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PREFACE.

%*^4HIS record of the services rendered in the War of

J 19 14-18 by members of the Chinese Customs Service,


prefaced by the "Customs Roll of Honour" giving
the names of those of our colleagues who fell in the war so far

as it has been possible to ascertain them, is published for the

use of the Customs Service. I trust that it will serve as a

permanent and valuable memorial of those who nobly gave their

lives in a great cause, and as a tribute to those who, having done

their duty, have, happily, returned to the Service.

Inspector General.
ARTHUR HENRY HARCOURT ABEL.

Record of Service.
May 191 8 : gazetted Second Lieutenant, Chinese Labour
Corps, January 1919: relinquished commission.

Ranks held.
Second Lieutenant.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

France.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

General Service Medal. Victory Medal.

1 /-
HENRI LEON AMIEL.

Record of Service.
3rd August 19 14: joined the 17th Regiment of Colonial
Infantry at Tientsin. 23rd August 1914: invalided.

Ranks held.
Private.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

China.

Honours attained and Wounds received.


No remarks.
GEORGE BLAXLAND APPLETON.

Record of Service.

22nd February 1915 : enlisted in the i6th Battalion


Middlesex Regiment. 17th April 191 7 : transferred to Chinese
Labour Corps. 14th February 1920: demobilised.

Ranks held.
22nd February 191 5 Private. i6th May 191 5: Lance-
:

Corporal. 6th June 1916 Corporal. 12th July 1916: Sergeant.


:

1 8th May 1918 Second Lieutenant.


: i8th November 19 19:
Lieutenant.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

October 191 5 to March 191 7 : active service in France on


the La Bassee, Somme, and Ypres fronts. April 191 7 to February
1920: with the Chinese Labour Corps on various parts of the
Western front.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

1914-15 Star. General Service Medal. Victory Medal.

5th September 1916: Gassed at St. Jean, Ypres sector.


JOHN HAMPDEN BARTON.

Record of Service.
23rd July 1915 : enlisted in the Somerset Light Infantry.
1 8th October 191 5: transferred to the 4th South Staffordshire
Regiment. 27th July 1916 : transferred under orders to Royal
Naval Reserve. Appointed to H.M.S. Vivid, Devonport. 4th
August to 9th October 191 6 in command of H.M. Tugs W. E.
:

Hinde and Liver. loth October 1916 H.M.A.S. Sydney, with :

the Grand Fleet. 9th May 19 19: demobilised.

Ranks held.
Private. i8th October 1915: Second Lieutenant. 27th
July 1916 : Sub-Lieutenant. 25th August 1916: Temporary
Lieutenant.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

Served with Grand Fleet in North Sea. Small engage-


ments.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

1 914- 1 5 Star. General Service Medal.


Medal. Victory
Received despatch from Senior Officer of Second Light Cruiser
Squadron commending conduct for saving life under fire. Also
despatch to Captain of H.M.A.S. Sydney from Australian Com-
monwealth Government registering appreciation of conduct in this

matter.
FRANCIS HAYLEY BELL.

Record of Service.

19 1 3- 14: Lieutenant attached nth Hussars, Aldershot.


1915-16: Captain, Bedfordshire Regiment, Colchester. 1916:
Captain, loth Battalion The Queen's Regiment (Royal West
Surrey). To France with Battalion. 191 7: Stafif College,
Camberley. Senior Officers' School, Aldershot. August 191 7:
Commanding Battalion in Flanders. November 191 7: to Italy.
March 1918 Battalion returned to France.
: September 1918:
attached H.M.S. Neptune, 4th Battle Squadron, on visit of in-
struction to the Grand Fleet. October 19 18: General Advance,
France and Belgium. December 1918 to March 191 9: Army
of the Rhine, Cologne Bridgehead, Germany.

Ranks held.

19 1 3- 14: Lieutenant. 4th February 191 5 : Temporary


Captain. 24th May 191 7: Temporary Major. 5th August

191 7: Acting Lieutenant-Colonel. October 19 18: Second-in-


Command. December 1918 to March 1919 : Commanding
Battalion. June 1919 : retired with rank of Lieutenant-Colonel
(" London Gazette," 1920).

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

Trenches : Pluigsteert, Armentieres, Delville Wood,


Zillebeke, Hooge, Nieuwpoort, Ypres, and Montello (Italy).

1916: Battle of the Somme. 1917: Menin Road and Italy,

1918 : the Somme, the Scheldt, and General Advance. 19 18-19 :

Cologne Bridgehead.
Honours attained and Wounds received. .

March 1918: Companion, The Distinguished Service


Order, November 1918 Mentioned in Despatches. General
:

Service Medal. Victory Medal with Oak Leaf.

Wounded: 15th September 1916 — Flers, the Somme.


23rd March 191 8 — Vaux-Vraucourt, Bapaume.

Other Particulars of Interest.

In 124th Brigade, which was specially mentioned in Sir


Douglas Haig's despatch, on the German advance of March 1918
for defence of Vaux-Vraucourt and Bapaume.

Armistice Day, 191 8 : in the Line, Army of Pursuit


(Nederbrakel). November 1919: at
22nd State Entry into
Brussels of King and Queen of the Belgians.

January 1919 : in occupation of Cologne with leading


troops (Commanding, Lindlar District).
JEAN HONORE BERRUYER.

Record of Service.
September 19 14: joined the French Army and classed in
the "Service Auxiliaire." Served as " Soldat Secretaire" in the
Treasury Department of the Dep6t of the 52nd, 252nd, and irith
(Territorial) Regiments at Montelimar (France). 9th August
1915 : relieved from duty.

Ranks held.
Soldat Secretaire.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

France.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

No remarks.
ARISTIDE PIERRE ALBERT BOUINAIS.

Record of Service.
25th August 1914: joined the i6th Regiment of Colonial
Infantry at Tientsin. 21st September 1914: left for the front
as a volunteer. 29th November 1 9r4 : transferred to the 46th
Regiment of Infantry of the Line (Regiment de la Tour d' Auvergne
et de Collignon). 2Gth January 1915 to 21st July 1916: served
at the front. April to September 191 5: detailed to Intelligence
Staff (on special mission). 20th September 191 5: reverted to
the 46th Regiment of Infantry. 26th July 1916: granted special
leave and permitted to return to China. 19th October 1916:
retransferred to the i6th Regiment of Colonial Infantry at Tien-
tsin (on special leave) and allowed to rejoin the Customs Service.
15th February 1919: demobilised.

Ranks held.
Private. 7th March 1915: Corporal. July 1916: selected
for a commission as First Lieutenant in the French Labour
Corps service. (Commission not taken up.)

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

France. Battles :
— February to March 191 5 : Vauquois.
September to October 191 5 : Argonne. February to March 1916:
Verdun,
Honours attained and Wounds received.

August 1915: Croix de Guerre with Two Stars (Deux


Citations a I'Ordre du Regiment), France. 1916: Insigne des
Blesses de Guerre, France.

2 1st March 191 5 : Wounded at Vauquois.

Other Particulars of Interest.

Certificate of presence at the Battles of Vauquois, Argonne,


and Verdun, for which actions the 46th Regiment of Infantry
was awarded a special and collective "Citation a I'Ordre de la
jeme Armec " (Armee Guillaumat).
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ANDRE CHARLES EUGENE BRAUD.

