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Allan William George

Old Etonian. Lieutenant, Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds 20th September 1914. Aged 29. Son of Allan Campbell; husband of Lady Moya Campbell, of 42A, Buckingham Palace Rd., London. Buried in VENDRESSE BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot III. Row J. Grave 9.

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

CAMPBELL, ALLAN WILLIAM GEORGE, Lieut., Special Reserve, Coldstream Guards, only s. of Allan Campbell, of 21, Upper Brook Street, London, W.; b. London, 20 Oct. 1884; educ. E. P. Arnold's Wixenford Preparatory School; Eton, and New College, Oxford; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. Coldstream Guards in Feb. 1908, and promoted Lieut.: 31 Oct. 1910, joining the Special Reserve of the 2nd Battn. in Aug. 1913; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, being attached to the 1st Battn., and died 20 Sept. 1914, from wounds received in action at the Battle of the Aisne the previous day. Buried in Troyon Churchyard. He m. 15 Feb. 1912, Moya Melisende, 2nd dau. of George Mick Browne, Marquis of Sligo, and had a son, b. Oct. 1913.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1:

LIEUTENANT ALLAN WILLIAM GEORGE CAMPBELL, SPECIAL RESERVE, COLDSTREAM GUARDS, who died of wounds received at the battle of the Aisne on the 20th September, 1914, was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Allan Campbell, of 21, Upper Brook Street, London.

He was born in London on the 20th October, 1884, and was educated at E. P. Arnold's Wixenford Preparatory School, where he was in the school XI. for cricket and football; at Eton, and New College, Oxford. He was gazetted to the Coldstream Guards as Second-Lieutenant in February, 1908, becoming Lieutenant in October, 1910. In August, 1913, he joined the Special Reserve of the 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards.

When at Eton he was captain of, and played cricket and football for his House, Mr. A. A. Somerville's, was a leading member of the Musical Society, and won a cup for fives ; he was a member of the Volunteer Band and was "sent up for good" several times (original Greek and Latin verse), and won the Headmaster's Prize. Later in life he frequently played cricket for the Household Brigade. His recreations were cricket, shooting, fishing, golf, tennis, billiards, racquets and motoring. He was also very fond of music, and was a good musician, being able to play by ear anything he heard, including operas. While at Oxford he conducted a small orchestra of his own.

He was a member of the following clubs: the Guards', Lord's, Travellers', Bath, Junior Carlton, United Empire, Royal Automobile, Prince's, Queen's, Alpine Sports; Worpleston and Harewood Downs Golf Clubs, and of the Free Foresters and Eton Ramblers.

In June, 1914, he was accepted as Unionist Candidate for the Doncaster Division of Yorkshire.

On the outbreak of the war he rejoined his Regiment, and was one of three officers to take out the first draft to the front. He was serving with the 1st Battalion when he was mortally wounded at the Aisne on the 19th September, 1914, and succumbed to his wounds next day. He was buried in Troyon Churchyard.

Lieutenant Campbell married on the 15th February, 1912, Lady Moya Melisende Browne, second daughter of the sixth Marquess of Sligo, and Agatha Stewart, daughter of J. Stewart-Hodgson of Lythe Hill, Haslemere, and left a son born October, 1913.


Charles Lionel Kirwan

Old Etonian. Brigadier-General, General Staff commanding 5th Cavalry Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division late 16th (The Queen's) Lancers. Died on service 31st March 1918. Aged 44. Baptised 1783 in Knockando, Moray, Scotland. Son of Archibald Hamilton (father died 4 March 1897) and Mary Agnes Campbell, of Scotland. Educated at Cheltenham College, Eton College and Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Left Eton College in 1889. Served in the South African (Boer War) 1899-1902 as Lieutenant Colonel, 16th (Queen's) Lancers, Mention in Despatches [London Gazette number 27353 page 5930 10th September 1901]. Awarded the Chancery of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (C.M.G.) at Downing Street 3rd June 1918 [London Gazette page 1892, 7th June 1918]. Wounded twice, Mentioned in Despatches four times. In the 1881 census he was living in a house with 5 servants, aged 7, born Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, a scholar, resident Ochtertyre Mansion HO, Kincardine, Perthshire, Scotland. Buried in DEAN, OR WESTERN CEMETERY, Edinburgh. Grave reference D. 620.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1918:

CAMPBELL Charles Lionel Kirwan of Newton House Glencarse North Britain and of c/o the Union of London and Smith's Bank limited and of the Cavalry Club 127 Piccadilly both in Middlesex C.M.G. brigadier-general H.M. Army died 31 March 1918 at 17 Park-lane Middlesex Probate London 5 July to the Public Trustee. Effects £45446 15s. 6d.

Extract from Belfast News-Letter - Saturday 27 February 1915, page 6:


Lieutenant Colonel Charles Lionel Kirwan Campbell, who has been wounded, was born in 1873, and became second lieutenant in the regiment which he is now commanding, in February, 1895. Two years later he was engaged on the North-West Frontier of India, taking part in the Tirah campaign, for which received the medal with clasp. He was again on active service during the South African war as a staff officer. His work then obtained for him mention in despatches and the Queen’s medal with four clasps. On 14th January he was referred to in Sir John French’s despatches, and promoted to the brevet rank lieutenant-colonel.

Extract from Gloucestershire Echo - Monday 9 November 1914, page 1:



Capt. Charles Lionel Kirwan Campbell (O.C.), wounded, 16th Lancers, is a son of Lieut.-Col. A. H. Campbell, formerly of the Bengal Staff Corps, and was at Cheltenham College from 1889 to 1892, in which periodhe became a member of the Cricket XI. and the Rugby XV., and was captain of the Rifle Corps. He saw service in the Tirah Campaign in 1897-8 with the Ist Lancers (medal with two clasps) and on the Staff in the South African War (mentioned in despatches, Queen’s medal with four clasps).

Extract from Cheltenham Chronicle - Saturday 06 March 1915 page 4:


Lieut.-Col. Charles Lionel Kirwan' Campbell (O.C.), of the 16th Lancers (who while at Cheltenham College was a member of the cricket XI. and Rugby XV., well as captain of the Rifle Corps) has been wounded for the second time since landing in France. He is a fine polo player and a good rider. He has been in the 16th since 1895, and was aide-de-camp on a brigade Staff against the Boers. He left the Cape to take up employment with the New Zealand Defence Force as a Staff captain. This is his fourth campaign, as he served with two Indian frontier expeditions before being mentioned in dispatches from the Cape. In the retreat from Mons the 16th Lancers did well, and Lieutenant-Colonel Campbell was again mentioned in despatches with Lieutenant-Colonel Eccles, and others. In the advance to the Aisne the regiment once more fought with distinction, and its brigadier, Hubert Gough, was complimented on the fine work of his command. Lieutenant-Colonel Campbell was again mentioned, and on Sir John French's recommendation he was given brevet promotion last week.


John Davies

Lieutenant, "L" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Killed in action 1st September 1914. Son of Mrs. Jennie M. Campbell, of Howden Court, Tiverton, Devon, and the late Mr. J. D. Campbell. Buried in NERY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Oise, France.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1:

LIEUTENANT JOHN DAVIES CAMP. BELL, "L" BATTERY, ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY, was born at Tacna, Chile, South America, on the 1st March, 1883, the son of J. D. Campbell, Esq., of Howden Court, Tiverton, Devon.

He was educated at Cheltenham College, and the R.M.A., Woolwich, entering the Royal Artillery in 1901, and becoming Lieutenant in December, 1904. He was killed on the 1st September, 1914, at Nery, near Compiegne, France, during " L " Battery's glorious stand at that place (see Captain E. K. Bradbury, V.C.).


the Hon John Beresford

Captain John Beresford Campbell
IWM (HU 119547)
Old Etonian. Captain, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 25th January 1915. Aged 48. Eldest son of Hallyburton George Campbell, 3rd Baron Stratheden and Campbell, and Lady Stratheden and Campbell; husband of Alice Susan, Lady Stratheden and Campbell, of Hunthill, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.). No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 2 and 3.

Extract from Distinguished Service Order 1886-1915 published by Naval & Military Press:

CAMPBELL, THE HONOURABLE JOHN BERESFORD, Capt., son of the Earl and Countess of Cawdor; served in the European War from 1914, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 18 Feb. 1915]: "The Hon. John Beresford Campbell, Capt., Reserve of Officers, 1st Battn. Coldstream Guards. For gallantry in the operations at Givenchy 21 to 23 Dec. 1914, when he handled his company with great efficiency."



Old Etonian. Lieutenant-Colonel, 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's). Died on service 25th February 1916. Born 18th December 1873. Son of William Henry and Gertrude (nee Brand) Campion. Buried in HURSTPIERPOINT OLD CEMETERY, Sussex. Grave reference D. 108.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1916:

CAMPION Edward of Danny Hassocks Sussex a major in H.M. Army died 25 February 1916 at Endsleigh Palace Hospital London Administration Lewes 19 April to William Henry Campion esquire C.B, Effects £2023 3s. 4d.

