We Will Remember Them - WWI 100th Anniversary
01/05/2018
With the 100th anniversary of WWI ending coming up in 2018, we remember the fallen Old Bromsgrovians who were killed during the Great War.

January:
1915
Eustace Jotham, d. 07/01/1915
At School: 1899-1901
Regiment: Sikhs
Buried: Delhi Memorial and Miranshar Cemetery, North Waziristan, India
Awarded Victoria Cross


1918
Harvey Staunton, d. 14/01/1918 aged 45
At School: 1883-1889
Regiment: Royal Army Chaplain's Department
Buried: Baghdad North Gate War Cemetery, Iraq
Norman Curtis Hartley, d. 20/01/1918 aged 19
At School: 1911-1916
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
Buried: Neuville-Bourjonval British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France


1920
Athelstan Chamberlayne, d. 14/01/1920 aged 41
Regiment: Duke of York's Own Lancers
Buried: Delhi Memorial and Jandola Cemetery, India
Francis Wykeham Wallace Birch, d. 23/01/1920 aged 20
At School: 1914-1917
Regiment: King Edward's Own Gurkha Rifles
Buried: Delhi Memorial and Jandola Cemetery, India

February:
1919
Hugh Stuart Gibson, d. 19/02/1919 (died of wounds) aged 32
At School: 1903-1905
Regiment: South Staffordshire Regiment
Buried: Hampstead Cemetery

William Aldworth Aubertin, d. 20/02/1919 aged 38
At School: 1894-1897
Regiment: Royal Welch Fusiliers
Buried: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery

1920
James Reginald Russell, d. Feb 1920
At School: 1908-1913
Regiment: Royal West Kent Regiment
Awarded DSO
Died of Pneumonia


March:
1915
Wynne Owen, d. 10/03/1915 aged 30
At School: 1899-1903 Gordon
Regiment: Dogras Indian Army
Buried: Laventie Military Cemetery, Nord, France

William John Grogan, d. 14/03/1915 aged 54
At School: 1868-1871
Regiment: Royal Navy
Buried: Cheltenham Cemetery

Ian Montgomery Jones, d. 20/03/1915
At School: 1910-1914
Regiment: Royal Fusiliers
Buried: Manchester Southern Cemetery

Lionel Henry Massy, d. 28/03/1915
At School: 1900-1906
Regiment: Royal Munster Fusiliers

1916
Thomas Garrett Elkington, d. 04/03/1916 aged 23
At School: 1906-1911 Gordon
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment
Buried: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium

Reginald Harvey Chattock, d. 13/03/1916 aged 19
At School: 1908-1914
Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment
Buried: Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Somme, France

1917
Ronald Maynard Ross, d. 04/03/1917 aged 21
At School: 1912-1914
Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment
Buried: Fins New British Cemetery, Somme, France

1918
Norman Toynbee King, d. 22/03/1918
At School: 1911-1915
Regiment: Dragoon Guards
Buried: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France

Arthur Green. d. 26/03/1918 aged 34
At School: 1897-1902
Regiment: Manchester Regiment
Buried: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France

1920
Gerald Jasper Martin, d. 01/03/1920
At School: 1902-1905
Regiment: Royal Irish Regiment
Buried: Gibraltar North Front Cemetery
Died from injuries received in the War


April:
1915
Percy Patridge Bigwood, d. 22/04/1915
At School: 1892-1897
Regiment: Auckland Regiment
Buried: East Mudros Military Cemetery, Greece

Alan John Steuart, d. 30/04/1915 aged 25
At School: 1903-1904 Gordon
Regiment: Canadian Engineers
Buried: Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Belgium

1916
John Garth Morgan-Owen, d. 09/04/1916
At School: 1897-1902
Regiment: South Wales Borderers
Buried: Amara War Cemetery, Iraq

Julius Henry Beilby, d. 23/04/1916
The School's Doctor
Regiment: Worcestershire Yeomanry

