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Following on from This Thread I will on behalf of the Green Room Club be carrying out research into their memorial

From CWGC the names seem to be

Name: MACKINDER, LIONEL

Initials: L

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment/Service: Royal Berkshire Regiment

Unit Text: 1st Bn.

Age: 46

Date of Death: 09/01/1915

Service No: 11539

Additional information: Son of Samuel Thomas and Susan Mackinder (nee Harris); husband of Gracie Leigh Mackinder, of 6, Queensberry Mews West, South Kensington, London.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: I. C. 20.

Cemetery: LE TOURET MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE

Name: SAKER, FRANK HARRISON

Initials: F H

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Captain

Regiment/Service: Connaught Rangers

Unit Text: 4th Bn. attd. 2nd Bn.

Date of Death: 30/10/1914

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 42.

Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Name: GORE, ARTHUR HOLMES

Initials: A H

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Captain

Regiment/Service: Hampshire Regiment

Unit Text: 8th Bn.

Date of Death: 12/08/1915

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328.

Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

Name: POWLES-CURTIS

Initials: A J

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Captain

Regiment/Service: King's Royal Rifle Corps

Unit Text: 17th Bn.

Date of Death: 11/09/1916

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B.

Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Now Known to be buried at St Marys RC Cemetery Kensal Green

Name: RADFORD, BASIL HALLAM

Initials: B H

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Captain

Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps

Unit Text: No.1 Army Kite Ballon Sec.

Age: 28

Date of Death: 20/08/1916

Additional information: Son of Walter T. H. and A. L. M. Radford, of 206, Cromwell Rd., South Kensington, London. Actor, known to theatre goers as 'Basil Hallam' or 'Gilbert the Filbert.'

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: II. C. 15.

Cemetery: COUIN BRITISH CEMETERY

Name: RATHBONE, GUY BENSON

Initials: G B

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Captain

Regiment/Service: Gloucestershire Regiment

Unit Text: 11th Bn. attd. 7th Bn.

Date of Death: 21/04/1916

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 17.

Memorial: BASRA MEMORIAL

Name: BIBBY, CHARLES

Initials: C

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Royal Fusiliers

Unit Text: 23rd Bn.

Date of Death: 03/05/1917

Service No: SptS/3888

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 3.

Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL

Name: PROFEIT

Initials: L

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Captain

Regiment/Service: King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Unit Text: 8th Bn.

Age: 39

Date of Death: 25/04/1917

Additional information: Son of Dr. Profeit, of Ballater, Balmoral; husband of Dorothy Profeit, of 11, Elms Avenue, Muswell Hill, London.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: F. 1386.

Cemetery: KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY

Name: TREVOR-ROPER, CHARLES CADWALADR

Initials: C C

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Captain

Regiment/Service: Hampshire Regiment

Unit Text: 14th Bn.

Age: 33

Date of Death: 03/08/1917

Additional information: Husband of Gertrude Alice Trevor Roper, o Plas Teg, Mold, Flintshire.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: I. A. 30.

Cemetery: DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY

Name: BLACKALL, CHARLES WALTER

Initials: C W

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Regiment/Service: The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)

Unit Text: 3rd Bn.

Secondary Regiment: South Staffordshire Regiment

Secondary Unit Text: Commanding 4th Bn.

Age: 42

Date of Death: 24/03/1918

Awards: Twice Mentioned in Despatches

Additional information: Son of Maj. Robert Blackall; husband of Alice Evelyn Blackall, of 64, Bouverie Rd., Folkestone, Kent. Served in the South African War.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 2.

Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL

Name: HARGREAVES

Initials: H

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment/Service: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Unit Text: 2nd Bn.

Date of Death: 23/08/1918

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: V. B. 4.

Cemetery: HEATH CEMETERY, HARBONNIERES

Lt Marcus Draper does not apprear to be on CWGC

Chris

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Interesting project -please keep us updated with progress.

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Profeit is Leopold.

