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Gary wrote:

see if you've anything on Major Owen Reginald SCHREIBER MC, RFA

Major Owen Reginald Schreiber, MC*, RFA

Born on 23 Oct 93; the son of Brig. Gen. A. L. Schreiber, CB, CMG, DSO, RE

Educated at Wellington College from 1907 to 1911

Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich from 1911-1912

Commissioned as a 2nd Lieut, RFA on 20 Dec 12

Served with 41st Battery, XLII Brigade, RFA at Bulford from 1913-1915

Promoted to Lieutenant, RFA on 9 Jun 15

Military Cross in London Gazette of 14 Jan 16

Appointed as Acting Captain, RFA from 15 Jul 16 to 3 Sep 16

Bar to Military Cross in the London Gazette of 25 Nov 16

Promoted to Captain, RFA on 20 Dec 16

Appointed as Acting Major, RFA from 21 Nov 16 to 7 Feb 17 and from 25 Feb 17 to 22 Oct 17

OC, 106 Battery, 22 Brigde, RFA from 21 Nov 1916 to his death

Died of wounds on 22 October 1917

Regards. Dick

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Many thanks indeed, Dick. I'm sure I speak for everyone on the Forum when I say the time and effort you've devoted to the dozens of requests you had for lookups, my own included, is very much appreciated.

Gary

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Hello Dick

Do you have anything on the following soldier:

Charles Sigismund de Cerjat

He served with the Cambridge University OTC and was subsequently gazetted 2nd Lieut. in 1st Cambridgeshire Regt., April 1914. My particular interest lies in the fact that he went onto serve with the Grenadier Guards during the War.

I would also like to echo the comments made above and thank you for all of your efforts!

Best wishes

Ed

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Ed wrote:

Do you have anything on the following soldier: Charles Sigismund de Cerjat

Ed: Captain Charles Sigismund de Cerjat, Grenadier Guards

Born on 28 May 95, the son of Rev. C R de Cerjat of Great Hallingbury R., Bishop's Stortford

Educated at Haileybury School from 1908 to 1913

Student at Trinity College, Cambridge, 1913

Served in the Cambridge Regiment from 1914-1916

Served with the Grenadier Guards from 1916-1919 reaching the rank of Captain

After the war he was an Examiner, Incorporated London Academy of Music and Member of the Imperial Society of Dance Teachers.

In 1931 he lived at Culver House, Chudleigh, Devon

Ordained in 1933

Curate-in-Ch., St Phillip's Bethnal Green, 1933

Rector of Breamore, 1936

Vicar of Ugborough, 1938

Vicar of Brixham, 1943

Vicar of Eggbuckland, Plymouth, 1952

Preb. Exeter Cathedral since 1965

Wing Chaplain, Plymouth Wing, ATC since 1968

He is a descendant of William the Conqueror

Sources: War List of the University of Cambridge, 1914-1919; Haileybury Register, 1931; Haileybury Register, 1862-1961; Haileybury Register, 1862-1963.

Regards. Dick Flory

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Hello Dick

That's fantastic! I'm much obliged to you. :D

I've had a look at his papers at the NA so I know quite a bit about his Army service but the additional detail that you have supplied is invaluable - many thanks for all of your efforts.

I just need to find a photograph of him now!

Best wishes

Ed

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Hi,

The Rev. Preb. Baron Charles de Cerjat of Moudon was my brother in law through his second marriage to Gladys Ethel Thomson.

Any specific info that you may require I would be happy to try and help.

Ronald.

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Dick,

I would appreciate any info you have on PHILIP GULSON BURGESS, who was educated at SHERBOURNE. He died of wounds sustained at Loos whilst serving as 2/Lt with 8th Bn., Royal West Surreys.

He also had a brother Eustace, who might have been at Sherbourne too, although I can't confirm that.

Thanks very much.

Dave

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Dick,

Not long joined & have found your fascinating postings. May I ask have you a Memorial Roll for Newport Free Grammar School, Newport, Essex. If so, what entry is there for, please :-

Carruthers Lt. William F Royal Fusiliers 14.9.16

He's on their ROH board, but doesn't seem to exist. (I have the other names if you're interestd & The Friends' School, Saffron Walden).

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Dick,

Also re Newport Free Grammar School, could you look up the following man, please?

Second Leiutenant Charles Montague Chaplin, 1/1st Battalion, The Cambridgeshire Regiment (T.F.), KIA, Ypres, 29/11/1917, aged 35.

Cheers,

Hugh.

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Dave Ricketts wrote:

I would appreciate any info you have on PHILIP GULSON BURGESS, who was educated at SHERBOURNE. He died of wounds sustained at Loos whilst serving as 2/Lt with 8th Bn., Royal West Surreys.

He also had a brother Eustace, who might have been at Sherbourne too, although I can't confirm that.

Dave:

Philip Gulson Burgess

Born 1891, the son of J G Burgess, Esq., Essex Lodge, Loughborough

Student at Sherborne School from Summer 1903 to 1908

2nd Lieut., 8th (Service) Bn, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regt.

Died as a POW at Douai on 13 Oct 15 from wounds received at Loos on 25 Sep 15

Eustace Humphrey Burgess

Born 1889, the son of J G Burgess, Esq., Essex Lodge, Loughborough

Student at Sherborne School from Summer 1903 to 1907

Admitted as Solicitor in 1913 and lived at 20 Highfield Crescent, Southampton

Private, 7th and 11th Battalions, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt.)

