Military

World War 1

Casualties, either born in Clevedon, or living in Clevedon during the war. Part 1 - A-F

NBS/Z/1911 Able Seaman Frederick Joseph Adair 

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve SS Saxon
Killed in action with a submarine 7-5-1918
Memorials Plymouth Naval; St Pauls Walton-in-Gordano

He was the son of Mrs Poole, her eldest and only son by her first marriage. A member of SS Saxon’s gun crew, he lost his life when the vessel was sunk by enemy submarine action. 

29805 Lance Corporal Thomas Robert Ainsworth

1st Wiltshire Regiment ex 22487 Somerset Light Infantry
Killed in action 12-8-1917 France and Flanders
Buried No known grave
Memorials Ypres Menin Gate, Belgium, Panel 53

Corporal Ainsworth, aged 27, of 11 Parnell Road, left a widow, Nora Emily and one child. 

Major Macclesfield Heptinstall Anderson

33rd Light Cavalry Indian Army
Killed in action 29-4-1915 Persian Gulf Expedition
Buried No known grave
Memorials Tehran, Iran (Persia) Panel 8 Column 1; Major FJ Winters Roll of Honour

He was the second son of General Sir Horace Searle Anderson and was born at Clifton, Bristol 12th December 1873, was educated privately, and at the RMC, Sandhurst. His first appointment as 2nd Lieutenant was to the 2nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, in January 1894. And by April 1895, he was posted to the 33rd Cavalry, Indian Army. He saw service in the Tirah Campaign, 1897-1898, China 1900. He was a keen sportsman, fond of pig-sticking, polo, and shooting. Major Anderson in charge of two squadrons of his regiment was posted to Mesopotamia in November 1914. He was present at the taking of Basra and Kurna, and in the great Battle of Shaiba. 

2nd Lieutenant Edward Basil Anstie

6th Rifle Brigade attached 2nd Battalion
Killed in action 23-3-1918 France and Flanders
Buried No known grave
Memorials Pozieres, France, Panels 81-84; St Marys Walton & St Pauls Walton-in-Gordano

Lieutenant Anstie was the eldest son of Captain GE Anstie, Wiltshire Regiment. He was born in 1898 and educated at Pinewood, Farnborough, Hampshire, where he developed a keen interest in history. He gained a scholarship to Repton in 1912 and was then elected for a history scholarship at New College Oxford. He joined the OTC at Oxford and went to France in the summer of 1917. The family home was Fairlawn, Walton, and at the time of his death his father was serving with his regiment in India. 

Lieutenant Richard Applin

Royal Flying Corps 19 Squadron
Killed in action 29-4-1917 France
Buried No known grave
Memorials Arras France

Lieutenant Applin was born in Clevedon on 3 June 1894, the only son of school-teacher Charles Ernest and Mrs Applin. Richard was educated At Taunton School, Southampton, and then went on to teacher training. He volunteered and was accepted into the Inns of Court Officers Training Corps on 14 October 1915. Keen to fly he joined the RFC in October 1916. His first solo flight was in a ‘Longhorn’ on 6 December 1916. He married his fiancee, Margaret Hannah Brown, and set up home in Southampton. He joined 19 Squadron in France on 14 March 1917, by which time he had 56 hours flying time of which 45 were solo. His first flight with the squadron was in a BE2c, later moving to Spad’s. He had amassed a mere 75 flying hours when on the 29 April 1917 he met up with Baron von Richthofen and was shot down. He was the Baron's 49th victory. 

13265 Private Alfred D Baker

Royal Field Artillery 67th Brigade
Died 26-12-1918 Egypt
Buried Cairo War Memorial Cemetery Egypt, Row Q Grave 224
Memorials St Andrews & All Saints Calvary

Alfred Baker, son of Mr T Baker of East Clevedon, died of pneumonia in Cairo Military Hospital. He joined the RFA in 1914 and served in the Dardenells and Salonika and was wounded in Palestine prior to moving to Egypt. 

