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EDGBASTON, ST GEORGE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2017

The World War 1 memorial tablet is to be found within St George's Church, Edgbaston. It takes the form on a decorated marble plaque with a crucifix at the top below which is the inscription. The names of the fallen are listed in four columns.

Photographs Copyright © Kevan Darby 2008

1914-1918
IN MEMORIAM
TO THE MEN OF THIS CONGREGATION AND PARISH WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR

BARTLETT

[James] Thomas

Private 3488, 9th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Kuilled in action at Gallipoli 10 August 1915. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Birmingham, resident Aston, Birmingham. Son of Thomas James Bartlett, of 44, Harold Rd., Edgbaston, Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 36 to 38.

BELL, MC and Bar

Edward [Inkerman] Jordan

Captain, 17th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) attached H.Q. 99th Infantry Brigade (General List). Killed in action 24 March 1918. Aged 32. Son of Maj. E. I. Bell (Royal Fusiliers), and Minnie Bell; husband of Edith Anne Bell, of 7, Duchess Rd, Edgbaston, Birmingham (married in 1915). Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.) and Bar. Buried in ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Grave lost. Special memorial 5.

BLAND

Percival [Charles]

Private 442940, "C" Company, 27th Battalion, Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Killed in action 15 September 1916. Aged 28. Born 30 January 1889 in Birmingham. Son of Margaret Bland, of 79, Ryland Rd., Edgbaston, Birmingham, England, and the late Charles Bland. Accountant by trade. Attested 31 May 1915 at Vernon Camp, British Columbia, Canada, passed fit 22 June 1915,height 5 feet 8½ inches. chest 36 inches. fair complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Buried in COURCELETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 7. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 813 - 34

BOWDEN

Clarence H

Air Mechanic 3rd Class 242562, Base (Calshot), Royal Air Force. Died 21 October 1918. Aged 18. Son of Mr. Richard. J. and Mrs. Rose. Bowden, of 20, Frederick Rd., Edgbaston, Birmingham; brother of Richard (below). In the 1901 census he was aged 1, born Birmingham, son of Richard and Rose, resident 66, Reservoir Road, Edgbaston, Kings Norton, Worcestershire. Buried in HASLAR ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY, Hampshire. Plot E. Row 35. Grave 6.

BOWDEN

Richard Thomas

Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 16 August 1917. Aged 22. Son of Mr. Richard J. and Mrs. Rose Bowden, of 20, Frederick Rd., Edgbaston, Birmingham; brother of Clarence (above). In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Birmingham, son of Richard and Rose, resident 66, Reservoir Road, Edgbaston, Kings Norton, Worcestershire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 75 and 77.

BOWLER

Alfred [Arthur]

Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion (Territorial), Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment) attached to 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 May 1918. Aged 24. Son of Alfred Amos and of Mary Jane Bowler, of 6. Sherwood Rd., Bearwood, Smethwick. Buried in SISSONNE BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section G. Grave 6.

BOWLER

Herbert Cyril

Second Lieutenant, 101st Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed in action 4 November 1918. Aged 19. Born 9 October 1899. Son of Alfred and Mary Jane Bowler, of 6, Sherwood Rd., Bearwood, Birmingham. Height 5 feet 8 inches, chest 35 inches. Buried in ROISEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 4.

BRIDGEMAN

William Henry

Private 10363, 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 16 May 1915. Aged 26. Born Ashted, Warwickshire, enlisted Wrexham, resident Edgbaston. Son of Mrs. Caroline Bridgman, of 5, Mayfield Terrace, Parker St., Edgbaston, Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 13 and 14.

BUTLER

Eric Busvine

Second Lieutenant, "D" Battery, 211th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 30 September 1917. Aged 20. Son of Howard Busvine Butler and Mabel Manser Butler, of Blakeney, Stratford-on-Avon. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Edgbaston, son of Howard and Mabel Butler, resident 14, York Road, Edgbaston, Kings Norton, Worcestershire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 4 to 6 and 162.