Record of Service.
September 19 14: reported at Toulon Dep6t. October
1 9 14- 1 5 : firing line in France. October 19 15 to April 1916 :

in hospital, wounded. July to August 1916 : firing line in France.


December 19 16 to October 191 7: firing line in Macedonia.
Served in 4th Regiment of Colonial Infantry throughout service.

Ranks held.
September 1914: Second Class Private. May 1915;
Corporal. September 191 5 : Sergeant. October 191 5: Sub-
Lieutenant. November 191 7 : Lieutenant.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

1914-15: Main de Massiges. 1915: Beausejour. Sep-


tember 191 5 : Battleof Champagne. 1916 Battle of the :

Somme. 1917 : Battle of the Cerna (Macedonia).

Honours attained and Wounds received.

Medaille Militaire. Croix de Guerre.

October 191 5 and October 191 7 : Wounded.


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ROWLAND STUART CAMPBELL.

Record of Service.
nth June 191 5 : gazetted as Second Lieutenant in the 3rd
(Special Reserve) Battalion The Black Watch (Royal High-
landers). November 1915 : qualified as Machine Gun Officer
at School of Musketry and Machine Gunnery, Strensall (York-
shire). December 1915: seconded for service with the Machine
Gun Corps. December 191 7: placed on the Retired List on
account of wounds received in action.

Ranks held.
nth June 1915 : Second Lieutenant. January 1917
Lieutenant.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

Great Britain and France. 1916 : fought in several raids

on the Somme preliminary to the Battle of the Somme.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

General Service Medal. Victory Medal.

June 1916 : Wounded (Aveluy Wood).


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WILLIAM BLYTH CARINE.

Record of Service.
November 1914 joined Royal Navy, H.M.S. Tamar.
:

December 1914 H.M.S. Empress of Asia.


: October 1915 :

H.M.S. Suva. November 1915 H.M.S. Northbrook. October


:

191 7: H.M.S. Euryalus. December 191 7 discharged from :

Royal Navy at Hongkong.

Ranks held.
Able Seaman.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

Arabia bombardment of Sheik Othman, Sheik Said, and


:

Salif; bombardment of, and landing at, Hodeida, Ibn Abbas,


and Akaba. Mesopotamia. Somaliland : bombardment of, and
landing at, Lashgori.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

No remarks.
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ANGELO CASATI.

Record of Service.

27th August 19 16: joined ist Regiment Royal Garrison


Artillery,' Italy. 25th March 1918 : demobilised.

Ranks held.
Private, ist April 191 7 : Artillery Observer. ist No-
vember 191 7: Corporal Observer (Goniometrista). ist December
1917 : Chief Gunner, 315th Siege Battery.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

August 19 1 6 to March 191 7 : Coast defence. April to


October 191 7 detached for special duty at various observation
:

posts on the Carso and Middle Isonzo. November 19 17 to March


19 1 8': defence of Piave River and Venice.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

I talo- Austrian War Medal, 1916-18.


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YVES HENRI JEAN CLOAREC.

Record of Service.
August 1 9 14: mobilised. 28th August 1914: joined H.M.
Auxiliary Cruiser Empress of Russia. 6th February 191 5: joined
the French Cruiser Desaix. 19th February 191 5 sent home. :

1st March 191 5 : arrived in Toulon, 5th Depot. 28th March


1915 to 4th January 1916 : served in French Admiralty. 4th
February 1916 to and January 1918 : served in "Commission
Internationale de Ravitaillement," London, and January 1918 :

demobilised.

Ranks held.
Matelot Fourrier. ist January 1915 : Quartier-maitre
Fourrier.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

China Sea, Indian Ocean, Red Sea, France, and England.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

No remarks.
15

GEORGE COPLEY.

Record of Service.
31st December 1914 : enlisted in the 6th Battalion Mid-
dlesex Regiment. June 191 5: sent to France with 4th Battalion
Middlesex Regiment. July 19 16 to July 1918 various hospitals :

and convalescent camps in England and Ireland. July 1918 :

transferred to 542nd Home Service Employment Company on


account of wounds ; did duty as Provost Sergeant at Irish
Command School of Musketry, Dublin. 9th February 1919 :

demobilised.

Ranks held.
Private. 12th January 191 5 : Lance-Corporal. 15th Feb-
ruary 191 5 : Corporal. 8th November 191 5 : Sergeant.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.


/
Belgium and France. 25th September 191 5: Battle of
Loos. 1st July 1916 : Battle of the Somme.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

19 14-15 Star. General Service Medal. Victory Medal.

Lst July 1916 : Wounded (Battle of the Somme).


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GERALD FREDERICK CONYNGHAM CORFIELD.

Record of Service.

December 1914 : gazetted to the 9th Battalion The York-


shire Regiment. September 191 5 transferred to : nth Battalion
The Yorkshire Regiment. October 191 5 transferred : to Royal
Engineers. June 1920 : demobilised.

Ranks held.
December 1914 : Second Lieutenant. February 19L5 :

Lieutenant. September 19 16: Captain. February 191 7 : Major.


March 1918 : Lieutenant-Colonel.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

January to August 1916 : Italy, Corfu, and Salonica, with


British Mission attached to Royal Serbian Army. August 19 16
to April 1920 : Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force.

Honours attained and Wounds receive-d.

9th March 191 7 : Distinguished Service Medal (Serbian),


"London Gazette." 14th August 1917 : Mentioned in Despatches
(General Maude), "London 2nd November 191 7
Gazette." :

Mentioned in Despatches (General Maude), "London Gazette."


5th February 1918 : Distinguished Service Order, "London
Gazette." 19 14-15 Star. General Service Medal. Victory
Medal with Oak Leaf
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CHARLES NEWMAN CROSS.

Record of Service.

August 191 7 : joined the Army on the General List and


attached to the Chinese Labour Corps. July 1918 : transferred
to the Royal Air Force. March 1919 : transferred back to the
Chinese Labour Corps. February 1920 : demobilised.

Ranks held.
August 191 7 : Second Lieutenant, Chinese Labour Corps.
July 191 8 : Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. March 1919 : Captain,
Chinese Labour Corps.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

France.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

No remarks.
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PETER ALEXANDER DAVIDSON.

Record of Service.
7th September 191 5 : re-enlisted at Hongkong. Posted,
on arrival in England, to 6th Reserve Cavalry Regiment. May
1916 : proceeded to France and joined 5th Royal Irish Lancers.
191 : sent to hospital suffering from abscess. July 1918 :

rejoined Regiment. March 191 9 : demobilised.

Ranks held.
Private.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

France. 19 16: Battle of the Somme. 191 7: Battle of


Arras and Battle of Bourlon Wood.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

No remarks.
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ARTHUR HENRY FRANCIS EDWARDES.

Record of Service.
1 8th January 191 7: gazetted Second Lieutenant, General
List. April to July 191 7 : served with Chinese Labour Corps in
France. August 191 7: appointed Acting Captain commanding
No. 59 Company Chinese Labour Corps in Belgium. February
191 8: invalided to England. 13th March 1918: resigned with
the rank of Captain.

Ranks held.
January to August 191 7: Second Lieutenant. August
191 7: Acting Captain. March 1918 : Captain.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

France and Belgium.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

General Service Medal. Victory Medal.


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ERNEST NASH ENSOR.

Record of Service.
December 19 14: enlisted in the 9th Battalion Royal Irish
Fusiliers. July 191 7: transferred to Chinese Labour Corps in

command of No. 27 Company. November 191 8 : invalided.

