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Name
ABRAHAM, Thomas Oxenham Pollard
Birth date
1875
Year entered
1887
Year left
1893
School details
Pupil, Rugby XV
 

Conflict
Boer War
Rank
Lieutenant
Force or Regiment
South African Constabulary
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
Syferfontein Farm, nr Vaal Station (Van Tondershoek), South Africa
Date of death
8 February 1902
Aged
25
Buried or Commmemorated
STANDERTON, South Africa
 

Family details
Son of Thomas Abraham, J.P., apothecary of Dunster
Biography
Extract from The Last Post - Roll of Officers who fell in South Africa 1899-1902 by Mildred G Dooner, published by Naval and Military Press

Abraham.-Lieut. Thomas Oxenham Pollard Abraham, South African Constabulary, was killed at Syferfontein Farm, about nine miles north of Vaal Station on Feb. 8th, 1902. He was born in 1876, and first served in the Cape Mounted Rifles in which he rose to the rank of sergeant. In May, 1900, on the nomination of the Governor of Cape Colony, Lieut. Abraham was granted a commission as 2nd Lieut. in the King's Liverpool Regt., but this was afterwards cancelled at his own request. He then joined the South African Constabulary. He had served from the commencement of the war.

 
Name
ADDENBROOKE, Arthur
Birth date
1882
Year entered
1907
Year left
1914
School details
Master
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Captain
Unit
14th Battalion
Force or Regiment
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Manner of death
Died of wounds
Died where
In United Kingdom
Date of death
5 October 1916
Aged
34
Buried or Commmemorated
KIDDERMINSTER (ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST) CHURCHYARD, Worcestershire
Awards
Mentioned in Despatches
 

Family details
Son of Edward Homfray Addenbrooke and Marianne Addenbrooke, of The Platts, Kidderminster.
Academic Details
BA, CCC, Oxon
Occupation
Housemaster of Holman 1908-13 and of Forest 1913-14.
Biography
Extract from The Times 1st Nove,ber 1916:

CAPTAIN ARTHUR ADDENBROOKE, R. Warwick Regiment, who died of wounds October 5, was educated at Warwick School and Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and afterwards became house master of Forest House, Epsom College. He played in the Freshmans’ cricket match at Oxford in 1902, and was a member of the Authentics Cricket Club. He captained his college cricket and Rugby team, and played occasionally for Richmond R.F.C. Formerly he held a commission on the unattached list T.F. (Epsom College, O.T.C.), and was gazetted captain in the R. Warwickshire Regiment in November 1914. He went to the front with his battalion in November, 1915, and was wounded on September 3.

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Name
ADDISON, Geoffrey
Birth date
18 February 1894
Born
Tenterden, Kent
Year entered
1904
Year left
1909
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Private
Service Number
81003
Unit
5th Battalion
Force or Regiment
Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment)
Enlisted
Winnipeg, Canada 18 December 1914
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
France
Date of death
between 26 and 27 September 1916
Aged
22
Buried or Commmemorated
VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.
 

Resident
Canada
Family details
Son of William Bragg Addison, and Edith Addison, of Thornton Heath then of St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly
Occupation
Farmer
Biography
Unmarried at enlistment. Enlisted and passed fit at Winnipeg 18 December 1914, aged 21 years 9 months, height 5 feet 8½ inches, girth 36¾ inches, complexion dark, eyes brown, hair black. Church of England.
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Name
ALDERSON, Alexander George Jermyn
Birth date
1880
Year entered
1892
Year left
1899
School details
Pupil, prefect, Martin prize
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Unit
5th Battalion
Force or Regiment
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Attached to
Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Manner of death
Accidentally killed
Died where
In United Kingdom
Date of death
19 October 1916
Buried or Commmemorated
ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, BRANKSOME PARK, POOLE, Dorset
Grave or memorial reference
North of the church
 

Family details
Son of Dr. F H Alderson of Hammersmith. Brother of Surgeon Captain Percy Francis Alderson (1888), Royal Navy
Academic Details
Jesus College, Cambridge, MA
Biography
Extract from The Times 24th October 1916:

SECOND LIEUTENANT ALEXANDER GEORGE ALDERSON. Machine Gun Corps, youngest son of the late Dr. Alderson and Mrs. Alderson, Aboukir House, Bournemouth, was accidentally killed during bombing practice in the East Midlands on October 19, aged 36 years. Educated at Epsom College, he was an exhibitioner of Jesus College, Oxford, taking second-class honours in the mathematical school in 1903. He rowed in his college boat, winning an oar, in the "Eights week" of 1903. He was ordained by the Bishop of Southwark in 1904, and was a master at Glenalmond, Bradfield, and Sherborne Schools. He obtained a commission in the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry in September, 1915, and was promoted temporary captain, but reverted to his permanent rank on being posted to the Machine Gun Corps, which he joined on a call for volunteers to that corps.

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Name
ALDERTON, John Michael
Birth date
1924
Year entered
1938
Year left
1942
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
Other conflicts post WW2
Rank
Surgeon-Lieutenant
Unit
H.M.S. Amethyst
Force or Regiment
Royal Navy
Manner of death
Killed in action when he, and the sick-berth attendant, working feverishly to treat the growing number of wounded, were caught by another shell that exploded nearby killing both of them instantly
Died where
Yangtze River
Date of death
20 April 1949
Buried or Commmemorated
Unknown
 

Family details
Son of Dr. W H Alderton, MC, of Colchester.Brother of David Alan Alderton (1941).
Academic Details
University College Hospital and London University, MB, BS
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Name
ALEXANDER, Alec Fortescue
Birth date
1892
Year entered
1906
Year left
1911
School details
Pupil, Prefect
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Private
Service Number
3066
Unit
1st/14th (London Scottish)
Force or Regiment
London Regiment
Enlisted
London
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
Belgium
Date of death
1 November 1914
Buried or Commmemorated
YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Grave or memorial reference
Panel 54.
 

Resident
London
Family details
Son of Dr. James Alexander, Paignton. Brother of Edward Lemprière (1910).
Occupation
Medical student and actor
 
Name
ALLEN, Richard Gilbert
Birth date
1920
Year entered
1934
Year left
1937
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Flight Lieutenant
Force or Regiment
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Manner of death
Killed in action
Date of death
Unknown
Buried or Commmemorated
Unknown
Awards
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
 

Family details
Son of Dr. R C Allen, of Belper.
Notes
Cannot locate on CWGC
 
Name
ARMITAGE, Raymon Stuart
Birth date
1918
Year entered
1931
Year left
1935
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Private
Service Number
6345775
Unit
4th Battalion
Force or Regiment
Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
France
Date of death
25 May 1940
Aged
20
Buried or Commmemorated
LE GRAND HASARD MILITARY CEMETERY, MORBECQUE, Nord, France
Grave or memorial reference
Plot 5. Row F. Grave 12.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. William Stuart ArmitageRoyal Artillery, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., and of Constance E. Armitage, of Brentford then of Speldhurst, Kent.
 
Name
ARMSTRONG, Peter Alan
Birth date
1918
Year entered
1932
Year left
1935
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Sub-Lieutenant
Unit
H.M. Motor Torpedo Boat 48
Force or Regiment
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
At sea
Date of death
25 December 1941
Aged
23
Buried or Commmemorated
FERNHURST BURIAL GROUND, Sussex
Grave or memorial reference
Grave 205.
 

Family details
Son of Charles Alan Armstrong, company secretary, and Gladys Noelle Armstrong, of Fernhurst, Sussex
 
Name
ASHMORE, John Barrett
Birth date
1915
Year entered
1928
Year left
1931
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Captain
Service Number
127349
Force or Regiment
Royal Army Medical Corps
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
Burma
Date of death
7 February 1944
Buried or Commmemorated
TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar
Grave or memorial reference
Plot 4. Row E. Grave 8.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. P W Ashmore, of Sherburn in Elmet
Academic Details
Leeds University, MB, ChB
 
Name
AUSTIN, Claude
Birth date
9 January 1907
Born
London
Year entered
1920
Year left
1923
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Lance Corporal
Service Number
NX37486
Unit
2nd/30th Battalion
Force or Regiment
Australian Infantry, Australian Infantry Force
Enlisted
Paddington, New South Wales, Australia
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
Singapore
Date of death
15 January 1942
Aged
35
Buried or Commmemorated
SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War cemetery, Singapore
Grave or memorial reference
Column 313.
 

Family details
Son of George Austin, commercial traveller, and Maude Austin, of Reigate. Husband of Mary Austin, of Potts Point, New South Wales, Australia.
Occupation
Engaged in insurance business in Hong Kong as Assurance Manager
 
Name
AYSCOUGH, Walter Guy
Birth date
1882
Year entered
1897
Year left
1899
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Major
Unit
7th Battalion (Duke of Connaught's Own Rajputs, Bharatpur Infantry)
Force or Regiment
Indian Army
Formerly
1st Muttoo Infantry, Bharatpur
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
Tanzania
Date of death
25 September 1917
Aged
34
Buried or Commmemorated
DAR ES SALAAM WAR CEMETERY, Tanzania
Grave or memorial reference
Plot 6. Row F. Grave 7.
Awards
Military Cross (MC)
 

Family details
Son of John Ayscough, 'merchant', of Bedford Park, Chiswick then of 93, Worple Rd., Wimbledon, London. Husband of Ada Beatrice Ayscough, of Moor End Park, Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire.
 
Name
BAIRSTOW, Gordon Herbert
Birth date
1922
Year entered
1937
Year left
1940
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Service Number
249403
Unit
Royal Tank Regiment
Force or Regiment
Royal Armoured Corps
Attached to
51st (The Leeds Rifles) Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
Tunisia
Date of death
23 April 1943
Aged
20
Buried or Commmemorated
MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia
Grave or memorial reference
Plot 16. Row F. Grave 6.
 

Family details
Son of Maj. Herbert Daniel and Elsie Bairstow, Bairstow, petrol sales manager, of Mortlake then of Farnborough, Hampshire.
 
