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WORCESTER KING'S SCHOOL WORLD WAR 1 WAR MEMORIAL

Wodl War 1 - detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2005 - Sandra Taylor

The memorial consists of a wooden plaque which is located on the left hand wall of College Hall at Kings School, College Green, Worcester.

Photograph Copyright © 2005 - Sandra Taylor

1914 THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE 1918

ACTON

Norman Frederick
Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Died 23rd April 1917. Son of Mr. F. G. Acton, 154 Bath Rd, Worcester. Arras Memorial, Bay 6. Also appears on Worcester Guildhall and Worcester St Matthew memorials and Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

ALDANA

Juan Manuel
Lieutenant, 12th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action aged 21 on 21st April 1917. Son of Abelards and Eliza Halliday Aldana, 32 Park Avenue, Porthcawl, Glamorgan. Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, Wancourt, I. B. 33. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

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

ALDANA, JUAN MANUEL, Lieut., 4th Battn. The Worcestershire Regt., only surv. s. of Abelardo Aldana, of Angamos, South Road, Porthcawl, South Wales, Consul of Colombia, Chile, Venezuela and Ecuador, by his wife, Eliza, dau. of E. Stanley Halladay : b. London, 7 Sept. 1895 ; educ. Llandaff Cathedral School ; Worcester King's School, and Keble College, Oxford, where he proved himself a most promising and good sportsman ; applied for a commission on the outbreak of war, and was gazetted Temp. 2nd Lieut. The Worcestershire Regt. 14 Nov. 1914, being promoted Lieut. 1915 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France from July. 1910; was wounded at the Battle of the Somme 20 Oct. 1910 ; rejoined his regiment two weeks after, and was killed in action at Monchy, near Arras, 20 April, 1917. Buried there. Lieut.-Col. E. Kerans wrote : "He was most popular with us all, and was a most reliable and hard-working officer, and I had just put him in command of a company. The regiment has lost another gallant officer." and the Chaplain of the regiment, the Rev. A. M. Wheatly "As to his life in the battalion, he was always a great favourite with the men. His bright, cheery and boyish manner was very captivating, and it was always a great pleasure to spend an hour in the Mess with him. Although he did not obtrude his religion,I feel confident that at heart he was not far from God and the things of God. He was greatly beloved by his men and fellow-officers, and showed a high standard of courage and devotion to duty. He was an enthusiastic soldier, and was very proud and keen on his work. His death-day was the first time he was in the line in command of a company, and his work was thoroughly well done." Unm.

Extract from The Worcestershire Regiment in the Great War, by Captain H. FitzM. Stacke.

Second Lieutenant J.M. Aldana was wounded during the Battle of the Transloy Ridges on the Somme in October 1916. From April 15th – 19th 1917, the battalion was resting in the cellars of Arras, leaving the city during the afternoon of 19th April. Heavy shell-fire across the intended route at Feuchy Chapel delayed all the companies but eventually the bombardment slackened and the allotted reserve trenches were occupied just before dark. Those trenches were close to the positions of the British heavy guns and were heavily bombarded the next day resulting in the loss of several officers including Lieutenant Juan Aldana.

ALLURED

Will
Second Lieutenant, “D” Company, 6th Battalion Border Regiment. Killed in action aged 21 on 14th September 1916. Son of Mr. R. F. and Mrs. E. J. Allured, of "Willoughby", Marlborough Rd, Sale, Cheshire. Native of Stretford, Manchester. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, at school in Worcester,a baorder, born Sterford, Lancashire, resident The Hostel, College Green, Worcester. Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension, J.4. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

ANDREWS

Francis Nicholas
Lieutenant, 15th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles. Died of wounds aged 20 on 11th October 1915. Son of the Rev. J. W. Andrews and Mrs. Andrews of Trysull Vicarage, Wolverhampton. Baptsied 13 March 1895 at All Saints Church, Trysull, Staffordshire, son of John Wilson and Mary Alice Andrews. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Trysull, Staffordshire, living with his parents at Trysull Vicarage, Trysull, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, VIII. E. 1. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

BAGOTT

Fritz William
Gunner, 125th Battery, South African Heavy Artillery. Service No X/109. Died aged 25 on 29th April 1917. Son of Edward B. and Agnes M. Bagott, 78 Pembroke Crescent, Hove, Sussex. Native of Dudley, Worcs. Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, III. H. 16. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

BAIRD

Andrew Arthur Dering
[Listed as Andrew Augustus Dering Baird on SDGW] Second Lieutenant, "B" Company, 1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action aged 19 on 8th July 1915. Son of Lieutenant Colonel A. and Mrs. F. A. Baird, of "Merton Battenhall Rd, Worcester. Born in 7 August 1895 in Mussooree, India; baptsied 27 September 1895 in Christ Church, Mussoorie, Bengal, son of Andrews and Florence Anna Baird. Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, XV. M. 36. Also appears on Worcester Guildhall memorial and Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

Extract from The Worcestershire Regiment in the Great War, by Captain H. FitzM. Stacke.

