The Irish Bomfords

Appendix G

Killed in Action


* see Commonwealth War Graves Commission notes below



John L'Estrange

Bombay, India

Jan 1782

Stephen Bomford

Madras, India


John Whitney

Of the German Legion at Albuera, Spain

25 Oct 1854

John Pratt Winter

Balaclave, Crimea, In the Charge of the Light Brigade

May 1857

Mervyn Archdall Humphrys

Indian Mutiny at Delhi

11 May 1857

Mary Jane Alicia Clifford

Indian Mutiny at Delhi


John Mill

Indian Mutiny Bengal Army

31 Oct 1857

Wigram Clifford

Indian Mutiny at Gurgaon, Near Delhi

23 Feb 1858

Arthur Rowland Chute

Indian Mutiny at Calcutta

26 Oct 1863

Robert Clifford

Euzo-Zai Campaign, North West Frontier

20 Jul 1880

Richard Trevor Chute

Kandahar, Afghan War

22 Apr 1902

Richard Alexander Chaloner

Boer War at Rooival, Transvaal




20 Sep 1914

*Charles Martin Stanuell


19 Oct 1914

*George Ryefield Taylour


29  Oct 1914

*Angus Charles Rowley McNaghten

Ypres, Belgium

18 Apr 1915

*Andrew Herbert Irwin

North West Frontier, India

15 Aug 1915

*Arthur John Dillon Preston


3 Apr 1916

*Edmund Barnes

Ypres, Belgium

9  Apr 1916

*Edward Lowry Tottenham (MC)


27  Jun 1916

*Arthur Henry Tottenham


1 Jul 1916

*Fendall Powney Thompson


2 Sep 1916

*Alfred Hubert  Marshall-Barnes

RAMC, France

15 Sep 1916

*Richard Martin Ferguson

Courrelette, France

4 Jan 1917

*Patrick Arthur Dudley Jackson

Ypres, Belgium

27 Mar 1917

*Clive Victor Martin,

Ypres, Belgium

22 Aug 1917

*Cecil Pybus Cooke

Glencork Wood, Belgium

23 Nov 1917

*Lawrence Henry Martin

Moeuvres, Cambrai, France




11 Jan 1922

James Loftus Tottenham

North West Frontier, India





Ellen (Ella) Lett Shelford

Killed by enemy action in London blitz

9  Jun 1940

*Charles Powell Bomford

RAF Flying Officer over France

10 Jan 1942

*Neil Mcintyre Kemp

On Aircraft Carrier 'Illustrious'

Between 10 & 15 Feb 1942

*Cloudesley Shovel Malcolm Brereton


9 Apr 1942

*J. S. Owen

RNVR, HMS Hermes

6 Apr 1942

*Douglas Frederick Ommanney Shelford

RAF, Alamein

28 Oct 1942

*John Hamilton Bomford

RNZAF, Egypt

2 Mar 1943

*Michael Stephen Bomford

Tripoli, North Africa

17 Apr 1943

*Philip (Tim) Harvey (DFC)

RAF Fighter Pilot

21 Oct 1943

*Stephen Robert William Bomford

NZ Exped Force, Middle East

17 Nov 1943

*Aylmer Knox Sparrow

SAS, Athens

24 Mar 1942

*Clive Clifford


29 May 1944

*Richard Lyndon Bomford

Cassino, Italy, buried Anzio

2 Oct 1944

*John M Keesey, M.D.

Arnhem, Holland

9 Oct 1944

*Roland Vere Clifford



Extracted from Commonwealth War Graves Commission


Name Rank Regiment/ Secondary Regiment Age Date Additional information Cemetery

Clive Edward Wigram  Clifford


Royal Australian Air Force



Son of Dr. William P. Clifford and Doris Adrienne Clifford, of Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia.

Runnymede Memorial 

Charles Martin Stanuell

Second Lieutenant

Durham Light Infantry

2nd Bn.



Son of Lt. Col. H. Stanuell, C.M.G. (R.S.F.), and Agatha E. Stanuell (nee Martin).

La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial 

George Ryefield Taylour


Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 2nd Bn.



Son of the late Maj. Gen. Lord John Henry Taylour.

Harlebeke New British Cemetery 

Edmund Lyndon Barnes

Captain (Adjt.)

King's Own(Royal Lancaster Regt.) 8th Bn



Son of Evelyn Mary Barnes, of Kingsmead, Matfield, Kent, and the late Edmund Wilson Barnes.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Andrew Herbert Irwin

Second Lieutenant

8th Rajputs



(Buried Shabkadr Cem.)

Delhi Memorial (India Gate)

Arthur John Dillon Preston


Royal Dublin Fusiliers

6th Bn.



Son of Maj. Arthur and Gertrude Preston, of Swainston, Kilmessan, Co. Meath; husband of Sylvia Wyke Preston, of Clowbryn, Greystones, Co. Wicklow.

Azmak Cemetery, Suvla 

Edward Lowry Tottenham (Awards M.C.)

