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Kings Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment

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Those known to have served with

Kings Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Acornley Edmund. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.9th Feb 1917)
  • Acornley Edmund. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.9th February 1917)
  • Ashcroft Walter. Pte. (d.10th Nov 1918)
  • Ayers William Herbert Valentine. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.25th April 1915)
  • Baylis Ernest Augustus . Pte. 2nd Btn., "A" Coy. (d.8th May 1915)
  • Bibby Samuel. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.13th Nov 1916)
  • Bonnie Joseph. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.15th Nov 1916)
  • Booth James. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.26th Sep 1917)
  • Bottomley James. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.18th April 1918)
  • Bowder Albert E.. Pte. 1st Btn. C Company (d.19th Oct 1916)
  • Bowling Albert. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.20th Oct 1918)
  • Bowling Albert. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.20th Oct 1918)
  • Brannick Richard. Pte. 8th Btn (d.13th Oct 1915)
  • Brindle Fred. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.9th April 1916)
  • Brown Luke. Pte. 8th Battalion (d.3rd April 1916)
  • Capstick James. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.5th Apr 1916)
  • Carke John. Pte. 2nd Btn (d.8th May 1915)
  • Cartmell Robert. Private 9th Battalion
  • Casson James. Pte. 6th Btn. (Machine Gun Section) (d.9th Apr 1916)
  • Casson James. Pte. 6th Btn. Machine Gun Section (d.9th April 1916)
  • Chappell Henry. Private 1st Btn. (d.20th Oct 1914)
  • Clough Stanley James. Pte.
  • Clough Stanley James. Pte. 10th Btn.
  • Cockfield George. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.23rd Oct 1916)
  • Collin Joseph Henry. 2nd Lt. 4th Btn (d.9th Apr 1918)
  • Collin Joseph Henry. 2nd Lt. 4th Btn. (d.9th April 1918)
  • Corkish John Henry. Pte. 11th Btn.
  • Doyle Alfred. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.13th Aug 1915)
  • Duerden Isaac Tattersall. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.13th Feb 1917)
  • Dutton Hertbert. 10th btn. C coy.
  • Edmondson John. Rfm. 1st Battalion (d.1st Nov 1918)
  • Faraday Sidney. 2nd Lt. 6th Btn.
  • Farrington Orlando. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Fearn Joseph. Pte. 4th Btn.
  • Fielden Samuel. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.30th April 1917)
  • Fielden Samuel. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.30th April 1917)
  • Fielding Jonathan. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.13th Sep 1915)
  • Foulds Walter. L/Cpl. 8th Btn (d.28th Sept 1918)
  • Foy James. Pte. 4th Btn. (d.20th Nov 1917)
  • Gabbitas Thomas. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.9th Apr 1917)
  • Gorman William Edgar. Pte. 2nd/5th Bn. A Coy. (d.18th May 1918)
  • Gowers Harry. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.5th April 1917)
  • Graham Charles. Pte. (d.17th Dec 1916)
  • Graham Charles. Pte. (d.17th Dec 1916)
  • Green William. Cpl. 1/5th (d.10th Sep 1916)
  • Green William. Pte 4th Battalion (d.23rd Nov 1917)
  • Green William. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.25th March 1917)
  • Grinham James Edward. Sjt. 8th Btn.
  • Hall Edward. Pte. 8th Battalion (d.15th Aug 1916)
  • Harden Richard Townley. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.7 Jun 1917)
  • Hawkins Leslie William. 2nd Lt. 6th Battalion
  • Higham Jesse. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.16th Feb 1917)
  • Holme A.. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.24th Aug 1918)
  • Holmes Albert.
  • Howson George Rowland. Second Lieutenant 1st Battalion (d.9th April,1917)
  • Huggon Thomas Fredrick. Cpl. 8th (Service) Battalion (d.25 Mar 1918)
  • Hughes Evan. Pte. 1st Bn (d.29th Oct 1915)
  • Hughes George Edward. L/Cpl
  • Hughes George E.. L/Cpl. 7th Btn. (d.23rd Nov 1916)
  • Irvine William John. L/Cpl
  • Irvine William J.. L/Cpl. 1st Btn. (d.20th Apr 1915)
  • Jackson Thomas. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.24th Aug 1918)
  • Jones Arthur Ernest. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.2nd Mar 1916)
  • Kershaw James. Pte.
  • Kershaw James. Pte. 1st Btn (d.26th April 1915)
  • Kirk Gerald. Lt 1/5th Btn.
  • Kirkby James Serginson. 1/5th Btn. (d.3rd May 1915)
  • Lees Clifford Granville. L/Cpl. 8th Btn. (d.8th Oct 1918)
  • Logan Alexander. Pte. 2nd Btn.
  • Makinson Edward. 5th Btn (d.30th Nov 1917)
  • Makinson Edward. 5th Btn. (d.30th Nov 1917 )
  • McIvor James. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.16th Mar 1916)
  • Metters Edward John. Pte. 1st/4th Btn. (d.15th June 1915)
  • Miller James. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.30th July 1916)
  • Mingham Joseph. Pte.
  • Mingham Joseph. Pte.
  • Mitcheson John George. L/Cpl. 1st Btn. (d.10th April 1917)
  • Morear G.. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.11th Jun 1917)
  • Neely Thomas. L/Sgt. 8th Btn. (d.1st Oct 1918)
  • O'Brien John Joseph.
  • O'Hara John Willie. Pte. 1st Btn (d.23rd Oct 1916)
  • Owen Owen Arthur. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.29th May 1918)
  • Pilkington Samuel. Cpl. 6th Btn. (d.15th Feb 1917)
  • Pittaway William Edmund. Sjt. 242 Brigade, A bty. (d.24th Mar 1917)
  • Plummer Charles William Sheppard. Pte. 4th Btn.
  • Ratcliffe William . Pte. 28th Divisional Cyclist Company
  • Roberts Edward. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.27th Sep 1918)
  • Robinson Alfred K. Pte.
  • Sighe Edward. Pte. 1/5th Btn (d.10th March 1917)
  • Sloan J.. Pte.
  • Sloan John. Pte. 1st/4th Btn. (d.16th Jul 1916)
  • Smith A.. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.13th Jun 1917)
  • Steward Alfred. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.1st July 1916)
  • Theobald John. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.9th August 1915)
  • Waddington Cecil. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.10th April 1917)
  • Waldron Harry. Pte. 5th Btn. (d.26th Oct 1917)
  • Welsh Thomas James. L/Cpl 1st Btn.
  • Whelan James William. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.11th July 1916)
  • Whitaker George Thomas. Pte. 11th Btn.
  • Wright John William Lancelot.

