The Roll of Honour
S am Abel.
A B E L , S A M , Private, No. 18647, 1st Battn. (2511 1 Foot) The Kind's Own
Scottish Borderers, eldest *. of Sam Abel, of 28, Fowler Street, l'itsmoor,
Shcllicld, by his wife, Alice ; b. Shcllicld ; edue. Woodside Council School there :
volunteered and enlisted 12 April, 11M 5 : served
with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force at
Gallipoli and in E gypt; subsequently proceeded
to France; was reported missing alter the
lighting on I .1 illy, 10 10. and in now assumed to
have been killed in action on that date; unm.
A B E L S O N . E D W A R D G O R D O N , 2nd
Lieut., Koval Marine Light Infantry (attd.
Machine Cun Company), elder x. of Milton
AbeUon, of 10, Kiddcrporc Cardens, Ham p
stead. London, X.W ., by his wife, Florrie, dan.
of Samuel Arrobus ; b. London, 15 Feb. 1807 :
cdue. Heath Mount Preparatory School, and
Cheltenham College (1010-15), when* he was
a college and hoiLse prefect; had won an open
History Scholarship for Emmanuel College,
Oxford, from Cheltenham, but before taking
it up was gazetted 2nd Lieut. Koval Marines
21 Jan. 1010, direct from the College O.T.c. ;
went to France from Grantham early in Sept.,
and died at Havre 1 Dec. following, of wounds
received in action on 13 Nov. previously,
during an attack by the R .X . Division. Buried in St. Marie Cemetery. Le
Havre. The Commanding OHIccr of his Machine Oun Company w rote: " Your
son was a most clllelent, in fact the ideal, Machine (inn Ollieer. . . . He was
much liked by his brother olllccrs, inspected by his men. extraordinarily reliable,
and had special abilities which fitted him for this work. In my despatch to
the Brigadier after the action, and in reporting your son as being wounded, 1
described him as a most capable and efficient oillccr.” Unm.
A B E R N E T I1 Y , D A V ID R O S S , Scrgt.. No. 114041. 2nd Lowland Field Coy.,
Ilo I Engineers (T.F.), 3rd of William Abernetliy, of 458, Bnltic Street.
Bri eton, Glasgow, Baker, by his wife, Jeanic, dau. of David Itoss, of
New ongrangc; b. Dalkeith. 13 June. 1801: edue. Springfield Public School.
Glasgow; was a Joiner; joined the K.E. (T.F.) 25 March. 1012: was called
upo n mobilization in 1014 ; served with the Mediterranean Ex|>editionary Force
at Gallipoli from 25 April, 1015; was present at the landing and evacuation of
Suvla Kay and Cape Holies; then proceeded to Egypt, and was kill'd in action
at the Second Rattle of Gaza, 2 Nov. 1017. Kuricd in tin* Sampson's Kidgc
Cemetery, Egypt. His Major wrote : “ An officer, who was wounded at the
same time, sneaks very highly of tin* plucky way lie led his section to the job,
and that he died doing his duty in a most plucky way, setting a fine example to
his men. His death was a blow, not only to the Coy., but to me personally.”
A B R A H A M , G E O F F R E Y W IL L IA M P O P P E R R E L L , (’apt., Glamorgan
Yeomanry (T.F.), attd. 24th (Service) Kattn. The Welsh Kcgt., 4th of the
Right Rev. Charles Thomas Abraham. Bishop of Derby and Vicar of Bakcwell,
by his wife, Mary Theresa, dau. of the Veil. Archdeacon C. W. Furse, of West
minster, and Halsdon, co. Devon ; b. Christ Church Vicarage, Lichfield, 0 Sept.
