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Oxford War Memorials: Jesus College

LEST WE FORGET
TO THOSE MEMBERS OF / JESUS COLLEGE / HEREON RECORDED / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE WAR 1914–1918
THEIR SUCCESSORS / DEDICATE THESE PANELS / JANUARY 1921

Jesus College, OxfordThe names of 64 men are recorded on the above panels, but one of them,
W. H. Jones, did not in fact die as the result of the First World War: see below


Brief details about each of the above men

The following information was obtained from their pages on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website (CWGC)
and the Oxford University Roll of Service, a book published in 1920 (OURS)
(where the OURS military details conflict with CWGC, the latter have been recorded)
Also consulted: Ancestry for the England & Wales censuses and military records (including De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour)

PANEL 1, top left

[The first three names listed on this panel are out of alphabetical order]

Revd Alexander George Jermyn ALDERSON

Born in England at Hammersmith on 1 June 1880 and baptised there on 3 June

Third son of Frederick Henry Alderson and Eliza Willett, who were married at St Matthew's Church, Brixton on 19 April 1866

Father's occupation: Physician and surgeon, M.D., M.R.C.S., L.S.A.

Educated at Godolphin School, Hammersmith and at Epsom College, Surrey

Address on entering Jesus College: Glenthorne, Princess Road, Bournemouth

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1899 with Open Mathematical Exhibition.
Class II Mathematics Mods 1901, Class II Mathematics 1903. B.A. 11 July 1903

Occupation after graduating: Clergyman & Schoolmaster: Teacher at Bradfield School, Reading, then master at Sherborne School in Dorset from 1914

Poppy Enlisted September 1915
Second Lieutenant 5th Battalion, attached Machine Gun Corps (infantry)

Accidentally killed during bombing practice with the Machine Gun Corps near Grantham, Lincolnshire on 19 October 1916
Age at death: 36

Buried in England in Branksome Park (All Saints) Churchyard, Poole, Dorset (north of church)
Picture of grave

CWGC entry

His effects came to £2,381 16s. 2d., and his address at death was given as Aboukir House, Poole Road, West Bournemouth

Also listed on two war memorials in Dorset: at Sherborne School, and at St Aldhelm's Church in Branksome

Censuses

1881: Alexander (ten months) was living at 38 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith with his parents and four older siblings, plus a cook, housemaid, and nurse

1891: Alexander (10) was living at the same address with his parents and two of his sisters, plus his parents' ward, his father's medical pupil, and two servants

1901: Alexander (20) was living at Glenthorne, Branksome, Dorset with his parents and two sisters

1911: Alexander (30), described as a Clerk in Holy Orders, was boarding at Bridge House, Bradfield School, Reading

Revd Edward Rupert Menlove JENKINS-MENLOVE

[Not listed in Oxford University Roll of Service]

Born in England in the village of St Martin's, Montgomeryshire on 14 November 1884 and registered and baptised as Edward Rupert Menlove Jenkins. By 1899 he had attached his mother's maiden name to his surname, so “Menlove” is repeated

Eldest son of the Revd John Jenkins and Lucy Mary Menlove, who were married in the Llanfyllin district in 1881

Father's occupation: Rector of Hirnant, Montgomeryshire (near Oswestry)

Educated at St Oswald's College, Lee, Ellesmere, Shropshire

Address on entering Jesus College: Hirnant Rectory, near Oswestry

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College on 26 January 1905. BA in Modern History (Fourth Class) conferred on 23 January 1908

Occupation after graduating: Ordained Deacon in 1908, Priest in 1909. Curate of Johnstown, near Wrexham, Denbighshire from 1907, and later of Ty Celyn, Bodelwyddan, Rhuddlan, Denbighshire

Poppy Rifleman (Service No. R/23951), 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps

Killed in action in France on 9 September 1916
Age at death: 31

Remembered in France on the Thiepval Memorial (Pier and Face 13A & 13B)

CWGC entry (incorrectly named)

Also remembered on two war memorials in Wales:

Biography on the Flintshire War Memorial project

Censuses

1891: Edward (6) was living at the Rectory, Hirnant, Oswestry with his parents and two sisters

1901: Edward (16) was boarding at St Oswald's College in Shropshire

1911: Edward (26) is hard to find

Harry William Thomas ARMSTRONG

Born in England at Herne Hill, south-east London on 26 April 1892

Eldest son of William Wallace Armstrong and Alice Imeson, who were married at St Paul's Church, Herne Hill on 7 August 1889

Father's occupation: Civil servant (Local Government Board)

Educated at Dulwich College from 1905 to 1911

Worked as a waiter in New York in the summer of 1911

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1911 with Open Classical Scholarship
Second Class Honours in Classical Moderations in 1913
Had wanted to take Greats in a year but was not allowed
Member of the University of Oxford contingent of the Officers' Training Corps

Poppy Enlisted 22 August 1914
2nd Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment

Killed in action in France (shot through the lungs while on a working party near Carter's Farm, Boulogne) on 14 July 1915
Age at death: 23

Buried in France in the Cité Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentières (Grave ref. IX. B. 29)

CWGC entry

His parents' address in the mid-1920s: 325 Norwood Road, Herne Hill, London

Biography on Dulwich College: The Fallen of the Great War

Censuses

1901: Harry (8) was living at 2 Beechcroft Road, Lambeth with his parents and younger brother and their two servants

1911: Harry (18) was still at school and living at 325 Norwood Avenue, Herne Hill, London with his brother. His parents were not at home, but a widowed lady was visiting

Frank Cecil ALLAN

Born in England at Newcastle upon Tyne on 27 August 1896 and baptised there on 4 October

Son of the Revd Thomas Peter Allan and Agnes Willis, who were married in the Amesbury district of Wiltshire on 5 November 1892

Father's occupation: Vicar of Cramlingham, Northumberland

Educated at St John's Foundation School for the Sons of Poor Clergy of the Church of England,
Epsom Road, Leatherhead, Surrey (Captain of School and Victor Ludorum)

Won a classical scholarship at Jesus College but never came up

Poppy Enlisted September 1915, two months after leaving school. Served in France
2nd Lieutenant, 21st Battalion, attached 13th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry

Died at the 2nd Red Cross Hospital at Rouen on 29 September 1916 of gas gangrene in the thigh caused by wounds received in action at Martinpuich
Age at death: 20

Buried in France in the St Sever Cemetery, Rouen (Grave ref. Officers, A.9.3)

CWGC entry

His parents' address in the mid-1920s: Cramlington Vicarage, Northumberland

Biography on the North East War Memorials Project
Also see his biography and photograph in De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour

Censuses

1901: Frank (4) was living at 64 Malvern Street, Elswick, Northumberland with his parents and three siblings

1911: Frank (14) was boarding at St John's School, Leatherhead, Surrey

Sydney Harold BAKER

Born in England at Clifton, Bristol on 22 May 1880

Second son of James Baker and Agnes Anne Hallett, who were married at Fivehead, Somerset on 9 August 1877

Father's occupation: Bookseller, later author and publisher and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society

Educated at Bristol Grammar School

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1899 with Open Scholarship in Natural Science.
Responsions September 1899, Science Prelim Maths & Physics and Chemistry December 1899
Holy Scripture June 1900. Class II Natural Sciences (Chemistry 1903. B.A. 4 August 1903

Address on entering Jesus College: Sewelle Villa, Goldney Road, Clifton, Bristol

Occupation after graduating: Science Master at Loretto School in Scotland for a short period
and then at Abingdon School in Berkshire

Poppy Enlisted 27 January 1915. Served in Belgium, France, and Macedonia
Major, 12th Entrenching Battalion, late 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment

Killed in action at Failouiel, near La Fère, on 23 March 1918
Age at death: 37

Remembered in France on the Pozières Memorial (Panel 40 & 41)

CWGC entry

His widowed mother's address in the mid-1920s: Sewelle Villa, 1 Goldney Road, Clifton, Bristol

Biography on the Abingdon School War Memorial project

James Baker, A leader of Men: Major Sydney Harold Baker (London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1920), presented to Jesus College Library by the author (OLIS reference)

Censuses

1891: Sydney (10) was living at 1 Goldney Road, Clifton, Bristol with his parents and six siblings, plus a governess, housemaid, and cook

1901: Sydney (20), described as an Oxford undergraduate, was with his family at the same address as in 1891

1911: Sydney is hard to find in the England & Wales census, and may have been in Scotland

Harold Picton BAMKIN (mistakenly given initials H.C. on above memorial)

Born in England in Brixton, London in 1895 (reg. second quarter) and baptised at St Matthew's Church, Brixton on 5 May

Only child of Ernest Picton Bamkin and Lilian Margaret Ainsworth, who were married in Derby district in 1892

Occupation of both parents: Certificated Teacher under the County Council

Educated at Dulwich College 1907–1914

Won a place at Jesus (Open Classical Exhibition) but never matriculated

Poppy Enlisted 12 August 1914. Served in France and Belgium
Second Lieutenant, 7th Service Battalion, Suffolk Regiment (Scout Officer)

Killed in action at Ploegsteert while assisting one of his Scouts who had been wounded on 19 July 1915
Age at death: 20

Buried in Belgium in the Calvaire (Essex) Military Cemetery (grave ref. II B.3)
with the words “DETUR GLORIA SOLI DEO” chosen by his father

CWGC entry

His parents' address in the mid-1920s: Thornton Hall, Milford Haven, South Wales

Brief biography and his gravestone on Kent History Forum

Entry in the Dulwich College War Memorial Record 1914–1919, with photograph

Page about Bamkin on the Friends of the Suffolk Regiment website

Censuses

1901: Harold (6) was living at 109 Burton Road with his parents and his his mother's two unmarried sisters (who were both teachers), plus their servant

1911: Harold (16), who was still at school, was living at the same address with his parents and his aunts (all four of whom were now working as teachers), plus a servant

John Frederick Heber BEDDOW

Born in England at Boothstown near Manchester on 2 December 1887

Eldest son of George Beddow and Martha Mary Evans, who were married in the Pembroke district in 1887

Parents' occupation: His father was a Wesleyan schoolmaster (later Headmaster of Tyldesley Council School No. 2) and his mother was a Wesleyan schoolmistress

Educated at Manchester Grammar School, and then the University of Manchester from 1907 to 1910

Address on entering Jesus College: Ivy Dene, Tyldesley, Manchester

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1910. Welsh Research Scholarship in Modern History. B.Litt. 14 November 1914
Member of the University of Oxford contingent of the Officers' Training Corps

Occupation after graduating: Master at King Edward's Grammar School, Louth

Poppy Mobilized 4 August 1914. Served in France
Captain, 3rd Battalion, attached 4th Battalion, Essex Regiment

Wounded but refused to leave post and killed in action the same day on 3 November 1917
Age at death: 29

Buried in Palestine in the Gaza War Cemetery (grave ref. XXIX D.4)

CWGC entry

Also listed on the Tyldesley Cenotaph in England

Address of John Beddow given at probate: Garrett Lane, Tyldesley, near Manchester

His parents' address in the mid-1920s: 204 Henfold Road, Tyldesley, near Manchester

Brief biography on “Manchester Grammar School and the First World War” website
See also his biography in De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour

Censuses

1891: John (3) and his younger brother George Bertram Beddow were staying withe their grandparents Caesar and Eunice Evans at Llanstadwell in Pembrokeshire. (George died the following year.)

