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  • Title
    Book of Remembrance of those Members of The University College Reading who fell in The War 1914-1918
  • Reference
    MS 5339
  • Production date
    Oct 1919 - Jun 1920
  • Scope and Content
    Contains black and white photographs of each person, with name, rank and regiment and a list of those fallen, Memorial book, The following servicemen’s names appear in the memorial book but do not have a photograph:, William Edward Godfrey Atkinson (c.1879-1915) Birth place: Camberley, Surrey Date of birth: c.1879 Brother: Roland Cecil Atkinson Widow: Mrs W. E. G. Atkinson, Studley Green Farm, Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire 1911 census occupation and address: Farmer's Brother Working on Farm, Spilsteds Farm, Sedlescomb, Battle Death date: 6 Aug 1915, aged approximately 36 Rank: Captain Regiment: Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry Battalion: 9th Battalion Type of casualty: Killed in action Theatre of War: Turkey (including Gallipoli) Cemetery/memorial name: Helles Memorial Grave/memorial reference: Panel 117. Honours/awards: Victory, British and Star Medals Link to Reading University College: Unknown, Hugh Aldersey (1888-1918) Birth place: Aldersey, Cheshire Date of birth: 28 Dec 1888 Parents: Hugh and Evelyn Aldersey (neé Royds) of Aldersey, Cheshire 1911 census occupation and address: Land Agent Surveyor, Aldersey Hall, Handley, near Chester Death date: 10 March 1918, aged 29 Rank: Captain Regiment: Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (incl. Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps) and King's Shropshire Light Infantry Battalion: Cheshire Yeomanry/10th (Shropshire and Cheshire Yeomanry) Battalion Death location: Palestine Type of casualty: Killed in action Theatre of War: Egypt Cemetery/memorial name: Jerusalem War Cemetery, Yerushalayim (Jerusalem District), Israel Grave/memorial reference: A. 67. Honours/awards: Victory, British and War Medals Link to Reading University College: Unknown Additional information: Educated at Eton Admitted as pensioner at Trinity, 25 June 1907 BA 1908, Frank Alexander (c.1883-1918) Birth place: Bournemouth Date of birth: c.1883 Parents: John and Ann Alexander Wife: Eliza Sophia Alexander Son: Eric Alexander 1911 census occupation and address: Bricklayer (Housebuilding), 9 Ridley Road, Winton, Bournemouth Death date: 21 Mar 1918 Enlistment location: Bournemouth Rank: Private Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Battalion: 2/4th Battalion Service No: 33638. Formerly 36037, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Death location: France & Flanders Type of casualty: Killed in action Theatre of War: Western European Theatre Cemetery/memorial name: Pozieres Memorial, France Grave/memorial reference: Plot: Panel 50 and 51. Honours/awards: Victory and British Medals Link to Reading University College: Unknown , Edwin Graham Brown (c.1897-1916) Birth place: Broughton, Hampshire Residence: Witham, Essex Date of birth: c.1897 1911 census occupation and address: Schoolboy, Manor Villa, Berkhamsted Death date: 6th Oct 1916 Enlistment location: Witham, Essex Rank: Private Regiment: Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) Battalion: 11th Battalion Service No: G/18234. Formerly Ps/10767, Royal Fusiliers Death location: France & Flanders Type of casualty: Killed in action Theatre of War: Western European Theatre Cemetery/memorial name: Thiepval Memorial Grave/memorial reference: Pier and Face 11 C. Link to Reading University College: Horticultural student , Francis Edward Bradshaw-Isherwood (c.1870-1915) Birth place: Marple, Cheshire Date of birth: c.1870 Parents: John Henry Bradshaw Isherwood, and Elizabeth Isherwood, The Manor House, Welford near Rugby Wife: Kathleen Machell Smith (17 March 1903 [aged 33]), Nether Hall, Pakenham, Suffolk 1911 census occupation and address: Capt 2/York & Lancaster Regiment, Frimley Lodge, Guildford Road, Frimley Green, Farnborough, Hampshire Death date: 8th/9th May 1915, aged 45 Rank: Lieutenant Colonel Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment Battalion: 2nd Bn. Cdg. 1st Bn. Death location: Zillebeke Type of casualty: Killed in action