READINGS AT LAST POST

The Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate
Paul reading the first cameo on 11th November 2014
I was delighted and surprised when The Last Post Committee asked me to write a cameo on a soldier or soldiers for each day of the year from 11th November 2014. It is the most exciting project I have been involved in and it makes me so proud to have been entrusted with such an important task. I knew from the outset that it would be an important part of the wonderful ceremony particularly for those who attend the 8 o’clock commemoration for the first time.
The cameos are shortened versions of the cameos that I write for my series of books ‘In Continuing & Grateful Memory’ and include those from books already published and from those yet to come.
As with the cameos that appear in the books they cover the young to the old, from Private to General, those who were killed at the front to those accidentally killed or murdered. It is, without doubt, a fascinating mix of interesting stories that represent the hundreds of thousands who gave their lives in the First World War. Selecting those to commemorate has taken me a great deal of time and care and as the introduction to the readings says:

“Every day for a year – from 11th November 2014 to 10th November 2015 – the Last Post Ceremony will draw special attention
to particular soldiers, whose lives and deaths can tell us something about the terrible conflict in which they were involved.
Their stories are stories of mud and blood, of unspeakable suffering and limitless human endurance.  However, they are also stories of courage,
devotion to duty and comradeship. We remember with gratitude the sacrifice of these men, and the thousands of others they represent.”


Whilst many of the cameos understandably commemorate those on the Menin Gate itself, others cover the cemeteries that are dotted around the Salient or further afield in Belgium, together a number to commemorate the sacrifices in the other theatres of war.
The silence that is called for and observed, the Buglers play the ‘Call To Attention’ then the reading begins that cuts through the night air.  The resonance under the Menin Gate and particularly the presence of the place gives each reading a more powerful and moving experience for the reader and the listener alike. From the first night when I battled through the crowds to get under the Menin Gate in time to give the first reading, they have gone down very well with the wide range of attendees at each moving ceremony. The families, the schools, the groups and all those commemorating those who made the ultimate sacrifice or served during the First World War are considered and valued. I am most grateful for the so many kind comments and thanks that have been expressed after listening to a reading. It is reassuring that so many of you have enjoyed it and found it so moving.
In addition to covering a soldier that died ‘on that day’ during the war, many of them 100 years to the day, the readings often cover major events of the war by way of a more meaningful commemoration after remembering the man and his comrades.
I hope that when you attended the 8.00pm the Last Post ceremony and appreciated the readings, do feel free send me your thoughts and views (and thank you to the many who have already done so).
Below is list of the dates and the name of the man or men who were commemorated at the daily ceremony.

Paul reading during June
Readings from the Menin Gate

I am grateful to friends who kindly recorded both my first reading the Menin Gate on 11th November 2014 — when, as you will clearly hear, I was suffering with a bad cold and my voice nearly gave out beforehand! The story is of two brothers, Privates James and Thomas Freemantle. The second was recorded on 9th August 2015 that tells the story of Private Noah Armstrong.

Tuesday 10th November 2015, Menin Gate
After a year of writing the stories for the Last Post Association, I read the last of the centenary year stories on 10th. A truly wonderful year of writing and in particular reading the stories under the Menin Gate began on Tuesday 11th November 2014. Those attending the daily ceremonies have enjoyed listening to the stories of the soldiers I picked each day and on a number of occasions, purely by co-incidence, members of the family of the soldier commemorated were attending the ceremony. It was, therefore, moving to meet them afterwards when they came up to me and introduced themselves — very many of them moved to tears with the emotion of the moment. I am, of course, indebted to Benoit Mottrie and the Directors of The Last Post Committee for asking me to undertake the project in the first place. In addition to them I have so much enjoyed working with Brian, Gilbert, Manu and others who, over the year, have performed the task of ceremonial assistants at the daily ceremony. They have a great sense of humour and every evening we enjoyed a laugh together, with a joke being played on me, usually with the microphone positioned in some way to make it impossible for me to use (without the aid of a box to stand on). The buglers, who make the whole evening particularly special and are the centrepiece of the ceremony, made me welcome and were always appreciative of my readings. Throughout the year I met so many interesting people as well as bumping into a lot of old friends and acquaintances from the UK.
Much to my surprise, or more accurately described shock, at the end of the ceremony on Tuesday Benoit beckoned me forward. I assumed he wanted the microphone that I use for the readings. During the longer than normal ceremony I had turned if off and put it away so rushed to get it turned on and handed it over with some relief. As I was doing he so he told me it was ‘me’ that he wanted and not the microphone as the buglers wanted to thank me publicly for my work over the previous year. In front of the assembled gathering I was taken by Benoit to shake hands with each of the buglers in person, all of whom were so kind with their remarks. I was further taken aback when I was presented with a gift by Benoit on behalf of the Committee — a beautiful lithograph of the ceremony at the Menin Gate and is duly inscribed: “To Paul Foster, with the grateful thanks of the Last Post Association for his contribution to the centenary readings 11/11/14 to 10/11/15.” For once I was lost for words, I know that I did manage to thank him and everyone else for their unexpected but much appreciated kindness.

With the Buglers at the end of the ceremony on 10th November 2015 and being presented with my beautiful gift by Benoit Mottrie, Chairman of the Last Post Association.

T H E  R E A D I N G S
11th November
6396 Private James Freemantle and 6268 Private Thomas Freemantle
1st Battalion Scots Guards, died on Wednesday 11th November 1914, Commemorated on Panel 11 of the Menin Gate.
 
12th November
Brigadier General  Charles FitzClarence, VC, General Staff, Commanding 1st Guards Brigade, Irish Guards,
died on Thursday 12th November 1914, aged 49, commemorated on Panel 3 of the Menin Gate.
 
13th November
3/6575 Private Harold Mead, 1st Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment,
died on Friday 13th November 1914, aged 16, commemorated on Panel 37 of the Menin Gate.
 
14th November
 Lieutenant Alan James Dickson, 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry, died on Saturday 14th November 1914, aged 22, commemorated on Panel 38 of the Menin Gate.
 
15th November
8622 Company Quartermaster Serjeant Leonard Gillborn, DCM, 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers,
died on Sunday 15th November 1914, aged 29, commemorated on Panel 12 of the Menin Gate.
 
16th November
10399 Private Leonard Victor Smith, 1st Battalion Cheshire Regiment,
died on Monday 16th November 1914, aged 17, commemorated on Panel 22 of the Menin Gate.
 
17th November
 Lieutenant Colonel Malcolm Charles Andrew Green, Commanding 2nd Battalion South Lancashire Regiment,
died on Tuesday 17th November 1914, aged 43, commemorated on Panel 37 of the Menin Gate.
 
18th November
S691 Private Charles Edward Horne, 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment,
died on Wednesday 18th November 1914, aged 22, grave reference A. 5, Ploegsteert Churchyard.
 
19th November
 Second Lieutenant Harold Housecroft, 4th Battalion attached 1st Battalion East Surrey Regiment,
died on Thursday 19th November 1914, aged 21, grave reference II. B. 26, Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery.
 
20th November
Captain Richard William Leslie Wain, VC, 25th Battalion Manchester Regiment attached ‘A’ Battalion Tank Corps,
died on Tuesday 20th November 1917, aged 20, commemorated on Panel 13, Cambrai Memorial.
 
21st November
81 Rifleman Jack Leonard Dunnett, ‘D’ Company 1st/5th Battalion London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade),
died on Monday 21st November 1914, aged 18, commemorated on Panel 10, Ploegsteert Memorial.
 
22nd November
Major Henry Bingham Whistler Smith-Rewse, 51st Battery 36th Brigade Royal Field Artillery,
died on Sunday 22nd November 1914, aged 38, grave reference II. A. 3, Poperinghe Communal Cemetery.
 
23rd November
 Major The Honourable Sir Schomberg Kerr McDonnell, GCVO, KCB, 5th Battalion Cameron Highlanders,
died on Tuesday 23rd November 1915, aged 54, grave reference II. A. 7, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.
 
24th November
11548 Serjeant Samuel Baird, ‘A’ Company 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, died on Friday 24th November 1916, aged 20,
grave reference C. 5, Hyde Park Corner (Royal Berks) Cemetery.
 
25th November
 22185 Private Charles Stanley Sutton, 10th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment),
died on Thursday 25th November 1915, aged 16, grave reference I. E. 50, Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord).
 
26th November
3/3105 Corporal John Tippins, 2nd Battalion Essex Regiment,
died on Thursday 26th November 1914, aged 27, grave reference I. C. 6, Calvaire (Essex) Military Cemetery.
 
27th November
3787 Private John Daglish, 11th Battalion Highland Light Infantry,
died on Saturday 27th November 1915, aged 16, grave reference II. D. 15, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.
 
28th November
 Lieutenant John Aynsley Pullan, 9th Squadron Royal Flying Corps and Durham Light Infantry,
died on Wednesday 28th November 1917, aged 21, grave reference I. G. 33, Mendinghem Military Cemetery.
 
29th November
Captain Robert Edward Leach, Army Veterinary Corps attached 64th Brigade Royal Field Artillery,
died on Thursday 29th November 1917, aged 30, grave reference IX. A. 19, Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery.
Also remembering all the animals who died serving at the front during the First World War.
 
30th November
 Brigadier General Roland Boys Bradford, VC, MC, General Staff Commanding 186th Infantry Brigade, late 2nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry,
died on Friday 30th November 1917, aged 25, grave reference F.10, Hermies British Cemetery.

 
1st December
 108535 Private Walter Anthony Simpson, 3rd Canadian Mounted Rifles,
died on Wednesday 1st December 1915, aged 29, grave reference II. D. 31, Berks Cemetery Extension.
 
2nd December
 1069 Rifleman William Arthur Bradbury, 1st Battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers),
died on Thursday 2nd December 1915, aged 23, commemorated on Panel 52, Menin Gate.
 
3rd December
 Lieutenant Thomas Agnew Baldock, 8th Battalion Rifle Brigade,
died on Monday 3rd December 1917, aged 21, grave reference III. A. 6, Ypres Reservoir Cemetery.
 
4th December
1901 Rifleman Reginald Tucker, 16th Battalion London Regiment (Queen’s Westminster Rifles),
died on Friday 4th December 1914, aged 21, commemorated on Panel 11, Ploegsteert Memorial.
 
5th December
 542 Corporal Sydney James Fabian, 1st Battalion Honourable Artillery Company,
died on Saturday 5th December 1914, aged 22, commemorated on Panel 9, Menin Gate.
 