CHAMBERLAIN, MC

John

Captain, 3rd Battalion, South Wales Borderers attached 14th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 13 May 1917. Aged 35. Son of Arthur Chamberlain, J.P., of Birmingham. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Prior to enlistment he was employed by Chamberlain & Hookham Ltd, Solar Works, New Bartholomew Street, BirminghamBuried in FERME-OLIVIER CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot 2. Row B. Grave 2.

COLLINS

E L or F L

Private, Royal Fusiliers. No further information currently available.

COOKE

A

Private, Rifle Brigade. No further information currently available.

CORNISH

George Harry

Air Mechanic 3rd Class 298712, Reinforcement Wing (Blandford), Royal Air Force. Died 18 November 1918. Aged 19. Born 14 August 1900. Son of George and Agnes Cornish, of 48, Bellis St., Edgbaston, Birmingham. Originally employed as a Tin Smith & Coppersmith. Attested 26 September 1918, aged 18. Height 5 feet 8½ inches, chest 32½ inches, brown hair, brown eyes, sallow complexion. Born at Worcester. Buried in BLANDFORD CEMETERY, Dorset. Grave 80.

COWELL

William

[Listed as Lance Corporal on memorial] Private 35605, 12th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 5 May 1918. Born Birmingham, enlisted Sandwich, Kent. Formerly 125844, Royal Engineers. Buried in YPRES TOWN CEMETERY EXTENSION, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row F. Grave 10.

CRAYTHORNE

Frederick

Serjeant 6874, "E" Company, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 14 March 1915. Aged 33. Born and enlisted Birmingham. Son of George William and Elizabeth Craythorne, of 12, Irving St., Edgbaston, Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 20.

CURRY

Ernest

Company Quartermaster Serjeant 15365, 17th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 31 March 1917. Aged 42. Born Bishop Auckland, Durham, enlisted Birmingham, resident Kenilworth, Warwickshire. Son of Ralph and Mary Jane Curry; husband of Nellie M. M. Curry, of Edgbaston, Birmingham. Native of Beechburn, Durham. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXII. Row D. Grave 10.

DAWKES

Benjamin

Rifleman (Lance Corporal) Y/833, 4th Battalion, King'sd Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds in United Kingdom 24 May 1915. Aged 18. Born Smethwick, Birmingham, enlisted Birmingham. Son of Charles and Amy Ann Dawkes, of Holbourne, Birmingham. Buried in LEAMINGTON (WHITNASH ROAD) CEMETERY, Warwickshire. Plot/Row/Section 19. Grave 76.

DAWKES

Charles [John] William

Private 33605, 12th (Service) (Bristol) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 8 October 1917. Aged 34. Born Leamington, enlisted Birmingham. Husband of Nellie Annette Dawkes, of 12, Loxley Rd., Bearwood, Smethwick, Staffs. Buried in GODEWAERSVELDE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 31.

DIXON

[James] Evelyn Bevan

Captain, 6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 1 July 1916. Aged 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Dixon, of Deddington, Oxon. Born at Edgbaston, Birmingham. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No.2, Somme, France. Plot I. Row K. Grave 7.

DOODY

Thomas Edwin

Rifleman Z/1583, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds 8 July 1915. Aged 20. Born Winson Green, Warwickshire, enlisted Birmingham, resident Edgbaston, Warwickshire. Son of Thomas Edwin and Louisa Doody, of Birmingham. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row C. Grave 11A.

DURY

John Edwin

[Memorial states Private] Lance Corporal, 20017, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 12 April 1918. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Birmingham, resident Edgbaston, Birmingham. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Dury, of 16, Bellis St., Edgbaston, Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 1.

DURY

Sidney

Lance Corporal 15/483, 15th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 September 1916. Aged 21. Born St. Margaret's, Birmingham, enlisted Birmingham. Son of John and Clara Dury, of 16, Bellis St., Edgbaston, Birmingham. Buried in FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot X. Row B. Grave 3.

ELDRIDGE

John Thomas

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 18 September 1918. Aged 30. Son of Thomas and Myra Eldridge, of Birmingham. Buried in BERTHAUCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, PONTRU, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 22.

FARMER

Albert [Edward]

Bombardier 83773, "B" Battery, 47th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Birmingham. Son of William and Mary Ann Farmer, of 28, Monument Retreat, Waterworks Rd., Edgbaston, Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 7 to 10.

