UNIQUE MEMORIAL PLAQUE to 2nd LIEUT Alfred Stanhope "Laddie" O'DWYER 14th Royal Warwicks Regt '1st Birmingham Pals'. KIA SOMME 29/7/16

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    ALFRED STANHOPE O'DWYER



    Born Cheadle Hulme 1887


    Son of Stanhope & Maud O'Dwyer of 'Glencoin', Bramhall Lane, Bramhall, Cheshire


    Educated at:

    > Manchester Grammar School 1909-11

    > Sandbach Grammar School where he gained a scholarship to read Holy Orders

    > University College of North Wales, Bangor University where he was a member of the O.T.C.


    His nick-name was "Laddie"


    Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant 26/8/15 into the Royal Warwickshire Regiment


    To France 4/3/16 & served with 14th Royal Warwicks Regt '1st Birmingham Pals'


    KIA F&F 29/7/16


    Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme


    Also commemorated in the UK on:

    > Bramhall War Memorial

    > St.Michael and All Angels Parish WW1 Memorial

    > Sandbach Grammar School WW1 Plaque

    > University College of North Wales War Memorial


    Note: There is speculation that he may have been killed during the 14th Royal Warwick's attack on Wood Lane, east of High Wood on 30/7/16

    For more details & his images - Click Here (scroll down to pages 5 & 6)


    His Officers Papers exist at TNA but we have not checked them; Ref: WO 339/42306



    With copy of his Medal Index Card, Officers Died and CWGC details plus supporting research documentation


    Condition: With 2 x 'WA' Woolwich Arsenal stamps on reverse, GVF