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Two Officers from Tongham killed at the Battle of the Aisne

 

John Rudolph Wissman

John Rudolph Wissman

Lieutenant 22 Battery Royal Field Artillery
Killed in action at the Battle of the Aisne 15 September 1914, aged 23
Buried Vendresse British Cemetery, France 1E11
Remembered on Tongham War Memorial

John was born 23 October 1890 in Camberwell, the son of Mr and Mrs Rudolph Wissman. The 1901 census records that his parents were Rudolph (a stockbrokers agent born in Hanover) and Milly Wissman. The family employed a nurse, a parlourmaid, two housemaids and a cook. The 1911 census records that he was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery and was living in Bulford Hut Barracks at Bulford Camp. He married Gladys E Jukes in Devon in early 1914, and the Bond of Sacrifice records that his daughter Joan Rosemary was born postumously in 1915.

His medals card records that he disembarked with the BEF 17 August 1914; and that his address was c/o Mrs J. Wissman of The Elms, Tongham. De Ruvignyís Roll of Honour records that he was in 22 Battery Royal Field Artillery and was the son of Rudolph Wissman of Great Duryard Exeter. His wife Gladys Emily remarried in 1923 and became Mrs Incledon-Webber. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records that Mr and Mrs Rudolph Wissman lived in Heavitree House, Exeter.

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Hugh Talbot Wynter

Hugh Talbot Wynter

Major 22 Battery 34th Brigade Royal Field Artillery (formerly Captain)
Killed in action at the Battle of the Aisne 15 September 1914, aged 41
Buried Vendresse British Cemetery, France 1E12
Remembered on Tongham War Memorial

Hugh was baptised 3 November 1872 in Kenilworth, Warwickshire. He was the son of Hugh Bold Wynter, surgeon, and Christain Frances Annie. The Bond of Sacrifice gives his birthday as 26 September and records his military career. The 1891 census records that he was a Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich Arsenal. De Ruvignyís Roll of Honour records that Hugh was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in 1893, promoted to Lieutenant in 1896, and Captain in 1900.

Hugh married Eva Mary Florence Incledon-Webber in Holy Trinity Church Chelsea 3 November 1898. The 1911 census records that they lived in Knighton Farm House, Durrington, Wiltshire, and had three servants.

In October 1914 probate was granted to his widow Eva Mary Florence, and his address was given as The Elms, Tongham. His effects were valued at £672 6s. His medals card records that in 1917 Mrs Wynter applied for his 1914 Star.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records his wifeís address as Syrencot, Heavitree, Exeter; and his parents address as Canonís House Taunton. Also that he was Mentioned in Despatches.

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Paul Chancourt Girardot

Tongham Great War Roll of Honour


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