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Lieutentant Frederick Brian Arthur Fargus

          1st/9th Queen Victoria's Rifles

              1st January 1915 Age 27

Born on 8-6-1887 in Strawberry Hill,Middlesex.He was baptised on 6-8-1887.

His parents were Henry Robert Fargus, a solicitor and Helen Mary(nee Skinner(married on 10-12-1878)) and in the 1901 census,he is recorded as living with them along with his 3 sisters and brother at 34,Waldegrove Road,Twickenham.

In the 1911 census,the family had moved to Milton House,Strawberry Hill,Middlesex.Aged 23 he was now employed as a solicitor.

In this year he was also gazetted 2nd Lieutentant in the Queen Victoria's Rifles,becoming Lieutentant in December 1912. 

His dis-emabarkation into France was on 4-11-1914 and he was the battalions Machine Gun Officer.

On the 14-11-1914 he"had a narrow escape.A bullet from his revolverpassing through the upper of his boot and lodging in the sole.He was considered lucky to have got off so lightly,the actual result being merely a bad bruise." *

He was killed on 1-1-1915 and a witness to his death was Captain R Woodruff Cox who reported the following;" 'B' company's sector was situated in front of a semi-ruined farmhouse known as the Petite Douvre Farm,and the actual trench consisted of a high command parapet of very indifferent construction and in a bad state of repair and in only a few places raised to the height of a man's shoulder .One of our machine guns under lieutentant Fargus was placed near the centre.The trench at that time was in a very muddy state and most of the men were squatting on the fire-step or on wooden boxes,sheltering behing the parapet. I was seated on one of these boxes just behind the parapet near the Douvre river end of the trench.I noticed Brian Fargus inspecting the gun position and with his usual disregard for personal safety he exposed himself once or twice and a sniper hidden in the Petite Dourve Farm had one or two shots at him.When Fargus had finished his inspection he came along the trench in my direction,the sniper potting at him from time to time as his head showed over the parapet.On reaching me I warned him that he had been spotted and got him to sit beside me on the box and we discussed the situation generally.At the end of five minutes conversation,Fergus found his position somewhat cramped and shifted slightly.At that moment I raised myself so as to see over the parapet from behind some sandbags.Brian Fargus put his hand on my shoulder saying something about getting along and raised himself to practically a standing position.Almost a once a shot was heard from the direction of the farm and poor Fargus dropped dead behind me shot right through the centre of the forehead. He was buried at night close behind the trench he was in when he was hit ,at a place called 'the Willows' it being practically impossible in those days to carry the body to the rear owing to the awful condition of the track across the field." ** 

In his will ,his home addres was listed as 10 Lancaster Place,Strand,Middlesex.He left his estate of £3335,3s,10d(today worth  £306,323.36) to his father.    

2nd Lieutentant Maurice Charles Thornton Bate

            1st/9th Queen Victoria's Rifles

                13th August 1917 Age 19

Born in Hanham,Gloucestershire in 1898.He was baptised on 15-7-1898.

His father was the Reverend Charles William Bate,a clergyman and his mother was Catherine Emily Stainforth Bate(nee Davidson(they Married 22-4-1897)).They lived at the vicarage,Chittlehampton,Devonshire.

His dis-embarkation into France was on 5-7-1917.He was killed by heavy shelling at 9.30am on 13-8-1917 in a front line trench north of the Ypres-Menin Road.

In his will he left £94,12s 4d(today worth £7,352.07) to his father.

2nd Lieutentant John William Brown

       9th Queen Victoria's Rifles

       16th August 1917 Age 28 

Born in Woolwich,Kent in 1889

In the 1911 census, he is recorded as living with his father,Thomas John Brown,an estate agent,his mother,Mary Elizabeth(nee Eager(married 1887)), along with his sister at14 Ashbourne Grove,East Dulwich. He was employed as an watch repairers assistant.

He enlisted as a private(2658) in 12th Battn. London Regiment and his dis-embarkation into France was on 9-3-1915.

He was commissioned as a 2nd lieutentant in the 9th Battn. London Regiment on 25-4-1917 and was killed in action on 16-6-1917. 

2nd Lieutentant John Firth Goundry

       9th Queen Victoria's Rifles

        16th August 1917 Age 24

Born in Cardiff in 1893.

In the 1911 census,he is recorded as living with his widowed mother Jane Goundry(nee Ellerington(married 1877)) and his brother Edward Robert at 23 Marlborough Road,Cardiff.His father,Edward Whitfield Goundry passed away aged 69 on 13 June 1909.He had been a seaman who on 13-1-1874 had been adwarded his certificate of competency as a First Mate.

