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Lieutenant Edward James Collis Supple


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


Lieutenant 1st/6th Bn., Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regt.) who died on Sunday, 22nd August 1915. Age 33.

Additional Information:

Son of Edward Kerry Supple, of Greystones, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.

Commemorative Information



Grave Reference/Panel Number:

III. O. 3.


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