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

CAMPION, EDWARD, Major and Temp. Lieut.-Col., 2nd Battn. (78th Foot) Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's), 3rd and yst. s. of Col. William Henry Campion, C.B., V.D., of Danny, Hassocks, co. Sussex, Honorary Colonel 4th Battn. (T.F.) Royal Sussex Regt., who served in the Crimean and Indian Mutiny Campaigns, by his wife, Gertrude, 2nd dau. of the Right Hon. Sir Henry Bouverie William Brand, 1st Viscount Hampden; b. Danny. 18 Dec. 1873; educ. at Eton; gazetted 2nd Lieut. Seaforth Highlanders. from the Militia, 7 Dec. 1895; promoted Lieut. 8 June, 1898, Capt. 19 March. 1901. Major 22 Oct. 1914 and Temp. Lieut.-Col. 29 Sept. 1915; served in Crete in 1897; A.D.C. to the Major-General Infantry Brigade, Aldershot, Oct. 1900 to Oct. 1901; served in the Nile Expedition 1898; Battles of the Atbara and Khartoum (Egyptian Medal with two clasps and Khedive's Medal); also in the South African War (1901-2), chiefly in the Lydenberg district of the Transvaal (Queen's Medal with five clasps); afterwards served in India; on the outbreak of war in 1914 went to France with his battalion; was mentioned in Sir John (now Lord) French's Despatches [London Gazette, 17 Feb. 1915]; his name appeared in the casualty list as suffering from gas poisoning, near Ypres, in May, 1915: he had a relapse during convalescence in England, and died from the effects of the gas poison in London, 25 Feb. 1916. Buried at Hurstpierpoint, co. Sussex; unm.


John Trefusis

Major, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. Killed in action 14th September 1914. Aged 40. Son of Mr. and the Hon. Mrs. Carpenter-Garnier, of Rookesbury Park, Wickham, Hants. Educated at Harrow and Christ Church (Oxford). Served in the South African Campaign. Buried in VENDRESSE CHURCHYARD, Aisne, France. Grave 1. See also Wickham, Hampshire Memorial.

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

CARPENTER-GARNIER, JOHN TREFUSIS, Major, Scots Guards, eldest s. of John Carpenter-Garnier, of Rookesbury Park, Wickham, co. Hants, J.P, D.L., M.P. for South Devon, 1873-84; by his wife, the Hon. Mary, née Trefusis, 2nd dau. of Charles Rudolph, 19th Lord Clinton; b. Rookesbury Park afsd., 2 Feb. 1874: educ. Barrow and Christ Church, Oxford; entered the Royal Scots Militia in 1894, and was gazetted 2nd Lieut. to the Scots Guards, 26 Aug. 1896, and promoted Lieut. 13 April. 1898; Capt. 25 Oct. 1902, and Major 10 Oct. 1908, and was Adjutant 1903-05, and Regimental Adjutant 1906 to 1909. He served through the South African War, 1900-2; took part in the operations in the Orange Free State from May to Nov. 1900, including the actions at Biddulphsberg and Wittebergen, and subsequently in those in the Transvaal, and received the Queen's medal with three clasps and the King's with two. On the outbreak of the European War he went to France with his regt., which formed part of the first Expeditionary Force on 13 Aug. 1914; served through the retreat from Mons, and was killed in action at the Battle of the Aisne, 15 Sept. 1914; unm. He was buried at Vendresse, France.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1:

MAJOR JOHN TREFUSIS CARPENTER-GARNIER, 1st BATTN. SCOTS GUARDS, was the eldest son of John Carpenter-Gamier, Esq., J.P., D.L., M.P. for South Devon, 1873-84, and the Hon. Mary Louisa Carpenter-Gamier, daughter of the nineteenth Baron Clinton. He was born in 1874 at Rookesbury Park, Wickham, Hants, and was educated at Harrow and Christ Church, Oxford.

He first served in the Royal Scots Militia from 1894-96. In August of the latter year he joined the Scots Guards, and served in the South African War for two and a half years in General Rundle's Division, being present at the actions of Biddulphsberg and Wittebergen, receiving the Queen's medal with three clasps and the King's medal with two clasps.

From 1903-06 he was Adjutant of his battalion, and Regimental Adjutant from 19061.909. In August, 1914, he was appointed second in command of his battalion. In the Battle of the Aisne he was struck by shrapnel on the 14th September, and died of his wounds on the following day. His body was buried in Vendresse Churchyard.

Major Carpenter-Gamier was a member of the Guards' and Bachelors' Clubs, and was a keen cricketer, belonging to the M.C.C. and I Zingari. He also played polo, and was fond of hunting and shooting. He was not married.


the Hon William Amherst

Old Etonian. Captain, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 16th September 1914. Aged 28. Son of Col. Lord William Cecil, C.V.O., and Baroness Amherst of Hackney; husband of Lady Amherst of Hackney, of The Red House, Windsor. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in SOUPIR COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 1.

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

CECIL, THE HON. WILLIAM AMHERST, M.C., Capt., 2nd liattn. Grenadier Guards, eldest s. of Lord William Cecil, C.V.O.. M.V.O.. by his wife, Mary Rothes Margaret. The Baroness Amherst of Hackney; b. 30 June. 1881; educ. Eton; gazetted 2nd Lieut. Grenadier Guards 1 Aug. 1904: promoted Lieut. 11 July. 1908, and Capt. 9 Sept. 1914; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action at the Battle of the Aisne 19 Sept. 1914. Capt. Cecil was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette. 19 Oct. 1914] by F.M. Sir John (now Lord) French, for gallant and distinguished service in the field, and was awarded the Military Cross. He m. in 1910, Evelyn Gladys, only child of Henry Baggallay, of Heatherhurst Grange, Frimley. co Surrey, and had two sons: William Alexander Evering, b. May. 1912, and Henry Kerr Auchmutz, b. April. 1914.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1:

CAPTAIN the Honble. WILLIAM AMHERST CECIL, 2nd BATTN. GRENADIER GUARDS, was born in London on the 30th June, 1886, the eldest son of Lord William Cecil, Gre nadier Guards, and Lady William Cecil, Baroness Amherst of Hackney, and heir to the Barony.

He was educated at Eton, and joined the Grenadier Guards in August, 1907, becoming Lieutenant in July, 1908.

For his services in the Great War he was mentioned in Sir John French's Despatch of the 8th October, 1914, was awarded the Military Cross, and recommended for the Legion of Honour. He was promoted Captain on the 9th September, 1914. Captain Cecil was at Landrecies in command of the Machine Gun Section of the 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards, and was killed at the Battle of the Aisne on the 16th September, 1914.

Captain Cecil was very keen about his profession, especially everything in relation to machine guns; he was a clever draughtsman and took a special interest in Egyptology, in which he was an expert. He was very musical, played the piano, and also the bagpipes. He was also fond of all sports, particularly cricket, hunting, yachting, and shooting. He was a member of the Guards' and the Junior Carlton clubs. Captain Cecil married in 1910, Evelyn Gladys, only child of Henry Baggallay, Esq., of Heatherhurst Grange, Frimley, Surrey, and left two sons, William Alexander Evering, born May, 1912, and Henry Kerr Auchmutz, born April, 1914, the elder of whom becomes heir to the Barony of Amherst of Hackney.


Richard Godolphin Hume

Old Etonian. Captain, 3rd Battalion attached 20th Battalion, Prisoner of War Company, Wiltshire Regiment. Accidentally killed while guarding prisoners of war 3rd April 1917. Aged 33. Born 29th June 1883 in London. Eldest son of Richard Godolphin Walmesley (1st Baron Gisborough of Cleveland, in Yorkshire) and Margaret, his wife, of Gisborough Hall, Gisborough, Yorks. Served in the South African Campaign. Served ith the 3rd Battalion, Witlshire Regiment from 5th June 1901 to 27th January 1903 when he trasmferred to 15th Lancers. Buried in CALAIS SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot A. Row Officers. Grave 15.

Extract from Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News - Saturday 2 November 1912, page 17:


In connection with the notes on changes of Mastership in the hunting field which have appeared in our issues of October 19th and 26th, we now add the portrait of Mr. Richard Godolphin Hume Chaloner, the new Master of the East Galway Hounds. This gentle man is the eldest son of Colonel Chaloner, M.P., of Gisboro Hall, Yorkshire, a representative of the ancient family of that name which has been settled there since the days of Edward VI. Mr. Chaloner was Joint-Master of the Dunston Harriers with his uncle, Capt. William Long, from 1905 to 1908, and gained much useful experience there. He served with the 4th Battalion Wiltshire Regiment in St. Helena during the Boer War, and was afterwards gazetted to the 16th Lancers in South Africa, but retired in 1902. He is a keen sportsman, a fine rider with good hands, and should prove a capable Master of Foxhounds. He has travelled in Canada and shot big game in British East Africa.

Extract from Westminster Gazette - Thursday 9 July 1914, page 8:


At St. James's, Piccadilly, Mr. Richard Godolphin Hume Chaloner, eldest son of Colonel Chaloner, and Mrs. Chaloner, of Gisboro' Hall, Yorkshire, married Miss Evelyn Maud Benyon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benyon, of Ashe, Windsor. The church was beautifully decorated with white flowers and foliage, and the officiating clergy were the Rev. E. M. Mackie, vicar of Windsor, the Rev. Walter Medlicutt. and the Rev. Griffiths Williams. The wedding procession was very picturesque and the bride was escorted by her father.

