war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

The Duke of York's Royal Military School
at Dover


The school is situated on the Deal Road, A 258


We have so far identified three Old Boys of the Duke of York's on the Town War Memorial. They are:

Reginald Clifford Beeston
Edward Walter Cathcart
Alfred W Laurie

We offer grateful thanks to Mr Michael Carson, Head of Humanities at the School. He very kindly supplied the original information below, along with much valuable assistance and very generous offers of help which were much appreciated. Information from other sources is credited and either clearly apparent or denoted with italic text.

Adshead - Horace Victor Henry
LCpl, 3rd Battalion the King's Royal Rifle Corps, service no 8109, enlisted in London. Born in 1892 on Portsea Island, Hampshire. Probably landed in France at Le Havre on 21 December 1914 and was killed in action on 7 May 1915 during the Second Battle of Ypres in Flanders aged 23. No known grave and commemorated Menin Gate memorial. (CT)
Allen - Stewart Henry
LCpl, 12th (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers, service no L/5807, enlisted London. Born in 1888 in Chelsea where he lived most of his life with his parents James and Annie Allen. He is recorded as a regular soldier in 1911 and in August 1914 he probably moved with his regiment from Norwich to France as part of the BEF's 5th Cavalry Brigade.  He died on 26 September 1914, age 26 and is buried in Aldershot Military Cemetery. (CT)
memorial at the Duke of York's, by Simon ChambersAnderson - A E
Private, 16th Squadron/Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry), DYRMS school no 12376, service no 51810. Family details are unclear. Anderson's unit was part of the 7 (Meerut) Cavalry Brigade (an Indian Army formation) and was formed from the Machine Gun Sections from cavalry units based in Meerut at the beginning of the war i.e. the 13th Hussars (British Army), 13th Duke of Connaught's Lancers (Watson's Horse) and 14th Murray's Jat Lancers. It seems likely that Private Anderson was originally a trooper in the 13th Hussars. He took part in the British Empire campaign against the Turks in Mesopotamia, having redeployed from the Western Front to Iraq in 1916. He died 2 July 1918, but has no known grave and is commemorated at Baghdad North Gate War Cemetery. (CT)

Anderson - W
Private, 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry, killed in action 7 November 1914, service no 5465, school no 12782, age 34, commemorated Menin Gate memorial.
Andrews - Edward James
Private, 15th (Carmarthen) Battalion, the Welsh Regiment, DYRMS school no 12782, service no 54810. Son of George and Annie W E Andrews. Anderson's unit was part of the 38th (Welsh) Division and a 'Pal's Battalion' formed from in the Carmarthen area. The battalion landed at Le Havre in December 1915. In July 1916 they were in action at Mametz Wood on The Somme, suffering severe casualties. It seems that in August 1916 the battalion moved to the Ypres Salient, where it remained for twelve months, during which period it held different sections in the northern-most part of the Salient, from Ypres to Boesinghe. Private Andrews was killed in action on 27 July 1917 during this deployment, Aged 20. He is buried in Bard Cottage Cemetery in West Flanders, Belgium. (CT)
Angell - Thomas
Private, 4th Btn Royal Fusiliers, A company, killed in action 14 September 1914, service no L/8136, age 27, buried La Ferte Sous Jamarre, enlisted London
Atkey - John Charles
2nd Corp, 15th FC/RE, died of wounds 25 October 1915, service no 7648, age 33, buried Sally sur la Lys Canadian cemetery
Axon - George Alfred
Lance Corporal, 11th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's), service number 535. Son of George and Ellen Axon and brother  of Ellen Sophia Bray. George was born in Chatham, Kent in 1896, lived in Nuneaton, later in Devonport, and enlisted in Dover. In July and August 1917 Axon's unit was part of the 15th Division attacking German fortified lines in the Passchendaele Sector (Third Ypres). On 22 August 1917 the battalion attacked enemy strongpoints at the Beck and Borry Farms, but a fierce German defence meant the attack was a failure; a lack of effective British artillery support was a contributory factor. George was killed in this attack aged 21; has no known grave and is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium. (CT)
Babbington - Alec
Private, C Company, 2nd Battalion the Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's), service number 9036. Son of William and Emily Babbington. Alec was born on 8 May 1899 in Chorlton, Lancashire and is recorded in the 2 April 1911 census as being a scholar at the DYRMS. He enlisted for service in Dover, although his residence was recorded as Tottenham in London; so he probably joined the army as a boy soldier immediately after finishing at the school. He was killed in action on 5 November 1918, in one of the last battles of the war (during the passage of the Grand Honelle) aged 19 and was buried in the Cross Roads Cemetery, Fontaine aux Bois, in France. 1918 was a tragic year for the Babbington family as Alec's elder brother Charles William died in Iraq whilst serving in the Royal Navy and also his elder sister Lydia died in Woolwich London. (CT)
Barclay - Thomas James
Lance Corporal, 2nd Battalion the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own), service number 8183. Son of William George and Elizabeth Barclay and born in York in 1891. He enlisted in London and was killed in action on 21 November 1914 aged 23 not long after the battalion landed in France  and is buried in the Cabaret Rouge Cemetery, Souchez, France. (CT)
Barrett - W R
William Robert Barrett (left), Private, 2nd Btn Seaforth Highlanders, killed in action 1 July 1916, service no 744, age 21, buried Sucrerie military cemetery, Colincamps.

Right is his younger brother, Earnest Patrick Barrett, born 1902. He joined the Rifle Brigade as a band boy. He played the french horn, and studied music at Kneller Hall. He served in the army until after World War II, and retired with the rank of RSM in the Rifle Brigade.

They were the sons of Frederick Barrett, RSM in the South Staffordshires, and his wife Ellen. In 1901 they were living at 209 Harrow Road, Paddington, with their children Mary and Ida, both born in the Punjab, India, and William, Ellen, and Bessie, all born at Paddington. Mrs Barrett died in 1904.

