmile Court, Cobham, co. Surrey ; b. South Kensington, S.W., 23 Oct. 1891 ; educ. Rugby, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst ; gazetted 2nd Lieut. Royal Scots Fusiliers 14 Feb. 1912 ; promoted Limit 12 June, 1913 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 12 Aug. 1914 ; took part in the Retreat from Mons, the Battle of Le Cateau, also the Battles of the Marne and the Aisne, and was killed in action at Ypres 10 Nov. following, while leading his platoon.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1:

LIEUTENANT NORMAN WILLIAM ARTHUR HENDERSON, 1st BATTN. ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS, who was killed in action on the 10th November, 1914, was the eldest son of Arthur Henderson and his wife, Gareth, late of Fairmile Court, Cobham, Surrey.

He was born at Rosary Gardens, South Kensington, on the 23rd October, 1891, and was educated at Rugby (S.H.), to which he went in 1906. Proceeding to the R.M.C., Sandhurst, in 1911, he entered the Army in February, 1912, and joined his regiment in South Africa, being promoted Lieutenant in June, 1913. He left South Africa in February, 1914, and went to the front on the 12th August.

He was in the retirement from Mons, and took part in the Battle of Canibrai, le Catcall, and also in the Battles of the Marne and the Aisne. He was killed in the wood of Herenthals Chateau, at Ypres, whilst leading his platoon. An attack was made by the Prussian Guard ; some of the trenches had to be retaken by a counter-attack, and it was during this attack that Lieutenant Henderson was killed.

Several of the few remaining officers of his regiment have testified in letters to his bravery and splendid qualities as an officer.

HENSLEY

Wilfred Henry

Captain, 6th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 21 March 1918. IN 1901 he was aged 6, born Warwick, Warwickshire, son of Rev. Henry G and Alice A Hensley, resident 31, High Street, Warwick, Warwick St Mary, Warwickshire. No known grave. Commemorate don POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 25 and 26. See also Bath

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

HENSLEY, WILFRID HENRY, Capt., 6th (Service) Battn. Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry), only s. of the Rev. Henry G. Hensley, of Great Andrée 14 July, 1894 ; educ. Warwick School ; Bath College ; Dean Close School, and Emmanuel College, Cambridge ; joined the Public Schools Battn. The Royal Fusiliers in Sept. 1914 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Nov. 1915 ; returned to England in March, 1916, and after a period of training at Oxford, was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 6th Battn. The Somerset Light Infantry ; promoted Lieut. July 1916, and Capt. Dec. 1917; was again wounded near Arras 9 April, 1917, and invalided home ; went back to France in Dec., and was killed in action north of Moy, near St. Quentin, 21 March, 1918; unm.

HODSON, CB, DSO

George Benjamin

Brigadier General, General Staff, Commanding 33rd Infantry Brigade of the Indian Army. Died 25 January 1916. Aged 52. Born Raipore, India, 3 October 1863. Baptised 6 March 1964 at Raipore son of Benjamin and Jane Hodson. Husband of Dorothy Clara Hodson, of Holly Cottage, Knockholt, Kent. Became Lieutenant in 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment, 10 May 1882. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) Buried in PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY, Malta. Plot C. Row XII. Grave 1.

Extract from The V.C. and D.S.O. Book Vol.II:

HODSON, GEORGE BENJAMIN, Major, was born 3 Oct. 1863. He entered the Army as a Lieutenant in the South Staffordshire Regt. 10 May. 1882; served in Egypt in 1882, including the reconnaissance of 5 Aug. 1882 (Medal; Bronze Star); became Lieutenant, Oxfordshire Light Infantry, 29 Feb. 1884, and Indian Staff Corps 1 Sept. 1884. For his services in the Burmese Expedition of 1885—87, Lieut. Hodson was mentioned in Despatches ondon Gazette, 2 Sept. 1887]; also receiving the Medal and clasp, and he had another clasp for Hazara in 1891. He became Captain 10 May, 1893; served in 1897—98 on the North-West Frontier of India— Malakand—in operations in Bajaur and the Mamund country, and Buner. He was twice mentioned in Despatches London Gazette, 11 Jan. and 18 March, 1898, and received the Medal and clasp. He became Major 10 July, 1901, and in 1901 and 1902 again saw active service in Northern Nigeria in the Aro Expedition. He was mentioned in Despatches 12 Sept. 1902; received the Medal with clasp, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 12 Sept. 1902]: “George Benjamin Hodson, Major, Indian Staff Corps. For services during the Aro Expedition in Southern Nigeria.” The Insignia, Warrant and Statutes were sent to the Commander-in-Chief in India 10 Jan. 1903, and presented by Major-General Sir C. Egerton at Mardan 28 Feb. 1903, at Ceremonial Parade. He was promoted Lieutenant-Colonel 13 Nov. 1905; was created a C.B. in 1911. Colonel G. B. Hodson was stationed for some time with his regiment, the 57th Wilde’s Rifles, at Ferozepore in the Punjab. He served in the European War, and died of wounds at Malta 25 Jan. 1916. He married, in 1910, Dorothy Clara, daughter of Mr. Murray, of 42, Clanricarde Gardens, London, S.W.

HOLBROW, MC

Thomas Leonard Stanley

Major, 156th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 28 March 1918. Aged 28. Born 22 february 1891, baptised 4 April 1891 at Christ Church, Simal, Bangal, son of Stanley Charles and Katharine Gaille [sic] Holbrow. Son of Stanley Charles and Katherine Yuille Holbrow, of Charing, Kent. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born India, son of Stanley Charles and Katherine Yuille Holbrow, resident Hillsborough, Bath, Somerset. Buried in BLANGY-TRONVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave 32.

HOOD-DANIEL

Arnold Frost

Captain, "C" Company, 2nd/5th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 28 January 1917. Aged 35. Son of Harry and Margaret Hood Daniel, of Henbury, Bristol; husband of Lucy Isabel Hood Daniel (nee Rayner), of Gatesgarth, West Kirby, married 4 December 1910 in Wye, Kent, married again on 29 December 1910 in Hoose, Cheshire. In the 1891 census he was aged 9, a scholar, resident with his father at Manor House, Hill View, Keynsham, Somerset. In the 1901 census he was aged 19, born Bristol, Gloucestershire Articled Pupil In Architecture, resident with his parents, Harry A and Margaret, in Hill End Grove, Henbury, Barton Regis, Gloucestershire. Buried in WEST KIRBY (ST. BRIDGET) CHURCHYARD, Cheshire. Grave 895 A.

HUNTER

Melville Adrian Cecil

Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry attached to 7th (Service) Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 15 November 1915. Aged 21. Son of Hugh Barclay Hunter and Barbara, his wife, of Netherdale, Gartmore, Perthshire. Buried in HILL 10 CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Plot I. Row B. Grave 9.

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

HUNTER, MELVILLE ADRIAN CECIL, 2nd Lieut., 4th Battn. The Highland Light Infantry, attd. 7th (Service) Battn. The South Staffordshire Regt., yst. s. of Hugh Hunter, of Netherdale, Gortmore, co. Perth, formerly of St. Lucia, British West Indies, by his wife, Barbara, dau. of Alexander Gilzean ; b. Clifton, Bristol, 19 Aug. 1894 ; educ. Bath College, and privately ; offered his services on the outbreak of war, and was gazetted 2nd Lieut. Highland L.I. 13 Aug. 1914 ; trained at Plymouth, where he came out first in a course for subalterns in Feb. and Mareh, 1915, and obtained distinction in a Machine Gun Course at Strensall in June. In Aug. 1915 he took out a draft of the 1st Royal Munster Fusiliers to the Dardanelles ; was then posted to the 7th South Staffordshires, and died at Suvla Bay 15 Nov. following, from wounds received in action. Col. Seckham, Commanding 7th South Staffordshires, wrote : "It is with extreme sorrow that I have to inform you of the death of your son, M. A. C. Hunter, which took place on 15 Nov. at 2 a.m. You will no doubt have got the War Office official intimation before this ; but I thought perhaps a letter from me. would give you fuller details. Your boy was shot in the head by a sniper in one of our advanced trenches at about 2 p.m. on the 14th inst. and immediately became unconscious ; but, plucky lad as he was, he fought hard for his life, but never recovered consciousness again, and passed peacefully away at 2.a.m. on the 15th. He was buried by a Chaplain of the Church of England. I was down to see his grave to-day, which is already marked with a temporary cross bearing his name and regiment, and I have given instructions for a sound wooden one to be erected, which should certainly last till the war is over, and, I hope. will be up in a few days. If I may say so. your boy is a great loss to me. He was one of the original five officers who helped me to reorganize the battalion after its cutting up on the landing and subsequent fights. He took great interest in his work, and trained no less than three machine-gun teams for me, there being none when he started. He was in charge of his guns at the time of his death. The Army has lost a good officer," and an article in the "Highland Light Infantry Chronicle" states : " The battalion heard with deep regret of the death from wounds at the Dardanelles of 2nd Lieut. M. A. C. Hunter. He was a keen soldier and a good sportsman, and his loss is much felt by his many friends." Unm.

