The Roll of Honour, Volume V, De Ruvigny

The Roll of Honour recom m ended for th e D.C.M. for having, w hen on his w ay to E g y p t, saved m any of his com rades from drow ning, th e ship in w hich he sailed having been sunk b y enem y torpedo ; unm . ALCOCK, A L FR E D D A V ID , Riflem an, No. 32078, 3rd B a ttn . T he Rille B rigade (The P rince C onsort’s O wn), s. of A lfred D avid Alcock, of K ings land ; b. City R oad, London, E . ; educ. th ere ; enlisted 30 A pril, 1917 ; served w ith th e E xpeditionary F orce in F rance, and died w hile a prisoner of w ar 20 J a n . 1918, from w ounds received in action. B uried in G erm any. H e m . a t H ackney, E ., in 1904, Lily G race (31, A lbert R oad, H ackney, E .), dau. of Jam es W iley, of H ackney, E ., an d had a dau., L ily Grace. A L E X A N D E R , A R T H U R , G unner, No. 305960, 05 th Siege B a tte ry , R oyal G arrison A rtillery, eldest s. of th e la te G unner Jo h n A lexander, R .A ., by his wife, T hirza (14, M urray lane, M ontrose), dau. of Sam uel E bbage ; b. M ontrose, co. F orfar, 2 S ept. 1895 ; educ. th e re ; was a P o rte r a t M ontrose S tatio n ; joined th e R.G .A. in 1910 ; was called up on m obilization 4 Aug. 1914 ; served w ith th e E x p editionary F orce in F rance an d F landers from F eb. 1910, and died a t No. 3 H ospital, Le T report, 28 O ct. 1918, of gas-shell poisoning, received in action 7 Sept. previously. B uried in M ont H u o n C em etery ; u nm . A LFO R D , A D O L P H E J O H N , P riv ate, No. 57837, 2 /8 th (Service) B a ttn . The W orcestershire R egt., s. of F red Alford, of N o rth Lodge, Cadewell, near T or­ quay, H ead G ardener, by his wife, B lanche, d au g h ter of A dolphe (an d Louise) M ey stre; b. B road C lyst, co. D evon, 0 Ju ly , 1898 ; educ. U p to n Church of E ng­ land School, T o rq u a y ; was a R ailw ay P o rte r a t T o rre ; enlisted in th e W or­ cestershire R egt. 20 Aug. 1917 ; served w ith th e E x p editionary F orce in France from A pril, 1918, and died a t N apsbury W ar H ospital, S t. A lbans, 10 N ov. following, from w ounds received in action. B uried in T orquay C em etery ; unm . A L IN G T O N , G ER V A SE W IN F O R D S T O V E N , M.M. and B ar, Corpl., No. 700852, l/1 7 th B a ttn . (P oplar and Stepney Rifles) T he London R egt. (T .F .), only child of G ervase O’B ryen A lington, of K illard, W est M alvern, by his wife, Mary C h arlo tte Sw an, dau. of th e R ev. T. H . L ister ; b. Slough, co. B uckingham , 0 M arch, 1892 ; educ. H illside, W est M a lv e rn ; Sum m er Fields, Oxford ; R adley, an d M agdalen College, Oxford ; applied for a com m ission, b u t failed to pass th e m edical exam ination ; joined th e A rtists’ Rifles 0 S ept. 1917 ; served w ith th e E x p editionary F orce in F rance and Flanders from 31 M arch, 1918, being tra n s ­ ferred to th e 17th London l l e g t . ; served as ru n n er to his B a ttn . H ead q u arters from 24 A ug. to 22 S ept., and was killed in action a t T ournai 9 Nov. following. B uried in th e Cem etery du Sud, Tournai. H is Comm anding Officer w rote : “ D ay by day, as we grew acquainted, th e perception of his sterling qualities, m ental an d intellectual, engendered in th e m inds of his com rades, officers and m en, a n appreciation and adm iration, which in m y long experience of w arfare I have very seldom seen equalled, an d never surpassed. H is tra n q u illity in all circum stances proved th a t lie saw th e affairs of life and d ea th