George Gerald Warnes


1892 Jun 4. born Hartismere, Suffolk

1901 Living with his parents at Cranley Grange, Eye, Suffolk. His father was a solicitor and a noted dog breeder and judge and the 'Harold Warnes Memorial Cup' for best Bedlington terrier, an annual award at Cruft's. He was a founder 4th - 6th October 1893 among a group of 26 enthusiasts instituted “The National Bedlington Terrier Club”. And in 1930 was still a keen judge at Crufts at this address.

1905 - 1911 at Haileybury College, Le Bas House

1911 census gives him as a student at Haileybury College. Played for the school as wicketkeeper

1912 Went to Cambridge University. Enters Caius as a pensioner (1913-1914, 1914-1915 ) He appears to have graduated BA in 1915 (CU Calendar 1915-1916 he is no longer in residence. ) He is not listed as having sat any Tripos exams, but must have done so to have graduated as BA. One assumes that he got a 4th Class degree ("a Special"), which would not have been listed amongst the Tripos results, which only list 1sts, 2nd class results (2:1 or 2:2) degrees and 3rds, which may be consistent with being a sportsman from Haileybury. His last entry is as a BA in the 1920-1921 Calendar

1912 Feb 1. Commissioned into 5th Suffolk Regt, late Cadet Sergeant at Haileybury College.

1914 Aug : in Bury St Edmunds. Part of Norfolk & Suffolk Brigade, East Anglian Division.

1914 Sept 5. Lieutenant (1/5th Suffolk Regt)

engagement warnes

1915 May 8. He gets engaged to Lorna Campbell. There does not seem to have been a marriage.

1915 May 18: formation renamed 153rd Brigade, 54th (East Anglian) Division.

1915 Jul 30 : embarked at Liverpool and moved to Gallipoli via Mudros.

1915 Aug 10. Lands Suvla Bay in Gallipoli.

1915 Aug 12. Wounded

1915 Dec 19: Arrived back at Alexandria. Served in Egypt and Palestine thereafter.

1916 Jun 1. to be Temp Capt. G G Warnes takes precedence in Suffolk Regt from this date. Promoted substantive Captain

1917 Jul 5 2/13th (County of London) Battalion (Kensington) moved from Salonika to Egypt from Salonica arrived Alexandria. He must have joined them some time after this

1920 Apr 13 Disembodied

1920 Jun 10. Applies for medals

1920 Jul 14. Applies for a Colonial Office job

1920 Dec 8. Capt G G Warnes resigns his commission in 5th Suffolk Regt and retains the rank of Capt.

1920 Dec 13 Joins RIC. ADRIC no 1214 RIC no. 80208. Posted to F Coy

1921 Jun 24. Shot on Grafton Street , Dublin with Appleford. The IRA's intention was to encircle Grafton St and shoot all the Crown Forces they found within that area. To many of the IRA groups were stopped by British forces as they approached the area, and the plan was aborted. However 2 IRA men who had managed to get to Grafton St, recognised the two Auxiliaries and shot them