During the summer of 1915, the 1st battalion remained in one sector or another of the trench-line between Neuve Chapelle and Armentieres. During the hot weather, “no man’s land” became luxuriant with rank grass and flowers which gave good cover to the movement of patrols and resulted in many skirmishes. During one such fight between patrols on July 8th, 2nd Lieutenant A.A.D. Baird was killed. He was a very popular young officer, son of Colonel A. Baird, R.A.M.C., for many years Medical Officer to the Depot at Norton Barracks.

BATE

Maurice Charles [Thornton]
Second Lieutenant, 2nd/9th Battalion London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles). Killed in action 13th August 1917. Baptised 15 July 1898 in Hanham, Christ Church, Gloucestershire, son of Charles William and Catherine Emily Stainforth Bate, of Hanham, Christ Church, Bristol. Embarked France 5th July 1917. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 54. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

BEAUCHAMP

Penrith Sutton
Second Lieutenant, 10th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action aged 24 on 25th January 1917. Son of Frederick William Beauchamp, late of Colwall, and Minnie Blanche Beauchamp, of The Cottage, Colwall, Malvern. Baptised 24 February 1893 in Colwall, Herefordshire, son of Frederick William and Minnie Blanche Beauchamp. Amara War Cemetery, XVIII. A. 3. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

Extract from The Worcestershire Regiment in the Great War, by Captain H. FitzM. Stacke.

Second Lieutenant Beauchamp was one of only 4 officers to capture a Turkish trench mortar on the morning of 25th January 1917 during the battle of Kut-Al-Amara. A counter attack by the Turks was not long in coming during which Second Lieutenant Beauchamp was killed.

BEDDOW

Cecil Victor
Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action aged 19 on 1st July 1916. Son of Josiah and Grace Mary Beddow, of "Mullion", Ballard Estate, Swanage, Dorset. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Stoke Newington, son of Josiah and Grace Mary beddow, resident 89, Cazenove Road, Hackney, London. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Stoke Newington, Middlesex, a boarder, resident Castle House, College Green, Worcester. Serre Road Cemetery No.2, XV. A. 5. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

BONSER

Geoffrey Alwyn Gershom
Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps attached 12th Battalion Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action aged 29 on 29th September 1918. Son of George Gershom Bonser and Dorothy A. Mary Bonser, of "Kirkstede" Church St, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottingham. B.A. St. John's College, Cambridge. Strand Military Cemetery, VIII. D. 5. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

BRODRIBB

William Carr
Captain, 3rd Battalion Manchester Regiment. Killed aged 28 on 26th August 1914. Son of Francis Benjamin and Helen Brodribb. Le Cateau Military Cemetery, III. A. 2. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

BURR, MM

Alfred
Corporal 156562, 1st Special Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 24th March 1918. Aged 27. Born Hastings, Sussex, enlisted Worcester. Son of George Frederick Burr, of Highfields Park, Halesowen, Birmingham; and Caroline Burr, of Selsley Lawn, Hales Rd., Cheltenham. The Burr family was established in Halesowen for about 100 years, having moved there from Warwickshire. Alfred's brother, Frederick Bonham Burr, played cricket for Worcestershire, and also died in World War 1. Their father was a clergyman, and his paternal ancestors owned Hayseech Gunbarrel Mill in Rowley Regis. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Formerly 2437, Royal Fusiliers. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 10 to 13. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

CHAPPEL

William Eldon
Lieutenant, 2nd/4th Battalion (Territorial), Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry and Royal Flying Corps. Killed 4th April 1917. Aged 20. Son of Herbert Eldon Chappel and Caroline Mary Chappel, of 31, Pemberley Avenue, Bedford. Buried in Suez War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Sectyion B. Grave 23. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters and Bedford St Andrews memorial.

Extract from De Ruvignys Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Volume 3, page 52:

CHAPPEL, WILLIAM ELDON, Lieut., 2/4th (Territorial) Battn. The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, attd. Royal Flying Corps, yr. s. of Herbert Eldon Chappel, of 31, Pemberley Avenue, Bedford, Retired Director of Telegraphs, India Burma Circle, by his wife, Caroline Mary, dau. of the late Rev. Canon Christopherson, Rector of Falmouth; b. Falmouth, 23 April, 1897 ; educ. Belmont School there; The King's School, Worcester, and the Bedford Grammar School, where he was captain of boats, a monitor, and head of his house. He obtained a commission July, 1915, while still at school ; underwent a course at Hayling Island, and later joined his regiment in India, where he was Machine Gun Officer of the battalion, and went through the Machine Gun Course at Pachman ; became attached to the Royal Flying Corps in Feb. 1017, and was killed 4 April, 1917, while flying at Suez. Buried there ; unm.

