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First World War

Photographs of College Fellows in WWI

To join in marking the ninetieth anniversary of the armistice at the end of the First World War (11 November 1918), we here show some records of former members of the college who fought and died in that war.

Arthur Gray (Master of the College 1912-40), set out to collect photographs of Jesuans killed in the war. These now form a substantial collection. Often a poignant covering letter from the subject’s family is preserved with the photograph. Any names highlighted below link to their photographs.

First, two reports from The Chanticlere, the college magazine of that time – No. 66, Michaelmas Term 1919.

In Chapel, November 1, 1919 (from pp. 1-5)

(The Master speaks)
“We are met today, at the first return since Peace, on All Saints Day, to call to remembrance those brothers of ours, who in the studies and playing-fields of the College, and in worship in this Chapel, learned those lessons of self-devotion which – at a call as Christian and English gentlemen they could not disobey – led them to surrender their lives and all that in life was beautiful and hopeful and dear. Dear to them the friends they had, and the happy prospect of a friendly world before them. And not least dear to them, in presence or remembrance, their College. We know that they have passed from death to life because they loved their brethren. With them, looking from beyond the shadow on our gathering here, we, in the words of the Collect, are knit together in one Communion and Fellowship in the mystical body of that Christ who loved His own in the world and unto the end. And with them we pray that we may share those unspeakable joys which are theirs, and shall be ours, if we follow the commandment, that he who loveth God love his brother also.”

The names of our brothers are these:
[reproduced here as printed, in chronological order of death]

Edward Geoffrey Myddleton — Aug. 26, 1914
George Herbert Payne — Aug. 26, 1914
Mark Robinson Pease — Oct. 20, 1914
Hugh John Sladen Shields — Oct. 25, 1914
David Rex Wilson — Oct. 30, 1914
Geoffrey Montague Bradley — Dec. 21, 1914
Paul Holman — Feb. 17, 1915
Rendall Stewart Mason — Mar. 14, 1915
Henry William Hugh Meeres — Mar. 19, 1915
Oliver Luther Hawkins — Apr. 26, 1915
Henry Mills Goldsmith — May 9, 1915
Arthur McLaughlin — May 18, 1915
Crewe Coles — June 4, 1915
Thomas Meroyn Crowe — June 11, 1915
John Hugh Allen — June 21, 1915
Charles Wilfrid Banister — June 16, 1915
George Eric Fairbairn — June 20, 1915
Kenneth Ralph Mason — June 21, 1915
Austen Campbell Dent — July 19, 1915 [actual date 20 July; he was wounded on 19]
Hugh Anthony Rupert Crookham — Aug. 3, 1915
Ian Calcutt Findlay — Aug. 10, 1915
William Lennox Napier — Aug. 13, 1915
Douglas Carmichael — Sept. 25, 1915
Elliot Blair  Grassett — Sept. 25, 1915
George Godfrey Whitley Leary — Sept. 25, 1915
Bernard Henry Holloway — Sept. 27, 1915
Maurice Austen Murray — Sept. 26, 1915
Charles Noel Ridley — Oct. 7, 1915
William Preston Ainley — Oct. 12, 1915
Walter Harry Nichols — Oct. 15, 1915
Ernest William Jones — Nov. 9, 1915
Geoffrey Barham Johnson — Nov. 22, 1915
Arthur Capel Morris — Nov. 27, 1915
Reginald Ambler Scarsby — Dec. 31, 1915 [actually Sarsby]
Ralph Edward Ruck-Keene —  Jan. 24, 1916
Henry Bridges Yates — Jan., 1916
Francis Gerald Hudson — Jan., 1916
Francis Bernard Roberts — Feb. 8, 1916
Edward Spencer Chandler — Feb., 1916
John Dalrymple Maitland — Feb. 21, 1916
Roger Bingham Turner — Apr. 9, 1916
Hulton Bertram St. John de Vine — Apr. 27, 1916
Roy Evans Bullen — Apr. 29, 1916
Maurice White — May, 1916
Harry Alfred Butt — June 8, 1916
John George Todd — July, 1916
Wilfred Percy Nevill — July, 1916
Isaac Alexander Mack — July, 1916
Richard William Jennings — July 3, 1916
Alan Edward Aldous — July 3, 1916
Edmund Ralph Creyke — July 5, 1916
Charles Jeoffrey Tomlin — July 9, 1916
Noel Crawford Hamilton — July 14, 1916
Maurice Solomons— July 16, 1916
David Malcolm Fell — July 17, 1916
Eric Francis Howard Taylor — July 27, 1916
Bernard Pitts Ayre — July, 1916
Alban Preedy — July, 1916
Geoffrey Evan Sanderson — July, 1916
Oswald Swift Flower — July, 1916
James Oswald Haldane — Aug. 8, 1916
Kenneth Christopher George Wray — Aug. 9, 1916
Robert Harold Beckh — Aug. 16, 1916
Humfrey Denzil Barnard — Aug. 21, 1916
William Stobart — Aug. 24, 1916
Lancelot Edwn Ridley — Aug. 24, 1916
Henry Seymour Skinner — Sept. 13, 1916
Bertram Saxelbye Evers — Sept.14, 1916
John Clifford Webb — Sept. 15, 1916
William Francis Plummer — Sept. 16, 1916
Charles Dean Prangley — Sept. 28, 1916
Cyril Page Gore Sanders — Sept. 28, 1916
Hubert Greaves Rowsell — Sept., 1916
Edward Cartwright — Oct. 11, 1916
Charles Henry Dwyer — Nov. 17, 1916
Eustace Mars Aron — 13 Nov. 1916
Henry James Boyton — Dec. 14, 1916
John Currie Lauder — Dec. 29, 1916
Richard Gerard Ross Allen — Nov. 1916
John Bedward Royle —  Jan. 15, 1917
Greville Oxley Brunwin-Hales — Mar. 24, 1917
Denis Noel Tyrrell Green — Mar. 26, 1917
Kenneth Ashby Brown — Apr. 14, 1917
Robert Leslie Murray — Apr. 19, 1917
Harold James Goodwin — Apr. 24, 1917
Robert Arthur Patterson — Apr. 12, 1917
Alexander Charles Oswald Mitchell — Apr. 30, 1917
Charles Arthur Boileau Elliott — Apr., 1917
Frank Harrison — Apr., 1917
Hugh Sheardown Staveley — May 3, 1917
Kenneth George Davies — May 19, 1917
Harold Charles Firth Jeffcock — May 30, 1917
Edward George Passingham — May 3, 1917
Ronald Lee Pyman — May 1917
Gordon Lindsay Harvest — June 20, 1917
Ernest Adolphus Koettgen — June, 1917
Hugh Chomondeley Arnold — July 12, 1917
Harlett Samuel Allison — Aug. 7, 1917
John Simson — July 31, 1917
Charles Aubrey Town — Sept. 20, 1917
Mortimer Edward Harold Schiff — Sept. 1917
Kenneth Arthur Wilson Barkworth — Oct. 26, 1917
Philip Henry Franklin Wiseman — Oct. 27, 1917
George William Fisher — Nov. 18, 1917
Owen Watkin Wynn Harding Meredith — Nov. 20, 1917
George Miller Brown — Nov. 27, 1917
James Prior Moffitt — Dec. 20, 1917
Albert Evelyn Alderson — Mar. 11, 1918
Percy Levick — Mar. 21, 1918
John Hugh Jerwood — Mar.21, 1918
Harold Brown — Mar. 23, 1918
Arthur Leonard Wrenford — Mar., 1918
Claude Furze — Apr. 6, 1918
Robert Cecil Muir Mackenzie — Apr. 12, 1918
Herbert Napier Coleman — Apr. 13, 1918
Henry Lawrence Scott Savory — Apr. 26, 1918
Lionel Henry Liptrap Carver — May 26, 1918
Keyser Atkin — June 6, 1918
Frederic Walter Moss — June 14, 1918
Owen Vincent Thomas — July 29, 1918
Philip Malcolm Wolryche Whitmore — Aug., 1918
Allan Parke — Sept. 27, 1918
John Christopher Coy — Sept. 27, 1918
Bernard William Vann — Sept., 1918
Kenneth Sutherland Rudd — Oct. 10, 1918
Donald Fisher Jackson — Oct. 11, 1918
Edward Stanley Strachan — Oct. 14, 1918
Goodwin Howard Thomas Barnes — Oct. 29, 1918
Henry Price Rowe — Nov. 6, 1918
Francis Edmund Storra — Nov. 10, 1918

