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Walter Colby

Captain, Cheshire Regiment. Died on service from a cerebral haemorrhage 7th April 1915. Aged 54. Son of Henry Earle; husband of Eliza Julia (nee Steele) Earle, of Ovey's Farm, Cookham, Berks, married July to September Quarter 1896 in St George Hanover Square Registration District, London. Buried in the old OVERLEIGH CEMETERY, CHESTER, Cheshire. Grave 6364.


Arthur Corbett

Captain Arthur Corbett Edwards
IWM (HU 121641)
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Old Etonian. Captain, 8th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action at Huluch, on the Western Front, 25th September 1915. Baptised 7th December 1871 in Southwick, Hampshire, son of James Bevan and Alice Ann Edwards. In the 1891 census he was aged 19, born Cosham, Hampshire, son of James Bevan and Alice Ann Edwards, resident Manor Road, Folkestone, Elham, Kent. Married Lily Ethelwyn Noel Cuthbert in the January to March Quarter 1900 in St Peter, Eaton Square, Pimlico, Middlesex. Served in the Anglo-Boer War as a Captain, 3rd Battalion, The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 95 to 97.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1917:

EDWARDS Arthur Corbett of Danehurst Thorncliffe-road Folkestone captain 8th battalion Royal West Kent regiment died 25 September 1915 in France Probate London 6 January to Lily Ethelwyn Noel Edwards widow.
Effects £10864. 19s. 9d.

Extract from Westminster Gazette - Tuesday 6 February 1900, page 8:

This afternoon, at St. Peter's Church, Eaton-square, the quiet wedding took place of Mr. Arthur Corbett Edwards. son of Lieut.- General Sir James Bevan Edwards, C. B., formerly M. P. for Hythe, of The Gables, Folkestone, and Miss Noel Cuthbert, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Sidney Cuthbert, of Beaufront Castle, Northumberland. The presents numbered over 200.

Extract from Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald - Saturday 13 January 1917, page 5:


Captain Arthur Corbett Edwards, of Danehurst, Shorncliffe-road. Folkestone, of the 8th Battalion Royal West Kent Regiment, who was killed in action the 25th September, 1915, France, left estate of the gross value of £10,864 19s. 9d. Mrs. Lily Ethelwyn Noel Edwards, of Danehurst, his widow, is the sole executrix.

Captain Edwards was the son of Sir Bevan Edwards, formerly M.P. for Hythe. A keen and skilful cricketer, he was for some years Captain of the Folkestone Cricket Club.


Philip de Malpas Wayne

Lieutenant Philip De Malpes Waynes Egerton
IWM (HU 121674)
Old Etonian. Captain, 19th (Queen Alexandra's Own Royal) Hussars. Killed in action 8th October 1918. Aged 23. Son of Sir Philip Henry Brian Grey Egerton, 12th Bart., of Oulton Park, Cheshire, and Mary Carolyn Campbell Grey Egerton, his wife (now Mrs. Richard McCreery). His twin brother, Roland le Belward Egerton also served. In the 1901 census he was aged 15, born London, a student, boarding at Eton College, Eton, Buckinghamshire & Berkshire. Educatd at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge, 1913. Buried in BUSIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 29. See also Trinity College, Cambridge

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1919:

EGERTON Philip de Malpas Wayne of Oulton Park Cheshire lieutenant 19th Royal Hussars died 8 October 1918 in France killed in action Administration London 20 February to sir Philip Henry Brian Grey Egerton baronet.
Effects £1989 4s. 6d.

Extract from Chester Chronicle - Saturday 19 October 1918, page 3:


EGERTON.—On 8th inst., at Brancourt, France, Lieut. Philip de Malpas Wayne Egerton, only surviving son of Sir Philip H. B. Grey Egerton, Bart., Oulton Park, Cheshire.


Robert Randle

Lieutenant, 1st Field Squadron, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 15th November 1914. Aged 26. Son of Robert Walter and Flora Augusta Egerton, of Stansty Lodge, Wrexham, Denbighshire. Buried in NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXXIII. Row C. Grave 2.

