GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS KILLED 1915


Lieutenant ELPHINSTONE D'OYLY APLIN - Died of wounds 13th may 1915 - 2nd Battalion
 Born 14th June 1892, Upnor Castle, Rochester. Commissioned February 1913. Wounded in action 9th May at Frezenberg Ridge and died at No.3 Casualty Clearing Station, France. Aged 22. Son of Lieut-Colonel Hugh Morgan Alpin (Royal Naval Ordnance Dept.) and Annie, of Devon. Buried at Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Nord.

2nd Lieutenant CHARLES FREDERICK ROBERT BARNETT - Killed in action 20th April 1915 - 1/5th Battalion
 'A' Company. Educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. Aged 35 years. Son of F. Barnett, of Abingdon, Berkshire. Joined the army 4th August 1914. Left widow, Cicely and 4 children. Lived and worked in Gloucester. Buried at Ploegsteert Wood Military Cemetery, Comies-Warneton, Hainaut.

Major NIGEL WILLIAM FRANCIS BAYNES - Died 19th March 1915 - 1st Battalion
 Born 21st March 1878. Commissioned 1900. Served in the Boer War. Severely wounded 21st December 1914 at Festubert. Died of pneumonia 19th march 1915, aged 37. Husband of the late Gladys. Buried at Marlow R.C. Churchyard, Buckinghamshire.

Captain REGINALD CROMMELIN POPHAM BLYTH - Killed in action 4th June 1915 - 1st Battalion
Attached to 2nd Royal Fusiliers. Son of Rev. George Francis Popham Blyth (Bishop in Jerusalem) and Norah, of Bexhill-on-Sea. Born 24th June 1877, in Darjeeling, India. Educated at Bresnoe College, Oxford. Served in South Africa 1899-1900. Married Norah Popham, 2nd August 1911, one son, Lionel born 16th June 1912. Attached to the Egyptian Army under the Sudan Government from 1908 - 1915. Listed on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

Captain CEDRIC GRAY BOWYER-SMITH - Died 4th November 1915 - Glosters
Attached to the 3rd Bn. Nigeria Regiment, West African Frontier Force. Son of Annie and the late Edmund. Listed on the Calabar Memorial, Nigeria.

2nd Lieutenant BYRON EDWARD BRENAN - Killed 18th April 1915 - 3rd Battalion
 Attached to 2nd Battalion. Born 22nd March 1895, in Hong Kong. Son of Edward and Marion, of Bath. Commissioned August 1914, 3rd Battalion. Killed whilst repairing trenches damaged by shell fire, near Ypres. Aged 20. Buried at Ypres Town Cemetery Extension, Ieper.

Captain FRANCIS JOHN BRODIGAN - Killed in action 9th May 1915 - 1st Battalion
Killed at Aubers Ridge. Aged 31. Son of the late Colonel Francis Brodigan (28th Foot) and Alice, of Drogheda, Co. Meath. Listed on the Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais.

Lieutenant LAWRENCE CLERKE BROWN - Killed 11th October 1915 -
Listed on the Loos Memorial.

Captain EUSTACE HOTHAM BURNABY - Killed in action 5th August 1915 - 7th Battalion
Son of Colonel Burnaby, of Inverness. Listed on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

Lieutenant  FREDERICK ALEXANDER CARNEGY - Killed in action 13th October 1915 - 10th Battalion
Born 21st July 1895, in Dublin. Killed at Loos. Aged 20. Son of Rose and the late Major Harry George Carnegy (Indian Army and Bombay Political Service), of Clifton. Listed on the Loos Memorial.

2nd Lieutenant GEORGE EGERTON CLAIRMONTE - Killed in action 26th September 1915 - 1st Battalion
Born 24th November 1895, The Rectory Cottage, Chesam, Bucks. Killed at Bois Hugo, Loos. Aged 19. Son of Egerton Clairmonte, of London and Mary Chavelita (the author 'George Egerton'). Educated at Basle, Switzerland and Sandhurst. Qualified as 1st Class Machine Gun Instructor. Commanded the regiments machine gun section. Buried at Loos British Cemetery.

