2nd Lt Herbert Joseph Frayling (3206) was born in 1900. to Frederick Frayling, the Managing Director of Le Riches Stores. He joined Elizabeth College in 1909 and left in 1917. He played 2nd XI Football 1916, 1st XI Hockey 1917, 2nd XI Football 1917, 2nd XI Cricket with 3 appearances for the 1st XI, Prefect 1917 and was a Cadet in Officer Training Corps 1917.

1916

EC              204                             2nd Bn RGLI         54

1917

EC              78-6                            R G Artillery         136

EC              140-9         9               Waite XI              138-7

He was awarded 2nd team colours

He joined the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry on leaving school on 5 November 1917 (No. 2624). He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 30 April 1918 and appointed to Hampshire Regiment. On 4th May 1918 he was transferred as 2nd Lieutenant in the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. He died on 30 August 1918 killed in action, aged 19 and is buried at Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais.

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Herbert Frayling               CWGC

Lt Charles Alpe Grantham (2865) was born in Quitta, Bengal, India in Jan 1887 to Charles Fulford Grantham and Margaret Rosalind Alpe. He attended College from 1898-1904. He played rugby, soccer and cricket as well as winning the MacCrea shooting medal.

1903

EC 2nd         88              17              Grange 2nd           164

EC              163            0               Leicester Regt      78

EC              184-1                          H F Morres XI       182-6

EC 2nd         82              4               Grange 2nd           153-6

EC              87              4               Grange                182-9

EC              93              0               Athletics              108

EC              87              6*              Rangers               146-5

EC              149-5                          R Gsy Artillery      55

EC 2nd         153            30              Scratch XI           69

EC              174            0               Grange                74

EC              151-8                          Athletics              41

1904

Played ‘Fag’ in Sheridan’s ‘The Rivals’. He was also the athletics champion.

EC 2nd         67     5       & 78-6  21  Grange 2nd           115

EC              166            19              Rangers               62-4

EC              89              0               Grange                85

EC              232-5         0*              Vic Coll                115            & 24-5

EC              46     4*     & 118-6      Devon & Somst Strag.   192

EC              96              1               Grange                124

EC              83     0       & 99-4        Vic Coll                53              & 33-4

He was awarded his colours

He was a 2nd Lt in the 87 Royal Irish Fuselliers. He won the 100 yards and the 440 yards in the All Ireland Army Athletics meeting. He became Lt in 33rd Queens Victoria Own Light Cavalry. He became the Adjutant to the Lt Gov. Bengals Bodyguard in 1913 and the ADC to the Governor in Bengal in 1914. At the battle of Shaiba, Mesopotamia he was killed in March 1915, his memorial at Bazra, Iraq.

Gerald Williams Hilliard (2726), born 1885, became a Flight Sub Lieutenant in the Royal Naval Air Service. He joined Elizabeth College in 1893 and left in 1903 and played 2nd XV Rugby 1900 – 1 and 1st XI Cricket 1901. He was a member of the Literary Society in 1900 and played ‘Confidante’ in Sheridan’s ‘Critic’.

1901

EC              97              3               T D Stanger-Leathes      Ab

EC              187            10              Grange                        53     & 84

EC              219-7         25              T H Knight           95              6-0-4-1

EC              113-9         1               Grange                180-4

EC              198-9         19              St Martins            143-9

EC              161   4       & 57-0        Vic Coll       74     & 140         1-0-12-0

EC              92              0               Catel                   220-7          5-0-19-0

EC              205-8         4               Norfolk Regt                 85

EC              200-7                          T D Stanger-Leathes      37

EC              145            3*              Vic Coll                40     & 61-5

EC              107            18*            Torpedo Squadron 125            7-1-31-2

EC              47     1       & 53-2        St Martins            162

 He entered Great Western Railway workshops. He joined the Royal Aero Club, member no. 1079, qualified to fly a Grahame-White biplane at the Grahame-White school in Hendon in February 1915. A Zeppelin L14 was conducting a bombing raid over East England and Hilliard was piloting one of 3 RNAS aeroplanes hunting for it. On 8th September 1915 he was flying a BE2c He died aged 30 when his bombs exploded on making a heavy landing at Bacton. He is buried at Caister Cemetery near Great Yarmouth. He but was killed when bombs exploded in a night landing at Bacton after reporting Zeppelins over Gt. Yarmouth on 8th September 1915, aged 30.