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Pte. James Miller VC. 7th Btn. King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment (d.30th July 1916)

James Miller died of wounds on the 30th of July 1916 and is buried in the Dartmoor Cemetery in France.

An extract from The London Gazette, No. 29740, dated 8th Sept., 1916, records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery. His Battalion was consolidating a position after its capture by assault. Private Miller was ordered to take an important message under heavy shell and rifle fire and to bring back a reply at all costs. He was compelled to cross the open, and on leaving the trench was shot almost immediately in the back, the bullet coming out through his abdomen. In spite of this, with heroic courage and self-sacrifice, he compressed with his hand the gaping wound in his abdomen, delivered his message, staggered back with the answer and fell at the feet of the officer to whom he delivered it. He gave his life with a supreme devotion to duty."

s flynn


Pte. William Edgar Gorman 2nd/5th Bn. A Coy. King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) (d.18th May 1918)

Edgar Gorman was killed in action on the 18th of May 1918, aged 22 and is buried in the Couin New British Cemetery, France. Son of William and Rosa Jane Gorman, of Rowley House, Burnley and native of Bristol. He worked for Burnley Corporation at Hurstwood reservoir prior to enlisting. He was killed when a shell dropped into his post, killing him and another man and wounding three others.

s flynn


2nd Lt. Joseph Henry Collin VC 4th Btn. King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) (d.9th April 1918)

Joseph Collin was killed in action 9th April 1918, aged 24 and buried in the Vieille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery in France.