Badly wounded at Cambrai in October 1918

Practiced as a solicitor from 1920-1928

Sources: The Sherborne Register, Supplement 1900-1921, Old Shirburian Navy & Army List, 1914-1919, The Sherborne Registers, 1550-1937 and 1550-1950.

Regards. Dick

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Bob and Hugh: Unfortunately I do not have anything on the Newport Free Grammar School. Regards. Dick

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Dick, Thanks, anyway.

Hugh,

Interestingly Chaplin is not on their school ROH board. I have the full list,

Bob

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Dick

Any chance of a look up on the following:

2nd Lt. Eric Arthur Walker – Warwick School and Denstone College

Capt. Philip Aubrey Hill – Caius College, Cambridge

2nd lt. Henry Noel Francis Forge – Bedford School

Thanks for any info.

Dave

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Dick,

Any information on Matthew Alfred Corrie HALLIDAY who attended Harrow and Trinity and was subsequently commissioned to the Beds Yeomanry ?

I contacted Trinity College and they confirmed his details so anything on Harrow would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

David

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Hello Dick

A happy new year to you! Could you please let me know if you have any details about my great great uncle Ernest William Beart. Ernest was born 15 October 1890 and attended Kings College chapel choir Cambridge from approximately 1901 to 1906. He served with the 5th Norfolks and died at Gallipoli in August 1915. Any additional information would be gratefully received.

Regards

Sandra

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Could I please trouble you for any information on the men please.

43606 Cpl ARCHIBALD, James - Edinburgh University - served 16th Highland Light Infantry.

14105 Sgt ARMSTRONG, John Laidlaw - Hillhead High School - think this is in Glasgow - - served 16th Highland Light Infantry.

Many Thanks for your time and patience. Photos would be amazing!

Regards

Woody

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Sandra wrote:

Could you please let me know if you have any details about my great great uncle Ernest William Beart. Ernest was born 15 October 1890 and attended Kings College chapel choir Cambridge from approximately 1901 to 1906.

Sandra: I have checked A Register of Admissions to King's College, Cambridge 1797-1925

and can find no one by the name Beart.

Regards. Dick

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Any information on Matthew Alfred Corrie HALLIDAY who attended Harrow and Trinity and was subsequently commissioned to the Beds Yeomanry ?

Mathew Alfred Corrie Halliday

Son of J. Halliday, Esq. 5 Holland Park W

Educated at Harrow School from 1900 to 1905 and played on Cricket XI in 1905; on Football XI in 1904; Gym Champion in 1905; on Gym VIII from 1902-1905; Champion, Public Schools' Gym Competition in 1905.

Attended Trinity College, Cambridge

Late in business in Burma

Great War: Beds. Yeo 1914; served in France with MGC ffrom 1915 to Oct 1917

Egyptian Exped. Force in 1918.

His address in 1925 was Beenham Hatch, Bucklebury, Berks

His address in 1949 was Drove Cottage, Gussage St. Michael, WImborne, Dorset.

Sources: Harrow School Register, 1845-1925 and 1885-1949.

Regards. Dick

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Woody wrote:

Could I please trouble you for any information on the men please.

43606 Cpl ARCHIBALD, James - Edinburgh University - served 16th Highland Light Infantry.

14105 Sgt ARMSTRONG, John Laidlaw - Hillhead High School - think this is in Glasgow - - served 16th Highland Light Infantry.

Woody: I have been unable to find anything on Sgt Armstrong. I do not have a Hillhead High School Register and he is not in the Glasgow High School, Glasgow Academy or Glasgow University Rolls of Honor.

I can supply a photo and short obituary on Cpl. Archibald from the University of Edinburgh Roll of Honour:

James Archibald

Attended West Calder and Boroughmuir Schools

Student of Arts, University of Edinburgh from 1908-1911, MA 1911

Enlisted in 16th Highland Light Infantry; Corporal in 1916

Died of wounds received near Albert on 26 Aug 1918

Regards. Dick

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Dave Phillips wrote:

Any chance of a look up on the following:

2nd Lt. Eric Arthur Walker – Warwick School and Denstone College

Capt. Philip Aubrey Hill – Caius College, Cambridge

2nd lt. Henry Noel Francis Forge – Bedford School

Dave: Afraid I can not be too helpful:

2nd Lt. Walker: There is a Denstone College Register for the World War I period but the only one I have covers the 1931-1952 period. I am looking for the early one and if I find a copy I will get back to you.

Capt. Hill: The War List of the University of Cambridge 1914-1919 indicates the following:

"P. A. Hill, Capt., S. Wales Borderers TF

Killed in Action 23 April 1917."

2nd Lieut. Forge: I do not have a register or roll of honor for Bedford School.

Regards. Dick

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Dick

I would like to record my thanks for the time and effort put in to doing the look up for me. Very grateful for the picture of James Archibald from Edinburgh University.

Kind Regards

Gary Wood

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Dick

I have been trying for sometime to get the obit and picture from Page 5 of the Shetland Roll of Honour. You don't happen to have a copy of this do you please?

Soldiers Details

14102 Pte ANDERSON, John Matthew 16th Bn HLI

Many Thanks

Gary Wood

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