Wynne, Maurice Okeover Mostyn (1891-1915)
Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.
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Details: Maurice Okeover Mostyn Wynne (1891-1915), born at Cobham, Surrey on 17 May 1891, son of Herbert Delmon William Wynne and Joanne Wynne of Longstock, Stockbridge, Hampshire.
Attended Eastman's School, Winchester, Hampshire.
Attended Sherborne School (Harper House) January 1906-July 1908; 6th form.
Worked at the North British Locomotive Works in Glasgow and Crewe.
Attended University College London, where he studied in the Faculty of Engineering, 1912-1914. Passed Engineering Matric. in September 1912; Matric. 2nd Division in January 1913; and Inter. (Engineering) in June 1913. He was awarded Rugby colours in December 1913. He enrolled in the University of London OTC on 7 October 1912. He was Secretary of the Engineering Society. He was Secretary of the House Committee of University College Hall. He applied for a commission on 7 August 1914 and was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant R.F.A. (Special Reserve) on 15 August 1914, and promoted to Lieutenant on 9 January 1915.
WW1, Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery. Killed by enemy shell fire in Rue du Faubourg de Lille in Armentieres on 28 August 1915. He was mentioned in despatches by Sir John French, 30 November 1915. Buried at Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, IX. B. 3.
Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, IX. B. 3 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/277721/WYNNE,%20M%20O...
University of London College Hall War Memorial www.londonremembers.com/memorials/university-college-hall...
War Memorial and church memorial at Longstock, Hampshire.
Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Harper House roll of honour.
In a letter dated 18 February 1915, Wynne gives an account of his life at the Front: "I have my habitation in a small farm about 500 yards behind our trenches; here I stay day and night, and, being connected by telephone with my Battery, I can give them the word to open fire immediately I see anything happening in front or get word from the Infantry... The old Germans certainly have been a bit more on the move lately, and I only wish they would do something to waken things up a bit; we had quite a good 'battue' the other night, when they made an attack in strength on our line; it only lasted an hour, but I was jolly nearly deaf at the end of it; I think we alone (132nd) managed to give over 200 rounds in that space of time."