Lieutenant Francis Stuart Verschoyle

Regiment: Royal Engineers
Date published: 30/07/1915
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 25/04/1915
Age at death: 19
Cemetery: Ypres Town Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Plot: G. 7.
Information: Lieutenant Francis Stuart Verschoyle, Royal Engineers, youngest son of Mr. W.H.F. and Mrs. Frances Verschoyle, of Woodley, Dundrum, County Dublin, was born 9th April, 1896; educated at Castle Park, Dalkey, and Marlborough College. Leaving the latter at the end of the summer term, 1914, he entered Trinity College, Dublin. He left Chatham for France on the 13th December, 1914, and was killed in action on Sunday night, 25th April, near Ypres, defending a trench, with only four others, against overwhelming odds. His C.O. wrote from the battlefield, that “he behaved like a soldier, did his duty well, and fought to the end”.