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DEVON OFFICERS WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR

 

A - C

 

ABELL
2nd Lieutenant Albert Reginald Abell of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Thomas Wyborn amd Mary Ann Abell (née Murrin). Born in Exmouth in the December Quarter of 1887. Died 10 June 1917 while a prisoner of war.
ACLAND
Captain John Henry Dyke Acland of the Royal Army Medical Corps, attached to the 1st Battalion, the Somerset Light Infantry. Son of the Rev. Henry Dyke Acland and his wife Adelaide Clementina (née Hart); husband of Elizabeth Margaret Acland. Born in Nymet St., George in the June Quarter of 1880. Educated at Blundells School and St. Thomas's Hospital, London. Died 12 July 1916 aged 36.
ADAMS
Lieutenant John Percy Fitzherbert Adams of the Royal Flying Corps (seconded from the 4th Battalion, the Durham Light Infantry). Born in Exmouth in the June Quarter of 1891. Died 14  October 1917 aged 26.
ALLIN
2nd Lieutenant Harold Wyse Allin of the 6th Battalion, the King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Son of the Rev. Alfred Thomas Allin and his wife Ethel Wyse Allin (née Weymouth). Born in Woolston, Loddiswell, in the March Quarter of 1889. Died 13 December 1917 aged 28.
ALTON
Fleet Paymaster Wingfield Alton of the Royal Navy, HMS Defence. Son of Francis and Margaret Alton (née Staley). (his father was the former Chief Inspector of Machinery to the Royal Navy). Born in Plymouth in the December Quarter of 1863. Died 31 May 1916 aged 52 at the Battle of Jutland.
ARUNDELL
Captain Reinfred Tatton Arundell of the 2nd (Queen Victoria's Own) Rajput (Indian Army) Light Infantry. Son of William and Anna Louisa Arundell (née Dixon); brother of Wilbraham Reinfred Harris Arundell, Rector of Cheriton Fitzpaine. Born in Cheriton Fitzpaine in the March Quarter of 1880. Saw active service in Tibet 1903 - 1904; took part in the march to Lhasa. Died 3 February 1915 aged 41.
BALKWILL
Lieutenant William Horniman Balkwill of the 2nd Battalion. the Wiltshire Regiment. Son of Charles Henry and Edith Annie Balkwill (née Harris) of Kingsbridge. Born in Kingsbridge in the June Quarter of 1892. Died 9 April 1917 aged 25.
BALL
Lieutenant Mark Christopher Ball of the 231st Field Company, the Royal Engineers. Son of William and Edith Constance Ball (née Moore) and brother of Richard Anthony (see below). Born in Newton Abbot in the December Quarter of 1897. Educated at Blundells and Woolwich. Died 9 April 1918 aged 20.
BALL
Lieutenant Richard Anthony Ball of the 1st/7th Battalion, the Devonshire regiment, attached to the 2nd/8th Battalion, the Worcestershire Regiment. Son of William Ball (ship owner and Mayor) and his wife Edith  Constance Ball (née Moore); brother of Lieutenant Mark Christopher Ball (see above).  Born in Torquay in the September Quarter of 1896. Educated at Blundells School then gained a position in the National Provincial Bank. Joined the Devonshire Regiment as a Private. Died 10 July 1916 aged 20.
BARLOW
Sub-Lieutenant Arthur Horace Charles Barlow of the Royal Navy, HMS Black Prince. Son of Charles J and Elizabeth Barlow. (His father was Vice Admiral Charles Barlow, Superintendent of Devonport Dockyard.) Born in Paignton in the June Quarter of 1894. Died 31 May 1916 aged 21 at the Battle of Jutland.
BASTARD
Lieutenant William Bastard of the 2nd Battalion, the Bedfordshire Regiment. Son of William Bastard of Cottescombe, Slapton and his wife Helen (née Adkins). Born in April 1891. Educated at Blundells School. Died 27 October 1914 aged 23 - no known grave. Mentioned in Despatches 17 February 1915 and 17 April 1915.
BAYLY
Major John Bayly of the North Devon Hussars and the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Robert and Emma Sophia (née Sewell); husband of Edith Cecilia Bayly (née Hewett.). Born in Plymouth in 1869. Died 26 February 1918 aged 48. Buried in the churchyard at Sheepstor. He held the TD (Territorial Distinction).
BAYNES
Major Nigel William Francis Baynes of the 1st Battalion, the Gloucestershire Regiment. Son of Walter Francis and Amelia Sarah Baynes (née Malton); husband of 1) Phoebe (née Morris) and 2) Gladys (née Talbot). Born in Torquay in the June Quarter of 1878. Served in the South African War with the West African Frontier Force. Held the Queen's medal and 2 clasps. Died 20 March 1915 aged 37 of pneumonia following wounds received at Fest Hubert 21 December 1914. Buried in the RC churchyard at Marlow.
BAZALGETTE
2nd  Lieutenant William Thomas Arnold Bazalgette of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of John and Mabel Bazalgette . Born in Cobham, Surrey in 1898. Died 9 May 1917 aged 20.
BEACH
2nd Lieutenant John William Victor Beach of the 18th Battalion, the Tank Corps. Son of John and Mary Isabel Beach of "Greenwood", Topsham. Born in Lambeth in the September Quarter of 1896. Died 7 March 1919 aged 23. Buried in Topsham Cemetery.
BEARBLOCK
Fleet Surgeon Walter J. Bearblock, Royal Navy, HMS Invincible. Son of Charles and Emma Louisa Bearblock (née Sambells); husband of Kathleen Bearblock (née Glasspool). Born in Stoke Damerel in the September Quarter of 1866. Died 31 May 1916 aged 49 at the Battle of Jutland.
BECK
2nd Lieutenant Theodore David Vodden Beck of "B" Coy., the 6th Battalion the Somerset Light Infantry. Son of William and Alice Mary Beck (née Bond). Born in Tiverton in the September Quarter of 1894. Educated at Blundells Dchool. Died 16 September 1916 aged 22 during the attack on Gird Trench in the Somme, in which every officer of the Regiment was lost. He has no known grave.
BEDFORD

