Auriol Francis Hay Round

Name

Auriol Francis Hay Round

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

05/09/1914
22

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lieutenant
Essex Regiment
2nd Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

WITHAM (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD
North boundary of cemetery
United Kingdom

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

St Matthew’s Church Memorial, Oxhey

Pre War

Auriol Francis Hay Round, born on 11 November 1891, was the son of the Francis Richard Round and his wife Frances Emily Round.

Wartime Service

He was wounded in the knee at Le Cateau on August 26th 1914. “After Lieutenant 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.” He was brought to London and was doing well when tetanus set in and he died on 5th September 1914 (age 22).

Additional Information

Son of Francis R. Round, C.M.G., and F. Emily Round, of Avenue House, Witham. His brothers Harold Cecil Round and James Murray Round also fell. Also see ‘Additional Information’ provided with kind permission of Bushey First World War Commemoration Project – Please visit www.busheyworldwarone.org.uk.

Acknowledgments

Dianne Payne - www.busheyworldwarone.org.uk, Jonty Wild