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Roll of Honour

QOOH / OY ROLL OF HONOUR

Remembered this Month - April

During this month we pay our tributes and due reverence to those soldiers who had served in a unit holding the QOOH or OY appellation, 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 April are listed below.

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

2nd Anglo-Boer War

1900
5/4/1900          Capt Cecil William Boyle          K, Tweefontein nr Boshof, Orange Free State Province, S Africa
6/4/1900          Tpr W Fawcett                             D, of disease at De Aar, Northern Cape Province, S Africa
28/4/1900        Tpr Edward J Hicks                      D, of disease at Naauwpoort, Northern Cape Province, S Africa

1901
18/4/1901        Tpr Henry Lay                             D, of disease at Elandsfontein, Gauteng Province, S Africa

1902
16/4/1902        Lt George Henry Turner           D, of enteric disease at Kroonstad, Free State Province, S Africa
28/4/1902        Tpr Charles Reginald Barton Plim          K, Steinkop, Northern Cape Province, S Africa

First World War

1915
21/4/1915 (25)  Pte Henry Wood                               D, France
                         Buried at Abingdon Cemetery, Berkshire, UK
27/4/1915 (29)  Sjt Charles Frederick Hyde            K, Vlamertinghe, Ypres, Belgium
                         Buried at Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
28/4/1915         Pte Joseph Edward Batchelor        DW, Vlamertinghe, Ypres, Belgium
                        Buried at Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, Nord, France
28/4/1915 (26)  Pte Reginald James Paice               DW, received at Potijze, Ypres, Belgium
                         Buried at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, Nord, France

1917
10/4/1917 (23)  Sjt Ernest Harold Price                   K, Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France
                         Buried at Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines, Pas de Calais, France
23/4/1917 (38)  Lt Col John Willoughby Scott, DSO, MiDx3       K, near Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France                                       (Cmdg 8th Bn Somerset LI)
                         Buried at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France

1918
1/4/1918 (33)   Pte James Anthony                         K, Rifle Wood, near Amiens, Somme, France
                       Commemorated at Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
1/4/1918          Pte Bert Atkins                                K, Rifle Wood, near Amiens, Somme, France
                       Commemorated at Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
1/4/1918          Sdlr George Avery                           K, Rifle Wood, near Amiens, Somme, France
                       Commemorated at Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
1/4/1918 (25)   LCpl David Cyril Carter                  K, Rifle Wood, near Amiens, Somme, France
                       Commemorated at Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
1/4/1918 (22)   Pte Ernest William Didcock          K, Rifle Wood, near Amiens, Somme, France
                       Commemorated at Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
1/4/1918 (45)   Lt Lewis Dove (Beds Yeo attd)         DW, near Amiens, Somme, France
                       Buried at Namps-Au-Val British Cemetery, Somme, France
1/4/1918          Pte William James Dunn                K, Rifle Wood, near Amiens, Somme, France
                       Commemorated at Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
1/4/1918 (27)   Pte Edmund Ford                             K, Rifle Wood, near Amiens, Somme, France
                       Commemorated at Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
1/4/1918 (22)  Pte Harold Alfred French                K, Rifle Wood, near Amiens, Somme, France
                       Buried at Moreuil Communal Cemetery Allied Extension, Somme, France
1/4/1918 (29)  Pte Frederick George Hunnisett      K, Rifle Wood, near Amiens, Somme, France
                       Commemorated at Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
1/4/1918 (25)  Pte Clarence Wilfred Cyril Maasz    K, Rifle Wood, near Amiens, Somme, France
                       Commemorated at Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
1/4/1918 (30)  Pte Albert Percy Miles                     K, Rifle Wood, near Amiens, Somme, France
                       Commemorated at Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
1/4/1918 (24)  Pte William James Mortimer         K, Rifle Wood, near Amiens, Somme, France
                       Commemorated at Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
1/4/1918 (21)  Pte Harry Neville Parker                K, Rifle Wood, near Amiens, Somme, France
                       Commemorated at Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
2/4/1918 (30)  Sjt Alfred Hawtin                             DW, Rifle Wood, near Amiens, Somme, France
                       Buried at Namps-Au-Val British Cemetery, Somme, France
2/4/1918 (23)  LCpl Frederick Joseph Rouse         DW, Rifle Wood, near Amiens, Somme, France
                       Buried at Namps-Au-Val British Cemetery, Somme, France
2/4/1918 (30)  Pte Reginald George Farmbrough    DW, Rifle Wood, near Amiens, Somme, France
                       Buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France
10/4/1918 (25)  Pte Herbert George Hicks            DW, Rifle Wood, near Amiens, Somme, France
                        Buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France
14/4/1918 (27)  Lt John Philip Higgs                       DW, Rifle Wood, near Amiens, Somme, France                                              (attd 4th M/Gun Sqn)
                         Buried at Namps-Au-Val British Cemetery, Somme, France
15/4/1918        Sjt James Johnston, MM                DW, Rifle Wood, near Amiens, Somme, France
                       Buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France
18/4/1918 (22)  Cpl John Clift                                 D, Dublin Hospital
                         Buried at Grangegorman Military Cemetery, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland

World War Two

1941
9/4/1941           Gnr Jack Alfred Lewis                     D, England
                        Buried at Banbury Cemetery, Oxfordshire, UK
18/4/1941 (26)  Gnr John Hutton McGhee             D, UK
                        Buried at Renfrew (Arkleston) Cemetery, Glasgow, Renfrewshire, UK

1945
7/4/1945 (21)   Gnr Edward Isaac Maggs                D, Holland
                        Commemorated at Groesbeek Memorial, Gelderland, Netherlands
14/4/1945 (36)  Bdr Thomas Long                           K, nr Uelzen, Germany
                        Buried at Hanover War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany
14/4/1945 (25)  Lt Michael Hugh Lushington Mather, MC      K, nr Uelzen, Germany
                        Buried at Hanover War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany                                                                                        (formally 5th Bn Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders)
15/4/1945 (33)  Gnr Thomas Killoran                    K, nr Uelzen, Germany
                        Buried at Hanover War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany
15/4/1945 (27)  Sgt John George Serginson          K, nr Uelzen, Germany
                        Buried at Hanover War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany
25/4/1945 (25)  Gnr Thomas Goodfellow Porteous       D, UK
                        Buried at Paisley (Woodside) Cemetery, Glasgow, Renfrewshire, UK

1946
26/4/1946 (26)  Gnr Douglas Bampton                  D, nr Hamburg, Germany
                        Buried at Hamburg Cemetery, Germany

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)
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)

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 LuxfordMike Cross, or Harry Staff – for consideration, thank you.

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