He had been knighted in 1902 and on 2-2-1911 was created a Baronet for his services on this occasion. When the European war broke out he was in England on a visit and was about to join General Sir Hubert Hamiltons staff with the army in Belgium, but the day before he was to have left he was ordered by the authorities to South Africa. In the 1911 census he was aged 25, born Brampton, Derbyshire, a Solicitor, resident with his parents at 166 Old Hall Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Grave 17.(1905-08), Private 764320, 1st/28th Battalion (Artists' Rifles), London Regiment. See also Bedford St Marys(1899-1902), Captain, 3rd Battalion attached 13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was head of the school, and proceeded to Clare College, Cambridge, where he was eighth Senior Optime, and took the degree of M. He then entered the Civil Service, and on mobilisation he was Assistant Secretary, Civil Service Commission, Burlington Gardens, London. Today there stands a memorial to him in Northampton bearing the words '... On the 31st January 1920 the Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys in Leicester published a Roll of Honour in which Edward is shown to have been a pupil at the school between the years 18. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born London, resident with his parents at 13, St Michaels Road, Bedford. Killed in action Tuesday 14 March 1916, in Belgium. Born 19 March 1894 in LOndon, baptised 17 Juned 1894 at Tufnell Park St George, Islington. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Islington, Middlesex, resident with his parents at 4, Huddleston Road, Islington, London. I have to mourn the loss of a very gallant friend," and his Major : " We all miss him terribly ; he was a most gallant and excellent officer, and I always knew that any duty or order entrusted to him would be carried out. Paul's Churchyard, for about a year, then obtained a berth in the Northampton branch of Messrs. I think a lot of 16 Platoon got cut off by the Germans, and I expect taken prisoners. He was such a good fellow in every way." In the 1901 census he was aged 3, resident with his parents at 136, Howbury Street, Bedford. He was never known to grumble at hardships or pain. Grave 22."On 12 April 1915 at Shaiba, Mesopotamia, Major Wheeler took out his squadron in an attempt to capture a flag which was the centre-point of a group of the enemy who were firing on one of our picquets. His services were mentioned in despatches ( London Gazette 16th April 1901 ) and he was awarded the Queens medal with 4 clasps and the D. In 1903 he was elected president of the Witwatersrand Chamber of mines, and took a leading part in the negotiations which led up to formation of The Union of South Africa. for Georgetown in the first parliament of the Union of South Africa 1910-11 but in dec 1911 business demands in connection with the east rand co compelled him to retire from political work in order to devote his whole energies to the re-organisation of that enterprise. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Harpenden, a school boy, resident with his parents in Hardwicke Road, Woburn Sands. In the 1891 census he was aged 5, born Derbyshire, resident with his parents, Thomas and Mary Greaves, at Somersale Hale, Dog Hole Lane, Brampton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. He was killed in the battle of Passchendale, charging an enemy machine-gun post. In the 1901 Census Thomas, is now shown as a Contractor for Public Works, resident with his two sons Bertie Raymond and Edward Hooper both shown as Assistant Contractors, living at 19, Lincoln Street, Leicester. Passed fit 21 August 1914 and attested in Ottowa 25 August 1914, aged 24 years 2 months, height 5 feet 10 inches, chest 40 inches, fair complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8464 - 64 (1908-09), Captain, 1st Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and Royal Field Artillery. Bedford Modern School, and was afterwards employed as a Warehouseman with Messrs. Paul's Churchyard ; joined the London Rifle Brigade in 1910 ; volunteered for foreign service on the outbreak of war in Aug. He was a born soldier, and, beside that, a most charming comrade ; one does not often come across men like him. His Captain wrote : " I am sorry to say that your son is missing. 2nd Lieutenant Walker used to say his motto was " Blood and Iron," which he appeared to live up to.
