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Title: The 23rd (Service) Battalion Royal Fusiliers (First Sportsman's)

Author: Fred W. Ward

Release date: January 15, 2007 [eBook #20377]

Language: English

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GREAT WAR, 1914-1919







Forewords 1
The Sportsmen 3
From Major-General Sir C.E. Pereira, K.C.B., C.M.G. 4
From Major-General R.O. Kellett, C.B., C.M.G. 7
Formation of the Battalion, the Honours gained, and its Record in Brief 9
A New Type of Soldier—The Cosmopolitan Composition of the Battalion 15
Training at Home—How the Finished Soldier Emerged from the Rough Material 23
Service Overseas—Heavy Fighting all along the Front, and a Triumphal March into Germany 35
Great Work accomplished—Holding up a German Advance— Silencing Snipers in a Derelict Tank—And some other Things 67
Presentation of the King's Colour—Major-General Sir C.E. Pereira, K.C.B., C.M.G., and his Pride in the Battalion 73
"Good-bye and Good Luck"—Brigadier-General A.E. McNamara, C.M.G., D.S.O., and his Farewell to the 23rd Royal Fusiliers 77
The Battle of Delville Wood—An Advance in Face of Hundreds of Machine Guns—A Personal Narrative 81
Experiences as a Prisoner of War—Extracts from the Diary kept by "Mr. Brooks, the Schoolmaster" 93[vi]
The Honours' List: Names of Officers and Men awarded Decorations and mentioned in Despatches 103
The Roll of Honour: Officers and other Ranks who died that England might live 111
The Nominal Roll: Names and Numbers of the Original Members of the Battalion who joined either at the Hotel Cecil, London, or at Hornchurch, Essex 143
Editor's Note 167



Colonel the Viscount Maitland Frontispiece
First Inspection of Battalion: Hyde Park, October, 1914 to face p. 20
Marching away from Hyde Park to entrain for Hornchurch 28
The Camp, Hornchurch 30
Interior of a Hut, Hornchurch 30
Lieutenant-Colonel H.A. Vernon, D.S.O. 42
Lieutenant-Colonel E.A. Winter, D.S.O., M.C. 50
Presentation of Colours: Niederaussem, Germany, June 24, 1919 66
Battalion Headquarters, Hornchurch 80
The Battalion Pierrot Troupe: Germany 80




Sportsmen of every kind,
God! we have paid the score
Who left green English fields behind
For the sweat and stink of war!
New to the soldier's trade,
Into the scrum we came,
But we didn't care much what game we played
So long as we played the game.
We learned in a hell-fire school
Ere many a month was gone,
But we knew beforehand the golden rule,
"Stick it, and carry on!"
And we were a cheery crew,
Wherever you find the rest,
Who did what an Englishman can do,
And did it as well as the best.
Aye, and the game was good,
A game for a man to play,
Though there's many that lie in Delville Wood
Waiting the Judgment Day.
But living and dead are made
[4] One till the final call,
When we meet once more on the Last Parade,
Soldiers and Sportsmen all!
(of the "Daily Mail").


The history of any New Army battalion is a valuable contribution to the history of the war. This applies particularly to a battalion like the 23rd Royal Fusiliers, which achieved a high morale and maintained excellent discipline throughout the war.

At the Front our only knowledge of the New Army before they came overseas was gained from the Brigade Staffs and Commanding Officers of the new Formations, who were sent over for short attachment to troops in the line.

We learnt from them the great difficulties that had to be overcome in raising new units, with very few officers, warrant officers, and N.C.O.'s to lead the new force and instruct them in military routine. Without exception they were filled with admiration of the physique, intelligence, and spirit of the men who had rushed to arms in those dark early days of the war.

It was evidently the flower of the nation that came [5]forward, and probably in the history of all wars such magnificent material has never been equalled.

My acquaintance with the 23rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers extended from the end of 1916 to March, 1919, when the Battalion left the 2nd Division, and it is interesting to look back at my first impression of the Battalion, as I had not previously had any New Army battalions under my command. Regular battalions have the pride of history to sustain them, and traditions to live up to, but here I found a battalion not two years old, with its history in the making, but with the same spirit and self-consciousness that one finds in the old formations.

Those who have not had considerable experience of troops in peace and war may imagine that regiments are, at all times, sustained by a great pride in their past, and a determination to live up to it. Alas! in some cases this spirit dies away in adversity. I have seen the 23rd Royal Fusiliers in good times and in bad, and I have never found them downhearted.

When out for a few weeks' rest and training, in pleasant surroundings, their work and play were carried out with much life and zest.

In the fighting in the Cambrai salient, in the Bourlon-Mœuvres Ridge, on November 30, 1917, when the 2nd Division defeated six successive attacks on their line, the 23rd Royal Fusiliers at the end of the day held their line intact. This action was followed two days later by a withdrawal which was necessary to get us [6]out of a sharp salient. This entailed very hard work and constant trench fighting, extending over several days. The troops were very exhausted from the extremely heavy calls that had been made on them, but after a few days' rest it was almost incredible how rapidly they had thrown off their fatigue and how good their spirits were.

They knew they had killed large numbers of Germans, and had successfully defeated a German attack which, if successful, would have been a great disaster for the British.

A more trying time was the March retreat in 1918. Lieutenant-Colonel Winter had lost his voice from the effect of several days of very heavy gas shelling of the Highland Ridge just before the Germans launched their attack, and he was voiceless for the next ten days. A large proportion of his Battalion were similarly affected, but time after time during the retreat they turned and fought, and inflicted heavy losses on the enemy until they did their share in repelling a heavy attack at Beaumont Hamel, where the Germans were finally held.

It was the spirit of such battalions as the 23rd Royal Fusiliers that broke the German offensive, and the marvellous power of recuperation that they had, given a few days to rest and sleep.

In the offensive operations that lasted from August 21, 1918, to the Armistice, the Battalion delivered many successful attacks with undiminished dash and courage, [7]and it was a proud day when I saw them march through the Square in Duren with fixed bayonets, headed by the few Regimental pipers that had been through the war with them since their formation.

Well had they earned their Victory March into Germany, and Lieutenant-Colonel Winter was justified in his great pride in their fine appearance and magnificent transport.

In conclusion I must pay a tribute to the private soldiers, the non-commissioned officers, and the young officers, who, year in and year out, faced death and the greatest of hardships with that dogged courage that has always broken the hearts of our enemies. The saying that the British soldier never knows when he is beaten has never been truer than in this war.

My hope is that histories such as this may have a wide circulation, so that mothers, wives, and children may know what their men have done for their country, what dangers they have faced, and what vast sacrifices they cheerfully made.


The story of the 23rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers cannot fail to be a fine one. Every soldier who, like myself, had the honour of fighting, I may say, shoulder to shoulder with it, will read its history with the deepest interest.

[8]As its first Brigadier, I took up that appointment on December 19, 1914, when the Battalion was in its infancy, deficient of arms and equipment, but full of men whose physique, zeal, and spirit were magnificent, and this spirit was fully maintained, to the honour and fame of the Battalion, in the face of the enemy in France during the winter of 1915-16, and throughout 1916 and 1917, during which time it was in my (99th) Brigade, which formed part of the 2nd Division.

Throughout the heavy fighting we went through during this period, the 23rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers never failed me. What they were ordered to do they did, and more; any objective they seized they held on to, and never retired from. Few units can boast of as proud a record as this.

Many hundreds of their best and bravest made the last sacrifice, but the splendid gallantry and dogged and cheerful endurance of the Battalion never lessened.

I was, and am, a proud man to have had such a Battalion in my Brigade, a Battalion second to none amongst those who fought for the Empire in the Great War.






Raised in London in 1914 by Mrs E. Cunliffe-Owen (now Mrs. Stamford, O.B.E.)


  Officers. Other Ranks. Total.
Total strength of Battalion on embarkation 31 1,006 1,037
Total number of reinforcements who were posted to and joined the Battalion whilst overseas 188 3,762 3,950
Total number who have served on the effective strength of the 23rd Royal Fusiliers whilst overseas 219 4,768 4,987

Note.—The above figures do not include those posted to the Battalion for record purposes only, and who never joined the Battalion in the Field. The figures represent only those who have served on the effective strength of the Battalion overseas.


Colonel Viscount Maitland. From formation of Battalion to January 29, 1916.

Lieut.-Colonel H.A. Vernon, D.S.O. From January 31, 1916, to May 23, 1917.

Lieut.-Colonel E.A. Winter, D.S.O., M.C. From May 24, 1917, to April 14, 1919.

Lieut.-Colonel F.L. Ashburner, M.V.O., D.S.O. From April 15, 1919, to March, 1920.

[12]The Battalion proceeded overseas on November 15, 1915.


  Officers. Other Ranks. All Ranks.
Killed in action 26 427 453
Died of wounds 2 128 130
Wounded in action 81 2,216 2,297
Missing in action 19 331 350
Died from sickness whilst on active service Nil 11 11
Total 128 3,113 3,241


D.S.O. 5
Bar to D.S.O. 1
M.C. 27
Bar to M.C. 5
Order de l'Caronne 1
D.C.M. 14
M.M. 93
Bar to M.M. 6
M.S.M. 8
French Croix de Guerre 1
Belgian Croix de Guerre 1
Italian Bronze Medal for Military Valour 1



November:  Bethune sector.

December:  Cambrin sector.


January:  Festubert sector.

February:  Givenchy sector.

March:  Souchez sector.[13]

April:  Souchez sector.

May:  Souchez sector.

June:  Carency sector.

July:  Somme and Battle of Delville Wood.

August:  Somme, in support.

September:  Hebuterne sector.

October:  Redan.

November:  Battle of Beaumont Hamel.

December:  Battalion resting.


January:  Courcelette sector.

February:  Battle of Miraumont.

March:  Battles of Greyvillers and Lady's Leg Ravine.

April:  Vimy Ridge and battle in front of Oppy.

May:  Battle for and capture of Oppy-Fresnoy line.

June:  Cambrin sector.

September:  Givenchy.

October:  Battalion resting.

November:  Battalion moved to Herzeele, behind Passchendale, ready to go in, and was then moved south to meet the German counter-attack at Bourlon Wood.

December:  Holding Hindenburg line.


January:  Highland Ridge.

February:  Highland Ridge.

March:  German attack. Battalion fought a rearguard action from Highland Ridge to Mailly-Mailly.

April:  Battalion holding line at Blairville and Adnifer.

May:  Battalion holding line at Blairville and Adnifer.

June:  Holding line at Adnifer and Ayette.

July:  Holding line at Adnifer and Ayette.

August:  Battalion led off for the Third Army on 21st inst., attacking and capturing enemy positions near Courcelles.

September:  Battalion attacked and captured part of the Hindenburg line at Doignes, and later helped to capture Noyelles, and attacked Mount sur l'Œuvres.

October:  Battalion attacked and captured Forenville.

November:  Battalion attacked and captured Ruesnes.[14]

November and December:  Battalion marched forward into Germany.


Battalion in Cologne area as part of Army of Occupation.


Battalion in Cologne area until it was disbanded in March.






With the formation of the Sportsman's Battalion it will be admitted quite a new type of man was brought into the British Army. Public Schools battalions, the Chums, the Footballers, and other battalions were formed. But to the First Sportsman's belongs the honour of introducing an actually new type.

To begin with, it was cosmopolitan. Practically every grade of life was represented, from the peer to the peasant; class distinctions were swept away, every man turned to and pulled his bit. To illustrate what is meant one hut of thirty men at Hornchurch may be mentioned.

In this hut the first bed was occupied by the brother of a peer. The second was occupied by the man who formerly drove his motor-car. Both had enlisted at the same time at the Hotel Cecil, had passed the doctor at the same time at St. Paul's Churchyard, and had drawn their service money when they signed their papers. Other beds in this hut were occupied by a mechanical engineer, an old Blundell School boy, planters, a mine overseer from Scotland, a man in [18]possession of a flying pilot's certificate secured in France, a photographer, a poultry farmer, an old sea dog who had rounded Cape Horn on no fewer than nine occasions, a man who had hunted seals, "with more patches on his trousers than he could count," as he described it himself, a bank clerk, and so on.

It must not be thought that this hut was an exceptional one. Every hut was practically the same, and every hut was jealous of its reputation. Scrubbing day was on Saturdays as a rule, and it was then that the "un-char-lady" side of various men came out. They were handling brooms, scrubbing-brushes, and squeegees for the first time in their lives, but they stuck it, and, with practice making perfect, it was surprising to what a pitch of cleanliness things eventually got.

Even church parade has been dodged on a Sunday morning in order that three pals might unite in an effort to get the stoves blacked, the knives and forks polished, and a sheen put on the tea-pails.

One may smile about these things now when in civilian life again, but it was all very real at the time. The First Sportsman's were not coddled; no man thought twice about getting in a terrible mess when domestic duties had to be performed. The only kick came when the hut windows had to be cleaned with old newspapers. The man who had forgotten to wash the old cloths or buy new ones came in for a terrible time.

[19]Rivalry, perfectly friendly in character, was great in the earlier days before chums began to be split up as the result of taking commissions. If we were digging trenches "somewhere in Essex," our particular sector had to be completed quicker and be more finished in character than any other. Jobs were done at the double if it were thought to be necessary; if any man developed a tendency to take a rest at too frequent intervals—well, he was ticked off in the most approved fashion. It all made for the good of the whole. The N.C.O. in charge had an easy time, he hadn't to drive a man. All he had to do was to see that in over-eagerness his working party did not take risks.

But the time came when the calculations upon securing a commission began to make their appearance. It may be some men were approached on the matter, or that others thought they would get to the Front more quickly as individual officers than as members of the Battalion (as indeed proved the case in many instances), but certain it is that the Colonel began to be inundated with applications to apply for permission.

Whilst freely recommending all suitable applications, the Colonel, in order to keep up the strength of the Battalion, made a rule that an applicant was to supply two other recruits to the Battalion of a certain height and of absolute physical fitness.

Naturally this was conformed with, and the recruiting sergeants round Whitehall were all the richer for it. [20]So, too, were the recruits, and everyone was satisfied. If one man went two others took his place.



To face p. 20

Finally, as it was found that men constantly leaving was interfering with the internal organization of the companies, a special company was formed of all those waiting for their commission papers to come through.

This company, "E," proved the friendly butt of all the others, one wag even going so far as to christen it the "Essex Beagles," alleging they did not "parade," but "met"!

So, in order to free the others for harder training this company provided very nearly all the fatigue parties for the camp.

Still, this didn't matter. It just gave the budding officers a chance to show what they were capable of. On several occasions a member of "E" Company proved he was more than a little useful with his hands when it came to a matter of treating things from a physical point of view and cutting the cheap wit out. The fatigues were also done without a murmur, that was another point of honour, and although the available strength of the company was dwindling day by day, "grousing" about extra work was conspicuous by its absence.

There was a funny side about this dwindling of the strength, too. Men would be on the morning parade, and not on that later in the day. The explanation was a simple one. Their papers had come through. A [21]man would walk out through the gates and be pulled up by the sentry.

"What about your pass?" the latter would ask.

"Got my discharge," would be the reply.

"Got a commission?"


"Good luck, old chap. I'm getting my papers to-morrow."

So, many of the original members of the First Sportsman's Battalion were scattered about on every front in their various regiments. Walking through the Rue Colmar, Suez, one day I met my old company officer, then in the Royal Flying Corps. At Sidi Bishr, on the banks of the Mediterranean, I met another. A fellow-sergeant in the Battalion came up in the Rue Rosetta, Alexandria, and claimed me.

Out beyond the Bitter Lakes, east of the Suez Canal, I met an old Sportsman who had been a fellow-corporal with me. Back of the Somme, a prominent West Country Sportsman shouted a greeting to me from the Artillery. He still remembered rousing the camp at Hornchurch one night by sounding a hunting horn.

In an Artillery Captain in the Hebuterne sector I recognized another member—a Machine-Gun officer rolled up smilingly on the way up the line, and, finest time of all, I had nearly a whole day with what was left of the old crowd when they were resting after Delville Wood.

Friendships made in the First Sportsman's Battalion [22]were not easily broken. We are out of it now, but—once a Sportsman, always a Sportsman. That, at least, has been my experience.

And it must not be forgotten that to Mrs. Cunliffe-Owen is due the credit of conceiving the idea of a battalion formed of men over the then enlistment age, who, by reason of their life as sportsmen, were fit and hard. Approaching the War Office, she obtained permission to raise a special battalion of men up to the age of forty-five. This was how the Sportsman's Battalion was actually brought into being.






Formed almost as soon as the war broke out in 1914, the First Sportsman's Battalion may have provoked some criticism. It was uncertain at first as to what branch of the service it was to represent. Personally I thought it was to be mounted, and I was not alone in this idea either. More than a few of us got busy at once in settling how, if possible, we could provide our own mounts. That was in the days when we were new to war, long before we began to know what something approaching the real thing was.

Recruiting went on briskly at the Hotel Cecil, London, where Mrs. Cunliffe-Owen and her staff worked hard and late. Lieutenant-Colonel Winter, then Second-Lieutenant Winter, with his ledger-like book and his green-baize-covered table, was a familiar figure. So, too, was the tailor who had been entrusted with the task of fitting us out with our uniforms. He, poor man, was soon in trouble. The stock sizes could be secured, but stock sizes were at a discount with the majority of the men who first joined up. They wanted outside sizes, and very considerable outside sizes, too, [26]for the average height was a little over six feet, and the chest measurements in proportion.

Still, we recognized that these things had to be, and we kept on with a smile and a joke for everything. Perhaps we had a pair of army trousers and a sports-coat. Perhaps we had a pair of puttees, and the rest of the costume was our own. It didn't matter. It was good enough to parade in off the Embankment Gardens. It was good enough to route march in through the London streets. And the traffic was always stopped for us when we came home up the Strand, and proceeded down the steps by the side of "the Coal Hole" to the "dismiss." Rude things might be said to us by the crowd, but there was a warm spot in their hearts for us. We just carried on.

Bit by bit we were provided with our uniforms, and we began to fancy ourselves as the real thing. We began to make new friends, and we were drawn closer to those we knew. We came from all over the world. At the call men had come home from the Far East and the Far West. A man who had gone up the Yukon with Frank Slavin, the boxer; another who had been sealing round Alaska; trappers from the Canadians woods; railway engineers from the Argentine; planters from Ceylon; big-game hunters from Central Africa; others from China, Japan, the Malay States, India, Egypt—these were just a few of the Battalion who were ready and eager to shoulder a rifle, and do their bit as just common or garden [27]Tommies. The thought of taking a commission did not enter our minds at the start. Every man was eager to get on with the work, with but a dim thought of what it was going to be like, but worrying not a bit about the future.

In a few weeks the Battalion had learnt how to form fours, to wheel, and to maintain a uniformity of step. Every man was desperately keen; to be late for parade was a great big sin. And this despite the fact that every man had to come into London from all parts of the suburbs, and farther out than that in many instances, by train (paying his own fare) every morning.

So the time went on. Then came the news that we were to go into camp at the Grey Towers, Hornchurch, Essex, and next came the formation of a fatigue party to go on ahead and get things ready for the reception of the Battalion. There was a rush to get into this party as soon as the news went round. Everyone was eager to do something fresh, and, after all, we didn't know what fatigues were in those days. So the party went on ahead.

We who were left kept on with our drills; we even did physical jerks on the slopes of Savoy Street, Strand. Then came the news that we were to march away. That bucked everybody up tremendously, for, to tell the truth, we were really beginning to get tired of the London life. Some of us, who had seen life in various parts of the world previously, were sighing again for the open air. All of us were thinking it was [28]really time we did something to justify our existence. We did not claim to be show soldiers; we wanted to get at it.



To face p. 28

All things come to those who wait, however. We were to move to Hornchurch—the first step to active service. We had our uniforms, we even had white gloves, and at last we fell in, by the Hotel Cecil, with a band at our head, and off we went. Funnily enough, some of us felt this break with London more than we felt anything afterwards. It was really our first introduction to "the Great Unknown."

Had the Guards been marching away they could not have had a greater and a more enthusiastic send-off. The streets of the City were packed; it was a struggle to get through. At Liverpool Street we were reduced to a two-deep formation, and even then it became a case of shouldering your way through those who had gathered to wish us "God speed." But we were entrained at last; we detrained at Romford, and we marched to Hornchurch. We were in the camp.

Our First Surprise.—That's when we had the first surprise sprung upon us, for we learnt that the camp would be our home for a whole solid fourteen days. No one was to be allowed to go into the village; we were to begin our course of instruction in discipline. There were a few heart-burnings, but nothing more. The Battalion played up to its ideal.

We were drilled early and late; we were instructed in the art of guard mounting; we peeled potatoes in [29]the cookhouse; we fetched coal from the quartermaster's stores; we fell in to get our rations from the cookhouse; and last, but not least, we began to grouse. That was our first advance to becoming real soldiers. At least, so the author was told by an old N.C.O. who had marched with Roberts to Kabul, and who was again in the Service, too aged to do more than to instruct, but not too aged to do that well.

Hard work and plain but plentiful food soon made the Battalion as hard as nails, a phrase coined by the London Evening News, and a phrase that stuck. Quite as important, too, was the fact that a member of the "hard as nails" Battalion had to prove he was capable of acting up to it. So it was just a matter of honour that every man should keep off the sick parades, and not come home in the ambulance when a long route march or a field day was indulged in.

This took a bit of doing sometimes, for there was no mercy shown us. We said we wanted the real thing, and, between ourselves, we got it. A march of seven miles to the scene of operations, a hard field day, and a march of seven miles home again, with pack, rifle, and full equipment in other ways, was our lot. We began to recognize that we were really soldiers, and we patted ourselves on the back.

Sport, too, played a very big part in our training. The Army of to-day recognizes the fact that athletics makes and keeps our youngsters fit and well. Our Colonel recognized it from the start, and as we had [30]plenty of material to work upon we went right away with it. We had a "soccer" team, a "rugger" team, and a cricket eleven. The records of the matches we won, and the fact that very few defeats were notched up against us, proves we had a perfect right to style ourselves "the First Sportsman's Battalion, the 23rd (Service) Battalion Royal Fusiliers."





To face p. 30

Scullers, footballers, boxers, runners, wrestlers, actors, musicians, artists—all these could be had for the asking, and we drew upon them liberally. We were given plenty of opportunities to indulge in our passion for sport in the ordinary way, but the private who once asked for leave in order to go grouse shooting didn't get it. It was suggested he might put in a little time at the rifle range instead. No restrictions, however, were put upon any early morning running matches, and the football and cricket teams were helped in every way.

To get back to the purely military side, however. We groused at the amount of drills and night operations, to being hut orderlies, going on guard, and so on. But we did them as a means to an end. Then we had the rudest shock of all. We learnt we were to embark on the task of digging trenches—somewhere in Essex! That put the lid on things, so we considered. We, infantry soldiers, to dig trenches! It couldn't be right. We thought the Engineers, or the Pioneers, or somebody else, always did that. Our job was to carry a rifle, and to shoot Germans. That's how the rank [31]and file looked at it in the first place. Of course they discovered other things when the Battalion got to France, but that's another story.

However, it had to be done and, like everything else, it was done. After an early breakfast, the company detailed fell in and marched off to the station. After a while, a special train arrived and we scrambled in. In the interim, it may be mentioned, packed trains proceeding cityward went by, the passengers cheering us. That passed the time if it did nothing else.

Nearly an hour in the train, a march of perhaps a couple of miles, and we reached our objective. Mysterious personages, with a big "G.R." in gold on scarlet armlets popped up from somewhere, produced plans, and informed our Company Officer that trenches had to be dug at such and such a place. As a rule it was somewhere where the water from an adjacent brook would percolate through the earth and make things uncomfortable. That's by the way, though, and after all it was good practice, this working out a method of trench drainage on our own. As a matter of fact we had a lot of Civil and Colonial Engineers in our ranks, and so we put all the mistakes made by the others right. Whenever possible, of course. One or two things, it must be admitted, beat us.

Sometimes it rained, sometimes it snowed, occasionally, very occasionally, it happened to be fine. But we got on with our work, waiting for the bugler to blow for the midday lunch. When "cookhouse" went we [32]straightened our backs, got some of the mud off our boots, and proceeded to take what the gods (in this case the quartermaster) were good enough to give us. We always had two guesses, and we were always right. It was either bread and cheese, or bread and bully. If we were fortunate we might be able to purchase beer at a local hostelry, or Oxo at a village shop. If not so fortunate, the waterbottle or, if again lucky, a pocket-flask was brought into service.

The Kindly Shopkeeper.—Digressing for a moment, though, it may be mentioned that the various shopkeepers were always very, very good to us! They always supplied us with what we needed, if they had it, and they never put the prices up to us! At least, not much. For instance, if a resident could buy a pair of bootlaces for a penny, we were only occasionally charged more than threepence. Other things were in proportion, and Essex to-day has quite a lot of nice new shops, unknown before the advent of the First Sportsman's Battalion. It is pleasing to remember that a Navvy Battalion followed us!

To resume the trench digging. As we were later complimented on the quality of the work we did, we must have shone in the way of handling the pick and the spade. At the end of our labours, when the "fall in" was sounded, we were quite ready to say we were looking forward to a hot meal in our huts in camp, where, outside, the breezes whispered through the [33]branches of the trees lining the drive, where the moon silvered the tin roofs of our living quarters, and all was bright and jolly—in the sergeants' mess!

So time sped away, and still we kept on wondering if we were forgotten. We sat by the fires in "stoves, hot, combustion slow," and we told the tale of the two highly placed War Office officials who were discussing the war years after it had finished. One had asked the other how the Sportsman's Battalion had shaped in "the Great Adventure," and then would come the climax. "Good God!" the other would say, "I've forgotten them. They're still at Hornchurch!"

All things have to come to a finish though, and so we found. We had night attacks, some three and four day route marches, even a recruiting march through Barking and its neighbourhood, we did our shooting tests, got through our bayonet exercises, had battalion drill in the early mornings, with a fair amount of ceremonial drill thrown in as a makeweight, and then came the rumour that a real big move was to be made, such a move that the departure for the Front could not be long delayed.

This was the move to Clipstone Camp for brigade training. We had heard so many rumours previously that we did not believe this, the latest, at first. But it was correct, and at last the Battalion, formed up in hollow square, was found on the parade ground at Grey Towers, where the Rector of Hornchurch bade us God speed and good cheer.

[34]A few days later the Battalion, leaving two companies behind as depot companies, entrained at Hornchurch for the new camp at Clipstone.

There it went through brigade training, was equipped with its regimental transport, and afterwards moved to Candahar Barracks, Tidworth, to undergo divisional training with the 33rd Division, of which it formed a part.

Finally, after being reviewed with the Division by Queen Mary, acting in place of His Majesty the King, who was suffering from his accident sustained in France, all was in readiness for the next and biggest move of all.






The day of the move overseas arrived. This was on November 15, 1915, when the regimental transport entrained at Tidworth for Havre, followed one day later by the Battalion, which proceeded to Folkestone, Boulogne being reached on November 17, Ostrohove Rest Camp being the first objective. No time, however, was wasted there, for on November 18 the Battalion entrained at Pont-de-Briques, joining the transport which had come up from Havre.

It was at Steenbecque, reached a day later, and where billets were found in barns and farmhouses, that the sound of artillery in action was first heard by the Battalion. Four days were occupied here in sorting things out generally, the companies parading, route marching, and being inspected.

On November 23 a move was made to Busnes, the first part of the route being over badly cut up second-class roads, and the remainder on pavé. The men, the war diary tells us, marching in greatcoats, and carrying blankets, found the march very trying. [38]Billets in the area La Miquellerie were reached at 3 p.m. Distance, 11½ miles.

Then came a very important thing from a soldier's point of view. Pay was drawn from the Field Cashier, and distributed for the first time in France. Next came the notification that in conformation with the policy of re-forming the 33rd and the 2nd Divisions by forming brigades, each consisting of two new battalions and two regular battalions, the 99th Brigade was to lose the 17th and 24th Battalions Royal Fusiliers, receive the 1st Royal Berks and the 1st King's Royal Rifle Corps and join the 2nd Division.

On November 25 the Battalion paraded to march to their new billets at Bethune, being inspected en route by General Walker and the Staff of the 2nd Division. General Walker's opinion was that the 23rd Royal Fusiliers was one of the best battalions he had seen in Bethune.