Extract from Du Ruvigny's Roll of Honour:

EGERTON, ROBERT RANDLE, Lieut., R.E., only s. of Robert Egerton, of Stansty Lodge, Wrexham; b. 20 March, 1888; educ. Clifton College, and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; gazetted 2nd Lieut. R.E. 18 Dec. 1908; promoted Lieut. 4 Feb. 1911; served in the European War, and was killed in action 15 Nov. 1914. He was awarded the Royal Humane Society's Certificate for saving a man from drowning.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1:

LIEUTENANT ROBERT RANDLE EGERTON, ROYAL ENGINEERS, who was killed in action on the 15th November, 1914, was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Egerton, of Stansty Lodge, Wrexham. He was born on the 20th March, 1888, and was educated at Clifton College and the R.M.A., Woolwich, from which he passed into the Royal Engineers in December, 1908, becoming Lieutenant in February, 1911. Lieutenant Egerton was a cricketer and hockey player, having twice played cricket for his corps against the R.A., and twice as goalkeeper at hockey for Army v. Navy. He was also a good revolver and rifle shot, having won the Army championship for the former, and having often shot at Bisley in the Army Eight. He also held the Royal Humane Society's certificate for saving a man from drowning.


John William

Old Etonian. Captain, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds 9th October 1917. Aged 25. Born 13th November 1891, baptised 17th December 1891 in St Mark, North Audley Street, Middlesex. Eldest son of Claude and Alice Helen Egerton-Green. In the 1911 census he was Aged 19, born Marylebone, London, a student, son of Helene Egerton-Green (a widow), resident Broad Mead, Woolton Hill, Newbury, East Woodhay, Hampshire. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row A. Grave 31.

Extract from Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News - Saturday 3 November 1917, page 5:

Capt. John William Egerton-Green, Rifle Brigade, died at the age of twenty-five on October 9th of wounds received on October 5th. In 1910 he went to Brasenose College, Oxford, where he coxed his college eight in the spring of 1911 and 1912. Capt. Egerton-Green was also an enthusiastic cricketer, and had played for the M.C.C., the Eton Ramblers, the Authentics. the Colchester and East Essex, and the Gentlemen of Essex. His brother, Lt. C. S. Egerton-Green, K.R.R.C., was killed last year.

Extract from Reading Standard - Saturday 3 November 1917, page 5:


Capt. JOHN WILLIAM EGERTON-GREEN, Rifle Brigade, who died on October 9th, of wounds received on October 5th, aged 25, the eldest and only surviving son of the late Claude Egerton-Green, of East Hill House, Colchester, and of Mrs. Egerton-Green, of Broadsnead. Woonon Hill, Newbury. He received his early education at Ludgrove, New Barnet, and Mr. Crabtree's School, Sunningdale.



Old Etonian. Captain, Scots Guards. Died of wounds 31st August 1915. Aged 31. Baptised 13th January 1884 in Great Budworth, Cheshire, son of Piers and Antoinette Elizabeth Egerton-Warburton. Son of Piers Egerton-Warburton, of Arley Hall, Northwich; husband of Lettice Egerton-Warburton (now Mrs. Waters), of 9, Berkeley Square, London. Buried in ST. MARY AND ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, GREAT BUDWORTH, Cheshire.

Extract from Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Wednesday 1 September 1915, page 4:


Captain John Egerton-Warburton, of the Scots Guards, and Squire of Arley, Cheshire, has died in the Whitworth-street Military Hospital, Manchester, from wounds received in action. He was the son of the late Colonel Piers Egerton- Warburton, and grandson of the Cheshire hunting poet.

In 1908 he married the Hon. Lettice Legh, eldest daughter of Lord Newton, of Lyme Park, Stockport, at St. Peter's Church, Eaton-square, London. Captain Egerton-Warburton owned estates in Cheshire at Aston-by-Budworth, Appleton, Great Budworth, Crowley, Arley, and Warburton. On the occasion of his 21st birthday December, 1904, he received numerous presents from the tenants, including his portrait in oils. His only brother is Captain Geoffrey Egerton-Warburton.

Extract from Northern Whig - Saturday 4 September 1915, page 3:

Captain John Egerton-Warburton, of the Scots Guards, and squire of Arley, Cheshire, has succumbed in the Whitworth Street Military Hospital, Manchester. He was wounded in the leg at the front in May, but had practically recovered when complications ensued, and his death took place on Monday from scarlatina. He was the son of the late Colonel Piers Egerton-Warburton, and grandson of the famous Cheshire hunting poet.


