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Home: Hedgeley
Date of death: 5 October 1918
Age at death: 23 years
Fate: Killed in action in France
Rank: Acting Captain (Note 1)
Service No:
Unit/Regiment: 2nd Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers
Buried: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gouy, France (Cemetery/memorial reference: II. A. 14). Oswald is also commemorated on the 1st column of the Alnwick War Memorial, Northumberland UK and on a marble tablet in St Paul’s Church, Alnwick, Northumberland UK.
Other: Mentioned in Despatches.

Serbian Order of the White Eagle, V Class.

Son of John Ralph and Edith Maude Mary Carr-Ellison, of Allerburn, Alnwick.

Acting Captain from September 1916 to April 1917, and at the time when he was killed.

CWGC Casualty Details


CARR-ELLISON Oswald Fenwicke Clennell - portrait

Acting Captain Oswald Fenwicke Clennell Carr-Ellison

[Image: Courtesy of Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP. Used with permission.]

Oswald attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) from May 1909-September 1914

St Georges Gazette 31 Oct 1918 icon

Obituary in St George’s Gazette (click here for larger image)

CARR-ELLISON OFC - Sherborne School Book of Remembrance

Oswald’s entry in the Sherborne School Book of Remembrance

[Image: Courtesy of Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP. Used with permission.]

CEM16 Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gouy, France CWGC image

Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gouy, France (image courtesy of CWGC)

Northumberland Fusiliers regimental badge

Northumberland Fusiliers

(Image credit: By kind permission of The Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland.)

Notes

  1. The official Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) database lists Oswald’s rank as ‘Lieutenant’. However, both the Sherborne School Book of Remembrance and the published obituary in the St. George’s Gazette cite his rank as ‘Acting Captain’; the latter specifically indicating that Oswald held this rank “…from September 1916 to April 1917, and at the time when he was killed.”
  2. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) database also spells Oswald’s name with a hyphen between Fenwicke and Clennell, i.e. Fenwicke-Clennell. Major John McMorrough Carr-Ellison, Oswald’s half great nephew (Oswald being the second son by his second wife of Major John McMorrough Carr-Ellison’s great, great grandfather) has indicated that the correct spelling is without the hyphen, i.e. as it appears in the St George’s Gazette obituary (above) and on the wall-mounted marble tablet in St Paul’s Church, Alnwick, UK which reads TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ OSWALD FENWICKE CLENNELL CARR-ELLISON,/…
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