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Dick - I would be very grateful if you could look up John Laidlaw Armstrong in the Hillhead High School War Memorial Volume, Page 120. He was a Sgt in the 16th HLI.

Very Many Thanks in Advance

Woody

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Woody wrote:

Dick - I would be very grateful if you could look up John Laidlaw Armstrong in the Hillhead High School War Memorial Volume, Page 120. He was a Sgt in the 16th HLI.

Woody: Sorry but I do not have that volume. Regards. Dick

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Hello Dick

You've helped me once before whith an RA officer from Chailey in Sussex and I wonder whether you could also help me with the following five officers and one O/R who also have connections with the village.

I would be much obliged if you could look in the relevant school registers and rolls of honour and see if biographies of the following individuals are mentioned. Biographical details listed below:

DRUMMOND, 126 Trooper, Frederick John

East African Mounted Rifles (Bowker’s Horse)

Born: 15th June 1891

Killed in Action: 3rd November 1914

Next of Kin: Major John William Ainslie Drummond (father)

Education:

Evelyn’s & Eton,

[Listing in De Ruvigny's]

INGRAM, Lieutenant Gerald Sclater

2nd Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment

Born: July 1890

Killed in Action: 21st October 1914

Next of Kin: Unknown, parents deceased

Education:

Wnchester and Christ Church, Oxford

[Listing in Bond of Sacrifice, Vol 1]

MACCULLOCH, 2nd Lieutenant, Sigurd Harold

2nd Seaforth Highlanders

Born: 3rd October 1894

Died of Wounds: 20th December 1915

Next of Kin: J J MacCulloch (father)

Education:

Eton (1913) & Trinity

Oxford undergraduate

POWNALL, Lieutenant Lionel Henry Yorke

1st Royal West Kent Regiment

Born: 23rd August 1895

Killed in Action: 21st March 1915

Next of Kin: Mrs Henry Harrison Pownall

Education:

Rottingdean School

Clifton College (Rugby XI)

Royal Military College Sandhurst (Second XI)

[Listing and photograph in Bond of Scrifice Vol II and London Illustrated News 1915]

ROBERTSON, Captain Magnus Rainier MC

2nd Essex Regiment (attached 9th Essex)

Born: 26th August 1887

Died of Wounds: 22nd August 1918

Next of Kin: Mary Robertson (Mother)

Education:

Seaford Boys’ School (Sussex) + ???

WOOD, 2nd Lieutenant, Thomas Victor

7th Royal Sussex Regiment

Born: 9th July 1893

Killed in Action: 4th August 1916

Next of Kin: Wallace Wood (father)

Education:

University of London OTC in Dec 1914

Many thanks

Paul

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Paul Nixon wrote:

You've helped me once before whith an RA officer from Chailey in Sussex and I wonder whether you could also help me with the following five officers and one O/R who also have connections with the village.

Paul: Here is what I have:

DRUMMOND, 126 Trooper, Frederick John

Eldest son of Major J W A Drummond, Scots Gurards of Hollycombe, Englefield Green, Surrey and 27 Stanhope Gardens, SW

Educated at Eton from 1905 to 1910

Before the war was a farmer in British East Africa

Served as a Trooper in Bowker’s Horse in 1914

Killed in action at Longido, East Africa on 3 Nov 1914

Unmarried

Sources: Eton School Register, Vol. VII, 1899-1902; List of Etonians Who Fought in the Great War.

INGRAM, Lieutenant Gerald Sclater

Born on 24 July 1890, the only son of William R Ingram, sculptor, and Beatrice Eleanor, the daughter of Major Edmund Crofts, R Welch Fusiliers.

Educated at Winchester College from 1904 to 1909 and at Christ Church College, Oxford in 1910.

2nd Lieut, 2nd Bn, The Queen’s, R West Surrey Regiment

Killed on 21 Oct 1914 at Zonnebeke

Sources: Wykehamist War Service Roll, 1915, 1917, 1919; Winchester College Register, 1884-1924; Oxford University Roll of Service, 1920.

MACCULLOCH, 2nd Lieutenant, Sigurd Harold

Son of J J Macculloch of South Courtfield Gardens, South Kennsington

Student at Eton School from 1909-1913; played on Eton VIII in 1913.

Studied at Trinity College, Oxford from 1913-1914

2nd Lieut., Highland Light Infantry

Lieut., Seaforth Highlanders

Died of wounds, received at Albert, on 20 Dec 15

Sources: List of Etonians Who Fought in the Great War; Oxford University Roll of Service, 1920; Eton School Register, Part VIII, 1909-1919.

