Friday, 24 April 2015

Break of dawn at Lone Pine, Gallipoli


I hope that David, the photographer who took this shot, will not mind me re-posting it here again on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Remembering 2nd Ypres - 23rd April 1915


On 22nd April 1915 the German IV Army launched a surprise attack on Allied Lines, an attack that saw the use of poison gas for the first time. The men listed below - 485 of them in total - all lost their lives the following day, 23rd April 1915. All of these men died in Belgium and the vast majority of these in or around the Ypres Salient in what came to be known as the Second Battle of Ypres.

One hundred years on, I remember the men who gave their lives that day. Casualties are ordered alphabetically by cemetery.  Note that a number of aliases are present in the following roll call. In each case the assumed name is the name given first; thus John Smith ALIAS Jones implies that the man's real name was John Jones but that he enlisted as John Smith.

Aeroplane Cemetery

Captain William Arthur Rowe Carter 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)

Bedford House Cemetery

Captain Karl Ferdinand Franck W. Arnold 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
9207 Private C W Chapman 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
Lieutenant Hubert George Henry Fardell 3rd attd. 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment
7295 Serjeant L Foulkes 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
1330 Rifleman T Kift 1st Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment
Second Lieutenant Norman Sawers Scott 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers

Berks Cemetery Extension

1666 Private J A Myring 1st/5th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Blauwepoort Farm Cemetery

8732 Private James Parr 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment

Chester Farm Cemetery

2362 Private William Burton 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment
9484 Private John Gavin 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment
6473 Serjeant Richard Hamblett 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment
2147 Private Michael Ryan 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment
5538 Serjeant Herbert Tunnicliffe 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment

Dickebusch New Military Cemetery

Lieutenant Robert William Sterling 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers

Divisional Cemetery

8590 Private H Delvin 2nd Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers

Hagle Dump Cemetery

9415 Private Herbert David Jenner 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry

Hooge Crater Cemetery

32896 Gunner Percy Tudor Bladen 130th Battery, 24th Bde. Royal Field Artillery
31435 Acting Bombardier E J Tucker 130th Battery, 30th Bde. Royal Field Artillery

Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery

2237 Private Harold Stevenson 1st/8th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)

La Clytte Military Cemetery

8552 Private William Cullum 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
7675 Private Patrick Mcdonald 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers

Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery

8936 Private Archibald Robb Bertram Baird 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
S/16674 Private James Douglas 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
S/14459 Private J Elrick 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
S/12711 Private Daniel Halloran 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
S/16030 Lance Corporal Thomas Henderson "C" Coy. 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
S/16355 Private John Lamont 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
8094 Corporal G Mansfield 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
S/12409 Private J Mcalpine 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
8333 Lance Corporal W Mcdiarmid 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
6961 Private J Mckenzie 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
8453 Private W Mclean 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
7016 Private James Mcnab 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
S/15545 Private John Mearns 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
5312 Serjeant John Nield 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
8935 Private W M Ronaldson 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders

Lindenhoek Chalet Military Cemetery

1321 Private T. Harry Chapman "F" Coy. 1st/5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment

New Irish Farm Cemetery

Lieutenant Colonel Arthur George Burt Cdg. 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
Second Lieutenant Stanley Edwyn Callard 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
7044 Lance Corporal J I Cameron 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
18051 Private F Copeland 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
11466 Private F Curry ALIAS Wharton
9920 Private W Fenn 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
3/3273 Private T P Jones 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
6639 Private Charles Kent 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
1360 Private S Mckail 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots
17242 Private J Morcom 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
9577 Private C E Munford 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
17513 Private Thomas Richard Place 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
10267 Private J Whitehead 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
9582 Private A E Williams 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment

Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery

7/801 Rifleman J G Donovan 4th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps
1852 Private William Howie 1st/9th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
7519 Corporal Frederick Charles Jackson 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
3/5073 Lance Corporal Ernest John Linge 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry

Packhorse Farm Shrine Cemetery

2735 Private Horace Pratt "D" Coy. 1st/4th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment

Perth Cemetery (China Wall)

16728 Private Adam Henderson 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers

Ploegsteert Memorial

S/10630 Private George Kitts 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)