Name
BARNETT, Guy
Birth date
1890
Year entered
1905
Year left
1909
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Lieutenant (S/R)
Unit
5th Battalion attached 1st Battalion
Force or Regiment
Worcestershire Regiment
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
France
Date of death
11 March 1915
Aged
24
Buried or Commmemorated
LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France
Grave or memorial reference
Panel 17 and 18.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. Horation Barnett, M.A., M.B., of The Limes, Church Stretton, Salop.
 
Name
BARRETT, Charles René
Birth date
1912
Year entered
1925
Year left
1930
School details
Pupil, Watts Science Prize
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Squadron Leader (Pilot)
Service Number
61470
Unit
608 Squadron
Force or Regiment
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
Berlin
Date of death
13 September 1944
Aged
31
Buried or Commmemorated
BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, Berlin, Germany
Grave or memorial reference
Plot 5. Row B. Joint grave 36-37.
 

Family details
Son of W G Barrett, actuary, and Mrs barrett, of Forest Hill then of Bournemouth, Hampshire.
Occupation
Accountant
 
Name
BARROW, Michael Bertram Palliser
Birth date
1924
Year entered
1937
Year left
1940
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Sergeant (Pilot)
Service Number
1800452
Unit
250 Squadron
Force or Regiment
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
Italy
Date of death
27 May 1944
Aged
20
Buried or Commmemorated
CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, Italy
Grave or memorial reference
Plot XII. Row J. Grave 18.
 

Family details
Son of Maurice P Barrow, leather merchant, and of Ella Barrow, of Rushden then of Streatham, London.
 
Name
BARTON, Edward Chantler
Birth date
1893
Born
Epsom, Surrey
Year entered
1908
Year left
1911
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Private
Service Number
PS/369
Unit
16th Battalion
Force or Regiment
Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment)
Enlisted
St. James, Middlesex
Manner of death
Died of wounds
Died where
France
Date of death
7 July 1916
Buried or Commmemorated
ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France
Grave or memorial reference
Plot IV. Row F. Grave 17.
 

Family details
Son of A C Barton, oil manufacturer's agent, of Epsom
 
Name
BATEMAN, Donald Scrimgeour
Birth date
1904
Year entered
1916
Year left
1922
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Wing Commander
Unit
4 RAF Squadron
Force or Regiment
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Manner of death
Killed on active service
Died where
Libya
Date of death
14 March 1944
Buried or Commmemorated
BENGHAZI WAR CEMETERY, Libya
Grave or memorial reference
Plot 3. Row A. Grave 9.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. William Hirst Bateman, JP, and Ethel Jane Bateman, of Rochdale. Brother of Ralph Melton Bateman (1920). Husband of Elsie Bateman, of South Kensington, London.
Academic Details
University College, Oxford and St Thomas Hospital, BA, BM, BCh, MRCP, DCH, MRCS
 
Name
BATTERBURY, Thomas Fawcett
Birth date
1881
Born
Wimborne, Dorset
Year entered
1895
Year left
1898
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Private
Service Number
G/27332
Unit
4th Battalion
Force or Regiment
Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment)
Enlisted
Canterbury
Manner of death
Missing presumed killed
Died where
Belgium
Date of death
10 October 1917
Aged
36
Buried or Commmemorated
TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Grave or memorial reference
Panel 113 to 115.
 

Resident
Deal, Kent
Family details
Son of Dr. George Henry Batterbury, M.D. (Lond.), and Jessie Batterbury, of Codford House, Wimborne, Dorset.
 
Name
BEARD, Frederic Gerald Vesey
Birth date
1889
Year entered
1903
Year left
1908
School details
Pupil, Prefect, Rugby XV, Cricket XI, Hockey Xi, Martin Mathematics Prize
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Lieutenant
Unit
9th Battalion attached 4th Battalion
Force or Regiment
Worcestershire Regiment
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
France
Date of death
4 July 1916
Aged
27
Buried or Commmemorated
THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.
Grave or memorial reference
Pier and Face 5 A and 6 C.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. Frederic, M.B., and Geraldine L. Beard, of South Croydon then of The Old Smithy, Sanderstead, Surrey.
Academic Details
TC, B.A. (Dublin).
Biography
Extract from The Times 11th July 1916:

BEARD. – Killed in action, on the 4th July, LIEUTENANT FREDERICK GERALD VESEY BEARD, Worcestershire Regiment, eldest son of Dr. and Mrs. Beard, of Croydon.

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Name
BEESLEY, Anthony Blyton
Birth date
1 January 1900
Born
Exmouth, Devon
Year entered
1913
Year left
1917
School details
Pupil, Prefect, Rugby XV, Watts Prize
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Force or Regiment
Royal Air Force
Manner of death
Died
Died where
In United Kingdom
Date of death
1 December 1918
Buried or Commmemorated
ST. JOHN ADDITIONAL BURIAL GROUND, HAMPSTEAD, London.
Grave or memorial reference
Plot/Row/Section I. Grave 21.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. C B Beesley, of Exmouth, Devon.
Biography
Extract from de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Part 5, page 12:

BEESLEY, ANTHONY BLYTON, 2nd Lieut., Royal Air Force, 2nd s. of Clarence Beesley, of Refiners, Exmouth, Surgeon, by his wife, Margaret Ellen, dau. of the late John H. Wood; b. Exmouth, co. Devon, 1 Jan. 1900; educ. Epsom College: gazetted 2nd Lieut. Royal Naval Air Service 16 Dec. 1917, obtaining his Wings 12 April, 1918; served with the Expeditionary Force in France, and died at the V.A.D. Hospital, Huntingdon, 1 Dec. 1918, of septic pneumonia, following influenza. Buried in Hampstead Parish Church Cemetery; unm.

 
Name
BELL, Deryck Addison
Birth date
1918
Year entered
1933
Year left
1935
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Flight Lieutenant
Service Number
60573
Unit
53 Squadron
Force or Regiment
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Manner of death
Killed in action
Date of death
4 February 1944
Aged
25
Buried or Commmemorated
RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey
Grave or memorial reference
Panel 201.
 

Family details
Son of Frederick Addison Bell, accountant, and Mabel Bell, of Purley then of Banstead, Surrey. Husband of Heather Bell (nee Turnbull).
 
Name
BERRY, Michael John
Birth date
1924
Year entered
1937
Year left
1940
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Pilot Officer
Service Number
163055
Force or Regiment
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Manner of death
Died on active service
Died where
Egypt
Date of death
09/07/1944
Aged
20
Buried or Commmemorated
ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt
Grave or memorial reference
Plot 6. Row E. Grave 16.
 

Family details
Son of Sir Henry Vaughan Berry, banker, and Dorothy Loveday Berry, of Tadworth. Brother of Peter Vaughan Berry (1935) who died following a motorcycle accident in 1946.
 
Name
BISHOP, John
Birth date
1920
Year entered
1928
Year left
1938
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Sergeant (Pilot)
Service Number
754664
Force or Regiment
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Manner of death
Killed in a flying accident
Died where
In United Kingdom
Date of death
19 August 1940
Aged
20
Buried or Commmemorated
ST. MARY CHURCH CEMETERY, CARDINGTON, Bedfordshire
Grave or memorial reference
Row R. Grave 15.
 

 
Name
BLASSON, Charles John
Birth date
1877
Year entered
1890
Year left
1896
School details
Pupil, prefect, Cricket XI, Rugby XV
 

Conflict
Boer War
Rank
Secretary to Conan Doyle/Dresser
Attached to
Langman Hospital
Manner of death
Died of disease
Died where
Pretoria, South Africa
Date of death
2 August 1900
Aged
23
Buried or Commmemorated
PRETORIA, South Africa
Grave or memorial reference
Grave 282
 

Family details
Son of Dr. G J Blasson of Bourne
 
Name
BLOUNT, Charles Hubert
Birth date
July 1855
Year entered
1866
Year left
1866
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
Boer War
Rank
Major
Unit
20th Battery
Force or Regiment
Royal Field Artillery
Manner of death
Died of dysentery
Died where
Wynberg, South Africa
Date of death
23 February 1900
Aged
44
Buried or Commmemorated
WYNBERG, ST JOHNS, Cape Town, South Africa
 

Family details
Son of J H Blount, physician, of Evesham
Biography
Extract from The Last Post - Roll of Officers who fell in South Africa 1899-1902 by Mildred G Dooner, published by Naval and Military Press

Blount.—Major Charles Hubert Blount, 10th Battery Royal Field Artillery, died from dysentery, at Wynberg, Feb. 23rd, 1900. He was born in July, 1855, educated at Uppingham from 1868-71, entered the Royal Artillery in Aug., 1875, being promoted Capt. Aug., 1884, and major 1892. He served as adjutant of Volunteers from June, 1888, to Sept., 1892.

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Name
BOSWELL, Arthur Leigh
Birth date
1924
Year entered
1938
Year left
1942
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Aircraftman 2nd Class
Service Number
1627220
Force or Regiment
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Manner of death
Died on active service
Died where
In United Kingdom
Date of death
11 September 1943
Aged
19
Buried or Commmemorated
ST. BOSWELLS PARISH CHURCHYARD, Roxburghshire
Grave or memorial reference
Grave 301.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. Philip Rutherford Boswell, MC, and Kathleen Boswell, of Bickley, Kent. Brother of David Rutherford Boswell (1941).
 