Still moving, on November 26 the Battalion marched to Annequin, Fosse 9, and owing to the road being frequently shelled, orders were given that seventy-pace intervals should be kept between platoons east of Beuvry. To improve matters, it may be mentioned, there was a heavy fall of snow, and in the portion of the village south of La Basse the majority of the houses were in ruins, the result of frequent bombardments by the enemy.

Then began the first experience of the Battalion in warfare. Before being trusted to hold a line by itself [39]it had to serve an apprenticeship. This was done by attaching, in the first place, platoons, then companies, and then the half-battalion to battalions in the line in order to learn the work and what was expected of them.

During this time much kindness was experienced from the regular battalions to which the attachments were made. The units of the Battalion not doing attachment duty were used for working parties in the trenches and suffered several casualties. No. 2 platoon, right flank company, specially suffered, being caught by shrapnel fire on the Bethune-La Basse road, ten N.C.O.'s and men being wounded.

On December 10 instruction in the use of the gas helmet was given. Every man was required to pass through a hut sprayed with chlorine gas ten times as strong as would be used on ordinary occasions, General Kellett being present while this was being carried out, and himself going through the test.

So things went on until December 19. On that date the Battalion marched to Cambrin support point to relieve the 1st Royal Berks and take over a sector "on its own." In the trenches, No. 1 Company was on the right, adjoining the 1st King's Royal Rifle Corps, No. 2 Company on the left, adjoining the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, No. 3 Company was in the centre, and No. 4 Company was in support at Annequin (Fosse).

It was a very busy time, for No. 3 Company held [40]command of the sap head at New Crater, a spot where German snipers were particularly troublesome. A gas attack was ordered upon the enemy, but, much to the disappointment of the officers and men, it proved a "wash-out" owing to the breeze dying down at the last moment. On December 21, however, as the wind was favourable, a gas attack took place on a front of about a mile. It was on this day that Captain Cameron, of No. 1 Company, was wounded in the arm by a piece of high-explosive while entering the front line.

Then the Battalion, less No. 4 Company, was relieved by the 1st Royal Berks, and proceeded to reserve billets at Annequin (Fosse) on December 22. Not for complete rest, though, as it is generally understood by the civilian, for working parties had to be detailed; indeed, on December 24 all four companies were out, less sick and those on duty. And, says the war diary, no straw was provided for the billets, no coke, coal, or wood for the drying-room, and no facilities for drying or cleaning clothes.

Christmas Day in the Trenches—On Christmas Day the Battalion paraded for trench duty to relieve the 1st Royal Berks, the trenches taken over being the same as were occupied on December 19-22, with the alteration in disposition that made No. 4 Company replace No. 3 Company in the centre.

There was also a special bombardment on this day, and the Battalion's first patrol, consisting of four men and an officer, went over the parapet, being out in [41]No Man's Land for an hour. During that time the party located a sniper's post, cut out some wire from the enemy's entanglements, and were persistently sniped at themselves, while great difficulty was experienced in maintaining direction.

Then, on Boxing Day, Colonel Lord Maitland was wounded in the knee by a piece of high-explosive while proceeding to the 99th Brigade Headquarters via Cambrin Church.

The German snipers continued their activity, there were intermittent bombardments, several casualties were sustained, and on December 29 the Battalion was relieved by the 18th Royal Fusiliers. Owing to the bad state of the trenches this relief did not take place until 5.10 p.m., although it was due to be effected at 3 p.m.

Still, the Battalion got back to its billets at Annequin (Fosse), and on December 30 marched back to Busnettes for sixteen days' divisional rest. Owing to the very arduous work which had been done since December 19, on this occasion no packs were carried, and only three men fell out in a tiring march of 11¼ miles.


The New Year opened quietly, the usual rest-time routine of kit inspection, squad drill, route marching, and so on, being indulged in, a draft coming up from the base on January 7, while on January 11 the first leave for officers commenced. Then came a move, and [42]on January 19 the Battalion marched to Le Touret, relieving the 6th Queen's Regiment, the 99th Infantry Brigade taking over a sector of the front at Festubert from the 37th Infantry Brigade.



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On January 22 the Battalion relieved the 1st Royal Berks, "B" Company being in reserve in the old British line, "A" Company in support in Richmond Trench, "C" Company in front line Cover Trench and Islands, and "D" Company in front line Orchard Trench. The front line and support line garrisons, it may be noted, had to take up their positions over the top, and so could not be visited in daylight. The position remained the same until the then Kaiser's birthday, on January 27, when although the order for relief was given at 6 p.m., a "stand to" was ordered in anticipation of an attack.

This did not come off, and, the relief by the 24th Royal Fusiliers being effected, the Battalion marched back to Bethune on January 28, where the billets were inspected by General Kellett.

On January 29 Colonel Lord Maitland relinquished the command of the Battalion, temporary command being taken by Major Richey, D.S.O., and Lieutenant-Colonel H.A. Vernon (1st King's Royal Rifle Corps) assumed command on January 31, while Lieutenant Cooper was appointed machine-gun officer in place of Lieutenant Lewis, who had been wounded.

Le Quesnoy was the next move, made on February 3, and relieving the 1st Royal Berks on February 7, the [43]Battalion was in turn moved out of the trenches into the village line Givenchy on the 11th, remaining there until the 15th, when it again relieved the 1st Royal Berks in B3 sub-sector Givenchy. On the 17th the Battalion was relieved by the 16th Royal Welsh Fusiliers and moved to Le Quesnoy, remaining there until the 27th, when it proceeded to Barlin. On February 28 another move was made to Petit Sains, relieving the 22nd Royal Fusiliers, and on the 29th the Battalion took over the Souchez North sector of trenches from the French 77th Infantry Regiment.

From March 1 to March 13 the Battalion held the line at Souchez North in turn with the 1st King's Royal Rifle Corps and on the latter date proceeded to billets at Noulette, returning again to the trenches on the 17th, the Battalion on the left being the 17th Royal Fusiliers, and on the right the 1st Royal Berks. Then on March 28 it moved to La Comte for divisional rest.

Reclinghem was the next move, made on April 9, and on April 11 there was a Brigade field day, another reinforcing draft arriving on the same day. Then on the night of April 21-22 the Battalion relieved the 1st King's Royal Rifle Corps in the Souchez second sector of the line. So the end of the month arrived with alternate duty in the trenches and rest in billets.

More reinforcements, to replace wastage, arrived in the early part of May, and on the 23rd the Battalion was in the trenches at Berthouval, marching to its billets at Camblain l'Abbé on May 30. Working [44]parties were naturally provided for the trenches while the Battalion was resting, and two men were accidentally wounded on the 4th. But things were moderately quiet until the night of June 10-11. On that date the Battalion relieved the 17th Middlesex Regiment in the Carency left sector of the front.

On June 21 Lieutenant-Colonel Vernon was wounded whilst visiting a sap head held by Jerry Delaney, the boxer, Major H.V. Pirie assuming command of the Battalion until he returned to duty. The Battalion was relieved by the 1st King's Royal Rifle Corps on the night of June 22-23, and proceeded to billets at Villiers aux Bois. The next move, on the 27th, was made to Estrée Cauchie.

The Somme Fighting.—Then came the move to the Somme and the July of 1916, when the average life of the infantry subaltern in France was only worth three weeks. Many, indeed, were killed within a week of their crossing the Channel, on the very first day of entering the trenches and taking part in the British advance. The 23rd Royal Fusiliers were engaged in the whole of the desperate fighting on the Somme, including the battle of Delville Wood, the story of which is told in another part of this volume.

Following this bath of blood, on August 1 the Battalion left Bund support trench, two companies going to Longueval Alley, and two remaining to garrison and dig trenches at Montauban.

Becoming united again, on the 29th the Battalion, [45]under the impression that it was going out for a promised rest after its battle, moved to The Citadel, Sandpit Valley, and on to Mericourt l'Abbé; thence on to Fremont (passing through Amiens), Naours, Longuevillette, Authie, and Bus les Artois; and next, instead of the longed-for rest, found itself back in the trenches again at Hebuterne, relieving the 1st Coldstream Guards!

September was spent in the Hebuterne sector, and October saw many moves. Starting with Coieneux (Basin Wood) the Battalion was at the Redan (Serre sector), Mailly-Maillet (where the church, it will be remembered, had been protected by means of fascines), Raincheval, and Acheux Wood, where the rail-head and the factory with its tall chimney were bombed heavily from the air and shelled by the German heavies. Finally, on October 30, the Battalion relieved the 2nd Highland Light Infantry in the Redan right sub-sector, being in the trenches there when the month drew to a close.

November saw the Battalion taking its part in the Battle of Beaumont Hamel. Told by the War Diary this month's events were:

November 1.—Battalion in Redan right sub-sector.

November 2.—Battalion relieved by the 1st King's Royal Rifle Corps, and proceeded to billets at Mailly-Maillet.

November 3-4.—Battalion in billets, providing working and carrying parties.

[46]November 5.—Battalion relieved 1st King's Royal Rifle Corps in Redan right sub-sector.

November 6.—Battalion in Redan right sub-sector.

November 7.—Battalion relieved by 24th Royal Fusiliers and proceeded to billets at Bertrancourt.

November 8-12.—Battalion in billets, providing working and carrying parties.

November 13.—Battalion left Bertrancourt at 2.10 a.m., and proceeded to Ellis Square, Fort Hoystead, and View Trench (Redan right sub-sector). "A" and "C" Companies sent at 10.10 a.m. to G.O.C. 5th Brigade at White City. These companies proceeded later to the old German front line, and at 5 p.m. "C" Company was ordered up to reinforce the 2nd Highland Light Infantry in Green Line.

"B" and "D" Companies at 7 p.m. carried the German second line. During this time, these companies were under the command of G.O.C. 8th Infantry Brigade. At 7 p.m. Battalion Headquarters moved to White City.

November 14.—1st King's Royal Rifle Corps at 3 a.m. also established Headquarters at White City. At 6 a.m. Battalion moved forward in support of 1st King's Royal Rifle Corps and 1st Royal Berks. "A" and "C" Companies proceeded to Crater Lane, and later to Wagon Road (on right). "B" and "D" Companies (on left) took up position in Lager Alley, between the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry and the 1st Royal Berks.

November 15.—At 1 a.m. Battalion Headquarters moved from White City to Headquarters of 1st King's Royal Rifle Corps in [47]German front line. Companies still in support of 1st King's Royal Rifle Corps and 1st Royal Berks.

November 16.—Battalion at 1 a.m. moved back to Ellis Square.

November 17.—Battalion moved to billets in Mailly-Maillet.

November 18.—Battalion moved to billets at Sarton.

November 19.—Battalion marched to billets at Gezancourt.

November 20.—Battalion in billets at Gezancourt.

November 21.—Battalion marched to billets at Candas.

November 22.—Battalion in billets at Candas.

November 23.—Battalion marched to billets at Domqueur.

November 24.—Battalion marched to billets at Gapennes.

November 25.—Battalion marched to billets at Millencourt.

November 26.—Battalion in billets at Millencourt.

November 27.—Battalion marched to billets at Oneux.

November 28-29-30.—Battalion in billets at Oneux.

The following month, December, the Battalion also spent in rest at Oneux.


On January 9 a move was made from Oneux to Candas, to Beauquesne on the 11th, to Bouzincourt on [48]the 13th, and to Aveluy on the 20th. From there it went into the trenches at Courcelette, "A" and "C" Companies being in the front line, and "B" and "D" in support.

On February 1 the Battalion moved from Courcelette to Ovillers Huts, and on the 5th went on to Senlis, moving to Wolfe Huts on the 15th, and into the line for operations a day later.

Intense cold was experienced at this time. The ground, like iron, was covered with snow. The frost was intense, one man being actually frozen stiff at his post on sentry, and drinking water carried to the front line arrived as lumps of ice, from which bits were chipped for eating.

An attack on the German trenches was made on February 17. Unluckily a day before the attack the frost gave way, a very rapid thaw set in, making No Man's Land deep and heavy with slush and mud. Moving to the attack over such ground was terrible; the objective line was reached, but the following casualties were sustained:

Officers killed 8
Officers wounded 4
Officers missing 1
Other ranks killed 30
Other ranks wounded 165
Other ranks missing 32

[49]The Battalion held the Red Line on February 18, and in the night was relieved and moved to Ovillers Huts again. On the 24th it moved to Bruce Huts, and on the 26th to Albert, returning to Ovillers Huts on the 27th.

March 5 found the Battalion back in the trenches at Courcellette, and on the 10th "D" Company cooperated with the 1st Royal Berks and the 1st King's Royal Rifle Corps in an attack on Grevillers Trench and Lady's Leg Ravine, taking the ravine, killing about 20 of the enemy, and capturing 30 men and 2 machine guns. The casualties of the company amounted to 7 other ranks killed, 26 wounded, 1 accidentally wounded, and 2 died later from their wounds.

The following day the Battalion moved to Wolfe Huts, and on the 19th to Albert again, proceeding from there to Contay, Amplier, Bonnières, Framecourt, Aumerval, and Bailleul les Pernes.

Vimy Ridge.—From Bailleul les Pernes the Battalion moved up to Larosette, behind Vimy Ridge, ready to go in and take over a part of the Ridge after its capture in the coming battle for its possession. On the night of April 11, in a blinding snowstorm, the Battalion relieved the 1/5th Gordons on the captured Ridge, and on the 13th continued the advance to the line of the railway, captured the village of Bailleul, established a line on the enemy side of it, and sent out patrols to Oppy, which was found to be very strongly held by the enemy.


Swaine, photo.

LT.-COL. E.A. WINTER, D.S.O., M.C.ToList

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[50]Owing to a mistaken order, one platoon of "C" Company actually advanced on Oppy to capture it, but were themselves taken prisoners after severe fighting. During this advance one 77mm., two field guns, and one 4.2 howitzer were captured, and whilst moving forward, at the Colonel's side, to the railway embankment, the Adjutant of the Battalion, Captain Lissaman, was killed by an enemy shell.

Being relieved on the 14th by the 1st Royal Berks, the Battalion moved into support and reserve lines, but on the 18th were in the trenches west of Ecurie, moving to a tent camp on the Roclincourt-Maison-Blanche road on the 22nd. Another move, to Maroeil, was made on April 23, and on the 25th the 17th Royal Fusiliers were relieved in the trenches west of Bailleul.

On April 29, at 4 a.m., "B" Company took part in an attack on Oppy by the 1st Royal Berks and the 1st King's Royal Rifle Corps, and then the Battalion moved back into reserve trenches.

On May 1 a composite battalion was formed of two companies of the 23rd Royal Fusiliers and two companies of the 1st Royal Berks, and moved forward to a position in front of Oppy to deliver an attack on the Oppy-Fresnoy line.

Attacking on March 3, Fresnoy trench was captured with between sixty and seventy prisoners and a machine gun. Heavy counter-attacks were made by the Germans during the day, and, in view of these [51]and the retirement of the troops on the right, it became necessary to retire along Fresnoy trench. At 3.30 a.m., on the night of May 3-4, the Battalion was relieved by the 15th Warwicks, and moved back to disused enemy trenches in the Roclincourt area, the total casualties sustained being 7 officers and 122 other ranks.

On May 5 Lieutenant-Colonel Vernon having proceeded on leave, Major E.A. Winter assumed command, and on May 24 Lt.-Colonel Vernon having to report to the War Office on promotion to Brigadier-General, Major Winter was promoted Lieutenant-Colonel, and appointed to the command of the Battalion. On the same day the Battalion moved into the line again, relieving first the 1st Royal West Kents, and then the 22nd Royal Fusiliers.

June 1 saw the Battalion relieved by the 1st King's Royal Rifle Corps in the front line (Oppy-Arleux line), and moved back to Deutscher House and Thelus Wood, working parties for the front line being provided each night. On the 4th, the 22nd Royal Fusiliers came in as the relief, and the Battalion moved to St. Aubyn for rest.

This did not last long, for on June 8-9 the Battalion relieved the 1st King's Royal Rifle Corps in immediate support, Oppy-Arleux line, the casualties sustained being one other rank killed and two wounded. Then, relieving the 22nd Royal Fusiliers, the Battalion went into the front line, being relieved in turn on the night of June 13-14 by the Royal West Kents, and proceeded to Bray.

[52]On June 20 the Battalion was taken by omnibus to Beuvry, and on the 21st relieved the 2/5th Manchester Regiment in the front line, Cambrin left sub-sector, the casualties being two other ranks killed and six wounded. A German raid on the Battalion right was repelled at 3.30 a.m. on the 27th, and the 22nd Royal Fusiliers came in as relief on the evening of that day, the Battalion proceeding to Noyelles for rest.

July opened with the Battalion training at Noyelles under company arrangements, so far as it was possible, having in view its proximity to the line and liability to observation by the enemy. On July 3 the Battalion went into the front line, Cambrin left sub-sector. Six days later it went into support with headquarters at Annequin.

July 5 saw the Battalion, less two companies, in the Cambrin left sub-sector front line, Major N.A. Lewis assuming command in the trenches, with 100 Corps cyclists attached, while Lieutenant-Colonel Winter remained at Annequin for the purpose of training "C" and "D" Companies for a raid.

About 3.30 a.m. an enemy raiding party, about fifteen strong, entered the front line, wounding and carrying off one man. Bombing parties at once bombed along the trench, driving the raiders out, who came under Lewis gun and rifle fire both on entering and leaving their objective. On returning to their own lines they left our wounded man, who was brought in. The body of one of the enemy was found in No Man's [53]Land, but a complete search could not be made owing to the light. At night, however, a patrol went out and brought in the body of the dead German. Other bodies had apparently been dragged back to the enemy trenches. Our casualties were only four wounded.

On July 20, at 10.30 p.m., a raiding party, consisting of two officers and about a hundred other ranks, crossed to the enemy's front and support lines, the object being the capture of these two lines, the infliction of loss on the enemy, and the securing of prisoners and identifications. The raid was preceded by a hurricane barrage from our artillery, Stokes' mortars, and machine guns, being also accompanied with a discharge from oil projectors.

Very few of the enemy were found in the front and support lines, but small parties who were in dug-outs were bombed. Five of the enemy were also bayoneted in a communication trench. The main garrisons of the lines had apparently retired, and no prisoners were taken. Our casualties during the raid were two killed, fifteen wounded, and five wounded and missing.

Then came a move into reserve at Annequin, but from the 27th the Battalion moved into the front line of the Cambrin left sub-sector again up to, and including, August 1. From then until the night of August 25 the Battalion were doing duty in the trenches and in reserve, but on the 26th was relieved by the 8th Sherwood Foresters, and moved to Oblinghem.

There training was carried on, and on September 6 [54]the C.O., accompanied by the company commanders and specialist officers, reconnoitred the Givenchy support line. On the following day the Battalion proceeded to the village support line, no shelling being experienced during the relief of the 17th Middlesex. On September 13 the Battalion relieved the 22nd Royal Fusiliers in the Givenchy left sub-sector front line, a battalion of the Portuguese troops being attached for instruction.

Gas was projected upon the enemy on the 14th; there was no retaliation, and on the following day the Portuguese were relieved by another of their battalions.

About a hundred enemy heavy shells fell on September 16 near the right company's headquarters at Barnton Tee, Barnton Road, blowing in the trench in five places. A bombardment on the left, which commenced later, ceased on our retaliating. On September 17 the Portuguese troops left the trenches and returned to their billets, while on the night of the 18th-19th the Battalion was relieved and proceeded to Beuvry.

Training there until September 26, the Battalion then relieved the 22nd Royal Fusiliers in the Cambrin left sub-sector, and finding the enemy to be ominously quiet, a patrol was sent out to Railway Craters. On the following night eight small patrols were sent out into No Man's Land, and on the 28th two patrols reconnoitred the enemy wire. On the following day eight [55]small patrols were established in No Man's Land to cover work in the trenches, and, ensuing upon this, the German artillery became fairly active.

A move into support, following relief, was made on September 2. On the 5th the Battalion was relieved, and the companies marched independently to the Orphanage, Bethune, then on to Raimbert, the Battalion being watched on the line of march by Generals Pereira and Kellett.

At Bourlon Wood.—Training was carried on, and on November 5 the Battalion made a move through Busnes, Merville, and the Eecke area to the Herzeele area. More training ensued, and a strong rumour was in the air that the 2nd Division was "for Italy." The Battalion was equipped up to the last button, all ranks were looking forward to a change of scenery and new phases of fighting; the medical officer lectured the Battalion on the perils to be avoided in relation to charming Italians, and spirits were high and merry.

But the first attack on Cambrai took place, and instead of going to Italy the 2nd Division was hurriedly moved south by road and rail to take over the line from troops which had conducted the attack.

On the night of November 26-27 the Battalion had reached Beaumetz-les-Cambrai, from which it was moved up to the slopes of Bourlon Wood to take over from elements of the 2/4th King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and the Bays. The march along the Cambrai road, across the captured Hindenburg Line, and on to [56]the Sugar Factory will long be remembered by those who took part in it.

Again it snowed—it is curious how many important moves of the Battalion took place in a snowstorm. This time, however, it was a blessing, for it deadened the sound of moving troops, and certainly saved the Battalion being heard and shelled by the enemy.

On the line (if a few scattered posts in shell-holes can be called a line) being taken over, the Battalion at once set to work to dig itself in, profiting greatly by the recent training it had received in "intensive digging." On the left was the 1st King's Royal Rifle Corps, and on the right the 62nd Division, the battalion in support being the 1st Royal Berks. The Battalion held the line on the 27th, and on the 28th changed places with the 1st Royal Berks, going into support positions to them.

On the 30th the heavy enemy attack developed, and the Berks being hard pressed, three companies of the 23rd were moved up to their support. The enemy gained a footing in their line, and one company of the 23rd was used to counter-attack and re-establish the line, which it successfully performed.

The 17th Royal Fusiliers, on the Berks' left, having severe fighting, a section of the 23rd was sent to strengthen their posts, and help was given in supplying them with bombs and S.A.A. On the evening of December 1 the line was readjusted between the 1st Royal Berks and the 23rd Royal Fusiliers—the [57]Berks taking the left and the 23rd the right. On the night of December 1 the position of the Battalion was: two companies and two platoons in the line; two companies, less two platoons, in support.

On the night of December 2 the unit on the right of the 23rd Royal Fusiliers pushed forward its line. In order to keep touch with them, one company from the support positions went over with them at 8.10 p.m. The advance was successful, the objective duly gained and rapidly consolidated—one prisoner and one machine gun being taken in the advance.

Then came a great disappointment to the troops who had fought so well. Further south the enemy's counter-attack had proved successful, converting the position held by the 2nd Division into a very dangerous salient, from which it was imperative to retire.

The necessary orders were issued, and at dead of night, December 4-5, the Battalion retired through Graincourt to Hermies. To cover the retirement two sections per company were left in the line with orders not to retire until just before dawn, and to spend the night in moving up and down the vacated line, firing Verey-lights and rifles to delude the enemy into thinking the line was still held.

By this ruse the Battalion was enabled to carry out the difficult operation of withdrawing in the face of the enemy without his knowledge. The sections so left behind gallantly carried out their tasks and safely rejoined the Battalion at Hermies.

[58]From December 5 the Battalion was in support, but on the 11th it relieved the 21st Londons in the Hindenburg Line, and, after relief, marched on December 20 to Gropi Camp, where Christmas was spent in tents in the snow. In reserve until the 30th, it then relieved the 22nd Royal Fusiliers in the left canal sector (Canal du Nord) of the Hindenburg Line.


On January 3 the Battalion, relieved, marched independently by companies to Barastre for Divisional rest. January 23 found them at Villers Plouich in the Vacquerie right sub-sector, the Battalion headquarters being in Farm Ravine. On February 3 they entrained on the light railway for Equancourt, where they were placed in Divisional reserve. Not much time was spent in this way, though, for on the 9th the Battalion entrained for Trescault, and proceeded from there to the Vacquerie right sub-sector, remaining in the line there until going into reserve at Equancourt again on the 15th.

On February 22 a move was made to the line again in the Vacquerie right sub-sector. On the night of March 6-7 the Battalion was relieved, and marched to Metz, where they were billeted in huts. It was impossible, however, to secure any real rest here, for the camp was shelled intermittently both during the day and the night.

The afternoon of March 12 saw the Battalion back [59]in the trenches again at Lincoln Reserve and Midland Reserve, "D" Company being in Snap Trench. There was a heavy gas-shell bombardment by the enemy on the nights of the 12th, 13th, and 14th, the Battalion suffering heavy casualties, also intermittent shelling during the day and night, while there was, as a welcome change, a raid on the enemy front line by the Battalion on the night of March 13-14. Then came the relief of the Battalion, which marched back to Equancourt, a rest for the Battalion being absolutely necessary owing to the fact that all the remaining members were suffering from gas poisoning.

The German Offensive.—Next came the great offensive by the enemy—the time when the Germans almost thrust their way right through by force of numbers.

The first indication of the break-through which the Battalion received was enemy bullets actually falling in the camp. Every man turned out, the Battalion took up a line north of Equancourt in an attempt to hold up the advance of the enemy, patrols being sent forward into Fins, where it was found the Germans had succeeded in establishing themselves.

On the following morning an enemy attack was beaten back with heavy loss, but both its flanks being "in the air" the Battalion received orders to retire on Le Transloy. Moving though Hayettes Wood, Ytres, Bus, and Rocquigny, Le Transloy was reached late at night, where the Brigade from which it had become separated was rejoined.

[60]Moving again before dawn, a line was taken up round Gueudecourt, which was held during the day. Making another move at dusk, a fresh line was established at Eaucourt l'Abbaye. Very heavily attacked on the following day, the Battalion was forced to fight a rearguard action, retreating through Le Sars on Pys, where another stand was made.

Again slipping back at night, a position was taken up near Beaucourt sur Ancre. From this position the Battalion again moved back and occupied the old British trenches known as White City trenches near Beaumont Hamel. In spite of many heavy enemy attacks this position was held until the Battalion was relieved by New Zealand troops.

On relief it marched out to the wood at Mailly-Maillet only four officers and seventy men strong.

Resting at Englebelmer for a day or so, it was again moved into the front line at Aveluy Wood, where a German attack was beaten off, the enemy being badly mauled. During the fighting round Gueudecourt, Brigadier-General Barnett-Barker was killed, and, as senior Colonel in the 99th Brigade, Lieutenant-Colonel Winter assumed command, the command of the 23rd Royal Fusiliers devolving upon Major Lewis.

In his anxiety to hold up the enemy for as long as possible and to get the battalion back safely to a line being formed behind him, Major Lewis was taken prisoner at Eaucourt l'Abbaye. The command [61]then devolved upon Captain C.H. Bowyer, who kept it until the return of Lieutenant-Colonel Winter, who rejoined the Battalion on General E. Ironside (now General Sir E. Ironside, who earned fame in Russia) taking over the Brigade.

It only remains to add that the gas casualties from March 12 onwards amounted to 11 officers and 240 other ranks, while the casualties in action from the 22nd to the 31st were:

Officers killed 1
Officers wounded 2
Officers wounded and missing 1
Officers missing 10
Other ranks killed 15
Other ranks wounded 59
Other ranks wounded and missing 6
Other ranks missing 210

During the early part of April the Battalion was busy in moving, being in turn in Hedeauville, Beauval, Houvin, Houvigneul, Ivergny, Coullemont, La Cauchie, and on the 14th relieved the 1st Coldstream Guards in Brigade Reserve in front of Blaireville. Two days later it was in the front line, right sub-sector, in front of Adinfer, doing alternate front line and support duty until the end of the month.

It was not until May 12 that the Battalion marched back to billets at Berles au Bois, where training was carried on until June 7. On that date it relieved the 1st Grenadier Guards in the Ayette left sub-sector. Relieved on the night of June 10-11, it marched back to [62]reserve position near Monchy au Bois, going into the line again in the Ayette sector on the night of 13th-14th.

During the night of June 24-25 "A" Company carried out a raid on the enemy front line, and at 2 a.m. on the 26th "B" Company also carried out a similar operation. July came round, and on the night of the 22nd-23rd the Battalion supplied a flanking party to a raid carried out by the 1st Royal Berks. On the 30th the Battalion was in the Ayette right sub-sector, but on August 5 and August 6 there was a reorganization of the Brigade front, and it went into support.