INMAN

[Frank] Desmond Hague

Lieutenant, 80th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 17 February 1917. Aged 23. Only son of Francis and Hannah Scholes Inman, of The Grange, Scalby, Scarborough. Mining Engineer. Enlisted Sept., 1914. In the 1911 census he was agd 17, born London, a Mining Student (Tin), a boarder, resident Kings Road, Camborne, Cornwall. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Paddington, Middlesex, son of Hannah Inman, resident Ashworth Mansions Flats, 38, Paddington, London. Buried in REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France. Plot VII. Row G. Grave 29. See also Camborne School of Mines

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1934:

INMAN Frank Desmond Hague of 51 South Side Clapham Common Surrey died 17 February 1917 at Miremont France Administration London 2 May to the Public Trustee.
Effects £3229 6s 8d.

ISGAR

Percy Hawkes

Major, South African Field Post and Telegraph Corps. Died of disease 5 December 1918. Aged 33. Baptised 21 May 1885 in Wells, Somserset, son of Robert and helen Isgar. Son of Robert and Helen Isgar. Buried in BOURNEMOUTH EAST CEMETERY, Hampshire. Plot U. Row I. Grave 154.

KEMBLE, DSO, MC

Henry Herbert

Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding 23rd Battalion, London Regiment formerly 15th Battalion. Died of wounds received in action at Messines Ridge 7 June 1917. Aged 40.Born at Purneah, India, 11 May 1877, baptised 4 August 1877 in Purneah, Bengal, India, son of William and Elizabeth Emma Kemble. Son of William Kemble, (I.C.S.), and Elizabeth Emma Kemble. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) [London Gazette 1 January 1917] and the Military Cross (M.C.). Educated Queen's College, Oxford University, matriculated 1896. In the 1911 census he was aged 33. born Bengal, India, a Scoolmaster at Charterhouse School, resident Hogsoniter, Godalming, Surrey. In the 1901 census he was aged 23, born India, a Tutor, unmarried, resident with his parents William, and Elizabeth Kemble, in Beechfield, Bathampton, Bath, Somerset. In the 1891 census he was aged 13, born India, a scholar, resident with his mother in Beechfield, The Elms, Bathampton, Bath, Somerset. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row A. Grave 46. See also Chartherhouse School

KERRICH

John Herbert

Major, "C" Company, 2nd Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 14 September 1914. Aged 40. Son of Gen. Walter D'Oyley Kerrich and Louisa Jane Kerrich (nee Cleveland); husband of Gwendolen Katharine (nee Elger) Kerrich, married 1908 in Midhurst, Sussex. Served in the South African Campaign. In the 1891 census he was aged 19, a scholar, born Gloucestershire, resident with his parents, Walter D and Louisa J, in Edith Road, Fulham, London. Buried in VENDRESSE BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot II. Row J. Grave 1.

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

KERRICH, JOHN HERBERT, Major, 2nd Battn. (69th Foot) The Welsh Regt., 4th N. of General Walter D'Oyly Kerrich, Colonel Commandant Royal (late Madras) Artillery, by his wife, Louisa Jane, dau. of General John Wheeler Cleveland (Indian Army) ; b. Cheltenham, 14 March, 1874 ; ethic. St. Paul's School. and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst ; gazetted 2nd Lieut. The Welsh Regt. 10 Oct. 1894, and promoted Lieut. 23 Dec. 1896, Capt. :30 Dec. 1900, and Major 24 March, 1914 ; served in the South African War 1899-1902, acting as Intelligence Officer from 8 April to 30 May, 1901 ; took part in the operations in the Orange Free State April and May, 1900, including actions at. Vet. River (5 and 6 May) and 'Land River ; operations in the Transvaal in May and June' 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill (11 and 12 June) ; operations in the Transvaal east of Pretoria, July to 29 Nov. 1900, including action at Belfast (26 and 27 Aug., and those iu the Transvaal :30 Nov. 1900, to 31 May, 1902, receiving the Queen's Medal with five clasps, and the King's Medal with two clasps. He served altogether 121/2 years abroad, in India, South Africa, and later in Egypt and the Soudan (where he was attached to the 1st Battn.) ; returned to England in March, 1914, to take his majority in 2nd Battn., then stastioned at Borden Camp, Hants ; went to France 12 Aug. 1914 ; took part in the retreat from Mons, and was killed in action during the Battle of the Aisne 14 Sept. following, being buried at Beaulne-sur-Chivy, on the north bank of the river Aisne. The Officer Commanding the Brigade wrote : " Your only consolation must be that he has nobly died for his country, and that he was loved and honoured by all who knew him. His loss is one which will be felt by the whole army as well as his regiment, and all those who knew and loved him," and the Commanding Officer of the Regiment " Your husband was doing his duty nobly and leading his men when he met his death, which was instantaneous, and he did not suffer at all, which may be a small consolation to you." Sergt. Brown of Major Kerrich's Coy., made the following statement : " He made them work, hard, but they did not mind that as he worked so hard himself, and they all had such perfect confidence in him. At the end of a day his first thought was for his men ; and any, even ordinary, comforts they could not have, he would hims self forego, in order to throw in his lot with his men. He very frequently gave up his horse to his junior officers to ride. . . . On one occasion during the great retreat from Mons, when Major Kerrich overheard a man voicing a murmur about the long marching, he said cheerily, ' It's no good, it's got to be done ! ' When the tired loan suggested that his officer was riding a horse, Major Kerrich replied the next day (on a still longer march of about 24 miles) by walking every foot of the way himself, to exemplify that what a Private was asked to do an officer could also do. On the morning of 14 Sept. they started from a little village called Bourg-et-Comin at 5.15 a.m., marched four miles, and immediately came into action. which continued till dark. About 11 o'clock that morning the men were all lying prone, firing (being in an open field with no cover), the officers raising themselves occasionally to locate the enemy, who were not more than 150 yards in front, as well as on their right flank. Major Kerrich was raising himself on his knees to direct his men's fire, when a bullet hit him in the mouth. killing him instantly. His last words were, Keep cool, men ! Don't waste your ammunition if you can't see them,' he evidently intended to add, but fell back dead without finishing his directions." Major Kerrich m. at Rogate, co. Sussex, 24 Sept. 1908, Gwendolen Katherine, 2nd dau. of John Eiger, of Clayton Court. East Liss, co. Hants, and had two children : Geoffrey John, b. 12 Aug. 1909, and Rosemary Katherine Gwynne, b. 31 May, 1914.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1:

MAJOR JOHN HERBERT KERRICH, 2nd BATTN. THE WELSH REGIMENT, son of General Walter D'Oyly Kerrich, Colonel Commandant, Royal (late Madras) Artillery, was born at Cheltenham on the 14th March, 1874, and was educated at St. Paul's School and t he R.M.C.. Sandhurst,.

He joined the Welsh Regiment in 1894, becoming Lieutenant in 1896 and Captain in December, 1900. He served in the South African War, 1899-1902, acting as Intelligence Officer in April and May, 1901, being present at actions at Belfast, Diamond Hill, Johannesburg, and taking part in operations in the Orange Free State, including actions at Vet River and Zand River, and in Cape Colony. For his services he was a warded the Queen's medal with five clasps and the King' s medal with two clasps.

Major Kerrich, who had attained that rank in March, 1914, was killed in action at the Battle of the Aisne, courageously exposing himself to heavy lire in the open while directing his men. The Officer Commanding the brigade of which his battalion formed part wrote as follows to his widow " lie was loved and honoured by all who knew him. His loss is one which will be felt by the whole Army, as well as by his regiment and all those who knew and loved him."

Major Kerrich was an excellent polo player and a good cricketer, and was noticed by King Edward VII at an Aldershot review as a particularly good rider. He was a member of the Army and Navy Club.

He married, in 1908, Gwendolen Katherine, second daughter of Mr. John Elger, of Clayton Court, East Liss, and left, two children : Geoffrey John, born August, 1909 ; and Rosemary Katherine Gwyn, born May, 1914.