in th e ir proper perspective, and, through all, his devotion to his religion never failed,” and a com rade : “ Corpl. A lington was tru ly and honestly one of th e m ost respected m en in th e whole com pany, n o t only by th e m en, b u t by th e officers. Being w ith him day an d n ig h t, week after week, I have often trie d to copy his unfailing patience an d good-hum our. I have never heard him say an unkind thing, or do a m ean action. I don’t th in k he could. . . . H e never failed to a tte n d any services we w ere able to have, and was undoubtedly th e padre’s m o st helpful m em ber. H e was th e coolest m an by far I ever saw up th e line.” H e w as aw arded th e M.M. an d B ar, for g allan t and distinguished service in th e field ; unm . A LLA N , A D A M , P riv ate, N o. S/25214, l/0 th (T e rrito ri .1) B a ttn . Seaforth H ighlanders (Ross-shire. Buffs, T he D uke of A lb an y ’s), 4 th s. of A dam Bruce Allan, of 38, C harlotte S tree t, A berdeen, L ithographer, b y his wife, Isabeila. dau. of th e la te C ap t. George Sim, of P ete rh ead ; b. A berdeen, 22 Aug. 1900 ; educ. N orm al School, G eorge S tree t, A berdeen ; w as a Clerk ; joined th e Seaforth H ighlanders 15 S ept. 1917 ; served w ith th e E x p e d itio n ary F orce in F ran ce and F landers from M arch, 1918, an d was killed in ac tio n near lliieim s on 21 J u ly following. B uried where he f e l l; u nm . A LLA N , JA M E S , P riv ate, No. 315494, Lewis G un S ection, 13th Scottish H orse, a ttd . T he Black W atch (R oyal H ighlanders), 2nd s. of Jo h n A llan, Grocer and W ine M erchant, P ark h ead , G lasgow ; b. 19 O ct. 1892 ; educ. a t A llan Glen S chool; joined th e S cottish H orse in Ju n e, 1915 ; served in E g y p t and Salonika ; was se n t to F rance in J u ly , 1918, an d w as killed in ac tio n on 4 N ov. following, b y m achine-gun fire a t Fontaine-au-B ois, near Le C ateau. B uried in th e M ilitary Cem etery there. A L L A N , JO H N T U R N B U L L , P riv a te , No. 240858, B Coy., 5 th (T erritorial) B a ttn . The Gordon H ighlanders, s. of th e la te J o h n T u rn b u ll A llan, by his wife (— ) (4, H anover S tree t, F rase rb u rg h ); b. F raserb u rg h , 17 J u n e , 1895 ; educ. C entral School th e re ; was a C ooper; en listed 25 J a n . 1915 ; served w ith the E xpeditionary F orce in F rance, an d w as killed in ac tio n a t A rras 20 Ju n e, 1917. B uried five miles n o rth of P operinghe ; unm . A LLA N , P E T E R R O D G E R , P riv ate, 4 th B a ttn . (S co ttish ) S o u th A frican In fan try , y st. s. of J o h n A llan, of 48, B rougham S tre e t, G reenock, T im ber M easu rer; b. G reenock, co. R enfrew , 8 N ov. 1885 ; educ. New A cadem y th e re ; w ent to S outh A frica in 1911, an d s e ttle d a t S o u th C oast Ju n ctio n , N ata l, as a Sugar B oiler; en listed in th e S o u th A frican In fa n try 25 M arch, 1917 ; served w ith th e E x peditionary F orce in F ran ce a n d F lan d ers from th e following O ct., and was killed in actio n near C am brai 22 M arch, 1918. B uried w here he fell ; unm . A L L IN G T O N , J O S E P H , Corpl., No. 241199. T he Y o rk an d L a n caster R egt., s. of th e la te Joseph A llington, by his wife (— ) (now wife of Isaac H adley, of 31. K ing S tree t, T hurnscoe E a s t, near R o th e rh a m ); b. A ckton H all, co. Y ork, 18 A pril, 1885 ; educ. S t. A ndrew ’s N atio n al School, N ew castle ; enlisted in the Y ork and L ancaster R eg t. 25 J a n . 