With thanks to Teresa Jordan


Bates - Eustace Robinson
Private, K Squadron, 2nd Dragoon Guards (The Queen's Bays), service number 6328. Son of Robert David and Jane Bates, he was born in Bengal, India in 1889. His father (a serving soldier) died in India shortly after Eustace's birth and the family returned home. He is recorded in the 1901 Census as being at the DYRMS in Chelsea and by 1911 he is serving with his regiment in Aldershot.  He was killed in the famous 'Action at Néry' aged 25. This was a fierce skirmish fought on 1 September 1914 between the British and German cavalry units, during the BEF's retreat from Mons. The Queen's Bays were one of the three regiments of the 1st Cavalry Brigade preparing to leave their overnight bivouac just outside the village, when they were attacked shortly after dawn by the German 4th Cavalry Division (about twice their strength); both sides fought dismounted in and around Néry. The Germans were eventually routed by determined action from the British cavalry and gunners of L Battery Royal Horse Artillery. Eustace Bates is buried in the Verberie French National Cemetery.(CT)

Batters - Norman John
Serjeant, B Company, 2nd Battalion the Devonshire Regiment, service number 7642. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Ann Batters, he was born in Devon in 1890. He is recorded in the 1901 Census as being at the DYRMS in Chelsea and by 1911 he is serving with his regiment. Once deployed to the Western Front Norman's battalion was part of the 23rd Brigade, of the 8th Division. He was killed on 31 July 1917, aged 27. On that day the 2nd Devons had been ordered to attack north of Ypres from their trenches in Railway Wood.  During the attack the unit's CO was killed, along with 12 of their 20 officers and 230 other ranks were killed or wounded. Norman Batters has no known grave and is commemorated Menin Gate memorial.(CT)
Beeston - Reginald Clifford
Trumpeter, A Battery, 13th Coastal Fire Command, Royal Garrison Artillery, service number 125197. Son of Quarter Master Serjeant Clifford Dundas Beeston and his wife Emma; his father was probably serving in the RGA batteries in the Dover area when Reginald was born in 1902 in Buckland Dover. He died on active service in Essex on 9 November 1918 and is buried in Buckland Cemetery, Dover. His mother was remarried and recorded as Maude Rumens, but still living in Dover at the time of her son's death. (CT)
Belcher - Arthur
Bombardier, 115th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, service number 29704. He was born in 1900 in Abingdon and was the son of Serjeant William Belcher (who had served in the 2nd Battalion the Royal Berkshire Regiment) and his wife Charlotte; she had been widowed and remarried by the time Arthur died near Ypres in Flanders on 13 November 1914, not long after his battery had arrived in Belgium. He has no known grave, but is commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial. (CT)
Bennett - Sidney Ernest
Private, 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers, service number 4794. Recorded as being at the DYRMS in 1911 and a member of the school band. Son of Mrs Alice Evana Bennett (father's details not recorded) he was born on 5 June 1898 in Walthamstow. Sydney's regiment landed in France as part of the 2nd Cavalry Brigade within the 1st Cavalry Division in August 1914. Sydney was killed in France on 22 March 1918 and has no known grave, he is remembered on the Pozières Memorial. (CT)
Bishop - Samuel M (actually H - Henry)
Corporal, A Company, 1st Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), service number 2376. Son of Corporal S B Bishop (of the Hampshire Regiment) and Sarah A Bishop (later Starks), he was born in Winchester in 1897. He is recorded as being at the DYRMS in 1911. It seems that Samuel died on the Somme Sector on 21 August 1916, aged 19, and is buried Meilly Station, Mericourt L'Abbé in France. (CT)
Blane - Francis William Henry
Lance Corporal, 2nd Battalion the South Wales Borderers, service number 25046. Son of James and Amy Blane, Francis was born in Lambeth in 1892. His father had been a Squadron Serjeant Major in the 6th Dragoon Guards. Lance Corporal Blane was killed on 1 July 1916 during the assault on the heavily fortified village of Beaumont Hamel. The  South Wales Borderers were one of the leading assault battalions and were decimated by German machine gun fire. The unit lost 11 officers and 235 men killed; and 4 officers and 149 men wounded, out of a battalion strength of 21 officers and 578 men. A disastrous first day on the Somme. Francis Blane died aged 23, he has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. (CT)

Blundell - Charles
Serjeant (Drummer), 2nd Battalion the South Lancashire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Volunteers), service number 8474. He was the husband of Mrs Isabella Blundell and was born in 1879 in Westminster, London. The 1891 National Census records him as being a scholar at the Royal Military Asylum in Chelsea. The 1911 Irish Census records him as being posted with his battalion on home garrison duties in Buttevant Barracks, County Cork; he married his wife whilst serving in Ireland. He entered the Western Front on 5 December 1915 and died on 19 February 1917, aged 38 and was buried in the St Sever cemetery extension near Rouen, France. (CT) (another report suggests he may have died on 10 February)
Booth - George
Private, 25th (Montgomeryshire & Welsh Horse Yeomanry) Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers, service number 24435. Son of Mr J M and Mrs M A Booth, of Hill Top Farm, Holcombe, near Manchester. Killed in action 18 September 1918, aged 23. Place of death was Delville Wood in the Somme Sector. He was shot in the head whilst working his Lewis Gun by German machine gun bullet. He is buried in the Ronssoy Communal Cemetery in France. (CT)
Booth - Herbert
Second Lieutenant, 12th Battalion the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own), school number 12163. Died of wounds 3 May 1917, aged 23, buried Faubourg d'Amiens cemetery in Arras, France. (CT)
Booth - Harold Stanley
Lieutenant, 11th Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment (attached to 8th Battalion), service number 13612, school number 12258; he enlisted in Sheffield. He was born in India in 1896. He earned a battlefield commission as a Corporal in the Prince of Wales' Own West Yorkshire Regiment and transferred regiments. He died on the first day of the Somme offensive (1 July 1916). He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial. (CT)

Brighty - James Harry
Drummer, 2nd Battalion the Norfolk Regiment, service number 8218. He was born in Aldershot in 1896 and joined the army straight from the DYRMS in Dover. James died as a prisoner of war on 15 October 1916, aged 19. Sadly he was one of many Norfolks who died through cruelty and neglect at the hands of the Ottomans. Of the  2,962 British officers and other ranks captured after the surrender of British Empire forces after the siege of Kut-al-Amara in April 1916, 1,782 would go on to die in captivity. British Empire prisoners experienced a horrific death march from Kut-al-Amara to the northern railhead at  Ras-el-Ain (in modern day Syria). Some of the Norfolks died while still in Mesopotamia (Iraq), including some at a POW camp in Mosul. It is assumed that Drummer Brighty died somewhere on the march north through what is now Iraq and has no known grave, consequently he is remembered at Baghdad North Gate war cemetery. (CT)

Brightmore - Sidney
Private, 6th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment, Service number 8268. Sidney and his battalion had been evacuated from Gallipoli and then after a short stay in Egypt they deployed to Mesopotamia and joined the Tigris Corps. This force attempted to relieve the besieged garrison at Kut-al-Amara in March 1917, but they were too late and the garrison surrendered to the Ottoman forces. He died on 30 April 1917 and has no known grave, but is remembered on the Basra Memorial. (CT)
Brindle - Walternames are inscribed in school chapel, by Simon Chambers
Corporal, 1
st Battalion the Royal Berkshire Regiment, service number 9772. He was born in 1893 in Castle Eaton, Wiltshire. His parents were Joseph and Mary Eaton of West Kennet, Wiltshire. He died 26 August 1914, aged 21 and is buried in the Maroilles Communal cemetery, France. The area around Maroilles was the scene of fighting on 25 and 26 August 1914 focussed on a key bridge over the River Sambre. However, the British units eventually fell back from Maroilles and the town remained in German hands until it was captured by the British 25th Division on 5 November 1918. (CT)

