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The First Casualties - 1st Battalion - 1914

The 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment was based in Dover on the outbreak of the war.  They were mobilised and sailed from Southampton and arrived in France on 23rd August 1914.

Within days they were in bitter action at Haucourt, in the Battle of Le Cateau.  The battalion sustained many casualties, killed, wounded and also taken prisoner of war in the first months of the war.

This list records, in date order, the deaths of the 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.

 

26th August 1914

Private William Allen, 7718, Died of Wounds
Lance Corporal John Edward Arkwright, 9019, Killed in Action
Private Ernest Charles Barnaby, 10743, Killed in Action
Private Frank Benson, 10726, Killed in Action
Private Albert Bolton, 10847, Killed in Action
Private Thomas Brady, 6529, Killed in Action
2nd Lieutenant Lawrence Seymour Brockelbank, Killed in Action
Private Thomas Broyden, 9055, Died of Wounds
Private James Burns, 11047, Killed in Action
Sergeant George Calder, 9491, Killed in Action
Private John Callaghan, 7549, Killed in Action
Sergeant John Capper, 7674, Killed in Action
Private Thomas Carter, 7617, Killed in Action
Private William Clarke, 7709, Killed in Action
Lance Sergeant William Alfred Clucas, 9474, Killed in Action
Captain Henry Clutterbuck, Killed in Action
Private John Cooper, 6761, Killed in Action
Sergeant Albert Edwin Curran, 7232, Killed in Action
Private William Downs, 6106, Killed in Action
Lieutenant Colonel Alfred McNair Dykes, Killed in Action
Private William Henry Ellison, 7687, Killed in Action
Private Thomas Faulkner, 10999, Killed in Action
Private John Gaffney, 11102, Killed in Action
Private Nathan Gaskell, 10854, Killed in Action
Lance Corporal Archibald Percy Randolph Gibbs, 9992, Killed in Action
Private Samuel Greenberg, 8716, Killed in Action
Private Frederick Gregory, 8210, Killed in Action
Private Abraham Hardman, 6654, Killed in Action
Lance Corporal Samuel Hassall, 10533, Killed in Action
Private Thomas Henderson, 7835, Killed in Action
Private William Horrigan, 7639, Killed in Action
Private John Eric Inglis, 10299, Killed in Action
Private Walter Edward Inns, 7794, Killed in Action
Private John Jury, 11015, Died of Wounds
Private Harry Knight, 10955, Killed in Action
Private John Lamb, 7940, Died
Private Thomas Leonard, 5938, Killed in Action
Private Walter Marshall, 10112, Killed in Action
Private Joseph McNeil, 8317, Killed in Action
Private James Warburton Moore, 7891, Killed in Action
Private Joseph Moran, 7792, Killed in Action
Lance Corporal William Parker, 11114, Killed in Action
Private Richard Parr, 7593, Killed in Action
Corporal John Rafferty, 10779, Killed in Action
Private Thomas Ralph, 7011, Killed in Action
Sergeant George Richards [true name G Dixon], 4838, Killed in Action
Private Edward Roberts, 7826, Killed in Action
Private Benjamin Rudd, 9498, Killed in Action
Private Oliver Edward Scott, 8438, Killed in Action
Warrant Officer Class 2 William Sharp, 5811, Killed in Action
Sergeant Fred Sigsworth, 8214, Killed in Action
Private Alfred Simpson, 5886, Killed in Action
Private James Smith, 6156, Killed in Action
Captain Hans Robert Sparenborg, Killed in Action
Private John Speakman, 9391, Killed in Action
Lieutenant Cyril Steele Steele-Perkins, Killed in Action
Captain Frederick George Theobald, Killed in Action
Private Reginald Auber Thompson, 11182, Killed in Action
Lance Corporal William Henry Turner, 11080, Killed in Action
Private Frederick Upshall, 9458, Killed in Action
Corporal Percy Harry Welham, 9343, Killed in Action
Private Charles Wilkinson, 7060, Killed in Action
Private James Wrigley, 11051, Killed in Action
Private Fred Yates, 7076, Killed in Action

27th August 1914

Sergeant John Robert Bolton, 6155, Died of Wounds

28th August 1914

Private Maurice King, 8377, Killed in Action
Private John Scott, 8422, Killed in Action

30th August 1914

Private Charles Haden, 9873, Died of Wounds

2nd September 1914

Private Stuart A Ewans (served as Frank (or SA) Evans), 10956, Killed in Action

5th September 1914

Private John William Darcy Rigg, 7893, Died

8th September 1914

Lieutenant Lionel Streatfield Woodgate, Killed in Action

9th September 1914

Private Alexander Coleman, 9006, Killed in Action

11th September 1914

Private Stanley Everson, 8780, Killed in Action
Corporal James Carey Pike, 4168, Killed in Action

