Anniversaries in November


8 November 1918 Robert Allan McCulloch aged 27. Husband of Esther McCulloch nee Godfrey and father of Kathleen Betty (b 1916) and Alan James (b 1917). Robert was a captain in the 12th Battalion East Surrey Regiment and was seriously wounded in 1916. Although he lost an eye Robert returned to active service in France for a time but was invalided out of the army. While he was returning to Penang to take up his pre-war job with Bertam Estate in Province Wellesley, his wife Esther died shortly after giving birth to their second child back in England. Robert's sister took care of his two young children in Liverpool. Although he survived the war, Robert died of pneumonia, probably caused by the Spanish 'flu. He is buried in Penang and commemorated in St Michael's Church Garston, Liverpool.

15 November 1916 Hubert Wyatt Hay Rawson aged 29. Son of Admiral Sir Harry Rawson (d 1910), and Florence Alice Stewart (née Shaw) Lady Rawson (d 1905); husband of Esther Mildred Rawson née Paley. Wyatt spent some of his formative years in Australia, where his father was Governor of New South Wales from 1902 to 1909 and is remembered on the The Armidale School NSW Roll of Honour and the Sydney University War Memorial. He was a captain in the 3rd Battalion Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry attached to the 2nd Battalion and is buried at Munich Trench British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France.

24 November 1917 James Sharpe aged 28. The son of James Sharpe and Margaret Sharpe née Kennedy, James was born in Larnarkshire, Scotland. In Penang James worked for Gula Kampong Rubber Estates and Bukit Tambun Coconut Estates and was listed on the Penang Cricket Club memorial. He was a private in the 14th Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders and has no known grave. Remembered on Cambrai Memorial Louveral, Nord, France Panel 10.

27 November 1918 Duncan Campbell aged 40. The son of Robert Campbell and Mary Campbell, Duncan was born in Singapore. His father died when he was young and he was brought up in England. Later he returned to Singapore to work for Patterson Simons and Co and was a member of the Singapore Cricket Club where he is listed on the memorial. He was a 2nd lieutenant in the Royal Garrison Artillery, attached to the 4th Army Gun Park. He is buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France Seine-Maritime S. V. L. 4.