Theatre of War: Belgium Cemetery/memorial name: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Grave/memorial reference: Addenda Panel 57 Honours/awards: Mentioned in Despatches, Victory and British Medals Link to Reading University College: Student records tell us that he studied fine art in 1911. Additional information: Father of Henry B. Isherwood and Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood (novelist)www.oxforddnb.com/templates/article.jsp?articleid=39833&a... Book about him by his son 'Kathleen and Frank' -www.stockport1914-1918.co.uk/soldier.php?name_id=333 Frank was an experienced and distinguished professional soldier. He was the son of John Bradshaw-Isherwood JP of Marple Hall, Marple. The family had lived at the Hall since it was built in 1668 and one of his ancestors had presided at the trial of Charles 1. His commission, as a 2nd Lieutenant in the York and Lancaster Regiment, was published in the London Gazette in January 1892 and, in the way of the army in those days, promotion was slow. He was not promoted to Captain until 1901, when he was in South Africa with the Regiment during the Boer War. Frank took part in the Relief of Ladysmith and other actions at Vall Kranz, Tugela Heights and Pieters Hill and would be Mentioned in Despatches for his service. He received the Queen's and King's Medals, with seven clasps. Returning home, he married Kathleen Machell-Smith at Stow, in Suffolk during the March quarter of 1903. Their first son, Christopher, was born at Marple the following year. A second son, Richard, was born at Farnham in Hampshire in 1911. The same year, Frank was promoted to Major. When War was declared, Frank was serving with the Regiment's 2nd Battalion on garrison duty in Limerick in Ireland. They were ordered to Cambridge to assemble with other units of the British 6th Division and went to France in mid-September. He was again Mentioned in Dispatches in February 1915 and, on the 19th of that month, was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel. In March, he returned home for a period of leave. Back at the front by late April, Frank was directed to take command of the Regiment's 1st Battalion from the 29th of the month. Its previous commander, Colonel Bart had been killed the previous week. Over the coming days, the Battalion came under serious attack from the Germans in what was later designated to be part of the Second Battle of Ypres. On 7 May, they were relieved from the front line to billets in huts near the town. They arrived in the early hours of the morning of the 8th and received a draft of 487 newly trained replacement troops - equivalent to about half of the battalion's normal strength. At 11.30 a.m., they were ordered to "stand to" for inspection and, within 45 minutes, were moving forward to try to recapture trenches near Zonnebeke. The trenches were those they had been in only the day before and which had been quickly lost by the relieving Battalion. This part of the Battle of Ypres would be later designated the Battle of Frezenberg and, as they approached the village at 5 p.m., they came under heavy shellfire and had to halt in the support trenches. The Battalion's War Diary records that, at 8 p.m., "The attack was pushed almost up to the German trenches but owing to the very heavy casualties in officers and men, it did not achieve its effect. All the officers were put out of action with exception of Lieutenant Briscoe who was able to get together the remnants of the Battalion the next day." This entry, written shortly after the attack by a junior professional officer, perhaps underestimates what had happened. The Battalion had been reduced from over 700 men to just 83. The rest were dead, wounded or missing. Over 125 had been killed dead. Few had made it to the German trench and those that managed to get into it were killed or taken prisoner. There was confusion about Frank's whereabouts for weeks after the attack. The first reports, in the Stockport Advertiser of 21 May, said that he had been shot in the arm by a sniper and was recovering well in a hospital in France. By 11 June, it was now clear he was missing, but his fate was still unknown. The Advertiser reported conflicting information in