Name
BRADFORD, Roland Boys
Birth date
22 February 1892
Year entered
1907
Year left
1907
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Brigadier General
Force or Regiment
Commanding 186th Infantry Brigade
Formerly
2nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry
Manner of death
Killed by a stray shell when leading his Brigade subsequent to the attack on the Hindenburg Line
Died where
Cambrai, France
Date of death
30 November 1917
Aged
25
Buried or Commmemorated
HERMIES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France.
Grave or memorial reference
Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 10.
Awards
Military Cross (M.C.) and Victoria Cross (V.C.). He was 24 years old, and a Temporary Lieutenant Colonel in the 9th Bn., The Durham Light Infantry, British Army. An extract from "The London Gazette," dated the 24th November 1916, records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery and good leadership in attack, whereby he saved the situation on the right flank of his Brigade and of the Division. Lieutenant-Colonel Bradford''s Battalion was in support. A leading Battalion having suffered very severe casualties, and the Commander wounded, its flank became dangerously exposed at close quarters to the enemy. Raked by machine-gun fire, the situation of the Battalion was critical. At the request of the wounded Commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Bradford asked permission to command the exposed Battalion in addition to his own. Permission granted, he at once proceeded to the foremost lines. By his fearless energy under fire of all description, and his skilful leadership of the two Battalions, regardless of all danger, he succeeded in rallying the attack, captured and defended the objective, and so secured the flank."
 

Family details
Son of George Bradford, of Darlington, Co. Durham. His brother, James Barker Bradford also died on service. Brother of Lieutenant-Commander George Nicholson Bradford, VC.
Biography
On 20 November 1917, at the age of 25, he was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General; he was the youngest general officer in the British Army of modern times (and the youngest promoted professionally, earlier young generals were simply due to position). Ten days later, he was killed in action, at Cambrai, France, on 30 November 1917.

He was the brother of Lieutenant-Commander George Nicholson Bradford, VC: they were the only brothers to win the VC in World War I.

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Name
BRODIE, Cunningham
Birth date
1895
Year entered
1907
Year left
1912
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Private
Service Number
5303
Unit
1st/14th (London Scottish)
Force or Regiment
London Regiment
Enlisted
London
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
France
Date of death
9 September 1916
Aged
21
Buried or Commmemorated
THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.
Grave or memorial reference
Pier and Face 9 C and 13 C.
 

Resident
Brechin
Family details
Only son of Dr. James and Mrs. C. W. Brodie, of Fort Steele, Brtish Columbia, Canada - Mrs Brodie was later listed as of Craigie House Nursing Home, Ferry Rd., Dundee..
Occupation
Engineering student
Biography
Private, 5303, 1st/14th Battalion, London Regiment (London Scottish). Died 9th September 1916, aged 21. Son of James and C. W. Brodie, of Craigie House Nursing Home, Ferry Road, Dundee. James was a medical practitioner. Educated at Brechin High School and Epsom College. Had completed his practical apprenticeship as a civil engineer. Private Cunningham Brodie, of the London Scottish, was killed in action on the 9th September. He was the only son of the late Dr Brodie of London and Fort Steele, British Columbia, and Mrs Brodie, Panmure Street, who since the beginning of the war was engaged in nursing soldiers. Cunningham was a young man of 21, and after being educated at Brechin High School and Epsom College, had finished his practical apprenticeship as a civil engineer. [Source: Brechin and the Great War]
Notes
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Cunningham Brodie

 
Name
BRODRICK-ENGLISH, James Falconar
Birth date
26 February 1892
Born
Sleights, Yorkshire
Year entered
1907
Year left
1910
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Lance Corporal
Service Number
240234
Sub Unit
Machine Gun Section
Unit
5th Battalion
Force or Regiment
Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's)
Enlisted
London, September 1914
Manner of death
Died of wounds
Died where
France
Date of death
21 April 1917
Aged
25
Buried or Commmemorated
ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France.
Grave or memorial reference
Plot XIX. Row F. Grave 3.
 

Family details
Only son of Arthur and Mary A. Brodrick-English, of Sleights, Yorks.
Biography
Extract from de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Part 4, page 53:

BRODRICK-ENGLISH, JAMES FALCONAR, 1/5th (Territorial) Battn. The Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's), only s. of the late Arthur English, Solicitor, by his wife, Mary (Kamsand, Sleights, co. York), elder dau. of the late Rev. John Barry Brodrick, M.A., for 51 years Rector of Sneaton, near Whitby; b. Sleights, co. York, 26 Feb. 1892; educ. Bramcote, Scarborough, and Epsom College; was employed on the staff of the National and Provincial Bank at Middlesbrough; joined the Seaforth Highlanders 14 Sept. 1914; served with the Expeditionary Force in France from April, 1915; was offered a commission, but refused to take it, and died at Camiers 21 April, 1917, from wounds received in action at the Battle of Arras on the 9th. Buried in the Military Cemetery at Etaples. His Captain wrote: " He was an exceedingly fine fellow, cheerful, diligent and very efficient; this latter point I cannot bring out too thoroughly. He was one of those men who will be sadly missed by those who had the pleasure of his acquaintance." Unm.

Notes
Listed as ENGLISH on SDGW
Photograph 1


James Falconer Brodrick-English

 
Name
BROOKE, Frederick Arthur John Robertson
Birth date
1863
Year entered
1876
Year left
1881
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Captain
Force or Regiment
Royal Army Medical Corps
Attached to
1st Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment
Manner of death
Died
Died where
France
Date of death
27 May 1918
Buried or Commmemorated
SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France
 

Family details
Son of T G Brooke, surgeon, of Langport, Somerset. Brother of Tom Balleny Brooke (1877) who died 1938
Academic Details
London Hospital MRCS, LRCP
 
Name
BROOKS, Douglas Foulsham
Birth date
1915
Year entered
1929
Year left
1933
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Flying Officer (Observer)
Service Number
42299
Unit
113 Squadron
Force or Regiment
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
Egypt
Date of death
22 September 1941
Aged
25
Buried or Commmemorated
EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt
Grave or memorial reference
Plot XXIX. Row F. Grave 2.
 

Family details
Son of Alfred Foulsham Brooks, pianoforte dealer, and Dorothy Joan Brooks, of Sutton then of Cheam, Surrey. Brother of Ronald John Brooks (1933).
Notes
Listed as Douglas Failsham Brooks in the Epsom Register
 
Name
BROWNE, Henry Gallaugher
Birth date
1918
Year entered
1932
Year left
1937
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Sergeant (Pilot)
Service Number
912105
Unit
51 Squadron
Force or Regiment
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
Holland
Date of death
10 May 1941
Aged
22
Buried or Commmemorated
EINDHOVEN (WOENSEL) GENERAL CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Grave or memorial reference
Plot FF. Grave 6.
 

Family details
Son of Professor F S Browne, MD, and Mary Gallaugher Browne, of Watford Heath then of Pinner, Middlesex.
 
Name
BUCHAN, David Adye
Birth date
1917
Year entered
1930
Year left
1935
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Flight Lieutenant (Pilot)
Service Number
43092
Unit
59 Squadron
Force or Regiment
Royal Air Force
Formerly
Lieutenant, Royal Tank Regiment
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
France
Date of death
24 October 1941
Aged
24
Buried or Commmemorated
CHERBOURG OLD COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Manche, France
Grave or memorial reference
Plot 6. Row B. Joint grave 6-7.
Awards
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
 

Family details
Son of Brigadier David Adye Buchan (1901), DSO, formerly Royal Artillery and of Phyllis Mary, Buchan (nee Peters). Husband of Josephine Buchan, of Winchmore Hill, Middlesex.
Biography
Left in 1935 for RMC
 
Name
BUNCLE, Ronald
Birth date
1896
Year entered
1908
Year left
1912
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Lieutenant
Force or Regiment
Royal Field Artillery
Manner of death
Accidentally killed
Died where
Scotland
Date of death
16 October 1915
Buried or Commmemorated
GRANGE CEMETERY, EDINBURGH, Scotland
Grave or memorial reference
Plot/Row/Section Z. Grave 61.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. Alexander Buncle, of Pontefract
 
Name
BURFIELD, Charles Mervyn
Birth date
1920
Year entered
1931
Year left
1938
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Flight Lieutenant (Flying Instructor)
Service Number
33508
Unit
257 Squadron
Force or Regiment
Royal Air Force
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
In United Kingdom
Date of death
28 February 1943
Aged
22
Buried or Commmemorated
ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, HEATHFIELD, Sussex
Grave or memorial reference
Plot A. Row 2. Grave 34.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. Thomas Burfield (Register lists him as BARFIELD), M.B., B.Ch., and of Anne Catherine Burfield (nee Glenny), of Uckfield then of Heathfield.
 
Name
BUTCHER, John Phillip Henry
Birth date
1894
Year entered
1908
Year left
1910
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Unit
18th Battalion (London Irish Rifles)
Force or Regiment
London Regiment
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
France
Date of death
22 May 1916
Buried or Commmemorated
ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France
Grave or memorial reference
Bay 10.
 

Family details
Son of H A Butcher, dairyman, of Epsom
 
Name
CAHILL, John Archibald
Birth date
1890
Year entered
1902
Year left
1907
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Captain
Unit
2nd Battalion
Force or Regiment
Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment)
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
Belgium
Date of death
16 August 1917
Buried or Commmemorated
TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Grave or memorial reference
Panel 105 to 106 and 162.
Awards
Military Cross (MC)
 

Family details
Son of Dr. John Cahill, of Seville Street, Lowndes Square.
 
Name
CAMPBELL, John Gifford
Birth date
1899
Born
Pontefract, Yorkshire
Year entered
1913
Year left
1915
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Sergeant
Force or Regiment
Royal Air Force
Manner of death
Died
Date of death
1917
Buried or Commmemorated
Unknown
 

Family details
Son of Dr. John James Williamson Campbell, of Castleford.
Notes
Cannot locate on CWGC. Other information supplied here courtesy of The Great War Forum - Sue. John G Campbell born abt 1900, died 1917 Jan-Feb-Mar Pontefract Yorkshire - West Riding, West Yorkshire Volume 9c Page 207
 
Name
CAREY, Basil
Birth date
1908
Year entered
1917
Year left
1919
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Corporal
Service Number
537641
Force or Regiment
Royal Air Force
Manner of death
Died of illness contracted on service
Died where
In United Kingdom
Date of death
3 June 1945
Aged
37
Buried or Commmemorated
ST. ROBERT OF KNARESBOROUGH CHURCHYARD, PANNAL, Yorkshire
 

Family details
Son of Dr. Conrad de Lisle Carey and Emmeline Adelaide Mary Carey, of Guernsey. Husband of Margaret Ellen Carey, of Bridlington.
 
