All photographs courtesy of Sue Stead
The city of Kassel lies in the
centre of Germany approx 165kms south of Hannover.
Victoria Cross Recipient
JULIAN ROYDS GRIBBLE
Rank: Captain, Date of Death: 25/11/1918, Age: 21, Regiment/Service: Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1st Bn. attd. 10th Bn. , Awards: V C, Grave Reference III. F. 4., Son of George James Gribble and Norah Gribble (nee Royds), of Kingston Russell House, Dorset.
Citation: An extract from "The London Gazette," No. 30770, dated 25th June, 1918, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. Capt. Gribble was in command of the right company of the battalion when the enemy attacked, and his orders were to ' hold on to the last.' His company was eventually entirely isolated, though he could easily have withdrawn them at one period when the rest of the battalion on his left were driven back to a secondary position. His right flank was ' in the air,' owing to the withdrawal of all troops of a neighbouring division. By means of a runner to the company on his left rear he intimated his determination to hold on until other orders were received from battalion headquarters - and this he inspired his command to accomplish. His company was eventually surrounded by the enemy at close range, and he was seen fighting to the last. His subsequent fate is unknown. By his splendid example of grit, Capt. Gribble was materially instrumental in preventing for some hours the enemy obtaining a complete mastery of the crest of ridge, and by his
Plot V. F. 5.
Son of Jack and Julia Clowrey, of Burnley; husband of Louie Pickard (formerly Clowrey), of 39, High St., Whittlefield, Burnley.
Victor Alfred Deeks
22nd Bn. Royal Fusiliers
8th November 1918, aged 21.
Plot X. A. 1.
Son of Alfred J. and E. Maud Deeks, of 6, Brunswick Terrace, Cambridge.
Died as a Prisoner of War
Plot VIII. F. 4.
1st Bn. Cameron Highlanders
26th March 1915, aged 21.
Plot IV. A. 6.
Son of Robert and Mary Millar, of 12, Waterside, Peebles.
Picture courtesy of great nephew, Scott Millar.
14th October 1918, aged 19.
Plot VI. E. 6.
Son of Mrs. M. Ratcliffe, of 22, Aqueduct St., Burnley, Lancashire.
1st Bn. East Lancashire Regiment
11th March 1916.
Plot V. B. 3.
7th Bn. Royal Fusiliers
24th July 1918.
Plot VIII. E. 2.
19th Bn. Manchester Regiment
17th October 1918.
Plot VII. D. 12.
20682 1825581 Corporal
1st/5th Battalion Queens Edinburgh Rifles then 88th Brigade Machine Gun Corp
5th May 1917, aged 21.
Plot 1. Row B, Grave 12.
Son of Alexander and Isabella Mackay, of Scullomie, Tongue, Lairg, Sutherland.
This soldier’s diary is published in the book "Somewhere in Blood Soaked France” Alasdair Sutherland
Six Mackay brothers fought in WW1. The family came from Scullomie, Scotland. My Grandfather George Mackay was awarded a DCM for valour. Sadly his brothers Angus (21 years), Donald (32 years) and Magnus Mackay (18 years) all died in WW1. Angus Mackay fought at Gallipoli, Ypres Salient and Le Somme. Out of the 5th Royal Scots Battalion of 800 fighting at Gallipoli, 100 survived. Angus was mortally wounded at Battle of Arras. Lest We Forget.
Picture courtesy of Linda Brown, great niece of this soldier.