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Dick,

Would be most grateful for any info on Lewis Wilberforce Goldsmith.

My information is that he attended Kings School Canterbury and St Johns College at Oxford.

Bob.

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Would be most grateful for any info on Lewis Wilberforce Goldsmith.

Bob:

Lewis Wilberforce Goldsmith

Born on 9 Jul 95, the son of Francis Thomas Wilberforce Goldsmith

Educated at King's School, Canterbury from Lent 1910 to 1 Jul 14: Junior Scholarship, Jul 1910; Senior Scholarship, June 1913; VIth Form 1912; Monitor, 1913; XV, 1913.

Student at St. John's College, Oxford from Jul 1914 to Aug 191

2nd Lieut. Yorkshire Regt., Jul 1914

Lieutenant, Yorkshire Regt., Sep 1914

Captain, 7th Bn, Yorkshire Regt., Apr 1915

Went with the Battalion to the front, Jul 1915

Killed in gallant attack on enemy trench, 5 Nov 1916.

Sources: King's School, Canterbury, Register, 1859-1931; Oxford University Roll of Service, 1920.

For reasons I don't understand he does not appear in the St. John's Oxford Register. Maybe because he was there for such a short time.

Regards. Dick Flory

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One of my Old Boys at Thetford Grammar School moved on to Haileybury in July 1900. He was George Michael Hoste, born 1/10/86.

George Michael Hoste

Born 1 Oct 86; son of George Henry Hoste, Esq. JP for the County of London and Principal Clerk,

Secretary's Department, Admiralty (retired) and his wife, Mary Anne, 2nd daughter of Michael Kirby of 43 Haverstock Hill, NW

Educated at Private School, Thetford Grammar School, Co. Norfolk, and at Haileybury School from 1900 to 1901.

Before the war was Clerk in the Estate Duty Office, Somerset House, 1903Served in ranks of the Civil Service Rifles from 1905 to the Spring of 1914 when he resigned with the rank of Corporal

Commissioned as 2nd Lieut, 1/15th London Regiment on 3 Jul 15

Promoted to Lieut., 1/15th London Regt (Civil Service Rifles) on 16 May 1916

Went to France in March 1916

Killed in action, 7 Oct 1916 while leading his company during the advance from LeSars to Les Boeufs.

Sources: Haileybury Register 1931, 1961 and 1973; De Ruvigney's Roll of Honour, vol. 1, Part 2.

I have attached his photo below. Regards. Dick Flory

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Dick,

The Lewis Goldsmith info is great, just what I was looking for.

Must agree about the short time he spent at St John's just as war broke out.

Many thanks for your help once again.

Bob.

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Dick,

Could you please look up the following in your database of RA Officers:

Major Frank William DUST, RFA, KIA 23-4-17.

Lt. Shirley McTurk SPENCER, 290th Brigade, RFA, KIA 10-10-17

Regards

Mark

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Could you please look up the following in your database of RA Officers:

Major Frank William DUST, RFA, KIA 23-4-17.

Lt. Shirley McTurk SPENCER, 290th Brigade, RFA, KIA 10-10-17

Mark: Here is what I have on Spencer and Dust:

Lt Shirley McTurk Spencer, RFA

Born on 12 Sep 97: the son of A McT Spencer, 13 Collegiate Crescent, Sheffield

Educated at Marlborough College from May 1911 to to Dec 1913

Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the RFA on 2 Mar 1915 and posted to the 2nd Line of the 8th West Riding Battery, 3rd West Riding Brigade, RFA TF.

Killed in action on 10 Oct 17 while serving with 290th Brigade, RFA

Source: Marlborough College 1843-1933 and 1843-1953.

Major Frank William Dust, RFA

Born in April 1890; son of W Dust, Dunedin, Sharrow, Sheffield

Played with the Sheffield Rugby Club

Educated at Uppingham School from Jan 04 to Jul 07

Admitted to the Bar in Oct 1912

Solicitor with Alderson, Son & Dust of Sheffield

Mobilized in August 1914 as a Lieutenant (date of rank of 4 Nov 10) in the First Line of the 8th West Riding Battery, 3rd West Riding Brigade, RFA TF

Served in England from Aug 1914 to Mar 1915

Served in France and Belgium from Mar 1915 to April 1917

Appointed as Acting Captain on 15 Mar 15

Appointed as Acting Major in Dec 1916

Awarded the Military Cross in the London Gazette of 11 Dec 16

KIA at Lens on 23 Apr 17

Sources: Record of Service of Solicitors and Articled Clerks, 1914-1918; Uppingham School Roll, 1824-1931, Yorkshire Rugby Football Union, In Memoriam, 914-1918.

Regards. Dick Flory

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Dick,

Thank you the lookup re Spencer and Dust.