Name
CARTER, Alfred Henry
Birth date
16 January 1849
Born
Pewsey, Wiltshire
Year entered
1863
Year left
1865
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Lieutenant-Colonel
Force or Regiment
Royal Army Medical Corps
Manner of death
Died
Died where
In United Kingdom
Date of death
4 April 1918
Aged
69
Buried or Commmemorated
ABINGDON CEMETERY, Berkshire
Grave or memorial reference
Plot 6. Row X. Grave 12.
Awards
Special Mention in London Gazettes of 24th February 1917 and 18th September 1917.
 

Family details
of E. Marian Carter, of 52, Bath St., Abingdon.
Academic Details
M.D., F.R.C.P.
Biography
Extract from University College London, University College Hospital and Medical School – A Record 1914-1919

ALFRED HENRY CARTER, son of Charles Henry carter and his wife Janes (Barnes), was born at Pewsy, Wilts., on January 16th, 1849. He was educated at Epsom College, and came with an entrance scholarship to U.C.L. in 1866. he gained three gold medals (Compar. Anat., Forensic med., Clinical med.) and two silver medals (Anat. and Physiol., Practical Physiol.). He took his M.R.C.S. in 1870; 1st Class Hons. in M.B. in 1871; and M.D. in 1872. He took great interest in all the life of the College and was a keen athlete, played in the College Football XV, and rowed in the College boat. He was president of the College Medical Society in 1897-70.

Throughout the Franco-German War of 1870-71 Carter served with an English Ambulance in France.

He had a resident post for a time at U.C.H. after brief service in the general Hospital at Wolverhampton. He began his long connection with Birmingham on his appointment as pathologist to the General Hospital. For thirty years (1876-1906) he was physician at Queen's Hospital, Birmingham, and held numerous other medical and administrative appointments in connection with the Hospitals and Institutes of the neighbourhood. in 1878 he was appointed Professor of Physiology, in 1892 Professor of Therapeutics, and in 1897 Professor of Medicine at Birmingham, and was actively concerned with the constitution of the University there. He undertook many civic duties, and was one of the founders of the Birmingham Athletic Institute; he was for many years on the Executive of the Christian Social Union. At various times he was examiner in medicine at Aberdeen, Glasgow and London. In 1891 he was elected F.R.C.P. He was an active member of the british Medical Association, and president of the Birmingham Branch 1895-6. He also wrote many papers and text-books on "Physical Exercises" and "Elements of Medicine" - the latter book has already run through eleven editions.

Carter retired from his professorship and from practice in 1913, but went out to France with the Red Cross early in 1915. On November 20th, 1915, he was gazetted Major in the R.A.M.C., and was engaged in the transport of the medical cases in the Mediterranean. He was appointed consulting physician to the "Aquitania". Later he was consulting physician and second in command of the R.A.M.C. on the "Britannic," leaving her (a short time before she was sunk) to become consulting physician to the Southern Command on Salsibury Plain, where he specialized in cerebro-spinal meningitis. He was preparing a report on that subject when he was taken ill. He had been promoted Lieut.-Colonel on October 1st, 1916. He was twice mentioned in communiqués by the Secretary of State for War, February 24th, 1917, and September 18th, 1917.

He was twice married. His first wife, Constance (Goode), died in 1886, her son Ronald, born in 1886, died in 1917. Gerald Carter, 2nd Lieut., K.R.R.C., Carter's son by his second wife Marian (King), whom he married in 1890, was killed in action in July, 1915. His wife and his daughter, Winifred, survive him.

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Alfred Henry Carter

 
Name
CHAMBERLAYNE, Arthur
Birth date
1895
Year entered
1906
Year left
1911
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Sub Unit
"D" Battery
Unit
16th Battalion
Force or Regiment
Lancashire Fusiliers
Manner of death
Died of wounds
Died where
France
Date of death
10 April 1917
Aged
22
Buried or Commmemorated
ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France.
Grave or memorial reference
Officers, Plot B. Row 5. Grave 21.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. Edward Chamberlayne, of Ashton-under-Lyne, then of of Stalybridge. Brother of Edward Chamberlayne (1899).
 
Name
CHAPMAN, Frank
Birth date
1858
Year entered
1871
Year left
1876
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Major
Service Number
13/634
Force or Regiment
Auckland Mounted Rifles, New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
Anzac
Date of death
8 August 1915
Buried or Commmemorated
CHUNUK BAIR (NEW ZEALAND) MEMORIAL, New Zealand
Grave or memorial reference
Panel 1
 

Family details
Son of Frederick Chapman, surgeon, of Richmond Green, Surrey. Brother of Herbert Fredrick (1868) and Arthur Henry (1868) and Mr E E Chapman of Opitiki.
Occupation
Sheep farmer in New Zealand
 
Name
CHESSALL, Arthur Roland Holmes
Birth date
1878
Born
Horley
Year entered
1890
Year left
1895
School details
Pupil, Cricket XI
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Private
Service Number
6568
Unit
1st/15th (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles)
Force or Regiment
London Regiment
Enlisted
Kensington
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
France
Date of death
7 October 1916
Aged
38
Buried or Commmemorated
THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.
Grave or memorial reference
Pier and Face 13 C.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. William Chessall of Horley M.D., M.R.C.S., Mrs. Adelaide Burkinyoung (formerly Chessall), (after her husbands death of The Cottage, Southwater, Sussex) of Horley, Surrey. Brother of William Alfred Holmes Chessall (1886).
Occupation
Surveyor in Land Valuation Department
 
Name
CHINN, Peter
Birth date
1924
Year entered
1938
Year left
1942
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Flight Lieutenant
Service Number
107984
Force or Regiment
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
France
Date of death
14 November 1944
Aged
20
Buried or Commmemorated
ALLEMONT (LE RIVIER) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Isere, France
Grave or memorial reference
Plot. Row 2. Grave 1.
 

Family details
Son of Henry Charles Chinn, company director, and Gertrude Mary Chinn, of Ditton Hill then of Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey.
 
Name
CLAPHAM, Graham Windyer
Birth date
1880
Year entered
1892
Year left
1893
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Unit
71st Brigade
Force or Regiment
Royal Field Artillery
Formerly
2nd King Edward's Horse.
Manner of death
Died of wounds
Died where
France
Date of death
10 May 1917
Aged
36
Buried or Commmemorated
DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France.
Grave or memorial reference
Plot III. Row M. Grave 19.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. Laurence Clapham, M.R.C.S., L.S.A., and Mary Frederica Clapham, of Thorney. Brother of Martin Vernon Clapham (1891)
Occupation
Farmer
 
Name
CLARKE, Claud Fitzroy
Birth date
1883
Year entered
1896
Year left
1901
School details
Pupil, prefect, Rugby XV
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Major
Unit
20th Deccan Horse
Force or Regiment
Indian Army
Formerly
East Surrey Regiment
Manner of death
Died of illness contracted on service
Died where
In United Kingdom
Date of death
30 June 1918
Aged
35
Buried or Commmemorated
CHURCH ROAD BURIAL GROUND, MITCHAM, Surrey.
Grave or memorial reference
Plot/Row/Section 2. Grave 70.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. J Ferrier Clarke, M.D., of Mitcham. Husband of Agnes Violet Wakefield Clarke, of Ladies' Army and Navy Club, 27, St. James's Place, S.W.1.
Biography
Served as a Lieutenant in the Imperial yeomanry in 1902
 
Name
CLAYTON, Peter Levinge
Birth date
1922
Year entered
1937
Year left
1939
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Pilot Officer (Pilot)
Service Number
121334
Unit
119 Squadron
Force or Regiment
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
Belgium
Date of death
6 June 1942
Aged
20
Buried or Commmemorated
ADEGEM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, Maldegem, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Grave or memorial reference
Plot XII. Row F. Grave 12.
 

Family details
Son of C L Clayton, of Saskatchewan, Canada.
 
Name
CLAY, Vivian Hastings
Birth date
1892
Year entered
1904
Year left
1909
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Captain
Unit
2nd Battalion
Force or Regiment
Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment)
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
France
Date of death
18 October 1916
Buried or Commmemorated
THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.
Grave or memorial reference
Pier and Face 13 A.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. Chaloner Clay, of Fovant. Brother of Richard Chaoloner Cobbe Clay (1902).
Academic Details
Durham University, BA
 
Name
CLEVELAND, Alfred Sherwood
Birth date
1897
Year entered
1912
Year left
1914
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Unit
2nd Battalion
Force or Regiment
Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
France
Date of death
16 October 1916
Aged
18
Buried or Commmemorated
THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.
Grave or memorial reference
Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. R A Cleveland, of Nicosia, Cyprus then of Holmdale, Addlestone, Surrey.
 
Name
CODNER, Christopher Cardew
Birth date
4 May 1894
Born
Woodside Corfe, Taunton
Year entered
1909
Year left
1911
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Second Lieutenant Acting Captain
Sub Unit
"A" Company
Unit
1st Battalion
Force or Regiment
Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry)
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
France
Date of death
3 May 1917
Aged
22
Buried or Commmemorated
ROEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France
Grave or memorial reference
Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 52.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. John and Mabel Codner, of Corfe, near Taunton then of of "Redferns," Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset,
Biography
Extract from de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Part 3, page 58:

CODNER, CHRISTOPHER CARDEW, Capt., 1st Battn. (13th Foot) Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry), yr. a. of John Codner, of Woodside, Cork., Taunton, M.B., C.M.Edin.. by his wife, Mabel Clara, dau. of the late Colonel Edward Seppings Lock, 2nd South Lancashire Regt.; b. Woodside aforesaid. 4 May, 1894; educ. Brockhurst School, Church Stretton (Mr. Atkinson's), and Epsom College; obtained a commission in the Somerset Light Infantry 16 Sept. 1914, and in Feb. 1915, was granted a cadetship for the Royal Military College, Sandhurst; gazetted 2nd Lieut. Somerset Light Infantry 14 July, 1915; promoted Acting Capt. 15 Nov. 1916; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Nov. 1915; was appointed A.D.C. to the late Brigadier-General C. B. Prowse, D.S.O., in Feb. 1916, and remained as such until the General was killed, 1 July following, after which he acted as Adjutant for a few weeks; was wounded in the face in Jan. 1917, but remained on duty, and was killed in action at Roeux 3 May following, after being twice wounded while leading his company into action. His Colonel wrote "Your son was exceedingly popular with all, and we all grieve very deeply for him. In addition he was a most able officer and is a great loss to me. He had done excellent work for the battalion. Since getting command of a company he always showed the greatest keenness and took the greatest interest in his men. He brought his company to a very high state of efficiency." Unm.

