Gerald Spring-Rice

Lieut. Gerald Spring-Rice, Transport Officer

a soldier of the border regiment
remembered with honour

Lonsdale Battalion Roll of Honour
Full Name Gerald Spring-Rice
Rank (highest) Lieutenant (Transport Officer)
Battalion 11th Battalion (Lonsdale)
Regiment Border Regiment
Enlisted / Commissioned Kendal, Westmorland
Theatre(s) of War France and Flanders
Born 13 September 1864
Spouse(s) Mary Isabella Spring-Rice (nee Bush)
Gatesgarth, Penrith, Cumberland
Children Stephen Spring-Rice
John Herbert Spring-Rice
Parents Charles William Thomas and Elizabeth Margaret Spring-Rice (nee Marshall)
MT Trenchard, Foynes
Casualty Type Commonwealth War Dead
Died 26 May 1916[1]
Age 51
Cause of Death Killed in action (spent bullet)
Burial Type Grave
Reference Number C.9.
Resting Place Authuille Military Cemetery
Commemorated in perpetuity by the
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Coordinates Latitude: 50.04075 / Longitude: 2.66621
Additional Memorial(s) Watermillock War Memorial
Commemorative Scroll Yes / click here
Newspaper articles Fallen Officers – The Times List of Casualties


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References and notes

  1. The Commanding Officer, Percy Wilfred Machell, speaks of his fellow officer on the day of his death: "Before he joined he had done splendid work as Secretary of the Executive Committee, and from the time of his appointment as Transport Officer until the day of his death he devoted his entire energies to the welfare of the Battalion, in the formation of which he had such an important share." Source: Record of the XIth (Service) Battalion (Lonsdale) - In France
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