John was employed as an aprrentice chemist to his brother.

He enlisted as a private(3509) in the 9th Battn. London Regiment and served in France from 7-6-1915 to 12-7-1916. He may well have been wounded then and returned to England.I have been unable to find the date he returned to France on ,but he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutentant in the 9th Battn.London Regiment on 28-4-1917 and was reported as missing in action on 16-8-1917.

2nd Lieutentant Dudley Leycester Summerhays

  'D'Company 1st/9th Queen Victoria's Rifles

                    21st April 1915 Age 26

Born in Wimbledon on 13 February 1889  and educated at Westminster School.

In the 1911 census,he is recorded as living with his father,Thomas Charles Summerhays JP,Alderman for Surrey County Council,his mother Marian Edith(nee Sherriff(married 1874)) and his 4 sisters at Woodgate House,Cambridge Road,Wimbledon.He was employed as a solicitors articled clerk.

He joined the 5th Battn. East Surrey Regiment as a private before being comissioned as a 2nd lieutentant in the 9th Battn. London Regiment.

He was killed on 21-4-1915 on Hill 60.Lance Corporal Nichols(1977) of 14 Platoon 'D' Company witnessed his death."I was standing by Lieutentant Summerhays in the trench on the crater and the enemy were throwing hand-grenades very heavily.One which exploded on the parapet killed Lieutentant Summerhays instantly."***

In his will he left £97 1s 4d(worth today £10,002.82) to his father.

390313/2151 Serjeant William Henry Armstrong

               2/9th Queen Victoria's Rifles

               8th September 1917 Age 26

Born in Kentish Town ,London in 1891.

In 1911 he is recorded as living with widowed mother Sarah Jane Armstrong(nee Ellis(married 1872)) along with his 4 sisters and 2 brothers at 52 Constantine Road,Hampstead.His father Tom,a domestic gardener had passed away in 1910.

William was employed as a clerk in a merchants office.

He married  Nellie Worts in 1915.

In his will he is recorded as living at 82 Hampton Road,Redland,Bristol and his estate of £119 5s 10d(today worth £9,269.41) passed to his accountant brother Richard Ellis Armstrong.

 

2267 Serjeant Walter John Clayton

           Queen Victoria's Rifles

           21st April 1915 Age 30

Born in Ditton Hill,Surrey in 1885.He was baptised on 7-3-1885.

In the 1911 census he is recorded as living with his father,Charles Hoghton Clayton,a solicitor,his mother Lydia Mary(nee Hare(married 23-6-1868)),along with his 3 brothers and sister at Hillside,Ditton Hill,Surrey.He worked in the London Stock Exchange as a stock broker.

He enlisted in the 9th Battn. London Regiment and his dis-embarkation into France was on 4-11-1914.

He was killed in action on hill 60 near Ypres on 21-4-1915.

In his will he left his estate of £1109,15s,2d(worth today £114,361.70) to his father. 

  390717 Serjeant Ernest Crabtree

       Queen's Victoria's Rifles

     14th August 1917 Age 25

Born in Halifax in 1892.

His father was James Crabtree,his mother is unkown,

In the 1911 census he is recorded living as a borderer at 12 Ellison Gardens,Norwood Road,Southall,Middlesex.He was employed as a factory clerk in a wallpaper manufacturers.

He enlisted in Southall ,London and was killed in action on 14-08-1916.

In his will,he left his estate of £148,17s,8d(worth today £11,568.79) to William Waring Clarke Pitts,Air Mechanic RNAS.

He used to be the manager of the wallpaper manufacturers where Ernest worked.

     2349 Serjeant Frederick Arthur Hooper

                Queen Victoria's Rifles

               31st May 1915 Age 27

Born in Duked Street,Grosvenor Square,London on 3-09-1877.

In the 1881 census,he is recorded as living with his father,William Joice Hooper,a fruiter and greengrocer,his mother Harriet(nee Parsons(married 1873)),along with his older brother and sister Charles and Edith at 3 Duke Street,Grosvenor Square,London.

He was educated at Ardingly College and worked like his father as a fruiter and greengrocer, whilst also serving in the Queen Victoria Rifles(QVR) for many years.

It was while serving with the QVR that he was selected to accompany H.M. King George(then Duke fo York) on his visit to Australia.