1901: John (13), described as a candidate for pupil teacher, was living at 58 Chaddock Lane, Tyldesley with his parents (who were both teaching) and his two younger sisters

1911: John (23), described as a student, was living at 195 Manchester Road, Tyldesley with his parents and two sisters and his maternal grandmother

Keith Charles BEDDY

Born in South Africa on 8 August 1896

Son of Mr. W. C. Beddy

Educated at Manchester Grammar School 1911 to 1915

He was accepted at Jesus College with a Classical exhibition but never took up his place and was not matriculated

Poppy Enlisted 1915. Served in Egypt and Palestine as a Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment
Transferred to the RAF and served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Flying Corps

Killed in flying accident at Amesbury, Wiltshire on 6 February 1918
Age at death: 22

Buried in England in Amesbury Cemetery (Row 7, Grave 297)
Picture of his headstone with text “FOR KING AND EMPIRE” chosen by next-of-kin

CWGC entry

His father's address in the mid-1920s: Gamtoos Station, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province, South Africa

Information about Beddy on the Manchester Grammar School and the First World War website

Censuses

Not in England & Wales censuses, but likely to be in South Africa prior to starting at Manchester Grammar School in 1911

Walter Lanning BRADFIELD

Born in England at Leicester on 4 June 1892

Second son of the Revd William Bradfield and Annie Mary Lanning, who were married at Warminister, Wiltshire in 1888

Father's occupation: B.A. London: Wesleyan Minister, and later also Warden of Wesley Deaconess Institute, Ilkley

Educated as a day boy at the Leys School, Cambridge from 1902 when he was 11, and then at Bradford Grammar School

Matriculated in 1911. B.A. in Modern History (Second Class) in 1914
Member of the University of Oxford contingent of the Officers' Training Corps

Poppy Enlisted 3 September 1914. Served in France
Private (Service No 15/54), 15th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)

Killed in action near Couin on 5 December 1916
Age at death: 24

Buried in France in the Couin British Cemetery (grave ref. V.C.3)

CWGC entry

His parents' address in the mid-1920s: 14 Oakburn Road, Ilkley, Yorkshire

Remembered on the war memorials of the two schools he attended:

Censuses

1901: Walter (8) was living at 58 Woodstock Road with his parents and two siblings, plus two servants

1911: Walter (18) was in his final year at school and living at the Wesley Deaconess Institute, St Margaret's Lodge, Queen's Road, Ilkley, Yorkshire with his parents and younger sister. His father was now Warden of this Institute and five Deaconesses and 21 Probationer Deaconess students were living with them, plus five servants.

Benjamin Allen BULL

Born in England at Huddersfield, Yorkshire on 19 November 1887

Second son of Samuel Bull and (probably) Mary Elizabeth Poole, who were married in the Aston district in 1873

Father's occupation: M.A. Cantab.; Teacher of Classics, and later of Philosophy & Mathematics preparing students for the Christian Ministry under the Committee of the Baptist College

Educated at Ryal Mount School, Colwyn Bay and Huddersfield Technical College

Address on entering Jesus College: The Portlands, New Key Road, Huddersfield

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1907. Open Mathematical Exhibition. Mathematical Mods (First Class in 1909); B.A. (First Class) in Natural Science (Physiology) in 1911. B.Sc. student 1911–12

Occupation after graduating: Started hospital course at St Bartholomew's Hospital in September 1912. Joined the Royal Navy in August 1914 as Surgeon Probationer, but returned to St Bartholomew's in December 1914 to finish his course

Poppy Enlisted in May 1915. Served in France and Belgium
Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps, attached London Regiment

Killed in action at Boesinghe on 16 September 1917 when a shell burst outside his Aid Post near Ypres, where he was attending a wounded man
Age at death: 29

Buried in Belgium at the Bard Cottage Cemetery (grave ref. III.F.1)

CWGC entry

His father's address in the mid-1920s: 83 Wilbraham Road, Charlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester

See his biography in De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour

Biography on the Royal Army Medical Corps in World War I website

Censuses

1891: Benjamin (2) was living at 81 Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield with his parents, his six siblings, and his grandmother, plus a governess, music teacher, housemaid, and cook

1901: Benjamin (13) was living at 46 New Key Road, Huddersfield with his parents and two of his siblings, plus a young boarder and two servants

1911: Benjamin (23), described as a student with private means, was staying at the 337-roomed Smedley's Hydropathic Establishment at Matlock, Derbyshire

Clifford Hicks BUTLER

Born in England at Booton Hall, Booton near Norwich on 26 September 1881

Eldest son of Henry Jackson Butler and Susanna Hicks, who were married in the Dunmow district of Essex in 1878

Father's occupation: Merchant

Educated at Norwich Grammar School

Address on entering Jesus College: 104 St George Street, Norwich

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1900. Classical Exhibitioner
II Classical Mods 1902; Holy Scripture June 1902; IV Literae Humaniores in 1904

Occupation after graduating: Articled to Stevens, Miller & Jones, Solicitors, Norwich. Came First in Honours at the final examination of the Incorporated Law Society in 1908
Appointed Assistant Solicitor to East Riding Yorkshire County Council in 1908
Appointed Assistant Solicitor to Cambridgeshire County Council 1913

Poppy Enlisted as a Private in the Public Schools Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers on 21 October 1914 and rose to non-commissioned rank of Corporal before appointment as a Second Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, attached 6th Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Served in France

Killed in action at Arras on 23 April 1917
Age at death: 35

Buried in France in the Brown's Copse Cemetery, Roeux

CWGC entry

His widowed mother's address in the mid-1920s: 7 Thorpe Road, Norwich

Brass plaque dedicated to Butler in St Michael's & All Angels Church, Booton, Norfolk

Photograph of Butler

Butler remembered at Norwich School

Censuses

1891: Clifford (9) was living at Booton Hall near Norwich with his parents, his two sisters, and two of his cousins, plus a governess, nurse, cook, and housemaid

1901: Clifford (19), described as an Oxford undergraduate, was living with his older sister Rachel Hicks Butler (21), who was a medical student, and his younger sister Rhoda Hicks Butler (15) at 121 Rosebery Square, Clerkenwell

1911: Clifford (29), described as a county council solicitor, was living on his own at 6 Laundress Lane, Beverley, Yorkshire

Reginald James CHAMPION

Born in England at Horsell, near Woking, Surrey on 15 July 1895

Third and youngest son of George Charles Champion and Adelaide Walker, who were married at St Mary's Church, Newington on 13 September 1885

Father's occupation: Private secretary

Educated at the Royal Grammar School, Guildford

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1913. Open Natural Science Scholarship

Poppy Enlisted October 1914 in the Public Schools Brigade
Commissioned on 18 November 1914, London Regiment: served in France and Belgium, was severely wounded
On his recovery in January 1916: Lieutenant, Scots Guards (attached 2nd Battalion, Guards Brigade Trench Mortar Battery)

Killed at Ypres on 18 July 1917, shot through the head while in charge of his battery
Age at death: 22

Buried in Belgium at the Canada Farm Cemetery, near Poperinge (grave ref. I.E.7)

CWGC entry

Also listed on the Woking War Memorial and the Horsell War Memorial, and there is a special plaque to him in St Mary the Virgin Church, Horsell

See his biography in De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour

Censuses

1901: Reginald (5) was living at Heatherside, Horsell with his parents and six of his siblings, plus their servant

1911: Reginald (15) was at the same address with his parents, and seven siblings were at home

Leonard Gosse COOPER

Born in Wales at Abergavenny, Monmouthshire on 15 June 1892

Third son of Walter Percy Cooper and Emily Francis Gosse, who were married at Holy Trinity Church, Bath on 26 December 1887

Father's occupation: Traveller, later Managing Director of Seargent Brothers Ltd, printers

Educated at Llandovery College

Address on entering Jesus College: Westlea, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1911 with Welsh Classical Scholarship and Goldsmith's Scholarship. First in Honour Classical Moderations in 1914
Member of the University of Oxford contingent of the Officers' Training Corps

Poppy Enlisted August 1914. Served in Gallipoli
Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, South Wales Borderers

Killed in action at Gallipoli on 9 August 1915
Age at death: 23

Remembered in Turkey on the Helles Memorial (Panel 80 to 84 or 219 & 220)

CWGC entry

See his biography and photograph in De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour

Also listed on the Llandovery College war memorial

Censuses

1901: Leonard (8) was living at Rockdale, North Street, Abergavenny with his parents and two servants

1911: Leonard (18) was boarding at Llandovery College.

PANEL TWO, lower left
George Robert Murray CROFTS

Born in England at Dalton, near Southport, Lancashire on 20 August 1892 and baptised there on 2 October

Eldest son of the Revd John Crofts and Mrs Alice Maud Mary Cronshaw, who were married at St Thomas's Church, Wigan on 9 June 1886

Father's occupation: Vicar of Dalton, Wigan (deceased by 1911)

Educated at Christ's Hospital School, West Horsham, Sussex

Address on entering Jesus College: Fell Foot, Staveley, Kendal, Westmorland

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1911. Open Classical Scholarship (Senior Grecian Scholar at Jesus. Responsions March 1911
Member of the University of Oxford contingent of the Officers' Training Corps

Poppy Enlisted September 1914. Served in France
Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, attached 2nd Battalion, Welsh Regiment

Killed in action on Aubers Ridge south of Rue du Bois, France on 9 May 1915
Age at death: 22

Remembered in France on the Le Touret Memorial (Panels 23 & 24)

CWGC entry

Also listed on the Staveley Roll of Honour in England

His widowed mother's address in the mid-1920s: East Cottage, Bedmond, Watford

Censuses

1901: George (8) was living at Dalton Vicarage with his parents, an older sister, an aunt, and their servant

1911: George (18) was boarding at Christ's Hospital School in Sussex

David Christopher Parry DAVIES, also known as PARRY-DAVIES

Born in Wales at Pembroke on 13 January 1889

Second son of Revd David Rees Parry Davies and Elizabeth (surname unknown)

Father's occupation: B.A.; Vicar of St Michael's, Pembroke and later Rector of Puncheston, Pembrokeshire

Educated at Cowbridge School, South Glamorgan

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1908.
Responsions June 1908, [Pass?] Mods 1909
Member of the University of Oxford contingent of the Officers' Training Corps

Occupation after graduating: Unknown

Poppy Enlisted 29 October 1914. Served in Gallipoli, Egypt, France
Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion/Captain 9th Battalion, South Wales Borderers

Killed in action in France on 10 May 1916
Age at death 27

Buried in France in the Beauval Communal Cemetery (ref. A.7)

CWGC entry

Also listed in Wales on the Cowbridge School War Memorial (in Holy Cross Church, Cowbridge)

