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Goldsmith, Henry Mills (1885-1915)

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: Henry Mills Goldsmith (1885-1915), born 22 July 1885 at Compton Gifford, Plymouth. Second son of John Philip Goldsmith (solicitor) and Elizabeth Goldsmith (nee Mills) of 1 St Michael's Terrace, Devonport.

Husband of Sybil Elizabeth Goldsmith (daughter of W. King Perrens of Wilnecot, Torquay) of Rockmoor, Yelverton, Devon; father of Elizabeth Joan Goldsmith (born August 1915).


Attended Garfield House Preparatory School, Devonport.


Attended Sherborne School (School House) September 1899-August 1904.


Attended Jesus College, Cambridge; in 1906 President Cambridge University Boat Club and rowed for the Cambridge University Boat team in 1906 and 1907, and against Harvard in 1906. A member of the rowing Eights who won a bronze medal for Great Britain at the 1908 Summer Olympics In 1911 was Captain of the Jesus College boat, which won the International race at Terdonck Regatta, Belgium.


In 1909 joined the 5th (Territorial) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment.


WW1, appointed A.D.C. to the General Commanding the Wessex Division, promoted in December 1910 to Lieutenant, in February 1915 transferred to the 3rd Battalion Devonshire Regiment. Went to the front in March 1915 and was attached to the 2nd Lincolnshire Regiment and appointed Machine Gun Officer to the headquarters of the 25th Brigade. Killed in action near Fromelles on 9 May 1915.


Commemorated at:

Ploegsteert Memorial, panel 3,%20H...


Jesus College, Cambridge


Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance.

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