When war broke out all the siblings did their bit with all the boys seeing active service. Fred, already a member of the Honourable Artillery Company, served the time he had signed up for initially (4 years) and then, partway through 1916, signed up again and returned to France. On June 8th 1917 Fred was wounded by splinters from an exploding shell; he returned to England. Fred returned to France on 4th October 1917 but was wounded again on 4th May 1918, this time severely, both knees being damaged and his forearm wounded by fragments from another exploding shell. He returned to Southampton on 2nd June 1918 and remained on the reserve list of officers until 21st September 1921. Later he was ordained as a priest.
John was already a member of the Honourable Artillery Company and served with them in France initially. After his period of service ended he joined the Worcestershire Regiment and rose to the rank of acting Captain. He relinquished his commission on 31st December 1919 on the grounds of ill health – he had sustained an injury from a bullet/piece of shrapnel which passed through his hand and bedded in his skull, requiring shards of bone to be removed. An enthusiastic sportsman, he afterwards always wore a supportive bandage over his head wound when playing sport. John was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.
David served with the 15th Battalion Durham Light Infantry and was killed on 18th April 1918 aged 18, in the First Battle of the Kemmel, south of Ypres. His death is recorded on the Tyne Cot Memorial.
Madeline was already a trained nurse when war broke out and her service involved being sent to Egypt. She married William Ritchie, an eminent surgeon, in 1921 and moved to Edinburgh. She died in 1962.
Enid became a VAD nurse and this saw her working at Fort Pitt Military Hospital in Chatham. Her service card notes that she was engaged in November 1916 and served fulltime for 7½ months, with her service ending in October 1917.
(Source The Story of Enid Tyrie and George Frederick Nuthall by Imogen Middleton. https://www.surreyinthegreatwar.org.uk/.../the-story-of.../)