(Lord) Hugo Francis Charteris

[The family name is CHARTERIS and but he served under this name ELCHO] Old Etonian. Captain, Gloucestershire Yeomanry (Royal Gloucestershire Hussars). Killed in action 23rd April 1916. Aged 32. Born 28th December 1884, baptised 4th February 1885 in St James, Piccadilly, Middlesex, son of Hugo Richard and Mary Constance Charteris. Son of the 11th Earl and Countess of Wemyss, of Gosford, Aberlady, Edinburgh; husband of Lady Elcho (nee Lady Violet Catherine Manners (now Lady Violet Benson), of 32, Montagu Square, London, W., married in St Margaret, Westminster, Middlesex. His brother, Yvo Alan Charteris also fell. In the 1901 census he was aged 16, born Salisbury, Wiltshire, son of Mary Elxho, resident Stanway House, Church Stanway, Stanway, Winchcomb, Gloucestershire. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panel 3.

Extract from Gloucester Journal - Saturday 30 January 1915, page 6:


The name of Lord Elcho is the latest addition to the list of junior counsel on the Oxford Circuit. The eldest son and heir of the Earl of Wemyss and March, who was formerly the Hon. Hugo Francis Charteris, was born in 1884, and married 1911 Lady Violet Manners, second daughter of the 8th Duke of Rutland. The "father" of the stuffgownsmen of the Circuit is Mr. W. H. Clay, who has for so many years been Revising Barrister for the city of Gloucester and some of the county divisions. The senior King’s Counsel is Mr. A. J. Ham, whilst the name of Mr. J. B. Matthews (the Recorder of Tewkesbury) is the latest addition to the official list of the Circuit’s "silks."

Extract from Gloucester Journal - Saturday 8 July 1916, page 6:


News has been received by Lord Wemyss, says “The Times,” that Lord Elcho, who was reported “missing, believed wounded,” was killed in action in April last. It appears that he was twice wounded and that after having his wounds dressed he went back to the front line and was shortly afterwards killed. This is the second loss Lord Wemyss has suffered in the war, his youngest son, Second-Lieut. the Hon. Ivo Alan Charteris, of the Grenadier Guards, having been killed in France on October 17, 1915. Hugo Francis Charteris Lord Elcho, the eldest son of the Earl of Wemyss, was born in December, 1884, and went up to Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1903. He joined the Gloucestershire Yeomanry in which he became lieutenant in July, 1912. Lord Elcho married in 1911 Lady Violet Manners, second daughter of the Duke of Rutland, and leaves two sons, the elder whom, Francis David, who was born in 1912, becomes heir to the earldom.



Brigadier-General, Royal Artillery attached to Lord Kitchener's Staff. Drowned, with Lord Kitchener, while on their way to Russia, while on H.M.S. Hampshire to attend negotiations with Tsar Nicholas II when the ship struck a German mine 6th June 1916. Aged 44. First and second class Orders of St. Stanislas (Russia). Son of the Rev. John Ellershaw, of Clifton, Bristol; husband of Catherine 9Nee Ingles) Ellershaw, of Wymering, Cosham, Hants, married 22nd June 1899 in Portchester, St Mary, Hampshire. Commanded 113th Battery, Royal Field Artillery from August to November 1914. In the 1901 census he was aged 29, born Chew Stoke, Somerset, Captain Royal Artillery, billeted at Woolwich, Kent. In the 1911 census he was aged 39, born Chew Stoke, Somerset, an Amry Major, married to catherine Ellershaw with three daughters, resident Averley Wood, Little Bourne, Farnham Rural, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on HOLLYBROOK MEMORIAL, SOUTHAMPTON, Hampshire. See also Wikipedia

Extract from Truth - Wednesday 14 June 1916, page 6:

Brigadier-General Wilfrid Ellershaw, R.A., who was drowned on board H.M.S. Hampshire, was one of the most distinguished of the young artillery brigadiers who have earned promotion during the war. In August, 1914, he went to France with the Expeditionary Force in command of a battery, and was in the thick of the fight during the retreat from Mons and subsequent battles of the Marne and Aisne, getting a mention and brevet lieutenant-coloneley for his services. Last June he was promoted brigadier-general, and appointed to act as munitions officer for the Russian Government, in which capacity he accompanied Lord Kitchener on his ill-fated journey to Archangel. The deceased general was a well-known gunner, having served for some seven years or more in various capacities at the " Shop," of which he was appointed adjutant in 1904.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1916:

ELLERSHAW Wilfrid of Church Cottage Wymering near Cosham Hampshire brigadier general H. M. Army died 5 June 1916 at Sea Probate London 4 October to Arthur Ellershaw D S O. and Clive Gordon Pritchard lieutenant-colonels R.A. and Catherine Ellershaw widow. Effects £5506 18s. 1d.
Resworn £6630. 8s. 8d.

