farmer/rancher

Commemorating the Fallen of WW1

Today we remember …

29th April, 1917

Barham Middleton, B Social 1899. Lance-Corporal, 22nd Bn, Royal Fusiliers.  Killed in action, Battle of Arras.

After school, he studied at the Agricultural Department at Reading University, then worked as a dairy farmer in Surrey. He signed up and served in the ranks of the Universities and Public Schools Battalion, Royal Fusiliers in 1914.  He was killed in the Battle of Arras but has no grave, so is commemorated on the Arras Memorial.

Aged 35

Barham Middleton's name on the Arras Memorial. Photographed for Marching in Memory, July 2015

Barham Middleton’s name on the Arras Memorial. Photographed for Marching in Memory, July 2015

Commemorating the Fallen of WW1

Today we remember …

4th April 1917

John Egerton-Leigh, G Social 1890. Captain, 10th Bn, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action at Metz-en-Couture, during the German Retreat to the Hindenberg Line

He was a career soldier from 1897, serving in the Second South African War until 1902. He then went out to Canada as a farmer until the outbreak of WW1 in 1914.

He went to France in July 1915, and served on the Ypres Salient February to July, 1916, being wounded at Ypres. He afterwards served on the Somme, was at the taking of Guillemont, and was again wounded there, being mentioned in despatches January 4th, 1917. After he was wounded at Ypres he carried in his sergeant, who was also wounded. Finding him too heavy he came in for assistance. and went out again himself in spite of a very nasty rifle fire, and brought him in. He died leading his Company into action. After being wounded once he persevered until a bullet killed him outright. He was buried close to where he fell, just south of Metz-en-Couture and some ten miles from Cambrai.

Aged 41

Capt John Egerton-Leigh. kia 4 April 1917

Capt John Egerton-Leigh. kia 4 April 1917

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 …

11th August 1915.  Francis York, E Social 1898.  Sergeant, 9th Bn, West Yorkshire Regt.  Killed in action at Gallipoli.  After school he spent some time ranching in Canada.  Aged 31

Francis York, Sergeant, 9th Bn, West Yorkshire Regt.  kia 9 August 1915

Francis York, Sergeant, 9th Bn, West Yorkshire Regt. kia 9 August 1915

The Helles Memorial.  Photo David Bennett, 18 May 2015

The Helles Memorial. Photo David Bennett, 18 May 2015

Francis York commemorated on the Helles Memorial.  Photo David Bennett, 18 May 2015

Francis York commemorated on the Helles Memorial. Photo David Bennett, 18 May 2015

Commemorating the Fallen of WW1

The name of John Wheen on the Le Touret Memorial.  Photographed for 'Marching in Memory' for Combat Stress, July 2015

The name of John Wheen on the Le Touret Memorial. Photographed for ‘Marching in Memory’ for Combat Stress, July 2015

Today we remember …

14th May 1915.  Today we remember two Radleians who fell, one in France, the other the first Australian Radleian to fall at Gallipoli. John Wheen, E Social 1894. Captain, 1st Bn, Liverpool Regt. Missing, presumed killed in action, Battle of Festubert (part of the 2nd Battle of Ypres).  He served in the Second South African War in 1900 and was invalided home wounded. He was wounded in France in 1914‘previously reported wounded and missing, is now officially presumed to have been killed on May 14-16, 1915.’

John Wheen, Capt 1st Bn Liverpool Regt.  Missing, presumed kia, 14 May 1915

John Wheen, Capt 1st Bn Liverpool Regt. Missing, presumed kia, 14 May 1915

Augustus Maryon-Wilson, Trooper, 2nd Australian Light Horse, Australian Imperial Force.  kia Gallipoli, 14 May 1915

Augustus Maryon-Wilson, Trooper, 2nd Australian Light Horse, Australian Imperial Force. kia Gallipoli, 14 May 1915

Augustus Maryon-Wilson, A Social 1894. Trooper, 2nd Australian Light Horse, Australian Imperial Force. Killed in action, 14-15 May, at Gallipoli.  Originally from Essex, he emigrated to Australia and became a farmer

The grave of A Maryon-Wilson at Shrapnel Valley.  Photo David Bennett, 18 May 2015

The grave of A Maryon-Wilson at Shrapnel Valley. Photo David Bennett, 18 May 2015

Shrapnel Valley Cemetery is close to ANZAC Cove.  Grave of A Maryon-Wilson in foreground.  Photo David Bennett, 18 May 2015

Shrapnel Valley Cemetery is close to ANZAC Cove. Grave of A Maryon-Wilson in foreground. Photo David Bennett, 18 May 2015