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28 February 1916 : Major Gerald Jamieson


His parents were Colonel Alister Jamieson and his mother Geraldine (née d'Aguilar).  He was educated in turn at Cheltenham College and Dulwich College (1888) and then spent time in Heidelberg before returning to England and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. He passed out in September 1896 and joined the Royal Artillery. Three years later h…

25 March 1915 : Lieut. Eric Robert Meade Odling, Royal Engineers


Eric's parents were Charles and Alice (née Meade). His father Charles Odling was the chief engineer for the India Public Works Department.  At the 1901 Census, age 7, Eric was living with his parents, older sister Winifred and a domestic servent in Frimley, Surrey.  At the 1911 Census, age 17, Eric was a boarder at school in Cheltenham Colleg…

PG Wodehouse, the real 'Jeeves' and his Great War


One of the greatest writers in the English language is PG Wodehouse whose books are still a joy to read well over one hundred years since he started his literary career. ‘Plum’ as he was known had poor eyesight and as a result did not serve in the armed forces in the Great War. It is thought that in all of his books he hardly mentioned the Great W…