Preston Grammar School Association

Roll of Honour (1914 - 1918)

Adkins - James Francis Basil War Memorial. Father - James Edward Adkins, 23 Fishergate Hill, Preston. Professional Musician. Basil born August 1899 (1898?). Basil received a music scholarship from the Merchant Taylors Company about four years ago. CWG: James Francis Basil Adkins, age 19 years. Service No 9760. Son of James Edward and Louisa Adkins, 30 Bairstow Street. Grave Reference XXV.J.9A. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. Preston Memorial: 30 Bairstow Street, Preston. Bandsman 9760, 2nd Suffolk Regiment, attached to 7th Field Ambulance Corps as a reserve stretcher bearer. Died 1st October 1917, Ypres.

Allan, Herbert William War Memorial. Father - Ernest W Allan, 13 Bolton Street, Preston. Police Sergeant. Herbert born 28th November 1898. Christ Church School. PGS 12th September 1910 to 8th July 1915. Corporation Free Scholarship. Pass Honours Oxford Local Preliminary July 1912, H12-1913. Intended joining Liverpool Scottish. "Query killed in war" recorded by School. CWG: Herbert William ALLAN, Private, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, A Company 16th Battalion; 18 years; died 22nd April 1918; Service Number 73512. Son of Ernest W and Lillian Phoebe Allan, 28 Canon Cockin Street, Sunderland. Native of Preston. Grave IV.A.24, Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension. Preston Memorial: Had been a Wages Clerk at Dick, Kerr's, and lived at 13 Bolton Street, Preston.

Bannister, Robert War Memorial. Father - John Bannister, 26 Powis Road. Wholesale Grocer. Robert born 28th May 1896. Ashton Wesleyan. PGS 21st September 1907 to 25th July 1912. Second Class Honours Oxford Local Junior July 1912, H12-1913. Harris Football Second XI, outside right, 1913, H12-1913. In business with father. KILLED IN WAR. 29th (Public Schools) Battalion Royal Fusiliers, H1-1916. Killed, H9-1916. CWG: Robert BANNISTER, Private, 20th Battalion Royal Fusiliers; 19 years. Died 18th May 1916. Service Number PS/9348. John and Emma A Bannister, 26 Powis Road, Preston. Grave V.C.86, Bethune Town Cemetery. Preston Memorial.

Bott, George War Memorial. Weighty Harris safe-anchor in the tug-of-war. Now in the kilts of the Liverpool Scottish, reported to have been injured, H9-1915, H1-1916. Lieutenant, Military Cross, H2-1918. George Gerald Randall Bott, born 18th October 1891, West Derby. Son of Arthur T Bott, Inspector, Board of Schools, and Constance Bott, of 63 Victoria Road, Fulwood, Preston. George married to Mary Ansell Bott and lived at 71 Beverley Crescent, Bedford, (presumably this was the wartime address). One son and three daughters. Mercantile Marine Office, Deputy Superintendent, Liverpool, since 1912. Released in September 1914 for Army Service. Enlisted as a Private 10th September 1914, later Lance Corporal, in the 6th (Rifle) Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment. Went to France 24th February 1915. Bullet wound to his leg at Ypres on 10th June 1915; returned to UK on 20th June 1915; completely recovered by November. Commissioned on 14th December in 3rd South Lancashires and was attached to the 8th Border Regiment. Wounded 7th June 1917 at Messines. Awarded the Military Cross, London Gazette Volume 1 1918. Killed in Action 13th April 1918. George Bott is briefly mentioned on pages 138 and 183 of The Border Regiment In World War One. CWG: Bott, G G R Lieutenant, South Lancashire Regiment. Attached to Border Regiment. 26 years. Died 13th April 1918. Military Cross. Grave Reference V . D . 29 Messines Ridge British Cemetery.

Bourn, Percy Thomas NOT on the Memorial. Born 23rd August 1880. PGS 15th January 1891 to ? July 1898. 1st Form 1891. In 5th Form July 1898. CWG: Private, RAMC. Secondary Regiment - King's Shropshire Light Infantry attached to the 1st Battalion. 36 years of age. Died 13th October 1918. Service No 69241. The son of the late William and Ann Bourn, Dilworth, Longridge. Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 4 C.

Bramwell, Norman War Memorial. Father - William Bramwell, 16 Watling Street Road, Fulwood, Preston. Solicitor. Norman born 19th October 1898. PGS 13th May 1907 to 19th March 1913. KILLED IN WAR. CWG: Norman BRAMWELL, Second Lieutenant, B Company 2nd/7th Battalion, formerly 3rd/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 30th March 1918. 19 years. Son of William and the late Christiana Bramwell of 16 Watling Street Road, Fulwood, Preston. Memorial Reference: Panel 32 to 34 Pozieres Memorial, Somme. Preston Memorial: 50 Lune Street, 2/7 Lancashire Fusiliers, 2nd Lieutenant, 30th March 1918, Oubercourt, Amberscourt (?)

Brown, Fred War Memorial. Father - Henry Brown, 319 Cemetery Road, Preston. Beerseller. Fred born 22nd January 1892. St Matthew's. PGS 21st September 1903 to ? Gunner, Comrades Battalion, Royal Field Artillery, H9-1915. H1-1916. CWG: Gunner, RFA, 117th Battery, 26th Brigade, 25 years; died 30th October 1917 at Passchendaele. Service Number L/2765. Henry and Jane Brown, 319 Cemetery Road - Cemetery Road Hotel - Preston. VI.B.3 Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinghe, West Vlaanderen. Preston Memorial: 117 Battery 26th Brigade, Gunner 2765. Died 30th October 1917, Passchendaele.

Burton, William Edgar Bowness War Memorial. Assistant Master. Art Master. Joined the Artists' Rifles OTC on 26th September 1915. Completed training and was accepted to be commissioned into 3rd/5th Lancashire Fusiliers, returned to his HQ to await Gazetting, contracted pneumonia. Cadet, D Company, Artists' Rifles (OTC), died of pneumonia in a London hospital, H5-1916. Died in the Endell Street, London, Military Hospital. CWG: A Cadet in the OTC, The 3rd/28th London Regiment (Artists' Rifles). Age 33. Died 5th March 1916. Service Number 4610. Son of William Bowness and Alice Emilie Burton, 15 Spring Bank, Preston. 213.9.6 Screen Wall, Kensal Green (All Souls') Cemetery. Preston Memorial: Adds that he was serving in the 2nd/28th (County of London Battalion) London Regiment.

Coates, Arthur NOT on the Memorial. Father - Thomas Coates, Woodleighton, Fulwood. Arthur born 29th December 1892. PGS September 1901 to ? CWG: Arthur Coates, 2nd Lieutenant, 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, 23 years. Died 27th October 1916. Son of Thomas Coates of Fulwood. Pier and Face 3A and 3D Thiepval Memorial. Woodleighton is on east side of Garstang Road, near St Pius X School.

Crozier, Henry Cyril War Memorial. Father - Richard Crozier, 88 Victoria Road, Walton-le-Dale, Preston. Cashier. Second document: 6 North Ribble Street, Walton-le-Dale. Henry born 10th May 1888. PGS September 1901 to ? CWG: Henry Cyril CROZIER, Serjeant, 12th Battalion York & Lancaster; Died 1st July 1916. Service Number 12/628. Military Medal (posthumous). Pier and Face 14A and 14B Thiepval Memorial. Press report 24th February 1917: Sergeant H C Crozier, 27 years, awarded the MM posthumously for his actions during the great advance at the Somme on July 1st. Sergeant Crozier fell in the advance whilst leading his men gallantly to the attack, crying "Come along, lads, they can't shoot for nuts".

