THE HEATH AT WAR! (1914 - 1918)
The Soldier's Experience
There are a number of men who lived in Hampstead and who fought in WW1.
Most of those who died in battle were buried on the battlefield but there were six soldiers who were transported back home before they died.
Geoffrey Craig Rose was one of these six.
He lived at 23 Daleham Gardens, Hampstead from 1911.
He joined the army through The Inns Of Court Officer Training Corps and was first posted to The Seaforth Highlandfers. He later became a 2nd Lieutenant in The Gordon Highlanders.
Wounded in action in Flanders in December 1914, he was transported home and died in St George's Hospital in February 1915 aged just 18.
Private Maxwell Green was posted to The western Front in January 1915.
Aged 19, Maxwell was shot and killed on the 21st of April 1915 in the trenches of Ypres in Flanders.
He was a keen naturalist and ornithologist.