Remembering the St. Cuthbert's Society Great War casualties

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Armistice anniversary

On the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of the Great War, we remember the six Cuthbert's men who died in service of their country.

Simon Stanley, a fellow Cuths grad, has prepared two-page biographies for each of these war casualties, which can be viewed by clicking of their names below. We hope to publish longer biographies in the future.

 

The Society's military links

The Society has a proud military history, with many ex-Cuthbert's students going on to distinguished careers in the armed forces.

Every year, we celebrate the Military and Refounders Formal to recognise the contribution these individuals have made to the Society, including refounding the Society after World War II.

We are also proud to have welcomed a number of military leavers into the Cuthbert's family with Military Scholarship.

 

 St. Cuthbert's Society Great War Casualties

HENRY WILLIAM TERNENT REED
Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment
Killed in action, 2 May 1915, St. Julien, Flanders

THOMAS PORTEOUS BLACK
Captain, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters
Killed in action, 9 August 1915, Gallipoli, Turkey

HUBERT OCTAVIUS SPINK
Chaplain, 1/5th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment
Killed tending the wounded, 9 August 1916, Delville Wood, the Somme

JAMES HAMILTON
Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Border Regiment
Killed in action, 5 November 1916, Wallencourt, the Somme

GEORGE HILLIARD SHIELDS
Lieutenant, Gold Coast Regiment, West African Frontier Force
Killed by ambush, 3 February 1917, German East Africa

REGINALD VALPY JAMES
Royal Army Medical Corps; Royal Engineers; Second Lieutenant, Indian Army Reserve of Officers
Died in service, 15 July 1919, Rawalpindi, Punjab

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