Accidentally killed at Nieuport whilst examining an unexploded shell which fell on the gun position 17 March 1916 in Belgium. Killed in action in the Dardenells on Thursday 18th March 1915. In the 1911 census he was a serving Ordinary Seman, religious denomination Church of England, born in St Martin's, Bedford, serving on HMS "Bacchante." No known grave. Killed in action just beyond Courcelette Tuesday 26 September 1916, on the Somme. Husband of Eugine Gassiz, of 136 Silver Birch Avenue, Toronto. Served for 8 months In South Africa with 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles. See also Bedford St Paul's(1891-00), Second Lieutenant, 16th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Old Warden, Beds., resident with his parents, William and Susan Haynes, at 66, Cemetery Street, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. See also Biggleswade.(1906-08), Lance Corporal 43058, 153rd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Enlisted 29 August 1914, aged 23 years 8 months, born Northampton, resident Northampton, Engineer by trade, promoted to Lance Corporal , height 5 feet 6¾ inches, weight 121 lbs, chest 34½ inches, fresh complexion, grey eyes, brown hair. Was a member of the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters & Joiners, aged 20 years 1 month, born 1890, admitted to union 27 July 1910, union branch Vancouver 2, British Columbia, Canada, he had spent 4 years in the trade. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7997 - 43(1904-06), Guardsman 22596, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Son of Ephraim John and Sarah Jane Roberts, of Meppershall, Shefford, Beds. Died Thursday 11 April 1918, in Belgium probably at Estaires; he took a colleague to a dressing station, walked out and was never seen again. Died, but not in action, Thursday 7 November 1918, in Italy. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Cape, South Africa, resident with his parents at 7, Ladbroke Gardens, Kensington, London.
Born Karachi, India 26 September 1894, baptised Christ Church, Karachi, India, 28 October 1894. In 1901, aged 6, he was a boarder at Church Missionaries Childrens' House, in Limpsfield, Surrey. Attested and passed fit 3 April 1916 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, aged 37 years 6 months, height 5 feet 8 inches, chest 37¼ inches, fair complexion, blue eyes. See also Woburn [Some sources spell his middle name Wakeling e.g. On 6 September 1909 he was a teacher at Biggleswade Board (Holmead Middle) School (boys), Biggleswade. Died of gunshot wounds to the head Wednesday 18 July 1917, in Nord, France. In the 1891 census he was aged under 1 year, resident with his parents at Cyril Street, Northampton, Northamptonshire. of James and Elizabeth Knox ; the eldest of nine brothers, six of whom served in the European War. Buried in BRUAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Killed in action Monday 25 September 1916, on the Somme. IN the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Meppershall, Bedfordshire, an Apprentice Etching & Process Engraving, resident with his sister and brother-in-law, Sarah Jane and Abraham Barnes, at 11 Sumac Street, Clayton, Manchester. Born Born 3rd May 1899 at Carshalton, Surrey 7th child of John William Bird Robinson and Annie Sewell Joyce (5 siblings born at West End Farm, Kempston), enlisted Harrow, Middlesex. Son of John Stephenson Robson and Mary Robson, of Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Buried in YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. In the 1891 he was aged 8, born Sussxec, son of John S and L H Jocelyn Dick, resident with his parents in Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, Sussex. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Dickins, of 30 Russell Avenue, Bedford, England, and the late Walter Dickins. National Archives of Canada accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2506 - 5(1911-16), Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Bedfordshire, resident with his parents at Church Farm, Podington Bedfordshire. Third son (born 17-6-1859 at Chatteris) of the late Charles Farrar MD, of Chatteris, and Mrs Helen Farrar, of Bedford. M General - Central Force, Union Defence Forces, late Hon. Son of the late Charles Farrar, of Chatteris, co Cambridge, M. In the 1901 census he was a son, born Bedford, resident 169 Tavistock Street, Bedford. Killed in action Wednesday 15th September 1915 