During the signing of the register, "O for the wings of a dove" was sung by Lady Churston, formerly Miss Denise Orme, and the wedding party afterwards met at 28, Grosvenor-street, lent for the reception by Lady Edward Spencer Churchill.

Extract from The Halesworth Times and East Suffolk Advertiser - Tuesday 6 November 1917, page 2:


The King has granted the widow of Captain Richard Godolphin Hume Chaloner, Wilts Regiment, who was accidentally killed by a sentry on April 3 last, the title and precedence, so long as she remains a widow, to which she would have been entitled had her husband— who was the eldest son of Lord Gisborough— survived the date, June 23 last, of the letters patent creating the peerage.


Charles Slingsby

Old Etonian. Lieutenant-Colonel, 9th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 30th July 1915. Aged 52. Son of Clifford Waterman Chaplin; husband of Gwladys Greenfield (formerly Chaplin), of Erbistock House, Ruabon, Denbighshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 51 and 53.

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

CHAPLIN, CHARLES SLINGSBY, Lieut.-Col., 9th (Service) Battn. King's Royal Rifle Corps, s. of the late Clifford Waterman Chaplin, of Burrough Hill, Melton Mowbray, co. Leicester, J.P., by his wife, Rosa, dau. of William Chaplin, M.P.; b. Norfolk Square, Hyde Park, London, 31 May, 1863; educ. Eton and Pembroke College, Oxford; joined the City of London Regt. in May, 1885, from the Militia, and was transferred the same month to the "Green Jackets," and gazetted Capt. to the King's Royal Rifles 1894; served with the Chitral Force under General Low (medal with clasp); and in the South African war as Special Service Officer for Mounted Infantry; and later, from Aug. 1901, in command of the 1st Regt. of Mounted Infantry, doing excellent work in the Transvaal and the line of the Orange River (mentioned in Despatches, medal with five clasps). After the campaign he obtained his majority in 1903, and was posted to the 2nd Battn. King's Royal Rifles at Gharial, in the Punjab; he succeeded to the command of the 3rd Battn. 18 March, 1908, at Crete, and later took the battn. to Malta, afterwards returning to India and serving at Umballa. From half-pay in 1912 he retired, and was placed in the Reserve of Officers, being at the top of the list when mobilisation took place, and was one of the big batch of officers who were given command on 19 Aug. 1914. He was killed in action after a 12 hours' fight, when he and his men had just captured a trench, being shot through the head at Hooge, in Flanders, at 3.30 p.m. 30 July, 1915. He was buried at Chateau Hooge, close to where he fell. The following telegram was sent to the 9th Service Battn. from Headquarters, 2nd Army, at 1 p.m. on 31 July, 1915: "The Army Corps Commander wishes you to convey to the officers and men of the 9th Battn. King's Royal Rifles his appreciation of the way in which they carried out the attack on the trenches north of the Menin Road yesterday afternoon, and maintained themselves under heavy artillery fire." Lieut.-Col. Chaplin m. at Bombay, India, 29 Sept. 1905, Gwladys Hamilton (Erbistock House, Ruabon), dau. of Col. Stanley Creek, late Royal Welsh Fusiliers, and had three sons and a dau.: Clifford, b. 23 Sept. 1906; Nigel Gilbert Forbes, b. 9 Jan. 1908; Patrick Slingsby, b. 4 July, 1910; and Zara, b. 18 March, 1914.


Esmé Fairfax

Old Etonian. Captain, Coldstream Guards and 4th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Accidentally killed while flying in a Voisin near Paris, with M Delaporte, a French civilian test pilot who was also killed, 18th January 1915. Aged 28. Born 28th March 1886, Hatchford Park, Cobham, Surrey. Son of Walter Moresby Chinnery, D.L., J.P., and Alice Emily Chinnery. Educated at Eton College and Brasenose College, Oxford University. Played for Surrey in 1906. In the 1911 census he was aged 25, born Hatchford, Cobham, Surrey, an Ensign in the Coldstream Guards, stepson of Christopher Stone, sonm of Alice Emily Stone, resident The Hill, Witley, Surrey. Mentioned in Despatches. Buried in the family plot in ST. MATTHEW CHURCHYARD, HATCHFORD, Surrey. See also Bognor Memorial Hospital Memorial and Warnham Memorial and Kennington, The Oval, Surrey CCC Memorial

His profile from Cricinfo

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1915:

CHINNERY Esmé Fairfax of Field-place Horsham Sussex died 17 January 1915 at Issy in France Probate London 2 March to Harry Brodrick Chinnery lieutenant H.M. Royal Rifles and Christopher Reynolds Stone esquire.
Effects £16631 11s. 9d.

Extract from Broad Arrow - Friday 29 January 1915, page 29:


Capt. Esme Fairfax Chinnery, Coldstream Guards and Royal Flying Corps, who was killed when passenger in an aeroplane near lssy on the 13th inst., was a son of the late Walter Moresby Chinnery, Hatchford Park, Cobham, and only surviving son of Mrs. Christopher Stone, Field Place, Horsham. Born in 1886, he joined the Army in 1910, and was promoted captain quite recently. He was posted to , the Royal Flying Corps in 1913.

Extract from Sussex Agricultural Express - Friday 12 March 1915, page 6:

The late Captain Esme Fairfax Chinnery, Royal Flying Corps, and Coldstream Guards, of Field Place, Horsham, formerly well-known cricketer, playing for Eton in 1905, who wa s killed whilst flying near Issy, France, left unsettled property of the value of £16,031.


Harry Broderick

Old Etonian. Lieutenant, 1st [SDGW] or 13th [CWGC] Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 28th May 1916. Born 6th February 1876, Teddington, Middlesex. Played for Middlesex and Surrey. Commemorated in on a special memorial in BERLES-AU-BOIS CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. See also Stock Exchange Memorial and Kennington, The Oval, Surrey CCC Memorial

Note: Berles-au-Bois Churchyard Extension was begun by French troops, whose graves are in the South corner. It was continued by the 46th North Midland and other Divisions from September 1915, until January 1917, when it was closed. There are now over 100, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified and one grave, destroyed by shell fire, is represented by a special memorial.

Extract from the Stock Exchange Memorial Book:

LIEUTENANT HARRY BRODRICK CHINNERY, King's Royal Rifle Corps, second son of the late W. M. Chinnery of Hatchford Park, Cobham, Surrey, was born in 1876 and educated at Eton.

His name was long famous in the cricketing world. He played for Eton against Harrow in 1894 and 1895, and was afterwards a regular member first of the Surrey and then of the Middlesex Eleven. He became a member of the Stock Exchange in 1898, and a partner in his late father's firm, Chinnery Bros.

As soon as war broke out he offered his services to the War Office and was given a commission in the r3th (Service) Battalion of the 60th (King's Royal Rifles).

He was killed in France on 28 May 1916, in circumstances that are thus described by his Company Commander: "He was in the middle of his men, encouraging them in a moment of danger. He was killed by the last shell fired at a night working party which was advancing our line nearer to the enemy. It was a trying night, and he did splendidly all the earlier part of it in keeping them at their work and keeping up their spirits."

His Colonel wrote: "He will be greatly missed by his brother-officers and the men of his Company, while by his death the Battalion has lost a valuable officer whom it would be difficult to replace."

Lieut. Chinnery's popularity with his men may be judged by the following extracts from a letter written by a rifleman "on behalf of the fellows in his Platoon and myself":

"Mr. Chinnery was loved and respected by all of us that he came in contact with. While in charge of the Machine Gun Section in England, and last Autumn out here, he was looked upon as something more than a good officer and a perfect gentleman; and although he had only been with No. 6 Platoon six weeks, yet no Officer was more respected and had their complete confidence.

"Many are the stories told by his men of his splendid courage and coolness on Sunday night (the night of his death); always first in his area to go to a wounded man, to assist and cheer with a kindly word."

His profile from Cricinfo - Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Lieutenant Harry Chinnery was stylish batsman and useful fielder who was in the Eton XI in 1894 and 1895, topping the averages in his final season. In the annual match against Harrow he scored 75 and 64. In 1897 he played regularly for Surrey, scoring 761 runs including 149 against Warwickshire. He was admitted to the Stock Exchange in 1898 and so only played a handful of representative matches in 1898 and then between 1899 and 1902 he appeared irregularly for Middlesex. In 1901 he opened the season with 105 and 165* for MCC against Oxford University and later made 100 for Middlesex against Gloucestershire. In 1904 he was back at Surrey for his final Championship matches. He carried on playing first-class cricket until 1910, mainly for the Gentlemen of England. Wisden noted that his "early retirement was much to be regretted, but he continued to assist the Eton Ramblers and I Zingari". He was killed while serving with the King's Royal Rifles in France. He was a son of Walter Chinnery, a champion mile runner in the early days of amateur athletics.


Atherton Harold

Captain Harold Atherton Chisenhale-Marsh
IWM (HU 121518)

Old Etonian. Captain, 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers and 34th Division General Staff. Killed in action 28th September 1918. Son of Swaine Chisenhale-Marsh, of Gaynes Park, Epping, Essex. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXV. Row H. Grave 27.

Extract from The Sketch - Wednesday 4 March 1914, page 28:


Miss Charrington is the second daughter of Coionel Francis Charrington, C.M.G., and of Mrs. Charrington, of Pishiobury Park, Sawbridgeworth, Herts. Captain Chisenhale-Marsh, of the 9th. Lancers, is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Swaine Chisenhale-Marsh, of Gaynes Park, Theydon Garnon, Essex.