He volunteered for foriegn service and upon the outbreak of war,he rejoined his old regiment in October 1914.

He served in France and Flanders  from 4-11-1914 and was killed in action near Ypres on 31-05-1915 and was buried there behind the trenches.

He was mentioned in the order issued by Lieutentant-Colonel R.B. Shepley for invaluable service on Hill 60 and during the operations east of the Yser Canal.****

      39001 Serjeant Percy Naylar

           Queen Victoria's Rifles

        14th August 1917 Age 20

Born in Maidenhead in 1893.

His parents were William,a bank clerk and Sibella Pain(nee Pawley(married 1878)).His mother passed away in 1916 aged 60.

He enlisted in Brompton, London and his dis-embarkation into France was on 17-03-1917.

He had originally been (1269) in the 9th London Regiment.

He was killed in action  on 14-08-1917.

In his will,his address was given as Ivylea,Furze Platt Road,Maidenhead and his estate of £170,12s

(worth today £13,256.26)was left to his father.

415083 Serjeant Percy Charles Turvey

             Queen Victoria's Rifles

          15th August 1917 Age 27

Born in Holborn,London in 1890.

In the 1911 census,he is recorded as living with his widowed mother Rosina(nee Chambers(married in 1885)),a charwoman,who prior to her husband David, a farrier,blacksmith passing away in 1902,was a florist.He also lived with his brother and sister at 106 St Albans Buildings,Grays Inn Road,Holborn.He was employed as a cabinet maker.

He enlisted in Holborn (He had previously been (3342) in the 12th London Regiment) and his dis-embarkation into France was on 25-02-1917.

He was killed in action on 15-08-1917.

391196 Corporal Albert Eugene Eisenegger

                Queen Victoria's Rifles

             13th August 1917 Age 21

Born in Chelsea,London in1896.

In the 1911 census he was recorded as living with his father Johan Albert(a native of Switzerland),an embroiderer of silk,his mother Henrietta Rosina(nee Milliquet(married on 27-12-1892)),along with 3 brothers  and 2 sisters at 35 Warrender Road,

Tufnell Park,London. He enlisted in Kentish Town,London and was placed in 'D' company of the 9th Battn. London Regiment.

His original service number was 3924 and he served twice in France, the first being between 12-07-1916 to 10-10-1916 and the second being from 08-02-1917 until 13-08-1917 when he died of his wounds.

1474 Corporal Howard Alan Farrar

           Queen Victoria's Rifles

          24th April 1915 Age 22

Born in Stroud,Glousestershire in 1893.

In the 1901 census,he is recorded as living with his father,William,David Farrar,a coal merchant and farmer,his mother Clara Jane(nee Edwards(married 1888)) along with his 3 sisters and 2 brothers in Bisley Road,Stroud.

In the 1911 census ,he is recorded as boarding at Stamford House,Cavendish House to Boarding House,Parsons,Cheltenham,whilst being employed as an assistant in a soft furnishings shop.

He enlisted in Cheltenham and his dis-embarkcation into France was on 05-11-1914.

He was killed on 24-04-1915 by a direct hit from a shell that also wiped out the rest of his number 9 platoon at the south side of Wieltje,where they had come into the full view of German artillery observers,as described  by Serjeant Crossthwaite.*****

1931 Rifleman Clement Auguste Foucar

               Queen Victoria's Rifles

               21st April 1915 Age 22

Born in Rangoon,India 11-09-1892.

His parents were Louis Ferdinand Foucar, a teak merchant and Martha(nee Grasemann).

He was educated privately and at Doncaster Grammer School.

In the 1911 census,he is recorded as boarding at 28 Downton Avenue,streatham Hill.He was employed as a clerk in an electrical company.

He enlisted just after the declaration of  war was made in August 1914 and was  killed in action on Hill 60 near Ypres on 21-04-1915.

In his will ,he was recorded as living at 49,Upper Glouester Place,Marylebone,Middlesex and his estate of £382,2s,1d(worth today £39,770.16) was left to his sister Elizabeth Alexandra Foucer.*****

  2902 Rifleman Edwin Samuel Fryer

            Queen Victoria's Rifles

        18th December 1914 Age 27

Born in Bow,London in 1887.He was 6ft 03/4 inches in height.

In the 1901 census,he is recorded as living with his father Samuel Fryer,an insurance agent and motherMary Anne(nee Day(married 1885)),a caretaker of a picture gallery at 121a Regent Street,Westminster,London.