Cumpstey, Percy War Memorial. Father - John Latus Cumpstey, Lea Woods, 51 Watling Street Road, Fulwood, Preston. Soap Manufacturer. Percy born 19th October 1892. PGS April 1902 to ? Modern with Latin. Lancashire Daily Post, obituary, 17th March 1917: Pte Percy Cumpstey, 24, of Watling Street Road, Fulwood who served in the Royal Fusiliers, attached to a Trench Mortar Battery, died of wounds in a Rouen hospital on the 11th inst. Pte Cumpstey, who was an old Preston Grammar School boy, enlisted in February 1916 and went to France early in August last year. Deaths - Died of Wounds: Cumpstey. On March 11th 1917, Pte Percy Cumpstey, aged 24 years, Royal Fusiliers attached Trench Mortar Battery, died of wounds at 8th General Hospital, Rouen, fourth son of the late Mr and Mrs J L Cumpstey, of Fulwood. CWG: Percy CUMPSTEY, Private, A Company 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers; 24 years; died 11th March 1917. Service Number 2064. Son of John Latus and Ada Cumpstey, Fulwood. II.D.7A Bois Guillaume Communal Cemetery. Preston Memorial: 167 Watling Street Road, Fulwood. Bank Clerk. 11th Battalion Royal Fusiliers attached to the 54th Trench Mortar Battery. Private 2064. Died of wounds received on the Somme.

Drysdale, Alec (Alexander) War Memorial. Father - Alexander Drysdale, Ellerslie, Talbot Road, Penwortham, Preston. 1922. Tobacconist. Alec (Alexander) born 22nd April 1899. Christ Church School. PGS 17th September 1912 to 29th July 1916. Teachers Preliminary Part 1 December 1915; Part 2 March 1916. Student Teacher. DEAD. Death recorded in Harris House report, H6-1918. Crashed whilst manoeuvering in his aeroplane, H10-1918. Lancashire Daily Post obituary states he died at Grantham. CWG: Alexander Drysdale Second Lieutenant, Pilot, RFC. 18 years. Died 25th March 1918. The son of Alexander and Elizabeth Barker Drysdale, Ellerslie, Talbot Road, Penwortham. Born Glasgow. Buried, Grave 438, Penwortham, St Mary's Churchyard.

Dunwoody, Samuel War Memorial. Father - Forster Dunwoody, Yew Tree, Priory Lane, Penwortham. Customs & Excise Officer. Samuel born 28th May 1897. Cop Lane School. PGS 12th October 1910 to 25th July 1912. He was killed in the War but not recorded as such. Left School in 1913, joined the Reservists, and later obtained a commission. Killed in action, H10-1918. Lancashire Daily Post 9th October 1918: Dunwoody - Killed in Action in France on 5th inst., in his 22nd year Second Lieutenant Samuel Dunwoody, Royal Irish Rifles, second son of Forster Dunwoody, Yew Tree, Priory Lane, Penwortham. CWG: Second Lieutenant, 17th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles. Died 5th October 1918. Grave Reference IV . E . 5. Dadizeele New British Cemetery.

Edwards, Captain, Posthumous MC, H10-1918.

Edwards, Llewellyn Foster War Memorial. Edwards, Louis (Llewellyn) Father - Robert Edwards, 28 Bairstow Street, Preston. Master Draper. 1922, 3 Bairstow Street. Louis born 17th February 1894. KILLED IN WAR. Note: Recorded officially in the School as "Louis" with the note that it was Llewellyn. The second name of Foster or the second initial "B" do not appear in the records. However, the history of the South Lancashire PWV Regiment has a Lieutenant L F Edwards, 2nd Battalion, Military Cross, Gazetted (posthumously) 26th July 1918. 2nd Lieutenant Prince of Wales's Own, H1-1916. [The South Lancashire Regiment (The Prince of Wales' Volunteers)] Preston Guardian reports he was wounded in action on 12th April 1918 and died the following day. Immediately on the outbreak of war he had joined a Red Cross Motor Convoy, served in France with the RAMC, and qualified for the Mons campaign medal. CWG: Llewellyn Foster EDWARDS, Lieutenant, 8th South Lancashires; 25 years; died 12th April 1918; Military Cross. Robert Thomas and Ada Fanny Edwards, 8 Bairstow Street, Preston. I.Q.20 Godeswaersvelde British Cemetery. "Llewellyn Edwards" was recorded on the War Memorial of Lancaster Road Congregational Church, which co-incidentally was dedicated on the same evening that the School Memorial Window and Tablet were unveiled. Several other Old Boys are on the Church's Memorial.

Fazackerley, Harold War Memorial. D Company, 7th LNL (Preston Pals) H1-1915, H1-1916. 1st/4th History, p156, 2nd Lieutenant KIA 25th August 1918. Military Cross 1917, and Bar, 1918. CWG: Harold Fazackerley Second Lieutenant. Aged 26. Died 25th August 1918. MC. The son of Richard Fazackerley JP and Mary Fazackerley of Ashton-on-Ribble. II A 4, Houchin War Cemetery.

Glaister, George Frederick Father - Joseph Glaister, 24 St Paul's Square, Preston. George born 27th September 1889. PGS January 1899 to ? Killed in action, no details known, H10-1918. CWG: George Frederick GLAISTER, Lieutenant, Tank Corps, C Company, 2nd Battalion. 28 years; died 1st August 1918. Son of Joseph and Ruth Glaister, 22 St Paul's Square, Preston. BA Hons., Cambridge. XIV.B.5 St Pierre Cemetery, Amiens. George Frederick Glaister was the son of John and Ruth of Preston Lancashire. He served in the Tank Corps as a Lieutenant. George was Killed in Action on 1st August 1918 aged 28 and is remembered at St Pierre Cemetery, Amiens. Preston Memorial: George Frederick Glaister, 22 St Paul's Square, Preston. Master at The King's School, Chester. Tank Corps. Lieutenant. Died 1st August 1918. Killed between Albert and Amiens.

Gregson, Edward Maurice NOT on the Memorial. Edward Maurice Gregson Born 23rd December 1889. Ayresdon, Tulketh Road, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston. Admitted to PGS May 1899. Father, G E Gregson, Second Lieutenant, 4th Loyal North Lancashires, H9-1915. 1st/4th History, p159, Captain, KIA 28th June 1916. CWG: Edward Maurice GREGSON, 4th Loyal North Lancashires. 26 years old. Died 28th June 1916. The son of George Ernest and Esther Gregson, 12 Hesketh Road, Southport. Bay 7 Arras Memorial. (There are records of Edward Maurice and a brother Arthur M, born on the same date, and a 15 months younger brother George Arthur.)

Hague, Albert Edward War Memorial. Father - John Hague, 13 Stanley Place, Preston. Albert born 1st October 1886, Father gives the year of birth as 1885. PGS January 1900 Parents - John and Margaret Hague, 13 Stanley Place, Preston. Father was a Cotton Yarn Agent/Cotton Manufacturer. 1/4th Battalion LNL, H1-1916. 1st/4th History, p166, Private, shown as wounded 15th June 1915. Sailed from Folkestone 4th May 1915. Wounded on 14th and at Festubert on 14th June 1915. (The charge at Festubert was on 15th.) Bullet wounds in an arm and left leg. Returned to England on 16th June on HMHS Dieppe. Whilst recovering was transferred to 3rd/4th Battalion but on 9th September was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in 1st/4th. Returned to France and rejoined his Battalion on 2nd December 1915. Battle of the Somme had been in progress for a month when on 5th August 1916 he led his platoon to try to clear out a nest of snipers but there was a strong point and the platoon lost Albert Hague - missing - two dead and 25 wounded. In March 1917 the War Office accepted that he had died on 5th August 1916. CWG: Hague, Albert Edward Second Lieutenant, Loyal North Lancashire 1st/4th Battalion. 30 years. 5th August 1916. Son of John and Margaret J Hague, 13 Stanley Place, Preston. Pier and Face II A, Thiepval Memorial. Preston Memorial: Albert E Hague 13 Stanley Place, Clerk at County Office. 1st/4th Loyal North Lancashire, Second Lieutenant. Missing August 5th 1916. Guillemont. Albert Hague was recorded on the War Memorial of Lancaster Road Congregational Church, which co-incidentally was dedicated on the same evening that the School Memorial Window and Tablet were unveiled. Several other Old Boys are on the Church's Memorial.

