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BATH WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 & Post WW2 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Terry Morgan 2008

WORLD WAR 1
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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 Lord's Members World War 1 War Memorial and Bath College

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.

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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 College

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 College

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.

DUFFNER

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DURBIN

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DURSTON

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DURY

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DUTCH

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