POWNALL, Lieutenant Lionel Henry Yorke

Son of Henry Harrison Pownall of Chailey

Educated at Clifton College from 1909 to 1913 and at RMC, Sandhurst

2nd Lieut., Royal West Kent Regiment

Killed in Action 21 March 1915

Sources: Clifton College Registers, 1862-1925 and 1862-1947.

ROBERTSON, Captain Magnus Rainier MC

I have not found anything beyond what you already have.

WOOD, 2nd Lieutenant, Thomas Victor

Son of Mrs. Rhoda Wood of Haywards Heath

Educated at Goldsmith’s College

University of London OTC

2nd Lieut, Royal Sussex Regiment

Served in France from March to August 1916

Killed in action near Pozieres on 4 Aug 1916

Source: University of London OTC, Roll of War Service, 1914-1919.

Regards. Dick

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Dick

Thank you very much for taking the trouble to look through your collection for information on these six men.

Paul

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Dick

Would you see if you have information on the following:

Arthur Ernest Young - Second Lieutenant “D" Bty. 108th Bde., Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 21st May 1918.

Thanks very much

Steve

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Dick

Although you seem terribly overworked I wondered if you could look up a couple of old Etonians for me to see what you might have.

They are:- Lt R.C.G.Leveson-Gower Died of wounds 1st of August 1917 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards aged 21

and

Lt W.G.C. Leveson-Gower Killed in action on the 9th of October 1918 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards aged 35

Any information would be gratefully received

Thanks Hambo

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Hambo wrote:

I wondered if you could look up a couple of old Etonians for me to see what you might have.

They are:- Lt R.C.G.Leveson-Gower Died of wounds 1st of August 1917 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards aged 21

and

Lt W.G.C. Leveson-Gower Killed in action on the 9th of October 1918 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards aged 35

Lieut. Ronald Charles Granvile Gresham Leveson Gower, Coldstream Guards

Born 23 May 1896, the second son of Major Granville Charles Leveson Gower, MA, JP, DL, of Titsey Place, Limpsfield, Surrey, and his wife Evelyn Mildred, daughter of Henry Arthur Brassey, MP, JP, DL. of Preston Hall, Aylesford, Kent.

Educated at Eton from 1909 to 1914; Junior Rosebery History Prize, 1910

Served with the Royal Sussex Regiment from 1914-1916

Served with Special Reserve of the Coldstream Guards in 1916-1917

Died on 1 August 1917 of wounds received in action at Boesinghe.

Sources: The Old Public School Boys Who's Who, Eton; List of Etonians Who Fought in the Great War 1914-1919; Eton College Register, Part VIII, 1909-1919.

Lieutenant William George Gresham Leveson Gower, Coldstream Guards

Eldest son of A F G Leveson Gower of Clifford Lodge, Windsor

Educated at Eton from 1896 to 1901; Captain of the School, 1901

Scholar of Christ Church, Cambridge, MA; 1st Class, Mods, 1903; 2nd Class, Lit Hum, 1905

Clerk in the House of Lords, 1908

Called to the Bar, Inner Temple, 1911

Joined the Inns of Court OTC as a Private, Mounted Infantry On 12 Jan 1907

Promoted to Serjeant, Inns of Court OTC on 1 Jan 1910

2nd Lieutenant, Squadron, Inns of Court OTC on 11 Oct 1911

Lieutenant, Inns of Court OTC on 21 May 1914

Captain, GSO3, Eastern Command, 1915-16

GSO3, 67th Division, 1916-17

Lieut., 1st Coldstream Guards, France 1917-1918

Killed in action at Awoingt, near Cambrai on 9 Oct 1918

Sources: List of Etonians Who Fought in the Great War 1914-1919; Eton College Register, Part VII, 1899-1909; Oxford University Roll of Service; Inner Templars Who Volunteered and Served in the Great War; The Inns of Court O. T. C. during the Great War.

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Steve wrote:

Arthur Ernest Young - Second Lieutenant “D" Bty. 108th Bde., Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 21st May 1918.

