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MCC MEMBERS WORLD WAR 1 MEMORIAL

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NAPIER

Guy Greville

Captain, 35th Sikhs attached 47th Sikhs, Indian Army. Died 25th September 1915. Aged 31. Born 26th January 1884, City of London. Son of Thomas Bateman Napier and Florence Emily Napier, of 7, New Square, Lincoln's Inn, London; husband of Constance May Napier, of La Querriere, St. Martin's, Guernsey. Educated at Marlborough College and Cambridge University. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVII. Row A Grave 40.

Extract from Wisden's Cricketer's Almanac, follow the link for a photograph

Lieut. Guy Greville Napier (35th Sikhs) born on the 26th of January, 1884, died in France on September 25, of wounds received earlier that day. Mr. Napier will live in cricket history as one of the best medium pace bowlers seen in the University match in his own generation. Playing four times for Cambridge -1904 to 1907 - he took 31 wickets for 544 runs. Considering the excellent condition of the ground in the first three of these matches his figures will bear comparison with the finest records of old days when scores were far smaller than they are now. He was nearly always seen to great advantage at Lord's, the slope of the ground no doubt helping him. At Lord's for the Gentlemen in 1907 he took six wickets for 39 runs in the Players' second innings, this, having regard to the class of the batsmen opposed to him, being the best performance of his life. It is scarcely an exaggeration to say that he did not bowl a bad ball in the innings. He fully retained his skill after his Cambridge days were over. When home from India, where he held a Government appointment at Quetta, he bowled with marked success for the M.C.C. against Yorkshire at Scarborough in 1913 taking eight Yorkshire wickets in one innings for 44 runs. Bowling with a fairly high and very easy action he had great command of length and made the ball go with his arm. Quick off the ground he nearly always looked hard to play. He was in the Marlborough eleven for three years - 1899, 1900 and 1901 - taking nine wickets in his last match against Rugby. For Cambridge in first-class matches he took sixty-seven wickets in 1904, sixty-four in 1905, seventy-seven in 1906, and seventy-five in 1907. He was thus consistently successful for four seasons, but most of his best work was done at Lord's. In 1904 he played for the Gentlemen for the first time and made his first appearance for Middlesex. He was on the winning side three times, the match in 1904 being drawn. In 1905 he helped A. F. Morcom to get Oxford out in the last innings for 123, Cambridge gaining a sensational victory by 40 runs.

NEALE, MiD

George Henry

Lieutenant-Colonel, 3rd Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 28th September 1915. Aged 46. Born 31st January 1869, Reigate, Surrey. Son of Sisson and Mary Neale; husband of Alice A. D. Neale, of 57, The Pryors, Hampstead, London. Served with the Niger Expedition (1897); Tirah Expedition (1897-8); Waziristan (1902); and in Tibet (1903-4. Mentioned in Despatches). Mentioned in Despatches WW1 (MiD). No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 99 to 101.

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NICKALLS

Norman Tom

Brigadier General Norman Tom F Nickalls
IWM (HU 118390)
Old Etonian. Brigadier-General, Brigade Staff commanding 63rd Infantry Brigade formerly 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge's Own). Killed in action 26th September 1915. Aged 51. Son of the late Tom Nickalls, of Patterson Court, Red Hill, Surrey; husband of Everild Nickalls, of 61, Elm Park Gardens, West Brompton, London. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 1.

NISBET, MiD

Frank Scobell

Captain (Adjutant), 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 26th August 1914. Aged 36. Son of the Rev. Canon and Mrs. Nisbet, of Ickham Rectory, Canterbury. Mentioned in Despatches. Served in the South African War. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1:

CAPTAIN FRANK SCOBELL NISBET, ADJUTANT 2nd BATTN. MANCHESTER REGT., was born at St. Luke's Vicarage, Gloucester, on the 22nd November, 1878, the son of Canon Nisbet, of Ickham Rectory, Canterbury, and nephew of the Venerable E. C. Scobell, Archdeacon of Gloucester.

He was educated at The Grange, Folkestone, at Winchester College, and at the R.M.C., Sandhurst, where he was Captain of the Association football team, and was also in the Cricket XI. He was a member of the M.C.C., the Free Foresters, and B.B. Clubs. He played for the Aldershot Command XI, United Services XI at Portsmouth, and Channel Islands XI while quartered at these places. In 1896 he won the Singles Tournament of the Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, Deal.

Captain Nisbet joined the Manchester Regiment in 1898, becoming Lieutenant in July, 1899, and Captain in July, 1901. He served in the South African War in charge of the Ammunition Column of the 17th Brigade, and took part in the operations resulting in the surrender of the Boer forces in the Caledon Valley on the 1st August, 1900. He was with the 2nd Battalion of his Regiment in the subsequent operations in the north-east of the Orange River Colony. On the conclusion of the war he was awarded the Queen's medal with three clasps and the King's medal with two clasps.

He was appointed Adjutant of his battalion in December, 1912, and in that capacity accompanied it to the front. He was killed on the 26th August, 1914, at Le Cateau, while leading a company whose Captain had been put out of action. He was mentioned in Field-Marshal Sir John French's Despatch of the 8th October, 1914.

Captain Nisbet was a member of the Junior United Service Club.

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