6th December
 Lieutenant James Lionel Bagguley, 13th Battalion Durham Light Infantry,
died on Thursday 6th December 1917, aged 24, grave reference B. 1, Westoutre British Cemetery.
 
7th December
 7863 Private Leonard Ernest Dolley, 2nd Battalion Scots Guards,
died on Monday 7th December 1914, commemorated on Panel 1, Ploegsteert Memorial.
 
8th December
 9492 Serjeant Arthur Percy Wilson, DCM, 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment,
died on Saturday 8th December 1917, grave reference VIA. L. 17, Hooge Crater Cemetery.
 
9th December
 Captain Henry Mitchell Powell, 2nd Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment attached 1st Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment,
died on Wednesday 9th December 1914, aged 31, commemorated on Panel 35, Menin Gate.

10th December
 9773 Corporal Benjamin Mole, 1st Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment,
died on Thursday 10th December 1914, aged 29, grave reference I. B. 6, Prowse Point Military Cemetery.
 
11th December
 Captain John Percy Whelan, 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles,
died on Friday 11th December 1914, aged 35, commemorated on Panel 40, Menin Gate.
 
12th December
 Captain Miles Radcliffe, 2nd Battalion Border Regiment attached 1st Battalion Royal Scots,
died on Saturday 12th December 1914, aged 31, grave reference Special Memorial 2, Kemmel Churchyard.
 
13th December
 2159 Private John Niven, 1st/1st Lanarkshire Yeomanry,
died on Monday 13th December 1915, aged 21, Grave reference H. 72, Lancashire Landing Cemetery.
 
 14th December
317231 Private Frederick Arthur Gray, ‘D’ Company, 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders,
died on Monday 14th December 1914, aged 29, commemorated on Panel 38, Menin Gate.
 
15th December
 6674 Private Alexander Cameron, 2nd Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borderers,
died on Tuesday 15th December 1914, aged 16, commemorated on Panel 22, Menin Gate.
 
16th December
 7992 Private Reginald Clement Francis, DCM, and 7774 Private Robert George Girbow, both of 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment,
died on Wednesday 16th December 1914, and both aged 22, ccommemorated on Panel 21, Menin Gate.
And commemorating all those lost during the raid on Scarborough & Hartlepool
 
17th December
7150 Lance Corporal Harold James Gray, 8th Battalion Australian Infantry, AIF,
died on Monday 17th December 1917, aged 32, grave reference B. 22, Somer Farm Cemetery.
 
 18th December
Second Lieutenant Richard Francis Robert Nugent, 9033 Private William Vaughan Shaw and 8874 Lance Corporal Jesse Stead, DCM
all of the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards, died together on Tuesday 18th December 1914, commemorated on Panel 1, Ploegsteert Memorial.
 
19th December
Captain The Honourable Richard George Grenville Morgan-Grenville, Master of Kinloss, 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade,
died on Wednesday 19th December 1914, aged 27, grave reference IV. F. 4, Rifle House Cemetery.
 
20th December
 4148 Gunner Thomas James Evans, DCM, ‘C’ Battery 52nd Brigade Royal Field Artillery,
died on Monday 20th December 1915, grave reference E. 1, Blauwepoort Farm Cemetery.
 
21st December
Lieutenant Geoffrey Claude Langdale Ottley, DSO, 2nd Battalion Scots Guards,
died on Monday 21st December 1914, aged 18, buried in Fort William (St Andrew) Episcopalian Churchyard, Inverness-shire.
 
22nd December
 Second Lieutenant Ernest Kennedy Smith, 1st Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment),
died on Wednesday 22nd December 1915, aged 23, grave reference II. A. 19, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.
 
 23rd December
 S/19347 Rifleman William Edward Saunders, 16th Battalion Rifle Brigade,
died on Saturday 23rd December 1916, aged 20, grave reference II. Z. 23, Essex Farm Cemetery.
 
24th December
Second Lieutenant Ernest Harold Hamley Woodward, 10th Battalion The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment),
died on Sunday 24th December 1916, aged 27, commemorated on Panel 11, Menin Gate.
 
25th December
 528 Serjeant Frank Collins, ‘D’ Company 2nd Battalion Monmouthshire Regiment, Died on Friday 25th December 1914, aged 39,
grave reference I. B. 9, Calvaire (Essex) Military Cemetery
 
26th December
6449 Private Frederick Philip Cole, ‘D’ Company, 1st Battalion Wiltshire Regiment,
died on 26th December 1914, aged 29, commemorated on Panel 53, Menin Gate.
 
27th December
 Lieutenant Philip Ward, 17th Battalion Manchester Regiment, died on Thursday 27th December 1917, aged 19, commemorated on Panel 120, Tyne Cot Memorial
For more information on him see: https://ltphilipward.wordpress.com/about/service/
 
28th December
 4084 Rifleman Geoffrey Holt Schooling, ‘C’ Company London Regiment (Queen’s Westminster Rifles),
died on Tuesday 28th December 1915, aged 24, grave reference N. 11, Potijze Burial Ground.
 
29th December
1502 Private Alfred Austin, 4th Battalion Middlesex Regiment,
died on Tuesday 29th December 1914, aged 48, grave reference I. A. 22, La Laterie Military Cemetery.
 
30th December
Lieutenant James Robertson Jack Mylles, 3rd Battalion Highland Light Infantry attached 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders,
died on Wednesday 30th December 1914, aged 21, grave reference Special Memorial 12, Kemmel Churchyard.
 
31st December
20846 Lance Corporal Raika Whakarongotai Murray, New Zealand Maori (Pioneer) Battalion,
died on Monday 31st December 1917, aged 19, grave reference B. 3, Ramparts Cemetery, Lille Gate.
 1st January
2355 Lance Corporal Roland Walter Blundell Mourant, 1st/9th Battalion London Regiment (Queen Victoria’s Rifles),
died on Friday 1st January 1915, aged 40, commemorated on Panel 54, Menin Gate
And remembering all those lost on HMS Formidible
 
2nd January
8951 Private Harry Marchant, 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers,
died on Saturday 2nd January 1915, aged 31, grave reference Special Memorial 5, Kemmel Churchyard.
 
3rd January
 14372 Private Harry Lucas, 7th Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry,
died on Monday 3rd January 1916, aged 17, grave reference C. 30, Dickebusch New Military Cemetery.
 
4th January
 Captain George Baxby Syddall, Canadian Infantry attached 56th Squadron Royal Flying Corps,
died on 4th January 1918, aged 29, grave reference III. E. 13, Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extesnion (Nord).
 
5th January
 Captain Lightly Harold Birt, DSO, 1st Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment,
died on Tuesday 5th January 1915, aged 35, grave reference I. C. 19, Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-l’Avoue.
 
6th January
12340 Rifleman Leonard Charles Streatfield, 9th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps,
died on Thursday 6th January 1916, aged 16, grave reference Plot 2 Row I Grave 4, Ferme Oliver Cemetery.
 
7th January
 6079 Private William Henry Stoten and Captain Eric Butler Smallwood, MC, 1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment,
who died together on Sunday 7th January 1917, aged 17 and 21 respectively, grave references II. S.  22 and 23, Essex Farm Cemetery.

 8th January
457399 Private Harry Sherman Pope, 3rd Battalion Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment),
died on Saturday 8th January 1916, aged 15, grave reference I. E. 33, Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery.
 
 9th January
Second Lieutenant Richard Acton Butt, 5th Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry,
died on 9th January 1916, aged 24, grave reference III. C. 11, Hagle Dump Cemetery.
 
10th January
Second Lieutenant Frederick Harding Turner, 10th Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Regiment),
died on Sunday 10th January 1915, aged 27, grave reference Special Memorial 13, Kemmel Churchyard.
 
11th January
3/7072 Private Albert John Morhall, 1st Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment,
died on 11th January 1915, aged 18, commemorated on Panel 37, Menin Gate.
 
12th January
 Second Lieutenant and Pilot Leonard Kingdon, 12th Squadron Royal Flying Corps and Worcestershire Regiment,
died on Wednesday 12th January 1916, aged 25, grave reference V. A. 13, Tournai Communal Cemetery.
 
13th January
9692 Private Albert Thomas Victor Roberts, 2nd Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment,
died on 13th January 1915, aged 26, commemorated on Panel 34, Menin Gate.
 
14th January
5750 Rifleman Valentine Joe Strudwick, 8th Battalion Rifle Brigade,
died on Friday 14th January 1916, aged 15, grave reference I. U. 8, Essex Farm Cemetery.
 
15th January
 Captain Basil John Orlebar, 3rd Battalion attached 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment,
died on Friday 15th January 1915, aged 39, grave reference II. A. 1, Dranouter Churchyard.
 
16th January
8913 Private Frederick Evans, 1st Battalion Wiltshire Regiment, died on Saturday 16th January 1915, aged 19,
grave reference Cemetery near Rossignol Estaminet, Kemmel, Memorial 2, Wytschaete Military Cemetery.
 
17th January
L/15842 Private Alfred George Pines, ‘Y’ Company 4th Battalion Royal Fusiliers,
died on Monday 17th January 1915, aged 19, commemorated on Panel 6, Menin Gate.
 
18th January
S/13019 Rifleman William Bird, 9th Battalion Rifle Brigade,
died on Tuesday 18th January 1916, aged 16, commemorated on Panel 46, Menin Gate.
 
19th January
 Captain Hyacinth Joseph Albert Roche, 4th Squadron Royal Flying Corps and Royal Munster Fusiliers,
died on Tuesday 19th January 1915, aged 27, grave reference I. A. 10, Malo-les-Bains Communal Cemetery.
 
20th January
Brigadier General Hugh Gregory Fitton, CB, DSO, General Staff Commanding 101st Infantry Brigade, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment),
died on Thursday 20th January 1916, aged 52, grave reference II. A. 27, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.
 
21st January
3/10700 Private Ernest John Slater, 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment),
died on Thursday 21st January 1915, aged 17, commemorated on Panel 20, Menin Gate.
 
 22nd January
 3410 Corporal Frank Coram Spain, DCM, 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade,
died on Friday 22nd January 1915, aged 24, grave reference IV. J. 2, Rifle House Cemetery.
 
 23rd January
Lieutenant Robert Bradford Flint, DSO, 59th Field Company Royal Engineers,
died on Saturday 23rd January 1915, aged 23, grave reference II. 2, Dranouter Churchyard.
 
