Guy Benson RATHBONE born 29 May, Sefton Park, Liverpool baptised 26 June 1884, Liverpool (St Michael) Actor - member of Frank Benson's Shakespeare Company Lived at 107 Haverstock Hill, Hampstead, London prior to his death Commission in the Gloucestershire Regiment in February 1915 and died on active service on 21 April 1916 at Sulva Bay, Gallipoli.
His name is included on Basra Memorial.
He married 22 October 1910 at Bayswater (St Matthew), London to Theodora DE SELINCOURT date of birth unknown daughter of Charles Alexander SELINCOURT. She remarried on 22 August 1917 at Hampstead (St Peter), London to Norman Robert McKEOWN, Army Captain, of Sydney, Australia
Parents - Emma Catherine FORGET born c 1857, Liverpool, Lancashire date and place of baptism unknown daughter of Charles J. FORGET & (Louisa BOURGEOIS) married on 14 February 1878 at Mossley (St Matthew & St James) Lancashire to Arthur BENSON RATHBONE born 7 February 1853, Aigbirth, Liverpool son of William Benson RATHBONE (1826-1892) & Hannah Sophia GREG (c1832-1914)
Daughter - Pamela joyce rathbone, was born 25 november 1912, hampstead, london, and married in 1946 in the ashford area of kent to edward coulson who taught history.
13 21st April RATHBONE, Guy Benson Capt - 32 7th Battalion KIA Mespot Sannaiyat, near Kut, R Tigris, Mesopotamia (Iraq)
Educated at Malvern and at Oriel College, Oxford. Commissioned Feb. 1915. Served in Gallipoli from Sept. 1915. Left a widow and child.
The Malvern Register 1865-1904
Rathbone, Guy Benson, Red Gables, Formby, Lancs
Class: Lower Vth-VIth; School Prefect, Second XI Cricket, House XI Football, Shooting Eight. Left Mids 1902.
Oriel College, Oxford.
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War Diaries 7th Glouc
20th - Orders were received from 39th Bde about 7am to push forward during the night and join N Staffs at A4. A Coy was detailed for this purpose with D Coy to follow as a digging party to dig a communication trench between PIMPLES and A4 if attack succeeded. B and C Coys were detailed by 39th to dig a further communication trench along stream towards A3. At 11pm A Coy moved out and shortly after came under heavy machine gun fire from Turkish trenches. This Coy contrived it's advance over the first line of the enemy's trench but again meeting heavy fire and bombs from Turkish communication. Trench A12 were forced to withdraw losing heavily in doing so. It was here that OC A Coy Capt G B Rathbone was killed.