ROLL OF HONOUR --- 1914 - 1918

EMPLOYEES OF ARGENTINE RAILWAYS WHO VOLUNTEERED AND MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE.

VITA ENIM MORTUORUM IN MEMORIA VIVORUM POSITA EST.
The life of the dead is maintained in the memory of the living - Cicero.
(From the Central Argentine Railway memorial erected at Retiro Station in 1925, removed to Chacarita British Cemetery in 1949).

Surname, given names Railway Department Rank Service
Number
Date of
Death
Age Regiment or Service Awards Grave or
Memorial Ref.
Cemetery or Memorial Name
ARGENTINE NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY
McBRAIR, LAWRENCE ALEXANDER WHITWELL
Son of Robert Alexander McBrair and Sophia Elizabeth Bremner, of Netherwood, Hamilton Rd., Lincoln.
.. Corporal 511084 22/08/1918 38 London Regiment (London Scottish)
2nd/14th Bn.
.. Panel 152 Tyne Cot Memorial and
Holt Memorial, Ibicuy
MOIR, JOHN ANDREW ALEXANDER
Born 1898, son of Andrew John Moir and Rosa Isabel Smith.
.. 2nd Lieut. .. 16/06/1915 17 Argyll and Sutherland
Highlanders, 2nd Bn.
.. VI. L. 28. Ration Farm Military Cemetery, La Chapelle-d'armentieres
PERKINS, AUDLEY ST. JOHN
Born 1884 at Taunton, son of Alfred Edward Perkins, of St. Andrews' House, Droitwich.
.. Lieut. .. 02/04/1917 33 Devonshire Regiment,
9th Bn.
.. Mory-Ecoust Rd. Cem. No 1. Mem. 3. H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust-St. Mein.
Also Holt Memorial, Ibicuy.
SMITH, MARTIN KIRKE
Born at Somersham, co. Hunts, 15 August 1885, son of the Rev. Arnold Kirke Smith and Emma Frances Lindsell, of Boxworth Rectory, Cambridge. Educated at Haileybury College and afterwards trained in gunnery at Vickers, Ltd. and King's College London.
at Monte Caseros Lieut. .. 14/12/1915 30 Royal Field Artillery,
99th T.M. Bty.
.. J. 11. Point 110 Old Military Cemetery, Fricourt.
Also Holt Memorial, Ibicuy.
TARVER, PERCIVAL EDWARD
Born 14/12/1872 at Eaton, Buckinghamshire, son of Henrietta Sarah Miller and William Henry Tarver, Master at Eton College. Resident of Bushey, Hertfordshire, enlisted in Kensington.
.. Private 1699 12/03/1915 42 London Regiment .. E. 3. Neuve-chapelle Farm Cemetery.
Also Holt Memorial, Ibicuy.
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BUENOS AYRES & PACIFIC RAILWAY
ANDERSON, WILLIAM A. London Office Private 59226 02/05/1918 Unknown Royal Scots .. Panel 10 to 13. Loos Memorial
CHURCHILL, CHARLES JOHN
Born 1889, New Cross, London. Son of Charles and Emma Churchill, of 33, Finland Rd., Brockley, London. Killed in Ship's explosion.
Traction,
Justo Daract
Stoker
1st Class
K/25014 07/07/1917 28 Royal Navy,
H.M.S. "Ettrick."
.. 23 Chatham Naval Memorial
COPLAND, THOMAS.
Died of wounds at Salonica. Son of John Copland, of 2, Troqueer Cottages, Maxwelltown, Dumfriesshire.
Traction,
Alianza
Sapper. 261656 22/03/1917 31 Royal Engineers, 267th Railway Coy. .. 1003 SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY
CORLEY, ANDREW JOSEPH.
Invalided and died in Buenos Aires. Born about 1866 in Westport, Co. Mayo. Construction Foreman at Junin in the Province of Buenos Aires. Left Argentina 5/7/1916. Enlisted 31/8/1916 in Inland Water Transport Corps, Royal Engineers. Left England with Elizabeth Colley, his wife, 8/10/1917 by S.S. Highland Rover.
Traction,
Alianza
Sergeant. .. 06/12/1917 .. Royal Engineers .. .. ..
FITZPATRICK, STEPHEN D.
Left 4/12/1914, took ill on the voyage, never recovered, died in hospital at Belfast.
Stores, Alianza .. .. 01/11/1916 .. .. .. .. ..
GIBSON, JAMES. Born about 1885, Son of William and Janet Gibson, of Gastown, Dumfries. Left 03/10/1914 by MS Arlanza, arrived in England 01/11/1914; died of wounds. at Junin Lance-Corpl. .. ../08/1917 Unknown Royal Engineers .. .. ...
HAYES, CHARLES BIANCONI
Born 8 February 1869, Blackrock, Dublin, son of the late Thomas Patrick Hayes, jr. and Helen Hayes née Burke, of 42, Lansdowne Rd., Dublin. Served in the South African War. Resident of Alianza, Buenos Aires.
Telegraph Captain .. 10/08/1915 43 Hampshire Regiment .. Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328. Helles Memorial
HEARD, ARTHUR REGINALD
Born 1887 in Shepton Mallet, son of Herbert Heard and Emily Frances Jane Wainwright, of The Shrubbery, Shepton Mallet.
Traction, Alianza Serjeant WR/500391 14/04/1918 30 Royal Engineers .. West. CC. 27. Shepton Mallet Burial Ground
HENDERSON, SYDNEY WILLIAM.
Born 1877 in Islington.
... Sergeant 16376 26/09/1915 38 Royal Scots Fusiliers .. Panel 46 to 49. LOOS MEMORIAL
HICKS, WILFRED NOEL
Born 1899 in Kensington, son of the solicitor William Hicks and Edith Martha James, of Longmead, 49; St. Helens Gardens, North Kensington, London. Volunteered on 6 May 1916. Enlisted at Kensington as private 625663 in the Honourable Artillery Company on 01/05/1917. Attached to No. 1 Cadet Wing, RFC at St Leonard ’s, Sussex, on 05/11/1917. Discharged as a Gunner on 29/01/1918 ‘for the purpose of being appointed to a Commission’. Commissioned Temporary 2/Lt, General List, RFC 300/01/1918. To School of Aeronautics, Worcester, on 15/07/1918. To School of Aeronautics, Reading, on 27/08/1918
Clerk, London Office 2nd Lieut. .. 27/10/1918 19 Royal Air Force .. South end. Auchy churchyard
HOBEN, FREDERICK JOSEPH
Born 1894 in South Shields, son of Annie Hoben née Fitzpatrick, of Ossory, 25, Ashley Rd., Tyne Dock, South Shields, and the late Patrick Hoben.
Engineer's Bombardier 770256 27/06/1917 22 Royal Field Artillery .. I. B. 40. London Cemetery, Neuville-vitasse
HORNER, WILLIAM JACKSON
Born in London 18 August 1887, only son of William J. Horner and Emmeline Silvester, of No. 2 Flat, Second Avenue, Hove, Sussex. Educated at Mill Hill School (1898-99); Commissioned 14 October, 1916, V/39th Heavy Trench Mortar Battery, R.G.A. Served in Egypt, Aden and died of wounds near Ypres, Flanders.
Electrical 2nd Lieut. .. 15/07/1917 30 Royal Field Artillery .. XIII. B. 12. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
LANGDON, DOUGLAS ECKLEY
Born at Huelva, Spain, on 3 April 1884, son of William Langdon and Elinor Louise Langdon, of Kensey, Launceston, Cornwall. Came to Argentina September 1907. Elected Associate Member, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1911.
Traction, Beazley Running Shed Captain .. 23/04/1917 33 Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, 1st Bn. .. I. A. 18. Sucrerie Cemetery, Ablain-St. Nazaire
LEAHY, PERCY EDWARD
Born 1883 in Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland, son of Charles E. and Isabel Leahy, of 24, Flander's Mansions, Bedford Park, Chiswick, London.
Resident Sectional Engineer, Palmira. Lieut.-Col. .. 17/07/1918 35 York and Lancaster
Regiment
.. III. E. 13. Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery Extension
LEEDS, HERBERT.
Born 12 November 1883, baptised at Mortlake, Surrey, 2 March 1884, son of John Leeds and Emily Cuff.
Traction,
Bahia Blanca
Sapper 1479 05/08/1915 Unknown Royal Engineers .. II. D. 15. Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery
LYALL, JOHN.
Born in Glasgow 19 January 1886, son of George Lyall and Catherine Budge. Apprenticed at Hyde Park Locomotive Works. Left for Bahia Blanca in 1907.
Assistant Superintendent Electric Station, Bahia Blanca Private 3368 01/07/1916 30 Highland Light Infantry .. Pier and Face 15 C. Thiepval Memorial
MARDON, FREDERICK.
Born in Durban, South Africa. Formerly Service No. S/25957.
Locomotive, Junin Rifleman A/201019 20/11/1917 27 King's Royal Rifle Corps .. Panel 9. Cambrai Memorial, Louverval
McNALLY, FREDERICK HENRY
Born 23/04/1877, son of Michael Christopher McNally and Martha Jane Tucker, of Westminster; husband of Isabel Helen Williams (married 1911), of 50, Vincent Square, Westminster, London. Served with British Red Cross Society from outbreak of War until April, 1917.
London Office Private 515806 24/11/1917 40 London Regiment
(London Scottish)
.. Panel 11 and 12. Cambrai Memorial, Louverval
MENZIES, ALEXANDER LAWRENCE
Died of wounds. Had been engineering and farming in Argentina since 1905. Youngest son of Edward Menzies, M.R.C.S. (Deputy Inspector General Army Medical Service) and Mary Alice Menzies, of Onga Onga, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.
Engineer's,
Monte Coman
Lieut. .. 21/09/1916 29 Royal Field Artillery .. Officers, A. 10. 2. St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen
NORRINGTON, ARTHUR EDMUND RANDOLPH.
Died in the UK. Born in Dublin, son of Walter Frederick Norrington.
Married Sarah Ann Turner in East Dulwich 23 Dec.1906.
London Office Corporal E/1111 04/06/1918 35 Royal Fusiliers .. A. 580. Bandon Hill Cemetery
O'DONNELL, OWEN B.
Born 1887 in Donegal, Ireland. Arrived in England 14 Nov. 1914 on S.S. Andes.