CHAYTOR

Alban Kingsford
Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 26th May 1915. Matriculated 1909 Oxford University. La Clytte Military Cemetery, I.A.12. Also appears on Stoulton St Edmund, Worcester Cathedral Kings School window and Guildhall memorials.

Extract from De Ruvignys Roll of Honour 1914-1918 Volume 1, page 79:

CHAYTOR, ALBAN KINGSFORD, 2nd Lieut., 6th, attd. 3rd, Battn. Worcester Regt., 2nd s. of the Rev. Charles Chaytor, Rector of St. Helens. and St. Albans with St. Michael's, Worcester, since 1881 b. there 23 Oct. 1891 ; educ. at King's School (Cathedral), Worcester, where he was successively captain of cricket and of the boats, and at Worcester College, Oxford, where he held the Worfleld Scholarship and the Inge Exhibition. On leaving there he took up tea planting in Ceylon, was a member of the Volunteer Defence Force, and on the outbreak of war joined the Ceylon Rifle Corps. Early in 1915 he came to England, obtained a commission in the County Regt. 6 Feb. 1915, and (while serving later with the 3rd Battn.) was severely wounded in the trenches near Ypres, 24 May, 1915, and died in a field hospital two days later ; unm. His colonel and brother officers wrote of him as " a most promising officer." a " born soldier," " always ready to volunteer on any dangerous venture." He was buried in the churchyard of La Clytte.

CREAM

Clement Byron Chevalier
Private, 16th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment), Canadian national. Service No 28855. Died on 14th March 1915. Born 6th November 1888 in Birkenhead, Cheshire. Baptsied 9 January 1889 at St Andrew's Church, Bebington, Cheshire, son of Clement Chevallier and Alice Lake Cream. Accountant by trade. Next of kin C. Chevalier Cream, of Winthorpe, 23 Wryburgh Road, Putney, London SW. Attested 17th September 1914 at Valcartier, Canada, aged 25 years 10 months, height 5 feet 10½ inches, chest 38 inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes,very fair hair, religious denomination Church of England. Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, I. N. 14. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2128 - 46. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

CHIGNELL

Hugh
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action aged 19 on 26th April 1918. Son of George Street Chignell and Emma May Chignell, of Thornloe Bank, Worcester. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Worcester, son of George Steel and Emma Mary Chignell, resident 103, Bransford Road, Worcester. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Worcester, at school, son of George Steel and Emma Mary Chignell, resident 53 Comer Road, Worcester. Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 75 to 77. Also appears on Worcester St John in Bedwardine, Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters and Worcester Guildhall memorials.

Extract from The Worcestershire Regiment in the Great War, by Captain H. FitzM. Stacke.

Second Lieutenant Chignell was killed during the second battle of Kemmel. The village had been taken by British forces but when the French failed to take Kemmel Hill and provide support for them, they were forced to withdraw from the village to the railway line. The 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment lost 9 officers and 90 N.C.O.’s and men during the battle, including Hugh Chignell.

CLARKE

Francis Charles Erlin
Lieutenant, 5th Squadron Royal Flying Corps, secondary Regiment, Worcestershire Regiment. Died aged 21 on 11th October 1917. Son of C.T. Erlin Clarke and Violet Isobel Clarke of Lark Hill, Worcester. Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, V.C.6. Also appears on Worcester St Martin, Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters and Worcester Guildhall memorials.

COCKEY

John Edmund Percival
Second Lieutenant, 20th Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Died on 30th July 1916. Son of Edmund Percival Cockey, M.D., London. Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 1D 8B and 8C. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

CONAN DAVIES

[Hon.] Brymor [Ivan]
Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died 23rd November 1918. Aged 27. Son of the Rev. J. T. and Leonora Conan-Davies, of Bradley Rectory, Redditch, Worcs. Buried in Highgate Cemetery, London. Grave Ref: 79. 41222. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

COURTENAY EVANS

Alfred Henry
Second Lieutenant, 107th Squadron Royal Flying Corps and 11th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment. Died aged 20 on 22nd March 1918. Son of Alfred Richard and Lyle Evans, 3 Cedars Rd, Barnes Common, London. Durrington Cemetery, Grave 275. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

CRITCHLEY SMITH

John
Second Mate, Mercantile Marine S.S. “Mahratta.” Died aged 30 on 4th January 1918. Son of Arthur William and Minnie Smith, of The Square, Pershore; husband of Kathleen Smith, of Wyre, Pershore, Worcs. Port Said War Memorial Cemetery, D. 1. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

