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Eiloart, Frank Oswald, A/Capt., k. in a., 3/5/17.
Fry, John Desford, Lt., k. in a., 15/9/16.
Glover, Richard Bowie Gaskell, Capt., k. in a., 5/11/15.
Harper, Reginald Alexander, 2/Lt., d. of w., 1 6/9/1 7.
Heaton, Norman Child, 2/Lt., k. in a., 3/5/17.
Henderson, Alec Stuart, Capt., d. of w., 25/4/15.
Hill, Gerald Stanley, 2/Lt., k. in a., 15/9/16.
Houghton, John Reginald, M.C, A/Capt., k. in a., 21/3/18.
Huggins, Douglas Frank, Capt., k. in a., 29/8/18.
Johnson, Edmund George, 2/Lt., k. in a., 24/8/18.
Kekewich, George Capt., d. of w., 28/10/17.
Le Tall, Cyril Herbert, Capt., k. in a., 30/8/18.



THE ROLL OF HONOUR 353

Long, Daniel Edward, 2/Lt., k. in a., 28/5/18.

Martin, Edwin, John, 2/Lt., k. in a., 4/9/18.

Mayer, Gerald Max, Lt., d. of w., 1 6/2/1 7.

Mews, John Keith, Capt., d. of w., 24/8/18.

Meyers, Stanley Arthur, 2/Lt., k. in a., 26/10/17.

Mockford, Joseph, 2/Lt., d. of w., 8/4/17.

Mouat, George Mouat Dundas, Capt., k. in a., 9-10/5/15.

Mytton, Richard, 2/Lt., d. of w., 3/10/16.

Naylor, James Reginald, 2/Lt., k. in a., 26/10/17.

Newall, Leslie, 2/Lt., k. in a., 2/9/15.

Nunn, Frederick Arthur, 2/Lt., k. in a., 2/4/18 (R.A.F.).

Parslow, William Hunt, A/Capt., d. of w., 10/8/18.

Petley, Hugh, Capt., k. in a., 1 6/9/1 6.

Prentice, Oliver, 2/Lt., k. in a., 27/3/18.

Richards, Robert Ingram, 2/Lt., d. of w., 27/10/17.

Rowland, Cyril William, M.C., Capt., k. in a., 23/8/18.

Scott, Ronald Burrell Ind, 2/Lt., k. in a., 9/9/16.

Seaverns, Joel, Harrison, Lt., d. of w., 10/5/15.

Shail, William Archibald, 2/Lt., k. in a., 16/8/17.

Sheasby, Edwin William, 2/Lt., k. in a., 15/9/16.

Smith, Duncan Vaughan, D.S.O., Lt.-Col., d. of w., 1 3/4/1 7.

Snowdon, Henry Frederick, Lt., k. in a., 6/10/16.

Snowdon, Sidney Frank, 2/Lt., k. in a., 15/9/16.

Stapleton, Harold Frederick, Lt., k. in a., 1 5/9/1 6.

Stevens, William Philip, 2/Lt., k. in a., 3/8/18.

Townend, Cecil Pelham, 2/Lt., d. of w., 24/9/16.

Vawser, Thomas Edmund, 2/Lt., k. in a., 21-23/3/18.

Waddams, Walter Herbert Leonard, M.C., A/Capt., d. of w., 12/4/17.

Westlake, Geoffrey Arthur, Lt., k. in a., 7-8/10/16.

Wilkinson, Eyre Spencer, Lt., k. in a., 12/1/16 (and R.F.C.).

Williams, Harold Edward, 2/Lt., k. in a., 7-8/10/16.

Wilson, David Oliver, 2/Lt., d. of w., 8/10/16.

City of London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers).
2nd Battalion.

Bennett, Harold Percy, Lt., k. in a., 21/3/18.

Buxton, Bertie Reginald, 2/Lt., k. in a., 1/7/ 16.

Child, David Leshe, Lt., d. of w., 11/9/16.

Clayton, Albert James, M.C., 2/Lt., d. of w., 24/8/18.