 24th January
 Captain Maurice Howard Helyar, 4th Battalion Rifle Brigade, died on Sunday 24th January 1915, aged 36,
grave reference III. F. 63, Bailleul Communal Cemtery Extension, Nord.
 
25th January
 Lieutenant William Leonard Ringrose Hatch, 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers,
died on Monday 25th January 1915, aged 24, commemorated on Panel 42, Menin Gate.
 
26th January
 3406 Private Guy Barclay Pollexfen, 10th Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Regiment),
died on Tuesday 26th January 1915, aged 31, grave reference A. 6, Kemmel Château Military Cemetery.
 
27th January
Lieutenant George Eric Guy Stacpoole, 1st Battalion Royal Irish Regiment,
died on Wednesday 27th January 1915, aged 23, grave reference B. 10, Dickebusch New Military Cemetery.
 
 28th January
Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, Canadian Army Medical Corps,
died on Monday 28th January 1918, aged 45, grave reference IV. H. 3, Wimereux Communal Cemetery.
 
29th January
13466 Private Patrick Doohan, 2nd Battalion South Lancashire Regiment,
died on Friday 29th January 1915, aged 45, grave reference A. 17, Kemmel Château Military Cemetery.
 
30th January
Second Lieutenant Norman Charles Achille Negretti, 23rd Battalion Middlesex Regiment, died on Tuesday 30th January 1917, aged 19,
grave reference M. 40, Dickebusch New Military Cemetery
 
31st January
7182 Lance Corporal Henry ‘Harry’ Charles Bloom, 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment,
died on Sunday 31st January 1915, aged 28, grave reference I. A. 3, Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery.
 
1st February
Second Lieutenant Darrell Norman O’Neale Humphrey-Davy, 3rd Battalion attached 14th Battalion Hampshire Regiment,
died on Thursday 1st February 1917, aged 34, grave reference V. F. 14, Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery.
 
2nd February
Second Lieutenant Augustus William Smith, 5th Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry,
died on 2nd February 1916, aged 25, grave reference VII. D. 9, Duhallow ADS Cemetery
 
3rd February
1246 Sergeant Frank Smith Brown, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment),
died on Wednesday 3rd February 1915, aged 21, commemorated on Panel 10, Menin Gate.
 
4th February
Captain Lionel Francis Abingdon Cochran, 72nd Punjabis attached 92nd Punjabis,
died on Thursday 4th February 1915, aged 32, grave reference A. 111, Isamailia War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
 
5th February
9556 Rifleman William Henry Peppiatt, 5th Battalion London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade),
died on Friday 5th February 1915, aged 26, grave reference III. B. 4,
London Rifle Brigade Cemetery
 
6th February
2877 Trooper Langford Wild, 2nd Life Guards, died on Saturday 6th February 1915, grave reference B. 15, Ramparts Cemetery, Lille Gate
 
7th February
Lieutenant Ronald Angus Hugh McKenzie, 1st Battalion Leinster Regiment, died on Sunday 7th February 1915, grave reference B. 7, Dickebusch Old Cemetery
 
8th February
G/6735 Private Charles George Lang and G/6736 Private Ernest Arthur Lang, 8th Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment),
died on Tuesday 8th February 1916, commemorated on Panel 45, Menin Gate.
 
9th February
Captain Geoffrey Michael John Sichel, 3rd Battalion Middlesex Regiment,
died on Tuesday 9th February 1915, aged 25, commemorated on Panel 49, Menin Gate.
 
10th February
49500 Private Elias Ratcliffe (served as Private George Griffiths), 11th Battalion Cheshire Regiment,
died on Saturday 10th February 1917, aged 16, grave reference II. D. 10, Tancrez Farm Cemetery.
 
11th February
T2/11207 Staff Serjeant James Pick, 192nd Company Army Service Corps,
died on Friday 11th February 1916, grave reference I. F. 12, Poperinghe New Military Cemetery.
 
12th February
9680 Lance Corporal Henry Arthur (Harry) Christmas, 1st Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment, died on Friday 12th February 1915, aged 19,
grave reference Frenchman’s Farm Cemetery Memorial 3, Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery.
 
13th February
Second Lieutenant Charles Henry Tisdall, 9th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment, died on Sunday 13th February 1916, aged 18,
grave reference I. G. 3, Menin Road South Military Cemetery.
 
14th February
L/9490 Private Charles Richard George, 2nd Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), died on Sunday 14th February 1915, aged 23,
commemorated on Panel 14, Menin Gate
 
15th February
Major Vincent Robertson Hoare, 12th Battalion London Regiment (The Rangers), died on Monday 15th February 1915, aged 41,
grave reference III. A. 7, Ypres Town Extension
 
16th February
14546 Private W Bullas, 10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), died on Wednesday 16th February 1916, aged 23,
grave reference III. A. 1, Menen Communal Cemetery
 
17th February
R/19327 Rifleman Albert John Carl, A/200705 Rifleman Edward Henry Elsom, A/200880 Rifleman Harris William Hoy and C/12490 Rifleman Charlie Stephenson,
21st Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps, died on Saturday 17th February 1917, aged 28, grave reference I. B. 1, Klein-Vierstraat Military Cemetery
 
18th February
1832 Private Kenneth Powell, Honourable Artillery Company, died on Thursday 18th February 1915, aged 29, grave reference II. D. 7, Loker Churchyard
 
19th February
15301 Private Clifford Ainslie Williams, 10th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers, died on Saturday 19th February 1916, aged 20, grave reference I. D. 21, Spoilbank Cemetery
 
20th February
Lieutenant Philip Comfort Starr, 154th Field Company Royal Engineers, died on Sunday 20th February 1918, aged 28,
grave reference Enclosure No 2 I. E. 1, Bedford House
 
21st February
Lieutenant David Ronald Cross, MC, and 6006 Private Harold Cutfield, 16th (The Queen’s) Lancers, died on Sunday 21st February 1915,
aged 25, commemorated on Panel 5, Menin Gate
 
22nd February
992 2nd Corporal Sidney Norman Pocock, 3rd London Field Company Royal Engineers, died on Monday 22nd February 1915,
aged 20, grave reference IV. C. 20, Aeroplane Cemetery
and remembering his brother, 2nd Lieutenant Beric Edmund Pocock, 5th Battalion London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade),
died on Thursday 13th May 1915, commemorated on Panel 52, Menin Gate
 
23rd February
305083 Private Peter Roughley, DCM, 1st/8th Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Regiment), died on Friday 23rd February 1917,
grave reference XV. L. 6, Hooge Crater Cemetery
 
24th February
3/10512 Private George Wilfred Robertshaw, 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment),
died on Wednesday 24th February 1915, aged 16, commemorated on Panel 20, Menin Gate
 
25th February
100 Private James Torrance, 1st Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, died on Monday 25th February 1915,
aged 33, commemorated on Panel 44, Menin Gate
and remembering his brother, S/7764 Private John Torrance, 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders, died on Thursday 17th June 1915,
aged 33, commemorated on Panel 38, Menin Gate
 
26th February
Lieutenant Herbert Beaumont Boggs and 17173 Private Thomas Sutton, 7th Battalion Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment),
died on Monday 26th February 1915, aged 22, grave reference A. 8 and A. 9, Ploegsteert Churchyard
 
27th February
Captain Edward Mason Grantham, 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment, died on Saturday 27th February 1915, aged 45,
grave reference Enclosure No 3 A. 5, Bedford House Cemetery
 
28th February
15151 Private Leonard Beresford, 11th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment, died on Wednesday 28th February 1917,
grave reference VII. J. 21, Railway Dugouts Burial Ground
 
1st March
6/1048 Private George Allanson Hardy, ‘X’ Company 1st/6th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, died on Wednesday 1st March 1916, aged 32,
grave reference I. L. 7, Perth Cemetery (China Wall)
and  6/3824 Private John William Hardy, ‘X’ Company 1st/6th Battalion Durham Light Infantry,
died on Monday 20th December 1915, aged 41, grave reference: I. L. 11, Perth Cemetery (China Wall).
 
2nd March
S/2506 Serjeant David Hart, DCM, 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders, died on Thursday 2nd March 1916, aged 22;
commemorated on panel 38, Menin Gate.

 3rd March
Lieutenant The Honourable William Alfred Morton Eden, 4th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps, died on Wednesday 3rd March 1915, aged 22
Commemorated on Panel 51, Menin Gate.
 
4th March
Captain Roger Charles Noel Bellingham, 37th Battery Royal Field Artillery, died on Thursday 4th March 1915, aged 30,
grave reference Special Memorial, Dickebusch Old Cemetery
 
 5th March
Major Francis Graham Richards, 14th Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps, died on 5th March 1915, aged 40,
grave reference Q. 1, Nieuwkerke Churchyard.
 
6th March
2336 Rifleman Basil Heathcote Clarke, 1st/9th Battalion London Regiment (Queen Victoria’s Rifles)
died on Saturday 6th March 1915, aged 21, grave reference I. G. 4, St Quentin Cabaret Military Cemetery.
 
 7th March
Second Lieutenant Gilbert Rowland Venables, 3rd Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry,
died on Sunday 7th March 1915, aged 34, grave reference I. A. 2, Voormezeele Enclosure No 3.
 
 8th March
Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Hargreaves Arthbuthnott Wollaston, DSO,
4th Battalion Rifle Brigade Commanding 1st/5th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died on Friday 8th March 1918, aged 39,
buried in Shenton (St John) Churchyard, Leicestershire.
 
9th March
Lieutenant Colonel Guy Louis Busson Du Maurier, DSO, 3rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers
died on Tuesday 9th March 1915, aged 49, grave reference L. 4, Kemmel Château Military Cemetery.
 
10th March  
 16805 Private Herbert Jack Brooks, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, died on Wednesday 10th March 1915, aged 16,
commemorated on Panel 2, Le Touret Memorial.
and
1685 Rifleman Gobar Sing Negi, VC, 2nd Battalion 39th Garhwal Rifles, died on Wednesday 10th March 1915, aged 21,
commemorated on Neuve-Chapelle Memorial.
 
 11th March
1622 Private John Leslie Elmslie, 1st Battalion Honourable Artillery Company, died on Thursday 11th March 1915, aged 18,
grave reference F. 12, Kemmel Château Military Cemetery.
 