DAMPIER BENNETT

Owen Hewett
Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Died on 26th April 1918. Abberley (St. Mary) Churchyard, North East of Church. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

DARBY

Norman Leslie
Lieutenant, 5th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Killed in action aged 23 on 16th August 1917. Son of James and Agnes Jane Perry Darby. Born at Pedmore, Stourbridge. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Pedmore, Worcestershire, a gas engineer apprentice, son of Agnes Jane Perry Darby (a widow), resident The Gables, New Road, Pedmore, Stourbridge. New Irish Farm Cemetery, XI. B. 6. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

DAVEY

Charles Leonard
Lieutenant, 18th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died aged 39 on 17th October 1918. Son of Harry and Sarah Davey. Born at Worcester. Honnechy British Cemetery, I. B. 65. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters and Worcester Guildhall memorial.

DAVEY

Hubert Burgoyne
Lieutenant, South Wales Borderers. Died aged 28 on 5th December 1918. Son of the late Harry and Sarah Davey. Born at Worcester. Worcester (Astwood) Cemetery, Grave 25362. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters and Worcester Guildhall memorial.

DAVIS

R.E.
No further information currently available. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

DE BLABY

Reginald Swithun
Captain, 3rd Battalion attached 4th Battalion The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds aged 22 on 9th August 1916. Son of the Rev. W. G. R. and Selena De Blaby, of Kemberton Rectory, Shifnal, Salop. Born 15 July 1894, baptised 14 August 1894 at Kemberton, Shropshire, son of William George Richard and Selina De Blaby. Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, Plot 2. Row A. Grave 73. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

DEAKIN

John Keelinge
Private, 1st Regiment (Infantry) South African Infantry (of South African nationality). Service No 13057. Died aged 39 on 20th September 1917. Son of the Reverend Keelinge A. Deakin and Annie G.H. Deakin, of Cofton Parsonage, Worcestershire, England. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 15 – 16 and 16A. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

ECCLES

Charley Gordon
Captain, 41st Squadron Royal Flying Corps. Died aged 29 on 25th May 1917. Son of R. Herbert Eccles and Jean M. Eccles, of Dingleton, Melrose, Roxburghshire. Native of Darwen, Lancs. Messines Ridge British Cemetery, II. F. 20. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

FENTON

Bede Liddell
Major, 1st Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment. Died on 15th July 1916. Son of the Reverend E. Fenton, of Coombs Park, Coleford, Glos. Born 21 September 1882 in Jarrow-on-Tyne; baptised 9 November 1882 in St. Apul's Church, Jarrow, son of Thomas and MArgaret fenton. . Height 5 feet 6½ inches. Educatate at Lancing Colle, Sussex, Kible College, Oxford. Commissioned June 1909. Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 7B. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

FERGUSSON

William Arnold
Serjeant 17082, 7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment). Killed in action on 24th May 1915. Born 22nd September 1886. No known grave. Commemorated on Vimy Memorial, France. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

William Arnold Fergusson was born on 22nd September 1886 in Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Wales. He enlisted as a Private in the Canadian Infantry on 23rd September 1914 at Valcartier, Quebec, Canada when he gave his next of kin as his father, William B. Fergusson, Morland Road, Croydon. William stated he had had one year's military training with the 104th Regiment and was employed as a farmer at the time of his attestation. He was 6ft 1 and a half inches tall with grey eyes, brown hair and a fair complexion. At some point he was promoted to Corporal and then to Acting Sergeant in France on 1st April 1915. He was promoted to Sergeant on 26th April 1915 and was killed in action on 24th May 1915.

National Archives of Canada Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3055 - 33

Arnold Fergusson was the third son of Dr. Fergusson, of Painswick, Stroud. He entered the Lower School in 1897, and left in the Fifth with the Lower Certificate in 1904. He was one of the first members of Castle House, and before leaving he represented the School in Cricket, Football, and on the River. After leaving he trained in practical farming and then went to Canada. On the outbreak of war he joined the 7th Battalion of the first Canadian contingent, and went through the severe fighting at Ypres. He was made Sergeant, and was, at the time of his death, acting as an officer and doing splendidly, and most popular with his fellows. He was killed instantaneously on May 25th. Active and popular at School he was of the best type of English Colonists. Both Canada and the Motherland are poorer by his loss.

Obituary written by W. H. Chappel, Headmaster 1896-1919.

We are permitted to publish the following extract from a letter to the Headmaster:- "Arnold Fergusson was killed last Monday morning in the fighting round Festubert. He had been doing awfully well, he was promoted Sergeant after Ypres, where he distinguished himself. Then again here in this awful attack on a very strong redoubt, all the officers had been killed, but he led his platoon splendidly, captured a length of trench, and was holding it when he got shot. I met today a man who saw him shot. This man had gone out to bind up a wounded man, when a sniper began to fire at him, so he rolled into a hole made by a shell, and was quite safe. Then Fergusson saw this poor fellow and went out to help him. This man shouted at him, but either he did not hear or took no notice, and he had just begun to dress the man's wounds when the sniper shot him in the head and he was killed instantaneously. Everyone in his company seems to have been very fond of him, and the officers spoke very highly of him."

