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2nd Lt Ernet Philip Morris Panes, 9th Bn KRRC


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I am researching 2nd Lt Ernet Philip Morris Panes, 9th Bn KRRC, who is commemorated on the Menin Gate. I know he was a student of Brasenose College, Oxford, but that is about all. Has anyone any information about him?

Please excuse any delay in replying as I am on the battlefields and don't have access to the internet 24/7.

Thanks.

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From SDGW:

Named as Ernest and a Temp 2lt

Regiment, Corps etc.: King's Royal Rifle Corps

Battalion etc.: 9th Battalion

Last name: Panes

First name(s): Ernest Philip Morris

Initials: E P M

Decoration:

Rank: TEMP 2/LT

Date died: 25 September 1915

How died: Killed in action

From CWGC:

Still Ernest but now a Lt

Name: PANES, ERNEST PHILIP MORRIS

Initials: E P M

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment/Service: King's Royal Rifle Corps

Unit Text: 9th Bn.

Age: 22

Date of Death: 25/09/1915

Additional information: Son of the Rev. John Benjamin and Mrs. L. C. Panes, of The Rectory, Torver, Coniston, Lancs. Scholar of Brasenose College, Oxford.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 51 and 53.

Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Grant

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From "The Annals of the King's Royal Rifle Corps, Vol. V, pge. 110:

"...Subsidiary attacks were made at various points in the British line during the 25th.

In each case the result was about the same. The attackers met with some success at first, capturing trenches and prisoners, but were then bombed out by counterattacks, finishing the day where they had started.

In an attack on Bellewaarde, by the V Corps, our 9th Battalion, near the scene of their losses on July 30, went to the support of the 9th Rifle Brigade, who had obtained a footing in the German second-line trenches. They had a hard fight, chiefly bombing on both sides, and lost 2nd Lieutenants C.W. Murray, P.H. Habershon, J. Howell, L. Pemberton, and E.P.M. Panes killed; and Captain M. Mallalue, Lieutenants F.S. Dansey and G.M. Warren wounded. Other ranks, 33 killed, 188 wounded, 29 missing."

Chris

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His death was announced in The Times of 5th October 1915 - it said he was the youngest son of the Rev J B Panes of the Church Missionary Society, South India - and asked Indian papers to copy

In the 1901 census his parents (John B - 41 and Louisa C - 45) were "on furlough" from the CMS at the home of his fathers widowed mother - Westend House in Blagdon Somerset. She was shown as Hannah - but from previous census and BMD looks like she was actually Anna Maria.

Also there were 2 sisters of Ernest - Mary G (10) and Alice M (7) who were shown as being born in the Indian city of Anansol (now in West Bengal). Another boy George B(Benjamin - per Free BMD) (5) born Blagdon was also shown - apparently another brother - though this would make him the youngest son rather than Ernest - so not sure??

Ernest (aged 8) and his 10 year old brother Arthur Benjamin were shown as boarders at the Church Missionaries Children's Home (for the children of Church of England missionaries) at Limpsfield in Surrey. They were both shown as born in Blagdon

Ernest and Arthur must presumably at some time also been students of Dean Close School Cheltenham - as they are listed on this war memorial - http://www.remembering.org.uk/dean_close_memorial.htm

This is Arthur - http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_detail...casualty=349640

From:http://www.photoship.co.uk/Disaster%20Chest/446.pdf

MALDA

British India Steam Navigation Co.; 1913; Barclay Curie & Co.;

7,896 tons; 450x58-2x33-3; 900 n.h.p.; 12-5 knots; tripleexpansion

engines.

The liner Malda, Capt. Charles Davidson, was torpedoed by a

German submarine 130 miles W. i S. of the Bishop Rock, Scilly

Isles, on August 25th, 1917. The attack took place at 1.40 p.m. in a

north-westerly gale, the ship being struck on the port side and the

engine-room flooded. She did not sink at once, however, and

the submarine surfaced and endeavoured to contact the boats but

could not make her demands known owing to the gale.

Capt. Davidson set course for the Scillies but was picked up by a

ship in an eastbound convoy and landed at Milford Haven. Meanwhile

the first officer's boat found the Malda still afloat and stood by

in the hope of boarding her next morning, but the submarine again

came on the scene and forced the boat to sail away. By morning the

Malda had foundered.

The boats reached land at various places and it was first reported

that seven men had lost their lives, four of them were killed by

the explosion, one died from exposure in the boats, and the

remaining two were lost overboard. An official report published

later, however, gave the number of lives lost as 64.

Hope this little bit of background helps a bit

Cheers

Sue

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Here's Ernest's obituary from the 1915 edition of the KRRC Chronicle:

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Cheers,

Mark

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Pals,

Here are some more details - and some interesting commentary - on the 25th September 1915 Action at Bellewarde Farm. These scans are actually from the 1916 edition of the KRRC Chronicle as 9/KRRC were unable to submit their War Records in time for the 1915 edition deadline.

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The report continues ...

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It seems this Action by 9/KRRC and 9/RB was one of the various diversionary attacks associated with the Battle of Loos further south.

Cheers,

Mark

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From SDGW:

Named as Ernest and a Temp 2lt

Regiment, Corps etc.: King's Royal Rifle Corps

Battalion etc.: 9th Battalion

Last name: Panes

First name(s): Ernest Philip Morris

Initials: E P M

Decoration:

Rank: TEMP 2/LT

Date died: 25 September 1915

How died: Killed in action

From CWGC:

Still Ernest but now a Lt

Name: PANES, ERNEST PHILIP MORRIS

Initials: E P M

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment/Service: King's Royal Rifle Corps

Unit Text: 9th Bn.

Age: 22

Date of Death: 25/09/1915

Additional information: Son of the Rev. John Benjamin and Mrs. L. C. Panes, of The Rectory, Torver, Coniston, Lancs. Scholar of Brasenose College, Oxford.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 51 and 53.

Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Grant

Many thanks for this - really helpful.

Here's Ernest's obituary from the 1915 edition of the KRRC Chronicle:

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Cheers,

Mark

Hi

Many thanks for you kind help with Ernest Panes. Most grateful.

Best wishes

Paul

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