Hall, William Gordon NOT on the Memorial. Father - Isaac Hall, 16 Plungington Road, Preston. Hair Dresser. William born 6th January 1894. St Mary's Street Wesleyan. PGS 16th September 1907 to 29th July 1909. Photographer. Family moved to New Zealand. CWG: William Gordon Hall New Zealand. Corporal, 14th Company 1st Battalion Otago Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. 24 years old. Died 20th April 1918. Service Number 26743. Son of Isaac and Lucy Hall of 25 Dunn Street, Spreydon, Christchurch, New Zealand. Native of Lancashire, England. Grave Reference I.H.2 Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps.

Harding, John Lawrenson NOT on the Memorial. Born 15th May 1885, John L and Alice Harding, 49 Lune Street, Preston. Father (John L, senior) was Livery Stables Manager at 47 Lune Street of the family firm William Harding & Company Limited. Family home address later was 15 West Cliff. Preston Grammar School and King William's College, Castletown, Isle of Man. A Victor 1898-99. Architect at the County Asylum, Whalley, for Lancashire County Council. Member of Fulwood Cricket Club. John enlisted in the 12th (City of London) Royal Fusiliers and at that time was living at 56 Broadgate. Battle of the Somme - on 13th August 1916 the Battalion moved up towards the village of Guillemont and began digging trenches between Delville Wood and the village. Heavy shelling of the trenches on 15th August 1916 killed or wounded 31, including Private Harding. John Harding, senior, had been a Councillor and John, junior, was the nephew of Alderman W J Hayhurst, a former Mayor of Preston. CWG: John Lawrinson Harding, Private 12th Royal Fusiliers Died 15th August 1916. Service Number 9614. Pier and Face 8C 9A and 16 A. Thiepval Memorial. Preston Memorial: Harding, John L 56 Broadgate Royal Fusiliers Private 9614 Note: Lawrinson.

Hargreaves, A N. War Memorial. Hargreaves, Arthur Norman Gibb Father - William James Hargreaves, 16 St Mark's Road, Preston. November 1922: 276 Plungington Road, Preston. Overlooker of Mill. Norman born 17th May 1894. Brother of Clive R Hargreaves. PGS 12th September 1904 to 30th April 1910. Cotton Mill office. Royal Engineers, H1-1916. CWG: Norman Hargreaves, Corporal, Royal Engineers, 52nd Motor Air Line Section, 22 years. Died 4th May 1917. Service Number 83345. William James and Elizabeth Ellen Hargreaves, 276 Plungington Road, Preston. I.P,37. Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe. Preston Memorial: Hargreaves, Arthur Norman Gibb 276 Plungington Road Preston. 52nd M.A.L. Section Royal Engineers Corporal 240743 May 4th 1917 Loos. Note: He was known, and frequently recorded, as Norman with one or both of his other initials dropped.

Hemsworth, Frank War Memorial. Father - William Hemsworth, 42 Christ Church Street, Preston, 1922. Coach builder. Frank born 19th February 1899. Christ Church Boys'. PGS 12th September 1910 to 25th July 1914. Free place. Harris Football Second XI, centre half, 1913, H12-1913. Clerk in L&NWR Goods Department. Left the School some time ago, now joined the Training Reserve, H2-1918. Was a very quiet boy, whom only a few will remember. He was a good football player, played for Harris; his death was recorded in Harris House report, H6-1918. CWG: Frank HEMSWORTH, Private, 9th Battalion, Welsh Regiment; 18 years; died 17th April 1918. Service Number 56218. Son of William and Mary Hemsworth, 42 Christ Church Street, Preston. Panel 93 to 94, Tyne Cot Memorial. Preston Memorial : 42 Christ Church Street, Preston. Clerk. 9th Welsh Regiment, Private, 56218. Died 18th April 1918, Messines, France.

Higgins, Leonard Talbot NOT on the Memorial. Father - Thomas Frederick Higgins, 192 (?196) Deepdale Road, Preston. Schoolmaster. Leonard born 26th April 1892. PGS April 1901 to Modern CWG: Leonard Talbot HIGGINS. Private, 1st Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry. 26 years. Died 6th October 1918. Service Number 31433. Son of Mrs C G Higgins, of 5 Bloom Grove, West Norwood, and the late Thomas Frederick Higgins BA (Manchester University) OTC. Born at Preston. B. 10 Conde-sur-L'Escaut Communal Cemetery.

Howard, Arthur L War Memorial. Royal Engineers, H1-1915. H1-1916 There is a CWG entry which may well refer to this name, same two initials and spelling of surname. Up to date no reference to this name has been found in the School. William Henry Howard was at 24 Grafton Street, son of Amos. CWG: Sapper A L HOWARD, 72070, 47th Division, Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died 4th December 1917. Flesquieres Hill British Cemetery. Preston Memorial: Arthur Lythgoe Howard, 50 Grafton Street, Preston. Postal telegraph and Sorting Clerk. RE Army Signals, 11th Corps. Sapper 72070. Died 8th December 1917 near Cambrai.

Howe, Raymond Trevor Wordsworth War Memorial Father - Dr Duncan Howe, 94 Stephenson Terrace, Deepdale Road, Preston. 1922 - 94 Deepdale Road, Preston. Surgeon. Raymond born 8th October 1899. Deepdale Council School. PGS 17th September 1913 to 4th April 1917. Being coached for Army. KILLED IN WAR. Left School a short time ago to become a wireless operator. His ship sailed, probably from Liverpool to Ireland and some time afterwards his drowned body was washed ashore on the Cumberland coast. The ship was torpedoed by a German submarine, H10-1918. CWG: R T W HOWE.

Humble, Harry John NOT on the Memorial. Father - Arthur Humble, 47 Connaught Road, Preston. Form and Pattern Maker, Messrs Foster's Factory. Harry born 16th March 1897. Christ Church Boys'. PGS 13th September 1909 to 20th December 1911. Clerk in Goods Office, L&NW Railways. CWG: Harry John Humble, Private, Seaforth Highlanders 2nd Battalion. 20 years. Died 4th October 1917. Service Number S/8524. Son of Arthur and Alice Mary Humble of Victoria House, Leyland Road, Penwortham, Lancashire. Grave Reference XXV. A. 5. Poelcapelle British Cemetery.

Jackson, A Lieutenant, Killed in action, no details known, H10-1918. NB This is either an erroneously reported death or he is missing off the War Memorial. There is a lack of any information.

Jenson, Wilfrid NOT on the Memorial. Father - Jonathan Jenson, 11 Watling Street Road. Insurance Agent. Wilfrid born 9th August 1894. Fulwood Grammar School (Private). PGS 16th September 1907 to 5th February 1910. To Farming. CWG: Wilfrid Jenson, Private, 7th King's Liverpool. Age 20. Died 4th July 1915. Service Number 2927. The son of Jonathan and Margaret Jenson, of Fulwood, Preston. Grave reference A. 13 Cambrin Military Cemetery. Preston Memorial: Wilfrid G Jensen Oundle, near Peterborough. (Lower Bank Road, Fulwood) Farm student. 1st/7th Battalion King's Liverpool. Private 2927 July 4 1915 Killed in Action in France. School records show 'Wilfred', all others give Wilfrid.

