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Hi Bob,

Sorry I can find no mention of a l'anson

Andy

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stiletto_33853

Bob,

Your welcome, sorry your man is not there.

Andy

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Hi Andy

I wonder if you have any info on Samuel Walter Billings. He was killed in action in January 1916 and I have seen contemporary news cuttings indicating that he was a solicitor prior to his enlistment into the Public Schools Battalion.

Many thanks

Jimmy

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Hi Jimmy,

Samuel Walter BILLINGS

Admitted April 1902. Practised at Cheltenham. Served as a Private in Universities and Public Schools Battalion of Royal Fusiliers. Died January 3rd, 1916, of Wounds received in action the previous day.

Hope this helps you Jimmy.

Andy

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Andy,

Would your book have any details on Canadians? If so, could I kindly request a look up for the following:

Lieut. Laurence DeK Stephens

42nd Batttalion (Montreal Regt.) Royal Highlanders of Canada

Killed in action June 2, 1916.

He was a Lawyer, and a graduate of McGill University in Montreal.

Thanks in advance

Regards

David

Canada

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Hi Andy

Many thanks for your note and for the info on Samuel Billings (particularly his wounding and subsequent death).

May I impose upon your time for any info on Capt Edwin Charles Willoughby. The name Willoughby still survives in the law community in Cheltenham today.

With very many thanks

Jimmy

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stiletto_33853

Hi David,

Unfortunately this book only covers British Solicitors and Articled Clerks so on this occasion I am unable to help you with your request.

Andy

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stiletto_33853

Hi Jimmy,

Sorry to say that i can find no reference to your man Willoughby.

Andy

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Hi Andy

Kind of you to look, many thanks.

Regards

Jimmy

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May I impose upon your time for any info on Capt Edwin Charles Willoughby. The name Willoughby still survives in the law community in Cheltenham today.

Capt. Edwin Charles Willoughby

Born on 27 May 1881, son of Captain Charles Christopher Willoughby of Courtfield, Charlton Kings, late 60th Rifles.

Educated at Cheltenham College from Sept 94 to Easter, 1900 and at Magdallen College, Oxford University from Oct 00 to Jun 04, BA, Modern History, 04.

Before the war was a barrister.

On 16 Sep 09 he married Dorothy Helen, daughter of Sidney Proctor Ryland

During Great War served as a Captain with the 7th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regt.

KIA at Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli, 8 Aug 15.

There is a photo of him in "Leaving All That Was Dear."

Sources: Cheltenham College Register, 1841-1927; Oxford University Roll of Service, 1914-1919; Magdelan College Register, 1922; J. Devereux and G. Sacker, Leaving All That Was Dear: Cheltenham and the Great War; RW Walker, To What End Did They Die: Officers Died At Gallipoli, 1985.

Regards. Dick Flory

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I wonder if you have any info on Samuel Walter Billings. He was killed in action in January 1916

Pte. Samuel Walter Billings

Born in Cheltenham, only son of Samuel Bruce and Frances Anne Billings of Cheltenham.

Solicitor from North Street Bank Chambers.

Enlisted in Royal Fusiliers at beginning of the war.

Wounded on 2 Jan 16 and died the next day. Buried in Bethune Town Cemetary.

There is a photo of him in "Leaving All That Was Dear."

Source: J. Devereux and G. Sackrr. Leaving All That Was Dear: Cheltenham and the Great War.

Regards. Dick Flory

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Would your book have any details on Canadians? If so, could I kindly request a look up for the following:

Lieut. Laurence DeK Stephens

Lieut. Laurence De Kalisz Stephens

Born on 17 Sep 78 at Montreal, Quebec

Educated at McGill University; BA, 1901; BCL, 1905.

Appointed 2nd Lieut., 42nd Battalion, CEF on 7 Jun 15

Served in France

Killed in action at the Battle of Sanctuary Wood on 2 Jun 16 "while gallanty leading a company overland under intense fire."

Sources: McGill University at War, 1914-1918 1939-1945; McGill Honour Roll, 1914-1918.

A photo of him from the "McGill Roll of Honour" is attached below:

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stiletto_33853

Dick,

Thanks once again for the great additions to this thread.

Andy

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I wonder whether you would be kind enough to see if there's a mention of Lawford, HM

В., Capt. 9th R. Fusiliers?

Many Thanks

Anthony

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Herbert Martin Benson Lawford,

Admitted Oct 1911, member of Longueville and Co of Oswestry.

Obtained commission in Royal Fusiliers on outbreak of war and promoted Captain June 1915.

Wounded March 1916 and returned to the front in September 1916.

Reported missing October 7th 1916 and subsequently officially reported killed in action on that day.

Bob.

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Herbert Martin Benson Lawford,

Admitted Oct 1911, member of Longueville and Co of Oswestry.

Obtained commission in Royal Fusiliers on outbreak of war and promoted Captain June 1915.

Wounded March 1916 and returned to the front in September 1916.

Reported missing October 7th 1916 and subsequently officially reported killed in action on that day.

Bob.

Goodness, that was fast! Very many thanks, Bob.

Regards

Anthony

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