 
Name
COLEBY, Francis John Anthony
Birth date
1898
Year entered
1907
Year left
1907
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Cmdr (E)
Force or Regiment
Royal Navy
Manner of death
Died on active service
Date of death
1943
Buried or Commmemorated
Unknown
 

Family details
Son of F J Coleby, electrical engineer, of Bournemouth. Brother of Richard Neville Coleby (1915) who also died inWorld War 2.
Notes
Cannot locate on CWGC
 
Name
COLEBY, Richard Neville
Birth date
1904
Year entered
1915
Year left
1918
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Flying Officer
Force or Regiment
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Manner of death
Died on active service
Died where
Belgium
Date of death
17 December 1944
Aged
39
Buried or Commmemorated
SCHOONSELHOF CEMETERY, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium
Grave or memorial reference
Plot V. Row D. Grave 78.
 

Family details
Son of Francis JamesColeby, electrical engineer, and Alfreda Anne Coleby, of Bournemouth. Brother of Francis John anthony Coleby (1907) who also died in World War 2. Husband of Catherine Coleby, of Cheltenham, Gloucester.
 
Name
COLLEDGE, Arthur Vincent
Birth date
1898
Year entered
1912
Year left
1912
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Lieutenant
Unit
4th Battalion
Force or Regiment
Worcestershire Regiment
Attached to
45th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
Russia
Date of death
10 August 1919
Aged
21
Buried or Commmemorated
ARCHANGEL MEMORIAL, Russian Federation
 

Family details
Son of Thomas Charles Colledge, dentist, and Kate Colledge, of Stroud, Gloucestershire then of "Elmsleigh," 3, Watkin Rd., Boscombe, Hants..
 
Name
COLT, John Rochfort
Birth date
1900
Year entered
1914
Year left
1917
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Major
Service Number
181
Force or Regiment
North Staffordshire Regiment
Manner of death
Died on active service
Died where
In United Kingdom
Date of death
12 November 1944
Aged
44
Buried or Commmemorated
ALDERSHOT MILITARY CEMETERY, Hampshire
Grave or memorial reference
Ref A.A. 54
 

Family details
Son of Dr. Thomas Archer, OBE, and Annie Mercy Colt, of Southsea. Husband of Angela Colt, of Alton.
 
Name
CONWAY, Brian Wiseman
Birth date
1894
Year entered
1908
Year left
1911
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Captain
Unit
22nd Battalion
Force or Regiment
Manchester Regiment
Enlisted
7th September 1914
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
Belgium
Date of death
4 October 1917
Aged
23
Buried or Commmemorated
TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Grave or memorial reference
Panel 120 to 124 and 162 to 162A and 163A.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. Basil Wiseman Conway and Jane Conway, of Overton House, Longsight, Manchester.
Academic Details
Victoria University, Manchester
Biography
Extract from Manchester University Roll of Service:

CONWAY, BRIAN WISEMAN. Son of Dr. Basil Conway, Overton House, Longsight. Born 1894 at Longsight. Epsom Coll.; Manchester G.S. M.U.: 1912; Student, Medicine; O.T.C. Oct. 1913 to Oct. 1914. Enl. 7th Sept. 1914; R.A.M.C. 30th Field Ambulance. Gaz. 5th Nov. 1915; 17th Bn. Durham L.I., attd. 22nd Bn. Manch. R.; Capt.; Western Front; Wounded 8th Sept. 1916. Killed 4th Oct. 1917 at Polygone Wood, Ypres.

 
Name
CONWAY, Clement William Walter Sydney
Birth date
1910
Year entered
1924
Year left
1928
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Captain
Force or Regiment
Royal Indian Army Service Corps
Attached to
1st Punjab Regiment, Indian Army
Manner of death
Died
Died where
India
Date of death
11 August 1940
Aged
30
Buried or Commmemorated
KIRKEE WAR CEMETERY, India
Grave or memorial reference
Plot 12. Row D. Grave 1.
 

Family details
Son of C. McC. Conway.
Biography
Flying Officer, Royal Air Force 1934-35
 
Name
COOPER, George Spencer
Birth date
1897
Year entered
1909
Year left
1915
School details
Pupil, Rugby XV
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Unit
6th Battalion
Force or Regiment
Northamptonshire Regiment
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
France
Date of death
17 February 1917
Buried or Commmemorated
THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.
Grave or memorial reference
Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. H E S Cooper, of Peterborough
 
Name
COPELAND, John Robert
Birth date
1918
Year entered
1928
Year left
1937
School details
Pupil, Prefect, Prosser White French and German Prizes
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Major
Service Number
117166
Unit
2nd Battalion
Force or Regiment
Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own)
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
Egypt
Date of death
23 April 1944
Aged
25
Buried or Commmemorated
ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt
Grave or memorial reference
Plot 6. Row B. Grave 20.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. Frederick Copeland and of Gertrude Isabelle Copeland (nee Hayes), of Clapham.
Academic Details
Conville and Caius College, Cambridge
 
Name
CORKER, Kenneth Ashton
Birth date
1920
Year entered
1933
Year left
1938
School details
Pupil, Mrs. Major Gregg Prize
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Sapper
Force or Regiment
Royal Engineers
Manner of death
Died of disease contracted on active service
Date of death
1949
Buried or Commmemorated
Unknown
 

Family details
Son of A G Corker, bank official, of Sanderstead
Academic Details
Architectural student
Notes
No entry expected or found on CWGC and SDGW
 
Name
CORRY, Alick Ivan
Birth date
1896
Born
Kingston, Victoria, Australia
Year entered
1908
Year left
1911
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Private
Service Number
PS/1383
Unit
7th Battalion
Force or Regiment
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Manner of death
Died of wounds
Died where
France
Date of death
18 November 1916
Aged
20
Buried or Commmemorated
WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France
Grave or memorial reference
Plot II. Row A. Grave 10.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. William and Mrs. Corry, of South Lambeth Road then 16, Carlton Rd., Sidcup, Kent. Brother of Ernest William Clarence Corry (1901).
 
Name
COVENEY, John Patrick
Birth date
1914
Year entered
1928
Year left
1932
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Flying Officer (Pilot)
Service Number
40291
Force or Regiment
Royal Air Force
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
In United Kingdom
Date of death
8 March 1940
Aged
25
Buried or Commmemorated
ALL HALLOWS CHURCHYARD, SOUTH CERNEY , Gloucestershire
Grave or memorial reference
North-East part.
 

Family details
Son of Arthur Coveney, solicitor, and Edith Josephine Coveney, of Belmont. Brother of Eric Wilfred Coveney (1913). Husband of Dulcie Rose Coveney, of Cirencester.
 
Name
CRANFORD, Robert Geoffrey
Birth date
1908
Year entered
1921
Year left
1923
School details
Pupil, Cricket XI
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Flying Officer
Service Number
10370
Force or Regiment
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Manner of death
Died as a prisnor of war on a Japanese prisoner of war ship
Died where
At sea
Date of death
25 October 1944
Buried or Commmemorated
SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War cemetery, Singapore
Grave or memorial reference
Column 432.
 

Family details
Son of Lieutenant-Colonel R L Cranford, Royal Army Veterinary Corps, of Fulford, Yorkshire. Brother of John Stanley Cranford (1920).
Occupation
Tinned milk salesman
 
Name
CRICHTON, Herbert Clowe
Birth date
22 June 1883
Born
Twickenham, Middlesex
Year entered
1897
Year left
1901
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Unit
18th Battalion
Force or Regiment
Manchester Regiment
Manner of death
Accidentally killed
Died where
France
Date of death
7 October 1916
Aged
33
Buried or Commmemorated
DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France.
Grave or memorial reference
Plot II. Row B. Grave 6.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. George Crichton, M.D. and Agnes Sophia Crichton, of Twickenham then of "Dalkeith," Mickleburgh Hill, Herne Bay, Kent. Brother of Arthur John Moncrieffe Crichton (1895).
Occupation
Master at Bishop Cotton School, Bangalore, South India.
Biography
Extract from de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Part 3, page 66:

CRICHTON, HERBERT CLOWE, 2nd Lieut., 18th (Service) Battn. The Manchester Regt., yst. s. of George Crichton, of South Kensington, S.W., M.D., by his wife, Agnes Sophia, dau. of John Haggett Unwin, F.R.C.S.; b. Twickenham, 22 June, 1883; educ. Epsom College; went out to Bangalore, India, as a Muster in Bishop Cotton's School; returned to England and entered Oxford as a non-Collegiate; was a member of the O.T.C.; enlisted in June, 1915; obtained a commission 24 July following; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was accidentally killed 7 Oct. 1916, by a bomb left on the roadway, which exploded beneath him. Buried in Dartmoor Cemetery, near Becordel. His Commanding Officer wrote: "Your son had only been with us three months, but during that time the battalion has been engaged in severe fighting, in which he had borne his part nobly. He was a good and promising officer, and was universally popular with all ranks," and his Chaplain: "He died in the Field Ambulance at 1 a.m. this morning as the result of a bomb explosion last night. An unexploded bomb went off suddenly as his battalion were marching into a new position. . . . I did not know your son as well as the chaplain who lived with the battalion did, but I met him from time to time, and had come to admire his conscientiousness and earnest spirit." Unm.