FAWDRY

Alfred [George]

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 4 May 1917. Aged 21. Son of Caroline Fawdry, of 18, Stirling Rd., Edgbaston, Birmingham, and the late Alfred George Fawdry. Accepted for admission to Oriel College, Oxford University but did not matriculate. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

FIELD

Henry Lionel

Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 22. Son of Henry Cromwell Field and Ruth Field, of Courtlands, Edgbaston, Birmingham. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No.2, Somme, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 10.

FITCH, MC

Philip Henry Burt

Lieutenant, "D" Battery, 177th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 23 July 1917. Aged 20. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Son of Albert Edward and Bride Harris Fitch, of Bristol. Was a Lance Corporal from King Edward's School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps; became Second Lieutenant 23 December 1915 [London Gazette Supplement 22 December 1915]. Buried in BRANDHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row N. Grave 15.

Military Cross Citation - London Gazette Supplement 16 August 1917:

2nd. Lt. Philip Henry Burt Fitch, R.F.A.

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in accompanying anorther officer and a serjeant into a gun emplacement in which a serious explosion has taken place, brining out killed and wouded and extinguishing a fire caused by the explosion amongst the ammunition.

FRANCIS

John

Captain, "D" Company, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial), Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 2 June 1915. Aged 27. Son of John and Ethel Francis, of 7, Westbourne Rd., Birmingham. Buried in BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot III. Row D. Grave 19.

Extract from THE BOND OF SACRIFICE VOLUME II - January to June 1915 - page 164-165:

CAPTAIN JOHN FRANCIS, 1/5th BATTN. (TERRIT.) THE ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT, was shot dead by a sniper on the 2nd June, 1915, while on duty in the trenches on the Ales-sines Road, near Ploegsteert, at the age of twenty-seven. He was the only son of J. H. Francis, of Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, where he was born, and great-grandson of John Francis, who was the first man to be given a commission as Lieutenant in Warwickshire in the Volunteer movement of 1803.
He was educated at Uppingham, and joined the Territorial Force as soon as it was inaugurated, receiving in April, 1908, a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the 5th Battalion of the Warwickshire Regiment, in which he became Lieutenant in October, 1909.
During the mobilisation for the Great War in August, 1914, he was given his company ("D") when the battalion was in Essex. He was a man of fine physique, popular with all ranks, and will be remembered as a member of the Moseley Rugby Club.
Captain Francis was the first officer of the 5th and 6th Battalions of the Warwickshire Regiment to fall in the war.

GRAVENOR

Evan James

[Spelt GRAVENER on memorial] Private 14602, 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 7 March 1915. Aged 29. Born Tettenhall, Staffordshire, enlisted and resident Birmingham. Baptised 19 September 1886 at Tettenhall, Staffordshire. Son of Evan and Emily Gravenor, of 2, Laurel Place, Belliss St., Edgbaston, Birmingham. In the 1891 census he was aged 5, born Tettenhall, a Scholar, resident with his parents, Evand and Emily, in Parker Street, Edgbaston, Kings Norton, Worcestershire. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 43.

GROVES

Philip Forest

Sapper 201689, Railway Operating Division, Royal Engineers. Died 21 January 1917. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Birmingham. Son of W. E. and Flora L. Groves, of 4, Lyttelton Rd., Edgbaston, Birmingham. Entered at Keble College, Oxford. Buried in MALO-LES-BAINS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 12.

HALL

F

Private, 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment.

HALL

Jack

Gunner 87572, "C" Battery, 84th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 16 April 1918. Aged 20. Son of John North Hall and Rose Kate Hall, of 5, Belston Terrace, Parker Street, Edgbaston, Birmingham. Joined at the age of 16. Buried in TANNAY BRITISH CEMETERY, THIENNES, Nord, France. Plot 1. Row A. Grave 1.

HAWKES

Wilfred

[Spelt Wilfred on CWGC] Rifleman S/11409, 8th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 37. Born and resident Edgbaston, enlisted Birmingham. Son of William Collis Hawkes and Sophia Hawkes, of 21, Frederick Rd., Edgbaston, Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 81 to 84.

