Roll of Honour: World War 1

Roll of Honour — First World War 1914–18

Those who died in the opening year of the War

October 1914

Lieutenant Henry Smith, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). He was killed in action near Messines in the Battle of Armentieres, aged 23.

December 1914

Second Lieutenant Herbert Farrar, Leicestershire Regiment. He was killed in action near Ypres on Christmas Eve, aged 27.

February 1915

Cadet Charles Dyson. He was murdered in the Singapore Mutiny, aged 18.

April 1915

Second Lieutenant Thomas Callinan, Durham Light Infantry. He was killed in action near Ypres, aged 31

May 1915

Second Lieutenant Leslie Wells, Lancashire Fusiliers. He died at Boulogne from the effects of gas poisoning at Ypres, aged 30.

Second Lieutenant Philip Nosworthy, Cheshire Regiment. He was killed in action near Ypres, aged 19.

June 1915

Lieutenant and Adjutant Hubert Garrett, East Yorkshire Regiment. He was killed in action at Gallipoli, aged 21.

Second Lieutenant Kenneth McKenzie, East Yorkshire Regiment. He was also killed in action at Gallipoli in the Third Battle of Krithia, aged 21.

Lieutenant Alfred Haughton, Durham Light Infantry. He was killed in action near Ypres, aged 32

August 1915

Lieutenant Maurice Lambert, Yorkshire Regiment. He was killed in action at Gallipoli, aged 21

Second Lieutenant Gilbert Holcroft, Durham Light Infantry. He was killed in action near Ypres, aged 20.

Second Lieutenant Ronald Turner, Essex Regiment. He was killed in action at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, aged 30.

Those who died in the period before the Battle of the Somme

September 1915

Second Lieutenant Basil Coates, Rifle Brigade. He was killed in action near Messines, aged 21.

Captain and Adjutant John Duncan, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Mentioned in Despatches. He was killed in action at the taking of Hill 70 on the first day of the Battle of Loos, aged 24

Private Samuel Harvey, Devon Regiment. He was also killed in action near Loos on the same day, aged 20.

October 1915

Captain George Grant, Royal Army Medical Corps. He was killed in action near Bethune, aged 25.

December 1915

Second Lieutenant Harry Wheeler, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). He died of wounds received in action near Bethune, aged 20.

January 1916

Second Lieutenant Mark Brodie, London Regiment (London Scottish). He was killed in action in the Battle of Sheikh Saad in the advance to relieve the siege of Kut in Mesopotamia, aged 19.

Lieutenant John Whitfield, Royal Engineers. He died of wounds received in action near Ypres, aged 26.

April 1916

Second Lieutenant Harry Squier, Bedfordshire Regiment. He was killed in action near Ypres, aged 19.

Staff Captain Bertram Holme, Royal Welch Fusiliers. He died of wounds received in action in Mesopotamia, aged 27.

May 1916

Private Arthur Prichard, London Regiment (Civil Service Rifles). He was killed in action at Vimy Ridge, aged 35.

Those who died in or at the time of the Battle of the Somme

July 1916

Lieutenant Harold Catmur, Royal Sussex Regiment, attached to the Machine Gun Corps. He was killed in action on the first day of the Somme offensive, aged 22

Second Lieutenant Eric Clark, Royal Field Artillery. He was also killed in action on the Somme on the same day, aged 19.

Second Lieutenant Roland Ingle, Lincolnshire Regiment. He was also killed in action on the Somme on the same day, aged 30.

Second Lieutenant Archibald Warner, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). He was also killed in action on the Somme on the same day, aged 32.

Second Lieutenant Edmund King, Royal Sussex Regiment. He was killed in action near Ypres, aged 26.

Second Lieutenant Willoughby Smith, Manchester Regiment, Trench Mortar Battery. He was killed in action on the Somme, aged 21.

Private Henry Rutherfurd, Royal Fusiliers. He was killed in action near Pozieres on the Somme, aged 30.

