The following Officers of the 1st Battalion were killed in action or died of their wounds during the first five months of The Great War:



1st Battalion, The Cheshire Regiment
Officers of the 1st Battalion, Killed in Action, August - December 1914
          Charles Arthur CAMPBELL


Rank:
Lieutenant
Age:
23
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Son of Mr and Mrs Arthur Campbell of Wye House, Downview Rd., West Worthing, Sussex.

Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
XVIII. A. 18.


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          Kingdon Tregosse FROST


Rank:
Lieutenant
Age:
37
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
The son of  Denis Tregosse Frost (Solicitor) and Sophia Margaret Frost, formerly Messenger. 
His two brothers also held commissions in the Great War: Major Oswald Milies T Frost Dorset Regiment.
Captain Russell Tregosse Frost Cheshire Regiment.

Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
Sp. Mem. III. A. 7.


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Ernest Rae JONES


Rank:
Captain
Age:
36
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. S. Jones; husband of Geraldine Esme Belinda Robin Hall (formerly Jones), of Berry Hill House, Lichfield, Staffs.
Born at Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
Sp. Mem. III. A. 4.


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   Henry Noel ATKINSON


Rank:
2nd Lieutenant
Age:
25
Date of Death:
22 October 1914  (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
D.S.O., Mentioned in Despatches
Son of Ursula Mary Atkinson, of Audlem Lodge, Broadstone, Dorset, and the late Rev. Canon Arthur Atkinson.

Buried/Commemorated:
Grave Number:
XIII. E. 12.


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         Frederick Henry MAHONY


Rank:
Captain
Age:
40
Date of Death:
22 October 1914 (Died of wounds)


Additional Information:
Mentioned in Despatches (Field Marshall French - 14 January 1915)
Son of Maj. F. H. Mahony, (late) York and Lancaster Regt., and Mrs. Mahony; husband of Ethel C. Bliss (formerly Mahony), of Montecito, Santa Barbara, California, U S A. Served in the South African War (Medal), and in the Aro Expedition, Northern Nigeria (African General Service Medal).

Buried/Commemorated:
Grave Number:
I. A. 3.


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              James Arthur GREENHALGH


Rank:
Captain
Age:
25
Date of Death:
22 October 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Son of Joseph and Hannah Greenhalgh, of The Cottage, Heyes Lane, Timperley, Cheshire. 
M.A. of Victoria University, Manchester.

Buried/Commemorated:
Grave Number:
Panel 13


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                   Hugh Irving St. John HARTFORD


Rank:
Captain
Age:
32
Date of Death:
22 October 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Son of the late Major Irving Hartford (22nd Regt.); husband of Dorothea Ramsay Hartford.

Buried/Commemorated:
Grave Number:
Panel 13


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              Alec Arthur Crichton MAITLAND-ADDISON


Rank:
2nd Lieutenant
Age:
28
Date of Death:
27 October 1914 (Died of Wounds)


Additional Information:
Son of M. Maitland-Addison of 12, Arundel Terrace, Brighton; and the late Maj. Alfred Chamberlain Maitland-Addison (71st Highland Light Inf.).

Buried/Commemorated:
Grave Number:
I. B. 5.


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               Lionel Archibald FORSTER


Rank:
Captain
Age:
35
Date of Death:
4 November 1914 (Died - Prisoner of War)


Additional Information:
Son of the Right Hon. William Forster, M.P., of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; husband of Ione Toms (formerly Forster), of 1, Holmesgrove Rd., Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol. Served in the South African War. Born at Bamford Speke, Devon.

Buried/Commemorated:
Grave Number:
B. 2.


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William Suttor RICH


Rank:
Captain
Age:
35
Date of Death:
9 November 1914 (Died of wounds)


Additional Information:
Twice mentioned in Despatches.
Son of William Morton Rich, of Mount Victoria, New South Wales, Australia.

Buried/Commemorated:
Grave Number:
D. 1.


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                         Gerard Rupert Laurie ANDERSON


Rank:
2nd Lieutenant - 3rd Battalion (Attached to 1st Battalion)
Age:
25
Date of Death:
9 November 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Mentioned in Despatches. (Field Marshall French - 14 January 1915)
Son of Prebendary and Mrs. Anderson, of 20 Chester Street, London S.W.
Set a World Record of 56.8 secs for 400 yds hurdles at Crystal Palace, 16 July 1910.
Buried/Commemorated:
Grave Number:
Panel 19 - 22.


