1916

Deaths in the war, 1915

Particulars of the following Deaths were not received in time for inclusion in WISDEN'S ALMANACK FOR 1916.

LIEUT. HARRY ALEXANDER (Grenadier Guards) born in January, 1879, was killed on October 17, 1915. He was in the Uppingham Eleven in 1897, when he made 319 runs with an average of 35.44. In 1898 he played in the Freshmen's match at Oxford, but scored only 6 and 4. He was a vigorous batsman and a safe field. He obtained his blue for Rugby football and was an English International.

2ND LIEUT. SAMUEL STEPHEN ANDERSON, who was killed on December 30, 1915, aged 33, was educated at George Heriot's, Edinburgh, where he was in the Eleven of which he was captain his last year.

2ND LIEUT. W. BALSHAW (Manchester Regiment), killed on October 20, 1914, aged 23, was a good all-round cricketer who had played for Victoria University, Manchester.

2ND LIEUT. HENRY ANTHONY BIRRELL (Monmouthshire Regiment), killed on May 8, 1915, aged 28, was in the Repton Eleven in 1904 and two following years. His best season was his last, when he had a batting average of 13.61 and took nineteen wickets for 24.21 runs each.

LIEUT. C. BOURNS (Rifle Brigade), killed on May 28, 1915, was in the Merchant Taylors' Eleven in 1899 and 1900. In the latter year he made 408 runs with an average of 20.04.

LIEUT. ERNEST FELIX VICTOR BRIARD (Norfolk Regiment), first reported missing, then wounded and prisoner, was in March, 1916, stated to have been killed on August 24, 1914, during the retreat from Mons. He was born on October 4, 1888, and educated at Victoria College, Jersey, and Felsted, obtaining his colours at the latter place for cricket, football and fives. Later he played regimental cricket and also appeared for the Army v. Navy at hockey.

PRIVATE HERBERT BOYER BUTLER (Canadian Expeditionary Force), born at Winnipeg on November 19, 1895, was killed on May 21, 1915. He was a member of the Five Ways C.C. and one of the most promising young cricketers in Victoria (B.C.)

LIEUT. THOMAS CALLENDAR CAMPBELL (Royal Engineers), who died on October 8, 1915, aged 30, of wounds sustained in Gallipoli, was a useful batsman who played for the Ottawa C.C.

PRIVATE ARCHIBALD CRAWFORD (Canadian Expeditionary Force), who was born at Beith, in Scotland, on September 3, 1894, and fell in action on October 13, 1915, played for the Galt C.C., of Canada. He was a forcing batsman and a good wicket-keeper.

CAPT. WILLIAM CHARLES CURGENVEN (South Wales Borderers), killed on October 21, 1914, aged 39, was in the Repton Eleven in 1894, for which he made 146 runs with an average of 13.27 and took twenty-six wickets at a cost of 23.69 runs each.

CAPT. JOHN EDMUND WILLIAM DENNIS (Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry), reported missing in August, 1914, was definitely stated in September, 1916, to have been killed at that time. He was in the Exeter School Eleven in 1900, 1901, and 1902.

PRIVATE JOHN DUFF (Machine-Gun Squad, Canadian Expeditionary Force), played for the Calgary C.C., of Alberta. He was born at Maryport, Cumberland, on October 19, 1888, and died of wounds at Boulogne on November 6, 1915.

LIEUT. WILLIAM LAMMA ELIOT (West Yorkshire Regiment), killed in August, 1914, was in the Exeter School Eleven in 1909.

LANCE-CORPL. FRANK TOWNSEND GALLIHER (Canadian Expeditionary Force), was born at Lethbridge, Alberta, on August 30, 1892, and killed between May 18 and 22, 1915. He was in the Upper Canada College Eleven in 1907 and three following years, and later played with the Victoria C.C. of British Columbia.

2ND LIEUT. LESLIE KEITH GIFFARD-WOOD (Yorkshire Regiment), was killed at Suvla Bay on August 22, 1915. (He had previously been reported wounded and missing, and it was not announced definitely until February last that he had fallen.) He was educated at Richmond School, Yorkshire, where he was in the Eleven.