LEWIS

Arthur Milton

Captain, Indian Army Reserve of Officersattached to 1st Battalion, 52nd Sikhs (Frontier Force). Died of wounds received in action in Kurdistan, Mesopotamia, 8 August 1919. Aged 24. Born 14 November 1894, baptised 6 February 1895 at Ford, St Mark, Devon, so of Walter Allen and Annie Phoebe Campbell Lewis. Son of the Rev. Walter Allen Lewis, M.A. and Annie Phoebe Campbell Lewis, of Goodleigh Rectory, Barnstaple. Also served as 2nd Lt. 9th Bn. Devonshire Regt. Mentioned in Despatches. In the 1911 cenus he was aged 15, a boarder, at school, born Ford, Devon, resident Hostil No 3, King Williams College, Isle of Man. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Devonport, Devon, Walter Allen and Annie P C Lewis, resident (The Vicarage), Bridge Street, Uffculme, Tiverton, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 52.

LEWIS

Egbert

Captain, 1st/4th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Died 8 March 1916. No known grave. Commemorated at BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 12.

Extract from The Bath College Register 1878-1909, printed for the Old Bathonians in 1948:

"Lewis, Egbert.
O.T.C. (Cpl.). Capt., 1st/4th Battn., P.A. Somerset L.I., 1914:
Served in India, 1914 and Mesopotamia. Killed in action, 8th March, 1916, during the assault on the Dujailah Redoubt in the attempt to relieve Kut."

LEWIS

John Walter

Second Lieutenant, "A" Company, 3rd Battalion attached to 8th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 15 July 1916. Aged 20. Son of the Rev. Walter Allen Lewis and Annie Phoebe Campbell Lewis, of Goodleigh Rectory, Barnstaple. Native of Devonport. Buried in DAOURS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France . Plot II. Row C. Grave 22.

Extract from The Bath College Register 1878-1909, printed for the Old Bathonians in 1948:

"Lewis, John Walter.
2nd Lieut., 3rd Battn., Devonshire Regt., 15; Served in France. Died of wounds received 15th July, 1918, at Bazentin-le-Grand."

Left College in December 1909.

MACKENZIE

Henry Deedes Nutt

Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps attached to 95th Bde. Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 4 October 1917. Aged 48. Son of Charles Henry Nutt Mackenzie, of East Harptree, Somerset; husband of Isabella Sophia Nutt (nee Andrew). Served in the South African Campaign (Queen's Medal, 4 clasps). MB, CM. 1893; M.D. 1897 at University of Edinburgh. Buried in the THE HUTS CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row A. Grave 3.

MATTHEWS, CB, CMG

Godfrey Estcourt

Brigadier General, General Staff commanding 198th Infantry Brigade late Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died of wounds at 5.30pm 13 April 1917 in a Casualty Clearing Station, received 5.9" shell wounds to the head 12 April 1917. Aged 50. Born 17 June 1866 in Bathwick, Somerset. Order of the Medjidie 3rd Class, Osmanieh 3rd Class and Medjidie 2nd Class (Turkey). Son of Charles James and Mary Frances Matthews, of Bath; husband of Mary F. Matthews, of Windmill, Milford-on-Sea, Lymington. Seconded for service with Egyptian Army, 1897. Governor of the Upper Nile, 1903-1909. Commandant of Khartoum District, 1910-1913. Twice Mentioned in Despatches. Commissioned 1884; Seconded for service with Egyptian Army 1897-1910 (twice MiD for Nile Ops. 1897); Officer Commanding 11th Sudanese at the Atbara & Omdurman (Egypt Medal with four Clasps & Sudan medal); Civil & Military Governor Nile Province 1903-1910; 3rd Class Order of Medjidie [1901], 3rd Class Order of Osmanieh [1907], & 2nd Class Order of the Medjidie [1910] & title "El Lewa Matthews Pasha."; Officer Commanding Plymouth Battalion at Ostend, Dunkirk & Defence of Antwerp 1914; MEF 6 February 1915 to 12 July 1915 when he received gunshot wounds to the nose, rejoined his Battalion (as Officer Commanding Portsmouth/Plymouth Battalion) 8 August 1915 to 31 August 1915 when he suffered from Glaucoma, invalided to United Kingdom 18 September 1915; Seconded to duty with Army 8 June 1916 appointed Officer Commanding 198th Infantry Brigade. In the 1881 census he was aged 14, born Bath, a swcholar, resident with his parents, Charles J and Mary F Matthews, at Lomond House, Bath Bathwick, Bath, Somerset. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row K. Grave 56.

MAUD, DSO

Charles Carus

[Added later] Captain, 1st Battalion, Prince Alberts' (Somerset Light Infantry). Died 19 December 1914. Aged 39. Son of the late Col. William Sherer Maud, R.E., of Milton House, Bournemouth. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.). Buried in PLOEGSTEERT WOOD MILITARY CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot II. Row B. Grave 2. See also Bath

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1:

CAPTAIN CHARLES CARUS MAUD, D.S.O., 1st BATTN. PRINCE ALBERT'S (SOMERSET LIGHT INFANTRY), who was killed in action on the 19th December, 1914, was the youngest son of the late Colonel William Slaver Maud, R.E., and of Mrs. Maud, of Milton House, Bournemouth.He was born on the 15th January, 1875, and joined the Somerset Light Infantry from the Militia in January, 1896, becoming Lieutenant in 1899. He took part in the South African War. being present at operations in the Transvaal in March and April, 1902, receiving the Queen's medal with two clasps.

From December, 1902, to September, 1904, he was employed with the West African Frontier Force, and in 1903 took part in the Kano-Sokoto Campaign, for which he received the medal with clasp ; and also in operations in the district east of Zaria. He was promoted Captain in February, 1904, and in that year took part in the Sokoto-Burmi operations, for which he was mentioned in Despatches ("London Gazette," 24th January, 1905), and was awarded the D.S.O.

In 1908 he was in the Soudan, and was present at operations in the Jebel Nyima district of Southern Kordofan, for which he received the Egyptian medal with clasp, and was awarded the Medjidieh, 4th class.

Extract from The V.C. and D.S.O. Book Vol.II:

MAUD, CHARLES CARUS, Capt., born 15 Jan. 1875, youngest son of the late Lieut.-Colonel William Sheres Maud, R.E., and Mrs. W. S. Maud, of Milton House, Bournemouth. He was educated at Wellington, and received his commission in the Somerset Light Infantry from the Militia 6 Jan. 1896, and became Lieutenant 12 Jan. 1899. He served during the South African War, 1902, taking part in the operations in the Transvaal. March and April, 1902, and received the Queen’s Medal with two clasps. He served in West Africa (Northern Nigeria), 1903; during the Kano-Sokoto Campaign, taking part in the operations in the district of the east of Zaria; received Medal with clasp. He was promoted Captain 3 Feb. 1904; took part in the Sokoto-Burmi operations; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 24 Jan. 1905], and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 25 Aug. 1905]: “Charles Carus Maud, Capt., The Prince Albert’s (Somerset Light Infantry). For services during operations in Northern Nigeria, 1903-4.” In the Sudan, in 1908, Capt. Maud took part in the operations in the Jebal Nyima District of Southern Kordofan, and was awarded the Egyptian Medal with clasp, and the 4th Class Medjidie. He was also mentioned in Despatches. Capt. Maud was killed in action 19 Dec. 1914.

McENTIRE

James Virtue

Second Lieutenant, 14th Battalion, London Regiment (London Scottish). Died in the Italian Hospital, Queen Square, Middlesex, 3 August 1915 in Middlesex, England. Aged 36. Born at Edinburgh. Son of James V. and Charlotte McEntire, of 47, Inverna Court, Kensington, London. Served as Trooper 13395, 68thy (Paget's Horse) Company, 19th Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry in the South African Campaign. In the 1881 census he was aged 1, born Edinburgh, Midlothian, son of James V and Charlotte McEntire, resident 80, South Clerk Street, St Cuthberts, Newington, Midlothian, Scotland. Attested 27 November 1915 in Edinburgh, resident at 3 Savile Place, Newington, Edinburgh, a Brewer's Cashier and Bookkeeper, married 21 August 1913 in Edinburgh, wife Elizabeth Allison McEntire (nee Whigham), one son, Robert Whigham. Enlisted aged 27 years 5 months, 5 feet 5¼ inches. weight 147 lbs, chest 33½ inches. Buried in BROMPTON CEMETERY, London. Plot W. Row 2. Grave 173237. Also listed on the St Mary Abbots Memorial, Kensington, Middlesex.

