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TEMPEST-HICKS, M.C., MiD

Charles Edward Henry

Captain, 16th (The Queen's) Lancers. Died of wounds 9th August 1918. Aged 30. Son of Brig. Gen. and Mrs. Tempest Hicks, of Gladsmuir House, Monken Hadley, Herts, and Hillgrove Wells, Somerset. Served in France from Aug., 1914. Three times wounded. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.), Mentioned in Despatches (Mid), Croix de Guerre (France). Buried in LONGUEAU BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 2.

TENNYSON

the Hon Alfred Aubrey

Old Etonian. Captain, 4th Battalion attached (th Battalion (CWGC) or 12th Battalion (SDGW), Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 21st march 1916 (SDGW) or 23rd March 1918 (CWGC). Aged 26. Son of 2nd Baron Tennyson and Lady Tennyson, of Farringford, Freshwater, Isle of Wight. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 81 to 84.

the Earl of SUFFOLK AND BERKSHIRE, HOWARD

Henry Molyneux Paget

Major, commanding 1st Wiltshire Battery (Territorial), Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 21st April 1917. Aged 39. 19th Earl of Suffolk and 12th Earl of Berkshire. Son of Henry Charles Howard, 18th Earl of Suffolk and 11th Earl of Berkshire; husband of Marguerite Hyde, Countess of Suffolk and Berkshire, of Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wilts. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Killed in action 21st April 1917. Plot III. Row S. Grave 1.

THESIGER, C.B., C.M.G.

George Handcock

Old Etonian. Major-General, General Staff commanding 9th (Scottish) Division formerly Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 26th September 1915. Aged 47. Son of Lt. Gen. The Hon. Charles Wemyss Thesiger, and The Hon. Mrs. C. W. Thesiger; husband of Frances Thesiger, of 13, St. Leonard's Terrace, Chelsea, London.. Awarded Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George (C.M.G.). No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 1.

THOMAS

Alec Vaughan

Captain A V Thomas
IWM (HU 118987)
Captain, 11th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment attached 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 6th August 1915. Aged 22. Son of John Alick and Kate Edith Florence Thomas, of The Croft, Worcester Park, Surrey. Educated. at Repton School; an Undergraduate of Oriel College, Oxford. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 117.

THOMAS, M.C. & Bar, MiD

William Humphrey

Old Etonian. Captain, 1st/1st Battalion, Berkshire Yeomanry. Died of wounds 28th November 1917. Aged 28. Son of William Lloyd Thomas and Ada Margaret Thomas, of Tredilwn Park, Abergavenny, Mon. Returned from Calcutta to join. Awarded the Military Medal (M.C.) and Bar, Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). Buried in KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section C. Grave 115.

THOMSON

Edmund Peel

Major, 2nd Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers attached Royal irish Regiment. Killed in action 21st December 1914 at Festubert, near La Bassee, France. Aged 40. Born 22th April 1874, Moss Side, Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.Panel 43 and 44.

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

THOMSON, EDMUND PEEL, Major, 2nd Battn. (194th Foot) The Royal Munster Fusiliers, yst. s. of the late William Thomson, of Manchester, by his wife (--) (80, Saunders Street, Southport, co. Lancaster) b. 22 April, 1874: gazetted 2nd. Lieut. Thu Royal Munster Fusiliers 21. Oct. 1893; promoted Lieut. 1 Feb. 1896; Captain 23 July, 1901, and Major 17 Feb. 1912; was Adjutant of his Regt. from 17 May 1899, to 17 May, 1903; served in the South African War 1902, taking part in the operations in the Transvaal in April, 1902 mentioned in Despatches, [London Gazette, 29 July 1902]; Queen's Medal with two clasps); was appointed Staff Captain, Pretoria Sub-District, South Africa, 15 March 1906, and Brigade Major, Middlesex Infantry Brigade Eastern Command, 29 April, 1912 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action 22-23. Dec. 1914.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1:

MAJOR EDMUND PEEL THOMSON, 2nd BATTN. ROYAL MUNSTER FUSILIERS, son of William Thomson, of Manchester, was born on the 22nd April, 1874. He was educated at the Rev. E. W. Hob-son's private school in Southport, Fettes College (Carrington House), and the R.M.C., Sandhurst.