CAPT. RICHARD BOWIE GASKELL GLOVER (Royal Fusiliers), who was killed on November 5, 1915, aged 31, played a few times for Uppingham in 1902.

2ND LIEUT. JOHN SOUTHCOTE GOSLETT (K.O.R.R.), who died of enteric at Alexandria on November 11, 1915, aged 20, played a few times for Bradfield in 1913, making 49 runs with an average of 12.25.

CAPT. FRANCIS HUNT GOULD (Middlesex Regiment), killed on June 6, 1915, aged 33, headed the Repton averages in 1899, scoring 285 runs with an average of 28.50. He made 19 and 63 v. Malvern, and 34 and 19 v. Uppingham.

LIEUT. T. M. GRACE( New Zealand Expeditionary Force), killed on August 8, 1915, played in inter-Provincial matches in New Zealand for Wellington. He was a useful all-round cricketer. Against Otago, at Dunedin, in 1913-14 he took four wickets for six runs.

LIEUT. WILLIAM ERNEST HALL (Royal Fusiliers), killed on May 22, 1915, was in the Exeter School Eleven in 1909, 1910, and 1911.

2ND LIEUT. ARTHUR M. HORSFALL (Royal Munster Fusiliers), reported wounded and missing on May 9, 1915, and since ascertained to have been killed on that date at Rue du Bois, was in the Marlborough Eleven in 1902, when he scored 219 runs with an average of 15.64 and took five wickets for 10.20 runs each.

CAPT. HENRY KENT HUGHES (King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry), killed on May 8, 1915, aged 31, was in the Repton Eleven of 1900, when he scored 360 runs and headed the averages with 24.00. He made 60 and 41 v. Uppingham and 20 and 4 v. Malvern.

CAPT. THOMAS HECTOR HUGHES (Worcestershire Regiment), killed on October 15, 1914, aged 33, scored 99 runs with an average of 8.25 for Repton in 1900.

2ND LIEUT. CHARLES LINDSAY LAW (Syffolk Regiment), killed on September 30, 1915, was in the Exeter School Eleven in 1910.

PRIVATE ARTHUR EDWIN LAWRENCE (Canadian Expeditionary Force), was born at Cheltenham on August 27, 1878, and was killed at St. Julien on April 24, 1915. He played for the Calgary C.C., of Alberta, and had served through the South African War.

PRIVATE REGINALD LAWRENCE (Canadian Expeditionary Force), born at Cheltenham on May 9, 1884, was killed at St. Julien on April 24, 1915. He was Captain of the Eleven at Cheltenham Grammar School and played later for the Calgary C.C., of Alberta. He and his brother, Private A. E. Lawrence (mentioned above) were descendants of the famous William Lillywhite.

2ND LIEUT. RICHARD LEE (Suffolk Regiment), killed on October 15, 1915, aged 32, was in the Haileybury Eleven in 1899 and two following years. He was a useful all-round player and in 1900 had a batting average of 20.73.

2ND LIEUT. THOMAS BASIL LYLE (Black Watch) was born at Edinburgh on November 19, 1894 and fell in France in March, 1915. (He was then reported missing and nothing has been heard of him since.) he was in the Merchiston Castle Eleven in 1914.

LIEUT. LIONEL CLEMENT MUNDAY (Royal Fusiliers), was killed before Krithia, Gallipoli, on June 6, 1915, aged 22, but his death was not announced officially until June, 1916. He obtained his House colours at Eton and played cricket for his Battalion.

CAPT. PATRICK HALLAM MURRAY (R.F.A.), killed near Neuve Chapelle on September 25, 1915, aged 24, scored 141 runs for Malvern in 1909 with an average of 15.66.

CAPT. EDWARD GRAHAM MYLNE (Irish Guards), killed on June 12, 1915, was not in the Eleven whilst at Marlborough, but played later for Keble College, Oxford.

2ND LIEUT. FRANK LESLIE NIGHTINGALE (Lincolnshire Regiment), killed on December 19, 1915, aged 34, was in the Dulwich Eleven in 1899 and 1900. In the latter year he headed the batting averages with 33.44 and also took twenty wickets for 23.75 runs each. He played occasionally for Surrey 2nd XI, and was well-known in club cricket in the County, especially in the Reigate district.