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1934:

McENTIRE James Virtue of 56 Artillery-mansions Victoria-street Westminster Middlesex lieutenant London Scottish died 3 August 1915 at the Italian Hospital Queen-square Middlesex Administration London 15 October to Mary Ada McEntire widow. Efects £2862 4s 2d.

MELHADO

Owen Stirling

Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion (Territorial) attached to 11th Battalion, Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds in Military Hospital, Malta, 7 December 1915. Aged 23. Born 3 June 1892 in Old Harbour, Saint Catherine, Jamaica, British West Indies. Commissioned on the Field 10 February 1915 [London Gazette 12 February 1915]. Son of Reginald and Irene Melhado, of Devon House, Half Way Tree, Jamaica, British West Indies. Mentioned in Despatches. Arrived Liverpool, England, 17 January 1915 from New York, United States, on the "St. Paul". Buried in MARSA JEWISH CEMETERY, Malta. Grave 7.

MELLODEW

James

[Added later] Lance Corporal PS/5308, "A" Company, 20th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 27 January 1916. Aged 28. Born and resident Oldham, enlisted Manchester. Son of James Henry and Sarah Alice Mellowdew, of Moorside, Oldham. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Oldham, Lancashire, a Cscholar, resident with his parents, James Henry and Sarah A Mellodew, at 648, Ripponden Road, Oldham, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born Oldham, Lancashire, a Cloth Clerk Cotton Spinning, resident with his parents, James Henry and Ann Mellodew, at West View, Ripponden Road, Oldham, Lancashire. Buried in CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 1.

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

MELLODEW, JAMES, L.-Corpl., No. 5308, 20th (Service) Battn. (3rd Public Schools) The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt.), 3rd s. of James Henry Mellodew, Cotton Spinner and Manufacturer, a Director of the firm of Messrs. Thomas Mellodew & Co., Ltd., Moorside Mills, Oldham, by his wife, Sarah Alice, dau. of James Shaw Mallalue, of Moorside, Oldham ; b. Oldham, co. Lancaster, 24 Sept. 1887 ; educ. Bath College, and Rossall School ; was learning the business of cotton spinning and manufacturing with the firm of Thomas Mellodew & Co., Ltd. ; enlisted 17 Sept. 1914, after the outbreak of war ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Nov. 1915, and was killed in action near Givenchy 27 Jan. 1916. Buried in Cambrin Churchyard. His Captain wrote : "Soon after daybreak this morning the enemy began to strafe us heavily with rifle grenades. One of these burst near your brother, wounding him in the thigh and in the stomach. Everything possible was done for him at the time by the stretcher-bearers and the Medical Officer. He bore his pain bravely, and without a murmur he passed quietly away as he was being carried down the trench. L.-Corpl. Mellodew was a man for whom I had an infinite respect. He was a strong, silent man, in whom one could place the utmost confidence and reliance. One knew that work entrusted to him would be done and done thoroughly. His Platoon Commander, fellow N.C.O.'s and men all loved him." Unm.

MILLER

Norman Heath

Lieutenant, Howe Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action in the Dardenelles 4 June 1915. Aged 23. Son of Thomas Leven Miller and Alice Mary Heath Miller, of Red Roofs, Broughty Ferry, Forfarshire. In 1912 he entered Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Commissioned Sub-Lieutenant, Clyde Division, RNVR, 12 August 1912 and Temporary Lieutenant, RNVR, 24 December 1914, was with Howe Battalion at Defence of Antwerp 1914, with the MEF from 1 March 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 8 to 16.

MILSOM

Sidney

Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 30 July 1915. Aged 29. Baptised 24 April 1886 resident Woodlands, Swainswick, Somerset. Son of Francis Henry and Agnes Mary Milsom, of Audley Lodge, Bath. No known grave. Commemorated onYPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 46 - 48 and 50. See also Bath

After the Battle of Hooge, July 31st, 1915, his Colonel wrote:

"It is a cruel story : it was a sudden attack under cover of liquid gases, that set the trench aflame. In spite of all the horror and confusion, your boy, apparently with two other officers, Rae and Pawle, rallied the men at once, and firing hard through the flames, held their ground. It was simply heroic and just what we all knew could and would be done by your boy at a tight corner. He had already proved himself quite fearless, and what is more quite cool under fire, and his platoon loved him—a roughish set of men who followed him anywhere—and he was always chosen for any particular difficult digging task. He had a genius for getting work done—and done well.
I was very fond of him personally, and feel I've lost a friend as well as an efficient officer. He was popular with everyone, generous and open-handed to an extraordinary degree
."

MINCHIN

Herbert Charles Loder

Lieutenant, 125th Napier's Rifles, Indian Army. Died 20 December 1914. Aged 24. Born Bath, Somerset. Son of Carrie J Minchin, of 4, Sion Place, Bath Hill, Bath, nephew of Rev. C. H. Minchin, of The Rectory, Woodstock, Oxon; brother of M. H. Minchin of 45 Sikhs. His estate upon probate was worth Rupees 804 5 7. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Bath, 2nd Lieutenant, single, unattached to a regiment, with the Overseas Miltary in Rawalpindi, Punjab, India. No known grave. Commemorated on NEUVE-CHAPELLE MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 14. See also Bath

MOYSE

John Jenkins

Captain (Acting Major), 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 8 February 1917. Aged 32. Son of Dr. Chas. E. and Jessie McDougall Moyse, of Montreal, Canada. Mentioned in Despatches. In the 1911 census he is aged 26, born Montreal, Canada, a soldier, Lieutenant, serving in with the 2nd Battalion, bedfordshire Regiment, in Prospect N2, Hamilton, Bermuda, British West Indies. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row K. Grave 49.

NEAVE

Alexander Lionel William

Captain, 110th Mahratta Light Infantry, Indian Army attached to Queen Victoria's Own Corps of Guides Infantry (F.F.) (Lumsden's). Died 19 September 1918. Next of kin Major C. A. Neave, of Nairobi, British East Africa Protectorate. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born San Francisco, USA, a boarder, at school, resident Cilfton College, 26 College Road, Clifton. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section U. Grave 131.

OTTLEY, DSO

Geoffrey Claude Langdale

Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards. Died of wounds 21 December 1914. Aged 18. Son of Rear-Admiral Sir Charles Ottley, K.C.M.G, C.B., M.V.O. and Lady Ottley. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.), Mentioned in Despatches. Buried in FORT WILLIAM (ST. ANDREW) EPISCOPALIAN CHURCHYARD, Inverness-shire.

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

OTTLEY, GEOFFREY CLAUDE LANGDALE, D.S.O., Lieut., 2nd Battn. Scots Guards, only child of Rear-Admiral Sir Charles Langdale Ottley, of 17, Queen's Gate Gardens, S.W., and Coruanan, Fort William, Inverness-shire, K.C.M.G., C.B., M.V.O., by his wife, Kathleen Margaret, dau. of Col. Alexander Stewart, R.A., and grandson of the Rev. Lawrence Ottley, Canon of Ripon ; b. Southsea, co. Hants, 20 Jan. 1898; educ. Harrow and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst ; gazetted 2nd Lieut. 2nd Scots Guards, 1 Oct. 1914 ; promoted Lieut. 10 Dec. (antedated to 9 Nov.); went to France, 7 Nov., and died in the Australian Voluntary Hospital, Wimereux, near Boulogne, 21 Dec. 1914, of wounds received in action while leading an attack on the enemy's trenches on the 18th. Lieut. Ottley was mentioned in Sir John (now Lord) French's Despatch of 20 Nov. 1914 [London Gazette, 17 Feb. 1915], and was awarded the D.S.O for conspicuous gallantry and good reconnaissance work.

Extract from The V.C. and D.S.O. Book Vol.II:

OTTLEY, GEOFFREY CLAUDE LANGDALE, Lieut., was born at Southsea, on the 20th Jan. 1896, sun of Rear-Admiral Sir Charles Langdale Ottley, K.C.M.G., C.B., M.V.O., and Lady Ottley, daughter of Colonel Alexander Stewart, L.A. He was educated at Harrow, from 1910-13, and passed into Sandhurst direct from Harrow in Feb. 1914, being the first of his bateh of Guards' Cadets, gaining a Prize Cadetship. He served in the European War, and was appointed to the Distinguished Service Order, for conspicuous gallantry, but did not live to personally receive the decoration. Lieut. Ottley died in the Australian Hospital at Wimereux, Boulogne, 21 Dec. 1914, aged 18 years and 11 months, a few hours only before the arrival of his father and mother. It is believed Lieut. Ottley was one of the youngest, if not the youngest, officer to receive the D.S.O. He was mentioned in Sir John French's Despatch Geoffrey C. L. Ottley. ; of 14 Jan. 1915, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 18 Feb. 1915] : " Geoffrey Claude Langdale Ottley, Lieut., late 2nd Battn. Scots Guards. For conspicuous gallantry in endeavouring to take a portion of the enemy's trenehes after a previous effort had failed. In this attempt he was severely wounded, and has since died." Lieut. Ottley's body was brought to his beloved home, to be buried at Lochaber on Christmas Day, and at his funeral the pipers played " The Flowers of the Forest " and " Lochaber No More."

