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Person Details
He was the son of John Crosby Warren and Mary Frances Warren of Private Road Sherwood Nottingham and the husband of Gladys Mary Warren.
He was educated Sedbergh and Trinity College, Oxford. (M.A.). He was articled to JC Warren of Nottingham.
21 Mar 1918
314092 - CWGC Website
  • MC MC Military Cross
  • MD MD Mentioned in Despatches
7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He was mobilized in August 1914 as a second lieutenant, 7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (TF) and served at home until February 1915 when he went to France. He was promoted lieutenant in October 1915 and captain the following June. He was awarded the MC for gallantry at the Hohenzollern Redoubt where he and four men held part of the Redoubt for fourteen hours against sustained enemy attacks. He was invalided home in February 1916 and served in England as an Instruction Officer OTC until returning to France in September the following year. He was appointed a temporary major in September 1917. He was killed trying single handed to repel German attacks near Bullicourt and is buried in Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy (grave ref II.F.18).
archive.org/stream/recordofserviceo00soli: 'Articled to J. C. Warren, of Nottingham. Mobilised Aug. 1914, as 2nd Lieut., 7th Batt. Notts and Derby Regt. (Sherwood Foresters) (Robin Hood's) (T.F.), promoted Lieut. Oct. 1915, Temp. Capt. July 1915, Capt. June 1916, Temp. Major Sept. 1917. Twice mentioned in Dispatches. Awarded the M.C. Served in England Aug. 1914 to Feb. 1915, and in France Feb. 1915 to Feb. 1916, when invalided home, in England (chiefly at Crookham and Aldershot, Instruction Officer O.T.C.) till Sept. 1917, when returned to France. Killed March 21, 1918.' An article appeared in the Daily Express in November 1915 which includes the citation for the award of his MC won when he held the temporary rank of captain. It includes a brief history of his army career which began when he was appointed to the Robin Hood Bn as a second lieutenant in 1913. (Nottinghamshire Archives, DD1514/24, documents relating to Captain Vickers VC) As captain of 'C' Company, 1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters, he wrote a letter of condolence to the mother of Lance-Corporal Albert Edward Garner ('C' Coy, 1/7th Bn) who was killed by a shell on 4 November 1915. Garner was employed by Boots Company and a transcript of the letter was published in Boots 'Comrades in Khaki', December 1915 (see T2T ROH, Garner). Transcript Nottinghamshire Law Society's ROH: John Crosby Warren MCMA. Son of Mr JC Warren Solicitor of the firm of Warren and Allen, was born on the 15th April 1889, educated at Bedbergh School (which he represented in the competition for the Ashburton Challenge shield at Bisley for four years and at rugby football and where he was XI form and (-) Greek Testament (-)). and Trinity College Oxford where he graduated in Law. Was sergeant in the University Cavalry and captained the Varsity team at Bisley for the Chancellor’s plate. He received his commission in the Robin Hoods in 1913 and volunteered for active service with the 7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters, went to France as 2nd Lieutenant in February 1915, was promoted Lieutenant in October 1915. Captain July 1916 and temporary major September 1917. He was twice mentioned in despatches and awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry at the taking of the Hohenzollern redoubt, when on October 13/14 1915 he and four Robin Hoods held post at the Redoubt for fourteen hours against a strong attacking force of Germans. On the 21st March 1918 he fell while endeavouring single handed to repel an attack at Bullecourt, (-) the last German advance. He is buried in Queant Road Cemetery.’
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  • Photo David Nunn courtesy of Pauline Armstrong from Nottinghamshire Law Society.
    - Photo David Nunn courtesy of Pauline Armstrong from Nottinghamshire Law Society.
  • From Nottinghamshire Law Society's Roll of Honour.
    - From Nottinghamshire Law Society's Roll of Honour.