Siegfried Sassoon

Who Was Who?

The Sherston Trilogy was full of real people, but all had pseudonyms. Below is a list of names from the books along with the real name of the person.

Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man

Pseudonym

Real Name

Barchard Family

Marchant Family

Barchard, Jack

Marchant R.E.

Barton, Captain

Greaves, Captain E.J., MC

Bathwick, Sam

Elphick, Sam

Brandwick

Ridsdale, Arthur

Brownrigg, ‘Boots’

J.F. Lamont, Brigadier

Carmine, Major

Terry, Major

Colwood, Stephen

Harbord, Gordon

Croplady, N.

Whitfield, G.

Dixon, Tom

Richardson, Tom

Dodd, William

Hodges, William

Dottrell, Joe

Cottrell, Captain Joe T., DSO, DCM

Dumborough, Lord

Nevill, Lord Henry

Durley, Julian

Dadd, 2nd Lt. Julian

Ellis, Bob

Lowes, Bob

Evelyn, Aunt

Sassoon, Theresa

Flook

Molyneux, Private R.

‘Gentleman George’

Green, G.

Hesmon, Colonel

Thompson, Colonel

Homeward, Tom

Homewood, Tom

Huxtable, Captain

Ruxton, Captain Julian H. Hay

Jaggett, Bill

Lindsay-Hogg, Bill

Kinjack

Stockwell, Lt. Colonel C.I.

Mansfield, Birdie

Stansfield, Lt. N.

Maundle, Squire

Morland, Squire

Maskall, Miss

Horrocks, Clara

Maskall, Major

Horrocks, Major Edgeworth

Milden, Dennis

Loder, Norman

Noakes, Ned

Lambert, Edwin

Oakfield, Mrs.

Inge, Mrs.

Ormand

Orme, Lt. E.L.

Pattons, Misses

Hollands, Misses

Peppercorn, Jack and Charlie

Brown, Frank and Harry

Pomfret, Roger

Nevill, Rupert

Porteus-Porteous, Sir

Newdigate, Sir Francis

Putteridge, Richard

Philpot, J.G.

Sherston, 2nd. Lt. George

Sassoon, 2nd. Lt. Siegfried

Shotney, Mrs.

Hussey, Mrs.

Sibson

Stevenson

Star, Mr.

Moon, Mr.

Sutler, Bill

Butler, Will

Tiltwood, Dick

Thomas, 2nd. Lt. David C. (‘Tommy’) with elements of Hanmer, Lt. R.H.

Winchell, Colonel

Minshull Ford, Lt. Colonel J.R.M.

Yalden, Parson

Leigh, Canon

Memoirs of an Infantry Officer

Pseudonym

Real Name

Allgood

Goodall, M.H. (Marcus)

Asterisk, Lord & Lady

Brassey, Lord & Lady

Baldock, Sergeant

Baldwin, Sergeant

Barton, Captain,

Greaves, Captain E.J., MC

Bates

Yates, Captain (QM) H.

‘Big-game hunter, at Flixecourt

Hesketh-Pearson

Brock

Brocklebank, R.

‘Cameronian Colonel’

Chaplin, Colonel

‘Cameronian Corporal’

Smart, Corporal

‘Commandant’ at Flixecourt

Rawlinson, Lt. General Sir Henry

Cromlech, David

Graves, Robert von R.

Dunning

Conning, Lt. T.R., MC

Durley, Julian

Dadd, 2nd. Lt. Julian

Easby, Colonel

Garnett, Lt. Colonel W.B.

Eaves, Bill

Adams, J.B.P. (Bill)

Edmunds

Dadd, Edmund H., MC

Evelyn, Aunt

Sassoon, Theresa

Fernby

Newton, 2nd. Lt. V.F.

Flook

Molyneux, Private R.

Hawkes

Hawes, Captain E.G., MC

Huxtable, Captain

Ruxton, Captain Julian H. Hay

Jenkins

Garnon-Williams

Kangaroo (‘Kangar’)

Sassoon, 2nd. Lt. Siegfried

Kendle, Lance Corporal

Gibson, Lance Corporal

Kinjack

Stockwell, Lt. Colonel C.I.

Leake, Captain

Kirkby, Captain W.W.

Macartney, Major

Macartney-Filgate, Major

MacNair, Captain

Wright, Captain

Mansfield, Birdie

Stansfield, Lt. N.

Markington

Massingham, H.W.

Milden, Dennis

Loder, Norman

Munro, Captain

Dunn, J.C., Captain R.A.M.C.

Ormand

Orme, Lt. E.L.

Perrin

Davies, 2nd. Lt. J.I.J.

Rees

Evans, 2nd. Lt.

Robson, Major

Compton Smith, Major

Sherston, 2nd. Lt. George

Sassoon, 2nd. Lt. Siegfried

Shirley

Casson, 2nd. Lt. R.A.

Tiltwood, Dick

Thomas, 2nd. Lt. David C. (‘Tommy’) with elements of Hanmer, Lt. R.H.

Tyrell, Thornton

Russell, Bertrand

Whincop, Major General

Pinney, Major General R.J., C.B.

Wilmot, Ralph

Greaves, Lt. Ralph C.J.

Worgan, Private

Jordan, Private

Sherston’s Progress

Pseudonym

Real Name

B

Badcoe, 2nd. Lt.

Blarnett, ‘the Mister’

Harnett, Mr

Bond, Private John (355642)

Law, Private John (355642)

Clements

Cowan

‘The Doc’ (of 25th RWF)

Bigger, Captain W.K.

Duclos, Captain

Duclos, Captain

Evans, Major

R. Major J.G., DSO

Hooper

Harper, Lt. S.W.

Howell

Howell-Jones, Lt. H.G.

Howitt

Jowett, 2nd. Lt. W.

Jones, Harry

Morgan, Harry [L]

Marshall

Robinson, Lt/Captain M.

Mister, the

Harnett, Mr

O’Donnell, Mrs.

MacDonnel, Mrs.

Philipson, Tom

Atkinson, Tom

Rivers, Dr.

Rivers, Dr W.H.R.

Roberts, ‘Stiffy’

Phillips, ‘Stiffy’ [probably J.R.]

Shehan, Mike

Sheeby, Mike

Stonethwaite

Linthwaite, Private Jim

Velmore

Pinto, Captain Vivian de Sola

Whiteway, Corporal V.C.

Whitfield, Corporal V.C.

I would like to acknowledge Jean Moorcroft-Wilson’s, book, Siegfried Sassoon, The Journey From The Trenches - A Biography, 1918-1967, as the main reference for the information above.

Below is an additional set of place names which I have taken from a list compiled by Carole Noakes in the Matfield & Brenchley Historical Society’s publication, Siegfried Sassoon 1886-1967 A Centenary Celebration.

Sherston Trilogy

Pseudonym

Real Name

The House

Weirleigh, Matfield

Dumborough

Eridge

Amblehurst

Lamberhurst

Hop Kilns

Beltring

Finchhurst

Frant

Village

Matfield

Baldock Wood

Paddock Wood

Ballboro

Marlborough

Butley

Brenchley

Ashbridge

Maidstone

Nutwood Manor

Chapelwood Manor, Nutley, Sussex

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