29702 Private Stanley Charles Baker

2nd Wiltshire Regiment Ex 21573 Somerset Light Infantry
Killed in action 9-4-1917 France and Flanders
Buried Bucquoy Road Cemetery France Plot 6 Row N Grave 12
Memorials Tickenham Church & British School Plaque, Chapel Court, Marson Road

Private Baker enlisted into the Somerset Light Infantry at Clevedon in early 1916 and was transferred to the Wiltshires in August of that year. He was the youngest son of John Baker, of Tickenham, aged 31.
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36986 Private Harold John Bennett

8th Worcestershire Regiment ex 257262 Royal Engineers
Killed in action 5-10-1918 France and Flanders
Buried Beaurevoir Communal Cemetery British Extension, France, Row B Grave 5
Memorials St Andrews & All Saints Calvary

Aged 22, he was the son of John and Bertha Bennett, of All Saints School House, prior to his military service he had been a clerk on the Great Western Railway. 

200495 Sergeant Victor Charles Binding

4th City of Bristol Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment
Killed in action 9-10-1917 France and Flanders
Buried No known grave
Memorials Tyne Cot, Zonnebeke Belgium Panel 72-75; St Andrews & St Johns

Sergeant Binding, aged 21, was killed when his battalion attacked near Poelcappelle, Third Battle of Ypres, on the early morning of 9th October 1917, his platoon officer 2nd Lieutenant Alex Taylor reported that Victor had been seen to be wounded but no further sight of him was made, even after the most careful of searches. He was the youngest son of Thomas Binding of 40 Kenn Road. He had enlisted at Clevedon at the start of the war and seen service throughout France and Flanders. Four of his brothers also served during the war and his father an old Artillery Volunteer served with the 1st Somerset Volunteer Regiment in Clevedon. He was a regular writer home and some of his letters was published in the Clevedon Mercury. 

74664 Corporal Sidney Herbert Blackmore

Royal Engineers Mudros Signals Section
Died of meningitis 19-6-1916 Salonika
Buried Portianos Military Cemetery Greece, Plot 3 Row C Grave 339
Memorials British School Plaque, Chapel Court Marson Road
 
Sidney was the son of James and Sarah Blackmore of Clevedon, he was aged 49 and married to Charlotte, they lived at 17 Monks Road, Bishopston, Bristol. 

16694 Private Charles Joseph Blake

12th Bristol’s Own Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment
Killed in action 30-7-1916 France and Flanders
Buried No known grave
Memorials Thiepval, France Pier 5 Face A & B; St Andrews, St Pauls, Walton-in-Gordano & British School Plaque, Chapel Court Marson Road
Address Walton-in-Gordano

Private Blake was well known in the town, as for several years he had worked on the Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Light Railway, having just prior to the war taken charge at Weston-Super-Mare. He met his death at the hands of a German sniper, after voluntarily acting as a stretcher bearer, to rescue a wounded officer 

13957 Private Joseph Henry Blake

1st Devonshire Regiment
Died of wounds 3-2-1917 France and Flanders
Buried Bethune Town Cemetery France, Plot 6 Row B Grave 12
Memorials St Andrews, St Johns & British School Plaque, Chapel Court, Marson Road

Private Blake, son of William and Elizabeth Blake, had served with the Somerset Light Infantry during the Boer War, and rejoined them at the outbreak of the war, being later transferred to the Devons. His head was fractured by a shell and he died of his wounds shortly after. 

184481 Sapper George Herbert Bodden

153rd Company Royal Engineers
Killed in action 4-10-1917 France and Flanders
Buried Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery Belgium, Plot 3 Row F Grave 11

Sapper Bodden, aged 37, was the father of John Herbert Bodden, of Duncan House. 

41308 Private Harry James Bond

5th Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry
Killed in action 11-9-1918 France and Flanders
Buried Estaires Communal Cemetery Extension France Plot 5 Row H Grave 8
Memorials Major FJ Winters Roll of Honour

Private Bond, aged 19, was the son of Charles Henry and Elizabeth Bond, of 2 New Buildings, Union Street, Nailsea. 

