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The First World War Memorial in the Chapel for Clare College, Cambridge
The First World War Memorial in the Chapel for Clare College, Cambridge
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Photo by <28th61st> on MIlitaryImages.Net

The Chapel building for Clare College, Cambridge, dates from 1769. In the Antechapel there are memorials for those men of the college who lost their lives in both World Wars.

<28th61st> of MilitaryImages.Net has photographed the First World War Memorial, and has provided a transcription of all the names on this memorial.

Of the 195 names on this memorial, 4 are for Officers who served with the Yorkshire Regiment.

Lieutenant William Appleyard. 6th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 22 August 1915.
Commemorated Panel 55 to 58, HELLES MEMORIAL.
The following biographical information is taken from Robert Coulson's "Biographies of Yorkshire Regiment Officers";-
"A university man, William Appleyard entered Clare College at Cambridge in 1912.
He was one of the original territorial officers of the 6th Battalion on the Army List in late 1914. He sailed with the battalion from Liverpool on July 3rd 1915 aboard HMTS "Aquitania" bound for the Dardenelles campaign.
They landed on the island of Lemnos on July 10th and then moved to Imbros on July 20th for two weeks of training and acclimatisation.
The 6th Battalion were involved in the landings at Suvla Bay on August 6th and moved from the beach to assault Lala Baba hill. Mention is made of Lt Appleyard marshalling his platoon during this attack.
Lt William Appleyard was killed in action on August 22nd 1915 as the battalion suffered heavy casualties in the advance on Scimitar Hill inland from Suvla."
From the book "Some Other and Wider Destiny" by Elaine Mercx and Neal Rigby, the following information on William Appleyard is give;-
"He was a Cave Ehibitioner of Clare College, Cambridge, and aa West Riding County Council Major scholar. He was Senior Prefect and School Captain of Wakefield Grammar School in 1910, 1911 and 1912."

Captain Tom Edmond Geoffrey Bailey. 6th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment. Son of the late James Battersby Bailey and of Louisa F. Bailey, of II, Herne Hill Mansions, Herne Hill, London. Killed 2 April 1919. Aged 35.

Captain Herbert Norman Constantine, MC. 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mr. J. and Mrs. M. L. Constantine, of Harlsey Hall, Northallerton, Yorks. Killed 27 May 1918. Aged 26.
(For further information on Captain Constantine, see "Photos, - C".)

Lieutenant Allan Pyman. 3rd Battalion attached to 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Killed 15 June 1915. Aged 19.
Resided Seaton Carew.
Commemorated on Panel 12, LE TOURET MEMORIAL.
Further information from
1. Richard Roberts (<richard.nsw@googlemail.com>)
PDF file with details of Alan Pyman's Family History
2. John Sly, - "Stand To" No 99, published by the Western Front Association;-
Educated at Heddon Court and Leys School and Clare College, Cambridge, 1913. Second Lieutenant 3rd Battalion 15 August 1914. Lieutenant 2 February 1915. Attached to 2nd Battalion 10 April 1915. Killed at Givenchy when acting as Machine-Gun Officer.

The Chapel, Clare College (Cambridge)
The Chapel, Clare College (Cambridge)
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