Inns of Court Officer Training Corps

The Inns of Court Regiment has its origins entrenched in the Napoleonic Wars. With the outbreak of the Great War, however, the Inns of Court Reserve Corps was formalised, consisting of former members of the Inns of Court Rifle Volunteers.

The Inns of Court Officer Training Corps expanded rapidly in August and September 1914, as thousands volunteered for military service following the outbreak of the First World War, and the corps quickly outgrew its peacetime premises in London.

Around 11,000 soldiers were commissioned and became officers in other units. Three were awarded the Victoria Cross, all posthumously: Jack Harrison of the East Yorkshire Regiment; Walter Napleton Stone of the Royal Fusiliers; and Christopher Bushell of the Royal West Surrey Regiment.

Commonwealth War Graves

Haydon, Private Nathaniel (d1918, aged 18, illness)

Lake, Private Geoffrey (d1918, aged 18, illness)

Commonwealth War Graves from the camera of CKPonderingsToo

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