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MCC MEMBERS WORLD WAR 1 MEMORIAL

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SAMUDA

Cecil Markham Annesley

Old Etonian. Major, Prince Albert's (Someset Light Infantry). Died of wounds 2nd July 1917. Aged 38. Son of Cecil and the late Mrs. Samuda, of Bruern Abbey, Kingham, Oxford; husband of Phyllis G. J. Samuda, of "The Copse," Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD), Nord, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 147.

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

SAMUDA, CECIL MARKHAM ANNESLEY, 2nd Battn. (13th Foot) Prince Albert’s (Somerset Light Infantry), only s. of Cecil Samuda, of Bruern Abbey, Chipping Norton, co. Oxford, J.P., D.L. and C.C. Oxon, by his wife, Cécile Mary Isabella, dau. of Colonel Markham; b. Cowes, Isle of Wight, 9 Sept. 1878; educ. Eton, and Christ Church Oxford ; obtained a commission as 2nd Lieut. The Somerset Light Infantry from the Militia 21 April, 1900; promoted. Lieut. 30 May, 1903, Captain 22 Dec. 1909, and Major 1 Sept. 1915; served in the South African War 1899 -1902 (Queen's Medal with clasps and King's Medal with two clasps); also with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Feb. 1915, and died near Messines 2 June, 1917, of wounds received in action. He m. at Burnham, co. Somerset, 22 July, 1914, Phyllis, dau. of Colonel Caulfield Stoker, and had a son, Anthony Ward, b. 22 June, 1917.

SANDEMAN

George Amelius Crawshay

Old Etonian. Captain, 3rd Battalion attached 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th April 1915 at Zonnebeke, Belgium. Aged 32. Born 18th April 1883, Westminster, London. Son of Lt. Col. George G. and Amy Sandeman. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35.

His details from CricInfo

Born on April 18, 1883, in London. As a slow left-arm bowler he was in the Eton XI in 1901 and 1902. In his last year he took all 10 wickets for 22 in the first innings of Winchester and 16 for 46 in the match, when, bowling against the wind, he made the ball swerve and was almost unplayable. His 35 wickets for Eton in 1902 cost 11.62 runs each. At Oxford he was chosen for the Freshmen's match, but did not obtain his blue. He played three matches for Hampshire in 1913, taking only 3 wickets at 41.33. He also played for the Eton Ramblers and Free Foresters. He was Squire of Fonab, Perthshire. Serving as a Captain in the 3rd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment, he was killed in action at Zonnebeke, Belgium, on April 26, 1915, aged 32.

SANDERSON

Ronald Harcourt

Major Ronald Harcourt Sanderson
IWM (HU 126157)
Lieutenant-Colonel, 148th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 17th April 1918. Aged 41. Son of the Rev. Prebendary Edward and Mary Jane Sanderson, of The Rectory, Uckfield, Sussex. Born Dec. 11, 1876, at the Vicarage, High Hurstwood, Uckfield. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXVII. Row G. Grave 3. See also Uckfield War Memorial

SCARBOROUGH

Reginald John

[Not on memorial] Captain, 3rd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment, attached 1/8th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action in Gaza 2nd November 1917. Aged 37. Son of John Impey Scarbrough and Mary Helen Scarbrough (nee Chope), of Coly House, Colyford, Devon. In the 1891 census he was aged 11, a scholar, son of John and Mary Scarborough, resident Coly House, Colyton, Devon. In Hart's Amry List 1908 he was a Captain in the Devonshire Regiment effective from 26th November 1904. Buried in DEIR EL BELAH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section D. Grave 66.

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1918:

SCARBOROUGH Reginald John of Coly House Colyford Devonshire died 2 November 1917 in Syria Administration London 16 May to John Impey Scarborough esquire.
Effects £210 10s. 5.

SCHWARZ, M.C.