In the 1911 census,he is recorded as living as a boarder at 6,Dundonald Road,Willesden,London.

He was employed as a buying clerk at an explosives manufacturer.

He enlisted on 02-09-1914 in Newington Green,London and was killed in a frontline trench on 01-01-1915.******

2067 Rifleman Ruben George Edwin Galley

                Queen Victoria's Rifles

              1st January 1915 Age 20

Born in Walworth,London in 1895.

In the 1911 census, he is recorded as living with his father George Charles  Galley,a leather goods maker,his mother Gertrude Mary(nee Arymar(married 1894)),along with his 3 brothers and 3 sisters at 1 Maise More Villas,Edbury Road,Rickmansworth,London.

He was employed as a railway clerk.

He enlisted in Rickmansworth and his dis-embarkcation into France was on 04-11-1914.

He was one of eleven men who were killed (also 36 wounded),when the barn that they were staying in was shelled on 01-01-1915.

In his will,he was redcorded as living at 112 Edbury Road,Rickmansworth,Herfordshire and his estate of£107,16s,2d(worth today £11,220.90) was left to his father.******* 

1053 Rifleman Reginald Lionel Gibbons

            Queen Victoria's Rifles

            24th April 1915 Age 24

Born in Paddington,London in 1891. He was bapisted on 19-04-1891.

In the 1911 census, he is recorded living with his widowed mother Caroline Gibbons(nee Harrington(married 1890)),along with his 2 brother and sister at 79 Marylands Road ,Maida Hill,London.His father was Arthur Harry Gibbons, a clerk with the civil service who passed away on 16-12-1902 age 45.

He was employed as a clerk for an electric works.

He enlisted in Paddington and his dis-embarkation into France was on 04-11-1914.He was killed in action on 24-04-1915.

In his will, he left his estate of £114,10s(toady worth £11,865.35) to his mother.

 

1957 Rifleman Geoffrey Wyndham Unwins Gillate

                       Queen Victoria's Rifles

                       29th April 1915 Age 22

Born in Camberwell,London in 1892.He was baptised on 28-08-1892.

In the 1901 census,he is recorded as living with his Father,Edward George Unwins Gillate,an engineers agent,his mother Mary Edith(nee Church(Married 30-07-1890)),along with his two brothers at 195 Old Holborn Lane,Lambeth.

In the 1911 census ,he is reocorded as being a boarder at 55 Geneva Road,Brixton.He was employed as a clerk in a wholesale

fishmongers.

He enlisted in London and his dis-embarkcation into France was on 04-11-1914.

He was killed on 29-04-1915 in the trenches near to Wieltje.Lance Corporal  Norman Bell described the circumstances concerning his death."It was after the Candians had been driven back and we were advancing again.A party of us had to go out to dig a trench right in advance of our lines,at night time of course. After digging in one place we had to cross over some open ground right in front of the German position to get to another  part of the trench. We ran across and some of our men jumped down into the trench,when we found that one named Clarke(Rfn.G Clarke) had been hit.Gillate immediately dropped his spade and ran out to try and help him,only to be hit himself.We got them both in and found that Clarke was dead and that Gillate had three bullets in his body and only lived about twenty minutes." His body was buried in a graveyard at Ypres.********

1612 Rifleman Cyril James Goodworth

             Queen Victoria's Rifles

             21st April 1915 Age 23

Born in Islington in 1892.He was baptised on 20-11-1892.

In the 1911 census, he is recorded as living with his father,Frederick Augustus Goodworth,a manager for a ship owner,his mother Selina Emily(neeThring(married 15-9-1889))along with his 6 brothers and 4 sisters at

23,Liberia Road,Highbury,London.He was employed as a stock clerk in an antique furnishers.

He enlisted in Highbury and his dis-embarkcation into France was on 04-11-1914.

He was killed in action on 21-04-1915.

2290 Rifleman William Alfred Gough

           Queen Victoria's Rifles

        5th January 1915 Age 23

Born in Willesden,Middlesex in 1892.

In the 1901 census,he is recorded as living with his father,Henry Gough,assistant supervisor 2nd class with G.P.O.,his mother Emily Jane(nee Smith(married 1882)),along with his 2 sisters at 2 Callcott Road,Willesden.

He enlisted in Brondesbury,London and his dis-embarkation into France was on 04-11-1914.

He was also one of the eleven men killed in the barn by an artillery shell on 01-01-1915,though his records record his date of death as being 05-01-1915,despite not being listed as dying of wounds.