Extract from Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Wednesday 17 May 1916, page 4:


His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to grant unrestricted permission for the wearing of the decorations specified against the under-mentioned officers’ names, in recognition of their distinguished services during the campaign:—

Decorations conferred by Field-Marshal His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of Russia:—

The Order of Saint George, 3rd Class.—Field- Marshal John Denton Pinkstone, Viscount French; Captain H.R.H. the Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall, K.G., Grenadier Guards. The Order of Saint Anne (Ist Class, with Swords). —Bt.-Gen. Sir James Wolfe Murray, K.C.B.

The Order of Saint Anne, 3rd Class. —Lk (temp. Capt.) Stephen Alley, Surrey Yeomanry. Ditto, 3rd Class, witli Swords: Capt. George Lloyd, A.V.C., Special Reserve. The Order of Saint Stanislas (2nd Class). —Lt.- Col. (temp. Brig.-Geu.) Wilfrid Ellershaw, R.A.

A number of other Russian decorations are also awarded.

Extract from Evening Mail - Wednesday 7 June 1916, page 5:


Lieutenant-Colonel (temporary Brigadier-General) Wilfrid Ellershaw, MA., was the third son of the Rev. John Ellershaw, formerly rector of Chew Stoke, Somerset. and Mrs. Ellershaw, of Barneby House, Clifton, HristoL He was 44 years of age.

He entered the Royal Artillery in 1892 and attained the rank of major in 1909. From 1899 until 1908 he was employed almost continuously as an instructor at the Royal Military Academy, and he was afterwards an instructor at the School of Signalling. Immediately alter the declaration of war he went to France with a field battery. He was mentioned in dispatches in October, 1914, and made brevet lieutenant-colonel. Promoted lieutenant-colonel in September, 1915, he was until his death employed on special service at the War Office. The Emperor of Russia recently conferred upon him the Order of Saint Stainslas, 2nd Class.

Brigadier-General Ellershaw leaves a wife and two children.


Robert Ernest

Captain, North Somerset Yeomanry. Killed in action 13th May 1915. Aged 31. In the 1911 census he was aged 27, born Kimberley, Cape Colony, South Africa, an Insrance Broke, son of Robert and Mary Ann English, unmarried, resident 21, Portman Square W., St Marylebone, London & Middlesex. Educated Harrow School, Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 2:

CAPTAIN ROBERT ERNEST ENGLISH, NORTH SOMERSET YEOMANRY, second son of the late Robert English, was born in South Africa on the 6th November, 1883.

He was educated at Harrow and Magdalen College, Oxford, and took great interest in Magdalen College Mission. He entered the North Somerset Yeomanry in 1909, became Lieutenant in August, 1912, and Captain in September, 1914.

Captain English was a member of the Bath Club, and was devoted to all kinds of shooting and fishing. In 1913 he went to Nairobi for big-game shooting.

On the outbreak of war he volunteered for Imperial Service and was sent to France in November, 1914. He was killed by shell on the 13th May, 1915, in a trench near Hooge during a heavy bombardment by the Germans.

Extract from Clifton Society - Thursday 20 May 1915, page 7:

Captain Robert Ernest English, who was one of the officers killed, was with the Bath Squadron, and it is somewhat pathetic that he had promised to acquaint Mrs. Longrigg if anything kappened to her husband. Lieutenant Longrigg, who was his junior officer, was wounded. Deceased had been an officer of the North Somersets for some years past. He was the younger son of Mrs. Robert English, of 58, Great Cumberland-place, W. At the outbreak of the war he volunteered for Imperial service, and in September last he was gazetted to the rank of captain.

Extract from Clifton Society - Thursday 8 July 1915, page 6:

Captain Robert Ernest English, North Somerset Yeomanry, of 58, Great Cumberland-place, Hyde Park, W., who was killed in action near Ypres on the 13th May last, younger son of Mr. Robert English, left unsettled property of the gross value of £77,871 4s. 3d. Probate of his will, dated December last, has been granted to his brother, Lieutenant Cecil Rowe English, 10th Battalion King's Rifle Corps, of 51, Hanover Gate Mansions, Regent's Park, N.W., the sole executor. The testator left £too to the officer commanding North Somerset Yeomanry upon trust for distribution amongst needy relatives of members of that regiment who may fall in the present war as he is in his discretion may think fit ; £100 to Magdalen College, Oxford, for its mission at St. Pancras, N.W., and £50 to John Pacey if still in his service or in the North Somerset Yeomanry. He left £1,ooo to each of his sisters, and, subject to some specific bequests of personal effects to his mother and sisters, the residue of his property to his brother, Cecil Rowe English.


