The Roll of Honour, Volume II

2 The Roll of Honour B uried a t G aba T epe. A com rade w rote : “ I am able to tell you th a t d eath w as instantaneous, an d so he did not suffer a n y agonies as som e of th e o th er poor fellows did. . . . W e w ere all so rry to know he wras one of th e first to go, as he was such a fine fellow in every sense of th e w ord, an d a gentlem an. . . . I was proud to call him friend. . . . Y es, y o ur sons did th e ir b e st rig h t through th e piece, w hether a t drill, sp orts, or a n y th in g else th e y undertook, and were God-fearing an d u p rig h t.” U nm. A D A M S , H E N R Y E U S T A C E , Riflem an, No. 2950, 13 th (Service) B a ttn . T he Rifle B rigade (The P rin ce C onsort’s Own), an d R .E ., y st. s. of th e late R o bert Adams, of V ictor Lodge, B rix to n R oad, London, S.W ., E ngineer, by his wife, A nn, dau. of th e late R ichard Lee, of Cobham ; b. L ondon, 19 O ct. 1878 ; educ. W est Cliff School, R am sgate, and C ity of L ondon School, m atricu latin g a t th e U niversity of London in 1900 ; su bsequ ently entered th e architectural profession, serving his articles w ith th e late ]Mr. H . H . Collins, F .R .I.B .A .. and Mr. M. E . Collins, F .R .I.B .A .; passed th e Interm ed iate E x am in atio n of th e R .I.B .A . in Ju ne, 1904 ; b u t was afterw ards inv ited to join his fa th e r’s business, an d on th e d eath of his fath er became a p a rtn e r in th e firm . On th e ou tbreak of w ar he endeavoured to enrol in th e R .E . or R .A ., b u t, on being inform ed th a t th e ir ran ks were a t th a t tim e filled, he joined th e Rifle Brigade 9 S ept. 1914 ; served w ith th e E xped itionary Force in F ran ce an d F land ers from 29 Ju ly , 1915 ; took p a r t in operations along th e B ritish fro n t from A rm entieres to A lb e rt; was selected for special duties w ith th e R .E . in th e w inter H en ry E u sta ce A d a m s. ° ! 1915- 16’ an. d a r c h e d to the 147th A rm y J T roop Coy., w hen he w as en tru sted w ith the survey of im p o rta n t w orks connected w ith th e 7 th Corps line, w hich included those in fro nt of th e villages of S ouastre an d S t. A m and, an d prepared th e plans w hich were su b m itted to H ead q u arters, and for these services he was highly com m ended ; took p a rt in th e B a ttle of th e Som m e, an d died in No. 14 S tation ary H ospital, W im ereux, 25 O ct. 1916, from com plications supervening on long exposure on th e field, afte r being w ounded in a ctio n betw een C ontalm aison and Pozisres on 10 Ju ly . B uried in W im ereux Com m unal C em etery [G rave No. 1170]. A com rade w rote : “ W e have ju s t le a rn t of th e d eath of yo ur brother and our late com rade, a n d I am w riting on behalf of th e few rem aining mem bers of his platoon to let you know how deeply m oved we w ere to hear th e news, and also to express our sy m p a th y w ith you in your g re at loss. . . . I t can honestly be said th a t he sacrificed his ow n life w ith a th o u g h t of saving others. . . . We had been carrying bom bs, etc., up to th e fro n t line, a sm all p a rty of a b o u t eight, and we succeeded in g ettin g thro u g h a terrible b arrage to our d estin ation safely. W e w ere told to ta k e sh elter in th e fro n t line for a tim e. I t was th en he got h it by a piece of shrapnel. As thin gs did n o t get b e tte r, we w ere told to m ake our way back, and, of course, ta k e M r. A dam s w ith us ; b u t he absolutely refused to let us do so, saying he did n o t w ant to jeopardize our young lives in attem p tin g to save his. W e w ere all so sorry to leave him , for he was highly respected by us all, and he was alw ays looked upon as our adviser owing to his superior know ledge on alm ost everything possible to th in k of. W e all appreciated him very m uch . . . in com ing up to fight for th e g re a t cause ; also