Steve: Sorry, but I don't have anything beyond what you have. Dick

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Dick

Simply fantastic, thankyou so much. Could I trouble you for one more, being:

Alan Brodie-Hoare, Captain, 1/5th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. KIA 26.10.17 aged 35 went to Harrow

Many thanks Hambo

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Hambro wrote:

Could I trouble you for one more, being:

Alan Brodie-Hoare, Captain, 1/5th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. KIA 26.10.17 aged 35 went to Harrow

Captain Alan Brodie Hoare, N Lancs

Born in 1882, youngest son of Edward Brodie Hoare, Esq., MP, a Banker, and his wife Katharine Brodie Hoare, of Tenchleys, Limpsfield.

Educated at Harrow School from 1896 to 1901 and at Pembroke College, Cambridge

Before the war he worked with the Bleachers' Association at Firwood, Bolton

In 1916 he married Audrey Lois Collier

Went to France in Feb 1917

Once wounded.

During the battle of Messines his Battalion was in support of the right flank of Ploegsteert Wood

Killed in action on 26 Oct 17, while leading his Company into action in an attack near Poelcappelle.

I have attached a photo of him from the second listed source.

Sources: Harrow School Register, Vo. II, 1885-1925, Harrow Memorials of the Great War, Volume V, War Supplement to The Harrovian, December 14, 1918; Pembroke College, Cambridge, War List 1914-1918.

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Dick,

Is there any chance of a lookup for a Pvt William Harbour at Bolton Board School?

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Pete

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Hi Dick,

Thanks for the generous offer of your time to all!

By chance would you have the Kneller Army School of Music (Kneller Hall)? My grandfather Stephen Filbey attended sometime between 1899 and WW1.

Cheers,

Brian

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Pete wrote:

Is there any chance of a lookup for a Pvt William Harbour at Bolton Board School?

Pete: Unfortunately I do not have anything on that school. Dick

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Brian wrote:

By chance would you have the Kneller Army School of Music (Kneller Hall)? My grandfather Stephen Filbey attended sometime between 1899 and WW1.

Brian: Sorry, but I do not have anything on the Kneller Army School of Music. Dick

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Dick,

do you have anything for 2.Lieut Harold Brassington Lever, 5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment (attached to the 24th Light Trench Mortar Battery). Died of Wounds 23rd October 1918 whilst a Prisoner of War.

Attended Oakfield Prep School in Rugby. I am lead to believe he went to Rugby School from prep.

Regards,

Steve

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Steve wrote:

do you have anything for 2.Lieut Harold Brassington Lever, 5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment (attached to the 24th Light Trench Mortar Battery). Died of Wounds 23rd October 1918 whilst a Prisoner of War.

Attended Oakfield Prep School in Rugby. I am lead to believe he went to Rugby School from prep.

He is not listed in either the Memorials to Rugbeians nor the Rugby School Register. I will look around and see what I can find on him. Dick

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Dick

What do you have on an RGA officer, Robert Temple Chevallier Cream?

Notes on the Battle of the Ancre film at the Imperial War Museum state that '57th Siege Battery, (O/C Captain Cream)' is shown. I found the above officer on the Campaign Medal Index and London Gazette as an RGA officer, he seems to be the only Cream. One of his medal cards (he has about five) gives 25th Siege Battery.

Can you confirm that he was with 57th Siege Battery?

Many thanks

Simon

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Simon wrote:

What do you have on an RGA officer, Robert Temple Chevallier Cream?

Notes on the Battle of the Ancre film at the Imperial War Museum state that '57th Siege Battery, (O/C Captain Cream)' is shown. I found the above officer on the Campaign Medal Index and London Gazette as an RGA officer, he seems to be the only Cream. One of his medal cards (he has about five) gives 25th Siege Battery.

Can you confirm that he was with 57th Siege Battery?

Simon: I can confirm that he went to France in 1915 with 25 Siege Battery, RGA but I don't have anything to confirm that he served with 57th Siege Battery, RGA. Dick

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Simon wrote:

Simon:  I can confirm that he went to France in 1915 with 25 Siege Battery, RGA but I don't have anything to confirm that he served with 57th Siege Battery, RGA.  Dick

Many thanks, I make that about 26 minutes for a transatlantic lookup.

Regards

Simon

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Dick,

This links with a thread on 'Soldiers,' for George A Mackinlay, but do you have anything for Perth Academy? It seems he was Assistant English Master in Perth Academy till he enlisted in the 5th Scottish Rifles.

Thank you.

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Bob wrote:

This links with a thread on 'Soldiers,' for George A Mackinlay, but do you have anything for Perth Academy? It seems he was Assistant English Master in Perth Academy till he enlisted in the 5th Scottish Rifles.

Sorry Bob, I have nothing on Perth Academy. Dick

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