January 19 19: posted to Irish Command Dep6t for service in

Dublin. June 1919: repatriated to China. August 1919 : de-


mobilised.

Ranks held.
December 19 14 to March 19 15 : Private and Lance-
Corporal. March 19 15 to February 1916 : Second Lieutenant.
February to August 1916 : Lieutenant. August 1916 : Captain.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

September 19 15 to July 191 7 : France and Flanders, firing

line. July 191 7 to November 19 18: France, lines of communi-


cation. January to June 19 19: active service in Dublin. July
1916 to June 191 7: Battle of the Somme, Battle of the Ancre,
and Battle of Messines Ridge.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

July 1916 : Mentioned in Despatches, Battle of the Somme.


19 14-15 Star. General Service Medal. Victory Medal. Fifth
Class Wen Hu for Military Services.
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JEAN MARIE ANDRE FAY.

Record of Service.
5th August 1914: mobilised at Peking, i6th Colonial
Infantry. 21st September 1914: left Chinwangtao per s.s.

Admiral Olry. November 1914: in Argonne


27th with 276th
Infantry. 21st December 19 14 to loth May 1916 : prisoner of
war in Germany. loth May 1916 to loth July 1918 : interned
in Switzerland owing to illness. loth July 1918; repatriated to
363rd Infantry. 14th November 1918 : demobilised.

Ranks held.
Corporal.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

1 6th to 2 1 St December 19 14: Battle of Argonne, at Abri


de I'Etoile.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

No remarks.
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GEORGE ELDRIDGE GILBERT.

Record of Service.
December 19 14: enlisted in The Yorkshire Regiment.
August 191 5: Second Lieutenant, Royal Fusiliers. October 191 5:
Hythe Musketry Course (passed First Class). November 191 5 :

Musketry Instructor, No. I Young Officers' Training Company,


Fermoy, Ireland. January 1916: transferred to Machine Gun
Corps. March 1916: 51st Machine Gun Company, British
Expeditionary Force, France. January 191 7: appointed Second-
in-Command 202nd Machine Gun Company, France. September
191 7 :Officer commanding 202nd Machine Gun Company.
February 191 8: attached 4th French Army, Machine Gun School.
1918-19 Officer commanding "A" Company, 66th Machine
:

Gun Battalion " D " Company, 39th Machine Gun Battalion


; ;

and " A " Company, 6ist iMachine Gun Battalion, France.


October and November 1918 Acting Second -in -Command,
:

39th Army Machine Gun September 1919


Battalion, France. :

Second-in-Command, 6ist Machine Gun Battalion, France. No-


vember 1919: relinquished commission with authority to retain
the rank of Major.

Ranks held.
December 19 14: Private. August 191 5: Second Lieu-
tenant. January 191 7: Lieutenant. September 191 7 Captain.
:

February 1918 : Major.


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Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

France, 1916: Fricourt, Contalmaison, Mametz Wood,


and Delville Wood (Battle Somme).
of the Belgium, 1917:
Lombardzyde (Yser Canal), Zonnebeke, and Passchendaele (Battle
of Ypres). France, 1918: Battle of the Somme (21st March),
Merville, La Bass6e Canal, Bois de Nieppe, Battle of the Scarpe,
and Hindenburg Line. France and Belgium, 1918 : General
Advance, Ypres-Armentieres sector.

Honours attained and Wounds received.


Military Cross (gazetted 25th August 19 16). General
Service Medal. Victory Medal.
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FREDERICK DOUGLAS GODDARD.

Record of Service.
2 1 St October 1918: enlisted in The Artists' Rifles, Officers'

Training Corps (28th London Regiment). 28th January 1919 :

transferred to No. XI Officers' Cadet Battalion. 8th March 1919 :

gazetted Temporary Second Lieutenant, General Service, British


Army. 28th April 1919: demobilised.

Ranks held.
2 1 St October 191 8: Private. 8th March 1919 : Temporary
Second Lieutenant.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

Home service.

Honours attained and Wounds received.


No remarks.
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HENRY GEORGE GOWEN.


Record of Service.
2 1 St October 191 5: enlisted in the 3rd Battalion The
London Rifle Brigade. January 1916: transferred to 2nd
Battalion The Artists' Rifles, Officers' Training Corps, nth July
1916: gazetted Second Lieutenant to 5th Battalion The Border
Regiment. September 1916: proceeded to France and attached
to 1 2th (Service) Battalion The King's Liverpool Regiment.
September 191 7: posted to i/5th Battalion The Border Regiment,
then at Achiet-le-Grand, France. January 1918 : invalided to
England with trench fever. March 1918: posted to 4th (Reserve)

Battalion The Border Regiment, England, until its dispersal in

March 1919. April 1919 : attached to 2nd Battalion The Border


Regiment, Ireland. June 1919: proceeded to India and was
attached to No. 2 Combined British Infantry Dep6t, Kirkee.
24th May 1920: proceeded to England and placed on strength
of The Border Regiment Dep6t, Carlisle. 6th February 192 1:

demobilised.
Ranks held.
Rifleman, nth July 1916: Second Lieutenant. January
1918: Lieutenant. December 1919: Acting Captain.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

France, Belgium, and India. 1916: Battle of the Somme.


April 1917: Battle of Arras. 6th November 1917: Battle of
Passchendaele Ridge.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

General Service Medal. Victory Medal.


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BASIL EDWARD FOSTER HALL.

Record of Service.

20th March 1915 : gazetted to the 4th Battalion The


East Surrey Regiment. September 191 5
30th joined : the
2nd Battalion The East Surrey Regiment near Vermelles. ist

December 1915 : landed at Salonika. 20th July 1918: first leave.


9th April 1919 : demobilised. 31st March 1920: relinquished
commission.

Ranks held.
Second Lieutenant, ist July 1917: Lieutenant.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

France and Macedonia.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

19 14-15 Star. General Service Medal. Victory Medal.


Mentioned in Despatches.

Other Particulars of Interest.

Brigade Intelligence Officer. Corps Liaison Officer.


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HENRY EILBECK HILLMAN.

Record of Service.
3rd August 1914: rejoined Royal Navy. 3rd to 8th
August 1914 H.M.S. Ta^nar.
: 8th to i8th August 1914
H-M.S. Clio. i8th August to 7th September 1914: H.M.
armed yacht Mekong, in command. 8th September J914: paid
o^ Mekong and rejoined Customs Service. April 191 5 rejoined :

Royal Navy and proceeded to England. 14th to 29th June


1915 : H.M.S. Victory. 30th' June 1915 to i6th July 1917:
Senior Staff Officer to Admiral commanding Invergordon Base.
i6th July 1917 to 20th December 1918: H.M.S. Mars, in
command. 20th December 191 8 reverted to Retired List,
:

Royal Navy.

Ranks held.
4th May 1 9 14: Commander. nth November 191 8:
Captain.

COUNTRIE.S SERVED IN, AND BaTTLES, ETC., FOUGHT IN.

China Sea and Home waters.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

Mons Star. General Service Medal. Victory Medal.


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MARCEL FLORENT HUBERT.

