Remembered this Month - July


During this month we pay our tributes and due reverence to those soldiers who gave their lives in pursuit of peace for the Nation.  And especially that we are able to live our lives as we wish, without fear of dictatorships, race, or creed.


The names of the Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and Other Ranks who were either killed in action (K), died of wounds (DW), died in captivity (DC), or otherwise died in service (D) for remembrance during July are listed below.

Age at date of death, if known, is in brackets following date of death.




12/7/1900           Pte Henry Harris                                   D, Kroonstad, Free State Province, S Africa

13/7/1900           Pte Calverley F Hancock                         K, Bethlehem, Free State Province, S Africa



16/7/1915 (18)    Pte Frederick John Wilson                      D, France



24/6/1916           LCpl Arthur Tutty                                  DW, France



1/7/1917 (27)      LCpl William Alison Blelock                      K, Templeux Quarries, Somme, France

1/7/1917 (27)      Pte Frederick Cox                                  K, Templeux Quarries, Somme, France

1/7/1917 (18)      Pte Frederick William John Macey, MM       K, Templeux Quarries, Somme, France

1/7/1917 (23)      Pte Charles Henry Thompson                  K, Templeux Quarries, Somme, France

5/7/1917             Sgt William Alexander Smith Bayliss, MiD K, Gillemont Farm, Somme, France

5/7/1917             Pte George Lewis Buckle                        K, Gillemont Farm, Somme, France

5/7/1917 (20)      Pte James Hamilton                               DW, Gillemont Farm, Somme, France

5/7/1917 (21)      Pte Alfred Edwin Old                              K, Gillemont Farm, Somme, France

5/7/1917 (20)      Pte Albert James Podbery, MM                K, Gillemont Farm, Somme, France

28/7/1917 (29)    2Lt Arthur James Lewis O'Beirne             DW, whilst attd to RFC in aerial combat over Belgium




7/7/1942 (23)   Gnr Albert Edward Wignall                     DC, Changi, Singapore



1/7/1943 (34)      BQMS Victor Lewis Green                       DC, Tonchan, NW Thailand

3/7/1943 (32)      Sgt Jack McPherson Coles                      DC, Tonchan, Thailand

9/7/1943 (21)      Gnr Harold Percy Brown                         DC, Nanchon Yai, Thailand

22/7/1943 (32)    Gnr Stephen Cooney                             DC, Tasao No2, Thailand

Rank Abbreviations


2Lt – Second-Lieutenant

Bdr – Bombardier (artillery equivalent to Corporal)

BQMS – Battery Quarter Master Sergeant (artillery equivalent to Company QMS)

Capt – Captain

Cpl – Corporal

Gnr – Gunner (artillery equivalent to Private)

LBdr – Lance-Bombardier (artillery equivalent to Lance-Corporal)

LCpl – Lance-Corporal

LSgt – Lance-Sergeant (a local promotion of a Bombardier /Corporal by his commanding officer, usually with extra pay)

Post-Nominal Letters


Post-nominal letters,are letters placed after a person's name to indicate that an individual holds a military decoration, or honour:-


DSO – Distinguished Service Order (awarded for meritorious or distinguished service by officers of the armed forces during wartime).


MC - Military Cross (for officers only until 1993, when it was opened up to all ranks) - awarded for acts of exemplary gallantry during active operations against the enemy on land.


MM – Military Medal (other ranks' equivalent to the Military Cross until 1993) – awarded for bravery in battle.


MiD – Mentioned in Dispatches (is one whose name appears in an official report written by a superior officer and sent to the high command, in which his or her gallant or meritorious action in the face of the enemy is described)

These awards in the British Armed Forces, are published in the London Gazette.

As more details of soldiers who have served with the OY and QOOH become available, this Roll of Honour list will be updated.  This is very much a 'work-in-progress' item.

If you know of any person whom you think should be remembered in the Roll of Honour, please inform any of these people – Mick Luxford, Mike Cross, or Harry Staff – for consideration, thank you.



Lt – Lieutenant

Lt Col – Lieutenant-Colonel

Maj – Major

Pte – Private

QMS – Quarter Master Sergeant

RSM – Regimental Sergeant Major

Sdlr – Saddler

Sgt – Sergeant

SSgt – Staff Sergeant

SSM – Squadron Sergeant Major

Tpr – Trooper (cavalry equivalent to Private)

Tptr – Trumpeter (cavalry equivalent to Bugler)