Malvern College First World War Casualty

Lieutenant Harry Ryland Priestley

Photo of Harry Ryland Priestley
House and time at Malvern: No 7, 1909 - 1911.

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery.
Died: 19 June 1918 aged 23 in United Kingdom. Died in England after gas poisoning.
Cemetery: Perry Bar St Johns Church EAST CORNER

Son of Mrs. Priestley, Edgbaston. b. 1895.
Middle IV B—Modern II. House XI Football.
In business.
Great War Private 6th Royal Warwickshire Regt. 1914 ; Lieutenant R.G.A.

'He enlisted in September 1914, in the 6th Royal Warwickshire Regiment, and went to France in March 1915. In September 1915 he obtained a commission in the R.G.A., and in the spring of 1916 he again went to France, and from then until he was sent home in March 1918, suffering from gas poisoning, he was in the thick of the fighting both on the Somme and at Passchendale. A wonderful tribute has been received from his C.O. of his bravery and goodness, and from all sides his mother has been comforted by hearing of the respect in which he was held by his men. He died at Streatham Hall Military Hospital, Exeter, on June 19th.' (Malvernian, Jul 1918)

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