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5 August 1916 Lt George Sainton Kaye Butterworth MC


Lt George Sainton Kaye Butterworth M.C. 13th Bn Durham Light Infantry  George was born on 12 July 1885 to parents Julia Marguerite (nee Wigan) and Sir Alexander Kaye Butterworth, Kt., LL.B, a solicitor and manager of the North-Eastern Railway. He was christened on 30 August in Deerhurst, Gloucestershire by his grandfather the Reverend George Butte…

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9 October 1914 : Lieutenant Colonel Aymer Edward Maxwell


Educated at Eton and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. HE was a JP, DL and County Councillor for Wigtownshire and a Director of Crichton Royal Institution. Married 1909 Lady Mary Percy, daughter of the Duke of Northumberland. They had four children. He entered the Grenadier guards in September 1897. He served in the South African War. On mob…

1 April 1918: Lieut. Augustus Dilberoglue


He parents were Plato (late judge of the Native Court of Appeal in Cairo) and Julia (née Agelasto) of The Lodge, 19 Southfields Rd, Eastbourne, Sussex.  Augustus was educated first at St.Vincent’s Prep School, Eastbourne, then at Eton and finally at Christ Church, Oxford. Augustus was a keen sportsman; he was captain of swimming and rowin…

Who was Gordon Shephard - the man who never was?


My interest in Gordon Shephard stems largely from the fact that his Irish adventures are ignored by the British records1,2, and that he and his First World War adventures are ignored by the Irish, certainly those of a republican leaning. Hence the title of this article, with apologies to Euan Montague for stealing the title of his Second World War …

Lieutenant-Commander Frederick 'Sep' Kelly - Olympic Gold 1908, Performer and Composer


Frederick 'Sep' ‘Cleg’ Kelly, the Olympic gold medal rower, pianist and officer in the Royal Naval Division who was killed on 13 November 1916 on the opening day of the Battle of the Ancre. The seventh child (and this his name) of a wealthy wool magnate from Australia, 'Sep' along with five of his brothers was sent to England to be educated at E…

19 January 1918 : Brigadier General Gordon Strachey Shephard


Whilst researching Dorset War Memorials, the author came across the following paragraph: ‘In the grounds of the camp (1) at Osmington is a small wooden sentry box. Inside is a truncated propeller, cut to form a cross. On the boss is a small plaque which reads: ‘In memory of Brigadier G S Sheppard DSO, MC and RFC Jan 1918’.’ (2) Living near the …