Extract from Herts and Essex Observer - Saturday 19 November 1921, page 4:

The Bishop of St. Albans will be the preacher at a service for men, arranged by the C.E.M.S., to be held in St. Paul's Cathedral next Tuesday, at 6 30 p.m.
An oak screen with window over—given by Mr W. S. Chisenhale-Marsh, chairman of the Essex County Council, in memory of his son, Capt. Atherton Harold Chisenhale-Marsh, and of his son-in-law, Major Adam Dickson Bell—erected in the tower arch at Theydon Garnon Parish Church. was dedicated on Sunday. On a brass tablet is the following inscription : A.D.M.G. To the dear memory of Atherton Harold Chisenhale-Marth, Captain, 5th Lancers, and General Staff, son of William Swaine Chisenhale-Marsb, of Gaynes Park. Born August 24th, 1883; killed on Wytachaete Ridge, September 18th, 1918. Buried at Lijasenthoer, Poperinghe. This screen was erected by his father. Also of Adam Dickson Bell, Major, 4th hussars, son of Christopher Bell, of Roundslonefoot, Dumfrieshire, husband of Katherine Mary Esba, elder daughter of William Swaine Chisenhale-Marsh ; killed in France April 8th, 1918. Buried In Blargies Cemetery, Abanoourt.

Extract from Essex Newsman - Saturday 6 June 1914, page 2:


The marriage took place, at St. Mary's Church, Sawbridgeworth, on Wednesday, of Captain Atherton Harold Chisenhale-Marsh, 9th Lancers, only son of Mr. Swaine Chisenhale-Marsh, D.L., of Gaynes Park, Theydon Garnon, with Miss Lorna Charrington, second daughter of Colonel Francis C.M.G., of Pishiobury Park, The church was prettily decorated for the wedding, and was filled with guests. A guard of honour was composed of non-commissioned officers the bridegroom's regiment. The service was fully choral.


Gerald Henry Tilson

Captain, 9th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 2nd May 1917. Born 1st August 1875 and baptised 29th September 1875 in Murree, Holy Trinity, Bengal, son of William Christopher and Harriette Letablere Elizabeth Chowne. Husband of Nora Locking (nee Johnson) Chowne, married April to June Quarter 1903 in Kensington Registration District, London. In the 1891 census he was aged 15, born East Indies, a scholar, son of Harriett L Chowne (a widow), resident Clarence Parade, Portsea, Portsea Island, Hampshire. Buried in KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 288.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1918:

CHOWNE Gerard Henry Tilson of 3 Vale-avenue Chelsea Middlesex captain H.M. Army died 2 May 1917 in Greece on active service Administration (limited) London 7 November to Arthur Milmoth Walters the attorney of Nora Locking Chowne. Effects £6132 15s. 6d.



Captain, 2nd/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 19th July 1916. Aged 33. Son of Charles and Mary Church; husband of Elsie Neilson Church, of Court House, Rottingdean, Sussex. Buried in LAVENTIE MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE, Nord, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 23.


Charles Henry Geoffrey Mansfield

Old Etonian. Major, Rifle Brigade. Died 27th July 1919. Born 26th March 1873 in Belfast. Son of Lieutenant-General Sir G. M. Clarke, Bart., G.C.B., of 20, Lennox Gardens, London S.W. Left Eton College in 1890. Served in Malta 24th September 1897 to 22nd January 1898, Egypt, South Africa 24th May 1900 to 25th September 1900, on Staff 2nd May 1902. Buried west of the church in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, WAVENDON, Buckinghamshire.


Francis William Talbot

Old Etonian. Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 26th September 1916. Aged 30. Born 6th March 1886 in Hano Place, London. Son of Sir William Clerke, 11th Bart., of Hitcham, and Lady Clerke, of 46, Lennox Gardens, London S.W.; husband of Albinia Mary Clerke, nee Evans-Lombe (now Mrs. Ludlow Hewitt), of Westbrook House, Bromham, Wilts, married 4 October 1911. Educated at Evelyn's, Eton College and Magdalen College, Oxford University. Left Eton College in 1905. In the 1911 census he was aged 25, born Chelsea, London, a Banker Assistant, son of William Francis and Beatrice Clerke, resident 46, Lennox Gardens, Chelsea, London S.W. Commemorated on a special memorial in GUARDS' CEMETERY, LESBOEUFS, Somme, France.

Note: There are now 3,136 casualties of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 1,643 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to 83 soldiers known or believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials record the names of five casualties buried in Ginchy A.D.S. Cemetery, whose graves were destroyed by shell fire, and three officers of the 2nd Bn. Coldstream Guards, killed in action on 26th September 1916 and known to have been buried together by the roadside near Lesboefs, whose grave could not later be located.

Extrat from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1917:

CLERKE Francis William Talbot of 3 Cranley-gardens Middlesex temporary lieutenant Coldstream Guards died 26 September 1916 in France killed in action Probate London 24 January to Albinia Mary Clerke widow and sir William Francis Clerke baronet. Effects £1656 18s.


William Brodrick

Driver HT5084, Cape Auxiliary Horse Transport, South African Infantry. Died 7th September 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on HOLLYBROOK MEMORIAL, SOUTHAMPTON, Hampshire, United Kingdom. See also The Lusitania Resource

Extract from London Gazette 24th August 1915, Isuue 29273:


ALL persons having any claims or demands upon or against the estate of William Brodrick Cloete, late of Hare Park, Six Mile Bottom, in the county of Cambridge, Esquire, deceased (who died on the 7th day of May, 1915, and whose will was proved by William George Wilde, of 36, Victoria-street, in the .city of Westminster, Gentleman, one of the executors therein named, on the 13th day of July, 1915, in the Principal Probate Registry of the High Court of Justice), are hereby required to send in the particulars of their debts or claims to the said executor, at -the offices of the undersigned, his Solicitors, on or before the 24th day of September, 1915.—Dated this 20th day of August, 1915.

BURCHELL, WILDE and CO., 36, Victoria-street, Westminster, S.W. 022

Extract from Wikipedia

William Broderick Cloete was a South African-born British industrialist active in the border zones between Mexico and the United States in the late 19th century.


Henry Arthur

Old Etonian. Lieutenant-Colonel, 1st Battalion, Staffordshire Yeomanry. Died of typhoid/enteric fever in Cairo, Egypt, 8th March 1916. Aged 48. Born 7th May 1867 in London. Baptised 30th June 1867 in Woodhouse, Leicestershire, son of Samuel William and Adelaide Clowes, resident Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire. Husband of Louisa Lucy (nee Littleton) Clowes, of Norbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, married 12th September 1899 in Hoar Cross, Holy Angels, resident Norbury Ashbourne, Derbyshire. In the 1871 census he was aged 3, born London, Middlesex, son of Samuel W and Adelaide Clowes, resident Eaves Street, Woodhouse, Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire. In the 1881 census he was aged 13, born London, Middlesex, a Scholar, boarding at Eton College, Westons Yard, Eton, Buckinghamshire & Berkshire. Commissioned into 1st Life Guards as Second Leiutenant 12th February 1887. In the 1891 census he was aged 23, born London, Middlesex. an Officer, Lieutenant, 1st Life Guards, resident St. Pancras, London, Middlesex. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section D. Grave 344.

Extract from Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal - Friday 17 August 1888, page 8:


On Wednexdny week, Mr. Henry Arthur Clowes, the son of Mr. S. W. Clowes, High Sheriff of Derbythire, attained his majority, and the occasion was fittingly commemorated by a ball given in his honour at Norbury Hall, the well-known seat of Mr Clowes. The ball was numerously attended by the élite of the county, who responded to the invitation. The dancing took place in a splendid ballroom, erected by Messrs. Tansley, of Wigmore-street, London. . . . . . . .

Extract from Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal - Friday 17 March 1916, page 6:



Impressive Ceremony.

As briefly recorded in our last issue, the death has occurred in Egypt, from enteric fever, of Colonel Henry Arthur Clowes, of Norbury Hall, and of Broughton, Lancashire, and by the melancholy event another great loss to the counties of Derbyshire, Staffordshire, and Lancashire in general, and the district of Ashbourne in particular, has been sustained. Colonel Clowes, who was a military member of the Stafford Territorial Force Association, had for some time past been connected with the Staffordshire Yeomanry, and at the outbreak of the war devoted himself with much energy and ability to the duties which his high rank demanded at home, and later accompanied the Yeomanry on foreign service.

The deceased Colonel, who was the eldest son of the late Mr. Samuel William Clowes, formerly M.P. for North Leicestershire, and of the Hon. Mrs. Clowes, was born in May, 1867, and after being educated Eton, he joined the Worcestershire Militia in 1886. Two years later he received a commission in the 1st Life Guardd, in which he reached the rank of captain, and after retiring from the Life Guards he was gazetted to the Staffordshire Yeomanry, and held the rank of honorary Lieutenant-Colonel. In 1899 he married Louisa Lucy, eldest daughter of Admiral the Hon. Algernon Littleton and Lady Margaret Littleton, who with three sons and three daughters survive him. . . . .

