CAPTAIN W. T. STACKHOUSE
Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment
The Grove 97-00
SON of the late Major W. A. Stackhouse, of Inglefield Hall, Settle. Married, in 1912, the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norrington, of Abbotsfield, Plymouth.
Captain Stackhouse joined the Lancashire Fusiliers in 1903, and served at Tipperary with the 4th Battalion.
On its disbandment under the Haldane scheme he was posted to the Ist Battalion at Malta, from which he was specially appointed to the Sherwood Foresters. He went to the Front on November 4th, 1914, and saw much fighting. While on active service he was attached to the Royal Berkshire Regiment.
He was killed in action in March, 1915.
Source : Harrow Memorials Of The Great War 1914-1918 Vol 1
Source : The Sphere 29th May 1915
STACKHOUSE, WILLIAM THOMAS, Capt., 2nd, attd. 1st, Battn. Sherwood Foresters, elder s. of the late William Anthony Stackhouse, of Taitlands, Settle, J.P., V.D., Major, 3rd Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regt., by his wife, Marian Frances (Casterton Grange, Kirkby Lonsdale), dau. of the late William Hodgson Hale, of Arrerille, Kirkby Lonsdale; b. Settle, co. York, 8 Aug. 1883; educ. Riber Castle, Matlock; Harrow, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst; gazetted 2nd Lieut., Lancashire Fusiliers, 4 Nov. 1903; and promoted Lieut. 13 March, 1907, and Capt. 21 Jan. 1913; served with the 4th Lancashires at the Curragh and in Tipperary, but on its disbandment under the Territorial scheme was posted to the 1st Battn. at Malta, from which he was specially promoted to the Sherwood Foresters in 1907, and served with the 2nd Battn. at Kinsale, Aldershot, Plymouth and Sheffield. When his Battn. went to France in Sept. 1914, he was left at home to train the New Army, and was made Adjutant of the 10th Battn., 7 Sept. 1914; was transferred to the Royal Berkshires in Oct., but eventually went to France in Nov., attd. to the 1st Sherwood Foresters, and was killed in action at Neuve Chapelle, 11 March, 1915. Buried there. He was a keen sportsman-shooting, tennis, polo and motoring being among his favourite pursuits. The following are extracts taken from letters received from his commanding officer and others: “He was one of the most popular men in the Battn., and his death is indeed a great blow to all of us. . He was always so cheery, even under the most adverse circumstances, and I had a high appreciation of his many good qualities.” “He really performed most gallant service the whole time, and although I know he was not a strong man, he stuck it, and showed us all an excellent example, we all loved him ” He m. at All Souls, Langham Place, London, 7 Dec. 1912, Theodora Charlotte, 2nd dau. of Alfred Reginald Norrington, of Abbotsfield, Plymouth; s.p.
Source : De Ruvigny’s Roll Of Honour Vol 1