Lieutenant Roland (sometimes Rowland) Bedford of the 9th Battalion, the Devonshire regiment. Son of Samuel and Ida Bedford (née Colebrook) of 32 Oxford Road, Exeter. Born in Exeter in 1898. Educated at Heles School. Died 13 September 1918 aged 20. Twice wounded before this time. Awarded the Military Cross and Bar.

His Military Cross citation, dated 17 December 1917, reads as follows:

" For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in attacking a wood occupied by machine-guns and snipers, who were causing great damage. Through his vigorous action, this critical position was captured."

 

His Bar citation, published 10 January 1919, reads as follows:

"For conspicuous gallantry and skill in leading his patrol a distance of 2000 yards through country held by the enemy, returning with very valuable information. On the following day, he led two platoons in an attack with the greatest courage, under severe shall and machine-gun fire, and although he failed in his objective he remained, with seven men only, within 100 yards of the enemy's machine-gun position until ordered to withdraw, Throughout, he set a magnificent example to his men."

BELLAMY
Major Geoffrey George Bellamy of the 7th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment, attached to the Machine Gun Corps. Son of George Cuming and Florence Annie Bellamy (née Williams). Born in Plymouth in the December Quarter of 1893. Educated at Balliol College, Oxford where he gained a BA and became a student of the Inner Temple. Died 1 September 1918 aged 24.
BESLEY
Captain Barton Hope Besley of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of the Rev. William Blundell Besley and his wife Margaret (née Chichester). Born in Torrington in the June Quarter of 1879. Served in South Africa - present at the Relief of Ladysmith. Saw action at Colenso, Spion Kop, Vaal Kranz, Tugela Heights, Pieters Hill and Laings Nek. Held both medals and 7 clasps. . Died 25 October 1914 aged 35. Mentioned in Despatches
BEWES
Lieutenant Reginald Charles Hope Bewes of the 1st Battalion, the King's (Liverpool) Regiment, attached to 7th Squadron, the Royal Flying Corps. Son of Reginald Anstis and Alice Anne Bewes (née Hope) of Plymouth. Born in Plympton in the September Quarter of 1890. Educated at Clifton College and Sandhurst. Died 23 May 1915 aged 25.
BOSWORTHICK
2nd Lieutenant William Howard Bosworthick of the 1st/5th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William John and Phoebe Bosworthick (née Ledley) of 8 Stopford Place, Stoke, Devonport. Born in Devonport in the June Quarter of 1899. Died 7 November 1918 aged 19.
BOWHAY
Captain Eustace Gilbert Bowhay of the 6th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Dr. Albert Bowhay and his wife Edith (née Woodd). Birth registered  in Tavistock  in the December Quarter of 1889. Died 8 March 1916 aged 25. Commemorated on the Basra War Memorial.
BOWSHER
Acting Captain William Henry Bowsher of the 20th Battalion, the Manchester Regiment. Son of Mary Bowsher (w). Born in Exmouth in 1879. Died 25 October 1918 aged 39. Awarded the Military Cross.
BRADBEER
Second Lieutenant Alfred Harold Bradbeer of the 3rd Battalion, the Manchester Regiment. Son of Alfred Bradbeer. Born 1896 in Exeter. Educated at Hele's School, Exeter.  Died 21 October 1916 aged 20.
BRAGG