Cooke, George Josiah, 2/Lt., k. in a., 23/11/17 (and R.F.C.).

Coppen, William Joseph, Lt., k. in a., 2/11/17.

Falkner, Clarence Beach, Capt., k. in a., 25/10/17.

Farley, Frederick Albert, 2/Lt., k. in a., 1/7/16.

Fradd, Kingsley Meredith Chatterton, 2/Lt., k. in a., 1/7/16 (M.G.C.)«

Gant, Harold Holden, 2/Lt., k. in a., 1/9/18.

Garland, James Richard, T/Capt., k. in a., 1/7/16.

Gordon, Colin, Capt., k. in a., 16/8/17.

Gosnell, Harold Clifford, 2/Lt., k. in a., 1/7/16.

Grainger, John Scott, 2/Lt., k. in a., 1/7/16.

Gretton, Horace Edward, Capt., k. in a., 16/8/17.

Hammond, Frederic Robert Cyprian, 2/Lt., k. in a., 6/7/15,

Handyside, Percy James Alexander, Capt., k. in a., 1/7/16,

Hawkins, Harold Engleby, Capt., k. in a., 16/6/17.

Heagerty, Richard Browne, 2/Lt., k. in a., 3/5/17.

Heaumann, Richard, Capt., k. in a., 8-10/9/16.

Henderson, Graeme Von Hope, Lt., k. in a., 16/6/17.

Howard, Herbert Quey, 2/Lt., k. in a., 8/8/18.

Inwards, Horatio, 2/Lt., k. in a., 15/6/17.

Jepson, Arthur George Leslie, Capt., k. in a., 16/9/16.

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354 ROYAL FUSILIERS IN THE GREAT WAR

Keen, Stephen Whitworth, M.C., Lt., d. of w., 21/8/18 (and R.A.F.)

Lockey, Ernest William, 2/Lt., k. in a., 8-10/9/16.

Long, James William, Capt., k. in a., 8-10/9/16.

McMurray, Stuart, 2/Lt., k. in a., 7/8/17 (and R.F.C.).

Martin, Stanley, M.M., 2/Lt., k. in a., 18/9/18.

Merrikin, George Houlden, 2/Lt., k. in a., 27/8/18.

Missen, Edward Roland Cecil, 2/Lt., k. in a., 4/10/18.

Murray, Cyril, 2/Lt., k. in a., 16/8/17.

Noel, Alfred, 2/Lt., k. in a., 3/5/17.

Perris, Noel Frederick, 2/Lt., k. in a., 20/7/18 (and R.A.F.).

Preedy, John Benjamin Knowlton, Lt., k. in a., 26/10/17.

Prince, Frederick George, 2/Lt., k., 18/5/19 (and R.A.F.) .

Rawle, William Richard, Capt., d. of w., 8/8/18.

Richardson, John Ernest, Lt., k. in a., 7/5/15.

Rolleston, Francis Launcelot, 2/Lt., k., 26/4/15.

Royce, R. Francis, 2/Lt., k. in a., 10/9/18.

St. Leger, St. John Richard, 2/Lt., k. in a., 15-1 7/9/16.

Skeet, John Richard, Lt., k. in a., 27/4/18.

Smoothy, Albert Victor, 2/Lt., d. of w., 9/11/18.

Solley, Bernard John, 2/Lt., k. in a., 10/8/18.

Spong, Frederick William Edward, 2/Lt., d. of w., 2/8/17 ( in German

hands) .
Stacey, Gerald Arthur, D.S.O., Major, k. in a., 9/10/16.
Starling, Benjamin Alfred, 2/Lt., k. in a., 23/3/18.
Stockley, Harold Brodie, Lt., killed, 22/7/18 (R.A.F.).
Strange, William Frederick, 2/Lt., k. in a., 1/7/16.
Stubbs, Cecil Arthur, 2/Lt., d. of w., 2/7/16.
Sullivan, Arthur John, 2/Lt., k. in a., 15/9/16.
Symes, John Bond, Capt., k. in a., 3/5/17.
Taylor, Philip Charton, Lt., k. in a., 15/9/16.
Thorman, Alan Marshall, 2/Lt., k. in a., 1/7/16.
Urcell, William, Lt., died, 4/11/18.
Walton, Frank Arthur, 2/Lt., k. in a., 26/9/17.
Williams, Henry Evan Vincent, Lt., d. of w., 22/5/17.
Winterbourne, Frank Thomas, Capt., drowned, 10/10/18.
Wright, John George William, 2/Lt., k. in a., 11/5/17.

