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We Will Remember Them

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Between 1914 & 1918, 95 of my relatives fell in the Great War.

“They shall not grow old,
As we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them
Nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun
And in the morning
We will remember them.”

Laurence Binyon (1869 – 1943)

Private Francis Henry ABBS, 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment, 1918, Kensington, killed in action

Leading Seaman Gilbert Alfred ABBS, Royal Navy, 1918, HMS Platypus, died of disease

Private William Herbert BALDWIN, 55th Battalion Australian infantry, 1917, Somme, France, killed in action

Private Frank James BARLEY, 6th Battalion Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 1918, France & Flanders, killed in action

Private Harry Albert BARLEY, 10th Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps, 1917, France & Flanders, killed in action

Private Stanley Arthur BARTON, 12/13th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, 1917, France & Flanders, killed in action

Lance Corporal John Leonard BASHAM, 17th Battalion Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment), 1917, France & Flanders, died of wounds

Private Arthur James BIRD, Machine Gun Corps Infantry, 1918, Salonika, died of wounds

Private Bertie BIRD, Machine Gun Corps, 1918, France & Flanders, died of wounds

Bombardier Stanley George BIRD, Royal Horse & Royal Artillery Territorial Force, 1918, Birkenhead, died of wounds

Lance Corporal Herbert Edwin BLACKBURN, Coldstream Guards, 1916, France & Flanders, killed in action

Private John William BLACKBURN, 10th Battalion Prince of Wales Own Yorkshire Regiment, 1918, France & Flanders, killed in action

Private John Kersey BLOFIELD, 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment, 1915, France & Flanders, killed in action

Corporal Christopher BORRETT, 4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, 1914, France & Flanders, died of wounds

Private Geoffrey Lionel BROOKE, 1st Battalion Worcester Regiment, 1918, Aldershot, died

Chief Stoker Vincent Keeble BULLEN, Royal Navy, 1917, Scapa Flow, Orkneys, explosion on HMS Vanguard

Private Basil Rowland BULLETT,         5th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment, 1918, Aldershot, died of wounds

Private Ernest Benjamin BULLOCK, 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment, 1916, Mesopotamia, killed in action in the field

Private Edgar Cyril BURTON, 8th Norfolk Battalion, 1916, France & Flanders, killed in action 1st day of Battle of the Ancre

Lance Corporal Francis James BURTON, 12 Battalion Duke of Cambridge’s Own, 1916, Thiepval, killed in action

Private Reginald George BURTON, 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment, 1916, Basra, Mesopotamia, Broncho pneumonia

Private Gilbert John BURTON, 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment, 1917, Passchendaele, France, killed in action

Gunner Edmund COATES, Royal Garrison Artillery, 1917, France & Flanders, died

Lieutenant Clarence Edwards Nooth COOPER, Royal Flying Corps, 1916, Somme, France, Flying accident

Lieutenant Francis Nicholas Nooth COOPER, Army Service Corps & S W Borderers, 1917, France, missing in action

Drummer Albert Arthur COPPING, 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards 1914, France & Flanders, killed in action

Rifleman Albert James COPPING, 3rd Battalion Princes Own Rifle Battalion, 1918, France & Flanders, died of wounds

Acting Sergeant George Sydney CORBEN, 12th (Service) Sheffield Battalion, 1916, France & Flanders, killed in action

Private John Stanley CORBEN, 23rd (County of London) Battalion, 1916, Lambeth, died of wounds

Private Arthur CORBIN, 7th Battalion Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 1918, Vendhuile, killed in action

Rifleman James William CORBIN, 17th Regiment Kings Royal Rifle Corps, 1916, France & Flanders, killed in action

Gunner Bertie Herbert CORBYN, Royal Garrison Artillery, 1917, France & Flanders, killed in action

Private Frederick CORBYN, D Company 1st Battalion Worcester Regiment, 1918, France & Flanders, died of wounds

Private Jonah CORBYN, 10th Battalion Queen Alexandra’s own Welsh regiment; formerly 15th Norfolk, 1916, France & Flanders, killed in action

Major George Edmond Maurice COWELL, Royal Horse & Royal Field Artillery, 1917, France & Flanders, killed in action

Private Richard Christopher COX, 1st Battalion Essex Regiment, France & Flanders, killed in action

Captain Arthur Henry Prinsep CRUICKSHANK, 32nd Pioneers, 1915, Ypres, died of wounds

Gunner Ivor Leslie CURTIS, Royal Horse & Royal Field Artillery, 1917, France & Flanders, died of wounds

Private Alfred Charles CUSHING, 7th Battalion Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 1917, Salonika, killed in action

Private Gordon Walter CUSHING, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, 1917, France & Flanders, died of wounds

Gunner Bertie Clement DENNIS, 12th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, 1917, France & Flanders, killed in action