Captain Henry Mason Boucher MC

Somerset Light Infantry
Killed in action 23-4-1918 France and Flanders
Buried Chocques Military Cemetery France, Plot 4 Row A Grave 21
Memorials St Marys Walton & St Pauls Walton-in-Gordano

Captain Boucher, born in 1891, he was educated at Eastmans and Haileybury. After leaving school he entered the Chinese Maritime Customs and was serving at Teugguch when the war broke out. He at once gave up his appointment, and came home to serve his country. He was given a commission in the 3rd Somerset Light Infantry, and went to France with the 6th Battalion. He saw much fighting on the Somme, and returned to England, wounded in September 1916, being mentioned in despatches. He was promoted Captain and rejoined his battalion in France early 1917. In August of that year he was again wounded more severely at Inverness Copse. He was for some time in hospital, but on recovery was sent to Ireland, where he was stationed until 2nd April 1918, when he was ordered to join the 1st Battalion in France. He took part in the successful attack on the 14th April, when prisoners and machine guns were taken and the German counter attack was completely repulsed. He was fighting with his battalion when he was killed on the 23rd April 1918. He was the son of Dr and Mrs HM Boucher of St Rode, Walton. 

Lieutenant Colonel Roland Harley Bridges

Royal Army Medical Corps
Drowned 22-8-1918 Jaffa, Palestine
Buried Ramleh War Cemetery, Isreal, Row L Grave 20

Roland the son of Major Charles Bridges was born in Clevedon and baptised at All Saints on 15-3-1879. He was educated at Clevedon, Blundell’s School and St. Thomas’s Hospital where he took his degree in 1902. He joined the RAMC in 1903, becoming Captain in 1906, and Major in 1914. He served five years in India, returning to England in 1909, at the outbreak of war he took command of training camps at Hounslow and Eastbourne, afterwards going on the yacht Liberty on a six months tour of inspection to the Dardanelles and Mediterranean. He subsequently went to Egypt on HQ Staff, and in September 1917 became Commandant of the Military Hospital at Helouan. At his own request he was transferred to a unit at the front, and was commanding a combined Indian field ambulance when he was drowned whilst bathing. He was awarded the DSO and twice mentioned in despatches. 

55030 Private Francis Henry Broad

193rd Company Machine Gun Corps Infantry
Died of wounds 15-5-1917 France and Flanders
Buried Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France, Plot 4 Row G Grave 50

Private Broad, who was born in Clevedon, but by the time war was declared was living in Sherbourne, enlisted as 130344 Private in the Royal Field Artillery, he transferred to the Machine Gun Corps when it was born in 1915. 

DMA/195592 Private Horace Sidney Broderick

3rd Company, Eltham Division Army Service Corps MT
Died 13-3-1917 Home
Buried St Marys Churchyard Walton-in-Gordano
Memorials St Marys Walton-in-Gordano & St Pauls Walton-in-Gordano

He was the youngest son of Mr & Mrs E Broderick, of Rugby House, Walton Park, and was well known in Clevedon and district as a prominent member of St Mary’s Church Choir. He died in the Royal Herbert Hospital at Woolwich and his funeral took place at St Mary’s Church. 

16641 Private Frank Brooks

12th Bristol’s Own Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment
Killed in action 5-5-1917 France and Flanders
Buried No known grave
Memorials Arras, Faubourg-D’Amiens Cemetery, France, Bay 6; St Andrews & St Johns

Private Brooks, aged 20, was the son of Mrs and Mrs William Brooks, of 153 Kenn Road. 

851367 Bombardier Donald Fairbairn Brown

Royal Field Artillery D Battery 240th Brigade
Died of disease 21-1-1919 Italy
Buried Montecchio Precalcino Cemetery Italy Plot 10 Row D Grave 10
Memorials Tickenham Church 

Lance Corporal William John Bryant

Royal Marine Light Infantry HMS Goliath
Killed in action 13-5-1915
Memorials Plymouth Naval Memorial Panel 7; Tickenham Church 

Major Edward Travers Burges

1st South African Infantry ex 2nd Imperial Light Horse
Killed in action 18-7-1916 the Somme
Buried No known grave
Memorials Thiepval, France, Pier 4 Face C; St Andrews and All Saints Calvary

Major Burges aged 38, was the son of the late Daniel Travers Burges & Alice Sarah Burges. He was the husband of Charlotte, of Highland Cottage, Clevedon. He was killed in the action at Delville Wood on the Somme. At the outbreak of war he proceeded to German South West Africa with the Imperial Light Horse, at the close of General Botha’s campaign he volunteered for service in Europe with the South African Infantry. He also fought in Egypt. Major Burges served in the Boer War where he gained a DCM. He was an old Wykhamist. 