Record of Service.
17th August 1914: mobilised, 16^™^ R6giment d'Infanterie
Coloniale, Tientsin. 3rd March 1915: 6^™^ Regiment d'Infanterie
Coloniale, Lyons. 27th April 1915: 123^™^ Regiment d'Infanterie,
La Rochelle. 25th April 191 7 to 8th December 191 8: prisoner
of war in Germany. March 1919: Interpreter attached to United
States Army General Head-quarters, Chaumont. 12th July 1919:
demobilised.

Ranks held.

19 1 4-1 5: Private. 191 5-16: Corporal. 19 16-19: Sergeant.


1919: Adjutant.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

France. 191 5 : Battle of the Aisne (Troyon). 19 16:


Battle of Verdun (Bois de la Caillette ; Fort de Souville),
Battle of Argonne (Four de Paris), and Battle of the Somme
(Belloy-en-Santerre). 191 7: Battle of Chemin des Dames
(Ferme d'Hurtebise).

Honours attained and Wounds received.

191 7: Croix de Guerre with One Star.

6th May 1 916 : Wounded at Verdun.


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Other Particulars of Interest.

25th April 191 7 : taken prisoner of war at Chemin des


Dames (Ferme d'Hurtebise). June 191 7 attempted to escape
:

from the Camp of Dulmen ; failed, and was put in gaol for

20 days. July 191 7 to May 1918 : Reprisal Camp of Soltau,


Z. 3049. 8th December 1918 escaped from the Camp
: of
Hameln (Hanover) and rejoined the troops at Cologne.
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ROBERT HIPPOLYTE ALEXANDRE HENRI KETELS.

Record of Service.
nth October 1914 : joined Infantry Depot, Belgian Army.
28th October 1914 : joined the 9th Regiment of Infantry in
the field. 27th July 1918 : Service de Reperage d'Artillerie,
Nieuport. 18th November 1918: Interpreter to American Army.
1 2th June 1919 : relieved from military duty.

Ranks held.
Soldier.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

28th October 19 14 to October 19 18: firing line in Belgium.


17th April 1918 : Battle of Merckem.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

Croix de Guerre avec Deux Palmes. Mentioned in


Despatches (O.J. A.) on 29th May 1916 and i8th June 191 8.
19th May 1916 : Wounded at Dixmude.
PIERRE PAUL PROSPER MARIE KREMER.

Record of Service.
August 1914 : joined the i6th Regiment d'Infanterie
Coloniale, Peking. September 1 914 : volunteered for the front.
30th November 1914 : 74th Regiment d'Infanterie at St. Brieuc.
i6th December 1914 : firing line in Flanders. 22nd April 1915
to June 19 16: prisoner of war. June 19 16 toJune 191 7 interned
:

in Switzerland. June 191 7: repatriated. October 1917: returned


to China.

Ranks held.
August 1 9 14: Private. March 1915: Caporal Telephoniste
de Brigade. 26th April- 191 5 : Sergent Telephoniste de Brigade.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

China, France, and Belgium. i6th December 1914 :

Second Battle of the Yser (Maison du Passeur taken on the 27th


December 19 14). 22nd April 191 5: Second Battle of Ypres.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

Croix de Guerre (Citation a I'Ordre de la Brigade No. 64),


France, 191 5. Insignes des Blesses de Guerre, France.

22nd April 1915 : Wounded and Gassed.


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Other Particulars of Interest.

22 nd April 191 5 : taken prisoner. 22 nd April 1916 :

confined in the following Camps : Meschede (Westphalia),


Darmstadt (Hesse), and Constance ; in Reprisal Camps of Celle,
Meyenburg, and Soltau, in Hanover. June 19 16: accepted by
Swiss Medical Commission to be interned in Switzerland as
"Grand Blesse."
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HARRY PERCY LEAVER.

Record of Service.
March 191 5: enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery.

September 1916: transferred to Army Reserve " W." 14th


December 191 8: demobilised.

Ranks held.
March 191 5 : Corporal, reverted to Gunner at my own
request for the purpose of going straight to the front. May 191 5:
Bombardier.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

France and Belgium. 27th April 1915 : Second Battle of


Ypres (gas attack).

Honours attained and Wounds received.

1914-15 Star. General Service Medal. Victory Medal.

July 191 5 : Wounded and Gassed.


34

EDMOND GEORGES LEBAS.

Record of Service.

August 1914 : joined the 78th Regiment of Infantry


(Territorials). May 19 16: appointed to be an Interpreter with
the British Expeditionary Force.

Ranks held.
Private. Mayi9i6: Interpreter.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

France.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

No remarks.
35

WILLIAM LLOYD.

Record of Service.

7th May 1916: enlisted in the 30th Battalion Australian


Imperial Forces.

Ranks held.
Private. 1 917 : Lance - Corporal and Corporal. 1 918 :

Sergeant.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

\ France and Belgium. March 191 7: Battle of Bapaume.


October 191 7: Battle at Ypres. January 1918: Battle at
Messines. 1918: Battle of the Somme.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

General Service Medal. Victory Medal.

Wounded at the Battle of Bapaume and Gassed at the


Battle of the Somme.
36

JOHN MICHAEL FRANCIS LONERGAN.

Record of Service.
December 1914: enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery,

23rd Division. February 191 7: 46th Division. August 1918 :

Guards Division. March 1919 : demobilised.

Ranks held.

1914: Gunner. January 1915: Bombardier. May 1915 :

Corporal. July 1915 : Sergeant. August 1915 to January 1916:


Acting Quartermaster Sergeant.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

France. 1916 : Battle of the Somme. 1918 : Battle of


Cambrai and Battle of Mauberge.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

19 1 4- 1 5 Star. General Service Medal. Victory Medal.

Other Particulars of Interest.

1918: recommended for Medaille Militaire. May 1918 :

recommended for commission. May to August 1918 : served in

Officers' Cadet Corps.


37

HUGH GORDON LOWDER.

Record of Service.
2nd December 1914 : enlisted in the 14th Battalion
London Regiment. 25 th March 191 5: commissioned in Special
Reserve of Officers to .3rd (Special Reserve) Battalion The
King's Shropshire Light Infantry. October 191 5 to January
1916: qualified as Machine Gun Instructor with "Distinguished"
Certificate ; Brigade Machine Gun Officer i6th Infantry Brigade,
Belgium. 12th March 1920: demobilised with rank of Major
from Head- quarters, Chinese Labour Corps, ist April 1920:
retired from Regular Army (Special Reserve) with rank of
Captain.

Ranks held.
2nd December 1914: Private. 25th March 1915: Second
Lieutenant. 12th March 1920 : Major, ist April 1920: Captain.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

September 19 15 to January 1916 : Belgium. March to


August 191 7 and July 19 18 to January 1920: France. September
191 7 to June 1 918: China.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

1914-15 Star. Order of the Wen Hu, Fifth Class, 19 19,

China.
38

HENRY GEORGE MacEWAN.

Record of Service.
4th March 19 18 : joined The Inns of Court Officers'

Training Corps. May 191 8: transferred to The Household


Brigade Officers' Cadet Battalion. 6th February 1919: trans-

ferred to the Special Reserve of Officers and demobilised. 27th


February 1919: gazetted Second Lieutenant in His Majesty's
Foot Guards (Scots Guards). 23rd August 1920: gazetted out
of the Special Reserve, with permission to retain the rank of
Second Lieutenant (i.e., after return to China).

Ranks held.
4th March 1918: Private. 27th February 1919: Second
Lieutenant.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

England.

Honours attained and Wounds received.