Source for additional information: The Vigornian, June 1915, No.83, Vol.VIII

FERGUSON

Duncan Macintyre Grant
[Spelt FERGUSSON on the memorial] Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died of wounds aged 21 on 14th May 1915. Son of Lily M. and the late Rev. John Grant Ferguson, 41 Polwarth Terrace, Edinburgh. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, II. B. 45. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

Extract from Bond of Sacrifice: Officers Died in the Great War 1914-1916, volume 2, page 152:

LIEUTENANT DUNCAN MACINTYRE GRANT FERGUSON, 3rd (RESERVE) attd. 2nd BATTN. KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS, was the eldest son of the late Rev. John Grant Ferguson, Innerleithen, and of Mrs. Ferguson, of 41, Polwarth Terrace, Edinburgh, and was the eldest representative of the fourth generation owning the business of Alexander Ferguson, Edinburgh.

He was born on the 6th May, 1894, at South Norwood, London, and was educated at Sedbergh Preparatory School ; at King's School. Worcester ; and at Aspatria Agricult ural College, Cumberland, where he was in the Rugby team (1912-13). Football was his favourite game.

On the outbreak of the war with Germany he applied for a commission, and in August, 1914, was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant on probation in the 3rd (Reserve) Battalion. King's Own Scottish Borderers. He was confirmed in his rank in the "Gazette" of May, 1915, and was promoted Lieutenant, the rank to date from April, 1915. In that month he was sent to Flanders, attached to the 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers, and had only been in the trenches a fortnight when he was wounded at Hill 60 On the 5th May, 1915. He died in hospital at Boulogne on the 14th May, and was buried in the cemetery there.

FERGUSON

Ian Alexander Grant
[Spelt FERGUSSON on the memorial] Captain, 13th Battalion Royal Scots. Killed in action aged 18 on 11th May 1916. Son of Lily M. Ferguson, 41 Polwarth Terrace, Edinburgh, and the late Rev. John Grant Ferguson. Native of Pirn, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire. Vermelles British Cemetery, IV. E. 4. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

GRAVES MORRIS

Henry
Lance Corporal, 23rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Service No 6140. Died aged 29 on 23rd December 1917. Son of William and Emily Graves Morris, of Worcester. Etaples Military Cemetery, XXXI. E. 28. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

GRIFFITHS

William Percy
Lance Corporal, 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Service No 11761. Killed in action aged 23 on 16th June 1915. Born London, enlisted and resident Birmingham. Son of Mrs. Rosey Griffiths, 3 Beaumont Terrace, Beach St, Ladywood, Birmingham. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 34. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

HALL

T.L.
Possibly Thomas Lambert Hall, Corporal, 18th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Service No C/6875. Died aged 20 on 15th September 1916. Son of Thomas Lambert Hall and Edith Mabel Hall (nee Morgan), of Townsend House, Dilwyn, Weobley, Herefordshire. Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 13A and 13B. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

HARTLAND WOODS

Richard
Second Lieutenant, London Regiment (Cyclists), secondary Regiment, King’s Royal Rifle Corps attached 8th Battalion. Died on 4th December 1917. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Woods, of Malvern; husband of Lillian R. Wood, of "St. Moritz", Wyche Rd., Malvern, Worcs. Tyne Cot Cemetery, XVII. A. 6. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

HEMMING, MC

Frank James
Lieutenant, 5th Battalion attached 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action aged 21 on 13th April 1918. Awarded the Military Cross (MC). Son of William J. and Mary A. Hemming, of Grove Hill, Droitwich Rd, Worcester. Ploegsteert Memorial, Panel 5. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters and Worcester Guildhall memorial.

Extract from The Worcestershire Regiment in the Great War, by Captain H. FitzM. Stacke.

Lieutenant Frank J. Hemming was awarded the MC following the battle of Croiselles during which he defended an improvised work with great courage and tenacity, beating off repeated bombing attacks.

HOWELLS

Edmund Sydney
Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps. Killed aged 19 27th March 1918. Son of Canon Edmund and Mrs. Emily Maud Blanche Howells, of The Vicarage, Milford Haven. Buried in Milford Haven Cemetery, Pembrokeshire. Baptised 18 October 1897 at Stainton, Pembrokeshire, son of Emund John and Emily Maud Blanche Howells. Plot C. Grave 197/200. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

KING

H.
No further information currently available. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters and Worcester Guildhall memorial.