City of London Regiment (Royal Fustmers).
3RD Battalion.

Aberdeen, Louis Frederick, 2/Lt., k. in a., 10/9/16.

Agius, Richard Victor Joseph Roy, Capt., k. in a., 26/10/17.

Arnold, Leonard Frank Cecil, M.C., Lt., d. of w., 2 1/12/ 19 (alt.

82/Punjabs).
Atkins, Arthur Charles, 2/Lt., k. in a., 9/9/16.
Austen, Edward John, Lt., k. in a., 21-23/3/18.
Barton, Harry, 2/Lt., k. in a., 22/3/18.

Be-esl'ord, Percy William, D.S.O., Lt.-Col., d. of w., 26/10/17.
Burgess, Harold Torrence, 2/Lt., k. in a., 2/4/17.
Burrows, William Arthur, 2/Lt., k. in a., 15/9/16.
Cahill, Alfred Gilbert, 2/Lt., k. in a., 8/10/16.
Christmas, Bernard Lovell, Capt., d. of w., 11/5/16.
Clarke, Eric Fitzgerald, Capt., k. in a., 9/4/17.
Crichton, Cyril William Alfred, 2/Lt., k. in a., 10/3/15.
Cummins, Thomas Morris, Lt., died, 7/11/18.
Curtis, Arthur, M.C., Capt., k. in a., 27/8/18.
Davison, Rutherford Willoughby, 2/Lt., d. of w., 10/10/16.
Ferris, Alfred William, 2/Lt., d. of w., 5/3/17.
Fraser, Charles Douglas, 2/Lt., k. in a., 22/3/18.
Gedge, Cecil Bertie, 2/Lt.,'k. in a., 25/9/15.



THE ROLL OF HONOUR 355

Groves, Robert Harry, M.C., 2/Lt., d. of w., 12/4/17.

Gunn, Walter Roderick Hamilton, 2/Lt., k. in a., 1/9/18.

Gunton, Reginald Oliver, 2/Lt., k. in a., 21/3/18.

Haines, Herbert Henry, 2/Lt., k. in a., 15/5/17-

Hall, Hugh Wilfred, 2/Lt., k. in a., I5/5/I7-

Hard, William Thomas, 2/Lt., k. in a., 23/3/18.

Howard, Francis Stanley, Capt., k. in a., 28/1 1/15.

Howell Arthur Anthony, C.M.G., T.D., Lt.-Col., (T/B.-Gen.), died

x 5/i/i8. . o o

Jeffree, Johnson Vivian, 2/Lt., k. m a., 10/8/18.
Jeffries, Thomas, 2/Lt., k. in a., 14/8/17.
Jones, David William Llewellyn, Lt., d. of w., 2/7/16.
Jones, John Llewelyn Thomas, Capt., k. in a., 16/8/17.
Jones, Thomas Capel, Lt., k. in a., 26/10/17.
Knight, Edgar Frederick, 2/Lt., k. in a., 28/5/16.
Knott, Stuart Wallace, 2/Lt., k. in a., 24/4/18.
Lee, C. P., 2/Lt., k. in a., 22/10/18 (att. R.A.F.).
Lidiard, Richard John Abraham, 2/Lt., k. in a., 1/7/16,
Luscombe, Henry, Lt., k. in a., 11/4/17.
Lynch-Staunton, Eric Margrave, 2/Lt., k. in a., 9/5/ 1 ?-
Mason, Charles Henry, M.C., 2/Lt., d. of w., 10/9/18.
Mathieson, Herbert Gerard, Lt., k. in a., 10/3/15.
Minshull, John Lewis, Capt., k. in a., 2/4/17.
Moorey, William Edward, 2/Lt., k. in a., 26/10/17.
Morrison, Arnold, 2/Lt., k. in a., 26/10/17.
Newson, Walter Alexander, Major, died, 1 5/4/1 7.
Odell, Oliver Henry Cecil, 2/Lt., k. in a., 10/9/16.
Oldrey, Montague, 2/Lt., k. in a., 26/10/17.
Parry, William Norman Maule, 2/Lt., d. of w., 19/8/17 (in German