... Private 48326 31/07/1917 ... Royal Fusiliers, 12th Bn. .. Panel 6 and 8 YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL,
Not on Retiro Station Memorial.
PEARSON, MAXWELL COLQUHOUN
Born 25/09/1881 in Brighton, Victoria, Australia, youngest son of the late Alexander Littlejohn Pearson, of Thornley Brighton, Victoria, and Williamina Cunninghame, The Pavilion, Ardrossan, Scotland.
Traffic, road inspector Lieut. .. 23/11/1915 34 Cameron Highlanders .. I. L. 1. Vermelles British Cemetery
POWELL, ALBAN WENTWORTH.
Born 1890 in Disserth, Radnorshire, Wales, son of Alice Emilia Sarah Nichols and the Rev. Arthur Wentworth Powell, Vicar of Minley, of 38, Brook Green, Hammersmith, London. Educated at St. Edmund's College, Ware, at Stonyhurst, and at the Institut St. Louis, Brussels. He was formerly in the merchant service, and afterwards in the traffic department of the Buenos Aires and Pacific Railway.
Traffic Inspector, Villa Mercedes 2nd Lieut. .. 21/08/1916 27 The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) DCM II. C. 15. Citadel New Military Cemetery, Fricourt
ROSWELL, SYDNEY CHATTEN.
Born 1884 in Islington, son of Charles James Roswell and Catherine Charlotte Chatten, of 168, St. Paul's Rd., Canonbury, London. In 1901 he was an apprentice bridge builder.
Engineer's Corporal 8/16607 14/09/1916 32 Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) .. VI. C. 10 CONNAUGHT CEMETERY, THIEPVAL.
ROWLATT, WILLIAM HENRY
Born 1880 in Tollington Park, son of the late Henry William Napier Rowlatt and Susan Martha Ballard.
London Office Rifleman 300486 01/07/1916 37 London Regiment
(London Rifle Brigade)
.. Pier and Face 9 D. Thiepval Memorial
RUSSELL, CECIL STUART
Left Argentina 12/11/1914 on Araguaya. Killed in Action in the Somme. Born in Brisbane, Australia, 7 September 1889, son of Henry Hamilton Stuart Russell (1854-1936 in Buenos Aires) and Rae Stuart Benjamin (Melbourne 1860 - Rio de Janeiro 1933) His parents emigrated to Argentina, separated, and the mother became a partner of A W KOHRING. She donated photographs of her son to the Imperial War Museum in 1927.
Engineer's, San Carlos, Mendoza 2nd Lieut. .. 07/09/1916 26 Royal Garrison Artillery .. .. ..
SHORT, EDWIN HENRY.
Born in Buenos Aires 18 June 1893; baptised at St. John's 30 July 1893, son of Elizabeth Ann Smith and Thomas Short, of 2338, Calle Oro, Buenos Aires. His father was employed by a bank in Buenos Aires.
Engineer's Private 24840 04/07/1917 24 Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 37th Coy. .. I. E. 6. WINDMILL BRITISH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX
SIMPSON, GEORGE.
Son of William James Simpson, of Otaki, Wellington, New Zealand.
Traffic Inspector,
La Paz
2nd Lieut. ... 12/09/1918 34 South Wales Borderers, 10th Bn. MC II. B. 11. GOUZEAUCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY
WILLIAMS, JOSEPH
Left Argentina 5 February 1915.
In 1915/16 Royal Engineers had 8 casualties named Williams, J., and therefore he remains unidentified.
Traction, Maldonado .. .. 1915/16 .. Royal Engineers .. .. ..
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BUENOS AYRES GREAT SOUTHERN RAILWAY
ADAMSON, WILLIAM LOWSON
Born 1898 in Forfar, Scotland, son of Andrew and Jemima Fenwick Adamson, of Calle San Martin, Neuquen, F.C. Sud., Argentine Republic. Volunteered in Buenos Aries, and enlisted in Dundee, Scotland, at 17 years of age.
Locomotive Running Private 555 01/05/1916 18 Highland Divisional (64th) Army Cyclist Corps .. I. D. 7. Maroeuil British Cemetery
AITKEN, WILLIAM,
Born 1873, Midlothian, Scotland, son of the late Alexander and Isabella Brown Aitken, of Innerleithen.
Locomotive Running Corporal 218762 20/05/1918 46 Royal Engineers,
2nd Light Railway Operating Coy.
.. A. 1. Fienvillers British Cemetery.
ANGUS, STEWART
Born in Villa Rica, Paraguay 7 July 1890, baptised at St Andrew's, Buenos Aires, 4 November 1891, son of Mary Wilson Angus, of 9, Muswell Rd., London, and the late David Angus, MICE. Educted at Edinburgh Academy, B.Sc. (Engineering) Edinburgh University elected AMICE, 11/01/1916.
Engineer's,
Asst. Engineer, Construction
2nd Lieut. .. 01/07/1916 25 Royal Engineers .. Pier and Face 8 A and 8 D. Thiepval Memorial
BRANSGROVE, STANLEY JOHN.
Born 1890 in Islington, son of the bricklayer William Bransgrove and Ellen Jones. Worked in England and Argentine as a fireman and engine driver. Left England 03/02/1912 by MS Cap Finisterre (Hamburg Süd); returned 25/03/1915 by MS Remuera.
Was an engine cleaner when on 20/01/1909 he enlisted with the 1st London R.G.A., 2 Heavy Battery, service no. 387.
Locomotive Running Corporal 89907 15/09/1916 26 Royal Engineers .. XXIX. I. 2. Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval
CATOR, STUART FREDERICK
Born 1884, son of Charles Frederick Cator and Emily Swain, of Calcutta, India.
Engineer's, Los Pinos Private 285579 21/06/1917 33 Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars .. II. F. 4. Unicorn Cemetery, Vend'huile
COLDWELL, HERBERT DAVID.
Died in flying accideni. Born in Buenos Aires 9 Nov. 1892, baptised at St. Andrew's, Buenos Aires, 15 Dec. 1893, son of Frederick Coldwell and Mary Ann Brown, of 9 de Julio 438, Bernal, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
.. 2nd Lieut. .. 11/03/1918 25 Royal Flying Corps
and General List
.. 17 UPAVON CEMETERY.
Not listed in directorss' reports and company's memorials.
DAVID, JAMES STANLEY
Killed by mine explosion, Kemmel, France.
Born 1891 in Swansea. Son of Elvira Evans, of 76, Glanbrydan Avenue, Bryn Mill, Swansea, and the late Walter Philip David.
Mechanical Engineer's,
Bahía Blanca
Lance Corpl. 30737 03/08/1915 23 Welsh Regiment .. Panel 37. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
DAVIES, WILLIAM BRYAN.
Born 21 August 1881, son of Mr. Thomas W. Davies and Mary Bryan Richards, of Welshpool, Montgomeryshire.
His brother Gilbert, born 14 May 1884, served with the Canadian Field Artillery, was killed 9 June 1918.
Locomotive Running 2nd Lieut. .. 18/09/1916 35 Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) 6th Bn. .. I. B. 21. AVESNES-LE-COMTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION.
Not in company's memorial.
DOLLEY, JOHN.
Died at Aldershot
Mechanical Engineer's Private .. 12/01/1916 .. Army Service Corps .. .. ..
ELDRID, JOHN LESLIE.
Born 1890 in Lewisham. Son of Arthur Eldrid (deceased) and Mrs. Gertrude Rosina White née Reynolds of Nahuel Rucá.
His brother Arthur A Eldrid was Station Master at Parravicini, B.A.Gt. Southern Railway.
Traffic Private 4303 15/11/1916 26 Honourable Artillery Company .. Pier and Face 8 A. Thiepval Memorial
HARDY, ALEXANDER.
Died of wounds.
Stores Lance Cpl. S/7353 08/01/1916 34 Seaforth Highlanders
1st Bn.
DSO Panel 37 and 64. Basra Memorial.
HAYMAN, WILLIAM MUIR
Died of wounds received in action. AMICE, born in Scotland, son of William McCulloch Hayman and Helen Hamilton Muir, of 6, Somerset Place, Glasgow. As Sudent ICE he earned in 1905 the Miller Prize (Glasgow Association), for his Paper on Reconstruction of the Pierhead Quay Wall at Troon Harbour.
Engineer's Major .. 13/07/1917 34 Royal Engineers DSO Officers, B. 9. 16. St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen.
Memorial at St Andrew's, Buenos Aires.
HILLIARD, GERALD WILLIAM.
Born at Guernsey 19/05/1885, son of Lydia and William Edward Hilliard. In 1901, he began a five year apprenticeship with Great Western Railway in Swindon, entering Downing College, Cambridge, in 1906, although, according to the College magazine, The Griffin, Hilliard ‘remained for a short time only’, appointed Assistant to the Maintenance Engineer, Buenos Ayres Great Southern Railway in 1908. He returned to the UK from Argentina on 10/11/1914.
He had gained his Aeronautical Certificate no. 1079 on 12/02/1915 in a Grahame-White Biplane at the Grahame-White School, Hendon. He was a Steward of Excelsior Lodge No. 617.
Killed accidentally in England on descent by night after German air raid. Flying Royal Aircraft Factory BE2c tractor biplane, landing at Bacton with bombs still on board, undercarriage collapsed and bombs exploded.
Engineer's Flight Sub-Lieut. .. 08/09/1915 30 Royal Naval Air Service .. B. 32. Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery
HUGHES, JOHN.
Died of pneumonia. Born at Glasgow, son of William and Jane Hughes; husband of Annie G. McGill Hughes, of 18, Wilton St., Glasgow. .
Locomotive Running Sergeant. 143057 24/01/1919 33 Royal Engineers .. P. 3410. GLASGOW WESTERN NECROPOLIS
HUNTER, THOMAS CECIL. Born 1888 in Toxteth Park, son of John Gaunt Hunter and Emily Jane Murdock of Buenos Aires and Horringford Road, Aigburth, Lancashire. Stores Serjeant R/8318 20/09/1916 28 King's Royal Rifle Corps .. XI. I. 3. Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs
KELLY, WILLIAM
Died of wounds. Son of John and Elizabeth Kelly, of Liverpool; Husband of Emma Elizabeth Lee (married 1910 Birkenhead), of 1, Plymouthplace, Birkenhead.
Locomotive Running,
Sevigné
Lance Corpl. 25704 26/07/1916 29 Royal Welsh Fusiliers .. VIII. A. 149. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
LEAFE, FREDERICK FOSTER.
