[From Mannin #8, 1916]
SON REE AS CHEER
For King and Country
Killed or Died of Wounds
Second-Lieut. L. Eastwood, Kings Own Lancashire.
Lieut. M. G. S. Blane, Cameron Highlanders.
Lance-Sergt. W. H. Crellin, Kings Liverpool.
Private A. Quane, New Zealanders.
On Active Service
Capt A. S. Collard, Commandant of Orderlies in France.
Lieut. A. K. B. Brandreth, Royal Fusiliers.
Lieut. E. C. Quiggin, A.P.O., REF.
Lieut. E. F. Barry, A.P.O., B.E.F.
Lieut. R. D. Farrant, RN.
Sergt.-Major L. G. Meyer, First Manx Service Company.
Private W. W. Gill.
Private J. Palmer, R.A.M.C., B. E.F.
Private S. Harrison, Monmouth Engineers.
Messrs. A. Knox and J. J. Kneen, on duty at Knockaloe Camp.
Lance-Sergt. W. H. Crellin, who died of wounds at the Front on August 26th, was well-known in the Island, both as a fine forward on the football field and as a very talented actor among the Peel Players. He joined the colours in February, 1915, and went to France in June. Since then he has endured all the hardships of the cam-paign, broken only by one short leave, and his letters have given vivid descriptions of his experiences. His O.C., in a letter announcing his death, speaks most highly of him as bearing an excellent character and behaving with great bravery.
It was with the greatest regret that we heard that Second-Lieut. F. B. Leece, of the Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding) Regiment, only son of the Rev. C. H. Leece, Vicar of Rushenthree times president of the Manx Societywas killed in action on October 12th, aged nineteen and a half years. The gallant young officer, who was educated at Castletown Grammar School and King Williams College, passed into Sandhurst, and was sent to France in June last. He fell bravely leading his men into action during intense fighting.