Short obituary and photograph taken from the Pembrokeshire Herald

Censuses

1891: David (2) was at home with his parents and two siblings at Underdown House, Pembroke

1901: David (12) was at home with his mother and four siblings at 12 Walsingham Road, Aldrington, Hove, Sussex

1911: David (22), described as an undergraduate at Oxford, was at home with his parents at Puncheston Rectory in Letterston, Pembrokeshire

Wilfrid Allen Joseph DAVIS

Born in England in Ramsgate, Kent on 11 January 1894. Roman Catholic

Third son of Walter Lance Davis and Rosita Adelina Davis, who were married in the Kensington district in 1883 (with Rosita reg. Rosa)

Father's occupation: Secretary of a Trade Association (Explosives)

Educated at Wimbledon College and then started the Philosophy course at Stonyhurst in October 1911

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1913. Open Mathematical Scholarship
Member of the University of Oxford contingent of the Officers' Training Corps

Poppy Enlisted 15 August 1914. Served in Belgium
Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, attached 1st Battalion, 1st East Surrey Regiment

Killed in action (hit by a shell) near Ypres on 21 April 1915
Age at death: 21

Remembered in Belgium on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 34)
CWGC entry

His parents' address in the mid-1920s: 82 Worple Road, Wimbledon, London

Information about Davis with photograph on the Wimbledon College War Record Biographies website

Censuses

1901: Wilfrid (7) was living at 28 Spencer Hill, Wimbledon with his parents and two older siblings, plus their governess, cook, and housemaid

1911: Wilfrid (17), who was still at school, was living at 82 Worple Road, Wimbledon with his parents and two siblings, plus their two servants

Sidney Francis DAWES

Born in England at Wandsworth, Surrey on 4 April 1896

Second son of Albert Henry Dawes and Beatrice Dickson, who were married at St Philip's Church, Battersea on 29 March 1888

Father's occupation: Private tutor (BA London)

Educated at Watford Boys' Grammar School, and then obtained a scholarship to Christ's Hospital School, West Horsham, Sussex, where he was a Classical Exhibitioner and Grecian

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College with an Exhibition in Classics in 1915

Poppy Enlisted 1 March 1916. Served in Belgium and France
Second Lieutenant, 236th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery

Killed in action in a German air raid near Bohain on 8 October 1918
Age at death: 22

Buried in France in the Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension (ref. V.A.8)

CWGC entry

His parents' address in the mid-1920s: 28 Koh-I-Nor Avenue, Bushey, Hertfordshire

Biography downloadable in Word on the “Bushey During the Great War” website

Censuses

1901: Sidney (4) was living at 22 Ballingdon Road, Battersea with his parents and two siblings

1911: Sidney (14) was boarding at Christ's Hospital School in Sussex, and his family were now living in Watford

Robert Hartley DEAKIN

Born in England at 86 Swinley Road, Wigan, Lancashire on 28 January 1895

Fourth son of William Robert Deakin and his second wife Mary Jane Hartley, who were married in the Blackburn district of Lancashire in 1894

Father's occupation: Jam manufacturer/Fruit farmer/Company Director of a fruit preservation company

Educated at New College, Harrogate and at Cheltenham Grammar School: Scholar and Captain of his house

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1914 with Open Science Exhibition

Occupation after graduating: Gazetted to the Indian Army from Sandhurst.

Poppy Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, Jats and 45th Squadron Royal Flying Corps

Killed in action in on 22 July 1917
Age at death: 22

Remembered in France on the Arras Flying Services Memorial

CWGC entry

His parents' address in the mid-1920s: Norton Hall, Worcester

More information on William's father William Robert Deakin and the family jam business

Censuses

1901: Robert (6) was living at 14 Bridgeman Terrace, Wiggin with his parents, his two younger brothers and older half-sister, and his maternal grandmother, plus their servant

1911: Robert (16) was living at Toddington, Gloucestershire with his parents amd his two full siblings and three half-siblings, plus their servant

Revd Charles Edward de la BERE

Born in England at Charlton Kings, Cheltenham on 30 November 1888 (reg. with surname Gael) and baptised at St Mary's Church, Cheltenham as Charles Edward Gael on 21 April)

Fourth son of John de la Bere Gael (who later took the surname de la Bere) and Elizabeth James (born in Neath, Glamorgan), who were married in the St Pancras district of London in the first quarter of 1883

Father's occupation: Church of England clergyman at Woolfardisworthy East and Kennerleigh, Devon, and tutor in Classics

Educated at Crediton Grammar School, Devon

Address on entering Jesus College: Woolney Rectory, Morchard Bishop, Devon

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1906. B.A. Theology (fourth class) in 1910. M.A. 1914
Member of the University of Oxford contingent of the Officers' Training Corps

Occupation after graduating: Charles was at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford in 1913 and was ordained Deacon in 1913 and Priest in 1914. Curate at Woolfardisworthy [also schoolmaster?]

Poppy Enlisted September 1914 and served in France as a stretcher-bearer. He was wounded and returned home in 1916 and was commissioned after undertaking a cadets' course.
Captain and Adjutant, Royal Garrison Artillery, Adjutant 66th “Y” Brigade H.Q.

Killed in action on 10 September 1918
Age at death: 29

Buried in France in the Ecoust-St Mein British Cemetery

CWGC entry

Remembered on a special memorial cross in St Mary's Church, Barking

All four of his brothers also fought in the war. His parents were living at Porturet Road, Cheltenham at the time of his death

Brief obituary in The Times of 28 September 1918

Censuses

1891: Charles Gael, as he was then known, was aged two and living at Charlton Lodge, Charlton Kings with his parents and four siblings, plus three servants

1901: Charles Edward de la Bere (11) was living at 9 Hollier Road, Glamorgan with his parents and three siblings, plus a governess, cook, and housemaid

1911: Charles Edward de la Bere (23) was a schoolmaster at a small Preparatory Schools for boys at Beechfield, Higher Compton, Plymouth and lodging there with the Headmaster's family, another master, five pupils, and five domestic servants. His family was also living in Devon (at Woolfardisworthy)

Wilfred EBERY

Born in England in Darlaston, Staffordshire in 1894 (reg. second quarter).

Son of John Ebery and Elizabeth Blackham, who were married in the West Bromwich district in 1887

Father's occupation: Wood template maker for constructional steel work (bridges and roofing)

Educated at Queen Mary's School, Walsall

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1914
Member of the University of Oxford contingent of the Officers' Training Corps

Poppy Enlisted March 1915. Served in France and Belgium
2nd Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derby) Regiment

Killed in action at St Eloi on 14 February 1916
Age at death: 21

Remembered in Belgium on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

CWGC entry

His parents' address in the mid-1920s: 12 Salisbury Street, Darlaston, Wednesbury, Staffordshire

Censuses

1901: Wilfred (6) was living at 175 Walsall Road, Darlaston with his parents and older brother

1911: Wilfred (16) was a grammar school student, living at Salisbury Street, Darlaston with his parents and older brother

James Tudor EDWARDS

Born in Wales at 42 Dunraven Place, Bridgend, Glamorgan on 21 October 1892

Only child of Walter Edwards and Elizabeth (surname unknown)

Father's occupation: Draper (deceased by 1911)

Educated at Cowbridge School, Glamorgan

Address on entering Jesus College: 32 Cowbridge Road, Bridgend, Glamorgan

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1911
Responsions July 1911
Member of the University of Oxford contingent of the Officers' Training Corps

On 7 June 1915 in Nottinghamshire, he married Grace M. Austin

Poppy Enlisted September 1914. Served in France
2nd Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, King's (Liverpool Regiment)

Killed in action at Neuve Chapelle on 13 September 1915
Age at death: 24

Buried in France at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez

CWGC entry

His address at probate was given as Llwynrhos, Newton, Porthcawl, Glamorganshire and Jesus College

His widow Grace M. Edwards married Edward Bramall in the St Columb district of Cornwall in 1924 (reg. third quarter)

James's widowed mother's address in the mid-1920s: Bridgend, Glamorgan
James's remarried widow's address in the mid-1920s: “Westcroft”, Newquay, Cornwall

Brief biography on the Porthcawl and the Great War website, with photograph of Edwards's grave

Censuses

1901: James (8) was living at 42 Dumart Place, Bridgend with his parents, plus a milliner, draper's assistant, and a domestic servant

1911: James (18) was boarding at Cowbridge School

Charles Fleetwood ELLERTON

Born in England in Davenham, Cheshire on 3 March 1884 and baptised there on 6 April

Third son of Mouat Keith Ellerton and Annie Fleetwood, who were married at Holy Trinity Church, Warrington in 1878

Father's occupation: Architect & Surveyor

Educated at Christ's Hospital School, Newgate Street, London

Address on entering Jesus College: 12 St Peter's Road, Handsworth, Birmingham

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1903 (not 1908 as given in OURS).
Open Mathematical Scholarship. Responsions 1903, add. 1904. B.A. Mathematics (II) 1907

Occupation after graduating: Schoolmaster, first at Liverpool College, Eastbourne and then at Radley College

Poppy Enlisted 16 December 1914. Served in France
Captain, 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

Killed in action at Vimy Ridge on 19 May 1916
Age at death: 32

Buried in France in the Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St Eloi

CWGC entry

His address at probate was given as 29 Empress Road, Liscard, Cheshire

His parents' address in the mid-1920s: Wallasey, Cheshire

Fleetwood is also remembered on the following memorials:

His obituary is the Radleian of 20 June 1916

Censuses

1891: Charles (7) was living at the Curatage, Leftwich, Davenham with his parents and three siblings, plus their servant

1901: Charles (17) was boarding at Christ's Hospital School in London

1911: Charles (27) was a schoolmaster at Eastbourne College, lodging on his own at Clunchy Lodge, Eastbourne

Hughie Lodwick Maldwyn ELLIS

Born in Wales at Parth, Glamorgan on 26 July 1888. Registered with first name Hughie

Eldest son of the Revd Evan Ellis and Elizabeth Lodwick, who were married in the Machynlleth district in 1882

Father's occupation: Clerk in Holy Orders at Ysceifiog, Holywell, Flint

Educated at Ellesmere College, Shropshire and St John's College, Ystrad Meurig, Cardiganshire

Address on entering Jesus College: Ysceifiog Rectory, Holywell, Flintshire

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1908. Exempted from Latin and Mathematics by Oxford Local Examination. Greek Responsions 1910 B.A 1914, M.A. 26 March 1915

Occupation after graduating: Unknown.