12th September 1914

Private Stephen Egerton, 4168, Died of Wounds
Lance Corporal Robert Frederick Whymark, 8892, Died

13th September 1914

Lance Corporal William Pennington, 9013, Killed in Action
Private Alfred Roberts, 6717, Killed in Action

14th September 1914

WO2 Harry Blanchard, 7191, Died of Wounds
Private Joseph Sixsmith, 6286, Died of Wounds
Private Albert Wilkins, 9173, Died of Wounds

15th September 1914

Private John Abbott, 10753, Killed in Action
Private William Aldershaw, 8074, Killed in Action
Private Edward Crossley, 7658, Killed in Action
Private John Davies, 8156, Killed in Action
Private Samuel Ferris, 6638, Killed in Action
Private John Finan, 10980, Killed in Action
Corporal George Wilson, 10693, Killed in Action

17th September 1914

Private William Walters, 8593, Killed in Action

19th September 1914

Private Horace Buckley, 8239, Killed in Action
Private Frank Wright, 8334, Died of Wounds

21st September 1914

Private John Cranney, 8802, Killed in Action - (? true name W Mceann or W McCann see CWGC)
Private Charles McGuire, 528, Died

25th September 1914

Private Alfred Hargreaves, 9405, Died

4th October 1914

Private James Nyland, 10517, Died of Wounds

13th October 1914

Private William James Bannister, 1544, Killed in Action
Private Albert Butterworth, 1329, Killed in Action
Lance corporal John Clancy, 9012, Killed in Action
Private James Cooke, 7916, Killed in Action
Private John Farrington, 9368, Killed in Action
Private Robert Ferris, 7116, Killed in Action
Private Robert Fisher, 1506, Killed in Action
Private William Fox, 7761, Killed in Action
Private Charles Frederick Franks, 8538, Killed in Action
Private Bernard Graham, 2211, Killed in Action
Private Frank Graves, 8002, Killed in Action
Private Harry Hadfield, 6029, Killed in Action
Private Anthony Harker, 2726, Killed in Action
Private William Edward Hawthorne, 2185, Killed in Action
Private John Thomas Hutchinson, 8743, Killed in Action
Private William Hynard, 8766, Killed in Action
Private Thomas Henry Keating, 2321, Killed in Action
Private Thomas Kellie, 1990, Killed in Action
Private James McGlennon, 2085, Killed in Action
Private Henry McKend, 6234, Killed in Action
Private Robert Minchin, 7735, Killed in Action
Lieutenant Anthony George Attwood Morris, Killed in Action
Acting Corporal Reginald Norris, 9096, Killed in Action
Private Edward John O'Mahoney, 10770, Killed in Action
Lance Corporal Richard Parkinson, 8800, Killed in Action
Private Thomas Piggott, 8137, Killed in Action
Private Joseph Pritchard, 7521, Killed in Action
Corporal Arthur Harrison Proctor, 9163, Killed in Action
Private James Arthur Richards, 681, Killed in Action
Private Arthur Levi Sheldrake, 8980, Killed in Action
Private John William Taylor, 8357, Killed in Action
Private Edward Valentine, 8829, Killed in Action
Private Thomas Walker, 7089, Killed in Action
2nd Lieutenant Arved Waterhouse, Killed in Action
Private Peter Willis, 1590, Killed in Action
Private Richard Wilson, 10840, Killed in Action

14th October 1914

Acting Sergeant William Albert, 8820, Died of Wounds
Private John Cope, 6924, Died of Wounds
Private Victor William Fisher, 10936, Died of Wounds
Private Robert Pike, 8945, Died of Wounds
Private Arthur Round, 8149, Died of Wounds
Private Bert Turney, 9021, Died of Wounds

