[From Mannin #6, 1915]
GEDDYN BAASE, CUR-MY-NER TAD BIO
Dying, behold they live
SECOND LIEUTENANT LESLIE EASTWOOD, Kings Own Lancasters, died at Alexandria of dysentery following upon wounds, at the beginning of September, aged 29. The young officer was educated at King Williams College and at Worcester College, Oxford, and had been for seven years on the staff of the Oxford Preparatory School for boys. At the outbreak of war he applied for his commission, and had served in Gallipoli, and lain for eight weeks in hospital before his death. He was a member of the Manx Society and had a great affection for the Island in which he spent his schooldays.
LIEUTENANT MALCOLM GILBERT STEWART BLANE,
Cameron Highlanders, attached to the 4th Battalion, who fell in action in France at the end of September, aged 22, was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his B.A. in 1914. He belonged to the Oxford University Cavalry Corps for three years and was gazetted to the Cameron Highianders in May, 1915. While he was in Oxford he was an active member of the University Gaelic Society. He was also a member of the Manx Society and took the keenest interest in Celtic things. The loss of this brilliant young life is a sad blow to the Celtic world, in which, as he had already shown, he would have been a great power.
MISSING.Private Andrew Quane, New Zealanders. Missing in the Dardanelles on August 8th.
Later on we hope to give a full list of members who are now serving their country. At present we have the following:
Lieutenant E. F. Barry.
Lieutenant A. K. B. Brandreth, 21st (Service) Bait Royal Fusiliers.
Sergt.-Major L. G. Meyer, 14th Kings Liverpool.
Lance-Corpl. W. H. Crellin, ~ Ith Kings Liverpool.
Sam Harrison, Monmouth Engineers.
J.K. Palmer, R.A.M.C.
A.Knox and J. J. Kneen, on duty at Knockaloe Camp.
Mr. A. S. Collard, now Captain Collard, went out to France in October, 1914, with his ambulance, and went through the first battle of Ypres. He was then put in charge of the unloading of the ambulance trains at the base, and was made Adjutant of Orderlies of the Red Cross and St. John Ambulance. In January this year he was made Commandant of all the Orderlies in France, his duties taking him over the whole of the British and French lines. Captain Collard was very highly spoken of in the articles on the Red Cross and St. John Ambulance work which appeared in the Morning Post in August. We may quote the following
Captain Danniell, Director of Transport, and Captain Collard, Commander of Orderlies, with their motor ambulances and orderlies, worked like very galley slaves, snatching a few hours sleep as best they could, or in times of stress, such as during the Neuve Chapelle battle, dispensing with sleep altogether for days on end.
Special mention should be made of the orderlies in connection with the handling of the wounded in the motor ambulance convoys working at the front and at the railway base terminus. Throughout the Winter, as already said, it was Captain Collards men who attended to this latter work, and still do so, with the convoys.
Captain Collard is a grandson of the late Mr. Quirk, of Raby, Patrick.
DY ROW BARRIAGHT EC YN TREANEE.