Ploegsteert Wood Military Cemetery

97 Private A H Spong 1st/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry

Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery

Captain Edwin Scott Bamford 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
15539 Private Alfred William Barrett 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
6431 Lance Corporal J H Bristow 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment
7502 Private J W Bunting Army Ordnance Corps
4286 Sub-Conductor William Henry Cutler Army Ordnance Corps
28300 Driver Thomas Fletcher 20th Battalion, Ammunition Col. Royal Field Artillery
7712 Private T Galbraith 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
7717 Private Samuel Augustus Harris Army Ordnance Corps
4167 Sub-Conductor Arthur Joseph Lamb Army Ordnance Corps
1248 Lance Corporal T F Latham Military Foot Police Military Police Corps
20657 Corporal John Alexander Ramsay ALIAS Alexander
S/16334 Private A Robertson 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
2096 Private Norman Howard Small "B" Coy. 1st/9th Battalion, Royal Scots
80617 Driver F Smith 20th Bde. Ammunition Col. Royal Field Artillery
S/4634 Sub-Conductor Ernest Bertram Trowell Army Ordnance Corps
Captain Francis John Wyley 1st Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm)

9841 Private J Hilborn 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry

Seaforth Cemetery, Cheddar Villa

Captain Bertie Noel Lumsden 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders

Spoilbank Cemetery

6954 Private E Rooke 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
7511 Corporal H Standerline 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment

Tuileries British Cemetery

9827 Private C Boote 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
11375 Private J Burns 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery

6484 Private John Cudbertson 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
38338 Driver R Gammie 15th Bde. Ammunition Col. Royal Field Artillery
10892 Private Robert Alexander Grant "C" Coy. 1st Battalion, Royal Scots
9713 Private S Hawkey 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
93 Private T Larkin 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
887 Private A J F Pride 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
Lieutenant N M Young "A" Coy., 1st Battalion, Royal Scots

Voormezeele Enclosure No.3

463 Company Serjeant Major R U Green Honourable Artillery Company

Woods Cemetery

3/6975 Private E G Blake 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Of the 485 men who died in Belgium on April 23rd 1915, 393 have no known grave and are commemorated on the Menin Gate memorial at Ypres.