Then came the British advance, and on the night of August 20-21 the Battalion moved up for an attack by the 3rd Army. Leading off in a dense fog, the 23rd Royal Fusiliers went over the top at Ayette, capturing Aerodrome Trench, and so clearing the way for other troops to leap-frog over them and capture Courcelles.

Moving forward again in its turn, two companies of the Battalion, under Major W.B. Cluff, captured Behagnies. On the night of August 23-24, being relieved by the Loyal North Lancs, the Battalion moved back to bivouac near Courcelles, where it remained until September 2. Moving forward on that day to Vaulx-Vraucourt, it attacked at dawn on the 3rd and reached Morchies, bivouacking near Doignes.

On the 6th-7th the Battalion took over the front line from the 1st King's Royal Rifle Corps and delivered an attack on Slag Avenue, suffering casualties of 3 officers killed and 100 other ranks killed and wounded.

[63]Relieved on the 8th by the 52nd Light Infantry, a bivouac was made at Beaumetz-les-Cambrai, moving on the 15th to Mory. On the 27th the Battalion moved forward in support to the Brigade which was fighting its way onwards, and spent the night in the Hindenburg Support Line just west of Flesquières.

The advance continuing, the Battalion moved again at dawn on the 28th, reaching Nine Wood just west of Noyelles. From here one company was sent forward and assisted the King's Royal Rifle Corps in capturing Noyelles. Then the remainder of the Battalion moved up and took over the front line from the 1st King's Royal Rifle Corps. Attacking on the 30th, the Battalion found itself up against the strong position of Mount sur l'Ouvres, suffering casualties of two officers and sixty-four other ranks. This position could only be subsequently captured by the use of a whole new brigade for the purpose.

German Tanks Unsuccessful.—Relieved at night, the Battalion moved back to bivouac at Nine Wood. Remaining there, resting, till October 7 the Battalion moved up to east of Rumilly on the night of 7th-8th, and delivered a successful attack on Forenville at dawn on the 8th. During a counter-attack the enemy used tanks against the Battalion in an endeavour to oust it from the positions secured, but without success.

On one tank, indeed, getting close to our line an officer, Lieutenant Anderson, armed with a rifle, and [64]accompanied by his batman, got out of the trench, went forward under heavy fire, reached the oncoming tank, hammered at its side with his rifle-butt, and called on it to surrender. The iron door opened, and out came the crew, to be escorted back in triumph as prisoners!

On the early morning of the 9th the Guards' Brigade "leap-frogged" the Battalion and continued the attack, the Battalion moving back to bivouac at Flesquières. Remaining there for a few days, a move was made on the 13th to keep in touch with the general advance, Wambaix being reached after a long march.

Training was carried out here until the 19th, when the Battalion marched to Boussières. At midnight on October 22, under the command of Major H.P. Rogers, it moved up to St. Python, and on the 23rd to Escarmain, taking over the front line from the 52nd Light Infantry. At dawn on the 24th it attacked and captured Ruesnes, and established a line of outposts on the railway beyond. This was the last actual fighting done by the Battalion. Relieved on the 26th by the 7th King's Shropshire Light Infantry, it moved back into reserve.

With the signing of the Armistice came a welcome change. Duty was relaxed so far as was possible, and the Battalion employed the rest of the year in fitting itself out, and getting back into something approaching its old condition, and marching into Germany, a distance of 200 miles.



January found the Battalion in billets at Niederaussem, forming part of the British Army of Occupation in Germany. Training was still being carried on, however, but sport was not lost sight of. There were platoon football matches, whist drives, paper-chases, and so on, while there was also voluntary educational training in such things as English, French, and shorthand.

On January 24 came the presentation of the King's Colour to the Battalion by Major-General Pereira. Later, on the reorganization of Divisions taking place, the Battalion on February 27 left the 99th Brigade, 2nd Division, in which it had served so long, proceeded by rail through Cologne to Ehreshoven, joined the London Division, and took over the outposts of the Occupied Zone at Lindlar on March 18.

On April 15, the Battalion then being back in Cologne, the command was taken over by Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel L.F. Ashburner, M.V.O., D.S.O., Lieutenant-Colonel Winter being appointed to the command of the British Camp at Antwerp. On May 6 the Battalion was inspected and complimented by General Sir William Robertson, G.C.B., K.C.V.O., D.S.O., Commander-in-Chief British Army of the Rhine.

In the event of the non-acceptance of the Peace Terms by Germany, preparations were made between [66]June 8 and June 19 for an advance, but the orders on June 20 were held in abeyance and subsequently cancelled.



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On June 22, at the Brigade swimming gala, the Battalion won two-thirds of the prizes put up for competition, although they had previously lost (2-1) in the "Kalk" football cup final to the 57th Siege Battery.

Battalion sports were held at Klef, near Vilkerath, on July 19, the championship being annexed by "C" Company. A competition for the best company in the Division was won by "D" Company, who were subsequently called upon to furnish a guard of honour on the occasion of the visit of the Army Council to Cologne.

The Battalion also scored in another way, for on August 1 the War Savings results for July were announced. The amount subscribed by the 23rd Royal Fusiliers was £1,137 19s. 1d., the percentage of members being 51 per cent, of the Battalion strength, and the Battalion being top of the VIth Corps list for the amount subscribed.

Finally, the 23rd (Service) Battalion Royal Fusiliers (1st Sportsman's) ceased to exist in March, 1920, after having had a longer life than any other Service Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers.






From the official narratives available it is possible to amplify, in some few instances, the great work accomplished by the Battalion, and which is told but tersely in the War Diary from which the previous pages have been collated.

Taking May 3, 1917, as an instance, when the 23rd Royal Fusiliers formed a part of the attacking force, we are told it was determined to capture—

Fresnoy Trench on a front of 1,400 yards.

Oppy Support, by a bombing attack, over a length of 200 yards.

Crucifix Lane, by a bombing attack, over a length of 200 yards.

Form a defensive front facing south on a front of 400 yards, and

Form eight strong points and four posts.

The above, it may be explained, entailed the Brigade having, on the whole, a fighting front of no fewer than 2,200 yards.

"The task of the 23rd Royal Fusiliers, forming the [70]left assaulting battalion, was to capture a certain sector of Fresnoy Trench, to form two strong points, and to form four posts....

"The whole of 'C' Battalion (the 23rd Royal Fusiliers) gained their objective, but, owing to a slight loss of direction, found the enemy still occupying Fresnoy Trench to their north.

"A strong bombing party was immediately organized, the trench cleared, sixty to seventy prisoners and a machine gun captured, and touch established with the Canadians at the south end of Fresnoy Wood. At about 5.45 a.m. a strong enemy counter-attack developed from Oppy, which, coming up over Oppy Support and Crucifix Lane, and over the top by several well-covered approaches, worked its way north, and attacked the right company, whose flank was left bare owing to the retirement of 'B' (another) Battalion.

"This attack was pushed home with the greatest energy and determination, and succeeded in driving the right two companies and part of left centre company out of Oppy Trench. At this point, however, it was brought to a halt by a strong bombing and sniping post of the 23rd Royal Fusiliers, who not only stopped it, but counter-attacked in their turn, and regained some 400 yards of the trench.

"This party then halted owing to numerical weakness and lack of bombs, and retiring a short way, formed a block and a post, and occupied a shell-hole line from the first point named through the second and [71]a little beyond it, thus forming a defensive flank in close touch with the Canadians.

"This party held out all day, until relieved by the 15th Warwicks at 3.30 a.m. A strong point was also formed immediately after dark and handed over to the 15th Warwicks on relief...."

"In one instance the garrison of a post calmly watched an enemy machine-gun team establish a machine gun in position; they then opened rapid fire, killed all the team, and brought in the gun...."

Amongst the gallant services mentioned by Major-General Pereira in the special order of the day, dated December 17, 1917, is the following:

"No. 1,079 Lance-Sergeant James Cochrane, M.M., and No. 2,852 Private Frank Hemington: In the enemy lines west of Bourlon Wood there was a derelict tank, from which enemy snipers were very active at only 70 yards from our line, causing many casualties.

"On December 1, Lance-Sergeant Cochrane and Private Hemington volunteered to deal with them. Creeping out through our wire, they succeeded in reaching the tank in spite of heavy enemy fire. They put two Mills' bombs into the tank, and on the bombs exploding they came under heavy machine-gun fire, but returned in safety. No further sniping came from this tank. By their gallant work we were saved many casualties, and this daring feat cheered and encouraged the men in the line...."

In the desperate fighting in March, 1918, the Battalion also distinguished itself.

[72]"Hexham Road," says the narrative of the morning of the 25th, "where the headquarters of the 23rd Royal Fusiliers was in a dug-out, had been swept by machine-gun fire all the morning, and as the Divisions on the right had retired, the 23rd Royal Fusiliers were left in a very precarious and isolated position, from which only small bodies of men were able to extricate themselves...."

Then, however, came March 28, and here our men were afforded an opportunity of getting their own back. It is with delight that we consequently read:

"The old trenches were, on the whole, in surprisingly good condition, the men had ammunition and had had some sleep and food, and orders had been received that this was to be the line of resistance, and that there would be no further retirement.

"It was a day of anxiety, but still a day on which our men could at last settle down to shooting down the enemy. This they did with great relish."

Bald, perhaps, these details may appear to those who have judged the war from the pen pictures of the various war correspondents, but they possess the ring of real reality to those who have known what it is to be shelled day after day and night after night in the trenches, to have advanced in the face of a rain of machine-gun bullets, or to have been forced to take shelter in an all too small shell crater, when to show an inch of head or body meant death or a serious wound.






His pride in the Battalion was expressed by Major-General C.E. Pereira, C.B., C.M.G., on the occasion of the presentation of the King's Colour at Niederaussem, Germany, on January 24, 1919.

"First of all," said Major-General Pereira, "I will tell you how highly I esteem the privilege of presenting these colours to-day.

"For two years," he went on, "I have had the honour to command the 2nd Division, and I have been proud of your work in the Field and out of it, and of the fine spirit which you have always shown.

"These colours are given you as a mark of the magnificent service you have rendered in the campaign during the last four years.

"The record of the Regiment during the whole of its service will compare with the services of any battalion in the British Army, whether in the Somme fighting, 1916, Courcelette, Vimy Ridge, and Bourlon Wood in 1917, the retirement from the Cambrai salient in March, 1918, or the recent victorious advance which culminated in the overthrow of the Germans. In all [76]these operations, in spite of mud, heat or cold, or desperate resistance, you have always shown the dogged determination to win.

"It is a fine tribute to the British race that a newly-raised battalion, without any previous traditions, which are such assets to regular battalions, should have outfought the German battalions, trained to war for generations.

"Perhaps your finest record is that of March, 1918, when along a great part of our front detached Divisions fought their way slowly back from position to position, facing overwhelming numbers, and an enemy drunk with the idea that the final victory was theirs; it was then, when short of food, without rest, short of men, that you showed what you were made of, and after successive days of retirement you turned and held the Germans.

"It is fitting that the work of this Battalion should be crowned by the victorious march to the Rhine, and that your colours should make their first appearance in a conquered country—a country which has taken us four and a half years to reach."






Appreciation of and admiration for the Battalion was also expressed by Brigadier-General A.E. McNamara, commanding the 99th Infantry Brigade, when he bade it "good-bye and good luck" on February 25, 1919, when it left the 2nd Division to join the London Division.

"Owing to the reorganization of the Army of Occupation," he said, "the 23rd Royal Fusiliers, the oldest member of the 99th Infantry Brigade, is leaving it.

"I wish to place on record my high appreciation and admiration of the magnificent services of the Battalion while in the 99th Infantry Brigade.

"The Battalion came out to France with the 99th Infantry Brigade in November, 1915. Since then it has taken a leading part in all the many and strenuous battles in which the Brigade has been engaged. In these eventful three years we have seen together good times and bad, but whether things were good or evil the 23rd Royal Fusiliers have ever shown the same high discipline, esprit de corps, and indomitable spirit which eventually beat down all resistance and won the war.





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[80]"The battles of Delville Wood, Bourlon Wood, Ayette, Behagnies, Mory Copse, Canal du Nord, Forenville, and Ruesnes stand out in history as a record of the achievements of the 23rd Royal Fusiliers—a record of which the Battalion may well be proud.

"The Battalion is now going to another Brigade and another Division. I wish it the best of luck, and know it will maintain the high reputation for discipline, efficiency, and, if need be, fighting, which it has built up since its formation.

"In bidding it farewell, I wish to thank officers, N.C.O.'s, and men (including the gallant comrades who have fallen in the fight), for their gallant services when in the 99th Infantry Brigade. It is they who have borne the brunt of the hardships and the fighting, and it is they who have won the war.

"I cannot express how sorry I am to lose the Battalion, or how proud I am of the honour I have had of having had it under my command.

"Good-bye, and good luck!"






To the personal side of the late war we have, in a measure, been introduced by various war correspondents. But there has always been something actually lacking, and that something is the touch and the atmosphere which can only be introduced by those who have been through the baptism of blood and fire.

In the following pages the real touch is introduced. Every incident is told by a man who has actually seen and experienced what he describes. These incidents are in the actual words of the writers. Nothing is altered.

Here, then, is the story of the capture of Delville Wood by the 1st Sportsman's Battalion in 1916, told by Major N.A. Lewis, D.S.O., M.C.:

"For two days before the fight the Battalion occupied some trenches near Bernefay Wood, and sustained a number of casualties from shell-fire. Battalion headquarters was a shelter dug in a bank at the side of Bernefay Wood. This shelter was constructed by Albany, the sculler, and as he was killed in the fight it was his last job as dug-out constructor. Needless to say, he did this job excellently.

[84]"For some hours before the Battalion moved off to take up its position, the Huns shelled the area with gas shells. Fortunately, however, just before 11 p.m., the time for starting, a breeze sprang up, and we were able to move without wearing gas masks.

"The move up was not pleasant. The area had been much fought over, it had been impossible to bury the dead for ten days, and it was a hot July!

"Our artillery was firing to cover our move up. Just after passing Longueval one of our shells dropped, unfortunately, near the platoon which, with the C.O., I was following. As luck would have it, though, only one man was badly wounded. The platoon, of course, went on, and the C.O. went over to the man who had been hit.

"'It's hard lines, sir,' said the man.

"'I know it is,' said the C.O., 'but you will soon be all right. The stretcher-bearers are coming.'

"'Oh, it's not that,' was the man's rejoinder. 'It's being hit now! Here have I been all this time in France without having a real go at the b——s, and now the chance has come, here I go and get knocked out.'

"The C.O. made only one remark to me as we passed on. It was: 'Well, if that's what the rest of the Battalion feels, I have no fears for to-morrow.'

"We took up our position in a trench at the edge of the wood. This was all that remained after the South Africans had been beaten back, and our attack was to [85]start at dawn on the following morning. This attack was in two parts, two companies to take the first objective, a trench in the centre of the wood, and two companies to capture the far edge, and dig themselves in there. The 1/60th were on our right, each battalion having half the wood allotted to it.

"The waves formed up in position shortly before dawn, and it was our first experience of going over the top as a battalion. The men, however, were quite cool and cheerful; in fact, one, named Lewis Turner, asked me, 'How long to go?' I looked at my watch, and said, 'Five minutes.' His reply was, 'Oh, then I've time to finish my breakfast.' And he did.

"At zero our barrage started, and our first waves were off, the thing I noticed most being that most of the men were smoking as they went over. The whole wood was immediately full of machine-gun bullets. There must have been hundreds of machine guns—up in trees, hidden in the undergrowth, in fact all over the place. The Hun artillery came down on all the approaches to the wood, but not on the wood itself so long as any of their own men were in it.

"Owing to the position of the wood, however, at the apex of a captured triangle of ground, we received fire from both flanks, and also from our right rear, as well as from the front.

"The first objective was quickly taken, and then there was a pause before the advance to the second. A large number of prisoners came in, and were herded [86]up near Battalion headquarters' trench. We then found that we were up against the Brandenburg Regiment, which had been specially sent up to hold the wood.

"A number of these prisoners next got into a shell-hole near Battalion headquarters, refusing to come farther, and one of the funniest sights was to see our R.S.M., Sergeant-Major Powney, who, as a rule, was most dignified, rush at them, and kick and cuff them out of it.

"I said to him: 'Sergeant-Major, that's not your job.' He replied: 'I know that, sir, but I couldn't help it.' Poor Powney was wounded later in the day, and died of his wounds.

"The advance to the second objective started promptly, but the Hun fought hard for a time, and held us up. Every bush seemed to contain a machine gun, and a redoubt on our left front caused us many casualties. This redoubt contained several machine guns, with overhead cover, and a first-aid post. As soon as the C.O. received news of this check he sent up two reserve Lewis guns. These worked round the redoubt, and, finding an opening, killed most of the garrison, and then rushed it. The survivors fled, but Sergeant Royston found one of their own guns was still in action, and finished them off with it.

"Dealing with Counter-Attacks.—The final objective was quickly reached and consolidated, and for a while our men had a pleasant time dealing with [87]counter-attacks from the front. The field of fire was good, and they quickly dealt with all the attempts made to push us back. Our casualties, though, were very heavy, particularly amongst officers. At one time 'A' Company was commanded by Lance-Corporal Goodman, and another company by a C.S.M.

"Then the Hun artillery got busy on the wood, which was, of course, an ideal mark. For the rest of the day they simply poured heavy shells in. It was pretty terrible. Trees were torn up by the dozens, and fell blazing. By the end of the day there was nothing but shattered stumps.

"The Medical Officer had a busy time, and owing to the barrage could not evacuate his wounded. The aid post was filled, and the overflow had to be put in shell-holes round about. The consequence was that many of them were killed as they lay there. Owing to the barrage, too, the sending of messages back to Brigade headquarters and the companies in front became almost impossible. Out of sixteen headquarter runners no fewer than fourteen became casualties before mid-day.

"One message was sent back by carrier pigeon, and a message received from the Brigadier read: 'Hold on. Reinforcements are being sent.' The reply of the C.O. was: 'Of course we shall hold on. We are being hammered, but our tails are still up.'

"As the day wore on many efforts were made to get round our flanks and turn us out. Bombing [88]parties crept up, and had to be dealt with by our bombers. It was in one of these tussles that Jerry Delany (the famous boxer) was killed.

"At one time word came from our comrades on the right that the Hun had broken through. So we sent over a party to their assistance, and finally repelled the attackers. We spent the whole of the afternoon and evening in this way, but when our relief came up that night we handed over the wood intact.

"The scene at night was awful, the wood being ablaze in many places. I read messages and wrote out the relief orders by the light of a blazing tree, which had fallen across the shell-hole then being occupied by Battalion headquarters.

"During the night our Brigadier came up and held a conference in our shell-hole. One of our men, Corporal Walker, who was attached to the Brigade Machine-Gun Company, came to this conference, and when asked by the Brigadier what he wanted, replied: 'I have reason to believe, sir, I now command the Machine-Gun Company.' This was actually the case, and he brought the remnants out, being badly wounded in doing so.

"We were relieved by the 6th Brigade, and at dawn returned to our quarters at Bernefay—that is to say, those of us who were left. Our casualties were nearly 400, over 60 per cent, of those who went in. Out of eighteen officers who went into the wood, thirteen became casualties, every company commander being [89]included in this number, while the 1/60th suffered equally heavily.

"As I was making out our casualty return in our headquarters' shell-hole by the light of the blazing trees, our Quartermaster appeared with the rations. He threw a newspaper down to me, with the remark: 'You'll find something interesting in that.' I opened the paper, and found a full column describing how the South Africans took Delville Wood!

"When we were moving back into support, I noticed a horrible smell, and found it was due to the fact that almost every man was smoking a Hun cigar, large quantities of which had been found in the trenches, together with large quantities of soda-water.

"One of the Hun officer prisoners remarked that our advance through the wood was the finest thing they ever saw, but that he objected to being captured by civilians."

Some Lighter Stories.—Another story of Delville Wood, introducing the M.O.

"During the Delville Wood show a captured Hun Red Cross man was lending a hand in the Battalion aid post. Suddenly a scuffle was heard on the steps of the dug-out, and the prisoner went to see what was the matter. 'What's happened?' asked Doc. Isaac, busily engaged in bandaging a wounded man.

"'Oh, it's only some of those b—— Bosches!' was the reply...."

[90]There were many middle-aged men in the First Sportsman's. This introduces one of them.

"The Battalion was marching down the main street of Carnoy when a charming French girl of about eighteen dashed into the line of route, evidently with the idea of 'parleyvooing' with one of the young sports. She commenced in a breezy manner chatting with my father, a youngster of fifty, not noting, at first, his grey hair. Suddenly he turned his head toward her and smiled. 'Oh, papa!' she ejaculated, and fled...."

The Quartermaster is a noted personage in the Army. This is to introduce him.

"While the Battalion was at Aix Neulette the transport came under shell-fire one morning. The shells came nearer and nearer, in a direct line with the water-carts, highly polished, the pride of the corporal in charge. The personnel eventually thought fit to take shelter in an adjacent shell-hole until the Hun had finished his unpleasant pranks.

"Over came the fifth shell with a whistle and a scream, and—bang!—up went the two carts in the air, while shell fragments flew all over the place. Hanging on a line were various articles of washing, the clean clothes of the water-cart crew. These were in the line of fire, and as a consequence were well perforated.

"Now comes the sequel. They were taken to the [91]Quartermaster on the following morning, and, so it is said, he refused to replace them on the ground that the holes were not the result of fair wear and tear!..."

Two gentlemen rankers are introduced here.

"After some months of hard roughing it, two of the Battalion cooks decided to apply, modestly, for commissions. So they duly appeared before the Colonel. But the summons to attend did not give them time in which to get out of their cooking rig, and the sergeant paraded them in their old overalls.

"'Hem. Where were you educated?' asked the Colonel of one man.

"'Rugby and Oxford,' was the reply.

"'And what were you in private life?' asked the Colonel, turning to the other.

"'A painter.'

"'A painter?' queried the Colonel.

"'Yes, sir. I have exhibited at the Royal Academy....'"

Many Germans left London when the war started, to fight against us. This is one of them, turned up as a prisoner.

"We were up the line one day when a patrol brought in a Hun prisoner. Of course we wanted information, for we were expecting an attack of some sort that very night. So we hauled our man up before the C.O. and started asking him questions. [92]We tried him in German, and got no reply. We tried French with him, and it had no result. Then, seeing he was eyeing a water-bottle eagerly, I suddenly thought he might be thirsty.

"'Ask him if he would like a drink,' I suggested.

"'I should,' came the reply, in quite as good English as I could have spoken myself. Naturally I was surprised, and I asked him where he had learnt his English.

"'In London, sir,' was the rejoinder. 'I worked as a barber close to Holborn for years.'

"We gave him a little drink of whisky, and he told us there would be no attack that night. But we took no chances. A guard, with fixed bayonet, was placed over him, and he was told in English that he would be the first to get his medicine if he had played us false.

"He had not, however. No attack was made, and he was sent back behind the lines to the 'cage' next day...."


Overheard in the ranks on the march up the Cambrai Road in a snow-storm to take over at Bourlon Wood.

"Italy!" said the Doc. "It looks more like being another b—— Wood!"






"Reported missing."

Many poignant memories attach to such a bald announcement as this. Dead—probably a prisoner of war—perhaps. And there have been those who would have preferred, had they had the chance, of a death under the open sky to imprisonment under the Hun.

In the diary of a 23rd Royal Fusilier, "Mr. Brooks, the schoolmaster," as he was once dubbed by his captors, tells the story of how he was made a prisoner, his detention by the enemy, and his eventual return home.

The arrival of a parcel, he says, was a red-letter event; the problem of how much to eat at a time, and how much to save out of his rations for the provision of another apology of a meal, was a big one. Boiled nettles and dandelions for dinner and tea on Whit Sunday, 1917, proves what the fare actually was; quarters of eggs were unaccustomed luxuries. "I have picked mouldy crusts off the ground, and prunes off dust-heaps," he says.

Dry bread and tea was a luxurious meal; beards had to be cut, or pulled out by means of borrowed scissors; [96]one loaf, and a small one at that, had to prove sufficient for the needs of five men; there were occasional intervals of twenty-two hours between meals. "We were thinking of nothing but food," he explains. All this time, too, the prisoners were engaged in heavy manual work, humping bricks, loading and stacking hay, and so on.

While in hospital, "Mr. Brooks, the schoolmaster," sold his boots for tobacco and his socks for bread, and he mixed his jam ration with coffee in order to eke it out. "Personally, I am hungry all day long," is how he describes his feelings. "I bought about one-sixth of a loaf for seventeen cigarettes."

"I was rather slow in getting into bed," is how he describes another of his experiences, "and the German orderly picked up my satchel and hurled it against the wall, open as it was, at the risk of spilling its contents."

He pays a deep tribute to the humanity of the French who were still living in the occupied territory; the Belgians he met were also kind; some Germans showed traces of feeling, others were no better than brutes....

Here, however, are actual extracts from the diary itself. They speak for themselves.

"Three or four Germans began to advance, and it seemed to me that the question which had been at the back of my mind since a second or two after the first opening of the guns, Was this the end? was about to be answered....

[97]"With many signs to hasten, my German hurried me on. Soon, with three others, I found myself by poor old Bill Shoebridge, a good old grumbler of some fifty summers, who had been cruelly sent out to us in December, and had kept his end up well, with, at times, many grumblings. He was painfully hit above the knee....

"We came to the village, yet unsmashed, but showing signs that it had received a knock or two. OPPY was printed in black letters on white boards in various places, and after wondering for some time what Oppy meant I found it was the name of a place.... We were then marched off, and after some more wandering found ourselves in a kitchen with two or three Germans, who looked quite comfortable, well fed, and at home....

"The Germans we saw almost all regarded us kindly, though many of them had something of mockery in their looks. We now began to see a few of the French inhabitants. They are splendid. Willingly they give us all they can spare, and much that they cannot. Were it not for the fact that they are not allowed to give, and that all their gifts have to be sub rosa, we should, I think, want for little....

"Then came the first unpleasant incident. A poor Frenchwoman rushed out and gave a loaf to one of us. One of the guards, a boy of about nineteen, snatched it out of his hands, and threw it on the pavement in front of the woman.

[98]"At Phalemphin station we were all included in a party of eighty. We were addressed in English by a German officer. The gist of his remarks was that we were to be marched to our destination, and that any man who tried to escape would be incontinently shot, also that any man who did not behave would be punished....

"After this day, Saturday, April 28, for more than five and a half weeks, day in and day out, we left our prison between 6.15 and 6.40, struck work and returned for dinner between 11.15 and 1.30, according to the job, left the prison at 1.30 (if we had not arrived for dinner until after 1 we got extra time), and struck work any time between 5.30 and 10.30....

"In our (British) lines if one (a prisoner of war) has to work extra time, one always gets time off to compensate, also one has plenty of food to work on. Here, extra work carried no compensations. The work, especially latterly, was mainly unloading trucks, pushing the trucks about, and packing the contents of the trucks in various stores.

"In the yard were always parties of French and Belgians working, and, if allowed, they would have given us their souls. At the commencement of our stay, however, we were told to take nothing from the French, and it was certainly not many days before we found it was almost impossible to take anything from them because the penalty was so great. Whenever [99]the French and the Belgians did get a chance they availed themselves of it....

"Let us never forget that we also got things from the Germans. Until we reached Phalemphin we had received no rough or cruel treatment whatever....

"At Douai our gaolers were without exception friendly and kind; at Lille our gaolers were taciturn, and when they did speak, though loud and threatening in words, laid hands on no man. We were, therefore, expecting no man-handling, and it came as a fearful shock. It is my impression that man-handling began in about four days' time, but it may be that some smaller incident, such as being thumped in the back by the guard, had passed unnoticed as being mere playfulness on their part.

"As to man-handling, it began slowly and increased in frequency, and I think in severity, as the time went on, until, to me at any rate, it became somewhat of a nightmare. Within a week of our arrival at Phalemphin the guard would rush at, beat, strike, or kick any man who had a pipe or cigarette in his mouth while we were being counted in the yard....

"Suddenly the man in charge in that part of the yard appeared. It was the first time I had seen him. Judging from first impressions, he was a quiet, self-contained, steady kind of man, rather like the great 'Agrippa' in 'Shock-headed Peter' to look at.... Suddenly the man changed, and with a sudden rush was amongst us.

