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Muspratt, Terence Petty (1895-1918)

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


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Details: Terence Petty Muspratt (1895-1918), born 16 July 1895, son of Dr Charles Drummond Muspratt, M.D., and Mabel Muspratt (nee Knox) of Tantallon, 11 Madeira Road, Bournemouth; brother of Keith Knox Muspratt (1897-1918)


Attended Cravemoor preparatory school, Highcliffe-on-Sea.


Attended Sherborne School (School House) January 1910-July 1913.


Attended Sandhurst.


WW1, Captain in the Worcestershire Regiment, 3rd Bn., in August 1914; went to France on 8 September 1914; wounded in the first battle of Aisne on 20 September 1914; was temporary Captain from June 1915, at the battle of Hooge, onwards; wounded again in April 1916, on Vimy Ridge and mentioned in despatches. He was awarded a Military Cross in July 1916 'for conspicuous gallantry. Though badly wounded, he refused to leave his post'. He died, aged 22, at l'hôpital Auban-Moët, France, on 29/30 May 1918 of wounds received near Rheims on 29 May 1918.


Commemorated at:

Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, XVI. AA. 16,%20T...

Resurrection chapel, St Peters, Bournemouth.


Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; no.21 Memorial Pew in the School Chapel. Dr Muspratt and Miss Muspratt made donations towards the Sherborne School War Memorial in memory of Captain T.P. Muspratt, M.C., and Captain K.K. Muspratt, M.C.


Birmingham Mail - Friday 28 July 1916:

'The following are awarded a Military Cross:

Lieutenant (Temporary Captain) Terence Petty Muspratt, 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment, for conspicuous gallantry. Though badly wounded, he refused to leave his post. He showed great determination, and carried on his duty for four hours. The situation became quieter, and he then went to the dressing station.'


Bournemouth Guardian - Saturday 10 August 1918:

'MUSPRATT – On our soon after May 30th, at l'hôpital Auban-Moët, France, of wounds received May 29th, Terence Petty Muspratt, M.C., aged 22, after nearly four years’ continuous service in France, the very dearly-loved second son of Charles D. Muspratt, M.D., Tantallon, Madeira Road, Bournemouth.'


Bournemouth Guardian - Saturday 10 August 1918:


We regret to announce that the death occurred about May 30th, at a hospital in France, of Terence Petty Muspratt, M.C., aged 22, the second son of Dr Chas. D. Muspratt, of ‘Tantallon’, Madeira Road, Bournemouth. The deceased had seen nearly four years’ continuous service in France. It will be remembered that in March last Dr Muspratt lost his youngest son, Temp.-Lieutenant Keith Knox Muspratt, MC., R.A.F., whilst flying in Suffolk.'

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