9504 Lance Corporal Frederick George Leonard Abrams 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
9606 Private Alfred Adams 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
2069 Private Edward Adams 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
6140 Private George Allan 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
TF/1315 Company Quartermaster Serjeant Sidney Allies 1st/8th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment
Captain Abdy Fellowes Anderson 3rd Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
6348 Private Joseph Anderson 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
10697 Lance Corporal Joseph Willis Armitage 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
3/3964 Lance Corporal George Thomas Ashmore 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
8861 Lance Corporal James Ashton 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
10090 Private Joseph Atack 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
9362 Private Ernest Atkin 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
8562 Private Alfred J. Austin 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
9499 Private Samuel Bailey 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
71214 Bombardier George Baker 61st Battery, Royal Field Artillery
9016 Serjeant William Baker 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
16907 Private William Richard Baker 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
1386 Private George Edward Balderstone 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
11359 Private George Bandy 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
9696 Private Charles Barber 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
5623 Private George Henry Barry 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
L/8131 Private Alfred John Bartley "D" Coy. 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
S/180 Private John Thomas Bean 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
1363 Private George Beckett "A" Coy. 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
7176 Private James Bendorffe 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
12368 Lance Corporal John Bennett 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
S/9244 Private William Bennett 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
6754 Private Arthur Edward Birch 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
9536 Lance Corporal Walter Bishop 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
8000 Private John H. Bladon 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
9490 Corporal William Edmund Blake 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
Captain Charles Ernest William Bland 3rd Battalion, attd. 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
13424 Private Joseph Arthur Bond 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
15906 Private James Bonser 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
10145 Private Walter Boyes "D" Coy. 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
9987 Lance Corporal Harry Bradley 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
9915 Private Herbert Bradley 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
Lieutenant Philip Warden Bradley 3rd Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
G/4705 Private Herbert Bramble 1st Bn Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
3/4651 Private Ernest Bray 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
G/5119 Private William Breze 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
8806 Private John Edwin Brinkley 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
7177 Private Robert John Brittain 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment
8987 Private George Broadley 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
9096 Lance Corporal Charles Brotherton 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
9501 Private Albert Brown 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
L/10347 Private Thomas William Martin Brown 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
8853 Private Thomas Buckton 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
17463 Private Enoch Cornelius Bull 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
16656 Private Harry Bull 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
10060 Private John Burns 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
1512 Lance Corporal Thomas Burrow 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
3/6508 Private George Butterfield 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
Captain James Robert Caird 3rd Battalion, attd. 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
3/2347 Private John Calligan 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
3/3279 Private James Carey 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
7796 Serjeant Fred Caris 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
8954 Private James Carney 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
11047 Private James Carrington 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
2093 Private George Cathcart 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
316612 Private John Caveney 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
Lieutenant Cyril Kinnaird Chamier 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
S/8557 Private Alfred John Chandler 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
9782 Private Arthur Clark 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
18330 Private H Clarke ALIAS Cohen
9640 Private Sydney Thomas Clarke 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
9348 Private Albert Cockaday 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
Major Harold Kelway Colston 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
17333 Private Charles Henry Cook 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
10068 Lance Corporal George James Cook 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
8716 Private James Cooke 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
L/7568 Private F Coomber 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
9707 Private William Cooper ALIAS Quin
S/15343 Private James Copeland 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
12900 Private Cecil Blatch Cox 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
4356 Private Charles John Cox 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
9272 Corporal Arthur James Crabb 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
1767 Private Joseph Cragg 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
7706 Private John Craven 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
8831 Private Percy William Crocker 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
8559 Private Maitland Crolley 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
3/3859 Private George Jesse Henry Cross 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
16762 Private Jonathan Croydon 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
11757 Private Hugh John Cullen 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
16778 Private Robert Cunningham 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
7126 Company Serjeant Major Edward Curson 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
Second Lieutenant Giles Robert Daubeney 3rd Battalion, attd. 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
8619 Serjeant Frederick Davis 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
17327 Private Ernest Lincoln Dean 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
TF/2383 Private Elias Dear 1st/8th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment
2688 Private William Dennis 9th Battalion, Royal Scots
S/1051 Private Thomas Dodson 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
6960 Private E Dornan 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
9839 Private James Draycott "B" Coy. 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
S/8982 Private James Samuel Edwards 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
S/8964 Private Joseph James Edwards 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
13903 Private Percy Martin Edwards 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
9754 Private John William Elliott 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
