Streatfeild, Thomas Basil Maryon (1898-1917)
Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.
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Details: Thomas Basil Maryon Streatfeild (1898-1917), born 26 February 1898 at Folkestone, Kent, only son of Dr Thomas Streatfeild and Florence Ethel Streatfeild (nee Maryon Wilson) of 2, Manor Road, Folkestone, Kent. Brother of Cynthia Streatfeild (1909-).
Attended Feltonfleet, Folkestone and Horris Hill, Newbury, Berkshire.
Attended Sherborne School (School House) September 1911-October 1916.
Attended Royal Military College, Sandhurst, in November 1916. 'A Sandhurst Letter' published in 'The Shirburnian', July 1917 reported that 'T.B.M. Streatfeild is a most efficient corporal, and has developed a passion for riding; he, too, will be getting his commission in September.'
WW1, 2nd Lieutenant in the Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). November 1916 entered Sandhurst. 12 September 1917, gazetted to Royal West Kent Regiment, 1st Bn. Left for France on 15 October 1917. Died of wounds received at Gheluvelt on 7 November 1917 during the Third Battle of Ypres, Passchendaele.
Hooge Crater Cemetery, VIII. C. 3 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/459395/STREATFEILD,%2...
Personal inscription on headstone: 'THE SOULS OF THE RIGHTEOUS ARE IN THE HANDS OF GOD'.
Christchurch War Memorial, Folkestone, Kent.
Folkestone War Memorial, Kent.
Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance. Dr T. Streatfeild and Mrs T. Streatfeild donated £10 towards the Sherborne School War Memorial in memory of their son, 2nd Lieut. T.B.M. Streatfeild.
Obituary, The Shirburnian, December 1917: 'SECOND LIEUTENANT THOMAS BASIL MARYON STREATFEILD, Royal West Kent Regiment, was the only son of Dr and Mrs Thomas Streatfeild, of 2 Manor Road, Folkestone. He was educated at Feltonfleet, Folkestone, Horris Hill, Newbury, and Sherborne (at the Schoolhouse), whence he passed into the R.M.C., Sandhurst, in November 1916. He was gazetted to the Royal West Kent Regiment on September 12th inst., and left for the front on October 15th. He fell in action November 17th at the age of 19. His O.C. writes: 'Your son was sent up in the middle of the battle when things looked bad, and came through safely, having done good work. On the 7th he went up again, and your son was mortally wounded, getting his platoon and other men through a barrage into the line. He did not suffer, I am glad to say... For the rest, I can only tell you that, though thrown into quite the worst fighting I have seen, he kept up the splendid reputation of the officers of this regiment. A man of his company got some timber (a difficult thing to do) and made him a very nice cross, which is now over his grave, not many yards from the German lines... He was a very gallant boy.'