Bromwich - E J H C
1st Btn Northants, died 18 July 1916, service no 9148, age 20, buried Contalmaison Chateau
Brooker - Frederick
Drummer, 2nd Btn Hants, service no 7656, commemorated Hellas memorial
Bunnett - H T
serjeant major, 10th Btn ABSH?, died of wounds 24 November 1915, service no 7179, buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinghe
Burke - Frederick William Robert
Lance Serjeant, 10th Royal Dublin Fusiliers, killed in action Friday 28 April 1916, service no 25692, aged 21, buried Grangegorman Military Cemetery, County Dublin, shot through the head by a sniper in the Easter rising, son of Major John Burke, DSO, MC, DCM, 62 Grove Avenue, Twickenham
Burtenshaw - W J
Serjeant, RFC 25th Squadron, died 28 April 1917, service no 239, buried Lapugnoy Military Cemetery
Carne - A J
Gunner, RGA, 71st heavy battery, killed in action 25 June 1917, service no 31734, buried Kemmel Chateau Military
Carter - Arthur 
Private, 2nd Btn the Queen's Royal West Surry Light, died 12 May 1917, service no G/3046, commemorated Arras Memorial bay 2
Carter - George
Sergeant, 2nd btn the Beds, killed in action 30 July 1916, service no 16950, Soldiers Died says service no 7767, school no 10852, aged 30, commemorated Thiepval memorial, enlisted London, born Greenwich
Cathcart - Edward Walter
L Corp, 1st btn the Dorsets, died 12 April 1915, but CWGC says 13 April 1915, service no 3/8482, aged 22, buried Wimereaux communal cemetery
Cheshire - Alfred George
Private 15th Hussars, killed in action 30 March 1918, service no 10337, aged 18, commemorated Pozieres memorial, the Somme
Cherry - Thomas Edward
Corp, RHA, killed in action 17 April 1917, CWGC says 21 February 1917, service no 74712, aged 19, buried Peronne communal extension cemetery
Chilton - John
L Corp Bandsman? 2nd Btn Seaforth Highlanders, died 1 July 1916, service no 8691, school no 11219, aged 26, buried  Serre Road cemetery no 2, XXX J 11, died on the first day of the Somme offensive, won Military Medal, school memorial says AtoSM?. (Died as part of an attempt to take the ridge between Grandcourt and Puisieux au-Mont - M S-K)
Grave visited in September 2003 and a wreath was laid
Chudley - William
L Corp, 10th btn Princess Louise's Argyle and southern Highlanders, killed in action 9 April 1917, born in Birmingham, enlisted London
Church - E W
Sergeant, 2nd Btn West Ridings? Duke of Wellington's, died of wounds 23 October 1914, service no 5190, buried Browns Road military cemetery
Clark - William A B
Rifleman, died 16 August 1917, service no 9564, buried Tyne Cot memorial cemetery
Clarkin - W P
Bandsman, 1st btn the Lincs, died possibly as a prisoner of war 28 April 1917, service no 4926, aged 34, buried Nikolai cemetery, Latvia
Cleave - A T
Sergeant, 2nd btn the Royal Sussex, C company, killed in action 25 September 1915 on the first day of battle of loos, service no L/8672, aged 22, buried St Mary's ADS, Haisnes, Pas de Calais, France, enlisted London
Cochrane - Herbert Leonard
Private, 7th btn the Queens Royal West Surrey, died Thursday 4 April 1918, service no 25362, aged 19, buried Crucifix Corner, Villers
Collins - J A
Colour Serge Major, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 23rd btn, W company, died of wounds 27 December 1918, service no 31311, buried Hendon cemetery
Cooper - Sidney Douglas William
Private, 4th btn Royal fusiliers, killed in action 26 October 1914, service no L/13777, commemorated Le Touret memorial, enlisted London
Corbin - Christopher
2nd Lieutenant, 141st heavy battery RGA, killed in action 5 June 1917, aged 36, buried Hop Store Cemetery, west of Ypres
Corry - Francis William
Sergeant, 5th btn the Connaught Rangers, died 5 June 1916, service no 787, aged 30, buried Salonica Lensdip Road Military cemetery
Cotcher - T R D
Colour Sergeant Major, 1st btn/7th btn A??, died 2 September 1918, service no 5353, buried Browns Copse cemetery, Rouens
Cross - John William Montague
Private 1st btn the Dorsets, died 22 October 1914, service no 9061, school no 11452, commemorated Le Touret memorial, believe to be commemorated on the memorial at St Matthew's church, Surbiton and Woking War Memorial
Cross - Leslie
Lt, 44th bty RFA, died of wounds 30 September 1915, school no 11664, aged 23, buried Merville communal cemetery
Crow - F J A
Corp, 9th field ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps, died 11 April 1916, service no 1855, buried Poperinghe Military cemetery
Curtis - William John
Sergeant, H special ? RE, died of wounds 8 June 1918, CWGC says 7 September 1918, service no 112222, aged 23, buried Etretat Churchyard extension cemetery, awarded  Military Medal and bar
Davis - Rupert John
Quarter Master Sergeant, RE, died 25 September 1917, service no 1308, aged 33, buried Fourel Park cemetery, Plymouth
Daymond - William Edmund
Sergeant, 6th btn the Leicesters, died of wounds 2 August 1916, service no 7303, buried Exeter Higher cemetery, Devon, enlisted London, born in Rawal Pindhi, India
Davey - George Charles
L Corp, 1st btn the Queens Royal West Surreys, died of wounds 29 September 1915, CWGC says 25 September 1915, service no G/3575, aged 20, commemorated Loos memorial
Dicks - William Benjamin
2nd btn Bedfordshire Regiment, killed in action Monday 1 July 1918, service no 33184, school no 33184, enlisted Dover, aged 20, commemorated Pozieres memorial
Donclan - William Lawrence
2nd Lieutenant, 8th btn Buffs East Kent, died 5 April 1917, buried Butley-Giveny communal British extension cemetery
Husband of Susannah Donclan of West Norwood
Donnelly - Albert
Private, 2nd btn East Surreys, killed in action 25 January 1917, service no 8101, age 27, buried Philosophe British cemetery
Douglas - R D
Private, Durham Light Infantry, died 20 October 1917, service no 10776, aged 22, Tyne Cot
Drake - T
Drummer boy, Scots Grenadiers, died 8 March 1918, service no 17089, buried Brompton cemetery
Edney - H B (or M B)
Drummer, S Staffs, died as a prisoner of war 3 November 1914, service no 8886, buried Messines Ridge British cemetery
Elder - Robert William
L Corp, 2nd Btn the Gordons, D company, killed in action 28 January 1914, service no 277, aged 19, commemorated Menin Gate memorial
Eldridge - John Edward
As Sergeant Armourer, attached to the West Africa regiment, was in the RAOC, killed in action 2 October 1915, CWGC says 21 October 1915, commemorated Freetown memorial, West Africa
Elliott - Edward
Sergeant, CWGC says he was a Corporal, 3rd Hussars, died of wounds 5 November 1914, service no 10035, aged 23, buried Wimereux communal cemetery, was in the corps of Hussars (Kings Own Hussars) part of the Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (including Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps), enlisted London
Ellis - James Henry
Drummer in the Devons, killed in action 14 January 1915, service no 9260, aged 18, commemorated Menin Gate memorial
Elwich - Harry Herbert
Corp, Coldstream Guards, killed in action 27 August 1918, service no 9385, aged 22, buried Croisielles British cemetery
Ennis - T
Sergeant Drummer, Sherwoods, died 8 July 1916, CWGC says 8 May 1916, service no 5552, aged 30, commemorated Thiepval memorial
Falkner - J L H
Private, 7th btn Queen's West Kent, died of wounds 4 August 1918, service no L/10230, school number 10959, born 16 January 1887, aged 31, buried St Severre Cemetery extension, Rouen, enlisted London
Brother of Robert Faulkner missing in action presumed dead 26 October 1917
Falkner - Robert George Godfrey
Sergeant, 1st btn Queen's West Kent, missing in action presumed dead 26 October 1917, service no L/10229, school no 10960, age 31, commemorated Tyne Cot memorial, born 10 January 1886, enlisted London
Ferguson - Raymond Fox
Private, 2nd btn Leicestershires, died 13 March 1915, service 9277, commemorated Le Touret memorial, enlisted Dover
Figg - Ernest Philip Turner/Tower
L Sergeant, 1st btn the Essex Regiment, died 25 April 1915, service no 5552, aged 30, died in Gallipoli, commemorated Helles memorial
Burnett father and son, courtesy of Dover Express

