The Old and the Bold


Other Draft Roll

An incomplete nominal roll of those men who proceeded overseas on 25th May 1916 as part of a small draft, 22 in total according to the embarkation return (1), aboard the “Trafford Hall”.  This small draft comprised of a number of men previously invalided back to the UK from the original battalion who, having fully recovered had been posted to the 25th Battalion’s Reserve Company and also of a handful of new recruits from the same Reserve Company.  At the moment 16 of the 22 other ranks on this draft have been positively identified.


Second Lieutenant E. J. Dutch was the officer in command of the draft of 22 men, the other officers listed below had other commands and duties aboard the “Trafford Hall” but all eventually found their way to the 25th Battalion Royal Fusiliers in some capacity during the next sixteen months.


This nominal roll has been created from a number of sources, primarily the British War & Victory Medal Roll and surviving service records where available.  Wherever possible I have identified the man with the rank he held when he proceeded overseas but, due to the way the ranks were recorded on the medal roll, this isn’t always possible and could be a higher rank subsequently held.



(1) National Archives Reference WO 25/3545

    Embarkation Returns, At Home for Abroad - Apr. to Jun. 1916.

Officers

Rank

Surname

Forenames


Rank

Surname

Forenames

Second Lieutenant

DUTCH

Ernest John












Captain

BULL

Charles Ernest Samuel


Lieutenant

FORDHAM

Ernest Edward

Captain

McLAGLEN

Sydney (Temple) Leopold


Lieutenant

GILL

Albert Richard

Captain

PYE

Francis John


Second Lieutenant

LLOYD

Arthur Wynell

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Other Ranks

Service No.

Rank

Surname

Forenames


Service No.

Rank

Surname

Forenames

36029

Serjeant

HEWITT

William


13281

Private

HOPKINS

Leonard Henry

12816

Acting Serjeant

SWALLOW

Arthur William


13629

Private

JUSTICE

Walter

12862

Corporal

NICHOLS

Ronald Astle


13477

Private

MABBS

John Edward

29585

Private

BENCE

Charles Edward


29231

Private

PERCEVAL

George Herbert

35171

Private

COOMBES

Sidney C(risford)


12968

Private

SCRIVEN

Ernest Joseph

15102

Private

CROWTHER

Alfred Stockwell


29352

Private

SMITH

William Thomas

13793

Private

CUTTS

Ernest


36068

Private

TAYLOR

Frederick William

35179

Private

HILL

Hugh


13217

Private

WHITELEY

George




























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