Jump, John Herbert War Memorial. Father - John Jump, Mill House, Dilworth. Retired Farmer. John born 8th August 1894. Knowle Green Elementary. PGS 22nd April 1904 to 22nd March 1910. This is over-written as ii-1909. The Term record ends with Autumn 1909; therefore it is possible that the alteration was to 11-1909; and the leaving date may be 22nd November 1909. Clerk in a Chartered Accountant's office. KILLED IN WAR Joined the Liverpool Regiment, Private 4468. Then to Loyal North Lancashires, Private 33181. Was a Lieutenant in the 4th LNL. Liverpool Scottish, H9-1915, H1-1916. Wounded near Arras July 1916, now recovered. Offered a posting to a home service battalion, declined so as to rejoin his battalion, 4th LNL, H1-1917. Second Lieutenant, Military Cross, Killed In Action, H11-1917. CWG: Lieutenant, 4th Loyal North Lancashires. 24 years. Died 15th September 1917. Son of John and Isabella Jump, Mill House, Longridge. Grave Reference II F 7 Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension.

Livesey, Joseph Thomas War Memorial. Father - Henry Livesey, 62 Christ Church Street. Warrant officer and Collector. Joseph born 3rd July 1895. Christ Church Boys' School. Son of Guild Burgess and was admitted at the 1902 Guild. PGS 20th January 1908 to 28th July 1910. Clerk. Enlisted 6th April 1915. To Gallipoli in May 1915 until the evacuation in December 1915/January 1916. Battle of Passchendaele began 31st July 1917 and ended on 6th November 1917. Wounded at a forward position, being carried rearwards by his colleagues, a shell burst killed one, injured the other three, and again wounded Joseph. He died on the last day of the battle in a Casualty Clearing Station at Dozinghem. Preston Guardian: Private J T Livesey, 22, only son of Mr H Livesey, Warrant Officer to Preston Guardian, died of wounds on November 6th. Private Livesey was one of the youngest freemen of the Borough, added to the Roll in 1902 when he was 7. He went to Preston Grammar School. On the County Surveyor's staff. Enlisted in the Royal Navy on 4th April 1915, went to Gallipoli a month later and following the evacuation went to France. CWG: Joseph Thomas LIVESEY, Private, Royal Marine Medical Unit, Royal Naval Division; 22 years; died 6th November 1917. Service Number Deal/3761(S). Only son of Henry and Elizabeth Livesey, "Aynsome", Park Walk, Fulwood. XIII.B.2 Dozinghem Military Cemetery. Preston Memorial: Joseph Thomas Livesey Born 3rd July 1895, Preston. Aynsome, Park Walk, Fulwood. Royal Naval Division - Medical Unit Field Ambulance. Private S-3761. November 6th 1917 Passchendaele. Interred Dozinghem British Cemetery, Westvleteren, Belgium. Freeman of the Borough of Preston. Resided Christ Church, Preston up to March 1915.

Lomax, Edwin War Memorial. Father - an architect and surveyor. Mother - Jane Lomax, 496 New Hall Lane, Preston. 1922. Edwin born 20th January 1899. St Matthew's School. PGS 17th September 1912 to 22nd December 1914. Junior Clerk, London & North Western Railway Goods Office. Private, aged 19, was fatally wounded in France on 17th August 1918 and died the same evening in the Casualty Clearing Station. He was the youngest of four soldier brothers, two of whom are in France. He enlisted in 1917 in the King's Own Royal Lancasters, and was severely wounded last March. In June he volunteered for further service in France. A noble career, H10-1918. CWG: Lomax, E Private 2nd/5th King's Own, Service Number 37795. 19 years. Died 17th August 1918. The son of Alfred and Jane Lomax, 496 New Hall Lane, Preston. Grave Reference IV D 27 Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension.

Lucas, Frederick War Memorial. Father - William Lucas, 263 Selbourne Street, Preston. November 1922: 29 Fishwick View, Preston. Wholesale Chandler. Frederick born 6th February 1892. St James' Elementary School. PGS 19th April 1904 to 22nd December 1908. Preliminary Examination for Chartered Accountants 1908. Articled to a Chartered Accountant. KILLED IN WAR Public Schools Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, H1-1916. Killed, H9-1916. Killed at High Wood, Somme, 16th July 1916. CWG: Frederick Lucas Private 20th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 20th July 1916. Service Number 5238. Memorial Reference Pier and Face 8 C 9A and 16A Thiepval Memorial. Preston Memorial: Fred Lucas 132 Watling Street Road, Fulwood, Preston. Chartered Accountant. Royal Fusiliers Private No 5238. July 20th 1916 High Wood, Somme.

McCleverty, Robert Jim NOT on the Memorial. Father - Col James McCleverty, Sherwood Foresters, probably at Fulwood Barracks. Robert born 27th February 1882. Entered PGS 13th September 1893 to December 1896, then to Malvern College. Born at Newark, Nottinghamshire, the third son of Col James McCleverty. Robert's grandfathers were General W A McCleverty and Surgeon-General H H Massy, CB. Received his commission in the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment on 8th May 1901. Served in the Regiment in the South African War 1901-1902, taking part in operations in the Transvaal, for which he received the Queen's medal with five clasps. He was transferred to the 36th Sikhs, Indian Army, as Lieutenant, in December 1903, and subsequently to the 47th Sikhs, in February 1904. He became Captain in May 1910, and was personal Assistant to the Chief Commissioner, Central Provinces, from May 1913 to May 1914. He was killed while leading his company in an attack on Neuve Chapelle, on 28th October 1914. After his death he was mentioned by Field Marshal Sir John French, Commander-in-Chief, British Forces in the Field, in his despatch of 15th January 1915, for his gallantry. He was a well-known hockey player, and won the Indian Army officers' 220 yards race in record time. Killed in Action 28th October 1914, father gives 28th or 29th October. CWG: Robert Jim McCleverty. Captain, 47th Sikhs. 32 years. 28th October 1914. Mentioned in Despatches. Son of Colonel James and Mrs Elise C McCleverty of Greycourt, Fleet, Hampshire. Col McCleverty served in the South African Campaign. Panel 37 Neuve-Chapelle Memorial. (There is a fourth, youngest, brother also Indian Army, Captain, but not yet found at PGS.)

Metcalf, Lester War Memorial. Father - John Metcalf, 9 Theatre Street, Preston. Heating Engineer. John Metcalf, MIHVE, 54 Theatre Street, Preston, died 31st March 1918. Lester born 16th August 1887. PGS September 1900 to ? CWG: Metcalf, Lister Second Lieutenant, King's Own, 4th Battalion. Died 8th August 1916. Pier and Face 5D and 12B Thiepval Memorial. Preston Memorial: Lester Metcalfe, 9 Theatre Street, Preston. Engineer. 1st/4th King's Own, Second Lieutenant, Died 8th August 1916 at Guillemont. (Note errors: Lister and Metcalfe)

Moore, Keith Haydon War Memorial. Father - W L Moore, 32 Ribblesdale Place, Preston. Chartered Accountant. Keith born 14th February 1890. PGS September 1898 to ? Oxford Local Certificates, Junior, 3rd Class Honours 1902-3. School Scholarship to July 1903 1st Year, £10; to July 1904 2nd Year, £10. Coun Rawsthorn's Prize for English Composition; Pass First Division, Senior, Oxford Local Certificate; Board of Education Elementary Chemistry 1st Class; 1904 Chartered Accountants' Institute, 7th in order of merit. Treasurer, PGSA, second AGM, 3rd November 1910. Appointed editor of the new magazine. 4th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashires, H9-1914. Loyal North Lancashire (Territorials), H1-1915. Reported as having been wounded, H9-1915. Was wounded in the "famous charge of the 4th LNLs" - Festubert, 15th June 1915 - and is at present recovering, H9-1915. Killed in action, France, Friday 26th November 1915. Aged 24, H1-1916. CWG: Lieutenant, 1/4th LNL, 25 years; died 26th November 1915. Son of William Lewis and Margaret South Moore, 32 Ribblesdale Place, Preston. Grave Reference B.66 Authuile Military Cemetery. Preston Memorial: Keith Haydon Moore, 32 Ribblesdale Place, Preston. Chartered Accountant. 1st/4th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment Lieutenant. 26th November 1915, near Albert, France. Was wounded twice before being Killed in Action. Was Second Lieutenant before outbreak of war, and had acted as Company Adjutant.