1805 ; edue. Cheltenham College ; was in business with Messrs. E. it A. Robin
son, of Redclilfc, Kristol: joined the Glamorgan Yeomanry as a trooper on the
outbreak of war in Aug. 1014 ; obtained his commission in the same regiment
some months later, being promoted Lieut., and afterwards C apt; served with
the Egyptian Kxpeditionarv Force in Kgypt from Jan. 1010, where lie took part
in ex|H*ditions to oases on the west desert: subsequently proceeded to Palestine,
attached to the Welsh K cgt.; was slightly wounded in "the attack on Bcershcha
at the end of Oct., while in command of his company, and died in hospital at Fort
Said, 10 Nov. 1017, from wounds received in action at Shcria on the Otli. Buried
in Port Said Cemetery ; unm.
A B R A H A M S , R E G IN A L D A R T H U R , Private, No. 18707, lOtli (Service)
Battn. The Worcestershire Kegt., 2nd x. of Harry Nathan Abrahams, of Kingston-
on-Thames, Auctioneer and Valuer, by his wife’, Sarah, dau. of the late Michael
Jewell; b. Kingston-on-Thames, 0 April, 1802; educ. Great Haling School,
and Gate House School, Kingston; enlisted 7 Sept. 1014; served with the
Expeditionary Force in France from July, 1015; was reported wounded and
missing after the fighting at La Hoiscllc 3 July, 1010, and is now assumed to have
died of wounds on or about that date ; unm.
A C K R O Y I), W IL L IE , Signaller, No. 082, 10th (Service) Battn. (Bradford)
The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Kegt.), yst. s. of Frank Ackroyd.
of 13, Pros|H*ct Place, D ckworth Line, Bradford, by his wife, Clara, dau. of
W’alter Hardaker; b. Bradford. 1 Sept. 1803; educ. Council School, Wlietley
Lane there: was employed by Sir W. E. B. Priestley, M.P. for Fast Bradford,
at Ids warehouse in Bradford ; voluntarily enlisted 23 Sept. 1014 ; left. England
for Egypt Dec. 1015, and afterwards went to France March, 1010, and was killed
in action at Ncuve Chapcllc 27 July following. Buried in St. Vaast Post Military
Cemetery, Liventio (Grave No. E 15, Plot 3). The Chaplain, 10th West York
shire Kegt., wrote : " The Germans made a raid into our trenches, and though
we beat them olf with heavy losses, yet unfortunately your son was killed. I
buried him on Saturday morning in one of the military cemeteries here. . . .
He lias died a hero and given his life unselfishly.” Unni.
A C T O N , C H A R L E S A N N E S L E Y , of Kilmacurragh, Rathdrum , Capt.
(Reserveof OUlcers), Temp. Major, 0th (Service) Battn. The Koval Welsh Fusiliers
2nd x. of the late Colonel Charles Ball-Acton. C.B., The King's Own (Yorkshire
Light Infantry), by his wife, Georgina Cecilia, 2nd dan. of George Anneslcy
[Viscount Valentia Coll) ; and gdson. of Lieut.-Colonel W illiam Acton, of West
Aston, co. Wicklow, J.P ., D.L.. M .P .: and brother to Major K. T. A. Ball-Acton
(<?.r\ ); b. Peshawar, India, 14 Feb. 1870; educ. School House, R ugby: Oxford
Military College, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst; gazetted 2nd Lieut.
2nd Battn. Koval Welsh Fusiliers 5 Sept. 1800. and promoted Lieut. 10 Dec.
1808. and Capt. 31 Jan. 1000; served in Malta, Crete, Egypt, India, and in
the China Campaign (Medal), being Statf Captain at Wci-hci-Wei 14 April, 1000,
to 2 June, 1001. He succeeded his uncle in the family estates 25 Aug. 1008,
when he discarded the name of Ball. He retired from the army the same year.
On the outbreak of war. having olfercd his services to the W ar Office, lie* was
gazetted Captain in the Reserve of Ollicers, and rejoined his old regiment 7 Sept.
1014 ; promoted Temp. Major 10 July, 1015 ; went to France the same day, and
was killed in action near Givenchy the first day of the general advance, 25 Sept.
1015, while helping a wounded soldier. Buried at Festulxrt. lie served as
High Sheritr of co. Wicklow in 1013, and was J.F . for co. Wicklow ; unm.
B A L L -A C T O N , R E G IN A L D T IIO M A S A N N E S L E Y , Major, 1st Battn.