in France & Flanders. When the "Great Push" cause he saw considerable fighting, but escaped unhurt until September 15th. At school the boys admired him as a "sticker," and a straight forward fellow, while the Headmaster and Staff looked upon him as one sure to make a name for himself, and do honour to the school. He joined the 28th London Territorials (Artists' Rifles), 16 April, 1912, and on the outbreak of war volunteered for foreign service, and went to France, 26 Oct. He was given a commission as 2nd Lieut., and was posted to the 2nd East Lancashires, 27 March, 1915. (1892-98), Lieutenant Colonel, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Former England International Rugby Football player. In the 1901 census he was aged 18, born Northamptonshire, an Accountant (Chartered), resident with his mother at Dartmouth Road, Olney, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. He was a Member of the Committee of English Rugby Union."It has been ninety years since Edgar Mobbs played rugby for England. In the 1911 census he is aged 14, at school, born Bangalore, India, resident with his mother, Priscilla, and his siblings, at 132 Foster Hill Road Bedford. Effects £661 15s.11d.(1895-96), Private 33035, 5th Battalion [CWGC] or 6th Battalion [SDGW], Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Buried in DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, Somme, France. Died on board "Dundee Castle" from dysentery and septic fingers Sunday 10 October 1915, in the Mediteranean. Born 22 September 1892 at Emberton, Newport Pagnell, baptised 20 November 1892 at Emberton, Buckinghamshire. Killed in action Friday 28 December 1917, in Belgium. Son of James Adkins Paul, of 30 Avenue Du Bel Air, Colombes, Seine, France. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave 9.(1903-06), Second Lieutenant, 3rd/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment.
IN the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Nuneaton, a Dentist Pupil, resident with his parents at 2 Market Place, Nuneaton, Warwickshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 18, born Brighton, resident with his parents John S and Leonora J B Dick, at 43, Abbotsford Avenue, Tottenham, Edmonton, Middlesex. Attested 22 September 1914 and passed fit 31 August 1914 at Valcartier, Canada, aged 23 years 3 months, height 5 feet 7½ inches, chest 34½ inches, dark complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Kempston, Beds., resident with his parents, Sam A and Laura C Edwards, at 76, Bunyan Road, Town, Kempston, Bedford. EMILIE VALLEY CEMETERY, VILLERS-FAUCON, Somme, France. Son of Fred Owen Eustace and Harriet Rebecca Eustace, of 19, Woodstock Rd., Croydon, England. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Long Marston (sic), Hertfordshire, resident with his parents at 55, Gery Street, Bedford. Commemorated on LONE PINE MEMORIAL, Turkey (including at Gallipoli. Panel 10.(1899-1905), Lance Corporal 75418, Scouts Section, 29th Battalion, , Canadian Infantry. John's Ambulancw Brigade Hospital, Etaples, Pas de Calais, France. Emigrated to Canada 29 March 1907 from Liverpool to Halifax, Canada, aboard the "Virginian". Killed in action Sunday 11 February 1917, on the Somme. Born 11 August 1891 in Podington, enlisted Ampthill, resident Sharnbrook. Prince Evans and Mary Eliza Prince Evans, of Moat Cottage, Sharnbrook, Bedford. See also Sharnbrook(1870-75), Colonel, Assistant Quarter Master General to Centre Division of Union of South Africa Forces. Died of wounds 18-5-15, age 56, motor trolley collided with a train at Knibis, near Gibeon, German South West Africa, on 17-5-15. In the 1911 census he was agd 20, a Municipal Official Clerk, born Bedford, resident with his parents and siblings at 169 Tavistock Street, Bedford. See also Bedford St Martins(1905-12), Lance Corporal 3885, "C" Company, 1st/15th Battalion, London Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles). Son of George and Mary Grantham, of 127, Marlborough Rd., Bedford. The examination over, he at once "joined up," and on December 2nd, 1915, crossed to France with a draft of the London Regiment (the Civil Service Service Rifles). Seapoint School, Cape Town, and Bedford Modern School. MCPHERSON Donald William of 25 Elsworthy-road South Hampstead Middlesex major H. Indian Army died 16 November 1916 at Abu Garrad Sinai in Egypt Administration (with Will) London 4 April to Sybil Lilian Winifred Mcpherson widow. He was shot