Poppy Enlisted October 1914. Served in France
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers (Captain 10th Manchester Regiment)

Died on 5 May 1917 of wounds received in action the previous day at Bullecourt
Age at death: 28

Buried in France in the Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension (ref. I.A.7)
The Ellesmerian Club 2016 Battlefield Trip's photograph of his headstone

CWGC entry  

Ellis is also remembered on the Gartheli War Memorial, near Lampeter

Censuses

1891: Hughie (2) was living at 16 Queen Street, Cymdu, Maesteg, Mid-Glamorgan with his parents, his two sisters, and their servant

1901: Hughie (12) was a boarder at Ellesmere School

1911: Hughie (22), described as a student, was living at Ysceifiog Rectory, Holywell, North Wales with his parents and four of his siblings, plus their servant

Ivan Richard GIBBS

Born in England at Leckhampton, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire on 6 July 1891

Son of William Henry Gibbs and Harriet Bessie Rodier, who were married in Exeter in 1877

Father's occupation: Fancy draper or wool warehouseman

Educated at the Douglas School, Vittoria Walk, Cheltenham, and then Cheltenham Grammar School from 1898 to 1910

Address on entering Jesus College: 29 Montpellier Villas, Cheltenham

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1910. Open Exhibition in Natural Science.
B.A. Natural Science (Chemistry) (Second Class) in 1913

Occupation after graduating: Assistant Demonstrator in Science at the Imperial College of Science & Technology in South Kensington

Poppy Enlisted 19 September 1914. Served in France
Captain, 10th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment

Killed in action in the Battle of Loos on 25 September 1915
Age at death: 24

Buried in France at the St Mary's Advanced Dressing Station Cemetery, Haisnes

CWGC entry

See his biography and photograph in De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour

Also has biography on the Officers of the Gloucester Regiment who died in the Great War website (but wrong year of birth given)

Censuses

1901 census: Ivan (9) was living at 3 & 4 Montpellier Walk, Cheltenham with his parents and three older siblings and their servant

1911 census: Ivan (19), described as a university student, was living at 29 Montpellier Villas, Cheltenham with his parents and two of his six siblings, plus their servant

Sydney James GRIFFIN

Born in England at 32 Juxon Street, Jericho, Oxford on 12 August 1895 and baptised at St Barnabas's Church on 26 September

Third son of Michael John Griffin and Kate Hannah Goldsmith, who were married at St Paul's Church, Oxford on 5 August 1889

Father's occupation: Printer (electro and stereo finisher), probably at Oxford University Press

Educated at Oxford Boys' High School, George Street

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1914

Poppy Enlisted 23 April 1915. Served in Mesopotamia (Iraq)
Captain, 3rd Battalion, attached 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Died on 26 March 1918 of wounds received in action at Khan Baghdadi
Age at death: 22

Buried in Iraq at the Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery (ref. XVIII E.5)

CWGC entry

Remembered on the Oxford Boys' High School war memorial and on the St Paul's Church war memorial, Oxford (which has been moved to St Barnabas's Church)

Censuses

1901: Sidney (5) was living at 32 Juxon Street, Jericho, Oxford with his parents and four siblings

1911: Sidney (15) was a schoolboy, living at the same address with his parents and four siblings. His older brother was now a compositor's apprentice

Francis James HANBY

Born in in Wales at Hay-on-Wye, Breconshire on 18 July 1887

Eldest son of the Revd James Hanby and Harriett Alicia Godson, who were married in the Shipton-on-Stour district of Warwickshire in 1886

Father's occupation: Wesleyan Minister

Educated at Bradford Grammar School

Address on entering Jesus College: 3 Fairfield Terrace, West Park Street, Dewsbury, Yorkshire

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1906. Welsh Classical Exhibition.
Mods (Class III) in 1908, B.A. Literae Humaniores (Class III) in 1910

Occupation after graduating: Schoolmaster at Willaston School, Nantwich

Poppy Enlisted 23 December 1915. Served in France
Second Lieutenant, 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment

Killed in action near Richebourg on 30 June 1916
Age at death: 28

Remembered in France on the Loos Memorial, Panel 69 to 73

CWGC entry

His parents' address in the mid-1920s: 12 Ellesmere Avenue, Sutton Ings, Hull

Censuses

1891: Francis (3) was living at Ceylon House, Nursery Walk, Worcester with his parents and younger sister, plus their servant

1901: Francis (13) was living at 17 Ashgrove, Bradford, Yorkshire with his parents and three siblings, plus their servant

1911: Francis (24) was an assistant schoolmaster at Willaston School, Nantwich, Cheshire

Panel 3, lower middle

The first two names and the last three men surnamed Jones listed on this panel are out of alphabetical order

Harry HUBY

Born in England at Yeadon, Yorkshire on 13 June 1897 and baptised at St Andrew's Church there on 18 July

Only child of Philemon Land Huby and Mary Hudson, who were married at St John's Church, Yeadon on 6 July 1895

Father's occupation: Stonemason

Won a place at Jesus College but never came up

Poppy Enlisted 6 March 1916. Served in France
Private (Service No. 267093), 2/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment

Killed in action at Cambrai on 20 November 1917
Age at death: 20

Remembered in France on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval

CWGC entry

His parents' address in the mid-1920s: Ackworth Drive, Harrogate Road, Yeadon, near Leeds

He is remembered on the war memorial at St Andrew's Church, Yeadon

Censuses

1901: Harry (3) was at home with just his father at Victoria Terrace, Yeadon

1911: Harry (13) was at the same address with both his parents

John Bernard HORN

Born in England at Sunderland, Durham on 6 January 1898

Son of the Revd John Horn and Edith (probably the John Horn and Edith Holford married in the Ashby-de-la-Zouch district in 1893

Father's occupation: Wesleyan Methodist Minister

Educated at Manchester Grammar School 1908 to 1917

Won a place at Jesus (open scholarship), but never came up

Poppy Enlisted April 1917. Served in France and Belgium
Second Lieutenant, 2/4th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Killed in action under heavy machine-gun fire (just over a fortnight after going to the front) at Poelcappelle on 26 October 1917
Age at death: 19

Remembered in Belgium on the Tyne Cot Memorial (Panel 102 to 104)

CWGC entry

His parents' address in the mid-1920s: Fernley Manse, Macclesfield

Horn is remembered by Manchester Grammar School, with short biography

Censuses

1901: John (3) was living at 92 Victoria Road, Morley, Yorkshire with his parents and older brother

1911: John (13) was living at Trinity House, Denton, Manchester with his parents and two brothers, plus their servant

Charles Piper HAZARD

Born in England at Holdenhurst, Bournemouth, Hampshire on 20 April 1888

Third son of James Dare Hazard and Edith Eleanor Piper, who were married in the Christchurch district in 1881

Father's occupation: Pharmaceutical chemist (retired by 1907)

Educated at Christ College, Brecon (School House) 1904 to 1907

Address on entering Jesus College: Castle Court, Boscombe, Hampshire

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1907. Welsh Classical Scholarship.
Classics Mods I(third class) in 1909, B.A. Literae Humaniores (Third Class) in 1911.
Member of the University of Oxford contingent of the Officers' Training Corps

Occupation after graduating: Colonial Civil Service. Posted to Agbor, southern Nigeria, and later appointed Assistant Commissioner there

Poppy Enlisted on 13 March 1915. Served in France 1915, Belgium 1916
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Shropshire Light Infantry

Killed in action on Ypres–Langemarck Road, 21–22 April 1916
Age at death: 28

Buried in Belgium at the Essex Farm Cemetery, Boezinge (grave ref. II.G.6)
His original wooden cross hangs in the antechapel of Christ College, Brecon

CWGC entry

His brother Douglas had been killed earlier, in May 1915

His parents' address in the mid-1920s: 1 Walpole Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth

Hazard remembered by Christ College, Brecon

Censuses

1891: Charles (2) was living at Richmond Park, Winton, Hampshire with his parents and his three older siblings

1901: Charles's parents were running a boarding house in Bournemouth, but Charles himself (12) is hard to find and was likely to have been at boarding school

1911: Charles was probably abroad on Colonial Service

Francis William HEMMING

Born in England at 34 Comer Road, Worcester on 7 August 1887

Eldest son of Francis James Hemming and Lucy Mary A. Lea, who were married in the Birkenhead district in 1886

Father's occupation: Solicitor's conveyancing clerk (Law Student)

Educated at the Royal Grammar School, Worcester

Address on entering Jesus College: 91 Comer Road, Worcester

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1906. Open Mathematical Exhibition.
B.A. Natural Science (Physics) (Class III) in 1909
Member of the University of Oxford contingent of the Officers' Training Corps

Occupation after graduating: Unknown

Poppy Enlisted August 1914. Served in Belgium and France
Captain, 1/8th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment

Killed in action at Guillemont Farm, near Péronne on 24 April 1917
Age at death: 29

Buried in France in the Templeux-le-Guerard British Cemetery (grave ref. I.A.22)

CWGC entry

Hemming is remembered by St John's Church, Worcester and by the Royal Grammar School, Worcester

Censuses

1891: Francis (3) was living at Estham, Corner Road, Worcester with his parents

1901: Francis (13) was living at 34 Corner Road with his parents and two younger sisters

1911: Francis (23), who would have graduated, is hard to find

Reginald Strickson HERBERT

Born in England in St Peter-in-the-East parish, Oxford in 1896 (reg. fourth quarter)

Son of Ernest David Herbert and Florence Ann Cooper, who were married in Oxford in 1884

Father's occupation: Servant of New College

Educated at Oxford Boys' High School, George Street

Won a place at Jesus College but never came up

Poppy Enlisted July 1915. Served in France in 1917
Lieutenant, 2/11th Battalion, London Regiment (Finsbury Rifles)

Killed in action at Bullecourt on 21 May 1917
Age at death: 20

Remembered in France on the Arras Memorial (Bay 10) (picture)

CWGC entry

Remembered on the Oxford Boys' High School war memorial

Photograph of R. S. Herbert in “Heroes of the War” section of Oxford Journal Illustrated of 4 July 1917, p. 6

His parents' address in the mid-1920s: “Rhodesia”, 250 Iffley Road, Oxford

Censuses

1901: Reginald (4) was living with his parents and four siblings at 2, 3, & 4 New College Lane, Oxford, where his father was a servant of New College in charge of college property. His older brothers were working: Ernest (16) was a gas company clerk, and Harry (14) was a cook's apprentice.