Newhouse, Morris War Memorial 1914-1918 Father - Adolph Newhouse, 20 Cross Street, Preston. Financial Agent. Deceased. Morris born 17th February 1898. Parish Church School. PGS 13th September 1909 to 18th March 1916. Free Place. Oxford Preliminary 3rd Class Honours 1911. Oxford Junior 3rd Class 1912, passed Spoken French. Oxford & Cambridge School Certificate 1913. St John Ambulance First Aid Certificate 1913; School Scholarship £10 for 3 years 1913. Geography; Form V Prize 1913, H12-1913. Harris. School Second XI. During Easter Term elected as House football captain, H4-1914. Excused Cambridge Previous, July 1914. President of the newly formed Photographic Society. Prefect from Christmas Term 1914. School football outside right, has shown moderate form but his lack of vigour is atoned for by his trickiness. Harris House captain, H1-1915. Football colours awarded last term. This year's football team, H4-1915. Higher Certificates: French (including Oral), Elementary Maths, Advanced Maths (with merit in Trig, Statics and Dynamics), English Essay, Physics, Chemistry (including Organic Chemistry). Harris tennis, H9-1915. School and Harris football Vice-Captain. Outside right, very fast and tricky, centres well, has a sure shot when he gets an opportunity, H1-1916. Left during the term. Awarded football colours again, H5-1916. Clerk in Merchant's Office. Joined Army. KILLED IN WAR. Roll of Honour gives Name only; H5-1916. Reported missing in France, H2-1918. Former Harris House Captain, Captain of Harris football, reported missing in the Harris House report, H6-1918. CWG: Maurice Newhouse Private 14th Battalion Highland Light Infantry. 19 years. Died 24th November 1917. Service Number 39825. Memorial Reference: Panel 10 Cambrai Memorial, Louverval.

Parker, John War Memorial Father - James Cartmel Parker, 10 Miles Street, Preston. 1922, 53 Garden Walk, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston. Foreman Printer. John born 25th May 1896. Moor Park Wesleyan. PGS 16th September 1907 to 23rd April 1911. Clerk in Wholesale Merchant's business. KILLED IN WAR. Naval Brigade, H1-1915. Nelson Battalion, 1st Naval Brigade, RNVR. Killed 12th July 1915 near the Dardanelles, H1-1916. HMS Benbow, Naval Brigade; H1-1916. November 2008: Left PGS and home at 15 years without parents' approval to join the Navy. Father wished him to be a printer and bought him out. On the outbreak of war was called up and the family have his death as 15th July 1915. He died at Gallipoli. CWG: J Parker Able Seaman, RNVR. Nelson Battalion Royal Navy Division. Died 13th July 1915, Service Number Mersey Z/335. Memorial Reference: Panel 8 to 15 Helles Memorial Preston Memorial: John Parker New Hall Lane, Preston. Royal Navy "Benbow" Battalion. July 13th 1915, Dardanelles. Father:- Parker, Printer, Avenham Street, Preston.

Parkinson, Charles Edward War Memorial. Father - James Parkinson, 13 Balfour Road, Fulwood; Later, 11 Victoria Road, Fulwood, Preston. Butcher - now Clothes Dealer, Master. Charles born 23rd December 1894. St Matthew's Higher Grade. PGS 20th January 1909 to 20th December 1910. Shop Assistant. KILLED IN WAR. D Company, 7th Loyal North Lancashire (Preston Pals), H1-1915. H1-1916. CWG: Charles Edward Parkinson Private 1st/5th Loyal North Lancashire. 22 years. Died 31st July 1917. Service Number 13097. The son of James and Jane Parkinson, 11 Victoria Road, Fulwood, Preston. Memorial Reference: Panel 41 and 43 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Preston Memorial: Charles Edward Parkinson, 11 Victoria Road, Fulwood, Preston. 1st/5th Loyal North Lancashire. Previously 7th. Private 13097. 31st July 1917. Ypres.

Pomfret, Christopher War Memorial. Born 31st March 1890, Frank and Margaret Pomfret, 58 Brackenbury Road, Preston. By 1901 in West View, Cadley. Enlisted, 4th February 1915, as a Private in 10th King's Liverpool - Liverpool Scottish, No. 4338. Acting L/Cpl on 7th January 1916, reverted to Private 28th January 1916, when sailed from Southampton with the BEF to France on 29th June 1916. Joined 21st Manchesters on 6th July, then 2nd Gordon Highlanders on 17th July. Wounded in the right knee in the Battle of the Somme on 20th July 1916. To Rouen General Hospital then on HMHS Aberdonian to England to Lord Derby War Hospital at Warrington. Discharged 30th September. Private in King's Liverpool until 26th June 1917 when he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in 1st/4th East Lancashires, going to France on 17th August to join the Battalion. Then attached to 2/5 Battalion. On 27th March 1918 the Battalion was at Harbonnieres, Hamel, in France. The German attack was held all night. Missing was 2nd Lieutenant Pomfret who was on a course with the Battalion. Pozieres Memorial. Liverpool Scottish (Territorials) H4-1915. H1-1916. Lancashire Daily Post 10th October 1918. Christopher Pomfret Missing on 27th March 1918 now presumed killed on that date. Frank and Margaret Pomfret, 7 Havelock Terrace. CWG: Second Lieutenant, 1st/4th East Lancashires attached to 1st/5th Battalion. Died 27th March 1918. 28 years. Son of Frank and Margaret Pomfret, 7 Havelock Terrace, Garstang Road, Preston. Panel 42 and 43 Pozieres Memorial. Preston Memorial: Christopher Pomfret. 7 Havelock Terrace, Garstang Road. 1st/4th East Lancashire. Second Lieutenant. 22nd March 1918.

Pomfret, Frank War Memorial. Father - Frank Pomfret, 7 Havelock Terrace, Garstang Road, Preston. Paper Merchant. Frank born 3rd August 1893. Eldon Street School. PGS 14th September 1904 to 29th July 1909. Tailor. KILLED IN WAR Liverpool Scottish (Territorials), H4-1915. H1-1916. Transferred to the Gordon Highlanders L/Cpl 843145. CWG: Pomfret, Frank Private Gordon Highlanders 2nd Battalion, aged 24, died KIA on 2nd April 1917. S/43145. Son of Frank and Margaret Pomfret of 7 Havelock Terrace, Garstang Road, Preston. Bay 8 and 9 of the Arras Memorial. Preston Memorial: Frank Pomfret, Havelock Terrace, Garstang Road. Tailor's Cutter. Gordon Highlanders, Lance Corporal S/43145. 2nd April 1917, in France, Killed in Action.