13882 Private Patrick Elmore 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
17354 Private Albert Elson 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
3/5487 Lance Corporal Albert English "C" Coy. 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 3/5478 Private Charles English 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
7731 Private Thomas Farrar 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
3/4161 Lance Corporal George Edward Fazackerley 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
28958 Private J R Ferguson ALIAS Hickingbottom
3/3760 Private Joseph Fields 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
8264 Lance Corporal Thomas Fisher 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
9936 Private Charles Flannagan 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
15928 Private John Flinders 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
S/16333 Private Peter Forbes 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
9370 Private James A. Ford 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
9948 Private Freddy Fox 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
S/15489 Private Francis Freeburn 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
6901 Private John Freeman 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
S/8694 Private Leonard George Frost 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
8100 Private John Gemmell 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
G/7441 Lance Corporal Charles Giles 3rd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment
13558 Private James Gill 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
3/7744 Private Robert Gill 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
1964 Lance Corporal William Goby 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment
11399 Lance Corporal J Good ALIAS Spence
8930 Lance Corporal Francis Rueben Gorbey 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment
11268 Private Frederick Grant "D" Coy. 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
9596 Private Albert Edward Grayling 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
14153 Private William Greenhalgh 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
9931 Private Burwell Harrison Greenwood 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
9085 Private Reginald Grego 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
L/12331 Private Henry John Griffiths 3rd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment
8244 Private John W. Grimshaw 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
9741 Private Walter Oscar Grundy 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
TF/1717 Private Albert William Hall 1st/8th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment
9923 Private George Frederick Hall 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment Lieutenant John Raphael Hamilton-Dalrymple 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
10109 Lance Corporal John Hammersley 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
TF/2137 Private Ernest Hancock "B" Coy 1st/8th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment
5877 Private Michael Hannon 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers
2319 Private Gordon Hardie "C" Coy. 9th Battalion, Royal Scots
9135 Private Frederick Hare 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
12906 Private George Hargreaves 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
9165 Private Edward Clarence Harris 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
3/4288 Private James Edward Harris 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
9105 Lance Corporal William Hartley 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
13010 Private W Harvey 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
Lieutenant Frederick Haswell 3rd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
S/12105 Private James Hay 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
G/932 Private Edward Hayward 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
10065 Private Frank William Herne 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
18357 Private Thomas Heron 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
10088 Private William Hobson 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
5554 Private Henry Hocking 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
8525 Private George W. Holding 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
14959 Private William A. Holliday 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
1683 Private J Hook 1st/8th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment
6967 Private J Houston 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
2197 Private Richard Huartson 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Second Lieutenant Francis Stanley William Hubbert 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
10601 Private William A. Hughes 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
7334 Private Hugh Hunter 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
9390 Lance Corporal James Thomas Cecil Hurst 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
2384 Private Henry Huyton 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
14008 Private E Ireson 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
9032 Private George Jackson 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
3/6782 Private Walter Jewitt 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
10386 Private Arthur Edward Johnson 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
9377 Private Harry Johnson 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
1505 Private John Septimus Johnston 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
3/4536 Lance Corporal Marks Joseph 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
7552 Private Alexander Kemp 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
8723 Private Thomas Kennedy 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
2526 Private William Kent 9th Battalion, Royal Scots
3/6349 Private Alfred Kerry 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
1653 Private Victor Keyworth 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
8376 Drummer William King 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
8288 Private Talbot Kirkwood 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
7656 Private Charles Knight 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
3/3219 Private Thomas George Knight 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
8855 Private Samuel Knowles 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
2105 Private William Laing 9th Battalion, Royal Scots
16768 Private Richard Lamb 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
6631 Private John Lauder "C" Coy. 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
8839 Private James Wilson Lawson 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
12902 Private J Laybourn 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
8608 Serjeant William Leggett 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
1908 Private Vernon Lennon 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
8277 Private Frederick Levett 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
11084 Private Eric Lewins 2nd Bn Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
2462 Private Alexander Cameron Lindsay 9th Battalion, Royal Scots
8135 Lance Corporal John Linkston 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
3/7081 Private George Lishman 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
S/12423 Private William Littlehales 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
G/5048 Private Walter James Long "B" Coy. 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
9718 Private John Robert Lovell 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
16033 Private Thomas Lowthorpe 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
TF/4295 Private James Lucie 1st/8th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment
8171 Private J Lyall 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
902 Lance Serjeant Neil Mackay 9th Battalion, Royal Scots
315587 Private John Macrae 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
S/8329 Private John Mapp 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
