Saturday 8th May 2021
World War I: The Cathedral School Remembers
Our school, like so many others, suffered grievously during the Great War, with 56 of the School's old boys (22% of those who served) laying down their lives for King and Country. Our ex-pupils died in every year of the war and almost every campaign. They died on the Marne and at the First Battle of Ypres in 1914. They gave their lives at Gallipoli, Loos and the Second Battle of Ypres in 1915. They perished on the Somme and in Mesopotamia in 1916, and at Arras, Cambrai, Palestine and the Third Ypres in 1917. In the final year of the war, they lost their lives during the German Offensives in the Spring and in the British attacks that ended the war.
Old Llandavians fought and died as Regulars, Territorials and Kitchener Volunteers, in the Navy and the Royal Flying Corps. Those who died served mostly as officers in infantry battalions, but some were lost in artillery, armour, engineer and medical units. They fell in some of the most famous episodes of the war, from the "Miracle on the Marne" to the charge of the ANZACs at Lone Pine, and from the First Day of the Somme to the slaughters of Mametz Wood and Pilckem Ridge. Lewis D, Year 11 pupil, 2013
The centenary of the First World War has led us to think about the Cathedral School’s Fallen, and to consider how best to commemorate their sacrifice. The result is our World War I Project, the aim of which is to remember them not just as names on the two war memorials, but as the boys they were at Llandaff and the men they became, to bring home to the school community just what it meant to their families and to the country to lose them. Each will be commemorated in school on or as near as possible to the anniversary of his death, and at the end of the centenary a Book of Remembrance will be created.
Each will be commemorated on or as near as possible to the anniversary of his death, both in school and on this website through the links below; at the end of the centenary a Book of Remembrance will be created.
If your relative is listed below, or if you have information to share about one of these men or about any Old Llandavian who served in WWI, we would very much like to hear from you.
Please contact the Archivist, Louise Mumford, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lieutenant Juan Manuel Aldana
Lieutenant Lionel Raymond Whately Allen
2nd Lieutenant James Leslie Braithwaite
Lieutenant Charles Edward William Brewer
2nd Lieutenant John Kenneth Brice-Smith
2nd Lieutenant Hugh Freeth Gilbert Brooksbank
Captain John Harold Courtis
Sergeant John Joseph Cubitt
Captain Clifford Martin Dunn
Lieutenant Godfrey Leonard Hobart Egremont
Lieutenant John Collen Ensor
Commander Humphrey Finch-Dawson
Major George Ryding Sankey Gardner
Lieutenant- Colonel Frank Hill Gaskell
2nd Lieutenant Kenneth Macfarlane Gaunt
Lieutenant Kenneth John Macintosh, M.C.
David Mansell Griffiths
Edward Brockett Grover
Lieutenant Kenneth Gunn
2nd Lieutenant John Reginald Hall
Captain Philip Aubrey Hill
Lieutenant Victor William John Hobbs
Lieutenant-Commander Martin Arthur Frankland Hood
Charles Ivo Sinclair Hood, Chaplain
Captain George Claude Lathom Insole, M.C.
Captain Charles Knowles Irvine
Lieutenant Ralph George Jenkins
2nd Lieutenant Arthur Leslie Gwynne Jones
2nd Lieutenant John Ynys Palfrey Jones
Lieutenant Victor William Valette Lowrie
Captain Arthur Christopher Paul Mackworth
Captain William Henry Madden, M.C.
Captain Evelyn Saffery Marshall, M.C.
Captain John Kingsley Lunn Martin
Captain Richard Walter Mullins
Major Basil Frank Nell
Corporal Walter Grosvenor Bertie North
Acting Captain Wilfred Roderick Powell
2nd Lieutenant Llewellyn Price-Jones
Major Edward William Crawford Ridgeway
Captain Douglas Parker Robothan
2nd Lieutenant Basil Scott-Holmes
2nd Lieutenant Archibald Vincent Shirley
2nd Lieutenant James Victor Sinnett-Jones
Lieutenant- Colonel Roper Maxwell Tyler, D.S.O.
2nd Lieutenant William Ware
Captain Henry Leonard Watts