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Carleton, John Dudley, 1908-1974

  • GB-2014-WSA-00018
  • Person
  • 1908-1974

Carleton, John Dudley, son of Brig.-Gen. Frederick Montgomerie Carleton DSO, of Butler's Marston, Warks, and Emma Gwendolen Priscilla, d. of Sampson Samuel Lloyd of Dolobran, Montgom.; b. 29 Aug. 1908; adm. Jan. 1922 (H); left July 1927; Merton Coll. Oxf., matric. 1927, BA 1930, MA 1947; an asst master at the school 1932-49; War Office (attd Special Forces) 1941- 5; appointed Under Master Election 1949 (on the revival of that office); Head Master 29 June 1957 to 31 Aug. 1970; chairman Westminster Sch. Soc. Council 1946-57; a Busby Trustee 1969-74; pres. Elizabethan Club 1974; author of Westminster 1938, Westminster School 1965; m. 5 Aug. 1965 Janet Buchanan, writer under the name of Janet Adam Smith, d. of Very Rev. Sir George Adam Smith DD, Principal of Aberdeen Univ., and widow of Michael Roberts, Prin­cipal of Coll. of St Mark & St John, Chelsea; d. 6 Nov. 1974.

Beechman, Nevil Alexander, 1896-?

  • GB-2014-WSA-02974
  • Person
  • 1896-?

Beechman, Nevil Alexander, son of Charles Beechman, of Hampstead, Middlesex, by Emily, daughter of S. Frankel, of Hampstead; b. Aug. 5, 1896; adm. Sept. 22, 1910 (H); migrated up Rigaud's; non-resident K.S. 1911; left (with Triplett) July 1915; Ball. Coll., Oxon., Domus Exhibitioner (Classics) 1915, matric. Michaelmas 1919; joint editor and founder of the Oiford Outlook 1919; Secretary of the Union Society 1920, President 1921; B.A. 1922; 2nd Lieut. E. Surrey Regt. May 28, 1915, attached 21st Batt. K. R. R. C.; Capt. July 20, 1917; served in France from Sept. 1916 until he was wounded Sept. 21, 1917; M.C. Sept. 26, 1917; called to the bar at the Inner Temple Jan. 26, 1923; K.C. 1947; M. P. for St. Ives 1937-50; Parliamentary Private Sec. to the Minister of Health 1941-2; Chief Whip of the Liberal National Party 1942-45; a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury 1943-5; m. July 11, 1953; Mary Gwendolen, widow of Capt. Garth Caradoc Williams, R.E.

Byers, Charles Frank, 1915-1984

  • GB-2014-WSA-04289
  • Person
  • 1915-1984

Byers, Charles Frank, Baron Byers, son of Charles Cecil Byers, dir. United Molasses Ltd, of Potters Bar, Middx, and Florence May, d. of James Fairclough of Northenden, Cheshire; b. 24 July 1915; adm. Apr. 1929 (H); left July 1934; Ch. Ch. Oxf., matric. 1934, ran against Cambridge in the relay races 1935, in the Univ. Sports 1936-7; BA 1938, MA 1946; RA 1940-5 (Lieut-Col.); GSOI Eighth Army; despatches Feb. 1943, July 1944 and May 1945; OBE (Middle East) Jan. 1944; Chevalier Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre (palmes); MP (L) N. Dorset 1945-50; Lib. Chief Whip 1946-50; exec. dir. RTZ Corpn 1951-73; Vice-Pres. Liberal Party 1954-65, Chair­man 1965-7; created Baron Byers (Life Peer) 1964; FBIM 1965; Lib. Leader House of Lords 1967-84; PC 1972; DL (Surrey) 1974; m. 1939 Joan Elizabeth, d. of William Oliver of Golders Green; d. 6 Feb. 1984.

Ensor, Alick Charles Davidson, 1906-1987

  • GB-2014-WSA-06828
  • Person
  • 1906-1987

Ensor, Alick Charles Davidson, son of Charles William Ensor MRCS LRCP, of Ealing, and Helen Margaret, d. of Rev. Alexander Glegg Creighton, Vicar of Holy Trinity Kilmarnock; b. 27 Nov. 1906; adm. Apr. 1920 (H); left July 1923; adm. a solicitor Dec. 1928; prosecuting solicitor Newcastle-on-Tyne 1932-5, Met. Police 1935-7; dep. Clerk of the Peace for Middx 1937-8; Clerk of the Peace for the County of London 1938-41; Army service 1939-44 (Capt.), despatches Dec. 1940; practised as solicitor in Brussels 1945-7; retd 1947 to farm in Dorset; MP (Lab.) Bury & Radcliffe 1964-70; subsequently a writer, lecturer and TV broadcaster; author of Thirty Acres and a Cow 1955, I was a Public Prosecutor 1958; appeared as presiding judge in TV series The Verdict is Yours; m. 1st 1932 Norah Russell; 2nd 1944 Frances Vivienne, d. of Francis William Mason MRCS LRCP of Bromsgrove, Worcs; d. 5 Feb. 1987 in France.