Major RICHARD CONNER - Died of wounds 7th September 1915 - 2nd Battalion
Born 29th December 1868, in Ballybricken, Monkstown, co. Cork. Son of Captain Daniel Connor (Royal Marine Light Infantry) and Emily Berger. Educated at Sandhurst. Commissioned to Glosters 1888. Served in South Africa (MID, wounded). Wounded and captured at Ypres. Exchanged POW and died in London.

2nd Lieutenant ROBERT JOHN CROFT - Killed in action 21st March 1915 - 2nd Battalion
Buried at Dickebusch Military Cemetery, Ieper.

Lieutenant EDAWRD CHARLES ELLIS - Killed in action 7th August 1915 - 11th Battalion
Attached 15th Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers. Aged 26. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Ellis, of Co. Cork. Buried at Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Turkey.

2nd Lieutenant GEORGE WALTON FIELD - Killed in action 25th September 1915 - 10th Battalion
Aged 19. Son of Arthur Field, of Moseley, Birmingham. Buried at St. Mary's A.D.S. Cemetery, Haisnes.

Lieutenant EVELYN ARTHUR ATHERLEY FORREST - Died 9th December 1915 - 11th Battalion
Attached 7th Bn. Aged 23. Son of Colonel G. Forrest (late Hampshire Regt. and Commandant of the Duke of York's Royal Military School, Chelsea) and Olive, of Bath. Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta.

2nd Lieutenant ERIC COE GEORGE - Died 15th September 1915 - 10th Battalion
Aged 19 years. Son of William and Elizabeth, of Bristol. Accidently shot in the stomach whilst hunting rats in a gun emplacement. Died same day at No.1  Casualty Clearing Station, Chocques. Buried at Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais.

Captain WILLIAM KING GEORGE - Killed in action 25th January 1915 - 3rd Battalion
Attached 1st Bn, 'D' company. Killed near La Bassee the same time as Captain Richmond. Buried at Guards Cemetery, Cuinchy.

Captain IVAN RICHARD GIBBS - Killed in action 25th September 1915 - 10th Battalion
Born 6th July 1892, in Cheltenham. Son of W.H. Gibbs. Educated at Jesus College, Oxford (BA History). Commissioned September 1914. Killed at Loos, aged 24 years. Buried at St. Mary's A.D.S. Cemetery, Haisnes. (His brother, Edgar, was killed in December 1917)

Lieutenant AMYAS LEIGH GOLDIE - Killed in action 6th August 1915 - 11th Battalion
Aattached 4th Worcesters. Aged 36. Son of Colonel Mark and Amy Goldie, of Southsea, Hants. Listed on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

Lieutenant CHARLES STIRLING WALTER GREENLAND - Killed 2nd may 1915 - 2nd battalion
 Aged 23. Born 22nd July 1892, Ashford, Kent. Commissioned September 1911. Wounded near Ypres, he was on the way to a dressing station when he was killed by a shell. He was to have been married in September 1914. Buried in Bedford House Cemetery, Zillebeke.

2nd Lieutenant HENRY GEORGE CHRISTOPHER GUISE - Killed 6th May 1915 - 1/5th Territorial Battalion
 'C' Company. Born 16th May 1893. Commissioned August 1914. Killed by accidental explosion of a hand grenade. Aged 27. Son of William Guise, of Gloucester. Buried at Ploegsteert Wood Military Cemetery.

Lieutenant HENRY MALCOLM HARRISON - Died of wounds 19th March 1915 - 2nd Battalion
Wounded near St. Eloi. Husband of Mary Harrison of Wyke House, Isleworth, Middlesex. Buried at Dickenbusch Military Cemetery, Ieper.