1915 ; served w ith th e E x p e d itio n ary Force in F rance an d F landers from 10 Aug. follow ing, ta k in g p a r t in m a n y engage­ m en ts, in w hich he w as tw ice w ounded, and w as killed in ac tio n a t A rm entiires 15 A pril, 1918. B uried th e re ; unm . A L L IS O N , G E O R G E , P riv a te , No. 266013, 7 th (T e rrito ria l) B a ttn . The Cam eronians (S cottish Rifles), s. of th e la te George A llison, of T h o rterb u rn Farm , N eilston, by his wife, J a n e A nderson ; b. N eilston, co. Renfrew , 10 Dec. 1889 : educ. U plaw m oor P ublic S c h o o l; joined th e S co ttish Rifles in S ept. 1915 ; served w ith th e E xp ed itio n ary F orces in E g y p t, also in F rance, from May, 1910, and died a t E dm onton M ilitary H o sp ital 29 Dec. 1918, of injuries accidentally received w hile on service. B uried in N eilston C em etery ; unm . A N D E R S O N , ED W A R D E M IL , P riv a te , No. (— ), 1 st B a ttn . (03rd F oot) The M anchester R eg t., 2nd s. of th e la te S ven E m il A nderson, M ariner, by his wife, J a n e (now wife of (— ). G uthrie, of 12 E velyn R oad, Seacom be) ; b. L iver­ pool, 27 A ug. 1897 ; educ. S t. P a u l’s School, Seacombe, an d on leaving there was apprenticed to M essrs. M audsley, P rin te rs, Liverpool ; en listed on th e o u t­ break of w ar in A ug. 1914, an d w en t to In d ia ; served w ith th e In d ia n E xpedi­ tio n ary Force in M esopotam ia, an d w as killed in actio n th e re 9 J a n . 1917 ; unm . A N D E R S O N , R O B E R T S O N T O P P IN G , M.C., L ieu t., 9 th (T erritorial) B a ttn . (Glasgow H ighlanders) T he H ig hland L ig h t In fa n try , 3rd s. of A lexander R o b ertso n A nderson, of B endourain, Giffnock, near Glasgow, Iro n M erchant G ervase W . S . A lin g to n . A L D R ID G E , H E N R Y , Scrgt., H enry A ld rid g e. No. 201041, 11th (Service) B a ttn . The Suffolk R eg t., s. of W illiam Aldridge, of S tandon ; b. S tandon, co. H erts, 23 Feb. 1880 ; educ. th ere ; enlisted in th e Suffolk R egt. 19 Ju n e, 1910 ; served w ith th e E xpeditionary Force in F rance an d F landers from 5 Nov. following, and was killed in ac tio n th e re 24 O ct. 1918. B uried a t V endigies, n o rth -e ast of Cam brai. A le tte r w ritte n s ta te d : “ I can only say th a t of all th e six who were killed in th e recent action, th e re is no one a b o u t whom I am m ore grieved th a n your husband. W henever we were under heavy shelling, his coolness helped us all. I know th a t once he saved several w ho w ere buried alive during a G er­ m an barrage in A ug. In every w ay he was a rig h t hand to m e.” H e m . a t C hrist Church, T ottenham , N ., in 1911, Plicebe M ary Ann (23, Culross R oad, Low er T o tten h am , N .), dau. of E dw ard F reem an, an d h ad a dau., Phcebe M arjorie. A L D R ID G E , S T A N L E Y , P riv ate, No. 27428, 1 st B a ttn . (02nd F oot) T he D uke of E dinburgh’s (W iltshire R egt.), 2nd s. of th e la te (— ) Aldridge, by his wife, E lizabeth (— ) (00, E leanor R oad, D alston Lane, H ack­ ney, E . ) ; b. H ackney, London, E ., in 1898; educ. th e r e ; enlisted in th e 18th T raining R eserve in F eb. 1910 ; served w ith the E xpeditionary F orce in F rance and F landers, w here he was subsequently transferred to th e W iltshire lle g t., an d died a t R ouen S tationary H ospital 29 O ct. 1918, of influenza contracted w hile on activ e service. B uried a t Rouen ; A L D R ID G E , T H O M A S , P riv ate, No. 8143, A rm y Cyclist Corps, s. of D