7537 Private Wilfred Hinton Butler

13th London Regiment ex 15th Battalion
Died of wounds 2-10-1916 France and Flanders
Buried St Mary’s Churchyard Walton-in-Gordano
Memorials St Andrews & All Saints Calvary

Private Butler, aged 21, was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs AEH Butler of Herbert Lodge, he enlisted in the Autumn of 1915, sailing to France, on his 21st birthday, with his battalion The Civil Service Rifles, in June 1916. He was attached to a Lewis gun section, and it was while proceeding with his gun up Delville Wood, in the Battle of the Somme, in a night attack, that he fell wounded in the arm and side. An operation at Rouen appeared successful and he was sent home on a hospital ship to a military hospital in Birmingham, fever set in and despite the greatest skill on behalf of the staff, and constant nursing assistance from his mother he died on Monday 2nd October 1916. His funeral took place at St Mary’s Church, Walton Park the following Thursday. 

WR177143 Pioneer Frank Charles Callow

Royal Engineers Railway Transportation Establishment
Died 23-10-1918 Italy
Buried Montecchio Cemetery Precalcino, Plot 7 Row D Grave 1
Memorials St Andrews

Aged 33, he was the son of Charles Callow. 

506467 Sapper Francis George Camp

7th Field Company Royal Engineers
Died 20-10-1918 Germany
Buried Worms (Hocheim Hill) Cemetery Germany, names on screen wall in allied plot.

Son of Mrs Jane Maria Camp and husband of Amy Camp formally of Highdale Road, died of dysentery at a POW Hospital at Worms, Germany. He was aged 33. 

476351 Private Egbert Claude Canter

101st Company Labour Corps ex 10081 Hertfordshire Regiment
Died of wounds 19-5-1918 France and Flanders
Buried St Sever Cemetery Extension Rouen France Plot Q3 Row H Grave 24
Memorials St Andrews, St Johns & Methodist Church

Private Canter died of gas poisoning at number 10 General Hospital Rouen France. He was the husband of Annie Canter of 12 Griffin Road. 

13419 Private William Card

1st Somerset Light Infantry
Killed in action 6-2-1915 France and Flanders
Buried Ploegsteert Wood Military Cemetery Belgium Plot 11 Row A Grave 3

Private Card was born in Clevedon and was living in Cardiff. He enlisted at Merthyr Tydfil. 

128 Lance Corporal George Edward Carey

2nd Wessex Field Company Royal Engineers 503rd Company
Died 4-1-1916 Home
Buried St Andrews Graveyard Clevedon, Grave 73
Memorials St Andrews

Corporal Carey died as a result of a tragic accident at Exeter, whilst serving on the staff of the Wessex Engineers. He fell down a flight of steps leading to the basement of the Grapes Inn, South Street. He was aged 39 and for 26 years he had worked as a compositor at Clevedon Printing Works. The son of Samuel Joseph and Hester Carey, he left a widow, Lizzie Harvey Carey, of 1 New Buildings, Strode Road, and four children. His funeral took place on Saturday 8th January 1916 at St Andrews Parish Church with full military honours, his body being transported from Exeter on a Royal Field Artillery gun carriage. 

2nd Lieutenant Launcelot Sulyarde Robert Cary

9th Devonshire Regiment
Killed in action 20-7-1916 the Somme
Buried No known grave
Memorials Thiepval, France Pier and Face 1C; St Andrews and the Friary RC Church
Address Sanforth, Highdale Road

Lieutenant Cary was killed by machine gun fire whilst leading A Company on an attack on the German Lines just north of Bazentine le Grand Wood. He had succeeded his uncle Colonel LFB Cary’s estates in Torquay just three weeks earlier. He was 25 years of age and a very keen sportsman, having played hockey for Clevedon, Blackheath and the Oxford & Cambridge Wanderers. For several seasons he played for Clevedon Cricket Club and was also a member of the Golf Club. 