2nd Lieutenant JOHN CHARLES SIMEON HASLOCK - Died of wounds 25th November 1915 - 7th Battalion
Listed on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

Lieutenant MALCOM CAVAGNARI NORTON HERBERT - Died of wounds 2nd January 1915 - 1st Battalion
Severley wounded near Givenchy on the 22nd December 1914. Aged 19. Son of Brigadier General L. Herbert, C.B. and Ida, of Hove, Sussex. Buried at Lillers Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais.

Captain PAGET GEORGE IRVINE - Died of wounds 26th November 1915 - 1/6th Battalion
Aged 39. Son of the late Surgeon-Major George Irvine and Mary. Buried at Hebuterne Military Cemetery.

2nd Lieutenant GEOFFREY ROBERT JOHNSON - Died 7th August 1915 - 7th Battalion
Aged 22. Son of Robert and Lilian Johnson, of Colwyn Bay. Listed on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

2nd Lieutenant FRANK HELIER LAWRENCE - Killed in action 9th May 1915 - 3rd Battalion
 Attached 1st Battalion. Born 7th February 1893. Commissioned August 1914. Killed near Richebourg l'Avoue. Listed on the Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais. 1st Battalion

Lieutenant GEORGE GODFREY WHITNEY LEARY - Killed in action 25th September 1915 - 10th Battalion
 Son of Dr. E. Leary, of Alfreton, Derbyshire. Educated at Rapton and Jesus College, Cambridge. Married Edith Balls, 12th April 1915 in Cheltenham. Killed at Loos, aged 23 years. Buried at St. Mary's A.D.S. Cemetery, Haisnes.

Lieutetant WILLIAM ROBERT NORMAN LESLIE - Killed in action 25th January 1915 - 3rd Battalion
Attached 1st Bn. Killed near La Bassee. 'C' company. Aged 25. Son of Lieut-Colonel William Leslie and Annie. Educated at The King's School, Canterbury. Buried at Brown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert.

Colonel FREDERICK MASSEY - Died 8th October 1915 - 1st Battalion
Listed on the Loos Memorial.

Lieutenant THOMAS HAROLD MOORE - Killed in action 27th September 1915 - 1/5th Battalion
 Killed whilst trying to rescue Lance-Corporal W.G. Rodway, who was wounded and died . Aged 32 years. Son of Thomas and Ellen Moore, of Tewksbury, Glos. Buried at Serre Road Cemetery No.1, Pas de Calais.

Captain EDWARD HAMPTON MOSS - Killed in action 25th September 1915 - 10th Battalion
Killed at Loos. Aged 37. Son of C. Moss (late Chief Clerk and Registrar of the Supreme Court for Japan.) An agent for the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, at Malacca. Listed on the Loos Memorial.

Major EDWARD D'ALBRET Le MOTTEE, D.S.O. - Killed in action 25th September 1915 - Divisional Staff
 Aged 41. Born in Guernsey, Channel Islands. Son of Colonel John Le Motte and Laura Lukin. Educated at Sandhurst. Served in South Africa 1899-1902 (2nd Bn. DSO 1901). Husband of Charlotte Watts. Listed on the Loos Memorial.

2nd Lieutenant PERCY VINCENT NIGEL NEEMS - Died 9th October 1915 - 10th Battalion
Aged 19. Of wounds received at the battle of Loos. Son of Norman and Laura Neems, of Malmesbury. Buried at Sopworth Churchyard, Wiltshire.

Lieutenant FITZROY CHARLES PHILLPOTTS - Died 9th August 1915 - 7th Battalion
Aged 21. Son of Rev. E.A. Phillpotts, MA, rector of Stapleton. Educated at Trinity College, Oxford and was Head of Clifton College 1912-13. 
Listed on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

2nd Lieutenant THOMAS PICKERING - Died 1st November 1915 - 7th Battalion

Captain HAROLD CHRISTOPHER RICHMOND - Killed in action 25th January 1915 - 1st Battalion
 Born 24th March 1880. Commissioned April 1900. Served in the Boer War. Killed near La Bassee. 'D' company. Left a widow, Mabel and a daughter. Buried at Guards Cemetery, Quinchy.