Rain, Hugh Carnegie War Memorial. Rain, Carnigie Father - Hugh Rain, Kenyon Villa, Liverpool Road, Penwortham; 1922, 15 Moor Park Avenue, Preston. Music Hall Artiste etc. Carnigie born 2nd July 1896. Copp Lane Elementary. PGS 17th June 1909 to 27th July 1911. Clerk. KILLED IN WAR. D Company, 7th LNL (Preston Pals), H1-1915. Drummer, D (Preston Pals) Company, 7th LNL, H9-1915. Died 1915 from wounds before his father arrived from UK, H1-1916. CWG: Hugh Carnegie Rain, Private 7th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire. 19 years. Died 27th September 1915. Service No 13019. Son of Hugh and Margaret Rain of Preston, Lancashire. Grave reference: II . D . 3 Abbeville Communal Cemetery. "Carnigie" is very emphatically written with no possibility of mis-reading. His father wrote "Carnigie" twice and no reference to the boy being "Hugh". Known at PGS as Hugh. Parents known to have used "C H Rain". He is recorded as "Hugh Rain" on the War Memorial of Lancaster Road Congregational Church.

Rawsthorn, Aldred Eric War Memorial. Born 31st March 1892. 65 Garden Walk, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston. PGS September 1899 to ? Second Lieutenant, 4th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Aged 23 years. Son of J J Rawsthorn, a long serving Governor and an Old Boy, H9-1915. CWG: Eric Rawsthorn, 2nd Lieutenant 4th Loyals. 23 years. Died 15th June 1915. John James and Margaret Edith Rawsthorn, Yew Trees, Ashton-on-Ribble. Scholar of Balliol College, Oxford. Panel 27 and 28 Le Touret Memorial. Preston Memorial: Aldred Eric Rawsthorn Yew Trees, Ashton-on-Ribble and Balliol College, Oxford. 1st/4th Loyal North Lancashires, 2nd Lieutenant. 15th June 1915, Festubert.

Rayner, Benjamin Harold. Born 26th April 1886 in Preston. He was baptised at home by a non-conformist minister on 29th May “the child being dangerously ill.” His father was Alfred Rayner, a mechanical engineer from Yorkshire, and his mother was named Jane. He was killed in action on 14th June 1917 close to Lens. His body has never been identified. He was aged 31. He attended Moor Park School in Preston from 1892 to 1899, and then Preston Grammar School from 1899 to 1901. Next he attended the Harris Institute from 1901 to 1904 where he passed the London University Matriculation test. Meanwhile, he worked as a teacher at his old school of Moor Park. He attended university in Aberystwyth from 1905 to 1908 and achieved a B.Sc. there, before gaining another B.Sc. at University College London whilst studying there from 1909 to 1909. He worked as a science and maths teacher at DGS from 1910 until 1914. Whilst at the school he achieved the Inter B.A. (London) in 1911. The 1911 census shows that he lived in Park Road, Dartford, alongside the Houghton family. He married Elizabeth Houlding in Preston in 1915. The Spring 1916 Dartfordian reported that “he had the reputation of doing very thoroughly whatever he undertook.” He was one of the first amongst the staff to sign up for military service in 1914, alongside W.G. Summers, P. Gurrey, and H. Cooke. The Spring 1916 Dartfordian noted that “although before the war he was not concerned with military matters, he put aside his predilections for the student life, and took a commission.” He was Gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in the Prince of Wales’ Own North Staffordshire Regiment on 13/11/1914 and served with the 1/5th Battalion. For the first part of the war he served as a signalling instructor at Rugeley in Staffordshire. He was reported as having become a captain in the Spring 1916 Dartfordian. He was finally sent to France on 21st May 1917. He did not join up with his regiment until 8th June. He was killed in action less than a month later on 14th June 1917 close to Lens, and his body was never recovered. He was aged 31. The diary of the 1/5th North Stafford Regiment describes the raid in which he was killed in detail. The battalion were holding the line at Lievin, just outside of Lens and north of Arras. The raiding party consisted of two entire companies, A and C. They were accompanied by eight sappers from the Royal Engineers, two trench mortars, and a machine gun team on the left. Before the raid there was an unfortunate accident with one soldier setting a grenade off whilst they were in some cellars drinking tea. He rushed to the steps with it but it detonated before he could get it clear, injuring 13 soldiers, two of whom later died. They crawled into No Man’s Land to get into positions at about 10:15 p.m. and stopped about 150 yards away from the German trenches. They were unobserved and the attack began as planned. The attack advanced in four parties (2 right company, 2 left company), each party in two waves of two lines each. Distances between lines 10 yards and 20 yards between waves. The four parties each consisted of two platoons and one sapper attached to the platoon. Artillery had previously attempted to cut gaps in wire at points (1) N.7.a.05.50, (2) N.7.a.80.60, (3) N.7.b. 90.75, (4) N.7.b.15.95. with good success. On the right gaps were completed in enemy’s wire by 20 ammonal tubes at points (1) and (2) at zero + 4 and zero + 3 ½ mins. On attempting to get through these gaps these parties were heavily bombed and light trench mortar bombs commenced falling amongst the men. At the same time our own artillery (18 pounders) were dropping shells short behind our parties. Platoon commanders and one or two men succeeded in reaching enemy’s parapet but were too few to withstand the enemy’s bombing and machine gun attacks. Capt. Rayner went back and rallied the men who had been scattered by the T.M. fire and again advanced through No.1 gap but as he was in the gap a T.M. bomb landed near him and apparently killed him. His platoon were again scattered by the hostile fire. 2nd Lieuts. Moss and Jones also made repeated attempts to rally their platoons and get through the gaps but were each time dispersed by the enemy fire, and finally the T.M. barrage became so heavy on No Man’s Land that the raiders on that flank were compelled to withdraw to Cost Trench. The attack on the right was more successful with both parties getting into the German trenches. The diary states “about 50 Germans were killed and many shoulder straps were brought in. Three prisoners were brought in.” The wounded were quickly evacuated by relays and stretcher bearers. After the attack one soldier was recorded as killed in the attack and 11 were reported as missing, including Captain B.H. Rayner. He was eventually reported as killed in action. The following obituary for him appeared in the Summer 1917 Dartfordian: We regretfully report that Captain B.H. Rayner was officially posted “missing, believed killed”, under the date of June 25th. Captain Rayner will be well remembered as science master at DGS from January 1910 to November 1914, when he left to take up a commission in the Prince of Wales’ Own (North Staffordshire Regt.). He trained first in Cornwall and later went to Rugeley Camp, Staffs, where he became Brigade instructor in signalling, and was responsible for the training of between four and five hundred men in each signalling course. Early in 1916 he was promoted, and in March of that year, gained his captaincy. Captain Rayner, from the first, most earnestly desired to go to the front, but his value as an instructor was such that, against his will, he was retained in England until May last. When at the base he wrote to the headmaster saying: “I am glad to be able to tell you that I am out at last. I had almost begun to think that I never should see anything of this war, but my chance has come, and it is up to me to make good.” Our sincerest sympathy goes to Mrs Rayner in her sorrow, we hope that the near future may bring brighter news: but whatever it may bring forth, we can at least assure her that Captain Rayner’s influence will be ever present, not only among past and present Dartfordians but also among the many friends that his varied interests in the town brought him; and that he will always be remembered as one of the men of whom DGS is vastly proud.

Reid, Donald War Memorial. Father - John Reid, 146 Deepdale Road. Doctor. Donald born 24th September 1898. Preston High School (Secondary). PGS 22nd January 1906 to 29th July 1909. KILLED IN WAR. Lieutenant Highland Light Infantry, Killed In Action, H11-1917. CWG: Second Lieutenant, Highland Light Infantry, 4th Battalion attached to 2nd Battalion. 19 years. Died 17th August 1917. Son of Dr John Reed, LRCP MRCS, 146 Deepdale Road, Preston. Grave Reference: L.2 Cambrian Military Cemetery.