its edition of 25 June. One of the Battalion's soldiers had written from a hospital in Scotland to say that his Colonel "had died like a hero and the last he had seen of him after he fell leading the charge was as he lay bleeding from the head and chest on the field." However, another man, described as a "Red Cross" man (but presumably one of the Battalion stretcher bearers) had said he attended to the Colonel and had left him in a ditch as they were retreating and assumed he was a prisoner. A week later, conclusive proof of his death was reported. His family had received his identification discs which had been collected by a German soldier who was later taken prisoner. The Advertiser described Frank as a "modest quiet gentleman and a very considerable officer who had the esteem and respect of officers and men alike". Frank's body was never recovered and identified. His story has previously been told in the book "Remembered" by P Clarke, A Cook and J Bintliff. The authors suggest that his name appears on two Memorials to the Missing in Belgium - the Menin Gate at Ieper and a smaller Memorial to the south at Ploegsteert. They suggest that Frank's wife did not think that the Ploegsteert Memorial was suitable for a man of his stature and used influence to have Frank's name inscribed on an addenda panel to the Ieper Memorial. The original records of the Imperial War Graves Commission have recently been consulted and there is no indication that Frank's name was ever inscribed on the Memorial at Ploegsteert. It would also be most unlikely that it would have even been considered as it was in a different battle sector. The names of the men who fell with Frank and who also have no known grave are commemorated with him and 54,000 others on the Menin Gate., Gilbert Sidney Britten (1895/1896-1918) Birth place: Fordingbridge, Hants Date of birth: c.1895/1896 Parents: Sidney and Bessie C Britten, Penryn, Leigh, Wimborne, Dorset Death date: 19 Apr 1918, aged 22 Enlistment location: Fordingbridge, Hampshire Rank: Private Regiment: Cheshire Regiment Battalion: 15th Battalion Service No: 60302. Formerly 162940, Royal Field Artillery Death location: France & Flanders Type of casualty: Died of wounds Theatre of War: Western European Theatre Cemetery/memorial name: Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Departement de la Somme, Picardie Honours/awards: Victory and British Medals Link to Reading University College: Unknown , George Hilton Callaway (c.1898-1918) Birth place: Heasley, Arreton, Isle of Wight Residence: Arreton, Isle of Wight Date of birth: c.1898 Parents: Charles and Sarah Callaway (neé Draper), Arreton, Newport, Isle of Wight 1911 census occupation and address: Living with parents, 1 Heasley Cottages, Shepherds Lane, Arreton Death date: 20th Oct 1918 Enlistment location: Southampton Rank: Private Regiment: Hampshire Regiment Battalion: 2/4th (T.F.) Battalion Service No: 54725 Death location: France & Flanders Type of casualty: Killed in action Theatre of War: Western European Theatre Cemetery/memorial name: Quievy Communal Cemetery Extension Grave/memorial reference: A. 11. Honours/awards: Victory and British War Medals Link to Reading University College: Unknown , Harold Francis Arthur Dove (c.1889-1917) Birth place: Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire Residence: Bridgnorth, Salop Date of birth: c.1889 Parents: Only son of Arthur Henry, Principal Writer Naval Ordinance Department and the late Rose Dove, of "Culver", May Place Road, Bexley Heath, Kent Husband of Alice Marian Dove, of 6 Grotes Place, Blackheath, London 1911 census occupation and address: Student Schol[astic] Reading College, 176 Plumstead Common Road, Plumstead, S.E. Death date: 23 Apr 1917, aged 27 Enlistment location: Bridgnorth Rank: Rifleman (Private on image of Medal Roll) Regiment: Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own) Battalion: 13th Battalion Service No: S/27123. Formerly R/29678, King's Royal Rifle Corps Death location: France & Flanders Type of casualty: Killed in action Theatre of War: Western European Theatre Cemetery/memorial name: Arras Memorial Grave/memorial reference: Bay 9. Honours/awards: Victory and British Medals Link to Reading University