Born 1893 in Nottingham, son of Thomas Leafe and Lucy Holmes, of 5, Birkland Avenue, Nottingham. First went to Argentina, employed by the railway, in June 1914.
Served with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force in Gallipoli from August 1915, went to Salonica in September 1916, he was serving with the 20th Squadron Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry), when he died of wounds
Traffic Private 110874 02/11/1917 24 Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry) 20th Sqdn. .. B. 19 BEERSHEBA WAR CEMETERY.
McROSTIE, JOHN
Son of Mr. and Mrs. John McRostie, of The Brae, Dunkeld.
Engineer's Serjeant 511259 15/10/1918 27 London Regiment (London Scottish) .. Panel 152. Tyne Cot Memorial.
Memorial at St Andrew's, Buenos Aires.
MUNRO, ROBERT, born about 1887 at Creich, Bonar Bridge, Ross-shire. Returned from Buenos Aires arriving by Darro 22/10/194; enlisted at Inverness. Engineer's Private S/14153 10/07/1916 29 Cameron Highlanders .. Pier and Face 15 B. Thiepval Memorial
NAYLOR, JOHN
Born 1890 in Glamorgan, Wales, son of Joshua Naylor and Mary Hannah Pickard. Married Elsie May Hibbott in Birkenhead on 8 August 1917.
Traffic Captain .. 11/04/1918 27 Cheshire Regiment .. Panel 61 to 63. Tyne Cot Memorial
PHILLIPS, W M London Office Lance Corpl. 806 14/05/1915 Unknown Honourable Artillery
Company
.. XIV. H. 7. Voormezeele Enclosure No.3
SAWYER, FREDERICK WILLIAM CAMPION.
Baptised 11 August 1887 St. Matthew, Redhill, Surrey, son of Frederick Henry Read Sawyer and Mary Louisa West Campion. Played cricket for Tonbridge School in 1905, and rugby in Argentina v Great Britain XV at Flores, 12 June, 1910. Died of wounds.
Engineer's,
Bahia Blanca
Lieutenant .. 04/04/1917 .. Royal Engineers
218th Field Coy.
.. I. A. 18 Foreste Communal Cemetery.
SHREWSBURY, ALEXANDER ALBERT.
Born 13/11/1893 at Altamirano, baptised 03/09/1893 at Chascomús, son of Isabella White and Robert Michael Shrewsbury, engine driver, Buenos Ayres Great Southern Railway.
Locomotive Running, Bahia Blanca Lance Corpl. PS/1439 01/07/1916 22 Middlesex Regiment .. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B. Thiepval Memorial.
SMETHURST, CYRIL VALENTINE
Born 1881 Maidstone, Kent, son of George Smethurst and Sophia Matilda Bates, of Tring, Herts; educated at Whitgift Grammar School; husband of Marguerite Alice Russell (married 1907), of 75, Briar Avenue, Norbury, London.
London Office Private 7288 31/03/1917 36 Honourable Artillery Company .. I. A. 19. H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust-St. Mein
SMILES, SAMUEL
Son of Mrs. Lucy Smiles, of Strandtown, Belfast.
Arrived in England on S.S. Avon 13/07/1912.
Married Beryl Madel Pirrie 16/08/1913 at All Saints, Childs Hill.
... 2nd Lieut. ... 16/08/1917 36 Royal Irish Rifles, 1st Bn. .. VIII. G. 1. TYNE COT CEMETERY.
Not listed in directors' reports.
SMITH, CHARLES FAULKNER Engineer's Private 2476 09/05/1915 Unknown Seaforth Highlanders, 4th Bn. .. Panel 38 and 39. Le Touret Memorial.
SMITH, EDWARD THOMPSON
Born 25/05/1887 Colchester, son of Edward Thompson Smith and Edith Osmond, of St. Marys Lodge, Colchester, Essex.
Engineer's 2nd Lieut. .. 19/10/1915 28 East Kent (The Buffs)
8th Bttn.
.. I. G. 18. Chester Farm Cemetery
SPOONER, RONALD ALAN
Born 1886 in Winchester, son of James Douglas Spooner and Mary Eliza Spooner.
Traffic
Bahia Blanca
Captain .. 23/09/1916 30 Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 11th Bttn. .. D. 701. Karasouli Military Cemetery
SUTHERLAND, PETER
Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Sutherland, of Seer Farm, Mid Clyth, Wick, Caithness.
Mechanical Engineer's Private 12108 18/05/1915 24 Scots Guards .. Panel 3 and 4. Le Touret Memorial.
Memorial at St Andrew's, Buenos Aires.
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BUENOS AYRES MIDLAND RAILWAY
MURRAY, ERNEST FRANCIS HUME
Born 1888, son of Francis Henry Murray and Mary Catherine Montrésor, of 20, Conan Mansions, West Kensington, London.
London Office Captain .. 09/10/1917 29 Adjt., Honourable Artillery Coy., 2nd Bn MC, DCM Panel 7. TYNE COT MEMORIAL.
THOMPSON, HERBERT RICHARD
Born 1884 in Gillingham, son of Thomas Richard Thompson and Ellen Best, of Gillingham, Kent. Initiated to Pampa Lodge No. 2329. Returned from Argentine Republic to offer his services in 1914. Served as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal West Kents in France from May 1916. After recovering from a wound, he was fit enough for garrison duties and was moved into the 2nd Garrison battalion of the Bedfordshire Regiment, stationed in India. Died in Karachi, India. (Buried Karachi Cem. A/E. A. 6.)
Accountant's Sapper WR/280140 03/05/1918 34 Bedfordshire Regiment, 2nd Garrison Bn .. Face 1. DELHI MEMORIAL (INDIA GATE)
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BUENOS AYRES WESTERN RAILWAY
BARKER, HENRY,
Son of George and Kate Barker, of 61, Hampstead Rd., Dorking.
Fireman Sapper WR/280140 19/07/1919 37 Royal Engineers,
Railway Operating Div.
.. 17. 9464. Dorking Cemetery.
BOWLES, REGINALD JULIAN ALBANY
Native of Burnley, born 3 May 1891. Son of the Rev. Henry Albany Bowles and Louisa Alethea Yonge, of Christchurch Vicarage, Epsom. Traffic Inspector at Quiroga, Province of Buenos Aires. Died at Neuville sur Corbie from wounds sustained in attack on High Wood.
Traffic. Lieutenant .. 20/07/1916 23 Royal Welsh Fusiliers .. I.D.5. La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie.
DRAY, WILLIAM EDWARD
Born 1889 in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales, son of Mary Ann Thomas and Robert Dray; brother of F. E. Dray, of 1, Somerton Place, Newport, Mon. Left for Argentina as a farm worker on 27/10/1911 by MS Amazon, returned as a book-keeper 16/12/1914 by MS Demerara.
.. Sergeant 21421 02/07/1918 29 South Wales Borderers .. III. E. 3. Varennes Military Cemetery
DUNLOP, JAMES WILKIE,
Born 1890, Hampstead, London, son of David Jugurtha Dunlop and Laura Frances Beddard, of 117, Alspandia Rd., South Hampstead, London, educated at Westminster School, 1903-6. Went to Argentina in 1906.
Wounded at Messines 31/10/14 when serving with London Scottish. Died in England from cancer of the spine contracted in Gallipoli.
Traffic Inspector Lieut. .. 05/03/1917 27 Royal Irish Regiment .. North of Church. Shirley (St. John) Churchyard.
FERGUSON, HENRY INNES
Born in Manchester 5 May 1887, son of the brewer Henry Ferguson, of Woodburn, Disley, Cheshire. Educated at Durston House, Ealing, and at the King's School Canterbury from September 1902 to July 1904. Apprentice fitter, London and North Western Railway, Crewe, from 2 April 1906. Left 17 June 1909 for work on the BAWR.
Locomotive Dept. Captain .. 14/07/1916 28 Highland Light Infantry,
17th Bttn.
.. Pier and Face 15 C. Thiepval Memorial
FINNING, SIDNEY THOMAS,
Born 1891 in Devonshire, son of Sydney Walter Finning and Emily Oxman Batten. Commenced work September 1908 (age 16 yrs. 11 mos.) as junior clerk at Clapham Junction, London South Western Railway. Married Edith Rosina Sharman on 09/06/1916 at Earlsfield St. Andrew.
London Office Private 4781 09/07/1916 Unknown Royal Fusiliers .. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A. Thiepval Memorial
HAY, JOHN MACKIE.
Died of wounds. Born Duddingston, Edinburgh, 1889. Son of Jeanie and John Hay, DL, JP, of Mayfield, Duddingston.
His brothers also fell: William Douglas in the Somme on 17/08/1916, age 23; Alexander on 8 January 1918, age 18.
.. Sergeant S/10135 28/09/1915 Unknown Cameron Highlanders, 5th Bn. .. I. E. 65. CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY
HOOD, THOMAS SAMUEL STANLEY
Drowned at sea on crash of hydroplane. Born in La Plata 22 June 1895. Baptised at All Saints, Quilmes, 20/10/1895, son of Edward Henry and Janet Swainston, of La Plata, who had married 11/03/1891 at St John's Cathedral, Buenos Aires. Edward was BAWR Storekeeper until retirement in 1928.
.. Flight Sub-Lieut. .. 26/04/1917 22 Royal Naval Air Service .. 25 Chatham Naval Memorial
KENNEDY, WILLIAM H.
Died of wounds received in action.
.. Serjeant 27370 10/08/1917 Unknown Royal Dublin Fusiliers .. III. D. 10. Dozinghem Military Cemetery
MACKENZIE, ARTHUR MURDO,
Born in Devonport. Mentioned in despatches. Husband of Elsie G. MacKenzie, of Berkeley House, Pimperne, Blandford, Dorset.
Engineer's Captain .. 08/09/1918 28 Royal Engineers,
6th Div. Signal Coy.
MC III. C.38. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.
MACLEAN, ALEX CLARKSON
Born 15/10/1884, Ryde, Isle of Wight, son of Gen. Henry John Maclean, Rifle Brigade, and Frances Clarkson; educated at Haileybury College 1897-1902; husband of Ruth Niblock Davison Maclean, of Hawthorns, 11, Sylvan Hill, Norwood, London.