1911: Reginald (14) was living at 17 Divinity Road, Oxford with his parents and two of his sisters. His father was now just described as a college servant

Ernest Henry HISCOCK

Born England at Worcester on 14 July 1892

Eldest son of Charles Henry Hiscock and Kate Beatrice Barlow, who were married in the Malmesbury district of Wiltshire in 1891

Father's occupation: Draper's manager

Educated at the Royal Grammar School, Worcester

Address on entering Jesus College: 88 Long Street, Atherstone, Warwickshire

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1911. Open Mathematical Scholarship.
Mathematics Mods (Second Class) in 1913
Member of the University of Oxford contingent of the Officers' Training Corps

Poppy Enlisted 20 August 1914. Served in Gallipoli, Egypt, and Mesopotamia
Captain, 9th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment

Killed in action in Mesopotamia (Iraq) on 25 January 1917
Age at death: 24

Buried in Iraq in the Amara War Cemetery (grave ref. XVIII B.5)

CWGC entry

Censuses

1901: Ernest (8) was living at 11 Lansdowne Crescent, Worcester with his parents and three siblings. Seven draper's assistants and one apprentice were living with them, plus a servant

1911: Edward (18) was boarding at Priory House, Worcester Royal Grammar School

Alfred Selwyn Basil JONES

Born in Wales at Llanfair Vicarage, Ruthin, Denbighshire on 28 March 1881

Eldest son of the Revd Basil Morgan Jones and Emily Willis, who were married at Braceborough, Lincolnshire in 1877

Father's occupation: M.A. Oxon; Vicar of Llanfair, Denbighshire; Prebendary of St Asaph

Educated at St Chad's College, Denstone

Address on entering Jesus College: Llanfair Vicarage, Ruthin, Denbighshire

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1900. Meyrick Classical Exhibition
IV Classical Mods 1902, Holy Scripture June 1902. Allowed B1 by Modern History examiners 1904
War B.A. in absentia 6 July 1918

Occupation after graduating: Land Surveyor in British Columbia, Canada

Poppy Enlisted in Canada in May 1915. Served in France 1916–1918
Captain, 9th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops

Died on 9 February 1919 of illness contracted while on active service
Age at death: 37

Buried in Wales in Llanfair Cyffryn Clwyd (St Mary) churchyard (grave ref. 200)

CWGC entry

His parents' address in the mid-1920s was still Llanfair Vicarage, Denbighshire

Jones is remembered on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Censuses

1881: Alfred (described as an infant under one month) was living at Llanfair Vicarage, Denbighshire with his parents, plus their cook, housemaid, stable boy, and a monthly nurse

1891: Alfred (10) was living at Llanfair Vicarage with his parents and three younger siblings, plus their cook, parlourmaid, nurse, and groom

1901: Alfred (20), described as a university student, was living at Llanfair Vicarage with his parents and younger sister, plus their cook and housemaid

1911: Alfred (30) is hard to find, and was probably working in British Columbia

Clifford JONES

Born in Wales at Llangan, Whitland, Carmarthenshire on 8 February 1892

Only son of Daniel Jones and his wife Elizabeth A. (surname unknown)

Father's occupation: Baptist minister at Whitland (deceased by 1912)

Educated at Whitland County School and then won an Entrance Scholarship to University College, Aberystwyth, where he was awarded Honours in English

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College as a Senior Affiliated Student in 1912. B.A. English (Third Class) after two years in 1914: degree conferred on 15 October 1914

Occupation after graduating: Teacher at the Royal Masonic School, Bushey, Hertfordshire

Poppy Enlisted January 1916. Served in France and Belgium
Second Lieutenant, 15th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers

Killed in action at Ypres on 1 August 1917
Age at death: 25

Remembered in Belgium on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 22)

CWGC entry

Address of widowed mother in mid-1920s was still Bodlondeb, Whitland, Carmarthenshire

Jones is commemorated on the Bushey Memorial and his biography can be downloaded in Word from the www.busheyworldwarone.org.uk website

Censuses

1901: Clifford (9) was living at Bodlondeb, Llangan, Whitland with his parents and his younger sister

1911: Clifford (19) was an Arts student boarding with a family in Aberystwyth

Griffith Morris JONES

Born at Llanddeiniolen, Caernarvonshire on 20 April 1890

Third son of the Revd Robert Jones and Ellen

Father's occupation: Rector of Gyffin, near Conway, Caerrnarvonshire

Educated at St John's College, Ystrad Meurig, Cardiganshire

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1912. B.A. 1917

Poppy Enlisted in September 1914
Lieutenant, Westmorland & Cumberland Yeomanry

Died at Matlock, Derbyshire of consumption of the throat contracted while on active service on 13 December 1918
Age at death: 28

Buried at St Mary's Churchyard, Llanfair, Merionethshire (grave north of the church)

CWGC entry

Censuses

1901: Griffith (10) was living at Gyffin Rectory, Gyffin, Caernarvonshire with his father Robert (52), his mother Ellen (44) and his nine siblings Mary (19), Richard (18), Ellen (17), Isabella (15), Hugh (12), Gwladys (9), Howel (8), John (4), and Arthur (2). His grandfather Robert Jones, a widower of 75 who was a retired baker, was also living with them, and they had a 16-year-old servant girl.

1911: Not yet identified

William Hughes JONES

This man who was born in Edeyrn, Tudweiliog, Caernarvonshire on 27 June 1884 was matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1903 but never attended a graduation.

In the First World War he served as a Second Lieutenant with the Royal Welch Fusiliers, and it was reported at a college meeting that he had been killed in action on 8 July 1917 at the age of 33. His death was also recorded in the college's admissions register, but a further note was added there that he had not been killed. He in fact died on 5 January 1951 at 32 St Margaret's Road, Oxford.

None the less he is listed as having been killed in the First World War on the Jesus College war memorial board and in the Oxford University Roll of Service.

John Harold Ryle JONES

Born in Widnes, Lancashire (now in Cheshire) on 14 April 1887. Known as Harold

Third son of the Revd John Roger Jones (born in Conway, Denbighshire) and Jane Hughes (born in Dyserth, Flintshire), who were married in the Caenarvon district in 1880

Father's occupation: M.A. Dublin; Vicar of Farnworth, and then Rector of Great Sankey, near Warrington (both in Lancashire)

Educated at Liverpool College Upper School

Address on entering Jesus College: The Vicarage, Great Sankey, Warrington

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1906
Member of the University of Oxford contingent of the Officers' Training Corps

Occupation after graduating: Government Surveyor in Canada

Poppy Enlisted August 1914. Served in France 1915–1916
Private, 8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Edmonton Fusiliers)
Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment

Killed in action on the Somme on 4 July 1916
Age at death: 29

Remembered in France on the Thiepval Memorial (Pier and Face 7A & 7B)

CWGC entry

Also remembered on the Liverpool College war memorial. Jones's page in the Canadian Great War Project

Censuses

1891: John (3) was living at the Vicarage, 4 Pitt Lane, Farnworth, near Widnes, Lancashire with his parents and two siblings, plus their servant

1901: John (13), now recorded as “J. Harold”, was living at the Vicarage, Liverpool Road, Sankey with his parents and his older brother (who was a fitter's apprentice), plus their servant

1911: John (23) was probably working in Canada. His father John Roger Jones (54) was a widower in 1911, living at the vicarage in Great Sankey with John's sister Ann Parry Jones (29) and their servant

Hywel Herbert Saunders JONES

Born in the West Indies at St George's Rectory, Nevis, Leeward Islands (while his father was working there as a missionary) on 13 December 1897

Youngest son of the Revd John Jones and Mary (surname unknown)

Father's occupation: Rector of Wolves Newton with Kilgeverwg, Chepstow, Monmouthshire

Educated at St John's Foundation School for the Sons of Poor Clergy of the Church of England, Epsom Road, Leatherhead, Surrey: Captain of the school

Won a Classical Exhibition at Jesus College but never came up

Poppy Enlisted August 1916. Served in France
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, attached 1st Battalion, The Queen's Own (Royal West Surrey Regiment)

Killed in action at Clery-sur-Somme on 4 March 1917
Age at death: 19

Buried in France in the Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension (grave ref. V.N.15)

CWGC entry

His parents' address in the mid-1920s: Itton Rectory, Chepstow, Monmouthshire

See his biography in De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour

Jones is remembered on the Ammanford War Memorial, Carmarthenshire

His father later became Rector of Itton, near Chepstow, Monmouthshire

Censuses

1901: Hywel (3) is hard to find, and may have still been in the West Indies

1911: Hywel (13) was boarding at St John's School in Leatherhead, Surrey

Frank Helier LAWRENCE

Born in England on 7 February 1893 at St Helier, Jersey (brother of “Lawrence of Arabia”)

Son of Thomas Robert Tighe Chapman and Sarah Junner, who lived together under the name Lawrence

Father's occupation: Living on his own means, later Irish Baronet

Educated at Oxford Boys' High School, George Street

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1913. King Charles I Mathematical Exhibition. Member of the University of Oxford contingent of the Officers' Training Corps

Poppy Enlisted 31 August 1914. Served in France
Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, attached 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment

Killed in action by three shrapnel bullets while leading his men to the front at Richebourg L'Avoué on 9 May 1915
Age at death: 22

Remembered in France on the Le Touret Memorial (Panel 17)
CWGC entry

Remembered on the Oxford Boys' High School war memorial, as is his brother William, killed later in the same year

Biography of Frank Helier Lawrence (with photograph and letters from the Front) on the T. E. Lawrence Studies website

Censuses

1901: Frank (8) was living at 2 Polstead Road, Oxford with his parents and four brothers, plus their cook and housemaid

1911: Frank appears to be out of the country

Panel 4, top right

The first name listed on this panel is out of alphabetical order

Revd George Edward LOUD

Born in England at Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire on 5 April 1881

Second son of Mark Loud and Rebecca Walker Ball, who were married at Chilvers Coton, Nuneaton on 19 August 1874

Father's occupation: Flour miller's salesman/corn merchant

Educated at Hanley Higher Grade School and St Chad's College in Staffordshire (Denstone College, Staffs according to Jesus College records)

Address on entering Jesus College: Shelton Villa, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1901 with Open Mathematical Exhibition. Responsions June 1901, additional subject September 1901, Holy Scripture June 1902, III Mathematical Mods 1903, B.A. 1905

Occupation after graduating: House & Mathematical Master at the Royal Masonic School for Boys, Bushey, Hertfordshire
Ordained Deacon 1906, Priest 1907, and appointed Chaplain at his school in 1915

Poppy Joined the London Regiment in December 1916. Served in France and Flanders from July 1917
Private, 20th Battalion, London Regiment (Service No. 648314)

Died at Bottrop Camp Reserve Hospital, Prussia of pneumonia contracted when he was a prisoner of war at Munster Prisoners of War Camp, Westphalia on 27 June 1918
Age at death: 37

Buried in the Municipal Cemetery, Bothof [?Bottrop], Germany according to de Ruvigny, but must have been moved, as CWGC states that he is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery (grave ref. XV.A.35)

CWGC entry

See his biography and photograph in De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour

His address at probate was given as the Royal Masonic School, Bushey

Censuses

1891: George (8) was living at 12 Stoke Road, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent with his parents and five siblings

1901: George (18) was boarding at St Chad's College, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

1911: George (29) was an assistant schoolmaster at the Royal Masonic School, Bushey

Revd Ivor Morgan LEWIS

Born in Wales at Broughton, near Wrexham, Denbighshire on 20 September 1889

Eldest son of David Lewis and Caroline (probably either Caroline Roberts or Caroline Dando), who were married in Wales in 1888

Father's occupation: B.A. St David's, Lampeter; Curate at Broughton, Denbighshire, then Rector of Llysfaen, Denbighshire

Educated at St John's Foundation School, Leatherhead (“for maintaining and educating free of charge for a period of years the sons of Poor Clergy of the Church of England”)

Address on entering Jesus College: Llysfaen Rectory, Colwyn Bay

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1908. B.A. Theology (Third Class) in 1911
Member of the University of Oxford contingent of the Officers' Training Corps