[100]"'Agrippa,' thinking he was being disparaged, flew at Barber and struck him violently two or three times in the face. One of our sergeants, named Morley, remonstrated, and in a second 'Agrippa' had struck him two or three times in the face....

"I don't know what you would think of one and a half spoonfuls of jam, or grease, or preserved meat, or half an uncooked herring for the only thing to eat daily in addition to dry bread and a bowl of soup at midday, but such are our rations, and I can tell you that by now one has got to look forward to the day's issue as a very big thing....

"The first 'tying up' shows him, the sergeant-major, at his best as a wise judge, jury, and executioner.... The method of tying up was as follows: In the garden behind our barn were some trees. The man had to stand with his feet close together and his back to the tree; he was then tied to the tree by a strap round the ankles.

"His hands were tied together behind his back and the strap passed round the tree. The third strap was the worst; it was tied round the man's neck, and tied tightly round the tree, so that the back of the man's head was against the tree.

"Of course, a good deal depended upon the guard—some guards would tie all the straps lightly, some would tie some men tight and others loose, and so on. The most popular tree for tying men up to was not [101]straight, so that being tied up tightly to it was no joke, as I can vouch for....

"A favourite pastime of the sergeant-major was to come and watch the men at work. Then, indeed, did everyone buck up.... On one occasion I saw him mercilessly belabour an Australian boy with his stick. The boy had not been able to respond quickly enough to his order.

"Well, it is six months to-morrow since I had an English meal. (This is written in hospital.) The last three days I have tried the tip of having a drink of coffee at breakfast-time, and having my breakfast between 8.30 and 10, but I don't know that it is any better. Strange are the ways of this hospital—no soap and no clean bedding since I came in.

"Sometimes peace and go as you please, sometimes every little rule fussed about. Clothes and food are not in any way satisfactory, but one is getting a rest, and that is what one should remember.... Suspense. Waiting with, oh, how many hopes and fears, for that parcel to turn up. Hungrier and hungrier, and with the dread of tobacco running out...."

Then in conclusion comes a pathetic little personal note.

"I have never read this through since I returned in December, 1918. Seeing the mention of Bull a few pages back reminds me that I afterwards heard he had died in hospital. I wrote to his wife on my return, and found she was a widow.

[102]"The Germans reported that her husband had died from wounds in Mons Hospital. I was with him all through August, and he had no wounds. I saw him in hospital in November, and he had no wounds, only boils. So I do not see how he died of wounds."








Rank. Name. Date of Award or Mention. Decoration, etc.
Capt. Bull, F.G.   4.  6.17 Military Cross
Capt. Bull, F.G. 26.  7.17 Bar to M.C.
Major Bowyer, C.H.   4.  4.17 Chevalier de la Coronne
Major Bowyer, C.H. 13.  3.18 D.S.O.
Capt. Barr, A.J. 11.  5.17 Military Cross
Lieut. Colman, L.H.   9. 4.17 Mentioned in Despatches
Capt. Gardner, A.S. 17.  4.17 Military Cross
Capt. Humfrey, A.A.P. 13.  2.17 Military Cross
Capt. Humfrey, A.A.P. 17.  4.17 Bar to M.C.
Capt. Hilder, M.L. 11.  5.17 Military Cross
Capt. Isaac, E.E. (R.A.M.C.) 20.10.16 Military Cross
Capt. Isaac, E.E. (R.A.M.C.) 17.  4.17 Bar to M.C.
Major Lewis, N.A. 13.  2.17 Military Cross
Major Lewis, N.A. 17.  4.17 Bar to M.C.
Major Lewis, N.A. 26.  7.17 D.S.O.
Major Lewis, N.A.   7.11.17 Mentioned in Despatches
Lieut. Moore, E.A. 22.  5.17 Mentioned in Despatches
Lieut. Milsom, M.G. 26.  7.17 Military Cross
Capt. Spencer, H. 15.  6.16 Mentioned in Despatches
Capt. Spencer, H.   1.  1.17 Military Cross
Capt. Spencer, H.   7.11.17 Mentioned in Despatches
Capt. Spencer, H.   7.  4.18 Mentioned in Despatches
Capt. Spencer, H.   8.  7.19 Mentioned in Despatches
Lt.-Col. Vernon, H.A. (From 1st K.R.R. Corps) 22.  2.16 Croix de Chevalier
Lt.-Col. Vernon, H.A. (From 1st K.R.R. Corps) 20.10.16 D.S.O.
Lt.-Col. Vernon, H.A. (From 1st K.R.R. Corps)   4.  1.17 Mentioned in Despatches
Lt.-Col. Winter, E.A.   1.  1.17 Military Cross
Lt.-Col. Winter, E.A.   7.11.17 Mentioned in Despatches
Lt.-Col. Winter, E.A.   1.  1.18 D.S.O.
Lt.-Col. Winter, E.A. 23.  7.18 Bar to D.S.O.
Lt.-Col. Winter, E.A.   8.11.18 Mentioned in Despatches
Capt. Wiggen, R.H. 20.10.16 Military Cross
Lieut. Anderson, J. McC.   8.  3.19 Military Cross
Lieut. Cashman, J.   8.11.18 Mentioned in Despatches
Capt. Cluff, W.B. 23.  7.18 Military Cross
2/Lieut. De Ritter, J.R. 15.  2.19 Military Cross[106]
2/Lieut. James, C.F.   8.  3.19 Military Cross
Lieut. Phipps, G.C.   8.  3.19 Military Cross
2/Lieut. Bird, H. Mc. 18.  2.18 Military Cross
2/Lieut. Brownlee. J. 18.  2.18 Military Cross
Lieut. Carr, J.W.   3.  6.18 Military Cross
Lieut. Carr, J. W   8.11.18 Mentioned in Despatches
2/Lieut. Colbourne, J.   8.11.18 Mentioned in Despatches.
Lieut. Driscoll, J.   9.  1.18 Military Cross. (Award also mentioned in Lon Gaz., dated 26.9.17)
Capt. Goodman, S.T. 12.  2.18 Military Cross
A/Capt. Gore, J.T., D.C.M., M.M.   2.12.18 Military Cross
Lieut. Maxfield, S.C. 18.  2.18 Military Cross
2/Lieut. McLean, A.   2.12.18 Military Cross
A/Capt. Royston, E.   8.11.18 Mentioned in Despatches
Lieut. Sizen, R. 18.  2.18 Military Cross
Lieut. Sizen, R. 23.  7.18 Bar to M.C.
Lieut. Skinner, T.E. 18.  2.18 Military Cross
Capt. Taylor, H.A.   1.  1.18 Military Cross
2/Lieut. Woodford, R.D.L.   8.  3.19 Military Cross
Major Rogers, H.P.   8.  3.19 D.S.O.


Regtl. No. Rank. Name. Date of Award or Mention. Decoration, etc.
115 Cpl. Albany, W. 21.10.16 Military Medal
1495 L/Cpl. Anderson, D. 21.10.16 Military Medal
1657 Sgt. Bell, T.T. 10.10.16 Military Medal
1657 Sgt. Bell, T.T.   5.  1.17 Bar to M.M.
82231 Pte. Bate, F.T. 11.  2.19 Military Medal
1375 Pte. Beaven, F.L. 17.  4.17 Military Medal
48041 Pte. Becks, J.W. 13.  3.18 Military Medal
Old No. 1278
Cpl. Bryden, T. 24.  4.17 Military Medal
61952 Cpl. Buery, W. J 17.  9.17 Military Medal
4502 Pte. Bull, W. 29.  1.19 French Croix de Guerre[107]
4502 Pte. Bull, W. 11.  2.19 Military Medal
1358 Sgt. Carmichael, D.C. 10.10.16 Military Medal
1473 Pte. Clarke, C. 21.10.16 Military Medal
20906 L/Cpl. Carter, A. 13.  3.18 Military Medal
619 C.Q.M.S. Catley, C.K. 18.  7.17 Military Medal
351 Sgt. Clark, A.E. 17.  6.18 M.S. Medal
7332 L/Cpl. Clark, E. 17.  4.17 Military Medal
7332 L/Cpl. Clark, E. 18.  7.17 Bar to M.M.
7028 Pte. Clark, J.G. 13.  3.18 Military Medal
1079 Sgt. Cochrane, J. 17.  4.17 Military Medal
1079 Sgt. Cochrane, J. 13.  3.18 Bar to M.M.
216 L/Cpl. Collings, J. 16.  7.18 Military Medal
6025 L/Sgt. Cornish, J.A. 18.  7.17 Military Medal
18783 Pte. Cramb, J.J. Not stated. Military Medal
7613. L/Cpl. Crompton, J.B. 19.11.17 Military Medal
390 L/Cpl. Crozier, F.D. 16.  7.18 Military Medal
390 L/Cpl. Crozier, F.D. ?     Bar to M.M.
856 Pte. Diamond, J.A.   5.  1.17 Military Medal
1861 L/Cpl. Davies, A.E. 24.  4.17 Military Medal
1123 Cpl. Dennis, H.G.   9.  4.17 Mentioned in Despatches
1123 Cpl. Dennis, H.G. 18.  7.17 Military Medal
975 Sgt. Dobinson, C.R. 18.  1.19 M.S. Medal
1405 C.Q.M.S. Donn, R.   7.11.17 Mentioned in Despatches
1405 C.Q.M.S. Donn, R. 17.  6.18 M.S. Medal
1649 Pte. Dossett, H.E. 19.  9.17 Military Medal
3185 Pte. Downing, J.T. 18.  7.17 Military Medal
48150 Cpl. East. A. 14.12.17 Military Medal
229431 Pte. Ervin, J.H. 16.  7.18 Military Medal
152 R.Q.M.S. Essex, P.C.   9.  4.17 Mentioned in Despatches
4179 L/Sgt. Fisher, E. 17.  9.17 Military Medal
74823 R.S.M. Franey, S.H.   1.  1.19 D.C. Medal
13632 Sgt. Freelove, W.A. 18.  7.17 Military Medal
1244 Sgt. Goodfellow, H. 21.10.16 Military Medal
1217 Sgt. Goodman, S.T. 20.10.16 D.C. Medal
1593 Pte. Gardner, A.   5.  1.17 Military Medal
316 Pte. Garratt, E.V. 21.10.16 Military Medal
1775 Sgt. Gore, J.T. 10.10.16 Military Medal
1775 Sgt. Gore, J.T. 17.  4.17 D.C. Medal
702 Pte. Hopkins, H. 10.10.16 Military Medal
3796 Pte. Hollyer, H.W.D.   5.  1.17 Military Medal
7688 Cpl. Haslam, C.   5.  1.17 Military Medal
61752 Pte. Gower, A. 19.  9.17 Military Medal[108]
9635 Sgt. Harvey, W.R.J. 17.  4.17 Military Medal
2825 Cpl. Hemington, F. 13.  3.18 Military Medal
59592 Pte. Hitchcock, E.J. 16.  7.18 Military Medal
113 L/Cpl. Hope, R. 13.  3.18 Military Medal
3595 Sgt. Horton, T. 16.  7.18 Military Medal
51156 Sgt. Jackson, A.G. 16.  7.18 Military Medal
3419 Sgt. Jones, C. 13.  3.18 Military Medal
4500 Pte. Jones, F. 17.  9.17 Military Medal
4500 Pte. Jones, F. 15.  4.18 Belgian Croix de Guerre
48325 A/C.S.M. Jones, T.B. 18.  7.17 Military Medal
1967 L/Cpl. King, G.W. 17.  4.17 D.C. Medal
151 Pte. Kirby, F.D. 18.  7.17 Military Medal
3592 Pte. Kirk, H. 14.  3.16 D.C. Medal
63095 A/Sgt. Lawes, G. 11.  2.19 Military Medal
1257 C.S.M. Leith, E. 16.  7.18 Military Medal
4322 Cpl. Leveritt, H. 18.  7.17 Military Medal
646 Sgt. Lindsay, C.W. 13.  3.18 Military Medal
57987 Pte. Little, J.   6.  8.18 Military Medal
9172 Cpl. Lord, B.D. 17.  4.17 Military Medal
275 C.S.M. Lewis, R.   8.  8.16 Military Medal
275 C.S.M. Lewis, R. 17.  4.17 Bar to M.M.
533 Sgt. Lewis, M. 10.10.16 Military Medal
1293 L/Cpl. Little, J. 21.10.16 Military Medal
3533 L/Sgt. MacDonald, R.V. 26.  7.17 D.C. Medal
773 R.Q.M.S. Madgwick, H. 17.  4.17 Military Medal
51270 Pte. Mallon, W.J.A.   8.11.18 Mentioned in Despatches
229467 Pte Marchbank, R. 16.  7.18 Military Medal
564 Sgt. McCowan, T.E.   5.  1.17 Military Medal
564 Sgt. McCowan, T.E. 26.  7.17 D.C. Medal
57184 Sgt. McDiarmiad, J. 13.  3.18 Military Medal
1314 Sgt. Nunn, H.E.   9.  4.17 Mentioned in Despatches
57185 Cpl. Orme, J. 11.  2.19 Military Medal
49288 Sgt. Parsons, J.L. 26.  7.17 D.C. Medal
357 Sgt. Payne, E.A.   8.11.18 Mentioned in Despatches
687 L/Sgt. Penfold, R.F.   7.  4.18 Mentioned in Despatches
269 R.S.M. Pilkington, F.   4.  6.17 D.C. Medal
1242 Sgt. Plummer, V. 13.  3.18 Military Medal
1242 Sgt. Plummer, V. 16.  7.18 Bar to M.M.
57350 Sgt. Purgavie, W.R. 13.  3.18 Military Medal
3826 L/Sgt. Randall, P.T. 18.  7.17 Military Medal
1024 Pte. Rhodes, L.M.L. 21.10.16 Military Medal
89197 Pte. Raymond, F. 17.  6.18 M.S. Medal
7896 C.Q.M.S. Read, F.C. 17.  6.18 M.S. Medal[109]
1997 Sgt. Reynolds, R. 17.  4.17 Military Medal
12463 L/Sgt. Rowley, E.G. 24.  4.17 Military Medal
375 Sgt. Royston, E.   9.  4.17 Mentioned in Despatches
375 Sgt. Royston, E. 26.  5.17 Italian Bronze Medal for Military Valour
1719 C.S.M. Rutherford, P.J. 16.  2.17 Military Medal
1340 L/Cpl. Sutherland, W.L. 21.10.16 Military Medal
4680 Pte. Sears, H.R. 21.10.16 Military Medal
1258 Sgt. Sadd, C.W.H. 17.  4.17 D.C. Medal
2337 Q.M.S. Sarginson, R.H.   1.  1.18 M.S. Medal
7964 Pte. Saxton, J.B. 19.11.17 Military Medal
7964 Pte. Saxton, J.B. 11.  2.19 Bar to M.M.
7415 Sgt. Shepard, H. 13.  3.18 Military Medal
63073 L/Cpl. Smith, A. 13.  3.18 Military Medal
60911 Pte. Sparrowhawk, A. 16.  7.18 Military Medal
1318 Sgt. Spowage, P.H. 16.  7.18 Military Medal
1618 A/R.S.M. Stafford, W.D.   1.  1.18 M.S. Medal
1618 A/R.S.M. Stafford, W.D.   3.  9.18 D.C. Medal
1398 Sgt. Steggal, R.F. 11.  5.17 D.C. Medal
49304 Sgt. Stirrups, A.T. 17.  4.17 Military Medal
1296 Pte. Thomas, T.W.   5.  1.17 Military Medal
4109 L/Cpl. Thomas, A. 17.  4.17 Military Medal
48089 Cpl. Thompson, P. 11.  2.19 Military Medal
4114 Sgt. Walters, T.S. 11.  2.19 Military Medal
183 Cpl. Webber, A.E. 18.  1.19 M.S. Medal
8736 Cpl. Webster, R.G. 26.  4.17 Military Medal
8736 Cpl. Webster, R.G. 18.  7.17 Bar to M.M.
12315 Sgt. Weller, C. 17.  9.17 Military Medal
60918 L/Cpl. Weston, A. 11.  2.19 Military Medal
5915 C.S.M. Wheeler, F.E.   7.11.17 Mentioned in Despatches
5915 C.S.M. Wheeler, F.E.   1.  5.18 D.C. Medal
49479 Pte. White, C. 18.  7.17 Military Medal
1795 Pte. Wilks, E.L. 17.  4.17 Military Medal
186 Sgt. Wingate, T.C. 17.  4.17 Military Medal
1886 Sgt. Wood, W.F. 24.  4.17 Military Medal
1441 A/C.S.M. Woodward, E.M.M. 15.11.18 D.C. Medal
14681 Sgt. Wren, H.G. 16.  7.18 Military Medal
211 Cpl. Wright, T.H. 13.  3.18 Military Medal
4127 L/Cpl. Walker, V.D. 21.10.16 Military Medal
165 Sgt. Woollett, C. 10.10.16 Military Medal
569 L/Cpl. White, W.H.   5.  1.17 Military Medal









Rank. Name. Date of Death. Remarks.
Lieut. Aris, T.A. 16.  4.17 ——
2/Lieut. Bushell, R.H.C. 27.  7.16 ——
Lieut. Carpenter, C. 17.  2.17 ——
2/Lieut. Chubb, T. 17.  2.17 ——
2/Lieut. De Beck, G.C. 18.  2.17 ——
2/Lieut. Green, L.A. 13.11.16 ——
Capt. Hayward, C.B. 27.  7.16 ——
Capt. Hilder, M.L.   3.  5.17 ——
Capt. Johnson, R.D.   6.  7.16 ——
2/Lieut. Kentfield, E.N. 17.  2.17 ——
Capt. Lissaman, A.J. 13.  4.17 ——
2/Lieut. Morris, R.M. 17.  2.17 ——
2/Lieut. Oliver, E.A. 27.  7.16 ——
Capt. Ranken, D.C. 27.  7.16 ——
Capt. Rattray, D.L. 17.  2.17 ——
2/Lieut. Symonds, A. 17.  2.17 ——
2/Lieut. Taylor, E.F.H. 27.  7.17 ——
Capt. Wiggen, R.H. 17.  2.17 ——
2/Lieut. Balbirnie, J.V.E.   7.  9.18 ——
2/Lieut. Burgess, R.C.   3.  5.17 Missing 3.5.17. Death accepted as having occurred on or since 3.5.17, on lapse of time.
2/Lieut. Cornes, H.P.G. 27.  9.17 ——
A/Capt. Coull, J.F. 30.  9.18 ——
2/Lieut. Davies, D.F. 15.  4.18 ——
2/Lieut. Dixon, R.E.L.   8.  5.18 ——
2/Lieut. Freeston, C.A.E. 25.  3.18 Reported wd. and missing 25.3.18. Death accepted as having occurred on or since.
Capt. Fugeman, W.A.   1.12.17 ——
2/Lieut Jackson, A.R. 25.  4.18 ——
2/Lieut. Jackson, W. 30.  9.18 ——
2/Lieut. Pratt, W.G.J. 28.  9.17 ——
2/Lieut. Sanders, F.J.   6.  8.18 Died of wds. at 3 Can. St. Hosp.
2/Lieut. Smith, A.W.   7.  9.18 ——
2/Lieut. Wells, F.B. 10.10.18 Died of wds. at 46 C.C.S.