His brother, Captain Ivan Clarkson Maclean, MC, DSO, born in Ryde 26/12/1881, educated at Haileybury 1895-1900, qualified in Medicine at St Thomas Hospital (London) in 1906, reported missing 24/03/1918, died of wounds in a German hospital 4 April 1918.
.. Lieut. .. 09/04/1918 34 Royal Engineers, ROD .. E. 19. Haverskerque British Cemetery
MacMULLEN, VICTOR JAMES
Died of wounds. Son of Michael J. and Elizabeth MacMullen, of Montenotte, Cork.
Engineer's Lance Corpl. 1256 02/10/1916 28 South Irish Horse .. V. B. 20. Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-l'abbe
MARSHALL, C B .. Private 2426 27/01/1916 Unknown Royal Fusiliers .. I. G. 16. Brown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert
OBERST, GEORGE HENRY,
Born at St.Giles on 9 October 1875, son of Carl Oberst (1836-1919) and Sophia Loft (1840-1920). His father was German, an immigrant from Prussia, who in 1881 had a bakery in London that employed 4 persons. His mother was English, from Rochester.
.. Serjeant 422642 24/08/1918 42 London Regiment .. I. A. 6. Bray Hill British Cemetery, Bray-sur-somme
WILLIAMS, FREDERICK
Husband of Ruth Rowlands (married 1915 in Horsham), of 48, Bedford Rd., Horsham, Sussex.
.. Lance Corpl. 518 07/06/1917 32 Royal Fusiliers, 22nd Bn. .. Panel 6 and 8. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
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CENTRAL ARGENTINE RAILWAY
BANKS, HENRY BELLWOOD.
Born 1892 in Croydon, son Emily Selina Jordan and Henry Bellwood Banks. Educated at Trinity School, 1905-09. Died of wounds at No. 4 Casualty Clearing Station, France.
London Office Corporal 530132 22/05/1918 25 London Regiment
(Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles) 1/15th Bn.
.. I. D. 21. Pernois British Cemetery, Halloy-les-pernois
HORT, HORATIO BRUNT
Born 18 February 1880 in Eastbourne, son of the late Edward Arthur and Mary Hort.
London Office, accountant. Private 4831 09/10/1917 37 Honourable Artillery Company .. Panel 7. Tyne Cot Memorial
LENNON, C.
Died in hospital.
London Office Serjeant .. 17/05/1918 .. Connaught Rangers .. .. ..
TOD, ALEXANDER REVELL
Born 1892 in Camberwell, son of Francis Hill Tod and Amy Roberts, of 6, Baldry Gardens, Streatham Common, London. Died of wounds.
London Office Lieut. .. 18/04/1918 25 East Surrey Regiment,
5th Battn.
MC In South part. Caix Communal Cemetery
WITHERS, GEORGE FREDERICK
Born 1878 in Birkenhead. Husband of Nina Ethel Lester (married 06/12/1912), of Kiaora, Addington Grove, Sydenham, London.
London Office Lance Corpl. R/16616 06/12/1917 38 King's Royal Rifle Corps .. Panel 115 to 119 and 162A and 163A. Tyne Cot Memorial
AHERN, WILLIAM.
Born about 1886 in Mallow, Co. Cork, Ireland. Left Liverpool for Buenos Aires by MS Hyanthes 17/08/1907; returned by MS Desna 11/11/1914.
Clerk, Traffic, Cañada de Gomez Private 6045 18/06/1916 29 Irish Guards .. I. P. 23. Essex Farm Cemetery
BEE, WILLIAM
Died of wounds. Born 1882. Elder son of Mr Win. Bee, 3 Harden Place. Educated at George Heriot's School, Edinburgh, 1894-1897.
Engineer's
(Surveys)
2nd Lieut. .. 24/09/1917 35 Royal Field Artillery,
"D" Bty. 94th Bde.
.. XXV. F. 1. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
BENNETT, ERNEST EBENEZER.
Born 1885 Ipswich, Suffolk. Died of nephritis at London Hospital, Whitechapel.
Engineer's, Galvez Lieut. .. 12/08/17 31 Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) 19th Bn.; The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, attd. 8th Bn. .. M.9. 1. RN. 18548. Abney Park Cemetery
BOIDI, J. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Memorial at Retiro Station
BROWNE, HERBERT MAXWELL
Born 1889, Redhill, Surrey, baptised 16/03/1889 son of Frederick Phillip Browne and Alice Maxwell, educated at Haileybury College 1902-06.
Electrical, Victoria Lieut. ... 26/03/1917 28 Essex Regiment .. II. G. 16. Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine.
BROWNE, WALTER STEPHEN, born 1886 in Preston, Sussex, son of the auctioneer Joseph Browne and Elizabeth, his wife. In 1911 he was electrician inspector in Barton-upon-Irwell. Left England for Buenos Aires by Araguaya 09/06/1911; arrived back in England on 11/11/1914 by Desna. After demobilisation returned to his railway job at Rosario; died at Hospicio de las Mercedes, Buenos Aires. CME's Dept. (Electrical) Lieutenant .. 01/06/1921 33 Electric Engineers Corps .. .. Memorial at Retiro Station
BRYANS, JOHN
Died of wounds. Born at Junin, Argentine Republic, 23 June 1896. Son of Florence Frances Allen and John Bryans, Asst. Chief Engineer, Buenos Ayres & Pacific Railway, of 4514, Asuncion, Devoto, Buenos Aires.
Electrical Lieut. .. 28/10/1917 21 The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment; 2nd/5th Bn .. IX. B. 1. DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY.
BUCHANAN, ARTHUR SANDERSON
born 24 February 1888 in Kirkwall & St Ola, Orkney, Scotland, son of Angus Buchanan and Jane Sanderson. He first came to Argentina September 1910; worked for the Buenos Ayres Great Southern Railway in construction; joined the Central Argentine Railway October 1912; volunteered in March 1915. Was gazetted 2nd Lieut. Seaforth Highlanders, exchanged to Royal Engineers February 1918, promoted to Captain January 1919. Died in hospital of pneumonia.
Rio Tercero Irrigation Captain .. 15/02/1919 31 Royal Engineers .. 7. 706. Edinburgh (Dean, or Western) Cemetery.
CARROLL, JOHN
Died in hospital. Son of Cornelius Carroll, of 2, Gates Cottages, Montague St., Hammersmith, London.
Locomotive, Rosario Sapper 1539 08/06/1915 25 Royal Engineers .. D. II. 1. Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery
CARTER, JOSEPH LEONARD
Born in Highworth, Wilts., 1892, son of Bernard Alfred Leonard Carter and Jane Jacques, of Twatley Lodge, Malmesbury, Swindon. Wilts.
Traffic Private 1023 16/01/1916 23 Welsh Guards .. II. B. 6. Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard, Laventie
CHAPPELL, EDWIN FRANCIS.
born on 21/11/1888, son of Francis Chappell (proprietor of John Chappell & Sons, undertakers, of 473 New Cross Road and 261 Lewisham High Road) of 44 Burnt Ash Road, Lee. He was a graduate of King’s College, London.
Returned from Argentina as civil engineer by Demerara, 28/02/1915. Elected Associate Member, Institution of Civil Engineers, 28/02/1915.
Administration 2nd Lieut. .. 03/02/1916 Unknown Royal Engineers, 3rd Field Sqdn. .. II. A. 8. Vermelles British Cemetery
CLANCY, WILLIAM JOSEPH
Born 1879 in Ireland, son of John and Winifred Clancy, of Moore St. Kilrush, Co. Clare. Emigrated first to Rhodesia. Died in hospital of meningitis.
Engineer's,
La Banda
2nd Lieut. .. 16/10/1918 38 Army Service Corps .. 3 "C." Z. 26. Greenwich Cemetery
CLARKE, HAROLD PERCIVAL
Born 18/03/1888 in Argentine Republic, baptised at St Bartholomew's, Rosario, 06/05/1888, son of J. Percy Clarke and Elizabeth née Glover, of 39, Hyde Park Gate, South Kensington, London. Educated at Marlborough College. A.M.I.C.E. Proceeded overseas Nov. 1914. His brother Algernon was also killed.
Engineer's, Rosario Lieut. .. 09/05/1915 27 Rifle Brigade,
6th Bn. attd. 2nd Bn.
.. Panel 10. Ploegsteert Memorial
COBBOLD, ROWLAND TOWNSHEND
Born 1892 in Ipswich, son of Alfred Townshend Cobbold, OBE, and Alice Bessie Nunn, of Bramford House, Bramford, Suffolk.
Traffic 2nd Lieut. .. 25/09/1915 23 Royal Field Artillery, 6th Bty. .. I. F. 19. Brandhoek Military Cemetery
COLONELLO, P. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Memorial at Retiro Station
COLVILL-JONES, THOMAS
Died of wounds while prisoner of war in Germany. Born in Buenos Aires 1 Nov. 1897, baptised at St. Andrew's, B.A., 28 March 1898, son of Robert and Abbie Colvill-Jones, of Cangallo 456, Buenos Aires, Argentine. Robert, widower, from Canada, married Abbie Jane Weston, from Argentine, on 12/11/1895 at St John's Cathedral, Bs.As.
His older brother Robert Colvill Jones, MC, employed by Touche, Faller & Co. in Buenos Aires, was killed in action in France 4/11/1918.
Engineer's Captain .. 24/05/1918 20 Royal Air Force .. VI. G. 4. Berlin South-western Cemetery
Memorial at St Andrew's, Buenos Aires.
COULSON, CHARLES
Born 1878, son of Robert Coulson and Ellen Benvin. Married 13/11/1901 Hannah Margaret Waites, lately of 32, Milton Rd., West Hartlepool. They had 2 sons. Charles Benvin was born 1915 in Argentina, died 1988 in Oldham, Lancs.
Running (Engine driver) Lance Corpl. 206217 09/12/1916 39 Royal Engineers, Railway Operating Dept. .. VIII. E. 3. Contay British Cemetery, Contay
DANSEY, FELIX RAMÓN ARTHUR
Born at Paraná, Entre Ríos, eldest child of Indalecia Guido de Dansey, 2nd wife of William Foley Dansey (1847-1905), of San Lorenzo, 84, San Martin, Buenos Aires.
Administration 2nd Lieut. 27 25/07/1918 .. 7th Batt. London Regt. .. IX.B.1. Contay British Cemetery, Contay.
DAVIS, CLARENCE
Brother of Mrs. Gladys Sarjeant, of Iverna, King Edward Avenue, Broadstairs, Kent.