Lt Percy Edgar Napier Howard (3246) was born in Darjeeling, India, and played College 1st XI cricket from 1911-13.

1911

EC              91              9               Athletics              50     & 147-3

EC              142            17              Grange                113

EC              197            9               H F Morres XI       127-3

EC              110            8               R Gsy Artillery      71     & 91-8

EC              145            1               Royal Irish Regt    140

EC              69     0       & 68-4        Garrison              166

EC 2nd         87     0       & 61-7   0   Victoria CA           224

EC              139            15*            H F Morres XI       204-7

EC              68     2       & 33-7   5   Vic Coll                74     & 229

EC              102            5               Athletics              132-4

EC              106            1               Garrison              98

EC              129   3       & 47-4        Vic Coll                226

He was awarded 2nd XI colours

1912

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

EC              60              21              Athletics              151

EC              98     3       & 76-7   3   Garrison              67

EC              65              0               Athletics              131

EC              95              0                Grange                221

EC              151            29              R Gsy Artillery      45     & 83-4

EC              142            1               E W Hutton XI      128

EC              164-6         29              Vic Coll                56-6

EC              115            0               Rangers               112

EC              81     45     & 45-4        R Gsy Artillery      52

EC              79              7               Grange                117

1913

EC              134            12              Athletics              41-5

EC              55              2               Grange                82

EC              120            10              F W Mourant XI    89

EC              132            21              C J Rawlinson XI   113

EC              129            39              F W Mourant XI    107

EC              127            0               Grange                67

EC              183            7               Vic Coll                190            2-0-3-0

EC              179            58              R Gsy Artillery      112            3 for 18

EC              113   2       & 88   6      Vic Coll                99     & 64-5

EC              82              4               OEs                    110            1 for 14

EC Past & P 96              15              Grange                194            3 for 41

He was awarded his colours

He belonged to the 2nd Bn Royal Irish Regiment who were involved in a particularly brilliant charge on the evening of 19th August in which the Royal Irish took the position at Le Pilley near Lille. In the fighting of 18th, 19th, and 20th only 80 men survived out of a battalion of 600. He was killed, as were most, by shrapnel at Lille in Oct 1914 aged 19. He is buried at Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais.

Lt Frank Stanley Layard (3133), born in Ceylon, was brother to EHF Layard. FS Layard played the part of ‘Conrade’ in ‘Much Ado about Nothing’ and was in the 1st XI cricket team in 1913 and 1914.

1913

EC              134            2               Athletics              41-5

EC              120            3               F W Mourant XI    89

EC              124            41*            R Gsy Artillery      85

EC              112-5         53              Rangers               58     & 81

EC              40              0               Royal Irish Regt    202

EC              95              7               Garrison              203

EC              94              1               Athletics              190

EC              179            0               R Gsy Artillery      112

EC              113   0       & 88   23    Vic Coll                99     & 64-5

EC              82              4               OEs                    110

1914

EC              122            11              Green Howards     136

EC              234            4               Rangers               50     & 55-6

EC              191            3               Athletics              107

EC              73              2               Grange                173

EC              234-4                          F W Mourant XI    97

EC              150-5         4               Garrison              102-3

EC              267-3                           Vic Coll                155   & 88-3

EC              157            4               R Gsy Artillery      47

EC              62              2*              Green Howards     167

EC              164-2                          HMS Superb         66     & 46-2

EC              142-3                          F W Mourant XI    199-7

EC              138            7*              Garrison              187

EC              342-8         36              Vic Coll                127

EC              128            0               Grange                94

EC              222-3d                        Athletics              131           

After joining the Border Regiment he was reported missing and assumed killed in France in May 1917 aged 20. He was awarded the Military Cross at Arras in April, his citation being “2nd Lieut. Frank Stanley Layard, Border Regiment commanded a patrol of bombers on reconnaissance, which came under heavy fire. In spite of several casualties, he completed his task and brought back most valuable information. The success of the enterprise was entirely due to his own personal courage and determination.” He is commemorated at the Dury Crucifix Cemetery, Pas de Calais.