College: In attendance in 1911 Member of Reading University College Officers' Training Corps 1908-1911 Athletic Club Rowing Captain 1909-10 College Magazine Treasurer (1 of 2) 1909-10 Shells Procurator 1909-10 Additional information: B.A. (London) , Florence Mary Faithfull (c.1892-1918) Date of birth: c.1892 Parents: Daughter of Constance M Faithfull (neé Deshon), of Kingsworthy, Crowthorne, Berkshire, and the Late Lt. Col. W. C. Faithfull (I.A.) 1911 census occupation and address: Four siblings living at 26 Upper Redlands Road, Reading Death date: 15 Jan 1918, aged 26 Rank: Nurse Regiment: Voluntary Aid Detachment Battalion: 65th British Gen Hosp. Death location: Iraq Theatre of War: Iraq Cemetery/memorial name: Basra War Cemetery (Subair Gate) Part I Grave/memorial reference: I. G. 14. Medal card available from The National Archives:discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D6... Link to Reading University College: Obtained Certificate in Commerce in 1911 Account of her death: The Matron and 12 of the members of the female nursing staff of 65 General Hospital, were invited by the Officer Commanding Beit Naana Officers’ Hospital to spend the afternoon of 15th January 1918 at his unit, to meet his convalescent officers and have tea. They were transported by motor launch, but on the return journey they were involved in: A collision at Basra, shortly after sunset, between a Steam Tug and a Motor Launch containing a party of Nurses on duty Four members of the nursing staff died. The result of the Court of Enquiry was accidental death, due to: An error of judgement on the part of the steersman of the launch. (from 1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=69355) , Vivian Edward Fanning (c.1897-1916) Birth place: Oxford, Oxfordshire Date of birth: c.1897 Parents: Frederick Charles and Beatrice Margaret Fanning, (Father’s address on Medal Roll index card: Palmerston House, 34 Old Broad Street, Essex) 1911 census occupation and address: School, Boarder at Kent House School Staveley Road, Eastbourne Death date: 14 Nov 1916, aged 19 Rank: Lieutenant A/Captain Regiment: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Battalion: 2nd Battalion Type of casualty: Killed in action Cemetery/memorial name: Munich Trench British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel Grave/memorial reference: Plot: C. 34. Honours/awards: Victory and British Medals Link to Reading University College: Attended 1914- Member of Reading University College Officers' Training Corps Additional Information: Image of grave:www.ww1wargraves.co.uk/ww1_cemeteries/ww1_cemetery_m.asp Radley College War Memorial (WW1) “Flikr” photograph and brief description:www.flickr.com/photos/radley_college_war_memorial/8537288... , John William Hart (c.1887-1916) Birth place: Wandsworth, Surrey Residence: Hampstead Date of birth: c.1887 Parents: Edward Henry and Emma Ann Hart, of "Pendowr", Watergate Bay, Cornwall 1911 census occupation and address: Horticultural Student, Boarder at 20 Addington Road Reading Death date: 15 Sep 1916, aged 29 Enlistment location: London Rank: Private/L/Corporal Regiment: London Regiment Battalion: "D" Coy. 1st/15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles) Service No: 2664 Death location: France & Flanders Type of casualty: Killed in action Theatre of War: Western European Theatre Cemetery/memorial name: Thiepval Memorial Grave/memorial reference: Pier and Face 13 C. Link to Reading University College: Attended 1909-11 Admitted as Associate of University College Reading in 1912 Additional information: Enlisted at outbreak of war. One of three brothers who served. A horticultural pathologist in charge of the botanic garden at the Bedford Ladies' College, Regent's Park, London. BSc. (Lond) , James Hartnoll (1883-1917) Birth place: Holborn, London Middlesex Date of birth: 10 Mar 1883 Parents: The late James Hartnoll of Ganwick, Barnet and Mrs Hartnoll (neé Holliman) Husband of Winifred Bardsley Hartnoll (née Blackett/Blackitt), 1913. They had a son and a daughter. 