in the trenches on the 30th December, 1914, and was buried at Estaires. In the 1891 census he was aged 8, born Northamptonshire, a scholar, resident with his parents at The Avenue, St Giles, Northampton, Northamptonshire. In 1909-10 he played against Ireland, and was Captain of the England Fifteen which defeated France in Paris. Son of Frederick Charles Theophilus and Priscilla Muller, of Eastern Bengal Railways, Kanchrapara, Bengal, India. See also Bedford St Paul's NORTH Neville Marriott of 5 Goldington-avenue Bedford captain 5th Northumberland Fusiliers died in France killed in action Administration (limited) Northampton 15 November to Frances North (wife of Harry North) attorney of the said Harry North. Buried in BEDFORD CEMETERY, Foster Hill Road, Bedford, Beds. Grave 170.(1908-13), Second Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). In 1901 he was aged 4, resident with his parents at Cliff House, Lenton Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. Died of wounds Saturday 21 October 1916, on the Somme. In 1901 he was aged 8, resident with his parents at Cliff House, Lenton Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. Grave 11.(1905-10), Petty Officer Motor Mechanic F/3129, Armoured Car Division (Dardanelles), Royal Naval Air Service. See also Emberton(1903-05), Captain, 6th Battalion attached to 12th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps.
IN the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Keysoe, Beds., a Student at Saltley Training College, Saltley, Birmingham. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, and the 1901 census, aged 2, born Sharnbrook, Beds, resident with his parents in High Street, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire. Son of George Edward and Francis Maud Hopkins, of 1 Burnham Rd., St. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Turvey, resident with his parents at School House, High Street, Turvey, Bedford, Bedfordshire. The Royal Welsh Fusiliers the following July; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Oct. Ellen Humphrey, of 23, Hereford Rd., Acton, London. Killed in action Tuesday 26 March 1918, in Pas de Calais, France. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Bedford, resident with his parents, at 22, Gladstone Street, Bedford. See also Bedford St Martins(1895-99), Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. In the 1911 census he was aged 28, born Penge, Kent, a Fruit Planter, resident with his wife, Ada Muriel Augusta John (nee Gay), and his parents-in-law, Alfred Henry and Ada Key Gay, at The Rectory, Worting, Basingstoke, Hampshire. Grave 25.(1903-13), Second Lieutenant, 20th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and General List. Son of Lavinia Teresa Johnston, of 1, Oaklands Rd., Bedford, and the late G. In the 1911 census he is aged 15, at school, born Bedford, resident with his parents, George Marwood and Lavinia Teresa Johnston, at 1 Oaklands Road, Bedford. Commemorated on ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.
In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Bedford, resident with his widowed mother, Charlotte, at 5, Foster Street, Bedford. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. See also Bedford St Peters(1894-1903), Lieutenant, 101st Indian Grenadiers, Indian Army. Attested in Vancouver, aged 44 years 6 months (probably lied about his age - see census details), height 5 feet 7½ inches, chest 37 inches, dark complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Killed in action Saturday 1 July 1916 in France & Flanders. In the 1901 census he was aged 24, born Reigate, Surrey, an Insurance Clerk, livign with his widowed mother, Eleanor, in Copland Road, Wembley, Hendon, Middlesex. Grave 2.(1908-13), Rifleman 555592, 16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles), London Regiment posted to 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Son of John and Mary A Hart, of 77, Howbury St., Bedford. He joined in April 1917, and underwent a short period of training prior to his being drafted to France, where he saw much heavy fighting at Arras, Ypres, Loos, Beaumont-Hamel and Cambrai. Graduated Central Flying School, Uoparon 13 September 1913. was awarded " for services in connection with operations in the field."