Captain Lancelot Joseph Moore Studholme

Regiment: Leinster Regiment
Panel reference: Pier and Face 16 C.
Date published: 24/11/1916
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 09/09/1916
Age at death: 31
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Information: Captain Lancelot Joseph Moore Studholme, Leinster Regiment, killed in action on September 9th, was the only surviving son of the late Joseph Studholme, J.P., and Mrs. Studholme, of Ballylighan, Birr, Ireland. He was educated at Banstead Hall, Surrey, and Uppingham, then at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree. On his father's death he succeeded to the estate, was a Justice of the Peace for the King's County, and filled the office of High Sheriff for 1909, On the outbreak of the war he enlisted in the Cadet Corps of the Leinster Regiment, and received his commission two months afterwards. He went to the front with the 16th Division in December, 1915, and for several months served continuously in the trenches. He was promoted Captain last July, and after gallant conduct was recommended for the Military Cross. Whilst he was leading his Company over open ground under very heavy fire his servant was hit by a bullet, and while assisting in dressing his wound, Captain Studholme was killed.