I may be able to take a photo of his grave shortly.

Marcus Draper is 2/Lt Mark Denman Draper:

Second Lieutenant M D DRAPER

Royal Flying Corps

who died on 07 February 1917

Remembered with honour

ALFRETON (ST. MARTIN) CHURCHYARD

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I'll bag the easiest one;

http://www.crossandcockade.com/pdf/Radford.pdf

Basil Hallam (1889-1916) was an English actor and singer. He created the character of Gilbert the Filbert for The Passing Show, the original revue of that title by Herman Finck, produced at the Palace Theatre, London, on 20 April 1914. He also recorded the title song for the HMV label on 4 June 1914. The song can be heard on a 2007 release by the Divine Art Record label, The Finck Album, sung by Mart Sander.

His death in action two years later is described by Rudyard Kipling in The Irish Guards in the Great War, Vol. 2 1916 - Salient and the Somme:

On a windy Sunday evening at Couin, in the valley north of Bus-les-Artois, the men saw an observation-balloon, tethered near their bivouacs, break loose while being hauled down. It drifted towards the enemy line. First they watched maps and books being heaved overboard, then a man in a parachute jumping for his life, who landed safely. Soon after, something black, which had been hanging below the basket, detached itself and fell some three thousand feet. We heard later that it was Captain Radford (Basil Hallam). His parachute apparently caught in the rigging and in some way he slipped out of the belt which attached him to it. He fell near Brigade Headquarters. Of those who watched, there was not one that had not seen him at the “Halls” in the immensely remote days of “Gilbert the Filbert, the Colonel of the Nuts.”

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Kate

thanks very much for the info - a photo of the grave would be wonderful

IPT

thanks very much for the info

Chris

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Chris, Are you sure the one you cannot find is DRAPER despite enlarging the name 400 % I cannot see the first letter as a D. Ralph.

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IPT

thanks for the grave photo - OK if I use it please

Ralph

I have a much larger res photo - it defintely says Draper

Chris

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Hargreaves is HAROLD and Powles-Curtis is ARTHUR JOHN. Regards Ralph.

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Ralph

had already got Powles-Curtis as he was one of my non comm cases but thanks for Hargreaves

Chris

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I can find a MARK DAMIEN DRAPER RFC 7-2-1917, cannot find a Marcus Draper even listed on Ancestry. Weird. Regards. Ralph.

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Chris. Staying in Arras from 12-10-09 for a week, do you want the two on the Arras Memorial ? Ralph.

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Ralph

yes please

Chris

Marcus was probably a stage name - the Green Room Club are going to look at their registers for me

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Chris,

Saker Lieut. Frank Harrison 2nd Connaught Rangers

Was reported Wounded and Prisoner of War in The Times edition of 13/11/1914

His entry date is 24/09/1914. DoD - 30/10/1914.

I'll look him up when I get home.

John

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Draper on CWGC

Name: DRAPER

Initials: M D

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps

Date of Death: 07/02/1917

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Cemetery: ALFRETON (ST. MARTIN) CHURCHYARD

Regards,

Garry

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Hi,

This is what I have on Captain F H Saker

Regards Mark

Army List Jan 1906

5th Bn

2nd Lieutenant Saker, F. H. 20 Feb.04

Army List August 1908

4th Bn

Lieutenant F H Saker

Army List July 1911

Lieutenant p.s .F H Saker (H) 11 June 06

p.s: Has been attached to Regular Forces and obtained a satisfactory report for rank of Captain

(H): Officer of the Special Reserve of Officers, Militia, Territorial Force, or Volunteers qualified at a School of Musketry.