15th October 1914

Private Samuel Brew, 11131, Died of Wounds

18th October 1914

Major John Henry Morrah, Killed in Action

19th October 1914

Private Henry Thorpe, 7638, Killed in Action

20th October 1914

Private Thomas Bartle, 5931, Died
Private Charles Baxter, 7753, Killed in Action
Acting Corporal Walter Bosworth, 9419, Killed in Action
Private Henry Chappell, 8733, Killed in Action
Private Albert Henry Clarke, 9669, Killed in Action
Private George Colclough, 8648, Killed in Action
Private John Connor, 8406, Killed in Action
Private Bertram Cox, 7671, Killed in Action
Private David Cronshaw, 9033, Killed in Action
Private Thomas George Devall, 8509, Killed in Action
Corporal Denis Francis Devine, 8711, Killed in Action
Private James Farrell, 7057, Died
Private Albert Farron, 5764, Killed in Action
Private Samuel Garrett, 9202, Killed in Action
Private Harold Horbury, 7650, Killed in Action
Private William Hudson, 9430, Killed in Action
Private Robert Henry Hunter, 8725, Killed in Action
Lance Corporal William Jones, 8295, Killed in Action
Private Peter Jones, 8302, Killed in Action
Private Alexander Kennedy, 5975, Killed in Action
Private Frederick Payne, 9610, Killed in Action
Private Richard Poole, 8309, Killed in Action
Private James Power, 7952, Killed in Action
Private Samuel Redford, 8263, Killed in Action
Private Albert Richardson, 7968, Killed in Action
Private Philip Rush, 8282, Killed in Action
Private James Smith, 8917, Killed in Action
Private William Studley, 8988, Killed in Action
Private John Robert Sutcliffe, 7937, Killed in Action
Private William Tetlow, 8072, Killed in Action
Private Henry Tighe, 8168, Killed in Action
Private Peter Henry Wilson, 10793, Killed in Action
Lance Corporal John Woods, 9631, Killed in Action

21st October 1914

Private John Carney, 8653, Died of Wounds
2nd Lieutenant Paul Heaney, Killed in Action
Captain Penry Bruce Lendon, Killed in Action
Major Nigel Lucius Samuel Lysons, Killed in Action
Private Joseph Arthur Miller, 6570, Died of Wounds

22nd October 1914

Private William Bamber, 8347, Killed in Action
Corporal Richard Henry Clarkson, 4946, Killed in Action
Private James Quigley, 1795, Killed in Action
Private George Robinson, 1182, Killed in Action
Private Ernest Thomas Stebbing, 10888, Killed in Action
Private Thomas Surridge, 7197, Killed in Action

23rd October 1914

Private Bertie Langham, 6110, Died of Wounds

25th October 1914

Lance Corporal Frank Lee, 9212, Died of Wounds

27th October 1914

Private Edward Arkwright, 664, Killed in Action
Sergeant Charles Collins, 6897, Died of Wounds
Private Walter Haynes, 10981, Killed in Action
Private John Kelly, 1854, Killed in Action
Private Thomas Woodward, 6978, Killed in Action

28th October 1914

Private James Harwood, 10834, Died

29th October 1914

Private James McCormack, 7505, Died of Wounds

1st November 1914

Private John Cannon, 7762, Died of Wounds

2nd November 1914

Lance corporal Samuel Howell, 9172, Died

5th November 1914

Sergeant Edward Howard DCM, 7941, Died of Wounds

10th November 1914

Private Thomas Shuttleworth, 8285, Died of Wounds

11th November 1914

Private Frank Bromilow, 7108, Killed in Action
Acting Sergeant John Walker, 6196, Killed in Action

12th November 1914

Private John Lee, 8163, Killed in Action
Private William McLinden, 9486, Killed in Action
Private Frederick Pearson, 8206, Died of Wounds
Sergeant Ernest Shepherd, 9168, Killed in Action

15th November 1914

Lance Corporal Robert Hardy, 8076, Died of Wounds
Private James Harper, 7580, Killed in Action

16th November 1914

Private Edward Miller, 8331, Died
Private George Smith, 2496, Killed in Action

17th November 1914

Private Leonard Allen, 10709, Died

18th November 1914

Private Isaac Haddingbrooke, 1871, Killed in Action

20th November 1914

Private Joseph Dunne, 7996, Killed in Action
Private William McHugh, 11016, Killed in Action
Private Lawrence Murphy, 11072, Killed in Action
Private John Sibbald, 8970, Killed in Action

21st November 1914

Private Albert Atkinson, 6098, Killed in Action
Private George Austin, 8478, Killed in Action
Private John Stanley Hay, 6895, Killed in Action
Private John William Ralph, 11150, Killed in Action

28th November 1914

Private Albert Davies, 11253, Died of Wounds

29th November 1914

Private William John Blewitt, 10775, Killed in Action

4th December 1914

Private Ernest e Stephenson, 6564, Died of Wounds

12th December 1914

Private Thomas Hocknell, 2302, Died
Private John Whelan, 5883, Killed in Action
Acting Sergeant William Joseph Paul Young, 10053, Killed in Action

14th December 1914

Lieutenant Ronald Andrew Colquhoun Aitchison, Died of Wounds

15th December 1914

Acting Corporal Frank Cruise [De Cruz], 6659, Killed in Action

21st December 1914

Sergeant Joshua Holmes, 9358, Killed in Action
Sergeant Albert Charles Jones, 5277, Killed in Action

22nd December 1914

Private John Joseph Eyres, 7659, Died

24th December 1914

Private Edward Collins, 10864, Killed in Action

 

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