World War I
CASUALTIES ON THE
(Part 1 of 2)
(Surnames M (part 2 of 2, McP to
end) are here)
Mack, W. J.
William James Mack, 96687, was born on 19 June
1882, at 4 Brompton Road, Eastbury, in Hampshire, to John Henry Mack, a
and his wife Edith, née Wilkinson, who in 1881 was a shirtmaker. He
joined the family's three daughters; Edith Mary E, 3, Rosalie Jane, 2,
and Cleopatra Bertha Graham, 1. Ten years later the family were at Pine
Cottages, Pinewood, Farnborough, and more children had been born;
Nathaniel Charles, Agnes Pressly: John Edward, and George Henry Lionel
(Lionel George on 1891 census).
The family had moved to Dover
by 1901, living at 26 Templar Street. Two more children had joined the
family; Fred, then 9, (Frederick Joseph) and Marie, 5. John, William,
and Nathaniel were all working as slaters, like their father. IN October
this year William advertised for permission from farmers to shoot,
although not for game, until 1 March.
In December, 1903, when he was 21
and living at 26 Templar Street, Dover, William married Florence Beatrice
Castle at the Primitive Methodist
London Road. She was 20, from 14 Churchill Street, Dover, and was
the daughter of Thomas Castle, a carpenter.
In 1908 William was
working as a master and foreman tiler at the Duke of York's school. He
suffered an assault when one of his workmen struck him on 22 September,
blackening his eye and bloodying his nose when they were having
breakfast in the canteen. This assault was witnessed by William's
brother, Nathaniel. There was also a contretemps at Tower Hamlets the
next day. Claiming that William had constantly aggravated him, the
assailant was paid off, and subsequently went to work at Tilmanstone
In 1911 William and
living at 3 Granville Cottages, Tower Hamlets Street, in Dover. William
was working as a slater and tiler, and the couple had four children, all
born at Tower Hamlets. Ethel Florence was 6, Elsie Gladys was 4, Percival
James was 2, and
Florence Edith was a new-born, under one month old.
In August 1916, William,
by then a father of six children (possibly including Frederick and
Bertha), applied for exemption from service having been passed only for
labour abroad; a month's exemption was granted. A further application in
September was refused, with the case to be investigated.
William enlisted in Dover and served as a Private in the Royal Army Medical
Corps, 21st General Hospital. He was 36 when he died from yellow
(typhus) fever on 25 April 1918,
and is buried at the Alexandria Hadra War Cemetery, Egypt.
with thanks to
is John Mack, William's brother, who in 1917, serving in the Royal
Engineers, was treated in hospital in Liverpool after suffering
frostbite. Three other brothers were also serving; William and George in
the RAMC, and Frederick in the ASC (Remounts).
Their father, John, was a member of the local company of the Kent
Volunteer Regiment. Amongst his duties was guarding at Archcliffe Fort.
brother Frederick married Rose Kingsford Barton in 1916, the sister of
Harry Barton. Another brother, George Henry
Lionel (usually known as Roger), married on Christmas Day 1920 at St Mary's Ethel Carey, the
sister of Leonard Albert Carey. The
couple's daughter, William's niece, Joyce E Mack, married in 1946 Oliver Killick, the brother of
Robert Killick. William's nephew Frederick,
the son of his brother Nathaniel Mack and wife Emily, née Trump, probably married in 1949 the sister of
Ernest McGuire, Annie Agnes
It appears that Edith Mack, William's mother, may have died in 1908, and
that his father remarried on 11 August 1911 at St Bartholomew's to a
65-year-old widow, Ellen Jane Horton. She died on 2 February 1917
and is buried at Charlton, the first part of her funeral service having
taken part at St Bartholomew's. Only her husband and her step-son
Nathaniel were able to attend the funeral, many of the others being on
service., though floral tributes were sent.
John Mack was tried at the Dover
Police Court in July 1914, just two weeks before the entry of Britain
into what became the Great War, for poisoning a cat and a dog belonging
to his neighbour. This was an unfortunate accident as, although he had
lost several young pigeons to cats, he had placed the poison to deter
rats from attacking his pigeons; the label on the bottle had assured him
that cats and dogs would not consume the poison. He had rushed into the
garden half-clothed to chase away the Persian cat when when he saw it
consuming the poison, and had expressed his sorrow to his neighbour. The
court took a lenient view, fining him a token £1 and letting him off the
costs, and remarking that the label on the bottle was most misleading..
