Greater love hath no man than this

Caversham men’s service was honoured.


Hearty congratulations to 2nd Lieut. A.F.C. Hill, upon receiving the Military Cross for gallant conduct with the Salonika Expeditions. This is the fourth Military Cross awarded to Caversham men, the other recipients being the Rev. C.W.O. Jenkyn, Army Chaplain; 2nd Lieut. D.T. Cowan, A. and S. Highlanders; and Sergt.-Major Wilfred Lee, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry.

Lieut. E.J. Churchill, R.E., has been “mentioned in dispatches.”

Sergt. E. Canning, of 1/4TH Royal Berks, is one of the two non-commissioned officers selected out of his battalion for the honour of a Commission.

Caversham roll of honour.

“Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friend”

Name, Ship or Regiment and address, Date of death

The spirit in which parents give their sons

Tribute is paid to three soldiers with local links, who gave their lives.

Cookham Dean
R.I.P. Sergt. James Lemmon, R.F.A., died of wounds, on May 9th, in Flanders.
Cookham Dean parish magazine, June 1915 (D/P43B/28A/11)

Two of the old pupils at the Rectory have been notified as having met their deaths within a week of one another.

Second Lieutenant D. Lynden Bell was gazetted from Sandhurst last August. He was killed in the attack on the Dardanelles, April 25th. A quotation from his father’s letter, showing the spirit in which parents give their sons, is worth recording. Colonel Lynden Bell writes “We are proud of our son should fall for King and Country.” He had shown distinguished gallantry.

Second Lieutenant E. H. Orton, Scottish Rifles, was killed in action near Armentieres on May 9th. He was gazetted in March of the present year.
Sulhamstead parish magazine, June 1915 (D/EX725/3)