CAWOOD William Benjamin Crane
Regiment : Royal Field Artillery
Service number : W0
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 24th May 1915 aged 46
Buried : Commemorated on Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial, India, Face 1.
Relatives : Son of the Reverend John Cawood and Mrs Cawood
Memorial : Bayton St Bartholomew's Church Cawood Memorial
Credits : Transcribed and researched by Daphne Gray.
William Cawood was a Captain in the 1st Home Counties Brigade. He was educated at St Edward’s School, Oxford and Keble College, Oxford subsequently becoming Principal of Holland House School, Hove. He joined the Royal Field Artillery in 1913 and volunteered for foreign service in August 1914 at the outbreak of war. He served in India from October 1914 and died from heart failure while on service. His name appears on the 1914-1918 Roll of Honour in Hove Library.
The inscription on the memorial reads:
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM BENJAMIN CRANE CAWOOD MA OXON
CAPTAIN RFA TF
FIFTH SON OF REV. JOHN CAWOOD FORMERLY
VICAR OF THIS PARISH AND OF MARY HIS WIFE
BORN PENSAX AUG 21ST 1869
DIED MHOW INDIA MAY 24TH 1915
WHILST ON FOREIGN SERVICE
NOT ON THE BATTLEFIELD BUT NONE THE LESS
HE DIED FOR ENGLAND