African Campaign

Commemorating the Fallen of WW1

Today we remember …

27th May 1917

Arthur Knapp, E Social 1890. Lt, Nyasaland Field Force.  Died of illness on active service in East Africa

After school, he worked for a short time as an architect, then became a career soldier, serving with the Ox & Bucks Light Infantry, then the Grahamstown Militia.  He spent 15 years as a planter in Nyasaland (now part of Malawi). He is buried in Dar-es-Salaam cemetery.

He formerly held a commission as second lieutenant in the Militia battalion of the Oxford and Bucks L.I, and served in the South African War with the Grahamstown Town Guard 1901-2, and obtained the Queen’s Medal. For the last 15 years he had been planting cotton in Nyasaland, but on the outbreak of war he joined the force for East Africa. He received a commission as assistant transport officer, and had lately been recruiting carriers from among the natives.

Aged 43

Lt Arthur Knapp, Nyasaland Field Force. Died on active service 27 May 1917

Lt Arthur Knapp, Nyasaland Field Force. Died on active service 27 May 1917

Commemorating the Fallen of WW1

Today we remember …

28th March 1917. Reginald Henderson, D Social 1896. Sgt, East African Mounted Rifles. Died of wounds received in action in TanzaniaAt school, he played for the Cricket and Soccer 1st Xis. After school, he was a farmer in British East Africa (now Kenya). At the outbreak of war he was a trooper in the Thika Horse, but transferred into the 27th Mountain Battery R.A., in which he was a sergeant, and died in Nairobi on March 28th, 1917, of injuries received while on service in German East Africa (now Tanzania) in 1916.

RG Henderson, Radley College Cricket XI 1901

RG Henderson, Radley College Cricket XI 1901

Commemorating the Fallen of WW1

Today we remember …

20th March 1916.  Noel Gibbs, A Social, 1899.  Trooper, East African Mounted Rifles, East African Forces.   Killed by a sniper at Kahe Road, German East Africa (now Tanzania).  After school, he went out to East Africa where he became a farmer/rancher.

LATEST NEWS. The next Radley trip to Gehandu High School in Tanzania will take the opportunity to visit Noel Gibbs’s grave at Moshi on our behalf.

Noel Gibbs, Trooper, East African Mounted Rifles, East African Forces. Killed by a sniper, 19 March 1916

Noel Gibbs, Trooper, East African Mounted Rifles, East African Forces. Killed by a sniper, 20 March 1916

Commemorating the Fallen of WW1

Today we remember …

31st October 1915.  Drostan Russell, D Social 1904.  Rifleman, Northern Rhodesian Rifles, South African Forces.  Died of blackwater fever in Zambia, and listed as ‘died on active service’ 

Aged 24

Drostan Russell, Rifleman, Northern Rhodesian Rifles, South African Forces.  Died on active service 31 October 1915

Drostan Russell, Rifleman, Northern Rhodesian Rifles, South African Forces. Died on active service 31 October 1915