Regtl. No. Rank. Name. Date of Death. Remarks.
115 Cpl. Albany, W.   2.  8.16 Died of wds. 5 C.C.S.
4197 L/Cpl. Arnold, E.L. 13.11.16 ——
4429 Pte. Ayers, E.R. 27.  7.16 ——
7111 Pte. Allison, G.   1.  8.16 Died of wds. 21 C.C.S.
2409 Pte. Alcock, C.J. 27.  7.16 ——
10689 L/Cpl. Anthony, G.C. 16.  9.16 ——
1208 Pte. Baker, G.F. 13.11.16 Died of wounds at K.R.R. Aid Post.
1585 L/Cpl. Barrett, T. 13.11.16 ——
1881 Pte. Boyce, F.J. 27.  7.16 Reported wd. and missing 27.7.16. Report amended to "Killed in Action."
3935 Pte. Bardell, R.J. 29.  7.16 ——
1585 L/Cpl. Baker, L.F. 14.  8.16 Reported wd. 27.7.16. Trans. to U.K. Subsequently reported by W.O. as having died of wds. at Southwark Military Hosp. 14.8.16.
1380 Pte. Bell, R.   8.  2.16 ——
1739 Pte. Brown, A.E. 17.  9.16 ——
1710 Pte. Brown, G. 27.  7.16 ——
1045 Pte. Black, W.D.   1.  6.16 ——
828 Pte. Bowman, H.   1.  8.16 Died of wounds 1 S. African Gen. Hosp.
1800 Pte. Bown, H.E. 24.  1.16 ——
1847 Pte. Brewer, A.H. 25.  6.16 ——
702 Pte. Burt, T.M. 20.  3.16 ——
4325 Pte. Bradburn, W.   9.  5.16 ——
4421 Pte. Burnip, W. 27.  7.16 ——
2474 Pte. Burnie, J.G. 27.  7.16 ——
2492 Pte. Brandreth, A.K.B.   1.11.16 ——
7275 Pte. Baron. H. 27.  7.16 ——
4621 Pte. Broderick, J.A. 13.11.16 ——
3949 Pte. Brown, A. 27.  7.16 ——
1998 Pte. Burrington, P.C. 13.11.16 ——
10679 Pte. Bardsley, W.M. 13.11.16 ——
13655 Pte. Benn, E. 13.11.16 ——
3779 Pte. Britten, H.A. 13.11.16 ——
1871 Pte. Bennett. F.J. 14.11.16 ——
1068 L/Cpl. Clunas, C.   8.  2.16 ——
1626 Pte. Crone, W.C. 24.  6.16 Wd. 10.5.16. Trans. to U.K. 20.5.16. Subsequently reported "Died of wounds" at Ashbourne Hosp., Sunderland, 24.6.16.[115]
1942 Pte. Cable, M. 14.11.16 ——
1354 Pte. Clarke, E.A. 26.  3.16 Died of wds. 1 Stat. Hosp., Rouen, 23.3.16.
1219 L/Cpl. Conquer, H.G.K. 21.  3.16 ——
1309 L/Cpl. Cross, W.   3.  8.16 ——
796 L/Cpl. Christophers, G.C. 27.  7.16 ——
1957 L/Cpl. Curtis, A.C. 27.  7.16 ——
3756 L/Cpl. Crokett, I. 27.  7.16 ——
3868 Pte. Carey, R.D.A.   1.  3.16 ——
96 Pte. Clarke, F.W. 12.  3.16 Died from wounds 5 Gen. Hosp., Rouen.
4123 Pte. Catlin, H. 27.  7.16 ——
4318 Pte. Crowe, R.J. 27.  7.16 ——
4746 Pte. Coffey, R. 13.  9.16 Died from wounds 100 F.A.
4736 Pte. Cunnington, A.W. 13.11.16 ——
12272 Pte. Cook, A.E. 14.11.16 Died from wounds 14.11.16, 20 C.C.S.
  Pte. Crickner, J. 14.  9.16 ——
9877 Pte. Alport, S. 19.  1.17 Wd. 16.9.16. Trans. to U.K. 18.9.16. Reported by W.O. as died of wounds 19.1.17 Horton C./Ldn. War Hosp., Epsom.
10669 L/Cpl. Delaney, J. 27.  7.16 ——
1431 Pte. Dobbin, W. 27.  7.16 ——
266 Pte. Doe, H. 10.  2.16 ——
4051 L/Cpl. Dowker, F.H. 27.  7.16 ——
765 Pte. Dandy, A.J.   1.11.16 ——
4370 L/Cpl. Dimant, R.H. 27.  7.16 ——
4206 Pte. Doherty, J.H.   1.  5.16 Died of wounds 69 F.A.
4136 Pte. Darbyshire, H.C. 27.  7.16 ——
1812 Pte. Dodman, A.   2.  8.16 Died of wds. 21 C.C.S.[116]
161 L/Cpl. Davidson, J. 27.  7.16 Wounded in action and missing.
4217 Pte. Daniel, W. 30.  5.16 ——
266 Sgt. Ditzen, O.S. 27.  7.16 ——
1451 Pte. Eley, C.W. 20.12.15 Died of wounds received in action.
4514 Pte. Erwood, F.L. 27.  7.16 ——
478 Pte. Fair, J.P.   3.  8.16 Died of wounds received in action.
1224 Pte. Farren, J.P. 27.  7.16 ——
1245 Pte. Fay, V.T.M. 27.  7.16 ——
2494 Pte. Foster, A.J. 12.  7.16 Died of wds. 7 Gen. Hosp., Stomer.
1834 Pte. Fowler, J.P.A. 12.  6.16 Died of wds. 6 C.C.S.
9101 Pte. Fitton, W. 13.11.16 ——
1244 Cpl. Goodfellow, H.   1.  8.16 ——
3780 Pte. Glasgow, M.R. 27.  7.16 ——
3741 Pte. Garcia, A.R. 27.  7.16 ——
51260 L/Cpl. Grant, A.E. 13.11.16 ——
504 Pte. Hedger, C.A. 27.  7.16 ——
702 Pte. Hopkins, H. 13.11.16 ——
1524 Pte. Hodge, R.N. 27.  7.16 ——
974 Sgt. Hutchinson, D.L. 27.  7.16 ——
1085 L/Cpl. Hanbury, L.F. 27.  7.16 ——
153 Sgt. Head, P.F.   1.  8.16 Died of wds. 21 C.C.S.
225 L/Cpl. Huntley, E. 27.  7.16 ——
1740 Pte. Harrison, H.J. 27.  7.16 ——
4285 Pte. Holmes, M. 27.  7.16 ——
8943 Pte. Harding, H. 27.  7.16 ——
4690 Pte. Harrison, F. 27.  7.16 ——
348 L/Cpl. Hendren, J.M. 27.  7.16 ——
4683 Pte. Hobden, A.G. 17.11.16 Died of wds. 3 C.C.S.
2021 Pte. Heaton, — 14.11.16 ——
10535 Pte. Honeyman, G.S. 13.11.16 ——
10664 Pte. Hirst, J.E. 16.  9.16 ——
411 Pte. Hopkins, A. 13.11.16 ——
2066 L/Cpl. Inwood, W.S. 13.11.16 ——
1735 Pte. Johnston, W.H. 27.  7.16 ——
1564 Pte. Jones. R,   9.  5.16 Died of wds. 22 C.C.S.
1688 Pte. Jones, W.D.P. 18.11.16 Died of wds. 3 C.C.S.
274 Pte. Jackson, G. 27.  7.16 ——
1214 L/Cpl. Jeffreys, C.W. 21.11.16 Died of wounds 2 Stationary Hosp.
7778 Pte. Josephs, B. 27.  7.16 ——[117]
4615 Pte. Kelly, W.A. 27.  7.16 ——
8709 Pte. Kibble, — 24.  8.16 Died of wds. 100 F.A.
63094 Pte. King, A. 13.11.16 ——
1591 Pte. Loveland, H. 13.11.16 ——
1647 Pte. Littman, S. 27.  7.16 ——
4073 L/Cpl. Lewis, T.   5.10.16 ——
3623 Pte. Lloyd, A. 26.  1.16 ——
3894 Pte. Lindow, W.A. 30.  4.16 ——
4491 Pte. Lynn, W.J. 27.  7.16 ——
8743 Pte. Lucas, A. 29.  5.16 Died of wds. 6 C.C.S.
7502 Pte. Lee, J.   2.  8.16 Died of wds. 13th Corps Main Dressing Station.
4574 Pte. Lambert, A. 13.  9.16 ——
4665 Pte. Lloyd, E.E.H.C. 13.11.16 ——
291 L/Cpl. Morgan, D. 10.  2.16 ——
998 Pte. Macpherson, J.C.B.   5.  3.16 ——
1392 Pte. McKay, A.   7.  5.16 Died of wds. 22 C.C.S.
1796 Pte. Murray, C.F. 16.  6.16 Died of wds. 18 C.C.S.
1878 Pte. McPhail, P.   2.  8.16 Died of wounds 13th Corps Main Dressing Station.
4015 Pte. Monk, E.W. 12.  3.16 ——
1827 Pte. McKenzie, W. 16.  3.16 Died of wds. 5 F.A.
3528 Pte. Moss, F.A. 27.  7.16 ——
1277 Pte. McFarlane, J. 15.  9.16 ——
177 Pte. McGregor, J.M. 10.  3.16 ——
4008 Pte. Mogford, A.C.   4.  8.16 Died of wds. 21 C.C.S.
4461 Pte. Morris, J. 13.11.16 ——
4618 Pte. Moore, M. 13.11.16 ——
1595 Pte. Moore, A.W.N.   5.10.16 ——
1930 Cpl. Marshall, A.F. 21.11.16 Died of wds. 43 C.C.S.
1862 Pte. Nancarrow, G.W.   8.  5.16 ——
1725 Pte. Owen, H. 13.  3.16 ——
4713 Pte. O'Brien, D.C. 15.  8.16 Wd. 27.7.16. Subsequently reported by W.O. having died of wounds at Kitchener War Hospital.
426 Pte. Palliser, A.J.B. 19.12.15 ——
1575 Pte. Pearce, F.   1.11.16 ——
886 A/R.S.M. Pouney, F.   1 8.16 Died of wounds 1 Stationary Hosp.[118]
1458 Pte. Purgavie, F.   1.  3.16 ——
1564 L/Cpl. Pellymainter, W.J. 13.11.16 ——
807 Pte. Perry, O. 27.  7.16 ——
3907 Pte. Parr, E.A. 10.  2.16 ——
3129 Pte. Parry-Crooke, L.W. 27.  7.16 ——
10933 Pte. Philpot, G.H. 13.11.16 ——
3762 Pte. Redwood, W. 22.  6.16 ——
1746 Pte. Rogers, B.F. 16.11.16 Died of wds. 6 F.A.
869 Pte. Race, S. 13.11.16 ——
3827 Pte. Reeman, A.W. 10.  2.16 ——
1992 L/Cpl. Richards, E.W. 18.10.16 Died of wds. (gunshot), head (self-inflicted).
4149 Pte. Rooney, E. 27.  7.16 ——
4501 Pte. Roe, A.E.C. 27.  7.16 ——
9958 Pte. Ramsbottom, W.   5.11.16 Died of wounds 1/3 H.F.A.
123 Pte. Shotten, J.S. 27.  7.16 ——
3560 Pte. Simpson, C. 27.  5.16 ——
1025 Sgt. Skuse, L.N. 27.  7.16 ——
954 Sgt. Siever, E.H.P. 13.11.16 ——
3629 Pte. Schobiers, J.A.G. 27.  7.16 ——
1222 L/Cpl. Simpson, W. 27.  7.16 ——
26 Pte. Stagg, E. 21.  3.16 Died of wds. 100 F.A.
3605 L/Cpl. Stares, J. 10.  2.16 ——
1792 Pte. Stokes, A.E. 14.  2.16 Died of wds. 1 C.C.S. Chocques.
1509 Sgt. Simpson, J. 13.11.16 ——
1756 Pte. Smith, H.E.T. 27.  7.16 ——
1345 Pte. Suttie, W.F. 17.  3.16 Died of wds. 18 C.C.S.
4204 L/Cpl. Smith, A. 27.  7.16 ——
4163 Pte. Scott, H. 27.  7.16 ——
7719 Pte. Swift, B.A. 13.11.16 ——
4226 Pte. Stotford, M.R.F. 27.  7.16 ——
4227 Pte. Stewart, H. 13.11.16 ——
4141 Pte. Smith, W.J. 27.  7.16 ——
10934 Pte. Smith, C.H. 21.10.16 Died of wds. 13th Corps 3 Operating Station.
1743 Cpl. Tomalin, R.A. 27.  7.16 ——
1904 Pte. Taylor, C.W. 21.  9.16 Died of wounds (gas), 13 Staty. Hosp.
11 Sgt. Taylor, J.H. 27.  7.16 ——[119]
68 Pte. Thomas, T.J. 23.  3.16 Died of wds. 18 C.C.S.
4047 Pte. Talbot, A.J. 13.11.16 ——
40438 Pte. Talbot, S.W. 27.  7.16 ——
3656 Pte. Teeling, A. 13.11.16 ——
7531 Pte. Turner, A.   8.  7.16 ——
1475 Pte. Vickery, G.H. 15.  9.16 ——
4056 Pte. Wain, G.A. 27.  7.16 ——
1478 L/Cpl. Wilson, A.V. 27.  7.16 ——
902 L/Cpl. Whitlock, A.E. 30.10.16 ——
990 Pte. Willcocks, N.   7.12.16 ——
1204 Pte. Webster, S. 13.11.16 ——
1901 Pte. White, F.C. 28.  5.16 ——
299 L/Cpl. Woodin, J.B. 27.  7.16 ——
1634 L/Cpl. Willocks, J.C. 13.11.16 ——
4460 Pte. Wade, A. 14.11.16 ——
1582 Cpl. Wright, S.C.H. 13.11.16 ——
569 L/Cpl. White, W.H. 26.11.16 Died of wounds 13 General Hospital.
4442 Pte. Wilson, H.H.L. 15.  6.16 Died of wounds 7 General Hospital.
4275 Pte. Wood, E.C. 27.  7.16 ——
1075 Pte. Williams, R.W. 13.11.16 ——
7730 Pte. Wilson, H.E. 27.  7.16 ——
8542 Pte. Wiseman, W.J. 14.  6.16 ——
4631 Pte. Willsher, W.A. 23.  8.16 Died of wounds 6 General Hospital.
4775 Pte. Woodcock, J.J.   6.10.16 ——
4626 Pte. Wright, W.J. 19.11.16 Died of wds. 3 C.C.S.
61934 Pte. Watts, G. 23.  1.17 ——
75577 Pte. Addison, F.   7.  9.18 ——
9823 L/Cpl. Aujurai, R.   3.12.17 ——
1732 Pte. Aldred, H.D. 10.  3.17 ——
63117 Pte. Amos, H.G. 20.  2.17 Died of wds. 49 C.C.S.
93338 Pte. Andell, N. 30.  9.18 ——
1692 Pte. Anderson, W. 27.  7.16 Reported missing 27.7.16. Regarded for official purposes as having died on or since 27.7.16.
63057 Pte. Andrews, G.J. 17.  2.17 Reported missing 17.2.17. Regarded for official purposes as having died on or since 17.2.17.
61962 Pte. Arlidge, A.V.   3.  5.17 Reported missing 3.5.17. Regarded for official purposes a having died on or since 3.5.17.[120]
1489 L/Cpl. Arnot, G.S.   1.  6.18 Died of wds. 3 C.C.S.
275314 Pte. Arthur, W.R. 25.  3.18 Shown on German list of dead P. of W. No further details.
60920 L/Cpl. Ashman, L.   3.  5.17 Reported missing 3.5.17. Regarded for official purposes as having died on or since 30.17.
93342 Pte. Astley, J.W.   8.10.18 ——
93337 Pte. Aston, J.T.   4.  9.18 ——
48691 Pte. Bailey, H. 11.  6.17 ——
27418 Pte. Baker, A.   7.  9.18 ——
1995 Pte. Baker, C.A. 17.  2.17 ——
50785 Pte. Baker, H.   2.12.17 ——
1997 Pte. Baker, W. 17.  2.17 ——
10915 Pte. Balmforth, J.N. 14.11.16 ——
747530 L/Cpl. Barker, A.A.   3.  5.17 ——
6625 L/Cpl. Barker, E.B. 23.  2.17 Died of wds. 3rd Can. General Hospital.
229484 C.Q.M.S. Barnes, A.G. 31.  5.18 Died of wds. 91 F.A.
2127 L/Cpl. Barnfather, N.C. 16.  2.17 ——
61595 Pte. Barrett, C.   3.  1.18 ——
80142 Pte. Barrett, J.E. 30.  9.18 ——
4774 Pte. Barry, K. 27.  7.16 Reported missing 2.7.16. Regarded for official purposes as having died on or since 27.7.16.
80097 Pte. Barsby, T.N. 30.  9.18 ——
49579 Pte. Battison, C.   8.  3.17 ——
4045 L/Cpl. Bavin, W.J. 30.  1.17 ——
37366 Pte. Beales, C.E.C. 17.  2.17 ——
21235 Pte. Beamiss, T.J. 24.  8.18 ——
1375 Pte. Beaven, F.L. 17.  2.17 ——
63082 Pte. Beckett, W. 17.  2.17 ——
1723 Cpl. Bee, L. 23.  2.18 ——
4744 Pte. Bennett, J.A. 13.11.16 Wd. and reported missing 3.11.16. Regarded for official purposes as having died on or since 13.11.16.[121]
68491 Pte. Bennett, C.R.   8.  1.18 Died from effects of lobar pneumonia.
82 Pte. Benson, C. 11.  2.17 Died of wds. 47 C.C.S.
3888 Pte. Bibby, C.   3.  5.17 Reported missing 3.5.17. Regarded for official purposes as having died on or since 3.5.17.
82241 Pte. Bimpson, R.W. 25.10.18 ——
275310 Pte. Bing, W. 29.11.17 ——
20696 Pte. Blackwell, J.H. 25.  3.18 Reported missing 25.3.18. Identity disc found; death accepted.
93349 Pte. Blyth, J.   3.  9.18 ——
15015 Pte. Bolt, A.E. 20.  7.17 Reported missing 20.7.17. Regarded for official purposes as having died on or since 20.7.17.
14570 Pte. Bourne, W. 17.  2.17 ——
13946 Pte. Bowler, J.W. 10.  3.17 ——
49310 Pte. Boyle, E.A. 17.  2.17 ——
79744 Pte. Bradbury, C   8.10.18 ——
60921 Pte. Bradshaw, E. 24.  4.17 ——
82232 Pte. Brannagan, J. 26.  8.18 Died of wounds.
10451 Pte. Breakley, J.O.J.   6.  4.17 Died from effects of P.O.O. (?) enteric.
6458 Pte. Brennen, T.   7.  3.18 Died of wounds.
13729 Pte. Brewer, G.A. 27.11.17 ——
63083 Pte. Briggs, L.G. 31.  5.18 ——
106 Pte. Bristow, S.R. 30.  1.17 ——
9164 L/Cpl. Brockley, G.   3.  5.17 Reported missing 3.5.17. Regarded for official purposes as having died on or since 3.5.17.
7513 Pte. Brodle, C.H. 23.  7.17 ——[122]
127996 A/Cpl. Brook, A.R. 17.  2.17 ——
1513 L/Cpl. Brown, J.   3.  5.17 Reported missing 3.5.17. Regarded for official purposes as having died on or since 3.5.17.
6428 Pte. Buckland, A.   7.  7.17 ——
50781 Pte. Buggy, W.   1.  6.17 Died of wounds.
63120 Pte. Bull, W.J. 24.  3.17 Died from effects of tumour of kidney (L).
20338 Pte. Burgess, C.S.V. 28.  4.17 ——
4607 Pte. Burns, R. 27.  7.16 Reported missing 27.7.16. Regarded for official purposes as having died on or since 27.7.16.
8739 Pte. Burton, G.G.E. 28.11.17 ——
4527 Pte. Burton, H.B. 27.  7.16 Reported missing 27.7.16. Regarded for official purposes as having died on or since 27.7.16.
4519 L/Cpl. Bush, H. 11.  5.17 Died of wounds.
8717 Pte. Bush, H.C. 24.10.18 Died of wounds.
61749 Pte. Buswell, J.W. 20.  2.17 Died of wounds.
68510 Pte. Butler, S.M.   2.12.17 ——
E/2295 Pte. Butterworth, L.G. 25.  3.18 Shown on P. of W. list of dead.
11370 Pte. Bye, C.E. 13.11.16 ——
75586 Pte. Campbell, W.   6.  5.18 Died of wounds.
1483 Pte. Carnochan, J. 27.  7.16 Reported wd. and missing 27.7.16. Regarded for official purposes as having died on or since 27.7.16.
11215 Pte. Carruthers, A.J. 8.10.18 Died of wounds.
1946 Pte. Carter, E.A. 3.  5.17 Reported missing 3.5.17. Regarded for official purposes as having died on or since 3.5.17.
4272 Pte. Carter, H. 27.  7.16 Reported wd. and missing 27.7.16. Regarded for official purposes as having died on or since 27.7.16.[123]
631 L/Cpl. Chambers, H.M. 10.  3.17 ——
51804 Pte. Chilton, S.J. 17.  4.17 ——
7028 Pte. Clark, J.G.   3.  5.18 Regarded as died of wds. in War Hosp., Germany (P. of W.).
75696 L/Cpl. Clayton, R.   7.  9.18 ——
93356 Pte. Clennel, J. 24.10.18 Died of wounds.
63124 Pte. Cochrane, T. 17.  2.17 ——
51268 Pte. Coey, V.J.   3.  5.17 Reported missing 3.5.17. Regarded for official purposes as having died on or since 3.5.17.
62051 Pte. Coles, G.H.   3.12.17 ——
229329 Pte. Coley, G. 23.  3.18 Reported missing 23.3.18. Shown on German list of dead Assumed as having died on or since 23.3.18.
71552 Pte. Collett, T.A.   1.  4.18 ——
3847 Pte. Colley, T.N. 18.11.18 Died from influenza.
61640 Pte. Collins, A.W. 17.  2.17 ——
71553 Pte. Cook, G.E.   1.  4.18 ——
1413 Sgt. Cooke, E.G. 25.  3.18 Reported missing 25.3.18. Regarded as having died on or since 25.3.18.
10159 Pte. Cooney, T. 10.  3.17 ——
60211 Sgt. Cooper, E.R. 25.  3.18 Reported missing 25.3.18. Regarded as having died on or since 25.3.18.
229330 Pte. Cooper, H. 18.  4.18 ——
61732 Pte. Cordell, D.   9.  3.17 Died of wounds.
6025 L/Sgt. Cornish, J.A.   6.  3.18 ——
1594 Pte. Cotterill, H.J. 27.  7.16 Reported wd. and missing 27.7.16. Regarded as having died on or since 27.7.16.[124]
10940 Pte. Cotterill, W.H. 25.  3.18 ——
79766 Pte. Coupe, H.   8.  9.18 Died of wounds.
1430 L/Cpl. Coyle, J. 14.11.16 ——
61928 Pte. Crabb, F.W. 17.  2.17 ——
61967 Pte. Cummins, P. 10.  3.17 ——
1701 Pte. Curryer, R.W.   3.12.17 ——
68610 L/Cpl. Daines, A. 28.  8.18 Died of wounds.
12713 L/Cpl. Daniels, F. 17.  2.17 Rptd. missing 3.5.17.
1861 L/Cpl. Davies, A.E.   3.  5.17 Regarded as having died on or since 3.5.17.
859 Pte. Davies, J. 17.  2.17 ——
161 L/Cpl. Davison, J. 27.  7.16 Reported wd. and missing 27.7.16. Regarded as having died on or since 27.7.16.
6050 Pte. Day, J.C. 28.  1.17 ——
4377 Pte. Dean, J. 12.  4.17 ——
1973 Pte. Deares, H. 27.  7.16 Reported wd. and missing 27.7.16. Regarded as having died on or since 27.7.16.
2041 Pte. Dearing, J. 17.  2.17 Died of wounds.
4360 Pte. De Backer, M.H. 17.  2.17 ——
61650 Pte. Dennet, A.J. 17.  2.17 ——
71565 Pte. Dicker, A.S.   1.  4.18 ——
10768 L/Cpl. Dickerson, G.H.   8.10.18 ——
23721 Pte. Dinkell, G.E.   3.  5.17 ——
93366 Pte. Dillon, A. 30.  9.18 ——
55068 Pte. Dixie, L. 30.  9.18 ——
1424 Pte. Dodds, W.J. 30.11.17 ——
245409 Pte. Doel, G. 20.12.17 Died of wounds.
61958 Pte. Donnan, J.P.   1.12.17 ——
18944 Pte. Donovan, J.P.   1.12.17 ——
2705 Pte. Dooley, D. 29.  4.17 Killed accidentally (fall from railway carriage).
93362 Pte. Dooley, M. 30.  9.18 ——[125]
61649 L/Cpl. Dossett, H.E.   1.  9.18 Died of wounds.
868 L/Cpl. Drew, C. 20.  4.17 Wd. 12.4.17. Trans. to U.K. 16.4.17. Subsequently died of wds. on 20.4.17 at Ardmillan Aux. Military Hospital, Oswestry.
41626 Pte. Driver, E. 17.  2.17 ——
75700 Pte. Driver, W.G.   8.10.18 ——
73948 Pte. Dumont, J. 30.  9.18 ——
58802 Sgt. Dunkley, E. 26.  6.18 ——
82269 Pte. Dupre, T.D. 27.  8.18 Died of wounds.
75592 Pte. Edwards, R.R.   8.10.18 ——
4034 Pte. Elley, C.H. 27.  7.16 Reported missing 27.7.16. Regarded as having died on or since 27.7.16.
20409 Pte. Ellis, B. 17.  2.17 ——
63080 Pte. Emberson, C.G. 25.  3.18 ——
93368 Pte. Embleton, A.   8.  9.18 Died of wounds.
15132 L/Cpl. Embleton, W.   8.10.18 ——
75591 Pte. Evans, G.H. 27.  3.18 Died of wounds.
22 L/Cpl. Evans, H. 20.  2.17 Died of wounds.
7730 L/Cpl. Evans, J.F.   2.  5.17 ——
82271 L/Cpl. Evans, T.   8.10.18 ——
6071 L/Cpl. Fadden, E.T. 29.  1.17 ——
29568 Pte. Farrow, F. 21.  2.17 Died of wounds.
87749 Pte. Fell, H. 26.12.18 Wd. 22.8.18. Trans. to U.K. 17.9.18. Subsequently died at Military Hosp., Kirkham 26.12.18.
(Prev. No. in 23/RF SP/ 4523)
54861 Pte. Fisher, P. 17.  9.17 ——
253629 L/Cpl. Fitch, T.P.   8.10.18 ——
229432 Pte. Forbes, G.F.   3.12.17 ——
1761 L/Cpl. Ford, F.H. 13.11.16 Reported wd. and missing 13.11.16. Regarded as having died on or since 13.11.16.
6629 Pte. Forest, J.G. 27.  7.16 Reported missing 27.7.16. Regarded as having died on or since 27.7.16.[126]
275312 Pte. Foster, A. 23.  3.18 Reported missing 23.3.18. Shown on German official list of dead P. of W.
24386 Pte. Frampton, C.W. 17.  2.17 ——
66879 Pte. Fear, A. 25.  3.18 Reported missing 23.3.18. Shown on German list of dead P. of W.
13088 Cpl. French, P.J.   7.  9.18 ——
4264 Pte. Fullarton, A.J. 27.  7.16 Reported wd. and missing 27.7.16. Regarded as having died on or since 27.7.16.
1506 Pte. Fuller, V.H.   3.  5.17 Reported missing 3.5.17. Regarded as having died on or since 3.5.17.
70737 Pte. Furuta, F.   8.10.18 ——
93378 Pte. Gaughan, T. 30.  9.18 ——
23131 Pte. George, J.L. 18.  2.17 Died of wounds.
86129 Pte. George, S.G.   7.  9.18 ——
64074 Pte. Gibson, W.G. 23.  3.18 ——
93374 Pte. Gill, A.E.   8.  9.18 ——
23430 L/Cpl. Gillard, F.B. 17.  2.17 ——
61643 L/Cpl. Golds, L.H.   3.  5.17 Reported wd. and missing 3.5.17. Regarded as having died on or since 3.5.17.
29257 L/Cpl. Good, B. 25.  3.18 Reported missing 25.3.18 Shown on German list of dead P. of W.
59649 Pte. Goode, P.A. 21.  7.18 ——
63088 Pte. Goodrum, S.G.   3.  5.17 Reported wd. and missing 3.5.17. Regarded as having died on or since 3.5.17.
4457 Pte. Goodway, R.W. 14.  6.18 ——[127]
4250 Pte. Gray, R.   3.  5.17 ——
75712 Pte. Greener, C.E.   9.10.18 Died of wounds.
3725 Pte. Greenfield, F. 17.  2.17 ——
66913 Pte. Greenwood, H. 25.  3.18 Reported missing 25.3.19. Shown on German list of dead P. of W.
66881 Pte. Greenwood, J.W.   8.10.18 ——
82280 Pte. Greenwood, R.S. 22.  8.18 Died of wounds.
6990 Cpl. Gregg, G.E.   3.  5.17 Reported missing 3.5.17. Regarded as having died on or since 3.5.17.
21997 Pte. Griffiths, L.J.   8.10.18 ——
80127 Pte. Griffiths, W.G. 30.  9.18 ——
8428 Pte. Gromadzki, W. 31.  5.18 ——
1706 Pte. Grout, H. 14.11.16 ——
63113 Pte. Gunn, A.R. 17.  2.17 ——
66789 Pte. Hackett, F.G. 25.  3.18 Shown on official German list of dead. No further details. List P.M. 601. 2.1.19. Regarded for official purposes as having died on or since 25.3.18.
4721 Pte. Hague, W.   3.  5.17 ——
2746 Pte. Haines, F.P. 28.11.17 ——
4923 L/Cpl. Haigh, J.L. 21.  8.18 ——
49112 Pte. Hall, F.P. 15.11.18 Died from influenza due to exposure on military duty 15.11.18.
61663 Pte. Hance, S.   3.  5.17 ——
49639 Pte. Harber, R.W. 13.  5.17 Missing and regarded for official purposes as having died on or since 3.5.17.
3858 Pte. Harding, C.W. 27.  7.16 Reported killed in action or died of wds. on or shortly after 27.7.16.
63066 Pte. Harman, W.J. 17.  2.17 ——
15746 L/Cpl. Harniman, R.J. 30.  1.17 ——[128]
78967 Pte. Harper, E. 24.  8.18 ——
48322 Pte. Harrild, R.W.C. 17.  2.17 ——
61921 Pte. Harris, C.J. 17.  2.17 ——
82294 Pte. Harris, F. 28.  8.18 Died of wounds in 16 Gen. Hospital 28.8.18.
7655 Pte. Hart, J.I. 17.  4.17 ——
1417 Pte. Hart, S. 27.  7.16 Missing and regarded for official purposes as having died on or since 27.7.16.
72686 Pte. Harvey, F.   7.  9.18 Died of wds. 45 C.C.S. 7.9.18.
7688 Cpl. Haslam, C. 29.  4.17 ——
1909 L/Cpl. Hawksworth, K. 27.  7.16 Wd. and missing 27.7.16. Regarded for official purposes as having died on or since 27.7.16.
4566 L/Cpl. Hazelhurst, B. 16.  3.17 Died of wds. 45 C.C.S.
49642 L/Cpl. Heath, A.   3.  5.18 Died of wounds 26 General Hospital.
93389 Pte. Henderson, D.   1.10.18 Died of wounds.
47783 Pte. Hickie, G.D.C. 13.  4.17 ——
20352 Pte. Hickman, A.J. 13.11.16 ——
67023 Pte. Hill, J.W. 25.  3.18 Reported missing 25.3.18. Shown on German list of dead P. of W.
1094 Pte. Hills, P.E.   7.  6.17 Died of wounds.
66456 Pte. Hodgetts, F. 23.  3.18 ——
75704 Pte. Hodgson, H.R. 20.  4.18 ——
1049 Pte. Hodgson, J.C. 27.  7.16 Reported wd. and missing 27.7.16. Regarded for official purposes as having died on or since 27.7.16.
1271 Cpl. Holcombe, C.J. 23.  2.18 ——
21474 Pte. Holden, A.E.   3.  5.17 ——
48063 Pte. Holt, T.E. 23.  3.18 Reported missing 23.3.18. Shown on German list of dead P. of W. 2.1.19.
113 L/Cpl. Hope, R. 25.  3.18 Reported wd. and missing 25.3.18. Shown on German list of dead P. of W.[129]
26412 Cpl. Hopgood, A.E. 17.  2.17 ——
19668 Pte. Hopps, J.S. 25.  3.18 Reported missing 25.3.18. Shown on German list of dead P. of W.
63089 Pte. Horn, A.G. 15.11.16 Died of wounds.
4193 Pte. Horsfall, J.   3.  5.17 Reported missing 3.5.17. Regarded for official purposes as having died on or since 3.5.17.
680121 Pte. Horton, P.S.   7.  9.18 ——
4185 Pte. Howard, F. 17.  2.17 ——
42188 Pte. Howes, E. 17.  2.17 ——
61924 Pte. Hucker, W.J. 18.  2.17 Died of wounds 47 C.C.S. 18.2.17.
1411 Pte. Hudson, W. 27.  7.16 Missing. Regarded for official purposes as having died on or since 27.7.16.
73571 Pte. Hulkes, R.A. 23.  8.18 Died of wounds 19 C.C.S. 23.8.18.
1754 Pte. Humphreys, A.W. 25.  3.18 Shown on P. of W. list of dead, accepted for official purposes as having died on or since 25.3.18.
78978 Pte. Hyde, V.E. 24.  8.18 ——
1518 L/Cpl. Irving, T.H.   8.10.18 ——
13923 Pte. Ivey, H.   2.  2.17 ——
63091 Pte. Ivory, F.V.   2.12.17 ——
4765 Pte. Jackson, S.S. 27.  7.16 Reported wd. and missing 27.7.16. Regarded as having died on or since 27.7.16.
63067 L/Cpl. James, B.C.   3.  5.17 Reported missing 3.5.17. Regarded as having died on or since 3.5.17.
80171 Pte. Jarrett, W.A. 12.  9.18 Died of wounds.[130]
23563 Pte. Jarvis, W.E. 17.  2.17 ——
78979 Pte. Jeffery, A. 30.  9.18 ——
1818 Pte. Jewell, J.O. 27.  7.16 Reported missing 27.7.16. Regarded as having died on or since 27.7.16.
2870 Pte. Jinks, W.H.   3.  5.17 ——
245533 Pte. Johnson, F.   3.  5.18 Died of wounds.
17810 Pte. Johnson, T. 17.  2.17 Reported missing 17.2.17. Regarded as having died on or since 17.2.17.
48411 Pte. Johnson, W.J. 31.  7.17 Died of wounds.
48066 Pte. Jolley, C.W. 23.  3.18 ——
81290 Pte. Jones, A.R. 17.  4.18 ——
3419 Sgt. Jones, C. 28.  4.18 Died of wds. whilst P. of W. in War Hospital, Mons.
49364 Pte. Jones, F. 17.  2.17 ——
4500 Pte. Jones, F. 31.12.17 ——
80194 Pte. Jones, W. 24.10.18 ——
78981 Pte. Keeping, A.W.   4.10.18 Died of wounds.
93404 Pte. Kenny, J. 30.  9.18 ——
73413 Pte. Kiff, A.   8.10.18 ——
1603 Pte. Kildare, T.J. 27.  7.16 Reported missing 27.7.16. Regarded as having died on or since 27.7.16.
88716 Pte. Killip, L.W.   5.  9.18 Died of wounds.
1967 L/Cpl. King, G.W.   2.  5.17 ——
93403 Pte. Kinghorn, J.W.   7.  9.18 Died of wounds.
51284 L/Sgt. Kirkham, J.R. 17.  2.17 ——
3995 Pte. Kirton, B. 14.11.16 ——
4382 Pte. Kitchen, H. 15.  2.17 ——
661 Pte. Knight, H.E. 27.  7.16 Reported wd. and missing 27.7.16. Regarded as having died on or since 27.7.16.
4785 Pte. Knight, J.W. 25.  3.18 Reported missing 25.3.18. Regarded as having died on or since 25.3.18.
82314 Pte. Lamb, G.H. 24.  8.18 Died of wounds.[131]
1281 Sgt. Laycock, P.G.D.   3.  5.17 Reported missing 3.5.17. Regarded as having died on or since 3.5.17.
73526 Pte. Leach, B.H. 24.  8.18 ——
24775 Pte. Leary, R.G. 29.  9.18 Died of wounds.
1679 L/Cpl. Lee, C. 27.  7.16 Reported missing 27.7.16. Regarded as having died on or since 27.7.16.
63494 Pte. Lee, H.S.   7.  9.18 ——
66501 L/Cpl. Lee, J.   8.  9.18 ——
61744 L/Cpl. Leverick, A. 28.  1.17 ——
3929 L/Cpl. Lilley, S. 17.  2.17 ——
3852 L/Cpl. Line, G.E.   5.12.17 Died of wounds.
93405 Pte. Longstaff, A.   8.10.18 Died of wounds.
62009 Pte. Lonnen, H. 17.  2.17 ——
10183 Pte. Lupton, G.A. 17.  2.17 ——
6818 Pte. MacDonald, H.A. 20.  7.17 Shown on list of dead.
229456 L/Cpl. Macdonald, J. 24.  3.18 Died of wounds.
1675 Pte. MacFarlane, H. 27.  7.16 Reported wd. and missing 27.7.16. Regarded as having died on or since 27.7.16.
229377 Pte. Macklin, R. 25.  3.18 Shown on P. of W. list of dead.
61986 Pte. Madden, E. 29.  4.17 ——
4528 Pte. Main, R.M. 17.  2.17 ——
699 Pte. Mann, H.V. 14.  8.18 ——
55240 Pte. Mansbridge, R. 17.  1.18 Died from heart failure.
21247 Pte. Mansfield, H. 30.  9.18 Died of wounds.
93419 Pte. March, J.D.   8.10.18 ——
46364 Pte. Marks, J.T. 21.  7.17 Died whilst P. of W.
4279 L/Cpl. Marshall, W.E. 14.11.16 ——
15888 Cpl. Martin, P.   3.12.17 ——
229463 Pte. Matthew, J. 28.11.17 ——
26231 Pte. Mayhew, C.K.   3.  5.17 Reported missing 3.5.17. Regarded as having died on or since 3.5.17.
69410 Pte. Mayor, T.F. 23.  8.18 Died of wounds.[132]
100296 Pte. McDonnell, F. 30.  9.18 ——
49276 Pte. McGooch, J. 17.  2.17 ——
1883 Pte. McGlone, J. 25.  3.18 ——
27545 Pte. Merricks, F.   3.  5.17 Reported missing 3.5.17. Regarded as having died on or since 3.5.17.
93398 Pte. Metcalfe, J.   8.  9.18 Died of wounds.
49778 Pte. Mickleburgh, S.G. 17.  2.17 ——
61658 Pte. Miller, G.V.   3.  5.17 Reported missing 3.5.17. Regarded as having died on or since 3.5.17.
73173 L/Cpl. Miller, R.   8.10.18 ——
7701 Pte. Milne, F. 27.  7.16 Reported missing 27.7.16. Regarded as having died on or since 27.7.16.
81336 Pte. Minter, G.   8.10.18 ——
49386 Pte. Moogen, W.L. 17.  2.17 ——
3844 Pte. Morris, F. 27.  7.16 Reported missing 27.7.16. Regarded as having died on or since 27.7.16.
6140 L/Cpl. Morris, H.G. 23.12.17 Died of wounds.
50280 Pte. Morris, J. 29.  4.17 ——
449 Pte. Morrison, A. 17.  2.17 ——
73408 Pte. Mortimer, T.W. 26.  8.18 Died of gas wounds.
82329 Pte. Mottershead, A. 31.  7.18 ——
9656 Pte. Muir, T.J. 21.  7.18 Died of wounds.
42286 Pte. Musk, H.E. 10.  3.17 ——
93397 Pte. Myers, C.H.   7.  9.18 ——
16967 Pte. Myers, H. 20.  7.17 ——
6312 Pte. Nash, A.E. 17.  4.17 ——
21620 Pte. Neale, W.   3.  5.17 Reported missing 3.5.17. Regarded as having died on or since 3.5.17.
37362 Pte. Neale, W.H. 27.  9.17 ——
82333 Pte. Neame, R.S. 26.  6.18 Died of wounds.
1815 Pte. Neil, D.A. 17.  2.17 ——
1645 L/Cpl. Newman, R.G. 27.  5.17 ——
446 Sgt. Newman, T.B. 16.  5.17 Wounded in action 17.2.17. Trans. U.K. 1.3.17. Subsequently died of wounds Alexander Hosp., Cosham, 16.5.17.[133]
42287 Pte. Niblett, C.H. 17.  2.17 ——
61747 Pte. Nicholls, G.A. 15.  2.17 ——
8003 Pte. Nicklin, S.S.   3.  5.17 ——
4387 Pte. Norris, J.H.   1.  3.17 Died of wounds.
7911 Pte. Norton, E.A.   8.10.18 ——
78995 Pte. Notley, F. 28.  8.18 Died of wounds.
205976 Pte. Noyes, A.A. 30.  9.18 ——
3380 Pte. Mutt, G. 13.12.17 Died of wounds.
15208 L/Sgt. O'Connor, F. 20.  3.17 Died of wounds.
50283 L/Cpl. Olding, J.L. 21.  4.17 Accidentally killed by collapsed dug-out at Rodincourt 21.4.17.
52159 Pte. Oswick, W.C. 21.  2.17 Died of wounds.
1718 Sgt. Paddon, G.W. 17.  2.17 ——
3902 Pte. Parkin, W. 27.  7.16 Reported wd. and missing, 27.7.16. Regarded as having died on or since 27.7.16.
61739 Pte. Parsons, F. 17.  2.17 ——
49288 Sgt. Parsons, J.L. 23.  2.18 ——
88698 Pte. Parsons, W.F.   5.  9.18 Died of wounds.
87747 Pte. Patmore, A.E.   1.10.18 Killed (S. 1).
81349 Pte. Pearson, T.B.   6.10.18 Died of wounds.
48509 Pte. Perkins, A.   2.  5.17 ——
90174 L/Cpl. Perrins, W. 30.  9.18 ——
7507 Pte. Petty, T.S. 18.11.18 Died from influenza. (Exposure while on military duty.)
7384 Pte. Pickles, J.H. 18.11.18 Died from influenza. (Exposure while on military duty.)
6232 Pte. Pilton, C.H. 31.  7.18 ——
42289 Pte. Pink, W.G. 24.  2.17 Died of wounds.
48706 Cpl. Pittaway, T. 23-24.3.18 Reported died whilst a P. of W.
10460 Pte. Pollard, G. 14.11.16 Reported missing 14.11.16. Regarded as having died on or since 14.11.16.[134]
500 L/Cpl. Pollard, W.A. 27.  7.16 Reported missing 27.7.16. Regarded as having died on or since 27.7.16.
1965 Pte. Poplett, J.J. 21.  6.17 ——
79395 Pte. Porter, S. 24.  8.18 ——
1414 L/Cpl. Powell, W.F. 28.  1.17 ——
64043 Pte. Powney, A.F. 25.  3.18 Shown on P. of W. list of dead. Reported missing 25.3.18.
23332 L/Cpl. Prangley, N.C. 17.  2.17 ——
15563 Cpl. Prescott, J.   3.  5.17 Reported missing 3.5.17. Regarded as having died on or since 3.5.17.
245380 Pte. Price, C. 17.  4.18 ——
204 L/Sgt. Prior, F. 18.  2.17 ——
27204 Pte. Pryke, B.J. 29.  4.17 Reported missing 29.4.17. Regarded as as having died on or since 29.4.17.
68772 Pte. Quantrell, C.R. 30.  9.18 ——
1656 Pte. Rait, D.   3.  5.17 Reported missing 3.5.17. Regarded as having died on or since 3.5.17.
53091 Pte. Randall, H.A.   7.  9.18 ——
4030 Pte. Ransley, W.J. 27.  7.16 Reported wd. and missing 27.7.16. Regarded as having died on or since 27.7.16.
2026 Pte. Ravenhill, H.H. 10.  3.17 ——
442221 Pte. Rawlings, A.   3.  5.17 Reported missing 3.5.17. Regarded as having died on or since 3.5.17.
42292 Pte. Reynolds, C. 10.  3.17 ——
223 Sgt. Rhodes, H.S.   3.  5.17 Reported missing 3.5.17. Regarded as having died on or since 3.5.17.[135]
61652 Pte. Rhodes, J. 22.  2.17 ——
68774 Pte. Rich, C. 25.  3.18 Reported missing 25.3.18. Shown on German P. of W. list of dead.
488 L/Cpl. Riddell, M. 27.  7.16 Reported wd. and missing 27.7.16. Regarded as having died on or since 27.7.16
81143 Pte. Rider, H. 11.  3.18 ——
82349 Pte. Ridge, R.C.   8.10.18 Reported wd. and missing 8.10.18. Regarded as having died on or since 8.10.18.
75394 Pte. Ridgway, W.G.   9.10.18 Died of wounds.
4525 Pte. Righton, E.D. 14.11.16 ——
75645 Pte. Riley, A.W. 24.  8.18 ——
1985 Cpl. Robbins, A. 17.  2.17 ——
10899 Pte. Roberts, E. 30.  9.18 ——
4458 L/Sgt. Roberts, H.   3.  5.17 ——
48078 Pte. Roberts, J.A. 25.  3.18 Reported missing 25.3.18. Shown on P. of W. list of dead.
71677 Pte. Ray, W.A.   1.  4.18 ——
37794 Pte. Rayner, A. 17.  2.17 ——
8556 Pte. Read, C.E. 17.  2.17 ——
1716 Pte. Read, E.S. 27.  7.16 ——
48077 Pte. Reed, M.R. 21.  6.17 ——
856 Pte. Reeves, H.D.   3.  7.18 To U.K. (Pleurisy.) Subsequently reported by W.O. as died of sickness on 3.7.18 at War Hospital, Whitechurch.
75643 Pte. Roberts, W. 10.  6.18 ——
1471 Cpl. Robertson, D.M. 27.  7.16 Reported wd. and missing 27.7.16. Regarded as having died on or since 27.7.16.[136]
65829 Pte. Robinson, R.   8.10.18 Reported missing 8.10.18. Regarded as having died on or since 8.10.18.
87457 Pte. Rochford, H.J. 21.  8.18 ——
3940 L/Cpl. Roots, C.C. 10.  5.17 Died of wounds.
51853 Pte. Roper, A. 13.  7.18 ——
12463 L/Sgt. Rowley, E.G. 27.  7.17 Wounded in action. Trans. to U.K. 25.7.17. Reported by W.O. having died of wds. Uni. War Hospital, Southampton.
1773 Cpl. Rumsey, F.G. 29.  4.17 ——
32591 Pte. Ryan, J.D. 17.  2.17 ——
87275 Pte. Sadrgove, L.S.   7.  9.18 ——
7685 Pte. Samuels, J.G.   2.  8.18 ——
38690 Pte. Sanders, E. 17.  2.17 ——
52151 Pte. Saunders, P. 20.  7.17 Reported missing and wd. 20.7.17. Regarded as having died on or since 20.7.17.
68456 L/Cpl. Sanderson, R. 25.  3.18 Reported missing 25.3.18. Shown on P. of W. list of dead as died 25.3.18.
228471 Pte. Sang, W.H.   5.  3.16 Died of wds. 48 C.C.S.
61727 Pte. Savill, A. 17.  2.17 ——
49308 Pte. Sears, H.R. 17.  2.17 ——
673 Pte. Seaward, H. 23.  2.18 ——
68802 Pte. Self, G.A.   3.12.17 ——
37482 Pte. Sewell, C.S. 30.  4.17 Died of wds. 30 C.C.S.
8143 L/Cpl. Sexton, E.J.   2.  3.18 Reported missing. Regarded as having died on or since 2.3.18.
3379 L/Cpl. Seymour, H.A. 19.  4.17 Died whilst P. of W. Official German list forwarded.[137]
8141 Pte. Shackleton, S.H. 27.  7.16 Wd. and missing. Regarded as having died on or since 27.7.16.
75649 Pte. Sheaf, R.W. 28.  6.18 Died of wds. 28.6.18, 19 C.C.S.
10667 Pte. Skelton, R.W. 30.  9.18 ——
1325 Cpl. Shute, W.E.   7.  9.18 ——
4766 Pte. Sibbles, O.   2.  5.18 Died of wds. 2 W.G. Hosp., Manchester, England, 2.5.18.
4255 Pte. Sidebottom, J.H. 27.  7.16 Missing. Regarded as having died on or since 27.7.16.
5726 Pte. Simmonds, J.   7.  9.18 ——
80079 Pte. Simmonds, F. 30.  9.18 ——
1612 Pte. Simpson, A.B. 27.  7.16 Wd. and missing. Regarded as having died on or since 27.7.16.
61959 Pte. Sinnott, P. 17.  2.17 ——
73430 Pte. Skinner, J.H. 21.  7.18 ——
1335 Pte. Slaughter, R.F. 27.  7.16 Wd. and missing. Regarded as having died on or since 27.7.16.
1080 L/Cpl. Smith, A.H. 27.  7.16 Wd. and missing. Regarded as having died on or since 27.7.16.
46583 Pte. Smith, F. 17.  2.17 ——
1981 L/Cpl. Smith, F.J. 27.  7.16 Wd. and missing. Regarded as having died on or since 27.7.16.
1720 Sgt. Smith, R. 17.  2.17 ——
7483 L/Cpl. Smith, R.L. 24.  2.17 Died of wds. 11 Stat. Hospital.
3720 Pte. Smith, S. 14.11.16 Missing. Regarded as having died on or since 14.11.16.
75655 Pte. Smith, W.F. 22.  6.18 ——[138]
68993 Pte. Soloman, F. 30.  9.18 K'd in action or d. of wds. received in action on or shortly after 30.9.18.
75709 Pte. Spark, G. 19.  4.18 ——
7624 Pte. Spright, C. 19.11.18 Died from influenza and exposure while on military duty.
51184 Pte. Squirrel, E.C. 20.  2.17 Died of wds. 10 Gen. Hospital 20.2.17.
48502 Pte. Starnes, A.E. 28.  5.17 ——
61982 Pte. Stephens, W. 15.  2.17 ——
1579 L/Cpl. Stepney, —   3.  5.17 Missing. Regarded as having died on or since 3.5.17.
229474 Pte. Stewart, J.W. 28.  1.17 ——
715755 L/Cpl. Stone, H.P. 27.  7.16 Wd. and missing. Regarded as having died on or since 27.7.16.
4402 Pte. Stone, W.J. 13.11.16 Wd. and missing. Regarded as having died on or since 13.11.16.
46024 Pte. Styles, W.R. 30.  9.18 Missing. Reported killed in action or died of wounds received in action on or shortly after 30.9.18.
68799 Pte. Sutton, L.V. 23.  3.18 Died of wounds 48 C.C.S. 23.3.18.
1892 Pte. Tapp, J.H. 17.  2.17 ——
23059 Pte. Tattersfield, A. 22.  3.18 Reported missing 22.3.18. Regarded as having died on or since 22.2.18.
61742 Pte. Taylor, A. 15.  2.17 ——
1410 Pte. Taylor, J. 27.  7.16 ——
80131 Pte. Taylor, J. 24.10.18 ——
15866 Pte. Terry, A.E. 23.  3.18 Reported missing 23.3.18. Regarded as having died on or since 23.3.18.
75661 Pte. Thexton, J. 22.  6.18 ——[139]
46598 Pte. Thomas, G.H. 13.  4.17 ——
1234 L/Cpl. Thomson, W. 17.  2.17 Reported wd. and missing 17.2.17. Regarded as having died on or since 17.2.17.
3775 L/Cpl. Thorburn, W.G. 17.  2.17 ——
47981 Sgt. Thorning, S. 20.  5.18 Died of wounds.
18569 Sgt. Thornton, F.W.   3.12.17 ——
1979 Pte. Timmis, J. 14.11.16 Reported missing 14.11.16. Regarded as having died on or since 14.11.16.
63138 Pte. Tinley, A.J. 17.  2.17 ——
87289 Pte. Tompkins, J.A.   8.10.18 ——
80071 Pte. Turner, F. 30.  9.18 ——
3818 Pte. Turner, H. 27.  7.16 Reported wd. and missing. Regarded as having died on or since 27.7.16.
9151 Pte. Turner, W. 17.  2.17 ——
61743 Pte. Ury, A.F. 26.  2.17 Died of wounds.
75690 Pte. Varley, J.W.   8.10.18 ——
71842 Pte. Walker, E. 27.  7.16 Missing. Regarded as having died on or since 27.7.16.
37418 Pte. Walker, F.J.A.   3.  5.17 Missing. Regarded as having died on or since 3.5.17.
47826 Pte. Walsh, J.   3.  5.17 Missing. Regarded as having died on or since 3.5.17.
76747 Pte. Walton, H.S. 23.  9.18 Died of wounds 12 General Hospital.
80781 Pte. Walton, L. 24.  8.18 ——
21020 Pte. Warwick, W. 25.  5.17 ——
20870 Pte. Watking, R. 17.  2.17 ——
61657 Pte. Watts, C.D. 24.  2.17 Died of wounds 45 C.C.S. 24.2.17.
1934 Pte. Watts, G. 23.  1.17 Killed accidentally.
1765 Pte. Weal, C.A.   5.  3.17 Died of wounds 12 Gen. Hosp. 5.3.17.
1401 Pte. Webster, F.A. 23.  4.18 Died of wounds 3 C.C.S. 23.4.18.
51269 Pte. Welch, J.W.   9.  5.17 Died of wounds 24 General Hospital.[140]
61757 Pte. Welch, P.D.   3.  5.17 ——
63075 Pte. Welham, P. 17.  2.17 ——
1361 Pte. West, E.J. 27.  7.16 Wd. and missing. Regarded as having died on or since 27.7.16.
201 L/Cpl. West, F. 29.11.17 ——
4216 L/Cpl. West, V.J. 27.  7.16 Reported killed in action or died of wds. shortly after or on 27.7.16.
74860 Pte. West, W.   8.10.18 ——
68624 Pte. White, A.E. 25.  3.18 Missing. Regarded as having died on or since 25.3.18.
50193 Pte. White, B.S. 17.  2.17 ——
49479 Pte. White, C.   3.  5.17 ——
62001 Pte. White, J. 17.  2.17 ——
10620 Pte. White, G. 17.  2.17 ——
63165 Pte. Whitrick, J. 20.  4.17 Died whilst a P. of W.
1496 Pte. Wild, A.H. 14.11.16 Missing. Regarded as having died on or since 14.11.16.
1829 Pte. Wilkinson, H. 17.  2.17 ——
52161 Pte. Wilkinson, J.C. 17.  2.17 ——
1401 Pte. Wilkinson, J.F. 17.  2.17 ——
73172 Pte. Williamson, J. 31.  5.18 ——
5966 Pte. Willott, H. 28.  1.17 ——
4209 Pte. Wilson, A. 27.  7.16 Wd. and missing. Regarded as having died on or since 27.7.16.
245549 Pte. Wilson, F. 18.  4.18 Died at Adv. Dressing Station, 100 F.A.
69248 Cpl. Wilson, F.W. 23.  3.18 Shown on P. of W. list of dead. Regarded as having died 23.3.18.
186 Sgt. Wingate, T.C. 23.  3.18 Missing. Accepted as killed on 23.3.18.
4712 L/Cpl. Witham, D.H. 27.  6.17 Died of wds. 6 F.A.
8222 Cpl. Wood, W.L.   1.11.18 Died from influenza 59 C.C.S.
1886 Sgt. Wood, W.F. 19.  4.18 ——[141]
79400 Pte. Woodier, F. 24.  8.18 ——
61920 Pte. Woods, H.H. 17.  2.17 ——
68823 Pte. Woolsey, W. 30.  9.18 Killed in action or died of wounds.
229005 Pte. Worsnop, H.   8.10.18 Killed in action or died of wounds received in action on or shortly after 8.10.18.
2095 Cpl. Wright, G.H.   3.  5.17 Missing. Regarded as having died on or since 3.5.17.
4380 Pte. Wright, J. 27.  7.16 Wd. and missing. Regarded as having died on or since 27.7.16.
68825 Pte. Wyatt, A.C. 25.  3.18 ——
7350 L/Cpl. Young, C.W. 17.  2.17 ——
48101 L/Cpl. Young, F. 30.11.17 ——