15955 Private GE Chapple

8th Somerset Light Infantry
Died 2-3-1915 Home
Buried Aylesbury Cemetery Buckinghamshire Grave DD25
Memorials St Pauls Walton-in-Gordano 

20228 Private George Stephen Clark

2/4th Royal Berkshire Regiment
Died 3-3-1917 Home
Buried Bristol (Ridgeway Park Cemetery) Grave 1986

Private Clark was born in Bristol, but was living in Clevedon at the time of his death. 

49449 Sergeant Thomas William Clarke

95th Company Royal Engineers
Killed in action 23-2-1918 Italy
Buried Giavera British Cemetery Italy, Plot 1 Row A Grave 11
Memorials St Andrews and St Johns

Sergeant Clarke was the first Clevedonian to be killed in Italy. Whilst supervising the work of his section an enemy shell burst amongst them killing Sergeant Clarke. He had joined his unit in 1914, having prior to that joined the Artillery Volunteers as a drummer boy in 1905, later transferring to the Wessex Engineers. He went to France in July 1915 and served there until November 1917, when his company were ordered to Italy. For distinguished service he had been promoted sergeant in October 1917. During his leave in August 1917 he had married Maud Alice, the second daughter of Mr and Mrs J Orchard, of Kenn Road. A choir boy of St Johns for many years he was within two days of his 29th birthday when he died. 

764634 Private Bertram Noel Coates

Artist Rifles Officer Training Corps 28th London Regiment
Died 31-3-1917 Home
Buried St Marys Churchyard Walton-in-Gordano
Memorials St Marys, Walton and St Pauls, Walton-in-Gordano

Private Coates died of illness contracted at his training camp. His body was interred at St Marys Churchyard, where the coffin was covered with the Union Jack and a wreath in the shape of a golden harp. He was aged 27, and the younger son of Lieut. Col and Mrs Herbert Coates of Walton Park. He left a widow and infant daughter. 

M/3457 Sick Berth Attendant CC Coles

Royal Navy HMS Colleen
Died 24-10-1915
Buried St Sebastian Churchyard Wokingham Spec Plot2
Memorials St Andrews  

28912 Lance Corporal Stafford Reginald Constable

2/7th Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Died 4-12-1917 France and Flanders
Buried No known grave
Memorials Cambrai, Louveral Nord France, Panel 3

Aged 19, he was the son of Mr and Mrs E Constable, of Greenfield, Hill Road. 

28089 Airman 3rd Class Arthur William Cook

Royal Air Force 1st Aeroplane Supply Depot Repair Park
Killed in action 24-9-1918 France and Flanders
Buried Terlincthun France Plot 4 Row C Grave 17

Aged 24, he was the son of Edwin and Margaret Cook, and husband of Elizabeth Cook. 

42275 Private Herbert John Coombs

1st Hampshire Regiment
Killed in action 16-5-1918 France and Flanders
Buried Le Vertannoy British Cemetery, Hinges, France, Row B Grave 7

Aged 19, Private Coombs enlisted in Clevedon and was the son of Harry and Ethelind Amy Coombs of Boxwood Cottage, Weston-in-Gordano. 

266140 Lance Corporal Patrick George H Costello

2/6th Gloucestershire Regiment C Company
Killed in action 28-8-1917 France and Flanders
Buried No known grave
Memorials Tyne Cot, Belgium, Panel 72 to 75; St Andrews & The Friary RC Church

Corporal Costello, aged 21, was the son of Mr Albert Edward Barnet and Frances Mary Costello, of Coleridge Cottage, Old Church Road. He was born in London, the family moving to Clevedon whilst he was a boy. Early in the war he enlisted at Bristol. His brother Clarence Costello, also of the Gloucestershire Regiment was severely wounded three months earlier at Ypres. 