The " Oban Times " for 2 Jan. 1915, says : " Lieut. Geoffrey C. L. Ottley, of the 2nd B attn. Scots Guards, whose death at the Front we deeply regret to announce, was the only ehild of Rear-Admiral Sir Charles and Lady Ottley, of Coruanan Lodge, Fort William, and 17, Queen's Gate Gardens, London, S.W. Born on 20 Jan. 1896, he was educated at Harrow, and joined the Royal Military College at Sandhurst in Feb. 1914, passing in first of the batch of Guards' Cadets and obtaining a prize cadetship. During the brief summer vacation which he was spending in his Scottish home, the news of the impending outbreak of war arrived, and he rejoined Sandhurst immediately, looking forward with intense eagerness to the early prospect of seeing active service. His hopes received almost immediate fulfilment, for on 1 Oct. he was gazetted to a Second Lieutenancy in the Scots Guards. For five weeks thereafter he remained in England, taking part in the stately ceremonial drills and guard mountings at St. James's and Buckingham Palace, but to his great delight he received on 7 Nov. the long-expected order to leave with a draft of about 300 other officers and men to make good casualties in the 2nd Battn of his regiment in France. Letters since received from the Front indicate not merely his efficiency and the affection and respect which his blithe spirit and light-hearted courage inspired amongst his brother-officers and the men under his command, but his own letters amid jocular references to the hardships of the campaign, declared that he would not be elsewhere for anything in the world. 'If I were brought home by force,' he wrote recently, 'I should be absolutely wretched until I got back here again into the cold and wet.' In the six weeks of his campaigning experience, the gallant jocund schoolboy had developed in character, daily growing in the habit of command. Thus, on 9 Dec., he made a reconnaissance of the enemy's position in front of his own trenches, creeping forward across the muddy, fire-swept zone to within fifteen yards of the muzzles of the German rifles, and bringing back information so valuable as to invoke a special telegram of congratulation to Lieut. Ottley from the General Officer Commanding. On the 10th Dec. he was gazetted Lieutenant, and ante-dated to 15 Nov. On 16 Dec. came the long-looked-for opportunity. An advance having been ordered, he led his men in attack against the enemy's position, and fell actually on the parapet of the German trenehes, mortally wounded. He was brought back through the great gallantry of Corpl. Mitchell of the same corps, who, though himself wounded, insisted on staying with and assisting him, in spite of Lieut. Ottley's request that the Corporal should leave him and so secure his own life. Lieut. Ottley died in the Australian Hospital at Wimereux on 21 Dec., at 5 a.m., a few hours only before the arrival of his father and mother. During his brief sojourn in the beautifully-arranged hospital he had endeared himself to all, and the happy, calm, and peaceful end illustrated once again the time-honoured maxim that has been the guiding star of so many thousands of British officers - 'Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.' To Sir Charles and Lady Ottley a pathetic tenderness will always attach to Christmas, for it was on that day that the body of their well-beloved son was brought from the scene of strife to be laid to rest amid the peace of Lochaber—a domain which had for the young officer a perfervid attachment. The special train which conveyed the funeral party to Fort William was met at the station by a contingent of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, who shoulder-high bore the coffin, palled by the Union Jack and surmounted by the sword and cap of the deceased, to the Church of St. Andrew, where it was placed in the chancel. A pipe and drum band, playing the 'Flowers of the Forest,' led the van of the cortege, and there was a gripping sadness prevailing as the procession made its way through the main street. An impressive short service was conducted in the chureh, which was crowded, and on its conclusion the soldiers again carried the coffin to the graveside adjoining. When it had been lowered to the ground, the customary volleys were fired, between each of which a piper played 'Lochaber No More.' Thus passed a young life nobly and gladly laid down for King and Country. It might appropriately he said of him :

" This was the happy warrior ; this was he
Who every man in arms would wish to be ! '

"The chief mourners were Sir Charles and Lady Ottley, Mrs. Ottley, Major Stewart, and Mr. Edward Drummond Hay, R.N."

PADDAY

William Hamilton

Captain, 36th Sikhs attached 47th Sikhs, Indian Army. Died 21 December 1914. Aged 33. Born 1881 in Stoke Damerel, Devon. Son of Alice Hamilton Padday, of "Oakley," 17, De la Warr Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, and the late Col. Arthur Charles Padday, R.E. (Bengal Engineers). In the 1911 census he was ged 29, born Stoke Dunford, Plymouth, Devon, Lieutenant 36th Sikks Indian Army 10 Years Service On Leave, resident with his widowed mother, Alice, at 11 Alexandra Terrace Exmouth, Littleham, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on NEUVE-CHAPELLE MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.

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

PADDAY WILLIAM HAMILTON, Capt., 36th, attd. 47th, Sikhs, Indian Army, yr. s. of the late Col, Arthur Charles Padday, Royal (late Bengal) Engineers, by his wife, Alice Hamilton (30. Orsett Terrace, Hyde Park W.), dau. of the late Thomas Campbell Foster, Q,C,, Bencher of the Middle Temple, and Recorder of Warwick : b. Stoke, Devonport, 21 Sept, 1881 ; educ. Bath College (where he was a prominent member of the football XV in 1898); and the Royal Military College. Sandhurst (1900-01); gazetted 2nd Lieut. (unattd,) Indian Army, 8 Jan, 1901 ; served his first year with the Queen's Royal West Surrey Regt, then In the Punjab ; was gazetted to the 36th Sikhs, 7 April, 1902, and promoted Lieut. 8 April 1903, and Capt. 20 July, 1911 ; was for some time attd. to the Military Police in Assam, but rejoined his regt. in 1910. Home on leave when the European War broke out, he was for a short time attd. to the 8th Service Battn. West Riding Regt, at Belton Camp, but early in Nov, joined the 47th Sikhs in France, and was serving with that regt. when he was killed in action near Givenchy, 21 Dec, 1914; His Col, wrote that he "died a most gallant death gallantly performing a difficult task" ; and an officer who was in the trenches with him : “" His coolness and great personal bravery alone commanded admiration, and his unfailing cheerfulness under any circumstances" And another : "When we had reached the bit of trench we had had been told to re-take, the Germans were found to be in each end of it with machine guns. On previous occasions it had been found that the most effective method of turning the enemy out of such positions was for parties of bomb-throwers to creep up to the part occupied by the Germans, and by throwing bombs amongst them, drive them out bit by bit. Your son was in charge of our regimental party of bomb-throwers, whom he had personally trained, and he went off with the party to try and dislodge the Germans. A Sepoy who was with him says that lee had thrown two bombs and was preparing a third, when he was shot at close range through the head. . . . Owing to the heavy fire the Germans opened on the party it was quite impossible to remove the body. The party had to make their way back, and just then a retirement was ordered and the trench was evacuated. The subsequent counter-attack. in which the regt, did not participate, did not reach that trench at all, so it was never possible to recover the bodies of those who had died there," He was a keen sportsman, fond of shooting, fishing and yachting. He was Hon. Secretary of both the Lucknow and Naini Tal Yacht Clubs, and won several cups when racing in the latter club.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1:

CAPTAIN WILLIAM HAMILTON PADDAY, 36th attd. 47th SIKHS, born at Stoke, Devonport, on the 21st September, 1881, was the younger son of the late Colonel A. C. Padday, Royal (late Bengal) Engineers, and a grandson of Thomas Campbell Foster, Q.C., a Bencher of the Middle Temple, and Recorder of Warwick.

He was educated at Bath College, and the R.M.C., Sandhurst. He was a prominent member of the Bath College Football XV in 1898 ; and at Sandhurst in 1900 ran with his company when it won the cross-country race. He entered the R.M.C. in 1900, and from there in the following year obtained his commission in the Indian Army, and was attached to the Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), then serving in the Punjab. After a year's service with this regiment he was gazetted to the 38th Sikhs. Some years later, for a short time, he joined the Military Police in Assam, rejoining his regiment in 1910.

He was a keen sportsman, fond of shooting, fishing, and yachting. For a time he was the Honorary Secretary of the Lucknow and also of the Naini Tal Yacht Clubs ; and while racing with the latter club won several cups. He was also a member of the Junior Army and Navy Club, London.