HAWKESFORD

Clarence

Corporal 201572, 2/5th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 6 September 1917. Aged 26. Enlisted Birmingham, resident Smethwick, Staffordshire. Son of William Henry and Eliza Hawkesford, of 56, Bishopton Rd., Bearwood, Smethwick, Staffs. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 23 to 28 and 163A.

HAYNES

John Eustace Tarleton

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion attached 2/6th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 23 March 1918. Aged 19. Son of Sydney Walter Haynes, M.D., and Rosetta Clara Haynes, of 75, Harborne Rd., Edgbaston, Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 41.

HAYWARD

Frank

Private 241436, 1/6th Battalion (Territorial), Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 19 June 1917. Aged 22. Born and resident Edgbaston, enlisted Birmingham. Son of Charles A. and Emily Hayward, of 33, Parker St., Edgbaston, Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.

HEMMETT

Frederick [Charles]

Private 23669, 5th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 8 August 1916. Born and enlisted Birmingham. Son of the late Charles James Hemmett. Formerly 21946, Somerset Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 D.

HENDERSON

William [Ford]

Private 3962, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Born and resident Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 22 to 25.

HITCHINSON

E S

Driver, Royal Garrison Artillery. No further information currently available.

HITCHINSON

W C

Private, 8th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. No further information currently available.

HUMPHRIES

Howard

Lance Corporal 2431, 4th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's). Killed in action 1 July 1916. Enlisted liverpool, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 15 C.

LEES

Edwin Charles

Private T/362504, 348th Mechanised Transport Company (Swindon), Royal Army Service Corps. Died in United Kingdom 1 July 1918. Aged 39. Born, resident and enlisted Birmingham. Son of the late John Lees and of Mary Lees; husband of Grace Lees, of 28, Beaufort Rd., Edgbaston, Birmingham. In the 1911 census he was aged 32, unmarried, born Birmingham, a Factor Manager, resident with his parents, John and Mary, at 28 Beaufort Road Edgbaston, Birmingham, Worcestershire. Buried in BIRMINGHAM (LODGE HILL) CEMETERY, Warwickshire. Plot/Row/Section B10. Grave 174.

LODGE

Raymond

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion attached 3rd Battalion, Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment). Died of wounds 14 September 1915. Aged 25. Son of Sir Oliver and Lady Lodge, of Normanton House, Salisbury. Born in Liverpool. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Liverpool, an Engineering Student, resident with his parents, Oliver and Mary, at Mariemont, Edgbaston, Worcestershire. Buried in BIRR CROSS ROADS CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 5.

LONGMORE

Cyril Raymond

Private 14/1223, 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 30 July 1916. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Birmingham, resident Edgbaston. Son of the late Samuel James and Emily Gertrude Longmore, of 4, Wyndham Rd., Edgbaston, Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.

LOWE, MC

Richard Conway

[Listed as Richard Conroy Lowe on CWGC] Captain, 1/6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 18 August 1916. Aged 22. Son of Conway and Marian E. Lowe, of "Eversley", 22, Somerset Rd., Edgbaston, Birmingham. Awared the Military Cross (M.C.) and Mentioned in Despatches. Buried in POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 36.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918 - Volume 3 - page 176-177:

LOWE, RICHARD CONWAY, M.C., Capt., 1/6th (Territorial) Battn. The Royal Warwickshire Regt., elder a. of Conway Lowe, of Eversley, Somerset Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, by his wife, Marian, dau. of Richard Fanner Todd ; b. Edgbaston, Birmingham, co. Warwick, 12 July, 1804 ; educ. Colet House, Rhyl Winchester College (Scholar). and Christ Church, Oxford (Scholar), where he was studying with a view to taking Holy Orders when war broke out ; obtained a commission as 2nd Lieut. The Royal Warwickshire Regt. 29 Aug. 1914 ; was promoted Lieut. April, 1915, and Capt. March 1916 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from April, 1915: was wounded in June, while on patrol duty, and again in Nov., being invalided home ; returned to France In April, 1916: took part In the early part of the Battle of the Somme, and was killed in action near Thiépval 18 Aug. 1916, while leading his company in the face of terrific fire. Buried between Ovillers and Thiépval. He was awarded the Military Cross, " For conspicuous gallantry In France. When directing a working party in front of the parapet, the Germans opened fire and wounded a man of the covering party. Second Lieut. Lowe and a sergeant rushed to his aid, and although t he sergeant was grazed by a bullet and 2nd Lieut. Lowe shot In the thign, the bullet being subsequently found in the wound, they carried the wounded man across the open and through the wire into a place of safety. Second Lieut Lowe had previously been wounded and had been brought to notice for excellent work at the front," and was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 1 Jan. 19161 by F.M. Sir John (now Lord) French, for gallant and distinguished service in the field. He was an excellent shot, and shot many times at Bisley while at Winchester, being captain of the Winchester VIII. in 1913, his last year there and in 1914 was a member of the Oxford Shooting VIII ; unm.