He joined the Royal Munster Fusiliers in October, 1893, becoming Lieutenant in February, 1896; from May, 1899, to May, 1903, he was Adjutant of his battalion; and was promoted Captain in July, 1901.

He took part in the South African War, being present at operations in the Transvaal in 1902. He was mentioned in despatches ("London Gazette," 29th July, 1902), and received the Queen's medal with two clasps. From March, 1906, to June, 1909, he was Staff Captain, Pretoria Sub-district, South Africa, and he was promoted Major in February, 1912.

He was appointed Brigade-Major, Middlesex Infantry Brigade, Eastern Command, in April, 1912, which appointment he held till October, 1914, when he rejoined the 2nd Royal Munsters in France.

Major Thomson was killed on the 22nd December, 1914, at Festubert, when as Senior Major of his battalion he was gallantly leading an attack on the German trenches.

He excelled in all sports and games, having learnt cricket at Southport and at Fettes College, Edinburgh, where he was captain of the XI for two years. Later he played for his corps in the Inter-Regimental Racquet's Tournament in 1913, and became prominent among soldier cricketers. He was a member of the Army and Navy Club, the Free Foresters, and the M.C.C.

THURSBY

Audley Delves

[Lords list him as Arthur Davies, the SDGW as Arthur Delves and the CWGC and Bond of Sacrifice as Audley Delves] Old Etonian. Captain, 3rd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 15th February 1915. Son of Neville Thursby, of Harlestone. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 51 and 53.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 2:

LIEUTENANT (temp. CAPTAIN) AUDLEY DELVES THURSBY, 3rd BATTN. KING'S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS, only son of Neville Thursby, of Harlestone, Northampton, was born at 16, Queen Street, Mayfair, London, W.

He was educated at Farnborough School, Eton, Cheltenham, and the R M.C., Sandhurst, from which he was gazetted to the K.R.R.C. in February 1908, joining his Battalion in Crete, and serving with it in Malta and India. He was promoted Lieutenant in April, 1911. In December, 1914, he was promoted temporarily (supern.) to the rank of Captain. He was killed on the 15th February, 1915, while acting as a guide in a night attack to retake trenches at St. Eloi.

The following memoir appeared in The Field of the 20th February, 1915: “Capt. Thursby was well known in the world of sport, more especially as far as military races are concerned. Of him it was once remarked in The Pioneer: I thought I was coming to the Quetta races, but I have made a mistake, and attended Thursby's benefit instead.'

These words were written in connection with the Quetta Meeting held on September 19th, 1912, when on the second day Mr. Thursby rode in six of the seven races on the card and won them all. Previously he had scored eight wins in twenty-two mounts at Malta, and in the following season (at the same place) eighteen wins in forty mounts. He headed the amateur riders in the matter of average while he was in India, and had it not been that he was so long on foreign service he would doubtless have made a big mark as a race rider in this country. As an athlete, too, Captain Thursby held no mean place, and in the Malta Garrison Marathon of 1909 he was eleventh man home in a field of 700, his own Battalion (of which he was the trainer) taking second honours in the team competition. In the following year the Battalion won first place, and Captain Thursby was the first officer home, and in the same year the Battalion was first in polo, cricket, football, and gymnastics, Captain Thursby being one of its representatives in each event.

TOMPSON

Alan Hawtin

Lieutenant Alan Hawtin Tompson
IWM (HU 119182)
Second Lieutenant, Special Reserve attached 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 27th September 1915. Aged 35. Son of John Alfred and Marie Louise Tompson; husband of Gladys Tompson (nee Bullough). No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 5 to 7.

TORRENS

Attwood Alfred

Major, Royal Field Artillery (Territorial). Killed in action 8th December 1916. Aged 42. Born 13th February 1874, Baston Manor, Hayes, Kent. Son of Capt. Alfred and Mrs. Torrens, of "The Grove", Hayes, Kent. Buried in POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE, Somme, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 4.

