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Lionel

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 27th May 1918. Aged 24. Son of George and Rebecca Page, of Rose Cottage, Springfield, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard. Enlisted September, 1914, in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France. See also Linslade War Memorial

PAGET, M.V.O.

Albert Edward Sydney Louis

Old Etonian. Lieutenant-Colonel, 11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars. Died 2nd August 1917. Born 23 May 1879. Member of the Royal Victorian Order (M.V.O.). Buried in PUTNEY VALE CEMETERY AND CREMATORIUM, WANDSWORTH, London. Plot D. Row 3. Grave 3.

PARKER

William Mackworth

Captain (Adjutant), 8th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 30th July 1915 at Hooge, Belgium. Aged 28. Born 1st September 1886, Belgaum, India. Son of Lt. Col. W. F. Parker (late Rifle Brigade), of Delamore, Devon; husband of Lilian Ursula Hardman-Jones (formerly Parker), of 51, Thurloe Square, South Kensington, London. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 46 - 48 and 50.

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PARR

Bertram Chambre

Major, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Ligth Infantry attached to 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 September 1918. Son of Captain Parr, of 71 Chester Square, London S.W. Educated Harrow School 1898-1901. Passed out of Royal Military College 1902, promoted Leiutenant 1904, Captain 1910. Height 5 feet 7 inches. Served in India from 8 February 1904 to 25 Oxtober 1909. In the 1911 census he was aged 26, born Crawley Down, Sussex, a Lieutenant, H.M. Army, Oxfordfshire and Buckinghmahsire Light Infantry, resident Cowley, Oxfordshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 16, born Crawley, Sussex, a boarder, a student at Harrow School, harrow on the Hill, Middlesex. Buried in VAULX HILL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row K. Grave 17. See also Notts. Amateur C.C., Nottinghamshire

PAYNE-GALLWEY, M.V.O.

William Thomas

Old Etonian. Captain, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 14th September 1914 at Vendresse, Troyon, France. Born 25th March 1881, Blackrock, Co Dublin, Ireland. Member of the Royal Victorian Order (M.V.O.). No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

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PEARSON

Evelyn Henry Malcolm

Captain, 12th Battalion The KIng's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed 8th January 1916. Aged 41. Son of the late Albert Harford Pearson and Rosetta Mary Bennett-Poe (formerly Pearson). Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row M. Grave 2.

PEMBERTON

Francis Percy Campbell

Captain, "C" Squadron, 2nd Life Guards, Houshold Cavalry. Killed in action 19th October 1914. Aged 29. Only son of Canon and Mrs. Pemberton, of Trumpington Hall, Cambridge; husband of Winifred Mary Colegate (formerly Pemberton), of 16, Prince's Gardens, London. Buried in DADIZEELE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Moorslede, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 17. See also Trumpington War Memorial and also Cambridge University, Trinity College and Cambridge, St Faith's School