On the outbreak of the war with Germany he was at home on leave, and was attached for a short time to the 8th (Service) Battalion of the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Early in November he joined the 47th Sikhs in France, and with them he was serving when killed in action on the 21st December, 1914, near Givenchy.

The circumstances of his death were thus related by an officer of the regiment : " On the night of the 20th and 21st December the regiment had been ordered to take a trench, which was found to be occupied at both ends by Germans with machine guns. Previous experience had shown that the best way to dislodge the enemy from such positions was by parties of bomb-throwers creeping up and throwing bombs among them. Captain Padday was in charge of a regimental party of bomb-throwers whom he had himself trained, and went off with the party to dislodge the Germans. A Sepoy who was with him said he had thrown two bombs, and was preparing to throw a third when he was shot through the head at close range. It was impossible to recover the body at the time, and a retirement being just then ordered the party had to make their way back. As a subsequent counter-attack, in which the 47th Sikhs did not participate, did not reach that particular trench, it was never possible to recover the bodies of those who died there."

His C.O. wrote that " he died a most gallant death, gallantly performing a difficult task." Another officer wrote : "His coolness and great personal bravery alone commanded admiration, and his never-failing cheerfulness under any circumstances."

PARTRIDGE

Charles Burnett

Captain, H.M.S. "Good Hope", Royal Marine Light Infantry. Lost with his ship 1 November 1914. In the 1881 census he was under one year of age, born Portsmouth, son of Silvanus and Mary B Partridge, resident Anchor Gate Lodge, Portsea, Portsea Island, Hampshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 20, Lieut R.M.L.I., Members of Crew, born Portsmouth,ampshire, resident on H.M.S. "Mars". No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 4.

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

PARTRIDGE, CHARLES BURNETT, Capt., Royal Marine L.I., Plymouth Division, eldest surviving s. of Lieut.-Col. Sylvanus Roger Burnett Partridge, of Homecroft, Fleet, Hants, late King's Own Scottish Borderers, and Governor of His Majesty's Prison, Portland, by his wife, Mary Bishopp, dau. of Edward Bishopp Dorman, M.D.; b. Anchor Gate Lodge, Portsmouth, 29 May, 1880; educ. Bath College; gazetted 2nd Lieut., R,M.L.I., 1 Jan, 1899, and promoted Lieut., 1 Jan, 1900, and Capt., 1 Jan. 1910; was Instructor of Musketry at Malta, 26 June, 1906-08, and later Swimming Instructor at the Deal Depot; served in H.M. ships Mars, Gladiator, Egmont, Melpomene, Hermione, Drake, and Good Hope, and was lost, when the last was sunk in the action off Coronel, on the coast of Chili, 1 Nov, 1914; unm, He had won many prizes for shooting, sailing and golf. He made top score when the Marines won the United Service Cup at Insley, and held the Marine Jewel. His eldest brother, Lieut. Edward Louis Lort Partridge, died of enteric at Jullunder, aged 20; and another brother, Lieut. Geoffrey Dorman Partridge, 2nd Welsh Regt., was reported missing after the Battle of Ypres, on 3 Nov, 1914—since, presumed officially to have been then killed. The remaining brother, Capt. Richard Evelegh Partridge, Dorset Regt., is now (1916) on active service at the front, as Brigade-Major, 12th Canadian Infantry Brigade, and has received the Military Cross.

PENNINGTON

Harold Evelyn

Second Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 27 September 1915. Born 18 September 1880, baptised 17 October 1880 in Palamcottah, Madras, India, son of James Burn and Bessie Sophia Pennington; husband of Ruth Veronica Pennington. Educated Trinity College, Trinity College, Matriculated 1900, H. E., B.A. (30, December 1914). In the 1901 census he was aged 20, born India, unmarried, resident with his parents, James B and Bessie S Pennington, 29, Western Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 69 to 73.

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

PENNINGTON Harold Evelyn of Tampin Federated Malay States died 27 September 1915 in France killed in action Probate London 31 December to Ruth Veronica Pennington widow. Effects £1265 18s. 1d.

PERKINS

Reginald Gabriel Beale

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Princes Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 14 September 1914. Aged 22. Son of Capt. and Mrs. Gabriel Perkins, of Hopton Castle, Shropshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1:

2nd LIEUTENANT REGINALD GABRIEL BEALE PERKINS, 1st BATTN. PRINCESS CHARLOTTE OF WALES'S (ROYAL BERKSHIRE REGIMENT), was born at Aldershot on the 20th May, 1892, the son of Captain and Mrs. Gabriel Perkins, and grandson of the late Thomas Selsey Beale, Esq., of Hop-ton Castle, Shropshire. 2nd Lieutenant Perkins' descent from the Beales can be traced back to the fifteenth century.

He was educated at Bath College and the R.M.C., Sandhurst, from 1910-11, obtaining his commission in the Royal Berkshire Regiment, and joining them at Dover in September, 1911. He left for the front on the 21st August, 1914, with the first draft of reinforcements.

He was killed while leading his men at the Battle of the Aisne on the 14th September, 1914, and was buried in the French lines.

2nd Lieutenant Perkins was a member of the Berkshire Wanderers and of the Rugby Football Club of the Aldershot Command.

PRICE, MiD

Robert St John Locke

[Listed on the CWGC as St. John L PRICE] Captain, 33rd Punjabis, Indian Army. Died 25 September 1915. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). He was born 20 September 1885 and baptised 20 October 1885, at Alleppy, Bangalore, Madras, India, son of Robert Locke Price and Elizabeth Price, abode given as South Belgravia, London. Baptised in England 20 March 1901 in Bathwick St Mary, Somerset. He sailed from London to Bombay, 1 October 1912, as a passenger on the Himalaya, his occupation was given as Indian Army. No known grave. Commemorated at NEUVE-CHAPELLE MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 28 and 29.

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

PRICE Robert St. John Locke of Delhi India died 25 September 1915 in France on active service Administration London 10 April to Frances Hamilton Bell (wife of Kenneth Frederick Hamilton Hamilton Bell).
Effects £1106 8s. 6d.

Summarised extract from the web page, The History of the Family of William Samuel Price (1812 – 1882), by Tom Locke:

Only son of Robert Locke Price and his wife, Elizabeth (nee Marsden) Price. Born on 28 September 1885 in Alleppy, Madras, India, although named Robert St John Locke Price, but was usually called ‘Robin’. He was baptised in Alleppy, Madras, India, on 20th October and again in England on 20th March 1901 at Bathwick St Mary. He was educated at Bath College, where he joined the Officer Training Corps, and then at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where he was a King's Cadet. He was commissioned on 5th August 1905 and was appointed a Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion, Warwickshire Regiment. On 11th November 1906 he was appointed as a Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion, 33rd Punjabis. On 6th February 1912 he was made Regimental Adjutant and promoted to Captain on 5th August 1914, just before the Regiment sailed from India in the Great War. It landed firstly in Egypt and he took part in action on the banks of the Suez Canal against the Turks. The Battalion then sailed for France and on to the Western Front. The 33rd Punjabis saw their first action at the Battle of Loos on 25th September 1915 and Robert St John Locke Price lost his life, his body not being recovered from the battlefield. His Regiment was in action in a diversionary attack at Moulin du Peitre, a few miles from the main battle at Loos. His name appears on the Indian Army War Memorial at Neuve-Chapelle, France (Panel 28/29). His name also appears on the Bath College War Memorial. Robert's Estate was £1,106 8s 6d, which was Administered by his sister, Frances.


Officers of the 33rd Punjabis with an unidentified Capt. Robert St John Locke Price – August 1914

REILLY

Aubrey Spranger Townsend

Captain, 69th Punjabis attached 92nd Punjabis, Indian Army. Killed in action 22 February 1917 at Ticehurst, Sussex. Aged 23. Bachelor. Born 8 November 1893. Son of Maj. James Myles Townsend Reilly, O.B.E. and Mrs. F. I. Reilly, of 18, Royal Crescent, Bath. Educated at Cheltenham College and Royal Military College, Sandhurst. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, a boarder, a student at Cheltenham College, resident Mewick House, Upper Bath Road, Cheltenham. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XVI. Row F. Grave 9. See also Bath

RICHARDS, MC and Bar

Paul

Major, 61st Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 3 October 1918. Aged 31. Baptised 15 May 1887, at Two Mile Hill, St Michael, Bristol, son of Cahrles Edward and Janet Lee Richards. Eldest son of Charles Edward and Jane Lee Richards, of Ottawa, Canada, formerly of Charlton Musgrove, Somerset, England; husband of Enid M. R. Richards, of Parksville, British Columbia. Educated at Bath College, Somerset. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.) and Bar. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, a scholar, born Kingswood, Gloucestershire, resident with his prenst Charles E and Jane Lee Richards, at Uplands, Keynshm & Viz Stockwood, Keynsham, Somerset. Buried in MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 49.