12th March
2759 Corporal Leonard Alexander Conquest, 2nd Battalion East Surrey Regiment, died on 12th March 1915,
commemorated on Panel 34, Menin Gate, with his family present at the ceremony.
 
 13th March
8694 Company Serjeant Major Tom Briggs, DCM, 2nd Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment,
died on Monday 13th March 1916, aged 26, grave reference: I. I. 19, Menin Road South Military Cemetery.
 
 14th March
Captain Arthur Courtenay Saunders, 2nd Battalion Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry,
died on Sunday 14th March 1915, aged 31, grave reference B. 24, Dickebusch New Military Cemtery.
 
15th March
Second Lieutenant George Llewelyn Davies, ‘Peter Pan’
6th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps attached 4th Battalion Rifle Brigade,
died on Monday 15th March 1915, aged 21, grave reference II. E. 2, Voormezeele Enclosure No 3.
 
15th March
8854 Private Frank William Watts, 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment,
died on Monday 15th March 1915, aged 27, Commemorated on Panel 33, Menin Gate.
 
17th March
12419 Lance Corporal Marcus Henry Tenison Tuite Levinge, 4th Battalion 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade,
died on Saturday 17th March 1917, aged 25, grave reference I. A. 23, Berks Cemetery Extension.
 
18th March
Midshipman Ivon Gordon Fellowes, Royal Navy HMS Irresistible,
died on Thursday 18th March 1915, aged 17, commemorated on Panel 7, Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
 and
Commander Rudolf Henry Cole Verner, Royal Navy HMS Inflexible,
died on Thursday 18th March 1915, aged 32, commemorated on Panel 8, Chatham Naval Memorial.
 
 19th March
SR/10735 Private Lewis Albert Lyons, 8th Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment),
died on Sunday 19th March 1916, aged 17, grave reference II. K. 28, Sanctuary Wood Cemetery.
 
 20th March
18229 Private Sydney Styles and 19685 Private William Leslie Styles
1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, died on Monday 20th March 1916
grave reference I. C. 71 and 72, Ypres Reservoir Cemetery.
 
21st March
Lieutenant Colonel John Henry Stephen Dimmer, VC, MC,
King’s Royal Rifle Corps attached 2nd/4th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment,
died on Thursday 21st March 1918, aged 35, grave reference II. B. 46, Vadencourt British Cemetery, Maissemy.
 
 22nd March
Chaplain The Reverend Thomas George Marlborough Trueman,
Australian Young Men’s Christian Association attached 5th Battalion Australian Infantry, AIF,
died on Friday 22nd March 1918, aged 30, grave reference I. K. 16, Dranoutre Military Cemetery.
 
 23rd March
10437 Private Frederick Arthur Jay, 1st Battalion Royal Scots;
died on Tuesday 23rd March 1915, aged 26, Commemorated on Panel 11, Menin Gate.
 
 24th March
5713 Private Stanley Clifford Lockwood, 1st Battalion East Surrey Regiment,
died on Wednesday 24th March 1915, aged 16, grave reference I. B. 24, La Laiterie Military Cemetery.
 
25th March
Lieutenant Colonel Alan Roderick Haig-Brown, DSO, 23rd Battalion Middlesex Regiment,
died on Monday 25th March 1918, grave reference IV. D. 3, Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension.
 
 26th March
501295 Sapper Daniel White, 1st Tunnelling Company Canadian Engineers,
died on Monday 26th March 1917, aged 16; grave reference IX. M. 2, Strand Military Cemetery.
 
27th March
1605 Private George Blythen, 1st/4th Battalion attached 1st/5th Battalion Cheshire Regiment,
died on Saturday 27th March 1915, aged 17, grave reference F. 42, Kemmel Château Military Cemetery.
 
28th March
Captain and Adjutant Thomas Laurence Frost, 1st Battalion Cheshire Regiment,
died on Sunday 28th March 1915, aged 25, grave reference Enclosure No 2. IV. A. 41, Bedford House Cemetery.
 
 29th March
Frederick Tom Underhill, 5th Battalion London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade),
died on Monday 29th March 1915, aged 28, grave reference IV. N. 1, Rifle House Cemetery.
 
 30th March
Captain John Edward Marshall, 1st Battalion Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry,
died on Tuesday 30th March 1915, aged 34, grave reference Y. 4, Kemmel Château Military Cemetery.
 
31st March
Captain The Honourable Alfred Thomas Shaughnessy, ‘A’ Company 60th Battalion Canadian Infantry,
died on Friday 31st March 1916, aged 28, grave reference Special Memorial D. 11, Maple Copse Cemetery.
1st April
Lieutenant Eric Elsdale Molson, 3rd Battalion Royal Scots, died on Thursday 1st April 1915, aged 21, grave reference I. A. 9, Godezonne Farm Cemetery
 
2nd April
Lieutenant Edward Charles Coleman, Royal Field Artillery attached ‘A’ Trench Mortar Battery 114th Brigade, d
ied on Monday 2nd April 1917, aged 26, grave reference VI. D. 16, Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece.
 
3rd April
3/7006 Private Reginald Wilson, 1st Battalion Devonshire Regiment, died on Saturday 3rd April 1915, aged 15, grave reference F. 71, Kemmel Château Military Cemetery.
 
4th April
L/8674 Serjeant William George File, 1st Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment),
died on Sunday 4th April 1915, grave reference Special Memorial C. 11, Tuileries British Cemetery.
 
5th April
7500 Serjeant James Pridden, DCM, 1st Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Regiment), died on Friday 5th April 1918, aged 35,
grave reference V. M. 20, Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension.
 
6th April
2347 Private George Henry Cawthan,1st/7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment),
died on 6th April 1915, grave reference I. A. 14, Lindenhoek Chalet Military Cemetery.
 
7th April
9377 Bugler Amos Charles Smith, 2nd Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, died on Wednesday 7th April 1915, aged 23,
grave reference Enclosure No 2 IV. A. 10, Bedford House Cemetery.
 
8th April
7999 Lance Corporal Phillip Alfred Zeppenfield, 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment),
died on Thursday 8th April 1915, aged 34, commemorated on Panel 20, Menin Gate.
 
9th April
8773 Private Frank Ashton, 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died on Friday 9th April 1915, aged 18, commemorated on Panel 21, Menin Gate
and
13039 Lance Corporal William Ashton, 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment, died on Thursday 8th May 1915, aged 27, commemorated on Panel 21, Menin Gate.
 
10th April
Second Lieutenant Noel Veder Wallis, 9th Battalion Cheshire Regiment, died on Tuesday 10th April 1917, aged 35, grave reference I. E. 12, Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery.
 
11th April
19391 Private Alfred Ernest Atkinson, 4th Battalion Grenadier Guards, died on Tuesday 11th April 1916, aged 23, grave reference C. 4, Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery.
 
12th April
2309 Private Francis Alexander Patrick, ‘A’ Company 9th Battalion Royal Scots, died on 12th April 1915, aged 23, commemorated on Panel 11, Menin Gate.
 
13th April
Second Lieutenant Geoffrey Staniland, 1st/4th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment, ied on Tuesday 13th April 1915, aged 34, grave reference VI. 1, Dranouter Churchyard
and
Captain Meaburn Staniland, 1st/4th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment, died on Thursday 29th July 1915, aged 35, grave reference VI.15, Dranouter Churchyard
 
14th April
1362 Private Geoffrey Stewart Grundy, ‘A’ Company 1st Battalion Honourable Artillery Company,
died on Wednesday 14th April 1915, aged 28, grave reference XIV. H. 2, Voormezeele Enclosure No 3.
 
15th April
1620 Private Ernest Samuel Boot, 1st/5th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, died on Thursday 15th April 1915, aged 17,
grave reference II. H. 3, Lindenhoek Chalet Military Cemetery.
 
16th April
2753 Private Wilfred Hubert Dix, 1st/4th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment, died on Friday 16th April 1915, aged 17,
grave reference I. F. 13, Lancashire Cottage Cemetery.
 
17th April
51170 Private Charles Grundy, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment),
died on Saturday 17th April 1915, aged 36, commemorated on Panel 10, Menin Gate.
 
18th April
L/7748 Private Alfred Abnett, 1st Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), died on Sunday 18th April 1915, commemorated on Panel 45, Menin Gate.
and
S/9170 Private Edwin Abnett, 1st Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), died on Monday 22nd March 1915, aged 30, commemorated on Panel 45.
 
19th April
Major George Henry Walford, (Brigade Major 84th Infantry Brigade) Suffolk Regiment,
died on Monday 19th April 1915, aged 36, grave reference F. 1, Ramparts Cemetery, Lille Gate.
 
20th April
Second Lieutenant Ronald Marmaduke Dawnay Harvey, 4th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment attached 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment,
died on Tuesday 20th April 1915, aged 27, grave reference IV. C. 13, Sanctuary Wood Cemetery.
 
21st April
13711 Private Robert Andrew,5th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment),
died on Wednesday 21st April 1915, aged 19, grave reference XIV. C. 4, Perth Cemetery (China Wall).
 
22nd April
20789 Lance Corporal Arthur Edward Lawrence, 10th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment),
died on Thursday 22nd April 1915, aged 37, commemorated on Panel , Menin Gate.
and
20500 Lance Corporal Reginald Lawrence, 10th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment),
died on Thursday 22nd April 1915, aged 32, commemorated on Panel 24, Menin Gate.
 
23rd April
29437 Private James ‘Jimmy’ Duffy, 16th Battalion Canadian Infantry, died on 23rd April 1915,aged 25, grave reference I. F. 14, Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery
and
Sub-Lieutenant Rupert Chawner Brooke, Hood Battalion Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve,
died on Friday 23rd April 1915, aged 27, buried on the island of Skyros.
 
24th April
660 Lance Corporal Robert Torrens Dunn and 1062 Private Henry Max ‘Harry’ Stanford,  ‘D’ Company 43rd Battalion Australian Infantry, AIF,
died on Tuesday 24th April 1917, aged 39, grave reference I. A. 4 and 5, Strand Military Cemetery.
and
Second Lieutenant Erasmus Darwin, 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, died on Saturday 24th April 1915, aged 33, commemorated on Panel 33, Menin Gate.
 
25th April
29723 Private Allan Hunt Barclay, died on Thursday 25th April 1918, aged 28, grave reference B.5, Grootebeek British Cemetery.
and
7840 Lance Corporal Thomas Henry Rafferty, 1st Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment, died on Sunday 25th April 1915, commemorated on Panel 8, Menin Gate.
 