No remarks.
39

LIONEL NORMAN MACKINNON.

Record of Service.
March 191 5 : gazetted Second Lieutenant, Royal Field
Artillery. May 1915 to January 1916: France. January 1916
to November 1918 : Macedonia. Septeinber 1916 : appointed
Aide-de-Camp to General Officer Commanding, 27th Division,
Royal Artillery. November 191 7 : Staff Lieutenant, First
Class, and Intelligence Officer, Head-quarters, 27th Division,
Royal Artillery. November 191 8: appointed Aide-de-Camp to
Commander-in-Chief, British Expeditionary Force, Salonica.
February 1919 invalided to
: England from Constantinople.
February 1920: demobilised.

Ranks held.
March 191 5 : Second Lieutenant. February 191 6 :

Lieutenant. August 19 18: Captain.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

May 1,915 to January 1916 : France. January 1916 to


November 1918 : Macedonia. November 19 18 to February
1919 : Salonica.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

January 1918: Mentioned in Despatches. 1914-15 Star.


General Service Medal. Victory Medal.
40

ARKADY MICHAILOVICH MALTCHENKO.

Record of Service.
October 19 14: mobilised and appointed Censor and Aide-
de-Camp to the Staff of Fortress, Vladivostock. November 1914:
appointed Aide-de-Camp to the Commander of the 4th Siberian
Army Corps, and proceeded with this Corps to the front in

Poland. March 191 5 : Censor in the Army Corps, Telegraph


and Post Office. October 1915 to March 1917: Aide-de-Camp
to the Commander of the 5th Siberian Army Corps. May 191 7 :

demobilised.

Ranks held.
Second Lieutenant.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

1914-15: defence of Warsaw and Ostrolenko (Poland).


1916-17: advance into Galicia under General Brussilow. Battles
on the Stohod and Seret Rivers, and re-occupation of Brody.

Honours attained and Wounds received.


May 19 16: Order of St. Stanislaus, Second Class. August
1916: Order of St. Stanislaus, Second Class, with Swords.
December 19 16: Order of Ste. Anne, Second Class.
41

NORMAN COOPER MATEER.

Record of Service.

191 5: enlisted in the Army and served with Royal Irish


Rifles and Royal Irish Fusiliers.

Ranks held.
Private. Corporal. Sergeant. Sergeant-Major. Second
Lieutenant. Lieutenant and Acting Captain.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

France and Belgium. Battle of Ypres, Battle of the


Somme, and Battle of Messines Ridge.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

1914-15 Star. General Service Medal. Victory Medal.

Wounded three times. 1916 : Shell shock. 1918 :

Gassed.
42

UMBERTO MARCONI.

Record of Service.
April 1916 : joined the Territorial Infantry Battalions.
September 19 16 to September 1918 : Secretary of the Italian
Military Mission, England. Aide-de-Camp and Adjutant to Italian
Military Attache in London on various dates. September 1918 :

demobilised.

Ranks held.
Private. May 19 16: Second Lieutenant. November
191 7: First Lieutenant.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

Italy and England.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

No remarks.
43

GEORGE ERNEST MARDEN.

Record of Service.
13th January 191 5: enlisted in the Middlesex Regiment.
19th September 191 5: 9th Essex Regiment, ist October 1916 :

1 2th Essex Regiment. loth April 191 7 : 5th Bedfordshire Regi-


ment. August 191 7: Royal Flying Corps, No. 2 Squadron.
1 2th
4th September 1917 No. 20 Squadron.
: 14th December 1917:
Head-quarters, Royal Flying Corps, ist April 191 8: General

Head-quarters, Royal Air Force. July 1918 Mission Brittanique :

G.Q.G., Francais. ist May 1919 : Air Ministry. 28th June


1919 : demobilised.

Ranks held.
Private. 19th March 191 5: Corporal. 19th September
191 5: Second Lieutenant. 191 7: Lieutenant.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

France. loth March 191 5 : Battle of Neuve Chapelle.


9th May 1915 : Battle of Aubers Ridge. 25th September 1915:
Battle of Loos. 13th October 191 5: Battle of Hohenzollern
Redoubt. 1918: all operations in France.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

December 1915 : Military Cross. 1914-15 Star. General


Service Medal. Victory Medal. Mentioned in Despatches,
April 19 1 6, and in final Despatch.

23rd April 191 5 and 2nd March 19 16: Wounded.


44

Other Particulars of Interest.

Personal Pilot to Major-General Salmon, General Officer


Commanding Royal Air Force, and Lieutenant -General Sir

H. Lawrence, C.G.S., General Head-quarters.


45

STEPHEN EGNATIEF MIKULIN.

Record of Service.
15th June 19 16: joined the nth Sharpshooter Regiment
in Russia. loth July 1917 to 29th January 1918 : indisposed.
26th February 1918 : discharged.

Ranks held.
Senior Clerk.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

Russia.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

No remarks.
46

HARRY FLANDERS MILLER.

Record of Service.
April 191 7: joined Royal Engineers Unit, University of
London. June 191 7: Royal Engineers Cadet School, Newark-
on-Trent. August 191 7: No. 5 Company, Royal Engineers
Depot, Newark-on-Trent. December 1917 529th East Riding :

Field Company, Royal Engineers, British Expeditionary Force.


January 19 19: demobilised.

Ranks held.
April 1917: Cadet. August 191 7: Second Lieutenant.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

December 191 7 : Battle of Bullecourt. March 191 8 :

Batrie of Arras. April 1918 : Battle of La Bassee Canal.


August 191 8 : Allies offensive. December 191 8 : Army of
Occupation, Germany.

Honours attained and Wounds received.


19 1 8-1 9 : Mentioned in Despatches. General Service
Medal. Victory Medal.
47

WALTER MOORE.

Record of Service.
1st June 191 7 : gazetted to the Chinese Labour Corps.
2nd October 1919 : demobilised.

Ranks held.
Second Lieutenant. ist December 1918 : Lieutenant.
14th February 1919 : Acting Captain.

CoUNTillES served IN, AND BaTTLES, ETC., FOUGHT IN.

August 19 1 7 to September 1919 : France and Belgium.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

General Service Medal. Victory Medal.


48

ROBERT BURNS MUIR MUIRHEAD.

Record of Service.
November 19 14: joined the Royal Naval Division (Public
Schools' Battalion). 6th February 191 5 : transferred to the
Royal Naval Reserve. Served afloat until demobilised on 14th
January 1920.

Ranks held.
November 1914 : Private. 6th February 1915 : Sub-
Lieutenant, Royal Naval Reserve. 23rd April 1916: Lieutenant,
Royal Naval Reserve.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

North Sea. Belgian Coast Raids. Norwegian Convoy.


Storming of Mole at Zeebrugge. Mine-laying and Mine-
sweeping.

Honours attained and Wounds received.


June 191 7 ; Presented to Their Majesties.
49

JOHN MURPHY.

Record of Service.
August 1914: re-enlisted in the Royal Marine Artillery.

1914-15: German New Guinea and German West Africa.


in

March to November 1915 Royal Marine Artillery, Heavy


:

Howitzer Brigade, in France. December 19 15 to September


1917: H.M.S. Warspite. September 1917 : transferred to the
Army. From date of Armistice to May 1920 : attached to

Chinese Labour Corps conducting coolies from France back to


China.

