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Posted 25 September 2005 - 09:20 PM

Julian: Page 214. I will look around and see if I can find anything else on him. He father was RA. Do you need anything on him? Dick

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 07:52 AM

thanks Dick, yes I noticed that his father was RA - and thus you might have something on him, but it is ALA that I want to know about - he was the 1st CO of 123 Coy MGC and any papers or whatever might help me with that unit. eg date of formation in ?? March 1916, before they went overseas in June.
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Posted 30 September 2005 - 04:46 PM

Is there any chance you could look up Geoffrey St John Jones 4th Middlesex, he went to school at St Edmunds college Canterbury, and later as a Warneford Scholar to Brasenose College, Oxford. Cheers

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Posted 01 October 2005 - 06:38 AM

From the Oxford University Roll of Service:

Jones, G. St. J., BA (Jan 15) 2nd Lt, 5th, attd 4th, Middlesex Regt., France and Belgium, 1915-1916, Killed in action on 14 June 1916.

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Posted 01 October 2005 - 01:05 PM

Hello Dick

Do you have anything on Lieutenant Hon. John Nevile MANNERS , 2nd Bn. Grenadier Guards? He attended Balliol College at Oxford before being commissioned into the Grenadier Guards in 1912. Killed in action on 1st September 1914.

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Posted 01 October 2005 - 02:35 PM

Cheers Dick shame theres no photo

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 03:22 PM

Hi Dick,
I would be very grateful if you could please look up for me Lt Arthur Charles Sotheron Escourt M.C..
He attended Magdalene College,Cambridge prior to enlisting in 1914.
I know he was KIA on 8/8/18 as an observer with no 5 squadron,and previously had served with the 8th Glos.
Any help,particulary a photo will much appreciated

Many thanks.
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Posted 02 October 2005 - 06:44 PM

QUOTE (stu @ Oct 2 2005, 03:22 PM)
Hi Dick,
I would be very grateful if you could please look up for me Lt Arthur Charles Sotheron Escourt M.C..
He attended Magdalene College,Cambridge prior to enlisting in 1914.
I know he was KIA on 8/8/18 as an observer with no 5 squadron,and previously had served with the 8th Glos.
Any help,particulary a photo will much appreciated

Many thanks.
Stu



Hi Dick!
I'd really appreciate your help with this young soldier !

Frederick Melchior Raphael
born in London 1870 - died at Spion Kop, Natal, Jan. 24, 1900 - son of George C. Raphael
educated at Wellington College - First Battalion South Lancashire Regiment - if there is also a photo available - that would be great!

Thanking you in advance

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 08:19 PM

Ed wrote:
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Do you have anything on Lieutenant Hon. John Nevile MANNERS , 2nd Bn. Grenadier Guards? He attended Balliol College at Oxford before being commissioned into the Grenadier Guards in 1912. Killed in action on 1st September 1914.


The Hon. John Nevile Manners, Grenadier Guards
Born on 6 January 1892, the eldest son of John Thomas, the 3rd Lord Manners of Avon Tyrrell, Christchurch, Hants
Educated at Eton from 1905-1910, Eton XI 1910; Field XI 1909; won double rackets with E. L. Bury in 1910; Editor of the "Eton Coll. Chronicle" 1910; Keeper of the Rackets. 1910.
At Balliol College from 1910 to 1913 (played on OU Lawn Tennis and Racquets team and Polo Team; won OU Silver Racquet)
Commissioned in the Grenadier Guards in 1912
Lieut in 1914
Won Army Single Rackets in 1914
The first Balliol College man to fall in the war
Killed in action at Villers-Cotterets on 1 Sep 14

Sources: Eton School Register, Part VII. 1899-1909; Balliol College War Memorial Book, Volume II; List of Etonians Who Fought in the Great War 1914-1919; Balliol College Register, 1833-1933; The War List of University of Cambridge, 1914-1919; The Bond of Sacrifice, Volume I.

His photo from the second mentioned source is attached below:

Regards. Dick

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 09:24 PM

That is fantastic Dick! I'm much obliged to you.

