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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:05 pm    Post subject: Capt. Charles Noel Ridley Reply with quote

Adam Brown wrote:
I can't identify these cavalrymen...

Capt. C.N. Ridley - Northumberland Yeomanry (Hussars)


Name: RIDLEY, CHARLES NOEL
Rank: Captain
Date of Death: 07/10/1915
Age: 30
Regiment/Service: Northumberland Hussars
Grave Reference: II. A. 52.
Cemetery: LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY
Additional Information: Husband of Daphne Pringle (formerly Ridley), of Knorren, Brampton, Cumberland. Native of Park End, Northumberland.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gothic oak dado designed by J Ninian Couper in 1922.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:22 pm    Post subject: Harry Stuart Wilson Reply with quote

Harry Stuart Wilson
Rank:Major
Date of Death:09/09/1916
Age:33
Regiment/Service:Royal Munster Fusiliers 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 16 C.
Memorial:THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information:Son of Sir David Wilson, K.C.M.G., V.D., and of Lady Wilson, of Clovelly Cottage, Ryden's Avenue, Walton-on-Thames. Gazetted from Sandhurst Oct., 1902; seconded K.A.R. Nairobi, Jubaland, 1907-9; Capt. Commdg. Camel Corps, Somaliland 1908-10; Capt. (1st Bn. Munster Fusiliers) 1913; Burmah 1914 (Adjt. 1st Bn.); Gallipoli, 1915 (wounded in landing from "River Clyde"; Major Commdg. Bn. at evacuation, and subsequently in Egypt. "Sportsman and Artist".
Aberdeen St John's Episcopal Church Memorial.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:56 am    Post subject: Manchester Regiment 2/Lt R M Miller Reply with quote

Ralph Marillier Miller was killed prior to assault Guillemont 29th July 1916, serving with A Coy of 17th Bttn Manchester Regiment. He would have received MC for recovering wounded CSM near Trones Wood on 9th July - if he hadn't been killed. His men new him as 'Jockey' probably because he worked with horses in ASC before Commission.
https://17thmanchesters.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/anniversary-30th31st-july-1916-iii-platoon-17th-manchesters/
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My Grandad was in 2/Lt Miller's Platoon. He said
“Brave Jockey! Not many days after that [Trones Wood rescue] came the report that he had got a gas shell ‘all to himself’ – killed of course. Would he have been one of Shakespeare’s ‘Even in the cannon’s mouth men’?”
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Bowden Parish War Memorial (near St. Boswells) in Roxburghshire as:

LT.COL. HUGH GRAY CHEAPE W.Y.
Hugh Annesley Gray-Cheape, Distinguished Service Order and Bar – age 39 – Lieutenant Colonel, Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars (Worcester Yeomanry)
Hugh was educated at Trinity College, Glenalmond, Perthshire and at Mulgrave Castle School in North Yorkshire before going to Trinity Hall, Cambridge University. He was commissioned in the Worcestershire Hussars in March 1897. He served in the South African War (1899-1902) with the Imperial Yeomanry and was promoted to Lieutenant in the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders in March 1903 but with effect from December 1900. He resigned his commission as a Captain but joined the Army Reserve in 1913 and was for a time at Bothendene in Bowden where he was a member of St. Boswells Curling Club and Joint Master of Berwickshire Hounds.
He was appointed as Major in the Worcester Yeomanry in November 1913 and promoted to be Lieutenant Colonel commanding the Warwickshire Yeomanry in 1915. He was awarded the DSO in January 1917. He was awarded a Bar to his DSO for conspicuous gallantry when he commanded the Warwickshire and Worcester Yeomanry in the charge at Huj in Palestine on 8 November 1917.
Maj. (T./Lt.-Col.) Hugh Annesley Gray-Cheape, D.S.O., Yeo.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led a charge against the enemy's guns with the utmost gallantry and determination. The enemy's gunners were firing at point-blank range, but the guns were captured and the gunners put out of action
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Hugh was drowned when the troopship “Leasowe Castle” was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UB 51 while sailing from Alexandria to Marseilles.
Born 1878 in Strathmiglo, Fife. Son of the late Colonel George Clarke Cheape of Wellfield, Fife, and of Maud Mary (Hemming) Cheape of Bentley Manor, Worcestershire. Husband of Carsina Gordon (Gray) Gray-Cheape of Carse Gray, Rescobie in Angus who he married in 1906 in Forfar.
Killed by enemy action/Lost at Sea on 27 May 1918. and named on the Chatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt.
Also named on the Aberlemno Parish and on the Rescobie Parish War Memorials in Angus, on the Strathmiglo Parish War Memorial in Fife and on the Glenalmond College memorial.

His brother Captain Leslie St. Clair Cheape, 1st (King's) Dragoon Guards attached to the Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars (Worcester Yeomanry) was killed in Palestine on 23 April 1916.
The brothers are named on the Webheath and District War Memorial at St. Phillips Church near Redditch, Worcestershire and on the Strathmiglo Parish War Memorial in Fife.

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