Countdown to Peace – an exhibition for WW1

44 days until Armistice

Aidan James rowed for the VIII in 1908.  On leaving school, he went to Trinity College, Cambridge. He then joined the French Foreign Legion, serving with them in France in 1914-15.  He transferred to the British Army in 1915, serving with the Royal Field Artillery until 1920.  He was wounded twice and was awarded both the Military Cross and the Croix de Guerre.  He continued serving with the Territorials after the War.  In civilian life he married, had two daughters, and was a keen tennis player who competed at Wimbledon. He died in 1930, aged 40. His daughters gave his papers to Radley College Archives in 2011.

Today we feature: Photograph of Aidan James in the uniform of the French Foreign Legion/ Régiment Etranger