Carew, Francis Ludovic


He was the son of Charles Robert Sydenham Carew, M.P. of Tiverton. He came to Winchester from Mr. Douglas’ school at Malvern and was appointed a House Prefect his last year; he played in Commoner XV, and stood on Dress for VI. He was a member of his House IV in rowing and also in Junior pairs and Junior IVs. He was a member of Boat Club Committee in 1912.

He passed through Sandhurst and joined the 20th Hussars in 1914 with his commission as 2nd Lieutenant being gazetted on 25th February.  The unit formed part of 5 Cavalry Brigade and was heavily involved in the First Battle of Ypres, holding the line from near Messines through Wytschaete to near Hollebeke. Carew fell at Oosttaverne, near Ypres, on October 30th 1914, at the age of nineteen, and is commemorated on panel 5 of the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Carew
  • Forenames or initials: Francis Ludovic
  • House: G
  • Years in School: 1908-1912
  • Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
  • Regiment: 20th Hussars
  • Date of Birth: 4th March 1895
  • Date of Death: 30th October 1914
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer E3
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Unknown but commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Panel 5