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Remembered Today:

Officers Died 1916

Alison Arnold

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can you check the following Buffs who died today in 1916 LT Guy Talbot Baker

Mick: Here is what I have on Lt G T Baker from other sources. Regards. Dick Flory:

Lieut. Guy Talbot Baker, The Buffs

Born on 13 November 1896; only son of Sidney Herbert Baker and Helen Gertrude Baker, Poul Hurst, Brenchley, Kent

Educated at Rugby School from September 1910 to 1913.

Spent a year in Germany from 1913 to June, 1914 learning the language.

Commissioned in the 5th Bn, The Buffs in August 1914

Promoted to Lieutenant in October 1914 and sailed to India on the same day.

Proceeded to Mesopotamia with Indian Expeditionary Force D in November 1915

Served as Lieutenant in the 5th Bn, The Buffs and killed in action during the attempted relief of Kut on 7 January 1916. He led his company in the attack and was shot within a short distance of the Turkish trenches while fearlessly leading his men under terrible machine-gun fire.

Sources: Rugby School Register, Annotated, 1892-1921; Rugby School War Register;

Memorials of Rugbeians who fell in the Great War, Volume III.

The attached photo comes from the third mentioned reference.


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can you check the following Buffs who died today in 1916. LT Hugh Stephen Marchant

Mick: Here is what I can tell you about him from other sources. Regards. Dick Flory

Lt. Hugh Stephen Marchant, The Buffs

Born at 120 Lexham Gardens, London on 15 Sept 1891. Only son of Stephen Walter Marchant of Gedges, Matfield, Paddock Wood, Kent and his wife Violet Ethel, daughter of William Graham of Abingdon, Berks

Studied at Eton from 1904 to 1908 and at St. Peter’s Court, Broadstairs

2nd Lieut, 5th Bn, The Buffs on 24 February 1911

Resigned for private reasons on 28 March 1914

On the day the war began he asked to rejoin and this was sanctioned.

Promoted to Lieutenant on 29 October 1914 and as Adjutant a year later.

Went to India on 29 October 1914

Served as Lieutenant and Adjutant in the 1/5th (Territorial) Bn, Kent Regiment in Mesopotamia from 30 November 1915 to his death.

Killed in action by a shell at Shaikh Saad on 6 January 1916

Buried on the banks of the Tigris River, three miles north of Shaik Saad.

Sources: List of Etonians who fought in the Great War, 1914-1919; Eton School Register, Part VII, 1899-1909; De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour, Volume 1, Part 1.

The attached photo is from De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour.


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Could you have a look for these: Lt Arthur Darent Harley

Doug: Here is what I can tell you about him from other sources. Regards. Dick Flory

Captain Arthur Darent Harley, South Staffordshire Regiment

Born at Hampstead on 23 Feb 95; the son of Percy Harley and Lilian (Rowney) Percy of Northwood.

Educated at University College School

In 1911 he matriculated at University College London where he passed Inter. Science in 1912. He won the Tuffnell Scholarship in 1914 and received his B.Sc. (War Degree) in May, 1916.

Was a member of the University of London OTC for three years and became a cadet-sergeant.

Applied for a commission on 6 Aug 14 and was commissioned into the 1/6 South Staffordshire Regiment on 5 Sept 14

Went to France and Flanders in July 1915

Promoted to Lieut., on 13 Oct 15 and to Captain on 1 Jun 16.

On 13 Oct 15 he was wounded on Fosse 8, Vermelles and hospitalized in England

He was reported wounded and missing at Gommecourt on 1 July 1916 and subsequently assumed killed in action. He had led his company to the enemy’s front line and was last seen fighting single-handed three Germans.

Sources: Univ. Coll. Lond., Univ. Coll. Hosp. and Med. School, A Record, 1914-1919, Volume 1; University of London Officers Training Corps, Roll of Service 1914-1919; Roll of Honour and War List, 1914-1918 of University College School, Hampstead.

The attached photo can be found in the first and third references above.


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Thank you very much for the excellent information and picture.

Regards Doug

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Hi. Alie, Dick,

Any info please on the below chap greatly appreciated.

Bernard Sidney Harvey

1st/5th London regt.

died 1st july 1916.


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thanks for trying.


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Guest peter johnson


May I take advantage of your generosity for the following officers

a] Lt Victor Charles Douglas Boyd-Carpenter, Died: 19/08/16, Royal Engineers,

Delville Wood Cem

b] Major Reginald Mansfield Owen, Died: 15/07/16, Ox & Bucks, Dive Copse Cem

c] Major Robert Duncombe Oxley, K.I.A.: 06/09/16, Gordon's, Thiepval Mem

d]Lt Arthur Scott Wells, Died; 26/09/16, Northumberland Fusiliers, Thiepval Mem

Many Thanks


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Please could you check the following for me,

2nd Lieut. Sturton Johnson Faris 17th Kings Lpool kia 30/7/16

Lieut.F.E.Boundy 17th Kings Lpool dow 30/7/16



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Hi Bill,

Nothing on Faris but have some information and picture of Boundy.

Lt Frank Everard Boundy MC

17BN The Kings (Liverpool Regiment)

Died on Sunday 30th July 1916. Age 21

Son of Frank Jenkin Boundy and Elizabeth Leys Boundy of 613, Calle Tubildad Valparaisio, Chile.

Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, Somme France.


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Thanks for the picture on F.E.Boundy. I've been looking for one for ages.



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Ali, Could you look for these men, please?

2nd Lt Thomas Dale-Taylor no 13/2981 d 15 August 1916

Capt Frederick Fanning d 1 November 1916

2nd Lt GSM Galloway King's LiverpoolRifles d 4 July 1916

2nd Lt Thomas Percy Arthur Hervey 21st Bn KRRC d 15 Sept 1916

Lt Arthur Henry Brodie Langton 2nd Bn KRRC d 12 Sept 1916

Lt Arthur Lindesay Moore Shepherd 6th Bn KRRC d 3 Nov 1916


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Thanks anyway!


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Sorry for missing your post earlier. Unfortunately he is not listed on the CD. I am intrigued as I recognise the name but can't quite place it. No doubt it will come to me eventually.

Best wishes


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Thank you for checking. I have sent you an email.

Cosmo junior may sound familiar as he was Cosmo Duff-Gordon's nephew(Informed by Racing Teapot). Uncle Cosmo was a controversial figure who survived the Titanic disaster.

Best Wishes


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I have loads of officers to look up! ... But rather than be excessively cheeky can I ask where you can buy this CD?

Also, do you know if they exist for other years?

Is it is organised by name or regiment?

Any background info would be much appreciated.



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Hello AGWR,

I bought mine from WW1 Photos> Their site is accessed via a link on the Long Long Trail. I don't think they exist for other years but I may be wrong. It is arranged alphabetically by surname.

Before you buy, it may be worth doing some of your look ups to establish a strike rate as it is not very high at the moment!!

Hope this helps and if you want to be cheeky just ask!! :lol:

Best Wishes


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