 
Name
CROMBIE, James MacHattie
Birth date
1897
Year entered
1911
Year left
1916
School details
Pupil, Head prefect, Rugby XV (captain), Elocn. And Propert Prizes
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Unit
3rd Battalion attached 10th Battalion
Force or Regiment
Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
Manner of death
Died of wounds
Died where
Belgium
Date of death
2 July 1917
Aged
20
Buried or Commmemorated
LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave or memorial reference
Plot XIII. Row H. Grave 8.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. James and Mary M. Crombie, of "Highden," Sidcup, Kent. Brother of William Maurice Crombie (1907).
 
Name
DARWEN, John
Birth date
1916
Year entered
1924
Year left
1933
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Group Captain
Service Number
33237
Unit
Commanding 239 Wing
Force or Regiment
Royal Air Force
Manner of death
Missing believed killed in action
Died where
Italy
Date of death
7 October 1943
Aged
27
Buried or Commmemorated
SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY, Italy
Grave or memorial reference
Plot X. Row E. Grave 27.
Awards
Distinguished Service Order (DSO), Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and bar
 

Family details
Son of John Darwen (1900), automobile engineer, and Beatrice May Esther Darwen (nee Power). Husband of Marjorie Cicely Darwen (nee Gordon), of St. John's Wood, London.
Biography
Left in 1923 for Cranwell
 
Name
DAVIS, Geoffrey Richard Greensmith
Birth date
1922
Year entered
1935
Year left
1939
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Captain
Service Number
289264
Unit
7th Queen's Own Hussars
Force or Regiment
Royal Armoured Corps
Manner of death
Killed on active service
Died where
Austria
Date of death
10 October 1946
Buried or Commmemorated
KLAGENFURT WAR CEMETERY, Austria
Grave or memorial reference
Plot 5. Row F. Grave 5.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. W J H Davis, of Nottingham
Academic Details
Edinburgh University
 
Name
DAVISON, Rashell Montague Rashell
Birth date
1886
Born
Battle, Sussex
Year entered
1901
Year left
1905
School details
Pupil, English Litt. Prize
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Lieutenant Captain
Unit
3rd Battalion
Force or Regiment
Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment)
Attached to
8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment
Manner of death
Died of wounds after being repatriated from Germany
Died where
In United Kingdom
Date of death
27 January 1919
Aged
32
Buried or Commmemorated
KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES CEMETERY, Surrey
Grave or memorial reference
Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 850.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. Rashell and Frances Davison, of Battle, later of Kingston Rd., New Malden. Brother of Anthony Campbell Rashell Davison (1894).
Occupation
Far Eastern Agent of Spicer & Co.
Biography
His obituary from The Times, Wednesday, Jan 29, 1919; pg. 1; Issue 42010; col A:

DIED OF WOUNDS

DAVISON.- On the 27th Jan., of wounds received in action on the 22nd March, 1918, CAPT. RASHELL MONTAGUE RASHELL DAVISON (MONTY), 3rd Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment (attached 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment), repatriated from germany, youngest son of Dr. and Mrs. Rashell Davision, New Malden, Surrey. Service at new Malden Parish Church, on Friday, at 2 p.m. Interment Norbiton Cemetery.

Notes
Listed as Rosnell Montague Rasnell DAVISION on SDGW. Possible a church window dedicated to him at Christ Church, New Malden.
 
Name
DAW, Ian Almeric
Birth date
1917
Year entered
1930
Year left
1935
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Captain
Service Number
176829
Force or Regiment
Devonshire Regiment
Attached to
6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry
Manner of death
Died of wounds
Died where
Belgium
Date of death
9 September 1944
Aged
27
Buried or Commmemorated
BRUSSELS TOWN CEMETERY, Evere, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.
Grave or memorial reference
Plot X. Row 18. Grave 7.
Awards
Military Cross (MC)
 

Family details
Son of Fleet Surgeon William Henry (R.N.), and Gertrude Chancey Daw, of Surbiton, Surrey.
Notes
Listed as Almeric Ivan DAW in Epsom College Register
 
Name
DEARDEN, Lionel Humphrey Lucas
Birth date
1917
Year entered
1931
Year left
1933
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Sub-Lieutenant
Unit
H.M. Submarine H.49
Force or Regiment
Royal Navy
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
At sea
Date of death
27 October 1940
Aged
23
Buried or Commmemorated
PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire
Grave or memorial reference
Panel 37, Column 1.
 

Family details
Son of Commander R L Dearden, RN, and Hilda Marjory Dearden, of Winterbourne Houghton, Blandford, Dorsetshire. Husband of Phyllis Gordon Deardon.
Biography
In 1933 he left for the Nautical College, Pangbourne
Notes
Although the date of death does not match the date of sinking H.49 (Lt R E Coltart+), sank 18th October 1940, Western Europe, off Texel island, Holland in North Sea - by depth charges from five German anti-submarine trawlers of the 5th A/S Flotilla including UJ.116 and UJ.118. Sailed from Harwich on 17th for patrol off Dutch coast at time of threatened German invasion of Britain; 26 crew lost, one survivor reached the surface and taken prisoner (Battle of Britain patrol)
 
Name
DEMPSTER, Ronald James
Birth date
1895
Born
Redhill, Surrey
Year entered
1909
Year left
1914
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Sergeant
Service Number
B/2855
Unit
8th Battalion
Force or Regiment
Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own)
Enlisted
London
Manner of death
Missing believed killed in action
Died where
Belgium
Date of death
30 July 1915
Aged
19
Buried or Commmemorated
YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Grave or memorial reference
Panel 46 - 48 and 50.
 

Resident
Reigate, Surrey
Family details
Son of Dr. John Henry and Grace Shaw Watson Dempster, of Redhill, then of "The Harvesters," Buckland, Betchworth, Surrey
 
Name
DERHAM-REID, James Benjamin Roseve
Birth date
1913
Year entered
1927
Year left
1929
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Major
Service Number
58183
Unit
9th Battalion
Force or Regiment
Manchester Regiment
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
Italy
Date of death
15 October 1944
Aged
31
Buried or Commmemorated
CORIANO RIDGE WAR CEMETERY, Italy
Grave or memorial reference
Plot XIV. Row C. Grave 10.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. James Derham-Reid, M.C., M.R.C.S. (Lond.), L.R.C.P., and Elsie Derham-Reid, of Bolton. Husband of Ann Forrest Derham-Reid, of Brighton, Sussex.
 
Name
DINGLE, Walter Hugh
Birth date
1908
Year entered
1919
Year left
1926
School details
Pupil, Prefect
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Corporal
Service Number
80528
Unit
4th Battalion (Malacca Volunteer Corps)
Force or Regiment
Straits Settlements Volunter Force
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
Burma
Date of death
7 August 1943
Aged
35
Buried or Commmemorated
THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar
Grave or memorial reference
Plot B4.Row Q. Grave 11.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. Edward D and Anna Dingle, of Derby. Husband of Mildred Dingle, of Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Memorial 1
 
Name
DONALDSON, Dennis Harrison
Birth date
1896
Year entered
1906
Year left
1913
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Unit
7th Battalion
Force or Regiment
London Regiment
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
France
Date of death
25 September 1915
Aged
19
Buried or Commmemorated
LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France
Grave or memorial reference
Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 18.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. and Mrs. T C Donaldson, of Hounslow then of Harlington, Middlesex.
Occupation
Engineering student
 
Name
DOUGLASS, Peter Norman
Birth date
1917
Year entered
1932
Year left
1935
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Flying Officer (Pilot)
Service Number
39933
Unit
15 Squadron
Force or Regiment
Royal Air Force
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
Belgium
Date of death
12 May 1940
Buried or Commmemorated
HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY, Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.
Grave or memorial reference
Plot 6. Row C. Grave 9.
 

Family details
Son of N C Douglass, of Banstead. Brother of Donald Marsh Douglass (1934).
 
Name
DRAPER, Thomas Makin
Birth date
1896
Year entered
1908
Year left
1911
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Lieutenant
Force or Regiment
Bedfordshire Regiment
Manner of death
Killed in action
Date of death
1917
Buried or Commmemorated
Unknown
 

Family details
Son of Dr. T M Draper, of Watlington, Norfolk
Notes
Cannot locate on SDGW and CWGC. Information from The Great War Forum (Sue) indicates that this man may not have died.

Thomas Makin Draper Snr married Selina Kate Gordon Cartwright in 1st qtr 1893. The 1901 census sees her at Watlington in Norfolk staying with her father (also a medical man)at Watlingham House with 3 children - including Thomas M (4) and Lucy D (2). In the 2nd qtr of 1918 (Draper is supposed to have died in 1917) there are 2 marriages registered in the Watford district (that includes Rickmansworth). Lucie D Draper 1918 Apr-May-Jun Webster Watford Hertfordshire TO John Webster 1918 Apr-May-Jun Draper Watford Hertfordshire AND Thomas M Draper 1918 Apr-May-Jun Webster Watford Hertfordshire TO Lilian M Webster 1918 Apr-May-Jun Draper Watford Hertfordshire. The London Gazette shows THOMAS MAKIN DRAPER commissioned into 10th Bn Bedfordshire Regiment in 1915. There is also a medal card for Thomas Nakin DRAPER, Royal Army Service Corps, a Lieutenant 21/5/1920 with an address of Lynsters, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.

 
Name
DYKE, Victor John
Birth date
1918
Year entered
1931
Year left
1934
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Sub-Lieutenant
Unit
H.M.S. Peregrine
Force or Regiment
Royal Navy
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
Holland
Date of death
21 June 1940
Aged
22
Buried or Commmemorated
TEXEL (DEN BURG) CEMETERY, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Grave or memorial reference
Plot K. Row 1. Grave 13.
 

Family details
Son of Victor Robert Dyke, dentist, and Florence Ethel Dyke, of Coulsdon then of Callington, Cornwall. Brother of Walter Robert Dyke (1929).
Notes
H.M.S Peregrine was a Royal Naval Air Base used for training pilots at Ford in Sussex.
 
