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- Biography -
- Frederick Charles Motley Raymond -

Name : Frederick Charles Motley Raymond

Son of George Raymond, Esq., M.V.O., of Field House, Newport.

Born 4 December 1884, Corfu, Greece (then part of Ottoman Empire)

George Raymond was the Superintendent, Eastern Telegraph Company, at Corfu and was appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order, 5th class, in 1906, on the occasion of the visit by HM King Edward VII to Corfu in that year.
  Census information :

1901 : Frederick C M Raymond, aged 15, is a pupil at Middleton House, Bognor Regis, Sussex.

1911 : not found - presumed that F C M Raymond is in Canada.

  Service Details :

2nd Lieut. Frederick Charles Motley Raymond, 1/8th Bn Hampshire Regiment (Isle of Wight Rifles).

Served previously with the 32 Bn Canadian Infantry as a Private, and as a Lance Corporal with the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

F C M Raymond attested for Service with the Canadian Expeditionary Force on 22 December 1914. He was an Accountant, and gave his address as 820 Victoria Avenue, Saskatoon, Sakatchewan.
He was married, to Rita. He was 5 ft 8 1/2 in tall, with fair complexion, grey eyes and dark brown hair.
Casualty Details :

Died 21 August 1915 aged 30, Gallipoli

Commemorated at : Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey

CWGC record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Newport War Memorial
Isle of Wight Rifles War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle
Isle of Wight Rifles War Memorial, Drill Hall, Newport

  Photo Gallery :

Officers of the 1/8th Bn Hampshire Regiment in 1915 illustrated in The Hampshire Regimental Journal Oct 1915.
14 of the 29 Officers pictured died in WW I. Click image to enlarge.
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Friday, August 27, 1915 Page 5

Isle of Wight Rifles.


The anxiety which has existed during the last few days regarding the Imperial Service Battalion of the Isle of Wight Rifles - the 8th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment (T.F.) - is still unrelieved. Following the announcement that Rifleman Wray, of Newport, had died as the result of wounds, came the inclusion in the official lists published on Monday of the name of 2nd Lieut. A.G.A. Sutton among the wounded. These two facts clearly indicated that the Rifles had either been in action or had been fired upon in an attempted landing. Since then we regret to announce that more serious news has been received, no fewer than eight of the officers of the battalion being reported as missing and believed to be killed. The names of the eight officers are: -
Major E.H. Lewis (second in command)
Captain D.W. Ratsey
Captain C. Ratsey
Captain A. Holmes Gore
Captain G.C. Loader
Lieut. A.C. Young-James
2nd Lieut. L.C. Watson
2nd Lieut. F.C.M. Raymond

Of course there is still a hope that some of the above officers may have been taken prisoners by the Turks whose record in the treatment of their prisoners is far better than that of the Germans. Very naturally the question repeatedly asked is "If the officers have suffered so badly what has been the fate of the N.C.O.'s and men?" We trust there may soon be an end to the existing suspense.

Isle of Wight County Press

Saturday, August 28, 1915

Lieut. Raymond, who is reported "missing, believed killed" came home from Canada to join the battalion for foreign service. He is a brother of Dr. Raymond, (*) of Newport, who had been serving in the I.W. Rifles up to the date of his transfer to the Royal Army Medical Corps, and who went out with the regiment for medical duty.

(*) Dr George Raymond (born 1879 Malta) who in 1911 was resident at The Shrubbery, Cedar Hill, Newport.

  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for additional newspaper research

Ann Riley for the Officers group photo
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