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                Archer Chernocke DOWNES


Rank:
2nd Lieutenant
Age:
22
Date of Death:
20 November 1914 (Died of wounds)


Additional Information:
Son of Catherine E. A. Downes, of Aspley House, Aspley Guise, Beds., and the late Lt. Col. C. V. Downes.
His brother, Lt. Villiers Chernocke Downes (Bedfordshire Regiment) also fell, on the 18 October 1914.

Buried/Commemorated:
Grave Number:
I. B. 5.


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               Hundy Warwick NICHOLSON


Rank:
Captain
Age:
25
Date of Death:
11 November 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Son of Robert Howard Nicholson and Beatrice Susanna Nicholson, of "Aulay," Kidbrook Grove, Blackheath, London. Born at Stonehouse, Devonshire.

Buried/Commemorated:
Grave Number:
I. C. 11.


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                         George Bertram POLLOCK-HODSOLL


Rank:
Captain (Attached to 1st Battalion)
(3rd Battalion Suffolk Regiment)
Age:
39 (d.o.b.: 18 June 1875)
Date of Death:
9 November 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Son of Charles Mansfield (Farmer) and Georgiana Mary Hodsoll, late of Loose Court, Loose, Maidstone, Kent; husband of Olive Milne Rae (now Steen) (m.: 1 June 1914), of 24 Bloomfield Terrace, Chelsea, London.
A well known footballer (played for the Corinthians and captained the Army team on occasion) and athlete.

Buried/Commemorated:
Grave Number:
Panel 19 - 22.


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               Harold Rolleston STABLES


Rank:
2nd Lieutenant (Attached 1st Batt.)
5th Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt.)
Age:
28
Date of Death:
14 November 1914 (Killed in Action)
CWGC gives date as 15th.


Additional Information:
Son of Henry and Mary Stables.

Buried/Commemorated:
Grave Number:
Panel 6 and 8.


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                Alfred Edward HARRY


Rank:
Captain - 3rd Battalion
(Attached to 1st Battalion)
Age:
n/k
Date of Death:
3 July 1916 (Died of wounds)


Additional Information:
Captain Harry was killed on the third day of the First Battle of the Somme, probably during the successful British attack on La Boiselle. 
He had joined the 1st Battalion on 29 November 1914, but by July 1916 must have been attached to the 9th Battalion (part of 19th Division).
Buried/Commemorated:
Grave Number:
III. B. 3.


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        Charles Richard Griffin VANCE


Rank:
2nd Lieutenant (3rd Battalion)  Attached to 1st Battalion - 6 Dec 1914
Age:
21
Date of Death:
9 March 1915


Additional Information:
Youngest son of the late Venerable Joseph Vance, M.A. (Archdeacon of Limerick).

Buried/Commemorated:
Grave Number:
D. 5.


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Frank Lewis LLOYD


Rank:
Captain (joined 1st Bn. 24 Dec. 1914)
Age:
n/k
Date of Death:
Between 1 and 4 Oct 1915


Additional Information:
Captain Lloyd was wounded during the attack on Voilaines on 17th October 1914. He returned to the Battalion on 24 December, with 4 fellow Officers and 444 NCOs and men from England.
He was among 6 Officers killed when the Germans launched a surprise attack during the Battle of Loos - probably on 3 October 1915.
Buried/Commemorated:
Grave Number:
Panel 49 and 50.


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The following Officers joined the Battalion during 1914 and were killed in action later in the War.
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                George Albert Charles GLEED


Rank:
Captain
Age:
26
Date of Death:
6 September 1916   (Died of wounds)


Awards:
Mentioned in Despatches


Additional Information:
Son of George Mark and Agnes Frances Gleed, of London.
He entered France on 16 August 1914 as  8655 Orderly Room Sergeant, 'C' Company

Buried/Commemorated:
Grave Number:
II.C.17


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                Norman Alexander NEWSON


Rank:
2nd Lieutenant (3rd [Special Reserve] Battalion) Attached to 1st Battalion
Age:
23
Date of Death:
18 February 1915 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Son of Arthur Bell Newson, late of Danehurst, Bognor, Sussex.
He was wounded at Crepy on 1 September 1914 when he refused to retire without C.O.'s orders.

Buried/Commemorated:
Grave Number:
Panel 19 - 22.


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