Rorbert Essex Surman, d. 23/04/1916 aged 24
At School: 1906 Gordon
Regiment: Worcestershire Yeomany
Buried: Jerusalem Memorial, Israel

Randolph Noel Churchill Murray, d. 28/04/1916 aged 21
At School: 1909-1912
Regiment: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Buried: Philosophe British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

1917
Joseph Leslie Dent. d. 11/04/1917 aged 28
At School: 1904-1907
Regiment: South Staffordshire Regiment
Buried: Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France Awarded DSO and Military Cross

Charles Whitley. d. 11/04/1917 aged 28
At School: 1899-1906
Regiment: King's Royal Rifle Corps
Buried: Hibers Trench Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France Awarded Military Cross

William Dobree Chepmell, d. 12/04/1917 aged 21
At School: 1909-1914 Gordon
Regiment: Royal Sussex
Buried: Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

William Martin Musgrove, d. 15/04/1917 aged 20
At School: 1910-1914
Regiment: Border Regiment
Buried: Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Frederick Herbert Mark Collier. d. 23/04/1917 aged 27
Regiment: Sherwood Foresters
Buried: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Guy Lesingham Spreckley, d. 23/04/1917 aged 32
At School: 1902-1907 Gordon
Regiment: King's Royal Rifle Corps
Buried: Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium

Cecil Oliver Eachus Price, d. 28/04/1917 aged 24
At School: 1906-1908
Regiment: Canadian Infantry
Buried: Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

1918
Clifford Mostyn French Dewdney. d. 04/04/1918
At School: 1910-1914
Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment
Buried: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France

John Dobree Chepmell, d. 10/04/1918 aged 39
At School: 1899-1907
Regiment: Royal Warwickshire
Buried: Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium

1919
Robert Douglas Cotton, d. 05/04/1919 (Died of wounds) aged 20 Regiment: London Regiment
Buried: Bromsgrove Cemetery
Awarded Military Cross
The only OB to be interred close to the School


May:
1915
Leopold Colman Smith, d. 16/05/1915
At School: 1903-1909
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Buried: Le Touret, Pas de Calais, France

1917
Herbert Cecil Cutler, d. 10/05/1917 aged 26
At School: 1902-1908
Regiment: Royal Flying Corps
Buried: Templeux-Le-Guerard British Cemetery, Somme, France

1918
Victor Robert Wheelock, d. 20/05/1918 aged 19
At School: 1915-1916
Regiment: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Buried: Esquelbecq Military Cemetery, Nord, France


June:
1915
Henry D'esterre Head, d. 01/06/1915 aged 20
At School: 1910-1913
Regiment: Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Buried: Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Nord, France

Walter Henry Fox. d. 16/06/1915 aged 20
At School: 1910-1913
Regiment: South Staffordshire Regiment
Buried: Le Touret, Pas de Calais, France

Philip Malcolm Kerwood. d. 25/06/1915
At School: 1904-1909 Gordon
Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment
Buried: Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Nord, France

1916
Arthur Coke Thomas, d. 02/06/1916 aged 30
At School: 1902-1904
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Buried: Bedford House Cemetery, Belgium
Awarded Military Medal

Ernest Gordon Bennitt, d. 04/06/1916
At School: 1890
Regiment: Royal Warwickshire
Buried: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Henry Alfred Butt, d. 08/06/1916
At School: 1877-1882
Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment
Buried: Pont-Du-Hem Military Cemetery, Nord, France

Jack Victor Lauria, d. 18/06/1916 aged 26
At School: 1906-1908 Gordon
Regiment: Sherwood Foresters
Buried: Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Nord, France

1917
Nathaniel Fuhrman Clarke, d. 01/06/1917 aged 31
Regiment: Royal Flying Corps
Buried: Sutton Coldfield Cemetery

Lewis Dudley Richard Huggard, d. 26/06/1917 aged 23
At School: 1904-1908
Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
Buried: Albuera Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Frank Bernard Wearne, d. 28/06/1917 aged 23
At School: 1908-1912
Regiment: Essex Regiment
Buried: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France Awarded Victoria Cross