he was alw ays m ost anxious to do any thing in his pow er for our com fort. . . .” H e was form ally tran sferred to th e R .E . by instru ctio ns from H ead q u arters in F rance, b u t was still serving w ith his b a tta lio n w hen he was w ounded ; unm . A D A M S , W ., D.C.M., P riv ate, No. 13208, 2nd (form erly 1st) B attn . South W ales Borderers, s. of th e late Jam es A dam s, by his wife, H a rriet (New land Almshouses, G loucestershire); b. a t lledb ro ok, co. G lo s.; enlisted 1901 ; served w ith th e E xpeditionary Force in F ran ce an d F landers, and afterw ards a t the D ardanelles, an d was killed in action there, Ju ly , 1915. H e was aw arded the D.C.M. [London G azette, 30 Ju n e , 1915] “ for conspicuous g allantry from the 21st to 23rd D ecember, 1914, near F estu b ert. Difficulties arose in getting neces­ sary supplies to th e m en in th e forw ard trenches, an d the only know n com ­ m unication tren ch being im passable, he, w ith an o th er m an, carried the rations over a fire-sw ept zone of 1,000 yards a fte r th e ra tio n p a rty had been dispersed by heavy fire. H e subsequently retu rn ed an d took up am m unition to th e same trenches.” A D A M S O N , F R A N C IS D O U G L A S , B.A ., L ieut.. 2nd B a ttn . (55th Foot) T he B order R egt., 2nd s. of th e R ev. C u th b e rt E dw ard A dam son, M .A., R ector of H oughton-le-Spring, co. D urham , and R u ral D ean, by his wife, Clara Isabel, dau . of P . H a g g ie ; b. South W esloe V icarage, South Shields, co. D urham , 8 Oct. 1891; educ. S o uth Shields H igh School, D urham School, St. Jo h n ’s College, Cam bridge (grad uated B.A. 1913), a n d th e R oyal M ilitary College, S a n d h u rst; entered th e M iddle Tem ple w ith a view to being called to the Bar, b u t on th e ou tbreak of w ar in 1914, enlisted in th e Public Schools B a ttn . of the R oyal Fusiliers, from w hich he was selected for a course a t S andhurst, and was gazetted 2nd L ieut, to th e B order R egt., 17 M arch, 1915, an d prom oted Lieut. 15 Aug. following ; served w ith th e E x p ed itio n ary Force in F rance, and was killed in action near G ivenchy, 16 Nov. 1915. B uried in th e G uards’ Cem etery there. A bro th er officer w rote to his fa th e r : “ I hav e alw ays adm ired y o ur son, as we all did. In losing him th e reg im ent has lost one of its bravest an d m ost prom ising of young officers ; ” unm . A D A M S O N , W IL L IA M , L.-C orpl., No. 10431, R oyal W est S u rrey R e g t.; served w ith th e E xped itionary Force in F ran ce ; rep o rted m issing 31 Oct. 1914, an d now assum ed to hav e been killed in action. A D CO C K , JO S E P H R O B E R T , Sergt., No. 9914, 1st, a ttac h ed 2nd, B attn . T he E ast Surrey R egt., s. of Jo sep h Adcock, of W orcester P ark , form erly a soldier in th e sam e regim ent, b y his wife, M argaret, dau. of Jam es Moore ; b. W andsw orth, 1 Oct. 1891; educ. Cheam Council S ch o o l; enlisted 17 Ja n . 1910 ; becam e L.-Corpl. 1911; Corpl. 1912, a n d Sergt. 27 S ept. 1914 ; served w ith the E xpeditionary Force in F ran ce from 6 M arch, 1915, an d w as killed in action a t th e B attle of Y pres 9 M ay following. A com rade of Sergt. A dcock’s w rote th a t bo th of them w ere in an advanced tren ch of th e line an d w ere ordered to retire, a n d th a t he (Adcock) was seen to fall a fte r runn ing a sh ort distance. H e m. a t W orcester P a rk Catholic Church, 14 F eb. 1914, A nn E lizabeth (294, K ingston R oad, R aynes P a rk ), dau. of H orace George Goulding, of R aynes P ark , an d had a son, Jo seph W illiam , b. 17 Ju ly , 1914. A D D IS O N , A L E X A N D E R , A.B ., Clyde Z./2256, Nelson (form erly Benbon) B a ttn . R .N . Division, s. of A lexander A ddison, of 25, Seatow n, Cullen : b. Cullen, co. Banff, 29 Ju ne, 1895 ; educ. Cullen H igher G rade S ch o o l: was a Fisherm an ; volunteered a n d joined