hands).
Pulman, Harry Robert Sauve, Capt., k., 10/3/15.
Randall, Albert William, 2/Lt., k. in a., 8/8/18.
Ring, Leslie Gordon, Lt., k. in a., 18/9/18.
Rodd, Frederick Trevor, Lt., k. in a., 16/^/17.
Scarlett, Harold Ernest, 2/Lt., k. in a., 1 7/9/16.
Sheffield, Ralph David, 2/Lt., k. in a., 16/6/17.
Smith, Harold Spencer, 2/Lt., k. in a., 31/7/ 18 ( att - R-A.F.).
Smith, Raymond Alexander, 2/Lt., k. in a., 1/7/16.
Starling, Frederick Leslie, 2/Lt., k. in a., 13/9/16.
Stephens, John Lockhart, Lt., k., 10/3/15.
Stuart, Herbert Gordon, Lt., d. of w., 7/3/19-
Taylor, Gilbert Leslie Frederic, Capt., d. of w., 26/8/17.
Thomas, James Leonard, Capt., k., 28/2/17 ( an( i R F.C.).
Watts, Leonard, M.M., 2/Lt., k. in a., 9/10/18.
Wharton, Christopher Willis, 2/Lt., k. in a., 26/10/17.
Whiddett, Horace, 2/Lt., d. of w., 27/8/18.
Wybrants, John Holman, 2/Lt., d. of w., 30/7/18.

City of London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers).
4TH Battalion.

Atterbury, Lewis John Rowley, 2/Lt., k. in a., 7/10/16.
Backler, Alfred Milne, 2/Lt., died, 25/5/18 (R.A.F.).
Blows, Cyril Sydney George, 2/Lt., k. in a., 9/9/16.
Bottomley, Eric William, Capt., k. in a., 15/6/17.
Bradford, Frederick Reith Campbell, 2/Lt., k. in a., 1/7/16.
Brodie, Colin James, 2/Lt., k. in a., 9/9/16.
Brown, Norman Algernon, 2/Lt., died, 1/3/19.
Butcher, Clarence Edward, 2/Lt., k. in a., 3/5/17.
Campkin, Reginald Ernest, 2/Lt., k. in a., 28/3/18.

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356 ROYAL FUSILIERS IN THE GREAT WAR

Carlisle, Frederick Albert, 2/Lt., k. in a., 1 5/9/1 7.

Clarke, Edward Rupert, 2/Lt., k. in a., 9/4/17.

Coates, Alan David, Lt., k. in a., 27-28/4/15.

Colomb, George Lushington, Lt., k. in a., 22/1 1/16 (R.F.C.).

Colomb, Mervyn William, 2/Lt., d. of w., 11/5/15 (R.F.C.).

Giles, Eric, Capt., d. of w., 16/7/16.

Goodes, George Leonard, M.C. and Bar, Capt., k. in a., 6/10/16.

Davey, William Henry, 2/Lt., k. in a., 9/9/16.

Davis, Harold Charles, 2/Lt., k. in a., 4/4/17.

Edkins, Charles, 2/Lt., k. in a., 29/10/18.

Elliott, John Benjamin George, 2/Lt., k. in a., 16/8/17.

Evans, John Baynes, Lt., k. in a., 23/3/18.

Ewing, Gordon Craig, M.C, 2/Lt., k. in a., 20/9/18.

Fanghanel, Frederick Charles, 2/Lt., k. in a., 1/7/16.

Foden, Frank Joseph, 2/Lt., k. in a., 9/9/16.

Garner, Edward Harold, 2/Lt., k. in a., 27/8/18.