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  Lt F S Layard      Guernsey Weekly Press

His father FH Layard had 3 brothers (CWC, AH, EW) who all attended Elizabeth College and had strong links with the tea trade in Ceylon. (EHF Layard was still playing cricket in Ceylon in 1928 and 1931)

Capt Henry Byng Leapingwell (2627) was born in Madras, India to Lt Col A H Leapingwell and Susan Isabella Hawks. He was married to Winifred Gertrude Barney in July 1908 in Paddington, London. He played for the College 1st XI from 1897-1900.

1897

EC              61              0               Training Squad     180-9          9-2-27-2

1898

EC              77              5               E C Arnold XI       69

EC              111            0               R Gsy Artillery      66              2-1-2-2

EC              55              16              Athletics              41

EC              24              0               Garrison              94              3-1-3-1

EC              134            7               T D Stanger-Leathes      136   5-0-33-1

EC              116            0                Vic Coll                31

EC              178            12              Rangers               47     & 30-5  4-0-15-2

EC              32     0       & 54-5        Wiltshire Regt      179            6-0-30-1

EC              75-6                            Training Squad     155            8-1-20-2

EC              187-8         27*            Castel                 132-7         18-2-41-4

EC              97              2               Capt Macrea         60              9-0-23-2

                                                                             & 49-4        8-0-29-3

EC              175-6          5               Rangers               80              15-2-40-4

EC              132            2               R Gsy Artillery      131            11-3-25-1

EC              194            8               Vic Coll                111            12-3-34-2

1899

EC              83              7               T D Stanger-Leathes      42     7-1-19-2

                                                                                      & 49-5

EC              102-4                          Northerners         88              11-0-20-2

Masters XI  116            8               Grange                118-2         4-0-16-0

EC              85              0               Grange                160-3         9-1-36-1

EC              85-9           15*            Castel                 64              18-5-32-5

EC              111            1               Training Squad     126            13-2-29-0

EC              86     21     & 122-4      Vic Coll                72              8-4-8-0

EC              63     4       & 26-2        Training Squad     151            10-2-23-4

EC              108-8         12              R Gsy Artillery      97              15.2-3-33-4

EC              161-7         2               R Gsy Artillery      90              15.3-2-49-9

EC              104-6         10              G E V Austen XI    171            17.3-1-54-4

EC              71              0               Wiltshire Regt      118-8         15-3-30-2

EC              65              10*            Castel                 69              12-3-23-2

EC              89              5               R Gsy Artillery      106            3-0-8-0

EC              124            24              Athletics              81              6-0-23-3

EC              99-8           1               Grange                91              3.3-0-11-2

EC              122-7         5               Wiltshire Regt      183-4         11-2-37-1

EC              104   7       & 30-1        Vic Coll       47     & 102-8      6-1-7-0

EC              155-4                          OEs                    153            14-1-45-3

Season       206.1-30-537-48 @ 11.2 r/w

A vigorous hitter with but little powers of defence. Very useful first change bowler, keeping a better length at the end of the season.

1900

EC              116            31              T D Stanger-Leathes      107-8    8.5-0-22-3

EC              116-5         20              Grange                183-6         16-1-55-0

EC              54              0               Castel                 197            4.2-0-31-3

Ec              176-3         13              Athletics              165            6-0-32-0

EC              257            132            Vic Coll                42              9-2-17-8

                                                                             & 20           4-1-7-2

EC              84              14              T H Knight           214-7         12-0-47-1

EC              174            24              St Martins            112-6         8-1-41-3

EC              187            4               Castel                 77-5           14-0-22-4

EC              243            0               Grange                136-7         7-0-23-2

EC              189            29              Vic Coll                55              11-5-23-4

                                                                             & 31           10-5-6-5

He was in the 97th Decca Infantry in the Indian army and was killed in Mesopotamia in Jan 1916, his memorial being at Basra, Iraq. He was the Elizabeth College Sports Champion in 1901.

