A GROUP PHOTOGRAPH - Before, Now & In-Between
A GROUP PHOTOGRAPH - Before, Now & In-Between

Hugh Kennedy CASSELS

Ancestral surnames: 

  • Cassels, Hodgson, Cox, Chance, Trillia, Jones, Simons, Fessey
  • see his family tree drawing via www.groupphoto.co.uk/extra Row 1



  • Clayesmore School, Pangbourne, Berkshire (now in Iwerne Minster, Dorset) 
  • City & Guilds College, London University (became part of Imperial College London)


Decorations & Campaign Medals:

  • 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal



  • buried on the battlefield at 36c.G17b.5.7½ (though there is also a letter in his army service record saying 36c.G17b.4.6). After the war his grave became part of Bois-Carré Military Cemetery, Haisnes. Pas-de-Calais, France, (at 44a.G17b.8.2), and is numbered A.20.  Gravestone: “Captain H.K. Cassels, Royal Berkshire Regiment, 25th September 1915” - no personal inscription CWGC
  • Stained Glass Window panel dedicated to him in the chapel of Clayesmore School, Iwerne Minster, Dorset

  • the chapel of Clayesmore School, Iwerne Minster, Dorset (one of 37 names)

  • the prefects board at Clayesmore School, Iwerne Minster, Dorset (spelt incorrectly as “H K Cassells”)

  • on his father’s grave in the churchyard of St John The Evangelist Church, Shirley, near Croydon

  • City & Guilds College, London – two memorials: one stone (one of 192 names), one wood (one of 197 names), in ground floor Mechanical Engineering department at Imperial College London


Pages in book (www.groupphoto.co.uk/the-book): 56-60


Appears in Charles Bartlett's letters: see I Shall Not Be Away Long book


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