Commemorating the Fallen of WW1

Today we remember …

On 4th May 1915, William Schreiber, G Social 1900, died of wounds received in the Second Battle of Ypres. He was a Lieutenant with the Canadian Expeditionary Force, serving in the mechanical transport division of the Canadian Army Service Corps stationed at the 1st Canadian Ammunition Park. He came from a military family: both his father and grandfather held the rank of colonel. He left Radley in 1902 and emigrated to Canada before 1910. He was married twice: first to Marie in 1910, and then to Gabrielle in 1914. We knew nothing more about his life until a researcher sent this note in 2013:
‘It is the case that my grandfather and two others – including William Eric Brymer Schreiber – set up Britain’s first motor car agency selling Ford cars in the early 1900s.’ – information supplied by Robin Thornton, 1st June 2013So he was probably using his skills and interest in cars to serve the war effort.

Lt WE Schreiber, Canadian Expeditionary Force.  Died of wounds on 4th May 1915

Lt WE Schreiber, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Died of wounds on 4th May 1915