Occupation after graduating: Was ordained

Poppy Enlisted 4 September 1914
Chaplain, Royal Navy. Served In the Dardanelles on H.M.S. Goliath, which was sunk by two torpedoes from a boat manned by a combined German and Turkish crew, drowning 570 of her 700 crew

Drowned at sea on 13 May 1915
Age at death: 26

Remembered in England on the Chatham Naval Memorial (Panel 9)

CWGC entry

His parents' address in the mid-1920s: Llanbedr Rectory, Ruthin, Denbighshire

Lewis is remembered on the war memorial at Llysfaen, Denbighshire

Censuses

1891: Ivor (1) was living at The Grange, Broughton with his parents and younger brother, plus their two servants

1901: Ivor (11) was boarding at St John's Foundation School, Leatherhead, Surrey

1911: Ivor (21), described as a student, was living at Llynsfaen Rectory in Denbighshire with his parents and his four younger siblings, plus their two servants

Horace Leslie MANDERSON

Born in Ballarat, Victoria Australia on 1 October 1886

Eldest son of James Manderson

Father's occupation: Civil Servant

Educated at Grenville College, Ballarat and Ormond College, University of Melbourne

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1911. Pass Mods March 1912

Poppy Enlisted 10 March 1915. Served in Mesopotamia (Iraq)
Private (Service No. 40336) in the Royal Army Medical Corps, and then
Second Lieutenant, 11th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Killed in action on 9 April 1916
Age at death: 29

Remembered in Iraq on the Basra Memorial (Panel 27)

CWGC entry

Father's address in the mid-1920s: 34 Grange Road, East Malvern, Victoria, Australia

Censuses

Was living in Australia: his address when he came up to Oxford was 102 Bridport Street, Melbourne

Noel Dyke MORRIS

Born in Wales at Cefn Coed, Vaynor near Merthyr Tydfil on 23 December 1893

Son of Thomas Morris and Mary Ellen Jenkins, who were married in the Merthyr Tydfil district in 1892

Father's occupation: Brewery manager (deceased at time of his matriculation)

Educated at Barry County School

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1913. Welsh Scholarship in Modern History
Member of the University of Oxford contingent of the Officers' Training Corps

Poppy Enlisted September 1914. Served in France
Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment

Died on 12 May 1916 of wounds received in action on Vimy Ridge. Mentioned in Despatches
Age at death: 22

Buried in France in Etaples Military Cemetery (grave ref. I.B.3)

CWGC entry

His widowed mother's address in the mid-1920s: Cefn Coed, Merthyr Tydfil

Morris is remembered on the Aberystwyth University War Memorial

Censuses

1901: Noel (7) was living at Taff Brea, Vaynor with his parents and younger brother, plus their servant

1911: Noel (17), described as being at the County School, was living at 21 The Parade, Barry with his widowed mother and his two siblings and his maternal aunt

Frederick George NORRIS

Born in England in Liverpool in 1897 (reg. fourth quarter) but not baptised at St Luke's Church there until 6 May 1908

Son of Frederick James Norris and Anne Jane Green, who were married in the West Derby district in 1896

Father's occupation: Shoemaker

Education: Unknown

Exhibitioner Elect of Jesus College: never came up

Poppy Enlisted November 1916. Served in France and Belgium
Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment, attached 7th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)

Killed in action on 2 April 1918
Age at death: 20

Remembered in France on the Pozières Memorial (Panel 35 & 36)

CWGC entry

His parents' address in the mid-1920s: 101 Coltart Road, Liverpool

Censuses

1901: Frederick (3) was living with his parents at 34 Bridport Street, Liverpool

1911: Frederick (13) was living with his parent at 29 Carrington Street, Liverpool

Robert Cecil NORWOOD (known as Cecil Robert Norwood)

Born in England at 4 Hurst Street, Oxford on 26 March 1893 and baptised at Cowley SS Mary & John Church on 21 May

Son of George Robert Norwood and Emma Richards, who were married at North Hinksey Church, Berkshire on 10 August 1880

Father's occupation: Waiter and tyler (outer guard) at a masonic lodge

Educated at Oxford Boys' High School, George Street, and was at a day training college in May 1912

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1912
Member of the University of Oxford contingent of the Officers' Training Corps

Occupation after graduating: Teacher

Poppy Enlisted 2 September 1914. Served in France
Second Lieutenant, Buckinghamshire Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Killed in action on 18 September 1917
Age at death: 24

Buried in France in the Pozières British Cemetery, Ovillers-Boisselle
(The Oxford University Roll of Service reports that he was missing, so his body was possibly not identified until after 1920)

CWGC entry

Remembered on the Oxford Boys' High School war memorial (with forenames reversed to Cecil R. Norwood)

Photograph in “Heroes of the War” section of Oxford Journal Illustrated, 2 August 1916, pp. 6/7

Censuses

1901: Cecil (8) was living with his parents and three older siblings at 11 Hurst Street, east Oxford

1911: Cecil (18) was a student teacher under the county council, living at 204 Iffley Road, Oxford with his parents and three siblings, plus an aunt and three boarders

Meurig OWEN

Born in Wales at Llanfairfechan, near Bangor, Caernarvonshire in 1895/6 (reg. first quarter 1896)

Son of Thomas John Owen and Anne Ellen Edwards, who were married in the Bangor district in 1895

Father's occupation: Joiner & builder (employer)

Educated at Friars School, Bangor

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1914. Welsh Classical scholarship on the result of his Central Welsh Board examination

Poppy Enlisted March 1916
Second Lieutenant, attached 9th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Served in France and Belgium

Killed in action on 1 August 1917 (CWGC), 31 July 1917 (OURS)
Age at death: 21

Remembered in Belgium on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

CWGC entry

His parents' address in the mid-1920s: Llangwy [probably Llugwy] Cottage, Llanfairfechan, Caernarvonshire

Also remembered on the war memorial at Llanfairfechan, near Bangor

Censuses

1901: Meurig (5) was living at Llugwy Cottage, Llanfairfechan with his parents, his younger brother, his grandfather, and two uncles, plus their servant

1911: Meurig (15) was living at the same address with his parents, his two siblings, and his uncle, plus their servant

David Eleazer PRICE

Born in Rhymney, Monmouthshire on 23 July 1885. Speaker of both English and Welsh

Fourth son of John Price and Sarah Jones, who were married in the Bedwelty district (probably at Rhymney) in 1872

Father's occupation: Innkeeper at the Penywain Inn, Rhymney, West Monmouthshire

Educated, presumably as a mature student, at Lampeter College School

Matriculated at the University of Oxford (non-collegiate) on 12 October 1912, when he was aged about 26

Poppy Enlisted in 1914. Served in France
Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Welsh Regiment

Killed in action on 8 September 1916
Age at death: 30

Remembered in France on the Thiepval Memorial (Pier and Face 7A & 10A)

CWGC entry

His parents' address in the mid-1920s: Rhymney, Monmouthshire

Censuses: possibly some confusion here, as CWGC implies his father was still alive in 1916

1891: David (4, but recorded as 6) was living at the Penywain Inn, Rhymney with his parents and four siblings, plus four servants

1901: David (14, but recorded as 16) was still living at the inn with his widowed mother, who was now the innkeeper, and his three brothers. Also living with them were a stableman, barmaid, and housemaid

1911: David (24) was a student, lodging at 2 Taff Embankment, Cardiff with his older brother Thomas Pritchard Price (37), a clergyman in the established church, and his wife and children

Geoffrey Frederick John REEVES

Born in England at St Leonard's-on-Sea, Sussex on 12 October (de Ruvigny) or 12 December (Jesus College) 1894

Only son of Edward John Reeves and Erica Mary Young , who were married in the Hastings district in 1893

Father's occupation: Civil engineer

Educated at Victoria College, Jersey

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1913. King Charles I Classical Scholarship
Member of the University of Oxford contingent of the Officers' Training Corps

Poppy Enlisted 15 August 1914. Landed at the Dardanelles on 26 May 1915
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment

Killed in action near Rithia on 6 June 1915
Age at death: 20

Buried in Turkey in the Redoubt Cemetery, Helles (grave ref. Sp. Mem. B47)

CWGC entry

Remembered on the Chandler's Ford War Memorial, Eastleigh, Hampshire

His parents' address in the mid-1920s: The Cottage, Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire

See his biography in De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour

Photograph of Reeves on the Imperial War Museum website

Also remembered on the Chandler's Ford War Memorial, Eastleigh, Hampshire

Censuses

1901: Geoffrey (6) and his family are hard to find in this census

1911: Geoffrey (16) was living at Centra, Queen's Road, Jersey with his parents and two younger sisters, plus two servants

Frederick John ROBERTS

Born at Wavertree, Liverpool on 7 July 1890

Eldest son of John Roberts and Mary Dawson, both born in Liverpool, whose were married in the Toxteth Park district in 1889

Father's occupation: Book keeper, later City rate collector (died 1913)

Educated at the Liverpool Institute High School for Boys and the University of Liverpool

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1912. Open Classical Exhibition. Classics Mods (Second Class) in 1914
Member of the University of Oxford contingent of the Officers' Training Corps

Poppy Enlisted 14 August 1914. Served in France

Captain, 3rd Battalion, attached 1st Battalion, King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Mentioned in Despatches, France, 1915

Killed in action at Cuinchy on 25 September 1915 (according to CWGC; OURS gives 27 September)
Age at death: 25

Buried in France in the Cambrin Military Cemetery, near Bethune (grave ref. D21)

CWGC entry

Remembered on the war memorial of the Liverpool Institute High School for Boys

Censuses

1891: Frederick (eight months) was living at 43 Alderson Road, Wavertree, Liverpool with his parents.
He is hard to find in the 1901 and 1911 censuses

Stanley SALMON

Born in England at Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey on 17 October 1885 and baptised at St John's Church there on 26 April 1886

Second son of David Salmon and Mary Wiedhofft, who were married in the Islington district in 1876

Father's occupation: Schoolmaster at Kingston-upon-Thames, and later Principal of Swansea Training College

Educated at Swansea Grammar School, where he won a scholarship to Llandovery College, Carmarthenshire

Address on entering Jesus College: Training College, Swansea

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1904. Meyrick Exhibition in Modern History.
B.A. Modern History (II) in 1908

Occupation after graduating: Assistant Master at the George Dixon School, Birmingham, during which time he wrote. An Introductory Economic History of England (available in Bodleian Library, Oxford)

He married Margaret L. M. Dawes at Sutton Coldfield near Birmingham on 30 November 1916 and had one son, Stanley Francis Salmon, born posthumously in the Tamworth district (probably at Maney, Sutton Coldfield) on 23 August 1917 (died 2002).

