The Roll of Honour, Volume II

The Roll of Honour A B B IS T O N , W ILL IA M , P rivate, No. 10841, 2nd B a ttn . Royal Scots Fusiliers, s. of George A bbiston, of 22 B u x to n S treet, L ondon R oad, M an c h e ste r; served w ith th e E xped itionary Force in F ran ce : rep o rted w ounded and missing 21 Oct. 1914, and now assum ed to have been killed in action. A B B O T T , A R T H U R L E O N A R D V IC T O R , P riv ate, No. 9221, 6th B attn . T he Buffs (E a st K e n t lle g t.), s. of th e late Jo h n O ctavius A bb ott, of T he Priory, B reakspear R oad, B rockley, S.E ., A rchitect, A .R .I.B .A . a n d F .S .I., by his wife, M ary Ja n e , dau. of th e R ev. Ja m e s F rancis Ellis, of Pocklington, Y orks, an d b roth er to P riv a te R . F . W . A b b o tt (q.v. ) ; b. London, 29 Ju ly , 1897 ; educ. F reem ason’s School, W ood G reen ; served for five years in th e 1st Surrey Rifles (21st London) (T .F .) ; was an A uthorized Clerk on th e L ondon Stock Exchange ; volunteered an d enlisted in th e A rm y P a y Corps, 6 Oct. 1914 ; transferred to T he Buffs 25 Ja n . 1916 ; w ent to F ran ce in A pril, an d w as killed in action 3 Ju ly following, in an engagem ent on th e Som m e fro n t. H is officer w rote : “ H e was seen dead ju s t by th e enem y w ire ; b u t yo ur b ro th er m u st have done well to get so far— only a few ever entered th e tren ch , and th e fewer still th a t retu rn ed have received distinctions.” H e m. a t S t. M argaret’s, H erne B ay, 18 Ju ly , 1914, M illicent, dau. of Jo h n M ackett, of S t. M argaret’s, H erne B ay, an d had a dau., Josephine Grace, b. 20 M ay, 1915. A B B O T T , D U N C A N W ILLIA M SY D N E Y E L P H IN S T O N E , C apt. 10th (Service) B a ttn . T he Y ork an d L an caster R egt., 3rd s. of th e late M ajor D uncan D unbar A bb ott, of R ockenham , co. C o rk ; b. Oldwood, R ochestow n, co. Cork, 23 Ju ly , 1879 ; educ. R o sscarb ery College, co. C o rk ; gazetted L ieu t. 5th (M ilitia) B a ttn . T he R oyal M unster Fusiliers in 1897, an d served in th e South A frican W ar of 1900-1902 (M edal). S h ortly afte r th e ou tbreak of w ar in 1914 he was gazetted tem p . C apt. 17 O ct. 1914 ; w en t to F ran ce w ith his regim ent 10 S ept. 1915, a n d w as killed in action 26 S ept. follow ing, while leading his com ­ pan y a t th e B a ttle of Loos. B uried a t Loos. H is Com m anding Officer w rote : “ H e died leading his m en b ravely and w onderfully, an d all th e m en an d his b roth er officers feel his loss very keenly.” T he A d ju ta n t : “ I la st saw m y dear chum in a tren ch w here he had been carried. . . . W e have indeed lost a brave leader.” T he m en of his com pany w rote th a t th e y felt th a t w ith him a t their head th e y could do an y th in g , and w ould have followed him anyw here. H e m . a t St. M ary’s Church, F inchley, L ondon, N ., 6 Feb. 1915, F lorence (C hurch E n d , F inchley), only dau. of th e late H en ry Cooper. A B B O T T , G E O F F R E Y D Y E T T , L ieut., 1st B a ttn . (88th F o o t) T he C onnaught R angers, s. of th e late Col. F ra n k A b b o tt, late 34 th L ancers (B aluch H orse) ; b. S rinagar, K ashm ir, 12 O ct. 1891; educ. C heltenham College, an d th e llo y a l M ilitary College, S a n d h u rs t; was gazetted 2nd L ieut. C onnaught R angers 4 M arch, 1911, and prom oted L ieut. 9 Ju n e , 1914 ; served in Ind ia, also w ith th e E xpeditionary Force in F ran ce an d F landers, an d was killed in action a t L aventie 2 Nov. 1914. H e was a keen sp ortsm an, being a good s h o t ; also an enthusiastic football, cricket, billiard and tennis player. A B B O T T , R E G IN A L D FR E D E R IC K W ILLIA M , P riv ate, No. 1694, 1st B a ttn . H onourable A rtillery