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

PEMBERTON, FRANCIS PERCY CAMPBELL, Capt., 2nd Life Guards, only s. of the. Rev. Thomas Percy Pemberton (R.L. 26 Feb. 1900, formerly Hudson), of Trumpington Hall, Cambridge, M.A., late Fellow and Tutor of Trinity College, Cambridge, Canon and "Sueeentor Canonicorum" of York Minster, by his wife, Patience Frances Sophia, only dau. of Capt. William Huntly Campbell, 20th Regiment [by his wife, Frances Maria Sophia, dau. and h. of Col. Francis Charles James Pemberton, of Trumpington Hall, and of Pembrey, Carmarthenshire]; b. Gilling East, co. York, 4 April, 1885; educ. Ludgrove, and Trinity College, Cambridge; gazetted 2nd Lieut. 2nd Life Guards 12 Feb. 1907; promoted Limit. 21 Feb. 1909, and Capt. 4 Aug. 1914; took his course at the Cavalry School at Netheravon 1911-12, and in May of the latter year was seconded as Cavalry Instructor to the Oxford and Cambridge O.T.C., but on the outbreak of the European War was recalled to his Regiment; went to France with the Household Cavalry Brigade, 3rd Cavalry Division, Expeditionary Force, on 6 Oct. 1914, and was killed in action near Moorslede (between Routers and Staden) 19 Oct. following. The force against them being tremendous, the order to retire was given. They tried to bring Capt. Pemberton with them, but were unable to do so, and his body was never recovered. A Corporal of Horse in his Regiment wrote: "It is unnecessary to say how much we boys regretted his death, for always he had proved himself one of the best, an excellent soldier and a grand leader, always thinking of others before himself and was always in the van. He was a One all-round sportsman, a splendid cricketer, a keen huntsman, and a very good shot, and had a great natural and charming gift for music. He was a playing member of the M.C.C., also of the Cambridgeshire County Cricket Club, a vice-president and member of the Trumpington Cricket Club. He m. at Hovingham Parish Church. 30 April, 1912, Winifred Mary (Hovingham Hall, Malton), eldest dau. of Sir William Henry Arthington Worsley, of Hovingham Hall, 3rd Bart.; s.p.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1:

CAPTAIN FRANCIS PERCY CAMPBELL PEMBERTON, 2nd LIFE GUARDS, was the son of Canon T. Percy Pemberton, Prebendary of York Minster, and of Mrs. Pemberton, Trumpington Hall, Cambridge. He was born at Gilling East Rectory, Yorks, on the 4th April, 1885. He was educated at St. Faith's, Cambridge, Mr. Arthur Dunn's, Ludgrove, Malvern (one term), by private tuition, and at Trinity College, Cambridge.

Captain Pemberton joined the 2nd Life Guards on probation in February, 1907, being gazetted 2nd Lieutenant on the 20th February, and Lieutenant on the 21st February, 1909. In 1912 he was seconded as Cavalry Instructor to the Officers' Training Corps of Oxford and Cambridge Universities. He rejoined his Regiment on the outbreak of the war, being promoted Captain on the 5th August, 1914.

He was serving in "C" Squadron when he was killed on the 19th October, 1914, at Moorslede, near Roulers, Belgium. He was a member of the Marlborough, Bachelors', White's, the M.C.C., Pitt Club and County Club, Cambridge, etc. His recreations included music, hunting, polo, golf, cricket, lawn tennis, and billiards.

Captain Pemberton married Winifred Mary, daughter of Sir William Worsley, Bart., and Lady Worsley, of Hovingham Hall, Yorks.

PENN

Eric Frank

Old Etonian. Captain, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 18th October 1915 at Hohenzollern, near Loos, France. Aged 33. Born 17th April 1878, Westminster, London. Son of William and Constance Penn, of London; husband of Gladys Penn, of Baldslow Place, Baldslow, Sussex; his uncle was J F Green and his brother-in-law C H M Ebden. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row K. Grave 11. Member of the Stock Exchange. See also Stock Exchange Memorial and Cambridge University, Trinity College

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Extract from the Stock Exchange Memorial Book:

CAPTAIN ERIC FRANK PENN, Grenadier Guards, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Penn, and was born in 1878.

He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. Captain Penn was a distinguished and versatile sportsman. He played cricket and football for Eton, and he won the School Quarter Mile and two other events. He gained his Blue for cricket in 1899.

When the South African war began he went to the front with the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Scots, which he had joined while still at Eton. He was invalided home in 1901 with the rank of Captain.

He went back to Cambridge and again played against Oxford at cricket. Later on he played brilliantly for Norfolk County.

On leaving the University he went into the City and became a partner in the firm of Sir R. W. Carden and Co, and a member of the Stock Exchange in 1905.

On the outbreak of war Captain Penn joined the Norfolk Yeomanry, but in his impatience to get into action transferred to the Grenadier Guards and went to the front with the 4th Battalion as a subaltern.