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 11:21 PM

Liverpool Annie wrote:
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I'd really appreciate your help with this young soldier !
Frederick Melchior Raphael


Capt. Frederick Melchoir Raphael, S Lanc Regt.
Born at London in April 1870, the second son of George Charles Raphael, Esq. of 37 Portland Place, London, W and Castle Hill, Englefield Green, Surrey
Educated at Wellington College from Summer 1883 to 1885
Joined the 5th Bn, Rifle Brigade in 1889
Transferred to the 1st Bn, South Lancs Regiment in Oct 91
Promoted to Lieutenant in Feb 94
Promoted to Captain in 1898
Accompanied his Battalion to South Africa in November 1899 and served with the Natal Field Force
Killed in action at Spion Kop on 24 Jan 00

I have not been able to find a photo of him. Regards. Dick Flory

Sources: The Last Post: A Roll of Officers Who Gave Their Lives for Their Queen, King and Country in the South African War, 1899-1902; Wellington College Register, 1859-1948.

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 11:28 PM

QUOTE (rflory @ Oct 2 2005, 11:21 PM)
Liverpool Annie wrote:

Capt. Frederick Melchoir Raphael, S Lanc Regt.
Born at London in April 1870, the second son of George Charles  Raphael, Esq. of 37 Portland Place, London, W and Castle Hill, Englefield Green, Surrey
Educated at Wellington College from Summer 1883 to 1885
Joined the 5th Bn, Rifle Brigade in 1889
Transferred to the 1st Bn, South Lancs Regiment in Oct 91
Promoted to Lieutenant in Feb 94
Promoted to Captain in 1898
Accompanied his Battalion to South Africa in November 1899 and served with the Natal Field Force
Killed in action at Spion Kop on 24 Jan 00

I have not been able to find a photo of him.  Regards.  Dick Flory

Sources: The Last Post: A Roll of Officers Who Gave Their Lives for Their Queen, King and Country in the South African War, 1899-1902; Wellington College Register, 1859-1948.


Dick!!

Thank you so very much! I appreciate your time!

Annie

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 11:49 PM

Stu wrote:
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I would be very grateful if you could please look up for me Lt Arthur Charles Sotheron Escourt M.C..


Capt. Arthur Charles Sotheron Estcourt, MC
Born on 26 Sep 93, the son of Rev E W S Estcourt of Swindon
Educated at Gresham's School from 1907 to 1912 and at Magdalene College, U of Cambridge from 1912-1913
Commissioned as 2nd Lieut., New Armies on 17 Nov 14
Temp 2nd Lt., Wiltshire Regiment
Temp 2nd Lt, Gloucestershire Regiment (Received the MC (Lond. Gaz. 26 Sept. 1916) "For conspicuous gallantry in action. He fought his battery with great effect under very heavy fire during the attack,dispersing many enemy bombing parties. He also knocked out a machine-gun whichwas holding up the advance of one of our bombing parties."
Acting Captain, Trench Mortar Battery, 16 Feb 17
Lieut. (Observer) RAF
MC
Twice Wounded.
Killed in Action on 8 Aug 18
His brother, Walter Bucknall Estcourt served as a Lieut in the East African Corps.

Sources: The War List of the University of Cambridge, 1914-1918; History and Register of Gresham's School, 1555-1955 .

I am not able to find a photo of him. Regards. Dick

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 12:34 AM

Hi Dick,
This is really good info.
You have been very helpfull.
Many thanks.
Regards.
Stu

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 09:58 PM

Hello Dick

Might I trouble you once more with a further request? I note from an earlier posting (British Roll of Honour) that you have a number of volumes of the British Roll of Honour. I'd be interested in the entry for Major Hubert Francis CRICHTON, 1st Irish Guards who was killed in action on 1 September 1914, especially if there is a photograph! I understand that he is in the "Lt. C.K. Anderson" volume.

Thanking you in advance......

Best wishes

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 10:38 PM

Hi Dick

Please could I trouble you to look up one of my 19th London officers who is proving elusive? His service record contains very little other than probate info as it has been heavily weeded. This is all I have:

Capt RILEY, Arthur Cecil
Commissioned London Regt (19th) 09/03/1910
went to France 10/03/1915
killed at Loos 25/09/1915, buried at Dud Corner Cem, Loos
Educated at Eton College (served in OTC) and Cambridge University (Trinity College)

thanks for your help

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 04:48 AM

Ed Matthews wrote:
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I'd be interested in the entry for Major Hubert Francis CRICHTON, 1st Irish Guards who was killed in action on 1 September 1914, especially if there is a photograph!