Dukies Serving

QMS Burnett RE and Sapper F Burnett RE

The caption reads:
(father and son) of 52 Nightingale Road, Dover. The former, who was woodwork master at the Duke of York's RMS at Dover, is now serving as Instructor with the South Africans: and the son is serving at Chatham.


Sapper W. J. Leslie, Royal Engineers, lived at 93 Heathfield Avenue, Dover, and he was working at the Duke of York's RMS when he was called up with the Reserves at the outbreak of the war. He had previously served 12 years in the RE, going all through the Boer War. He came from a soldier's family; his grandfather and served in the same corps, his father completing 25 years service.  His brother had served 24 years, and Sapper Leslie, including his time in the Reserves, has served 16 years.

Forrest - J W
Sergeant, 3rd btn the Worcestershires, died of wounds 10 June 1917, service no 12361, buried Builleul Communal cemetery extension, Nord, awarded the DCM    
Fox - W E
L Corp, 1st btn the Gloucestershire Regiment, died Monday 4 November 1918, service no 9210, aged 24, buried Crossroads Cemetery, Nord
Freeman - Herbert Leonard William
Private, Lincolnshire Regiment, killed in action 20 September 1917, service no 22433, commemorated Tyne Cot memorial
Frost - William Falconer
Private, Sc rifles, died 3 April 1917, service no 7802, aged 28, buried Bray Military cemetery
Fuller - Thomas John
Private, 3rd Hussars, killed in action 26 August 1918, service no 116, aged 25, commemorated Pozières memorial
Funnell - G E
Gunner, 239th Siege Battery, RGA, died 28 June 1918, service no 38968, buried Arras cemetery, Faubourg d'Amiens
Ganley - A W
W02BSM, 146th Siege Battery, RGA, died 23 March 1918, service no 16716, commemorated Arras memorial. He was the sixth son of the eight children of James Ganley and his wife Ann Sophia, née Norgrove, and was born in Lambeth on 26th December 1880, four years after his father was pensioned out of the Army.

James Ganley was a gunner in the Royal Artillery in China and Mauritius, and was awarded the China Medal for Canton. He was based in Dover between 1861 and 1864, whence he departed for Mauritius. In 1865, after the death of their second son, Henry William, Mrs Ganley returned from Mauritius. Her father was a Royal Marine, and many of the family served in the Forces.  

Alfred Ganley's brother, James Henry William, born 1876, married Caroline Selina Blumfield. Her father James, in the Royal Artillery, served in South Africa, and died just before she was born in 1879. Caroline Ganley a director, and for four years President of the London Cooperative Society. She became a JP in 1920 and an MP between 1945 and 1951, and was awarded the CBE in 1953.