    392195 Rifleman John Guilfoy

           Queen Victoria's Rifles

        16th August 1917 Age 23

Born in Clapham in 1894.

In the 1901 census ,he is recorded as living with his father,William,a railway engine driver,his mother, Jane(Nee Barge(married 1890)),along with his brother at 48 Clyston Street,Clapham,London.

He enlisted in Battersea and served in France as 5641 9th London Regiment between 12-07-1916 and 13-09-1916.

He returned to France under his new regimental number of 392195 and served from 10-06-1917 until 16-08-1917

when he was killed in action.

 

   3368 Rifleman Stanley Alfred Hall

            Queen Victoria's Rifles

           24th April 1915 Age 25

Born in Brixton,London in 1890

In the 1911 census,he is recorded as living with his father,Henry Alfred Hall,a Lithographer,his mother Elizabeth Mary

(nee McEwen(married 1883)) and his brother at 105 Upland Road,East Dulwich.He was employed as a painter.

He enlisted in Brixton and his dis-embarkcation into France was on 10-02-1915.

He was listed as missing presumed dead on or since 24-04-1915.

1767 Rifleman Harold George Hart

           Queen Victoria's Rifles

         7th January 1915 Age 35

Born in Collingham,Newark,Nottinghamshire on 16-01-1880.

In the 1911 census,he is recorded as living with his father George John Hart,a supervisor of excise,his mother Catherine Louisa(nee King(married 1877),along with his sister at The Gables,East Acton Lane,Acton.He was employed as an accountancy student,articled clerk to charted accountant.

He enlisted on 1-04-1908 and was discharged (time served) on 31-03-1914,but on the outbreak of war he re-enlisted on 05-08-1914.His dis-embarkcation into France was on 04-11-1914.

It is unclear how Harold was killed ,in de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour(part one page 175) it describes him being killed by a bullet wound recieved in a trench near Messines ,Belgium on 08-01-1915.Queen Victoria's Rifles 1792-1922 by C.A.C.Keeson on the otherhand though lists him as being one of eleven men killed by a huge artillery shell explosion outside headquarters in Neuve Eglise.

392552 Rifleman Herman Archibald Hawkins

                 Queen Victoria's Rifles

              16th August 1917 Age 33

 

Born in Islington,London in 1884.

In the 1891 census he is recorded as living with his mother Alma Hawkins(nee Culmer(married 10-10-1874)),along with his 3 brothers and 2 sisters at 25a Lonsdale Square,Islington.

His father was Frederick William Hawkins,a journalist who passed away on 30-06-1900.

He enlisted in Paris,France and served first as regimental number 6108 in the 9th London Regiment between 04-10-16 and 05-01-17.He then returned to action as 392552 and served from 12-06-1917 until 16-08-1917 when he was killed in action.

He was listed as being married with his widows name being Lucie.

2294 Rifleman Francis MacKay Herford

            Queen Victoria's Rifles

            24th April 1915 Age 19

Born in Leamington Spa in 1895.He was baptised on 08-09-1895.

In 1911 he is recorded as living at his sisters Erica(Crier) house along with his father,Henry Francis Herford,a barrister at law at White Lodge,Milholme Lane,Esher. His father was married to Mary (nee MacKay) whom he married in 1885.

He enlisted  in Golders Green,London and his dis-embarkcation into France was on 04-11-1914.

He was killed in action on 24-04-1915.

In his will,his address was given as 21 Bigwood Road,Golders Green,Middlesex.His effects of £125(worth today £13,010.25) were passed to Arthur Edward Ward,official receiver in bankruptcy. 

 1916 Rifleman Francis William Hill

            Queen Victoria's Rifles

           24th April 1915 Age 23

Born in Birmingham in 1892.

In the 1911 census,he is recorded as living with his father,Augustus Roabert Hill, a manager of a ladies costumer,mother Ada(nee Ferris(married 25-01-1890)),along with his 3 brothers and sister at 99 Shepherds Bush Road,Shepherds Bush,Middlesex.He was employed as an apprentice in motor engineering.

He enlisted in Shepherds Bush and his dis-embarkcation into France was 04-11-1914.

He was killed in action on 24-04-1915.

In his will,he left his estate of £181,17s,2d(today worth £18,928.17) to his father.

393543 Rifleman Charles Edwin Hooper

              Queen Victoria's Rifles

            16th August 1917 Age 19

 

Born in Plumstead in 1898.