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

TORRENS, ATTWOOD ALFRED, Major, Royal Field Artillery, 4th South Midland Howitzer Brigade, 3rd N. of the late Alfred Torrens, Capt. Rentz by his wife, Ann Ommanney, dau. of Sir Claude Edward Scott. Bart.: b. Heston Manor, Hayes, co. Kent, 13 Feb. 1874 educ. at Harrow; was on the Stock Exchange; obtained a commission 12 Fob. 1913; promoted Major the following Dec.: served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 24 May, 1916, and was killed in action at Pozières 8 Dec. following. Buried there. Brigadier-General R. C. Coates wrote: "The whole of the artillery of the division much feel his loss. He was an exceptionally popular officer, both with his brother officers and the men." The Rev. Bainbridge. Bell wrote "In every sense a fine soldier. Much beloved and much lamented by us all." Lieut. Kobel wrote: “His battery was being shelled. and being uneasy about the safety of his men, he went out to move them, and was struck and killed instantaneously by a piece of shell. He was an excellent officer and very popular in the brigade. We all deplore his loss." One of his subalterns wrote: " He was such a favourite with us all, I feel his loss very deeply. I have only been in his battery three months, but they have boon quite the happiest three mouths of my Army life:" Unm.

TOSETTI, M.C.

Douglas

Major, 8th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 21st March 1918. Aged 40. Son of the late Max and Julia Tosetti. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 56 and 57.

TOWER

Christopher Cecil

Old Etonian. Lieutenant, Essex yeomanry attached as A.D.C. to Major General Wing, 12th Division. Killed in action 4tth [SDGW] or 2nd [CWGC] October 1915. Aged 30. Son of Christopher J. H. and Cecilia Tower of Wealdside, Essex; husband of Cynthia (daughter of Brig. Gen. Herbert Conyers Surtees, of Mainsforth Hall, Co. Durham), of Weald Hall, Brentwood, Essex. Buried in NOEUX-LES-MINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row K. Grave 16.

TOYNBEE

Geoffrey Percy Robert

Captain, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 15th November 1914 at Ploegstraete, Armentieres, France. Born 18th May 1885, Paddington, London. Son of the late Percy Toynbee. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 10.

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Born on May 18, 1885, at Paddington, London. An opening right-hand bat, he was in the Winchester XI in 1902 and 1903, averaging 18.25 in the former year and 24.30 in the latter. He scored heavily at Sandhurst, heading the averages in 1904 with 70.71, and being third the following season with 42.33. He made many large scores in military matches. Playing for Green Jackets v Aldershot Command in July, 1911, he it 115 and 101*. He played in two matches for Hampshire in 1912, scoring 14 in his one innings. Serving as a Captain in the Rifle Brigade, he was killed in action at Ploegstraete, Armentieres, France, on November 15, 1914, aged 29.

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

TOYNBEE, GEOFFREY PERCY ROBERT, Capt.. The Rifle Brigade (The Prince (Consort's Own). only s. of the late Percy Toynbee, of 92, Westbourne Terrace, London. W., and of Mrs. Francis Raitt, of Brookfield Hall, co. York; b. 18 May, 1885 gazetted 2nd Lieut. The Rifle Brigade 10 Aug. 1905 Promoted Limit. IT May. 1909; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action 15 Nov. 1914.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1:

CAPTAIN GEOFFREY PERCY ROBERT TOYNBEE, 1st BATTN. THE RIFLE BRIGADE (THE PRINCE CONSORT'S OWN), who was killed in action near Armentieres on the 15th November, 1914, was the only son of the late Percy Toynbee, 92, Westbourne Terrace, and of Mrs. Francis Raitt, Brockfield Hall, York.

He was born on the 18th May, 1885, and was educated at Winchester and the R.M.C., Sandhurst. At Winchester he was in the XI in 1903, and also in the Football XV and in Sixes. At Sandhurst he was captain of the cricket, and represented the R.M.C. at golf. He joined the Rifle Brigade in August, 1905, becoming Lieutenant in May, 1909, and captain in February, 1914.

Captain Toynbee was a member of the United Service Club, Pall Mall, and of I Zingari and the M.C.C. His recreations were hunting, shooting, fishing, cricket, and golf. He played cricket for Hampshire in 1912. He was unmarried.

TRYON

Richard

Captain, 6th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 10th January 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 44.