Assistant Electrical Engineer 2nd Corpl. 57185 31/07/1917 27 Royal Engineers .. Panel 9. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
DAVIS, CYRIL YORK, elder son of David Isaacs. He entered Tonbridge School in September, 1893, as Cyril York Isaacs, and was followed by his brother, D C Isaacs (M.H. 1904-7); but the family subsequently changed their name to Davis. His brother also gave his life, being killed in action near Ypres, as a 2nd Corporal, Cable Section, R.E., on 31/07/1917. C Y Davis left from the Engineering Sixth in July, 1907, to study at the Kensington Technical Engineering College. In the autumn of 1909 he sailed for Buenos Aires to join the Central Argentine Railway Co. as Surveying Engineer, and at the time of his return to volunteer was Chief Surveying Engineer to that Company. Landing in England on 12 December 1914 he received a commission in the new armies dated 16 December 1914, as Temporary 2nd Lieut. in the East Surrey Regt., was promoted Temporary Lieut. 20/08/1915, and Captain on 11/11/1915. Chief Engineer's Captain .. 15/09/1916 Unknown East Surrey Regiment, 12th Bn. .. Pier and Face 6 B and 6 C. Thiepval Memorial
DAY, THOMAS BRUCE.
Born in Liverpool 4 June 1888, baptised at St. Peter, Liverpool, 19 Aug. 1888, son of the plumber John Day and Emma Day. In 1911 he was a shipping clerk in Liverpool. Died in Liverpool as an Army Pensioner.
Clerk, Chief Engineer's .. .. 17/10/1919 31 Army Service Corps; Royal Field Artillery .. .. Memorial at Retiro Station
DUDLEY, JAMES JOHN
Died from wounds received in action. Born 1881 in Chelsea. Son of James Henry Henning Dudley and Cordelia Ann Jacobs, of 155, Chesterton Rd., North Kensington, London.
Accountant's Serjeant 510847 17/07/1918 27 London Regiment (London Scottish) .. 8 and 9. 6. 42312. Kensal Green (All Souls') Cemetery
DUNNING, REGINALD PERCY.
Born 1887 in Southampton, son of Emma Law and Walter Henry Dunning. His father was Commercial Clerk, London & South Western Railway, at Kingston-upon-Thames. In 1911 Reginald was accountant's clerk, L&SWR, Kingston. In Argentina he was a resident of San Isidro. Arrived back in England 16/03/1916.
Accountant's 2nd Lieut. 7458 21/03/1918 30 Sherwood Foresters
(Notts and Derby Regiment)
.. Bay 7. Arras Memorial.
FAIRBAIRN, JAMES JOHN WATERS
Born 14 April, 1884 in Vienna, Austria, son of James George and Agnes Fairbairn. Wounded in both feet, France, 1917. Married. Served in India on Afghan Frontier. Returned to Argentina, March 1920. Died at British Hospital, Buenos Aires.
Workshop Offices, Perez Lieutenant .. 21/04/1920 36 York & Lancaster Regt,
Sheffield City Battn.
.. .. Chacarita British Cemetery.
Memorials at St Andrew's and Retiro Station, Buenos Aires.
FORREST, ROBERT HENRY
Born 1881 in Preston, Lancs., son of Robert H. and Ann Jane Forrest, of 36, Hulton St., Moss Side, Manchester.
Killed whilst a prisoner of war in Germany, "shot through the heart while attempting to escape." (Forrest to Meelboom, Central Argentine Railway Magazine, Apr. 1919, p. 13)
Accountant's Private 46976 22/05/1918 26 Lancashire Fusiliers
17th Bn.
.. Panel 32 to 34 POZIERES MEMORIAL
GLASGOW, WILLIAM JAMES NESBIT
Died of wounds. Born at Bs.As. 18/06/1879, baptised at St Andrew's 06/09/1879, son of William Glasgow (storekeeper, deceased at 44, buried 18/04/1879) and Agnes Brydon, of Buenos Aires.
Engineer's Captain .. Killed 07/10/1916
wounded
06/10/1916
35 Royal Engineers,
93rd Field Coy.
MC IV. B. 9. Couin British Cemetery.
Memorial at St Andrew's, Buenos Aires.
HAINES, ERNEST EDWARD
He was born in Tasmania and served In the Boer War as a Private in Number 2 Company of the 2nd Tasmanian Imperial Bushmen. His unit arrived in South Africa on 27 March 1901 and returned to Tasmania on 25 June 1902. Later Haines moved to Argentina, where he worked in the Administration department of the Central Argentine Railway. He died of malaria in hospital. Mentioned in despatches.
Administration 2nd Lieut. .. 11/02/1917 Unknown The King's (Liverpool Regiment), 14th Bn. MC Spec. Plot. 22. Wokingham (St. Sebastian) Churchyard
HARKER, ROMILLE. Born 1 June 1879 at Eccleshall, Staffordshire, fourth son of Amy Ann Smith and the Rev. Bailey John Harker of Grassington. Educated at Caterham Congregational College. Carriage & Wagon, Rosario Serjeant 23708 25/09/1915 36 The King's (Liverpool Regt.) .. Panel 27 to 30. Loos Memorial
HARRISON, CECIL GEORGE BRADFORD.
Born 1881 in London. Baptised 6 March 1881 Holy Trinity, Croydon, Surrey, England, son of Cecil George Harrison and Frances Brooke Westerman.
Offices, Perez 2nd Lieut. .. 13/08/1916 35 Royal Berkshire Regiment,
8th Bn.
.. Pier and Face 11 D. Thiepval Memorial
HENEGAN, JOSEPH, born in Bradford, Yorkshire, on 27 July 1892, to Irish parents, John and Bridget Henegan. Educated at St.Bede's Grammar School, Bradford. Came to Argentina in 1911. Died in France at the beginning of the Battle of Cambrai. In early 1916 married Alice Macdonald of 121 Addicombe-terrace, Heaton, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Fireman Private 241328 20/11/1917 25 West Yorkshire Regiment .. Panel 5 Cambrai Memorial, Louverval
HOULIHAN, MICHAEL JOSEPH.
Born 1894 in Campana, Prov. B.A., son of William and Mary Anne Houlihan. Left Argentina 1915. Brother of Mrs. Minnie Barry, of Frigorifico Artigas, Villa del Cerro, Montevideo, Uruguay.
at Victoria Private 72806 07/06/1917 22 Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) .. Panel 56. YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL.
Not on Retiro Station Memorial.
JOHNSTON, JOHN MOFFAT
Born 1886 in Cockermouth, son of David Johnston and Margaret Ann Moffat, of 5877, Lanark St., South Vancouver, British Columbia.
Mechanical Eng. Private 63425 02/11/1917 31 Machine Gun Corps
(Infantry)
.. XXIV. E. 1. Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine.
LEACH, FREDERICK,
born about 1889, arrived to Buenos Aires by MS Amazon 9 September 1911, as a clerk. Left Buenos Aires 20/11/1914, enlisted in Hon. Artillery Co.
Died of wounds in Mesopotamia
Traffic, Rosario Lieut. .. 16/06/1918 29 Royal Air Force, Manchester Regiment, and 1st/8th Bn. .. Face E. Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial
LUALDI, C. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Memorial at Retiro Station
MACDONALD, HENRY ELWORTHY
Son of George Samuel Macdonald and Mary Ann Darlington, of 25, Albany St., Regent's Park, London.
Accountant's Rifleman R/10083 28/08/1916 28 King's Royal Rifle Corps .. XXIX. O. 9. Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval
MACDONALD, MOFFAT ALEXANDER.
Born in Edinburgh.
Gorton Works, Pérez. Captain ... ../04/1916 ... Royal Engineers .. ... Not on Retiro Station Memorial.
MacDOUGALL, JOHN
Son of Allan and Mary MacDougall, of 13, Charlotte St., Port Ellen, Islay.
Traffic Private 300838 12/04/1917 28 Argyll and Sutherland
Highlanders
.. II. C. 4. Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension
McLELLAN, FREDERICK CHARLES
Appointed April 1913 Assistant Accountant (Expenditures), Chief Mechanical Engineer's Department, Rosario.
Accountant's Serjeant 3014 13/11/1916 Unknown Royal Fusiliers, 24th Bn .. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A. Thiepval Memorial
McNALLY, THOMAS.
Born in Liverpool 1887, son of Wlliam McNally and Jane Penlington. Arrived in England by MS Arlanza 01/11/1914, 3rd class.
Clerk, Engineer's Private 24627 30/07/1916 30 The King's (Liverpool Regiment), 17th Bn. .. II. O. 7. Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont
MESS, EDWIN
Son of George and Elizabeth Mess, of Blackwater, St. Fergus, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.
... Serjeant 9444 25/09/1915 39 Royal Irish Rifles, 2nd Bn. .. Panel 40. YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL,
Not on the Retiro Station Memorial.
MULLINS, MICHAEL JOSEPH
Born 1887 in Cork, Ireland, son of Henry I. Mullins and Emily Grimes. Enlisted in Dublin 07/09/1915. Died in hospital in France.
Running Private 68268 22/11/1916 29 Royal Army Medical
Corps, 134th Field Amb.
.. VI. B. 34. Puchevillers British Cemetery
NORRIS, SIDNEY
Missing since 30/04/17, died of wounds whilst prisoner of war in Mesopotamia. Born in Edignton, Burtle, Somerset.
Mechanical Eng. .. .. 08/06/17 .. Somerset Light Infantry .. .. Memorial at Retiro Station
OVERTON, THOMAS WILSON.
Wounded and missing. Born 1894 at Skipton, Yorkshire, son of Thomas Overton and Evangeline Hardacre, of General Urquiza (Buenos Aires), formerly Rosario de Santa Fe. His brother, David Alan Ewart Overton, born 1898 at Skipton, Private, East Surrey Regiment, was killed 20 October 1918.
Running, Rosario Lance Corpl. 15422 25/09/1915 20 Yorkshire Regiment,
2nd Bn.
.. Panel 44 and 45. Loos Memorial
PINK, CHARLES EDWARD
Died on the Somme.
Carriage & Wagon, Rosario Rifleman R/11205 15/09/1916 Unknown King's Royal Rifle Corps,
8th Bn.
.. Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B. Thiepval Memorial
PINNINGTON, JOHN NOEL
Son of Edward and Margaret Pinnington, of "Beulah," Orchard St., Motherwell. Left Argentina in October 1914, sailing on S.S. Darro with his younger brother, Edward Forbes Pinnington, Lieut., Highland Light Infantry.
