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The news 100 years ago: 25th - 31st December 1915

Friday 25 December 2015

This week we remember:

Captain Gordon Pemberton Steer, 3rd Bn. Somerset Light Infantry attd. 2nd Bn. Wiltshire Regiment
Chances (now Severn Hill), cricket XI,  left in 1903 to join the Army class for a term and with some private tuition went up to Magdalen College, Oxford. Gazetted as a University Candidate, he served abroad form 1909 to 1915, and then was ordered home from Quetta. He was a member of the British Expeditionary Force. He went to France in September 1915 and was severely wounded at Givenchy. He died of his wounds in Wimereux, France, 26th December 1915 aged 29.
Buried at Wimereux Communal Cemetery, France. Grave III. M. 3.

Lieutenant Cecil Barton Hudson-Kinahan, King's African Rifles
Bennett’s (now Severn Hill), left in 1900. He was engaged in rubber and coconut plantations, and obtained a commission in the K.A.R. as war broke out.
Died of fever in Kenya, 30th December 1915 aged 32
Buried at Nairobi South Cemetery, Kenya. Grave II. B. 14

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