This area of the website allows you to research and share information about fallen organists from your family, church, school or college. To read what others have added, see the comments section below. Click here to see photographs of organists mentioned in the blog.
To add your own information:
1. Identify organists from among the dead listed on local memorials or from other sources of local history.
2. Visit the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website (http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead.aspx ) to identify details of their service, death and place of burial or monument. Here is an example of the sort of information that can be found on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for a chorister from St Paul's Cathedral.
Rank, Initials, Name, Awards: Major H.R. Bell (Mentioned in Despatches)
Christian names: Hugh Reginald
Unit & Service No (if any): Tank Corps (none)
Date of Death & Age: 3rd September 1918 (age unknown)
Cemetery/Memorial: Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery
Grave/Memorial Reference Number: VIII.K.3
Further details (Dates in choir, battle or location of death): In choir 1888-1894. Killed near Cambrai
3. You may wish to add a story about an organist in the form of a comment below. This may be from your own research or by talking to the descendants of the fallen. Details of a organist's unit (ship, regiment, squadron), where he served, battles and gallantry awards are always of interest.
4. Please send photographs of organists to email@example.com as a JPEG file.
We recommend drafting your comment carefully. Comments cannot be edited once posted. Please remember to state the name of the organist and their church, school or choir.
Please share any information you may have about former choristers who fell in the First World War and memorials to them.