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H B Leapingwell at Sandhurst in 1904

Lt Averell Lecky (2765) was born in 1885 in Guernsey. He played football and cricket in Elizabeth College 1st teams.

1902 

EC              152            56              T D Stanger-Leathes      60

EC              89-9           13              Castel                  157            1.3-0-2-2

EC              50              0               H F Morres           85-6

EC              55     0       & 89-9   0   Lincoln Regt         26

EC              78     20     & 53   10    Vic Coll                131   5-0-12-1         & 1-0

EC              194-9         0               Grange                128-5

EC              126            34              T D Stanger-Leathes      184  

EC              200   73     & 41-0        Vic Coll                86     & 169-4  3-0-24-0

EC              132            10              St Martins            239-8

EC              195            4               Lincoln Regt         90

He was awarded his colours

1903

EC              53              0               A J L Darby          78

EC              103-6         1               HMS Aurora         162            3-0-21-0

EC              163            58*            Leicestershire Reg 78

EC              184-1                          H F Morres           182-6

EC              160            18              Vic Coll                69     & 65

EC              87              5               Grange                182-9

EC              93              0               Athletics              108

EC              87              0               Rangers               146-5         4-0-10-1

EC              173            13              Vic Coll                138

EC              149-5         38              R Gsy Artillery      55

EC              174            0               Grange                74

EC              151-8         2                Athletics              41

He left school and was a tea planter in Ceylon for a while. He joined the Royal Guernsey Militia and then joined the 2nd Bn Leinster Regt (Royal Canadians). In 1909 he served in India and later served in West Africa suppressing Cannibalism until 1913. He departed Africa on board Akabo to Liverpool where he arrived on 18 Jul 1914. When war broke out he was sent to France and whilst there received a gunshot wound to the head and later died in a field hospital as a result of the wounds on 20 Oct 1914. He was buried at the Chapelle d’Armentiers Old Military Cemetery, N. France.

Capt William McAndrew Marshall (2875) was born in 1889 in Sialkot, India. He joined Elizabeth College in 1898 and left in 1906. Senior House Prefect, 1st XI Cricket in 1906, 2nd XI Football, 1906 Shooting VIII was in the first team to shoot the Ashburton. He was the editor of the Elizabethan 1904,5,6 and a member of the Dramatic Society.

1905

EC              170-2                          Rangers               150

EC              60              0               Manchester Regt   200-9

EC 2nd         122            8               Grange 2nd           112

EC 2nd         34     5       & 72   18    Athletics 2nd                  59              & 72-3

He was awarded 2nd XI colours

1906 

EC              152            22              V O Beuttler XI     127

EC              70              0               Rangers               132

EC              103            5               Grange                194

EC 2nd         193            11              Athletics              144-6

EC              101            0               Athletics              124

EC              83              7               HMS Isis              84-3

EC              110            13              HMS Isis              130

EC              101            31              Grange                141            3-0-22-1

EC              105            11              Manchester Regt   71

EC              146            0               Vic Coll                124            & 95-8

EC              86              4               Athletics              185

EC              77              0               Rangers               89

EC              170            1               Grange                124

EC              176            6               Vic Coll                48              & 68