LEWIS

Alan Vivian
Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Died aged 20 on 9th September 1918. Son of W.J. and Amy Lewis, of Cheddleton, Droitwich. Droitwich (St. Peter) Churchyard. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

LEWIS

Edwin Richard Hampton
Second Lieutenant, “Z” Company, 4th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Died aged 25 on 25th April 1917. Son of the Reverend Edwin and E. Frederica Lewis, of Hampton Lovett Rectory, Droitwich, Worcs. Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, III. F. 37. Also appears on Kings School window and the Old Choristers window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

Extract from The Worcestershire Regiment in the Great War, by Captain H. FitzM. Stacke.

Second Lieutenant Edwin R.H. Lewis was one of the officers killed in the same action as Lieutenant Aldana. From April 15th – 19th 1917, the battalion was resting in the cellars of Arras, leaving the city during the afternoon of 19th April. Heavy shell-fire across the intended route at Feuchy Chapel delayed all the companies but eventually the bombardment slackened and the allotted reserve trenches were occupied just before dark. Those trenches were close to the positions of the British heavy guns and were heavily bombarded the next day resulting in the loss of several officers including Second Lieutenat Lewis.

LIMBRICK

Arthur William [Wentworth]
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached 2nd Battalion The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died aged 19 on 14th March 1917. Son of the Reverend A. D. and M. Limbrick, of St. Mewan Rectory, St. Austell, Cornwall. Sergeant O.T.C. King's School, Worcester. Queens Cemetery, Bucquoy, II. A. 23. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

LUDLOW

Stratford Walter
Captain, “C” Company, 1st/8th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action aged 22 on 1st July 1916. Son of Brigadier General W.R. Ludlow, and Helen Florence Ludlow, of Lovelace Hill, Solihull. Serre Road Cemetery No 2, XXXIX. E. 12. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

MAJOR

H.
No further information currently available. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

MALET

Francis Arthur Rivers
Flight Sub-Lieutenant, H M S Riviera, Royal Naval Air Service. Killed in a seaplane accident at Dunkirk aged 24 on 12th November 1916. Son of Herbert Rivers Malet and Violet Emma Matilda Malet, of The Nest, Ferry Rd, Felixstowe. Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery, ref: Naval 23. 1196. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters and Worcester Guildhall memorial.

MARE

Arthur Llewellyn L.
Major, 33rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Died aged 22 on 27th May 1918. Son of Charles Dennis Mare and Mary Llewellyn Mare. Soissons Memorial. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

MOORE

W.H.E.
No further information currently available. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

MOORE

Walter Louis
Petty Officer Stoker, Royal Navy H.M.S. "Genista". Service No 300013. Lost at sea aged 34 on 23rd October 1916. Born 29 September 1882 in Brighton, Sussex. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Moore, of Hove, Sussex; husband of Florence Emily Moore, of Wood View Terrace, Nailsea, Somerset. Labourer by trade. Enlisted 18 February 1902 and then re-enlisted 21 March 1912. Height 5 feet 10½ inches, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, sallow complexion. Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Ref: 16. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

NASH

G.
No further information currently available. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

NASH

J.
No further information currently available. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

NICHOLS

C.
No further information currently available. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

NIND

Howard Percival
Rifleman, 12th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Service No R/35262. Died on 16th August 1917. Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 115 to 119 and 162A and 163A. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

NORTH

Robert Dudley
Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion attached 14th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died aged 31 on 3rd May 1916. Son of Henry and Harriette Dobson North, 24 Watson Avenue, Mansfield, Notts. La Brique Military Cemetery No 2, I. V. 15. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

NORTON

Cecil Herbert
Lance Corporal 25983, 14th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment). Died, aged 33, on 29th April 1915. Born 1st December 1883 in Worcester. Son of the Reverend Philip Norton, late Rector of Brandon Pava, Norfolk, England. He was born on the 1st of December at Worcester his parents being the Rev. Philip Norton & Louisa Jane Norton nee Edmunds. Educated at The King's School, Worcester (or Kings Worcester) he went on to become a civil engineer. He emigrated to Canada and became a Canadian national volunteering for service on the 21st of September 1914 when he joined the 14th Royal Montreal Regt. at Valcartier. Height 5 feet 10 inches, chest 37 inches, dark complexion, blue eyes, fair hair, religious denomination Church of England. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 24 - 26 - 28 - 30. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7377 - 22Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

OTTLEY

John Lawrence
Second Lieutenant, 56th Punjabi Rifles (Frontier Force) (Indian National). Died aged 19 on 22nd April 1917. Young. Son of John Bickersteth Ottley and Margaret Ottley (nee Wray), of Wakefield. Basra Memorial, Panel 53. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