ROSCOE

Thomas Le Breton

Private 10742, 1st Regiment (Infantry), South African Infantry. Killed in action 20 September 1917. In the 1881 census he is aged 12, a scholar, son of Anna L (a widow), resident 5, Willow Road, Hampstead, London. In the 1891 census he is aged 12, a scholar, born London, son of Anna Latitia Roscoe (a widow), resident York Road, Edgbaston, Kings Norton, Worcestershire. His death was reported in the Sussex, Eastbourne Gazette Newspaper Notices 20 September 1917 "Death of Mr Thomas le Breton Roscoe, son of the late Mr Francis James Roscoe and his wife. Killed in action". No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 15 - 16 and 16A.

ROSE

Ronald Henry Ivon

Lieutenant Ronald Henry Ivon Rose
IWM (HU 125165)

[Listed as Ronald Henry Evan ROSE on SDGW & CWGC] Second Lieutenat, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 April 1917. Born 19 April 1890, baptised September 1890, at SS Peter & Paul, Bath, resident Gleneurin House, Milleney Road, Bath, Somerset, son of Henry Fullwood and Emily Rose. Matriculated Magdalen College, Oxford University 1909. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born 1891 in Bath, a Student University Of Oxford, son of Henry Fulhood and Emily Louisa Rose, resident 18 Grosvenor Place, Bath, Somerset. Married Alma Clear in Franham, Surrey 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5. See also Bath

SAXTON

Arthur Cyril

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion attached 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 30 July 1916. Aged 27. Son of the late George Saxton (Ceylon Civil Service); husband of Beatrice Florence Saxton. of The Fields, St. Briavels. Glos. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 4 A and 4 D.

Extract from The Bath College Register 1878-1909, printed for the Old Bathonians in 1948:

"Saxton, Arthur Cyril.
Went to Clifton Coll. Planting in Ceylon, 1911. In 1914-18 War served in Egypt (including Turkish attack on Canal) with Ceylon Planters' Rifle Corps; afterwards 2nd Lieut., 1st (attached 2nd) Battn., King's Own Scottish Borderers. Wounded at Gallipoli. Served on Western Front from March, 1916. Killed in action at Delville Wood, 30th July, 1916, while commanding company."

Left the College in July 1901.

DALKEITH-SCOTT

Charles

Lieutenant 28795, Regimental Depot (Central Ontario), Canadian Infantry, and 70th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Missing assumed killed in action 30 September 1917 flying a Sopwith F.1 Camel B2398. Last seen over Houthalst Forest during combat. Aged 28. Born 20 August 1889 in Llanelly, South Wales. Son of Amy Dalkeith Scott, of 47, Rivers St., Bath, and the late Capt. Dalkeith-Scott. Chauffeur by trade. Atetsted 23 September 1914 in Vancouver, aged 25 years, heoght 5 feet 6 inches, chest 35½ inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2269 - 24

Extract from The Bath College Register 1878-1909, printed for the Old Bathonians in 1948:

"Scott, C. Dalkeith.
Cadet Corps. Farmed in Vancouver Island. Pricate, 16th Canadian Highlanders; Served on the Western Front. Lieut., 48th Battn., 1916; Twice wounded. Joined R.F.C., 1917. Killed in aerial combat behind the German lines, near Langemarck, 30th September, 1917."

Left the College December 1907.

SCOTT

Roger Douglas

Major, 2nd Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 13 October 1915. Aged 34. Son of Matthew Henry and Sarah Jane Scott, of 5, Lansdown Place West, Bath; husband of Muriel Wortley (nee Owen) Scott, of Grafton Place, Park Lane, Bath, married 1912. In the 1911 census he was aged 29, born Bombay, India, unmarried, serving overseas, Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment, resident Verdala Barracks, Malta. In the 1891 census he was aged 9, born India, resident with his mother at Imperial Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Buried in DUD CORNER CEMETERY, LOOS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 20. See also Bath

SHANNON

Cyril Richmond

Captain, 101st Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 4 October 1915. Born 23 September 1885, baptised 16 October 1885 in Kolhapur, Bombay, India, son of Robert James and Jane Fances Shannon. In the 1911 census he was aged 25, born Kothapu, Bombay, India, unmarried, a Lieutenant, Royal Engineers, a boarder, resident 9 Alfred Place, Plymouth, Devon. In the 1901 census he was aged 15, born India, resident with his father, Robert J Shannon, in Abbey View House, Bath, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4 and 5. See also Bath

SIMPSON

Anthony Bean Tracey

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action 6 May 1915. Born 11 JUne 1895, baptised 3 August 1895 at South Farnborough, St Mark, Surrey, son of James Tracey and Emily Kate Simpson, of Alexandra Road, Farnborough. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Farnborough, Hampshire, resident with his parents, James T and Emily K Simpson, at Kynance, Reading Road, Farnborough, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 20.

St HILL

George Herbert

Lieutenant Colonel, Royal North Devon Hussars. Killed in action 8 July 1917. Aged 52. Son of the Rev. Canon Woodford St. Hill; husband of Annabel St. Hill (nee Maryon-Wilson), of 10, Wilbraham Place, London, S.W.1. Served in the Royal North Devon Hussars for eighteen years and fought in the Matabele, Angoni, and South African Campaigns. Also served at Gallipoli, where he commanded the 6th Bn. Lincolnshire Regt. at the evacuation of Suvla Bay. Mentioned in Despatches. In the 1911 census he was aged 45, married to Ammabel, one son and one daughter, born Wellington Province, New Zeland, resident 156 Sloane St No 7 Chelsea, Chelsea, London. In De Ruvigny's he is referred to as Collis George Herbert St. Hill. Buried in NEUVILLE-BOURJONVAL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 28.

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

ST. HILL, COLLIS GEORGE HERBERT, Lieut.-Colonel, 2/5th (Territorial) Battn. The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regt.), 2nd s. of the late Rev. Canon Woodford St. Hill, by his wife, Mary, dau. of Joseph Tanner, of Urchfont Manor, co. Wilts ; and gdson. of Henry Charles St. Hill, of Bradninch Manor, co. Devon ; b. 23 June, 1865 ; educ. Bath College ; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. The Royal North Devon Hussars (Yeomanry) in 1892 ; promoted Lieut.-Colonel 16 June, 1916 ; served in the South African War 1899-1902 (Queen's Medal with three clasps) ; was Aide-de-Camp to Sir Gilbert Carter, K.C.M.G., Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Barbados 1909-10 ; was sent to Gallipoli in Sept. 1915 ; transferred to command of the 6th Battn. The Lincolnshire Regt. ; took part in the evacuation of Suvla Bay ; afterwards rejoined his regiment in Egypt ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Feb. 1917, and was killed in action 8 July following, by a sniper near Beaucamp and Villers Plinch. Buried at Neuville Bourjonval, near Ypres. He was awarded the Matabeleland Medal 1893, Matabele 1896 with clasp, and Central Africa with clasp 1898. He m. at Queen's Gate, London, S.W., 23 Jan. 1899, Ammabel, dau. of the late Sir Spencer Maryon Wilson, of Charlton House, co. Kent, 10th Bart., and had two children : Hereward, b. 2 Nov. 1904, and Colline Ammabel, b. 16 Nov. 1899.

STUART

Charles Erskine

Captain, 2nd/6th (Cyclist) Battalion (Territorial), Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 15 March 1917. Buried in VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row K. Grave 40.

Extract from The Bath College Register 1878-1909, printed for the Old Bathonians in 1948:

"Stuart, Charles Erskine - Head of the School. XI 1900-1
Cadet Corps. Major School., Trinity Coll., Cambridge, 1900. Ist Cl., 1st Div., Clas. Trip., Part I., 1st Cl, Part II: special distinction in Philosophy. Chancellor's Medcal for Classics, 1905. Craven Studentship, 1906-8. Played for Camb. Univ. at golf, 1903-5; lawn tennis, 1905. Fellow of Trinity, 1907. Capt. 2/6th Battn., Suffolk Regt., attached 2/4th Battn., York and Lancaster Regt. Served on the Western Front. Died 15th March, 1917, of wounds received at Miraumont 3 days before."

Left the College in July 1901.