Extract from Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal - Saturday 9 September 1916, page 4:


ALL Persons having Claims against the Estate of Henry Arthur Clowes, late of Norbury, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire, Esquire, Lieutenant Colonel, Staffordshire Yeomanry) who died on the 8th March, 1916, are requested to send particulars in writing of their Claims forthwith to the undersigned.

Dated this 6th day of September, 1916.
8, John Daiton-street, Manchester,
Solicitors for the Executors.

Extract from Derbyshire Courier - Saturday 2 September 1916, page 4:

Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Arthur Clowes, Staffordshire Yeomanry, formerly Captain in the 1st Life Guards, of Norbury, Ashbourne, the owner of large estates near Mancheeter, High Sheriff of Derbyshire 1908. who died of typhoid fever 8 March while active service in Egypt, left unsettled estate of the value of £94,842, the net personalty being £92,832.


Kenneth Rhodes

Captain, 15th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 1st July 1915. Aged 40. Son of Elizabeth Cobb, of Wealdstone House, Harrow. Resident of Harrow Weald, Middx. Matriculated 1893 Balliol College, Oxford University. In the 1911 census he was aged 35, born Bayswater, London, a Solicitor, single, son of Elisabeth Cobb (widow), resident Wealdstone House, Wealdstone, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex. Commemorated in TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY, Turkey. Specual Memorial B. 10.

Note: There are now 3,360 First World War servicemen buried or commemorated in the cemetery. 2,226 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate many casualties known or believed to be buried among them, including 142 officers and men of the 1st Essex who died on 6th August 1915, and 47 of the 1st/7th Scottish Rifles killed on 28th June.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1915:

COBB Kenneth Rhodes of Wealdstone House Harrow Weald Middlesex captain in King's Royal Rifle Corps died 1 July 1915 at Gallipoli killed in action Probate London 8 December to Herbert Enfield Cobb esquire.
Effects £7605 13s. 6d.

Extract from Warwick and Warwickshire Advertiser - Saturday 17 July 1915, page 8:

KILLED IN ACTION Cobb. —Killed in action, on 1st July, at Dardanelles, Kenneth Rhodes Cobb, Captain, Battalion K.R.R.C., attached 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, son of the late Mr. Henry Peyton Cobb and Mrs. Cobb, of Wealdstone House, Harrow, aged 40.

Extract from Belfast News-Letter - Monday 12 July 1915, page 10:


Captain Kenneth Rhodes Cobb, 15th King’s Royal Rifles, attached 1st Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who was his 41st year, was killed at the Dardanelles on 1st July. The son of the late Mr. Henry Peyton Cobb, formerly M.P. for the Rugby Division, Warwickshire, and Mrs. Cobb, Wealdstone House, near Harrow, he was educated at Sedbergh School and Balliol College, Oxford, and was a solicitor. At the outbreak of war he joined the O.T.C., and later received a commission in the 15th K.R.R.C., becoming captain early this year. At the time of his death he was attached to the 1st Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

Extract from Harrow Observer - Friday 17 December 1915, page 5:

LOCAL WILL.—The will of the late Capt. Kenneth Rhodes Cobb, K.R.R., the son of Mrs. E. Cobb, of Wealdstone House, and of the late Henry Peyton Cobb, formerly M.P. for the Rugby Division has been proved at £7605. Capt. Cobb was attached to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, and was killed on July 1st in the Gallipoli Peninsula.


Samuel Pepys

Old Etonian. Lieutenant (Pilot), Egypt Detachment, Royal Flying Corps. Died of smallpox at Ismailia 20th March 1915. Aged 34. Son of the late William Acland Cockerell and Sidney Ada Cockerell. Left Eton College in 1898. Member of the Cambridge University Boat Race Team of 1900. Former Commercial Attache to Spain and Portugal. In the 1911 census he was aged 31, born 20 Gloucetser Place, London, a Financier, resident Chesham Mans Pont Street, Borough of Chelsea, Chelsea, London & Middlesex. Buried in ISMAILIA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section A. Grave 117. See also the Stock Exchange memorial and Cambridge University, Trinity College


John Cadwallader

Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died of wounds 26th September 1914. Aged 27. Son of Col. L.E. Coker, of Bicester House, Oxfordshire. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). Buried in VENDRESSE BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 8.

Extract from Du Ruvigny's Roll of Honour:

COKER, JOHN CADWALLADER, Lieut., 2nd Battn. (24th Foot) The South Wales Borderers, yst s. of Col. L. E. Coker, of Bicester House, co. Oxon: b. 20 Jan. 1887; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. South Wales Borderers 12 Aug. 1908, being promoted Lieut. 22 June, 1911; served with th Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action at the Battle of the Aisne 26 Sept. 1914.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 2:

LIEUTENANT CADWALLADER JOHN COKER, 1st BATTN. THE WELSH REGIMENT, who was killed in action on the 22nd June, 1915, was the younger son of the late James Gould Coker, and was born in Bath, Somersetshire, on the 11th May, 1892.

He was educated at Wellington College, from 1906-11, where he was a College Prefect and a member of the Cricket XI, and at Oriel College, Oxford, where he was a member of the Cricket, Football, and Hockey teams, and of the Shooting VIII, and while at the University he was a member of Vincent's, The Authentics, and the Cryptics. At both Wellington and Oxford he was a Sergeant in the O.T.C., and received his commission as a University candidate in September, 1914. He was promoted Temporary Lieutenant in January, 1915, and was confirmed in the rank on the 1st February.

He went out to the front in March, 1915, and was killed in the trenches by a sniper on the 22nd June, 1915. He was buried in the Military Cemetery at Dickebusch, south-east of Ypres. Had he lived one day longer he would have received his promotion to Temporary Captain. On the 24th May he had been wounded at Hooge, and was also slightly gassed in the second Battle of Ypres.

Referring to this fighting, the Medical Officer wrote : "He was slightly wounded on Whit Monday in a street which was heavily shelled by the enemy. About forty officers and men were hit in a short time. Mr. Coker refused all attention until the others were seen to, helped to carry and dress them, and set a magnificent example to the rest of the wounded by his pluck and coolness. It hardly struck me at the time : it was so entirely what one would have expected of him. He was a fine type of officer and gentleman."

His Commanding Officers wrote of him : "He was one of the best and smartest officers we had in the Regiment, and he is a very great loss to us all. He was always cheerful and invaluable in encouraging the men in the trenches when under heavy shell fire." And : "We were very sorry to lose your son. He was always so gallant and very popular." And of his death : "At daybreak he saw a German outside the trench, and got up to shoot him. Unfortunately he remained above the parapet too long, and he was shot through the head and killed instantaneously."

Following details kindly supplied by Richard Daglish:

John was a Liverpool Cricket Club member, elected 1914. Mentioned in French’s Dispatch of Oct 1914 [London Gazette 19th October 1914]. He was also named on a memorial at the former St Catharine’s Church, Abercromby Square, Liverpool [later demolished]. From the South Wales Borderers Museum the following notes:

COKER, John Cadwallader (Jack); 2nd Lieutenant 12 August 1908; Lieutenant 22 June 1911 To France with 1st Battalion South Wales Borderers 12 August 1914; Died of wounds 26 September 1914. Mentioned in Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1; and War Illustrated (Album de Luxe) Volume 1 page 350 ; The Graphic 141017 page 561, Sphere (Daily Newspaper August 1914 - Dec 1919) 141017 page 75 [probably incorrect, dates may have bene confused being in US style].

A report in the Liverpool Echo was headed ‘Liverpool cricketer killed in battle’ It said he had been educated at Cheltenham, Woolwich and Sandhurst and that his mother had been the third daughter of James A. Tobin, mayor of Liverpool in 1854/55. JCC had served previously in the South African Mounted Light Infantry.

The published memoirs of a local cricketer of note stated that Coker ‘played frequently for Liverpool CC and was a very fast bowler’ as well as being a charming young man. (E. Roper: A Sportsman’s Memoirs.)

This photo is from a group photograph - each summer Liverpool CC sent a touring team to play two or three public schools, a tradition which lasted until around 1939.


Leonard George

Second Lieutenant, "C" Battery, 59th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died at sea on board H.M.S. Ormonde 3rd January 1918 off the Cape of Good Hope in H.M.S. Ormonde. Born 1st January 1884, South Harrow, Middlesex. Educated Marlborough College and Cambridge University. Played for Cambridge University, Europeans (India) and Middlesex. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). In the 1901 census he was a Pupil, aged 17, born harrow, Middlesex, a boarder at Marlborough College, Marlborough, Marlborough St Peter and St Paul, Wiltshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 27, born Harrow, Middlesex, an Assistant Master at Rugby School, son of Mary Colbeck (a widow), resident 18, Horton Crescent, Rugby, Warwickshire. No known grave. Commemorated on HOLLYBROOK MEMORIAL, SOUTHAMPTON, Hampshire.

