William St Andrew Warde Aldam

--/--/1882 -

  • Forenames: William St Andrew
  • Surname: Warde Aldam
  • Date of Birth: --/--/1882
  • Rank: Lt Col
  • Service Type: Army
  • Regiment: 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards
  • Other Sources: DG 6/11/14 Page 8 DC 6/11/14 Page 2; DC 23/10/14 Page 8 DC 14/6/18 Page 3 DC 15/6/17 Page 3 Photo in supplement DC 15/11/18 Page 3 Photo in supplement DC 3/1/19 Page 12

The Doncaster Chronicle described him as ‘possessor of those qualities of leadership and resource which are among the best traditions of the British Officer.’

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William St Andrew Warde-Aldam

William St Andrew Warde-Aldam was born to Julia and William in May 1882 in London. William resided at Frickley Hall and Hooton Pagnell Hall with his family. William began serving with the Coldstream Guards in 1904. He married Clara McAvoy in Uxbridge in April 1908 and by 1911 was a Lieutenant in the Coldstream Guards, living in Surrey with Clara and their daughter, Mary Betty. During the First World War William continued his service with the Coldstream Guards and was later attached to the London Regiment as a Lieutenant Colonel. In December 1914 William led a group of men and a wounded Colonel out of enemy territory and back to their trenches using only the stars and a compass. He was mentioned in despatches for his brave actions and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) while serving as Lieutenant Colonel in the Coldstream Guards in 1917. He was later promoted to Major and remained active in the military, including a stint as the Honorary Colonel of the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry from 1938 – 1939. William died in September 1958.