26th April
2378 Private Robert William Beattie, 1st/6th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, died on Monday 26th April 1915, aged 16, commemorated on Panel 12, Menin Gate.
 
27th April
4817 Rifleman Motilal Thapa, 4th Gurkha Rifles, died on Tuesday 27th April 1915, commemorated on Panel 2, Mein Gate.
 
28th April
Second Lieutenant Charles Geoffrey Boothby, 177th Tunnelling Company Royal Engineers, died on Friday 28th April 1916, aged 21, RE Grave, Railway Wood.
 
29th April
11742 Private William Allen, 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment, died on Thursday 29th April 1915, aged 16, commemorated on Panel 35, Menin Gate.
 
30th April
267361 Sapper Joseph Collinton Farren, AM, DCM, 109599 Company Serjeant Major Alfred Henry Furlonger, AM, DCM and 289129 Sapper George Edward Johnson, AM
12th Light Railway Operating Company Royal Engineers, died on Tuesday 30th April 1918, aged 23, grave reference III. D. 31, 32 and 33.
1st May
Captain Christopher Wilkinson Brown, 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers, died on Monday 1st May 1916, aged 23, grave reference J. 36, Dickebusch New Military Cemetery
 
2nd May
1272 Private John Walter Harrision Lynn, VC, DCM, 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, died on Sunday 2nd May 1915, aged 27,
grave reference Vlamertinghe Churchyard Memorial, Grootebeek British Cemetery
 
3rd May
2236 Private William Albert Auther, 1st/2nd Battalion Monmouthshire Regiment, died on Monday 3rd May 1915, aged 17,
grave reference I. K. 31, La Brique Military Cemetery No 2
 
4th May
3306 Private Wilfred Robert Jones, 1st/4th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment, died on Tuesday 4th May 1915, aged 17, grave reference II. P. 24, Poperinghe Old Cemetery
           
5th May
Lieutenant Ronald William Poulton Palmer, 1st/4th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment, died on Wednesday 5th May 1915, aged 25,
grave reference B. 11, Hyde Park Corner (Royal Berks) Cemetery
 
6th May
Second Lieutenant Harold Parry, 17th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps, died on Sunday 6th May 1917, aged 20, grave reference VI. L. 12, Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery
 
7th May
Ordinary Seaman John Thomson, Mercantile Marine, SS Lusitania (Liverpool), died on Friday 7th May 1915, aged 15, Cobh Old Church Cemetery, County Cork
 
8th May
163 Lance Corporal James Everett Bownass, No 1 Company, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment),
died on 8th May 1915, aged 32, commemorated on Panel 10, Menin Gate.
 
9th May
Lieutenant Colonel Herbert Marshall Finch, DSO, 1st Battalion, Commanding 2nd Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment,
died on Sunday 9th May 1915, aged 48, commemorated on Panel 30, Le Touret Memorial
 
10th May
Captain Dick Macdonald Porteous, DSO, 1st Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, died on Monday 10th May 1915, aged 31,
commemorated on Panel 42, Menin Gate.
 
11th May
9740 Lance Corporal John Donald Mackenzie, DCM,  2nd Battalion Cameron Highlanders, died on Tuesday 11th May 1915,
commemorated on Panel 38 and 40, Menin Gate
 
12th May
Lieutenant Henry Eric Dolan, MC, 78th Squadron, Royal Air Force, died on Sunday 12th May 1918, aged 22, grave reference II. D. 8, La Laiterie Military Cemetery
 
13th May
Private John Claud Morrision, died on Thursday 13th May 1915, aged 27, Leicestershire Yeomanry, commemorated on Panel 5, Menin Gate
 
14th May
814575 Private William Henry Proctor, 4th Battalion Canadian Labour Corps, died on Monday 14th May 1917, aged 46, grave reference H. 74,
Kemmel Château Military Cemetery
 
15th May
Second Lieutenant Jervoise Graham Tayler, 3rd Battalion attached 2nd Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, died on Saturday 15th May 1915, aged 22,
grave reference I. G. 20, Le Touret Military Cemetery
 
16th May
2878 Private Robert Percy Waller, ‘D’ Company, 1st/5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, died on Sunday 16th May 1915, aged 16,
commemorated on Panel 38, Menin Gate
 
17th May
536 Gunner George Thomas Aston, Northumbrian (North Riding) Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery,
died on Monday 17th May 1915, aged 24, grave reference VII. A. 11, Duhallow ADS Cemetery
 
18th May
1880695 Private Roderick Macleay, 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, died on Tuesday 18th May 1915, aged 21, commemorated on Panel 38, Menin Gate
 
19th May
202900 Lance Serjeant James Donnelly, 1st/4th Battalion The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, died on 19th May 1917, aged 25, commemorated on Panel 41, Menin Gate
 
19th May
3216 Private Ernest Arthur Proctor and 3106 Private James Emerson Proctor, , 1st/5th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment,
died on Thursday 20th May 1915, aged 22 and 21, grave reference A. 3 and C. 1, Packhorse Farm Shrine Cemetery
 
 21st May
Nursing Sister Gladys Maude Mary Wake, 1st Canadian General Hospital, Canadian Army Nursing Service,
died on Tuesday 21st May 1918, aged 34, grave reference XXVIII. L. 5, Etaples Military Cemetery
 
22nd May
Captain Frank Miller Bingham, 5th Battalion King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment), died on Saturday 22nd May 1915, aged 40, commemorated on Panel 12, Menin Gate
 
23rd May
7667 Private Alfred Austrin, 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment, died on Sunday 23rd May 1915, aged 17, grave reference I. C. 6,Spoilbank Cemetery
 
24th May
2314 Private Arthur Ernest Racheil, 2237 Private Frank Albert Racheil and 2269 Private Frederick George Racheil, 3rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers,
died on Monday 24th May 1915, aged 21, 18 and 23, commemorated on Panel 6, Menin Gate
 
25th May
Lieutenant Bernard Courtenay Laws, 3rd Battalion attached 1st Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment, died on Tuesday 25th May 1915, aged 23,
grave reference Enclosure No 2 IV. A. 62, Bedford House Cemetery
 
26th May
R/14081 Rifleman James Page, 12th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps, died on Friday 26th May 1916, aged 17, grave reference VII. A. 23A, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
 
27th May
438651 Private James Dunlop, 52nd Battalion Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment), died on Saturday 27th May 1916, aged 20, commemorated on Panel 30, Menin Gate
and
435613 Private John Burt Dunlop, 49th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment), died on Friday 2nd June 1916, aged 16, commemorated on Panel 30, Menin Gate
 
28th May
Second Lieutenant John Percival ‘Bay’ Hermon-Hodge, 1st/4th Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, died on Friday 28th May 1915, aged 24,
grave reference III. F. 1, Rifle House Cem
 
29th May
43099 Lance Corporal Robert Regan, 8th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, died on Tuesday 29th May 1917, aged 17, grave reference I. C. 13, Loker Churchyard
 
30th May
2643 Private Hughie Pickering, 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, died on Saturday 30th May 1915, aged 19, commemorated on Panel 33, Menin Gate.
 
31st May
Commander Sir Charles Rodney Blane, 4th Baronet, Royal Navy, HMS Queen Mary, died on Wednesday 31st May 1916,
commemorated on Panel 10, Portsmouth Naval Memorial
1st June
1736 Private Robert Hugh Middleton, 4th Battalion Gordon Highlanders, died on Tuesday 1st June 1915, aged 22, commemorated on Panel 38, Menin Gate.
 
2nd June
J/42563 Boy 1st Class John Travers ‘Jack’ Cornwell, VC, Royal Navy, HMS Chester, died on Friday 2nd June 1916, aged 16, grave reference 55. 13, Manor Park Cemetery, Essex.
 
3rd June
401190 Private August James Zapfe, 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion, died on Saturday 3rd June 1916, commemorated on Panel 32, Menin Gate.
 
4th June
 Brigadier General Frederick William Lumsden, VC, CB, DSO and 3 Bars, General Staff, Commanding 14th Brigade late Royal Marine Artillery,
died on Tuesday 4th June 1918, aged 45, grave reference III. D. 1, Berles New Military Cemetery.
 
5th June
Field Marshal The Right Honourable Horatio Herbert Kitchener, KG, KP, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum,
died on Monday 5th June 1916, aged 65, commemorated on Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton.
 
6th June
444652 Private Vernon Keith Merchant, 58th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment), died on Tuesday 6th June 1916,
aged 16, grave reference VI. D. 41, Railway Dugouts Burial Ground.
 
7th June
38416 Lance Corporal Albert Edgar Furness, 11th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, died on Thursday 7th June 1917, aged 16,
grave reference II. E. 20, Messines Ridge Military Cemetery.
 
8th June
Lieutenant Charles Henry Alexander, 9th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery, died on Friday 8th June 1917, aged 33,
grave reference: A. 15, Toronto Avenue Cemetery
 
9th June
6/1215 Chaplain 3rd Class The Reverend James Joseph McMenamin, New Zealand Chaplains’ Department attached 2nd Battalion Canterbury Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force, died on Saturday 9th June 1917, grave reference Cures’ vault under Crucifix.
 
10th June
 Lieutenant Cyril Aldin Smith, DSO, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve attached Headquarters 6th Division, Royal Naval Division,
died on Saturday 10th June 1916, aged 39, commemorated on Addenda Panel 57, Menin Gate.
 
11th June
399 Private Norman Lachlan Creswick, 7th Platoon, ‘B’ Company, 36th Battalion Australian Infantry, AIF, died on 11th June 1917, aged 21
and
2536 Private Thomas Sefton Creswick,37th Battalion Australian Infantry, AIF, died on Thursday 7th June 1917, aged 19, both commemorated on Panel 25, Menin Gate.
 
12th June
R/25451 Lance Corporal James Henry De Pledge Bourne, 21st Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps,
died on Tuesday 12th June 1917, aged 28, commemorated on Panel 53, Menin Gate.
 
13th June
3115 Private Lewis Albert Beeden, ‘A’ Company, 6th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry,
died on 13th June 1915, aged 20, grave reference B. 45, Kemmel Château Military Cemetery.
 
14th June
Lieutenant Ernest Stafford Carlos, 8th Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), died on Thursday 14th June 1917, aged 34,
grave reference I. K. 36, Chester Farm Cemetery.
 