9210 Lance Serjeant William Mardell 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
8886 Private William George Mason 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
8857 Lance Serjeant Tom Mathers 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
G/873 Private Sidney Cocking Matthews "D" Coy. 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
S/11 Private Alfred Ernest Maynard 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
8691 Private John Mcaskill 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
8012 Lance Corporal George Mccabe 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
17318 Private John Mccauley "A" Coy. 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers
9409 Private Duncan C. Mcclymont 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
S/17420 Private G Mcdade ALIAS McDonald
8516 Lance Corporal Donald Mcdonald 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
S/17420 Private George Mcdonald 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
8932 Private R Mcdonald 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
8256 Lance Corporal Robert Mcgill 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
S/12842 Private Samuel Mckelvie 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
9153 Private Archie Mckenzie 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
6636 Private J Mcpherson 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
S/16356 Private Robert Mercer 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
9921 Private William Meyerhoff 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
3/6656 Private Robert William Middleton 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
8203 Serjeant John Milgrew 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
S/15549 Private Robert Miller "A" Coy. 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
9383 Private William Milne "C" Coy. 1st Battalion, Royal Scots
15740 Private James Mitchell 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
8605 Serjeant Adam Monro "B" Coy. 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
3/5181 Private Thomas S. Mooney 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
14711 Private John E. Moore 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
TF/2031 Private Charles Morris 1st/8th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment
Second Lieutenant Henry Gage Morris 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
8825 Lance Corporal Ernest Moseley 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
3/3266 Lance Corporal William New 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
10112 Private Thomas Y. Newbegin 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
8903 Lance Corporal Robert Ney 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
G/1141 Lance Corporal Ernest Edward Nickes 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
L/9778 Serjeant Albert Frank Noakes 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
3/6401 Private Richard Nolan 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
13827 Private James Nutman 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
3/686 Serjeant George Charles Oates 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
10482 Private George William Oates 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
3/3202 Private James Oates 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
7868 Private William Oates "B" Coy. 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
5604 Rifleman Charles Fredrick O'Donnell 3rd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps
L/8570 Private William Ogilvie 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
14181 Private Benjamin Ogle 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
3/3684 Private Edwin Owen 1st Battalion, formerly 3rd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
7237 Private Joseph Painting 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment
S/9212 Private Alfred Pallott 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
18584 Private Daniel Parker 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
313770 Private Frederick Parker 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
2321 Private Arthur Parkinson 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
7261 Private Alfred Parsons 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
5481 Private William Paton 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
3/16353 Lance Corporal Andrew Joseph Paulesen "B" Coy. 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
11287 Private Mark Payne 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
TF/4125 Private Frank Penfold 1st/8th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment
8562 Serjeant Josiah John Perkins 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
9191 Private William Perrin 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment
6/983 Rifleman Alfred Pickering 3rd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps
8439 Private Ernest Pilley 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
9814 Private Albert Edward Pilsbury 2nd Bn Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
3/4732 Lance Corporal Henry Pinnock 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
10415 Private Harry Pittock 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
3/7735 Private George Precious 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
11979 Private Nathaniel Price 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
19762 Serjeant W Prince ALIAS Eadie
9707 Private William Quin 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
11391 Private John Rae 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
2305 Private John Johnston Reekie "C" Coy. 9th Battalion, Royal Scots
2785 Private George Henry Renals 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment
9285 Private Harry James Resbury 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
8991 Lance Serjeant Frederick George Retchford 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry L/13701 Private Charles Henry Revell "A" Coy. 3rd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment
12926 Private Joseph Henry Ridley 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
2248 Private Peter Rimmer 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
L/9205 Private George Tomlin Ring 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
312836 Private Joe Roberts 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
9506 Private Willie Roberts 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment
17282 Private Charles Louis Bruce Robertson 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
9241 Private William Rogers 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
3/3247 Private William Rollinson 1st Bn York and Lancaster Regiment
Captain James Mcbain Ronald 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
3/6370 Private Robert Rook 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
4908 Private Albert Rosser 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
9860 Private Ernest Edwin Rout 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
10095 Private George William Rowan 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
16600 Private Richard Blake Rowe 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
8844 Serjeant William Russell 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
15437 Private John R. Rutter 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
S/8956 Private Richard Saint 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
100 Private W Sanders ALIAS Blenner-Hassett
3/6070 Private Richard Henry Sandoe "B" Coy. 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
9977 Private Albert Saunders "C" Coy. 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
L/10181 Private Albert Vincent Saunders 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
7896 Serjeant James Savage 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
S/637 Lance Corporal William Timothy Scriven 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
8381 Serjeant Ernest Sellars 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
15431 Private Fred Seymour 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
10159 Private William Seymour 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
3/3905 Private Mark Sharkey 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