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

TRYON, R., Capt., The Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own), attd. 2nd Battn. (69th Foot) The King's Royal Rifle Corps, eldest s. of the late Capt. R. Tryon, Rifle Brigade, of The Lodge, Oakham, by his wife (—) (79, Eaton Place S.W.); served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was Killed in action 10 Jan. 1915. He m. Edith (-) (40, Cadogan Place, S.W.)

TUDWAY

Hervey Robert Charles

Old Etonian. Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds 18th November 1914. Aged 26. Born 23rd September 1888, Westminster, London. Son of Charles Clement Tudway and Alice Constance Tudway (nee Hervey-Bathurst), of Milton Lodge, Wells, Somerset. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 13.

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

TUDWAY, HERVEY ROBERT CHARLES, Lieut., 2nd Battn. Grenadier Guards, eldest s. of Charles Clement Tudway, of The Cedars, Stoberry Park, and Milton Lodge, Wells, Somerset, J.P., D.L., by his 2nd wife, Alice Constance, yst. dau. of Sir Frederick Hutchinson Hervey-Bathurst, 3rd Bart.; b. 17. Lower Berkeley Street, W., 23 Sept. 1888; educ. Evelyns and Eton, where he was in the sixth form and Eton Society; gazetted 2nd Lieut. Grenadier Guards, 1 Feb. 1910, and promoted Lieut. 29 Sept. Following appointed A.D.C. to Lord Buxton, and sailed for South Africa, 25 July, 1914, but hearing of the outbreak of war on his arrival there, cabled to Lord Buxton, who was in England, for leave; returned immediately and rejoined his regt.; went to the Front ; joined the 2nd Battn. at Ypres, 2 Nov. 1914, and died in hospital at Boulogne, 18 Nov. following, of wounds in the head received at the 1st Battle of Ypres on the 9th; unm. He was buried in the cemetery at Boulogne. A brass tablet was erected to his memory in the North Choir Aisle of Wells Cathedral, the inscription concluding with: “His life for his country, his soul to God.” Lieut. Tudway was a keen sportsman end cricketer, and played for the Brigade, I.Z. and M.C.C. His brother, Lieut. Lionel C. P. Tudway, R.N., D.S.O., was taken prisoner at Kut when in command of H.M.S. Sumara.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1:

LIEUTENANT HERVEY ROBERT CHARLES TUDWAY, 2nd BATTN. GRENADIER GUARDS, died in hospital at Boulogne on the 18th November, 1914, from wounds received in action at Ypres on the 9th of that month. He was the eldest son of Charles Clement Tudway, of Wells, by his second marriage with Alice, daughter of the late Sir Frederick Hervey Bathurst, third Bart., whose ancestor, the Hon. Felton Hervey, eighth son of the first Earl of Bristol, fought at Waterloo and lost one arm there. Lieutenant Tudway's grandfather, uncle, and cousin on the maternal side all served in the Grenadier Guards.

Lieutenant Tudway was born on the 23rd September, 1888, at 17, Lower Berkeley Street, W., and was educated at Evelyns and Eton, where he won the School Fives in 1907, was captain of his house, in the Sixth Form, and a member of the Eton Society.

He received his commission in the Grenadier Guards in February, 1910, becoming Lieutenant in September of the same year, and served with his Regiment till the summer of 1914, when he was appointed A.D.C. to Viscount Buxton, Governor-General of South Africa, and arrived there to find that war had broken out. He at once resigned his appointment and returned to England, and had hardly arrived when he received orders to rejoin his Regiment at the front.

Lieutenant Tudway was a member of the Guards' and Pratt's Clubs, and of I Zingari and the M.C.C. At Eton he was noted for his cheery and charming manners. He was a good cricketer and an excellent shot, and became very popular with his brother officers and in society. At the Wells County Petty Sessions after his death the Chairman (Colonel Alfred Thrale Perkins, C.B.) paid a touching tribute to the young officer, and a brass tablet has been fixed in the wall of the north choir aisle in Wells Cathedral to his memory.

The Officer Commanding at the Grenadier Guards Headquarters at home wrote to his father extolling his late son's soldierly qualities and charming personality.

