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22 February 1915 Lieut. Henry Francis Heatly


Parents, artist Henry Heatly and Kate Heatly (née Simmonds) of 89, Tufnell Park Road, London. Educated at University College School, where he was the best shot, shooting for the school three successive years in the Ashburton Competition at Bisley and then London University. Both at school at university Henry took a great interest in the Office…

24 February 1915 : Lieut. Colin Edward Cumming


Parents Robert (Bank Manager) and Margaret (née Duff) at Stafford, one of six children.  Educated at Royal High School, Edinburgh and Edinburgh University. An active member of the OTC and commissioned in the RFA Reserve 16 Sept 1909. He gave this up to taken an engineering cadetship in the Transvall gold-mining industry. With the outbreak of war …

Tragedy and heroism in the Davidson family


On March 28, 1916, a pharmacist in Montrose, Scotland, dropped dead. The man’s wife duly wrote to the War Office to ask if her eldest son, Ronald, could be granted a short compassionate leave to come home from the Western Front and sort out his father’s business affairs as her two other sons were still of school age. Tragically, the widow’s appeal…