10253 Private Reginald John Sharp 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
3/4219 Private John Shaw 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
8826 Private James E. Sheridan 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
3/7258 Private John Sheridan 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
G/1463 Private Joseph Silk 3rd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment
3/3348 Private George Henry Silverwood 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
9511 Private Frederick Hugh Simester 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
1515 Private James Simpson 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
8446 Private James Sinclair 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
10198 Private William Sinfield 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
6490 Private Samuel Slater "A" Coy. 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
568 Private Thomas Slater 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
17319 Private Walter William John Smart 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
239 Private A Smith 5th Div. Cyclist Coy. Army Cyclist Corps
S/1243 Private George Smith 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
9327 Lance Corporal Harry Smith 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
33132 Private John Smith 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
5951 Lance Corporal John Humfread Smith 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment
10405 Corporal Norman Smith 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
2004 Private Thomas Smith 9th Battalion, Royal Scots
3/7493 Private Joseph Snow 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
5961 Private William Hall Snowdon 2nd Bn King's Own Scottish Borderers
11399 Lance Corporal Norman Charles Spence 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
240628 Private Reginald Stamper 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
1144 Private Walter W. Standen "A" Coy. 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
35616 Corporal Arthur Herbert Stanton 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
5978 Private James Stark 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
7608 Corporal Joseph Stead 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers Lieutenant Colonel Ernest William Rokeby Stephenson 3rd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment
L/9821 Private Thomas Stevens 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
9100 Lance Corporal John Stevenson 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
Lieutenant Herbert Stewart 3rd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry
16825 Private Peter Stewart 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
7906 Company Serjeant Major Owen A. Stimpson 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
9895 Private William Stirling 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
3/5952 Private George Stokes "B" Coy. 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
3/3891 Private Thomas Stonebanks 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
3/4075 Private Thomas Stoner 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
17353 Private Edward Ernest Strickland 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
7606 Private George Sutherland 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
3/3520 Private Charley Sykes 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
4997 Private Andrew Symington 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
Captain Basil Owen Tatham 3rd Battalion, attd. 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
10515 Private John William Taylor 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
11644 Private William Taylor 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
1324 Private William Henry Theobald "A" Coy. 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
8344 Private Joseph Thorpe 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
3/7184 Private Percy Thurgill 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment
9601 Private William Tidd 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
L/9996 Private Alfred George Tierney 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
16575 Private Thomas Tippett 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
3/3419 Private Daniel Toulson "A" Coy. 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
9535 Lance Corporal Henry William Townsend 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
9255 Lance Corporal Thomas Tranter 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
L/10448 Private John George Truman 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
3/2370 Private Percy Chipling Tucker 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
9426 Private George Henry Turner 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
G/4665 Serjeant William Albert Turner 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
TF/1117 Serjeant William Herbert Lewis Turner 1st/8th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment
Lieutenant Zouch Austin Turton 3rd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment
6575 Private Sydney Tyzack 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
12791 Private Frank Usher 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
17779 Private Arthur Wager 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
1381 Private Henry Ernest Waite 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
11319 Private Arthur James Wakefield 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
9704 Private Charles Henry Walker 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
9407 Private William Walker 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
15302 Private George Waller 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
17725 Private Wilson Watson 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
3/3837 Private George James Watts 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
S/1117 Private George Joseph Watts 1st Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
9654 Private James W. Weaving 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
8819 Private Victor John Webber 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
3/5706 Private James Weldon 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
6423 Private Alexander Scoular White 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers
3/7295 Private George White 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
14312 Private Harry White 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
313333 Lance Corporal Samuel White 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
Second Lieutenant Frederick Ashburnham Hooker Whitfeld 3rd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment
L/11046 Private Henry Whybrow 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers
S/16347 Private Hugh Mcdonald Williamson 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
9287 Private Archibald Wilson 2nd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders
16088 Lance Corporal Arthur Henry Wilson 2nd Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
3/3467 Private James Arthur Wilson 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
10259 Lance Corporal Leonard Wilson 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
18394 Private William Ewart Wilson 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
G/5247 Private William Stephen Winchester 2nd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
12901 Private John Hutley Winnan 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
9120 Private Herbert H. Winter 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
Captain Kenrick Talbot Woodmass 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
2037 Private Douglas C. Wright 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
3/4526 Private Malin Wright 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
10072 Lance Corporal Frederick Wroot 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
9248 Private Arthur Yates 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment
18587 Private George York 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
1558 Rifleman Victor H. Young 1st/9th Battalion, London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles)

