Sunday 11 November 2012

Lest We Forget: 11/11/12

In memory of the members of our family who gave their lives in the service of their country. This list has been updated from last year, with the addition of five more names to the World War 1 Roll of Honour. The list now contains three sets of brothers.


PoppyThey shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

(Lawrence Binyon, For the Fallen, 1914) 







Regiment / Service

Afghan Wars
12 Jan 1842 Afghanistan Captain Edward Macleod Blair 38 Bengal Light Cavalry
Indian Mutiny
14 May 1858 India Major John Waterfield 40 Bengal Native Infantry
Boer War
14 Feb 1902 South Africa Artificer George Howard Clark 23 Queensland Imperial Bushmen
World War 1
25 Apr1915 France Private Richard Michael Ryan 25 Royal Irish Fusiliers
9 May 1915 France Corporal Charles Mulligan 28 Black Watch
9 May 1915 France Rifleman Thomas Stanley Groves 31 Royal Irish Rifles
27 Jun 1915 Belgium Private John Julius Groves 32 DCLI
24 Aug 1916 France 2nd Lieutenant Lawrence Ernest Bennett 22 Queen’s Regiment
15 Sep 1916 France Gunner Cyril William Coles 23 Tank Corps
18 Oct 1916 France 2nd Lieutenant Christopher Gilbert Durant 20 Worcestershire Regiment
10 Jan 1917 Egypt Captain Duncan James Nugent Blair 34 Royal Field Artillery
26 Mar 1917 Palestine Private William Gurney 21 Middlesex Regiment
19 Apr 1917 France Private Arthur Tom Munden 31 Hampshire Regiment
23 Apr 1917 France Lance Corporal Hubert Gurney 21 Middlesex Regiment
10 Jul 1917 Belgium Lieutenant Sanford William Shippard 21 North Lancashire Regiment
12 Aug 1917 Greece Private Ernest John Bentley 41 Durham Light Infantry
16 Oct 1917 France Private Frederick Alexander Drackett 21 Hampshire Regiment
9 Apr 1918 Palestine Lieutenant Gilbert Seymour Worsley Spencer-Smith 23 Hampshire Regiment
11 May 1918 France Captain Arthur Alexander Austen-Leigh 27 Royal Berkshire Regiment
18 Sep 1918 France Captain Eric Fairfax Bennett MC 20 Queen’s Regiment
World War 2
21 Jun 1940 at sea Sub Lieutenant Ian Reginald Winn Stileman 20 RNVR
21 May 1941 Crete Driver Robert George Davis 25 NZ Army Service Corps
28 Oct 1942 Egypt Private Ronald Archibald Halkett-Hay 34 Australian Infantry
3 Nov 1942 Egypt Lieutenant Nigel Aves Watson 22 Royal Hussars
13 Jul 1943 Italy Lieutenant Derek Pease Gregg 26 Glider Pilot Regiment


  1. I see according to Geneabloggers, today is your anniversary since you've been blogging. Happy Blogiversary.

    Regards, Jim
    Hidden Genealogy Nuggets

  2. Thank you, Jim. Very kind of you to stop by and wish me a Happy Blogiversary. I had planned to write an anniversary post but work has kept me too busy. I've enjoyed looking at the tin type photos on your own blog.

  3. Happy Blog Anniversary! This is my first visit to your blog. It is very attractive and welcoming. You certainly have a long proud list of soldiers in your family. Your blog is a great place to honor them. May you have many happy posts ahead!

  4. Thank you very much, Colleen, and welcome to my blog!