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Rifleman 9932 Alan PROTHEROE
5th Battalion, London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade)

Killed in Action,   Thursday 3rd December 1914,   Flanders, Belgium,   age 20

Home address:7 Cliveden Road, Wimbledon, Surrey
Born:1894, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire
Parents:Alice Protheroe and Ernest Henry Protheroe
8 Mayfield Road, Wimbledon, London
Marital status:Single
Occupation:Clerk, Messrs. Jacobsen, Welsh and Co.
Remembered:Lancashire Cottage Cemetery, Ploegsteert, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium,
plot I, row C, grave 2.
Link to Hyde:Father had lived in Hyde

A fine swimmer, a great hockey and tennis player, he was "as strenuous in his efforts for King and Country as he was in sport," said the Captain of his Company.

From Hyde in War Time, 1916, Page 119:

He was shot dead in the trenches, by a German sniper, who immediately afterwards was killed.

From the Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser, 16th January 1915, page 6, column 6:

A tragic coincidence is associated with the death of Alan Protheroe of the London Rifle Brigade, says Daily Sketch. He was the son of Ernest Protheroe, author of many books for boys, swimming captain (in fact, one of the best swimmers in Surrey) and an all-round athlete. He heard Kitchener's call on the first day hurried to London, and enlisted in the L.R.B. He was in France in November, and was killed in the trenches in December. Now for the coincidence. He died on the very day that a book of the father's (The British Navy, its Making and its Meaning), dedicated to the son, was published.