An extract from The London Gazette, dated 25th June, 1918, records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery, devotion to duty and self-sacrifice in action. After offering a long and gallant resistance against heavy odds in the Keep held by his platoon, this officer, with only five of his men remaining, slowly withdrew in the face of superior numbers, contesting every inch of the ground. The enemy were pressing him hard with bombs and machine-gun fire from close range. Single-handed 2nd Lt. Collin attacked the machine gun and team. After firing his revolver into the enemy, he seized a Mills grenade and threw it into the hostile team, putting the gun out of action, killing four of the team and wounding two others. Observing a second hostile machine gun firing, he took a Lewis gun, and selecting a high point of vantage on the parapet whence he could engage the gun, he, unaided, kept the enemy at bay until he fell mortally wounded. The heroic self-sacrifice of 2nd Lt. Collin was a magnificent example to all."

s flynn


Pte. William Green 1st Btn. King's Own Royal Lancashire Regiment (d.25th March 1917)

William Green died on the 25th of April 1917, aged 23 and is buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery in France. He was the husband of Elizabeth Green, of 21, Howsin St., Burnley, Lancs.

s flynn


Pte. Jesse Higham 8th Btn. King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) (d.16th Feb 1917)

Jesse Higham died on the 16th of February 1917, aged 19 and is buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery in France. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Higham, of 11, Altham St., Padiham, nr. Burnley, Lancs. Native of Padiham.

s flynn


James Serginson Kirkby 1/5th Btn. King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment (d.3rd May 1915)

James Kirkby was born and enlisted in Carnforth. He died on 3 May 1915 whilst serving with the 5th King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment.

The Lancaster Observer of the 14th of May 1915 reported on page 5: "Kirkby J S Sergeant 5th Battalion King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment killed in action 3 May, 1915. Secretary of Carnforth F C, and Carnforth Cricket Club and a member of the church choir and Choral Society. First Non-Commissioned Officer in Carnforth to be killed."

Extract from the Battalion War Diary: 3rd May 1915 Frezenberg, Heavily shelled. C Coy in the morning sent to support Rifle Brigade. Lost heavily from shell fire and got held up. Proceeded on left on road. B Coy attached to East Yorks and York & Lancs in afternoon. Proceeded on right of road via Zonnebecke. Got close to trenches laid down and waited for dark. After dark ordered to dugouts as trenches were to be evacuated.

Lancaster Observer of the 14 May 1915 also reported "Private Tom Ryan writing to Mrs Watson of North Road, Carnforth, states that Sgt James Kirby had been killed and his brother Sgt H H Kirby wounded in the head. He also said that Private J Watson, Mrs Watson's husband had again been wounded in the right hand after being wounded in the head on Apr 13; he had only just returned to the firing line.

In a letter to Sgt Kirby's sister at 93 Market Street, Sgt W Simpson, whose home is at Crag Bank confirmed that Sgt Kirby had been killed; he had carried Jim back and buried him in the corner of a small churchyard.

A letter had been received from Sgt Kirby that, on the Sunday before he was killed they were to come out of the trenches and not going in again. Several interesting letters had been received from Sgt Kirby and published in the Observer. He was a prominent footballer and had figured prominently at half back for Lancaster, Carnforth and the Warton elevens. Writing from Ypres to Kirby's sister, Captain Evans said: " . . . . Sgt Kirby was killed whilst assisting in an advance by the Rifle Brigade who were in sore need of help. At the moment of his death he had been treating a wounded comrade; he had been hit in the neck by a shell and had died instantaneously. Colonel Lord Richard Cavendish has asked me to express his deepest sympathy. I cannot express to you any words which measure our sorrow at the loss of a true comrade, hero and friend. We laid him to rest in a soldiers grave in Verlorenbock; the Colonel said a service. It must be some consolation to you that he gave his life to save you all at home from the horrors of this sorrowing land.""

