Obituary Harold John Stanton (G Social 1892)

26th February 1901


LIEUTENANT HAROLD JOHN STANTON STANTON, Second Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, who is announced as having died at Pretoria on Sunday from wounds received in the engagement at Nooitgedacht on December 13th, had but recently completed his 22nd year. He joined his regiment from the Derbyshire Militia (3rd Sherwood Foresters) in October, 1899, and was promoted Lieutenant in the following February.



MANY readers of the Radleian will read with sorrow of the death of H. J. S. Stanton. He came to Radley at Michaelmas, 1892, and left at Easter, 1895. He was not here very long, and so had not time to distinguish himself much, though he played in the winning team at Social football in December, 1894: but he gained the respect of everybody he had to do with here by his gentlemanlike pleasant disposition. After leaving school he went to a crammer’s, and after joining the Militia was successful in gaining a commission in 2nd Northumberland Fusiliers in October, 1899. He had been out in South Africa more than a year when, in General Clements’ reverse at Nooitgedacht last December, he was shot between the shoulders. It was forty-eight hours before he could be brought in to Pretoria. But though everything possible was then done for him he was paralyzed, and there was never any hope. He was conscious to the last.