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.1st Dragoon Guards (Kings)

9th Jan 1915 Into Forward Trenches

11th Jan 1915 Reliefs

13th Jan 1915 Mud and Water

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.1st Dragoon Guards (Kings)

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Burn Arthur Herbert Rosdew. 2nd Lt. (d.30th Oct 1914)
  • Hawkins Lionel Hope. Lt. att. 6th Dragoon Guards (d.31st Oct 1914)
  • Jackson Thomas Norman. L/Cpl. 1st Btn. (d.27th September 1918)

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L/Cpl. Thomas Norman Jackson VC 1st Btn. Coldstream Guards (d.27th September 1918)

Thomas Jackson was killed in action 27th September 1918 aged 21 and buried in the Sanders Keep Military Cemetery in France.

An extract from The London Gazette, No. 31034, dated 26th Nov., 1918, records the following.- "For most conspicuous bravery and self-sacrifice in the attack across the Canal Du Nord, near Graincourt. On the morning of the 27th September, 1918, Lce. Cpl. Jackson was the first to volunteer to follow Capt. C. H. Frisby, Coldstream Guards, across the Canal du Nord in his rush against an enemy machine-gun post, with two comrades he followed his officer across the Canal, rushed the post, captured the two machine-guns, and so enabled the companies to advance. Later in the morning, Lce. Cpl. Jackson was the first to jump into a German trench which his platoon had to clear, and after doing further excellent work he was unfortunately killed. Throughout the whole day until he was killed this young N.C.O. showed the greatest valour and devotion to duty and set an inspiring example to all."

s flynn


Lt. Lionel Hope Hawkins att. 6th Dragoon Guards Kings Dragoon Guards (d.31st Oct 1914)

Lieutenant Lionel Hope Hawkins, of the 1st (King’s) Dragoon Guards, was attached to the 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers) when he was killed during the fighting for Messines on 31st of October 1914. Captain P. M. A. Kerans, the Adjutant of the Carabiniers, wrote to the parents of Lieutenant Hawkins and described the circumstances in which their son had died:

“It appears that after the enemy had penetrated our line a party was observed by him approaching the trench which he held with his troop. He ordered fire to be opened on them, but they shouted – ‘Don’t fire, we are the Scottish,’ and he ordered his men to cease fire, and himself bravely, but incautiously, got out of his trench and went towards them. He had gone about 30 yards when the Germans – for it was the Germans and not the London Scottish – opened fire, and he was seen to fall. Two men went out and brought him back to the trench, and it was seen he was badly wounded in the right side. He was removed to a place of comparative safety, but died soon afterwards.”

After Hawkins had died, it was reported that his body had been left by a fence on the edge of a wood by his soldiers, who were unable to carry him back any further as they were under fire and had been ordered to retire. They had covered him with a blanket before leaving. Lieutenant Hawkins was aged 28 when he was killed and was the son of Mr J. T. and Mrs M. H. Hawkins, who lived at 90 Drayton Gardens in London. Lieutenant Hawkins is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.


2nd Lt. Arthur Herbert Rosdew Burn 1st Royal Dragoons (d.30th Oct 1914)

Arthur Herbert R. Burn was the first man to be killed in the First World War from the Fyvie district. Fyvie, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Arthur was the grandson of Lord Leith of Fyvie. Son of Colonel Charles and Hon. Mrs Burn. He was born in London in 1892 and died aged 22 years in 1914. Colonel Burn appealed to young men to enlist to save the country.

Helen Taylor

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