Lance Corporal Reginald Alexander Honour, M.M.

Service Army Service No. 18320
Rank Lance Corporal
Regiment:Coldstream Guards, 1st Battalion
Date of Birth: 26/06/1894
Born Holcombe
Date of Death: 17/10/1918
Memorial: Dawlish Memorial Inscription HONOUR R.A. CORPL. COLDM GDS.

Service History

A detailed account of Reginald Alexander Honour’s military career is given in Campbell Brown’s document, attached (q.v.). He is included in De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour where it states that he enlisted on 14 April 1916 with the Coldstream Guards, 1st Battalion, No 18320.

‘He served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 12 December and died at No 29 Casualty Clearing Station on 17 October 1918 of wounds received that day, while in charge of the Battalion Intelligence Section.’

Other reports appeared in the Dawlish Gazette (see Documents).

Association with Dawlish

Reginald Alexander Honour was the younger son of Thomas and Emily, being born in Holcombe on 26 June 1894.

Thomas was still shown as a sailor in the 1901 census at the age of 49 while the boys were scholars.

In 1911 the rural life of Holcombe has attracted Thomas to become a ‘farm labourer’ and both the boys are ‘gardeners’. The Dawlish Gazette reported that he was ‘gardener at Derncleugh, Holcombe.’

Reginald Alexander Honour married Susie May Hamlin on 1 March 1912 and they had two children, Norman Reginald Honour (1913-1967) and Gwendoline May Honour (1916-1987).

Devon Roll of Honour Honour, Reginald Alexander , Corpl, Coldstream Guards, 17th Oct 1918, France
Additional Information Commonwealth War Graves Site

Next of Kin: Susie May Honour, widow
Last Known Address: Holcombe village, Dawlish

R.A.HONOUR, portrait

Memorial Tablet, St George's Church, Holcombe, Nr Dawlish

Memorial card issued by his widow, poem

Grave by CWGC Delsau Farm British Cemetery

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