After the battle of Loos he was promoted to Captain and mentioned in despatches for distinguished gallantry in the field.

He was killed on 18 October 1915 at the Hohenzollern Redoubt.

Captain Penn during his service in the Army gained the same golden reputation as an ideal English gentleman, which he had earned all through his life from his schooldays.

A writer in the “Eton Chronicle” said of him: “Prominent in games and with a stainless record, always cheerful and full of grit, he attracted to himself all that was best at Eton. No one could fail to love and honour him for his noble qualities."

One of his brother officers wrote: “I can never forget what his example has been to me, and I know that it has helped many along the road."

Another wrote “He was an exceptionally fine company commander and his men would have done anything for him."

He married, in 1906, Gladys, daughter of Mr. Charles Ebden of Baldstow Place, Sussex, by whom he had one son, born posthumously.

PENN

Geoffrey Mark

Old Etonian. Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, Rifle brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) attached Somerset Light Infantry. Killed in action 11th February 1915. Aged 28. Son of William and Constance Penn, of 34, Wilton Crescent, Victoria, London. Buried in RIFLE HOUSE CEMETERY, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot IV. Row H. Grave 6. See also Cambridge University, Trinity College

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 2:

2nd LIEUTENANT GEOFFREY MARK PENN, 6th BATTN. (RESERVE) THE RIFLE BRIGADE (THE PRINCE CONSORTS OWN), attd. 1st BATTN. PRINCE ALBERT'S (SOMERSET LIGHT INFANTRY), was the youngest son of William and Constance Penn, of St. Alban's Court, Dover.
2nd Lieutenant Penn was born on the 20th April, 1886, and was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. He obtained his commission shortly after the outbreak of the war in August, 1914, and was killed instantaneously by a sniper while directing trench works near Pleogsteert, Flanders, on the 11th February, 1915.

PEPYS, D.S.O.

Francis

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 12th November 1914. Aged 23. Son of Capt. Arthur Pepys and Mrs. Pepys, of Knowle House, Budleigh Salterton, Devon. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.). No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37 and 39. See also Charterhouse School War Memorial

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

PEPYS, FRANCIS, Second Lieut., was born at Budleigh Salterton, Devonshire, 2 April, 1891, son of Colonel Arthur Pepys, late 60th Rifles. He was educated at Charterhouse, where he was in the Cricket Eleven, and he subsequently joined the Special Reserve, attached to the Devonshire Regt. He was gazetted to the 2nd Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, as Second Lieutenant, in May, 1913. He served in the European War, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 1 Dec. 1914] “Francis Pepys, Second Lieut., 2nd Battn. The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. On 3 Nov., for conspicuous good work in advancing from his trench and assisting in driving away a party of the enemy who were commencing to dig a new trench within 30 yards of his own; 30 of the enemy were shot down on the occasion. (Since killed in action)." His Commanding Officer wrote: “He most thoroughly earned it for the splendid way he, with three others, turned 30 or 40 Germans out of a trench, and for his splendid leading on other occasions." He was killed on 12 Nov. 1914, while stepping out of his trench the morning after his battalion had materially contributed to the rout of the Prussian Guard. He was mentioned in Sir John French's Despatch of the 14th Jan. 1915. Second Lieut. F. Pepys was fond of shooting, steeplechasing, cricket, golf, fishing and ski-ing. He played cricket for the Aldershot Command in 1913 and 1914, and won the Officers' Race in the Vim Hunt Point-to-Point in 1914.