Name
DYMOKE, Walter George
Birth date
1894
Year entered
1909
Year left
1911
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Unit
6th Battalion
Force or Regiment
Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment)
Manner of death
Died of wounds
Date of death
3 October 1916
Aged
21
Buried or Commmemorated
CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, CONTAY. Somme, France.
Grave or memorial reference
Plot II. Row A. Grave 11.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. Frederick and Annie Dymoke, of Bristol
 
Name
EDMONDS, Henry Noel
Birth date
1913
Year entered
1926
Year left
1931
School details
Pupil, Rugby XV
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Lieutenant
Unit
H.M. Submarine P.36
Force or Regiment
Royal Navy
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
At sea
Date of death
8 May 1942
Aged
28
Buried or Commmemorated
PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire
Grave or memorial reference
Panel 62, Column 1.
Awards
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
 

Family details
Son of Frank Rowe Edmonds (1893) and Kathleen Edmonds. Husband of Phyllis Georgina Edmonds, of Edinburgh.
Notes
HMS P 36 (Lt. Harry Noel Edmonds, DSC, RN) was wrecked by bombing at Malta on 1 April 1942. She was raised on 7 August 1958. Scuttled off Malta on 22 August 1958.
 
Name
EDRIDGE-GREEN, Henry Allen
Birth date
1894
Year entered
1907
Year left
1910
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Lieutenant (Airship Pilot)
Unit
Capel Airship Station
Force or Regiment
Royal Air Force
Formerly
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Manner of death
Died of wounds
Died where
In United Kingdom
Date of death
5 November 1918
Aged
24
Buried or Commmemorated
ST. JAMES'S CEMETERY, DOVER, Kent
Grave or memorial reference
Plot G. Row X. Grave 7.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. Frederick William Edridge-Green, C.B.E., M.D., F.R.C.S., and Minnie Jane Edridge-Green, of Hendon then of of 99, Walm Lane, Cricklewood, London.
Biography
Left 1910 for RMC
Notes
Photographs and background information courtesy of The Thiepval Project – ken@klinge.demon.co.uk
Photograph 1


Henry Allen Edridge-Green (from Ancestry Website -
Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates, 1910-1950)

 
Name
EDWARDS, Thomas Chapman
Birth date
1921
Year entered
1935
Year left
1938
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Flight Sergeant (Pilot)
Service Number
1332515
Unit
158 Squadron
Force or Regiment
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
Germany
Date of death
24 August 1943
Buried or Commmemorated
BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, Berlin, Germany
Grave or memorial reference
Plot 4. Row E. Grave 21.
 

Family details
Son of D Edwards, of Brighton
 
Name
ELDERTON, Fothergill Rex
Birth date
1892
Year entered
1906
Year left
1909
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Lieutenant
Unit
3rd Battalion attached 2nd Battalion
Force or Regiment
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
France
Date of death
25 September 1915
Aged
23
Buried or Commmemorated
LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.
Grave or memorial reference
Panel 22 to 25.
Awards
Mentioned in Despatches
 

Family details
Son of Charles Robert Elderton, shipping agent, and Clara Hunton Elderton, of Kingston upon Thmaes then of "Pendoylan", Epsom, Surrey.
Occupation
Engineer.
 
Name
EMINSON, Ralph Astley Franklin
Birth date
1891
Year entered
1905
Year left
1909
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
2nd Lieutenant
Unit
6th Battalion
Force or Regiment
King's Royal Rifle Corps
Attached to
Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
France
Date of death
20 July 1916
Aged
24
Buried or Commmemorated
BECOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France
Grave or memorial reference
Plot I. Row S. Grave 16.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. T.B.F. and Clara Eminson, of Gonerby Cottage, Scotter, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. Brother of John Franklin Eminson (1899) and Ralph Franklin Eminson (1905).
Academic Details
Downing College, Cambridge, BA
Occupation
Assistant Entomologist to British South Africa Company, 1913-15.
 
Name
ENSOR, John Collen
Birth date
1895
Year entered
1910
Year left
1913
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Lieutenant
Unit
17th Battalion
Force or Regiment
Welsh Regiment
Manner of death
Died of wounds
Died where
France
Date of death
26 November 1917
Aged
22
Buried or Commmemorated
GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France
Grave or memorial reference
Plot VIII. Row E. Grave 7.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. Henry C Ensor, Ophthalmic Surgeon, and of May Ensor, of Cardiff later of 10, Heath Mansions, Hampstead, London.
Academic Details
University College, Cardiff and Llandaff Cathedral School as well as Epsom College
 
Name
EVANS, Eric Charles Courtenay
Birth date
1894
Year entered
1910
Year left
1911
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Lieutenant
Unit
5th Battalion (Territorial)
Force or Regiment
Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
France
Date of death
23 March 1918
Buried or Commmemorated
CHAUNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH EXTENSION, Aisne, France
Grave or memorial reference
Plot 2. Row A. Grave 16.
 

Family details
Son of C O Evans, accountant, of Sutton.
 
Name
EVANS, Tyrell George
Birth date
1896
Year entered
1906
Year left
1906
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Lieutenant Commander Surgeon
Unit
H.M.S. Jervis Bay
Force or Regiment
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
At sea
Date of death
5 November 1940
Aged
43
Buried or Commmemorated
CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent.
Grave or memorial reference
Panel 40, Column 1.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. William Godfrey and Leonie Evans, of Beckington, Bath Somerset; husband of Agnes Evans, of Beckington, Somerset.
Academic Details
St Batholomew's Hospital, MRCS, LRCP
Biography
Surgeon Prob. 1916-1918
 
Name
EYTON-LLOYD, John Wathen
Birth date
1895
Born
Rhyl
Year entered
1910
Year left
1911
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Unit
10th Squadroon
Force or Regiment
Royal Flying Corps
Attached to
General List
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
France
Date of death
24 August 1917
Aged
22
Buried or Commmemorated
CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France
Grave or memorial reference
Plot I. Row F. Grave 31.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. A and Mrs. Eyton-Lloyd, of Rhyl then of "Alanwood," Avenue Rd., Great Malvern..
 
Name
FALWASSER, Arthur Guy
Birth date
1920
Year entered
1933
Year left
1938
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Lieutenant
Service Number
140240
Unit
6th Battalion
Force or Regiment
Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
Italy
Date of death
9 August 1943
Aged
23
Buried or Commmemorated
CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy
Grave or memorial reference
Plot III. Row H. Grave 48.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. Arthur Thomas Falwasser, DSO, and Charlotte Anne Falwasser, of Maidstone then of West Malling, Kent.
 
Name
FAZAN, Roy
Birth date
19 August 1891
Year entered
1904
Year left
1909
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Unit
5th Battalion (Cinque Ports)(Territorial)
Force or Regiment
Royal Sussex Regiment
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
France
Date of death
9 May 1915
Aged
23
Buried or Commmemorated
LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France
Grave or memorial reference
Panel 20 and 21.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. Charles Herbert and Fanny Fazan, of Wadhurst, later of "Boughton", 1, Amherst Rd., Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. Brother of Eric Alfred Charles Fazan (1900).
Biography
Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 2 (Jan to Jun 1915)

2nd LIEUTENANT ROY FAZAN, 5th 9CINQUE PORTS) BATTN. (TERRIT.) ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT, was killed in action during the attack on Richebourg on Sunday, 9th May, 1915. He was the youngest son of Dr. and Mrs. C. H. Fazan, of Belmont, Wadhurst, Sussex, where he was born on the 19th August, 1891.

He was educated at Rose Hill School, and subsequently at Epsom College, where he gained an educational scholarship given by the Haberdashers’ Company. He soon commenced to take an interest in military subjects, and joined the O.T.C., which had been formed at the College, and he afterwards served in the London University Corps. Leaving Epsom he entered the Middlesex Hospital Medical School in September, 1909, and when war broke out he was still there pursuing his studies, which would have shortly been completed. At the Hospital he filled many positions, and on the outbreak of war he was acting as P.M. Clerk and In-patients’ Clerk to Dr. Wynter. At the Medical School he was one of the leading students and became Secretary of the Students’ Concert Committee, and by his energy and interest succeeded in benefiting the Middlesex Hospital Cancer Charity to the extent of nearly £200. For these services he was appointed an Honorary Life Governor of the Hospital, and he afterwards became a Liveryman of the Haberdashers’ Company and a Freeman of the City of London.

2nd Lieutenant Fazan was very fond of games, an excellent cricket and football player, and a keen sportsman. He was in the Hospital Cricket team, Captain of the Wadhurst Colts and Vice-Captain of the Wadhurst Cricket Club. He also took an active interest in Rugby football, and was in the Hospital XV. He was also a member of the Tonbridge Club and of Rosslyn Park.

After leaving Epsom College he first joined the Artists’ Rifles, and was afterwards given a commission, as 2nd Lieutenant, in the 5th Royal Sussex Regiment in May, 1914, and, being in the Special Reserve Section, he was called up for duty during the precautionary period before the declaration of war. He afterwards did duty with his battalion at Dover and at the Tower of London, and left for France in February, 1915, where his corps was attached to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, and did considerable trench work. On the 9th May, the day he was killed, his battalion was attacking with the 2nd of the Royal Sussex, and, being the second senior officer of his company, he was gallantly leading his men towards the German line in the face of a heavy shrapnel and machine-gun fire when he was struck down. His death was a great loss to his battalion and comrades, as he was of a most happy nature, and will long be remembered by his friends for his cheery and humorous disposition. He is buried near Richebourg l’Avoué.