TUFNELL

Carleton Wyndham

Old Etonian. Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 6th November 1914. Aged 22. Son of Carleton Fowell Tufnell and Laura Gertrude Tufnell, of Watendone Manor, Kenley, Surrey. Buried in ZILLEBEKE CHURCHYARD, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 1. See also Kennington, The Oval, Surrey CCC Memorial

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

TUFNELL, CARLETON WYNDHAM, Lieut., 2nd Battn. Grenadier Guards, 3rd s. of Carleton Fowell Tufnell, of Waterdone Manor, Kerney, Surrey, by his wife, Laura Gertrude, dau. of William Parker Charsley, of Ceylon, M.D.; b. Sydenham, co. Kent, 5 Aug. 1892; educ. Eton and Sandhurst ; gazetted 2nd Lieut., 2nd Grenadier Guards, 4 Sept. 1912; left for France in Sept. 1914, and was promoted Lieut. He was mortally wounded near Klein Zillebeke, during the fiat Battle of Ypres, on the evening of 9 Nov. 1914, dying shortly after he reached hospital. He was machine gun officer of his Battn., and was hit whilst taking up a position. Buried in Zillebeke Churchyard; unm. At Eton, Lieut. Tufnell was one of the best all-round athletes the school has known. He was captain of the Eleven, Keeper of the Field (two years), Keeper of Oppidon Wall and Mixed Wall, and President of the Eton Society ("Pop."). He won the Victor Ludorum Prize at athletic sports, and the King's medal in the O.T.C. At Sandhurst, he was Captain of the cricket, association football, and athletic team, and later played cricket for the Household Brigade, M.C.C., and Zingari, and represented the British Army against the Dutch Army at “Soccer,” both in England and Holland, in the season of 1914-15.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1:

LIEUTENANT CARLETON WYNDHAM TUFNELL, 2nd BATTN. GRENADIER GUARDS, third son of Carleton Fowell Tufnell, of Watendone Manor, Kenley, and nephew of Rear-Admiral Lionel Grant Tufnell, C.M.G., was born at Sydenham, Kent, on the 5th August, 1892.

He was educated at Eton, where he was captain of the Cricket XI, and for two years captain of the Football XI ; was the winner of the Victor Ludorum Cup, President of the Eton Society, and winner of the King's medal in the O.T.C. Passing through the R.M.C., Sandhurst, he joined the Grenadier Guards in September, 1912, becoming Lieutenant in September, 1914, and being for some time in the King's Company in the 1st Battalion.

Lieutenant Tufnell was killed on the 6th November, 1914, while proceeding in command of his machine-gun section to defend a wood near Ypres, and was buried in Zillebeke Churchyard. He was a member of the M.C.C. and I Zingari. While at school he played for two years in the Eton v. Harrow and Eton v. Winchester matches. He represented the Army in Association Football v. the Dutch Army on two occasions, and was a prominent member of the Household Brigade Cricket Club.

TURNBULL

Hugh Vincent Corbett

Captain, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 13th November 1914. Aged 37. Son of Charles Cubitt Turnbull, of Murvagh, Cheltenham. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 22.

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

TUFNELL, CARLETON WYNDHAM, Lieut., 2nd Battn. Grenadier Guards, 3rd s. of Carleton Fowell Tufnell, of Waterdone Manor, Kerney, Surrey, by his wife, Laura Gertrude, dau. of William Parker Charsley, of Ceylon, M.D.; b. Sydenham, co. Kent, 5 Aug. 1892; educ. Eton and Sandhurst; gazetted 2nd Lieut., 2nd Grenadier Guards, 4 Sept. 1912; left for France in Sept. 1914, and was promoted Lieut. He was mortally wounded near Klein Zillebeke, during the fiat Battle of Ypres, on the evening of 9 Nov. 1914, dying shortly after he reached hospital. He was machine gun officer of his Battn., and was hit whilst taking up a position. Buried in Zillebeke Churchyard; unm. At Eton, Lieut. Tufnell was one of the best all-round athletes the school has known. He was captain of the Eleven, Keeper of the Field (two years), Keeper of Oppidon Wall and Mixed Wall, and President of the Eton Society ("Pop."). He won the Victor Ludorum Prize at athletic sports, and the King's medal in the O.T.C. At Sandhurst, he was Captain of the cricket, association football, and athletic team, and later played cricket for the Household Brigade, M.C.C., and Zingari, and represented the British Army against the Dutch Army at “Soccer,” both in England and Holland, in the season of 1914-15.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 1:

CAPTAIN HUGH VINCENT CORBETT TURNBULL, 2nd BATTN. KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS, who was killed in action on the 13th November, 1914, was the only son of the late Charles Cubitt Turnbull, of Murvagh, Cheltenham, and Upper Colletts, Cleeve Hill, Gloucestershire.

He was born on the 20th July, 1877, and was gazetted to the King's Own Scottish Borderers, from the Militia, in May, 1898, becoming Lieutenant in May, 1900, and Captain in June, 1908. From January, 1911, to August, 1912, he was Adjutant of his battalion, and on the 8th August, 1912, was detached from his Regiment for employment with the Egyptian Army. When war was declared he returned to England and was posted to the 2nd Battalion of his Regiment.

TURTON

Edmund Spencer

Old Etonian. Lieutenant, A.P.W.O., Yorkshire Hussars Yeomanry. Killed in action 1st September [SDGW] or 31st August [CWGC] 1915. Aged 26. Son of Edmund Russborough Turton (M.P.) and Clementina Turton, of Upsall Castle, Thirsk, Yorks. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 16.

TWINING

Cecil Francis Harvey

Old Etonian. Captain, 3rd Battalion attached "A" Company, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May 1915. Aged 30. Son of Herbert Twining, of 48, Ennismore Gardens, South Kensington, London; husband of Dorothea E. Bonham-Christie (formerly Twining), of Hatton Gore, Harlington, Middx. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 35.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice Volume 2:

CAPTAIN CECIL FRANCIS HARVEY TWINING, 3rd (RESERVE) (attd. 1st) BATTN. HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT, was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Haynes Twining, of 48, Ennismore Gardens, S.W.

He was born on the 2nd August, 1885, at 7, Stanhope Street, Hyde Park, London, W., and was educated at Hazelwood, Limpsfield, and at Eton. He received his commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion Hampshire Regiment from the Militia in April, 1904, becoming Lieutenant in November, 1908, and Captain in September. 1914. For active service in the War with Germany Captain Twining was attached to the 1st Battalion of his Regiment, which he joined at the Aisne. He was wounded at Messines in a night attack on the 1st November, 1914, and was invalided home, but rejoined his Battalion in March, 1915, and was killed in the second battle of Ypres on the 3rd May, 1915. He was buried four miles north-east of Ypres, about a mile from Zonnebeke.

A brother officer writes of him: “His death was a great shock to all of us in the company, as he was loved by officers and men alike. The men of his company were very fond of him and would have followed him anywhere; his thought was always for their safety, and I don't think he paid enough attention to his own."

He was a member of various cricket clubs, including the M.C.C., Free Foresters, Eton Ramblers, Butterflies, and Hampshire Hogs. He was also a member of the Conservative and Prince's Clubs, and of the Stoke Poges and East Brighton Golf Clubs.

Captain Twining married Dorothy Elizabeth, daughter of Charles E. N. Charrington, of Frensham Hill, Surrey.

TYSER

George Beaumont

Major, 7th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 5th July 1916. Aged 39. Youngest son of George Walter and Annie Tyser, of Oakfield, Mortimer, Reading. Buried in BAPAUME POST MILITARY CEMETERY, ALBERT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 7.

TYSER

Henry Erskine

Old Etonian. Second Lieutenant, "D" Company, 8th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 9th April 1917. Aged 43. Only son of William Haviside Tyser and Amy Tyser. Educated at Eton and Trinity College, Oxford. Member of his father's firm, Messrs. Tyser & Co., up to 31st December 1913. Elected an Underwriting member of Lloyd's in 1898, resigned January, 1917. In 1914 retired from business and volunteered for War Service, being gazetted to Black Watch early in 1915. Born at Vinesgate, Brasted, Kent. Buried in MINDEL TRENCH BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 1.

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