PEARCE

C.
No further information currently available. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

PLUM

Robert Bagshaw
Second Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds on 2nd October 1917. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, at school, born Leigh Sinton, Worcestershire, resident 51 Comer Road, Worcester. In the 1901 census he wasaged 3, born Leight, Worcestershire, son of Bgshaw R and Isabella A Plum, resident Leigh Sinton, Leigh, Martley, Worcestershire. Locre Hospice Cemetery, III. B. 14. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

REED

H.W.
No further information currently available. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

ROBERTS

Matthias Groves
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached 1st Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action aged 19 on 3rd July 1917. Son of Matthias Groves Roberts and Tryphena Ann Roberts, of Bay View, Briton Ferry, Glam. Baptised 21 November 1897 at Briton ferry, Glamorganshire, son of Matthias Groves and Try Nena Ann Roberts. Sailly-Labourse Communal Cemetery Extension, B. 12. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

ROWLEY

Hugh Travers
Captain, 9th Battalion attached 2nd Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action aged 23 on 1st July 1916. Son of the Reverend Herbert Seddon Rowley, M.A., and Mrs. F. L. Rowley, of Wretham Rectory, Thetford. Norfolk. Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 11 D. Also appears on Kings School window and the Old Choristers window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

ROYCE

Dennis Carlton
Captain, 4th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Died aged 33 on 21st August 1918. Awarded MC (Military Cross). Son of Dr. Royle; husband of S. Amy Royle, 3 Winterbrook Road, Herne Hill, London. Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, VI. L. 28. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

SANBY THOMAS

D.C.
Second Lieutenant, 57th Training Squadron Royal Flying Corps and 3rd Battalion Welsh Regiment. Died on 16th February 1918. Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery, B. 37. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

SANBY THOMAS

T.
Lieutenant, 5th Battalion Welsh Regiment. Died on 7th April 1918. Quesnoy Farm Military Cemetery, B. 2. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

SHUTTLEWORTH

Francis Wilfred
Private, 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment). Service No 23991. Died aged 27 on 27th August 1917. Son of Charles Benjamin and Elizabeth Reynolds Shuttleworth, 3 College Yard, Worcester. Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 82 to 85 and 162A. Also appears on Kings School window and the Old Choristers window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters and on Worcester Guildhall memorial.

SINNETT JONES

James Victor
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached 17th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action aged 19 between 10th and 12th July 1916. Son of the Reverend James and Catherine Sinnett-Jones, of Caerwys Rectory, Flintshire. Thiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 4 A. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

SMITH

Henry leonard Chappell aka Harry
Lieutenant, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Killed in action on 20th October 1914. Born 11th Jan 1891. Batised 18 February 1891 at Holy Trinity Church, Tithby, Nottinghamshire, son of Henry and Annie Smith, resident Cropwell Butler. Attended Felsted School Sept 1905 - July 1907. In the 1911 census he was the grandson of Henry (Senior) Smith, a wdiower, retired farmer and thrashing machine owner, son of Henry (Junior), a landowner and farmer, and Annie Smith, a student, aged 20, born The Cottage, Cropwell Butler, Nottinghamshire, resident The Grove, Cropwell Butler, Nottinghamshire. Ploegsteert Memorial, Panel 7. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1 Aug-Dec 1914, page 366:

2nd LIEUTENANT HENRY LEONARD CHAPPELL SMITH, SPECIAL RESERVE, attd. 2nd BATTN. THE SHERWOOD FORESTERS (NOTTINGHAMSHIRE AND DERBYSHIRE REGIMENT), who was killed in action on the 18th October, 1914, was the eldest son of Henry and Annie Smith, The Grove, Cropwell-Butler, Nottingham, and was born on the 11th January, 1891. He was a scholar of Felsted School, Essex, and afterwards went to Queen's College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. with honours in 1913. He was gazetted to the Special Reserve of his regiment in April, 1913, having previously been a Lieutenant in the O.T.C., King's School, Worcester, and, on war being declared, joined the 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters, at Sheffield in August, 1914 ; he fought at the Battle of the Aisne on the 20th September, and again at Ennetiêres, near Lille, on or about the 18th October, 1914, where he was said to have been killed in hand-to-hand fighting. He was never heard of again. For his services he was mentioned in Sir John French's Despatch of he 14th January, 1915.

He was fond of rowing and shooting.

