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"C" Bty. 162nd Bde. Royal Field Artillery
25 october 1896, Hoddesdon, Herts
16 october 1917
Son of Charles and Janet Fitch, of Beech Hurst, Kingswood, Tadworth, Surrey
Educated at Oakfield Preparatory School, Rugby.
Attended Sherborne School (The Green) May 1911-July 1913.
Travelled abroad to learn languages. Attended St. Lo, Normandy.
La Clytte Military Cemetery
Plot III , Row E , Stone 13
12 august 1916
from 20 august 1916
16 october 1917
Joined the Inns of Court OTC in July 1915
Gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery
Served in France and Flanders and his name was added to a waiting list for a permanent commission in the Artillery
Killed in action
His Colonel wrote:
' He was a most gallant officer , beloved of his men, and his death makes a loss which is felt by us all.
Throughout all the hard and dangerous work of the last few weeks your son never spared himself and he was an example to us all"
His Battery Commander wrote:
' Always thoughtful for others, whether they were his brother officers or the men of his section .
Amways cheerful and had a wonderful effect on us all, and I think it was a good deal due to his influence that the battery has faced a very hard gruelling without a murmuring'
His Captain also wrote
' His unfailing cheerfulness and unconcern through the heaviest shell fire and greatest discomforts were wonderful.
On one occasion...he set a magnificent example.
This act was witnessed by a high authority , who sent over to congratulate the battery and the officers on their behaviour.
There was no more popular officer in the brigade , and the men of his battery, and especially those of his own section almost worshipped him.'
His knowledge of French was of great use to his Brigade.
A brother officer in France described him as ' an ideal billeting officer'.