James Robert

Captain, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died on service 19th May 1915. Buried in ST. BARTHOLOMEW CHURCHYARD, BURWASH, Sussex.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1915:

EWING James Robert of Holton House Burwash Sussex captain Queen Victoria's 21st Hussars died 17 May 1915 on the railway near Folkestone Probate London 10 September to Philip Henry Coxe esquire. Effects £42419 10s. 3d.

Extract from Sussex Agricultural Express - Friday 21 May 1915, page 12:




Early Tuesday morning the dead body of Captain James Robert Ewing, of No. 1 Supernumerary Company 2/5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (National Reserve), was found on the railway near the Folkestone Junction Station. As Officer Commanding, on Monday night he went round to inspect the guards. It was a wet and windy night, and it is supposed that Captain Ewing was accidentally knocked down by a train. When discovered he was lying near the main down line, with a cut round his right ear.

The deceased, whose home address was Holton House, Burwash, had been staying at 5, Radnor-cliff, Folkestone. He was 53 years of age.

The Folkestone Borough Coroner (Mr. G. W. Haines) conducted an inquest at the Town Hall on Wednesday evening.

Lionel Robert Bartram, of 5, Radnor-cliff, Folkestone, butler to the deceased, identified the body, and said that he was formerly a captain of the 21st Hussars. Just over six months he had been on duty with the National Reserve. He was at Hastings for a month before came here. His hearing was good, and his eyesight was also good.

Thomas John Whitewood, of Churchill-street, Dover, an engine driver on the South Eastern and Chatham Railway, deposed that he went duty at 2.30 a.m., on Tuesday. He took his engine out at 3.15 a.m. They came out the engine shed, which was the down side. They went over to the Dover siding on the down road, and waited for some empties. At 4.57 a.m. they were ready to leave. The empties were going to Folkestone Harbour. He drew out of the Junction Station on the down road, and from what his fireman informed him he looked out and saw, about 40 yards away, in front of his engine, a body lying on the ground. Witness went over to it, and found it to be the dead body of a man. Witness went and got assistance. After arrangements had been made for the body to be taken away he went on. There had been some empty trains running down that morning. He saw two himself. They would be through trains. While shunting he had not seen anyone walking about. It was very dark night. There was a good deal of wind, and it was raining. It was a north-east wind.

Josiah Edward Carter, 96 Victoria-avenue, Hastings, stated he was a Sergeant- Major in No. 1 Supernumerary Company, 2/sth Battalion. Royal Sussex Regiment. It was no longer called the National Reserve. Deceased was a captain, and the officer commanding the Company. Usually the guard of sentries was visited by a subaltern. but now and then deceased did it. As a rule, the guards were visited by an officer. Witness was on leave on Monday night. In order to visit the guard or sentries, it was necessary for deceased togo along the line in that direction. No patrol passed the spot where the body was found. As a matter of fact, deceased did not visit any of the guards that night. Captain Ewing was a most careful man. Witness used to accompany deceased in the ordinary way. He always walked along by the side of the line. There was one place where it was necessary to cross the line. When witness was leaving him on Friday he asked deceased to take someone with him, but deceased laughed at the idea, and said that he had been down that line many a time. They generally carried electric lamps with them.

The Coroner's Officer (Mr. E. J. Chadwick) 6aid no electric lamp was found on deceased.

The Coroner said the injuries deceased received were quite sufficient to account for his death. He was told that deceased, when found, had in his possession a £5 note, £2 in gold, and his cap and walking-stick were beside him. There was nothing to suggest that he had been attacked. No one heard any noise.

The Jury returned verdict of "Accidental Death."

The body was removed on Thursday morning by motor hearse to Burwash for interment. A guard honour of the deceased officer's company attended at the Cemetery, and presented arms as the coffin was borne from the Mortuary to the hearse.

Extract from Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 18 September 1915, page 3:


Captain James Robert Ewing. of Holton House,. Burwash. late of the 21st Hussars, who was accidentally killed on the railway near Folkestone Junction Railway Station in tho execution of his duty as commander of the First Supernumerary Company 2/5th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment, acting as railwa.y patrols, on the 17th May, left an estate of the gross value of £42,419 10s.3d., with net personalty £41,367 0s. 9d. Mr. Philip Henry Cox, of 4, Great Winchester-street, London E.C., is the surviving executor.

