Ackrills Annual 1915/P91
Photo - Lt Edward J C Supple
Claro Times - 27th August 1915
The death took place at a hospital in France on
August 22nd, as a result of wounds received in action on August
20th, of Lieutenant Edward J C Supple, 6th Battalion Duke of
Wellington's Regiment, youngest son of Mr Edward K Supple, of
Wetherby Lane, Harrogate.
Lieutenant Supple was educated at Ripon
Grammar School, and later became a master at Skipton Grammar School.
Whilst at Skipton he enlisted in the ranks of the 6th Battalion, of
which he was later to serve as an officer. Later he obtained a
position on the staff of Belvedere School, Brighton, and his
military training in Yorkshire was put to good use in the work of
the Belvedere Officers' Training Corps. He displayed great
enthusiasm in the training of this Corps, which rose to a high state
of all-round efficiency, and on several occasions won the challenge
cup competed for by the Brighton Preparatory Schools. Lieutenant
Supple was a thoroughly good sportsman, and was popular
especially in the cricket and football fields. As an officer in the
West Riding Regiment, he was a general favourite with officers and
men alike, and one of his comrades, writing to the lieutenant's
father, says : "In the greatest danger he was always cheerful,
and had a kind word for everyone. He was a good officer, and one of
the bravest men I ever knew".
6th Battalion (Territorial), Duke of Wellington's
(West Riding Regiment)
Lt Edward James Collis Supple
Died : 22nd August 1915
Died of wounds
In Memory of
EDWARD JAMES COLLIS SUPPLE
Lieutenant 1st/6th Bn., Duke of Wellington's (West
Riding Regt.) who died on Sunday, 22nd August 1915. Age 33.
Son of Edward Kerry Supple, of Greystones,
Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Reference/Panel Number:
III. O. 3.