Lieutenant GEFFREY WATHEN ROBINSON - Killed in action 25th September 1915 - 10th Battalion
 Aged 20 years. Son of Kossuth and Mary Robinson, of Downleaze, Bristol. Buried at St. Mary's A.D.S. Cemetery, Haisnes. Killed at Loos.

Major JOHN EGERTON RUCK - Killed in action 8th August 1915 - 1st Bn. Glosters, attached 7th Battalion
Born 12th January 1874, in Cheam, Surrey. Son of Egerton Wynder and Margaret. Commissioned 1893. Served in South Africa 1899-1900. Adjutant of the Boer Camp at Diyatalama, Ceylon 1901. Married Eleanor Innes 11th May 1905. Killed near Anzac Bay. Listed on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

Lieutenant HARLEY RAYMOND RUSSELL - Killed in action 13th October 1915 -
Aged 24. on of Cecil and Blanche, of Clifton, Bristol. Listed on the Loos Memorial.

Captain EDWARD HANSON SALE - Killed in action 25th September 1915 - 10th Battalion
 Aged 25 years. Son of Alfred Sale, of Atherstone. Killed at Loos. Buried at St. Mary's A.D.S. Cemetery, Haisnes.

2nd Lieutenant GEORGE KEITH SAVILE - Killed 20th June 1915 - 1/4th Battalion
Aged 26. Son of Ellen and the late Colonel Henry Savile, CB,BA of Clifton, Bristol. Educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and intended to be ordained to do missionary work in Uganda. Served 2 years with Cambridge University OTC. He was shot in the head early in the morning and died soon after. Buried at La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut.

Lieutenant CHARLES EDWARD SCHWALM - Killed 22nd November 1915 -
Aged 23. Son of the late Ferdinand and Alice, of Bristol. Buried at Hebuterne Military Cemetery.

Major ROGER DOUGLAS SCOTT - Killed in action 13th October 1915 - 2nd Battalion
Aged 34. Son of Matthew and Sarah, of Bath. Husband of Muriel. Buried at Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos.

2nd Lieutenant KENNETH MAURICE HALPEN SOLOMON - Died of wounds 18th September 1915 - 11th Battalion
Attached to 4th Worcesters. Died of wounds received at Suvla Bay on the 22nd August 1915. Aged 26. Son of Henry and Dora Solomon, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Buried at Willesden Jewish Cemetery, Middlesex.

Lieutenant STANLEY CHARLES SQUIRE - Killed in action 9th August 1915 - 7th Battalion

Aged 22. Son of Rev. Charles Edward and Florence Squire, of Bedford. Born 26th June 1893, in Llangrove Vicarge, near Ross, Hereford. Educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford (Science). Killed at Chanak Bair while commanding a machine gun section. His brother Captain G.F. Squire, 7th Glosters, was wounded on the same day. Listed on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

Lieutenant CLEMENT AUBREY SYMONS - Killed in action 25th September 1915 - 10th Battalion
Aged 22 years. Son of E.W. Symons, Headmaster of King Edward's School, Bath. Member of the School's OTC and commissioned in June 1914. Killed at Loos. Listed on the Loos Memorial.

Captain ERIC SEYMOUR STEPHENSON, D.S.O. - Died of wounds 6th May 1915 - 1st Battalion
 Born 21st April 1879. Served with Brabant's Horse in the Boer War. Commissioned May 1900 in the 1st Glosters. Awarded the D.S.O. 1901. In 1906 he was seconded to the Egyptian Army. 26th April 1915 was Landing Staff Officer at Sedd-el-Bair. Whilst rescuing several wounded men on the beach he was shot in the abdomen. He died on board the hospital ship 'Sicilia' on the 6th May. Aged 36. Son of Charlotte and the late Percy Stephenson. Buried at Ta-Braxia Cemetery, Valetta, Malta.

