Lt Francis Bardon Denham (3241) was born in Mysore, India in 1896. He joined Elizabeth College in 1910 until 1914. the Worcestershire Regiment and was killed on 7th July 1917 aged 19. He played for the 2nd XI cricket team in 1913, 1st XI Football 1912/13, 1st XI Hockey 1912/13. Shooting VIII: Fired in the Ashburton at Bisley in 1912, 13, and 14. Team finished 52nd, 22nd, 37th respectively.

1910

EC              157            7               R G Artillery         47

EC              62              0               Green Howards     167

EC              164-2                          HMS Superb         66     & 46-2         1 for 0

EC              142-3                          F W Mourant                 199-7

EC              138            0               Garrison              187-8

EC              342-8         11*            Vic Coll                127

He was 2nd Lieutenant 5th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment 1915. Promoted to Lieutenant in 1916. At the battle of Guillemont – Somme 1916 Henry Dickens of “B” Company, 1st Battalion, Worcester Regiment related, “Lt. Denham was in my Company. He was killed in the attack at Fricourt on July 7th. I saw him killed by a bullet from a rifle. We were crossing “No Man’s land”, when he was hit and fell dead. We had to leave him there and I do not know if he was found”. He died on 7th July 1916 aged 19 and is remembered at Thiepval Memorial, Somme.

Lt Cecil Frederick Napier Draper (3229) was born in Dublin and played for College in 1911.

1910

EC              129            0               Masters XI           172-2         2-0-16-0

EC              124-6                          E B Waite XI        169            5-1-24-0

EC              107-4                          Athletics              155-8         3-0-15-1

EC              54-6                            HMS Cumberland  161            5.2-0-21-4

EC              119            4               H F Morres XI       252            3-0-14-0

EC              116            0               Vic Coll                169            1-0-2-0

EC              151            10              F W Mourant XI    157-9

EC              189-8                          ColCarr-Ellison XI 124            1-0-9-1

EC              89              0               R Gsy Artillery      87

EC              150            8               Grange                230            3.2-0-22-4

EC              60              10*            Vic Coll                425-7         6-0-29-0

EC              48              0*              Rangers               190-4         4-0-19-1

He was awarded 2nd XI colours

1911

EC              119-6         1*              F W Mourant XI    199-7d       2-0-12-0

EC              91              11              Athletics              50     & 147-3   3-0-19-0

EC              142            37              Grange                113

EC              197            4               H F Mourant XI     127-3

EC              110            3               R Gsy Artillery      71     & 91-8     7-1-29-3

EC              145            20              Royal Irish Regt    140

EC              69     7       & 68-4   0   Garrison              166            5-1-27-0

EC              139            0               H F Morres XI       204-7

EC              68              16*            Vic Coll                74

                 & 33-7        4                                         & 229

EC              102            0               Athletics              132-4

EC              106            4               Garrison              98

EC              102   20     & 34-4        R Gsy Artillery      141            2.4-0-14-2

EC              164-9         1               Royal Irish Regt    265-5d       6-0-38-1

EC              24     0       & 81-0        Grange                129-8

Ec              118-5         6               Athletics              220-5d       8-0-41-3

EC              129   13     & 47-4  3*  Vic Coll                226            5-1-16-1

He was in the 1st Bn Middlesex Regiment and was in action at the battles of Mons, Le Cateau, Marne and Aisne where he was wounded. He was wounded again after his return to France and died in June 1916, being buried at Bethune Town Cemetery.

Lt John Mathieson Forrester (2656) was born in Sydenham, London, parents coming from Pietermaritzburg in South Africa. He attended College from 1891 to 1893.

1892

EC              72     0*     & 57  0*     Vic Coll                58     & 48

EC              50              0               GICC                   152

EC              163            6*              Garrison               37     & 94

EC              161            5*              Sarnian Rovers     23     & 15-1

EC              142            1               Sarnian Rovers     19     & 56

He joined the C Coy 2nd Regiment South African Infantry and was killed in France in October 1916, his memorial at Warlencourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais. His brother was invalided out of France with shell shock.

Major George Herbert Forty (3058) who lived at Candie had a successful time at Elizabeth College playing for College for 5 years at the top level from 1910 to 1914, captaining the side in his last year. He obtained a scholarship to Exeter College but abandoned this in Aug 1914 and took up a commission in the DCLI. He does not appear as having been killed at the 1st World War. He was wounded by gunshot in the thigh later in 1914, he was wounded again in the chest in 1918 and due to his injuries he was sent back to England where he died in May 1922.

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  Capt G H Forty                   CWGC.org

Although his wounds contributed to his death it falls beyond the Commonwealth War Grave Commission’s cut-off date of 31st August 1921. He was awarded the Military Cross with his citation reading “Temporary Captain George Herbert Forty, Duke of Cornwall’s light Infantry, for conspicuous gallantry in action. He brought his company up under intense fire to reinforce another battalion, displaying great courage and initiative. Later, although wounded, he stuck to his post and re-organised the line. He has on many previous occasions done fine work.”

