1. Memorial:Delsaux Farm Cemetery Beugny
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.117
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour7D GQS

Awards & Titles:

Military Cross

Family :

Eldest son of Hubert John Broughton-Adderley and the Hon. Florence Margaret Broughton-Adderley nee Handcock,daughter of Richard Handcock, 4th Baron Castlemaine of Moydrum and Hon. Louisa Matilda Harris.

Education & Career :

He was educated at the Rev. E. L. Browne's, St Andrew's, Eastbourne, Eton (Mr Stones), and Exeter College, Oxford.

He was a good allround sportsman and cricketer, and at Eton obtained his Upper Sexpenny, Lower Club, and XXII, and his house colours, and was a member of the Eton Society. At Oxford he played cricket for his college and for the Authentics, and was a member of the Bullingdon Club.

He was also a member of the M.C.C.

After leaving Oxford he went out to Rhodesia to take up tobacco farming, but after nine months contracted blackwater fever and sunstroke, and had to return to England. In 1914 he went to Canada, and on the outbreak of war tried to enlist, but could not get passed for active service.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 1/Scots Guards 

1st Battalion August 1914 : in Aldershot. Part of 1st (Guards) Brigade, 1st Division. 25 August 1915 : transferred to 2nd Guards Brigade, Guards Division

Action : The Battle of Le Cateau and subsidiary actions 

26 August - 1 September 1914. Following the clash at Mons, the BEF was forced to retreat. I Corps under Haig was able to march almost unmolested but II Corps under Smith-Dorrien was confronted by large elements of German troops which threatened his line of retreat. In a classic ?stopping? action II Corps held the German attack and allowed time for the orderly retreat to continue.

In September he joined the Royal North-West Mounted Police at Prince Albert, and served with that Force for two years. He then joined the R.N.A.S. at Toronto, and went to France in February, 1917, to complete his training, but owing to a bad crash had to give up flying. He transferred to the Scots Guards, went to the front with them in December, 1917, and obtained the acting rank of captain last September.

Detail :

Capt. PETER HANDCOCK BROUGHTON-ADDERLEY died on October 16th of wounds received in action on the previous day at Selle River.

Citations & Commemorations :

  MC Citation (LG Sup 1 February 1919 pg. 1646)
"For conspicuous gallantry and initiative on 27 September, 1918, during the attack on the Hindeburg support line south of Graincourt. He was in command of the right front company throughout the day, and gained all his objectives. He himself, with a party of six men, rushed a machine gun which was causing heavy casualties and killed or captured the crew."

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Apollo University No. 357 E.C.Oxfordshire

22nd November 1910
7th February 1911
9th May 1911

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