Clement Robert Carmichael Wallworth


This post was written by Victoria Doran.

Clement Wallworth was the only son in a family that had been prosperous rather than wealthy for many generations. With a promising future ahead of him he joined the Royal Naval Air Service on leaving boarding school at the age of 18.

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St Bees School, Cumberland War Memorial from here.

The names of the 45 men who died are recorded in the nearby school chapel

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Nicholas Albert Roy van Gruisen


This post was written by Victoria Doran.

Nicholas Albert Roy van Gruisen was the third generation of his family to run a piano making business in Liverpool and was an officer in the 9th (Territorial) Battalion of the King’s Liverpool Regiment for many years before the war.

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Nicholas Albert Roy van Gruisen in 1918 by Frank Thomas Copnall – Museum of Liverpool

As the artist only died in 1949 this may be under copyright. Please accept my apology if anyone is upset by this use of the image.

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