with thanks to Margaret Chapman

Golding - Thomas George
Private, 2nd Btn the Gloucestershire Regiment, killed in action Thursday 6 May 1915, service no 9227, commemorated Menin Gate memorial, born in Gibraltar, enlisted Dover
Gray - Beresford John
Sergeant, 1st Btn the Gloucestershire Regiment, died 8 September 1916, service no 8015, aged 25, buried Caterpillar Valley, Longueville, awarded the Military Medal
Green - F A J
Sergeant, Mids, died 31 December 1915, service no 7632, buried New Mill cemetery Chapelle d'Armentières
Grieve - Alan Stuart
As Sergeant, Nigeria Regiment, RAOC, RWAFF, died at sea on board the SS Falabu?, service no A/1216, buried Hollybrook cemetery, Southampton
Gwyther - Ralph
Sergeant, 217th Siege Battery, RGA, killed in action 30 August 1917, service no 101312, aged 20, buried Vlamertinghe New Military cemetery
Hall - Francis Edward Charles
2nd Lieutenant, 2nd btn the Suffolks, killed in action 16 August 1916, school no 11558, aged 24, commemorated Thiepval memorial
Brother of Mac Hall
Hall - Frederick George
Trumpeter, 8th Australian LM, killed in action 7 August 1915, service no 760, school no 11741, aged 24, place of death Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, commemorated on Lone Pine memorial
Hallett - Samuel William
2nd Lieutenant, 1st btn the Mids, killed in action 16 July 1916, aged 34, commemorated Thiepval memorial
Harber - A V
L Corp, 2nd btn Seaforth Highlanders, died 11 April 1917, service no 1224, buried Browns Copse cemetery, Roeux, Roeux was built over a cave system and its capture was very difficult
Hardwick - Harry 
Acting Sergeant, 1st btn Princess Victoria's Royal Irish Fusiliers, killed in action 24 June 1917, service no 9686, buried Faubourg d'Amiens cemetery, enlisted London
Hardy - Walter Louis
Private (rank boy), 3rd btn Suffolks, died 24 July 1918, service no 9750, aged 16, died at the depot, buried Bury St Edmunds cemetery, enlisted Warley
Hargrove - C H
Private, 16th the Queens Lancers, died of wounds 11 November 1918, service no 3591, buried Valenciennes communal cemetery, Nord, St Roche
 to the glory of God, by Simon Chambers
Harnett - F T
Corporal, 2nd btn the Dorsets, died 16 April 1915, service no 6903, place of death Iraq, buried Basra War cemetery
Haviland - Percy Walter Ambrose
Private, 2nd Dragoons Scots Greys, Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line, including Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps, killed in action 8 October 1918, service no D/4037, aged 23, buried Bellicourt British Cemetery, died just after the capture of the St Quentin canal crossing, enlisted Dover
Hayes - Hugh E Job
Colour Sergeant Major, 2nd btn Welsh Regiment, killed in action 21 January 1915, service no 5019, aged 32, buried Bethune Town cemetery, served 18 years in the army and fought in South Africa
Hayman - George Alexander
Private, 2nd btn the Northants Regiment, killed in action 9 May 1915, service no 9212, commemorated Ploegsteert memorial
Hill - Laurence Carmon
Drummer, B company, 2nd btn, the Suffolks, killed in action Wednesday 26 August 1914, service no 8189, aged 17, buried La Ferte Sous Jouarre,
Hooker - George Alexander
Corporal, 4th btn Kings Royal Rifle Corps, killed in action 2 March 1915, service no 5576, aged 25, buried Voormezeele enclosure no 3, enlisted London, born Dover
Horner - Henry John (but initials noted as AS)
Sergeant, RAOC, died 9 May 1915, service no A/1295, aged 21, commemorated Le Touret memorial (he was a sergeant or staff sergeant armourer, attached to 1st btn Loyal North Lancs' Regiment)
Hume - John Alexander
L Corp, 2nd btn Seaforth Highlanders, killed in action 1 July 1916, service no 178, age 24, died on the first day of the Somme offensive, buried Serre Road cemetery no 2
Humphrey - Edward Reginald
RSM (Chronicle), Corporal (GWGC), 11th Lancs' Fusiliers, killed in action 22 March 1918, service no 2451, commemorated Arras Memorial
Hungerford - A V
L Corp, 2nd btn Queens West Surrey, killed in action 2 November 1914, service no L/8965, commemorated Menin Gate memorial, enlisted London
Hurley - Daniel
Sergeant, D Battery, 91st Bde, Royal Field Artillery, died Tuesday 10 October 1916, service no 46847, aged 24, buried at the Guards cemetery Les Boeufs, the Somme
James - Ivor
Trumpeter, RFA, died of wounds 16 September 1914, service no 70984, aged 16, buried Vailly British Cemetery, (also served in the 128th Battery, 30th Bde)
James - William Raitt
Sergeant, 2nd btn the Dorsetshire Regiment, died of wounds17 February 1915 but CWGC says 14 April 1915, service no 6334, age 27, died in Mesopotamia, buried Basra War Cemetery, enlisted London
Joseph - J G (George)
Private, CWGC says L Corp, 1st btn Black Watch, died of wounds 14 November 1914, service no 660, aged 22, died in England, buried Writtle Road cemetery, Chelmsford
Kaveney - James William
L Corp, 1st btn East Yorks, killed in action 28 October 1914, service no 8321, died France and Flanders, commemorated Ploegsteert memorial, enlisted Whitehall
Kelly - Alexander George
Rifleman, 3rd Rifle Brigade, died of wounds 16 February 1915, service no 3044 or 3944, died at home aged 35, buried Portsmouth cemetery, Eastney or Highland Road, served in the South Africa Campaign, born Dover, resident Basingstoke.
Son of Thomas Kelly
Kennedy - William
Private, Essex Yeomanry - Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (including Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps), died 25 October 1918, service no 75261, enlisted Derby
King - Herbert Wilfred
Drummer, no 2 company, 3rd btn Royal Fusiliers, killed in action 3 May 1915, service no 12704, aged 21, commemorated Menin Gate memorial, joined the Fusiliers at the age of 14, enlisted London
Knight - Bertie
Drummer, 2nd btn the Berkshire Regiment, killed in action 25 September 1915, service no 7868, aged 25, commemorated Ploegsteert memorial, enlisted London

Lake - Joseph Downing
Sergeant, 2nd btn Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment, killed in action 21 October 1914, service no L/9095, aged 21, commemorated Menin Gate memorial, born Shorncliffe, enlisted London
Son of Rose Lake and the late James Lake, 27 Albion Road, Folkestone.
Joseph Downing Lake's brother, James Arthur Lake, died 20 October 1914, aged 19, service no L/9878, 1st btn the Buffs East Kent regiment, commemorated Ploegsteert memorial, enlisted London
Langdon - George Percival
Private, 2/4th btn Royal Fusiliers, killed in action 26 October 1917, service no 17242,  aged 19, commemorated Tyne Cot memorial, enlisted Warley. Son of the late Sergeant Langdon, formerly 8069 AOC
one of the plaques for the east window

Latham - William Barley?
Private, 1st btn the Hants, died of wounds 13 October 1915, service no 3/5015, buried St Sever cemetery, Rouen, enlisted London
Laurie - Alfred William
2nd Lieutenant, 42nd Siege Battery, RGA, died 22 November 1919, aged 26
Husband of Florence Laurie, Newport, IOW.
Lennon - Stephen William
L Corp, 2nd btn North Hants, missing in action presumed dead 27 May 1918, service no 8440, commemorated the Soissons memorial
Lewis - John William
Drummer, CWGC said he was a L Corp, 1st btn the Hampshires, died of wounds 31 October 1914, service no 6691, age 25, commemorated Ploegsteert memorial, enlisted London

John William Lewis and his twin brother Charles Henry were born in the Post Office, Eden Street Kingston upon Thames on the 14th November 1888 to John Lewis and his wife Annie (nee Chilman). John Lewis was a postman and well-known throughout the Royal Borough. John William attended the Public School, Kingston, and on the death of his father entered the Duke of York's School with his brother at the age of ten around 1898..

Both brothers joined the 2nd Battalion Hampshire Regiment directly from the Duke of York's school when just 14 years old, and proceeded first to Malta then Bermuda. In 1911 they were stationed at Wynberg, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. This was followed by a further overseas posting to Mauritius, before returning home to England in December 1912. In January 1913 they joined the 1st Battalion at Aldershot and were afterwards moved to Colchester, where, for the first time in their lives, they were parted in August 1914,

John now a Lance-Corporal being amongst the first to leave to France with the British Expeditionary Force.His Medal Index Card shows that he arrived in France around the 23rd August 1914. This is confirmed by the War Diary of the 1st Battalion which recounts its embarkation at Southampton Docks on the 21st-22nd August prior to sailing to Havre on the Braemar Castle and the Cestrian.

