Their Name Liveth For Evermore???

Forgotten Heroes

The 41 men listed below are not found in the Commission registers, and each has no official known grave or memorial. All the names shown here have been confirmed by the Commission as not listed in their registers. We hope to see all these men properly commemorated in due course.


Z.X/525 LS (Shoemaker) John Thomas BALES RNVR

Discharged Invalided 21/2/16 for "Disease of Spine, Kyphosis".
Died 13/6/20 at H/A: 13 Row 34, Yarmouth, from (1) Tuberculosis Spine (2) Phthisis, age 35 ; a Naval Pensioner, informant: Sister, E. Bales, present at death, 13 Row 34, Yarmouth.


152189 Cadet Axel George Bendix

Pilot, 89 Training Squadron (Canada), Royal Flying Corps. Killed in flying accident 21/1/18, Canada.


F/20 Leading Mechanic George Warren Herbert Biddle RNAS

HMS "Pembroke III" Died 9/12/14. (Served with the RNAS Balloon Observation Detachment at Dunkirk in 1914).


Ch/303890 Stoker 1st Class David James Bones RN.

A Dangerous Lunatic, died from General Paralysis of the Insane (one year) whilst detained in the RN Lunatic Hospital, Great Yarmouth, 6/1/18.

Discharged invalided for "Insanity" 28/3/17 & committed to the RN Asylum at Great Yarmouth. He enlisted in the RN 21/4/1903 & served continuously until his discharge in March 1917.


8669 Acting Corporal Joseph Crawley

2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regt.

Presumed Dead 1st July 1916


Clyde Z/487 AB Robert Whittaker Esplen RNVR

Late of the Howe Battalion, R.N. Division. Died at 13.05pm 8/1/17 in Grangemouth, from Chronic Interstitial Nephritis, after Discharge (Invalided 8/4/16 at RN Hosp. Haslar for Nephritis).

Brother, David, Old Dock Gates, Grangemouth.


21314 Lance Corporal Frank Hill

8th Battalion Lincolnshire Regt.

Killed in action 5th April 1918


23839 Private Alexander Jeffrey

5th Battalion The Oxford & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Killed in action 9th April 1917


Clyde Z/5553 AB James Lang RNVR

Late of the 3rd Reserve Battalion, R.N. Division. Died at 3.30am 28/12/17 at home address from Bronchitis & Nephritis (1.5 years) & Cardiac Failure, after Discharge (Invalided, 30/5/16 at RN Hosp. Portland for "Chronic Interstitial Nephritis").

Wife, Sarah, 38 Back Sneddon St., Paisley.


10060 Private John Linehan

1st Battalion, Connaught Rangers. KIA 21/1/16, Mesopotamia.


152007 Cadet Frederick Norman Moore

Pilot, 90 Training Squadron (Canada), Royal Flying Corps. Killed in flying accident 16/2/18, Canada.


Captain Robert Evans Morehead

5th Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers attached Gold Coast Regiment. Died 23/11/19 from Blackwater Fever.


Z.P/2047 AB William John Moss, RNVR

Late of the Anson Battalion, R.N. Division. Died from Cerebral Abcess & Old GSW of Skull, Traumatic Epilepsy 9/11/19 after Discharge (Invalided, 18/7/17 at RN Hosp. Chatham for “GSW of Temple" received in action at Miraumont 17/2/17).

Father, William, 10 Church Lane, Christchurch, Hants.


R/2882 AB James John PEGRAM RNVR

Discharged Invalided at RN Hospital Haslar 7/3/18 for “Organic Heart Disease". Died 6/6/18 in the County Lunatic Asylum, Sedgefield, from (1) Valvular Heart Disease, duration indefinite, age 35 ; formerly of 4 Holzapfels Terrace, Felling-on-Tyne, an ex-AB Royal Naval Division, Anson Battalion 2882 (Commercial Traveller), Informant: H.G. Cribb, Medical Superintendent, County Lunatic Asylum, Sedgefield.


London Z/1057 AB Thomas Smith, RNVR

RNVR Pigeon Service, died 29/5/15.

H/A: 181 Union Rd., Oswaldtwistle, Lancs. ; Son, William Smith, 4 Cross St., Oswaldtwistle, Lancs.


R/5842 AB John Austin WELLS RNVR

Discharged Invalided at RN Hospital Plymouth 17/4/18 for "Diabetes Mellitus".
Wife, Mrs R.A. Wells, Dowthorpe End, Earls Barton, Northants. Died 30/1/19 at Earls Barton from Diabetes Mellitus, age 39 ; a Shoemaker. Informant: R.H. Wells, widow, present at death Earls Barton.


Tyneside Z/8389 AB.HG Arthur WHITWORTH RNVR

Late of the Howe & Hawke Bns., R.N. Division, Demobilised 5/1/19. Died 2/4/19 in the Queens Hospital, St. Martin's, Birmingham, from Infective Endocarditis 9 months P.M., age 23, of Four Ashes, Bentley Heath, Dorridge, Solihull, a Gardener (Domestic Servant) ex-Pte. Royal Naval Division, Informant: Uncle, Thomas Whitworth, Four Ashes, Bentley Heath, Dorridge, Solihull.