On original site
Inside a building - public/private
- First World War (1914-1918)
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Memorial to Major (Lt Col on CWGC website) Jasper Fitzgerald Radcliffe, DSO, Devonshire Regiment. Fifth son of the late Walter Copleston Radcliffe and Charlotte Hannah Radcliffe of Warleigh, Devon. Baptised on 1 Jan 1868 in Tamerton Foliat, Devon. Educated at Cheltenham College. Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Commissioned into the Devonshire Regiment on 22 Aug 1888. Promoted to Lieutenent 31 Oct 1890. Husband of Emily Maud Radcliffe (daughter of the Rev E C Orpen, of Exleigh, Starcross, Devon), of 69, Park Mansions, Knightsbridge, London. Married in 1893. Promoted to Captain on 9 Apr 1898. Served in the South African Campaign 1899-1902. Was present at the Relief of Ladysmith, including the action at Colenso, where he was severely wounded. He was Mentioned in Despatches on 8 Feb and 10 Sep 1901; awarded the Queen's Medal with clasp, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (London Gazette, 27 Sep 1901). He was Adjutant, Discharge Depot, 2 Sep 1900-2 Sep 1905. He was promoted to Major on 7 May 1907. He served in WWI and was promoted to Lt Col on 23 Nov 1915. Commanded the 1st Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment 30 Jun 1915 to 17 Aug 1915 and then took over command of the 10th Battalion the Essex Regiment. Killed in action aged 48 years in a dugout in the trenches when it had a direct hit by an artillery shell and his head was crushed by a falling beam. Buried in grave I.H.1 of Becourt Military Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France.
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