Ranks held.
Gunner. Corporal. Sergeant. September 191 7: Second
Lieutenant. March 1919: Lieutenant.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

German New Guinea, German West Africa, and France.


31st May 1916: Battle of Jutland.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

Distinguished Conduct Medal. 19 14 Star. General


Service Medal. Victory Medal.
50

NATHANIEL JAMES GILMORE MURRAY.

Record of Service.
28th November 1915 : enlisted in The Black Watch
(Royal Highlanders). 15th August 1916: drafted to, and joined,
the 2nd Battalion The Black Watch, in Mesopotamia. 8th
March 1918 : commissioned to The Highland Light Infantry.
13th May 1920: demobilised.

Ranks held.
Private. Lance -Corporal. Second Lieutenant. Lieu-
tenant (with Staff appointment, Class "H.H.").

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

Mesopotamia, Persia, and the Caucasus. February 191 7:


defence of the San-i-Yat position and the preliminary forcing of it.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

General Service Medal. Victory Medal, nth February


1920: Mentioned in a Despatch by General Sir C. F. Milne,
G.C.M.G., K.C.B., D.S.O.
Wounded at the San-i-Yat position in Mesopotamia.
51

OSCAR EDWARD MORRISON OLIVE.

Record of Service.
March 191 5: enlisted in the i6th Battalion The Rifle
Brigade. May 1917: transferred to the Machine Gun Corps.
3rdNovember 191 7: gazetted to the i8th Battalion Tank Corps,
nth June 1919 demobilised.
:

Ranks held.
Private. January 1916: Sergeant. November 1917:
granted a commission.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

1916-18 : France and Belgium. Battle of Ypres. Battle


of the Somme, etc.

Honours attained and Wounds received.-

General Service Medal. Victory Medal. .


52

ALBERT LOUIS MAXIME PICHON.

Record of Service.

August 1914 : joined the i6«=""« Regiment d'Infanterie


Coloniale, in China. February 191 5: left for France, and on
arrival was incorporated for service in the 6^™^ Regiment
d'Infanterie Coloniale. June to December 191 5 : appointed
to the I /9th Gurkha Rifles, Indian Expeditionary Corps, as
Interpreter and for liaison. January 19 16 to November 191 7 :

attached to the 94th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, 21st Division.


December 191 7 : released from active military service to rejoin
the Chinese Maritime Customs. 21st January 1919: demobilised.

Ranks held.
Private. November 191 5 : Brigadier. October 1916:
Marechal des Logis.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

and Belgium.
France September to October 191 7 :

Flanders. September 191 5: Battle of Loos. June to July 19 16


and September to October 19 16: Battle of the Somme. May
to July 191 7 : Battle of Arras.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

September 191 5 : Croix de Guerre with Silver Star


(Citation a I'Ordre de la Division), France. October 191 7:
Military Medal, Great Britain. Medaille de la Victoire, France.
Medaille des Allies, France and Great Britain.
53

PERCY OSWALD PICKBURN.

Record of Service.
19th December 1914: enlisted in the loth Battalion The
Yorkshire Regiment. 24th November 191 5 8th Battalion
: The
Yorkshire Regiment. 26th November 19 16: Royal Engineers.
28th March 1919 : demobilised.

Ranks held.
February 191 5 : Private and Lance-Corporal. July 191 5 :

Corporal. November 191 7: Sergeant.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

France, Belgium, and Flanders. 25th September 1915:


Battle of Loos. i6th April 19 16: Battle of Bully Grenier.
March and April 1918: Boverie, Bethune, Merville, and Amiens.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

1 9 14-15 Star. General Service Medal. Victory Medal.

September 191 5 : Wounded at the Battle of Loos. April


1916 : Wounded at the Battle of Bully Grenier.

Other Particulars of Interest.

June and July 1918 stood by at Poissy to assist evacuate


:

the British population from Paris in the event of the Germans


entering the city.
54

EDWIN ALFRED PRITCHARD.

Record of Service.

July 191 7 : gazetted Second Lieutenant, General Service


List. September 191 7: special permission granted to relinquish
commission. September 191 7 enlisted in The Rifle Brigade.
:

October 191 7: posted to Cadet School, Machine Gun Corps.


January 1918: gazetted Second Lieutenant, Tank Corps. Feb-
ruary 191 8 : posted to 14th Battalion Tank Corps. January
19 19: demobilised.

Ranks held.

July 191 7: Second Lieutenant. September 191 7: Private.


January 191 8 : Second Lieutenant.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

1917-18: France. August 1918 : Battle of Amiens.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

General Service Medal. Victory Medal.

8th August 1918 : Wounded at Marcelcave.


55

ARCHIBALD SHEARER RUSSELL.

Record of Service.
1st December 191 5 to 3rd March 1916 Government :

Transport Service. 4th March 1916 to 7th February 1918:


H.M.S. Grive. 8th February 1918 : invalided out of the Service.
15th April 1918: engaged under Ministry of Munitions. 31st
May 1918 : demobilised.

Ranks held.
1st December 1915 : Third Engineer. 4th March 1916:
Engineer Sub- Lieutenant, Royal Naval Reserve. 17th December
191 7: Engineer Lieutenant, Royal Naval Reserve.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

Served in North Sea and White Sea. Small engagements


with submarines.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

1 9 14- 1 5 Star. General Service Medal. Victory Medal.


Received letter of thanks from Admiralty and Ministry of
Munitions for services rendered.
56

GERALD HAY RUXTON.

Record of Service.
I St December 1914: appointed to Whale Island Gunnery
School, Portsmouth. 15th December 1914: appointed to H.M.S.
Calyx, loth Cruiser Squadron — Faroe Isles-Iceland patrol,

prize crew duties. 25th May 191 5 : appointed to Submarine


Service, June 1915: appointed to H.M.S. Maidstone, Sub-
ist

marine Depot Ship, Harwich, ist September 191 5 appointed to :

H.M. Submarine G. i. for navigating duties. i6th April 191 7 : left

Submarine G. i. on appointment to Submarine Depot, Portsmouth,


for torpedo and electrical courses. i6th July 191 7 : appointed to
Submarine C. 6. 19th May 19 18: in command of Submarine C. 6.

31st July 191 8 : appointed to Submarine Department, Admiralty,


for special duty. 25th November 1918: in command of U. g8,
taken over on surrender by the Germans. 5th February 19 19:
appointed to Submarine Dep6t, Portsmouth. 3rd December 1919 :

demobilised.

Ranks held.
Royal Naval Reserve, ist December 1914: Sub-Lieutenant.
1st May 1915 : Acting Lieutenant. ist May 1916 : Lieutenant.
1 6th July 191 7 : First Lieutenant.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

North Sea, Arctic Sea, Cattegat, and Bristol Channel


submarine patrols.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

1914-15 Star. General Service Medal. Victory Medal.


Official thanks of the Air Council for special services rendered.
57

FREJ LEOPOLD SABEL.

Record of Service.
14th June 1917 to 29th June 1919: served in the United
States Navy. 29th June 1919 : relieved from active duty and
placed in reserve.

Ranks held.
15th December 191 7 : Lieutenant (Junior Grade). 21st
March 19 18: Lieutenant.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

No remarks.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

Commendatory letter for service rendered from Officer


Commanding United States ist Destroyer Division on U.S.S.
" Chauncey," flagship, given at Gibraltar, 23rd October 191 7.
58

SERGIUS JOHN SADKOWSKY.