15th June
Captain Guy Franey Wells, Royal Engineers, died on Tuesday 15th June 1915, aged 33,
grave reference Enclosure No 2 V. B. 31, Bedford House Cemetery.
 
16th June
Captain Ronald Francis Bickersteth Dickinson , 10th Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Regiment),
died on Wednesday 16th June 1915, aged 27, commemorated on Panel 6, Menin Gate.
 
17th June
5141 Private John Clifton Hanton, 1st Battalion Irish Guards, died on Saturday 17th June 1916, aged 23, grave reference I. P. 22, Essex Farm Cemetery.
 
18th June
Second Lieutenant Eustace Fernando ‘Larry’ Llarena 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment, dDied on Saturday 18th June 1915, aged 23, commemorated on Panel 21, Menin Gate
 
19th June
1446 Private Robert Patrick Gordon, 4th Battalion Gordon Highlanders, Died on Saturday 19th June 1915, aged 19, commemorated on Panel 38, Menin Gate.
 
20th June
Second Lieutenant Wakefield Waldo Meade, 6th Battalion attached 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment,
died on Sunday 20th June 1915, aged 19, grave reference II. F. 34, Sanctuary Wood Cemetery.
 
21st June
Chaplain 4th Class The Reverend Cecil Herbert Schooling, Army Chaplains’ Department attached 122nd Infantry Brigade,
died on Thursday 21st June 1917, aged 32, grave reference XIII. A. 21, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.
 
22nd June
4945 Private William H Walton, 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, died on Tuesday 22nd June 1915, aged 16, grave reference A. 2, Hospital Farm Cemetery.
 
23rd June
Second Lieutenant Alexander Sturrock Low, 10th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), died on Saturday 23rd June 1917, aged 28,
grave reference I. L. 3, Brandhoek Military Cemetery.
 
24th June
Lieutenant Alfred John Haughton, 9th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, died on Thursday 24th June 1915, aged 33,
grave reference L. 82, Kemmel Château Military Cemetery.
 
25th June
R/1501 Rifleman Francis Harold Rooff, ‘A’ Company, 10th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps, died on Sunday 25th June 1916, aged 24
and
R/17094 Rifleman Archibald Henry Rooff, 18th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps, died on Tuesday 31st July 1917, aged 27
both coommemorated on Panel 53.
 
26th June
Lieutenant Terence Hickman, 2nd Battalion Leinster Regiment, died on Monday 26th June 1916, aged 28, commemorated on Panel 44, Menin Gate.
 
27th June
Pantry Boy Sydney Matthews, Mercantile Marine, HMHS Llandovery Castle (London), died on Thursday 27th June 1918, aged 14, commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial.
 
28th June
177873 Private Russell Smith Deuel, 87th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment), died on Thursday 28th June 1917, aged 19, commemorated on Panel 30, Menin Gate.
 
29th June
Second Lieutenant Lawrence Cave Blencowe, 2nd/10th Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Regiment), died on Friday 29th June 1917, aged 29,
commemorated on Panel 3, Ploegsteert Memorial
 
30th June
2857 Private George Albert Mountcastle, 4th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment, died on Wednesday 30th June 1915, aged 17, commemorated on Panel 21, Menin Gate.
 
 
1st July
Captain Wilfred Percy ‘Billie’ Nevill, 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment attached ‘B’ Company 8th Battalion East Surrey Regiment,
died on Saturday 1st July 1916, aged 21, grave reference E. 28, Carnoy Military Cemetery.
 
2nd July
Captain Cuthbert Francis Balleine, ‘A’ Company 8th Battalion Rifle Brigade, died on Friday 2nd July 1915, aged 32,
grave reference Enclosure No 2 VI. A. 30, Bedford House Cemetery.
 
3rd July
2042 Private Cyril Spurgeon Rigney, 43rd Battalion Australian Infantry, AIF, died on Tuesday 3rd July 1917, aged 20, commemorated on Panel 27, Menin Gate.
 
4th July
Lieutenant Edward Hornby ‘Teddy’ Shears, 1st Battalion Irish Guards, died on Wednesday 4th July 1917, aged 26, grave reference I. A. 7, Canada Farm Cemetery.
(I have published his diary with ancillary notes in the ‘I Was There Series’, entitled ‘Active Service Diary’.)
 
5th July
R/8207 Rifleman Albert John Freeman, ‘C’ Company 8th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps,
died on Monday 5th July 1915, aged 18, commemorated on Panel 53, Menin Gate.
 
6th July
Lieutenant Lambert Playfair, 1st Squadron Royal Flying Corps attached 1st Battalion Royal Scots, died on Tuesday 6th July 1915, aged 21,
grave reference B. 9, Hospital Farm Cemetery.
 
7th July
Second Lieutenant Edward Rowley Kelly, 3rd Battalion Border Regiment, died on Wednesday 7th July 1915, aged 17, commemorated on Panel 35, Menin Gate.
 
8th July
Lieutenant Colonel Harold Thomas Belcher, DSO, 52nd Brigade Royal Field Artillery, died on Sunday 8th July 1917, aged 42, grave reference II. D. 28, Dickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension.
 
9th July — The commemoration of the 30,000th playing of the Last Post
7101 Private Sidney Barrow, 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment, died on Friday 9th July 1915, aged 28, commemorated on Panel 35, Menin Gate.
 
10th July
Lieutenant Colonel Richard Neville Abadie, DSO, 2nd Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps, Died on Tuesday 1917, aged 35, Nieuport Memorial.
 
11th July
8219 Lance Corporal Alexander Ernest Burchardt-Ashton, 22nd Royal Fusiliers attached 7th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, died on 11th July 1916, aged 29, grave reference II. C. 15, La Laiterie Military Cemetery.
 
12th July
Second Lieutenant Leslie Faber Hobson, 4th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment,
died on Monday 12th July 1915, aged 19, grave reference Plot 1. Row I. Grave 2, Ferme Olivier Cemetery.
 
13th July
S/43202 Private Walter Ramsay Scott, 11th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, died on Friday 13th July 1917, aged 24, commemorated on Panel 44, Menin Gate.
 
14th July
Captain Douglas Scrivenor Howard Keep, MC, 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment,
died on Saturday 14th July 1917, aged 24, grave reference III. F. 26, Reninghelst New Mil Cemetery.
 
15th July
202297 Private Alfred George Thomas Leaversuch, 8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, died on Sunday 15th July 1917, aged 17,
grave reference Special Memorial B. 16, Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery.
 
16th July
Lieutenant Anthony Edward King Slingsby, 1st/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment),
died on Sunday 16th July 1915, aged 26, grave reference I. E. 14, Bard Cottage Cemetery.
Today also commemorates the date on which Tsar Nicholas II and the Imperial Family were murdered.
 
17th July
Captain Francis Henry Nash, MC, 9th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment, died on Tuesday 17th July 1917, aged 33
Grave reference L. 52.
 
18th July
Second Lieutenant Richard John Deane, 117th Battery 26th Brigade Royal Field Artillery (Special Reserve),
died on 18th July 1917, aged 19, grave reference II. D. 12, Dickebusch New Military Cemetery.
 
19th July
2776 Private George Arnold Shephard and 2778 Private Thomas Henry Phillip Shephard,  60th Battalion Australian Infantry, AIF,
died together on Wednesday 19th July 1916, commemorated on Panel 22, VC Corner Memorial
 
20th July
8721 Company Serjeant Major Reginald Thomas Lansbury, DCM, MM, 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment,
died on Saturday 20th July 1918, commemorated on Panel 4, Ploegsteert Memorial
 
21st July
Captain Robert Curwen Richmond Blair, EM, DSO, ‘A’ Company 5th Battalion Border Regiment,
died on Friday 21st July 1916, aged 37, Grave reference I. G. 19, Dranouter Military Cemetery.
 
22nd July
3099 Serjeant John McLean Thomson, ‘A’ Company, 4th Battalion Gordon Highlanders,
died on Thursday 22nd July 1915, aged 25, commemorated on Panel 38, Menin Gate.
 
23rd July
Brigadier General Charles William Eric Gordon, General Staff Commanding 123rd Infantry Brigade late Black Watch (Royal Highlanders),
died on Monday 23rd July 1917, aged 39, grave reference III. D. 16, Reninghelst New Military Cemetery.
 
24th July
A/3769 Rifleman Joseph O’Callaghan, 8th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps,
died on Saturday 24th July 1915, aged 19, commemorated on Panel 53, Menin Gate.
Also remembering his brother 2312 Lance Serjeant James Morris O’Callaghan, 1st Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment,
died on Monday 26th April 1915, aged 20, commemorated on Panel 8, Menin Gate.
 
25th July
Lieutenant Ralph Dorschel Doughty, MC, 3rd Australian Field Artillery Brigade,
died on Wednesday 25th July 1917, aged 25, grave reference I. F. 20, Coxyde Military Cemetery
 
26th July
81037 Private Frederick Draper Ball, 8th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment),
died on Monday 26th July 1915, aged 23, grave reference III. C. 35, Berks Cemetery Extension.
 
27th July
Master Charles Algernon Fryatt, Mercantile Marine, The SS Brussels, executed on Thursday 27th July 1916, aged 43,
first buried in Brugge, now in Dovercourt (All Saints) Churchyard, Essex
 
28th July
Second Lieutenant Herbert Neville Southwell Skeffington, 57th Squadron Royal Flying Corps, died on Saturday 28th July 1917, aged 33, grave reference — north side of Church. Grave No 3, Wielsbeke Churchyard.
 
29th July
Lieutenant Horace Michael Hynman Allenby, MC, ‘T’ Battery, Royal Horse Artillery, died on Sunday 29th July 1917, aged 19, grave reference II. D. 1, Coxyde Mil Cem
 
30th July
Lieutenant Gilbert Walter Lyttelton Talbot, 7th Battalion Rifle Brigade, died on Friday 30th July 1915, aged 23, grave reference I. G. 1, Sanctuary Wood Cemetery.
His original diaries with ancillary notes are reproduced in the ‘I Was There’ series, entitled ‘Gilbert Talbot’.
 
31st July
Second Lieutenant Reginald Herbert Secretan, Hertfordshire Regiment, Died on Tuesday 31st July 1917, aged 22, commemorated on Panel 54, Menin Gate.
1st August
Chaplain 4th Class The Reverend John Kellie, Army Chaplains’ Department attached 6th Battalion Cameron Highlanders,
died on Wednesday 1st August 1917, aged 34, commemorated on Panel 56, Menin Gate.
 