Geering, Sydney Cecil, 2/Lt., d. of w., 3/5/18 (P. of W., .

Gifford, William Roy, 2/Lt., k. in a., 7/10/16.

Hannay, Herbert Thomas, 2/Lt., k. in a., 28/3/18.

Haycraft, Leonard Courtenay, 2/Lt., k. in a., 7/10/16.

Hewlett, Harold Alcester Tom, Capt., k. in a., 23/8/18.

Humphrey, William Pryn, 2/Lt., k. in a., 27/5/18.

Hunt, Frederick Frank, 2/Lt. (T/Lt.), k. in a., 27/6/15.

Jones, Harry, Lt., k., 15/5/18.

Langton, Hugh Gordon, 2/Lt., k. in a., 26/10/17.

Leake, George Ernest Arthur, D.S.O., Capt., d. of w., 2/6/17.

Lewis, Charles Edward, 2/Lt., k. in a., 9/9/16.

Mansbridge, William Kenneth Elliott, 2/Lt., k. in a., 4/10/17.

Mawby, Thomas Henry, 2/Lt., k. in a., 24/6/18.

Monk, Ernest William, Capt., k. in a., 29/3/18 (R.F.C.).

Moody, Thomas, 2/Lt., k. in a., 1/7/16.

Moore, Arthur Robert, M.C, Capt., died, 1/7/16 (in German hands).

Mortleman, Charles Ibbetson, 2/Lt., k. in a., 9/9/16.

Oldrey, Vernon Roy, Lt., k. in a., 31/8/18.

Osborne, William Edward, 2/Lt., d. of w., 11/9/16.

Pratt, Ernest Charles, 2/Lt., k. in a., 14/5/17.

Prince, Victor Charles, M.C, 2/Lt., k. in a., 1/9/18.

Rix, Leslie Gordon, Capt., d. of w., 11/2/17,

Saunders, Charles Robert Edgar, Capt., d. of w., 28/4/15.

Scougall, Douglas Muir, 2/Lt., k. in a., 4/5/17.

Shaw, Thomas Charles Whitehall, 2/Lt., k. in a., 24/8/18.

Smith, Brian Rivers, Capt., k. in a., 8/8/18.

Speyer, Cecil Arthur, 2/Lt., k. in a., 1 6/8/1 7.

Spicer, Eric Evan, Capt., k. in a., 28/3/18.

Stavert, Robert Elliott, Capt., k. in a., 25/8/18.

Stedman, Philip Bertram Kirk, Lt., d. of w., 19/8/16.

Stoaling, Thomas, 2/Lt., k. in a., 14/5/17.

Sylvester, George Harry, 2/Lt., d. of w., 4/11/18.

Taylor, Cecil Meakin, 2/Lt., k. in a., 7/10/16.

Taylor, Herbert Berwick, 2/Lt., k. in a., 31/7/17.

Towse, William Norman, Capt., k. in a., 15/9/16.

Vernon, William Hams, Lt., k. in a., 7/10/16.

Waters, Bernard Stanley, 2/Lt., k. in a., 3/5/17.

Webster, Walter Henry, D.S.O., 2/Lt., k. in a., 10/2/17.

Wheatley, Joseph Horace Lyncham, 2/Lt., k. in a., 15/6/17.

Wreford, Leslie Warren, 2/Lt., k. in a., 16/8/17.

Yeoman, Basil Frank Lawson, 2/Lt., died, 11/5/1S (R.A.F.)

Total . . 1,054



THE ROLL OF HONOUR



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WARRANT OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND

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Battalion.


Name of Battalion.


Description


Numbers.


Depot


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29


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II 11




Regular


747


2nd .


II M




11


i,399


3rd .


II II




11 •


765


4th .


II II




11


1,642


5th .


11 II




Special Reserve


35


6th .


II II




11 n


21


7 th .


II II




11 11


818


ISt .


II II




Territorial Force


1,667


2nd


II II




11 11


1,279


3rd .


II II




11 11


1,274


4th .