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

PEPYS, FRANCIS, D.S.O., 2nd Lieut., 2nd Battn. Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 2nd 8. of Capt. Arthur Pepys, of Knowle House. Budleigh Salterton, late 60th Rifles, by his wife, Margaret, dau. of the Rev. John Lomax ; b. Budleigh Salterton, co. Devon, 2 April, 1891 ; educ. Charterhouse ; gazetted 2nd Lieut. in the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire 24 May, 1913 ; went to France with the Expeditionary Force, 13 Aug. 1914 ; took part in the retreat from Mons, the Battles of the Marne and the Aisne, and the repulse of the Prussian Guards at Ypres, 11 Nov. and was killed in action the following day by the bursting of a shell ; unm. Buried at Zonnebeke. 2nd Lieut. Pepys was awarded the D.S.O. for conspicuous good work on 3 Nov. "in advancing from his trench and assisting in driving away a party of the enemy who were commencing to dig a new trench within thirty yards of his own. Thirty of the enemy were shot down on the occasion." He was also mentioned in F.M. Sir John (now Lord) French's Despatch of 14 Jan. 1915. His elder brother, 2nd Lieut. John Pepys, was killed in action at Mons, 23 Aug. 1914.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1:

2nd LIEUTENANT FRANCIS PEPYS, D.S.O., 2nd BATTN. OXFORDSHIRE AND BUCKINGHAMSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY, son of Captain Arthur Pepys, late 60th Rifles, was born at Budleigh Salterton, Devonshire, on the 2nd April, 1891.

He was educated at Charterhouse, where he was in the Cricket XI, subsequently joining the Special Reserve, attached to the Devonshire Regiment. He was gazetted to the 2nd Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry as 2nd Lieutenant in May, 1913.

For his services in the Great War he was awarded the D.S.O., the following being the official record of the occasion:-

"For conspicuous good work on November 3rd in advancing from his trench and assisting in driving away a party of the enemy who were commencing to dig a new trench within thirty yards of his own. Thirty Germans were shot." His Commanding Officer wrote of him as follows: “He most thoroughly earned it for the splendid way he, with three others, turned thirty or forty Germans out of a trench, and for his splendid leading on other occasions."

He was killed on the 12th November, 1911, while stepping out of his trench, the morning after his battalion had materially helped in the rout of the Prussian Guard. He was mentioned in Sir John French's Despatch of the 14th January, 1915.

2nd Lieutenant Pepys was fond of hunting, steeple-chasing, cricket, rackets, golf, shooting, fishing, and ski-ing.

PHILLIPS

Edward Stone

Lieutenant, 1st Battalion (Territorial), Monmouthshire Regiment. Killed in action 8th May 1915. Born 18th January 1883, Ffrwd Vale, Newport, Monmouthshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50.

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

PHILLIPS, EDWARD STONE, Lieut., 1st Battn. The Monmouthshire Regt. (T.F.), eldest s. of Edward Phillips, of Ffrwd Vale, Newport, co. Monmouth, M.P.H., by his wife, Elisabeth, dau. of J. S. Stone, of Newport, Mon., J.P. ; and brother to Capt. L. Phillips (q.v.); b. Newport aforesaid, 18 Jan. 1883 ; ethic. Malvern Link ; Marlborough, and Pembroke College, Cambridge ; subsequently became a Director of Messrs. Phillips & Sons, Ltd., Brewers at Newport, of which firm his father was Senior Director ; obtained a commission as 2nd Lieut. in the Monmouthshire Territorials Aug. 1914, being promoted Lieut. 2 Oct. following ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Feb. 1915, and was killed in action at Ypres 8 May, 1915. Buried near St. Julien. He was a well known cricketer, winning his Blue at Cambridge in 1904, and played against Oxford in 1904 ; unm.

PICKERING, D.S.O.

Francis Alexander Umfreville

Old Etonian. Lieutenant-Colonel, 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys) attached to, and commanding, 9th Battalion, Rifle brigade (The Price Consort's Own). Killed in action 23rd December 1917. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.). Buried in WHITE HOUSE CEMETERY, ST. JEAN-LES-YPRES, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row F. Grave 3.

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

PICKERING, F.A.U. (D.S.O. L.G. 1.1.17); b. 2.8.81: 2nd Lt., 2nd Dragoons. 5.1.01; Lt. 15.11.01; Capt. 10.4.11; S. African War, 1901-2; Queen's Medal, 4 clasps: Europ. War. He was killed in action when commanding a battalion of the Rifle Brigade 23.12.17.