Missing and now believed to have died:
[dates inserted where now known]

Noel Elliot Hawdon [a forces chaplain, 16 Nov. 1918]
Ernest George de Latham Hopcraft [27 Sept. 1918]
Shrikrishna Chandra Welinkar [30 June 1918]
John Bromhead van Schaik [9 Dec. 1918]
Charles Raymond Waller [?]
John Hanson Massey [a New Zealander, 27 May 1918, awarded Military Cross and French Croix de Guerre]
John Leodius Bullough [25 Sept. 1915]
Arthur Harrison Allard Vann [25 Sept. 1915]
Ronald Whidborne Elverson [25 Sept. 1915]
Cyril Armstrong [an error: actually Christopher, not Cyril; 9 Apr. 1916]
Herbert Charles Lunn [22 Mar. 1917]
Hugh Miller Swears [11 Apr. 1917]
Graham John Early Graham-Montgomery [24 Apr. 1917]
Ninian Ian Bannatyne  [?]

 

 

“The College in Wartime” (The Chanticlere, No. 66, Michaelmas Term 1919, pp. 7-11 – PDF Document) describes life in Cambridge with the presence in college, at different times, of the Durham Light Infantry, a division of Welsh Territorials and the Cheshire Field Artillery.

A note in Chanticlere, No. 153, Michaelmas Term 1950, p. 7, records the following names to be added to the 1914-1918 war memorial:

Robert Henry Watkin Brewis [Lieut. Col., killed in action near Armentieres 18 Dec. 1914]
Francis William Clarke [of 23rd Regiment of Fusiliers, d. at Rouen 12 Mar. 1914]
Askin Morrison Foster [a Tasmanian, killed in action in 1916]
Richard Wilfrid Travers [a Tasmanian, latterly of the King’s Royal Rifle Corps, died in France of wounds 1917]

Three additional names now known:

David Williamson Stewart Paterson, who died when his plane was shot down in France in May or June 1916. His death was not confirmed until 1920.
Bernard William Pigg died 3 July 1916.

Robert Lamplough Mann, died at Festubert 21 or 23 December 1914.

And one member of Trinity College - Arthur Conway Osborne Morgan – son of Henry Morgan, Master of Jesus College 1885-1912.