1911 census occupation and address: Farmer, Well Place, Ipsden, Wallingford, Oxfordshire Death date: 20 May 1917, aged 34 Rank: Captain Regiment: Royal Artillery and Royal Field Artillery (Territorial)/Royal Horse Artillery Battalion: 1/1 Berkshire Battery Royal Horse Artillery Death location: El Kantara, Egypt Type of casualty: Died of enteric fever Theatre of War: Egypt Cemetery/memorial name: Kantara War Memorial Cemetery Grave/memorial reference: C. 68. Honours/awards: Victory, British and Star Medals Link to Reading University College: Attended Reading University College lectures in agriculture Additional information: Masonic affiliation informationwww.masonicgreatwarproject.org.uk/writeup.php?string=1367 Studied at University College Oxford, BA 1904 Complete summary including images of medal roll, memorial and various photographs (military portrait): clanbarker.com/getperson.php?personID=I3012&tree=Br , Robert Franklin Huckson (c.1888-1916) Birth place: Stoke Newington, London Date of birth: c.1888 Parents: Robert and Annie Jane Huckson, of 90 Oxford Road, Reading 1911 census occupation and address: Brass Finisher, 90 Oxford Road, Reading Death date: 1 May 1916, aged 28 Enlistment location: Reading, Berkshire Rank: SPR. (Sapper) Regiment: Corps of Royal Engineers Battalion: 35th Div. Signal Coy., R.E. Service No: 69048 Death location: France & Flanders Type of casualty: Died of wounds Theatre of War: Western European Theatre Cemetery/memorial name: Merville Communal Cemetery Grave/memorial reference: VI. P. 29. Honours/awards: Victory and British Medals Link to Reading University College: Unknown , Herbert William Hyde (Died 1915) 1911 census occupation and address: Not Found Death date:17 May 1915 Rank: Second Lieutenant Regiment: Royal Sussex Regiment Theatre of War: France Cemetery/memorial name: Le Touret Memorial Grave/memorial reference: Panel 20 and 21. Link to Reading University College: Attended 1910-13 Member of Reading University College Officers' Training Corps , Harold George Louth (c.1889-1915) Birth place: Newport, Monmouthshire Date of birth: c.1889 Parents: Mary Louisa Louth, 53 Western Elms Avenue, Reading 1911 census occupation and address: Draughtsman, G W Railway, 53 Western Elms Avenue, Reading Death date: 9th May 1915 Enlistment location: London, Middlesex Rank: Private Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany’s) Battalion: 4th Battalion Service No: 2094 Death location: France & Flanders Type of casualty: Killed in action Theatre of War: Western European Theatre Cemetery/memorial name: Le Touret Memorial Grave/memorial reference: Panel 38 and 39. Honours/awards: Victory, British and Star Medals Link to Reading University College: Unknown , Charles James Daniel Martin (c.1890-1917) Birth place: Exeter, Devon Residence: Reading Date of birth: c.1890 Parents: James U. and Mary A. Martin, of 78 Hamilton Road, Reading Sister: Alice Mabel Elizabeth Martin 1911 census occupation and address: Asst. superintendent of Agents Life Assurance (Worked with father), 78 Hamilton Road, Reading Death date: 1 May 1917, aged 27 Enlistment location: Reading – Enlisted Sept 1914 Rank: Lance Corporal Regiment: Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (incl. Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps). Berkshire Yeomanry Battalion: 1st/1st Service No: 70362 Death location: Egypt Type of casualty: Died of wounds Theatre of War: Egyptian Theatre Cemetery/memorial name: Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery Grave/memorial reference: A. 44. Link to Reading University College: Unknown , Farquhar Matheson Macrae (c.1884-1915) Birth place: Possibly Wick, Berwick, Scotland Residence: Brondesbury (1911 census reads that he was a resident of Eyemouth, Berwickshire) Date of birth: c.1884 Parents: Mrs A. M. Macrae, of Spring Bank, Eyemouth, Berwickshire, and the late Mr J. C. C. Macrae 1911 census occupation and address: Assistant Elementary Schoolmaster, London County Council, 54 Kyrle Road, Clapham Common, SW Death date: 9 May 1915, aged 32 Enlistment location: Kensington Rank: Private Regiment: London Regiment Battalion: 1st/13th (County of London) Battalion (Princess Louise’s Kensington Battalion) Service No: 2456 Death location: France & Flanders Type of casualty: Killed in action Theatre of War: Western European Theatre Cemetery/memorial name: Ploegsteert Memorial Grave/memorial reference: Panel 