PILLEAU, D.S.O.

Henry Charles

Lieutenant-Colonel, 1st Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds 21st September 1914. Aged 48. Son of Col. Henry George Pilleau, R.E. and Caroline Fitz Ray Pilleau; husband of Edith Maud Pilleau, of 21, Aymer Rd., Hove, Sussex. Served in the South African War (Twice mentioned in despatches). Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.). Buried in NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE NEW COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Hauts-de-Seine, France. Plot 4. Row 23. Grave 1.

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

PILLEAU, HENRY CHARLES, Capt., was born at Bermuda 17 Feb. 1866, only child of Colonel H. G. Pilleau, R.E., and a great-nephew of the late General Thomas Addison, C.B., Colonel Commanding the Queen's Regt. He was educated at Wellington College, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, where he was Senior Under-Officer, and passed out with honours, taking the prize for military topography. He was gazetted to the Royal West Surrey Regt. in Feb. 1887; became Lieutenant in July, 1889, and Capt. in March, 1896. He served in the South African War, 1899-1902, and was present at the Relief of Ladysmith, and actions of Colenso, Spion hop, Vaal Kranz and Pieter's Hill ; operations on Tugela Heights, also in Natal, including Laing's Nek. He was twice mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 Feb. and 10 Sept. 1901] ; received the Queen's Medal with five clasps ; King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 Sept. 1901] "Henry Charles Pilleau, Capt., Royal West Surrey Regt. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa." He was invested by the King 24 Oct. 1902. Major Pilleau served in the European War; was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel on the 18th of Sept. 1914, and was mortally wounded in the Battle of the Aisne. Notwithstanding his dying condition, Lieut.-Colonel Pilleau continued for four hours to direct his men. It was not known till dark, when retiring, that, he had been wounded. He died a week afterwards, on the 21st of Sept. 1914, in the American Ambulance of Neuilly. In July, 1904, he had married Edith Maud, daughter of the late Lieut.-Colonel W. E. Mockler, 4th Battn. West India Regt.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1:

LIEUT.-COLONEL HENRY CHARLES PILLEAU, D.S.O., 1st BATTN. THE QUEEN'S (ROYAL WEST SURREY REGIMENT), born at Bermuda on the 17th February, 1866, was the only child of Colonel H. G. Pilleau, R.E., and a great-nephew of the late General Thomas Addison, C.B., Colonel Commanding the Queen's Regiment.

He was educated at Wellington College, and the R.M.C., Sandhurst, where he was Senior Under Officer and passed out with honours, taking the prize for military topography. He received his commission in the Royal West Surrey Regiment in February, 1887, becoming Lieutenant in July, 1889, and Captain in March, 1896. He served in the South African War from 1899-1902, being present at the relief of Ladysmith, and the actions at Colenso, Spion Kop, Vaal Krans, Pieter's Hill, and operations on Tugela Heights ; also in Natal, including Laing's Nek. He was twice mentioned in despatches (" London Gazette," 8th February and 10th September, 1901) ; was awarded the D.S.O. ; and received the Queen's medal with five clasps and the King's medal with two clasps.

In the Great War Lieutenant-Colonel Pilleau, who was promoted to that rank on the 18th September, 1914, was mortally wounded in the Battle of the Aisne, but continued for four hours to direct his men. It was not known till dark, when retiring, that he had been wounded. He died a week afterwards on the 21st September, 1914, in the American Ambulance of Neuilly.

Lieutenant-Colonel Pilleau married, in July, 1904, Edith Maud, daughter of the late Lieutenant-Colonel W. E. Mockler, 4th Battalion, West India Regiment. He was a member of the M.C.C. and the Queen's Club, West Kensington, being a good cricketer and lawn tennis player.