TRENCHARD

Frederick Alfred

Lieutenant, 86th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 24 May 1915. Aged 27. Son of Mr. Robert B. and and Mrs. Louisa Trenchard, of "Pasadena," Branksome Park, Bournemouth; husband of Ann Trenchard, of 15, Clarendon Rd., Redland, Bristol. Native of London. Mentioned in Despatches. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Fulham, London, unmarried, resident Deep Cut, Farnborough, Hampshire, Second Lieutenant serving with 86th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Fulham, Middlesex, living with his parents, Robert B and Louisa Trenchard, at 62, Mount Ararat Road, Richmond, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey. In the 1891 census he was agd 2, living with his parents, Robert B and Louisa Trenchard, in Perham Road, Fulham, London. Buried in LA BRIQUE MILITARY CEMETERY NO.2, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row L. Grave 29.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 2:

LIEUTENANT FREDERICK ALFRED TRENCHARD, ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Trenchard, 1, Roland Houses, Old Brompton Road, S.W., was born on the 12th April, 1888.

He was educated at Oundle School, afterwards entering Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he graduated. He was a keen sportsman, enjoyed hunting, football, golf, and lawn tennis, and he obtained his half blue for throwing the hammer in the Inter-University Sports. He received his commission in the Royal Artillery in July, 1910, becoming Lieutenant three years later. He accompanied his Battery, the 86th, to the Continent in September, 1914, and was wounded in December, being mentioned in Sir John French's Despatch of 14th January, 1915. When his wound had healed he returned to duty and on the 24th May, 1915, was killed in action near Ypres under the following circumstances. He was forward observing officer during a very heavy shelling and was in the top room of a house carrying out his duties. Just as he was in the act of speaking to his Major on the telephone, a shell came into the room, exploded, and killed him.

Lieutenant Trenchard married in July, 1914, Frances Ann, daughter of Mr. Harry H. and Mrs. Bessie Barnett, of Sturminster Newton, Dorset.

TURNER

Henry Hamilton Fyers

Lieutenant Colonel, 2nd Lancers (Gardner's Horse), Indian Army. Died 1 December 1917. Born 26 January 1868, baptised 3 May 1868 at St Mary the Virgin, Dover, Kent, son of Henry Fyers and Harriet Eliza Turner. In 1889 his father was resident at 14, Sydney Buildings, Bath, Somerset and in 1893 his father was living in Yorkshire. From 1 September 1887 he was a Second Lieutenant with the East Lancashire Regiment, then from 14 September 1887 with the Bengal Lancers, admitted Bengal Staff Corps April 1889. In 1892 he was a Lieutenant, Indian Staff Corps; 1902 Captain, Indian Staff Corps; 1914 Lieutenant Colonel, Indian Army. Served as a Captain, 2nd Bengal Lancers during South African War (1899-1902). Married Effin Campbell Boss 8 September 1896 in Naini Tal St John in the Wilderness, Bengal, India. Resident in 1917 at 12, Ashburn Place, Cromwell Road, Middlesex. One His only son, Reginald Hamilton Fyers Turner, Lieutenant in Royal berkshire Regiment. Nephew of Archer Lloyd Marischal Turner. In the 1871 census he was aged 3, born Dover, Kent, resident with his parenst, Henry Fyers and Harrett E Turner, at Sydney Block, 35 East Cliff, Dover, Kent. Buried in TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 22. See also Bath

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

TURNER, Henry Hamilton Fyers of 12 Ashburn-place Cromwell-road Middlesex lieutenant-colonel 2nd Lncers Indian Army died 1 December 1917 in France or Belgium Probate London 3 April to Archer Lloyd Marischal Turner retired colonel R.A.. Effects £5381 6s.

VANDERSPAR

Edgar Roland

Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 24 June 1915. Aged 24. Son of George and Alice Vanderspar, of 155, Newbridge Hill, Bath. Buried in CHESTER FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row G. Grave 13. See also Bath

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

VANDERSPAR Edgar Roland of Warrington Newbridge-hill Bath lieutenant H.M. Manchester regiment died 24 June 1915 in France Administration London 7 August to George Augustus Hunter Vanderspar esquire.
Effects £288.

WEBB

Samuel Cecil

Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers. Killed in action 3 October 1916. Aged 30. Son of Charles and Louisa Webb, of Park Place, Tashinny, Co. Longford. Buried in STRUMA MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot III. Row C. Grave 15.

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

WEBB, SAMUEL CECIL, Lieut., 6th (Service) Battn. The Royal Munster Fusiliers, yst. s. of the late Charles Webb. of Park Place, Tashinny, co. Longford, by his wife, Louisa, dau. of Ambrose Bole ; b. Boyle, co. Roscommon, 1 Oct. 1880 ; educ. Bath College ; Bromsgrove School, and Trinity College, Dublin ; was a Solicitor in Kilkenny ; obtained a commission as 2nd Lieut. The Royal Munster Fusiliers 14 Dec. 1914, and was promoted Lieut.; served with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli ; was wounded at Suvla Bay in Aug. 1915 ; proceeded to Salonika the following month, and was killed in action at the taking of the village of Jenikoi, Macedonia, 3 Oct. 1916. Buried at Mekes. While at Trinity College he rowed in the Senior VIII., 1905-07 ; graduated B.A. in 1907 (Gold Medal in Legal and Political Science); LL.B. (1st Class, Part I.) in 1907, and passed the Solicitors' Final Examination (1st Place and Silver Medal) in May, 1908; unm.

WHITE, MC

Lewis Scott

Captain, 1883, 28 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Killed in an aero accident 29 September 1917. Born Bath, 1896. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Attested 20 October 1914, resident Trinity, Bath, Somerset, aged 18 years 10 months. Formerly a Motor Fitter. Height 5 feet 4 inches, weight 117¼ lbs, chest 37 inches, fesh complxion, brown eyes, dark brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Appointed to 10 Squadron 1 April 1915. With the British Expeditionary Force in France 23 July 1915 until 3 June 1916. Promoted to a Commission as Second Lieutenant, R.F.C. 3 June 1916. Son of Edward and Fanny White, of 2, Green Park, Bath; one elder brother Edward Lawson White. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Bath, Somerset, son of Edward and Fanny White, resident 2, Green Park, Bath, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Bath, Somerset, at school, son of Edward and Fanny, resident 2 Green Park, Bath, Somerset. Buried in BATH (LOCKSBROOK) CEMETERY, Somerset. Plot F. Row X. Grave 1056. See also Bath

WILSON, MC

Cyril Spencer

Major, Royal Engineers. Died in United Kingdom 27 October 1918 from wounds received near Amiens, France. Aged 35. Son of Mrs. E. Wilson, of Woodville, Lansdown, Bath, and the late J. H. Wilson (formerly President of the Bath Law Society). Awarded the Military Cross [London Gazette 4 June 1917]. In the 1901 census he was aged 17, unmarried, born Charlcombe, Somerset, resident with his parents, John Henry and Edith Wilson, at Woodville, Charlcombe, Bath, Somerset. In the 1911 census he was aged 27, unmarried, born Charlcombe, Somerset, an Assistant Manager Carriage Department Great Western Railway, resident with his parents, John Henry and Edith Wilson, at Woodville, Lansdown, Bath, Somerset. Buried in West part of Churchyard in CHARLCOMBE (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Somerset.

WORTABET

John Cecil

Private 1625, 9th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died of wounds 14 May 1915. Aged 29. Born Nicosia, Cyprus. Only son of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Wortabet, of 21 or 31, Redden Hill Rd., Babbacombe, Torquay, Devon. Educated Bath College. Emigrated aged 23. No known grave. Commemorated on LONE PINE MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 32.

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

WORTABET, JOHN CECIL, Private, No. 1625, 9th Battn. 3rd Brigade, Australian Imperial Force, only s. of Emin Whiting Wortabet, of Babbacombe, Torquay, co. Devon, formerly an Official of the Imperial Ottoman Bank, by his wife, Emma Elizabeth (Marie), dau. of Michael Constantinidi, of Liverpool and Nicosia. Cyprus. and grandson of the late Dr. John Wortabet ; b. Nicosia, Cyprus, 1 Nov. 1886 ; educ. The High School, Glasgow, and Bath College : and on leaving there in 1904, joined the Cairo Branch of the Imperial Ottoman Bank. but in 1909 went to Australia and settled in Queensland as an Assistant in a Station ; volunsteered for imperial service on the outbreak of war, and joined the 9th Battn. A.I.F., left for Egypt with the third reinforcements, 13 Feb. 1915 ; went, to the Dardanelles, 29 April, 1915, and died on the hospital ship Gascon, 14 May following, of wounds received in action at Gaba Tepe on the previous day ; unm. He was a good shot and an accomplished horseman.

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