Army List April 1913

4th Bn

Lieutenant F H Saker 11 June 1906

Army List August 1914

4th Bn

Lieutenant F H Saker 11 June 1906

Date of entry 24. 9. 14 & date of death 30.10.14 from Medal Card

From Sergeant McIlwain,s Journal

“It is reported that one young officer named Saker, who brought up the last of the reserves from home, gets up a raid on his own one night. He is wounded and, with all those left alive taken prisoner.” 30th Oct to 7th Nov 1914

From the 2nd Bn War Diary

31.10.14 In trenches – 1 ½ Platoon C Company under Lieut Saker attacked German trenches in support of a company of Berkshire,s who advanced along BECELEARE Wood – Lieut Saker wounded + captured – 6 NCO,s + men killed – 30 wounded – 30 missing many of whom were taken prisoner.

Army List Jan 1915

4th Bn

Captain F H Saker 9 Sept 1914 attached 2nd Bn

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Chris,

The above Draper is your man, I think.

The Stage Yearbook 1918;

Death was busy in the ranks of the theatre during the year. "Some to the wars

to try their fortune there," and to find glorious record upon its " purple testa-

ment." No exact record of lives laid down can be given, for enlistment was often

under other than stage names. But a list as complete as possible, which appears

elsewhere, includes Arthur Scott Craven (Capt.), Evelyn Beerbohm (Major), Marcus

Draper (Lieut.), Charles Bibby, Leopold Profeit (Capt.), Basil Holmes (Lieut.),

J. H. Stanners, Lewis C. Howard (Major), C. V. Sandford (Laeut.), Alan Fishei',

Oliphant Down (Capt.), R. Hope Lumley (Lieut.), T. W. J. Wilson (Lieut.), and Frank

Cody (Lieut.). Amongst its veterans the pi-ofession has to lament the deaths of Mr.

W. H. Kendal, Mrs. John BiUington, Mi^ Kate Bateman, Mr. Ridiard Flanagan,

Mr. Frank Archer, Mr. George Warde, and ^'Ii* Harry Paulton, as well as a line

tragedian in Mr. W. T. Haviland, a feie emoitional actress in Miss Darragih, and

popular comedians in IVL-. James Welch, Mr. Fred Emney, and Mr. Fi^ Billington ;

and also Misses Claora Cowper, Floirence Farr, Olga Audre, and Emma Hutchison,

Messjs. E. Hoggan Armiadale, Charles Arnold, Horace Sedger, Eric Blind, Henry

Bracy, Alexander Calvert, Herbert Dansey, Charles Draycott, Herbert Kelcey, Philip

Seftou, and Fred Storey. Capt. Murray Carson, actor and author, died while engaged

on military work, being officer commanding the detadiment of the Army Service

Corps at Canterbury. To devoted war work was also attributable the death of Mr.

Hubert Henry Davies, our most charming writer of modern comedy, and also of

Captain Basil Hood, the playwright, and Lieut.-Col. N. Newnham Davis, play-

wright and critic. Mr. John Douglass, retired manager and playwright, fell a

victim to an air raid. Musical comedy suffered a loss in Mr. Paul A. Rubens, and

another in Mr. Edward Jones; farce and burlesque in Sir Francis Burnand, and

dramatic criticism in Miss Kate Venning, probably our best English authority on

the French stage.

From the same source;

Drainer, Marcus (2nd Lieutenant Mark Denman

Draper). Aged 32. February. Death oc-

curred in a flying acoident. Mr. Draper,

who was the eldest son of the Rev. W. H.

Draper, now rector of Adel, near Leeds,

and the grandson of the late Mr. Justice

Denman, was born thirty-two years ago at

Alfreton, Derbyshire, where his father at

that time was Vicar. He was educated at

Repton School, Derbyshire, and about ten

years ago he adopted the dramatic profes-

sion, his initial experience being with Sir

Frank Benson.

The forum seems a bit camper since you've begun this project.

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Bibby, Charies. May. Mr. Biibby, who was

in the Royal iFusiliers, and had been in

the Army since November, 191.5. had pre-

viously l>e«n wounded in the arm and sent

home sufferinig from shell shock. Mr.

Bibby was one of the original members

of Miss A. E. Homiman's company at the

Gaiety, Manchester, and was also with

that company during their Canadian tour.

