Lt C W Tufnell


Lieutenant Tufnell was killed on the 6th November, 1914, while proceeding in command of his machine-gun section to defend a wood near Ypres, and was buried in Zillebeke Churchyard. Lieutenant Carleton Wyndham Tufnell of the 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards was the third son of Carleton Fowell Tufnell, of Watendone Manor, Kenley, and nephew of Rear-Admiral Lionel Grant Tufnell. They came from the family that established Tufnell Park in Islington. He was born at Sydenham, Kent, on the 5th August, 1892 and educated at Eton, where he was captain of the Cricket XI, and for two years captain of the Football XI. He was the winner of the Victor Ludorum Cup, President of the Eton Society, and winner of the King's medal in the OTC. Passing through Sandhurst, he joined the Grenadier Guards in September, 1912, becoming Lieutenant in September 1914, and being for some time in the King's Company in the 1st Battalion. He was a member of the MCC and I Zingari. While at school he played for two years in the Eton v. Harrow and Eton v. Winchester matches. He represented the Army in Association Football v. the Dutch Army on two occasions, and was a prominent member of the Household Brigade Cricket Club.


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