(51st Foot) The King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry), 3rd and only survg.
s. of the late Col. Charles Ball-Acton. C.B.. The King's Own (Yorkshire Light
Infantry), by his wife, Georgina Cecilia, 2nd dau. of George Anncsley [Viscount
Valcntla Coll]; and gdson. of Lieut.-Col. W illiam Acton, of West Aston, co.
Wicklow. J.P., D.L., M l*. : and brother to Major ('. A. Acton (7.»\); b. Wicklow,
2 Oct. 1.S77 ; educ. Rugby School : Oxford Military College, Cowley, and the
Koval Military College, Sandhurst; gazetted 2nd Lieut. King's Own (Yorkshire
Light Infantry) 22 Dec. 1807, promoted Lieut. 20 March, 1800; Capt.
0 Aug. 1014, and Major 3 March, 1010 ; served with the 2nd Battn (105th Foot)
in the South African War April. 1000-2 (Queen’s Medal with three clasps, and
King’s Medal with two clasps); resigned his commission soon after the termina
tion of the war, and took up farming in South Africa and the Argentine ; joined
the SjR'clal Reserve of Officers about 1012; rejoined ids regiment on the out
break of war in Aug. 1014 ; went to France in Dec.: was wounded at the end
of Jan. 1015, and invalided home ; subsequently was with the 7th Battn. at
Hull for a year, returning to France in March 1010, and was killed in action near
Ypres 22 May following. Buried in St. Jean Cemetery there. On this occasion
Major Ball-Acton had volunteered to go out with some men on patrol duty ;
on their return two were absent, and In* immediately o cred to go and look for
them, and in so doing was twice wounded, the second t ime fatally, 2nd Lieut.
Bond and Private Garnet bringing him back at great risk, thinking lie was alive.
Lieut. Bond was awarded the Military (.'ross for Ins conduct. He m. at Iron
Acton, co. Gloucester, 17 April, 1013, Isabel (Kilmacurragh, Kathdrum, co.
Wicklow), 2nd dau. of t he late Rev. W illiam Kichmond, Vicar of Rockhampton,
co. Gloucester, and had a son, Charles, b. 25 April, 1014.
A D A M , A L E X A N D E R R O L L O , Private, No. 15103, Scots Guards, s. of James
Adam, of Laurels, Perth Koad, Blairgowrie, co. Perth, Fruit Grower, by his wife,
Jessie Ann. dau. of Alexander Kollo; b. Airlie, co. Forfar, 13 Feb. 1800; cduc.
Clunie Public School, and Blairgowrie High School. Perth : was an Ironmonger;
enlisted 27 Jan. 10IG: served with the Exjieditioiiary Force in France from
2 May, hi 17, and was killed In action a t Langomarck 0 Oct. following. Buried
there. His Commanding Officer w rote: *• 1 1 • was a splendid boy, and has
been in mv platoon for a long time, and I have always looked upon him as a-
very good soldier. He was very popular in the company, and will be missed by
A D A M , A L E X A N D E R T H O M S O N , M.A.. B.Sc., iMonccr Chemist, Special
Coy. R.K., only x. of James Adam, of 21, North Street, Inverurie, co. Aberdeen,
by his wife, Jane, dau. of Alexander Thomson ; b. Alford, eo. Aberdeen, 31 July,
1881; educ. Gordon’s College, Aberdeen, and Aberdeen University ; was Sciencc
Master at the Koval Academy, Inverness: joined the Special Gas Section of
the It.lv 15 July, 1 0 1 0 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France from
the following Sept., and died of gas poisoning in No. 1 Casualty Clearing Station,
2 Dec. 1017. Buried in Faubourg d ’Amicns Cemetery, Arras. An Officer wrot> :
" He was liked by everyone who came in touch with him, an authority on every
subject and an example for the company in the way he carried out Ids duties.
Life under Army conditions he seemed to detest, but being the man he was, lie
rose superior to every difficulty and did his duty ungrudgingly and manfully.’'