10. Honours/awards: Victory, British and Star Medals Link to Reading University College: Attended 1904-06 Admitted as Associate of University College Reading in 1907 , Henry Fred Moody (c.1886-1918) Birth place: Grimsby, Lincolnshire Date of birth: c.Dec 1886 Parents: Henry Fred and Alice Moody, of 174 Welholme Road, Grimsby 1911 census occupation and address: School Teacher, Hertfordshire County Council, Boarder at Ruthlin, Old North Road, Royston, Hertfordshire Death date: 5th Apr 1918, aged 31 Rank: 2/Lieutenant Regiment: Lincolnshire Regiment Battalion: 8th Battalion Type of casualty: Killed in action Theatre of War: France Cemetery/memorial name: Gommecourt British Cemetery No.2, Hebuterne Grave/memorial reference: III. G. 10. Link to Reading University College: Unknown , Henry (Harry) Edward Earls Nicholls (c.1893-1917) Birth place: Reading, Berkshire Date of birth: c.1893 Parents: Mrs A. J. Nicholls, of 67 Addison Road, Reading, Berks 1911 census occupation and address: B K Clerk, 67 Addison Road, Reading Death date: 18 March 1917, aged 24 Rank: Private (on Medal Roll index card)/Lance-Corporal Regiment: Royal Berkshire Regiment Battalion: 2nd Bn. Service No: 28608 (on Medal Roll index card)/20219 Theatre of War: France Cemetery/memorial name: Bray Military Cemetery Grave/memorial reference: II. F. 44. Honours/awards: Victory and British Medals Link to Reading University College: Unknown , Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) Birth place: Oswestry, Shropshire Date of birth: 1893 Parents: Thomas and Harriet S Owen, possibly of 7 Elm Grove, Tranmere, Birkenhead 1911 census occupation and address: Pupil Teacher, “Makim”, Monkmoor Road, Shrewsbury Death date: 4 Nov 1918, aged 25 Rank: Lieutenant Regiment: Manchester Regiment Battalion: 5th Battalion (Territorial) Type of casualty: Killed in action Cemetery/memorial name: Not found Honours/awards: Military Cross Link to Reading University College: Owen registered to study Botany and Latin in 1912. He was encouraged by Professor Edith Morley of the Department of English to think of sitting for the College Scholarship examination. Morley had been impressed with Owen and invited him to attend her classes in Old English as an unofficial, non-paying student. He did not pass the examination. (Source: Reading:Reading No.18, 1993) Additional information: Link to the Wilfred Owen Association website, www.wilfredowen.org.uk/home/ There are also interesting photos (family portraits and ones of himself) on ancestry.co.uk , Stanley Prentice Siebert (c.1894-1917) Birth place: Limehouse London Date of birth: c.1894 Parents: John Adam and Emma Agnes Siebert, of London (Possibly 93 Three Colt Street, Stepney) 1911 census occupation and address: Pupil Teacher, 93 Three Colt St, Limehouse E Death date: 21 Sep 1917, aged 23 Rank: 2/Lieutenant (T) Regiment: Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own) Battalion: 16th Battalion Type of casualty: Died of wounds Theatre of War: France Cemetery/memorial name: Godewaersvelde British Cemetery Grave/memorial reference: I. G. 1. Link to Reading University College: Admitted as an Associate of University College Reading in 1916 Additional information: Possibly admitted to Thomas Street School 4 Feb 1901, aged 7, (record states date of birth is 14 Dec 1893) , Eric Arthur Smith (Died 1916) Widow: Mrs G Smith, Ardreddie, Wargrave, Berkshire 1911 census occupation and address: Census photo incomplete, information not found Death date: 22 Jul 1916 Rank: 2/Lieutenant (T) Regiment: Royal Warwickshire Regiment Battalion: 14th Battalion Type of casualty: Killed in action Theatre of War: France (Western European Theatre) Cemetery/memorial name: Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval Grave/memorial reference: XI. E. 10. Honours/awards: Victory and British Medals Link to Reading University College: Attended 1911-12 Athletic Club Hockey Captain 1912-13 Athletic Club Tennis Deputy Captain 1912-13 , H Turner Despite a great deal of research we have not been able to find out who H Turner was or what his connection to Reading College was. All we know was that he served in the Royal Navy as a submariner. , Albert Charles Warner (1894-1917) Birth place: Reading, Berkshire