II II




11 11


1. 146


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23


1 /2nd


11 11




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32


2/2nd


11 11




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322


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n 11




II II


146


1 / 4 th


n 11




II II


46


2 /4th


11 11




II II


163


8th .


11 11




Service Battalioi


1 . 1,021


9th .


11 tt




11 11


1.333


10th


11 11




11 11


728


nth


11 11




11 11


979


12th


11 n




n 11


443


13th


11 n




n 11


738


17th


11 11




Empire


519


18th


11 11




Public Schools


22


19th


11 11




11 11


33


20th


11 11




11 11


566


2ISt .


n 11




11 11


18


22nd


ii 11




Kensington


440


23rd


11 11




Sportsman's


723


24th


ii 11




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2


24th


11 11




Sportsman's


534


25th


11 n




Frontiersmen's


127


26th


11 11




Bankers' .


498


27th


11 11




Training Reserve


N . 4


31st .


11 11




11 11


18


32nd


11 11




11 11


5


32nd


11 11




East Ham.


403


34th


11 11




Labour


27


35th


11 11




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1


36th


11 11







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37th


11 11




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13


38th


11 n


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50


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HI . 20


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45th


II II







41


46th


II II







14


103rd


II II




Training Reserve


2


105th


II II




11 11


3


10th


II II




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1








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GENERAL OFFICERS

It would be almost impossible to trace every Royal
Fusilier who was employed extra-regimentally, and if this
could be achieved it is doubtful whether such a catalogue
would be of general interest. After giving the most prominent
names, the author cannot pretend to have done more than
follow the caprice of his material. Where it seemed sufficient
to form at least an outline picture inclusion has been justified ;
where the facts missing were obviously more important than
those available it has seemed better to omit these biographies.

Major-General E. Cooper, C.B., M.V.O., D.S.O., com-
manded the 46th Brigade from August to November, 1914,
when he took over command of the 13th Brigade in France
until February, 1915. Between May, 1915, and September,
1916, he commanded the 2/1 London Division, afterwards the
58th Division, in England. He was later in charge of Section 3,
Portsmouth Defences, and No. 2, Dover Brigade, until January,
1918, when he became the National Service representative at
Paddington.

Major-General C. G. Donald, C.B., went to India on the
outbreak of war in command of the Wessex Division (Terri-
torial Force). In India he was appointed Inspector of Terri-
torials, and on his return, in 1915, was appointed G.O.C.
Reserve Division in the Western Command, England, and
afterwards G.O.C. the Western Reserve Centre. He was
awarded the C.B.E.

Major-General Sir W. B. Hickie went to France in 1914 as
A.Q.M.G. 2nd Army Corps, and was appointed D.A. and
Q.M.G. with rank of brigadier-general during the Mons retreat.
He commanded the 13th Infantry Brigade at the battle of the
Aisne, and afterwards the 53rd Infantry Brigade, until pro-
moted in December, 1915, to command 16th (Irish) Division.
He remained in command till this division was broken up in
April, 1918, and took part in all its battles. He was mentioned
six times in despatches, promoted major-general, and received
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Major-General Sir Sydney Lawford commanded the
22nd Infantry Brigade of the " immortal Seventh Division "
from September, 1914, to September, 1915. With it he took
part in all the engagements of the division from the advance
from Zeebrugge into Belgium to the first battle of Ypres.
General Lawford had some very striking escapes from death
in these days. On one occasion, being in a hurry and on foot,
he borrowed a gunner's horse which he found tied to a tree.
On completing his tour he was galloping past the spot where he
had first found the horse when a shell practically took the
horse's head off without its rider suffering a scratch. The
brigade also took part in the battles of Auber's Ridge and
Festubert, 1915. Promoted temporary major-general in
September, 1915, he proceeded to England, raised and trained
the 41st Division (which contained the 26th and 32nd Battalions
Royal Fusiliers), and took it to France, May 2nd, 1916. The
division captured Flers (September 15th, 1916) ; took part in
another general attack, October 25th to 28th, 1916 ; advanced
nearly 3,300 yards and took the Dammstrasse in the battle of
Messines, 1917 ; co-operated in the battle of Ypres, 1917, near
Hill 60 (July 31st), and at Menin road (September 21st). The
division went to Italy in November, 1917, and on returning to
France in March became involved in the fighting during the
German offensive from March 22nd. After a fortnight's hard
fighting the division was sent to the line covering Ypres, took
part in the general advance, crossing the Lys at Cambrai and
the Scheldt at Kerkove, reaching Grammont on November nth,
1918. The division marched into Germany and held part of the
Cologne bridgehead. General Lawford was awarded the C.B.
in January, 1915 ; the K.C.B. in January, 1918 ; the War
Medal, 1914-19 ; the Victory Medal and Mons Star; the
Order of St. Vladimir, Third Class ; Commandership of the
Legion of Honour and Croix de Guerre ; the Order of Leopold
and the Belgian Croix de Guerre, and the Order of St. Maurice
and Lazarus.