LOXLEY

J

Private, Royal Army Service Corps. No further information currently available.

MANSELL

Charles Paul

Second Lieutenant, 16th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 September 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.

MASON

Rowland Charles

Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached 1st Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 30 September 1914. Aged 31. Son of the late Rowland Mason, J.P., and of Mrs. C. L. Mason, of 14, Farquhar Rd., Edgbaston, Birmingham. In the 1901 census he was aged 18, a Commercial Clerk, born Birmingham, resident 13, Vicarage Road, Edgbaston, Kings Norton, Worcestershire. Buried at the West end of the Church in EDGBASTON (ST. BARTHOLOMEW) CHURCHYARD, Warwickshire.

Extract from THE BOND OF SACRIFICE VOLUME I - August to December 1914 - page 258:

LIEUTENANT ROWLAND CHARLES MASON, THE LOYAL NORTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT, was the only son of the late Rowland Mason, J.P., of Edgbaston, Birmingham, a well-known citizen, for many years closely identified with the social and public life of that city. He was born at Chesleigh, Edgbaston on the 23rd December, 1882.
Lieutenant Mason was educated at Edgbaston Preparatory School and at Malvern College (Lyon, 1897-99), where he was a House Prefect. At School he was a keen member of the Artillery Corps, and upon leaving it to join his father's business he took a commission in the Warwickshire Artillery Volunteers. After becoming an efficient officer in that corps he gave up business, and left the Corps for the Special Reserve, as it was his ambition to belong to the Regular Army. Ile joined the 3rd Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment as 2nd Lieutenant in February, 1911, being promoted Lieutenant in January, 1912, and went abroad with the 1st Battalion of the regiment, with the 1st Division of the Expeditionary Force. He was present at the Battle of Mons, was wounded at the Battle of the Aisne on the 14th September, 1914, and was brought home to Netley, where he died on the 30th of the same month. It was found that the force of t he piece of shrapnel which wounded him had driven a portion of his identity disc into his lung. (The above particulars were published in "The Malvernian," his College magazine).
His Commanding Officer in France, writing to express to Lieutenant Mason's parents the sympathy of the surviving officers, said : "Your son received his mortal wound at the head of his men in the thickest of the fighting on the 14th September. More can be said of no one. We honour him."
For some years Lieutenant Mason had been Military Critic of the "Birmingham Daily Post," and was the author of a handbook entitled "Hints on Battery Drill." He was a member of the Public Schools' Alpine Club, the Auxiliary Forces, the Red Rose, and the Junior Army and Navy Club.

MASON

Thomas Henry

Private, 8th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 1 May 1918. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Birmingham. Son of Ernest George and Kate Alice Mason, of 3, St. George's Terrace, Parker St., Birmingham. Formerly 208788, Corps of Hussars. Buried in ARNEKE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 14.

MILLER

Neville

Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion (Territorial), South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 June 1917. Aged 37. Son of the late Richard and Mary Elizabeth Miller. Formerly (Lce. Cpl.) 3rd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment In the 1911 census he was unmarried, a boarder, aged 30, a Nock-Croker Clerk, born Cannock, Glamorgan, boarding at 2 Hagley Grove Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Worcestershire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

MILLWARD

James Howard

Private 1075, 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 30 July 1916. Aged 21. Born St Geroge's, Egbaston, enlisted Birmingham, resident Edgbaston. Son of Mrs. E. A. Millward, of 24, Monument Retreat, Waterworks Rd., Edgbaston, Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.

