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World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information compiled by Eric Webb & Chris Wheeler 2008-2009
Copyright © Charterhouse School 2008
Extra detail Martin Edwards & Mal Murray

GREAT WAR 1914-1918
SURNAMES A

ABADIE

Eustace Henry Egremont

Major. Born 24th January 1887; 3rd son of Major-General H.R. Abadie. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1890 - 1891. In 1897 he was commissioned into the (Queen’s Royal) Lancers and joined 9th Bn. He served in the South African War 1899 - 1901 and in the Great War. He was awarded the D.S.O. He was killed in action at Messines on 30th October 1914. He is commemorated on the Menin Gate, Panel 5. See also Canterbury, 9th Lancers Memorial

ABADIE

Richard Neville

Lieutenant-Colonel. Born 24th November 1881; 4th son of Major-General H.R. Abadie. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1895 - 1896. He was commissioned into the King’s Royal Rifle Corps. He served in the South African War 1899 - 1900 and in the Great War. He was appointed Commanding Officer of 2nd Bn. and was awarded the D.S.O. He was killed in action at the Battle of Nieuport on 12th July 1917. He is commemorated on the Nieuport Memorial.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1918:

ABADIE Richard Nevile of Belgrave Mansions Grosvenor-gardens and of Cox and Company 16 Charing Cross both in Middlesex lieutenant-colonel 2nd battalion K.R.R. died on or since 10 July 1917 in Belgium on active service Probate London 4 June to Caroline Maud Abadie widow and William Charles Murray solicitor. Effects £21734 11s. 10d.

ABBOTT

Thomas Walker

Second Lieutenant, 11th Squadron, Royal Flyinf Corps. Born 1st December 1894; 1st son of Dr. and Mrs. W. F. Abbott, of Thing Hill, Hereford. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1909 - 1912. He served in 11th Squadron, R.F.C. He was missing presumed killed in action on 18th August 1917, aged 22, while flying a Bristol F.2b Fighter, serial no. A7126. He is commemorated on the Arras Flying Services Memorial.

ADAMS

James Scovell

Second Lieutenant. Born 23rd September 1898; 1st son of James Scovell Adams and Nora Adams, of Rockfield, Limpsfield, Surrey. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1912 - 1916. He was commissioned into the Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment and joined 7th Bn. He was killed in action near Morlancourt on 8th August 1918, aged 19. His grave is at Pernois British Cemetery, Halloy-Les-Pernois, France, Ref. III. E. 3.

ADAMS

Ralph Newton

Captain. Born 21st October 1895; 1st son of Harry Newton Adams. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1909 - 1912. He was commissioned into the Royal Fusiliers and joined 7th Bn. but later served in 23rd Squadron R.F.C. Native of Notting Hill, London. He was awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). He was a pilot killed while flying in a FE2b, serial number 4918, on 10th October 1916, aged 20; his observer 2Lt G H Ogg was unhurt. He is commemorated on the Arras Flying Services Memorial.

AITCHISON

Ronald Andrew Colquhoun

Lieutenant. Born 27th December 1894; only son of Lt. Col. Gowrie Colquhoun Aitchison and Rose Mabel Aitchison, of The Burnt House, South Collingham, Newark, Notts. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1909 - 1911. He was commissioned into the King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) and joined 1st Bn. He was killed in action near Armentieres on 14th December 1914, aged 19. His grave is in Strand Military Cemetery, Belgium, Plot X. Row J. Grave 9.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll Of Honour 1914-1918, volume 1, page 3:

AITCHISON, RONALD ANDREW COLQUHOUN, Lieut. 1st Battn. The King's Own Royal Lancaster Regt., only s. of Gowrie Colquhoun Aitchison, of South Coiling-ham, Newark-on-Trent, Lieut.-Col.. 2/5th Battn. Sherwood Foresters, by his wife, Rose Mabel, dau. of Thomas Smith Woolley; b. Burbage, co. Derby, 27 Dee. 1894; educ. at Hillside, Godalming, Charterhouse, and Sandhurst; gazetted 2nd Lieut. to the King's Own, 17 Sept. 1913, and promoted 9 Dec. 1914. Went to France with his regiment in Aug. 1914; was first in action at Cambray on 26 Aug., and was through all the subsequent actions in which the regiment was engaged, including the Battle of the Marne and the crossing of the Aisne; wounded in action near Armentieres, 14 Dec. 1914, and died a few hours later; unm. He was buried in the convent garden at Le Bizet. He had been recommended for accelerated promotion to Capt. about a month before his death, and a Staff Officer wrote : " Ever since the beginning of the war your son has done splendidly, his bravery was well known. . . . The men I know were devoted to him. . . . He was recommended on two separate occasions for gallantry on Aug. 26, and since then was again mentioned."

AKED, MC

Robert Basil Cautley

Lieutenant. Born 31st December 1897; 2nd son of Henry Edward and Eleanor Aked, of "Mablethorpe", Leeds Rd., Harrogate, Yorks. He was at Charterhouse [P] 1911 - 1915. Whilst at Charterhouse he was a Lance Corporal in the Officers Training Corps, he was goalkeeper for the Swallows Football team and he played Fives for Pageites House. He was commissioned into the North Staffordshire Regiment and joined 2nd/5th Bn. He was awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). He was killed in action at Bullecourt on 21st March 1918, aged 20. He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Bay 7 & 8.

Citation for Military Cross awarded:

After a night raid, finding another officer severely wounded, he assisted to carry him over 400 yards to our lines. Later, he made three more journeys to the enemy's lines, searching for and bringing in wounded, and only desisted when the enemy reoccupied the position. He set a splendid example of courage and self-sacrifice.

ALLEN

Charles Royle

Captain. Born 7th November 1876; 1st son of Catherine Allen of 3 Carill Drive, Fallowfield, Manchester and the late Charles Royle Allen. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1889 - 1992. He became a solicitor. In the Great War he was commissioned into the Manchester Regiment and joined 6th Bn. He was awarded the M.C. he was killed in action at the 2nd Battle of the Somme on 27th September 1918. His grave is at Ribecourt Road Cemetery, Trescault, Plot II. Row F. Grave 4.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1919:

ALLEN Charles Royle of Egerton Lodge Fallowfield Manchester solicitor a captain in the Manchester regiment (Territorials) died 27 September 1918 in France while in actual military service Probate Manchester 2 May to Kathleen Muriel Allen and Caroline Maud Allen spinsters and Edwin Kennedy Hilton solicitor.
Effects £8454 5s. 5d.

ALSTON

Claude McCaul

Second Lieutenant. Born 29th September 1892; only son of Charles Ross Alston, of Allahabad, India. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1907 - 1908. He was commissioned into the Royal Scots Fusiliers and joined 2nd Bn. He was killed in action on 24th October 1914. He is commemorated on the Menin Gate, Panels 19 & 33.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice 1914-1918, volume 1, page 6:

LIEUTENANT CLAUDE McCAUL ALSTON, 2nd BATTN. ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS, who was reported as wounded and missing, no news being subsequently received for many months, is now reported to have been killed near Ypres, in Flanders, while with the VIIth Division about the 27th October, 1914.

He was the only son of C. Ross Alston, Barrister-at-Law, and Mrs. Ross Alston, Allahabad, India, and nephew of Geo. R. Alston, Rosemount, Chislehurst.

Lieutenant Alston was born on the 29th September, 1892, was educated at Charterhouse, and received his commission in the Royal Scots Fusiliers in September, 1912. He was gazetted Lieutenant. to date from the 27th October, 1914, the day on which he was killed.

ALSTON

James William Hamilton

Major. Born 6th May 1869; 1st son of Maj. Charles Henry Alston, MBE of Letterawe and of 25, Clarendon Place, Stirling; husband of Sarah Fullerton Brown Alston. He was at Charterhouse [R then B] 1884 - 1887. In 1888 he was commissioned into the Seaforth Highlanders, retiring in 1891. He rejoined in the Great War, serving with 1st Bn. then later with 11th Bn. He died of wounds on 3rd January 1917, aged 47. His grave is at Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, Ref. I. P. 66.