Reginald Oscar

Captain Temporary Major, 6th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps attached to H.Q. 1st Echelon, Staff Con. of Salvage. Died in the Spanish flu epidemic 18th November 1918. Aged 43. Born 4th May 1875, Lee, London. South African Cricketer, played in twenty test matches and international rugby footballer. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XLV. Row A Grave 4. Member of the Stock Exchange. See also Stock Exchange Memorial

Sporting career: Schwarz won three caps for England at rugby against Scotland in 1899, and Wales and Ireland in 1901.

Schwarz played a handful of games for Middlesex in 1901 and 1902 before emigrating to South Africa and joining Transvaal; but it was on his return to England with the South African cricket team in 1904 that he made his mark, having learning from Bosanquet how to bowl the googly. Unusually, he bowled it as his stock delivery, with considerable success: in 1904 and 1907 he topped the bowling averages, in the latter year taking 137 wickets at just 11.70 apiece, and he was named as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1908. On that 1907 tour, the first on which South Africa played Tests in England, they had no fewer than four leg-break and googly bowlers, Schwarz having passed on the secret of the googly to Aubrey Faulkner, Bert Vogler and Gordon White.

Schwarz retired from regular playing after the 1912 season, though he appeared thrice more for L Robinson's XI over the next two seasons. In all he took 398 wickets at a fine 17.58 average, and in Tests he took 55 at 22.60. Despite his poor batting -- he passed fifty only twice in first-class cricket -- Schwarz did make a century: 102 in a non-Test game against an England XI at Lord's in 1904.

See Wikipedia, Reggie Shwarz for more information

Extract from the Stock Exchange Memorial Book:

MAJOR REGINALD OSCAR SCHWARZ, M.C., King's Royal Rifle Corps, was born in 1875, and educated at St. Paul's School and Christ's College, Cambridge.

He was a brilliant athlete. He was the best cricketer at St. Paul's, but it was many years later that he became one of the most famous slow bowlers in the history of the game, for to him was due, as much as to anyone, the development of that method of concealing the break on a ball, known as "Googly" bowling. When at his best he was the most consistent and least punished of all the bowlers of his type. He played as a regular member of the South African Test Match team for many seasons.

At Rugby football he was one of the great half-backs of his time, playing for his school, University, and England.

He became a member of the Stock Exchange in 1911 and a partner in the firm of Parsons and Henderson.

During the war he served in German South-west Africa for a year as a Staff Captain, being mentioned in despatches, and in January 1916 went to France, where he served on the staff of a division. Early in 1918 he was transferred to the Salvage Corps through ill health, and he died on 18 November of that year.

For his services in France he was awarded the Military Cross and again mentioned in despatches.

One of his Commanding Officers wrote: “Combined with far more than his share of good looks, and the lithe figure of the trained athlete, he possessed the most supreme modesty and self-effacement. Tremendously cheerful, bubbling over with fun and good spirits, and possessing a real sense of humour, it was small wonder that he owned such a host of friends. If one were asked to sum him up in a sentence, one would say that it is inconceivable that he could ever have had an enemy.”

SILLS

Charles Caldwell

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 26th September 1914. Aged 20. Son of George Turner Sills and Alice Sills, of Coed Maes, Oakham, Rutland. Educated at Oakham School and Sandhurst. A member of M.C.C. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France. See also Kennington, The Oval, Surrey CCC Memorial

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

SILLS, CHARLES CALDWELL, 2nd Lieut., 1st Battn. (24th Foot) The South Wales Borderers, only surv. s. of George Turner Sills, of Coet Maes, Oakham, Barrister-at-Law, H.B.M. Magistrate, Zanzibar, by his wife, Alice, dau. of Charles Silverlock; gdson. of the late George Sills, Recorder of Lincoln and great-nephew of the late Col. John Fletcher Caldwell, 24th Regt.; b. London, 24 Dec. 1893; educ. Oakham School, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst; gazetted 2nd Lieut. 1st South Wales Borderers, 17 Sept. 1913; went to the front with the Expeditionary Force in Aug. 1914; served through the Retreat from Mons, the Battle of the Marne, and the advance to the Aisne, and was killed in action during the latter 26 Sept. 1914. At Oakham he was five years in the Cricket XI., being captain in 1911 and 1912, and was in the Rugby XV. for two years. He won his double Blue at Sandhurst for athletics (the High Jump), and for cricket, scoring 103 for Sandhurst v. Woolwich in 1913. In 1913-14 he played both Rugby and Cricket for the Aldershot command, and he was a member of the M.C.C.; unm.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1:

2nd LIEUTENANT CHARLES CALDWELL SILLS, 1st BATTN. SOUTH WALES BORDERERS, was born in London on the 24th December, 1893, the son of George Turner Sills, Barrister - at - L a w , B. M.' s Magistrate at Zanzibar from 1909-14; the grand- son of George Sills, Recorder of Lincoln, and great-nephew of Colonel J. F. Caldwell, of the 24th Regiment.

He was educated at Oakham from 1905-12, and entered the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, in 1912, being gazetted thence to a 2nd Lieutenancy in the South Wales Borderers in September, 1913. He proceeded to France with the 1st Division of the Expeditionary Force, and was present at the Battles of Mons, the Marne, and the Aisne. In the latter he was killed on the 26th September, 1914, near Vendresse, while his battalion was engaged in repelling a German attack in force on the trenches.

At school he was captain of the cricket XI in 1911 and 1912, and was also in the Rugby XV. He was a successful athlete, having been a Double Blue at Sandhurst in 1913 for the high-jump and cricket, having scored in the same year 103 for Sandhurst v. Woolwich. When at Aldershot he played regularly at cricket and football for the Aldershot Command. He was a member of the M.C.C.

SIMPSON

Ernest Herbert

Second Lieutenant, "G" Anti-Aircraft Battery, Anzac Section, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 2nd October 1917. Aged 41. Husband of Violet A. Gerry (formerly Simpson), of 3, Belle Vue, Sunderland. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 21. Member of the Stock Exchange. See also Stock Exchange Memorial

See his statistics on CricInfo

Extract from the Stock Exchange Memorial Book:

SECOND LIEUTENANT ERNEST HERBERT SIMPSON, Royal Garrison Artillery, was the second son of F. H. Simpson of Beckenham and the Stock Exchange.

Born in 1875, he was educated at Malvern College. He was in his school cricket eleven for three years, was captain in 1895, and played for Kent in 1896.

He became a member of the Stock Exchange in 1900 and subsequently started as a dealer in the American market.

In June 1916 he joined the 29th A.A. section of the Royal Garrison Artillery. Later he was given his commission and went to France.

He was mortally wounded on 27 September 1917 near Vlamertinghe by an aeroplane bomb and died at St. Omer in October. In 1913 he married a daughter of W. B. Bishop of Beckenham.

SIMPSON

Roger Cordy

Major, 10th (R. East Kent and West Kent Yeomanry) Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 27th February 1919. Aged 36. Son of George and Emma Simpson, of Wray Park, Reigate, Surrey; husband of Finovola, daughter of Sir Fitzroy Maclean, 10th Bart. of Duart, K.C.B. (now Mrs. F. W. Marsham, of Hope Court, Crowborough, Sussex). Buried in REIGATE CEMETERY, Surrey. Grave reference C. 1556/6B and 1586/7.

SMITH, M.C.

Geoffrey Howard

Lieutenant Acting Captain, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 16th October 1918 (SDGW) or 22nd October 1918 (CWGC). Aged 21. Son of Francis Hubert and Ethel Rose Smith, of Bank of England, Plymouth. Born at Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in ST. SYMPHORIEN MILITARY CEMETERY, Mons, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 3.

SOAMES

Gilbert Horsman

Major, 1st Battalion, Prince Of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 9th June 1917. Aged 37. Served in South African War in Lancashire Fusiliers. Mentioned in Despatches. Second son of Arthur W. Soames, M.P., of 18, Park Crescent, Portland Place, London; husband of Rose Eveline Soames, of 2, Petersham Terrace, Gloucester Rd., South Kensington, London. Buried in CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section T. Grave 18.