POWELL

Leonard Maurice

Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action 17th June 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 38.

POWELL

Richard Henry

Old Etonian. Second Lieutenant, "C" Company, 5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 9th May 1915. Aged 31. Son of Helena M. Powell, of The Rectory, Penvorth, Sussex, and the late Henry Pryor Powell; husband of Barbara Frances Powell, of 17, Tite St., Chelsea, London. On Editorial Staff of "The Times" newspaper. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL , Pas de Calais, France. Panel 20 and 21.

PRATT-BARLOW

Bernard Alexander

Commander, H.M.S. Hawke, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship 15th October 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 1. See also St Barnabas Church Memorial, Devonport.

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

PRATT-BARLOW, BERNHARD ALEXANDER, Commander RN., elder s. of Charles James Pratt-Barlow, of Roxby, The Hoe, Plymouth, by his wife, Rosa Caroline, yr. dau. of the late William Gladstone, D.L., J.P., of 58, Queen's Gate, London, S.W.; b. St. George's Road, London, S.W., 10 Sept. 1874; educ. Brighton (Mr. W. R. Lee, of Norfolk Terrace), and Royal Naval College, Gosport; joined H.M.S. Britannia as a Naval Cadet in Jan. 1889, being rated midshipman three years later. He was promoted Sub-Lieut. 31 May, 1896, Lieut. 31 Aug. 1897, and Commander 31 Dec. 1908. As a naval cadet he served in the Trafalgar, flagship of Rear-Admirals Lord Walter Kerr, A. H. Markham, and C. G. Domvile, on the Mediterranean Station, July, 1891; the Warspite, flagship of Rear-Admiral Drummond, commanding "D" Fleet in the Naval Manoeuvres of July, 1894; and the Active, flying the broad pennant of Commodore R. H. Harris, in the Training Squadron, Sept. 1894. He was Sub-Lieut. of the last-named ship, flying the broad pendant of Commodore G. L. Atkinson from May, 1896, to June, 1897, when he was appointed to the Royal yacht Victoria and Albert, in which he was present at the Diamond Jubilee Review at Spithead the same month. At the end of August following he was promoted to Lieut. and appointed to the Majestic flagship of Admiral Sir Henry Stephenson in the Channel Squadron—the flag Capt. being Admiral Prince Louis of Battenberg, G.C.B. He was flag Lieut. to Admiral Sir Lewis Beaumont on the Pacific station, March, 1899, and on the Australian station to January, 1903. He commanded the destroyers Sturgeon, Contest and Osprey, all at Devonport, and in June, 1903, was appointed 1st Lieut. of H.M.S. Antrim. He was 1st Lieut. at the R.N. Barracks, Devonport, from July, 1907, to the end of 1908, when he was advanced to Commander. In that rank he commanded the destroyers Kale and Rattlesnake, both in the second Destroyer Flotilla, and was commander of H.M.S. Irresistible and of MKS Centurion. He commanded H.M.S. Hawke in the Training Squadron at Queenstown from Jan. 1914, until she was commissioned for war service. Commander Pratt-Barlow lost his life in the North Sea, 15 Oct. 1915, when H.M.S. Hawke was torpedoed by a German submarine. After the sinking of H.M.S. Hawke, Capt. Charles J. Wintour, of H.M.S. Swift, wrote the following letter: “I was instrumental in picking up the survivors of the Hawke from the rafts, and I took them in the Swift to harbour. I at once asked one of the survivors as to the commander, and he told me that he had been on his (the survivor's) raft and seeing that there were too many men on the raft said: ‘There are too many men on the raft, I will swim to another.’ He was never seen again, but his self-sacrificing action was undoubtedly the means of saving others. I would like you to know how deeply I grieve at his loss, and also that you should know that his very last act was one of unselfish bravery." He m. at Canon Ffrome, co. Hereford, 17 June, 1903, Dorothy Nesta, yr. dau. of the late Walter Baskerville, D.L., J.P., of Clyro Court, co. Radnor, and left a dau., Mary Pamela, b. 17 June, 1905.