PRIVATE HENRY ERNEST PERKINS (Canadian Expeditionary Force), born at Tavistock, Devon, on April 9, 1881, fell in action on April 25, 1915. He was educated at Mannamede College, Plymouth, and Kelly College, Tavistock, and played later for the Canadian Pacific C.C., of Winnipeg.

PRIVATE LESLIE NOEL PERKINS (Canadian Expeditionary Force), born at Tavistock, Devon, December 24, 1893, fell in action on May 22, 1915. He was educated at Dunheved College, Launceston, and played later for the Canadian Pacific C.C., of Winnipeg. He was brother of Mr. H. E. Perkins, mentioned above.

CORPL. WILLIAM FREDERIC LONGLEY PILKINGTON(Canadian Expeditionary Force), born at Accrington, in Lancashire, on October 27, 1889, died of wounds on May 25, 1915. A useful batsman, he played with success for the Victoria C.C. of British Columbia.

LANCE-CORPL. WILFRED FRANCIS REAY (Royal Fusiliers), born at Wallington, in Surrey, on June 12, 1891, was killed on October 8, 1915. He was an excellent fast-medium bowler in club cricket, and for the Beddington and Purely Clubs obtained hundreds of wickets. In September, 1912, he took all ten wickets in an innings for 30 runs for Beddington v. Honor Oak on the latter's ground. In June, 1910, he played at Eastbourne for Gentlemen of England v. Oxford University. His elder brother, Mr. Gilbert Reay, has appeared occasionally for Surrey.

CAPT. FREDERICK WILFRED ROBINSON (Canadian Expeditionary Force), born on May 23, 1886, was killed on June 15, 1915. He was in the Eleven at Trinity College School, Port Hope, in 1903.

PRIVATE CLIFFORD GODFREE ROUGHTON (Canadian Expeditionary Force), born in London (England) on February 1, 1892, was killed on April 22, 1915. He was a member of the St. John's C.C., of Calgary.

LIEUT. ALEXANDER GORDON SALE (King's African Rifles), killed on March 9, 1915, aged 21, was in the Repton Eleven in 1913, when he was second in the bowling averages, taking thirty-two wickets for 21.40 runs each.

SERGT. JOSEPH SPOONER (Canadian Expeditionary Force), born at Bury St. Edmunds on May 22, 1870, was killed on November 14, 1915. He was a fair cricketer, and played for the Galt C.C., of Ontario.

SERGT. GRANT WARD (Australian Expeditionary Force), killed on August 27, 1915, was a promising First-Grade batsman in Sydney cricket. He played for Balmain.

CAPT. AND ASSISTANT ADJUTANT TRUMBALL WARREN (Canadian Expeditionary Force), born in London on July 18, 1886, was killed on April 20, 1915. He was in the Upper Canada College Eleven in 1903.

LIEUT. KENNETH THEODORE DUNBAR WILCOX (Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment), killed on November 8, 1915, aged 20, played a few times in the Westminster Eleven in 1912.

SERGT. R. J. WOOLCOTT, D.S.O. (Australian Expeditionary Force), killed on September 28, 1915, played for the Balmain C.C., of Sydney.

2ND LIEUT. NARTIN COURTLAND DE BUDE YOUNG (King's Own Scottish Borderers), who died of wounds on September 26, 1915, aged 21, was in the Eleven at Trinity College School, Port Hope ( Canada), in 1910.

RESPECTING THE DEATHS OCCASIONED BY THE WAR, AS ANNOUNCED IN Wisden, THE THREE FOLLOWING CORRECTIONS HAVE TO BE MADE:--

THE REV. A. H. C. FARGUS.--He was not lost, as stated in the Press, in Admiral Cradock's flagship, the Monmouth, on November 1, 1914. Missing a train, he was prevented from re-joining the ship just before it left for the Pacific and was appointed to another.

CAPT. C. B. HAYES.--Reported killed on September 10, 1915, was not the Campbell College cricketer of the same name.

RIFLEMAN P. J. HILLEARD.--In May, 1915, was officially stated to have died of wounds--as recorded in Wisden--but in August, 1916, was reported to be a prisoner.


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