Category Archives: Army

Richard Charles Greenwood (1897–1917)

14841 Private Richard Charles Greenwood 13/East Surrey Regiment. Died of Wounds received in Action, 25 April 1917. Buried in the Military Cemetery at Bray-sur-Somme, near Albert. Richard’s place in the Greenwood Family of HamIn 2015 I was asked to research … Continue reading

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Alec Willows (c.1882–1915)

32371 Serjeant David Alexander Willows, 126 Battery, 29th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of Wounds, 21 May 1915, Buried at Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. “He was my very best Sergeant…” Alec Willows is not commemorated on the permanent War … Continue reading

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Walter Henry Saunders (1898–1916)

68723 Gunner Walter Henry Saunders, 75th Battery, 146th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 6 September 1916 in Greece, Buried at the Salonika Military Cemetery. Note:  Here we again have two Walters in the same family unit.  After the initial Walter … Continue reading

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David Archibald James Chapman (1893–1916)

2/Lieut. David Archibald James Chapman, 2 Battalion, The Scots Guards. Killed in Action in France, 15 September 1916, Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. David Archibald James Chapman was born on 18 September 1893 at … Continue reading

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John Lucas Frost (1898–1918)

50014 Corporal John Lucas Frost, C Company 16/King’s Royal Rifle Corps, formerly East Surrey Regiment. Killed in Action or Died of Wounds, 12 October 1918. Buried at Montay, in the Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery. Commemorated on the War Memorial Tablet for … Continue reading

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Archibald Francis Noble (1886–1916)

Captain Archibald Francis Noble, Adjutant of the 10/Cheshire Regiment. Killed in Action in France, 21 May 1916, Buried at the Ecoivres Military Cemetery. Selby House © Matthew Rees, used with permission. Two of the men whose lives are commemorated on … Continue reading

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Percival Joseph Wooldridge (1889–1927)

14164 Lance Corporal Percival Joseph (“Percy”) Wooldridge, 2/The Royal Fusiliers. Discharged 6 October 1917 as a result of injuries incurred on active service. Died 14 December 1927 as a result of his war injuries. Buried in St Andrew’s Churchyard, Grave … Continue reading

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