Rigby, Norman Ogilvie War Memorial. Liverpool Scottish, H4-1915. H1-1916. Missing since May 1915, H5-1916. CWG: Private, 1/10th King's Liverpool; Service Number 4274; 26 years; died 16th June 1915. Son of Mrs E and the late J W E Rigby, 9 Avenham Road, Preston. Panel 4 and 6 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Preston Memorial: Norman Ogilvie Rigby 9 Avenham Road. Draper. 10th Liverpool Scottish, Private 4274. Hooge, France, June 16th 1915.

Robinson, James War Memorial. Father - Richard Robinson, Camforth Hall, Whittingham. Journeyman Joiner. James born 1st May 1899. Goosnargh Elementary School. Goosnargh Scholarship to PGS for 3 years from April 1909, renewed for 3 years in 1912. PGS 22nd April 1909 to 28th July 1916. Goodair House. Top of Form Lower 3rd; Prize for Nature Note Book 1910. Third Class Honours Oxford Local Junior July 1912. Oxford & Cambridge Joint Board School Certificate, 1913; School Scholarship £10 pa for 3 years, 1913. Form V Prize 1913. Prefect from Christmas Term 1914. 6th Form 1915. Higher School Certificate with distinction in Scripture and French, July 1915; and distinction in French and History, July 1916. Open History Exhibition, £60 pa, St John's College, Oxford, December 1915. Lancashire County Scholarship £60 pa for 3 years, August 1916. PGS leaving Scholarship £65 pa for 4 years, September 1916. Football Colours 1912-13. School inside right, speedy, tricky, with admirable control of the ball. H12-1913. Broke his leg just above the ankle playing for the School versus the Old Boys, 7th March 1914. By May was making a splendid recovery and able to hobble about with the aid of crutches. Played in the School cricket team - would have been a regular but for his injury last football season. He played in Goodair's last match of the cricket season, H9-1914. Robinson's chief asset was his batting. He plays steady, thoughtful cricket, which gave the other members confidence in his ability "to stay". He was rather slow, however, in running extras. His powerful off-break gave him the place of first-change bowler. Cricket colours last term. Honorary Secretary of Cricket. Tennis is played as a House team competition. Goodair won every set played without dropping a point due, according to the Harris House report, to Robinson, H9-1915. Secretary for the School football team. Christmas Term 1915 was appointed the first ever School Vice-Captain, H1-1916. Army medical, passed for home service only. School cricket captain, Cricket colours again awarded. Sports, June - won high jump, long jump, 100 yards, second in quarter-mile and mile, which earned him the Foster Challenge Cup, the first non-Millerite ever to win it, H9-1916. Before going up to Oxford played football for the Old Boys. Elected a History Scholar at St John's College, the only PGS now in Oxford, wrote the Oxford Letter. Passed Responsions. Is in the OTC; the last other Old Boy was Marsden at Wadham whom Robinson reported to be on active service in France, H1-1917. In the Artillery, expects to be in France shortly - Goodair House report, H2-1918. Henry W Marsden, at Wadham College, wrote the first Oxford Letter for some time and included reference to the very real loss to the School by the death of J Robinson, a prisoner of war in Germany, H4-1919. Went from St John's College, Oxford, into HM Forces. He worked his gun until the last possible moments before capture. Awarded the Military Medal. Press report indicates the award was about the end of April 1918 and states he arrived in France during February 1918. Citation not quoted. Archivist, St John's College: "Matriculated 1916; son of Richard Robinson, farmer. Educated Preston GS. Exhibitioner; scholar Hilary Term 1917. Read Modern History. Gunner, Royal Field Artillery 1918; PoW. Died 20th October 1918 of influenza at Mrchingen. Military Medal. James Robinson is on the College war memorial." Note: The information from the School records shows DoB as 1899, Archivist gives 1898. Because of the way in which one of the Registers was laid out, errors of one year are not uncommon in the 1890s. His family's descendents were unaware in November 2008 of the MM, or of his sporting achievements. They had passed-down information that he had been working in salt mines as a prisoner. There was a letter after the war from an educated German officer at the camp who had befriended him out of interest in James' Oxford education, was promoted and moved away, and in his letter had stated if he had known the end of the war was so near he would have refused the promotion and stayed where he was. The family was unaware that James was buried in Germany; there is a family headstone in the Churchyard with James' name on it. CWG: "X" 9th T M Battery Royal Field Artillery Died aged 20 on 20th October 1918. Service Number 230234. Son of Richard and Alice Robinson of Camforth Hall, Whittingham. Buried at Morhange German Military Cemetery, Memorial 9; Sarralbe Military Cemetery. (Trench Mortar Battery)

Seed, William Ernest NOT on the Memorial. Father - Thomas Seed - Oak Villa, Garstang Road, Fulwood, Preston. Gentleman. William born 7th January 1887. PGS September 1899 to ? Latin French Special Prize 1902-3; 5th Form Prize 1902-3; Oxford Local Certificates, Senior, 3rd Class Honours 1902-3; Board of Education Elementary Physiography for 1903; 1904. Lancashire Daily Post 14th December 1918 under Death on Active Service: On 12th December at the Military Hospital, Sheffield, 2nd Lieutenant William Ernest Seed, son of Thomas Seed of Overdale, Penwortham, in his 32nd year. Interment at St Andrew's, 16th December, at 2.30pm. CWG: William Ernest Seed Lieutenant RAF. 31 years. Died 12th December 1918. Son of Thomas and Isabella Ann Seed of Preston. Grave Reference: East side of main path, St Andrew's, Ashton-on-Ribble.

Shepherd, James Woodruff War Memorial. Father - Robert Shepherd, 181 Lancaster Road, Preston. Butcher. James born 22nd September 1887. PGS May 1900 to ? CWG: James Woodruff Shepherd, Private, 9th Battalion Cheshire Regiment. 30 years. Died 21st April 1918. 49388. The son of Robert and Beatrice Janet Shepherd, 62 Lancaster Road, Preston. Grave Reference: P VII A 1B St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen. Preston Memorial: James Woodruff Shepherd 62 Lancaster Road. Butcher. Cheshires. Private 49388. Died 21st April 1918 in Rouen Hospital.

Simpson, Charles Vernon Martyn NOT on the Memorial. Simpson, Charles Vernon Martin Father, Isaac Simpson JP, Brook House, Near Garstang. Gold Thread Manufacturer. Mother - Emily E Simpson, signed the papers and on each occasion wrote "Martin", not "Martyn". Charles born 10th October (mother) 1892 [September ?]. PGS April 1900 to ? CWG: Captain 1st/5th King's Own Royal Lancasters, 26 years. Killed 31st July 1917. Son of Isaac Simpson, JP. VII. B. 26 Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery. Preston Memorial: Charles Vernon Martin Simpson, 5th King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Captain. Died 31st July 1917. Killed outright by a shell, in action at Wieltje (?), near Ypres, Belgium. Buried in the Military Cemetery, 55th Division, Vlamertinghe, 1.5 to 2 miles behind Ypres, on 3rd August 1917. Youngest son of Isaac Simpson of Brook House, Nr Garstang, and of Avenham Road Works, Preston, Lancashire, Esq, JP for County of Lancaster. Captain C V M Simpson was born in Preston 10th October 1891.

Smith, Philip Tristram War Memorial. Father - William Dugard Smith, 15 Powis Road, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston. 1922 - Goosnargh Hospital. Elementary School Headmaster of St Peter's School. Philip Tristan (Note spelling) born 28th June 1891. St Peter's School. PGS 12th September 1904 to 27th February 1909. Bank Clerk. Died under training for war. Liverpool Scottish H9-1915. H1-1916. Died in a hospital in Cambridge, his home address given as Goosnargh Hospital, H1-1917. Correction: Died in Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot. CWG: Private, 10th King's Liverpool. 26 years. Died 13th October 1916. Service Number 4469. The son of William and Isabel Smith of Preston, and husband of Madeleine Tristan Smith, 1 Clevedon Mansions, East Twickenham, Middlesex. Grave is in the South West Corner of Goosnargh (St Mary) Churchyard. Preston Memorial: Philip Tristan Smith, Bushell's Hospital, Goosnargh. Bank Clerk. King's Liverpool Scottish. Signaller. 4469. Died 13th November 1916. Died of sickness at Aldershot. (The handwritten date is clearly "Nov".)