Traffic Private 11840 31/07/1917 30 Scots Guards .. I. B. 16. Bleuet Farm Cemetery
POSTEL, A. J. Stores .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Memorial at Retiro Station
PURFIELD, J. HENRY, died in Camp Hospital, Wargate, Arne, Dorsetshire.
Born in Camberwell, Surrey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Purfield, of London. Married Adelaide Louise Ronbinson. They had 2 sons and 2 daughters. He had previously worked at the Buenos Ayres Great Southern Railway's Banfield Shops. His wife lived at 37, Springfield Rd., Torquay.
Engineer's Sergeant 3/8355 23/09/1915 .. Devonshire Regiment .. B. A. 15. Wareham Cemetery.
RADFORD, JOHN WILLIAM ERNEST WRIGHT
Died of wounds. Born 11 October 1881 at East Acton, son of William W. Radford and Ellen Wright; husband of Mary Jane Hyslop (1876-1959), of 8, Long Drive, East Acton. London. Married 25 June 1907 in Lerwick, Shetland; 4 children: 1 born 1909 in Venado Tuerto, the next three between 1911 and 1915 in Villa Ballester.
Accountant's Private 514373 13/05/1917 36 London Regiment
(London Scottish)
.. V. E. 16. Faubourg D'amiens Cemetery
REECE, FRANK WILLIAM
Killed in the Dardanelles when HMS Triumph was sunk by a German submarine. Born 1880 in Cockermouth, son of Mary Jane Holland and David Reece, of 17, Carlton Rd., Workington, Cumberland.
Draughtsman, Locomotive Works, Rosario Warrant Engineer .. 25/05/1915 35 Royal Naval Reserve,
H.M.S. "Triumph."
.. 8 Plymouth Naval Memorial
RIGGS, WILLIAM
Invalided October 1916, died from his wounds in Alta Gracia, Córdoba.
Accountant's .. .. 11/06/1919 36 Royal Engineers .. .. Memorial at Retiro Station
SCOTCHER, WILLIAM GOODLIFF
Died by accident while flying in England. Born 17 March 1890 at Ilford, Essex, son of Charles William Scotcher and Rebecca Ison, of 80, Balfour Rd., Ilford. Of University of London O.T.C. Enrolled in the Coldstream Guards; commisioned East Yorkshire Regt.
Running Captain .. 15/09/1918 28 Royal Air Force,
50th Sqdn.
MC 3203 Ilford Cemetery
SOLDO, P. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Memorial at Retiro Station
STEDMAN, HAROLD RICHARD, born in 1887 in Heartsee, Knucklas, Knighton, Radnorshire, son of the farmers Charles Menlove Stedman and Caroline Laura Stedman. He joined the Central Argentine Railway as an electrical engineer, was back in Liverpool 13 December 1914, and enlisted. He was discharged in good standing on 15 June 1918, returned to his job in Argentina, was posted at Alta Gracia, and returned to Warwickshire 14 August 1920. He died at Knucklas, Radnorshire. He married Daisy (1888-1969), daughter of Henry Eggleton, on 25/05/1918. Electrical Eng. Corporal 562662 32 17/09/1920 Royal Engineers .. .. Memorial at Retiro Station
STRINGER, WILLIAM CHARLES
Died in hospital of meningitis. Born at Manchester, son of William and Ellie Stringer, of The Mill House, Denham, Bucks; husband of Maria Antoinette Thompson (formerly Stringer, nee Bannwart), of Wellington, Salop. They were married at St John, Buenos Aires, 31 Dec. 1912.
Engineer's 2nd Lieut. .. 14/06/1917 33 Royal Flying Corps .. Niche 1962. Golders Green Crematorium
TONTA, P. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Memorial at Retiro Station
TRAMAGLIA, SPERANZA ARCHDALE,
Born 1886 in Lambeth. Cousin of K. C. Digby, of 40, Lombard St., London.
Engineer's Private 2679 01/07/1916 30 24th Middlesex Regt.
16th Bn.
.. B. 30. Hawthorn Ridge Cemetery No. 1, Auchonvilliers.
TREMAYNE, JOHN ALARIC EVA
Killed in action at the Dardanelles. Born 18 August 1890 in Peru, son of Sofia Lucila Syers Jones and Captain William Eva Tremayne, Pacific Steam Navigation Co.
Electrical, Rosario Sub-Lieut. .. 19/06/1915 24 Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Hawke Bn. R.N. Div. .. Panel 8 to 15. Helles Memorial
UBERTI, J. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Memorial at Retiro Station
VALENTINI, V. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. Memorial at Retiro Station
WALROND, GEORGE BASIL STEWART
Mentioned in despatches. Born 15 May 1876, youngest child of Caroline Maud Clark and Col. Henry Walrond, 9th Marqués de Vallado, of Dulford House, Collumpton, Devon; husband of Mabel Bloxsome (married 22 December 1903), of Flat 8, 40, Poley St., London. Served in the South African Campaign.
Stores, Rosario Captain .. 19/03/1916 40 Somerset Light Infantry,
6th Bn.
.. C. 4. Agny Military Cemetery
WALTER, ALFRED ERNEST HENRY URMSTON
Died at Acheson Hospital, London, of wounds received in action. Born 13/04/1877 in Kent, son of the late Frederick Grace Walter and Mary Grace Walter née Urmston, of 8, Station Rd., Crawley, Sussex.
Accountant's 2nd Lieut. .. 13/05/1917 30 Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 2nd Bn. .. 61. 40679. Highgate Cemetery.
Memorial at St Andrew's, Buenos Aires.
WHIDBORNE, GEORGE WARREN.
Died in Hospital in France from illness contracted in the trenches. Born 1885, youngest son of George Ferris Whidborne and Eliza Mary Warren. Brother of Frederick Ferris Whidborne, Central Argentine Rly. Traffic Office, Rosario.
His other brother, Charles Hobson Whidborne. Lieutenant, 4th Btn. Australian Infantry, was killed in action on the Dardanelles 14 August 1915.
Administration Rifleman 760425 06/03/1917 31 London Regiment (Artists' Rifles) .. XXI. N. 2A. Etaples Military Cemetery
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COMPAGNIE GÉNÉRALE DE CHEMINS DE FER DANS LA PROVINCE DE BUENOS-AYRES
VILLARS, LOUIS THÉODORE FRANÇOIS
Né 18/09/1884 Montceau-les-Mines. Cité plusieurs fois. Mort au Chemin-des Dames.
Fils de Lucien Villars et Hélène de Laptow, Paris et château du Terreau.
Secrétaire de la Délégation locale à Buenos-Aires Lieutenant 526 25/06/1917 32 334e Régiment d'Infanterie .. Inconnu.
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CORDOBA CENTRAL RAILWAY
ALLEN, CHARLES St. VINCENT.
Died of wounds received in France. Mentioned 3 times in despatches.
2nd Lieut. .. 16/02/1917 ... The Buffs (East Kent Rgt.) 3rd Bn. attd. Machine Gun Corps. .. Plot B.1 Grave 252. Bells Hill Burial Ground.
Not in directors' reports.
BANKS, A. Engineer's .. .. ??/07/1916 ... The Buffs (East Kent Rgt.) .. ... ...
CHURCHILL, HERBERT PAYN
Died at Malta of enteric fever after service in the Dardanelles. Born 1888, son of Col. Arthur Gillespie Churchill, C.B., C.B.E., and Catherine Mary Payn; husband of Dorothea Hester Churchill, of 20, Ashburn Place, South Kensington, London.
Engineer's 2nd Lieut. .. 20/10/1915 27 Royal Engineers .. A. XVI. 6. Pieta Military Cemetery (Malta)
HUTCHINSON, GEORGE HANLEY, AICE.
Born Catterick, Yorks., 3 September 1887, son of Teasdale Hilton Hutchinson and Gertrude Harrison of the Manor House, Catterick. Elected Associate Member, Institution of Civil Engineers, 09/02/1915.
Engineer's Lieut. .. 02/03/1916 28 Yorkshire Regiment,
"Y" Coy. 4th Bn.
.. I. F. 19. Poperinghe New Military Cemetery
KITCHER, HENRY ERNEST.
Brother of Mr. William Levi Kitcher, iron merchant of Cordova, Bridport, Dorset. Mentioned in despatches.
Administration Captain .. 07/08/1916 41 Dorsetshire Regiment,
5th Bn.
.. I. F. 6. Wailly Orchard Cemetery
MITCHELL, PATRICK CHARLES
Son of Mary Teresa Mitchell, of 182, Rathgar Rd., Dublin, and the late Patrick Charles Mitchell. Born at Roscommon; died in hospital.
Electrical Private 1268 16/02/1915 28 South Irish Horse .. OX. 319. Doncaster Hyde Park Cemetery
WATSON, STANLEY M
Died of wounds.
Electrical 2nd Lieut. .. 01/07/1916 .. Royal Field Artillery, Machine Gun Corps .. VII. D. 4. GORDON DUMP CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE
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ENTRE RIOS RAILWAYS
BURNAND, GEOFFREY CHASEMORE, M.A., M.I.C.E.
Native of Worth, Sussex, born 22 April 1883. Only son of Graham Burnand and Elizabeth Frances Chasemore, of Knockacur, Doneraile, County Cork. Killed in aerial combat. Having lost a foot in a railway accident he was unfit for the Army but could join the Air Force.
Sectional Engineer, Nogoyá 2nd Lieut. .. 07/04/1917 33 48th Squadron,
Royal Flying Corps
.. V. J. 5. Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery,
Saulty, France.
COWPER-COLES, SHERRARD WILLIAM
Born in San Martin 12 July 1896, baptised St. Saviour's of Belgrano 23 August 1896, eldest son of William Burgoyne Cowper-Coles (B.A. merchant) and Rebecca Smith. His brother Richard Henry Cowper Coles, born 1904 in England, Sub-Lieut. RNVR, was sunk by U-boat 19/01/1942.
at Concordia Captain .. 14/10/1918 22 Royal Air Force,
7th Squadron
.. XI. A. 4 Mendinghem Military Cemetery
LECHMERE, NICHOLAS GEORGE BERWICK.