Mr. Bibby, who was bom at Stratford,

Lanes., in November, 1878, started his act-

ing career with the Benson company in

1898, and remained with them for five

years. He made his d6but on the West

End stage in April, 1905, as Feste in

" Twelfth Night " at His Majesty's, -where

he remiained for eiighteen months. After

a iseason with the Terry-iNedlson comipany,

he joined Forbes-Robertson, whom he

accompanied to America in 1906. He was a

member of the Horniman company at the

Midland and aftenvards at the' Gaiety,

Manchester, esitablisliing himself with play-

goers there as an able all-round' actor. His

Gaffer Peairoe in "INan," Cokane in

" Widowers' Houses," Marten Kil in " An

Enemy of the People," Dogberry in " Much

Ado Aibout Nothing," Samuel JacJfson in

"The Return of Uie iProdigal," Cokeson

in " Justice," Sir Peter Teazle in " The

School for Scandal," Tony Lumpkin in

"iShe 'Stoops to Conquer," and MoJlen-

trave in " Mollentrave on Women " — a

favourite part of his — CHiri.stopber Haw-

thorn in " Hindle Wakes," Cayley Drummle

in " The Second Mrs. Tanqueray," land

William Banning in '* The Mob," were

roles that stood out in the midst of much

varied work with the company of whom

he was so valued a member. At the iPlay-

house in 1912 he acted Philibert in " The

Little Caf6," and at the same theatre in

1913 Manford Wilton in " The Headmas-

ter," and at the Aldwych in 1915 Jelly in

" Riete."

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Everyone thank you so very much

Chris

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IPT

thanks for the link - will be using it

Chris

Please dont worry about MICs as I have an ancestry account

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Was your man a captain in 1915?

Blackall, Capt. C. W. Songs from the Trenches. 1915. 60 pp

THE PADRE

CAPT. C. W. BLACKALL

'E's a sportsman is our Padre,

Of that there ain't a doubt.

'E don't chuck religion at yer,

An' preach at yer an' spout

An if 'e 'ears yer cussin',

As yer film' up ther bags.

'E jest ses, "Fumigate your throat,"

An' 'ands yer out some fags.

'E don't take all fer granted

That yer murderers an' thieves,

An' always tell yer, now's ther time

Fer turnin' over leaves.

'E'll wander round ther trenches,

Jest to pass ther time o' day.

An' there ain't a bloke as doesn't feel

A man 'as passed that way.

I remember once, near Wipers,

When things was pretty lot,

An' yer 'ad ter keep yer nut down

If yer didn't want it shot;

While they was fairly plasterin'

As fast as they could load,

'E came ridin'--mark yer, ridin'

All down ther Menin Road.

'E was dossin' in a "staminay,"

Pyjamas all complete,

When a 'igh--explosive carried

'Arf the louse into the street.

While other blokes was runnin' wild,

An' kickin' up a row,

'E calmly arsts, ''Pray, what is the

Correct procedure now

They tells 'im as 'e'd better

Do a bunk for all 'e's worth,

As 'is bloomin' "staminay" is not

Ther safest spot on earth.

But 'e 'as a look around 'im,

An' wags 'is bally 'ead;

Ses'e, "It seems quite restful now,''

An' back 'e goes to bed.

But 'e fairly put ther lid on

When we made ther last attack:

If 'is lads was goin' ter cop it,

'E weren't fer 'angin' back.

So 'e lops out of ther trenches

Level with ther foremost 'ound,

An' natural like 'e stops one

An' gets a little wound.

'E's a sportsman is our Padre,

Of that there ain't a doubt.

'E don't chuck religion at yer,

An' preach at yer an' spout.

Still, 'e'll show ther way ter 'Eaven--

That's if anybody can--

But we'd follow 'im to 'ell; 'cos why?

Our Padre 'e's a man.

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IPT

dont know on that one - have yet to do the LG search

Chris

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