Stable, Loscombe Law


Son of Daniel Winteringham Stable, barrister and Director of the Prudential Assurance Company of Wanstead, Essex and Plas Llwyn Owen, Llanbrynmair, Montgomery and of Gertrude, daughter of George Still Law (Com 1827). He also had a brother, Sir Wintringham Law Stable KC., MC (B 1901-1907). He came to Winchester from the Wells House School, Malvern Wells.

He passed into Sandhurst in 1905 and in 1907 obtained a commission in the Royal Welch Fusiliers, joining the 2nd Battalion at Agra later that year. He served six years in Burma and India where he represented his battalion in many matches, his final triumph was to be on the winning team in the 1913 Infantry Polo Tourament at Delhi. He returned home in 1913.

When war broke out he left at once with the original British Expeditionary Force and was allocated to 19 Brigade, seeing action near Quievran on 24th August and then joining the Retreat from Mons.   He was promoted Captain on 21st October 1914.

He fell 26th October 1914 between Armentieres and Fromelles whilst bringing in one of his men who had been left wounded between the lines. His Commanding Officer wrote to his parents: “About your gallant son, who was one of the subalterns in the battalion under my command: he was a most excellent soldier – fearless to a degree, and always the most cheerful of companions, and was therefore most popular with his brother officers, and in his death is most deeply regretted by all ranks. He received his death wound, so it was reported to me, going to the assistance of one of the men who was wounded and lying outside of the trenches. This was just like him, as he was always a model of unselfishness and thoughtfulness for others.” He is commorated by a marble plaque in St Mary’s Church, Llan, Powys.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Stable
  • Forenames or initials: Loscombe Law
  • House: B
  • Years in School: 1899-1904
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: Royal Welch Fusiliers
  • Date of Birth: 21st March 1886
  • Date of Death: 26th October 1914
  • How Died: Killed while rescuing one of his wounded men
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer B4
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: PONT DU HEM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE, FRANCE: Grave XI.C.1