3/26859 Private Frederick Thomas Counsell

4th South Wales Borderers ex Somerset Light Infantry
Died of wounds 14-12-1916 Mesopotamia
Buried Amara War Cemetery Iraq Plot 21 Row C Grave 12
Memorials St Andrews

Private Counsell died of wounds in Mesopotamia, he enlisted in Bristol in the later part of 1915 and was posted to Mesopotamia in April 1916. He resided in Old Street and was well known in the town, having lived here for ten years after marrying Miss Louias Sawtell, a Clevedonian. Private Counsell who was 34 years of age left a wife and four children. 

35461 Private Ernest John Court

10th Warwickshire Regiment
Died 19-4-1918 France and Flanders
Buried No known grave
Memorials Tyne Cot, Belgium Panels 23-28; British School Plaque, Chapel Court Marson Road 

16000 Lance Corporal Wilfred Cousins

8th Somerset Light Infantry
Killed in action 27-9-1915 France and Flanders
Buried No known grave
Memorials Loos, Panel 38 & 39; St Andrews & British School Plaque, Chapel Court Marson Road

He was the son of William Henry and Sarah Jane Cousins of 1 Station Road. At the time of his death he was aged 24. 

Captain Leslie Corbett Coventry

South Nottinghamshire Hussars Yeomanry
Drowned at sea 27-5-1918 aboard Leasowe Castle
Memorials Chatby, Alexandria Egypt; All Saints Calvary 

200579 Corporal Charles Gordon Stuart Cox

6th Gloucestershire Regiment
Killed in action 12-8-1917 France and Flanders
Buried Mendinghem Military Cemetery Poperinge Belgium Plot 4 Row B Grave 50
Memorials St Andrews

Corporal Cox, aged 25, was the son of the Reverend CE and Marion Stuart Cox, his father being incumbent of Christ Church, he had been offered a commission, but refused the honour. At the beginning of the war he joined the Gloucestershire Regiment. He took part in the fighting at Armentieres, the second Battle of Ypres, Ploegstreete, and the whole of the Somme offensive, and had been wounded twice. He died as a result of gas poisoning. 

203368 Private George Henry Cox

10th Worcestershire Regiment
Died as a prisoner of war in Germany 14-10-1918
Buried Berlin South-Western Cemetery Germany Plot 16 Row A Grave 8
Memorials in St Andrews & Methodist Church

Private Cox, aged 32, the second son of Mr Albert Cox of Old Church Road, and husband of J Cox of 35 Strode Road, enlisted in Clevedon in June 1916 and went out to France the following October. He was taken prisoner in April 1918. After six months of near starvation he died of dysentery at Lamsdorf, Germany. He left a widow and two small children. For some time he had been in the employ of the Clevedon Mercury. 

5293 Private Thomas George Stuart Cox

4th Gloucestershire Regiment
Killed in action 23-7-1916 France and Flanders
Buried Pozieres British Cemetery France Plot T Row C Grave 26
Memorials Major Winters Roll

Thomas Stuart Cox, aged 24, was the son of the Reverend CE Stuart Cox, was an old boy of Bristol Grammar School, and had studied for Holy Orders until war broke out, when although an invalid he managed to join the Glosters with a view to joining his brother at the front. He was a fine shot and won many regimental prizes, in his spare time he took an active part in YMCA activities. Sadly a year after his death, the brother whom he joined on the Western Front was also killed. 

2nd Lieutenant Cyril Talbot Burnley Croft

Royal Flying Corps ex 9th Somerset Light Infantry
Killed whilst flying 8-12-1915
Buried South Cadbury Parish Churchyard, Somerset
Memorials All Saints Calvary

2nd Lieutenant Croft was a pilot with number 5 Reserve Aero Squadron, and was killed on a training exercise. 

3181 Private Oswald Leo Dias Santos Cuddon

6th Gloucestershire Regiment
Died of wounds 19-7-1916 France and Flanders
Buried Mont Huon Military Cemetery Le Treport France Plot 1 Row D Grave 11
Memorials The Friary RC Church

Private Cuddon, aged 24, was the son of Mr and Mrs James Cajetan Dias Santos Cuddon. 