Date of birth: 30 Dec 1894 Parents: Charles William Warner, Reading, Annie Marie (possibly neé Callam) of 2 Carey Street, Reading 1911 census occupation and address: Clerk, Biscuit Manufacturer, 162 Elm Park Road, Reading Death date: 14 May 1917, aged 23 Enlistment location: Reading Rank: Private, Signaller Regiment: Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment) Battalion: 5th Battalion Service No: 20776 Death location: France & Flanders Type of casualty: Died of wounds Theatre of War: Western European Theatre Cemetery/memorial name: Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun Grave/memorial reference: IV. G. 26. Link to Reading University College: Educated at University College Reading Additional Information: Educated at Battle and Wilson Council Schools , Frederick Henry Williamson (c.1891-1918) Birth place: Portsmouth, Hampshire Residence: Southsea, Hampshire Date of birth: c.1891 Parents: Henry John and Alice Maud Mary Williamson Husband of Marie Frances Williamson, of "Crofton," 69 Devonshire Avenue, Southsea, Portsmouth Sister: Ethel Kate Williamson 1911 census occupation and address: Student, Training College, 48 Abingdon Road, Southsea, Portsmouth Death date: 9th May 1918, aged 27 Enlistment location: Portsmouth Rank: Lance Sergeant Regiment: Hampshire Regiment Battalion: 2nd Battalion Service No: 356105 Death location: France & Flanders Type of casualty: Died Theatre of War: Western European Theatre Cemetery/memorial name: Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery Grave/memorial reference: V. A. 90. Honours/awards: Victory and British Medals Link to Reading University College: Admitted as Associate of University College Reading in 1912 , Herbert Westwick (c.1878-1914) Image in 'Tamesis' Vol XIV, No.1 (1914) Date of birth: c.1878 Parents: Possibly Herbert Westwick and Eliza Westwick Wife: Mary Elizabeth Westwick Son: Herbert Harold Leslie Westwick 1911 census occupation and address: Soldier Sergeant Instr, 90 Queens Road, Reading Death date: 14 Sep 1914 Enlistment location: Ross, Hereford Rank: Sergeant Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment Battalion: 2nd Battalion Service No: 5236 Death location: France & Flanders Type of casualty: Killed in Action Theatre of War: Western European Theatre Cemetery/memorial name: Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension Grave/memorial reference: 6. A. 4. Honours/awards: Victory, British and Star Medals Link to Reading University College: Formerly Sgt-Instructor Reading University College Officers' Training Corps Additional information: Fought in the Boer War and received the Orange Free State and Transvaal medals. , Maurice Albert Bessec (1894-1918) [Does not appear in the memorial book, but appears on the War Memorial of the University of Reading] Birth place: St-Lô Residence: Home address as appears in student records: 8 Rue de Rohan, Rennes, Brittany Date of birth: 28 Jun 1894 1911 census occupation and address: Not found Death date: 17 Mar 1918, aged 23 Enlistment location: Rennes Rank: Lieutenant, Maréchal-des-logis, chef de section Regiment: 7th Field Artillery, French Army Service No: 3130/1718 Death location: Combrimont, Vosges Type of casualty: Killed in action Link to Reading University College: Attended 1910-11. Additional information: Act transcribes 24-10-1918 at Rennes, I and V. , Minutes of the Students' Representative Council reveal that on 4/11/1915 "Miss Nölting proposed that photographs of those members of College fallen in the war be obtained and hung at some future date"; meeting on 16/5/1919 "The President explained that a large number of photographs of fallen students had been received and these were to be framed ready for placing in a position of honour in the memorial tower"; 31/10/1919 "Mr Heath was empowered to purchase an album in which to place the photos of the fallen, the album to be kept in the Union Common Room"; meeting on 28/6/1920 "A motion was passed thanking Mr Heath and certain members of the Art department for their splendid work in compiling the album of photos of members of College killed in the war". Taken from research by volunteer, Jeremy Jones in Mar 2015.
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