1918
Basil Vassal Bruton, d. 15/06/1918 aged 39
At School: 1893-1897
Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment
Buried: Boscon British Cemetery, Italy

Frederic Dixon, d. 18/06/1918 aged 20
At School: 1913-1917
Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment
Buried: Rue-Des-Berceaux Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France


July:
1916
William Alexander Delap Goodwin, d. 01/07/1916 aged 23
At School: 1906-1911
Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
Buried: Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuile Wood

Denzil Clive Tate Twentyman, d. 01/07/1916 aged 26
At School: 1904-1909
Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
Buried: Somme, France
Awarded Military Cross

Percy William Hemming, d. 03/07/1916
At School: 1897-1904
Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment
Buried: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Richard Greaves Tasker, d. 03/07/1916 aged 27
At School: 1900-1908 Gordon
Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment
Buried: Ovillers Military Cemetery, Somme, France

Geoffrey Francis Silvester, d. 17/07/1916 aged 23
At School: 1905-1911
Regiment: King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Buried: La Neuville British Cemetery, Somme, France1

Douglas Estill, d. 18/07/1916
At School: 1903-1905
Regiment: South African Infantry
Buried: Delville Wood Cemetery, Somme, France

William Lawton Roberts, d. 30/07/1916 aged 22
At School: 1906-1911
Regiment: Royal Welch Fusiliers
Buried: Heilly Station Cemetery, Somme, France

1917
Charles Arthur Green, d. 13/07/1917 aged 20
At School: 1911-1915
Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
Buried: St Martin Calvaire British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France Awarded Military Cross

1918
Arthur Eldred Barker Sutton, d. 04/07/1918
At School: 1910-1912
Regiment: Royal Air Force


August:
1915
Hewitt Huggard, d. 07/08/1915 aged 26
At School: 1908-1913
Regiment: East Yorkshire Regiment
Buried: Helles Memorial, Turkey

Spencer Robert Valentine Travers, d. 09/08/1915 aged 22
At School: 1908-1913
Regiment: Royal Munster Fusiliers
Buried: Helles Memorial, Turkey

Norman Kingsley Street, d. 10/08/1915
At School: 1896-1900
Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment
Buried: Helles Memorial, Turkey
Mentioned in Dispatches

1917
Walter Henry Lewis, d. 04/08/1917 aged 23
At School: 1909-1913
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
Buried: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

John Bromley Rawlins, d. 16/08/1917
At School: 1905-1909
Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps
Buried: New Irish Farm Cemetery, Belgium

1918
Harry Oliver Blay Newey, d. 27/08/1918 aged 22
At School: 1908-1913
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
Buried: Bray Military Cemetery, Somme, France


September:
1914
Ralph Lesingham Spreckley, d. 14/09/1914 aged 21
At School: 1905-1911
Regiment: Connaught Rangers
Buried: Vailly British Cemetery, Aisne, France
Awarded Military Cross
Mentioned in Dispatches
First OB to be killed

1916
Philip Reeves Vaughton, d. 02/09/1916
At School: 1907-1910 Gordon
Regiment: London Regiment
Buried: Niederzwehren Cemetery, Hessen, Germany

William Henry Charlesworth, d. 15/09/1916
At School: 1896-1899
Regiment: King's Own
Buried: Delville Wood Cemetery, Somme, France

Norman Kennedy Steuart, d. 15/09/1916 aged 25
At School: 1903-1909 Gordon
Regiment: Connaught Rangers
Buried: St Pierre Cemetery, Somme, France

George Stanley Charles Baker, d. 23/09/1916 aged 21
At School: 1908-1912
Regiment: Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Buried: Canford Cemetery, Bristol

1917
Albert Edward Brazier, d. 20/09/1917 aged 28
Regiment: Royal Warwickshire
Buried: Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

