CARTLAND George Trevor
Regiment : 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade
Service number : G0
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action aged 23 on 1st July 1916
Buried : Serre Road Cemetery No.2, France, Grave III. E. 14.
Relatives : Only son of George and Lilian Cartland, of Bevere Cottage, near Worcester
Memorial : Claines St John Baptist Church Cartland Memorial
Also appears on : Claines St John Baptist Church Churchyard Memorial. Claines St John Baptist Church WW1 Roll of Honour. Worcestershire County Cricket Club WW1 Memorial as T. Cartland. Claines Institute with the information: Capt. Hallow St Philip and St James's Church with the information: Capt. & Adjt 1st Batt. Rifle Brigade.
Appears in the Worcester/Worcestershire Roll of Honour Book for army casualties located in Worcester Cathedral.
George Cartland was born on 5th January 1893. He was educated at Worthing and then at Winchester from where he entered Sandhurst in 1911. He had a distinguished career, passing out at the head of the list and receiving the King’s Sword and Gold Medal. He was an enthusiastic member of the Archaeological Society, several of the illustrations in Winchester: Its History, Buildings and People, issued by the society in 1913, are his work. He joined the Rifle Brigade in 1912 and went to France with them in August 1914, taking part in the retreat from Mons and the Battle of the Marne. After a few months service on the Personal Staff he rejoined his regiment and was appointed Adjutant in September 1915, obtaining his captaincy in October 1915. He was mentioned in despatches in 1916 and fell between Serre and near Beaumont Hamel on 1st July 1916
The inscription on the memorial reads:
IN LOVING MEMORY OF GEORGE TREVOR CARTLAND
CAPT & ADJT ST BATT RIFLE BRIGADE. KILLED IN ACTION
ON 1ST JULY 1916 BETWEEN BEAUMONT HAMEL AND SERRE.
A photograph of Captain and Adjutant G. Trevor Cartland can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 15th July 1916, available at Worcestershire Archives.