Coy., s. of th e late Jo h n O ctavius A bb ott, of T he Priory, B reakspear R oad, Brockley, S.E ., A rchitect, A .R .I.B .A . an d F .S .I., by his wife, M ary Ja n e , dau. of th e R ev. Ja m e s F rancis Ellis, of Pocklington, Yorks, and brother of P riv a te A. L. V. A b b o tt (q .v .); b. B rockley, 28 M ay, 1882 ; educ. St. P e te r’s College th e re ; w as for som e tim e a Clerk in th e Stock E xchange, an d served th re e years in th e R .N .V . R eserve ; was afterw ards engaged in M ining in R hodesia for six years ; retu rn ed from th e re afte r th e o u tb reak of w ar, and enlisted in th e H .A .C., 2 Dec. 1914 ; w ent to F ran ce F eb ru ary , 1.915, an d was killed in action during th e B ritish a tta c k a t H ooge, F landers, 16 Ju n e , 1915 ; unm . A B B O T T , SID N E Y A D O L P H U S , Corpl., No. 1722, l/4 th B a ttn . T he G loucestershire R egt. (T .F .), s. of F red erick G oodlett A bbott, of B ristol, la te R .E ., by his wife, Alice (162, W ick R o ad , B rislington, B ristol), dau. of F . T ro ut, an d grandson of Staff-Q.-M aster- S ergt. A dolphus F red erick A bb ott, R .E . (who served th ro u g h th e In d ia n M utiny) ; b. D erby, 30 S ept. 1896; educ. Leeds an d B rislington ; was a Car C o n d u cto r; joined th e 4 th G loucester­ shire T erritorials in 1912; volunteered for foreign service on th e o u tb reak of w ar ; w ent to F ran ce 30 M arch, 1915; was prom oted Corpl. for an a c t of g allantry on 9 M ay, w hen he w ent ou t w ith a sm all p a rty to lay planks on th e barbed wire in fro n t of th e German trenches, and was killed in action 13 Ju n e | following, being sh o t by a G erm an sniper a t j 5 a.m . as he w as a b o u t to leave th e dug-out. H is M ajor w rote, speaking of him as one of th e ir best N.C.O .’s ; unm . A B E L L , W ILLIAM H E N R Y , M ajor, 4 th B a ttn . T he D uke of Cam bridge’s Own (M iddlesex R e g t.), 2nd s. of th e late M artin Abell, of N orton H all, co. W o rc e ste r; b. 20 S ept. 1873 ; was g azetted 2nd L ieut. M iddlesex R egt. from th e M ilitia, 9 Dec. 1896 ; prom oted L ieut. 9 O ct. 1899, C apt. 15 Dec. 1900, and M ajor 28 S ept. 1912 ; served a t S t. H elena during th e South A frican W ar, from M arch to 31 M ay, 1902 (Q ueen’s M e d a l); was A d ju tan t to th e V olunteers from 1 S ept. 1907, to 31 M arch, 1908, an d A d ju ta n t to th e T erritorial Force from 1 A pril, 1908, to 7 M arch, 1910 ; served w ith th e E xped itionary Force in France a n d F landers, a n d w as killed in action a t O bourg, near Mons, in Nov. 1914 ; m. A B E R C R O M B IE , J O H N B A L F O U R S Y M IN G T O N , L .R .I.B .A ., P riv ate, No. 5532, l/7 th B a ttn . (T .F .) T he B lack W atch (R oyal H ighlanders), s. of W illiam A bercrom bie, of Glasgow an d G rangem outh, T im ber M er­ chant, by his wife, E liza Ja n e , dau. of Jo h n M cA llister Sym ington ; b. N ether P a rk , Paisley, 17 Ju n e , 1879 ; educ. Paisley G ram m ar School, a n d H anover, G erm any (for th e stu d y of lan­ guage) ; gained th e silver m edal for draw ing a t P aisley School, and, on leaving, was articled for five years to Jam es M iller, F .R .I.B .A ., of Glasgow, A rchitect, rem aining w ith him a fte r­ w ards as a ssista n t for tw o y e a rs ; in 1906, w hen in p ractice for him self, he was th e A rchi­ te c t for num erous buildings in Paisley, R en­ frew an d G rangem outh, Brockw ood P ark , H a n ts, a n d o th er places ; he closed his business in order to enlist as a P riv a te , 23 Oct. 1915, in th e 14 th B a ttn . Argyll an d S utherland H ig h la n d e rs; tran sfe rre d to 15th B a ttn . ; vo lun teered for a d ra ft to l/7 th B a ttn . T he J o h n B . S . A b e rc r o m b ie . B lack W atch in place of