INDENTCaptain Sydney Truman Durose, born 1892 at Nottingham, educated at West House School and Oundle School, was gazetted to the 7th Sherwood Foresters 6 October 1914, proceeded to France July 1915 and was in action at Loos and Hooge; was invalided to England and posted to Ireland where he served until January 1917. He returned to France, joined his Regiment in the line near St. Quentin and on 2 April 1917 was killed in action leading his men in an attack on Le Verquir. The Battalion History states "... Captain Durose in command of 'C' decided to advance across the open in artillery formation rather than by the road in columns of four ... Capt. Durose was mortally wounded and many N.C.O.s and Men were down ... Sergeants Yealand and Hudson got to Captain Durose and carried him to the bank, but this gallant officer, still conscious, knew he was finished, so ordered them to leave him and get the men back ... That the enemy appreciated the qualities of those taking part in the operation is proved by the discovery, when the village was ultimately occupied, of the grave of Captain Durose, 2nd Lieutenant F. Downer, Sergeant W.F.Parsons, and two of their comrades, with an inscription in pencil on a rough wooden cross, the translation of which reads "Here lie five fighters, Honour your enemies"."