Ypres Reservoir Cemetery

9067 Serjeant C Smith 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment

The information  above has been downloaded from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. A total of 551 officers and men from the United Kingdom died on 23rd April 1915 but the roll call above just concentrates on those who lost their lives in Belgium.

Menin Gate image courtesy of Wikipedia.
 
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.


Saturday, 11 April 2015

Remembering 11th April 1915


Soldiers Died in The Great War records that 121 British Army officers and men died one hundred years ago today on the 11th April 1915. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission gives a slightly higher figure of 125 men and their names are listed below:

9218 Private Sydney John Abbot, 2nd Bn, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
11932 Private Edward Armstrong, 6th Bn, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
1949 Private Robert Geoffrey Aston, Warwickshire Yeomanry
Major Hugh Wordsworth Atlay DSO, 52nd Bty, Royal Field Artillery
4697 Private Joseph Aylward, 1st Bn, Royal Irish Regiment
2240 Private John Baines, 3rd Bn, Monmouthshire Regiment
1888 Private Charles Cecil Baker, 1st/4th Bn, Lincolnshire Regiment
3/6317 Private Baker, 1st Bn, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
1331 Private William Martin Baker, 1st/5th Bn, Lincolnshire Regiment
8073 Lance Corporal Barson, 1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment
7341 Private George Henry Boswell, 1st Bn, Lincolnshire Regiment
9488 Private George Bernard Brabazon, 1st Bn, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
8799 Corporal Brady, 1st Bn, Leinster Regiment
3424 Private William Briody, 2nd Bn, Leinster Regiment
Private Robert Brown, 7th Bn, Royal Scots
18810 Lance Corporal Campbell, 16th Bn, Royal Scots
2858 Private Chandler, 4th Bn, Suffolk Regiment
326001 Private Joseph Clark, 1st/7th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
8199 Serjeant Edward Charles Claybyn, 1st Bn, Devonshire Regiment
S/6972 Rifleman Collins, 1st Bn, Rifle Brigade
10873 Private Herman Collyer, 2nd Bn, Welsh Regiment
9861 Private Connaughton, 1st Bn, Connaught Rangers
LSR/2165 Private Albert Coppard, 2nd Bn, Royal Sussex Regiment
1966 Private John Raysons Davis, Eastern Mounted Field Amb, Royal Army Medical Corps
Major Francis Arthur Dickinson, 2nd Bn, attd, 1st Bn, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
784 Driver Doidge, Royal Engineers
L/8510 Corporal Thomas Dray, 2nd Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
35715 Driver Wilfred Drury, 148th Bty, Royal Field Artillery
24822 Private Dunkley, 14th Bn, Gloucestershire Regiment
8346 Private William Charles Durrant, 5th Bn, South Staffordshire Regiment
83812 Serjeant William Ben Dutch, 152nd Bde Royal Field Artillery
7145 Private Arthur Eagleton, 1st Bn,York and Lancaster Regiment
5241 Serjeant Ferguson, 26th Field Coy, Royal Engineers
3262 Serjeant Patrick Fitzmartin, 2nd Bn, Leinster Regiment
9727 Private Forster, 2nd Bn, East Surrey Regiment
13 Company Serjeant Major Thomas Harold Frost, 4th Bn, Suffolk Regiment
3/2019 Private Fryer, 1st Bn,Wiltshire Regiment
2334 Private Fuller, 1st/5th Bn, Lincolnshire Regiment
13808 Private Gaff, 1st Bn, Cheshire Regiment
L/9617 Private Gambell, 1st Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
493 Serjeant Alfred James Gatfield, 3rd Bn, Monmouthshire Regiment
54385 Gunner George Christopher Gedge, No, 4 Depot, (Great Yarmouth), Royal Garrison Artillery
TF/1588 Private William Claude Gilbert, 1st/5th Bn, Royal Sussex Regiment
2665 Private Herbert Gobey, 15th Bn, London Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles)
13462 Private James Gooding, 2nd Bn, Durham Light Infantry
9332 Lance Corporal George Clarence Frederick Grant, 1st Bn, Lincolnshire Regiment
G/4768 Private Griggs, 1st Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
L/12051 Private Harry Grigson, 3rd Bn Middlesex Regiment
10308 Lance Corporal Charles Gunn, 1st Bn, Bedfordshire Regiment
11958 Private James Gurney, 1st Bn, Scots Guards
9674 Private Edward Hall, 1st Bn, York and Lancaster Regiment
5527 Private Hall, 2nd Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers
9187 Lance Harrington Leonard Mark Harrington, 1st Bn, Royal Irish Regiment
1802 Private Harrison 1st Bn, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
2797 Private Murray Walter Harrison, 2nd Bn, East Surrey Regiment
16449 Private Albert George Hawkins, 2nd Bn, Grenadier Guards
12595 Lance Corporal Hendry, 3rd Bn, Middlesex Regiment
1271 Private Ernest Edward Howes, 3rd/1st Bn Huntingdon Cyclist Battalion
10287 Lance Corporal Hughes, 1st Bn, Royal Irish Regiment
1757 Private James Edward Hughes, 1st Bn, Manchester Regiment
13241 Private Hull, 1st Bn, Bedfordshire Regiment
14413 Private Jackson, 1st Bn, Bedfordshire Regiment
S/3360 Private Matthew Johnston, 1st Bn, Gordon Highlanders
2440 Private Jones, 4th Bn, South Lancashire Regiment
2140 Private Phillip Charles Kerby, Warwickshire Yeomanry
7067 Private John Laing, 1st Bn, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