a m arried m an ; w ent to F ran ce 30 Ju n e , 1916 ; a fte r being te n day s in th e trenches, he w as returning to billets, an d w hen six m iles from th e fro n t near M am etz W ood a G erm an shell fell am ongst four of th em , w ounding him in th e low er rig h t side of th e abdom en ; he was carried a t once to th e 69 th F ield A m bulance, and, a rriv in g th ere in a semi-conscious condition, died alm o st im m ediately, 31 Ju ly , 1916 ; B uried in th e soldiers’ cem etery a t F rico u rt, F rance. F rom num erous le tters w ritte n by his com rades a fte r his d e a th , ifc is evid en t he was m o st p o pu lar w ith all his fellow soldiers in th e ran k s ; unm . A C K E R S, W IL LIA M J A M E S , P riv ate, No. G. 3988, 2nd B a ttn . (2nd F oot) T he Q ueen’s (R oyal W est S urrey) R egt., s. of th e la te W illiam Ja m e s Ackers, by his wife, E m m a S arah (77, Speke R oad, B a tte rs e a ) ; b. B attersea, 25 M ay, 1886 ; educ. Surrey L ane School, B a tte rse a ; v o lun teered an d enlisted 28 Dec. 1914 ; served w ith th e E x p ed itio n ary F orce in F rance, a n d was killed in action a t F estu b ert, 16 M ay, 1915 ; unm . A C T O N , S A M U E L , P riv a te , No. 7831. 2nd B a ttn . R oyal Scots ; served w ith th e E x p ed itio n ary F o rce in F ran ce ; died in No. 8 Clearing S ta tio n 10 Dec. 1914, from w ounds received in action. A D A IR , W ILLIA M F IN L A Y , C apt., 129th D uke of C o nn au g h t’s Own Baluchi?, yst. s. of th e la te M ajor W allace A dair, N orth u m b erlan d Fusiliers ; b. M auchline, co. A yr, 21 S ept. 1877 ; cduc. th e F ren ch College, S t. Serven, and a t Jersey ; was gazetted 2nd L ieu t., U n a tta ch e d L ist, 20 Ja n . 1897 ; joining the In d ia n Staff Corps 19 M arch, 1898 ; pro m o ted L ieu t. 3 Ju ly , 1899, a n d Capti 20 Ja n . 1906 ; served w ith th e 130th K ing G eorge’s Own B aluchis, of w hichifor some years he w as A d ju ta n t, being tran sfe rre d to th e 129th, w hen he was pro­ m oted Double C om pany C om m ander, hav ing in th e m eantim e qualified as a F irst Class In te rp re te r in F ren ch ; served in C hina 1900 (M edal) ; in E ast Africa 1902-4, w hen he too k p a r t in th e op eration s in S om aliland (M edal w ith c la s p ); a t A den 1903-4, including op eration s in th e interior ; also w ith th e E xped itionary Force in F ran ce and F land ers, a n d w as killed in a ctio n a t H ollebeke 30 O ct. 1914. C apt. A dair was m en tioned in D espatches [L ondon G azette, 17 F eb. 1915] by F.M . Sir Jo h n (now L ord) F rench, for g a lla n t an d distinguished service in th e field. A D A M , A L A N G O R D O N A C H E S O N , C apt., 5 th (W eald of K e n t) B a ttn . (T .F .) T he Buffs (E a st K e n t lle g t.), 5 th s. of th e la te Ja m e s A dam , M .D ., of M ailing Place, W est M ailing, K e n t, an d of his wife, E d ith E m m a, 3rd dau. of th e la te George H enry D rew , J .P ., T axing M aster, H igh C ourt of C hancery, L ondon ; b. W est M ailing, 0 Ju ly , 1887 ; educ. M arlborough College, an d Selwyn College, Cam bridge (B.A . in 1907), an d passed his final L aw E x am in atio n in 1910; w hilst p ractisin g a t C ranbrook. K en t, in 1911, he joined th e 5 th B a ttn . of T he Buffs, a n d was pro m o ted L ieu t. 22 Ja n . 1914, and C apt. 29 O ct. following. H e left w ith his b a tta lio n for In d ia in Nov. 1914, and in Dec. of th e following year th e y proceeded to M esopotam ia. C apt. A dam was present in tw o severe engagem ents, an d d u rin g a th ird one w as killed 21-22 J a n . 