ANDERSON

Gordon Wright

Captain. Born 17th February 1885; 4th son of William Charles and Mary Anderson, of Hill House, Keston; husband of Cicely Charlotte Norris of 21, Draycott Place, Chelsea, London. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1898 - 1901. He was commissioned into the R.A.S.C. He died in London on 20th November 1918 aged 34 of wounds received in action. His grave is in the south east corner of Keston churchyard, Keston, Kent [between Bromley and Biggin Hill].

ANDERTON

Edward

Lieutenant. Born 8th July 1874, son of Edward Anderton; husband of Edith M.V. Anderton of Folkestone. He was at Charterhouse [D] 1887 - 1893. He went up to Magdalen College, Oxford then joined the Censor’s Department in German East Africa. In the Great War he was commissioned into the East Africa Forces. He died at Tanga (in modern Tanzania) on 30th November 1918. His grave is in Tanga European Cemetery.

ANTROBUS

Charles Alexander

Captain. Born 16th December 1880, 8th son of John Coutts Antrobus and Mary Egidia Antrobus of Eaton Hall, Congleton, Cheshire. He was at Charterhouse [S] 1895 - 1896. He was commissioned into the King’s Own Scottish Borderers in 1900 and joined 1st Bn. He was killed in action, landing at Gallipoli on 25th April 1915. His grave is in Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery.

Extract from The Bond of Sacrifice 1914-1918, volume 2, page 11:

CAPTAIN CHARLES ALEXANDER ANTROBUS, 1st BATTN. KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS, born at Eaton Hall, Congleton, Cheshire, was the seventh son of J. Coutts Antrobus, and Mary Egidia, youngest daughter of Lieutenant-General the Hon. Sir James Lindsay, K.C.M.G. He was educated at Charterhouse and the R.M.C., Sandhurst, from which he received his commission in the K.O.S.B. in August, 1900, becoming Lieutenant in May, 1902, and Captain in August, 1908.

He served in India, Burma, Egypt, and Aden, and from October. 1908, to December, 1909, was A.D.C. to the General Officer Commanding the Scottish Command, and on giving up that appointment was posted to the 1st Battalion of his regiment in Egypt, which subsequently moved to India, and was stationed at Lucknow when war was declared in August, 1914.

Captain Antrobus was killed on the 25th April, 1915, at the landing on the Gallipoli Peninsula. He was a member of the United Service Club, Pall Mall, S.W.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll Of Honour 1914-1918, volume 2, page 9:

ANTROBUS, CHARLES ALEXANDER, Capt., 1st Battn. King's Own Scottish Borderers, 8th s. of John Coutts Antrobus, of Eaton Hall, Congleton, J.P., Hon. Lt.-Col. Earl of Chester's Yeomanry Cavalry [nephew of Sir Edmund Antrobus, 2nd Bt.), and 4th s. by his 3rd wife, Mary Egidia, yst. dau. of the late Gen. the Hon. Sir James Lindsay, K.C.M.G. [2nd s. of James, 24th Earl of Crawford, etc.]. and brother to Capt. C. H. Antrobus, killed at Loos (q.v.); b. at Eaton Hall, Congleton, 16 Dec. 1880; educ. Charterhouse, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst; gazetted 2nd Lieut. 2nd King's Own Scottish Borderers, 11 Aug. 1900; promoted Lieut. 12 May, 1902, and Capt. 1st Battn., 2 Aug. 1908; was A.D.C. to G.O. Comdg.-in-Chief (Scottish Command), 15 Oct. 1908, to 5 Dec. 1909; went to the Dardanelles with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, and was killed in action during the landing there, 25 April, 1915; unm.

ANTROBUS

Cecil Hugh

Captain. Born 25th September 1877, 6th son of John Coutts Antrobus and Mary Egidia Antrobus of Eaton Hall, Congleton, Cheshire. He was at Charterhouse [R then S] 1892 - 1894. In 1899 he was commissioned into the Cameron Highlanders, joined 3rd Bn. but served with 1st Bn. in the South African War. In the Great War he served with 6th Bn. He was killed in action at the Battle of Loos on 26th September 1915. He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Panels 119 - 124.