Lieut. William Robyns Bragg of the Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry. Son of William and Amelia Anne Bragg of Chagford; husband of Mabel Mary Bragg (née Ledger) of Battenbury House, Moretonhampstead. Born in Drewsteignton in the June Quarter of 1893. Died 3 December 1917 aged 24. 
BROOM
Captain Lewis John Brown of the 4th Battalion, the Welsh Regiment, attached to the King's African Rifles. Son of John and Ellen (Sarah Ellen) Broom (née Heal). Born in Bradninch in the December Quarter of 1884. Died 12 April 1918 aged 34. Awarded the MBE.
BRUTTON
Lieutenant Eric West Brutton of the Devonshire Regiment, attached to the Machine Gun Corps. Son of the Rev. Ernest Bartholomew Brutton and his wife Elsie Maud M. Brutton (née Wood). Born in Aylesbeare in the December Quarter of 1895.
BUCKINGHAM
Lieutenant Thomas Noel Buckingham of the 6th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment, attached to the 8th Battalion. Son of Frederick Finney and Emily Heywood Buckingham (née Collins). Born in Doddiscombsleigh in the March Quarter of 1893. Died 26 October 1917 aged 24.
BULLER
Lt. Col. Herbert Cecil Buller DSO, commanding Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry; ADC to the Governor General of Canada. soon of Admiral Sir Alexander Buller GCB of Plympton and his wife Lady Emily Mary née Tritton. Born in Plympton in the March Quarter of 1882. Served in the Boer War. Died 3 June 1916 aged 34. Awarded the DSO - citation not yet found.
BYFIELD
Lieutenant Arthur Thomas Stoneman Byfield of the 2nd battalion, the Devon and Cornwall Light infantry. Son of Thomas William and Mary Byfield (née Stoneman) of Plymouth. Born in Stoke Damerel in the June Quarter of 1895. Died 24 March 1915 aged 19 of enteric fever contracted in the trenches.
CAIN
Lieutenant Ernest William Cain of the 3rd Battalion, the Wiltshire Regiment. Son of Mrs Grace Cory Cain (née Warring). Born in Ford, Plymouth in the March Quarter of 1898. Died 31 July 1917 aged 19.
CAREW
2nd Lieutenant Jasper Carew of the 1st Battalion, the West Yorkshire Regiment. Son of the Rev. Henry William Carew, Vicar of Rattery and his wife Maude (née Taylor) of Awlea, South Brent. Born in South Brent in the September 1894. Died 14 October 1914 aged 20.
CARTER
2nd Lieutenant Alfred John Carter of the 7th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of John and Ellen Ann Carter (née Ballmann); husband of Alma Lilian Carter of Budleigh Salterton. Born in Exmouth in the March Quarter of 1888. Died 13 May 1917 aged 29.
CARTER
Acting Captain John Lovelace Carter, Adjutant of the 37th Division Supply Train, the Royal Army Service Corps. Son of Edward and Thirza Carter. Born in Exmouth in the September Quarter of 1896. Died 18 April 1918 aged 22. Buried in Withycombe Churchyard. Awarded the Military Cross.
CARVER
2nd Lieutenant George Sholto Douglas Carver of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and Beatrice Carver of "South Stroke", Exmouth. Born in Coleraine, Ireland in the March Quarter of 1887. Died 1 July 1916 aged 29.
CAUSLEY

Captain Frederick George Causley of the 7th/8th Battalion, the King's Own Scottish Borderers. Son of Albert and Elizabeth Causley of Heavitree; husband of Margaret Causley (née Slater). Born in Heavitree in the March Quarter of 1891. Died 31 July 1917 aged 26.

He was promoted from the ranks after he won the DCM (gazetted 9 March 1915). He was then serving with the Coldstream Guards with the rank of Sergeant.