5832 Private Wilfred Cuthbertson 

7th East Surrey Regiment
Killed in action 30-7-1917 France and Flanders
Buried Moncy British Cemetery Monchy-Le-Preux France Plot 1 Row J Grave 10

Private Cuthbertson of Walton Park was married for only a month when he was killed in action, his widow lived in Griffin Road. 

846137 Lance Bombardier Frederick William Dallimore

A Battery 46th Brigade Royal Field Artillery
Killed in action 16-4-1918 France and Flanders
Buried Beacon Cemetery Sailly-Laurette France Plot 4 Row E Grave 5
Memorials St Andrews & All Saints Calvary

Bombardier Dallimore was the youngest son of Mrs day of Nortons Wood. Prior to joining up in June 1916 he worked for Messrs Eastman Ltd of Old Street. He was only 20 and had been in France for just over a year. 

Captain Douglas Scott Dalrymple-Clarke MC

Kings Royal Rifle Corps and Trench Mortar Battery
Killed in action 15-9-1916 France and Flanders
Buried Serre Road Cemetery No2 Somme, France, Plot 34 Row J Grave 3
Memorials St Andrews and All Saints Calvary

Aged 34, he was the husband of Irene FCN Dalrymple-Clark, of Woodburn, Clevedon. Both he and his wife were grandchildren of General Sir William Sewell KCB. 

5877 Private Harry Davis

3rd Somerset Light Infantry
Died 18-5-1916 Home
Buried Yardley Cemetery Birmingham Grave E28530
Memorials St Andrews & St Johns

Private Davis, aged 36, was the husband of Esther Margaret Davis. 

495143 Sapper James Davis

365th Field Company Royal Engineers
Died of pneumonia 20-2-1919 France and Flanders
Buried Etaples Military Cemetery France, Plot 72 Row C Grave 9
Memorials St Andrews, St Johns, The Methodist Church & British School Plaque, Chapel Court Marson Road

Sapper Davis aged 26, was the eldest son of Sidney and Margaret Davis, of 150 Kenn Road. He died in the 7th Canadian General Hospital, Etaples. 

S/25205 Rifleman Arthur Durbin

3rd Rifle Brigade
Killed in action 24-8-1918 France and Flanders
Buried Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery British Extension France Plot 6 Row b Grave 6
Memorials Tickenham Church

Rifleman Durbin, who was a reservist, joined up at the outbreak of the war, and having completed his unexpired time in France, was discharged. He was, however, called up again under the Military Service Act, and returned to France. Lieutenant Reade, his section officer, in the course of a letter to his widow writes: It is with the deepest regret that I write to tell you of the death of your husband in action. He was on duty in the front line trench, about 100 yards from the Huns, on the night of the 23rd-24th August 1918. Just after midnight the enemy sent over a shower of rifle grenades, one of which fell on the part where your husband was, killing him and one other, and wounding three others. Your husband had only been back with the company a short while, but his platoon officer had already recommended him for promotion, as being thoroughly trustworthy and reliable. The whole platoon wish me to convey to you their deepest sympathy at your great loss. Rifleman Durbin was from Tickenham and left a wife and four children. 

Lieutenant Robert Walter Edginton

5th Warwickshire Regiment
Killed in action 3-6-1915 France and Flanders
Buried Berks Cemetery Extension Belgium, Plot 3 Row D Grave 20
Memorials St Marys Walton

He was born 14th September 1895, the only son of Dr Robert and Mrs Elizabeth Edginton, educated at Bradford College and Birmingham University where he joined the 5th Battalion Royal Warwicks in 1913. In May 1915 he committed a very gallant act, in rescuing wounded snipers from a dugout in front of the trenches. He himself was killed in the trenches by rifle fire on the 3rd June 1915. 

Lieutenant Thomas Edwardes

5th York and Lancaster Regiment
Killed in action 11-4-1918 France and Flanders
Buried No known grave
Memorials Tyne Cot, Zonnebeke Belgium Panel 125-128; All Saints Calvary 

Trooper Charles Victor Elford

4th Canadian Mounted Rifles
Killed in action 3-6-1916

He enlisted in Toronto, in November 1914, shortly after the outbreak of war, and after several months training in Canada came over to England with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in July 1915, proceeding to France on the 19th October in the same year. Trooper Elford was for some years on the staff of the Clevedon Mercury & Courier. 

