As the Battle of Loos continued, more Radleians fell in later
assaults. Today we remember Richard Coote and Arthur Badcock.
Richard Coote, A Social 1906. Captain, 8th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regt. Killed
in action at Hulluch, Battle of Loos, on 13 October 1915. After school he
trained as a lawyer at Lincoln’s Inn. Whilst living in London he was a very
active supporter of the Radley Mission at St Peter’s, Wapping. Aged 23.
He was one of three brothers who all served in WW1. His brother, George, fell
Arthur Badcock, C Social 1908. Lt, 6th Bn, Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed
in action, Battle of Loos, on 14 October 1915. At the outbreak of the war he
was studying medicine at St John’s College, Cambridge. He and his brother,
Edmund, volunteered immediately in 1914. Edmund was killed on the Somme in
1916. Aged 21
The grave of Arthur at Elzenwalle and the name of Richard on the Loos
Memorial were among those visited by Nick Bennett and Charlie Barber on their
sponsored 'March in Memory' in July this summer. They raised over £10,000
for Combat Stress. At each grave they planted a cross which had a message
written by one of the Shells (now the Removes). The cross on Arthur Badcock's
grave reads 'You will always be remembered for what you did in the War.
Let us never forget.'