Elizabeth College 1st XI in 1913                         Priaulx Library

CE Blad (3131)  TG Marshall (3117)  TS Dobree (3198)  EC D’A Collings (3127)  FS Layard (3133)

PEN Howard (3246)  GH Forty (3058)  WL Ozanne (3084)  LW Hart (3205)  JV Blad (3130)

CM Doutch (3281)

1910

EC              129            1               Masters               172            7-0-29-0

EC              124            4               E B Waite XI        169            6-1-20-0

EC              107-4         40*            Athletics              155-8         5-0-25-1

EC              54-6           24*            HMS Cumberland  101

EC              95-5           3               Garrison              223            2-0-11-1

EC              119            20              H F Morres XI       252-4         3-0-30-0

EC              116            3               Vic Coll                169            8-1-25-3

EC              151            21              F W Mourant XI    157-9         5-0-30-2

EC              189-8         10              Col Carr-Ellison     124            3-1-8-0

EC              89              11              R Gsy Artillery      87              3.2-0-10-4

EC              118            0               Grange                63

EC              63              6               2nd Bn Middlesex   233-6         7-0-37-0

EC              150            0               Grange                230            1-0-10-0

EC              60              1               Vic Coll                425-7         12-1-65-1

EC              82              10              E T Whitehead XI  301-8         11-0-68-2

EC              48              10              Rangers               190-4         2-0-23-0

Colours awarded

1911

EC              119-6         6               F W Mourant XI    199-7         8-0-32-0

EC              91              1               Athletics              50              2-2-0-4

& 147-3      2-0-28-0

EC              142            2               Grange                113            1.5-1-0-1

EC              197            5               H F Morres XI       127-3         7-1-39-0

EC              110            1               R G Artillery         71     & 91-8         3-1-6-1

EC              145            17              Royal Irish Regt    140

EC              69     4*     & 68-4  5*  Garrison              166            3-0-22-0

EC              139            15              H F Morres XI       204-7

EC              68     8       & 33-7  4    Vic Coll                74     & 229  4-0-46-1

EC              157-3          0               Grange                187-8d       10-0-67-2

EC              102            5               Athletics              132-4         1-0-9-0

EC              106            0               Garrison              98

EC              102   6       & 34-4        R G Artillery         141            10-1-47-4

EC              164-9         4               Royal Irish Regt    265-5         8-1-37-1

EC              24 (8 ducks)0   & 81-0   Grange                129-8         1-0-1-1

EC              118-5         6               Athletics              220-5d       4-0-18-0

EC              129   10     & 47-4        Vic Coll                226            2-0-13-0

1912

EC              64     2       & 51-5  11* V Beuttler XI        144

EC              60              2               Athletics              151            8-5-13-2

EC              60     2       & 16-1        Rangers               19  &  44    1-1-0-1

EC              98     10     & 76-7  12* Garrison              67              10-2-36-3

EC              73              6               C J Rawlinson XI   83              4-0-16-0

EC              65              4               Athletics              131            4-0-34-2

EC              95              3               Grange                221            6-0-28-2

EC              151            11              R G Artillery         45     & 83-4       1-0-13-1

EC              142            6               E W Hutton          128            11-2-43-4

EC              164-6         1               Vic Coll                56-6           13-5-22-3

EC              115            10              Rangers               112            2-0-10-0

EC              81     0       & 45-4  6    R G Artillery         52              4-0-13-1

EC              79              5               Grange                117            10-2-38-2

EC              83              15              C J Rawlinson       146            8.6-2-26-3

1913

EC              134            40              Athletics              41-5           1 for 17

EC 2nd         139            6               Victoria AC           155-8         8 for 45

EC              55              0               Grange                82              2 for 28

EC              120            25              F W Mourant        89              2 for 23

EC              132            15              C J Rawlinson       113            3 for 30

EC              180-6         81              Rangers               139-8         1 for 15

EC              129            0               F W Mourant        107            5 for 30

EC              127            28              Grange                67              2 for 19

EC              183            15              Vic Coll                190            13.2-2-51-3

EC              124            13              R G Artillery         85              3 for 22

EC              112-5d                        Rangers      58   1 for 16  &  81  5 for 15

EC              40              0               Royal Irish Regt    202            3 for 30

EC              95              32              Garrison              203            2 for 36

EC              94              2               Athletics              190            3 for 42

EC              179            34              R G Artillery         112            1 for 11

EC              113   2       & 88   22    Vic Coll       99  3-1-9-0  & 64-5  4-0-21-2

EC              82              27              Old Eliz                110            4 for 39

EC Past/Pres        96     6               Grange                194            0 for 15

1914

EC              122            16              Green Howards     136            3 for 34

EC              234            16              Rangers               50  5 for 23          & 55-6

EC              191-3                          Athletics              107            2 for 24

EC              73              7               Grange                173            4 for 33

EC              234-4         44              F W Mourant        97              8 for 32

EC              150-5         47*            Garrison              102-3         2 for 39

EC              267-3         13*            Vic Coll       155   12-0-38-4 & 88-3  6-2-4-0

EC              157            13              R G Artillery         47              7 for 13

EC              62              3               Green Howards     167            4 for 45

EC              164-2          24              HMS Superb         66  1 for 10    &  46-2

EC              142-3         27*            F W Mourant        199-7         2 for 32

EC              138            36              Garrison              187-8         3 for 64

EC              342-8         5               Vic Coll                127            15-3-37-2

EC              128            29              Grange                94              7 for 28

EC              222-3                          Athletics              131            2 for 36

However in 1918 he was back as Major GH Forty where he assembled a team to play in what turned out to be a close game against the College.

He joined the 10th Hampshire Regiment, received the Military Cross and was mentioned in despatches (Oak Leaf on Victory Medal). He died in London on 30th May 1922 aged 27 from the after effects of war wounds. He is buried in the Foulon Cemetery, St Peter Port.