Private Edward John DENNIS, 8th Battalion Royal Berkshires, 1916, La Boudrelle, France, killed in action

Private George Robert DENNIS, 1st Battalion Cambridge Regiment, 1917, Belgium, killed in action

Private Thomas William DENNY, Coldstream Guards, 1917, France & Flanders, died of wounds

Private Oscar Glyde DIXON, 7th Royal West Kent Regiment, 1918, France, killed in action

Private David DURRANT, 2nd Battalion Norfolk Regiment, 1916, Mesopotamia, killed in action

Fireman & Trimmer Nelson DYBALL, Mercantile Marines, 1918, At Sea SS Westergate, torpedoed by German Sub UB-80

Private Herbert ELSEY, 2/5th (TF) Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment, 1917, France & Flanders, died of wounds

Private Walter Ernest ENGLAND, 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment, 1916, France & Flanders, killed in action

Private Morris Ethanuel EVERITT, 1st/4th Northumberland Fusiliers, 1916, Thiepval, killed in action

Lance Corporal Percy Gordon FAIRMAN, 12th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment, 1917, Ypres, Belgium, killed in action

Private Stephen Francis FAIRMAN, Coldstream Guards, 1916, France & Flanders, killed in action

Private Archibald FAIRWEATHER, 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, 1917, France & Flanders, died of wounds

Private Charles FAIRWEATHER, 2nd Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, 1916, France & Flanders, killed in action

Lieutenant Cyril John FAIRWEATHER, 4th Battalion Hampshire Regiment, 1914, France & Flanders, killed in action

Battery Quarter Master Sergeant Edward FAIRWEATHER, Royal Horse & Royal Field Artillery, 1916, Somme, France, died of wounds

Private Harry William FAIRWEATHER, 2nd (City of London) Battalion Royal Fusiliers, 1917, Ypres, Belgium, killed in action

Rifleman Kenneth Herbert FAIRWEATHER, D Company, 2nd/16th Battalion London Regiment Queen’s Westminster Rifles, 1917, Palestine, died

Private Percy Reeve FAIRWEATHER, 1915, 5th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, Galipoli, killed in action

Private Philip FAIRWEATHER, Gordon Highlanders, 1917, France & Flanders, killed in action

Private Bertie Thomas FARROW, 8th Battalion Border Regiment, 1918, France & Flanders, killed in action

Private Ernest Richard FARROW, 6th Battalion Queens Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), 1918, France & Flanders, killed in action

Deckhand John William West FARROW, Mercantile Marine Motor Boat “Frigate Bird” Grimsby, 1917, Spurn Point, Sunk by German Submarine Karsten Von Heydebreck

Private Walter William FARTHING, 1st Battalion Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment, 1918, France & Flanders, killed in action

Corporal Albert Henry FIELD, 20th (County of London) Battalion Blackheath & Woolwich, 1918, France & Flanders, killed in action

Sergeant Robert William W FIELDS, 1st Battalion Border Regiment, 1917, France & Flanders, died of wounds

Private William Astley FIELDS, 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment, 1917, France & Flanders, killed in action

Lance Corporal Leslie Charles FISHER, 11 Royal Sussex Regiment, 1916, France & Flanders, killed in action

Lieutenant Frank Henry FISON, 6th (Cyclist) Battalion (Territorial), 1916, France & Flanders, killed in action

Lance Corporal Benjamin Bowers GALLANT, 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment, 1915, Ypres, killed in action

Lance Corporal Gilbert GIVENS, 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own), 1918, Cambrai, died of wounds

Rifleman William Norris GIVENS, 1st Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, 1916, Thiepval, killed in action

Private James HANNARD, 2nd Battalion Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment), France & Flanders, killed in action

Private Arthur HERRINGTON, 5th Battalion Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment), 1917, France & Flanders, killed in action

Captain Anthony May Capron HOLLIST, 1915, Buffs East Kent Regiment, Unknown, killed in action

Private John HORREX, 14th (Service) Battalion Hampshire Regiment, 1916, France & Flanders, killed in action

Private Owen Albert V LUBBOCK, 9th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, 1917, France & Flanders, killed in action

Sergeant Frank MANBY, Royal Garrison Artillery, 1916, France & Flanders, killed in action

Private John Cordy MANBY, 12th Battalion East Surrey Regiment, 1917, France & Flanders, killed in action

Sergeant James Dowd MILES, 7th Battalion Suffolk Regiment, 1917, France & Flanders, killed in action

Brian Ponsonby Fitzgerald MOORE, 62nd Punjabis, 1916, At Sea, HMHS Velera, died of wounds

Private Horace Victor RACE, 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment, 1917, France & Flanders, killed in action

Guardsman Russell RACKHAM, 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards, 1914, France & Flanders, killed in action