SPENCER

J.H.
No further information currently available. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

TEMPLE BOURNE

Gerald [Hugh]
Second Lieutenant, 4th Squadron Royal Flying Corps and King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died aged 23 on 18th March 1917. Son of Mary Temple Bourne, 22 Yew Tree Rd, Edgbaston, Birmingham, and the late William Temple Bourne. Mory Abbey Military Cemetery, Mory, IV. C. 7. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

THOMPSON

V.
No further information currently available. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

TONKING

David Wilson
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, secondary Regiment, Royal Warwickshire Regiment attached 10th battalion. Died aged 24 on 29th May 1917. Son o John H. and Martha Janet Tonking, of Trevu, Camborne, Cornwall. Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), III. B. 67. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

TREE

Philip Bevan
Second Lieutenant, 8th Company Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died aged 23 on 24th March 1918. Son of Juliana Bevan Tree, 4 Lansdowne Crescent, Worcester, and the late Warren Williams Arrowsmith Tree. Pozieres Memorial, Panel 90 to 93. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters, Worcester St Matthew’s and Worcester Guildhall memorials.

WAGSTAFF

J.B.
Private, 8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Service No 240727. Died on 24th April 1917. Unicorn Cemetery, Vend’Huile, Spec. Mem. B. 2. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters and Wyre Piddle memorial.

WARREN

Martin
Captain, “C” Company, 5th Battalion attached 1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Died aged 20 on 25th March 1918. Son of Richard Alfred and Emily Mary Warren, 93 Park Avenue, Worcester. Pozieres Memorial, Panel 41. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

Captain Martin Warren was killed during heavy fighting for the village of Pargny which saw the British forces withdraw from the village following a successful counter offensive by the Germans.

Source: The Worcestershire Regiment in the Great War, by Captain H. FitzM. Stacke.

WEBSTER

Aubrey Herbert Bower
Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Died aged 27 on 25th April 1916. Son of the Reverend J. and Mrs. E. F. Webster, of Ombersley Vicarage, Worcs. B.A., B.N.C., Oxford. Bray Military Cemetery, I. A. 1. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

WIGGIN

John Hervey
Private, 5th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Service No 2518. Died aged 21 on 12th August 1915. Son of John Chinery Wiggin and Alice Harriet Wiggin, 7 Constitution Hill, Ipswich. Helles Memorial, Panel 46 and 47. Also appears on Kings School window and the Old Choristers window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

WILCOX

Francis Harry
Private, Herefordshire Regiment, secondary Regiment, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry attached 5th Battalion. Service No 236707. Died aged 20 on 23rd September 1917. Son of Mary Jane Wilcox, of “Elmley”, 4 Hill Avenue, Worcester, and the late Francis Robert Wilcox. Native of Upton-on-Severn, Worcs. Westhof Farm Cemetery, II. E. 8. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters, Upton-on-Severn Memorial Hall and St Peter & St Paul Church, Upton-on-Severn memorial.

WILLIAMS

Arthur Benjamin
Driver, H.Q. Company 11th Division Train, Army Service Corps. Service No T4/174239. Died aged 19 on 23rd November 1916. Son of Mr. H. S. and Mrs. E. M. Williams, of Kingsland, Herefordshire. Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, I. I. 7. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

WILMOT

Henry Cecil
Private, Worcestershire Regiment. Service No 202923. Died aged 26 on 23rd July 1917. Son of Katharine Wilmot, of Perrystone Towers, Ross-on-Wye, and the late Reverend Francis E. W. Wilmot, M.A. Yatton Churchyard, in South-East part. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

WILMOT

Robert Coningsby
Captain, 10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Died aged 31 on 29th October 1917. Son of the late Reverend Francis E. W. Wilmot and of Katharine Wilmot, of Perrystone Towers, Ross, Herefordshire. Ruisseau Farm Cemetery, C. 1. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

WILMOT

Thomas Norbury
Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Died aged 20 on 25th August 1916. Awarded MC (Military Cross). Son of Katharine Wilmot, of Perrystone Towers, Ross-on-Wye, and the late Rev. Francis E. Wilmot. Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, III. E. 3. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

Second Lieutenant Thomas N. Wilmot was awarded his MC during the Auchy Raid which took place on 1st/2nd July 1916. Following the explosion of two mines and an intense artillery bombardment, two companies of the 2nd Worcestershire Regiment dashed forward across ‘No Man’s Land’. The Germans first and second lines were overrun and then systematically the enemy’s dugouts and mine-shafts were bombed out and destroyed. The enemy fought stubbornly and made several attempts to retake the trench, by bombing from either flank. Second Lieutenant Wilmot , in particular, distinguished himself by great gallantry during the bombing fight. In August 1916, he died of wounds received during the battle of Delville Wood.

Source: The Worcestershire Regiment in the Great War, by Captain H. FitzM. Stacke.

WINTLE

Armar Lowry-Corry
Captain 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Died age 20 on 22nd August 1917. Awarded MC (Military Cross). Son of Florence and the late Col. Fitzhardinge Wintle, (87th Punjabis) of Bamba House, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Wimereux Communal Cemetery, II. O. 1. Also appears on Kings School window in Worcester Cathedral Cloisters.

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