This project aims to record for remembrance all the men of the Honourable Artillery Company who died whilst serving with the Regiment during the Great War. This website is dedicated to my grandfather who served with the 1st Battalion Honourable Artillery company on the Western Front between 1915 and 1916 and, after being wounded on 14th November 1916 during an assault on the village of Beaucourt on the river Ancre, with the 3rd Battalion at the Tower of London. Sadly he died in 1968 when I was still too young to get to know him.
It is also dedicated to 3907 Private Stanley John White, 1st Btn Honourable Artillery Company, of Leytonstone who was killed in action on 12th October 1916. White is the only man to be mentioned in my grandfather’s diary as having been killed. Family legend tells of my grandfather being visited by White’s parents whilst he was in hospital in Yorkshire. Apparently grandfather told them that their son had died quickly and without pain, a common enough lie under the circumstances but one which troubled him and stayed in his memory.
I have taken the name of this website from the personal inscription on Private White’s headstone:
“Out of the Noise of Battle to God’s Eternal Peace”.