(1897-1900), Captain, "A" Company, 8th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Oxford, a Fruitgrower Foreman, boarding at Backside,s Whitford, Axminster, Devon. See also Bath For conspicuous gallantry and determination on "Hill 70" on 25th and 26th September, 1915, when with a Serjeant and about six men he held on to his position until practically everyone else in the vicinity had retired. Killed in action Wednesday 21 April 1915 in France & Flanders. For some hours the enemy made repeated attempts to drive our men out by heavy artillery and machine-gune (sic) fire, bombing and infantry attacks, which were all repulsed. He fell into the arms of a Sergeant of the Bedfords and never spoke again. If I am hit, go on I ' It was his initiative and courageous behaviour that has enabled us to hold on to the position. In the 1891 census he was aged 14, born bedford, a scholar, resident with his parents, Thomas and Elizabeth Legge, in Harpur Street, Bedford. In the 1901 census he was aged 20, a Medical Student (Cambridge), resident with his parents, John E and Emmeline E Linnell, at The Vicarage, Main Street, Pavenham, Bedford. Captain Robert Linnell’s father who was the Vicar at the time at Pavenham who took the service and both men are actually buried at Pavenham. His Service record is in the National Achives - WO 339 - Officers' Services, First World War, Regular Army And Emergency Reserve Officers - cannot locate him as a fallen soldier. Although wounded he worked continuously, showing great courage and determination." [London Gazette 18 June 1917] In the 1911 census he is aged 28, born Cambridge, an Architect, unmarried, visiting at Millfields House, South Weald, Essex. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Bedford, resident with his parents, Thomas and Emma Shelton, at 46, Tavistock Street, Bedford. Grave 9.(1895-01), Lieutenant, HMS Viking, Royal Navy. In the 1891 census he was aged 14, born India, boarder, schoolboy, at Bedford County School, Kemspton, Bedford. Born 20 July 1882 in the Kensington Registration District, London, baptised 6 August 1882 at Kensington St Barnabas, Kensington and Chelsea, London. Buried in BUS HOUSE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Killed in action Sunday , in Pas de Calais, France. Born 21 February 1888 at Mount Pleasant, Redditch, Worcestershire, and baptised at St. Son of Sarah Webb, of 1, Chobham Rd., Ottershaw, Chertsey, Surrey, and the late William Webb. In the 1891 census he was aged 3, born Mount Pleasant, Redditch, Worcestershire, resident with his widowed mother, at Headley, Ipsley, Warwickshire. Husband of Nellie Maud Massy Wheeler, of 5, Gwydyr Mansions, Hove, Sussex, married 27 March 1900 at St Thomas, St Marylebone, Westminster, Middlesex. On the 12th April, 1915, Major Wheeler asked permission to take out his Squadron and attempt to capture a flag, which was the centre point of a group of the enemy who were firing on one of our picquets. Buried in VIEILLE-CHAPELLE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, LACOUTURE, Pas de Calais, France. In 1896 the family were resident in Kings Langley, Hertfordshire. See also Tring War Memorial(1905-16), Second Lieutenant, X/58 Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, a boarder at school, born Tring, resident 1 Waldeck Avenue, Bedford. Spencer witnessed Mobbs' heroic effort: In the tornado of hostile shelling he got ahead and seeing a number of his men cut down by an undiscovered machine-gun strong-point, he charged to bomb it, certain death under such a terrific hail of shell. The landing and attack were carried out under great difficulties, after giving notice of the intention to bombard what was believed to be an open and undefended town. Killed in action on Sunday, 23 December 1917 in Egypt. Born 19 December 1896 in Bedford and enlisted Bedford, resident Deptford. Deceased was presented with the Military Cross by the King at the investiture at Buckingham Palace in June last. His Commandant's letter left Captain Hatt's fate undecided, but the slight hope entertained that he might be alive was removed by a telegram which the Mayor received on Saturday evening from Mrs. That lady being in London undertook to call at the War Office and when she inquired there late on Saturday was informed that information had just come through that Captain Arthur Hatt was killed. On Sunday morning His Worship received information of the sad intelligence that his son was killed on Sunday, July 2nd, in the form of an official telegram from the War Office, which also expressed the Army Council’s deep sympathy. Arthur Hatt was at once intensely desirious of bearing arms and in the autumn of 1914 enlisted in the Southdown Battalion of the Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of acute appendicitis Friday 9 November 1917, at Ypres. Buried in HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. In the 1911 census he was aged 25, born Devon, unmarried, Electrical And Mechanical Engineer, resident with his widowed mother at 25 Grafton Road, Bedford. Son of Walter and Louisa Alice Prentice, of 50, Hurst Grove, Bedford. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Born 7 April 1897 in Colyton, Devon, resident Ware, Hertfordshire, enlisted Bedford. Florence Stafford, of Bedford, and the late Charles Calvert Stafford. Bedford Modern School: was engaged In farming ; joined the Bedfordshire Yeomanry 9 Sept,. Killed at sea Thursday 14 December 1916, when his ship was sunk by an enemy submarine. Born 23 April 1873 in Wells-Next-the-Sea, baptised at Wells Next the Sea, son of Frederick Eyres and Nancy Violet Taylor. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including at Gallipoli). (1902-10), [Listed as THOMPSON on SDGW] Lance Corporal 203945, 3rd/4th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Son of Alfred Palmer and Alice Kate Thomson, of Holly Croft, Flitwick, Beds. WHEELER George Godfrey Massy lately stationed at Poona in India a major 7th Hariana Lancers (Indian Cavalry) died 13 April 1915 near Shaiba in Mesopotamia Probate London 22 May to Nellie Maud Wheeler widow. Mobbs body was never found and he is severally commemorated. on the school memorial tablets, by a public memorial in Northampton, by the The following members of Bedford Modern School lost their lives during the Great War. Son of Henry and Margaret E Boon of Mount Pleasant House, Aspley Guise, Beds. Enlisted aged 20 years 2 months, height 5 feet 10 inches, chest 33½ inches, attested and passed fit 23 October 1915, to serve in the 5th Battalion, City of London Rifles, transferred to MGC 26 July 1917, embarked France 6 August 1916 as 45153, MGC. Born 10 July 1899, baptised 10 June 1900 at Merton, St Mary, Surrey. See also Bedford St Peters(1905-08), Second Lieutenant, 158th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery and Special Reserve. Owing to the dense bush it was almost impossible to use artillery, and when the advance began, our troops came under a heavy fire from rifles and machine guns. The official statement with reference to the award was as under:- "For conspicuous gallantry and determination on 'Hill 70' on 25th and 26th September, 1915, when with a Serjeant and about six men he held on to his position until practically everyone else in the vicinity had retired."From the letter which the Mayor (Alderman H. Though he had spent comparatively little time in Bath during recent years, many citizens beyond the immediate circle of his family’s friends had come to know the fine young officer, who had now made the supreme sacrifice. In three weeks he had made sergeant, then intermediate steps of lance-corporal and corporal being missed. In the 1901 census he as aged 5, born Bedford, resident with his parents at 50, Hurst Grove South, Bedford. See also Bromham Road Methodist Church (1893-00), Captain, Royal Air Force and Essex Yeomanry. Son of George John and Edith Bessie Spiller, of Southill, Bedfordshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Colyton, Devon, at school, resident with his parents at Dairy Farm, Southill Park, Southill, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. See also Southill(1899-08), Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Bedford, an Auctioneer Pupil, resident with his parents, Charles Calvert and Florence Stafford, at 11, Bushmead Avenue, Bedford. 1914 ; obtained a commission, and was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 1916; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 1 July, 1916, and was killed in action at the Battle of Arras 9 April, 1917. Stewart was in command of his company in the battle, and right well did he lead and inspire his men. His last address was listed as Roseband, South Woodford, Essex. died 14 December 1916 at sea Probate London 27 April to Charles William Waters and John Baptist Nino esquires. 6d.(1897-05), Temporary 2nd Lieutenant, 7th Battalion attached 6th, Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of Louisa Sarah Thompson, of 79, Castle Rd., Bedford, and the late Frederic Thompson. Killed in action Saturday 7 July 1917, in Pas de Calais, France. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Bedford, resident with his parents at 39, Castle Road, Bedford. Effects £1630 10s.(1896-1900), Lance Sergeant 51694, 9th Squadron, Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry). In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Cape Colony, South Africa, a Student, son of Leonard and Margaret Elizabeth Williams, resident 27, Sidney Road, Bedford. Killed in action Monday , in the vicinity of Festubert. Attended Harrold National/Lower School, Harrold Beds 1903-1906. Founder and chairman of East Rand Proprietary Mines Ltd. Born Chatteris 17-6-1859, educated Bedford Modern School and on leaving there entered the engineering business of his Uncle Sir Frederick Howard going in 1879 to South Africa to the Port Elizabeth and East London branches. From his Commanding Officer and from his comrades at the front, Mr. Grantham have received letters bearing witness to the esteem in which he was held by those who have been with him daily during his ten months in France, his comrades mentioning that "he was alwaysbrave, cheerful and a gentleman."(1891-96), Rifleman R/5819, 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Walworth, Surrey, resident with his parents, Richard George and Eliza Jane Marshall, at 25, Searles Road, St George the Martyr Southwark, St Saviour Southwark, London. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Killed in action Monday 23 October 1916, on the Somme. Eldest son of John Hamilton Marshall, of Lenox Avenue, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Australia, and Blanche Marshall, of 73, Muswell Rd., Muswell Hill, London; brother of Augustus (above). Embarked for France with the Artists' Rifles in 1914. Pier and Face 6 C.(1908-12), Acting Second Corporal 25002, 5th Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers. See also Singapore Cenotaph and Ampthill St Andrew's.(1888-94), Major, 62nd Punjabis, Indian Army. Son of the late Donald William and Hermione May Mc Pherson; husband of Sybil Lilian Winifred Mc Pherson (nee Webb), of 14, Elsworthy Rd., Hampstead, London, married Hampstead 1909. Commemorated on Yres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Life size (three-quarter) posthumous portrait by Barbara Chamier, originally unveiled 1925 Location: Corridor adjacent to School Entrance Foyer. He had a natural aptitude for the game, to which he added great technical skill. Born 28 June 1879 and baptised 23 July 1879 in Newport Pagnell, enlisted Aylesbury, resident Newport Pagnell. In the 1881 census he was aged 1, born Newport Pagnell, resident with his parents at 14, St John Street, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. His aunt, Mrs Mary Alice Biscoe, was listed as resident Merton, Bath Road, Camberley. Buried in QUEENS CEMETERY, BUCQUOY, Pas de Calais, France. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, a school boy, born Emberton, resident with his parents at Front Street, Emberton, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. Killed in action Tuesday 20 November 1917, in Nord, France. In the 1911 census he was a baorder, aged 12, born France, at school, resident Oxon Headmaster, Harvey Grammar School, Folkestone, Kent. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. At the time of his birth his father James C Walker was a Hotel Keeper at Bedford Arms Hotel, Woburn. Bay 7.(1898-1907), Sergeant 13583, 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died Saturday 8 March 1919, in Harrold, Bedfordshire. Born 9 September 1898, baptised at Grendon, Northamptonshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Podington, a carpenter and joiner, resident with his parents at School House, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire. An engineer, he went to South Africa in 1879 and lived in the Transvaal. D., by his wife Helen, (The Crescent Lodge, Bedford), sister of Sir Frederick Howard and dau of John Howard. Buried in AUBERCHICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. He was quiet and unassuming, but a lad of great strength of character. He was killed in action during the attack on Aubers Ridge, near Fromelles, 9 May, 1915 ; and was buried in "Cameron Lane," off the La Bassée Road, near Neuve Chapelle ; (1903-07), Second Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action in the Battle of Passchendale on Tuesday, 31 July 1917 charging an enemy machine-gun post. Born 29 June 1882, baptised 28 July 1882 in Northampton. In the 1911 census he was unmarried, aged 29, born Northampton, a Manager of a Motor Garage, resident with his widowed father in Dartmouth Road, Olney, Buckinghamshire. At school he was regarded as the greatest sportsman BMS ever produced and was a hero to every man and boy who played, and loved the game, of rugby football. Grave 29.