The will is dated 7th November, 1916, wherein testator leaves:— Robert Bartram; one year's wages to eachother servant of one years' service; £300 and household effects to his wife; the residue of his property is left in trust for his wife for life, with remainder in trust for his children equally whom failing, as to £2,000 to his nephew, Hugh Eric Orr Ewing; £2,000 to his nephew, Christian Maxwell; the ultimate residue is left to his brother, John Orr Ewing, or in the event of his predecease to his children by his second marriage.

Extract from Globe - Thursday 13 July 1916, page 5:


Mr. Justice Scrutton, in the King’s Bench Division to-day, decided that Captain James Robert Ewing, the Royal Sussex Regiment, who was knocked down and killed BY a passing train on the South-Eastern Railway near Folkestone Junction while he was visiting guards and sentries on the night of May 17, 1915, lost his life by a cause arising from or traceable to the war.

Captain Ewing had insured for £1,000 against being accidentally killed with the Employers’ Liability Corporation, and it was a condition of the policy that death should not be directly or indirectly caused by or arising from or traceable to self-injury, suicide, war, invasion, or civil commotion.


Charles Howard

From Middlesex, Harrow School Photographs
Of Pupils & Masters 1869-1925
Lieutenant, 6th Battalion attached 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Born 26 March 1883, Toxteth, Liverpool, Lancashire. Baptised 20th May 1883 in Toxteth, St Michael in the Hamlet, Lancashire, son of John Randall (a Clerk in Holy Orders) and Clara Eyre, resident 18 Bertram Road, Liverpool. In the 1891 census he was aged 8, born Liverpool. Lancashire, son of John Randall (Rector of St Peter's, Tiverton) and Clara Eyre, resident Hamnetts Square, Fore Street, Tiverton, Devon. In the 1911 census he was aged 28, born St Michaels Hamblet Lancashire, a School Master at Harrow School, unmarried, boarding at 9, High Street, Harrow-On-The-Hill, Middlesex. Buried in DUD CORNER CEMETERY, LOOS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row E. Grave 8.

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Extract from Sussex Agricultural Express - Friday 8 October 1915, page 5:

VICAR'S NEPHEW KILLED.—In the casualty list published "The Times," on Saturday last appears the name of Lieut. Charles Howard Eyre, who has been killed in action. He was a nephew of the Vicar, the Rev. P.D. Eyre, D.D. In short biography, "The Times" says:—"Lieutenant Charles Howard Eyre was the youngest. son of the late Archdeacon of Sheffield and Mrs. Eyre, and nephew Rear-Admiral F. G. Eyre. He was born in 1883 and educated at Harrow School, where he was a scholar, in the cricket eleven three years, and captain in his last year. He was head boy in 1902, when the late Lord Roberts unveiled in the school chapel a memorial fallen Harrovians in the South African War, became a scholar of Pembroke College, Cambridge, and Bell scholar of the University. He was in the cricket eleven three years with the late Lieutenant G. G. Napier, and captain in 1906, when he made 153 against Yorkshire. In his six appearances at Lord's for school and University he was never on the losing side. Through a breakdown in health he missed the first class he was expected to obtain, receiving "aegrotat" degree. He was an assistant master at Harrow since 1906. In September last year he received a commission in the New Army, was ordered to France in Christmas week, and attached to the King's Royal Rifle Corps. was home furlough in July."

Extract from The Sportsman - Wednesday 07 May 1919, page 2:

The late Lt (acting Captain) CHARLES HOWARD EYRE (6th King's Roynl Rifles). who was bom on Mar 26, 1883, in Liverpool, and fell in action in France onSept. 25, 1915. aged 32, had been for nearly ten years an extremaly popular assistant master at Harrow, where he was educated. He played for the 'School three times (1900 to 1902), for Cambridge Universitv a similar number of times, being captain in each case in his last year. He was a mascot to both, at neither lost their great matches at Lord's in those seasons, though his own success was not noteworthy. In his last year at Pembroke College, Cambridge (1906) he scored 153 v. Yorkshire at Fenner's in 3½ hours, with only one chance. He was elected to mambership of the M.C.C. in 1904.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1915:

EYRE Charles Howard of Harrow School Middlesex lieutenant K.R.R. died 25 September 1915 near Loos France Administration London 18 November to James Eyre school master. Effects £2881 10s. 2d.

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