In November the same year William was foreman of a jury at an inquest
into the accidental death of a little boy.
Mrs Florence Mack may have given
birth to twin girls in 1920; one, Phyllis, died, but the other, Doris,
survived and is named as bridesmaid with her sisters Florence and Bertha
when their sister Ethel married Albert Reader on 8 October 1927.
Cleopatra ("Bertha") died in 1951
in Dover, her brother Frederick, of Stone Cottage, Lower Road, River,
died at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Dover, on 29 March. He is buried at
River. Nathaniel Mack, of 10 Finnis Court, who in 1918 worked for the
Naval and Army Canteen Board, died on 14 May 1937. He is buried at
St James. John Mack, their father, died on 23 January 1921.
Mrs Florence B Mack died in 1956
in Dover, at the age of 72.
Mackenzie, C. A. C.
Alexander Chandos Mackenzie was the son of A. B. Mackenzie of Godwyne
House, 10 Godwyne Road, Dover and the late Brigade Surgeon John
Mackenzie, MD. He was a Captain in the 20th Deccan Horse, and he died at
the age of 30 on 21 December 1914. He is commemorated on the Neuve
Chappelle Memorial in France.
MacWalter, C. C.
Christopher MacWalter was a Second Lieutenant in the 1st battalion of
the King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). He died in action on 1st
July 1916, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial in France.
Magub, J. J.
Magub was an Assistant Steward in the Merchant Navy on the SS Ancona,
registered in London. He was presumed drowned on 27 May 1917, when he
was just 16. He is commemorated on the Chatham Naval memorial in the
He was the son of
Herbert and Ida Elizabeth Magub (née Utting), of 71 Barton Road, Dover,
Kent. They had both come from Suffolk, and Herbert Magub was a
Trinity Pilot, as had his father George been before him. In 1911 Mr and
Mrs Magub were living at 149 Folkestone Road, Dover, and then there were
four children in the family, Joseph, aged 10, Eleanor, aged 8, Hilda,
aged 6, and Ida, aged 4, all born in Dover.
Marbrook, 5777, was in the 4th Regiment of the South African Infantry.
He was 34 when he died on 24 March 1918. He is commemorated on the
Pozieres Memorial in France.
He was the son of
Abraham Butler Marbrook and Elizabeth Marbrook, who lived at 55 Bulwark
Marsh, A. J.
Albert James Marsh, 10377, was a Private in the 2nd battalion of the
Irish Guards. He was born in Dublin and enlisted there, but lived in
Dover. He was killed in action on 13 April 1918.
He is buried at
the Aval Wood Military Cemetery, Vieux-Berquin in France.
Charles Henry Marsh,
G/376, was a Private in 6th battalion of The Buffs. He was reported
"missing, believed killed" on 13 October 1915, and was thought to have
fallen in action at Vermelles. He was 19. He is commemorated on the Loos
Memorial in France.
Before enlisting in
Dover in August 1914 he had been employed by the Dover Standard - in
1911 he is recorded as a printer's assistant - and was held in high
esteem. Born in Charlton, Dover, he was the son of William, who
worked for the SECR as a coaler, and Emily Jane Marsh of 32 Devonshire
Road. In 1891 the family were living at 20 Albion Place and in 1901 at
19 Ladywell Place, moving to 26 Devonshire Road by 1911. On 4 September
1909 at Buckland his sister, Alice Mary Marsh married William Austen,
who served as a Driver.
casualty named C. Marsh is here
Marsh, E. A.
Ernest Ambrose Marsh, 28863, was a Private in the 11th battalion of the
Border Regiment (formerly G/86945 of the Middlesex Regiment). He died at the age of 25 on 2 December 1917, and is
commemorated on the Tyne Cot memorial in Belgium.
He was the son of Mrs Emily Jane Marsh,
of 4 South Road, River, Dover, living there, and was born and enlisted
photo Jean Marsh
George Arthur Marsh,
9263, was a Private in the 2nd/8th battalion of the Worcestershire
Regiment. He died on 25th April 1918, and is buried at the St
Venant-Robecq Road British Cemetery, Robecq, France, III E 17.
He was the husband of A. Marsh of 16
Lyon Street, Caledonian Road, London. He lived in Barnsbury, London, but
was born in Folkestone and enlisted in Dover.