Notes
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Roy Fazan

 
Name
FENNER, Alfred Athelstan Lennox
Birth date
1886
Born
Cromer, Norfolk
Year entered
1897
Year left
1898
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Lieutenant-Commander
Unit
H.M. Submarine K 4
Force or Regiment
Royal Navy
Manner of death
Lost at sea in a collision of submarines
Died where
At sea
Date of death
31 January 1918
Aged
31
Buried or Commmemorated
PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire
Grave or memorial reference
Panel 28.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. Robert Fenner and Edith Marion Fenner (nee Carter), of Cromer, then of 38, Portland Place, London.
Memorial 1
External link 1
External link 2
 
Name
FERGUSON, Alexander Lundi Hunter
Birth date
22 November 1894
Born
Birmingham
Year entered
1905
Year left
1912
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Lieutenant
Unit
8th Battalion attached 1st/4th Battalion
Force or Regiment
Gordon Highlanders
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
France
Date of death
23 July 1916
Aged
21
Buried or Commmemorated
THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.
Grave or memorial reference
Pier and Face 15 B and 15 C.
 

Family details
Son of Major Frederick Ferguson, Indian Medical Service and Grace A. Ferguson, of Aberdeen
Biography
Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, attached to 1st/4th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died 22nd July 1916, aged 21. Born on 22 November 1894 in Birmingham. Son of Major John E. Ferguson (I.M.S.) and Grace A. Ferguson, of 46 Desword Place, Aberdeen. They had at least four children:

  • John F. Ferguson (b. 1892)
  • Victoria Grace Ferguson (b. 1893)
  • Alexander Lundie Hunter Ferguson (b. 1894)
  • Arthur Hercules P. Ferguson (b. 1896)

Educated Aberdeen Grammar School and Epsom College. He entered Aberdeen University in 1912, in the Faculty of Arts with the intention of studying for the Indian Police. Member of Epsom College O.T.C. for three years, and in September 1914 enlisted in the Public Schools Corps. The following month he received a commission in the 11th Gordons, and in October 1915 be crossed to France to join the 8th Gordons. He was wounded in November 1915, losing an eye, but returned to France in February 1916. In March he was wounded again, and fell at the Battle of the Somme while gallantly leading his men into action. [Source: Aberdeen University & Jane Jones]

Notes
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Alexander Lundi Hunter Ferguson

 
Name
fFOLLIOTT, Charles Russell Hastings
Birth date
1892
Year entered
1906
Year left
1909
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Lieutenant
Unit
18th Squadron
Force or Regiment
Royal Flying Corps
Formerly
Lincolnshire Regiment
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
France
Date of death
10 March 1918
Buried or Commmemorated
RUE-PETILLON MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX, Pas de Calais, France.
Grave or memorial reference
Plot I. Row G. Grave 25.
Awards
Military Cross (MC)
 

Family details
Son of C N fFolliott, shorthand writer, of Lewisham
 
Name
FOOT, Douglas Eric
Birth date
1896
Year entered
1907
Year left
1914
School details
Pupil, Prefect, Rugby XV
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Unit
8th Battalion
Force or Regiment
Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment)
Manner of death
Missing presumed killed in action
Died where
France
Date of death
13 October 1915
Buried or Commmemorated
LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.
Grave or memorial reference
Panel 93 to 95.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. Ernest Foot, of Pulborough. Brother of Ernest Leslie Foot (1906).
 
Name
FOSKETT, John Bartholomew Kershaw
Birth date
1921
Year entered
1936
Year left
1937
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Sergeant (Air Gunner)
Service Number
1337461
Unit
102 Squadron
Force or Regiment
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
Holland
Date of death
26 June 1943
Buried or Commmemorated
BERGEN GENERAL CEMETERY, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Grave or memorial reference
Plot 2. Row C. Collective grave 1-3.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. Walter foskett, MC, of Sevenoaks
 
Name
FOX, Stuart Harvey John
Birth date
1912
Year entered
1925
Year left
1928
School details
Pupil, Rugby XV
 

Conflict
World War 2
Rank
Gunner
Service Number
1450673
Sub Unit
282 Battery
Unit
88 Heavy A A Regiment
Force or Regiment
Royal Artillery
Manner of death
Died as a prisoner of war
Date of death
17 August 1942
Aged
30
Buried or Commmemorated
BARI WAR CEMETERY, Italy
Grave or memorial reference
Plot II. Row E. Grave 10.
 

Family details
Son of S Harvey Fox, commercial clerk, and Nellie Fox, of Cheam. Husband of Elizabeth Fox, of Ewell, Surrey.
Notes
Listed as Stafford Harry John FOX on CWGC
 
Name
FRENCH, Robert Douglas
Birth date
1897
Born
North Finchley, London
Year entered
1909
Year left
1915
School details
Pupil, Prefect, Rugby XV, Singing Prize
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Unit
6th Battalion (City of London Rifles)
Force or Regiment
London Regiment
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
France
Date of death
15 September 1916
Aged
18
Buried or Commmemorated
THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.
Grave or memorial reference
Pier and Face 9 D.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. and Mrs R H French, of "Moss Bank", Nether St., North Finchley, London. Brother of Alistair Reginald French (1915).
Biography
Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, London Regiment (City of London Rifles). Died 15th September 1916, aged 18. Born in North Finchley, London. Son of Dr. Robert H. and Debra French, of Moss Bank , Nether Street, North Finchley, London. They had at least three children:

  • Robert Douglas French (b. 1898)
  • Edna Mildred French (b. 1900)
  • Alistair Reginald French (b. 1904)

Educated at Epsom College (1909-1915). Student at London hospital. Gazetted from the University of London O.T.C. on 30th November 1915. Went to France on 27th May 1916. Killed by machine gun fire.

The Times 29th November 1916

SECOND LIEUTENANT R. DOUGLAS FRENCH, London Regiment, who was killed on September 15, was the eldest son of Dr and Mrs French, of Moss Bank, North Finchley, and was 18 years of age. He was educated at Epsom College, and a first-year student at the London Hospital. He was in the O.T.C., London University, and in October 1915, got his commission in the London Regiment, and went out to the front last May. His Colonel writes:-

"I can assure you of my great regret, for your son was a promising young soldier, and the battalion could ill spare him. And he fell in a most gallant assault in the German lines."

The O.C. of his company wrote:-

"He died bravely leading his men, by whom he was much admired, which was shown by the fact that two young men went through grave risks, and even lost their lives in trying to save him. He was indeed a brave fellow, and we shall all miss him...........His men write of him he was a true English gentleman, a great lover of England and duty, always thinking of others' happiness, and to be anywhere near him was to know real happiness - a baby in years, but a man in heart and purpose. And he died a 'real little hero'"

Through the good work of the Red Cross, Dr French has been able to interview some of the men who were present on the day of the battle, and who are now wounded and in hospital. And they told him that Lieutenant French was wounded, but as he was the only officer of the company left to carry on he had his wounds dressed, and said, "Boys, you all have mothers, and we must think of the women and children of England, and go on and win. So come on boys, let's turn them out."

While the objective was being taken Lieutenant French was shot dead by machine-gun fire. [Source: The Cast-iron sixth ]

Notes
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Robert Douglas French

 
Name
GABE, Leslie Joseph
Birth date
1898
Born
Swansea District
Year entered
1910
Year left
1915
School details
Pupil, Rugby XV
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Naval Rating
Force or Regiment
Royal Navy
Manner of death
Died as a result of active service
Date of death
1923
Buried or Commmemorated
Unknown
 

Family details
Son of Dr. J B Gade, of Morriston.
Academic Details
Middlesex Hospital, MRCS, LCRP
Biography
Served as a Naval rating 1915-1918
Notes
Not expected to be found nor found on CWGC
 
Name
GALPIN, Richard Guy Eric
Birth date
1879
Born
Kelvedon
Year entered
1894
Year left
1896
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Private
Service Number
536940
Unit
15th (Prince of Wales's Own Civil Service Rifles)
Force or Regiment
London Regiment
Enlisted
London
Manner of death
Lost at sea
Died where
At sea
Date of death
30 December 1917
Aged
38
Buried or Commmemorated
CHATBY MEMORIAL, Egypt
 

Resident
Sutton
Family details
Son of Dr. Richard and Mrs. Mary Galpin of Kelvedon, Essex. Brother of Cyril George Galpin (1897).
Occupation
Employed by the Bank of England
 
Name
GANGE, Leonard
Birth date
1882
Born
Faversham, Kent
Year entered
1895
Year left
1901
School details
Pupil, prefect, Rugby XV
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Corporal
Service Number
SR/5355
Sub Unit
"X"
Unit
8th Trench Mortar Battery
Force or Regiment
Royal Garrison Artillery
Enlisted
London
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
Fance
Date of death
13 October 1916
Aged
29
Buried or Commmemorated
VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France.
Grave or memorial reference
Plot V. Row F. Grave 1.
 

Resident
Brixton, Surrey
Family details
Son of Dr. F Abner Gange, of Faversham, Kent. Brother of Osmund Whitechurch Gange (1886). Husband of Florence Edith Gange, of 6, Charlwood Mansions, Grove Rd., Clapham Park, London.
Occupation
Employed by the Hong kong and Shanghai Bank
 
Name
GARDINER, Eric John
Birth date
1896
Year entered
1908
Year left
1913
School details
Pupil
 

Conflict
World War 1
Rank
Lieutenant
Unit
5th Battalion (Territorial)
Force or Regiment
Norfolk Regiment
Manner of death
Killed in action
Died where
Israel
Date of death
19 April 1917
Buried or Commmemorated
JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel
Grave or memorial reference
Panels 12 to 15.
 

Family details
Son of Dr. Arthur Gardiner, of King's Lynn. Brother of Arthur Leslie Gardiner (1906), Ivan Jephson Gardiner (1907) and Robert Gardiner (1909).
 
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Sources of information are:

Soldiers Died in the Great War CD, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Epsom College Register history book, "THE V.C. AND D.S.O. BOOK VOL. II - DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER 1886-1915" published by Naval and Military Press, "THE V.C. AND D.S.O. BOOK VOL. III - DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER 1916-1923" published by Naval and Military Press, The Last Post published by Naval and Military Press, Roll of Honour Imperial Forces Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902, Boer War Casualty Roll 1899-1902.

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