Date of death 5
September 1914 (age 22) at King Edward VII Hospital for Officers in London,
died of wounds received at Le Cateau 5 September 1914. Funeral, Witham, was
represented by Captain Hornsby-Wright, the headmaster and Mr F.W. Stocks.
How many Old Boys of
Felsted in their letters to the School have lamented the death of 'Dicky'
Round! The son of F G Round Esq, CMG, of Witham, and nephew of the Chairman of
our Governors, he came in May 1905. In December 1909 he passed into Sandhurst.
He was a Prefect, and in the Cricket and Hockey XI's and in the Running VIII.
At Hockey he played for Sandhurst and for the Army, and many are the times he
came as an Old Boy to break up the school attack.
He was wounded in the
knee at Le Cateau on August 26th, 1914, was brought to London and was doing
well when tetanus set in. We like the story that came from a private in
hospital that his life was saved by Lieutenant Round, who carried him in. We do
not know if it is true, but it sounds like 'Dicky'.
Source: Felsted School
A later report of the
circumstances of his death:
Auriol Round was wounded in the hip at Le Cateau, he saw a wounded sergeant
near, went courageously after him and carried him about three-quarters of a
mile to a place of safety. In doing that, the bullet that had entered his hip
moved down to his knee, and he succumbed after arrival in England. He never
told anything about his own bravery. The sergeant, who also came home, told of
it, otherwise it would never have been heard of.’
The Essex County Chronicle, Friday, 18 September 1916
Researched by Christine Cocks
His brothers: Harold Cecil Round died on 24th August 1917:
and James Murray Round died on 13th November 1916.