th e R .N . in Nov. 1914 ; served w ith th e M editerranean E x ped itionary Force a t th e D ardanelles, a n d died on bo ard th e H ospital Ship Rew a 16 Ju ly , 1915, of w ounds received in action in Gallipoli. B uried a t sea betw een G allipoli a n d E gyp t. T he Chaplain of th e R ew a w rote to his fath er : “ Y ou a n d all your fam ily m ay well be prou d of your brave boy, an d his suprem e sacrifice for his K ing an d c ou ntry.” Unm. M A IT L A N D -A D D IS O N , A LEC C R IC H T O N , L ieu t., 1st B a ttn . (22nd Foot) T he Cheshire R egt., s. of M ajor A. M aitland-A ddison, late H ighland L ight In fa n try : b. B righton, co. Sussex. 1886 : educ. p r iv a te ly : w as gazetted 2nd L ieut. Cheshire lte g t. 16 S ept. 1914 ; served w ith th e E xped itionary Force in F rance and F landers, being prom oted L ieut, for distinguished service in th e field, and died a t Boulogne 27 O ct. 1914, from w ounds received in actio n a t Y pres on th e 25th. A D E Y , F R E D E R IC K J A M E S , P riv a te , No. 3965, 8 th (Irish) B a ttn . The K ing’s (Liverpool R eg t.) (T .F .), eldest s. of th e la te F ra n k A dey ; and b ro th er to P riv a te S. A dey. also killed in action ; b. W est Brom w ich, co. Stafford, 9 M arch, 1898 : educ. th e re : was a S heet Mill W o rk er, enlisted 22 F eb. 1915 ; served w ith the E xped itionary Force in F ran ce an d F lan d ers from th e following A pril, and died 20 Ju n e following, from w ounds received in action a t H ooge. B uried in th e local cem etery a t L illers ; unm . A D IE , D A V ID , P rivate, No. 431, 11th B a ttn . The H igh lan d L ig h t In fan try (T .F .), elder s. of R o bert Adie, of 60, A rth u r Place, C ow denbeath, M in e r; b. Crossgates, D unferm line, co. Fife, 8. Feb. 1899 ; educ. C rossgates (F ife) Public S ch o o l; was a M iner ; vo lun teered an d enlisted 25 Aug. 1914 ; served w ith th e E xped itionary Force in F ran ce from beginning of M ay, 1915, an d w as killed in action a t th e B a ttle of Loos 25 S ept. 1915, by a gu n sh o t w ound in th e h e a rt ; unm . A D K IN S , L E O N A R D , P riv ate, No. 5927, 2nd B a ttn . C oldstream G uards : b. S taffo rd ; served in S outh A frica w ith South Staffordshire R egt. 17 Ju n e , 1901, to 18 Ju ly , 1902 (M edal w ith tw o clasps), an d w ith th e E xped itionary Force in France from 12 Aug. 1914 : killed in actio n a t C uinchy ; m. A D S E T T S , W ILLIA M H E N R Y , 2nd L ieut., 3rd, a ttac h ed 1st, B a ttn . (65th Foot) T he Y ork an d L an caster R egt., s. of H a rry A dsetts, of 12, W atery Lane, Sheffield, by his wife, M ary, dau. of W illiam Osmon Jeffcock ; b. 211, Broadfield P a rk llo ad , H eeley, 20 S ept. 1893 ; educ. W oodside L ane B oard School and Sheffield U niversity (Scholar), w here he g ra d u ate d B.Sc. 1912, a n d was a m em ber of the O.T.C. : was g azetted 2nd L ieut. Y ork an d L an caster R egt. 23 Dec. 19L4 ; w ent to F rance 2 Ju n e , 1915. an d died 1 O ct. follow ing, from w ounds received in action during th e advance a t Loos on 28 S ept. B uried in Choques New Ceme­ te ry ; unm . A G G ER . FR A N K E D W A R D , Corpl.. No. 12880, 4 th B a ttn . T he Duke of Cam bridge’s Own (M iddlesex R egt.), eldest s. of H a rry Agger, of 4, M arket Hill, Cam bridge, H airdresser an d T obacconist (cl. 13 N ov. 1903), by his wife, E lizab eth S arah (d. 16 M ay, 1896), dau. of R o b e rt H o ld e r ; b. Cam bridge, 14 A pril, 1892 ; educ. F arn in g h am , a n d in th e H igher E ducation Class, A ldershot (S ept. 1913— Feb. 1914) ; enlisted 1 Ja n . 