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Commemorating the Fallen

Commemorating the Fallen

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 in 1918

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.'

 

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