Born on 20 September 1881, younger son of Louisa Katherine Haigh and Sir Edmund Anthony Harley Lechmere, 3rd Bart., who was MP for Worcestershire. Educated at Westminster school (May 1895-1897), studied modern languages and science. In 1901 he enrolled at RMC Sandhurst. He became 2nd Lieutenant of the Scots Guards in May 1902, just when the Scots Guards were returning home from the Boer War, but he retired from the army in 1906. On 23 June 1904 he married Mary Katherine Pegg of Basingstoke, only daughter of Major John Pegg, but she died 26 July 1910 after only six years of marriage. They had no children..
Engineers Lieutenant .. 17/10/1915 34 Scots Guards 2nd Batn. .. Panels 8 and 9 Loos Memorial
MEEKING, NORMAN ARTHUR. Born in Croydon 26 March 1892, son of Thomas Arthur Meeking, tea merchant, and Gertrude Mary Steains of 117 Castellain Mansions, Maida Vale, and later of Rocheford, King Edward Road, New Barnet. London Office, Clerk. 2nd Lieut. .. 01/07/1916 24 London Regiment
(Queen Victoria's Rifles)
1st/9th Bn.
.. Pier and Face 9.c Thiepval Memorial.
SHARLAND, ROBERT MONTAGUE,
Born 1889 in Christchurch, Hants., son William Claridge Sharland and Hannah Mattocks, of Bournemouth, husband of Elizabeth Ellen Sharland née Wright (married in Coventry, 1915), of 29, King St., Coventry.
Locomotive Corporal 614136 20/05/1917 28 Royal Horse Artillery,
"Warwick" Bty., 15th Bgde.
.. I. E. 30 Monchy British Cemetery, Monchy-le-Preux.
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FORESTAL LAND, TIMBER AND RAILWAYS COMPANY.
FAGAN, JAMES EDWARD, eldest son of Mr. Con. Fagan, Lismacaffry, Westmeath. He was educated in Navan and Belvedere College, and subsequently went to Argentina, where he held an important position in Santa Fe, which he relinquished to join for the duration of the war. He received a commission in the Inniskilling Fusiliers in September, 1915, and went to France in July, 1916. Died of wounds. San Cristóbal 2nd Lieut. ... 06/10/1916 ... Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers ... D. 5. KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY
TISDALL, CHARLES RICHARD, born 22 February 1893, baptised 10 March 1893, Highbridge, Somerset, son of the Rev. Alfred Oliver Tisdall and Evelyn Susan Empson. His father was Vicar of St Saviour's, Belgrano, Buenos Aires, from 1896 to 1914. Educated at Marlborough College and King's School, Canterbury. San Cristóbal. Lieutenant ... 15/09/1916 23 Irish Guards, 1st Bn. MC II. A. 12. CITADEL NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, FRICOURT
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OTHER CASUALTIES WHO, ALTHOUGH NOT RAILWAYMEN, WERE CONNECTED WITH THE ARGENTINE AND ITS RAILWAYS
BEATTIE, THOMAS WILLIAM
son of Robert Beattie and Jemima Young, Los Talleres, BAGSR. His father was an engine driver.
.. Private 4307 16/09/1916 22 Durham Light Infantry .. Pier and Face 14A and 15C THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
BERTLIN, HUGH ANTHONY
Born June 1891 at Buenos Aires son of Alice Margaret Page, wife of Anthony Bertlin, former Southern Railway civil engineer in Argentina. His parents married at Trinity, Lomas de Zamora, 13 September 1890. He died at hospital in Luton after his motorcycle collided with a car.
.. 2nd Lieut. .. 12/07/1915 21 Royal Engineers .. NW of Church HOUGHTON REGIS (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD
BLYTH, DENNIS CARLTON
Son of Frances Ellen Rolls and Alfred Carlton Blyth, Central Argentine Railway clerk, formerly at Rosario, then Buenos Aires. Educated at Brighton College, School House, 1909 - 1911. Killed in action at Ypres.
J. G. White &. Co.,
Buenos Aires.
2nd Lieut. .. 28/08/1915 .. Royal Engineers, 93rd Coy. .. F. 21. DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY
BOWDEN, REGINALD CHARLES,
Born in Belgrano 10 April 1896, son of Caroline Sarah Jones and Charles Frederick Bowden, Traffic Manager, Buenos Ayres & Pacific Railway, domiciled at Navarro 4082, Villa Devoto.
.. 2nd Lieut. .. 03/03/1916 19 King's Own (Royal Lancater Regiment), 8th Btn. .. H.A. 43 LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY.
BRYANS, JOHN,
Son of Florence Frances Allen and John George Bryans, Assistant Chief Engineer, Buenos Ayres & Pacific Railway, domiciled at Asunción 4514, Villa Devoto, born at Junin 23 June 1896.
.. Lieut. .. 28/10/1917 21 The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 2nd/5th Btn. .. IX. B. 1. DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY.
CLARKE, ALGERNON PERCY
Born at Buenos Aires 08/07/1894, baptised at St Lawrence's, Belgrano, 17/10/1894, son of Joseph Percy Clarke, C.B.E., and Elizabeth Clarke née Glover, of Rosary Gardens, South Kensington, London. Undergraduate Pembroke College, Cambridge. Died of wounds in France. His brother Harold was also killed.
.. 2nd Lieut. .. 24/07/1915 21 London Regiment, 23rd Bn. .. I. B. 21. CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY
DILLON, EDWARD JOSEPH
Born at St. Mary Cray, Kent, in 1895; son of Teresa Joseph McHale and Joseph Thomas Dillon. His father was London Secretary of the Argentine Great Western Railway and the affiliated South American Hotels Co. Educated at St Edmund's College, Old Hall, he joined the R.A.M.C. in August, 1914, gained the Military Medal in France in 1915, and obtained his commission in the Royal Flying Corps in August, 1917. He was killed in an aeroplane accident.
.. 2nd Lieut. .. 12/04/1918 23 Royal Air Force,
7th Training Depot Station
M.M. 8117 Kensal Green (St. Mary's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.
FAIR, ARTHUR EDWARD BALFOUR,
Born in Marylebone in 1874; son of Agnes Elizabeth Best and the late John Fair, of Buenos Aires and Bournemouth,
Educated at Harrow, 1887-1889. Husband of Madeline Fair of Northway House, Tewkesbury, Gloucester.
Major Fair was mentioned in despatches and had also served in the Boer War.
.. Major .. 16/08/1917 43 Royal Field Artillery,
"C" Battery, 122nd. Brigade
.. II.C.1 CANADA FARM CEMETERY.
FREND, JOHN ARTHUR EDWARD,
Engineering student in England when war broke out.
Born 6 November 1892, son of John Alfred Frend and Louisa Glover, of Rosario de Santa Fe. His father was Medical Officer, Central Argentine Railway.
His two brothers also served in the Royal Field Artillery: Captain William Glover Frend, MC, and 2nd Lieut. George Whittey Frend.
.. 2nd Lieut. .. 17/01/1917 24 Royal Field Artillery .. II.D.18. PONT-DU-HEM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE.
GUNTHER, NORMAN OTTO FREDERICK
Born 6 October 1897, son of Charles Eugene Gunther and Leonie Korte, of 59 Princes Gate, South Kensington, London. His father was chairman of Liebig's and the Forestal companies, and director of the Anglo-South American Bank and the Buenos Ayres & Pacific Railway. His brother Charles Emil Gunther also fell.
.. 2nd Lieut. .. 11/07/1917 19 Royal East Kent Yeomanry, The Buffs (East Kent Rgt.), attached 6th Btn. 23rd Bn. MC Bay 1 ARRAS MEMORIAL
FAITHFULL, ERIC BASIL FRANCIS,
Born 11 August, 1892, son of Blanche Annie Gwyn and Frank Eustace Faithfull, late Secretary of the Buenos Ayres Western Railway, of the Cottage, Old Compton Lane, Farnham, Surrey, educated at Repton School, 1906-09.
.. Captain .. 10/03/1918 25 Connaught Rangers, 3rd Btn. ... Grave J. 64 JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, Israel.
FORREST, ARTHUR CECIL.
Born in 1892 in Argentina, son of Harriett Lilliott and Benjamin James Forrest, who had built the Puerto Ocampo industrial railway and as engineer for Pelleschi & Mackinlay was engaged in the construction of the Villa María & Rufino Railway.
.. 2nd Lieut. .. 29/07/1918 26 Royal Air Force, 201st Sqdn. ... III. A. 3. PERNES BRITISH CEMETERY
HALSTEAD, ARTHUR FREDERICK,
baptised at St Bartholomew, Rosario, 29 August 1893, son of Arthur Frederick Halstead, first CME of the Cordoba & Rosario Railway until 1895, and Mary Elizabeth King.
.. Lieut. .. 28/06/1915 ... Rifle Brigade, 15th Btn. ... Panel 196 HELLES MEMORIAL
HOLT, FOLLETT HALLETT
Son of Follett Holt and Eliza Robertson Leitch, of 6, Sussex Square, Hyde Park, London.
.. Lieutenant .. 22/08/1918 20 Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 3rd Bn.
attached to Tank Corps, 4th Tank Supply Coy.
.. G. 7 MEAULTE MILITARY CEMETERY
HOPKINS, ARTHUR MACKERN
Born in Buenos Aires 15 July 1899, son of John Wells Wainwright Hopkins and Ethelind MacKern, of 80, Regent's Park Rd., London NW1. His father was ex-BAGSR and co-founder of A. G. Evans, Livock & Co.
.. Lieutenant .. 18/11/1916 17 South Lancashire Regt., 7th Bn. .. VIII. E. 10. CONNAUGHT CEMETERY, THIEPVAL.
HOPSON, JAMES MOORE
Son of Henry Ernest Hopson and Effie Jane Moore, residents of Cañuelas, Province of Buenos Aires. He was born 1 September 1896 at Ingeniero White, baptised 9 January 1897 at St. Andrew's, Buenos Aires. His father was Traffic Inspector at Bahia Blanca and Tres Arroyos, Buenos Ayres Great Southern Railway.
.. Private 1457 02/07/1916 19 Lincolnshire Regiment,
100th Btn.
.. Sp. Mem. B 24 Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle, France.
KILLIK, CECIL MOLYNEUX
Clerk at the Stock Exchange, born 1891 in Fulham, son of Stephen Henry Molyneux Killik and Emily Seymour Molyneux. Enlisted October 1914. His father was the author of Killik's Manual of Argentine Railways and shareholder in several such companies.
