Philip Walter Rudolph Doll

Name

Philip Walter Rudolph Doll

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

31/10/1914
24

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lieutenant
The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
1st/8th Bn. (Machine Gun Officer)

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Panel 4 and 6.
Belgium

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

St Thomas' Mission Hall, Green Tye
St Thomas' Church Memorial, Perry Green
Much Hadham Village Memorial
St Andrew’s Church Memorial, Much Hadham
Stone Bench Plaque, Much Hadham
Congregational Church Memorial, Hadham Cross
Charterhouse School MCC Member

Pre War

Born on 28 May 1890 in 74 Gower Street, London and baptised on 12 Aug 1890 in St George, Bloomsbury son of Charles Fitzroy Doll, F.R.I.B.A., F.S.I., J.P., (London and Hertford) and Emily Frances Doll (nee Tyler) also of Hadham Towers, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire. Educated at Charterhouse School (1891-1907) and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Winner of Lord Roberts' Gold Cup at Aldershot in 1914, with his guns. He was a keen cricketer and is named on the Memorial of Members at Lords cricket ground. He joined the Kings Liverpool Regiment in 1909 and was posted to France on 13th August 1914.

Wartime Service

Gazetted 2nd Lieutenant King’s Liverpool Regiment on 6 Nov 1909 and promoted to Lieutenant on 10 Apr 1912. He was killed in action during the first Battle of Ypres. Kings Liverpool War Diary Extract: (The Battle of Gheluvelt) 30th October 1914- Last night at Billets at Nord Westhoek. About 3.30 heard that Germans had broken through the line. 31st October -Received orders to move down to S.W. comer of Polygon Wood. Received orders that we were to counter attack with Worcesters if the 1st Brigade were driven from the Gheluveldt Ridge. Company officers went out to reconnoitre ground over which we had to advance. Lt Doll did not come back. Sent search parties out after him but could find no trace of him. (His body was later found by men of the 54th Battery, R.F.A.)

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, “Lest We Forget – Much Hadham 1914-18” by Richard Maddams (Much Hadham Forge Museum)