CHAMBERS
2nd Lieutenant Henry Chambers of the 1st Battalion, the Cambridgeshire Regiment. Son of Thomas and Mary Chambers of Broadclyst. Born in Broadclyst in the June Quarter of 1884. Died 11 August 1918 aged 34.
CHAVE
Lieutenant John Haydon Chave of the 19th Battalion, the Machine Gun Corps. Son of Edward Chave of Widhayes, Tiverton and his wife Ellen Richards Chave (née Haydon). Born in Tiverton in  the July Quarter of 1896. Served in the Somerset Yeomanry; transferred to the Machine Gun Corps in April 1918. Killed in action 15 April 1918 aged 23, leading his company. A shell burst at the side of the road, killing him instantly.
CHICHESTER
Captain Henry Arthur Chichester of the 3rd and 1st Battalions of the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Colonel Arthur C. Chichester and his wife Charlotte. Born in Barnstaple in the December Quarter of 1882. Killed in action 20 October 1914 aged 32.
CHICHESTER
Lieutenant Robert Charles Chichester of the Royal Navy, HMS Indefatigable. Son of Sir Edward and Lady Catherine Emma Chichester (née Whyte). Born in Instow in the December Quarter of 1889. Died 31 May 1916 aged 26 in the Battle of Jutland.
CHICHESTER
Captain Robert Guy Incledon of the 2nd Battalion, the Highland Light Infantry. Son of the Rev. Richard Chichester, Rector of Drewsteignton and his wife Annie Jessie Chichester (née White); husband of Edith Chichester of Ayreshire. Born in Exeter in the March Quarter of 1873. Saw active service with Malakand and Buner Field Forces on the NW Frontier of India between 1897 and 1898; present at the attack and capture of the Tanga Pass. In the South African War, he was with the mounted infantry. Held the Queen's Medal with five clasps. Died 13 November 1914 aged 41.
CHICK
Lieutenant Francis William Chick of the 7th and 1st Battalions of the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Frank and Emily Chick of Park House, St. Thomas. Born in Exeter in the September Quarter of 1895. Educated at Hele's School, Exeter. Missing, believed killed 4 October 1917 aged 22.
CLARKE
Captain Austin Basil Clarke of the 1st/9th Battalion, the Royal Army Medical Corps, Son of Albert and Mary Clarke of "Woodlands" Topsham. Born in Shebbeare in the September Quarter of 1892. Died 23 November 1917 aged 25.
CLIFFORD
Lieutenant Colin Hamley Clifford of the 18th Wing, the Royal Air Force. Son of George William and Eliza Clifford of Bournemouth. husband of Evangeline Clifford (née Hilliard). Born in Exeter in the March Quarter of 1896. Died in the Royal Flying Corps Hospital of pneumonia following influenza10 February 1919 aged 23. Buried in Hampstead Cemetery.
COHEN
Temporary Captain John Icely Cohen of the Devonshire Regiment, attached to the 3rd Battalion, the East Lancashire Regiment. Son of Joseph and Eleanora Cohen (née Brian). Born in Mannamead in the September Quarter of 1892. Died of wounds 11 August 1917 aged 25.
COLE
Major Henry Munroe Cole of the 4th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment, attached to the 1st/4th Battalion, the Worcestershire Regiment. Son of Ralph Henry and Margaret Cole; husband of Emily Dorothea Cole Cole of Sidmouth. Born in Torquay in the December Quarter of 1877. Died 4 December 1918 aged 41.
COMBER
Captain Andrew Pater Comber of the 7th (Cyclists) Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Charles and Eleanor Comber; husband of Ethel Comber of Rolle Road, Exmouth. Born in Bahia, Brazil in 1868. Died 29 June 1915 aged 49.
COOK
2md Lieutenant Henry James Cook of the 8th Battalion, the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Son of William J. and Eliza Cook of Blindwell Farm, Kingsteignton. Born in Kingsteignton in the June Quarter of 1889. Died of wounds 6 October 1915 aged 26.
COOMBE
2nd Lieutenant Leslie Clarence Coombe of the 1st Battalion, the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, attached to the 1st/5th Battalion. His parents have not yet been identified. Born in Stoke Damerel in the September Quarter of 1896. Died 25 March 1918 aged 21.
CORBETT
2nd Lieutenant Harry Arthur Corbett of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Dr. Henry Robert Corbett and his wife Margaret Teresa Corbett (née Arthur). Born in Plymouth in the March Quarter of 1894. Died 23 July 1916 aged 22.
COTGRAVE
2nd Lieutenant Christopher Cotgrave of the Worcestershire Regiment. Son of Richard and Amelia Cotgrave; brother of Montague (see below). Born in Bedford in the March Quarter of 1892. Died 29 December 1917 aged 25.
COTGRAVE
Lieutenant Montague Lewis Farmar of the 2nd Battalion, the Canadian Infantry (the Ontario Regiment).  Son of Richard and Amelia Cotgrave brother of Christopher (see above). Born in Bedford in the March Quarter of 1893. Died 6 November 1917 aged 25.
COX
Captain Eustace Richard Alan Cathrop Cox MC of the Devonshire Regiment. Son of the Rev. Walter Eustace Cox and his wife Fanny Eliza Cox (née Connop). Born in Lynton in the June Quarter of 1887. Died in hospital from illness contracted at the Front 18 March 1917. Buried in the churchyard of St. Andrew, Bradfield aged 30.
CROWLEY
2nd Lieutenant Cyril Raymond Crowley of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Engineer Captain Albert E. Edward of the Royal Navy and his wife Susan Mary (née Jarvis). Born in Plymouth in the June Quarter of 1898. Killed in action 4 October 1917 aged 19.
CUMMING
2nd Lieutenant Lionel George Cumming of the 8th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of John Henry and Mary E. Cumming (née Brodby) of The Lodge, Plympton. Born in Plymouth in the September Quarter of 1894. Killed in action 9 May 1917 aged 20.

 

 

 
 
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