Poppy After being twice rejected because of defective eyesight, Salmon enlisted as a Private in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment in December 1916. Served in France. Commissioned as Second Lieutenant into the 9th Battalion of the Welsh Regiment in July 1917

Killed in action in N.W. France on 19 July 1917
Age at death: 31

Buried in Belgium in Voormezeele Enclosure No. 3, near Ieper (grave ref. XVI.C.24)

CWGC entry (with erroneous middle initial)

His parents' address in the mid-1920s: Swansea
His widow's address in the mid-1920s: Byfleet Maney, Sutton Coldfield

See his biography in De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour

Remembered on the following war memorials: in each case he is listed as Stanley Francis Salmon, which was in fact the name of his son :

Censuses

1891: Stanley (5) was living at 248 King's Road, Kingston-upon-Thames with his parents and four older siblings, plus their two servants

1901: Stanley (15) was boarding at Llandovery College, Carmarthenshire.

1911: Stanley (25), described as an assistant master at a secondary school, was lodging in Birmingham. His father was now Principal of Swansea Training College, and his parents lived there

Kenneth William Lairg SCOTT

Born in England in the Toxteth Park district of Liverpool in 1896 (reg. second quarter)

Only son of Robert Lairg Scott and his wife Jessie Shaw (surname unknown), probably married in Scotland

Educated at the Liverpool Institute School (Head Boy)

Father's occupation: Examination Officer, H.M. Customs & Excise

Won a place at Jesus College (History & Classics) but never came up

Poppy Enlisted 26 July 1915. Served in France
2nd Lieutenant, 11th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

Killed in action after six weeks at the front and only two days in the trenches in an attack on Schwaben Redoubt on 21 October 1916
Age at death: 20

Buried in France in Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval, near Albert (grave ref. Sp. Mem. 3)

CWGC entry

His parents' address at the time of his death was 15 Elgin Drive, Liscard, Wallasey, Cheshire; and his widowed mother's address in the mid-1920s was 1 St George's Park, Wallasey

Photograph of Scott and short obituary (with middle name wrongly recorded as Laing) on the Mill Road Cemetery webpage

Also remembered on the Liverpool Institute School War Memorial (as K. L. Scott)

Censuses

1901: Kenneth (4) was living at 45 Hawarden Avenue, Liverpool with his parents and two older sisters, plus their servant.

1911: Kenneth (14) was at the same address with his family

Robert Michael SCOTT

Born at 14 North Road, Surbiton, Surrey on 6 December 1892 and baptised as Robert Michael Crawford Scott at St Andrew's Church, Surbiton on 3 March 1893

Son of Joseph Scott and Elizabeth (probably Lainson), who were married in 1891/2

Educated at St Paul's School, London and University College London (B.A. London, Classics, Class II in October 1913)

Father's occupation: Teacher of Classics (although described as Gentleman at son's baptism)

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1913 with Open Classical Scholarship

Poppy Enlisted 1 September 1914.
7th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckingham Light Infantry 1915
2nd Lieutenant, Royal Engineers (Signalling Service): served in Mesopotamia in 1917 and Palestine in 1918

Died on 25 December 1918 of pneumonia contracted on active service
Age at death: 31

Buried in Egypt at the Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery (grave ref. B.104)

CWGC entry

His parents' address at the time of his death was 14 North Road, Surbiton, Surrey

Censuses

1891: Robert (8) is hard to find

1901: Robert (18), described as a student at University College (London) was living at 16a Chesilton Road, Fulham with his parents and two siblings.

1911:

Panel 5, lower right
Horace Arthur SEEL

Born in England in Macclesfield on 31 January 1896 and baptised at St George's Church, Sutton, Macclesfield on 22 March)

Second son of Charles Seel and Maria Albinson, who were married on 25 July 1878 at St George's Church, Sutton, Macclesfield

Father's occupation: Commercial traveller (paper & paper bags)

Education: Won a scholarship to Macclesfield Grammar School (King's School) in 1908

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1914

Poppy Enlisted 3 March 1915. Served in Gallipoli
Second Lieutenant, 2/7th Cheshire Regiment

Killed in action at Suvla Bay on 7 December 1915
Age at death: 19

Remembered in Turkey on the Helles Memorial (Panel 75 to 77)

CWGC entry

His parents' address in the mid-1920s: Myrtle Villa, Bond Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Remembered in Macclesfield on five war memorials:

Biography on the Macclesfield Reflects website

Censuses

1901: Horace (5) was living at 60 Coare Road, Macclesfield with his parents and four older siblings, and their 16-year-old servant girl

1911: Horace (15) was still at school and living at Myrtle Villa, 167 Bond Street with his parents and four of his older siblings

Anson Lloyd SILVESTER

Born in England at Walcot, Bath, Somerset on 11 December 1888

Elder son of the Revd James Silvester and Constance Ellen Lloyd, who were married in the West Ham district in 1887

Father's occupation: M.A. Oxon, F.R.Hist.S,l Senior Curate at Walcot at time of Anson's birth, later Vicar of Great Clacton & Little Holland, Essex

Educated at Trent College, Long Eaton, Derbyshire

Address on entering Jesus College: Great Clacton Vicarage, Somerset

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1908. Meyrick Exhibition in Modern History. Mathematics Greek in Responsions June 1908 (Higher Certificate 1906 for rest)
Mods (Third Class) in 1910; B.A. in Modern History (Second Class) in 1912
Member of the University of Oxford contingent of the Officers' Training Corps

Occupation after graduating: Spent time in Germany in the spring of 1914 to gain proficiency in German, having also studied French, with a view to an appointment in H.M. Consular Service to which he had been nominated. It is said that he was engaged in volunteer Y.M.C.A. work when war broke out, but Jesus College records suggest that he was already in the army

Poppy Enlisted 6 August 1914. Served in France and Belgium
Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment

Killed in action near Cuinchy on 31 December 1914
Age at death: 26

Body recovered on 12 January 1915 and buried in France in the Cuinchy Communal Cemetery,
near Bethune (grave ref. II.B.23)

CWGC entry

His parents' address in the mid-1920s: The Vicarage, Great Clacton, Essex

Extract from his war diary

James Silvester published One of the King's Soldiers, about Anson Lloyd Silvester, in 1916 (available in Bodleian Library, Oxford)

See his biography and photograph in De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour

Photograph of Silvester on the Imperial War Museum website. Extracts from his journals and letters can be viewed at that museum

Censuses

1891: Anson (2) was living at 6 Belgrave Terrace, Bath with his parents, his younger brother, and his maternal aunt, plus their housemaid and nursemaid

1901: Anson (12) was paying a visit with his family to the Massey family at Uley Lodge, Uley, Gloucestershire

1911: Anson (22), on vacation from Oxford, was living at Great Clacton Vicarage, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex with his parents and younger brother, plus their 17-year-old servant girl

Allan James Spencer SIMMANCE

Born in England at 50 Prewdson Road, north Brixton, London on 18 November 1894 and baptised at Christ Church, Streatham Hill on 6 January 1895

Eldest son of James Herbert Simmance and Mary Eliza Preddy, married in the Lambeth district in 1894, reg. second quarter

Father's occupation: Civil servant (G.P.O. engineer)

Educated at Christ's Hospital, West Horsham, Sussex

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1913. Open Classical Exhibition
Member of the University of Oxford contingent of the Officers' Training Corps

Poppy Enlisted 10 August 1914. Served in France 1915–1916
Captain, 4th King's (Liverpool Regiment)

Killed in action at Delville Wood on 18 August 1916
Age at death: 21

Remembered in France on the Thiepval Memorial (Pier and Face 1D, 8B, & 8C)

CWGC entry

His parents' address in the mid-1920s: 191 Casewick Road, West Norwood, London

Letter sent by Simmance in April 2016 to the widow of one of his men

Censuses

1901: Allan (6) was living at 2 Cotherstone Road, Streatham with his parents and baby brother

1911: Allan (16) was boarding at Christ's Hospital School at West Horsham, Sussex

Edward Lawrence SPRUNT

Born in England at Hampstead on 28 August 1892 and baptised at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Camden on 25 September

Third son of John Dalziel Sprunt and Jane Naismith, probably married in Scotland, as both were Scottish

Father's occupation: General merchant in the City of London

Educated at Berkhamsted School, Hertfordshire, 1903 to 1910 (Bees House), and then King Edward VI School, Berkhamsted

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1912. Open Modern History Exhibition.
Member of the University of Oxford contingent of the Officers' Training Corps

Poppy Was offered a commission on the outbreak of war, but being eager to go to the Front as soon as possible, he enlisted in August 1914 as a Private. (Service No. 1510), 1st Battalion, Honourable Artillery Company (Stretcher Bearer Section)
Mentioned in Despatches, France, 1915

Killed in action in Belgium by a shell at Chateau Hooge when acting as a stretcher bearer in the Battle of Bellewaarde on 16 June 1915
Age at death: 22

Remembered in Belgium on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

CWGC entry

Also listed in England on the St Peter's Berkhamsted War Memorial

His parents' address in the mid-1920s was still Montgomerie, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

See his biography and photograph in De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour

Biography and photograph of Sprunt on the Battle of Bellewaarde website

Remembered on the war memorial at Berkhamsted School, Hertfordshire

Two of his brothers were also killed in the war: his younger brother Alexander Dalziel Sprunt (24), an undergraduate at New College, died on 17 March 1915 and his younger brother Gerald Harper Sprunt (21) died as a result of severe wounds on 15 October 1919

Censuses

1901: Edward (8) was living at 20 Lyndhurst Gardens, Hampstead with his parents and six siblings, plus a governess, cook, parlourmaid, and housemaid

1911: Edward (18) was still at school and living at Montgomerie, Berkhamsted with his parents and six siblings and maternal grandmother Jemima Naismith, plus three servants

Leslie Morgan THOMAS

Born in Wales at Llanvihangel, Crucorney (near Abergavenny), Monmouthshire on 4 December 1886

Second son of Edwin Thomas and Zillah Smith, who were married in the Monmouth district in 1880

Father's occupation: Shoemaker (bootmaker)

Educated at Monmouth Grammar School

Address on entering Jesus College: Rhyd y Felyn, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1905. Welsh Classical Scholarship.
Suffered ill health at Jesus: Pass Mods 1907, pass degree examinations completed 1915

Occupation after graduating: Schoolmaster at Pforzheim, Germany by 1913, then at Ipswich and Tynemouth

Married his wife Myra by 1916, possibly in Germany or Ireland

Poppy Enlisted April 1916. Served in France
Gunner in Royal Garrison Artillery, then Sub-Lieutenant, Anson Battalion, Royal Navy Division, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve. Joined Base Depot at Calais on 9 February 1917

Admitted to the 10th General Hospital Calais on 10 February 1917 and died on 15 February 1917 in the 30th General Hospital there of pneumonia contracted on active service
Age at death: 31

Buried in France in the Calais Southern Cemetery

CWGC entry

Remembered on this memorial plaque in the Church of St Michael & All Angels, Llanvihangel Crucorney

His parents' address in the mid-1920s: Rhyd-y-felyn, Llanvihangel Crucorney, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
His widow's address at the time of his death was that of his parents, but by the mid-1920s she had moved to 4 Bayview Park, Kilkeel, County Down

Censuses

1891: Leslie (4) was living at Rhydyvillow [Rhyd-y-felyn] Cottages, Stanton Road, Llanvihangel Crucorney with his parents and first five siblings