Captain William Simms, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. He was killed in action in the attack at Fromelles, aged 29

Chaplain to the Forces 4th Class the Revd Edward Botwood, Royal Army Chaplains Department. He died of illness contracted on active service, aged 44.

August 1916

Lieutenant George Fearnley-Whittingstall, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action on the Somme, aged 23.

Second Lieutenant Robert Eadie, Lincolnshire Regiment. He was killed in action on the Somme, aged 25.

Captain Charles Skey, M.C., Black Watch. He was killed in action on the Somme, aged 25.

Lieutenant Arthur Sowell, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. He was killed in action on the Somme, aged 21

September 1916

Private Arthur Johnstone, London Regiment (London Scottish). He was killed in action on the Somme, aged 20.

Captain Walter Bailey, Hampshire Regiment. He was killed in action on the Somme, aged 21.

Lieutenant Albert Pinder, Mentioned in Despatches, Leicestershire Regiment. He was killed in action on the Somme, aged 29.

Lieutenant George Joyce, Leicestershire Regiment. He was killed in action on the Somme, aged 29.

Lieutenant-Colonel Dr Arthur Walker, Royal Army Medical Corps. He was killed in action on the Somme, aged 42.

Lieutenant Thomas Coultas, East Yorkshire Regiment. He was killed in action on the Somme, aged 22.

October 1916

Second Lieutenant Gerald Eagle, Suffolk Regiment. He was killed in action on the Somme, aged 22.

Second Lieutenant Basil Binks, King’s Own (Royal Lancashire) Regiment). He was killed in action on the Somme, aged 28.

November 1916

Second Lieutenant Ronald Watts, M.C., Worcestershire Regiment. He died of wounds received in action on the Somme, aged 23.

Lieutenant Harry Saxon, King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Mentioned in Despatches. He was killed in action on the Somme, aged 21.

December 1916

Captain John Nason, Royal Sussex Regiment and 46 Squadron Royal Flying Corps. He was killed in action when his plane was shot down over Railway Wood near Nieuport, aged 27.

Those who died in 1917

February 1917

Second Lieutenant Denzil Heriz-Smith, Northamptonshire Regiment. He died of wounds received in action on the Somme in the Battle of ‘Boom Ravine’, aged 23.

April 1917

Second Lieutenant Maurice Fenwick, Devon Regiment. He was killed in action between Arras and Cambrai, aged 22.

Second Lieutenant Norman Herapath, Somerset Light Infantry. He was killed in action in the Battle of Arras, aged 22.

Lieutenant Eric Barltrop, Royal Engineers, attached to the Royal Flying Corps. He was killed in action in the Peronne/St Quentin sector, aged 27.

Lieutenant Alexander Veitch, Royal Field Artillery. He was killed in action in the Arras/Henin-Lietard sector, aged 29.

Second Lieutenant Horace Thompson, M.C., Royal Berkshire Regiment. He was killed in action in Macedonia, aged 27.

Private William Pettett, 46th Infantry Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. He was accidentally killed on active service at Baizieux, aged 35.

June 1917

Second Lieutenant Humphrey Arden, Royal Garrison Artillery. He died of wounds received in action in the Bailleul sector, aged 25.

July 1917

Second Lieutenant George Doggett, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment), attached to the Trench Mortar Battery. Mentioned in Despatches. He died in hospital in London of wounds received in action in early June, aged 22.

Second Lieutenant Marcus Wilkinson, Northumberland Fusiliers. He died of wounds received in action in the Ypres Salient, aged 23.

Second Lieutenant Hugh Moxon, Bedfordshire Regiment. He was killed in action near Bethune, aged 20.

Private Robert Stuckey, Royal Welch Fusiliers. He died of heat stroke while on active service in Mesopotamia, aged 46.

Second Lieutenant Edward Cohen, M.C., Royal Fusiliers. He was killed in action on the first day of the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele), aged 22.