Addis, Thomas Henry Liddon, 1897-1918

  • GB-2014-WSA-01950
  • Person
  • 1897-1918

Addis, Thomas Henry Liddon, son of the Rev. William Edward Addis, Vicar of All Saints, with Holy Trinity, Knightsbridge, by Mary Rachel, daughter of Robert Flood, of Sydenham, Kent; b. Aug. 24, 1897; adm. Sept. 28, 1911 (H); left July 1915; 2nd Lieut. 4th Batt. (extra Reserve) Royal Dublin Fusiliers July 9, 1915; Lieut. July 1, 1917; was wounded in the Dublin insurrection April 27, 1916; went out to the western front July 12, 1916, and was wounded at Lelonguet July 24; killed in action near Peronne March 21, 1918; unm.

Anderson, Laurence, 1874-1915

  • GB-2014-WSA-02138
  • Person
  • 1874-1915

Anderson, Laurence, eldest son of William Anderson, F.R.C.S., of St. Marylebone; b. July 25, 1874; adm. Jan. 18, 1888 (H); left. July 1892; Ch. Ch. Oxon., matric. Oct. 14, 1892; B.A. 1895; went into business in Eastern Asia, but returned home on the outbreak of the war; 2nd Lieut. 4th Batt. Lincolnshire Regt. Sept. 19, 1914, attached 1st Batt.; served on the western front; killed in action in France Oct. 11, 1915; unm.

Bell, James Donald Allen, 1888-1918

  • GB-2014-WSA-02994
  • Person
  • 1888-1918

Bell, James Donald Allen, brother of George Kennedy Allen Bell (q.v.); b. March 12, 1888; adm. Sept. 26, 1901 (H); left Dec. 1903; a clerk in the office of the Royal Exchange Assurance Co. 1907-12; went to Norfolk Island in the Western Pacific on behalf of the Melanesian Mission in Aug. 1913, returned home in 1915, and in the following year enlisted in the 22nd (Reserve) Batt. of the King's Royal Rifles; went out with the 10th Batt. to the western front in Sept. 1916; returned home in Feb. 1917, on being recommended for a commission; in hospital with a frost-bitten hand until April; 5th Officer Cadet Corps April - Aug.; 2nd Lieut. 6th Batt. Lancashire Fusiliers Aug. 29; returned to the western front in Oct. 1917; m. Aug. 9, 1913, Lilian Graham, elder daughter of Cassanet Barker Donne, of Wimbledon, Surrey; killed in action at Templeux, near Roisel, March 21, 1918.

Bindloss, Edward Alexander Morgan, 1875-1918

  • GB-2014-WSA-03256
  • Person
  • 1875-1918

Bindloss, Edward Alexander Morgan, son of the Rev. Edward Bindloss by Maria, daughter of Felix Clarke, of Archangel, Russia; b. Aug. 22, 1875; adm. May 10, 1888 (H); left April, 1892; A.M.I.C.E. Feb. 3, 1903; practised as an electircal engineer in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Birmingham; served in the South African War with the Northumberland Fusiliers; Hon. Lieut. in the Army July 8, 1902; Capt. 5th Batt. Royal Warwickshire Regt. (T. F.) Jan. 1, 1912; temp. Major June 17, 1915; mentioned in despatches Jan. 6, 1919; m. April 29, 1909, Margery Emily, younger daughter of John Rendell, of Newton Abbot, Devon; killed in action June 15, 1918 on the Asiego Plateau.

Bristowe, Vivian Ernest John, 1874-1917

  • GB-2014-WSA-03817
  • Person
  • 1874-1917

Bristowe, Vivian Ernest John, brother of Leonard Syer Bristowe (q.v.); b. June 12, 1874; adm. Sept. 24, 1885 (H); left July 1892; became a stock jobber and went out to South Africa shortly before Great War I; enlisted in the South African Medical Corps in Nov. 1915, and joined the East African Expeditionary Force in Jan. 1916; d. while on active service at Rug, Rufigi River, East Africa, April 14, 1917; unm.

Bruce, Charles Thomas, 1865-1915

  • GB-2014-WSA-04003
  • Person
  • 1865-1915

BRUCE, CHARLES THOMAS, eldest son of Hon. Thomas Charles Bruce MP, and Sarah Caroline, eldest dau. of Thomas Thornhill, Riddlesworth Hall, Norfolk; grandson of Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin and 11th Earl of Kincardine (S) (qv); b. 21 Feb 1865; adm. (H) 15 Jun 1876; left Mar 1880; Magdalene Coll. Cambridge, matr. Mich. 1883; attached to Sir Henry Drummond Wolff’s mission to Constantinople and Egypt, 1885-6; member, Royal Company of Archers, Scotland; went out to Flanders Sep 1915 as Commandant of a Belgian field hospital; m. 1st, 8 Jul 1897 Edith Mary, eldest dau. of Samuel Sandbach Parker, Aigburth, Lancs.; m. 2nd, 7 Jul 1914 Gwendolen Mary, eldest dau. of Robert Thomas Napier Speir DL, Burnbrae and Culdees, Perthshire; d. in London 23 Oct 1915, from enteric fever contracted in Flanders.

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