2nd August
Captain Kingsmill Williams Jones, DSO, Royal Army Medical Corps, attached 1st Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment),
died on Friday 2nd August 1918, aged 43, grave reference II. C. 19, Abeele Aerodrome Military Cemetery.
 
3rd August
19910 Lance Sergeant Thomas Oscar Ross, DCM, 10th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment),
died on Tuesday 3rd August 1915, aged 26, grave reference B. 5, Maple Leaf Cemetery.
 
4th August
Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse, VC and Bar, MC, Royal Army Medical Corps, attached 1st/10th Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Regiment),
died on Saturday 4th August 1917, aged 32, grave reference III. B. 15, Brandhoek New Military Cemetery.
 
5th August
Major Arthur Toward Watson, 21st Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps, died on Sunday 5th August 1917, aged 47, grave reference II. B. 1, La Clytte Military Cemetery.
 
6th August
Lieutenant The Honourable Gavin William Esmond  Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, in command of ‘G’ Company 2nd Battalion Scots Guards,
died on Monday 6th August 1917, aged 22, grave reference III. D. 2, Mendinghem Military Cemetery.
 
7th August
583 Private Godfrey John Buckland, ‘A’ Squadron 1st King Edward’s Horse,
died on Saturday 7th August 1915, aged 22, grave reference IV. D. 2, Rifle House Cemetery.
 
8th August
Lieutenant Frederick Rivers Currie, 3rd Battalion attached 1st Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry,
died on Sunday 8th August 1915, aged 18, grave reference II. B. 11, Sanctuary Wood Cemetery.
 
9th August
3464 Private Noah Armstrong, 2nd Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment,
died on 9th August 1915, aged 33, grave reference H. 7, Ramparts Cemetery, Lille Gate.
 
10th August
44919 Private Joseph Moulis, 11th Battalion Royal Fusiliers, died on Friday 10th August 1917, commemorated on Panel 6, Menin Gate.
 
11th August
Captain Harold Ackroyd, VC, MC, Royal Army Medical Corps attached 6th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment,
died on Saturday 11th August 1917, aged 40,  grave reference Special Memorial 7, Birr Cross Roads Cemetery.
 
12th August
Lieutenant and Adjutant Richard Coore Blagrove, 6th Battalion Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry,
died on Thursday 12th August 1915, aged 24, grave reference X. D. 20, Ypres Reservoir Cemetery.
 
13th August
8944 Drummer James Hutchinson, DCM, 2nd Battalion Leinster Regiment,
died on Monday 13th August 1917, aged 28, grave reference VIII. J. 15, Hooge Crater Cemetery.
 
13th August
L/10423 Private Frank Smith, 1st Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment),
died on Saturday 14th August 1915, aged 17, grave reference III. D. 29A, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.
 
15th August
Captain Maynard Percy Andrews, ‘A’ Company 4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment),
died on Sunday 15th August 1915, aged 44, gGrave reference C. 7, Colne Valley Cemetery.
 Also remember 7057 Private Bai, Gold Coast Regiment, WAFF, died on Saturday 15th August 1914,
commemorated on Kumasi Memorial, Ghana, and was the first British soldier to die by enemy action during the First World War.
 
16th August
515147 Private Ronald Harker Joseph Alfred Richard Hodgson-Paumier, 14th Battalion London Regiment (London Scottish),
died on Thursday 16th August 1917, grave reference I. K. 47, Perth Cemetery (China Wall).
 
17th August
Chaplain 4th Class William Joseph Gabriel ‘Willie’ Doyle, MC, Army Chaplains’ Department attached 8th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers,
died on Friday 17th August 1917, commemorated on Panel 160, Tyne Cot Memorial.
 
18th August
1166 Serjeant Charles James Comerford, 57th Squadron Royal Flying Corps,
died on Saturday 18th August 1917, aged 26, grave reference XII. D. 13, Harlebeke Military Cemetery.
 
19th August
S/3824 Rifleman Charles Henry Wall, ‘D’ Company, 13th Battalion Rifle Brigade,
died on Thursday 19th August 1915, aged 21, grave reference I. N. 6, Calvaire (Essex) Military Cemetery.
 
20th August
G/703 Private Nathaniel George Read Amies, 6th Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment),
died on Friday 20th August 1915, aged 30, grave reference III. C. 6, Calvaire (Essex) Military Cemetery.
 
21st August
L/14196 Private John Parr, 4th Battalion Middlesex Regiment,
died on Friday 21st August 1914, aged 16, grave reference I. A. 10, St Symphorien Military Cemetery.
 
22nd August
Lieutenant George Masterman Thompson, 1st Battalion Royal Scots and Gold Coast Regiment, West African Frontier Force,
died on Saturday 22nd August 1914, aged 24, Wahala Cemetery, Togo.
 
23rd August
40632 Private Charles George Vinter, MM, 10th Battalion Essex Regiment,
died on Friday 23rd August 1918, aged 22, grave reference II. C. 32, Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension.
 
24th August
Lieutenant Charles William North Garstin, 9th (Queen’s Royal) Lancers,
ied on Monday 24th August 1914, aged 20, grave reference XVIII. A. 19, Cement House Cemetery.
 
25th August
Captain James Henry Bampton, Royal Army Medical Corps attached 70th Brigade Royal Field Artillery,
died on Saturday 25th August 1917, aged 29, grave reference II. A. 11, Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3.
 
26th August
6515 Company Serjeant Major Harry Gee, 1st/5th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment,
died on Thursday 26th August 1915, aged 24, grave reference D. 9 Blauwepoort Farm Cemtery.
 
27th August
145412 Private Ernest E Collins, 87th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment), died on Sunday 27th August 1916,
grave reference Enclosure No 4 I. T. 9, Bedford House Cemetery.
 
28th August
Lieutenant Harold Michael Openshaw, 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment,
died on Friday 28th August 1914, grave reference — Kipling Memorial, Cement House Cemetery.
 
29th August
282371 Private Charles Wardle, 2nd/7th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, died on Wednesday 29th August 1917, aged 20,
grave reference II. C. 23, Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery.
 
30th August
8224 Serjeant Douglas Ophia Edward Gordon Cavey, 9th Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps,
died on Thursday 30th August 1917, aged 28, grave reference II. G. 14, Canada Farm Cemetery.
 
31st August
Captain David Thomas Tanner, 16th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers, died on Thursday 31st August 1916, aged 31, grave reference III. E. 19, Essex Farm Cemetery.
1st September
Captain Joseph Reginald Tankard ‘Reggie’ Benn, 11th (West Riding) Battery Howitzer Brigade Royal Field Artillery,
died on 1st September 1915, aged 24, grave reference IV. C. 2, Talana Farm Cemetery.
 
2nd September
1870 Private Joseph Henry Littlejohns, 1st/5th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment,
died on Thursday 2nd September 1915, aged 17, grave reference IV. B. 10, Talana Farm Cemetery.
 
3rd September
Second Lieutenant George Christopher Serocold Tennant, Prince of Wales’ Company 1st Battalion Welsh Guards,
died on Monday 3rd September 1917, aged 19, grave reference II. D. 1, Canada Farm Cemetery.
 
4th September
8595 Corporal Henry Richard Collins, DCM, MM, 2nd Battalion Devonshire Regiment,
died on Tuesday 4th September 1917, aged 25, grave reference II. E. 12, Lancashire Cottage Cemetery.
 
5th September
24895 Lance Corporal Alfred Wooldridge Medd, 10th Battalion The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment),
died on Thursday 5th September 1918, aged 37, grave reference G. 5, Grootebeek British Cemetery.
 
6th September
4715 Private Arthur Thomas Bryer, 9th (Queen’s Royal) Lancers, died on Sunday 6th September 1914,
grave reference west corner, Fretoy Communal Cemetery.
 
7th September
Captain Henry Basil Knott, 9th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers,
died on Tuesday 7th September 1915, aged 24, grave reference V. B. 16.
 
8th September
L/9685 Serjeant Horace Reginald Diplock, MM, 8th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment,
died on Saturday 8th September 1917, aged 23, grave reference I. C. 7, Duhallow ADS Cemetery.
 
9th September
Lieutenant Henry Lyman Devlin, 75th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment),
died on Saturday 9th September 1916, aged 20, commemorated on Panel 30, Menin Gate.
 
10th September
Lieutenant Dougal Clifford Campbell Sewell, 3rd Battalion attached 1st Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment),
died on Thursday 10th September 1914, aged 20, grave reference I. B. 30, St Symphorien Military Cemetery.
 
11th September
2391 Private Charles Stephen Moorhouse, 1st/4th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment,
died on Saturday 11th September 1915, aged 17, grave reference IV. B. 20, Talana Farm Cemetery.
 
12th September
Second Lieutenant Noel Charles Whittall, 6th Squadron Royal Flying Corps and 7th Battalion Royal Fusiliers,
died on Wednesday 12th September 1917, aged 22, grave reference XIX. B. 2, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.
 
13th September
Lieutenant Colonel Noel Houghton, 16th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment),
died on Thursday 13th September 1917, aged 34, grave reference II. D. 2, La Clytte Military Cemetery.
 
14th September
Captain Riversdale ‘Rivy’ Nonus Grenfell, Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars attached 9th (Queen’s Royal) Lancers,
died on Monday 14th September 1914, aged 34, grave reference 1, Vendresse Churchyard.
 
15th September
230911 Company Serjeant Major Walter Evershed Gardner, 2nd/2nd Battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers),
died on Saturday 15th September 1917, aged 29, commemorated on Panel 52, Menin Gate.
 
16th September
Captain The Honourable William Amherst Cecil, MC, 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards,
died on Wednesday 16th September 1914, aged 28, grave reference B. 1, Soupir Communal Cemetery.
 
17th September
26154 Rifleman Robert Harding, 1st/5th Battalion South Lancashire Regiment,
died on Monday 17th September 1917, aged 17, commemorated on Panel 92, Tyne Cot Memorial.
 
18th September
21027 Private Alfred Rider, 6th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry,
died on Saturday 18th September 1915, aged 17, grave reference XI. A. 2, Ypres Reservoir Cemetery.
 
19th September
5424 Corporal Harold William Lemme, 6th Battalion Australian Infantry, AIF,
died on Wednesday 19th September 1917, aged 29, commemorated on Panel 7, Menin Gate
 
20th September
Major Frederick Harold Tubb, VC, 7th Battalion Australian Infantry, AIF,
died on Thursday 20th September 1917, aged 36, grave reference XIX. C. 5, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.
 