Record of Service.

3rd May 191 5 : joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve,


Public Schools' Battalion, and detailed to H.M.S. Crystal Palace.
15th October 1915: detailed to H.M.S. President, additional to
the Royal Naval Division. nth November 1916: transferred to
the Intelligence Department and went to Salonica, where served
with the following, units : 8th December 1916 to 30th May 1917,
with 8th Mounted Brigade; 30th May 1917 to ist January 1918,
with 78th Brigade Head-quarters ; ist January to ist July 1918,
with 1 2th Corps Head-quarters. 14th to 30th May 1918 : special
duties at Athens. 30th May 1918 to ist May 1919 : General
Head-quarters at Constantinople and British Military Mission in
South Russia. 9th January 1920: demobilised.

Ranks held.
3rd May 191 5: Able Seaman. Petty Officer. 15th October
1915: Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. nth
November 191 6 : Lieutenant, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

Macedonia, Turkey, and South Russia.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

General Service Medal. Victory Medal.


59

JOSEPH AON ARNOLD SECK.

Record of Service.
8th August 1914: mobilised at Shanghai, and attached to
the 1 6th Regiment of Colonial Infantry at Tientsin. 24th August
191 4: reported at Tientsin. 3rd February 191 5 : left China for

France. 30th April 191 5: transferred to the 6th Regiment of


Colonial Infantry, Lyons. 6th September 191 5 : left dep6t for
firing zone with the 4th Company, 9th Battalion, of the above
Regiment, nth December 191 5: transferred to the ist Regiment
of Colonial Infantry at the front. nth March 1916 : transferred

to the 2nd Regiment of Colonial Infantry, Toulon. 7th July


191 7: transferred to the Colonial Battalion of Diego Suarez of
the 13th Regiment of Colonial Infantry, as Instructor to the 19 18
Class in Madagascar. 20th February 1919 : left Madagascar for

Shanghai. 13th April 19 19: demobilised.

Ranks held.
24th August Soldat de 2^"'« Classe (Private),
1914 :

nth November 1915 : Soldat de i^"^^ Classe (Lance-Corporal).


I St August 1916 : Caporal (Corporal).

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

France and Madagascar. 191 5 : Battle of Argonne and


Battle of Champagne. 1916: Battle of the Gise and Battle of

the Somme.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

Wounded twice.
60

WILLIAM GEORGE LEOPOLD SELL.

Record of Service.

6th January 191 5: enlisted in the Royal Garrison Artillery.


1 2th January 191 5 : with No. 6 Siege Battery. 6th November
191 5 : transferred to Royal Artillery, Clerks' Section, and attached
to I2ist Brigade Royal Field Artillery, Head-quarters Staff.

5th July 1918: attached to General Head-quarters, Third Army.


13th January 1919 : demobilised.

Ranks held.
7th January 191 5 : Bombardier. 2nd December 1916:
Sergeant, ist February 191 7: Regimental Sergeant-Major.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

1915: France, south of the Ancre. July 1916: Beaumont


Hamel. September 1916 : Battle of the Somme. March 1917:
St. Quentin.

Honours attained and Wounds received.


Military Medal. 1914-15 Star. General Service Medal.
Victory Medal. Royal Humane Society's Medal. 2nd December
1916 : Mentioned in Despatches for remaining on duty under
heavy shell fire and assisting wounded to safety.

27th December 1916 : Wounded and Shell shocked.


61

GEORGE SHAW.

Record of Service.
17th November 191 5 : enlisted in the 3rd Battalion The
East Surrey Regiment. July 1916 : 2nd Battalion The East
Surrey Regiment, in Salonica. July to December 191 6: Base
Divisional Head-quarters. January to July 191 7: Struma Front.
July to October 191 7: attached to the Royal Engineers, Signal
Troop, General Head-quarters, i6th Army Corps. October 1917
to March 1918: Doiran Front. May 191 8 invalided home.
:

May 1918 to February 1919: stationed at Dover and Glasgow.


February 1919 : demobilised.

Ranks held.
November 1915: Private. July 1916: Signaller. July to
December 19161 Mounted Signal Trooper.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

Salonica, Macedonia, and Great Britain.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

General Service Medal. Victory Medal.


62

GILBERT McDonald McColl smith.

Record of Service.
15th October 1915 : appointed to Devonport. ist Nov-
ember 191 5 : appointed to Dover, commanding a division of
Mine- sweepers. 24th March 19 16: appointed to Lowestoft,
commanding a division of Mine-sweepers, nth November 1918 :

appointed to Lowestoft, commanding a division of Mine-sweepers,


Mine Clearance Service. 27th October 1919 : demobilised.

Ranks held.
15th October 1915 : Sub- Lieutenant, Royal Naval Reserve.
15th April 1916 : Lieutenant, Royal Naval Reserve. nth
November. 191 8 : Divisional Officer, Mine Clearance Service.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

France, Belgium, North Sea, and English Channel.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

1914-15 Star. General Service Medal. Victory Medal,


with Oak Leaf King's Mine Clearance Badge (Great Britain).
20th December 191 7 : Croix de Guerre, with Two Palms (I'Ordre
de I'Armee, France). 5th December 191 5 : Mentioned in Des-
patches (Great Britain). 20th December 191 5 : Mentioned in

Despatches (France). 27th February 1916: recommended for


Life Saving (Great Britain).
63

Other Particulars of Interest.

1st November 191 5 : Mine-sweeping Instructor and Ex-


perimental Officer to Dover Patrol. Present, in command of
Mine-sweeping Divisions, at various bombardments of Belgian
Coast. 27th February 1916 : blown up in Mine-sweeping

operations.
64

JOSEPH WILLIAM STEPHENSON.

Record of Service.
27th May 1918: joined the Inns of Court Officers' Training
Corps. 15th January J91 9 : demobilised.

Ranks held.
27th May 1918 : Private. November 1918 : Second
Lieutenant.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

England.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

No remarks.
65

WILLIAM MORTON STEVENS.

Record of Service.
7th April 191 5 : re-enlisted in the 5th Dragoon Guards.
May 1916 : transferred to Highland Light Infantry. 13th
February 1919 : demobilised.

Ranks held.
Corporal.Troop Sergeant. October 1916 : Transport
Sergeant, Highland Light Infantry.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

France and Belgium. 13th May 1915 : Loos. July 1916 :

Battle of the Somme. October 191 7 : Battle of Passchendaele,


Houthoulst Forest. June 191 8 : Bray. September to October,
1918: Ypres, General Advance across Hill 60.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

1914-15 Star. General Service Medal. Victory Medal.


Mentioned in Despatches (Sir Douglas Haig's Certificate).

Wounded at Loos, at the Somme, and gassed at Mailly-


Mailly Wood.
66

HENRY SANSUM SWEETING.

Record of Service.
22nd February 191 5 9th Somerset Light Infantry.
: loth.

July 191 5: 6th Royal Irish Fusiliers. 21st October 191 5 to 20th
October 1916: Home Service. 2nd December 1916 attached :

to 5th Connaught Rangers. 29th March 191 7: 5th Royal Irish


Fusiliers. 21st June 1919: demobilised.

Ranks held.
22nd February 1915: Captain. 27th May 1918 : Major..
September 1918 to May 1919: Second-in-Command.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

1 2th July to 20th October 191 5 : Gallipoli, landing opera-


tions at Suvla Bay and taking of Chocolate Hill. 21st October
1916 to September 191 7 : Macedonia, Struma Valley front.

