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In Flanders Fields by John McCrae

Published in Punch Magazine 8 December 1915

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Military family members who died in service to their countries. Thank you.

Name & Relation

Birth & Death


Andrews, Pte. Frederick William

     husband of my 4th cousin, 3x removed

Born: Mar 1889, Norfolk, England

Killed: 1 Aug 1944, France

6th Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers (infantry)

Alabaster, Pte. Bertram (Bertie)

     2nd cousin, 3x removed

Born: 1892 London, England

Killed: 18 Nov 1916, Somme, France

The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment, British Army

Alabaster, Pte. Edward Edwin Harold

     3rd cousin, 2x removed

Born: 1896 New Zealand

Killed: 21 Apr 1917 Warneton, Belgium

Wellington Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force

Alabaster, Pte. Edward Harold

     3rd cousin, 2x removed

Born: 1894 New Zealand

Killed: 21 Apr 1917 France

Wellington Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force

Alabaster, Pte. Herbert Horace

     gt grand uncle

Born: 1884 Norfolk, England

Killed: 11 Oct 1918 Leuze, Belgium

20th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment (British Army)

Alabaster, Pte. John William

     2nd cousin, 3x removed

Born: 5 Apr 1886 London, England

Killed: 6 May 1918 Bosnia, The Balkans

The Queen’s Regiment, Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Alabaster, Pte. William Joseph

     2nd cousin, 3x removed

Born: abt 1867 Leicestershire, England

Killed: 24 Apr 1917 Flanders, France

1st Battalion, Essex Regiment (British Army)

Andrews, Pte. Frederick William

     husband of 4th cousin, 3x removed

Born: 1889 Norfolk, England

Killed: 1 Aug 1944 France

 6th Btn, King's Own Scottish Borderers, Infantry (British Army)

Attewell, Pte. Herbert Horace

     4th cousin, 3x removed

Born: 1880 London, England

Killed: 9 Jul 1916 Belgium

52nd Canadian Battalion (Canadian Army)

Beevor, Lieut. Charles Francis

     7th cousin, 2x removed

Born: 1892 London, England

Killed: 5 Nov 1914 France

Royal Navy Air Service; 18th Hussars; Flt Lieut

Beevor, Cmdr. Sir Thomas Lubbock

     2nd cousin, 2x removed

Born: 1 Jun 1897 London, England

Killed: 29 Apr 1943

Royal Navy Air Corps WWI - 2nd Lt. WWII - Commander

Beevor, Lt. Vernon Saville M.C.

     2nd cousin 2x removed

Born: 21 Jun 1897 Kent, England

Killed: 10 Mar 1917 France

Educated in Canada, he returned to England to a commission in the Essex Regiment in October, 1916, he was awarded the Military Cross, and returned home wounded. He went to the front again in January 1917, and fell in action on March 10, aged 19 years.

Biggs, Pte. Philip West

     2nd cousin, 3x removed

Born: 1889 Cumberland, England

Killed: 30 Aug 1918 France

1st / 8th Battalion, Manchester Regiment (British Army)

Boardman, Pte, John Vincent

     2nd cousin 2x removed

Born: 1902, Brisbane, Australia

Killed: 12 Apr 1943

3rd Battalion Australian Volunteer Defence Corps

Brooks, Cpl, Earl M

     Stepson of 5th cousin 3x removed

Born: 1894, New Brunswick, Canada

Killed: 26 Sep 1916 France

12th Reserve Battalion, COEF

Brougham-Faddy, Sgt. Patrick L

     4th cousin 1x removed

Born: 1924 London, England

Killed: 17 Apr 1943

156 Sqdn. Flight Engineer Royal Air Force, killed in action over France on his 13th mission. The target was Pilzen, Germany.

Carter, Pte, Alic Charles

     Husband of 2nd cousin 3x removed

Born: 1884 Leicestershire, England

Killed: 21 Jun 1917 France

1st Leicestershire Regt, 5th Bn

Chrystal, Gnr, Robert Patrick

     3rd cousin, 3x removed

Born: 1878 Fife, Scotland

Killed: 23 Oct 1899 Zimbabwe

Gunner in South Africa Field Force (Boer War)

Colpitts, Pte. Clarence C

     6th cousin 1x removed

Born: 1915 Maine, USA

Killed: 04 Oct 1944 Toscana, Italy

US Army; 350th Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division

Colpitts, Sgt. Clarke Foster

     5th cousin 3x removed

Born: 1899 New Brunswick, Canada

Killed: 08 Aug 1918 Picardie, France

115th Bn, Canadian Army

Colpitts, Pte. Guthrie Stuart

     5th cousin 3x removed

Born: 1894 New Brunswick, Canada

Died: 11 Aug 1917 Passchendale, Belgium

27th Bn. Canadian Infantry, Manitoba Regt

Colpitts, Sgt. John

     7th cousin 1x removed

Born: 1920 New Brunswick, Canada

Died: 1942 Lost at Sea

Flight Sergeant (RCAF?)