Second Lieutenant

The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 11th Bn. attd. 6th Bn.



Son of L. C. L. and Isabella 0. Tottenham, of The Grange, Moy, Co. Tyrone.

Basra Memorial 

A C R S Macnaghten


Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1st Bn.




Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Alfred Hubert Marshall-Barnes


Royal Army Medical Corps, 62nd Field Amb



Son of the late Lt.-Col. Lionel Marshall (Lancashire Fusiliers) and of Mrs. Lionel Marshall; husband of Hester F. Marshall-Barnes, of Westland, Moynalty, Co. Meath.

Carnoy Military Cemetery 

Arthur Henry Tottenham

Second Lieutenant

Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, "C" Coy. 2nd Bn.



Son of Lowry Cliffe Loftus Tottenham and Isabella Ogle Tottenham, of The Grange, Moy, Co. Tyrone.

Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension 

Fendall Powney Thompson

Second Lieutenant

Hampshire Regiment, 1st Bn.



Son of Lt. Col. C. Powney Thompson (Indian Army).

Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps 

Cecil Pybus Cooke

Second Lieutenant

King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 5th Bn.



Son of Herbert Pybus Cooke and Agnes Cooke, of Koomangoonong, Balldale, New South Wales. Educated at Geelong Grammar School, Victoria, Australia, and at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, England.

Tyne Cot Memorial 

C V Martin

Lieutenant Colonel

29th Lancers (Deccan Horse), attd. X  Corps H.Q




Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery

Patrick Arthur Dudley Jackson

Second Lieutenant

Royal Irish Rifles, 2nd Bn.



Only son of Lt. Col. and Mrs. Cecil Jackson, late of Knapp House, Gillingham, Dorset. Obtained commission in 1914.

Hyde Park Corner (Royal Berks) Cemetery 

Laurence Henry Martin

Second Lieutenant

Royal Irish Fusiliers, 9th (North Irish Horse) Bn.



Son of the Rev. Richard D'Olier Martin and Mrs. Catharine Mary Martin, of  The Rectory, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan

Moeuvres Communal Cemetery Extension 

Richard Martin Ferguson


Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, (Eastern Ontario Regt.) No. 3 Coy.



Son of James Thompson Ferguson, M.A., D.D., of Calgary, and of Maud Mant Martin or Ferguson, of Calgary, Alberta. B.A. (McGill University).

Vimy Memorial 

Charles Powell Bomford

Flying Officer (Pilot)

Royal Air Force, 107 Sqdn



Son of Capt. Charles Francis Bomford and Dorothy Maud Bomford, of Ballycornmon, Co. Tipperary, Irish Republic. His brother Richard Lyndon Bomford also fell.

Torcy-Le-Petit Communal Cemetery       

Richard Lyndon Bomford Lieutenant Rifle Brigade, 10th (2nd Bn. The Tower Hamlets Rifles) Bn. 22 29/05/1944 Son of Capt. Charles Francis Bomford and Dorothy Maud Bomford, of Ballycommon, Co. Tipperary, Irish Republic Cassino War Cemetery, VIII. E. 1.
Michael Stephen Bomford Serjeant Royal Corps of Signals, 10th Armd. Div. Cipher Sec. 19 02/03/1943 Son of Lt.-Col. Trevor Laurence Bomford, M.D., M.R.C.P., D.T.M. and H. (Lond.), Indian Medical Service, and Mrs. Bomford. Tripoli War Cemetery, 5. G. 15.
John Hamilton Bomford Flying Officer (Pilot) Royal New Zealand Air Force 24 28/10/1942 Son of Dr. William Harold Bomford and Bessie Kathleen Bomford, of Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand. Cambridge City War Cemetery, grave 14734
Stephen Robert William Bomford Corporal New Zealand Medical Corps 29 21/10/1943 Son of William Harold Bomford L.R.C.S.I., L.R.C.P.I., and of Bessie Kathleen Bomford, of Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand B.Sc. Moascar War Cemetery, 1. D. 8.

Cloudsley Shovell Malcolm Brereton


Royal Norfolk Regiment, 5th Bn.


between 10/02/1942 and 15/02/1942

Son of Cloudsley Shovell Henry and Adalaide Maud Brereton; husband of Molly Brereton, of Caragh Lake, Co. Kerry, Irish Republic. 

Kranji War Cemetery Singapore

Neil Mcintyre Kemp


Royal Navy, H.M.S. Illustrious



Son of Sir Norman Wright Kemp, Kt., and Lady Kemp; husband of Diana Kemp (nee Moyle), of Stalbridge, Dorsetshire. R.U.S.I. Gold Medallist, 1931 and 1937. Admiralty Silver Medal for Naval History, 1933.

Lee-On-Solent Memorial

John Samuel Owens

Able Seaman

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, H.M.S. Hermes.



Son of Daniel and Elizabeth Ann Owens, of Liverpool; husband of Charlotte Owens, of Liverpool.

Plymouth Naval Memorial 


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