MOORE

Charles Frederick

Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 12 March 1915. Aged 18. Son of Catherine Elizabeth Moore, of 19, Beaufort Rd., Edgbaston, Birmingham, and the late Edward Carter Moore. Buried in KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section Y. Grave 13.

Extract from THE BOND OF SACRIFICE VOLUME II - January to June 1915 - page 332:

2nd LIEUTENANT CHARLES FREDERICK MOORE, SPECIAL RESERVE attd. 3rd BATTN. WORCESTERSHIRE REGT., was the second son of the late Edward Carter Moore, Midland Bank House, Edgbaston, Birmingham, and a grandson of Edward Denniss Moore, Surgeon, of Walsall, who served in the Crimean War, and a great-grandson of Brigadier - General George Moore, B.N.I., who was present at the taking of the Cape of Good Hope. His great-uncle, Dr. H. C. Moore, was an officer of the Royal Engineers during the Indian Mutiny.
He was born at Harborne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, on the 5th April, 1896, and was educated at King Edward's High School, Birmingham, for which he won his House Colours ; he was also Captain of the School Second Football Team and Junior Cadet Sergeant in the O.T.C., taking his "A" Certificate in November, 1913, and winning, in 1914, the School House Drill Competition.
2nd Lieutenant Moore was gazetted to the Special Reserve in May, 1914, and attached to the 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. In June he passed the Sandhurst examination, and left for France in October, 1914. He was wounded at Ploegsteert on the 3rd November, and returned to England, and was at Headquarters at Millbrook till the 20th December, when he went back to the front. He was killed in action at Lindenhoek on the 12th March, 1915.
The Officer Commanding his battalion wrote the following account of the circumstances attending his death : "On the 12th March two companies of the battalion and two companies of the Wiltshire Regiment were, ordered to assault a portion of the German trenches. They advanced splendidly, but were subjected to a very heavy fire. He was killed on the way to the trenches, being hit in three places. His body was recovered the following night, and he was buried with six others of his brother officers in the Military Cemetery at Kemmel." A brother Officer wrote of him : "Your son was one of the finest and most fearless characters I have ever met, and I can say without any exaggeration that there was no other officer hi the regiment in whom the Men had more faith. While, therefore, I venture to offer you very deepest sympathy, it will, I feel sure, be a matter of consolation to you to know that your son lived and died a very gallant gentleman."

PEARCE

William John Hore

Serjeant 16/1703, 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 April 1918. Born Tiperary, Ireland, enlisted Birmingham, resident Edgbaston. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 2 and 3.

PEARSON

Charles Thornhill

Second Lieutenant, 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 29 August 1918. Aged 19. Baptised 16 April 1899 in Handworth, Staffordshire. Son of Walter Ernest and Katie Pearson, of Vectis Lodge, 37, Augustus Rd., Edgbaston, Birmingham. Embarked France 2 July 1918. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 28.

PERRY

Frederick

Private 32638, 2/4th (Hallamshire) Battalion (Territorial Force), York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 1 March 1918. Born and enlisted Birmingham. Enlisted 11 December 1915, medically examined 5 September 1916, aged 36, height 5 feet 7½ inches, weight 133 lbs, chest 37 inches, service started 23 September 1916. Occupation prior to enlistment Train Cleaner. Next of kin Mrs Mary E Perry, of 8, Brighton Terrace, Bellis Street, Birmingham. First landed at Boulogne, France 26 April 1917 and then Etaples 27 April 1917. Buried in ROCLINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 13.

PRICE

Frederick Richard

Private 41294, 10th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 6 August 1918. Aged 20. Born Urr, Kirkordbright (sic), enlisted Birmingham. Son of William and Isabella Price, of 2, Hawthorne Rd., Chad Valley, Edgbaston, Birmingham; brother of William (below). In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Scotland, resident with his parents, William and Isabella, at 4, Waterworks Road, Monument Retreat, Edgbaston, Kings Norton, Worcestershire. Buried in MONT-BERNANCHON BRITISH CEMETERY, GONNEHEM, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 13.

