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Custance, Gustavus William Musgrave (1882-1914)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.

 

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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

Details: Gustavus William Musgrave Custance (1882-1914), born 3 June 1882 at Colwall, Worcestershire. Son of the Rev. George Musgrave Custance (1838-1915) and Elizabeth Custance (née Hume) of Colwall Rectory, Malvern, Worcestershire.

 

Attended [?Glynworth) preparatory school, Cheltenham.

 

Attended Sherborne School (The Green) September 1896-July 1901; scholar; 6th form; Prefect; Head of House; 1st XV rugby football team 1900.

 

Attended St Thomas's Hospital, 1901-1907; M.R.C.S.

 

Naval medical training at The Royal Hospital Haslar 1907- 1908.

 

Surgeon on HMS Clio, 1911.

 

WW1, Surgeon in the Royal Navy. Drowned on 15 October 1914 when HMS Hawke was torpedoed by a German submarine which ignited a magazine causing an explosion which ripped the ship apart, with the loss of the captain, 26 officers and 497 men; only 70 of her 594 crew survived.

 

Commemorated at:

Chatham Naval Memorial www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/3048812/CUSTANCE,%20G...

 

St Thomas’ Hospital Memorial.

 

Bognor Regis Hospital Memorial.

 

Colwall War Memorial colwallchurch.org/churchyard/war_memorial/index.html

 

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; The Green roll of honour. Miss F.A.C. Custance donated 2s.6d. towards the Sherborne School War Memorial in memory of her brother, Surgeon Custance, R.N.

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