This may be the person pictured,
who was wounded three times, and was the son of Mrs Murphy of 41 Chapel
Place, Dover. His brothers are below.
||for the family tree
see Dave Dixon's
|Herbert Marsh - Suffolk Regiment
||PO William B Marsh
Marsh, J. T.
Marsh, 2778, was a Rifleman in the 2nd battalion of the Rifle Brigade
(The Prince Consort's Own). He was born in Dover, enlisted in
Canterbury, and lived in Wingham. He died on 8th January 1915, and is
buried at Fauquissart Military Cemetery, Laventie, France, C7
His name was read out at a memorial
service held at Buckland church in September 1915.
Percy Marsh, 49100,
was a Driver
in the Royal Field Artillery. He served in France for two and a half
years, and in Egypt. He
died at Fulham Hospital on 4 March 1919, aged 27. He
was buried with full military honours at Buckland Cemetery, Dover in the
United Kingdom, grave reference D 2159. At the
foot of his headstone are the words, "Rest in Peace".
He was born in Wingham
and was the husband of Mrs E Marsh, and the son of John and Fanny Marsh of 2 Victoria Street, Union
Road, Buckland, Dover. His brother, John Thomas Marsh also lost his
right, shows the area of his grave at Buckland - other CWGC graves can
also be seen
Marshall, H. G. E.
George Edward Marshall, K/15877, was a Leading Stoker in the Royal Navy.
He died on 5 May 1918 when his vessel, HMS Rhododendron, was torpedoed
in the North Sea. He was 25. He is commemorated on the Chatham Naval
Memorial in the United Kingdom.
was the son of Henry George Marshall, a labourer for the Admiralty, who
in 1911 was living with his wife Amelia, a mill hand at the rag mill, at
2 Castle Cottages, Charlton Green. Henry, then aged 17, was an errand
boy for a baker as was his brother William David, 16. Their daughter
Amelia, 15, was working at the rag mill like her mother, while the
youngest child, Charlie, 7, was at school.
Henry, then of
53 Peter Street, married Emily Elizabeth Ann Sarah Ellender of St
Mary's, in early 1917. She later lived at 7 Market Street, Dover.
Martell, B. S.
Selwyn Martell, 138918, was a Serjeant in the Royal Garrison Artillery,
308th Battery (formerly 655 of the Sussex Royal Garrison Artillery (T)). He was 21 when he died
in action on 31 October 1917, and is buried in the Menin Road
South Military cemetery in Belgium.
His parents were H J and
C Martell, of 32 Ashburnham Road, Hastings, Sussex, where he lived. He
enlisted in Brighton.
Chatwin Martin, 115218, was a Driver in the 461st Battery, 118th
Brigade of the Royal Horse Artillery and
Royal Field Artillery. He was born and enlisted in Dover. He was killed
in action on 3rd June 1916, and is buried at the Reninghelst New
Military Cemetery, Belgium, I D 21.
George Stiles (Styles)
Martin was a Lieutenant in the 5th battalion
(Territorial), attached to the 18th
battalion, of the Manchester Regiment. He had been in the East Kent
Yeomanry at the outbreak of war, and received his commission in the
Manchester Regiment in October 1915. He was 26 when he was listed as
missing on 23rd April 1917, and a year later, on 14th
March 1918, as
presumed killed. He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial in France.
He had attended
St Mary's school,
and been a member of that school's Mission
Choir, led by Miss Boyton. Music was in his family, as he was the son of George Munson
Martin and A M Martin, who lived at
33 Bartholomew Road, and formerly at
Road, Dover, and his father was a member of
the orchestra at the Royal
Hippodrome in Dover.
He endeavoured to discover
more of his son's fate. He received two
communications from men who
had served with him. Private J
said, "I saw Second Lieutenant Martin lying near the German wire at
Neiuville Street, Vaast. He was very badly wounded in the left side and
did not reply when I spoke to him." He added that he
feared Mr Martin could not have lived.
Second Lieutenant C.
Lawrence said that Mr Martin was
acting Captain in his company. "I saw him as we went over the top in the
attack on Cherisey on 23rd April 1917. I never
saw him again. We reached a small German
trench in front of our objective,
and were attacked strongly on our
right and left.