Snelham, Arthur War Memorial. Father - Thomas Snelham, 43 Addison Road, Preston. Book keeper. Arthur born 7th June 1890. PGS January 1901 to ? 3rd year Free Scholarship 1902-3. KILLED IN WAR Australian Expeditionary Force, H9-1915. Private, The Queensland Infantry, joined last March, 1915. Wounded and missing, 1915. Son of Councillor Thomas Snelham, a School Governor. Went out to the copper mines at Selwyn, Australia, about three years ago. Killed on Active Service, H1-1916. CWG: Australian Private Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 15th Battalion. Age: 25. Date of Death: 8th August 1915. Service No: 2201. Additional information: Son of Thomas and Christiana Snelham, of 55 Ainslie Rd, Preston England. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead. Grave/Memorial Reference: 49 Memorial Lone Pine Memorial. Preston Memorial: Arthur Snelham, 55 Ainslie Road, Preston. Fitter. 15th Australian Imperial Force. Private 2201. Died 8th August 1915. At Gallipoli. Lone Pine Memorial is in Turkey.

Stuart, William NOT on the Memorial. Father - Thomas Stuart, New Hall Sowerby Garstang. Farmer and Hay & Straw Merchant. William born (2nd) 5th December 1888. PGS January 1901 to ? Oxford Local Certificates, Preliminary, Pass, 1902-3. CWG: William Stuart Private, B Company, 14th Battalion Highland Light Infantry. 28 years. Died 24th March 1918. Service Number 38269. Son of Jane Stuart, 69 Lytham Road, Fulwood, Preston, and the late Thomas Stuart. Native of Sowerby, Preston. Grave Reference VIII . F . 4 St Pierre Cemetery, Amiens.

Thexton, Percival War Memorial. Father - Thomas Thexton, Atherton House, Fulwood, Preston. Upholsterer. Percival born 4th July 1885. PGS June 1899 to ? Requested "Latin - for Doctor". 1903-04 is at Royal Veterinary College, Edinburgh, 2nd Professional Examination with Honours. On the 20th November 1918 at the Military Hospital, St Germaine, Paris, from influenza, Percival Thexton, MRCVS, aged 33 years. - Lancashire Daily Post 23rd November 1918. Death of Capt. Percival Thexton The death has occurred at St Germaine, Paris, from influenza, of Captain Percival Thexton, Army Veterinary Corps, third son of Thomas Thexton, of Lea Hall, Preston. He was in partnership as a veterinary surgeon with Mr Schofield of Pontefract when he enlisted in 1917, and sailed for Mesopotamia in June that year. He was on his way home from Mesopotamia when struck with influenza. He married in 1913 Jeannie Alexander, second daughter of the late William Alexander of Kendal. He leaves a widow and two children. CWG: Captain, Army Veterinary Corps, 8th Mobile Veterinary Section. 32 years. Died 20th November 1918. Son of Thomas Thexton of Preston. Husband of Jeannie Thexton, Ainsdale, Beast Banks, Kendal. B.61. St Germaine-au-Mont D'Or Communal Cemetery Extension.

Tullis, Alexander War Memorial Born 18th February 1892. 27 Highgate Terrace, Fulwood, Preston. PGS September 1901 to ? Belonged to a well-known Preston family - builders of the Harris Museum. Joined West Riding Regiment soon after war broke out and went to France a month before his death. Killed on 5th May 1915 by gas poisoning, H9-1915. CWG: Private 14046 2nd Battalion, Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment. Died 5th May 1915. Son of Alexander and A A Tullis, 129 Tulketh Road Ashton. Grave Reference: I. E. 169 Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord). Preston Memorial: Alexander Tullis 129 Tulketh Road, Ashton-on-Ribble. Chartered Accountant. Private 14046. Died 5th May 1915. Killed Hill 60, France.

Ware, Septimus War Memorial. Father - John Ware, 223 North Road, Preston. 1922 - 324 North Road, Preston. Engineer, Artisan. Septimus born 20th April 1899. Christ Church School. PGS 19th September 1911 to 26th July 1913. Apprentice in Engineering Works. KILLED IN WAR. CWG: Private, C Company, 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. 19 years. Died 29th September 1918. Service Number 49710. The son of John and Ann Ware, 324 North Road, Preston. Memorial Reference: Panel 70 to 72 Tyne Cot Memorial. Preston Memorial: Septimus Ware 324 North Road, Preston. Apprentice Fitter. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private 49710. Died 29th September 1918. France, whereabouts unknown.

Whitehead, John Eric War Memorial. Father - William Whitehead, Electric Supply Works, Crown Street, Preston. Storekeeper. John born 27th September 1898. Christ Church School. PGS 19th September 1911 to 26th July 1916. Upper 4th, Miller 1915. Preliminary Locals 1912. Lower Certificate July 1915. Teachers Preliminary Part 1 December 1915, Part 2 March 1916. Higher Certificate July 1916. Student Teacher. KILLED IN WAR. T R B, H11-1917. Died of wounds at Rouen, H10-1918. CWG: Whitehead, J E Private, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion. 19 years. Died 8th September 1918. Service Number 73490. Son of William Whitehead, 31 Crown Street, Preston. Commonwealth War Dead. Grave Reference: R III K 21. St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen. Preston Memorial: John Eric Whitehead 31 Crown Street, Preston. Student Teacher. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 2nd Battalion. Private No 73490. Died 8th September 1918. Longueval, France.

Whittle, Clive War Memorial. Father - John Whittle, 17 Powis Road, Ashton-on-Ribble. 1922: 21 Powis Road, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston. Auctioneer. Clive born 24th June 1893. St Andrew's School. PGS 22nd January 1906 to 22nd December 1909, deleted, and left 28th December 1910. Into father's business. Killed In War. Joined Mr Cyril Cartmell's Company, Pals Battalion, LNL (Regulars); now on Salisbury Plain; H9-1914. D Company, 7th Loyal North Lancashire (Preston Pals), H1-1915. H1-1916. Killed, H9-1916. CWG: Private, 7th Loyal North Lancashires. Died 23rd July 1916. Service Number 13064. Memorial Reference: Memorial 13, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval. Preston Memorial: Private Clive Whittle 19 Powis Road, Ashton-on-Ribble. Journalist. D Company (Preston Pals), 7th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Private 13064. Died July 23rd 1916. On the Somme. No details.

Woods, George War Memorial 1914 - 1918 Father - John Woods, Avenue Bank, Walton-le-Dale. Master Builder. George born 11th May 1894. Private tuition by his Governess. PGS 18th April 1902 to 27th August 1911. Went on to Abingdon School. Killed In War. Commission in 4th Loyal North Lancashires, having left his studies at Keble College, H1-1916. Captain, killed in action. School - Abingdon. Parent - John Woods Esq, Building Engineer - Avenue Bank, Walton-le-Dale, Preston. Entered for Term October 1913. A College Register records: 2294 Woods, George; b 11 May 1894. Educ. Abingdon School. 2/Lt., 9th Bn. London Regt., 1915; Lt., 1915; Capt., 1916 (France). Killed in action 9 September 1916. Avenue Bank is on Chorley Road. CWG: Captain, London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles) 1st/9th Battalion. Died 9th September 1916. Pier and Face 9C Thiepval Memorial.


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