Gary Tyson


Pte. James Foy 4th Btn. King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment (d.20th Nov 1917)

James Foy, Private 28023, served in the 1/4th Btn. King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment and is remembered on the Malton War Memorial (Sadlers). James was born on 15th November 1877. He married Mary Ann Ward on 1st July 1908 and between 1909 and 1916 they had five children.

On 28th February 1917, James was called up and enlisted at Newcastle and he was posted to 80th TR Battalion. On 1st March James joined 80th TR Battalion (Preston?.) On 8th June of that year, he embarked at Folkstone and on the same day disembarked at Boulogne. On 9th June he joined the BEF at Etalpes (80th TR Batt). On 23rd June James transferred to 1/4th Kings Own Royal Lancs ("B" company?), and on 15th July he joined the battalion.

On 31st July 1917 the battalion was involved in the Battle of Pilckem Ridge. On 20th September they took part in the Battle of Menin Road Ridge. On 1st November the 1/4th was at Lempire east of Peronne under Lt Col G.B. Balfour. On 3rd November they were at Longagavesnes (playing football and training up to the 19 November). 20th November saw the battalion involved in the Battle of Cambrai. Zero hour was set at At 6.22 A, B, and C company went over the top. At 6.37 A coy tried but failed to contact B coy. By 12.40am it was all over, with 81 reported missing, 11 dead and 120 wounded. James Foy was recorded as missing in action. He had served 267 days. On 28th November his disc was forwarded to the Central Office for effects by the battalion of an infantry regiment. A request to London from Preston for any personal possessions to be forwarded to Mary was made on 8th January 1918. On 26th January James was listed on the official German list of the dead (Y.78172). The next day Mary was informed but told his death had to be confirmed as fact. On 4th July 1918 Mary received notice of a pension award (£37/11s a week to commence on 22nd July 1918). (NB James is still officially missing.) James's ID Discs are forwarded from Preston on 26th November 1918 and on 28th November 1918 Mary acknowledges receipt of Discs.

Kevin Eland


Pte. James William Whelan 7th Btn. Kings Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment (d.11th July 1916)

James Whelan served with the 7th Btn. Kings Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment.

Ellen Gardner


Edward Makinson 5th Btn. King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) (d.30th Nov 1917 )

Edward Makinson's body was never found and he has no grave we believe he died on this day.



Pte. Stanley James Clough 10th Btn. Lancashire Fusiliers

Although in the Kings Own, Stanley Clough mobilised with the 10th Btn. Lancashire Fusiliers to France from Whitchurch, England on 7th of February 1917. He was wounded with shrapnel in his knee on 16th of July 1917 at Nevprit, Belgium and casualty evacuated to Braze Dune Hospital, Belgium for an overnight stay. By Christmas 1917 he had been over the top into action six times.

He was later gassed with mustard (ulcers broke out on his ears, neck and thighs) at Ayette (between Arras and Albert) during the German offensive on 4th April 1918. He was taken to Roueu Hospital at Braze Dune, Belgium. He was returned to Base on 12th June and ended up the line attached to D Company, 15 Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers on 20th June 1918. His unit went on to take Heberteine.

Pte Clough was later shot in the back and shoulder at Achiet le Grand, France on 22nd of August 1918 and was admitted to War Hospital Winwick, Warrington England on 26th of August. He was transferred to Billinge Convalescent Hospital on 30th Aug.

At some point following a period of leave, he returned to France. On 22nd of August 1918 Pte Clough was wounded again, this time at Achiet le Grand during the Allies counter offensive in France. (He survived the war but his diary ends here.)