1916, w hilst w ith th e relieving force for K u t. H e was m entioned in D espatches (K u t Relief F o rce) 20 O ct. 1916, and recom m ended for th e D .S.O . T he G enera 1 Officer in com m and, in addressing th e rem n a n t w ho h a d g ath ered to g eth er a fte r th e first engagem ent, said “ th e y h a d done grand ly, a n d th a t seasoned an d reg ular troop s could n o t have done b e tte r, a n d t h a t th e y were a credit to th e ir regim ent, th e ir co u n try , th e T errito rial F orce a n d th e E m p ire.” H e m. a t th e C athedral of B o m bay , In d ia , 8 N ov. 1915, V ictoria M arjory M elville, 3rd dau. of W illiam Shaw , of E aling, L ondon ; s.p. A D A M E S , A L F R E D H E N R Y , B lacksm ith’s M ate (P o .), 341309, R .N ., only surv. s. of th e late A lfred R ichard A dam es, b y his wife, C a ro lin e ; b. P o rtsm o u th , co. H an ts, 26 J a n . 1878 ; educ. G reenw ich School ; join ed th e N avy in 1896 ; served on H .M .S. Invincible, H .M .S. R o xbu rg h, II.M .S. F is h g u a rd ; also on H.M .S. B ulw ark, an d was lost w hen th a t ship w as blow n up in Sheerness H arb o u r 26 Nov. 1914. H e was aw arded th e M essina M edal, th e S o uth A frican M edal, a n d th e Good C onduct M edal. H e m . a t S t. Ja m e s’s C hurch, M ilton, 24 A pril, 1912, Lucy E m ily, 3rd dau. of E d m u n d D aysh, of S o uthsea, an d h a d tw o c h ild re n : A lfred H enry , b. 20 F eb. 1915, an d Lucie P hilis, b. 6 Ju ly , 1913. A D A M S , C ., P riv ate, No. 11416, 1st B a ttn . H igh lan d L ig h t In fa n try , s. of (— ) A dam s, of B erm o n d se y ; served w ith th e E x p e d itio n a ry F orce ; killed in action a t Festubcrt. 19-21 Dec. 1914. A D A M S , F R E D E R IC J A M E S , P riv a te , N o. 868, 8 th In fa n try B a ttn . A ustra­ lian Im perial F orce, s. of Jam es R aw son A dam s, of M ildura, V ictoria, A ustralia, F ru it Grower, by his wife, S arah E lizab eth , dau . of th e la te Jo h n Colbeck, of Leeds, co. Y ork, S choolm aster ; b. K im b erw orth, n e a r R o th e rh am , co. Y ork, 12 S ept. 1889 ; educ. S t. M arg aret’s G ram m ar School, M ildura, V ictoria, A us­ tra lia ; was a F ru it G row er ; v o lun teered fo r Im p e rial Service, a n d joined the A ustralian In fa n try on th e o u tb reak of w ar in A ug. 1914 ; proceeded to Gallipoli in A pril, 1915, a n d was killed in actio n during th e landing th e re on th e 25th. S id n ey A d o lp h u s A b b o tt. A D A M S , D A V ID S C O T T , L.-Sergt., No. 3022, 1/7 th B a ttn . T he L ondon R egt. (T .F .), 1st s. of D avid A dam s, E ngine D river, T he H ighland R ailw ay Coy., by his wife, Ja n e A nn, dau . of D avid S c o tt; b. Inverness, 15 Ju ly , 1895 ; educ. B readalbane A cadem y, A berfeldy, a n d on leaving school entered th e U nion B ank of S cotland, L td., Aberfeldy, an d was la ter app ointed to th e N ational B ank of India, L ondon. T hree m o nth s afte r th e ou tbreak of w ar he joined th e l/7 th B a ttn ., a n d was dra fte d to F ran ce in M arch, 1915 ; was present in th e actions a t F e stu b e rt an d Loos, an d was killed by th e b u rsting of a shell in th e trenches near Vermelles, 20 Oct. 1915. H e w as buried there, a n d a cross bearing his nam e m arks th e place. H e h a d been recom ­ m ended for a com m ission an d also for th e D.C.M . T he S ergt.-M ajor of his com pany w rote th a t o u t of th e g re at n u m b er of fine m en they h a d lost, th ere was no one w ho w ould be missed m ore or w hom th e y could less afford to lose ; D avid S c o tt A d a m s. adding : “ H e saw no fear in a n y th in g ho w as p u t to .” U nm . A D A M S , F . H ., P riv a te , No. 10349, 1st B a ttn . C oldstream G u a rd s ; served w ith th e E xped itio n ary F orce in F ran c e ; rep o rted m issing 29 O c t.-2 Nov. 1914, an d now assum ed to have been killed in actio n. I
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