farmer/rancher

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