Major Alan Taberner TD


Pte. Evan Hughes 1st Bn King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment (d.29th Oct 1915)

Evan Hughes was the son of the late Mr Hughes, engineer, and Mrs Hughes of Park Street, Denbigh.

Richard Roberts


Pte. Alexander Logan 2nd Btn. King's Own (Royal Lancs) Rgt.

Private Logan was a prisoner in Bokelah3 POW Camp. He was bayoneted to death for refusing to work on 26th May 1916 and is buried in Hamburg Cemetery, grave III.D.14.


Pte. George Thomas Whitaker 11th Btn. Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment

George T Whitaker is back row, right side. Taken either on Anglesey or Whalley where he recovering from being shot in the right arm in France.

Dad, George Whitaker was born 14th Jan 1897, he was the son of George Thomas sen. & Ann Whitaker, youngest of 5 children. He married Gertrude Skeats at Burton-in-Lonsdale chapel 5th Jan 1928 & had 5 children.

He enlisted at Lancaster in the Kings Own Royal (Lancaster) Regiment and was later with the 11th Sherwood Forresters & was discharged on the 6th Apr 1920. He was wounded in his right arm, with a bullet wound from elbow to shoulder, which disabled him for the rest of his life, he was sent to a military hospital at Anglesey, later convalescing at Whalley. We wondered where he served in France

Miss Whitaker


Pte. James Bottomley MM. 1st Btn. King's Own Royal Lancasters (d.18th April 1918)

My Hreat Uncle was James Bottomley and about 15 years ago I discovered that he and five of his brothers served in the Great War, of which two were killed. His eldest brother Tom was killed in Basra. My grandad survived.

James is buried in the Gonnehem Cemetery in Pas de Calais, France. He was awarded the MM for gallantry, but this was not on his gravestone, so I wrote to the CWGC and produced evidence and it was inscribed and a photo sent to me. I still visit my great uncle's grave every two years. R.I.P.

Phil Jones


Pte. Alfred Doyle 6th Btn. King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment (d.13th Aug 1915)

Alfred Doyle was buried at sea and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial.


2nd Lt. Sidney Faraday 6th Btn. Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment

A relative, who deals in antiques, recently came upon several articles and a photograph of a man who had served in both the 1st and 2nd World wars, which were for sale at an auction, along with other items.

2nd Lieutenant Sidney Faraday of the 6th Battalion, Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment served at Gallipoli and Mesopatamia between December 1915 and May 1916 and, during the course of this time, he kept a record of his activities and feelings. This record consists of 16 typewritten pages so it will be impractical to copy it all but I will attempt to summarise.

He left England on 17th November 1915 and sailed to Lemnos, a Greek Island. At 4.00pm on 7th December he left Lemnos, on the SS Folkestone, arriving at West Point, Sulva Bay at about 11.00 pm. He was posted to No.1 Company and given command of No.2 Platoon. He describes their position as ‘to the left of Chocolate Hill’ with the Turkish lines about 550 yards away. He describes how it appears to be safer in the firing line than it does in reserve because the rest area is so close to enemy lines and shelling. However, he then goes on to say (9th December) how he was looking through glasses and spotted a sniper, who had 6 shots at him but failed to hit him. On December 11th he describes being showered with ‘whizz bangs’, a shell that comes at you very quickly and has burst before you know it. On this date a piece of shrapnel missed him by less than a foot.

He describes being ordered to carry out a reconnoitring patrol with 2nd Lieutenant Openshaw and eight other men. They advanced to within 150 yards of the Turkish trenches when they noticed Turks both sides of them. They had been spotted. They hurled 6 bombs into the Turks and ‘what yells they gave, we must have laid a few of them out’. They were fired upon by the Turks but laid on their stomachs and all managed to retire safely.

On December 13th, orders were received for the evacuation, and preparations were commenced. His Battalion actually left at 5.45pm on 18th December on SS Rowan and sailed for Mudros, enjoying a good night's sleep on board.