Major Hubert Francis Crichton, Irish Guards
Born at London on 17 Dec 74, the only son of Colonel the Hon. Charles Frederick Crichton, late Grenadier Guards (the second son of the third Earl of Erne and Madeline Taylour, eldest daughter of the third Marquess of Headfort).
Educated at Eton and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst
Commissioned as 2nd Lieut., Grenadier Guards in 1896
Served with his regiment in the Nile Expedition of 1898. Present at the Battle of Khartoum (British Medal and Egyptian medal with clasp).
Transferred to the Irish Guards in 1902
Went to South Africa wit the 29th Bn, Imperial Yeomanry and received the QSA Medal with two clasps
From 1903 to Feb 1905 was Aide-de-Camp to the Commander, 1st Army Corps at Aldershot.
KIA at Compiegne on 1 Sep 1914 (Mentioned in Sir John French's despatches of 8 Oct 14).
Married in Jul 1903, Esther, daughter of Capt. Llewellyn and Lady Rachel Saunderson, with whom he had two daugthers: Doris Madeline, born 30 May 04 and Enid Irene Adelaide, born 27 Feb 07.

Sources:British Roll of Honour;The Bond of Sacrifice, Volume I; Etonians Who Fought in the Great War.

Attached below is a photo of him from the first source and on the next page is a photo of him from the second source. Regards. Dick

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 04:49 AM

A second photo of Major Crichton from the second-named source:

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 05:01 AM

Charles Fair wrote:
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Please could I trouble you to look up one of my 19th London officers who is proving elusive? His service record contains very little other than probate info as it has been heavily weeded. This is all I have:
Capt RILEY, Arthur Cecil


Captain Arthur Cecil Riley
2nd son of J. Riley of 20 Harrington Gardens, S Kensington, SW
Educated at Eton from 1895 to 1901 and at Trinity College, Cambridge where he received his BA in 1901.
Capt, 19th (St. Pancras) Bn, London Regiment
Kiled in action at Loos on 25 Sep 15.

Sources: Eton School Register, Part VII, 1899-1909; Etonians Who Served in the Great War, 1914-1919; The War List of the University of Cambridge 1914-1919.

Not much more than you had I am afraid. Regards. Dick

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 07:38 PM

Many, many thanks again Dick - it's very much appreciated! Super pictures too.....

Best wishes

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 09:37 PM

Dick, very many thanks for looking - his dates at Eton are new to me. Every little helps.
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Posted 05 October 2005 - 09:44 PM

Hi Dick

Could you be kind enough to see if you have any information on the following Officer;

Second Lieutenant Anthony Graham Titley

4th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment - Died 13th April 1917 aged 28.

His records gives Schools & Colleges as: Repton School, which he left July 1907 and 'Oatlands Harrogate'

Many thanks in advance for any information

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 02:10 AM

John wrote:
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Could you be kind enough to see if you have any information on the following Officer; Second Lieutenant Anthony Graham Titley


Lieut. Anthony Graham Titley, W Yorks
Born on 28 Jun 1889, the son of F. A. Titley
Educated at Repton School from 1904-1907
Commissioned as a 2nd Lieut. W Yorkshire Regt., S.R. in Feb 1915
Went to France in 1916
Promted to Lieutenant in Jan 1917
KIA on 15 Apr 1917

Sources: Old Reptonian War Register 1914-1919; Repton School Register 1922.

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 05:55 AM

Dear Dick

Thank you for the information and for your time.

Kind regards

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 02:12 PM

QUOTE (Frajohn @ Oct 6 2005, 05:55 AM)
Dear Dick

Thank you for the information and for your time.

Kind regards

John


Hi Dick -could I please ask you for a "look up"
Thanking you in advance
Annie

Charles Grant Francis Grey Birch Capt South Lancashire Regiment only son of Colonel Birch of Lympston Grange, S. Devon. Born Nov. 18th 1866. He was killed at the Battle of Spion Kop January 24th 1900
He was a scholar at the Boarding House to Rugby School, Rugby, Warwickshire