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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  • Born 1884

    Died 1935

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

  • Born 1886

    Died 1957

    British Army 181420 Sapper Royal Engineers Railway Troops Depot

    British Army 197119 Gunner Royal Garrison Artillery 152nd Heavy Battery

  • Born 1882

    British Army 42476 Private King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 1st Garrison Battalion

    British Army 66273 Lance Corporal King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

    British Army 194420 Private Labour Corps

  • Born 1887

    Died 1985

    British Army 48539 Private Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

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

  • Profile picture for Albert Edward Sammons

    Born 1886

    Died 1957

    British Army 25830 Musician Grenadier Guards