SOAMES

Maurice Gordon

Old Etonian. Major, "A" Battery, 48th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 24th September 1916. Aged 32. Son of Arthur Wellesley Soames and Eveline Soames, of 18, Park Crescent, Portland Place, London. Buried in HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 30.

SPARKS, C.B.E., R.N.

John Barnes

Captain, Royal Navy. Died 29th March 1920 at Marylebone, London. Born 31st May 1873, Morar, India. Buried in BROMPTON CEMETERY, London. Grave reference W.1. 175640.

See his statistics on CricInfo

SPROT

Ivan Boyd

Old Etonian. Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action 23rd October 1914. Aged 25. Son of the late Edward W. Sprot, of Drygrange, Roxburghshire; husband of Nancy Sprot. His brother, Capt. J.W. Sprot, also fell. Buried in PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL), Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XII. Row B. Grave 6.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1:

LIEUTENANT IVAN BOYD SPROT, 1st BATTN. THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS, who was killed in action on the 22nd October, 1914, near Langemarck, in Belgium, was the youngest son of the late Mr. Edward W. Sprot and of Mrs. Sprot, of Drygrange, Roxburghshire.

He was born on the 14th September, 1889, and was educated at Stanmore Park, Middlesex; and Eton, for which school he played cricket. He was also a member of the Middlesex Cricket Club, and was a fine athlete. He received his commission in the Cameron Highlanders from the Special Reserve in May, 1911, becoming Lieutenant in September, 1914.

He was shot in the temple by a sniper while leading his men on. His last words were, “Come on, boys, come on! Let's at them!” A brother of Lieutenant Sprot's is in the Black Watch, and another in the Gordon Highlanders. The former has been “missing" since November, 1914, and the latter has been wounded in the war.

Lieutenant Sprot married, in March, 1914, Agnes Mary Gordon (Nancy), youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Berry, 31, Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh, and a granddaughter of the late Sir William Muir, of Dean Park House, Edinburgh.

STEEL

Allan Ivo

Old Etonian. Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 8th October 1917 at Langemark, Belgium. Aged 25. Born 27th September 1892, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire. Son of Georgina D. Steel, of 12, Cleveland Gardens, Hyde Park, London, and the late Allan G. Steel, K.C. Educated at Eton College. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 9 to 10.

Details from Wisden Cricketer's Almanack

Lieut. Allan Ivo Steel (Coldstream Guards), son of A. G. Steel; killed October 8, aged 25. Eton XI, 1910-1911; Middlesex, 1912. Calcutta C.C. Member of M.C.C. since 1912. A good slow bowler at Eton, Steel had obviously modelled his style on that of his famous father. His school records were excellent -- 42 wickets with an average of 12.71 in 1910, and 47 wickets with an average of 14.53 in 1911. He fairly divided honours with Fowler in 1910 on the whole season's work, and took the other two wickets when Fowler, with eight wickets for 23 runs, beat Harrow in such sensational fashion at Lord's. Steel was improving fast as a batsman when he left Eton, and would no doubt have developed considerably if he had gone to Cambridge instead of taking up a business appointment in India.

STEEL

John Haythorne

Lieutenant, H.M.S. Munster, Royal Navy. Died 18th April 1918. Aged 28. Son of A. G. Steel, K.C., (Recorder of Oldham), and Georgiana D. Steel, of 12, Cleveland Gardens, Hyde Park, London. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 28.

Note: H.M.S. Munster was a Moon Class Destroyer. Launched 24th November 1915. One of four Thornycroft specials. Sold for scrapping in November 1921.

STEELE, C.M.G.

George Frederick

Old Etonian. Lieutenant-Colonel, 1st (Royal) Dragoons. Died of wounds 22nd May 1915. Awarded Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George (C.M.G.). Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD), Nord, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 141.

STEPHENSON, D.S.O., M.C.