1901: Leslie (14) was living the same address with his parents and his eight siblings

1911: Hard to locate in the England & Wales census, and was possibly in Ireland

George Frederick Maynard THOMSON

Born in Quendon, near Saffron Walden, Essex in 1894/5 (reg. first quarter of 1895)

Son of George Frederick Thomson (born in Halesowen, Worcestershire) and his wife Mary Caroline Evans (born in Usk), who were married in Camberwell in 1887

Father's occupation: Manufacturer of artificial stone, but later described himself as “Artist”

Won a place at Jesus College but never came up

Poppy Enlisted 25 January 1915. Served in France
Second Lieutenant, 11th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment)

Died on 19 May 1917 of wounds received in action
Age at death: 22

Buried in France in the Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux (grave ref. I.G.18): Picture of headstone

CWGC entry

Also remembered on the following war memorials:

He is also mentioned on the grave of his brother Captain Aubrey Lloyd St Clair Thomson, MC who died of wounds in Manchester on 14 November 1917 and is buried in Blockley Cemetery, Gloucestershire

Censuses

1901: George (4) was living at Isebank, Midland Road, Wellingborough with his parents, his older sister, and his [great?-] aunt, plus their servant

1911: George (16) was living with his parents and his older brother Aubrey (19) at 57 Ashburnham Road, Bedford

Beresford Haughton VYVYAN

Born in Wales at Penarth, Glamorgan on 7 March 1893

Second son of Hugh Norris Vyvyan (born in Cornwall) and Constance Ethel Haughton (born in New York), who were married at St Botolph without Bishopsgate Church, London on 21 September 1889

Father's occupation: Master Mariner, later Ship broker

Educated at Penarth County School, and then Kendal Grammar School, Kendal, Westmorland

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1912. Welsh Mathematical Exhibition. Maths Mods (First Class) in 1914
Member of the University of Oxford contingent of the Officers' Training Corps

Poppy Enlisted 31 August 1914. Served in Belgium and France
Captain, “A” Battery, 121st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery
Mentioned in Despatches in 1915 for bravery at Loos

Died on 18 August 1917 of wounds received in action at Pilkem Ridge
Age at death: 24

Buried in Belgium in the Dozinghem Military Cemetery (grave ref. IV.C.3)

CWGC entry

His parents' address in the mid-1920s: “The Cottage”, Ruan Minor, Cornwall

Censuses

1901: Beresford (8) was at home at 51 Drakefield Road, Penarth, Glamorgan with his mother and two brothers, plus their servant

1911: Beresford (18) was boarding at Kendal Grammar School, Lound Road, Kendal, Westmorland. His parents were living at 53 Stanwell Road, Penarth with two of his siblings and their two servants

Frank WALTON

Born in England at Walsall, Staffordshire in 1897 (reg. second quarter)

Son of William Walton and Alice Heys, who were married at St John's Church, Walsall on 14 May 1891

Father's occupation: Commercial traveller selling wrought-iron tubes

Educated at Walsall Grammar School

Won an Open Scholarship at Jesus College but never came up

Poppy Enlisted May 1916. Served in Palestine
Private (Service No. 40232), Tank Corps

Died on 27 October 1917 of illness contracted as a prisoner of war at Nigde Prison Camp in Turkey
Age at death: 20

Exhumed from Nigde Cemetery and reburied in Iraq in the
Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery (grave ref. XXI.V.49)

CWGC entry

His parents' address in the mid-1920s: 227 Wolverhampton Road, Walsall, Staffordshire

Censuses

1901: Frank (3) was living at 227 Wolverhampton Road, Walsall with his parents and older brother, and their 14-year-old housemaid

1911: Frank (13) was at school and living with his parents at the same address

Jack Purnell WEBB

Born in England at Old Cleeve, Somerset on 18 April 1893

Eldest son of Alfred Purnell Webb and Marion Alice Robarts, who were married at St Mary's Church, Tyndall's Park, Gloucestershire on 31 August 1887

Father's occupation: Shipbroker's clerk

Educated with a scholarship at Bristol Grammar School (Captain of the school, Captain of his house, Senior Sergeant of the O.T.C., and a member of the first cricket, rugby, and hockey teams)

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1912. Welsh Classical Scholarship. Second Class Honours Classical Mods 1914
Member of the University of Oxford contingent of the Officers' Training Corps

Poppy Enlisted 29 September 1914. Served in France
Captain, 12th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Invalided home in April 1917 and rejoined his old battalion in the front in May 1918

Died on 22 August 1918 of wounds received in action near Achiet-le-Petit
Age at death: 25

Buried in France at the Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt (grave ref. VI.A.10)

CWGC entry

His address at probate and also his parents' address in the mid-1920s: 37 Shadwell Road, Bishopstown, Bristol

Biography of Webb, who is listed on the war memorial of St Michael & All Angels Church, Bishopstown,
on the Bishopston at War website

Fuller biography with photograph on the Officers of the Gloucestershire Regiment who Died in the Great War website

Obituary in The Times of 3 September 1918

Censuses

1901: Jack (7) was living at 81 Brynland Avenue, Horfield, Bristol with his parents and seven siblings, and his paternal grandfather

1911: Jack (17) was still at school and living at the same address with his parents and four of his siblings

Revd William Farel WEBBER

Born in Paris, France on 14 April 1885

Fourth son of Harry Webber and Kathleen (surname unknown), possibly married in Paris

Father's occupation: Missionary (retired by time of William's admission to Jesus College)

Educated at the South Eastern College (later St Lawrence College) in Ramsgate, Kent

Address on entering Jesus College: 7 Cumberland Road, Acton, Middlesex

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1904. Open Classical Exhibition, then Squire Scholar from 1905. 2nd Class Classical Mods 1906, 3rd Class Literae Humaniores 1908. 3rd class Theology 1909. B.A. 1910

Occupation after graduating: Ordained Deacon in 1910 and Priest in 1911. Curate of Christ Church, East Greenwich until 1913, when he became a Chaplain to the Royal Navy. Served on H.M.S. Africa 1913–14

Poppy Continued serving as a Royal Navy Chaplain after the outbreak of war

Killed in action at the Battle of Jutland when the Black Prince was sunk with the loss of all the ship's company on 31 May 1916
Age at death: 31

Remembered in England on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial (Panel 11)

CWGC entry

His address at probate as well as his parents' address in the mid-1920s: 86 Sandridge Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Remembered on the St Lawrence College war memorial in Ramsgate

Censuses

1901: William (15) was a boarder at the South Eastern College in Ramsgate, Kent

1911: William (25), described as a Clergyman in the Established Church, was boarding with a family at 23 Annandale Road, Greenwich

Percy WHYATT

Born in England at Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire on 12 July 1892

Son of James Evans Whyatt and Hannah Sophia Anthony, who were married in the Basford district in 1878

Father's occupation: Joiner (employer), retired by 1912

Educated at Mundella School, Nottingham and University College, Nottingham

Address on entering Jesus College: Lyndhurst, Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire

Matriculated at the University of Oxford (apparently as non-collegiate student) in 1910: Pass Mods in 1911.
Entered Jesus College in 1912, B.A. (Second Class) in English Literature in 1913
Member of the University of Oxford contingent of the Officers' Training Corps

Elected Professor of English Language & Literature at Rangoon College, India in October 1914, but refused the appointment and went to war

Poppy Enlisted October 1914. Served in France and Belgium
Captain, 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derby Regiment)
Mentioned in Despatches, France, 1917

Killed in action near Ypres on 18 October 1917 and awarded posthumous Military Cross
Age at death: 25

Buried in Belgium in the Menin Road South Military Cemetery (grave ref. III.L.3)
Photograph of his grave on Nottingham County Council's “Roll of Honour” website

CWGC entry

His brother Raymond Selwyn Whyatt was also killed in action the following year on 13 October 1918

His parents' address in the mid-1920s: “Lyndhurst”, Church Drive, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire

Censuses

1901: Percy (8) was living at Fernbank, 27 Annesley Road, Hucknall Torkard with his parents and his seven siblings

1911: Percy (18) was an undergraduate at Jesus College, boarding with a confectioner and his daughter at 81 Cowley Road

Kenneth Felix WILSON

Born in England at West Hampstead on 6 April 1894 and baptised at St Mary's Church, Kilburn on 1 May

Son of Felix Francis Wilson and Mabel Wilson, who were married at St Martin's Church, Salisbury on 20 June 1893

Father's occupation: Company Secretary

Educated at Felstead School, Essex

Matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College in 1913. Open Scholarship in Modern History
Member of the University of Oxford contingent of the Officers' Training Corps

Poppy Enlisted 9 February 1915. Served in Egypt and Palestine
Captain, 1st/7th Battalion, Essex Regiment

Killed in action near Jerusalem on 2 November 1917
Age at death: 23

Buried in Palestine in the Gaza War Cemetery (grave ref. XIX.F.6)

CWGC entry

His parents' address in the mid-1920s: 7 Birchington Road, Kilburn, London

Censuses

1901: Kenneth (6) was living at 7 Birchington Road, Hampstead with his parents and their cook and housemaid

1911: Kenneth (16) was boarding at Felstead School, Essex

Postscript: M. Andrew

A man called M. ANDREW is recorded under Jesus College in the Oxford University Roll of Service as having been killed in action on 4 November 1918, but is not listed on the college's memorial board.

It appears that OURS has confused Melville Andrew, who attended Jesus College and appears to have survived the war, with Malcolm Andrew, who did not attend Jesus College, but was killed on the day given for the death of M. Andrew.

Brief details on each of the men are given below:

Melville ANDREW (Jesus College, survived the war)

Born in Sheffield in 1887, the son of Robert Andrew and Lucy Shaw. His father was a grocer, but was described as “retired from business” on his son's matriculation form. He was educated at King Edward VII School, Sheffield and was matriculated at the University of Oxford from Jesus College on 17 October 1906, obtaining his B.A. on 2 August 1910. He grew up in Sheffield with his four siblings, and became an assistant master at Saffron Walden Grammar School. Fought in the war, but survived, and died in 1947

Malcolm ANDREW (not a member of Jesus College, killed in the war)

Married Gladys I. A. Elleray in the Romford district near the beginning of 1918

Poppy Enlisted 1914. Served in France
Lieutenant, 20th Battalion, attached 104th Trench Mortar Battery, Lancashire Fusiliers,

Killed in action on 4 November 1918

Buried in France at Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension, Solemes (grave ref. VI.D.1)

CWGC entry

His widow's address in the mid-1920s: South Farm, Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells


John Ainscow Dugdale

The inquest on John Ainscow Dugdale, undergraduate of Jesus College who shot himself near Binsey Church, was fully reported in the Oxford Times of 31 October 1919 (p. 7). Dugdale had fought in Mesopotamia, and it was said that his health had been undermined by war service. A verdict of “Suicide in a fit of temporary insanity” was given.


Jesus memorials on the Database of the Imperial War Museums:
WW1 Board and WW1 Plaques

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Last updated: 7 March, 2017

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