Remembrance - The Yorkshire Regiment, First World War
Lieutenant Percival Victor Alban RADCLIFFE
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Lieutenant Percival Victor Alban RADCLIFFE.
5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, attached to Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry). Son of Bernard and Georgina Radcliffe, of Royton, Malvern Wells, Worcs. Killed 25 November 1917. Aged 20.
Buried ANNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY.
The following notes are provided in Bob Coulson's biographies of Yorkshire Regiment Officers killed in the First World War;-
Percival Radcliffe was born at Beech Hill, County Cork on June 22nd 1897.
He was educated at Stonyhurst College at Clitheroe in Lancashire and was gazetted on September 28th 1914. He was promoted to Lieutenant on June 1st 1915 and was appointed Musketry Instructor and later Transport Officer to the 5th Battalion.
As the Battle of the Somme opened in July 1916 Lt Radcliffe transferred to the Machine Gun Corps and in April of 1917 was attached to the Cavalry Section of the corps. Serving during the Cambrai offensive in November of 1917 Lt Radcliffe was wounded in action at Bourlon Wood and died of his wounds on November 25th 1917 at the age of 20.
Percival Radcliffe was the son of Bernard and Georgina Radcliffe of Royton, Malvern Wells in Worcestershire.
The photo has been taken from "Stonyhurst War Record" . We are very grateful for Stonyhurst College for allowing us to use this photo.
The entry in the "Stonyhurst War Record" for Lieutenant Rdacliffe is on pp 36 - 238.
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