Second Lieutenant (Temporary Captain), 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers and Captain, Royal Flying Corps then Royal Air Force. Resident Winchester House, Old Broad Street, London EC. *** No date of death listed on CWGC or his Medal Card but was still serving in 1919 *** No record listed in civil deaths from 1914 through to 1990 *Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment attached 13th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. It was just like him to give his life in looking after one of his men."*Private 200969, "D" Company, 1st/4th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Awarded the Croise de Guerre avec Palme (France) 15 July 1919 and Order fo St Stanislas 2nd Class April 1919 for services at Archangel. Son of James and Florence Alexander, of 52, Redcliffe Square, South Kensington, London. Buried in FIFTEEN RAVINE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-PLOUICH, Nord, France. " He happened to overhear some of it and told me afterwards that it was the greatest satisfaction he got out of the war—it paid him for everything."“He died the death of a hero," wrote a brother-officer, " and deserved the V. He was a man absolutely without fear and commanded the respect and affections of his Company to such an extent that I think every man would have cheerfully died for him." The Padre of his battalion wrote to his father: “We all loved him, and the camaraderie that existed between him and the other officers was really extraordinary. Enlisted Ilford, Essex, resident Goodmayes, Ilford. Son of Joseph Frederick and Eva Andrew, of 68, Eastwood Rd., Goodmayes, Essex, now of 14, Hillview Crescent, Ilford. His officer wrote : " He was seen dead just by the enemy wire; but your brother must have done well to get so far—only a few ever entered the trench, and the fewer still that returned have received distinctions." He m. Margaret's, Herne Bay, 18 July, 1914, Millicent, dau. Margaret's, Herne Bay, and had a dau., Josephine Grace, b. F.); was an Authorized Clerk on the London Stock Exchange; volunteered and enlisted in the Army Pay Corps, 6 Oct. 1916; went to France in April, and was killed in action 3 July following, in an engagement on the Somme front.
MAJOR MONTAGUE NATHAN ABRAHAMS, Rifle Brigade, was the son of Louis Abrahams of Northgate House, Regent's Park. He became a member of the Stock Exchange, and of his father's firm, J. Immediately on the outbreak of war he enlisted in the i oth (Stock Exchange) Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers, refused the commission that was offered to him in that Regiment, and went to France with them in 1915 as a N. He was killed on 24 April, 1917, in an attack on Villers Plouich, north of Peronne. GORDON REUBEN ALEXANDER, Royal Sussex Regiment, attached 13th East Surreys, was born in 1885 and educated at Harrow. He won several trophies on the links, was Amateur Foils Champion of Great Britain, and took part in the Olympic Games. In the following year he accepted a commission in the 10th East Surreys, was transferred to the Royal Sussex and afterwards attached to the 13th East Surreys. for Repatriation Camp, Blanford, 7 July 1919 transferred to the unemployed list. After the objective was gained and the men were digging in under his supervision, one was badly hit and Lieutenant Alexander told a man to go to his assistance, but went himself instead as there was a lot of shelling, and while bandaging the man they were both killed by a heavy shell." The same sergeant relates how on one occasion when he went round the Company for volunteers for a risky enterprise, the men volunteered " too freely" on learning that Alexander was in charge. His death is thus described by a sergeant in his Company: Everything went very well in the attack, and we captured the first machine gun and many prisoners.