Drinking Success to Germany
HM Transport Wayfarer
The following is a list of officers, NCOs and men who returned to HM Transport Wayfarer (after it was torpedoed) in order to save 763 horses on April 11th, last: Lt-Col R. Airth-Richardson, DL (Warwickshire Yeomanry), Officer Commanding; Lt H. R. Yorke ((Warwickshire Yeomanry); Veterinary Lt R. B. Palmer (A.V.C. attached); 1468 Sgt E. J. Cox; 2262 Farrier-Sgt J. W. Jones; 1591 Farrier-Sgt J. Newman; 2241 L-Corpl B. Hough; 2201 Pte J. Dixon; 2204 Pte F. Farndon; 2200 Pte H. H. Daulman; 2185 Pte T. Warner; 1722 Pte G. Briddles; 1737 Pte J. E. Pearson; 2380 Pte E. G. Trenfield; 2298 Pte A. Woodward; 1181 Pte J. J. H. Spencer; 2190 Pte A. J. Bowen; 2184 Pte J. A. Wilkes; 2119 Pte H. M. Young; 2729 Pte C. H. Colley; 2361 Pte A. J. Bennett (all of the Warwickshire Yeomanry). Capt R. Lakin was put in command of troops on SS Framfield which towed SS Wayfarer. Second Lt R. F. Gooch was put in command of troops taken to Falmouth on SS Newlyn.
Banbury Guardian, July 1915
St Joseph’s Church, Avon Dassett
The congregation at this church had a treat on Sunday, when Mr. Gervaise Elwes who, with Lady Winifride Elwes was staying for the weekend with Miss Perry, of Bitham House, sang during Mass and at Benediction Gounod’s Ave Maria.
On Saturday an interesting wedding took place at the church, when Mr. Henry Sealey, who left Bitham House to drive a motor ambulance at the war, was married to Miss Fisher, who has also been at Bitham House for several years, and the couple are widely known and esteemed in the neighbourhood. The nuptial Mass was said by the Rev. W. Dobell, and Miss Perry gave the wedding breakfast.
Banbury Guardian, May 1915
Officers of the Royal Warwickshires at Ypres
Killed on Duty – John Henry Reginald White
April 11, Killed on Duty, John Henry Reginald, the only beloved son of Thomas and Emma White, 34 East St, Grimsbury, and grandson of the late John White of Shotteswell.
Duty calls, I must obey
At the bugle sound he marched away,
And like a hero fell.
He gave his young life for his country and his friends. This tribute is paid by his sorrowing parents and sister.