[Note.—It is regretted it has not proved practicable to compile a roll of all the officers, N.C.O's., and men who have served at any time in the 23rd Royal Fusiliers.]




Colonel Viscount Maitland. 2nd Lieut. A.G. Rees.
Lieut.-Col. A. St. H. Gibbons. 2nd Lieut. F.H. Brown.
Major G.H.H. Richey. 2nd Lieut. A.J. Barr.
Capt. W.A. Powell. 2nd Lieut. Hon. B. Yorke.
Capt. P. Suckling. 2nd Lieut. F.E. Pearson.
Capt. N.A.L. Cockell. 2nd Lieut. L.E. Eeman.
Capt. E. Cragg. 2nd Lieut. R.O. Jourdain.
Capt. Stanley Holmes. 2nd Lieut. N.A.L. Way.
Capt. H.J.H. Inglis. 2nd Lieut. E.V. Hine.
Capt. B.A. de Bourbel. 2nd Lieut. J.C. Fenton.
Capt. H.E.F. Richardson. 2nd Lieut. N. Firth.
Capt. H.V.C. Pirie. 2nd Lieut. C.B. Hayward.
Lieut.-Quar. R. de Vere Stacpoole. 2nd Lieut. G.R. Nicolaus.
Lieut. H.V. Foy. 2nd Lieut. W.J. Stevenson.
Lieut. R.N. Sealey. 2nd Lieut. D. Godlonton.
Lieut. P.V. Hayes. 2nd Lieut. C.R. Little.
Lieut. H.A. Taylor. 2nd Lieut. R.M. Ritchie.
Lieut. E.E. Isaac, R.A.M.C. 2nd Lieut. N.R. Crum-Ewing.
Lieut. E.A. Winter. 2nd Lieut. C.A. Moore.
Lieut. E.J. Cross. 2nd Lieut. D. Rattray.
Lieut. Hon. A. Yorke. 2nd Lieut. L.H. Colman.
Lieut. R.C. Hillcoat. 2nd Lieut. R.B. Marriott.
Lieut. J.P. Roberts. 2nd Lieut. L.H. Bayley.
2nd Lieut. F.H. Cox. 2nd Lieut. R.O. Crookes.
2nd Lieut. G. Dixon-Spain. 2nd Lieut. F.G. Bull.
2nd Lieut. W.A. Rutherford. 2nd Lieut. Owen H. Williams.
2nd Lieut. J.J. Cameron. 2nd Lieut. N. Worship.
2nd Lieut. P.H. Cooper. 2nd Lieut. R.H. Gregg.
2nd Lieut. A.C. Hobson. 2nd Lieut. M. Fraser.
2nd Lieut. N.A. Lewis. 2nd Lieut. E.G. Hayes.
2nd Lieut. A.J.H. Kennedy. 2nd Lieut. A.A. Humfrey.
2nd Lieut. E.F.H. Taylor. 2nd Lieut. F.S. Meeks.
2nd Lieut. G.C. Lovibond. 2nd Lieut. C.W. Burgess.
  2nd Lieut. P.A. Williams.