Note: H.M.S. Hawke, launched in 1891, was the sixth British warship to be named Hawke. She was an Edgar class cruiser, a 12-gun twin-screw protected cruiser displacing 7,350 tons. The twin screws delivered 12,000 horsepower giving a top speed of 20 kt (37 km/h). During 1914, at the start of the First World War, the Hawke, commanded by Captain Hugh P.E.T. Williams, was engaged in various operations in the North Sea. On 15 October, out on patrol Hawke was torpedoed by a German submarine U 9. Her sister ship H.M.S. Theseus, which was in company, was attacked at the same time but was undamaged. The Hawke sank in a few minutes, with the loss of her Captain, 26 officers and 500 men - only 4 officers and about 60 men were saved. [Source: Wikipedia - H.M.S. Hawke]

PRIAULX, D.S.O.

George Kendall

Lieutenant-Colonel, 11th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 24th March 1918. Aged 40. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.). Son of O. de L. Priaulx. Served in the South African War. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 61 to 64.

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

PRIAULX, G. K. (D.S.O. L.G. 18.6.17); b. 15.9.77 ; 2nd s. of O. de L. Priaulx; educ. at Harrow and Sandhurst ; commissioned 60th Rifles 23.2.98; Lt. 11.10.99; Capt. 22.1.02. He fought through the S. African War, 1899-1902 (Despatches twice; Queen's Medal, 6 clasps; King's Medal, 2 clasps). He went to France in Aug. 1914, and was dangerously wounded in Sept. of that year, and again in Sept. 1915, at Loos, when he was in command of his battalion. After his recovery he was appointed to the command of another battalion, and in March, 1917, won the D.S.O. Lt.-Col. Priaulx was killed in action on 25.3.18.

London Gazette 18th June 1917 - PRIAULX, GEORGE KENDALL, Major (Acting Lieut.-Colonel), King's Royal Ride Corps. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of his battalion. With the utmost confidence and determination he fought his battalion through the village, overcoming all obstacles and gaining his objectives. He set a magnificent example throughout.

PRICE

Harold Strachan

Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 24th May 1915. Aged 33. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Price, of Broadwater, Godalming, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8. See also Charterhouse School War Memorial

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 2:

2nd LIEUTENANT (temp.) HAROLD STRACHAN PRICE, 3rd BATTN. THE ROYAL FUSILIERS, (CITY OF LONDON REGIMENT), born in 1881, was the second son of Edward G. Price and Henriette K. Price, of No. 1, Craven Hill, W., and Broad-water, Godalming.

He was educated at Charterhouse, and had served in the Artists' Rifles for twelve years before the war broke out. He went to France with this corps in October, 1914, and accepted a commission, as 2nd Lieutenant (temp.), on the General List, being attached to the Royal Fusiliers in April, 1915. He was killed on the 24th May, 1915, while in command of a platoon holding an advanced position. They were badly gassed, and were ordered to retire, the greater number—Mr. Price amongst them—being killed during the retirement.

2nd Lieutenant Price was a tennis and golf player, and cricket and shooting were also among the sports in which he took part.

PROTHERO

Rowland John

Old Etonian. Lieutenant, 7th (Queen's Own) Hussars. Died of wounds 8th November 1918. Aged 24. Son of the Rt. Hon. Rowland Edmund Prothero, 1st Baron Ernle, of 3, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London and Oakley House, Oakley, Beds. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot IX. Row C. Grave 6. Also listed on the Oakley War Memorial, Bedfordshire

PURCELL, M.C.

Richard Guy

Major, 31st Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 28th March 1918. Aged 30. Son of Col. M. H. Purcell and Mrs. C. M. Purcell, of "White House," Ferring, Worthing; husband of Dorothy Davenport (formerly Purcell); of Damerham, Salisbury. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 31.

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