1910 : form ed one of th e B ody G uard a t H yd e P a rk a t th e Corona­ tion of K ing George V., 22 Ju n e , 1911 ; served w ith th e E x p ed itio n ary Force in F rance, etc., a n d w as killed in actio n during th e retre at from Mons, 23 Aug. 1914. A t th e tim e of his d e a th he w as in charge of a sq uad of men guarding a railw ay bridge, a t th e sm all village of O burg, near M o n s; th e y w ere com pelled to retire, an d on reaching th e ir lines, Corpl. Agger, w ho had been w ounded, was found to be missing. Two of his com rades w ent out an d endeavoured to bring him in, b u t were w ounded an d ta k e n prisoners, a shell bursting as th e y were lifting him from th e ground. H e was a good athlete, played football for M iddle­ sex, and ran in th e M arathon race from W indsor to London in 1913, w hich race th e K ing sta rted him se lf; unm . A G N E W , J ., P riv a te , No. 9608, 2nd B a ttn . H igh lan d L ig h t In fa n try , s. of (— Agnew. of 424, W estm uir S tree t, P ark h ead , Glasgow ; killed in action a t Pope- ringhe 7 N ov. 1914. A G N E W , W ILL IA M S ., P riv a te , N o. 8266, R oyal W est S u rrey R egt., s. of W illiam Agnew, of 9, C ortayne R o ad , F u lh a m ; served w ith th e E xped itionary Force in F ran ce ; killed in a ctio n 17 S ept. 1914. A IN S L E Y , L E O N A R D C R O M B IE , P riv a te , No. 3326, D C oy., 2 /4 th B a ttn . (R oyal F usiliers) T he L ondon R egt. (T .F .), eldest s. of A rth u r Jam es Ainsley, of Rangoon, an d New S outhgate, N ., M arine Engineer, by his wife, F a n n y , dau. of Thom as M cTurk ; 6. New S o uthg ate, co. M iddlesex, 9 Ju ne, 1895 ; educ. G arfield R o ad School there, and South­ g a te C ounty School, Fox Lane, P alm er’s G reen; w as a Clerk in th e em ploy of th e B arnet and D istrict Gas a n d W ater C o m p an y ; joined the R oyal F usiliers 6 N ov. 1914 ; train ed in M alta ; served w ith th e M editerranean E xpeditionary F orce in G allipoli from S ept. 19 15 -Jan . 1916, a n d w ith th e E xped itio n ary Force in F rance an d F land ers from A pril-S ep t. 1916 ; was for a tim e a ttac h ed to th e 13th L ondon R egt., w ith w hom he took p a rt in th e advance of 1 Ju ly : rejoined his old regim ent in Aug. 1916 ; was rep o rted w ounded and m issing afte r the a tta c k on C uinchy 9 S ept. 1916, and is now assum ed L eon ard C ro m b ie A in sle v . I*ave been killed in action on th a t d a te : un m . A IN S L IE , JO H N E L L IO T , 2nd L ieut., 12th (Service) B a ttn . T he R oyal Scots, only child of th e R ev. W . J . A inslie, M.A., C ongregational M inister of H awick, by his wife, S ara, dau. of F ran cis S m yth, of B e lfa st; b. B elfast, 27 Ju n e . 1896; educ. George W atso n’s College, E dinburgh, and, on leaving th ere in the spring of 1914, w ent to Berlin to stu d y G erm an ; retu rn ed hom e a t th e end of Ju ly , and was to have sta rte d w ork in a C hartered A cco untan t’s office in O c t.; volunteered a fte r th e o u tb reak of w ar an d enlisted in th e 9 th R oyal Scots in Sept. 1914 ; was g azetted 2nd L ieut, to th e 12th B a ttn . 29 Dec. following ; w ent to th e fro n t in M ay, an d w'as killed in action a t th e H ohenzollern R edoubt during th e advance a t Loos, 28 S ept. 1915. T he C om m anding Officer w rote : “ H e was killed in action on th e 28th inst.. a fte r show ing g re at gallantry. H e was a young officer full of courage an d prom ise, an d his loss is m ucli reg retted,” an d th e C aptain of his com pany : “ Y our son was in m y com pany, an d he did extrem ely good w ork in F rance, being th a n k e d b y th e D ivisional G eneral ju st before I w ent to hospital tw o m o nth s ago. H e w as alw ays m o st cheerful, and alw ays th e first to v o lun teer for an y dangerous w ork.” T he A d ju ta n t also w rote : “ H e was m y best friend in th e regim ent, an d all of us m iss him terrib ly . H e was absolutely fearless an d sim ply adored b y his p lato on (No. 1 of A Coy.), an d one of th e m ost p o pu lar boys I ever m e t.” A t W atso n ’s he play ed for tw o seasons, I 1912-14, in th e college X V ., being half-b ack in th a t for 1913-14 ; unm .
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