1 Mitchell, E.C. 9 Devereux, L.
2 Hyams, J. 10 Kay, C.
3 Drysdale, S.A. 11 Taylor, J.H.
4 Roberts, G.P. 12 Dunn, C.H.
5 Garnett, P.C. 13 Preece, T.C.
6 Wharton, A.S. 14 Colston, F.J.
7 Holloway, W.S. 15 Bangs, E.R.
8 Foy, H.V. 16 Headland, W.
17 Pennington, S.C. 68 Thomas, J.L.[146]
18 Webb, A.S. 69 De Burgh Thomas, A.
19 Cobb, A. 70 Lockwood, E.H.A.
20 Andrews, W.R. 71 Hackworth, H.J.
21 Kendall, J.M. 72 Jupp, G.E.
22 Smith, S. 73 Nicholl, E.B.
23 Andrews, P.A. 74 Logan, C.
24 Drake, J. 75 Rogers, V.H.
25 Jefferson, J. 76 Hayhoe, W.H.
26 Stagg, E. 77 Tudor, H.O.
27 MacLarty, B. 78 Bovill, F.H.
28 Cadman, K. 79 Hayward, C.A.
29 Mussard, C. 80 Mattingly, S.W.
30 Ward, H.E. 81 May, H.R.
31 Lort, V.P. 82 Wheildon, F.
32 Ayres, H.S. 83 Pledge, G.T.
33 Haines, C.E. 84 Payne, H.A.
34 Phelps, J. 85 Denton, C.
35 Maynard, B.T. 86 Keevil, C.H.
36 Howe, D.H. 87 Forrester, C.
37 Wallis, W.T. 88 Hawtrey, G.H.C.
38 Sheffield, E.C. 89 Green, H.
39 Perkins, W.G. 90 Bradfield, B.W.
40 Townshend, W.S. 91 Bridger, J.B.
41 Sawden, W.W. 92 Martin, C.W.
42 Henderson, D. 93 Hardee, F.
43 Worthington, S. 94 Moir, H.A.
44 Scovell, T.S. 95 Hodgkinson, A.H.
45 Waters, F. 96 Clarke, F.W.
46 Dowsett, A. 97 Barton, M.D.
47 Aylward, C.B. 98 Bellamy, B.D.
48 Crum-Ewing, N.R. 99 Anderson, W.C.
49 De Grehl, F.S.C. 100 Wedeymeyer, P.E.
50 Leveson, W.C. 101 McNeill, J.
51 Curle, J.H. 102 Halford, A.
52 Wylie, R.E. 103 Harvey, A.G.
53 Hawkins, W.A. 104 Nash, C.H.
54 Farwell, C.W. 105 Hopkins, J.C.
55 Stone, H.P. 106 Bacchus, W.A.
56 Sullivan, E. 107 Watson, C.
57 Wood, M. 108 Steele, F.J.
58 Hepner, H. 109 Bamford, E.
59 Norman, J.C. 110 Timperley, T.L.
60 Smith, F.S.L. 111 Thunder, M.P.
61 Fraser, W.G. 112 Wadham, H.F.
62 Glendinning, G.G. 113 Makeham, E.
63 Edouin, F. 114 Aston, W.F.
64 Watts, J.G.D. 115 Albany, W.
65 Dodman, A.W.J. 116 Barff, W.H.
66 Ropner, W. 117 Wickens, E.T.
67 Crabb, L.F.J. 118 Guy, C.H.
119 Lawes, A.E. 170 Lewis, S.R.[147]
120 Benjamin, N.H. 171 Moncrieff, J.B.
121 Storey, T.H. 172 Felton, A.H.
122 Sharland, L.J. 173 Burch, V.G.
123 Shotton, J.S. 174 Wilson, T.
124 Chester, J. 175 Rees, A.W.
125 Troup, C.L. 176 Wilkinson, D.S.
126 Carew, H.F. 177 McGregor, J.M.
127 Medland, S.C. 178 Terry, F.W.
128 Lavarack, F.S. 179 Bramley-Moore, A.
129 Lavarack, A.W. 180 Hadden, H.L.
130 Denton, A.W. 181 Muller, C.J.
131 Houlden, J.W.F. 182 Guntrip, E.
132 Millen, A. 183 Webber, A.E.
133 Campbell-Colquhoun, A.C. 184 Cordery, G.D.
134 Cooper, W.P. 185 Heathorn, A.T.
135 Hine, E.V. 186 Wingate, T.C.
136 Fordham, W.H. 187 Field, C.W.
137 Fordham, S.H. 188 Crowhurst, T.O.
138 Picken, P.W. 189 Boote, E.R.
139 Pinniger, W.L. 190 Wallace, W.J.
140 Robinson, T.H. 191 Allen, A.L.
141 Lyster, H.N. 192 Page, H.
142 Leuw, H.S. 193 Oliver, H.J.
143 Burmingham, S.H. 194 Oxberry, H.
144 Price, R.P. 195 Reeves, H.E.
145 Piachaud, G. 196 Cook, H.
146 Atkinson, W. 197 Evans, R.
147 Meeks, F.S. 198 Peddar, E.A.
148 Smith, R. 199 Haine, L.G.
149 Henri, P.R. 200 Elphicke, B.
150 Melbourne, S.W. 201 West, T.
151 Finch, M.S. 202 Lovibond, G.C.
152 Essex, P.C. 203 Ellis, T.
153 Head, P.T. 204 Hooper, H.J.
154 Marquardt, — 205 McLeod, W.C.
155 Hayward, E. 206 McGregor, W.
156 Robert, C.L. 207 Purnell, J.J.
157 Archbold, T.E. 208 Rose, G.C.
158 Buxton, F.C. 209 Hooper, W.
159 Rose, E.M. 210 Waldron, E.A.
160 Goodchild, A.E. 211 Evans, J.H.
161 Davison, J. 212 Ramsden, H.C.
162 Farquhar, J.E.M. 213 De Jesse, R.
163 Pope, E.W. 214 Garner, H.W.
164 Barker-Mill, W.C.F.V. 215 Batton, W.B.
165 Woollett, C. 216 Devitt, E.L.
166 Hobson, A.C. 217 Whitewright, W. A.
167 Murray, H.F.U.T. 218 Bannatyne, D.
168 Smith, A.C. 219 Hopper, T.
169 Morton, F. 220 Metcalfe, H.M.
221 Brydon, C.J.B. 272 Brown, B.[148]
222 Scott, H.P. 273 Bewick, J.L.
223 Rhodes, H.S. 274 Jackson, G.
224 Emery, H.D. 275 Lewis, R.
225 Huntley, E. 276 Cockell, N.A.L.
226 Darwall, J.R. 277 Chick, W.D.
227 Duncan, W.L. 278 Starkey, W.E.
228 Powell, A. 279 Hemmerde, T.W.
229 Thornber, G.R. 280 Eeman, L.E.
230 Cave, H.J. 281 Morgan, J.W.R.
231 Hignett, S.F. 282 Sikes, B.H.
232 Ward, L. 283 Pierce, P.B.
233 Holden, G.Y. 284 Gardner, A.E.
234 Barrett, J.H. 285 Gordon, G.R.
235 Woodin, W.G. 286 Ewan, F.W.
236 Watts, H. 287 Donovan, E.L.
237 Littlewort, H.C. 288 Goodard, W.D.
238 Harris, H.I. 289 Heinemann, A.B.
239 Dalyrimple, D.W. 290 Lowcock, D.R.
240 Wilson, J.A.G. 291 Morgan, J.D.
241 Richardson, H. 292 Jourdain, R.O.
242 Driver, G.D. 293 Nash, V.E.
243 Wills, C.G. 294 Moore, H.
244 Salveson, G. 295 Bragg, V.
245 Day, B. 296 Oliver, T.L.
246 Norton, C.A. 297 Barber, H.
247 Shammon, H.A. 298 Moon-Ord, G.C.
248 Prentice, G.D. 299 Woodin, J.B.
249 Haslam, E.S. 300 Franey, G.T.
250 Wright, G.F.E. 301 Neal, L.A.
251 Richards, R. 302 Franey, S.H.
252 Christie, F. 303 Ovenell, R.
253 Mackie, E.D. 304 Moxon, F.
254 Hepworth, N. 305 Rogers, F.J.C.
255 Wright, I.F.H. 306 Reeves, C.R.
256 Darlington, F.L. 307 Harwood, G.
257 Brookes, C.B. 308 O'Shea, S.H.W.
258 Taylor, R.J. 309 Train, H.
259 Watts, E.M. 310 Haskew, F.J.T.
260 Forrest, A.H.W. 311 Newitt, L.D.
261 Williams, L. 312 Jervis, W.F.
262 Tireman, G.W. 313 Leigh, H.E.
263 Davey, H.B. 314 Leigh, Harold.
264 Brookshank, P. 315 Fenton, D.
265 Curran, W. 316 Garratt, E.V.
266 Dobbin, W. 317 Down, T.M.
267 Taylor, W.E. 318 Whitehead, A.E.
268 Walker, A.W. 319 Lafern, L.
269 Pilkington, F. 320 Allcroft, W.L.
270 White, A.U. 321 Prout, H.J.
271 Firth, N. 322 Parry, J.
323 Read, F.W. 374 Morris, T.C.[149]
324 Scott, R.C. 375 Royston, E.
325 Dalrymple, H. 376 Lewis, G.S.
326 Lee, L.S. 377 Ewart, M.
327 Lawford, A.R.M. 378 Harris, F.G.
328 Ritson, B. 379 Bayley, L.H.
329 Leuty, C.L. 380 Franks, G.A.
330 Smith, S. 381 Walker, H.
331 McArdell, H. 382 Tattersall, R.R.
332 Pearson, B. Hyde- 383 Simpson, V.J.
333 Barr, A.J. 384 Greening, E.L.
334 Deacon, V.F. 385 Harper, W.G.
335 Rawling, L.J. 386 Veacock, S.J.
336 Ash, P.C. 387 Mehta, J.R.
337 Appleton, R. 388 Cox, J.H.S.
338 Jones, A.E. 389 Sheffield, E.H.
339 Oliver, E. 390 Crozier, F.D.
340 Smith, H.T. 391 Bright, M.
341 Kemp, F. 392 Davidson, T.G.
342 Sandham, A. 393 Neville, N.J.C.
343 Parks, H. 394 Marsden, E.L.
344 Stanning, J.E. 395 Freer, C.C.
345 Thompson, A.G. 396 Beard, B.F.
346 Thornley, E.P. 397 Baillon, G.W.
347 Hayes, E.G. 398 Bradley, E.
348 Hendren, J.M. 399 Gabriel, A.
349 Maw, F.D. 400 Hill, J.A.
350 Tomkins, F.O. 401 Campbell, D.
351 Clark, A.E. 402 Fowler, F.
352 Hitch, J.W. 403 Rogers, W.C.
353 Little, C.R. 404 Yorke, B.E.
354 Smith, F.E. 405 Yorke, A.
355 Beeson, W.V. 406 Gibbons, W.
356 Ringe, F.C. 407 Barker, G.
357 Payne, E.A. 408 Richards, H.B.
358 Brownrigg, A.H. 409 Michie, A.
359 Lowis, G.V. 410 Webb, R.C.
360 Persee, J.D. 411 Hopkins, A.A.
361 Taylor, L.E. 412 Borwick, A.
362 Vernon, B.T. 413 Phillips, A.E.
363 Ellis, J. St. John G. 414 Heron, W.H.
364 Wright, R. 415 Baker, H.C.
365 Turnbull, J.M. 416 Blevins, F.
366 Lennep, E.V. 417 Norton, W.C.
367 Foster, W. 418 Culverhouse, R.
368 Beard, R.T. 419 Streeter, A.
369 Wyllie, J.A. 420 Bolton, E.T.
370 Williams, J.J. 421 Wilson, D.
371 Bailey, A.C. 422 Yates, J.
372 Hayes, P.V. 423 Hill, W.
373 Twaits, C.H. 424 McCullum, A.
425 Knight, F.B. 476 Chilmaid, F.W.[150]
426 Palliser, A.J.B. 477 Mouat, W.
427 Walker, S. 478 Farr, J.P.
428 Times, J.W. 479 Larter, A.C.
429 Cooper, V.A. 480 Harding, C.
430 Turner, R.N. 481 MacDonnell, E.R.
431 Crowe, J.T. 482 Defries, H.
432 Goodhue, F.W.J. 483 D'Oyley, R.
433 Boys, S.G. 484 Fulljames, T.
434 Mitchell, W. 485 Thomas, C.
435 Higgins, D. 486 Goodman, J.B.
436 Harris, F. 487 Jagger, J.J.
437 Rowley, H.B. 488 Walton, E.W.
438 Peters, W.A. 489 Clay, F.S.
439 Fraser, P. Neil. 490 Bradshaw, J.A.
440 Rigby, R.L. 491 King, P.E.
441 Stapleton, G.F. 492 Edwards, J.T.
442 Chivers, H. 493 Lewis, G.H.
443 Harrison, J.P. 494 Schofield, J.
444 Wraith, H.D. 495 Holiday, A.S.
445 Mallorie, T.P. 496 Bull, F.G.
446 Newman, T.B. 497 Ballard, J.J.
447 Crust, J.A. 498 Allan, J.T.
448 Clark, T.R. 499 Rowell, A.J.
449 Morrison, A. 500 Pollard, W.A.
450 Leach, A. 501 Whitelaw, W.H.
451 Burton, H. 502 Miller, J. McL.
452 Wylde, T.E. 503 Tringham, H.G.
453 Warter, H.D.W.T. 504 Hedger, C.A.
454 Woodward, H.W. 505 Stockting, C.
455 Hayne, R. 506 Clark, A.
456 Saxon, F. 507 Guntrip, F.A.W.
457 Broughton, J. 508 Sanderson, A.
458 Meadows, W. 509 Lillington, F.J.S.
459 Norwood, A. 510 Larking, A.G.
460 Fraser, G.A. 511 Cullen, G.
461 Field, T. 512 Spurway, G.V.
462 Cadman, E.J. 513 Evans, G.L.B.
463 Goodall, A.H. 514 Pearson, F.J.
464 Beedle, W.H. 515 Featherstonehaugh, C.F.C.
465 Richardson, W.F. 516 Jones, A.A.
466 Murray, D. 517 Dixon-Spain, G.
467 Biggs, A.J. 518 Osborne, E.
468 Butler, B.D. 519 Collins, H.E.C.
469 Wellings, C.H. 520 Clemetson, D.L.
470 Harrison, A.E. 521 Wellings, G.B.
471 Baines, H.P.B. 522 Walker, S.
472 Walton, J.C. 523 Beeching, R.
473 Pippet, A.C. 524 Averill, H.C.
474 Birch, R.C. 525 Bruce, A.G.C.
475 Bentley, J. 526 Price, F.
527 Rushworth, J.A. 578 Godlonton, D.[151]
528 Gandy, W.H. 579 Jackson, W.
529 Slaughter, A.E. 580 Hickling, H.
530 Clapham, J.P. 581 Batt, F.J.
531 Gason, R. 582 Kirby, L.
532 Webb, H.G. 583 Griffiths, J.W.
533 Lewis, M. 584 Taylor, W.
534 Rainbow, F. 585 Thomas, A.A.
535 Hilliar, E.J.M. 586 Pearson, J.
536 Fatt, C.F. 587 Walton, W.A.
537 Lewis, J.D. 588 Eynon, L.
538 Cooper, P.H. 589 Davies, W.
539 Broadribb, E.A. 590 Gregg, R.H.
540 Hertford, H. 591 Hemmant, J.W.
541 Haigh, J.J. 592 Tooze, H.J.M.
542 Pearce, R. 593 Robinson, A.
543 Leith, F.W. 594 Hodgkins, H.
544 Cooke, J.E.M. 595 Taylor, T.
545 Caulfield, G.B. 596 Butler, J.F.
546 Grant, J.L.G. 597 Bray, E.P.
547 Harvey, E.N.B. 598 Williams, F.T.
548 Perham, H.H. 599 Cheshire, J.H.C.
549 Mole, S.P. 600 Holder, H.J.
550 Morris, S.D. 601 Marchant, C.T.
551 Statham, B.C.J.H. 602 Pinkney, W.
552 Penfold, C. 603 Mundy, H.G.
553 Wood, C. 604 King-Webster, H.C.
554 Hammond, W.S.L. 605 Brown, O.S.
555 Barrington, G. 606 Bevan, T.
556 Evans, H.C. 607 Moore, C.A.
557 Pratt, E.E. 608 George, F.H.
558 Wyse, J. 609 Anderson, J.W.
559 Thompson, E. 610 Bland, E.L.
560 Davies, M. 611 Seabrook, W.G.
561 D'Aeth, E.H.H. 612 Healey, M.J.
562 Hemingway, P.C. 613 Love, C.J.
563 Rivers, H.S. 614 Mackie, A.H.
564 Harding, J.T. 615 Turton, E.
565 Blake, L.L. 616 Hall, C.A.
566 Collier, F. 617 Rumley, G.H.
567 Wood, E.G. 618 Bandy, A.G.
568 Lawrence, W.F. 619 Catley, C.K.
569 White, W.H. 620 Bleuchamp, E.J.
570 Thomson, W.D. 621 Branson, C.F.
571 Atty, W.R. 622 Bolton, W.S.
572 Jones, D.G.J. 623 Butler, H.E.
573 Crippin, G.H. 624 Brown, F.H.
574 Goode, E. St. John. 625 Cunningham, T.L.
575 Gunning, H.M. 626 Berridge, J.
576 Cragg, E. 627 Connolly, J.A.
577 Balme, F.N. 628 Davies, B.E.
629 Oglethorpe, C.O. 680 Sennett, N.S.[152]
630 Bishop, F.C. 681 Smith, J.M.
631 Chambers, H.M. 682 Sandland, G.
632 Hicks, A.C.D. 683 Gurney, T.H.
633 Canton, C.F. 684 Kirby, F.J.
634 Toogood, A.H. 685 Heffill, A.S.
635 Nicolaus, G.R. 686 Jacobs, I.
636 Clark, C.E. 687 Penfold, R.F.
637 Flynn, M.F. 688 Reynolds, A.
638 Tozer, A.E. 689 Worship, N.
639 James, F. 690 Dod, W.
640 Donoghue, O. 691 Reynolds, S.
641 Collin, L.F. 692 Lee, A.C.
642 Rodwell, A.E.T. 693 Plaistowe, E.
643 Cannon, F. 694 Ronaldson, C.R.
644 Marriott, R.B. 695 Brodrick, H.
645 Stacey, C.R.W. 696 Allen, H.E.
646 Bowles, W.A. 697 Pond, G.
647 Smiddy, J.G. 698 Barnes, L.H.
648 Barclay, J.L. 699 Woodthorpe, W.E.
649 Harvey, W.J. 700 Pine-Coffin, R.
650 Roach, L.V. 701 Miller, A.C.
651 Usborne, E.F. 702 Hopkins, H.
652 Ancell, M. 703 Hopkins, H.W.
653 Finucanne, P. 704 Humphreys, —
654 Smeaton, J.H. 705 Richards, H.J.
655 Wailes, J.M. 706 Bristow, S.R.
656 Munyard, F.W. 707 Lawton, J.W.S.
657 Fairweather, J. 708 Nutter, W.G.
658 Wrixon, R.M. 709 Tracy, P.J.
659 Maguire, C. 710 Nicholson, J.M.
660 Wrottesley, W.D. 711 Wright, Pte.
661 Knight, H.E. 712 Vyvyan, S.
662 Ward, F.W. 713 Berman, S.S.
663 Brambley, H.J. 714 Samson, A.W.
664 Lownds, E.H. 715 Junkison, S.
665 Vickers, H. 716 Coyne, E.J.
666 Durham, J.M.B. 717 Rice, W.E.
667 Maulton, W.T. 718 Ryan, G.E.
668 Lake, F.S. 719 Ramsey, N.
669 Gedge, C.B. 720 Gottwaltz-Burkett, B.
670 Topham, J.W. 721 Summers, H.
671 Cox, F.H. 722 Rundall, W.H.
672 Hayward, C.B. 723 Reeves, D.H.
673 Firth, A.T. 724 Edwards, F.J.
674 William, R.W. 725 Seymour, T.
675 Hankin, G.H. 726 Ablett, E.V.W.
676 Parker, W.G. 727 Fletcher, J.
677 Battishill, J.H. 728 Evans, F.L.
678 Barlow, F.C. 729 Dell, J.
679 Colman, L.H. 730 Hill, H.W.
731 Diggs, W.L.C. 782 Jones, J.L.[153]
732 West, T.J. 783 Thorne, C.
733 Meiggs, J.C. 784 Lewis, N.A.
734 Gibson, C.S. 785 Mercer, J.
735 Traynor, H.J. 786 Folliott, L.
736 Tolhurst, W. 787 Flemyng, M.C.
737 Linton, C.H. 788 Armstrong, W.B.
738 Stearns, H. 789 Jennings, T.
739 Topps, H. 790 Browning, P.R.
740 Smith, J. 791 Hurst, S.G.
741 Doyle, J.E. 792 Burt, T.M.
742 Stilwell, C.R. 793 Nowling, E.R.
743 Gladwin, T. 794 Mills, H.O.
744 Little, H.J.E. 795 Bullock, P.M.G.
745 Corbett, G.B. 796 Christophers, G.C.
746 Rowland, C.A. 797 Longman, P.B.
747 Stewart, C. 798 Shearn, F.W.
748 Fookes, A.C. 799 James, H.J.
749 Challenger, H.W. 800 Gracewood, G.M.
750 Webb, A.E. 801 Blaauw, H.T.G.
751 Westoby, C.F. 802 Tanner, F.W.
752 Bamkin, G.R. 803 Perry, F.
753 Hilson, A.E. 804 Davis, W.M.
754 Lynham, H. 805 Hodges, W.J.
755 Castle, G.P. 806 Ewing, G.
756 Ross, I. 807 Perry, O.
757 Way, H.A.L. 808 Wright, M.J.
758 Crundall, T.B. 809 Austin, L.
759 Eager, H. 810 Lomas, G.H.
760 Fenton, H.B. 811 Shepperson, B.E.
761 Taylor, E.F.H. 812 Burditt, H.
762 Ford, A.S. 813 Wilson, W.C.F.
763 Armstrong, S. 814 Hadley, E.J.
764 Reynolds, P. 815 Collen, R.
765 Dowker, F.H. 816 Tully, W.C.
766 Donahoo, M.G. 817 Arnold, S.E.
767 Dewar, D.D. 818 Day, N.G.F.
768 Watson, J.L. 819 Jacobs, E.
769 Harrison, G. 820 Vernell, G.
770 Butler, H.J. 821 Clarke, L.
771 Paton, J. 822 Craven, J.
772 Everatt, W.T. 823 Winchcombe, F.
773 Madgwick, F.C. 824 Larner, D.H.
774 Beckingsale, B.L. 825 Wylie, J.H.
775 Hope, W.H. 826 Brown, R.
776 Miller, D. 827 Rushforth, E.G.
777 Humfrey, A.A. 828 Bowman, H.
778 Whalin, J.E. 829 James, M.E.C.
779 Carey, H.V.S. 830 Almond, G.
780 Faunch, T.S. 831 Bucknal, B.E.
781 Stockings, G.M. 832 Thompson, P.
833 Reynolds, T. 884 Blunden, F.[154]
834 Brett, C.G. 885 Alexander, A.P.
835 Warner, D.R. 886 Powney, F.
836 Gaskell, C.E. 887 Mance, H.G.
837 Heal, W.G. 888 Mason, J.H.
838 Williams, R.S. 889 Weekes, M.G.
839 Dallow, C.B. 890 MacMahon, P.H.
840 West, W.C. 891 McRedmond, R.J.
841 Todd, P.G. 892 Cole, T.
842 Austin, R.E. 893 Winter, E.A.
843 Ward, J.S. 894 Bretherton, W.
844 Caris, S. 895 Dunn, A.E.
845 Lyons, J.L. 896 Tannett, G.
846 Gardner, A.F. 897 Hall, T.
847 Dale, R.P. 898 Balkwill, R.
848 Lane, R. 899 Gilmour, H.H.
849 Garnett, H.D. 900 Waterman, W.H.
850 Bufton, J. 901 Young, M.C.
851 Parkinson, J. 902 Whitlock, A.E.
852 Eccles, H. 903 Temple, H.
853 Brown, W. 904 Kemp, E.S.
854 Bates, G. 905 Vaughan-Williams, B.G.
855 Bennett, E. 906 Williams, M.L.
856 Diamond, J.A. 907 Simpson, A.
857 Welford, F. 908 Dean, J.G.
858 Shayler, J.H. 909 Doux, C.A. Le.
859 Davies, J. 910 Stobbs, S.
860 Waining, F.J. 911 Simms, J.
861 Doyle, J.J. 912 Kingsmill, G.
862 Roberts. J. 913 Fraser, L.
863 Duffy, T. 914 Turner, E.G.W.
864 Bee, J. 915 Johnson, C.A.
865 Seaman, W.D. 916 Roche, P.
866 Robins, I.J. 917 Cufie, W.
867 Burns, T. 918 Franklin, J.
868 Drew, C. 919 Bates, W.E.
869 Race, S. 920 Backhouse, J.S.
870 Young, J.W.L. 921 Kendall, R.
871 Cunneen, E. 922 Carter, R.J.
872 Beverley, J.S. 923 Noyes, R.T.
873 McIntyre, A. 924 Knapp, F.G.
874 Mortimore, R.J. 925 Dolby, G.E.
875 Joyce, R. 926 Christie, W.T.
876 Lloyd, H.T. 927 Cox, A.
877 Webb, S.W. 928 Muskin, J.
878 Williams, C. 929 Smith, J.
879 Tenniswood, J. 930 Summers, J.C.
880 Buckley, T.S. 931 Wright, G.
881 Watkins, H. 932 Cairns, F.
882 Merrick, J.J. 933 Steward, J.S.
883 Stacpoole, R. de Vere. 934 Pearce, H.E.R.
935 Kent, F.A. 986 Otter, W.H.[155]
936 Armstrong, C. 987 Marsh, A.J.
937 Kirton, W. 988 Hardy, E.A.
938 Clifford, S. 989 Newman, R.A.
939 Holden, W. 990 Willcocks, N.
940 Daniels, R.W. 991 Bishop, S.M.
941 Hartwell, G.A. 992 Graham, J.
942 Bellamy, G.W. 993 Reddy, J.
943 Morrison, S.J.B. 994 Martin, J.G.
944 Rutherford, W.A. 995 McGinness, J.
945 Michelsen, A. 996 MacKay, D.
946 Grove, E.A. 997 Inglis, D.S.
947 Hick, J.F. 998 Macpherson, J.C.B.
948 Gibson, E. 999 Brett, W.H.
949 Kennedy, A.J. 1000 Whitehead, W.
950 Walker, R.G. 1001 Rowles, S.W.
951 Hartley, A.G. 1002 Cooper, W.F.
952 Ross, G.S. 1003 Rosamond, A.
953 Gibb, R.A. 1004 Mudd, G.E.
954 Sievier, E.H.P. 1005 Dunn, E.H.
955 Baker, G. 1006 Coleman, R.J.
956 Hillcoat, R.G. 1007 Broadribb, F.J.
957 Richard, W.C. 1008 Priestley, A.G.B.
958 Brown, C.M. 1009 Pipe, A.W.
959 Taylor, H.A. 1010 McCulloch, A.G.S.
960 Green, C.L. 1011 Campbell, P.
961 Dowell, J.E. 1012 Aikman, W.
962 Alexander, H.D. 1013 Smart, J.
963 Cairns, J.A. 1014 Borthwick, W.A.
964 Younger, F.N. 1015 Willett, E.A.
965 Cooke, S.M. 1016 Fergusson, D.
966 Shearm, A. 1017 Morris, J.
967 MacLennan, A. 1018 Watts, G.S.
968 Thorp, W.E. 1019 Alexander, A.
969 MacKay, J. 1020 Aitken, J.E.
970 Challis, W.G.F. 1021 Jones, C.C.
971 Hawley, D. 1022 Crookes, R.O.
972 Thompson, J. 1023 Stretton, W.J.
973 Conolly, T.G. 1024 Rhodes, M.L.
974 Hutchinson, D.F. 1025 Skuse, L.N.
975 Dobinson, C.R. 1026 Scott, P.B.
976 Myers, C. 1027 Turner, D.P.
977 Turnbull, J.A. 1028 Bourbel, D.A. de
978 Mundell, W. 1029 Dillon, C.
979 Trusler, G.D. 1030 Alexander, A.C.
980 Woodard, A.M.W. 1031 Foggo, W.D.
981 McDonough, J.S. 1032 Burnside, M.
982 Kendall, R. 1033 Mather, W.M.
983 Walker, D.F. 1034 Wilkinson, W.H.
984 Stocken, T.H.L. 1035 Richardson, G.
985 Bagshaw, W.E.D. 1036 Kirby, W.J.A.
1037 Erskine, A.D. 1087 Gilmore, A.E.[156]
1038 Anderson, J.J. 1088 Lelen, J.N.
1039 Brooks, F. 1089 Taylor, C.
1040 Ward, J.W. 1090 Hamilton, J.
1041 Jull, W.C. 1091 Greasley, G.
1042 Steggall, W.E.F. 1092 Hartley, C.W.
1043 Maughan, W. 1093 Fatt, C.H.
1044 Agnew, J. 1094 France, C.
1045 Black, W. 1095 Sinclair, F.K.
1046 Black, J. 1096 Dunn, H.
1047 Steele, J. 1097 Cochrane, W.E.
1048 Jones, W.E.G. 1098 Lethian, A.
1049 Hodgson, J.C. 1099 McWilliam, A.
1050 Stevenson, W.J. 1100 Rae, E.
1051 Muir, W. 1101 Black, W.
1052 Lees, W.A.C. 1102 Lauder, L.
1053 Burgess, C.W. 1103 Hockley, F.
1054 Greenstreet, T.W. 1104 Mansfield, E.
1055 Mason, S.H. 1105 Smith, W.
1056 Vickers, J.S. 1106 Hardaker, H.
1057 Ritchie, R.K. 1107 Sayer, L.C.
1058 Golding, E. 1108 Broomfield, J.C.
1059 Pitchford, E.E. 1109 Mark, W.
1060 Notley, F. 1110 Dunlop, C.
1061 James, B.E. 1111 Curwen, C.
1062 Boston, W. 1112 Jackson, S.
1063 Scovell, G. 1113 Gille, F.M.
1064 Parkins, H. 1114 Howarth, W.
1065 Dryburgh, J. 1115 Stark, J.
1066 Currie, W. 1116 Hamilton, J.
1067 Rattray, D. 1117 Hardie, A.
1068 Clunas, C. 1118 Moysen, G.
1069 Montgomerie-Fleming, J.B. 1119 Ballantine, A.
1070 Darrell, F. 1120 Wallace, D.H.
1071 Moir, A.W. 1121 Mackenzie, W.S.
1072 Cosnett, J. 1122 McFarquhar, M.
1073 McKay, J. 1123 Thomson, G.
1074 Kilpatrick, J. 1124 Anderson, A.