I was severely wounded myself. So far as I know
no prisoners were taken on that day,
and in my opinion there
be any doubt that Mr Martin was
121684, was a Gunner in the 41st Anti-Aircraft company of the Royal
Garrison Artillery. He died on 22nd March 1918, when he was 26. He was
buried at Charlton cemetery, Dover in the United Kingdom.
He was the only son of John
and Harriett Martin, who lived at 28 Dickson Road, Tower Hamlets, while
John's address at
his death was given as 42 Tower Hamlets. He had been married fewer than
three years, having wed Florence Spendiff on 10 July 1915 at the
Congregational church. It had been a double wedding ceremony as
Florence's sister, Olive, had married Mr Richard Standen at the same
Family and comrades
attended the funeral; the coffin was borne by six gunners from the 41st,
Messrs Hart, Durrant, Parker, Butcher, Smee, and Hills, with more
following, while the band of the East Surrey Regiment attended to play
Chopin's funeral march. Mrs Florence Martin, his wife, was there, and
laid a wreath bearing the note, "from his loving wife and little Doris"
(Amy Doris, born 1916),
while Mrs Martin senior's wreath bore the card, "from his heart-broken
mother". His sister, Mrs Ingram, his sister-in-law, Mrs Craven, and his
parents-in-law, Mr and Mrs Spendiff, were among others who attended, and
many flowers were laid.
1919 - We saw him suffer
day by day, It caused us bitter grief, To see him slowly pine away, And
could not give relief. Not dead to us; we loved him dear, Not lost, but
gone before. He lives with us in memory still, And will for evermore.
From his sorrowing Mother and sister.
John Martin was brother-in-law to
Walter Sydney Gauntlett Spendiff and
William George Spendiff. Florence Martin
remarried in 1919, to Alfred G Pointer.
L/10484, was a Private in the 1st battalion of The Buffs. He was born in
Dover, and enlisted there on 9th June 1915, at the age of 18. At that
time he was a cook, living in lodgings.
He was a Wesleyan, and
had been brought up by his sister Mary Ann from the age of 11, after
their parents had died. Mary, born 1891, and another sister, Ethel
May, born 1895, lived at 22 Lascelles Road. In 1916 Mary married and
became Mrs Collier, living at 233 London Road, and later at 4 Reserve
Stores, Sturry Road, Canterbury. He had also an older brother,
Albert Edward Martin.
Richard qualified as a
1st class signaller. He remained in England until 31st May 1916, and
served in France from 1st June 1916 to 11th September 1916, when he was
accidentally killed in the field. A court of enquiry was held; there may
have been other accidental casualties at the same time. He was buried at
the Peronne Road cemetery.
Albert was 6 feet and
three inches tall, with blue eyes, a fair complexion, and brown hair. He
had emigrated to Australia, and enlisted there as 2391 on 12 January
1916, leaving Sydney for England on 31st March 1916, to serve with
the 3rd tunnelling company of the Miners. He received gun shot wounds to
his right arm on 3rd August 1916, and returned to England for hospital
treatment. He sailed from Plymouth to Australia on 19 March 1917. His
age when his brother Richard enlisted was 34, and his address was 70
Oraya Street, Boulder, West Australia.
Richard's medals were probably issued to his brother,
although Mary was named as next-of-kin, as letters addressed to
her at Lascelles Road had been returned as "Gone away. Address not
with thanks to Joyce Banks
Masters, N. D.
Norman Douglas Masters was born in Dover on 9 July 1901, the third son
of Henry Masters, a hairdresser shopkeeper, and his wife, Rosa Alice,
née Thompson, who married in Dover in 1890.
Norman attended St Martin's school
and was keen on all
school sports and on the Scout movement. In 1911 Norman, aged 9, was at
home with his brothers and sisters; Gertrude, 18, who was an assistant
hairdresser, Harry, 13, Cecil Merton, 11, Leslie William, 8, and Stanley
Ronald, 6. Another brother, Arthur, was born in 1912.
Norman died at that home at the age of 18 on 25 January 1920 at at the family home, 1
Hillside Villas, Folkestone Road, Dover. He is buried at St James, J
L 1. Amongst the mourners at his funeral were his father, his sister,
and his brothers Ronald and Cecil.