Chaplain to the Forces 4th Class the Revd William Geare, Royal Army Chaplains Department. He was also killed in action on the same day at Passchendaele, aged 26.

Lieutenant Reginald Hope, North Staffordshire Regiment. He was also killed in action at Passchaendaele on the same day, aged 23

August 1917

Captain John Cohen, East Lancashire Regiment. He died of wounds received in action in the Ypres area, aged 25.

Captain Edward Lomax, South Lancashire Regiment. He was killed in action near Ypres, aged 22.

Lieutenant Hugh Simpson, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. He was killed in action near Ypres, aged 21.

Corporal Harry Bone, D.C.M., Royal Engineers (Special Brigade). He died of gas poisoning caused by an explosion in the Bethune sector, aged 20.

September 1917

Captain Handley Grace, Northamptonshire Regiment. He died in German hands of wounds received in action in the Ypres area, aged 25.

Flight Sub-Lieutenant Eric Buckley, Belgian Croix de Guerre, 4 squadron, Royal Naval Air Service. He was killed when his Sopwith Camel was in a mid-air collision over the North Sea, aged 22.

October 1917

Second Lieutenant John Dalley, Indian Army Reserve of Officers, attached to the 20th Squadron Royal Flying Corps. He was killed in combat during an offensive patrol over Wervicq, aged 27.

November 1917

Second Lieutenant John Robinson, Somerset Light Infantry. He was killed in action at Cambrai, aged 29.

Those who died in 1918 or after the War

March 1918

Chaplain to the Forces 4th Class the Revd Edward Barker, Royal Army Chaplains Department, attached to 176 Infantry Brigade. He died of wounds received in action in the Arras sector, aged 30.

Rifleman (The Revd) Oliver Robertson, London Regiment (Queen's Westminster Rifles). He died on active service near Arras, aged 28.

April 1918

Second Lieutenant Roy Sanderson, Royal Garrison Artillery. He died of wounds received in action in the Ypres area, aged 28.

Lieutenant Lestock Adams, Rifle Brigade. He was killed in action at Pacault Wood in the Battle of Bethune, aged 30.

June 1918

Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Johnson, D.S.O., Royal Army Service Corps. Three times Mentioned in Despatches. He died on active service near Arras, aged 46.

July 1918

Lieutenant (A) Henry Adam, Royal Air Force (previously of the Royal Naval Air Service). He was killed in a flying accident in Scapa Flow, aged 22.

October 1918

Private James Dick, Cameron Highlanders and Machine Gun Corps. He died of wounds received in action in the Ypres area, aged 21.

Second Lieutenant Lionel Halse, Gloucestershire Regiment. He died in Queen Alexandra Military Hospital in London of wounds received in action in August, aged 24.

Major Joshua Hughes-Games, M.C., Durham Light Infantry. He died of wounds received in action, aged 30.

Lieutenant Charles Kidson, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. He was killed in action near Le Cateau, aged 24.

Lo Po Ching Civilian from Canton. He was drowned when the passenger ship S.S.Hirano Maru was torpedoed South of Ireland, as he was returning home, aged 24.

Wong Shin Fan Civilian from Canton. He was also drowned when the S.S. Hirano Maru was torpedoed, aged 24.

November 1918

Captain Arthur Hamer, Northern Cyclist Batallion. He was killed in action in the area between Valenciennes and Maubeuge five days before the Armistice, aged 24.

Captain Donald Carr, M.C., Border Regiment attached to South Persian Rifles. He died of pneumonia contracted on active service in Persia, aged 23.

After the war

Lieutenant Thomas Williamson, M.C., Royal Fusiliers. He was wounded in action but lived to return to Queens’ in 1920. He died in 1931 as a direct result of his wounds.

And let us remember too the 350 or so Queensmen, some 120 of whom were wounded, who served in the forces during, but lived through, the Great War, the last survivor of whom in all probability was Lieutenant (later Lieutenant Colonel) Percival Gurney of the Royal Garrison Artillery who died in April 1992, aged 98.