He went to Sandhurst in 1906 – 7 (25th) and was part of the shooting VIII and passed out 3rd. He became 2nd Lieutenant in the unattached list of the Indian Army 1908. He was appointed to 37th Dogras (Prince of Wales Own) in 1909 and promoted to Lieutenant in Aug 1909. In 1910 he passed the Higher Proficiency Persian Exam. War Service saw him in the Indian Army 1908-16, promoted to Captain in 1915. Having passed the Higher Proficiency Persian Examination he was anxious to do political work and transferred to Political Dept. and posted to Hunza- Nagar district, Gilgit. He re-joined his unit at outbreak of war, and served at the Depot for a time. He then re-joined his unit at the Front. In 1916 as Adjutant, he became assistant Political Officer of a large District near Baghdad. As Capt. in Mesopotamia in 1916, he was at the fall of Kut and entry into Baghdad. From an article in the Aberdeen University Review on David Cargill, an ancestor of William, stated, “William Macandrew Marshall of the 37th Dogras, was such a brilliant Arabic scholar that he was selected by General Maude to read his proclamation at the entry into Baghdad. He was afterwards appointed political agent at Nijif, the shrine of Ali the great Shiah saint, where he was assassinated by a fanatic, while his brother Douglas of the Lancashire Fusiliers fell at Gallipoli in 1915. I may say that Cargill’s descendants are inclined to trace their linguistic faculty, which is of a high order, to their missionary ancestor.” He died on 19 March 1918, assassinated aged 29, whilst on active service. (He is the brother of Douglas Cargill Marshall who was killed in the Dardanelles aged 22). A report featured in the Jersey Evening Post on 2nd September 1918. ”The inhabitants of Ledjef and Kerbela were mostly well disposed towards the forces. On 12th January some fired on the troops who were exercising near the town causing a few casualties. Two leading sheiks were to be punished but fled. After the incident on March 21st the Political officer in Jedjef (William Marshall) was murdered. No reason was ever established. He is buried in the Baghdad War Cemetery.

Capt Francis Dobree McCrea (3066) was born in Jamaica in 1894 where his father was in the Jamaica Constabulary. He played for Elizabeth College from 1910-12. He was also Senior Sports Champion in 1911 and 1912.

1910

EC              129            13              Masters XI           172

EC              124            0               E B Waite XI        169

EC              107-4         5*              Athletics              155-8

EC              54-6           0               HMS Cumberland  161

EC              116            0               Vic Coll                169

EC              151            0               F A Mourant XI     157-9

EC              189            0               Col Carr-Ellison     124

EC              89              32*            R Gsy Artillery      87

EC              118            17              Grange                63

EC              63              1               2nd Bn Middlesex   233-6

EC              150            3               Grange                230

EC              60              4               Vic Coll                425-7

EC              82                               E T Whitehead XI  301-8

EC              48              7               Rangers               190-4

He was awarded his colours

1911

EC              119            3               F W Mourant XI    199-7d

EC              91              0               Athletics              50              & 147-3

EC              142            0               Grange                113

EC              197            13              H F Morres XI       127-3

EC              110            7               R Gsy Artillery      71              & 91-8

EC              145            0               Royal Irish Reg     140

EC              69     0       & 68-4        Garrison              166

EC              139            3               H F Morres XI       204-7

EC              68     0       & 33-7        Vic Coll                74              & 229

EC              106            12              Garrison              98

EC              102   16     & 34-4   8   R Gsy Artillery      141

EC              164-9         8               Royal Irish Reg     265-5

EC              24     0       & 81-0        Grange                129-8

EC              118-5         21              Athletics              220-5d

EC              129   34     & 47-6   6   Vic Coll                226

1912

EC              64     16     & 51-5   6   V Beuttler XI        144

EC              60              4               Athletics              151

EC              60     7       & 16-1   7* Rangers               29              & 44

EC              98     0       & 76-7  24  Garrison              67

EC              73              0               C J Rawlinson XI   83

EC              65              12              Athletics              131

EC              95              33              Grange                221

EC              151            40              R Gsy Artillery      45              & 83-4

EC              142                             E W Hutton XI      128

EC              164-6         2               Vic Coll                56-5

EC              79              21              Grange                117

EC              83              0               C J Rawlinson XI   146

He joined the 46 Bn Royal Canadian Regiment and was killed at the Somme in Sept 1918 at the age of 23. He is buried in the Crest Cemetery, Fontaine-Notre Dame, south-west of Cambria.

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  Capt F D McCrea         CWGC.org