Private Joseph RAWLINSON, 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment, 1916, France & Flanders, killed in action

Private Edwin Alfred ROPER, 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment, 1918, Salonika, died

Private Herbert Charles SADLER, 8th Battalion East Surrey Regiment, 1915, France & Flanders, killed in action

Private Harry SEELEY, 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment, 1915, France & Flanders, killed in action

Gunner Leonard Walter SEELEY, Royal Garrison Artillery, 1917, France & Flanders, killed in action

Private Cecil Bertie SIMMONDS, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 1918, France & Flanders, killed in action

Private Alfred Edward SQUIRRELL, 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment, 1918, France & Flanders, killed in action

Lance Corporal Stanley Aldis SQUIRRELL, 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards, 1918, France & Flanders, died of wounds

Private Rebuen Stephen STONE, 7th Battalion Norfolk Regiment, 1918, France & Flanders, killed in action

Private William Wells WEST, 6th Battalion Border Regiment, France & Flanders, died of wounds

Sapper Frederick Charles WOODHOUSE, Royal Corps of Engineers, 1917, Egypt, died

 

Author: Jacqui Beard

Wife, mother, & property/finance professional having an obsession with genealogy bordering on the unhealthy. I live just north of Cheltenham with my family, a grumpy border terrier and four plump, friendly chickens. When not “playing with dead people,” as my husband so charmingly puts it, I can be found pottering around the garden or writing.

9 Comments

  1. Hello . My grandfather was Ivor Curtis’s brother Oliver Stanley Curtis . we as a family didn’t know about Ivor . My mother and I live on the Isle of Sheppey Kent . Many Thanks for your web site .

  2. Jacqui,
    Hi. My name is Nick Cooper, great nephew of Clarence and Frank Cooper who you have listed as relatives which, I reckon, makes us relatives as well. Thomas, their briother , was invalided out of the army and produced two sons, George “Brian” Nooth Cooper and Alan John Nooth Cooper. Brian was buried just last week, aged 87. My father died 3 years ago.
    Do you have a site that throws light on the clearly very extensive family tree that you have established? I look forward to hearing from you.
    Best wishes,
    Nick

    • Hi Nick. Nice to hear from you. I believe we are distantly related. Thank you for visiting the site which is somewhat out of date. It’s a huge job to update it now it runs to over 46,000 individual records so I’ve been putting it off for the last few years! Yes, I have more information on your ancestors. I have posted it on the Fairweather page of the website on a sub-page marked Kersey. Please follow the link to a pdf. If there are any errors or changes, please let me know. Best wishes Jacqui

      • Hi Jacqui
        I,as well as Nick Cooper, must be a distant relative. I am following the Cooper/Nooth Cooper family tree and would love any information you may have. I have tried the Fairweather/Kersey link but cannot download anything as the pdf seems to have been removed – any advice would be welcome.
        Many thanks
        Manda

        • Hi Manda – Thanks very much for your comment. Always useful to know when a link isn’t working! It should be fixed now. Best regards Jacqui

    • Hi Nick
      My name is Manda Dominy. I believe that we share a great grandfather i.e. George Commelin Nooth Cooper who was my mother’s grandfather. My mother was Daphne Winifred Howsam (nee Bernard). Her mother was Dorothy Kirsey Nooth Cooper and sister to your grandfather George Thomas Nooth Cooper who we all called Uncle Tom. I remember him very well. I only met you father Alan once when I was quite young but saw Brian a lot when he was married to Heidi and Anya there daughter was actually one of my bridesmaids. I have been looking into the Cooper family tree and have gone back to 1792. It makes fascinating reading especially the Brentford connection. I visited the area two weeks ago and 44 The Butts where our 3 x great grandfather lived is still there. It would be great to have an email from you so that I can fill in some of the gaps on your side of the family. Very best regards Manda

  3. So pleased to see my grandfather, John Cordy Manby listed here.
    Thank you.

    Joyce Winfield (nee Manby), Canada.

  4. Hi,
    I was surprised to find the name of my grandfather, John Cordy Manby on your website. He was killed in action 100 years ago today (Sept. 21, 1917).

    I am interested to know your connection to the Manby family. I don’t know how much you know about us. My grandmother Edith Dorothy (Doll, or Dolly) never remarried and lived to be 100 and died in 1994. Their only son, Ronald John Cordy Manby, my father, was killed in action on 1 April 1945 and is buried at Reischwald Forest War Cemetery near Cleve. I visited his grave in 2009. The Cemetery is beautifully kept, and during my visit I saw a team of workers in hazmat suits spraying some gravestones to keep them pristine and free from moss or mold.

    Would love to hear from you if you have time. My grandfather’s sister’s granddaughter is, like you, and avid genealogist. I only dabble when I have time!

    Best wishes,
    Joyce Winfield (nee Manby)

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