London Symphony Orchestra

London Symphony Orchestra

The musicians of the London Symphony Orchestra played their part in the First World War in different ways: in the trenches and back at home entertaining those left behind. We hope to be able to tell the story of the contribution made by our musicians and show a little of the part that culture and music has to play in global conflict. We have the following names, given in the minutes of the 1917 AGM and in information from concert programmes and family members, of musicians of the LSO on active service which we are trying to connect to this community and add their stories: William H Reed (1st violin, Leader), Philip Lewis (violin), Edward Carwardine (violin), Horace Ralph (violin), Thomas Peatfield (violin), Edgar Wilby (violin), Robert Carrodus (violin), Bernard Reillie (violin), Sidney Freedman (violin), Joseph Meacham (violin), Arthur Tibbetts (violin), Arthur Ives (violin), Charles Woodhouse (violin), C.Bertram Jones (violin), Frederick Hawkins (violin), David Roy Robertson (violin), Harold Bonarius Grimson (violin), Samuel Bonarius Grimson, Ernest Yonge (viola), Cecil Dorling (viola), Paul Kilburn (viola), Reginald Garnett (viola), Charles Crabb (cello), Arthur Maney (cello), Charles Blackford (cello), Richard Tabb (cello), John Silvester (double bass), Robert Murchie (flute), Frank Almgill (flute), Eli Hudson (flute/piccolo), Henry Nisbet (flute), Edward Augarde (clarinet), Harold Thornton (bassoon), Alexander Penn (horn), Harry Jackson (horn), George Bennett (horn), Ernest Hall (trumpet), Sydney Moxon (trumpet), George Eskdale (trumpet), Edward Garvin (trombone), C.Bertram Lewis (orchestra manager). Are any of these men members of your family? Do you know their service history? Please help us by connecting the names up here to the Lives on this site. Or have you got photos, memories, medals or other information about the men we have already connected below? You can help us to build their stories.

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  • Profile picture for Richard Prestridge Valentine Tabb

    Born 1877

    Died 1961

    British Army 5149 Private London Regiment

    British Army 303174 Private London Regiment

    British Army Second Lieutenant Army Service Corps

  • Profile picture for Elijah Rennison Hudson

    Born 1878

    Died 1919

    British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Garrison Artillery 46th Anti-Aircraft Coy

  • Profile picture for Frank Almgill

    Born 1881

    Died 1966

    British Army T1862 Warrant Officer Class 2 Army Service Corps

    British Army T4/240209 Warrant Officer Class 2 Army Service Corps

  • Profile picture for Harold Grimson

    Born 1882

    Died 1917

    British Army 9523 Private 2nd Reserve Cavalry Regiment

    British Army D/9523 Private 6th Dragoons (Inniskilling)

  • Born 1891

    British Army 48617 Corporal South Wales Borderers

    British Army 48617 Corporal South Wales Borderers 6th Battalion

    British Army 43552 Private Welsh Regiment 12th Battalion

  • Born 1880

    British Army 168458 Driver Royal Field Artillery 36th Area Company

  • Profile picture for Robert George T Carrodus

    Born 1871

    Died 1966

    British Army 31874 Private Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 1st/4th

  • Profile picture for Henry Daniel Nisbet

    Born 1867

    Died 1954

    British Army 3748 Acting Sergeant London Regiment 3rd city of lond Battalion

    British Army 3774 Sergeant East Surrey Regiment

    British Army 319300 Acting Sergeant Royal Garrison Artillery No 16th Depot

  • Born 1879

    Died 1939

    British Army R/258572 Private Army Service Corps

    British Army M/303031 Lance Corporal Royal Army Service Corps Mechanical Transport

  • Profile picture for Albert Edward Sammons

    Born 1886

    Died 1957

    British Army 25830 Musician Grenadier Guards

  • Profile picture for Francis Ash

    British Army 6138 Musician Scots Guards

    British Army 6138 Private Scots Guards

  • Profile picture for George Salisbury Eskdale

    Born 1897

    Died 1960

    British Army 10167 Private Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

    British Army 10167 Lance Corporal Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

    British Army 10167 Corporal Loyal North Lancanshire Regiment

  • Born 1890

    Died 1981

    British Army A 3091 Private King's Royal Rifle Corps

    British Army A 3091 Acting Corporal King's Royal Rifle Corps

  • British Army DM2/151465 Private Army Service Corps

  • Profile picture for Sydney Harvey Moxon

    Born 1878

    Died 1916

    British Army 2488 Corporal London Regiment

    British Army 2488 Sergeant Bugler London Regiment 15th (County of London) Battalion (P.W.O. Civil Service)

    British Army 2488 Serjeant London Regiment 1/15 lond Battalion

  • Born 1886

    Died 1957

    British Army 181420 Sapper Royal Engineers Railway Troops Depot

    British Army 197119 Gunner Royal Garrison Artillery 152nd Heavy Battery

  • Born 1888

    British Army 6055 Acting Corporal London Regiment 16th lond Battalion

    British Army 552834 Acting Corporal London Regiment 16th lond Battalion

    British Army 552834 London Regiment

  • Born 1884

    Died 1935

    British Army M/287111 Private Army Service Corps 384th Mechanical Transport Company

  • Born 1880

    Died 1941

    British Army DM2/137985 Private Army Service Corps Motor Transport

  • Born 1887

    Died 1985

    British Army 48539 Private Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

    British Army M/40 Private Honourable Artillery Company 1st Batallion