During the war he had been an
apprentice in the Mercantile Marine, on HMS "War Stag",
commissioned in Salonika and Russia. Nearly five years after his death,
on 24 November 1924, his mother wrote that her son had died from the
effects of his service in Russia
His two elder brothers
were officers in the Mercantile Marine, and the youngest was still an
with thanks to
(above) Norman's grave is now marked only by the shadow of the tree that
grows beside it
Matcham, J. R.
John Ray Matcham, G/40886, was a Private in the 1st/8th battalion (T) of the
Duke of Cambridge's Own Middlesex
Regiment (formerly G/15726 Royal West Kent Regiment). He died on 16 August 1917 at the age of 31. He is
commemorated on the Tyne Cot memorial in Belgium.
He was the son of John,
and Eliza Matcham, and one of thirteen children, five of whom died in
childhood. In 1901 he was living with his parents and family at 16
Pembroke Terrace, Edred Road, Tower Hamlets, Dover, and was working as a
solicitor's clerk. Ten years later he was still at home, this time at 10
South Road, Tower Hamlets, and had continued working as a clerk.
On 25 October 1913 at St Bartholomew's he
married Louise Edith Baldock, the daughter of grocer Alfred Baldock,
from 82 Balfour Road. The couple had two children; Eileen, born in 1914,
and Denyss John, born after his father's death. Mrs Matcham received her
husband's effects at 82 Balfour Road. She later became Louise Brown.
Note: John's sister, Ellen Eliza,
married in 1902 Ernest Charles Grant. They became the parents of
Cyril Ernest Grant.
Footnote: Denyss in 1938 was best
man for the wedding of Mollie Giraud and George Bennett at St James,
when he gave the happy couple a smokers' stand. Denyss married Phyllis
Vine in 1942, and died in Surrey in 1971.
photo Jean Marsh
Matthews, H. S.
Henry (Harry) Stanley Matthews, 2(6?)70321, served in the
1st/6th battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment as a Private
(formerly 2594 The Buffs). He
was 18 when he died on 4 October 1917. He is commemorated on the
Tyne Cot memorial in Belgium.
Born at St
Mary's, Dover and enlisting in Dover, he was the son
of Mr Charles and Mrs Charlotte Matthews, of
27 Albany Place, Dover. In 1901 the family were living at 21 Chapel
Place, Dover, where Charles Matthews was working as a stoker on the mail
boats. They then had three children, Edith, aged 4, Charles, aged 3, and
Harry, aged 2, all born in Dover. By 1911 the family had moved to Albany
Place, and there were five more children born in Dover; daughters
Minnie, born 1901, Annie (?), born about 1903, N - probably Eleanor,
born about 1905, and Agnes, born 1910, and another son, Frederick,
probably born in 1907.
photo Jean Marsh
Percy John Maxted, K/5685. He
was a stoker on the HMS "Arrogant", and, at 25, he was accidentally killed on
14th October 1916.
He was the son of Robert
Maxted, a builders' labourer in 1901, and his wife Alma, née Friend, who
had married in 1878. The whole family were born in Dover, and in 1901
they were living at 6 Peter Street, Dover. The children were then
Alfred, 18, a bricklayer's labourer, William, 16, a plumber's assistant,
Alma, 13, Richard, 11, Percy, 9, Arthur, 7, and Leonard, 3. Mrs Maxted
died in 1925, aged 70.
Percy was the
husband of Lilian Fulbrook (formerly Maxted) of 14 Paul's Place,
Charlton, Dover. He is buried at Charlton cemetery in Dover, United
Kingdom, next to Edward Gatehouse.
Percy Maxted died when a
lathe fell upon him. At Sheerness dockyard, he and others had gone into
a workshop, which was more cosy than their quarters, and had slung their
hammocks round a lathe. It weighed three quarters of a ton but
nevertheless was dislodged by their weight, and it fell upon his head.
body was brought home to Paul's Place. The Naval Chaplain, Rev F. Poole conducted the funeral service at the graveside, while the Rev C S M Playfair conducted the service in Charlton church. His widow, parents,
and in-laws, named Turner, were present, along with three brothers and a
sister, and many relatives and comrades. Among the flowers laid were
those from his wife, "To my darling husband, from his broken-hearted
wife, Lil" and his little son, "To dear Daddy, from his little Sonny".
The gravestone reads:
Maxted, W. J. G.