916855 Corporal Harry Cecil Ellis

2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles (1st Central Ontario Regiment )
Died 10-8-1918 France and Flanders
Buried Bouchoir New British Cemetery, Plot 3 Row C Grave 68
Memorials St Andrews

He was aged 25 and the son of George and Zenobia Ellis of Parnell Road. Having been with Mr R Ewings, of Magdala House for over 4 years, in 1912 he decided to emigrate to Toronto, Canada. He joined the Canadian Forces in 1916, he left a widow and one child. 

2nd Lieutenant John Humphrey England

Welsh Regiment
Killed in action 31-7-1917 France and Flanders
Buried No known grave
Memorials Ypres Menin Gate, Belgium, Panel 37

2nd Lieutenant England, aged 20, was the son of Mr TH and Florence Minnie England, of Caerleon, Princes Road. 

Lieutenant George Patrick Conroy Fair

1st Somerset Light Infantry
Killed in action 1-7-1916 First day of the Battle of the Somme
Buried Sucrerie Military Cemetery Somme, France, Plot 1 Row H Grave 8
Memorials Christ Church, St Johns, St Marys Walton and St Pauls Walton-in-Gordano

Lieutenant Fair was educated at Eastington, Clevedon, Lambrook, Bracknell and at Uppingham, where he took high place in both school work and sports, being heavyweight boxing champion of Uppingham in 1914. At the outbreak of the war he passed 3rd into the Royal Military College Sandhurst, where he soon became under officer. He was commissioned in to the Somerset Light Infantry in early 1915, and joined the 1st Battalion in France, the following June. He had been at the front for just over a year when he was killed on the First Day of the Battle of the Somme, leading his men in an attack on the German trenches. He was the younger son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Conroy Fair of Woodside, Walton. He had just attained his 20th year. 

2nd Lieutenant James Conroy Fair

1st Coldstream Guards
Killed in action 25-9-1915 France and Flanders
Buried No known grave
Memorials Loos, France, Panels 7 & 8; Christ Church, St Johns, St Marys Walton and St Pauls Walton-in-Gordano

Aged 24, the son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Conroy Fair, of Woodside, Walton. 

23272 Private Leonard Walter Fisher

3rd Worcester Regiment
Died of wounds 28-8-1916 France and Flanders
Buried Etaples Military Cemetery, France, Plot 10 Row A Grave 10A

Aged 23, he was born in Clevedon, the son of Walter Andrew and Kate Fisher, of 63 St Luke’s Road, Totterdown, Bristol. 

Lieutenant Richard Christopher Gorges Foote

Royal Marine Light Infantry, 9th Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Naval Division
Died of wounds 15-10-1914 Antwerp
Buried British Ghent City Cemetery, Belgium Row A Grave 20
Memorials All Saints Calvary

Lieutenant Foote was severely wounded on 6-10-1914 at Antwerp. He was born in Clevedon, the son of the Reverend John Vicars Foote and Margaret A Foote. At the time of his death he was aged 20. 

808835 Staff Sergeant Austin Francis

Canadian Army Medical Corps
Died of asthenia 9-11-1920
Buried Calgary Union Cemetery Alberta Canada Plot 2 Row G Grave 17 Section N

Sergeant Francis, aged 44, was the son of Mrs MA Francis, of Collin House, Hallam Road, and the husband of Florence JD Francis, of 231, 20th Avenue North West, Calgary, Canada. 

9703 Lance Corporal Percy Vernon Fry

1st Ox & Bucks Light Infantry
Died 4-8-1916 India
Buried Wellington Garrison Cemetery India, Madras 1914-1918 Memorial, Chennai, India, Face 18
Memorials Christ Church

Aged 22, he was born in Horsecastle, Yatton, the son of Mr Edward John and Mrs Florence Matilda Fry (nee Avery) , of 125 Kenn Road. His father was a seaman & railway labourer and his brother also served in the Ox & Bucks. 

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