Lieutenant FRANK SAVELL TOMKINS - Killed in action 8th August 1915 - 7th Battalion
Aged 28. Son of the late Alfred and Margaret Tomkins, of Caterham Valley, Surrey. Listed on Helles Memorial, Turkey.

Captain JOHN WILLIAM TONGUE - Killed in action 25th September 1915 - 10th Battalion
 Aged 23. Son of John and Sarah Tongue, of Birmingham. A student at Birmingham University when war broke out. Killed at Loos. Buried at St. Mary's A.D.S. Cemetery, Haisnes.

Lieutenant-Colonel GEORGE SWINTON TULLOH - Killed in action 9th May 1915 - 2nd Battalion
Killed at Frezenberg Ridge, battle of Ypres. Hit 3 times whilst helping bring up ammunition. Aged 48. Born in Edinburgh. Served in the Boer War. Buried at Bedford House Cemetery, Zillebeke.

Captain PHILLIP SAUMAREZ VASSALL - Killed in action 7th August 1915 - 7th Battalion
(Reserve of Officers)  Listed on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

Major CHARLES JOHN VENABLES, D.S.O. - Killed in action 8th August 1915 - 7th Battalion
(Reserve of officers). Aged 50. Son of Addington Venables (Bishop of Nassau). Husband of Helen, of Kensington Court, London. Listed on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

Lieutenant HARTLEY ALLEN WHIFFIN - Killed in action 25th September 1915 - 10th Battalion
Aged 38. Son of Ernest and Caroline Whiffin, of Bromley, Kent. Buried at St. Mary's A.D.S. Cemetery, Haisnes.

Captain EDWIN CHARLES WILLOUGHBY - Died of wounds 8th August 1915 - 7th Battalion
 Born 27th May 1881, in Cheltenham. Son of Captain C. Willoughby. Educated Cheltenham College and Magdalen College, Oxford (Law degree). Barrister and editor of 'The Echo'. Enlisted as a Private in August and was commissioned November 1914. He was wounded in the attack on Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli and died soon after. Aged 34. Husband of Dorothy. Listed on the Helles Memorial.

2nd Lieutenant WILFRED HENRY YOUNG - Died of wounds 30th May 1915 - 'B' Company, 1/6th Battalion
Aged 26. Son of Anthony and Sarah, of 2 Eastfield Road, Cotham, Bristol. He was wounded 29th May and died the next day. He had been assistamt-manager, B.A.T.C. Liverpool. He was a member of Bristol Lacrosse Club and 2 Tennis Clubs. Buried at Lancashire Cottage Cemetery, Ploegsteert, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut.

MEN ATTACHED TO THE GLOSTERS:

2nd Lieutenant WILLIAM PATRICK HEFFERNAN - Killed 9th May 1915 - 3rd Royal Irish Regiment
Attached 1st Bn. Glosters. Aged 28. Son of Dr. William Heffernan and Mary, of Killenaule, Co. Tipperary and Harrogate, York. Born 10th December 1885, in Killenaule. Educated Dublin University (prize winner at boxing and running). Had been wounded at La Bassee February 1915, and was killed at Festubert leading his company. Listed on the Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais.

Captain ROBERT MONTGOMERY - Killed 25-29th September 1915 - Royal Army Medical Corps
Attached 1st Bn. Glosters. Aged 27. Son of Robert and Margaret Montgomery, of Liberton, Midlothian. Listed on the Loos Memorial.

2nd Lieutenant GEORGE BIDDULPH RAYNER - Died 12th May 1915 - 3rd Bn Essex Regiment
Attached to the 2nd Bn. Glosters. Aged 31. Son of William and Annie Rayner, of West Hampstead, London. Buried at Bedford House Cemetery, Zillebeke.

Lieutenant REGINALD FRANCIS DE TRAFFORD - Died of wounds 9th May 1915 - 3rd Royal Lancaster Regiment
Attached Gloster Regt. Aged 23. Son of Sigismund de Trafford, of Croston Hall, Preston. Buried at Le Touret Cemetery, Richebourge-L'Avoue.


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