On the 24th August the 1st Battalion arrived and detrained at Le Cateau at 4 am and walked six miles to Solesmes to cover the retirement of the 5th Division from Mons who were being pursued by an overwhelming force of Germans. The Battalion moved into position to the south west of Cattenieres where 'D' company engaged the attacking Germans and forced them to withdraw. During the night 'B' company engaged the enemy and had taken casualties, but while moving out of there position one detachment wiped out a platoon of "Jager". "D" company took a large amount of shell fire but had the satisfaction of seeing large amounts of German infantry advancing onto their positions, rapid fire turning the enemy who withdrew 300 yards.

Lance-Corporal Lewis was involved in further action throughout the Autumn. As both armies tried to outflank each other the fighting moved steadily northwards. By October, the 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment were occupying makeshift trenches around Ploegsteert, Belgium. The Battalion War Diary provides a brief summary of the attack in which John Lewis and up to 33 of his fellow infantryman were to lose their lives:- During the night 31st [October] - 1st [November], 3 platoons of C Company were relieved by the Somerset Light Infantry. Heavy bombardment continued and the enemy attacked along the whole of our line. Casualties for the day:: Killed 20 Other Ranks, Wounded 19, Missing 3

John's twin, Sergeant Charles Henry, serving in Ireland with the 2nd Battalion Hampshire Regiment was the first to receive the news of his older brother's death. It would appear that he was granted compassionate leave and immediately returned to the family home at 39, Caversham Road, Kingston upon Thames to offer support and comfort to John's widow, Ada and to their baby son John H. born just weeks earlier.

John was killed in action on the 31st October, two weeks short of his 26th birthday. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial alongside 11,000 servicemen of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in this sector during the Great War and have no known grave.

In addition to being commemorated on the Kingston upon Thames Town Memorial, his name appears on the Kingston upon Thames Congregational Church Memorial and the St. Luke's Church Kingston upon Thames, War Memorial tablet. He name is also listed on the memorial to the Old Boys of the Duke of York's Royal Military School, Dover (Information by courtesy of Graeme Hodge, currently researching Kingston Upon Thames memorial, designed in a similar way to that of  Dover by Reginald Goulden)

Lewis - Wilfred John
L Corp, 2nd btn the Duke of Edinburgh's Wiltshire regiment, died of wounds 13 October 1915, service no 8537, school no 12214, age 19, buried Cambrian Churchyard extension cemetery, enlisted Dover, residence Shereden, Wyoming, USA.
Son of John and Elizabeth Lewis, Didcot, Montana, USA,
 Lunn - A
2nd Corp, 7th Signals, Royal Engineers, died 8 October 1917, service no 13867, age 28, died at home, buried Bletchley cemetery, enlisted London
Luton - Arthur John
Private, 16th Lancers, missing presumed dead 23 March 1918, service no 13210, commemorated Pozieres memorial, served in the South African War. 
McCarragher - William Robert
Company Sergeant Major, 1st btn Duke of Edinburgh's Wiltshire regiment, killed in action Sunday 31 January 1915, service no 5063, age 29, buried Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, served in south Africa Campaign, born Devizes, lived in Chipping Sodbury, enlisted London
Mars - C E
CQMS, MTHQ Staffs RASC, died 8 April 1918, service no T/23487, age 26, buried Dar Es Salaam War cemetery
Massie - Edward George
L Corp, 1st btn the Dorsetshire Regiment, killed in action Monday 27 March 1916, service no 8977, buried Milancourt Communal Military extension cemetery, the Somme, enlisted Dover
Matheson - Charles Mathew
Private, F btn Tank Corps, but formerly he was numbered 9873, 2nd loyal North Lancs, killed in action 20 November 1917, service no 92751, enlisted Dover
Matthews - George Samuel
Private, 3rd btn Royal Fusiliers, killed in action 19 September 1915, service no 14047, buried R.E. Farm cemetery, enlisted Dover
Maxted - Frank David
Trumpeter??, the Royal Irish 5th Lancers, killed in action 30 October 1914, service no 6694, commemorated Menin gate, enlisted London
Maycock - George Trevor
Sergeant, 161st btn the Warwicks, killed in action 26 September 1914, service no 16/1371, age 34, commemorated Thiepval memorial, enlisted Warwick
Meldrum - Charles
Private, 2nd btn Black Watch, killed in action 8 February 1915, service 7849, age 28, buried Le Touret Mill cemetery
Melville - James
Sergeant, 2nd btn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, killed in action 15 July 1916, CWGC says 14 July 1916, service no 9609, commemorated Thiepval memorial, residence Cardiff, enlisted London
Merriott - Arthur Frederick
Private, 1st btn the Gloucs, killed in action 23 December 1914, service no 9226, school no 12275, age 19, commemorated Le Touret memorial, enlisted Dover
Merriott - Stephen *
Corporal, 1st btn Gloucesters, killed in action 22 December 1914, service no 4848, enlisted London
* same person as ...?
Merrit - S *
Corporal, 1st btn Gloucesters, killed in action 22 December 1914, service no 10232, school no 10232, buried Browns Road Memorial cemetery
Merrit - S G
Private 71st btn Royal Sussex, killed in action 28 August 1918, service no L/10239, school 12649, buried Becourt Military Cemetery, enlisted Dover
Brother of Charles Merrit
Millar - Henry A
Private, 1st btn ?, Canadian?, died of wounds 20 April 1915, service no 8118, age 22, buried Poperinghe Old Military cemetery, enlisted London
Milne - William
Lieutenant, 6th btn the Gordons, killed in action 25 September 1915, service no 792, commemorated Loos memorial, enlisted Kenmore
Muddle - William
Sergeant, 2nd btn Lancashire Fusiliers, killed in action Monday 2 November 1914, service no 7864, age 28, buried Strand Military cemetery
Nicholson - James Victor
Trumpeter, Berkshire Yeomanry, CWGC says he was a L Corp, killed in action 27 November 1917, service no 18094, died in Egypt, buried Jerusalem, enlisted Middlesborough
Norrington - A E
Corporal, 17th btn Royal Fusiliers, died 4 June 1918, service no 1111, age 35, buried Bandon Hill cemetery
Page - James Percival
Private, 6th btn Alexandra, Princess of Wales' own Yorkshire Regiment, died of wounds 19 November 1915, service no 9516, age 19, died at sea, Gallipoli commemorated Helles memorial, enlisted Dover
Palmer - Charles Lionel
Private, 1st btn the Welsh Regiment, died 8 October 1918, service no 10578, age 21, died Salonica, Greece,  buried Micra cemetery, enlisted Dover
Patterson - Robert Reiley
cpl, 47th bty Royal Field Artillery, killed in action 24 October 1914, service no 33737, age 26, commemorated Menin Gate memorial, enlisted London

memorial unveiled and dedicated

The memorial was unveiled in June 1922 by the Duke of Connaught and dedicated by the Chaplain-General