2009 Private William Herbert Lawton, Warwickshire Yeomanry
3091 Private Lloyd, 1st/2nd Bn, Monmouthshire Regiment
6966 Private Edward Mirfitt Lythell, 13th Hussars
Second Lieutenant Roderick Ian Mackenzie, 1st Bn, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
3167 Rifleman Sidney Joseph Victor May, 5th Bn, The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
11377 Private Merrick, 1st Bn, Somerset Light Infantry
22789 Private William James Morris, 1st Bn, Welsh Regiment
L/9193 Private Bertie Moss, 2nd Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
3014 Private Richard Russell Murdoch, 9th (Glasgow Highlanders) Bn, Highland Light Infantry
L/7098 Serjeant Murphy, 2nd Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
3365 Private McCarthy, 4th Bn, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
17595 Private Daniel McCooay, 3rd Bn, Royal Irish Fusiliers
39884 Driver James Waldie McDonald, 2nd Div, Ammunition Col, Royal Field Artillery
51190 Acting Bombardier Cecil George McGrath, "V" Bty, Royal Horse Artillery
2864 Private James McHardy, 4th Bn, Gordon Highlanders
11889 Private McWalters, 1st Bn, Highland Light Infantry
9466 Company Serjeant Major Charles Ritson Neale, 2nd Bn, South Lancashire Regiment
6006 Private George Newman, 2nd Bn, East Surrey Regiment
9340 Lance Corporal William Nutt, "D" Coy, 1st Bn, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
4360 Serjeant Odger, 8th Bn, Highland Light Infantry
G/2262 Private Samuel Charles Page, 3rd Bn, Middlesex Regiment
T2/SR/01270 Driver William Perry, H. No, 1 Coy, (Park Royal) Army Service Corps
T/473 Driver Henry William Phipps, 1st South Midland Mounted Bde, Army Service Corps
2879 Private Pittaway, 2nd Bn, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
1742 Corporal Edwin Reginald Thomas Powell, Warwickshire Yeomanry
11113 Private Francis William Prestcott,  Somerset Light Infantry
Z/7 Rifleman Joseph Prestidge, 3rd Bn, Rifle Brigade
13526 Private John T. Raithby, 2nd Bn, East Yorkshire Regiment
PS/1148 Company Serjeant Major Reed, 19th Bn Royal Fusiliers
12316 Private Christopher Reilly, 5th Bn, Royal Dublin Fusiliers
14062 Private Charles Rennie, 1st Bn, Royal Scots
2429 Private Percy Edward Richardson, 1st/8th Bn, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
114 Private Rock, 5th Bn, South Staffordshire Regiment
8575 Private Scanlon, 2nd Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers
24470 Sapper Scott, 56th Field Coy, Royal Engineers
G/5163 Private Frederick Setterfield, 2nd Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
8820 Private Shaw, 2nd Bn, Coldstream Guards
10005 Private William Shedden, 3rd Bn, Royal Scots Fusiliers
6409 Private Skilbeck 1st Bn, York and Lancaster Regiment
1135 Serjeant Fred Liley Smith, 4th Bn, Suffolk Regiment
2370 Private Norman James Adam Smith, 5th Bn, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
9848 Private Snow, 2nd Bn, East Yorkshire Regiment
7449 Private Ralph Stanley, 1st Bn, Northamptonshire Regiment
65286 Driver Stone, "C" Bty, 107th Bde, Royal Horse Artillery
12758 Private John Robert Taylor, 2nd Bn, Suffolk Regiment
7538 Private Walter Taylor, 1st Bn, Somerset Light Infantry
5739 Private Teeling, 2nd Bn, Leinster Regiment
9622 Private Henry Terret,t "C" Coy, 1st Bn, York and Lancaster Regiment
3043 Private Felix Tierney, 6th Bn, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
4600 Private Verriez, 2nd Bn, East Surrey Regiment
5608 Lance Corporal Walsh, 1st Bn, Scots Guards
2610 Private White, 1st/4th Bn, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
2379 Private Wilkin, 2nd Bn, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
1795 Private Wilkins, 1st/5th Bn, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
8671 Private Daniel James Williams, 2nd Bn, Grenadier Guards
7449 Private Wilson, 2nd Bn, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
G/1921 Private Henry Woodward, 2nd Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
L/7568 Private Wright, 1st Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
8094 Private Thomas Wyles, 2nd Bn, Seaforth Highlanders

This sad toll for a single, by First World War standards, 'quiet' day on the Western Front represents a real range of experience and service which I will highlight on my army service numbers blog.  That's all well and good of course, but each of these men was also a mother's son; perhaps a brother or father. One hundred years on, their sacrifice still needs to be acknowledged and their names recalled.

Hugh Wordsworth Atlay, pictured above, had served as an officer in the Royal Artillery since 1893. A veteran of the Anglo-South African War, De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour notes that he was shot through the head while in the front line trenches observing the fire of his battery. He had been awarded the DSO (gazetted 18th February 1915) and was additionally Mentioned in Despatches (gazetted the previous day, 17th February 1915). He was unmarried.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.



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