2nd Lt Ronald John MacIver Wilson Theobald

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Seating
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Memorial to 2nd Lieutenant Ronald John MacIver Wilson Theobald, 5th Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Son of Rosie Nunn-Wilson (formerly Theobald), of 27, Wetherby Mansions, Earl's Court Square, London, and the late W. H. Wilson Theobald, M.A. (Cantab.), Barrister-at-Law, of Inner Temple. Educated at Westminster School. Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst 1916. Commissioned into the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 12 Sep 1917. Deployed with the 5th Battalion to France in Nov 1917. He was stationed near St Quentin, France, when the major German offensive, known as Operation Michael, was launched in the early hours of the 21 Mar 1918. His battalion was defending the Somme, where they faced trench mortars, mustard gas, chlorine gas, tear gas, smoke canisters, and heavy artillery bombardment. Ronald was killed in action on the first day of the three-day long Battle of St Quentin aged 19 years, where his battalion was defending the plateau on the line of the Benay-Essigny road, just NE of St Quentin, that was captured by the German Army. He is buried in grave III.F.4. of Grand-Seraucourt British Cemetery, Seraucourt-le-Grand, Departement de l'Aisne, Picardie, France.
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Ronald John MacIver Wilson Theobald, 2nd Lt Oxf & Bucks L.I. Killed in action near St Quentin March 21st 1918 aged 19. "Through death to immortal fame"

Ronald John MacIver Wilson Theobald

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