Pearce - Charles Guy
Acting Sergeant, 6th btn DCLI, killed in action 18 August 1916, service no 9287, age 20, commemorated Theipval memorial, enlisted Dover
Peoples - F S
Corporal, 1st btn Welsh Regiment, killed in action Tuesday 16 February 1915, service no 8957, buried Godezonne Farm cemetery, enlisted London
Pitman - Dennis
Private, 13th Hussars, killed in action 12 July 1915, service no 1201, buried Cabaret Rouge British cemetery, enlisted London
Pitman - Percy
Drummer, Irish Guards, killed in action 1 November 1914, service no 2972, age 21, commemorated Menin Gate memorial
Pollard - C H
Sergeant Major, 327th Siege Battery, RGA, killed in action 16 August 1917, service no 24777, buried Tilloy British cemetery
Pope - J R W or J R N
Drummer, 2nd btn Queens Royal West Surrey, died of wounds 24 October 1914, service no 8970, buried Ledegham Military cemetery, the village was almost captured by 10th Hussars 19 October 1914, some graves moved to Ledegham from village churchyard
Porter - A W
Sapper, 11th F coy, Royal Engineers, killed in action 16 May 1915, service no 11676, age 26, commemorated Le Touret Memorial
Prosser - William James
L Corp, 1st btn Queens Own Cameron Highlanders, died of wounds 24 November 1914, CWGC says 24 October 1914, service no 6866, age 28, commemorated Menin Gate memorial, born Cairo, Egypt, enlisted Fort George, Invernessshire
Pye - Clifford
Private, 2nd btn Prince of Wales Own West Yorkshire Regiment, service no 4925, buried Portland St George's Churchyard, served in South Africa, enlisted London
Ragin - Albert Linyard (initials W L?)
Trumpeter, 86th Heavy Battery, RGA, died 21 August 1916, service no 33821, age 19, buried Baghdad North Gate War cemetery
Randall - Charles Deschamps
Captain, 9th btn Sherwoods, Notts and Derby, killed in action 7 August 1915, CWGC says 9 August1915, age 39, died Gallipoli, commemorated Helles memorial
Son of the late Colour Sergeant C Randall
Rattray - Adrian George
L Corp, 2nd btn Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders, killed in action Wednesday 26 August 1914, service no 8967, age 25, buried La Fertes Sous Jouarre
Rees - A C
Sapper, 55th coy, Royal Engineers, killed in action 3 June 1915, service no 15195, buried Guards cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy
Rickwood - L J or J L W C
School Master 1st class, COFA school, Army Education Corps, died 2 January 1919, buried Gibraltar North Front cemetery
Roberts - George Ernest
L Corp Signaller, 2nd btn Royal Munster Fusiliers, killed in action Thurs 27 August 1914, service no 9865, age 21, buried Etreux British cemetery - he was born in Portsmouth, and enlisted in London as 9865 Lance Corporal, Royal Munster Fusiliers. He was formerly 8353, the Dorset Regiment. With thanks to James Sullivan,

