Langley Latton Attwood 12 August 1917

Langley Latton Attwood was a Londoner and an only son, born in February 1893. He was in Llewellyn Jones’ Dryden House from 1906-10. At school he won prizes for gymnastics and although Dryden was just beaten by Grafton in the Junior House Competition in 1908, they got their revenge a year later. Attwood was also a useful diver coming 2nd in the competition held in 1909.

When war broke out, he was in British Columbia and he joined the 47th battalion Canadian Infantry (Machine Gun Section). Later he transferred to the 1st Canadian Pioneers and arrived in France in April 1916. He fought with the Canadians in all their engagements until early 1917, when he transferred to the Royal Garrison Artillery.

He was killed during the Battle of Passchendaele, aged 24, on 12th August 1917 and was buried in the New Military Cemetery in the village of Vlamertinghe outside Ypres.

C Pendill
Yarrow Fellow