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1914. He was transferred later to the Sherwood Foresters
(Notts. and Derby Regt .) and was attached to the 6th Essex
Regt. at the time of his death. He went to Gallipoli
and was among the last to leave. He was then moved to Egypt,
and was in Palestine at the third battle of Gaza. He was wounded
at Jaffa on November 25th, 1917, and died at Kantara on
December 4th.
Maurice Tredway Clarke was in the School House from 1898
to 1900. On leaving School he went up to Cambridge, where
he won an open Classical Exhibition at St Catharine's College.
As he was working in Canada at the beginning of the war, he
enlisted in the Canadian Contingent and came over with the
loth Bn. Canadian Infantry. He was killed in France on May
3 rd ,19 15'
Second Lieutenant Arthur Duppa Collins was in Blackwater
House from 1908 to 1913 . On leaving School he obtained a post
in the P. and O. Company. He joined the Artists Rifles in
January 1915 and went immediately to St Omer, in France,
for training. Later he became one of Sir D. Haig's special Body
Guard at Montreuil. After great delay he obtained his com–
mission in the Royal Flying Corps in January 1917 and was
posted to 52 Squadron as Observer. On March 26th of the same
year he was dangerously wounded in the chest during an air–
fight against great odds and he died a week later, on April 2nd,
at the Casualty Clearing Station, Meaulte, from septic poisoning.
He is buried in the Grove Town British Cemetery, Meaulte.
Lieutenant Donald Threlkeld Cousins, who was killed on April
loth, 1917, aged 28, was in Gonville House in 1903 and 1904,
afterwards going up to Oxford. He joined the Army on October
26th, 1914. He gained his commission in the Buffs (East Kent
Regiment) in September 1915, and on going to the front was
attached to the Middlesex Regiment. He was leading his com–
pany (as Acting Captain) when he met his death.