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Date of death: 13 August 1915

Age at death: 36

Cause of death: drowned when the Royal Edward was torpedoed

Place of burial/commemoration: Helles Memorial, Turkey

From the Pauline Magazine: One of 4 brothers educated at St Paul’s. In 1901-3 he was seconded for service with the West African Frontier Force and the Aro-expedition. He was part of the first landing at Dardanelles where he was wounded. 

He became a Major while serving at Dardanelles and was mentioned in dispatches. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 25 April 1915, during the landings at W beach Gallipoli, Turkey, during which he was wounded three times.