His profile from Cricinfo - Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

2nd Lieut. Leonard George Colbeck (R.F.A.) MC died at sea off the Cape of Good Hope. A classical scholar, he excelled at cricket, rackets and hockey. He returned from India to enlist, won the Military Cross

He had a fine record as a batsman at Marlborough, but his name will live in cricket history by reason of the extraordinary innings he played in the University match of 1905. Going in for the second time against a balance of 101 runs Cambridge lost six wickets for 77, and looked to be a hopelessly beaten side. At this point Colbeck, in with the score at 11, was joined by McDonnell, and in the course of 85 minutes the two batsmen put on 143 runs together, completely pulling the match round. McDonnell kept up his wicket while Colbeck hit on the off-side with amazing brilliancy. The partnership recalled the memorable stand made for Cambridge in the 1870 match by Yardley and J. W. Dale. Colbeck took all sorts of risks, cutting balls off the middle stump to the boundary, but his eye served him so well that he was very rarely at fault. He hit thirteen fours in his 107 and was batting for two hours and a quarter. Like Yardley in 1870 he had his reward, Cambridge in the end winning the match by 40 runs. Colbeck had splendid figures for Cambridge in 1908, scoring 552 runs with an average of 42, but when tried in half-a-dozen matches for Middlesex in 1906 he did very little. He played one innings of 46 and another of 30 but on all other occasions he failed dismally. In 1906, however, he again did very well for Cambridge, scoring 63 and 44 against Oxford at Lord's, and heading the University batting with an average of 39. Against W. G. Grace's XI at Cambridge he played an innings of 175 not out.


Laurence Robert Vaughan

Old Etonian. Major, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 24th October 1914. Aged 34. Son of Mrs. Colby, of Ffynone, Pembrokeshire, and the late John Vaughan Colby. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 9 and 11.

Extract from Du Ruvigny's Roll of Honour:

COLBY, LAWRENCE ROBERT VAUGHAN, Major, 1st Battn. Grenadier Guards, only s. of (—) Colby, of Ffynone. co. Pembroke; b. 3 April. 1880; educ. Eton; gazetted 2nd Lieut. Grenadier Guards 11 Feb. 1899; promoted Lieut. 1 Jan. 1900, Capt. 30 Sept. 1905, and Major in Sept. 1914; served in the South African War 1899-1902; took part in the operations in the Orange Free State April to May. 1900 ; operations in Orange River Colony May to 29 Nov. 1900, including actions at Biddulphsberg and Wittebergen (1 to 29 July), and those in Orange River Colony Dec. 1900, to 31 May, 1902 (Queen's Medal with two clasps and King's Medal with two clasps); served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action near Gheluvelt 24 Oct. 1914, while leading his men. Buried on the battlefield. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 17 Feb. 1915] by F.M. Sir John (now Lord) French, for gallant and distinguished service in the field.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1:

MAJOR LAWRENCE ROBERT VAUGHAN COLBY, 1st BATTN. GRENADIER GUARDS, who was killed on the 24th October, 1914, was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Colby of Ffynone, Pembrokeshire. He was born on the 3rd April, 1880, and educated at Eton, joining the Grenadier Guards in February, 1899, and becoming Lieutenant in January, 1900.

He took part in the South African War, being present at operations in the Orange Free State, April to May, 1900; Orange River Colony, May to November, 1900, including actions at Biddulphsberg and Wittebergen, and again in the same Colony from the end of 1900 to May, 1902. He received the Queen's and the King's medals, each with two clasps.

He became Captain in September, 1905, and obtained his Majority in September, 1914. He was a member of the Guards' Club and was unmarried.

In the action in which he lost his life, Major Colby was valiantly leading his men in a charge near Gheluvelt, and he was buried in a soldier's grave on the field of battle close to where he fell. For his services in his last fight he was mentioned in Sir John French's Despatch of the 14th January, 1915.


Mostyn Eden

Major, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 14th September 1914. Aged 46. Son of the late Major William Cookson; husband of Josephine Cookson. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

Extract from Du Ruvigny's Roll of Honour:

COOKSON, MOSTYN EDEN, Major, 2nd Battn. (107th Foot) The Royal Sussex Regt., s. of the late Major William Cookson, 80th Foot; b. Skipon-in-Craven, co. York, 1 Jan. 1868; gazetted 2nd Lieut. Royal Sussex Regt. 5 Feb. 1887; promoted Lieut. 6 Aug. 1890, Capt. 29 May, 1895, and Major 23 Sept. 1904; served with the Expeditionary Force in France & Flanders, and was killed in action at the Battle of Aisne 14 Sept. 1914. He m. Josephine, dau. of W. G. Pinder; s.p.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1:

MAJOR MOSTYN EDEN COOKSON, 2nd BATTN. ROYAL SUSSEX REGT., of which he was the senior Major, was the son of the late Major William Cookson, 80th Foot, and was born on the 1st January, 1868, at Skipton - in - Craven, Yorkshire.

He joined the Royal Sussex Regiment in February, 1887, becoming Lieutenant in August, 1890, and Captain in May, 1895. He was a member of the Naval and Military Club, and of the M.C.C.

He was killed on the 14th September, 1914, by shrapnel at the Battle of the Aisne.

Major Cookson, who obtained his Majority in September, 1904, married Josephine, daughter of W. O. Pinder, and left no issue.



Major, 12th (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers. Killed in action 2nd November 1914. Aged 46. Born 19th April 1868, Highgate, Middlesex. Son of the late Baden Crawley; husband of Lady Violet Crawley (nee Finch), of 5, Lancaster Gate Terrace, London, W. Played cricket for Cambridge University 1887-1889. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5. See also Cambridge University, Trinity College

Extract from Du Ruvigny's Roll of Honour:

CRAWLEY, EUSTACE, Major, 12th (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers, 3rd s. of the late Baden Crawley; b. 16 April, 1868; educ. Harrow; gazetted 2nd Lieut. 12th Lancers, from the Militia, 7 Aug. 1889; promoted Lieut. 7 Jan. 1891, Capt. 17 Nov. 1897, Brevet Major 29 Nov. 1900, and Major 29 July, 1905; was A.D.C. (extra) to the Lord Lieutenant, Ireland, from 19 Feb. 1894, to 8 July, 1895; took part in the operations in Sierra Leone 1898-99 (Medal with clasp); served in West Africa 1898, where he was in command of the Expedition to Bula; in the South African War 1899-1902, as Special Service Officer, being afterwards employed on the Staff; took part in the advance on Kimberley, including action at Magersfontein and the Relief of Kimberley; operations in Orange Free State Feb. to May, 1900, including actions at Paardeberg, Poplar Grove, Dreifontein, Houtnek (Thoba Mountain) and Zand River; operations in the Transvaal May and June, 1900, including actions near Johannesburg and Diamond Hill; operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, July to 29 Nov. 1900; operations in the Orange River Colony May to 29 Nov. 1900, Including actions at Lindley, Bethlehem and Wittebergen, and those in Cape Colony Aug. 1901, to 31 May, 1902 (mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 Sept. 1901]; brevet of Major; Queen's Medal with four clasps and King's Medal with two clasps); served in West Africa (Northern Nigeria) 1903; took part in the Kano-Sokoto Campaign (Medal with clasp), and in the operations in the district to the east of Zaria, being in command; was D.A.A.G. India, from 17 April, 1909, to 16 April, 1913; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action near Ypres 2 Nov. 1914. He in. 14 Dec. 1904, Violet Ella, elder dan. of Charles Wightwick Finch, 8th Earl of Aylesford.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1:

MAJOR EUSTACE CRAWLEY, 12th (PRINCE OF WALES'S ROYAL) LANCERS, who was killed near Ypres on the 2nd November, 1914, was born on the 16th April, 1868, third son of the late Baden Crawley.

He was educated at Harrow, and joined the 12th Lancers from the Militia becoming Lieutenant in 1891, and Captain in November, 1897. Major Crawley saw much active service. In 1898-99 he took part in operations at Sierra Leone, West Coast of Africa, for which he received the medal and clasp. Again, in 1899 he was in command of the Bula Expedition in Nigeria, being mentioned in Despatches by General Wilcox, in December, 1899. He commanded the Nigeria Company Constabulary from the latter date.

In 1900-02 he was appointed a Special Service Officer in the South African War; was D.A.A.G. Ridley's Corps of Mounted Infantry from April to December, 1900; took part in General Ian Hamilton's march, being present at the actions of Diamond Hill, Johannesburg, and Wittebergen; and also at operations in Cape Colony under General French; he was Intelligence Officer to Capper's Column at the end of 1901, and Staff Officer to Doran's Column from December, 1901, to May, 1902. For his services he was mentioned in Despatches by Lord Roberts, 4th September, 1901, given the Brevet rank of Major from November, 1900, and received the Queen's medal with four clasps, and the King's medal with two clasps. From May to November, 1902, he was D.A.A.G. on the staff of Colonel Hickman, commanding the troops at Middelburg, Cape Colony.

In 1902-03 he again saw service in Nigeria, being in command of a column in the Kano Expedition, for which he received the medal and clasp. In 1903 he commanded Mounted In-fantry, in India, and obtained the substantive rank of Major in July, 1905. In 1906-07 he was officiating Brigade-Major of the Amballa Cavalry Brigade and to the Inspector-General of Cavalry in India.

Major Crawley married, in December, 1904, Lady Violet Ella Finch, elder daughter of the eighth Earl of Aylesford.