[Note the two sets of names one in English] Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action Monday 9 October 1916, in Pas de Calais, France. Commissioned a Temporary Lieutenant Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 25 October 1915 ; with Anson Battalion at Blanford ; with draft for British Expeditionary Force 2 September 1916, joined Hood Battalion 7 September 1916. Grave 10.(1902-10), Private G/49, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Son of William and Mary Parsons, of Emberton, Olney, Bucks. Enlisted 18 January 1915 for the duration of hostilities, height 5 feet 7 inches, chest 34 inches, brown hair, brown eyes, fresh complexion. Panel 115 to 119 and 162A and 163A.(1906-10), Second Lieutenant, 12th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Neots, Huntingdonshire, enlisted Peterborough, resident Huntingdonshire. Son of James Adkins Paul and Ada Catherine Paul, of 7, Rue Marechal Gallieni, Houille, Seine et Oise, France. Killed in action Sunday 3 September 1916, on the Somme. Employee of London and River Plate Bank, Buenos Aires, left September 1915. IN the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Grendon, Northamptonshire, resident with his parents, Charles Fred and Frances Louisa Dinsley, at School House, The Green, Harrold, Bedfordshire. Awarded DSO (London Gazette 19-4-01) for services during Boer War. MP for Georgetown in the first parliament of Union of South Africa in 1910-11. Married Ella Mabel Waylen on 3-6-1893, had six daughters. His cheif enterprise was the formation of the East Rand Proprietary Mines, of which he was chairman from its inception to the day of his death. Son of George Gray, of 55, Madeley Rd., Ealing, London, and the late Elizabeth Ann Gray, originally of "Langley", Waltham Avenue, Egham, Surrey. Enlisted in 6th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps in 12 October 1914, in London, aged 32, Clerk by trade, unmarried, height 5 feet 6½ inches, chest 35 inches. at Mhow, India, 29 April, 1911, and went with them to South Africa ; was home on leave when war broke out in Aug. enlisted Chatham, Kent, resident Ampthill, Bedfordshire. Second son of William and Sarah Elizabeth Martin, of "Maydencroft," Ampthill, Beds. Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. In 1904 he was invited to play at Northampton and only a year later he was made captain. In the 1911 census he was aged 31, born Newport Pagnell, an Ironmongers Assistant, resident with his parents at 13 High Street, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. Missing, later reported killed in action Monday 5 February 1917, in Pas de Calais, France. Born 13 October 1887 and baptised 4 December 1887 in Bombay, India. Killed in action Friday 5 February 1915, in Pas de Calais, France. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, a butcher, born St. See also Huntingdon All Saints and Huntingdon Town Hall(1907-10), Private 5807, 3rd/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. He was the son of Thomas Philbrick, a Contractors Agent, born 1844 in Reading, Berkshire, and his wife Isabel, born 1850 in Cahore, Punjab, India. following ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Nov. 1914 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from Sept. He was popular with the whole brigade, and loved by the men and officers of his company." He . In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, a Clerk, resident with his brother and sister at Great White End Farm, Latimer, Buckinghamshire. WALKER John Croxton of the Holt Aspley Guise Bedfordshire second lieutenant H. Army died 3 September 1916 in France Probate London 14 November to Frederick Walker and Joseph Hill farmers. 6d.(1900-06), Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached to 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Grave 22.2nd LIEUTENANT WALTER ARTHUR BEAUMONT WALKER, ARMY SERVICE CORPS, attd. THE BEDFORDSHIRE REGIMENT, son of Richard Beaumont Walker, Ranchi, Chota Nagpur, India, was born at Dilrugahm, Upper Assam, on the 24th March, 1892.