Robertson - A H - CWGC says Alfred R R
Colour Sergeant Major, 2nd btn Argyll and Southern Highlanders, killed in action 24 April 1917, service no 8111, commemorated Arras memorial
Romaine - A W
Royal Engineers, died 8 November 1918, service no 10151, age 30, buried Gillingham Grange Road Cemetery
Rontley - F R
Private, CWGC says L Corp, 6th btn Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment, killed in action 3 May 1917, service no L/9513, buried Arras Road cemetery, Rodingcourt, enlisted London
Rowe - William Albert
Bandsman?, B coy, 1st btn the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders, killed in action 25 September 1914, service no 7059, age 24, buried La Ferte sous Jouarre, enlisted Londonsons of the brave, by Simon Chambers
Rutledge - Alfred John
Sergeant, 1st btn Prince of Wales North Staffordshire Regiment, killed in action 19 May 1915, service no 8404, buried Ferme Buterne Military cemetery, born Dover, enlisted London
Rutledge - W M
Drummer, 2nd btn North Fusiliers, died of wounds 7 December 1918, CWGC says 7 October 1918, service no 7734, buried St Severre cemetery extension, Rouen
Ryan - John Brown Ludd?
Private, 2nd btn HLI, killed in action 7 May 1915, service no 11592, age 18, commemorated Le Touret memorial
Sainty - Henry St John
Colour Sergeant Major, RASC, died 10 March 1916, service no T/14004, buried Aldershot Military cemetery, served in the South Africa campaign
Saunders - Stephen George
Private, 1st R btn DCLI, killed in action 9 September 1914 (could be July), service no 8915, age 21, buried La Ferte Sous Jouarre
Scott - A H
Trumpeter, Royal Horse Guards, killed in action 2 November 1914, service no 1357, age 20, commemorated Menin Gate memorial
Scott - Robert
Private, 2nd btn Durham Light Infantry, died as a prisoner of war 3 January 1917, service no 5642, age 37, buried Cologne Southern cemetery, enlisted London
Senior - Leonard Dalziel Sharpe
Corporal, 6th Dragoon Guards, Carabiniera?, died of wounds 26 April 1915, service no 1436, age 22, buried Wandsworth Elsfield cemetery,
Seymour - Henry John
Private, 2nd btn the Buffs East Kent Regiment, killed in action 28 September 1915, service no L/8461, commemorated Loos memorial, enlisted London
Simpson - George Edward
Regimental Sergeant Major, 1st btn Lancashire Fusiliers, killed in action, service no 4486, age 36, died Gallipoli, commemorated Helles memorial, born Bermuda, West Indies, enlisted London
Sinclair - C S
Sergeant, 126th bty Royal Field Artillery, died of wounds Thursday 29 June 1916, service no 32759, age 25, buried Sucrerie Military cemetery, Colincamps
Sladden - R E
Private, 17th Lancers, Duke of Cambridge's Own, died of wounds 11 August 1918, service no 72692, buried Mesieres Communal cemetery extension, village was lost in March and recaptured in August
Smith - Archibald Benjamin
L Corp, 5th Division Train RASC, died of wounds 13 March 1915, service no T/28923, age 18, buried Pozeringhe Communal cemetery
Son of Mrs Ellen Beer of Davenport
Smith - Hubert George
Corporal, S bty RHARA, killed in action 22 November 1915, service no 33818, commemorated Basra War memorial
Smith - Ralph Godfrey
Colour Sergeant Major, 22nd btn Manchesters, died 3 November 1918, service no 4370, age 40, buried Stagliene cemetery, Geneva, served 24 years in the regiment
Somerset - Arthur Victor
Rifleman, 12th btn Kings Royal Rifle Corps, killed in action 16 August 1917, service no 10435, age 21, commemorated Tyne Cot memorial, enlisted Dover
Soughan - L
Private/Bandsman, 2nd btn Essex Regiment, killed in action 29 December 1914, service no 7737, age 25, buried Calvaire Essex Military cemetery
Spiers - Frederick Charles
Sergeant, 1st btn Prince Albert's Somerset Light Infantry, killed in action Monday 14  December 1914, service no 7972, age 22, commemorated Ploegsteert memorial, enlisted London
Strohm - W
Sergeant, 2nd btn Lincolnshires, killed in action 29 September 1918, service no 8310, buried Villieres Hill British cemetery
Somers/Summers - Herbert Richard  
Drummer, 1st btn Buffs, died of wounds 26 April 1916, service no 9136, buried  Poperinghe New Military cemetery, enlisted London
Taylo (Taylor?) - J W
Drummer, 2nd btn the Leicestershires, died 29 October 1916, service no 8193, buried Basra War cemetery
Taylor - Albert Arthur
Private, 1st btn East Surreys, died of wounds 27 July 1914, service no 5436, age 32, buried St Naziere cemetery
Taylor - J G
Trummer, Camerons, killed in action 14 September 1914, service no 8438, age 22, buried La Ferte sous Jouarre
Thomas - C W
Private, 10th btn Argylle and Southern Highlanders, killed in action 14 January 1916, CWGC says 14 July 1916, service no 10159, age 24, commemorated Theipval memorial
Toomey - William Henry Percival
Corporal, 2nd btn the Lincolnshires, killed in action 10 March 1915, service no 7770, commemorated La Touret memorial 
Towells - Alexander Robert
Sergeant, Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery, died of wounds 12 June 1917, service no 90613, enlisted Darlington
Towells - Edward
Lieutenant Brigadier, Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery, killed in action 24 September 1918, service no 61746, enlisted Middlesborough
Usher - Frederick Melville
Private,1st btn Seaforth Highlanders, killed in action 22 April 1916, service no 9996, commemorated Basra War memorial
Vause - William Thomas
Colour Sergeant Major, 4th btn Middlesex Regiment, killed in action 2 February 1916, service no L/7674, buried Bailleul Communal cemetery extension, enlisted London
Vickers - J C
Private, 72nd Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps, died of wounds 18 June 1917, service no 5558, age 20, buried Lijssenthoek Military cemetery
Walker - F R
Frederick Ramsay Walker, 2nd Lieutenant, 2nd btn Argylle and Southern Highlanders, collapsed and died whilst posted at Dreghorn Barracks Edinburgh on 6 January 1917 (aged 34). He had been wounded twice in France and the last time was in the Somme Sector in 1916. He was buried Edinburgh's Dalry Cemetery. He was awarded Military Cross, the French Medaille Militaire and Mentioned in Despatches three times. He had also served in the Boer War. Prior to joining the Argylls he was a scholar at the Duke of York's Royal Military School when it was located in Chelsea (1893-1896). Buried Edinburgh Dalry Cemetery, H 128.

Husband of Josephine Margaret Walker of 107 Donegal Road, Belfast. He was the son of an infantry soldier and born in Tipperary's Army Barracks in 1882.
information and picture courtesy Chris Tomlinson
Walker - Stuart
Sergeant, 15th btn Royal Scots Fusiliers, killed in action Monday 2 September 1918, service no 10651, age 21, commemorated Vis en Artois memorial, awarded Military Medal, enlisted Dover, born Murree, India
Son of Sophia Mary Walker and the late Colour Sergeant Stuart Walker of Glasgow
Waterfield - Victor H
Private, 10th btn Argyle and Southern Highlanders, killed in action 30 April 1917, service no 789, commemorated Arras memorial
Way - F H
2nd Lieutenant, Berks, killed in action 11 September 1915, buried White City cemetery, Bois Grenier
Webb - G
Private, 2nd Dragoon Guards, Queens ??, died 13 October 1914, service no 6453, buried Trelincthen British cemetery, Wimille
Wheelhouse - George William
2nd Lieutenant, RASC, died 6 July 1917, age 42, buried Basra War cemetery
Husband of Helena Freda Wheelhouse of Wimbledon, London
White - C
Gunner Bombardier, H battery, RHARA, died of wounds 15 December 1915, service no 61464, buried Noix les Mines Communal cemetery, (CWGC says also a 40 year old corporal killed two days later)
White - Albert Alfred
Sergeant Drummer, 2nd btn the Lincolnshire, killed in action 13 March 1915, service no 5309, buried Camden? cemetery no 2, Meuville St V, served in the South Africa War, brother of Thomas Arthur White
Son of Thomas and Emily White, Bow Street, London
Williams - R F
Drummer, 2nd btn, the Seaforth Highlanders, killed in action 23 October 1916, service no 545, buried Guards cemetery, L??
Wilson - F
Sergeant, 1st btn the Liverpools, died of wounds 14 October 1916, service no 9956, buried Fort Pit Military cemetery, Chatham
went the day well, by Simon ChambersWilson - George Thomas
Colour Quartermaster Sergeant Major, 1st btn Buffs, East Kent Regiment, killed in action 20 July 1918, service no L/8058, buried Abbcourt Aerodrom Military cemetery, Poperinghe, born Canterbury, enlisted London
Son of Eliza Ellen Wilson of Portsmouth and the late Staff Sergeant Major Wilson
Winter - Richard William
Private, 2nd btn Northumberland Fusiliers, killed in action 25 May 1915, service no 615, commemorated Menin Gate memorial, born Southwark, London, enlisted London
Wood - John Edward
Sergeant, 1st btn East Yorkshire Regiment, killed in action 9 August 1915, service no 8286, age 23, commemorated Menin Gate memorial, awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal, born Barbados, East Indies, enlisted Whitehall
Son of E A Wood of Beverley, Yorkshire
Wren - Frank Martin
Trumpeter, 13th Hussars, died of wounds 5 March 1917, service no 7003, commemorated Basra War memorial
Yates - S J
L Sergeant, 1st btn Liverpools, killed in action 16 May 1915, service no 9600, commemorated Le Touret memorial

with thanks to Michael Carson
CT - with thanks to Chris Tomlinson

the memorial at the school
plaques from the memorial

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