He m. at Inverness,*2 Sept. 1010, Margaret (35, Union Koad, Inverness), dau.
of the lab* James Storm ; *.p.
A D A M , R O N A L D W IL L IA M , M.C., 2nd Lieut,. K.F.A., eldest s. of the late
W illiam Adam, bv his wife, Martha (Lyndholm,
Kidderminster), \lau. of James Dalzicl, of
Walkerburn ; b. Kidderminster, 0 June, 1800;
educ. The Leys School, Cambridge; entered
the business of Messrs. Toinklnson A' Adam,
Carpet and Kug Manufacturers, and on the
death of his father iu 10 12, became a partner
in the firm. On the outbreak of war in Aug.
1014, he served for several months in the
French Ambulance Brigade, being engaged In
bringing in wounded at Bruyi res in the Vosges,
and at Belfort ; was gazetted 2nd Lieut. R.F.A.
22 July, 1015; served in India from the
following S ept.: also with the Indian Expedi
tionary Force in Mesopotamia from 21 June,
1010, and died at Samarrah 11 Sept. 1017,
from enteritis contracted while on active service.
Buried then*. He was mentioned in Despatches
by General Maude, and was awarded the
Military Cross (London Gazette, 25 Aug.
1017J, * for general good service in the field;
R o n ald W illia m A dntn.
A D A M S , A . II., Private, No. 0340, 2nd Battn. The Dorsetshire Kegt. ; served
with the Expeditionary Force in France; killed in action 17 Nov. 1014.
A D A M S , A L B E R T , Private, No. 40410, Otli
(Service) Battn. The East Yorkshire ‘ Kegt.,
3rd s. of W illiam Adams, of 138, Kochcster
Avenue, Rochester, Mariner, by his wife, Alice,
dau. of John A dam s; b. Rochester, co. Kent,
18 Sept. 1870 ; educ. Troy Town School there ;
was a Licensed Victualler, l>eing licensee of
the "G lo be and Laurel,” G illingham ; joined
the K .E. 20 Feb. 1017 ; transferred to the East
Yorkshire Kegt. 0 Sept.: served with the
Expeditionary Force lu France and Flanders
from that month, and was killed in action
on the Poelcappclle road 2 Oct, following.
He was a Freemason, being a member of the
Koval Lodge of Antiquity. No. 20, and of
the Livingstone Lodge of Royal Ancient Order
of Bulfaloes. lie m. at St. Margaret’s Church,
Kochester. 24 Nov. 1000. Ada Caroline (105,
Britton Street, Gillingham), dau. of George
. ......................... Lower of Kochester, and had a son, Albert
A<,-."‘S- K<1,icy, b. 24 l>cc. 11X18.
A D A M S , A L E X A N D E R J A C K S O N , Private, Xo. 5/15214, Cth (Territorial)
Battn. The Gordon Highlanders, 4th and yst. x. of the late John Adams, Railway
Shunter, by his wife, Christina Norrie (2, Sunnyvlew, Springhlll), dau. of James
Jackson: b. Aberdeen. 28 Oct. 1800; cduc. t ere; was a Sailor; enlisted 14
Aug. 1010 ; served with the Fxpcditionary Force in France from 24 March, 1017,
and was killed in action at Arras 10 May following. Burled near Fatnpoux ; unm.
A D A M S , A L F R E D E D W IN , Gunner, Xo. 4010, City of Aberdeen Battery,
157th I rigade. Koval Field Artillery, eldest x. of Alfred Edwin Adams, of Overton,
Ellon, Aberdeen, Blacksmith, by his wife. Agnes, dau. of the late George Koliertson
Tarves ; b. Fllon, co. Aberdeen, 8 April, 1807; educ. Esslcmont Public School
there ; was for 10 months prior to enlistment In the employ of Peter Leslie, of
Cairntach. Belhclvie. as a Farm Servant : volunteered and enlisted 8 Feb. 1015 ;
went to France 0 Feb. 10 10, and was killed in action 0 Aug. following. Buried
100 yards from Montauban Woods ; tinm.