Derek Charles

Old Etonian. Major commanding "ZS" Battery, 5th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery. Killed in action 23rd March 1918. Aged 30. Son of the late Lt. Col. Keppel Stephenson and of Helena M. Stephenson, of Langham Hall, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) and the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in CHAUNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH EXTENSION, Aisne, France. Plot 3. Row H. Grave 8.

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

STEPHENSON, D. C. (D.S.O. L.G. 4.6.17); b. 11.10.87; S. of late Lt.-Col. K. Stephenson, R.H.A.; educ. at Ludgrove; Eton; R.M.A., Woolwich; 2nd Lt., R.F.A., 18.12.07; Lt. 18.12.10; Capt. 30.10.14; Major, R.H.A., Dee. 1917. He went to France in Aug. 1914, and served there till the day of his death. In June, 1917, he was blown up in his dug-out at night, and had severe concussion, but insisted on returning to his battery before he was really recovered. Except for this two months at home he served continuously at the front. He was all through the Retreat from Mons, battles of the Marne and Aisne, the First Battle of Ypres, and took part in almost every important action of the war. Major Stephenson (Z Battery, R.H.A.) was killed instantaneously by a shell on 23.3.18; Despatches twice; M.C.

STEWART, D.S.O., M.C.

Walter Robert

Lieutenant-Colonel, 13th Battalion, Rifle brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 8th April 1918. Aged 30. Son of Gen. The Hon. Alexander Stewart and Adela M. Stewart; husband of Mollie Stewart, of 36, Lennox Gardens, London, S.W.1. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) and the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in COUIN BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 3.

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

STEWART, W. R. (D.S.O. L.G. 1.1.18); b. 7.2.88; 2nd Lt., Rif. Brig., 24.6.08; Lt. 3.3.11; Capt. and Bt. Major (T/Lt.-Col.), Rif. Brig.; M.C. He was killed in action on 8.4.18.

STOPFORD

Heneage Frank

Major, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Aged 39. Son of James Sydney and Katherine Mary Stopford (nee Waller); husband of Margaret A. Stopford, of Deanyers, Alton, Hants. Buried in BULLS ROAD CEMETERY, FLERS, Somme, France. Plot III. Row L. Grave 13.

SWINBURNE, D.S.O., MiD

Thomas Anthony Stewart

Major, 2nd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 1st April 1918. Aged 31. Son of Col. Swinburne, of Pontop, and Louise Gertrude Stewart. Born at Ingliston, Midlothian. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.), 3 times Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). Legion of Honour (France). Buried in BOVES WEST COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. PLot/Row/Section B. Grave 12.

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

SWINBURNE, T. A. S. (D.S.O. L.G. 15.3.16); b. 20.12.86; s. of Lt.-Col.. Swinburne, RICA., and Mrs. Swinburne, of Pontop Hall, Durham, and 23, Eaton Place, S.W.; educ. Rugby and Woolwich; 2nd Lt., 11.E., 20.12.05; Lt. 25.6.08; Capt. (A/Major) (2 Field Co.), R.E. He served for six years in the 3rd Sappers and Miners in India, and saw service in the Persian Gulf. Reverting to home service, he was quartered at the Curragh during the spring at 1914, and was one of the officers who chose to risk his commission rather than coerce Ulster. On the outbreak of war he sailed with the first Exp. Force, and had nearly four years' fighting from the Retreat from Mons up till nearly the end of the war. He was killed in action on 1.4.18.

London Gazette 15th March 1916 - SWINBURNE, THOMAS ANTHONY STEWART, Capt., Royal Engineers. For conspicuous gallantry and continuous good work in action, notably when a mine was exploded by us in close proximity to the enemy. Directly our bombers had made good the near edge of crater, Capt. Swinburne organized and controlled the digging parties to consolidate it. This work was carried out under heavy fire. Later lie explored the far edge of the crater and descended the mine shaft, as it appeared that some of the enemy had been entombed by the explosion.

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