His name appears in Memorial Chapel as ‘H Antrobus’.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll Of Honour 1914-1918, volume 2, page 9:

ANTROBUS, CECIL HUGH, Capt., 6th Battn. The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders (T.F.), 6th s. of John Coutts Antrobus, of Eaton Hall, Congleton, J.P., and High Sheriff (1868), Hon. Lt.-Col. (ret.) of the Earl of Chester's Yeomanry Cavalry [nephew of Sir Edmund Antrobus, 2nd Bt.], and 2nd s. by his 3rd wife, Mary Egidia, yr. dau. of the late Lt.-Gen. the Hon. Sir James Lindsay, K.C.M.G. [2nd s. of James, 24th Earl of Crawford, etc.], and brother of Captain Charles Antrobus, killed in action at the Dardanelles, 25 April, 1915 (q.v.); b. Eaton Hall, Congleton, co. Chester, 25 Sept. 1877; educ. Charter-house; served in South African War 1900-1, as Capt. 3rd (Militia) Battn. Cameron Highlanders; took part in the operations in the Orange Free State, Feb. to May, 1900, including actions at Vet River (5 and 6 May) and Zand River; operations in the Transvaal in May and June, 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Diamond Hill (11 and 12 June); operations in Orange River Colony, May to 29 Nov. 1900, including actions at Wittebergen (1 to 29 July) and Ladybrand (2 to 5 Sept.); operations in the Transvaal, Jan. to April, 1901; in Orange River Colony, 30 Nov.1900, to Jan. 1901 (Queen's Medal with five clasps; Hon. Lieut. in the Army, 5 Dec. 1900). On the conclusion of the campaign he resigned his commission and went to Canada, and when the European War broke out, he enlisted in the 5th Royal Highlanders of Canada, and was given a commission as Capt. in the 6th Battn. of his old regiment, Oct. 1914; served with the Expeditionary Force in France from July, 1915, and was killed in action at Loos, Flanders, 25 Sept. following; unm.

APCAR

Charles

Rifleman. Born 17th May 1894, only son of John Alexander Apcar and Ida Apcar, of Calcutta, India; resident of Paris. He was at Charterhouse [L] 1908 - 1912. He enlisted in the London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade) and served with 5th Bn. He was killed in action on 8th November 1918 His grave is in the churchyard at Outrijve in Belgium, close to the east end of the church.

ARBUTHNOTT

John

Lieutenant. Born 26th June 1894; baptised 16th September 1894 in Epsom, Christ Church; 1st son of Marianne Arbuthnott, of Brookside, Newton-le-Willows, Lancs., and the late Hugh Corsar Arbuthnott. He was at Charterhouse [B] 1908 - 1911. He was commissioned into the Grenadier Guards and joined 2nd Bn. He died of wounds on 16th September 1916, aged 22. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Espsom, Surrey, son of Hugh C and Mariaane Arbuthnott, his father was a Director of an Iron & Steel Works, resident 15, Otley Road, Harrogate, Knaresborough, Yorkshire & Yorkshire (West Riding). His grave is at Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray-sur-Somme, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 17.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll Of Honour 1914-1918, volume 3, page 8:

ARBUTHNOTT, JOHN, Lieut., 2nd Battn. Grenadier Guards, s. of the late Hugh Corsar Arbuthnott, C.E., by his wife, Marianne, dau. of the late Archibald Gibson; b. Epsom, 26 June, 1894; educ. Charterhouse; enlisted in the Artists' Rifles 4 April, 1915; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 16 Jan. 1916; promoted Lieut. ten days later; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders. and died 16 Sept. 1916, of wounds received in action during the Battle of the Somme. Buried at Bronfay Farm, Bray-sur-Somme; unm.

