Capt Herbert Leslie Ridley

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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 Captain Herbert Leslie Ridley, MC, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Youngest son of Walter Ridley (1848-1900) and Louisa Catherine Ridley (nee Mellor). Grandson of Thomas Dixon Ridley, founder of the Essex brewers T. D. Ridley & Sons Ltd. Eeducated at Marlborough College (1908-1913) and Trinity College, Cambridge. Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst in 1914. Commissioned into the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Nov 1914, and was sent to France early in 1915. He was wounded at St Julien, Nr Ypres, Belgium in April 1915. Awarded the Military Cross (London Gazette 1 Jan 1917). He was killed in action aged 22 years near Ypres when going around his trenches one evening by an exploding shell. He is buried in grave I.D.17. of Canada Farm Cemetery, Ypres (Ieper), Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders, Belgium. His brother Christopher Mellor Ridley was also killed during the war on 31 Oct 1916. and they are commemorated on a brass memorial plaque in All Saints Church, Springfield Green, Chelmsford, Essex.
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Herbert Leslie Ridley, MC, Capt 1st Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Killed in action near Ypres 15th July 1917 aged 22. G.C. 1914-1915.

Herbert Leslie Ridley

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