They then camped in Portianos Camp, West Mudros until January 19th. Most of the entries for that period describe the weather and fatigue duties although an entry on 11th January declares ‘Thomas Hall made a great discovery, namely a wet canteen. He was carried shoulder high and became the hero of the day’.

They left Mudros on 19th January and, after stops at Port Said and Alexandria, reached Basrah on 27th February. Amongst the paperwork included with this record was a Dinner menu, dated 21st January 1916, which is signed, back and front, presumably by the officers present at the meal. I have attached a picture of the menu.

They travelled up river from Basrah and eventually reached a camp. They did not sleep well due to the noises of dogs, jackals, hyenas and frogs. Following this they carried on eventually reaching their final destination which was a ‘rough camp, 5 or 6 miles behind the firing line’. He expresses concern that the terrain is so flat that there is no cover.

On 2nd April they moved up to the trenches and he describes the planning for an attack to relieve General Townsend at Kut Al Amara which was under siege. The attack took place on 5th April. He took part in the initial attack at 4.55am following a period of bombardment by artillery. The attack was successful and they advanced about 6 miles before being relieved at 1.30am on 6th. They bivouacked on the banks of the Tigris about 12 miles from Kut Al Amara. Over the next few days he describes several more experiences including, along with 7 other men, having to dash across 110 yards with signalling equipment during which 2 men were badly wounded and 2 were slightly wounded. He also states that they had started this campaign with 18 officers of which only 8 remained. 3 were killed, 3 wounded and 4 missing. He classes himself as extremely lucky.

They remained in and out of the action until 27th April. He describes several instances including a boat full of supplies attempting to get up the Tigris to supply Kut Al Amara. He also mentions the way one must eat food, by holding it in ones left hand, about 1 inch from the mouth, and then brushing the flies off with the right hand before eating. On 29th April, news was received of Townsend's surrender and he expresses concern about what will become of them.

On 3rd May, he describes an unofficial armistice when both sides searched for, and buried, their dead. He strolled about and met a Turkish Officer. They shook hands and the officer offered him a cigarette. They talked, in French, and the officer ‘seemed a jolly decent man and a thorough good sportsman’. Both British and Turkish soldiers then stripped off and swam and bathed in the river. At 3.00pm the unofficial armistice ended and ‘needless to say, Brigade HQs were very wrathful when they heard’.

They were relieved and left the area on 8th May which is where the diary entries end.

During the course of this period of time, 2nd Lieutenant Faraday took a series of photographs which, in 1968, he deposited with the Imperial War Museum where they still remain. Two of them are viewable on line.

Mel Ogden


Pte. Stanley James Clough Kings Own

Stanley Clough trained as Gunner in the Royal Field Artillery at Bettisfield Camp, Hut 20, from 19th of Oct 1916 to 23rd of November 1916. He then transferred to B Company of Kings Own at Prees Heath Camp, Hut 19, nr Whitchurch, to the Training Reserve, Infantry Section. He mobilised to France from Whitchurch, on the 7th of Februry 1917. He survived the war and died in 1996.

A. Taberner


Pte. Orlando Farrington 1st Btn. Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment (d.1st July 1916)

Orlando Farrington was killed in action on the opening day of the Somme offensive, 1916. He served in B Company, 8 Platoon. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France. Orlando's civilian job was an Iron Mouldar.

Stephen Maggs


Pte. Luke Brown 8th Battalion King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) (d.3rd April 1916)

Luke Brown was killed in action in the battle for St. Eloi Craters and his body never found.

Gravestone at Larchwood Cemetery

Battalion War diary for the night he was killed

Phil Brown


Pte. Cecil Waddington 1st Btn. King's Own Royal Lancaster (d.10th April 1917)

Cecil Waddington was first cousin to my grandmother Eileen Patricia Benest. He died age 20 and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial.


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