September 19 17 to May 1918 : Palestine, Winter campaign. 6th


November 191 7 : capture of Rushdi system of trenches and taking
of Hareira Tepe Redoubt. 9th December 191 7: fighting in the
Judsean Hills, resulting in the capture of Jerusalem. 27th Dec-
ember 191 7 attack and capture of heights in vicinity of Ram Allah
:

and subsequent hill fighting. May 191 8 to May 1919 France, in :

the advance from La Bassee sector to Antoing, Belgium.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

19 1 4-1 5 Star. General Service Medal. Victory MedaL


August 1 915 : Wounded.
67

ROY MAXWELL TALBOT.

Record of Service.

June 1918 : assigned to duty with American Expeditionary


Force in France. October 1918: Army Service Corps. May
1919: demobilised.

Ranks held.
Private. October 1918 : First Lieutenant.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

France. Served in advance sector till Armistice.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

No remarks.
68

UGO THEODOLI.
Record of Service.
8th August 1915 : joined Italian Army as Reserve Officer,
being appointed Second Lieutenant, 5th Cavalry Regiment
(Lancieri di Novara). nth November 1915 : detached to
"Campania" Infantry Brigade as Liaison Officer. 15th April
19 16: rejoined own Regiment (dismounted). 2nd November
191 7 : transferred on the battlefield to a picked force entrusted
with covering the retreat of the Second Army from the Isonzo
to the known as "General Di Giorgio's Special Army
Piave,
Corps." nth November 1917 rejoined own Regiment. 25th :

December 191 7: appointed to the "Commission Interalliee de


Ravitaillement," London, ist April 1918 : demobilised.

Ranks held.
Second Lieutenant. 8th June 1916 : First Lieutenant.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

Italy and England. 14th to 28th January 1916: Battle of


Oslavia. 24th to 25th October 191 7: retreat from Isonzo to the
Piave ; rearguard actions at Stretta di Saga. 29th October to
3rd November 191 7: Tagliamento River. 6th to 8th November
1917: Livenza River, nth November 1917: Piave River (Ponte
della Priula).

Honours attained and Wounds received.


Croce di Guerra. I talo- Austrian War Medal, 19 15-18.
28th January 1916 : Wounded at Oslavia.
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NORMAN TRAVERS.

Record of Service.
Commissioned to the Chinese Labour Corps. Ten months
attached to Royal Flying Corps, with Chinese on forward
aerodromes. Three months trench and ammunition work in
forward area. Four months ammunition work, lines of com-
munication. Ten months work on devastated area.

Ranks held.
13th May 191 7: Second Lieutenant. July 1918 : Lieu-
tenant.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

July 19 1 7 to November 1919: France and Belgium.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

General Service Medal. Victory Medal.

Wounded.
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HARRY WARD.

Record of Service.

November 1915 : enlisted in the Royal Army Medical


Corps. December 191 5: sailed from England. January 1916:
joined Mesopotamian Relief Force, attached to 13th Division.
March 19 17 to December 1918 general service at the base.
:

December 191 8 left Mesopotamia. April 1919 demobilised.


: :

Ranks held.
Private.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

Mesopotamia. March to April 191 6 : general assault on


San-i-Yat, for relief of Kut el Amara. December 19 16 to
March 191 7: Second Battle of San-i-Yat and general advance
on Bagdad.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

General Service Medal. Victory Medal.

9th April 1 916 : Wounded.


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ROBERT HENRY WILLIAMSON.

Record of Service.
January to May 191 5 : enlisted in the Dorset Regiment.
June December" 191 5
to Bombing Section. : January to May
1916: Suez Canal Defence Force. June 1916 to January 1917:
Bombing Section. January to October 1917 Brigade Bomber. :

December 19 17 to October 191 8 Inland Water Transport, :

Royal Engineers.

Ranks held.
Private. June to December 19 15 Lance -Corporal. :

January to October 191 7 Corporal.


: December 19 17 to October
1 9 18: Staff Sergeant, Royal Engineers.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

January 1915 : Belgium, Second Battle of Ypres (Hill 60).


June to December 191 5: Gallipoli. January to May 1916: Egypt.
June 1916 October 191 7 France, Battle of the Somme (the
to :

Ancre, Thiepval, and Beaumont Hamel), and Battle of Messines


Ridge. December 19 17 to October 191 8: Mesopotamia.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

1914-15 Star. General Service Medal. Victory Medal.


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JOHN PALMER WILSON.

Record of Service.
i2th January 1915: enlisted in the 5th Middlesex Regiment.
27th March 191 5 : drafted to 2nd Middlesex Regiment. 5th
September 1915: transferred to i8ist Company Royal Engineers
(Mining Company). 15th February 191 7; transferred to Royal
Flying Corps. 17th October 1917 to 24th March 1919: Flying
Instructor (passed Gosport course for Flying Instructors and
Flying Officers' test in Wireless Telephony). ist April 191 8:
Royal Air Force. 3rd July 1919 : demobilised.

Ranks held.
Private. February 191 5
15th Lance-Corporal. : 15th
October 191 5 : Second Corporal, Royal Engineers, 19th Dec-
ember 1 91 5: Corporal. 15th February 1917 Cadet, Royal
:

Flying Corps. 8th June 191 7 : Second Lieutenant. 15th August


191 7: Flying Officer. ist April 1918: Lieutenant, Royal Air
Force.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

France and Belgium. 9th May 191 5 : Battle of Vermelles.


25th September 191 5 : Battle of Loos.

Honours attained and Wounds received.

1 9 14- 1 5 Star. General Service Medal. Victory Medal.


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GEORGE RALEIGH GREY WORCESTER.

Record of Service.
August 1914: called up by Royal Proclamation and ap-
pointed to H.M.S. Em/>ress of Asia. October 1914 H.M.S. Suva. :

April 191 6: Royal Naval Barracks, Devonport, for gunnery course.


July 1916: H.M.S. Orvieto. April to December 1917 Intelligence :

Officer on the General Staff of Vice-Admiral Sir Morgan Singer.


December 1917 Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham, for disposal.
:

January 1918 H.M.S. Macedonia. August 1918: H.M.S. Maid-


:

stone, for training and H.M. Submarine Depot Ships, Dolphin,

Alecto, and Vulcan for Submarine /iT. ^p. May 1919 : demobilised.

Ranks held.
Royal Naval Reserve. August 1914: Acting Sub-Lieu-
tenant. August 191 5: Sub-Lieutenant and Acting Lieutenant.
August 191 7 : Lieutenant.

Countries served in, and Battles, etc., fought in.

China Station : blockade of Tsingtao. East Indies Squa-


dron : with the Squadron in search of the Emden. Egypt
Squadron and Red Sea Patrol : Suez Canal, defence of Aden,
Red Sea bombardments, second bombardment of Akaba, bom-
bardment of the Forts at Bab-el-Mandeb, and landing parties at
El Wege. lOth Cruiser Squadron : patrolling north and south
of Iceland. South America Squadron : iith Submarine Flotilla.

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Honours attained and Wounds received.

1914-15 Star. General Service Medal. Victory Medal.


23rd November 191 7 Italian Bronze Medal for
: Military Valour
("London Gazette," No. 4183). Mentioned in Despatches
" London Gazette," No. 2184).
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