Dempster, Lieut. Charles

     2x gt uncle

Born: 1826 Bengal, India

Died: 27 Jun 1857 Cawnporn (now Kanpur) Cashmere, India

Bengal Artillery, British Army in India. Killed during the "Indian Rebellion".

Dempster, Capt. George Henry

     Half 1st cousin, 2x removed

Born: 1883 India

Died: 20 Dec 1914 Germany (POW)

Indian Army, 35th Sikhs Reg't

Dempster, Cpl. John Derek

     2nd cousin 2x removed

Born: 1923 England

Killed: 13 Nov 1944 Italy

British Army, 6th Battalion. Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment.

Ellis, Pte. Sydney George

     2nd cousin, 3x removed

Born: 18 Jul 1897

Killed: 9 Dec 1917 France

17th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment (British Army)

Ellis, Pte. Vere Arthur

     2nd cousin 3x removed

Born: Abt 1897 London, England

Died: 12 Sep 1918 Basra, Iran

British Army, Norfolk Regiment, cause of death: ruptured spleen

Foster, Lieut. William A P

     5th cousin 2x removed

Born: 2 Jun 1887 Norfolk, England

Died: 11 Nov 1914 Germany

Injured at Ypres, died from wounds as POW in Germany

Fox, L.Cpl. Arthur Thomas

     4th cousin, 3x removed

Born: 14 Dec 1885 Norfolk, England

Killed: 21 Dec 1915 Flanders, France

1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment British Army

Fox, Pte. Charles Horace

     4th cousin 3x removed

Born: 1879 Winchester, England

Killed: 15 Apr 1915 Belgium

9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment British Army

Frederick, Capt. Thomas M.C.

     2nd cousin, 2x removed

Born: 7 Mar 1893

Died: 14 Dec 1917 Cambrai, France

British Army 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.

Goodrum, Pte. William G J

     3rd cousin 2x removed

Born: 1889 Northumberland, England

Killed: 2 Dec 1917 Somme, France

1st / 4th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers British Army

Gwyn, Lieut. Reginald A J

     4th cousin 1x removed

Born: 1897 Kent, England

Killed: 3 Mar 1916 France

2nd Bn, Lancashire Regt, , British Army

Harrison, Lieut. Cyril H

     1st cousin 2x removed

Born: 26 Nov 1896 England

Killed: 6 Sep 1917 Ypres, Belgium

1st/5th Battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers, British Army. The net result of the day's fighting had been the gain of a shallow wedge of ground, one hundred and fifty yards in depth on the right and tapering down till it joined the original line in the centre. The casualties had been very heavy. The 1st/5th lost nearly 500 men and 7 officers.

Harrison, Pte. Swainston Cecil

     gt uncle

Born: 1891 London, England

Died: 1917 , Middlesex, England

Enlisted in British Expeditionary Force for 4 years at age 18 in 1909. Died in Middlesex, England of tuberculosis contracted while in service.

Hooper, Pte. Gordon Clifford

     1st cousin, 3x removed

Born: 1898 Bristol, England

Died: 5 Apr 1918 Belgium

8th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry British Army

Hawley, L.Cpl. Reginald H

     Husband of 3rd cousin, 3x removed

Born: unknown, England

Died: 30 Jul 1915 Belgium

Details unknown

Hickey, Major Charles E

     1st cousin, 4x removed

Born: 1820, India

Died: 1852 India

British Imperial Indian Army. Died in service.

