HERE'S the final part of Greg Schofield's tribute to the expat soldiers originally from Weymouth who lost their lives in the First World War.
Six Weymouth men from the colonies died in the breaching of the Hindenburg Line in 1918. These were: ARTHUR JAMES BAGGS, aged 23, Private (Bugler) in 12th Australian Infantry, died 25th August, 1918. CHARLES HENRY BRANSON, aged28, Private in 41st Australian Infantry, died of wounds 14th October, 1918. Only son of Henry and Marion Branson, Glendinning Avenue. WILLIAM GEORGE BRINKLEY, aged 26, Private in Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Canadian), killed in action 9th October, 1918. Only son of George and Mary Brinkley, 43, Brownlow, Street. GEORGE EATON GROVES, aged 27, a Private in 10th Australian Infantry, died 31st July, 1918. He was recommended for the Military Medal on 13th July, 1918 and it was awarded on 21st October, 1918, nearly 3 months after his death. JAMES ROBERT HARRIS, of 3rd Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment) Medical Corps, was killed in action by a sniper whilst on a mission of mercy on 30th August, 1918. Only son of Mr & Mrs Harris, 2, Eldon Villas, Westham. SYDNEY PERCIVAL HUMPHREY, aged 31, Private in the Canterbury Regiment NZEF. Killed in action on 4th September, 1918. He relinquished a good position and prospects at the Penang Straits settlement and enlisted at Wellington, NZ.
*Thanks to Greg for his meticulous research.