SUMMARY OF CASUALTIES
Arthur Asquith left the Hood battalion with
the rank of Brigadier-General on 18th December 1917 and two days later was
wounded in the leg which necessitated its amputation some weeks later. After the war he
became a Director of several companies and died in 1939. He is buried in the churchyard in
the village of Clovelly in Devonshire.
Lt.General Sir Bernard Cyril Freyberg.
VC.,DSO & 3 Bars. Wounded 9 times. Awarded V.C. for the action at Beaucourt-sur-Ancre
13.11.16. Commanded 2nd NZ Div. in WW2. Later Governor-General of New Zealand.
Died 4th July 1963. Buried Chilworth, Surrey.
Sub.Lieutenant William Denis Browne RNVR
("The Musician") was killed in action 7th June 1915. He has no known
grave and his name is inscribed on the panels of the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli.
Sub. Lieutenant John Bigelow Dodge RNVR.
During the actual landings Dodge and his platoon were detached from the battalion and put
on board the landing ship the famous "River Clyde", being amongst the very first
units to land at Cape Helles. Here he was badly wounded and was repatriated to England to
recover. After leaving the Navy he joined the Army. He died in 1960 having achieved the
rank of Colonel and the (Army) awards of DSO, and MC. together with the Distinguished
Service Cross (a Royal Navy award).
Lt. The Hon. Charles Alfred Lister. Royal
Marines Hood Bn. ("The Diplomat"). Died of wounds 28th August 1915. Aged 27.
Buried East Mudros Military cemetery, Lemnos
Lt.Cmdre. Frederick S.Kelly RNVR DSC. ("Cleg") Whilst in
Gallipoli he was wounded twice. Eventually killed in action on the Ancre. 13.11.16. Buried
Martinsart British Cemetery
Lt.Cmdre. Patrick H.Shaw Stewart RNVR. ("Financier") Killed in
action at Welsh Ridge. 30.12.17 Buried Metz-en-Couture Communal Cemetery Extn. (11 miles
Lieutenant-Colonel John Arnold Cuthbert Quilter.
Grenadier Gds. Attached in command Hood Bn. RNDiv. Killed in Action 6.5.15. Buried Skew
Bridge Cemetery, Helles.
Major-General Sir Archibald Paris (GOC 63rd
(RN) Div.) was wounded by shellfire 12th October 1916. Died 30th October 1937.
Lt. Raymond Asquith. 3rd Bn.
Grenadier Guards. Son of the Prime Minister Herbert Asquith and brother of Arthur Asquith.
Died of Wounds received in the battalions attack at Ginchy (Somme) 15.9.16. Buried
Guillemont Rd. Cemetery, Guillemont.
Sub.Lieutenant Brian Trevor Roper Melland. RNVR
Anson battalion RNDiv. aged 20 years. This officer was the nephew of Herbert
Asquith, the Prime Minister (father of Arthur and Raymond Asquith). Like
Lieutenant-Colonel Quilter, S/Lt Melland was killed in action 6th May 1915. He
has no known grave and his name is inscribed on the panels of the Helles Memorial.
Lt. Alfred Victor Ratcliffe 10th Bn. West Yorkshire Regt.
(Barrister and Poet). Killed in action 1.7.16. in the disastrous attack at Fricourt
(Somme) which was watched by Siegfried Sassoon from the Bois Francais trenches. The
battalion had the highest number of casualties of any battalion taking part in the Battle
of the Somme. Knew Rupert Brooke at Cambridge. Ratcliffe was a student of the Inner Temple
and "he seemed to live in a higher sphere than the rest of us and to breathe purer
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