Radley History Club logo Gone for a Soldier: Radley Service Men 1884-1920 by Martin Mawhinny
   
Gone for a Soldier: Radley Service Men 1884-1920
A new book about the 93 men from Radley who served in the British armed forces in war and peace between 1885 and 1920 has just been published by amateur historian, Martin Mawhinney, with help from Radley’s own Stanley Baker.

Gone for a Soldier tells the men’s story for the first time. Men from Radley patrolled the frontiers of the India and manned the defences of the Khyber Pass. They fought for Kitchener in the Sudan and General Roberts in South Africa. The vast majority of men recorded in the book served and fought on the battlefields of the First World War. Many were wounded and some paid the ultimate price with their lives in the war to end all wars. With the Armistice of 1981 the men returned to Radley and their former lives. What happened next is also revealed.

This book contains profiles of 93 men from Radley who served in the armed forces in the Boer War 1899-1902 and the Great War 1914-18. Sixty-five names in the Great War list are taken from the wooden plaque which hangs at the back of Radley Church and the brass memorial plaque on the north wall of the nave. A further eight names appear on the memorial in Radley College to college servants who were killed in that conflict and other names are taken from a photograph of the Radley Football Team of 1914. For each man, family and pre-service information is given where available, followed by details of war service and life after the war.

Gone for a Soldier: Radley Service Men 1885-1920
ISBN 978184426821-4
September 2010
Hardback edition, 169 pages, packed with colour and black and white images
Price £16 plus £3 postage and packing

Copies of this limited edition book are available direct from the author:
Martin Mawhinney
255 Chells Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG2 0LY
Email: martin.mawwhinney3@ntlworld.com

Front cover of Gone for a Soldier

 

 

 

 

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