1918
Leslie Wingfield Sweet-Escott, d. 25/09/1918
At School: 1908-1913
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Buried: Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium


October:
1915
Wilfred Hugh Holroyd, d. 13/10/1915 aged 23
At School: 1906-1910
Regiment: Norfolk Regiment
Buried: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Reginald Hartley, d. 26/10/1915 aged 24
At School: 1903-1910
Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment
Buried: Brown's Road Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Ian Vaughan Brembridge Melhuish, d. 27/10/1915 aged 23
At School: 1907-1911
Regiment: Prince Albert's
Buried: Rue-Du-Bacquerot 13th London Graveyard, Pas de Calais, France


1916
William Henry Francis Burrows Lloyd, d. 03/10/1916 aged 21
At School: 1907-1912
Regiment: Devonshire Regiment
Buried: Philosophe British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Samuel Cecil Webb, d. 03/10/1916 aged 30
At School: 1902-1903
Regiment: Royal Munster Fusiliers
Buried: Struma Military Cemetery, Greece

Robert Lancelot Gibbs Hunt, d. 07/10/1916 aged 21
At School: 1909-1912
Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Buried: Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Some, France

Leonard Cameron Kidd, d. 12/10/1916 aged 23
At School: 1905-1910 Gordon
Regiment: Royal Flying Corps
Buried: Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France Military Cross with Bar


Walter John Gerald Hoare, d. 25/10/1916
Regiment: Royal Fusiliers
Buried: Courcelette British Cemetery, Somme, France Awarded DSO


1917
Frederick Bentley, d. 04/10/1917 aged 42
At School: 1890-1894
Regiment: The Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment
Buried: Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

Henry William Pearman, d. 05/10/1917
At School: 1908-1910
Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment
Buried: Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, Nord, France

Donald Court Halsall, d. 09/10/1917 aged 19
At School: 1910-1916
Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers
Buried: Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

Gerald Aubrey Pilcher, d. 26/10/1917 aged 21
At School: 1909-1914
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
Buried: Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium


1918
Stuart Leslie Keppel-Palmer, d. 03/10/1918
At School: 1907-1911
Regiment: Royal Tank Corps
Buried: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Aisne, France Awarded Military Cross

Harvey Gerald Carminow Carter, d. 08/10/1918 aged 22
At School: 1908-1914
Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment
Buried: Hargicourt Communal Cemetery, Aisne, France

Vernon Dockeray Johnson, d. 19/10/1918
At School: 1912-1913
Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment
Buried: Dunhallow Ads. Cemetery, Belgium
Master at the School, joined Elmshurst in May 1912 and stayed until July 1913

Charles Holbrook Rosling, d. 22/10/1918
At School: 1917-1918
Regiment: Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Buried: Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, France
Attached to our OTC for instructional purposes

Maurice Neville Meredith, d. 26/10/1918 aged 23
At School: 1909-1913
Regiment: Duke of York's Own Lancers
Buried: Beirut War Cemetery


November:
1917
George Rupert Hailstone, d. 06/11/1917 aged 25
At School: 1907-1910
Regiment: Royal Welch Fusiliers
Buried: Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel

Herbert Ward Milligan, d. 21/11/1917
At School: 1901-1903
Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers
Buried: Cambrai Memorial, Nord, France

Noel Johnstone Sievers, d. 30/11/1917
At School: 1904-1909
Regiment: Essex Regiment
Buried: Cambrai Memorial, Nord, France


1918
Douglas Stephen Corlett, d. 12/11/1918 aged 21
At School: 1910-1913
Regiment: Royal Fusiliers
Buried: St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Pas de Calais, France


December:
1915
Arthur Freer Spreckley, d. 30/12/1915 aged 27
At School: 1902-1906 Gordon
Regiment: Gurkha Rifles
Buried: Chatby Memorial, India


1917
Herbert Arthur Dyer, d. 07/12/1917
At School: 1901-1907
Regiment: Royal Flying Corps
Buried: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
School Music Teacher until 1907
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