ASCROFT

Robert Geoffrey Lees

Second Lieutenant. Born 25th April 1896; only son of J.H. Ascroft. He was at Charterhouse [H] 1911 - 1912. He was commissioned into the Manchester Regiment and joined 10th Bn. He was killed in action in the Dardanelles on 9th June 1915. He is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Panels 158 - 170.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll Of Honour 1914-1918, volume 1, page 11:

ASCROFT, ROBERT GEOFFREY LEES, 2nd Lieut., 1/10th Battn. The Manchester Regt. (T.F.), only s. of the late James Henry Ascroft, of Oldham, Solicitor (d. 1900), by his wife, Mabel Gertrude, dau. of John Lees, of Primrose House, Oldham, Cotton Spinners, and nephew of the late Robert Ascroft, M.P.; b. Oldham, 25 April, 1896; educ. Charterhouse, and on the outbreak of war volunteered and was gazetted 2nd Lieut. 25 Aug. 1914; went to the Dardanelles, May, 1915, and was killed in action there, 4 June, 1915. His commanding officer wrote : "Geoffrey was absolutely fearless and had endeared himself to all ranks by brave deeds which he had performed previously. His comrades all speak of his pluck and say, he did not know what fear was.'" His brother-in-law, 2nd Lieut. J. B. Emmott, of the same regt., was killed in action the same day.

ASTLEY

Edward Dugdale D’Oyley

Captain. Born 18th November 1896; only son of Henry D'Oyley Wolvey Astley and Catherine Astley, of Hungerford, Berks. He was at Charterhouse [G] 1910 - 1914. He was commissioned into the Berkshire Regiment, joined 3rd Bn. and was later attached to 1st Bn. He was killed in action on 1st June 1918. His grave is at Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XI. Row C. Grave 19.

ATKINSON

Henry Noel

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Second Lieutenant. Born 25th December 1888; only son of Ursula Mary Atkinson, of Audlem Lodge, Broadstone, Dorset, and the late Rev. Canon Arthur Atkinson. He was at Charterhouse [g] 1902 - 1908. He went up to St. John’s College, Cambridge. He was commissioned into the Cheshire Regiment, joined 3rd Bn. and was later attached to 1st Bn. He was awarded the D.S.O. He was killed in action at Violaines, Pas de Calais, France, on 22nd October 1914, aged 25. His grave is at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France. Plot XIII. Row E. Grave 12.

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1921:

ATKINSON Henry Noel of Highfield Northop Flintshire second-lieutenant 3rd battalion Cheshire regiment D.S.O. died on or since 22 October 1914 in Belgium Administration London 28 April to Ursula Mary Atkinson widow.
Effects £2977 1s. 10d.

AUSTEN-LEIGH

Arthur Alexander

Captain. Born 27th August 1890; 2nd son of the Rev. Arthur Henry and Mary Violet Austen-Leigh, of Wargrave, nr Reading. He was at Charterhouse [R] 1904 - 1907. He was commissioned into the Royal Berkshire Regiment, joined 8th Bn. and was later attached to 53rd Trench Mortar Battery. He was killed in action on 11th May 1918, aged 27. He is commemorated on the Pozières Memorial, Panels 56 - 57.

AVERDIECK

Godfrey Harold

Second Lieutenant. Born 10th October 1884; 1st son of Son of George H. and Emma Averdieck, of 18, Beech Grove, Harrogate. He was at Charterhouse [V] 1898 - 1902, then joined Kessler & Co., exporters of cotton & worsted goods. He was commissioned into the King's Royal Rifle Corps and joined 16th Bn. He was killed in action in France on 11th March 1916, aged 31. His grave is at Cambrin Churchyard Extension, Row. L. Grave 17.

Extract from King's Royal Rifle Corps Chronicle 1900-1920, Obituary, page 343:

2ND LIEUT. GODFREY HAROLD AVERDIECK.

Born in 1884, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Averdieck, of 18, Beech Grove, Harrogate. He was educated at Charterhouse and on the Continent, and entered the firm of Messrs. Kessler and C0., of which firm he became a director in 1912. He joined the Inns of Court O.T.C. in 1915, and was subsequently given a commission in the 16th Battalion. He was killed instantaneously by a stray bullet in a communication trench in March, 1916.

He was a gallant and most cheerful officer under all conditions, and as evidence of the esteem in which ‘he was held his Commanding Officer writes :—“ I know that I personally have lost in him a fine officer and a man whose friendship I should have highly prizer .”

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