1075 McRitchie, J. 1125 O'Leary, C.E.
1076 Paton, J. 1126 Kinsley, L.M.
1077 Henderson, D. 1127 Addis, A.J.
1078 Wainwright, H.L. 1128 Thompson, D.
1079 Cochrane, J. 1129 Thompson, S.
1080 Smith, A.H. 1130 MacKay, W.T.
1081 Blumenthal, M.A. 1131 Fraser, A.C.
1082 Stockbridge, J.M. 1132 Hayward, A.B.
1083 Cumberland, W.J. 1133 Smith, A.E.
1084 Thomson, P.H. 1134 Smith, G.
1085 Hanbury, L.F. 1135 McClunie, T.
1086 Parton, W.H. 1136 Muirhead, J.
    1137 Wilson, J.D.
1138 Geach, P. 1189 Tremfield, A.[157]
1139 Walker, J. 1190 Moffat, R.V.
1140 Kedey, A.H. 1191 Scobell, W.B.
1141 Munro, A. 1192 Whiting, M.P.
1142 Cockburn, J. 1193 Chappell, J.C.
1143 Huggan, E. 1194 Crafter, A.G.
1144 Smith, W. 1195 Denniford, P.W.
1145 Denvers, R.N. 1196 Haybittel, L. McC.
1146 Miller, R.S. 1197 Gregor, A.
1147 Young, J.W. 1198 Aspinwall, F.J.
1148 McMurtrie, J.H.T. 1199 Mellett, I.E.
1149 Gough, A. 1200 Maclean, L.
1150 Monteith, P.R. 1201 Munro, H.F.
1151 Anderson, J.C.M. 1202 Eaton, H.
1152 McLaren, C. 1203 Sampson, B.
1153 Bowes, W. 1204 Webster, S.
1154 Buchan, W.G. 1205 Cunnington, C.
1155 Cook, J.A. 1206 Oesterlein, F.S.
1156 Ferguson, P. 1207 Enderby, A.D.
1157 Johnstone, C. 1208 Baker, G.F.
1158 Seaton, W.M. 1209 Gillam, G.
1159 Payne, R.H. 1210 Watkins, A.
1160 Tyler, H. 1211 Lawrence, H.P.C.
1161 Whyte, F.J. 1212 Philpot, H.
1162 Savile, H.M. 1213 Hendren, E.H.
1163 Goodman, R.F. 1214 Jeffreys, C.W.
1164 Wilson, W. 1215 Appleford, L.G.
1165 Buchanan, J.M.L. 1216 McCarnie, E.P.
1166 Harding, H.G. 1217 Goodman, S.T.
1167 Beadle, C. 1218 Wheeler, F.G.
1168 Waddington, T.T. 1219 Conquest, H.E.K.
1169 Wale, A. 1220 Smith, S.
1170 Foran, W.R. 1221 Brown, C.H.
1171 Davies, H. 1222 Simpson, W.
1172 Harling, E. 1223 Cleaver, T.J.
1173 Cooke, Sir W.H. 1224 Farrant, T.
1174 Lawson, F.B. 1225 MacNaughton, A.
1175 Marshall, C.C. 1226 Bell, R.D.
1176 Logan, J.T. 1227 James, E.A.
1177 Tattam, J. 1228 Herd, C.
1178 Blake, P.V. 1229 Smith, H.E.
1179 Cook, J. 1230 Steedman, R.S.
1180 Osborne, T.H. 1231 Reid, R.
1181 Enderby, H.H. 1232 Kemp, J.D.
1182 Cock, H.C. 1233 Ritchie, G.
1183 Trickett, J. 1234 Thomson, W.
1184 Hopkins, H.C. 1235 Williams, P.A.
1185 Cross, E.J. 1236 Fenton, J.C.
1186 De Vere West, H. 1237 Reading, A.H.
1187 Weil, A.D. 1238 Holley, H.C.
1188 Gordon, H.S. 1239 Pitts, E.
1240 Johnson, G.A.W. 1291 Owers, E.[158]
1241 Williams, J. 1292 Callaghan, J.
1242 Stanley, R. 1293 Little, J.
1243 Trebilcock, J.R. 1294 McDiarmid, J.
1244 Goodfellow, H. 1295 Cairns, P.C.
1245 Fay, V. 1296 Thomas, T.W.
1246 Faulkner, A. 1297 Lovell, J.H.
1247 Buck, A.E. 1298 Steer, H.E.
1248 Littlewood, F. 1299 Haddon, J.
1249 Ashdown, W.C. 1300 McDonald, D.R.
1250 Vernon, J.P. 1301 Taylor, J.D.
1251 Anderson, S.D. 1302 Milleken, C.
1252 McCulloch, R.S. 1303 Remnant, P.W.
1253 Broadbridge, E.C. 1304 Saville, W.F.
1254 Garland, A.R. 1305 Vincer, E.S.
1255 Rogers, T.H. 1306 Davison, A.W.
1256 Scott-Tucker, H.B.H. 1307 Miller, C.J.
1257 Leith, E. 1308 Cassini, H.
1258 Petrie, F. 1309 Cross, W.
1259 Dalton, J.S.M. 1310 Hutchins, G.
1260 Mowat, W.G. 1311 Chinnock, C.
1261 Barker-Mill, T.R.S.V. 1312 Adams, F.
1262 Munro, A.W. 1313 Parkinson, H.F.
1263 McPhee, J.A. 1314 Nunn, H.E.
1264 Heron, J. 1315 Osgood, F.
1265 Scott, G.G. 1316 Harris, J.F.
1266 Deakin, C. 1317 Cameron, A.S.
1267 Hughes, W.I. 1318 Cran, C.F.
1268 Gowton, C. 1319 Allan, W.
1269 Bennett, G. 1320 Lindsay, E.
1270 Sullivan, D.H. 1321 Strachan, J.
1271 Lawrence, B.E. 1322 Fletcher, J.F.
1272 Attwood, C. 1323 Cooper, S.A.A.
1273 Buckland, H.F. 1324 Jones, B.
1274 Gibson, G.R. 1325 Kirk, H.
1275 Hannah, R. 1326 Mansfield, G.A.
1276 Galloway, S. 1327 Legg, H.
1277 McFarlane, J. 1328 Jones, W.H.
1278 Bryden, T. 1329 Field, R.J.H.
1279 Grant, D. 1330 Sylvester, J.W.
1280 Johnstone, W. 1331 Wickens, E.J.
1281 Laycock, P.G.O. 1332 Rogers, W.H.
1282 Laycock, R.A. 1333 Wilson, J.
1283 Wedemeyer, P.E. 1334 Green, G.H.
1284 Stewart, P.C. 1335 Slaughter, M.F.
1285 Ferris, R. 1336 McGeoch, J.
1256 Lemen, R. 1337 Johnstone, C.
1287 Walker, J.V. 1338 Kidd, G.
1288 Williamson, J. 1339 Robertson, D.F.
1289 Gilmour, J.M. 1340 Sutherland, W.
1290 Morgan, R. 1341 Johnson, J.A.
1342 Bray, P.B.R. 1393 Northcote, S.W.[159]
1343 De Lara, G. 1394 Kearns, S.C.
1344 Foreman, W.A. 1395 Gwatkin, T.
1345 Suttie, W.F. 1396 Goad, H.
1346 McCormach, W.J. 1397 Scott, W.J.
1347 Gowton, T.W. 1398 Steggall, R.F.
1348 Wake, J. 1399 Ward, G.
1349 Travis, J. 1400 Goomer, W.
1350 Macpherson, W. 1401 Wilkinson, J.T.
1351 Anderson, T.A. 1402 Davies, P.R.M.
1352 Lovering, W.R. 1403 Smeaton, H.
1353 Crawford, H.A. 1404 Field, E.
1354 Clarke, E.A. 1405 Donn, R.
1355 Hollingsworth, E. 1406 Robertson, D.L.
1356 Kingston, N.L.I. 1407 Gurteen, S.
1357 McDonald, J.D. 1408 Galbraith, C.A.
1358 Carmichael, D.C. 1409 Seton, S.
1359 Luke, A.T. 1410 Taylor, J.
1360 Sullivan, R.H. 1411 Hudson, W.
1361 West, E.J. 1412 Wilkinson, W.C.
1362 Whelband, E. 1413 Cooke, E.G.
1363 Pimm, E.J. 1414 Powell, W.F.
1364 James, R. 1415 Brown, J.
1365 Drury, J.J.R. 1416 Moir, A.E.
1366 Robertson, W. 1417 Hart, S.
1367 Mackrory, E.W. 1418 Crabb, R.
1368 Martin, G. 1419 Robbie, J.
1369 Carswell, D. 1420 McNab, W.
1370 Dunbar, W.P. 1421 McGregor, H.
1371 Lindsay, R. 1422 Foster, H.
1372 Rosie, P. 1423 Seath, D.
1373 Donald, G.R. 1424 Dodds, W.J.
1374 Dunbar, T.M. 1425 Lee, W.J.
1375 Beaven, F.L. 1426 Banks, J.H.
1376 Spencer, A. 1427 Walker, V.D.
1377 Broadley, C. 1428 Naylor, H.S.
1378 Monour, J. 1429 Watson, J.
1379 Chambers, T. 1430 Coyle, J.
1380 Bell, R. 1431 Delaney, J.
1381 White, C. 1432 Forster, F.L.M.
1382 Gibson, J.M. 1433 Smith, W.H.
1383 Thomson, F. 1434 Batson, G.
1384 Neal, S.E. 1435 Martin, W.J.
1385 Baker, L.F. 1436 Wisdom, R.
1386 Niblett, W.F. 1437 Hopley, C.F.C.
1387 Cummings, G.A. 1438 Guy, A.
1388 Clark, N. 1439 Bardell, W.E.
1389 Gotthardt, C.F. 1440 Nicoll, J.H.
1390 Robertson, J. 1441 Fraser, A.
1391 Fraser, M. 1442 Packer, J.T.
1392 McKay, A. 1443 Barnes, H.
1444 Grocott, G.N.G. 1495 Anderson, D.[160]
1445 Hopegood, F.L. Vere. 1496 Wild, A.H.
1446 Bullock, E. 1497 Rogers, R.M.
1447 Hummerston, W.J. 1498 Beath, H.W.
1448 Whiteside, H. 1499 Ewing, A.D.
1449 Page, W. 1500 Lawes, F.H.
1450 Hogan, P.L. 1501 England, R.
1451 Eley, C.W. 1502 Larkin, H.G.L.
1452 Orme, J. 1503 Buckton, A.W.
1453 Bingham, C. 1504 Bell, J.S.
1454 Dean, F.N. 1505 Guest, E.F.
1455 Marnie, A.S. 1506 Clark, W.W.
1456 Luke, W.T. 1507 Marshall, H.C.
1457 Brown, H.C. 1508 Clarke, A.H.
1458 Purgavie, F. 1509 Simpson, J.
1459 Purgavie, W.R. 1510 Taunt-Ward, G.
1460 Love, J.R. 1511 Rudd, H.B.
1461 Senior, F. 1512 Cameron, J.J.
1462 Crowley, E.T. 1513 Brown, J.
1463 Sutherland, A. 1514 Ion, W.
1464 Lort, W.V. 1515 Watson, J.W.
1465 Taylor, J.H. 1516 Price, H.O.
1466 Phillips, O.F. 1517 Maddern, W.H.T.
1467 Harrison, J. 1518 Nelson, W.
1468 McCarroll, J. 1519 Downham, E.J.
1469 Albany, G.A. 1520 Jones, T.W.
1470 Keillor, W. 1521 Robinson, J.W.
1471 Robertson, D.M. 1522 Smith, W.
1472 Brown, R.L. 1523 Drake, J.W.
1473 Clarke, C. 1524 Hodge, R.N.
1474 Coats, A.C. 1525 Hodges, W.S.
1475 Vickery, G.H. 1526 Walsh, W.M.
1476 Lord, G.H. 1527 Seale, G.D.
1477 Kington, M.W. 1528 Nops, R.A.
1478 Wilson, A.V. 1529 Cook, J.
1479 Parr, H.E. 1530 Gemmell, G.M.
1480 Farmer, W. 1531 Le Butt, C.W.N.
1481 Randall, W. 1532 Ward, A.
1482 Gay, W. 1533 Walter, J.H.
1483 Carnochan, J. 1534 Fryett, F.
1484 McFarlane, J. 1535 Wilson, R.
1485 Bond, B. 1536 Doig, W.
1486 Vines, J. 1537 Goldspink, L.
1487 Phillips, J.H. 1538 Pratt, H.W.
1488 Riddell, M. 1539 Buptie, J.W.
1489 Arnot, J.S. 1540 Sheridan, J.W.
1490 Green, H. 1541 Smith, R.B.
1491 Townshend, C. 1542 Took, E.A.
1492 Bradley, H.L. 1543 Jones, T.C.L.
1493 Follett, G. 1544 Lovibond, R.F.
1494 Crombie, H. 1545 Cogswell, A.
1546 Moss, J. 1597 Harbott, W.G.[161]
1547 Cannon, E. 1598 Bradford, S.
1548 Cheesman, S.F. 1599 Harrington, A.
1549 Morris, G. 1600 Fitzgerald, F.
1550 Howe, J.D. 1601 Cooper, W.H.
1551 Strachan, J. 1602 Lefever, J.F.
1552 Cook, J.K. 1603 Kildare, T.J.
1553 McDougall, J. 1604 Browning, E.
1554 Scherer, C. 1605 Howell, W.R.
1555 King, D. 1606 Maxwell, A.R.
1556 Misset, M. 1607 Pinson, I.L.
1557 Watt, R.S. 1608 Bradberry, T.R.
1558 Hurst, C. 1609 Rubidge, H.W.
1559 Hurlbatt, E. 1610 Barnes, S.
1560 Kloss, A. 1611 White, L.T.
1561 Dowdswell, H. 1612 Simpson, A.B.
1562 Duncan, W. 1613 Argles, G.E.
1563 Smith, R. 1614 Arbone, L.G.
1564 Jones, R. 1615 Calderwood, A.
1565 Boycott, F.E. 1616 Leigh, F.A.
1566 Miles, P.A. 1617 Lamb, A.G.
1567 Miles, A. 1618 Stafford, W.D.
1568 Lawrence, C.E. 1619 Wilson, J.J.
1569 Banks, C.T. 1620 Edwards, C.W.
1570 Bennett, W. 1621 Walker, G.W.
1571 Penson, W.S. 1622 Over, C.A.
1572 Levy, H.P. 1623 Taylor, O.G.
1573 Cox, F. 1624 Baker, J.
1574 Hardcastle, J.W. 1625 Dean, F.
1575 Pearce, F. 1626 Crone, W.C.
1576 Smith, A.W. 1627 George, T.E.
1577 Stewart, T.A. 1628 Wilkey, F.D.
1578 Barnett, F.T. 1629 Kennelly, R.V.V.
1579 Pettit, W. 1630 Whitehurst, A.
1580 Arnott, D. 1631 Black, R.W.
1581 Wright, C. 1632 Scott, W.B.
1582 Wright, S.C.H. 1633 Middleton, T.S.
1583 Tracy, G. 1634 Willcocks, J.C.
1584 Beckett, G.A. 1635 Scott, E.
1585 Barrett, T. 1636 Freeman, E.P.
1586 Edwards, E. 1637 Hanwell, A.
1587 Ambler, R. 1638 Prince, A.T.
1588 Bowen, H.C. 1639 Whyte, W.E.
1589 Beaver, W.J. 1640 Dobb, H.S.
1590 Ogle, A.H. 1641 Manardo, T.S.
1591 Loveland, H. 1642 Wright, G.M.D.
1592 Rider, W. 1643 Cripps, F.
1593 Gardner, A. 1644 Merwood, J.W.
1594 Cottrell, H.J. 1645 Newman, R.G.
1595 Harvey, J.J. 1646 Harding, J.
1596 Stirrups, A.T. 1647 Littman, S.
1648 McGibson, J. 1699 Grandin, J.W.[162]
1649 Saywood, G. 1700 Moulding, W.
1650 Martin, H.G. 1701 Curryer, R.W.
1651 Fine, A.L. 1702 Wilkin, W.
1652 Gaul, E. 1703 Allen, A.
1653 Bradford, W.H. 1704 Smith, A.
1654 Coupland, J. 1705 Jeffery, A.E.
1655 Johnston, G.G. 1706 Grout, H.
1656 Rait, D. 1707 Gilbert, C.F.
1657 Bell, T.S. 1708 Pepper, C.
1658 Gensey, C. 1709 Wakefield, T.
1659 Cummins, G. 1710 Brown, G.
1660 Clark, J. 1711 Cook, S.
1661 Manning, E. 1712 Anderson, A.J.
1662 Holmes, W.J. 1713 Ferrier, J.K.
1663 Timms, D.G. 1714 Atkins, S.A.V.
1664 Ellis, R. 1715 Sorley, J.
1665 Wheatley, C.C. 1716 Read, E.S.
1666 Thorning, S. 1717 Skinner, C.W.H.
1667 Gilder, R.A. 1718 Paddon, G.W.
1668 Herring, R. 1719 Rutherford, P.J.
1669 Sutton, H. 1720 Smith, R.
1670 Biggs, C.P. 1721 Raymond, F.
1671 Slipper, R.S. 1722 Harding, S.
1672 Fryett, A.M. 1723 Elliott, B.D.
1673 Fraser, E. 1724 Watkin, F.A.
1674 Walford, F.G. 1725 Owen, H.
1675 McFarlane, H. 1726 Walton, J.M.
1676 Saunders, S. 1727 Collier, G.E.
1677 Wright, H. 1728 Cann, H.E.
1678 Brown, R.S. 1729 Bartlett, E.
1679 Lee, C. 1730 Rayner, C.
1680 Procter, G.J. 1731 Monkman, F.K.
1681 Crane, J. 1732 Aldred, H.D.
1682 Galbraith, A. 1733 Hyde, A.W.
1683 Simons, L. 1734 Harrison, E.F.
1684 Ling, H. 1735 Johnston, J.H.
1685 Kimpton, J. 1736 Calder, J.H.
1686 Joyner, G.R. 1737 Mock, K.A.D.
1687 Lowther, W. 1738 Bristow, R.J.S.
1688 Jones, W.D.P. 1739 Brown, A.E.
1689 Rogers, J.F.W. 1740 Harrison, H.J.
1690 Lewis, A. 1741 Hickson, W.G.
1691 Hodge, A. 1742 Read, J.
1692 Anderson, W. 1743 Tomalin, R.A.
1693 Gillett, W.R.F. 1744 Podger, A.H.
1694 Partridge, E. 1745 Fletcher, S.A.
1695 Cutler, W.E. 1746 Rogers, B.F.
1696 Keeble, G.H. 1747 Edwards, H.J.
1697 Cant, W.H. 1748 Jewell, C.R.
1698 Fox, C.F. 1749 Denyer, F.H.
1750 Bell, J.W. 1801 Davies, C.A.[163]
1751 Bullard, A.R. 1802 Wilson, G.
1752 Deller, S.G. 1803 Dodman, A.S.
1753 Bell, W.L. 1804 Warman, W.C.
1754 Mostyn, F. 1805 Luxton, W.
1755 Lemon, F.G. 1806 Brown, H.G.
1756 Smith, H.E.S. 1807 Burchett, J.G.
1757 Hall, A.M. 1808 Horsley, W.E.
1758 Ashwood, W. 1809 Brown, A.O.
1759 Baldock, W.P. 1810 Snodgrass, A.E.
1760 Croxford, H.J. 1811 Baker, F.
1761 Ford, F.H. 1812 Dodman, C.A.
1762 Fright, E.G. 1813 Taylor, F.
1763 Pay, S. 1814 Macfarlane, A.
1764 Sharp, W.H. 1815 Neil, D.A.
1765 Weal, C.A. 1816 Beavan, J.R.
1766 Palmer, H.C. 1817 Paget, F.F.
1767 Dunne, J. 1818 Jewell, J.O.
1768 Cox, E.C. 1819 Conquest, E.J.
1769 Titley, E.J. 1820 Garnish, G.A.
1770 Sandland, C.K. 1821 Curtis, A.E.J.
1771 Williams, R.G. 1822 Hyde, A.G.
1772 Charlier, H.H. 1823 Webber, T.E.
1773 Ramsay, F.G. 1824 Ingham, H.G.
1774 Anderson, J.G. 1825 Crisp, H.J.
1775 Gore, J.T. 1826 Middleton, W.E.C.
1776 Morris, A.W.T. 1827 Mackenzie, W.
1777 Taylor, A.W. 1828 Call, W.S.
1778 Hunter, H.P. 1829 Wilkinson, H.
1779 Briden, A.C. 1830 Holmes, J.B.F.
1780 Tapping, C.F. 1831 Fletcher, S.P.
1781 Leppard, S. 1832 Brook, T.
1782 Tandy, S.T. 1833 Abbott, G.H.
1783 Cotgrove, E.G. 1834 Fowles, J.P.A.
1784 Scott, F.S. 1835 Connolly, M.
1785 Ditchfield, H. 1836 Pollard, H.J.
1786 Taylor, M. 1837 Knight, L.D.
1787 McKercher, C. 1838 Pollard, G.E.
1788 Read, J. 1839 Sheppard, W.S.
1789 Wollnough, H.W. 1840 Sheppard, W.J.
1790 Fox, J.W. 1841 Heaver, P.G.
1791 Cooper, G.T. 1842 Walker, E.
1792 Jennings, R.S. 1843 Rollason, W.A.
1793 Martin, E. 1844 McCarthy, W.E.
1794 Clarke, R.J. 1845 Fisher, J.H.K.
1795 Wilks, E.L. 1846 Cripps, R.
1796 Murray, C.F. 1847 Brewer, A.H.
1797 Stokes, A.E. 1848 Cromarty, R.R.
1798 Stokes, J.E. 1849 Meldrum, A.J.
1799 Barham, T.G. 1850 Fox, J.F.
1800 Bown, H.E. 1851 Thomas, R.G.
1852 Simpson, W. 1903 Smith, F.C.[164]
1853 Fayrer, H.W.I. 1904 Taylor, C.W.
1854 Fleming, S.J. 1905 Taylor, L.H.
1855 Bibby, J. 1906 Pike, W.T.
1856 Drage, E.G. 1907 Ford, H.F.
1857 French, G.A. 1908 Robins, E.G.
1858 Brett, S.A. 1909 Hawkesworth, K.
1859 Haggis, S.G. 1910 Webb, J.W.
1860 Hayes, L.H. 1911 Sheppard, J.
1861 Davies, A.E. 1912 Phipps, E.G.
1862 Nancarrow, C.W. 1913 Martin, E.W.
1863 Jenkin, W. 1914 Barnes, F.
1864 Pellymounter, W.J. 1915 Young, W.J.
1865 Prizeman, N. 1916 Vanstone, H.A.
1866 Pearcey, J.C. 1917 Hampson, H.
1867 Sim, V.D. 1918 Hatchard, H.
1868 Burrow, R.J. 1919 Hunt, W.
1869 Mayne, H.R. 1920 Durrant, F.J.
1870 Blount, J.G. 1921 Brayley, C.
1871 Bennett, F.J. 1922 Robertson, J.H.
1872 Miller, F.N. 1923 Watson, C.H.
1873 Older, H.E. 1924 Niblett, H.
1874 Hamley, W. 1925 Harden, C.A.
1875 Haywood, J. 1926 Saltern, G.H.
1876 Hansell, S.G. 1927 Barton, L.B.
1877 Wekks, T.A. 1928 Monk, A.C.
1878 McPhail, P. 1929 Naylor, J.M.
1879 Sampson, T.R. 1930 Marshall, A.F.
1880 Fawns, J.M. 1931 Billett, T.W.
1881 Boyce, F.J. 1932 Fulcher, S.
1882 Summers, G.W. 1933 McFarlane, T.
1883 Dielham, S.C. 1934 Watt, W.J.C.
1884 Coyle, F.J. 1935 Bangs, P.R.
1885 Stinson, T.H. 1936 Ryan, W.A.W.
1886 Wood, W.F. 1937 Kay, H.G.
1887 Newcombe, H.W. 1938 Penchoen, E.T.
1888 Gunston, W. 1939 Watson, T.M.
1889 Malcholm, P.R. 1940 King, W.
1890 Broadbridge, S.H.R. 1941 Hartgrove, E.W.
1891 Woodward, G.T. 1942 Cable, M.
1892 Tapp, J.H. 1943 Freshwater, H.
1893 Blofield, — 1944 Stains, J.J.
1894 Wilkins, H. 1945 Frith, H.G.
1895 Cornish, A. 1946 Carter, E.A.
1896 Read, F.C. 1947 Squeaker, G. Pritchard.
1897 Hathaway, A. 1948 Vokes, E.
1898 Grant, S.W. 1949 Dickeson, W.G.
1899 Mitchell, A.L. 1950 Hurst, J.
1900 Rundle, H.W. 1951 Titchener, A.
1901 White, F.C. 1952 Wilson, W.
1902 North, C.G. 1953 Kavanagh, J.E.P.
1954 Glanvil, P.C. 3414 Ward, H.W.[165]
1955 Grover, V.E. 3427 Williams, C.H.
1956 Smith, H.B.S. 2768 Yates, R.
1957 Curtis, A.C. 5915 Wheeler, —
1958 Sporne, A.R. 10810 Jones, E.T.
1959 Briggs, H.A. 3840 Prior, H.L.
1960 Whitelaw, D. 3888 Bibby, C.
1961 Parker, A.H. 3913 Colton, R.
1962 Howett, F. 3801 Hichie, G.
1963 Piper, C. 3885 Mason, E.W.
1964 Cartlidge, J.A. 2063 Ball, C.S.
1965 Dykes, G.F. 3820 Whipps, J.
1966 Nettleton, A. 4076 Adamson, J.
1967 King, G.W. 3937 Sothcott, J.G.
1968 Dunn, F.W. 3520 Moss, F.A.
1969 James, S. 3853 Pearce, W.
1970 Collings, W. 3827 Reeman, A.W.
1971 Denyer, A.E. 2735 Tremayne, D.
1972 Bartram, F.A. 3855 Hart, F.G.T.
1973 Deares, H. 3836 Colbert, H.S.
1974 Browning, A.E. 3856 Crafter, D.T.
1975 Hooker, G.H. 3812 Dilloway, W.
1976 Eastland, F.C. 3857 Gretton, L.
1977 Reynolds, R. 3926 Rose, J.T.
1978 Heathcote, J. 3904 Shawcroft, F.
1979 Dunn, E.E. 3809 Hichie, G.D.C.
1980 English, E.W. 3922 Willes, A.
1981 Smith, J.F. 3892 Allenby, T.
1982 Fogerty, J.H.A. 3894 Lindow, H.
1983 Bennett, N.C. 3910 McCarthy, J.
1984 Meade, M. 3905 Ottewell, J.W.
1965 Robbins, A. 3902 Parkin, W.
1986 St. John, W.P. 3903 Steed, S.
1987 Arnold, G. 3819 Turner, F.
1988 Clitter, E.W. 3011 Arthur, H.E.
1989 Chinn, F.H. 3880 Bailey, H.
1990 Hart, C.J. 3794 Baker, W.G.
1991 Prime, S.M. 3225 Barker, A.R.
1992 Richards, E.W. 3817 Beck, S.
1993 Buccleuch, C. 2962 Bridgman, A.F.
1994 George, G.W. 3843 Degerton, A.N.
1995 Maxwell, R.G. 3253 Distin, T.
1996 Cottee, H.E. 3933 Dobran, T.H.
1997 Baker, W. 3492 Fowler, F.G.
1998 Crawford, J.E. 3433 Fowler, H.W.
1999 Oaksford, H. 3555 Thomas, J.F.
2000 Harwood, G. 3559 Law, M.C.
2765 Kerr, W.H. 3560 Simpson, C.
3318 Mitchell, T.P. 3568 Perren, F.
3156 Mitton, R.W. 3585 Ralph, F.C.
3528 Moss, F.A. 3592 Kirk, H.
3145 Walkerley, F.J. 3605 Stares, J.
3623 Lloyd, A. 4001 Mellor, J.[166]
3627 Gillham, A. 4002 Alexander, T.
3729 Schobius, A.G. 4003 Kitchener, A.J.
3630 McCarthy, D. 4004 Osborne, J.T.
3631 Buxton, J. 4005 Long, H.S.
3635 Parsons, J.L. 4006 Robinson, T.H.
3640 Clark-Schroder, S.J. 4007 Benedict, F.W.
3643 Freeborn, B. 4008 Mogford, A.C.
3657 Hart, R.O. 4009 Underwood, H.
3660 Spencer, A. 4010 Wood, L.
3667 Epstein, B.S. 4011 Miles, F.J.
3673 Butler, C. 4012 Edwards, E.B.
3683 Woodward, E. 4013 Foan, W.D.
3684 Ulph, W.P. 4014 Dingley, A.W.
3690 Page, G.W. 4015 Monk, E.W.
3695 Towler, H. 4016 Warrell, F.C.
3702 Redwood, W. 4017 Miller, A.
3720 Smith, S. 4018 Coutts-Hill, W.H.
3737 Chetminoki, H. 4019 Benvie, A.S.
3738 McGowan, F.S. 4020 White, A.J.
3740 McDonald, A.A. 4021 Wood, W.G.
3742 Jolly, A.R. 4022 Hackett, F.T.
3750 Brodie, C.F. 4023 Hyslop, —
3780 Glasgow, M.R. 4024 Beach, W.J.
3787 Banfield, A.F. 4025 Howden, J.
3822 Gabbey, W.J. 4026 Sellers, C.
3829 Cheers, D.H. 4027 Hannay, A.
3830 Cornes, H. 4028 Gibbs, G.J.
3842 Barrass, G.S. 4029 Balls, E.
3851 Ayland, R.P. 4030 Ransley, W.J.
3886 Collins, M. 4031 Tomlinson, R.F.
3895 Grape, H.S. 4032 Simmons, R.W.
3911 Piper, W.H. 4033 Leat, F.C.
3930 Dutton, G.F. 4034 Elley, C.H.
3935 Bardell, R.J. 4035 Ashby, E.A.
3213 Ahronsberg, S. 4041 Beech, T.
3546 Baptist, H.B.J. 4042 Sniders, A.
3462 Barnbrook, A.E. 4043 Budd, B.
2962 Bridgman, F. 4044 Mills, A.E.
3474 Brook, H. 4046 Caskie, F.J.
2329 Cocks, E.M. 4051 Doe, H.
3190 German, W.H. 4053 Smith, H.R.
3085 Hogg, D.A. 4056 Wain, G.H.
3394 Gilbert, F.G. 4057 Stevens, W.H.
3859 Godfree, C.S. 4060 Cocks, J.E.
3844 Morris, F. 4061 Hoile, D.H.
3906 Parr, C. 4063 Bevan, H.C.
3907 Parr, E.A. 4068 Cargill, W.R.
2886 Price, W.J.A. 4070 Gilkerson, J.C.
3826 Randell, P.G. 4073 Lewis, F.
3862 Vernall, F.A. 4074 Chambers, R.S.
3250 Young, F.E. 4075 James, H.


The Editor apologizes for a few omissions in the preceding pages, but they were unavoidable owing to the records of the Battalion being in some instances incomplete. He would welcome any additions or corrections for use in any further editions that may be issued.

London, 1920.


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