Hickey, Capt. Charles R

     3rd cousin, 2x removed

Born: 1897 British Columbia, Canada

Died: 1918 Belgium

1916-1917 COEF 11th Mounted Rifles

1917-1918 RFC Naval 204 Sqd, 61st Wing died in mid-air collision

Hickey, Capt. John  

     3x gt grandfather

Born: 1805 Ireland

Died: 1839 India

Bengal Army, 10th Regt, Bengal Light Cavalry, died in service

Hickey, Capt. William A G  

     1st cousin, 4x removed


Born: 1824 India

Killed: 1855 India

Killed in action in Bengal

Hill, Lieut. Ralph G  

     4th cousin, 2x removed

Born: 1893 Middlesex, England

Killed: 1917 Europe

British Army, 1st King's African Rifles, killed in action

Hooper, Pte. Gordon C  

     1st cousin, 3x removed

Born: 1898 Gloucestershire, England

Killed: 5 Apr 1918 Flanders, Belgium

8th Batallion, Somerset Light Infantry, British Army

Hunter, Lieut. Charles G R  

     3rd cousin, 2x removed

Born: 1893 Warwickshire, England

Killed: 25 Apr 1915 Belgium

2nd Bn, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, British Army

Hunter, Pte. David D  

     4th cousin, 1x removed

Born: 1923 New York, USA

Killed: 7 Feb 1945 Germany

US Army; 311th Infantry, 78th Division

Hutchinson, Pte. Stephen D  

     5th cousin, 2x removed

Born: 1893 New Brunswick, Canada

Killed: 31 Oct 1917 France

5th Canadian Mounted Rifles

Hutton, Lieut. Peregrine W P  

     5th cousin, 2x removed

Born: 1849 South Africa

Died: 14 Apr 1887 Montevideo, Uruguay

Royal Navy; Navigating Lieut, HMS Ruby

Died in service

Innes, Lieut. William

     4th gt uncle

Born: 10 Feb 1803 India

Died: 28 Aug 1832 India

12th Regiment, Indian Army

Died of fever while in service

Jephson, Capt. Edward Jermy

     3rd cousin 2x removed

Born: 1887 Kensington, England

Died: 15 Sep 1916 Somme, France

British Army, Norfolk Regiment

Jephson, Lieut. William J

     3rd cousin 2x removed

Born: Manitoba, Canada

Died: 26 Sep 1918 France

Joined as COEF, later 2nd Lieut in Imperial (British) Army

Kaine, Pte. Benjamin Edward

     Husband of 6th cousin, 1x removed

Born: 1892 Quebec, Canada

Died: 9 Jun 1917 La Coulotte, France

87th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. No surviving gravesite. Killed by a machine gun bullet during a raid on La Coulotte, France.

Kennedy, Lieut. John G

     1st cousin, 2x removed

Born: 1887 Middlesex, England

Died: 15 Sep 1916 France

2nd Lieut in Leicestershire Regiment, 1st Bn. British Army

Legood, Pte. Frank Claud

     1st cousin 3x removed

Born: 1902 Essex, England

Died: 22 Aug 1942 Cardiff, Wales

Buried in the war cemetery at Cardiff, Wales

Royal Army Service Corps Died in service

Lutes, Cpl. Hupert I

     Husband of 5th cousin 1x removed

Born: 1924 New Brunswick, Canada

Died: 26 Feb 1945 Germany

COEF North Shore Regiment

Lutes, Sgt. Ira M

     6th cousin 2x removed

Born: 1918 New Brunswick, Canada

Died: 13 Jun 1944 France

COEF He landed at Normandy on D-Day 6 Jun 1944 and was injured in France 13 Jun 1944. His leg was amputated at the thigh in a field hospital but he died of his wounds.

Maltby, Lieut. Ralph A

     3rd cousin 2x removed

Born: c1918 Unknown

Died: 17 Sep 1944 Netherlands

Artillery, attached to Army Air Corps, Glider Pilot Regt

McBeath, Tpr. Leigh S

     6th cousin 2x removed

Born: 1916 New Brunswick, Canada

Died: 21 Apr 1945 Germany

Canadian Field Force (Army) 15th Heavy Battery, 3rd Coastal Brigade

Playfair, Lieut. Anthony Richard

     2nd cousin, 3x removed

Born: 1912 England

Killed: 5 Sep 1939 Yorkshire, England

Said to be the first Canadian casualty of the 1939-1945 war, killed on 9 Sept 1930 in the RAF, when his plane was shot down over England.

Playfair, Ens. Hugh Arthur

     1st cousin 5x removed

Born: 1825

Killed: 31 Dec 1848 Moultan, India

Killed in action at the Siege of Moultan, India

Playfair, Capt. Lyon G

     2nd cousin 3x removed

Born: 1888 London, England

Killed: 20 Apr 1915 Belgium

69th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, British Army

Stillman, Tpr. Basil S

     6th cousin 1x removed

Born: 1922 New Brunswick, Canada

Killed: 6 Dec 1944 Netherlands

Thomson, S/Sgt. George W W

     1st cousin 2x removed

Born: 1893 South Australia, Australia

Killed: 24 Apr 1918 France

SSgt - Australian Imperial Force

10th Battalion Infantry, Australian Army. Survived Galipoli and Anzac landings.

Trites, Pte. Leverette J

     6th cousin 2x removed

Born: 1915 New Brunswick, Canada

Killed: 21 Dec 1941 Hong Kong

Rifleman - Royal Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.

Twitchett, Pte. Albert Samuel

    husband of 2nd cousin, 3x removed

Born: 1889 Norfolk, England

Killed: 12 Aug 1917 Ypres, Belgium

Private, British Army, 8th Bn, Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Wright, Pte. George

     2nd cousin 3x removed

Born: Abt 1876 Norfolk, England

Died: 21 Nov 1914 France

1st Bn, Norfolk Regiment