PRICE

William Albert

Lance Corporal T4/248587, 522nd Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action 17 August 1917. Aged 22. Born, resident and enlisted Birmingham. Son of Isabella and the late William Price, of 2, Hawthorne Rd., Chad Valley, Edgbaston, Birmingham; brother of Frederick (above). In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Worcestershire, resident with his parents, William and Isabella, at 4, Waterworks Road, Monument Retreat, Edgbaston, Kings Norton, Worcestershire. Buried in BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY NO. 3, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 31.

RAY

William [Frederick]

Private [SDGW] or Lance Corporal [CWGC] 16/1394, 16th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 29 September 1918. Born Stourbridge, Worcestershire, enlisted Birmingham, resident Edgbaston. Buried in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIV. Row D. Grave 3.

ROBOTHAM

William Henry

Private 14/1449, 15th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 28 August 1918. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Birmingham, resident Ladywood, Birmingham. Son of William and Harriett Robotham, of 32, Coxwell Rd., Ladywood, Birmingham. Buried in BIRMINGHAM (LODGE HILL) CEMETERY, Warwickshire. Plot/Row/Section B12. Grave 585.

ROUND

Horace Vernon Grant

Private 11920 [SDGW] or 11926 [CWGC], 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died at sea 13 August 1915. Born Ladywood, Warwickshire, enlisted Birmingham. Formerly 15192, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. In the 1901 census aged 6, born Birmingham, resident with his parents, Vernon and Florence Round, at 40, Leslie Road, Edgbaston, Kings Norton, Worcestershire. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 126-135 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.

STEPHENS

Aflred Thomas

Private 29305, 6th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Died 23 April 1918. Born and enlisted Birmingham. Buried in GRAND-SERAUCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 4.

SUCH

Harry

Private 10631, 1st Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 26 June 1915. Born and resident Edgbaston, enlisted Warwick. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 103.

SUCH

J

Private, 4th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. No further information currently available.

TOWNSEND

John

Private 16296, 8th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died in Salonika 4 April 1917. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Birmingham, resident Edgbaston. Son of John and Emma Townsend, of 5, Carlton Terrace, Waterworks Rd., Edgbaston, Birmingham. Buried in KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Section A. Grave 191.

TUPMAN

Frederick

Private 8340, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 6 August 1915. Born and enlisted Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 104 to 113.

WEST

E A

Private, N & D. No further information currently available.

WICKS

Henry John

Private 16694, 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 30 July 1916. Born and resident Chippenham, Wiltshire, enlisted Warwick. Son of Henry John and Mary Ann Wicks, of 36, St. Mary's St., Chippenham, Wilts. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Chippenham, WIltshire, Teacher of Deaf and Dumb, resident Church Road, Edgbaston, Worcestershire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.

WILKES

John Henry

[Spelt WILKS on CWGC and WELKES on SDGW] Private 12397, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 21. Born and resident Edgbaston, enlisted Smetheick, Staffordshire. Son of John and Emily Wilks, of 5, Monument Retreat, Waterworks Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham. Buried in GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 8.

WILLIAMS

Alfred [James]

Private 1328 [SDGW] or 1329 [CWGC], 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 July 1916, Born Portsmouth, Hampshire, enlisted Birmingham, resident Edgbaston. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.

WILSON

Sidney

Rifleman Y/1127, 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 12 May 1915. Aged 19. Born and resident Edgbaston, enlited Birmingham. Son of Mrs. Kate Blogg, of 15, Bellis St., Edgbaston, Birmingham. Buried in LILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 38.

WYATT

Harold

Private 200568, 1/5th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 JUne 1916. Aged 26. Born and resident Llenfhos, Landudno, Carnarvonshire, enlisted Birmingham. Son of Albert and Mary Wyatt, of 78, Thimblewill Rd., Bearwood, Birmingham. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.

WISEMAN-CLARKE

Charles Francis Ralph

Lieutenant, 108th Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 20 February 1916. Aged 20. On 17 November 1914 was promoted a from Gentleman Cadet from the Royal Military Academy to Second Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery [Supplement to the London Gazette, 16 November 1914]. Buried in RAILWAY CHATEAU CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 5.

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