aniel A ldridge, of 110, M alvern S treet, S tapenhill, B urton-on- T re n t, by his wife, B erth a A., dau. of th e late Thom as O rm e ; b. S tapenhill, B urton-on- T re n t, co. Stafford, 8 Ju ly , 1892; cduc. B oys’ School th e r e ; was em ployed as a Stanlp v Alriridtfp N ew sagent’s A ss is ta n t; joined th e A rm y oram ey A iu n a t e. Cyclist Corps 3 Ju ly , 1915 ; served w ith the E xpeditionary F orce in F rance from 18 O ct. 1910, an d died a t No; 34 C asualty Clearing S tatio n , Solesmes, 10 Nov. 1918, of pneum onia, following influenza, co n tracted w hile on activ e service. B uried in th e B ritish Cem etery there. H is Com m anding Officer w ro te : “ . . . D uring th e la st advance in w hich we were engaged your son accom plished some sterling w o rk ; he ac q u itted him self extrem ely well, an d proved him self to be a keen soldier an d a tru e com rade to his fellow -m en.” U nm . A LLA R D , W ILLIA M , R iflem an, No. 11012, 12 th (Service) B a ttn . The Rifle B rigade (The P rin ce C onsort’s O w n), 3rd s. of Jo h n C harles A lla rd ; b. D alston, London, E., 2 A pril, 1874; educ. th e r e ; w as em ­ ployed a t Jo h n H ow ell’s, S t. P a u l’s Church­ yard, E .C .; vo lu n teered fo r activ e service, a n d en listed in th e Rifle B rigade 20 M ay, 1915 ; served w ith th e E x p ed itio n ay Force in F ran ce an d F landers from th e following N ov., a n d w as killed in actio n a t Y pres 1 A pril, 1910. B uried a t L a B rique, S t. J e a n . N o rth Y pres. T he C haplain w ro te : “ Y our husb an d died b rav ely doing his d u ty .” H e m . a t D alston, E ., 2 A pril, 1910, K a te E llen (27, S tonebridge R oad, S outh T o tten h am , N .), dau. of H en ry M unston, an d h ad eight c h ild re n : W illiam H enry, killed in action 7 F eb. 1917 (q .v.); Jo h n , V ictor, Frederick, K ate, W inifred, D aisy an d Grace. A L L E N , H A R R Y , S ergt., N o. 252, 10th (Service) B a ttn . T he D uke of C am bridge’s Own M iddlesex (R egt.), s. of th e la te Samuel A llen, of T o tten h a m , N . ; b. T o tten h am , co. W illiam H en ry A lla r d . M iddlesex ; educ. th e re ; served in th e .South A frican W ar, 1899-1902 ; re-en listed 24 Aug. 1914, after th e o u tb re ak of th e E u ro p e an W a r ; served w ith th e E x peditionary Force in F rance an d F landers, a n d w as killed in ac tio n on th e Som m e 1 J u ly , 1910. H e m . a t T o tten h a m , N ., S arah A nn (2, S o u th Grove, S o u th T ottenham , N .), dau. of Thom as B eer ; s.p. W illiam A lla r d . A L L A R D , W IL L IA M H E N R Y , L.-Corpl., No. 3104, 12 th (Service) B a ttn . T he D uke of Cam bridge’s O wn (M iddlesex R eg t.), eldest s. of th e la te R iflem an W illiam A llard (q.v.), by his wife, K a te E llen (27, Stonebridge R oad, S o u th T o tten h am , N .), dau. of H enry M u n s to n ; b. D alston, London, E ., 1 N ov. 1890 ; educ. W oodland P a rk S c h o o l; volun­ teered for ac tiv e service on th e o u tb re ak of w ar, a n d e n listed in th e M iddlesex R egt. 3 S ept. 1914 ; served w ith th e E x peditionary F orce in F ran ce a n d F landers from 20 July, 1915 ; w as w ounded a t Loos 1 O ct. follow­ ing, a n d w as k illed in ac tio n on th e Somme 7 F eb. 1917. B uried a t E a st G randcourt, n o rth -e ast of A lb ert. H is Com m anding Officer w r o te : “ . . . H is d e a th w as g reatly felt by all, for he w as a g reat fav o u rite in the com pany.” Unm.
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