In the 1911 census,he is recorded as living with his father,Charles Ernest Hooper,a bricklayer,his mother Amy Harriet Charlotte(nee Heather(married 16-10-1892),along with 1 brother and 2 sisters at 10 Masterman Road,East Ham ,Essesx.

He enlisted at Manor Park,London originally as 7437 in the 9th London Regiment. He served from 15-12-1916 until 16-08-1917 when he was reported as missing in action.

    393281 Rifleman James Hunt

         Queen Victoria's Rifles

       16th August 1917 Age 19

Born in Westminster,Surrey in 1898.

In the 1911 census,he is recorded as living with his father,Henry Hunt,a head porter in a mansion,his mother Alice Hunt,along with his brother and sister at 139 Warham Street,Kennington,London.

He enlisted in Kennington in December 1914, orginally serving as 1987 in the 25th London Regiment. 

He was reported wounded and missing after fighting on 16-08-1917 and was assumed to have been killed in action around that time.

393142 Rifleman Edwin Douglas Hutchinson

                  Queen Victoria's Rifles

                13th August 1917 Age 20

Born in Brixton in 1897.

In 1901 he is recorded as living with his father,Edwin Hutchinson,a ham,beef and poultry dealer,his mother, Alice Mary(nee Harrison(married 1896)) at 260 Brixton Road,Lambeth.

He enlisted in Camberwell, London originally serving as 6930 in the 9th London Regiment.He served from 25-12-1916 until he was killed in action on 13-08-1917.

415170 Rifleman Richard Washington Jackman

                    Queen Victoria's Rifles

                  16th August 1917 Age 30

 

Born in Finsbury,London in 1887.

In the 1901 census,he is recorded as living with his father,James Jackman,a railway fireman,his mother Emma (nee Peters(married 10-04-1883)) and 3 brothers and 2 sisters at 6 Clarence Place,Finsbury,London.

In 1905 he married Frances Beatrice Woods.

He enlisted in Islington originally serving as 6579 with the 10th London Regiment.As 415170 with the 'B' Company 1/9th London regiment he served in France and Flanders  from 28-03-1917 until being killed in action on 16-08-1917.   

      393628 Rifleman Gerald James

               Queen Victoria's Rifles

             16th August 1917 Age 21

Born in Falmouth in 1896.

In the 1911 census,he is recorded as living with his father,John George James,a school caretaker,his mother Honor Glasson(nee Wills(married 1889)) along with his 2 brothers and 2 sisters at 15 New Street,Falmouth.He was employed as a telegraph messenger.In August 1912 he was appointed an assistant postman in Falmouth.

He enlisted in Newbridge ,London and originally served as 5051 in 8th London Regiment.He was then transferred to the 9th London Regiment becoming 7527,before becoming 393628 in the same regiment,serving in France and Flanders from 06-07-1916 until he was reported missing presumed dead on 16--08-1917.

      3857 Rifleman Charles Joiner

            Queen Victoria's Rifles

           24th April 1915 Age 22

Born in Chesham,Buckinghamshire in 1893.

In the 1901 census,he is recorded as living with his father Herbert,a licensed victualler,his mother,Emily (nee Warrell(married 1887)),along with 2 brothers and 3 sisters as St Kildas Road,Harrow,Middlesex.

In the 1911 census,he is recorded as living with his uncle at 146 Vaughan Road, Harrow,Middlesex.He was employed by the Civil Service working for the Board of Agriculture.

He enlisted at Nelson's Square,London and his dis-embarkcation into France was on 27-03-1915.He was killed in action on 24-04-1915.

In his will,he was recorded as living at 224 High Street, Slough,Buckinghamshire and he left effects of £125(worth today £13,010.25) to his father.  

 

Acknowledgements

* Page 13 Queen Victoria's Rifles 1792-1922 by C.A.C.Keeson

** Page 32  Queen Victoria's Rifles 1792-1922 by C.A.C.Keeson

 

*** Page 76  Queen  Victoria's Rifles 1792-1922 by C.A.C.Keeson

**** Page171  De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour Part Two

 ***** Page 90 Queen Victoria's Rifles 1792-1922 by C.A.C.Keeson

 ******Page 140 De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour Part One

 ****** Page 24 Queen Victoria's Rifles 1792-1922 by C.A.C.Keeson

******* Page 31 Queen Victoria's Rifles 1792-1922 by C.A.C.Keeson

******** Page 97 Queen Victoria's Rifles 1792-1922 by C.A.C.Keeson

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