Major-General R. S. May served on the Staff in various
capacities, beginning as G.S.O., third grade, on the lines of
communication. Later on he was appointed deputy quarter-
master-general at G.H.Q. in France. Mentioned in despatches
no less than eight times, he received the C.B., C.M.G., and
D.S.O., and numerous foreign decorations.

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manded the 23rd Infantry Brigade in France, and took part in
the battle of Neuve Chapelle. He was promoted major-general,
and in 1916 commanded the 35th (Bantam) Division ; and
subsequently, from September, 1916, to end of the war, he
commanded the 33rd Division. He was awarded the K.C.B.
and Legion of Honour.

Major-General Sir Charles V. F. Townshend, M.P.,
C.B., D.S.O., took command of the 6th Division in Mesopotamia
in May, 1915. The division had been concentrated for the
advance up the Tigris ; and after defeating the Turks in the
second action of Qurna, May 31st, 1915, he pushed up the river
in H.M.S. Comet to Amara, and received the surrender of the
Turkish force there. On August 1st the division began their
advance against Kut-el-Amara, which was occupied on Sep-
tember 29th, after a brilliant little action extending over two
days. The advance was continued towards Baghdad, and at
Ctesiphon a heavy battle was fought on November 22nd to
24th, after which the division fell back to Kut. On Decem-
ber 7th the town was closely invested, and, despite the attempts
to relieve him, General Townshend had to surrender on
April 29th. He remained a prisoner in Turkish hands until
October 17th, 1918, when he left for Smyrna to initiate peace
pourparlers on behalf of the Turks. He reached Mitylene on
October 20th, and telegraphed a long message to the Foreign
Office. The peace negotiations thus begun were carried to a
successful issue, and General Townshend made his way home.

Brig. -General L. F. Ashburner was present at the Suvla
landing as brigade major of the 34th Brigade, and later on com-
manded the 96th Brigade at Messines. He was five times
mentioned in despatches, and for a time was Inspector of
Infantry in England.

Brig. -General R. Barnett-Barker, D.S.O., assisted in
the organisation and training of the 22nd Royal Fusiliers as
second in command, and went to France as lieutenant-colonel
in command of them at the end of 1915. He was appointed in
November, 1917, to the command of the 3rd Brigade, and in
January, 1918, was transferred to the 99th Brigade. He was
killed in action on March 25th, 1918.

Brig. -General G. K. Cockerill was in command of the 7th
Battalion Royal Fusiliers at the outbreak of war ; but before
the battalion left for France he was moved to the War Office as
Director of Special Intelligence, where he rendered very valu-



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able service. He was awarded the C.B., became a Commander
of the Legion of Honour, and, in addition to Japanese and Rus-
sian orders, he received the Orders of the Crown of Belgium and
Crown of Italy.

Brig.-General T. G. Cope commanded the 176th Infantry
Brigade, and was awarded the C.M.G. and D.S.O.

Brig.-General C. J. Hickie commanded the 7th Infantry
Brigade.

Brig.-General E. T. Le Marchant commanded a brigade
during 1915 and 1916, at first with the temporary rank of
colonel and graded for pay as A.A.G., and later as temporary



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