His profile from Cricinfo


Viscount Henry William

Old Etonian. Major (Brevet Lt. Col.), Royal Horse Guards (The Blues). Killed in action 31st October 1914. Aged 42. Viscount Crichton. Son of the 4th Earl of Erne, of Crom Castle, Ireland; husband of Viscountess Crichton (now Lady Mary Stanley, of Sopworth, Chippenham, Wilts). Awarded the Distinguished Service order (D.S.O.) and Member of the Royal Victorian Order (M.V.O.). Buried in ZANTVOORDE BRITISH CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row B. Grave 11.

Extract from Distinguished Service Order 1886-1915 published by Naval & Military Press:

CRICHTON (VISCOUNT), HENRY WILLIAM, Capt., was born 30 Sept. 1872, son of the 4th Earl of Erne (deceased), and Lady Florence Cole, daughter of the 3rd Earl of Enniskillen. He was educated at Eton, and the Sandhurst; joined the Royal Horse Guards 5 May, 1894; became Lieutenant 6 Feb. 1895; was Adjutant, R.H.G., 8 Dec. 1896, to 6 Oct. 1899. He served in the South African War as A.D.C. to Major-General Brocklehurst, Cavalry Brigade, Natal, 7 Oct. 1899, to 24 Jan. 1901; was present at the Defence of Ladysmith; operations in Natal, March to June, 1900; operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to Nov. 1900. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 Feb. 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with five clasps, and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette 19 April, 1901] : "Henry William, Viscount Crichton, Capt., Royal Horse Guards. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa." He had become Captain 24 Feb. 1900; was Equerry to His Royal Highness the Duke of Cornwall and York during his colonial tour. The Insignia of the D.S.O. were sent to Adelaide, South Australia, and presented there by H.R.H. the Duke of Cornwall and York. He was appointed Equerry-in-Ordinary to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales from 21 Feb. 1903, to 12 May, 1908; was created an M.V.O. in 1906, and Extra Equerry to H.M. King George V. in 1910. During the European War Lord Crichton served as Major, Royal Horse Guards, with the Braise Expeditionary Force; was mentioned in Despatches, and created an Officer of the Legion of Honour. He was reported missing at Wytschaete 1 Nov. 1914, and reported dead June, 1916. Lord Crichton married, in 1933, Lady Mary Grosvenor, daughter of the 1st Duke of Westminster and they had one son, John Henry George, Earl of Erne, and one daughter, Mary Kathleen.

Extract from Du Ruvigny's Roll of Honour:

CRICHTON, HENRY WILLIAM CRICHTON, Viscount, M.V.O., D.S.O., Major and Brevet Lieut.-Col., Royal Horse Guards; Extra Equerry to His Majesty the King, etc. eldest s. of John Henry, 4th Earl Erne, K.P., P.C., by his wife, Lady Florence Mary (21, Knightsbridge, S.W.), nee Cole, dau. of William Willoughby, 3rd Earl of Enniskillen, F.R.S.; b. at Crom Castle, 30 Sept. 1872; educ. Eton, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst; gazetted 2nd Lieut. Royal Horse Guards, 5 May, 1894, and promoted Lieut. 6 Feb. 1895, Capt. 24 Feb. 1900, Major 7 May, 1910, and Brevet Lieut.-Col. 7 Nov. 1914; was Adjutant 8 Dec. 1896, to 6 Oct. 1899; A.D.C. to H.M. when Duke of Cornwall during his Colonial Tour, 1901; Equerry, 19 Nov. 1901, to 12 May, 1908, and Extra Equerry 1 April, 1909, to 6 May, 1910, to H.M. when Prince of Wales, etc., and Extra Equerry to H.M. the King from 10 June, 1910; M.V.O. (4th Class) 1906; served (1) in the South African War 1899-1900, on Staff; was A.D.C. to Major-General Commanding Cavalry Brigade, Natal, 7 Oct. 1899, to 24 Jan. 1901; took part in Defence of Ladysmith; operations in Natal, March to June, 1900, and in the Transvaal east of Pretoria, July to Nov. 1900 (mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette. 8 Feb. 1901]; D.S.O.; Queen's Medal with five clasps); and (2) in the European War, Aug. to Nov. 1914 (mentioned in Despatches [London Gazettes, 19 Oct. 1914, and 17 Feb. 19151), and was officially reported missing 1 Nov. 1914. For over a year it was supposed that he might be a prisoner in Germany, and his father dying 2 Dec. 1914, he appeared in the Peerages for 1915-16 as 5th Earl Erne. According to a list received by the Foreign Office from the German Government through the United States Embassy, Lord Crichton fell in Oct. 1914, and was buried in the cemetery of Wervice Nord [Grave No. 1596]. His death. therefore, has been accepted as having occurred on or about 31 Oct. 1914. From a statement issued by the family in Feb. 1917, it appears that Lord Crichton disappeared at 2 a.m. at Wytschaete. Captain Bowlby, a brother officer of the Royal Horse Guards, since killed, stated that during the fighting round Ypres lie and Lord Crichton went out to bring in some men whom Lord Crichton believed to belong to his own Regiment. Captain Bowlby thought that they were Germans, and Lord Crichton courageously went out. He was seen riding up to them; they closed around him, and he did not return. Cond. Coppinger, Royal Horse Guards, who was in hospital in Boulogne after the incident, stated that he was within 50 yards of Lord Crichton when they had retired from the trenches. Lord Crichton went off on a horse to get into communication with other troops and ran straight into the Germans. It was dark at the time, but Coppinger could hear German niece. Another soldier of Coppinger's party said that he heard a German say in good English : "Most delighted !" Coppinger added that there was no sound of a shot or a struggle, and he had no doubt that Lord Crichton fell unharmed into the Germans' hands. He m. 10 June, 1903, Lady Mary Cavendish (Crom Castle, Newton Butler, Fermanagh; 21. Knightsbridge, S.W.), née Grosvenor, dau. of Hugh Lupus, 1st Duke of Westminster, K.G., and had three children : George David Hugh, b. 12 (d. 18) May, 1904; John Henry George, now 5th Earl Erne (for whom H.M. the King was sponsor), b. 22 Nov. 1907, and Mary Kathleen (for whom H.M. the Queen was sponsor), b. 8 July, 1905.


Boyd Alexander

Major, 5th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders attached Northern Rhodesia Rifles. Died 16th March 1917. Son of William Boyd Cuninghame and Marion Harriett Cuninghame (nee Paterson); husband of Elsie Cuninghame (nee Burrell, now Lady Baker, of Ranston, Blandford, Dorset). Served in the South African War. (Mentioned in Despatches.) Buried in LUBUMBASHI CEMETERY, Congo (Democratic Republic)


Sir Foster Hugh Egerton

Old Etonian. Major, 13th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 10th July 1916. Aged 41. Born 17th August 1875, Belgravia, Westminster, London. 6th Bart. Son of Sir Robert A. Cunliffe and Lady Cunliffe (nee Eleanor Egerton Leigh), of Acton Park, Denbighshire. Buried in BAPAUME POST MILITARY CEMETERY, ALBERT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 3.

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Major Sir Foster Hugh Egerton Cunliffe, 6th Bart. (Rifle Brigade), born at Acton Park, Wrexham, on August 17, 1875, died of wounds on July 1. As a batsman he had a fine, free style, and he excelled as a left-handed medium-pace bowler, having a good length and sending down a difficult ball that came with his arm. He was in the Eton XI in 1893 and 1894, and in his four Public School matches obtained 35 wickets for 10.17 runs each; he took 11 for 74 v. Winchester in 1893 and 13 for 94 v. Harrow in 1894. At Oxford he obtained his Blue as a Freshman and in 1898, his last year in the XI, was captain. In his four games against Cambridge he scored 99 runs in five completed innings and took 26 wickets for 22.88 runs each. Against Surrey, at Oxford, in 1896, he obtained eight wickets in an innings for 26 runs. In 1897, when he began to appear for Middlesex, he was chosen for the Gentlemen at Lord's, and took three wickets in each innings of the Players. In 1895 he became a member of the M.C.C., serving on the committee from 1903 until 1906. He was a Fellow of All Soul's, Oxford, and a distinguished military historian.

Extract from Evening Mail - Friday 21 July 1916, page 3:



We deeply regret to announce that Sir Foster Cunliffe, previously believed to be missing and wounded, is now reported to have been killed in action in France.

Sir Foster Hugh Egerton Cunliffe, Bart.. eldest son of the late Sir Robert Cunliffe, M.P.„was born at Acton Park, Wrexham, in 1875, and succeeded his father as sixth baronet in 1905. He was educated at Eton, where be was best known as a remarkably successful left-hand bowler, and at New College, Oxford. where he was to prove himself a man of fine intellect as well as a fine cricketer. He played for the University, as he had previously played for Eton, from 1895 to 1898. and captain in 1898. Later in life he occasionally played for Middlesex, and was a member of the Committee of the M.C.C. But he never allowed his cricket, to which he was devoted, to become more than a pastime. After taking honours in the School of Modern History he was elected a Fellow of All Souls in 1898, and his association with that college, which continued to his death, unusually long and intimate. He had recently become Estates Bursar in succeasion to Sir Robert Mowbray. Always a close student of modern history, and possessed of a wonderful knowledge of the Napoleonic campaigns, he was appointed to be the first Lecturer on Military History at Oxford in 1905, a post in which he was afterwards succeeded by Professor Spenser Wilkinson. He was the author of a popular contemporary history of the South African War, which had a great vogue at the time and was recognised by experts as a remarkable achievement for a man who had never seen the country of which he was writing.