William John George Richard Maxted, 327235,
was killed in action when he was 21 years and 11 months on 15 November
1917 at Gheluvelt near Ypres. He served in the 1st battalion of
the Cambridgeshire Regiment as a Private (formerly 9688 The Buffs), and is buried at Hooge Crater cemetery,
Belgium, IV J 17.
Born and enlisting in Dover, he was the eldest son of George Shrewsbury
Kate Elizabeth (née Epps), his wife, who lived at 5 Old Park Road, and who had, by
1917, moved to Canterbury, to 10 Cross Street. They had also lived at 47
Dour Street, Dover.
with thanks to Brian Maxted
cemetery - Hooge Crater; William Maxted's grave is central (the
right-hand end of the front row )
There words inscribed at the bottom of his headstone
are: "The cherished flowers of France may fall, but honour will
outshine them all"
Jeremiah McCarthy, G/5060,joined the 6th battalion of The Buffs as a
Private. He died on 5th April 1918, when he was 38. He is buried at
Hedauville Communal Cemetery Extension in France.
He was the "beloved son" of Mr and Mrs
McCarthy, of 111 Snargate Street.
He was born in Dover but enlisted and lived in Canning Town in Essex.
1919 - The shock was great, the blow
severe, We little thought his death so near. Only those that have lost
are able to tell, The pain that is felt at not saying farewell. His
cheerful smile and loving face, Are pleasant to recall. He always had a
kindly word, And died beloved by all. From his Wife and Son, Father and
Mother, Sisters and Brothers, and his Sister and Brother in London.
McKay, A. J.
Alexander J. R. McKay, 23285, was born in Dover, and was the son of the late Corporal McKay and Mrs
McKay. They lived at 14 Prospect Road.
He died when he was 19 years old, while
serving as a Private in the 2nd battalion of the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles),
having enlisted in Dover. He was reported as killed around 30th
July 1916, and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial in France.
38273, served in the 16th battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment
as a Private.
Born and living in Dover, he enlisted in Canterbury.
He was 19 when he died of wounds on 23 August 1918. He is remembered in the Lebucquière Communal Cemetery Extension, France,
Frederick was the son of William McLoughlin
and his wife, Rebecca Ellen, née Parker. The couple married on 8
December 1894 at St Mary's, Dover. They had five children, three of whom
had died before 1911. The others were two sons, Frederick, born 1899,
and William James R, born 1904. The family lived at 39 Lowther Road in
1901, with Mr McLoughlin working as an engineer's labourer, and at 28
Maxton Road in 1911; Mr McLoughlin was then working as a general
labourer for the Admiralty.
Mrs McLoughlin was the sister of
George William Gardner Parker, and in 1891
was probably working as a general domestic servant in the home of
journalist George Spicer and his wife Cecilia. They lived in rooms
over the stables at 27 Randolph Gardens, Salisbury Road.
Note: we contacted the CWGC for
further information. They tell us that he was buried in the Bertincourt
German Cemetery. They add, "However, as far as we are aware the German
Cemetery at Bertincourt no longer exists."
McMahon, J. P.
James Patrick McMahon, 60554, enlisted in Dover and was a Private in the 70th General Hospital
of the Royal Army Medical Corps.
died at the age of 23 on 30th
September 1918, and is buried in the Cairo War cemetery in Egypt.M110.
the words at the foot of his headstone read: "Until the day breaks".
Private McMahon was the son of the late Mr. J. P. McMahon and Mrs. E. McMahon,
of Sheerness, where he was born; husband of Ethel Maud McMahon, of 17, Union Row, Military
Gravestone and cemetery pictures by
Michelle and Andy Cooper; Private McMahon's grave is behind the cross of
sacrifice, to the right.
||The hospital pictures are of Ward D, No 7, in the 70th General Hospital Cairo,
taken on 24th February 1918.
They were found in an album of photos from a car boot sale - does anyone
recognise them? Please
with thanks to Stella Fryer
McNeir, G. A.
George Alfred McNeir, L/10011, was awarded the Military Medal. he was a
Serjeant in the 1st battalion of The Buffs. He died on 1st December
1917 at Gonjeancourt(?), when he was 23, and is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial,
Louverval in France.
He was the son of Martin and Esther
McNeir, of 1 Invicta Cottages, Finniss Hill, Dover, where he lived, and
brother of J McNeir. He
was born in Jullundur, India, and enlisted in Canterbury.
Surnames M (part 2 of 2 -
to end) are here