The archive of the Royal Hampshire Museum has provided quite of a bit of information and photos on the other officers who served with ARG in the 1st Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment in 1914 and the first half of 1915 and whose names have become familiar to me from the Battalion War Diaries. The following list is in no specific order and by no means covers all the officers, only a few. I may add to it in time.
Lieut. Colonel F.R.Hicks – Died of wounds 12.6.15
Major GH Parker – Killed in Action 19.12.14
Lieut. Colonel the Hon. L.C. Palk DSO – Killed in Action 1.7.16 (First Day of the Somme) He walked calmly in front of his men carrying only his stick.
Major GF Perkins – survived the war, later Lt. Col. GF Perkins DSO
Captain G.A.C. Sandeman – Killed in Action 26.4.15
Captain Le Marchant – Died of wounds 29.10.16
“CAPTAIN E. H. C. LE MARCHANT Hampshire Regiment / The Head Master’s. / Son of Colonel E. H. Le Marchant, the Hampshire Regiment, and of Mrs. Le Marchant. / Cricket XI, 1913. Football XI, 1912. / On leaving Harrow Captain Le Marchant was intending to go to Sandhurst, but ultimately took a Commission direct in his father’s old Regiment. He was wounded at Ypres in October, 1915, and, after a brief spell of leave, again returned to the Front and was gazetted Captain in July, 1916. He died on October 29th, 1916, of wounds received in action six days before. Many messages were received by his mother both from British Tommies and French soldiers, some of these writing with the warmth of personal regard, and others expressing sorrow for the loss of one whom they knew and admired as a soldierly personality.” from http://www.harrowphotos.com/19074-LE-MARCHANT-Edward-Herbert-Charles
“CAPT. EDWARD HERBERT CHARLES LE MARCHANT (Hampshire Regiment), who died of wounds on October 29, aged 22, was in the Harrow Eleven in 1913, being a useful batsman and change bowler. Against Eton he scored 0 and 14 and took one wicket for 34 runs.” from Wisden – Deaths in the War, 1916
Captain F. Fidler – Killed in Action 24.5.15
Captain JDM Beckett DSO – wounded at Second Ypres. Later Lt. Col, and OC 10th Hants in Salonica, Greece – killed in an accident during bombing training in February 1918. Buried in Mikra Military Cemetery in Kalamaria, a suburb of Thessaloniki (formerly Salonika).
Captain LFU Unwin – Killed in Action 27.4.15
Captain C.F.H. Twining – Killed in Action 3.5.15
Captain H.J. Cromie – Killed in Action 23.10.16
Captain A.T. Bonham Carter – Killed in Action 2.7.1916 (2nd day of the Somme) – mentioned in ARG’s fishng diary for 1914/1915
Captain A.P. Knocker – Killed in Action 7.2.15
2nd Lieutenant Newnham – survived the war, later Lieut. Col. HCC Newnham DSO, MC
|0099||WO 373/1||.||NEWNHAM, HORACE CLAUDE CHARLES||TEMPORARY LIEUTENANT COLONEL||9677||5 HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT||NORTH AFRICA (ALGERIA, TUNISIA)||DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER||22 APRIL 1943||11 FEB-8 JULY 1943|
“Awards and Citations
Distinguished Service Cross The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lieutenant Colonel Horace Claude Charles Newnham, Royal British Army, for extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy while serving with the Army of the United States. Near Sidi Nsir, Tunisia, on 26 February 1943, Colonel Newnham so conducted the defense of his position against overwhelming odds that the delay caused the action to be ultimately influenced in our favor. His heroic and fearless behavior, and disregard for his own safety were an inspiration to his troops, and reflect the highest traditions of the military service. General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 69 (1943) Action Date: February 26, 1943 Service: Foreign Rank: Lieutenant Colonel Regiment: U.S. Army (Attached) Division: Hampshire Regiment” from http://militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=17103
Captain K.A. Johnston – survived the war, later Major K.A. Johnston DSO
Lieutenant and fellow member of A Company in February/March 1915 (but absent from the photo of Keeper’s Cottage). Hospitalised on 19 March 1915. Rejoined the Battalion on 27/28 April. Seconded for service in Colonial Office 1920: http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/32240/supplements/1648/page.pdf . Retired 1928: http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/33429/pages/6562/page.pdf