August: we remember

Using data from census records, war graves and war memorials we can begin to discover the names of those Finsbury Rifles from the historic boroughs of Finsbury and Islington who died at Gallipoli.

The attacks on the Finsbury Rifles in August 1915 seem to have been particularly devastating for our local soldiers. We remember the deaths of:

Finsbury Rifles

15/08/1915

 Sergeant William Richard Millichamp, 390 Essex Rd.
Aged c.27
Married to Ada, two children
Artificial flower painter in the 1911 Census

16/08/1915
Rifleman Ernest Lester

17/08/1915
Rifleman Alfred Daniel A.

Rifleman Ernest Howard Hancock, 35 Gainford St., Barnsbury
Aged 19
Unmarried, 9 siblings
Page boy at doctor’s in the 1911 Census

Rifleman James Harman, 34 Hanover St. (1911 Census)
Aged 21
Unmarried, 4 siblings
French polisher in the 1911 Census

18/08/1915

Rifleman John Barrier

Rifleman Frederick Brown

Sergeant Frederick Charles Chatterley, 114 Bethune Rd., Stoke Newington
48 Plimsoll Rd., Finsbury Park (1911 Census)
Aged 32
Married to Emily, 1 child
Insurance Agent in the 1911 Census

Sergeant Frederick William Efford, boarding with the Holmans at 311, Goswell Rd. (1911 Census)
Aged 22
Packer, tobacco factory in the 1911 Census

Rifleman John Henry Forey, 8 Church Street, Upper Street
Aged 18
Unmarried, 5 siblings
Printer’s machine hand in the 1911 Census

Rifleman Alfred Harlow, South Cottage, South Street, New North Rd.
Aged 19
Unmarried, 2 siblings
Box cutter in the 1911 Census

Lance Corporal Henry John Hewson, 10 Prospect Place, Barnsbury
Aged 21
Unmarried, 6 siblings
Pipe mounter in the 1911 Census

Rifleman James Henry Hollister, 21 Baron St., Clerkenwell
Aged 19
Unmarried, 5 siblings
Costermonger in the 1911 Census

Rifleman Walter Eric Jones, 106 Wynford Rd., Barnsbury
Aged 17
Unmarried, 1 sibling
Scholar in the 1911 Census

Rifleman Frank Ernest Merry, 147 Holmeleigh Rd., Stamford Hill
Aged 32
Unmarried, 4 siblings
Camera fitter in the 1911 Census

Rifleman William David Simmonds
Aged 39
Married to Rosina, 2 children
Colour etcher fitter in the 1911 Census

Lance Corporal Alfred Charles Wootton, 38 Warren St., Islington
Aged 20
Van guard, Railway Company in the 1911 Census

Rifleman Hugh Fraser Hamilton, 29, Thornhill, Barnsbury
Aged 20
Son of Albert and Ellen

21/08/1915

Lieutenant J Maxwell

31/08/1915

Sergeant George Albert Barber

Rifleman Albert Edward Thomas Crocker

Rifleman J R Smith

Lance Corporal  Ammon Willis Whitehead, 4 Ella Rd, Crouch Hill 
Aged 29
Son of Amos P and Mary Willis. Married to Emily

Other Regiment’s

06/08/1915

Private Alfred Baker
Hampshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion

Private Daniel Benson, 125A Offord Rd, Barnsbury
Worcestershire Regiment, 9th Battalion

Private Herbert Binks, 4 Charlotte Terrace, Barnsbury
Essex Regiment, 1st Battalion

Private George Thomas Byran, 15 Windsor Terrace, City Rd
Hampshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion

Sergeant Percy Harold John Davey, 96 Grantham Rd, Manor Park
Essex Regiment, 1st Battalion

Private William Alfred Dineen, 18 Hyde Rd, Hoxton
Hampshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion

07/08/1915

Private John Henry Coles
Princess Victoria’s (Royal Irish Fusiliers), 5th Battalion

Private Joseph Patrick Donovan,
Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 1st Battalion

08/08/1915

Private William Bishop
Gloucestershire Regiment, 7th Service Battalion

Lance Corporal Albert Richard Cowell
Gloucestershire Regiment, 7th Service Battalion

09/08/1915

Lance Corporal A S Card
Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment), 9th Battalion

Private Joseph Michael Coster, 55 Rahere Street, Goswell Rd
South Staffordshire Regiment, “D” Company, 7th Service Battalion

Private John Henry Cripps
Royal Munster Fusiliers, 6th Battalion

10/08/1915

Lance Corporal George Fred Burkett, 9 Charles Square, Hoxton
Duke of Edinburgh’s (Wiltshire Regiment), “C” Company, 5th Battalion

Driver William Dlght,
Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery

15/08/1915

Private George Annett Atkin
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 5th Battalion

Private Albert Charles Curtis
London Regiment, 10th (County of London) Battalion (Hackney)

Private Ernest Daynes, 21 Kemp Street, Old Street, Finsbury
London Regiment,10th (County of London) Battalion (Hackney)

16/08/1915

Private Albert Dunford, 49 Alsen Rd, Finsbury Park
Princess Victoria’s (Royal Irish Fusiliers), 6th Battalion

21/08/1915

Private Arthur Frank Barrett, 15 Effingham Rd, Hornsey
London Regiment, 10th (County of London) Battalion (Hackney)

Private Thomas Caffrey Alias Herbert Slap Aldhous, 2 Robinson’s Retreat, Retreat Place, Hackney
Border Regiment, “A” Company, 1st Battalion

Lance Sergeant Ernest Stanley Carroll, Ardrossan 22 Grovelands Rd Palmer’s Green
Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (incl Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps), Hertfordshire Yeomanry

Private Leslie George Dulieu
Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (incl Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps), 1st (County of London Yeomanry Middlesex Duke of Cambridge’s Hussars

26/08/1915

Private Francis Beard
Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 6th Battalion

29/08/1915

Private George William Clarke
Border Regiment, 1st Battalion

Finsbury Rifles

Finsbury Rifles

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