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Commemorating the Fallen of WW1

The name of Basil Hoyle on the Loos Memorial.  Photographed for 'Marching in Memory' for Combat Stress, July 2015

The name of Basil Hoyle on the Loos Memorial. Photographed for ‘Marching in Memory’ for Combat Stress, July 2015

25th September 1915

Battle of Loos

 

Basil Hoyle, E Social 1906.  Captain, 9th Bn, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.  Killed in action on the first day of the Battle of Loos.

At Radley he was a serious scholar who won the Richards Gold Medal. He then went up to Balliol College, Oxford. He volunteered in 1914. He was promoted to Captain in July 1915. His grandfather was the Archbishop of York

Aged 22

Basil Hoyle, Captasin, 9th Bn, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. kia 25 September 1915

Basil Hoyle, Captasin, 9th Bn, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. kia 25 September 1915

Commemorating the Fallen of WW1

Today we remember …

10th August 1915.  Robert Wilson, A Social 1906.  Lt, 6th Bn, Loyal North Lancashire Regt.  Killed in action at Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli  23rd October 1915.  ‘At Radley he was a prefect, and was a member of the football eleven of 1910, and the cricket eleven of 1911. On leaving Radley he went up to Exeter College, Oxford. Reported missing;  28th October 1916;  Reported missing 27th October 1917;  Previously reported missing, now presumed killed on 10th August 1915.’ Aged 23

Robert Wilson, Lt, 6th Bn, Loyal North Lancashire Regt.  Missing 10 August 1915

Robert Wilson, Lt, 6th Bn, Loyal North Lancashire Regt. Missing 10 August 1915

Robert Wilson commemorated on the Helles Memorial.  Photo David Bennett, 18 May 2015

Robert Wilson commemorated on the Helles Memorial. Photo David Bennett, 18 May 2015

The Helles Memorial.  Photo David Bennett, 18 May 2015

The Helles Memorial. Photo David Bennett, 18 May 2015

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9th August 1915.  Today we remember two Radleians who fell, one in France, the other at Gallipoli.

 

Basil Constable, E Social 1900.  Captain, 1/4th Bn, Royal Sussex Regt.  A career soldier, he died of wounds received at Gallipoli.  Aged 31.

Basil Constable, Captain, 1/4th Bn, Royal Sussex Regt.  Died of wounds 9 August 1915

Basil Constable, Captain, 1/4th Bn, Royal Sussex Regt. Died of wounds 9 August 1915

The grave of Basil Constable at Green Hill Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsular.  Photo David Bennett, 18 May 2015

The grave of Basil Constable at Green Hill Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsular. Photo David Bennett, 18 May 2015

Green Hill Cemetery.  Grave of Basil Constable in foreground.  Photo David Bennett, 18 May 2015

Green Hill Cemetery. Grave of Basil Constable in foreground. Photo David Bennett, 18 May 2015

Gilbert Holcroft, 2nd Lt, 2nd Bn, Durham LI.  kia 9 August 1915

Gilbert Holcroft, 2nd Lt, 2nd Bn, Durham LI. kia 9 August 1915

Gilbert Holcroft,  G Social 1909.  2nd Lt, 2nd Bn, Durham Light Infantry.  Killed in action in the Actions of Hooge. ‘He was in his 21st year. He was educated at Radley College and Queens’ College, Cambridge. At the beginning of the war he left Cambridge for Sandhurst. He was a fine oar and rowed in his college boat at Cambridge.’.  Aged 20

Commemorating the Fallen of WW1

The grave of Cyril Knapp-Fisher at Lijssenthoek.  Phptographed for 'Marching in Memory' for Combat Stress, July 2015

The grave of Cyril Knapp-Fisher at Lijssenthoek. Phptographed for ‘Marching in Memory’ for Combat Stress, July 2015

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31st July 1915.  Cyril Knapp-Fisher, F Social 1907.  2nd Lt, 6th Bn, Yorkshire Light Infantry.  Died of wounds received on 30th July in the Actions of Hooge, in Flanders.  After school, he studied at University College, Oxford. He was one of the first Radleians to volunteer at the outbreak of the war in August 1914.  Aged 21

Cyril Knapp-Fisher, 2nd Lt, 2nd Bn, Yorkshire LI.  Died of wounds 31 July 1915

Cyril Knapp-Fisher, 2nd Lt, 2nd Bn, Yorkshire LI. Died of wounds 31 July 1915

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The grave of Anthony Slingsby at Bard Cottage Cemetery.  Photographed for 'Marching in Memory' for Combat Stress, July 2015

The grave of Anthony Slingsby at Bard Cottage Cemetery. Photographed for ‘Marching in Memory’ for Combat Stress, July 2015

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14th July 1915.  Anthony Slingsby,  E Social 1903.  Lt, 1.6th Bn, West Riding Regt.  Killed in action near Ypres.  After school, he won a History Exhibition to Exeter College, Oxford.  Aged 26

Anthony Slingsby, Lt, 1/6th Bn, West Riding Regt.  kia 14 July 1915

Anthony Slingsby, Lt, 1/6th Bn, West Riding Regt. kia 14 July 1915

Commemorating the Fallen of WW1

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

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

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JL Johnstone. Prefects 1904

JL Johnstone. Prefects 1904

On 12th May 1915 John Leslie Johnston, B Social 1899. Lt, Ox & Bucks Light Infantry, was recorded as missing, presumed killed in action in an unknown engagement in the 2nd Battle of Ypres. He was one of the most distinguished scholars of his time at Radley. He won the Richards Gold Medal, the James, Heathcote and Gibbs Scholarships. He went on to become Fellow and Dean of Magdalen College, Oxford. His friend, Edwyn Bevan, published a biography of him in 1920.‘He vanished in May 1915 and it is very likely that he was executed by the Germans soon after being shot in the abdomen.’ Letter from Dr Simon Harris, Regimental Historian, 2014

Lt JL Johnstone, Ox & Bucks LI. Missing in action, 12 May 1915

Lt JL Johnstone, Ox & Bucks LI. Missing in action, 12 May 1915