Regards

Mark

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Dick

Would you please look up Lt CWB Marsh of the 6th Buffs (One of 10 officers killed out of 13 in October 15). He attended Wadham College, Oxford

Many thanks.

Michael

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Dick, do your records include Douai Abbey School, Reading, Berkshire?

Tom: Unfortunately I do not have anything covering Douai Abbey School. Regards. Dick Flory

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Would you please look up Lt CWB Marsh of the 6th Buffs (One of 10 officers killed out of 13 in October 15). He attended Wadham College, Oxford

Lt Marsh is listed in the Oxford University Roll of Service, 1920 but there is not much information other than what you already have. It indicates he entered Wadham College in 1910 and that he went on active service on 26 Aug 1914. He was a student at St. Edmunds before entering Oxford. Regards. Dick Flory

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Dick, do your records include Douai Abbey School, Reading, Berkshire?

Tom: Unfortunately I do not have anything covering Douai Abbey School. Regards. Dick Flory

Many thanks for looking, Dick.

Tom

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If so is there any mention of A Cecil V. Faber KRRC KIA Hooge 1915.

2nd Lieut. Cecil Valdemar Faber, 9th Bn, KRRC

Son of J V Faber of the Manor House, Ewell, Surrey.

Educated at Eton School from 1909 to 1914; Head of House and received the King's 3rd German Prize in 1914.

Matriculated at Oriel College, Oxford and was supposed to begin school in 1915 but joined the Army when the war began

Served in the 9th Bn, KRRC in France. Killed at Hooge on 30 July 1915 - on this day the 9th Bn, KRRC was subjected to the first use of "liquid fire" by the Germans. The KRRC Chronicle 1915 has an article about this action entitled "Trial by Fire."

Regards. Dick Flory

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Dear Dick,

I would be grateful if you could look up Frederick CURTIS in the Wellington College Register.

He was born 1882 and entered the Yorkshire Regt in 1902. Later to the Indian Army, from which he retired in 1932. Do not have a date of death as yet.

Any info very much appreciated.

Kind regards,

Geoff

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I would be grateful if you could look up Frederick CURTIS in the Wellington College Register.

Lt Col Frederick Curtis

Born 3 Dec 82, son of Colonel F de H. Curtis

Educated at Wellington College from 1897 to 1900 and at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.

Commissioned into the Yorks R. on 18 Jan 02

Transferred to the Indian Army on 11 Nov 1903 and served with the 19th Lancers

Promoted to Lieutenant, 18 Apr 04

Promoted to Captain on 18 Jan 11

Promoted to 18 Jan 17

Lieut. Colonel, 1928

Retired, 1932

Sources: Wellington College Registers, 1858-1948; 1859-1962; various Army Lists.

Regards. Dick Flory

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Hello Dick

Would you look up Captain Wilfrid H Hensley, Somerset Light Infantry, who was an undergraduste at Cambridge when he enlisted in September 1914. He was also a former pupil of Dean Close School, Cheltenham, Gloucs. Wilfrid originally enlisted into the 10th Royal Fusiliers (Stockbrokers Bn) as a private, but was transferred to th S.L.I. on receiving his commission.

Many thanks

Clare

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Would you look up Captain Wilfrid H Hensley, Somerset Light Infantry

Captain W H Hensley, Somerset Light Infantry

Educated at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge

Pte., Royal Fusiliers (Public School Battalion)

Captain Somerset Light Infantry

Wounded

Killed in action at Amiens on 21 March 1918

Sources: The War List of the University of Cambridge, 1914-1919.

Regards. Dick Flory

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Dear Dick,

Could you see if you have Major George John Malcolm (born c 1890) listed in your database - he was RFA, but transferred to Royal Flying Corps and died on 9/7/1916.

If not, could you possibly look up Harrow as a one-off, then I can cross it off my list of possible suspects.

Very many thanks,

Nick

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Could you see if you have Major George John Malcolm (born c 1890) listed in your database - he was RFA, but transferred to Royal Flying Corps and died on 9/7/1916.

If not, could you possibly look up Harrow as a one-off, then I can cross it off my list of possible suspects.

It took a while but I finally found him.

He was born on 24 June 91, the son of G Malcolm of Northern Nigeria and Mrs. Malcolm of West Kensington

BSc degree, City and Guilds College. U Lond, 1908-1911

Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant, RFA from the Special Reserve on 22 Dec 11.

Served in France from August 1914 to March 1915 (Wounded and invalided)

Returned to France where he served until July 1916

Mentioned in Despatches in French's Despatch of 14 Jan 1915

Killed in action near St. Omer on 9 July 1916.

Sources: List of Officers of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, 1914; Register of Students of the City and Guilds College, 1884-1934; University of London OTC, Roll of War Service, 1914-1919.

Regards. Dick Flory

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