21st September
Brigadier General Francis Aylmer ‘Frank’ Maxwell, VC, CSI, DSO and Bar,
General Staff, Commanding 27th Infantry Brigade, 9th (Scottish) Division late 18th King George’s Own Lancers,
died on Friday 21st September 1917, aged 46, grave reference I. A. 37, Ypres Reservoir Cemetery.
 
22nd September
Lieutenant The Honourable Edward Wyndham ‘Bim’ Tennant, 4th Battalion Grenadier Guards,
died on Friday 22nd September 1916, aged 19, grave reference I. B. 18, Guillemont Road Cemetery.
 
23rd September
5822 Rifleman Percy Charles Blazeby, DCM, 2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade,
died on Sunday 23rd September 1917, aged 18, grave reference III. C. 16, Prowse Point Cemetery.
 
24th September
Second Lieutenant Theodor Milton Pflaum, 25th Company Australian Machine Gun Corps,
died on Monday 24th September 1917, aged 22, grave reference XXV. F. 2, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.
 
25th September
Y996 Rifleman Arthur Heesom, 9th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps,
died on Saturday 25th September 1915, commemorated on Panel 53, Menin Gate.
 
26th September
3327 Lance Corporal Ernest Merton Harrap and 3345 Lance Corporal James Wilfred Harrap
59th Battalion Australian Infantry, AIF, died on Wednesday 26th September 1917, commemorated on Panel 29, Menin Gate.
 
27th September
74015 Private Stanley Stephen Killick, 28th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment),
died on Monday 27th September 1915, aged 25, grave reference K. 34, Kemmel Château Cemetery.
 
28th September
3774 Private Patrick Joseph ‘Paddy’ Bugden, VC, 31st Battalion Australian Infantry, AIF,
died on Friday 28th September 1917, aged 20, grave reference VIII. C. 5, Hooge Crater Cemetery.
 
29th September
28111 Bugler Morgan Dudley, ‘D’ Company, 15th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment),
died on Wednesday 29th September 1915, aged 17, grave reference II. D. 7, Lancashire Cottage Cemetery.
 
30th September
Major Charles Hampden Turner, 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment,
died on Thursday 30th September 1915, aged 47, grave reference XII. A. 5, Hooge Crater Cemetery.
1st October
Lieutenant Cedric Ernest Wheldon Kauntze, 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment,
died on Friday 1st October 1915, aged 19, grave reference XV. H. 13, Hooge Crater Cemetery.
 
2nd October
66017 Private Walter Arthur Ward, ‘B’ Company 24th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment),
died on Saturday 2nd October 1915, aged 26, grave reference X. D. 12, La Laiterie Military Cemetery.
 
3rd October
4143 Private Charles Bennett, 1st Battalion Royal Newfoundland Regiment,
died on Thursday 3rd October 1918, aged 17, grave reference VI. E. 1, Dadizeele New British Cemetery.
 
4th October
Captain Clement Robertson, VC, 3rd Battalion The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) and Tank Corps,
died on Thursday 4th October 1917, aged 28, grave reference III. F. 7, Oxford Road Cemetery.
 
5th October
20287 Private Edward Yates, 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment),
died on Tuesday 5th October 1915, aged 16, grave reference DI. 4, Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery.

6th October
93076 Pioneer David Wright, 429th Field Company Royal Engineers,
died on Saturday 6th October 1917, aged 17, grave reference IV. E. 17, Coxyde Military Cemetery.
 
7th October
17403 Private Harry James McManus, ‘D’ Company, 6th Battalion Somerset Light Infantry,
died on Thursday 7th October 1915, aged 17, commemorated on Panel 21, Menin Gate.
 
8th October
19544 Private Robert Henry Reeves, 6th Battalion Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry,
died on Friday 8th October 1915, aged 15, grave reference I. H. 19, Spoilbank Cemetery.

9th October  
42537 Corporal William Clamp, VC, 6th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment,
died on Tuesday 9th October 1917, aged 26, commemorated on Panel 52, Tyne Cot Memorial.

10th October
Captain Laurence William Cadic, MC, 2nd Battalion Essex Regiment,
died on Wednesday 10th October 1917, aged 20, grave reference VI. D. 21, Cement House Cemetery.
 
11th October
PO/17368 Private George Chadwick, Portsmouth Battalion Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry,
died on Sunday 11th October 1914, aged 17, grave is in the southeast part, close to the entrance, Eksaarde Communal Cemetery.

12th October  
Nurse Edith Louisa Cavell, executed on Tuesday 12th October 1915, buried in the grounds of Norwich Cathedral.
 
13th October
71568 Private John Grant Anderson, 27th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment),
died on Wednesday 13th October 1915, aged 20, grave reference K. 45, Kemmel Château Military Cemetery.

 14th October
2880 Corporal of Horse William Thomas Leggett, 1st Life Guards,
died on 14th October 1914, aged 23, grave reference VII. C. 9, Harlebeke New British Cemetery.

15th October
12231 Lance Corporal George Alderson, AM, 10th Battalion Durham Light Infantry,
died on Friday 15th October 1915, aged 31, grave reference I. B. 14A, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.

 16th October
5113 Private Harry Lake, 9th (Queen’s Royal) Lancers,
died on Friday 16th October 1914, commemorated on Panel 1, Ploegsteert Memorial.

17th October
Lieutenant John ‘Jack’ Eden, 12th (Prince of Wales’s Royal) Lancers,
died on Saturday 17th October 1914, grave reference IV. D. 6, Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery.

 18th October
6632 Private Arthur John Sim and 6634 Private William Robert Sim
50th Battalion Australian Infantry, AIF died on Thursday 18th October 1917, aged 24, commemorated on Panel 29.

 19th October
14979 Private Errol Leonard Gathorne Hardy, 3rd Battalion Canterbury Regiment, NZEF,
died on Friday 19th October 1917, aged 21, grave reference II. M. 1, Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3.

 20th October
Lieutenant Edwin Cecil Leigh Hoskyns, 1st Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers,
died on Tuesday 20th October 1914, aged 24, commemorated on Panel 22, Menin Gate.

 21st October
Captain William Charles Curgenven, 1st Battalion South Wales Borderers,
died on Wednesday 21st October 1914, aged 37, grave reference XV. B. 2, Perth Cemetery (China Wall).

 22nd October
Captain Thomas Henry Rivers-Bulkeley, CMG, MVO, 2nd Battalion Scots Guards,
died on Thursday 22nd October 1914, aged 38, commemorated on Panel 11, Menin Gate.

 23rd October
Second Lieutenant Harold Edwin Hippisley, 1st Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment,
died on Friday 23rd October 1914, aged 24, commemorated on Panel 22, `Menin Gate.

 24th October
Lieutenant Edmund Antrobus, No 4 Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards,
died on Saturday 24th October 1914, aged 27, commemorated on Panel 9, Menin Gate.

 25th October
Lieutenant John Greville Hobart Bird, ‘D’ Company, 2nd Battalion The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment),
died on Sunday 25th October 1914, aged 25, commemorated on Panel 11.

  26th October
291563 Private William Henry Odell, 46th Battalion Canadian Infantry,
died on 26th October 1917, died aged 26, commemorated on Panel 28, Menin Gate.

 27th October
Lieutenant His Highness Prince Maurice Victor Donald Battenberg, KCVO, 1st Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps,
died on Tuesday 27th October 1914, aged 23, grave reference I.B, Ypres Town Cemetery.

 28th October
16181 Private Albert Edward Gayford, 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment, died on Thursday 28th October 1915, aged 17,
grave reference IV. C. 1A, Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.

 29th October
Captain Lord Richard Wellesley, No 3 Company 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards,
died on Thursday 29th October 1914, aged 35, grave reference XVI. B. 11, Hooge Crater Cemetery.

 30th October
Lieutenant Walter George Frederic Welch, 117th Battery, Royal Field Artillery,
died on Friday 30th October 1914, aged 24, grave reference I. 4, Ramparts Cemetery (Lille Gate).

31st October
Lieutenant George Archer-Shee, 3rd Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment,
died on Saturday 31st October 1914, aged 19, commemorated on Panel 35, Menin Gate.
1st November
Rear Admiral Sir Christopher ‘Kit’ George Franics Maurice Cradock, KCVO, CB, Royal Navy, HMS Good Hope,
died on Sunday 1st November 1914, aged 52, commemorated on Panel 1, Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
 
2nd November
Captain Henry Robert Augustus Adeane, 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards,
died on Monday 2nd November 1914, aged 32, commemorated on Panel 11, Menin Gate.
 
3rd November
4952 Lance Corporal John Pitman, 4th Dragoon Guards (Royal Irish),
died on Tuesday 3rd November 1914, commemorated on Panel 5, Menin Gate.
 
4th November
Major Aubrey John Carter, DSO, Commanding 1st Battalion The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment,
died on Wednesday 4th November 1914, aged 42, cCommemorated on Panel 41 Menin Gate.
 
5th November
9803 Private Frank Pym, DCM, 1st Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment,
died on Thursday 5th November 1914, commemorated on Panel 45., Menin Gate.
 
6th November
Captain The Honourable Arthur Edward Bruce O’Neill, MP, ‘A’ Squadron 2nd Life Guards,
died on Friday 6th November 1914, aged 38, commemorated on Panel 3, Menin Gate.
The first Member of Parliament to be killed in the war.
 
7th November
Captain John Franks Vallentin, VC, 1st Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment,
died on Saturday 7th November 1914, aged 32, commemorated on Panel 35, Menin Gate.
 
8th November
49296 Serjeant Colin (Charlie) Blythe, 12th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry,
died on Thursday 8th November 1917, aged 38, grave reference I. L. 2, Oxford Road Cemetery.
 
9th November
Captain George Bertram Pollock-Hodsoll, 3rd Battalion Suffolk Regiment attached 1st Battalion Cheshire Regiment,
died on Monday 9th November 1914, aged 39, commemorated on Panel 21, Menin Gate.
 
10th November
Lieutenant The Right Honourable Henry Bligh Fortesque Parnell, 5th Baron Congleton, 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards,
died on Tuesday 10th November 1914, aged 24, grave reference E. 2, Zillebeke Churchyard.
The first Member of the House of Lords to be killed in the war.

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