.. Private .. 20/02/1917 24 2nd Bus Company, Mechanical Transport,
Royal Army Service Corps
.. Plot VIII. Row B, Grave 182 Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
LIVOCK, ERIC STUART.
Born in Temperley, Buenos Aires, 02/03/1895, baptized at Trinity, Lomas de Zamora, 26/06/1895, son of Henry Arthur Livock and Mary Gertrude Dix. His father had been Assistant Locomotive Superintendent, Buenos Ayres Great Southern Ralway, and partner in Buenos Aires of his brother-in-law, Arthur George Evans and John Wells Wainwright Hopkins.
.. Lieutenant .. 08/11/1917 22 Royal Flying Corps and 4th Bn. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) .. VI. AA. 2. Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West Flanders.
MORKILL, FRANCIS EDWARD,
Son of William Lucius Morkill and Mary Josephine née Wright; born at Buenos Aires 8 November 1889.
.. Captain .. 15/09/1916 27 Canadian Infantry
Central Ontario Regt., 20th Bn.
.. II. B. 13 SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY,
CONTAILMAISON
MOUNTJOY, ALFRED,
Born 1898 in Wakefield, son of William Mountjoy, engine driver of Los Talleres, B.A. Gt. Southern Railway; came to Argentina in 1908. Died of pneumonia.
Maude Crossland, his mother, died in Buenos Aires 8/12/1913 at age 30.
Gourock Ropework Co., Buenos Aires Private 15291 06/11/1918 20 Scots Guards,
2nd Bn.
.. S. III. S. 7. ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN
NEILD, JAMES HOPE
Born 15 April 1882 at Fernhurst, Sussex, son of Frederick Neild and Amelia Eleanor née Black;
invalided 1918, died from a fall at King's Lynn, Norfolk.
.. Lieut.-Commander .. 06/07/1919 19 Royal Navy
H.M.S. "President IV"
.. G. 882 KING'S LYNN CEMETERY
NORTON, FREDERICK WILLIAM
Died on the Somme. Born at Berkhamsted on 26 July, 1861, baptised 3rd September 1861, son of Isabella Goss and the Rev. David Evans Norton. Dominion Land Surveyor, NW Territories of Canada. Arrived in Argentina May 1889, worked on construction of Buenos Ayres & Rosario Rly. line to Tucumán. Stayed with Central Argentine Railway until joined Ford & Co. in Buenos Aires in 1909 and later returned to the CAR. Volunteered for service from Argentine Republic.
.. Captain .. 14/10/1916 55 Royal Engineers
10th Labour Btn.
.. I.H.5 ABBÉVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
PATTULLO, HUGH JAMES,
Croix de Chevalier of the Order of the Crown, Croix de Guerre with palm (Belgium). Born 1898 in Hampstead, son of James Durie Pattullo and Emily Roberts, of Hurst Lea, Albury Heath, Surrey. His father was a director of the Argentine Union Railway Co.
.. Lieut. .. 29/09/1918 20 Royal Field Artillery, 28th Bde. .. XXXVIII. F. 11. POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY./FONT>
PEARSE, RAYMOND STANLEY,
born at Campana 16/07/1894, baptised at St Andrew's, Buenos Aires, 17/08/1894; educated at Tonbridge School; son of Harry Pearse, Chief Mech. Engineer, Buenos Ayres & Rosario Railway until 1910, and Jane Annie née Marrs of Addo, Cape Province, South Africa.
.. 2nd Lieut. .. 23/08/1916 22 Royal Field Artillery .. V.F. 22 ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT;
Memorial at St Andrew's, Buenos Aires.
PENN-GASKELL, WALLIS WILLIAM.
Born in England 1879, son of Ada Elisabeth Wallis and Thomas Penn Gaskell, former engineer of the Buenos Ayres Great Southern Railway, director of the Buenos Ayres & Pacific Railway, Catalinas Warehouses & Mole Co., South American Light & Power Co., Chairman of the Bahia Blanca Waterworks Co., shareholder in the Bahia Blanca & NW Rly. and the Villa Maria & Rufino Rly.
.. 2nd Lieut. .. between 25/06/1915 and 26/06/1915 35 London Regiment .. Panels 45 & 46 LE TOURET MEMORIAL.
PHILIPPS, The Hon. COLWYN ERASMUS ARNOLD
Born 11/12/1888, son of the Rt. Hon. the 1st Viscount St. Davids, P.C., Chairman, BAPR, of 3, Richmond Terrace, Whitehall, London, and of Nora Gerstenberg (died 30/3/1915). Only sibling of Roland.
.. Captain .. 13/05/1915 26 Royal Horse Guards .. Panel 3. YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
PHILIPPS, ROLAND ERASMUS
Born 27/02/1890, son of the Rt. Hon. the 1st Viscount St. Davids, P.C., Chairman, BAPR, of 3, Richmond Terrace, Whitehall, London, and of Nora Gerstenberg (died 30/03/1915). Only sibling of Colwyn.
Director: Alcoy & Gandía Rly & Harbour Co.; Bahia Blanca NW Rly.; Villa Maria & Rufino Rly., Guatraché Land Co. Captain .. 07/07/1916 26 Royal Fusiliers, 9th Bn. MC H. 32. AVELUY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
RAABE, CHARLES MARCEL
Born 9 June 1881 in St Denis, île de la Réunion, son of Maurice Raabe and Henriette Koch. His father had been General Manager, NW Argentine Rly to La Rioja and Santa Fé railways, 1891-1900. Charles had worked in Santiago de Chile, 1905-6. He died at E´lincourt-Sainte-Marguerite in the battle of Hameau l'Ecouvillon (Oise).
Cie. des Chemins de fer helléniques Sergent 736 22/09/1914 33 92 régiment d'infanterie. Médaille Militaire et Croix de Guerre
ROBERTS, BENJAMIN MATTHEWS
Born in San Martín 18 November 1894, baptised 26 September 1897 at St. Saviour, Belgrano, son of Hannah Matthews and Samuel Roberts. His father was Inspector for the Buenos Ayres and Rosario Railway. He was invalided, returned home to his widowed mother in Banfield, and died of wounds at the British Hospital, Buenos Aires
.. Private 4808 13/02/1920 25 City of London Rifles, 6th Bn. ..
ROBERTS, FRANK PENDRAY
Born in Buenos Aires 17 May 1879, baptised 26 June 1879 at St. John's, Buenos Aires, son of William Roberts and Anne Laura Caroline Smith, grandson of Dr. Francis Smith, rector of St. John's. His father was Locomotive Superintendent, Buenos Ayres Great Southern Railway; General Manager, Argentine Great Western Railway; director, Buenos Ayres & Ensenada Port Railway.
.. Private M/354221 25/08/1918 39 Royal Army Service Corps .. WOKING (ST. JOHN'S) CREMATORIUM
ROBINSON, HAROLD PERCIVAL
Baptised 14 July 1893 at St. Bartholomew, Rosario, son of William Robinson and Elizabeth Gibson Thompson, of Rosario de Santa Fe. His father was Traffic Manager, Central Argentine Railway; Manager, Argentine Land & Investment Co.; and finally managing director of the Rio Segundo Brewery.
.. 2nd Lieut. .. 31/07/1917 24 The King's (Liverpool Regiment), 6th Bn. .. Panel 4 and 6. YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
RUNCIMAN, EDMUND INGLIS,
born 12 July 1894 in Flores, baptised 29 September 1894 at St. Andrew's, Buenos Aires, son of Mary Spring and Robert Inglis Runciman. He left Buenos Aires in March 1915, was killed in action in France. His father was, among many other things, local representative of the Santa Fe & Cordoba Great Southern Railway and of the Central Railway of Chubut.
.. 2nd Lieut. 21 22/10/1915 24 King's Royal Rifle Corps, 9th Bn. .. W. 2. POTIJZE BURIAL GROUND CEMETERY
SHENNAN, DOUGLAS FRANCIS FAIRFAX
Son of David Anderson Shennan and Dolores Margarita née Parish, of 28 Chesham Place, London. Educated at Eton until 1911, gazetted from Trinity College, Cambridge, 2nd. Sept. 1913, killed in action near Belewaarde Wood, Ypres.
.. Lieut. .. 08/05/1915 23 King's Royal Rifle Corps,
"D" Coy. 4th Bn.
.. Panel 51 and 53. YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
SIMSON, DAVID HENRY AINSWORTH.
Born at Buenos Aires 13/09/1898, baptised at St Peter's, Flores, 29/10/1898, only child of Lydia Grissell Kensall, of 25, Coates Gardens, Edinburgh, and the late David Simson, former manager of the BAWR and former Chairman of the BAGSR.
.. 2nd Lieut. .. 18/09/1918 20 Royal Field Artillery,
111th Bty. 24th Bde.
.. D. 62. TREFCON BRITISH CEMETERY, CAULAINCOURT
WANKLYN, KENNETH,
Served in Salonika and France, mentioned in despatches. Born at Buenos Aires 01/11/1892, baptised at St John's, 26/11/1892, youngest child of Matilda Platten and John Bradshaw Wanklyn, member, local board, Buenos Ayres Great Southern Railway, murdered in Buenos Aires by Gabriel Etchegaray, 6 March 1897.
.. Lieut. .. 15/11/1918 26 Royal Field Artillery,
98th Bty.
.. B. 63. ST. GERMAIN-A-MONT-D'OR COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION.
WILLIAMSON, EDGAR ROWE.
Born in Concordia, 1894, son of Emma Cooper and William Rowe Williamson, of 33, Vincent Rd., Croydon. Educated at Repton School, he was a student in the Institute of Actuaries, London, at the outbreak of war and enlisted September 1914. His father had been the accountant of the East Argentine Railway.
.. Lieut. .. 10/09/1916 22 London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade), 5th Bn. attd. 169th Trench Mortar Bty. MC Pier and Face 9 D. THIEPVAL MEMORIAL.
Sources: railway companies' Directors' Reports; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Jeremy Howat; Dictionary of National Biography; Arthur L. Holder (editor), Activities of the British Community in Argentina during the Great War 1914-1918, Buenos Aires: The British Society in the Argentine Republic, 1920.
N.B.: Those not mentioned on railway memorials or in railway directors' reports probably resigned rather than taking leave of absence before volunteering.
The author regrets the omission of British, French, Italian, and other soldiers not listed above.
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