Cunliffe contested two by-elections as a Liberal Unionist ; but his mind and character were not beet suited to party politics, and he turned with relief to other forms of public work. The last of these is fresh in the memory. He was a member and the first secretary of the Archbishops' Committee on Church and State, and took a large part in the preparation of the important Report which was published only the other day.

The Times owes a special debt of gratitude to Sir Foster Cunliffe, for he was the first editor of the History of the War which is published weekly by this journal, and his wide knowledge of military affairs did much to shape that undertaking on sound lines. But he soon felt it his duty to play a more active part. In December, 1914, after a period in which he was employed in training troops at Oxford, he joined one of the new battalions of the Rifle Brigade, in which he quickly rose to the rank of major. He went to France last year and was killed in the recent advance.

In the long list of men of high promise and much achievement who have fallen in the past two years, Sir Foster Cunliffe's name will have a memorable place. He was a man of high character, great charm and warm friendships, a good landlord and a keen all-round sportsman in the best sense of the word. He combined an ardent love of English life with the tastes of a student and a strong sense of public duty. It is combination which is not too common in these days, and would have been invaluable in the time of national reconstruction which lies ahead. As a soldier he would probably have gone far, for his theoretical knowledge of strategy was unrivalled, and his letters of the last few months showed his deep interest in watching it in practice from the standpoint of a regimental officer. He will be greatly missed in his own county of Denbigh, in Oxford, which he made his second home, and in the innumerable sphercs of useful work in which he moved in London.

Sir Foster Cunliffe unmarried and is succeeded In the baronetcy by his brother.

Extract from Sport (Dublin) - Saturday 17 February 1917, page 1:

Sir Foster Hugh Egerton Cunliffe, Bart., Rise Brigade, of Acton Park, Denbeigh, the Oxford University and Middlesex cricketer, who was killed in France on July 10 to last, left £135,883.

CURRIE, C.M.G., D.S.O., Mid

Ryves Alexander Mark

Brigadier-General, General Staff late Somerset Light Infantry. Died 30th March 1920. Aged 44. Born 18th June 1875 and baptised 15th July 1875 in Murree,Holy Trinity, Bengal, son of Frederick Alexander and Geraldine Lucy Currie. Son of the late Lt. Col. F. A. Currie, Norfolk Regt; husband of Ida Melville (nee Hatchell) Currie, married 21st September 1908 in All Saints, Bombay, India. Four times Mentioned in Despatches (Mid). Educated Wellington College. Heght 6 feet 1½ inches. Buried in MALBORK COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY, Poland. Plot 8. Row A. Grave 7.

Extract from Distinguished Service Order 1916-1923 published by Naval & Military Press:

CURRIE, R. A. M. (D.S.O. L.G. 14.1.16); b. 18.6.75; s. of late Lt.-Col. F. A. Currie, Norfolk R.; m. Ida Melville, d. of J. H. Hatchell, M.D.; ethic. Wellington College; ent. Som. L.I. 6.6.96; Lt. 14.12.98; Capt. 1.1.04; Major, 1.9.15; T/Brig.-Gen.; served on N.W. Frontier of India, 1897-8 (Medal with clasp); Europ. War; Despatches 6 times; Bt. Major, 18.2.15; Bt. Lt.-Col. 1.1.17; Bt. Col. 1.1.18; C.M.G. He died at Danzig, E. Prussia, 30.3.20.

Extract from Weekly Irish Times - Saturday 24 October 1908, page 24:

CURRIE and HATCHELL—September 21. at All Saints’ Church, Kirkee, India, by the Rev. Horatio Nelson, Captain Ryves Alexander Mark Currie, the Prince Albert’s (Somersetshire) Light Infantry, only son of the late Lieutenant-Colonel F. A. Currie, Norfolk Regiment, to Ida Melville, second daughter of Joseph H. Hatchell. F.E.C.P.I., St. Elmo, Glenageary, Co. Dublin.


Wilfred John Hutton

Captain, 6th Battalion attached 3rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 9th May 1915. Aged 32. Born 14th April 1883, Beckenham, Kent. Son of the late John and Maria Curwen. Played for Oxford University and Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8. See also Charterhouse War Memorial and also Kennington, The Oval, Surrey CCC Memorial

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Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 2:

CAPTAIN WILFRED JOHN HUTTON CURWEN, 6th BATTN. (RESERVE) ROYAL FUSILIERS, CITY OF LONDON REGIMENT, when the war broke out was serving as A.D.C. to the Right Hon. Sir R. C. Munro-Ferguson, G. C. M. G., Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of the Commonwealth of Australia. Captain Curwen was then a Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion, London Regiment (T.F.), which he had entered in April, 1911, being promoted Lieutenant in July, 1912. He had also previously served as A.D.C. to Sir John Fuller, Bart., K.C.M.G., Governor of Victoria, and also to the Right Hon. Lord Denman when Governor-General of Australia. On war being declared he obtained permission to resign his appointment as Aide-de-camp to Sir R. C. Munro-Ferguson, and returning to England as soon as possible, offered his services, which were immediately accepted, and on joining he was promoted Captain in the 6th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, on December 25th, 1915. Born at Beckenham, Kent, in 1883, he was the only son of John M. Curwen, Esq., and Mrs. Curwen, of The High House, Thames Ditton, Surrey, and of 53, Carlisle Mansions, S.W., and was educated at Charterhouse and at Magdalen College, Oxford. He was brother-in-law to the famous Charterhouse and Oxford half-back, Mr. C. Wreford Brown, to whom his sister was married. He was an excellent cricketer, and a fine Association football player, and represented his school and University at both games, and played against Cambridge at Lord's. He also belonged to the I Zingari, the Free Foresters, the Harlequins, and the M.C.C., and represented Charterhouse at rackets, also playing football for the Old Carthusians on many occasions. He was a member of the Bath Club.

He fell in action on May 13th, 1915, in the second Battle of Ypres, and was Acting-Adjutant at the time of his death, being killed at a critical moment in the fighting, while gallantly directing some of his men.

His Commanding Officer, in writing concerning his death, stated : "He died bravely while doing his duty." Captain Curwen was buried close to where he was killed.


Edward Hedley

[Edward Hadley on SDGW] Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 24th July 1917. Aged 28. Born 15th December 1887, Hackney, London. Son of Edward Hedley Cuthbertson and Alice Cuthbertson; husband of Mary Constance Follett (formerly Cuthbertson), of 72, Onslow Gardens, South Kensington, London. Educated Malvern and Cambridge University. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XIII. Row L. Grave 6. See also Stock Exchange Memorial and Charterhouse School, Surrey

Extract from the Stock Exchange Memorial Book:

LIEUTENANT EDWARD HEDLEY CUTHBERTSON, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, was born in 1888, the son of Edward Hedley Cuthbertson, formerly a member of the Stock Exchange.

Educated at Malvern College and Clare College, Cambridge, he was given his Blue for Association football, and he also played cricket for his University several times.

He became a member of the Stock Exchange in 1911.

Enlisting in the Public Schools Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers in August 1914, he was eventually given his commission in the Warwickshire Regiment.

He went to France in March 1915 and was wounded at Ypres a few weeks later. Returning to France, he was invalided home again in July 1916.

After a period of convalescence in England he was sent to Mesopotamia and died in hospital at Amara on 24 July 1917.

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Lieut. E. Hedley Cuthbertson (Royal Warwickshire Regt.), born December 15, 1889, killed July 24. Malvern; Cambridge Freshmen, 1908; Seniors, 1909 and 1910. He played a few times for the University, but did not get his Blue. Clare (Camb.) XI, Hertfordshire; made 151 v. M. C. C. and Ground, at Lord's, 1910. Sound defensive left-hand bat and good wicket. A member of the M.C.C. since 1909. Got his blue for Association Football.


Norman William

Major, 1st Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died 12th February 1915. Aged 53. Son of William Gilmour Cuthbertson and Jane Agnes Cuthbertson. Buried in EAST FINCHLEY CEMETERY AND ST. MARYLEBONE CREMATORIUM, Middlesex. Grave reference E. 17. 52.

Extract from Du Ruvigny's Roll of Honour:

CUTHBERTSON, NORMAN WILLIAM, Major, Reserve of Officers, late Royal Highlanders, 4th s. of William Gilmour Cuthbertson, by his wife, Jane Agnes, dau. of James Lister; b. at Shanghai, 21 Oct. 1861; educ. Trinity College, Glenalmond; entered the Army as Lieut. Royal Highlanders, 9 Sept. 1882; and was promoted Capt. 7 Dec. 1888, and Major 13 July 1898; passed through the Staff College 1894; was Instructor Royal Military College, 25 Aug. 1897 to 21 Oct. 1899; served in the Egyptian Campaign (medal and bronze star), and in South African War in the 2nd Battn. Royal Highlanders; took part in the advance on Kimberley, including the action at Magersfontein, at which he was severely wounded, and also at Paardeberg, Poplar Grove, Driefontein and Vet River, and afterwards served on the Staff (mentoned in despatches, Queen's medal with five clasps) retiring in 1901. On the outbreak of the European War he was appointed a General Staff Officer (second grade), 5 Aug. 1914. He died in London, 12 Feb. 1915, while serving as a Staff Officer at Plymouth.

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