Read, Arthur Beddome (1891-1914)
Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.
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Details: Arthur Beddome Read (1891-1914), born 20 January 1891, only son of Robert Arthur Read and Maud E. Read, of Avalon, Grange Road, Sutton, Surrey; grandson of Colonel R.H. Beddome, Madras Staff Corps.
Attended Mill Mead School, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
Attended Sherborne School (Abbeylands) September 1904-July 1910; 6th form; Bowen History prize 1910; 1st XI cricket team 1908, 1909, 1910 (captain); Public School Boxing 1909, 1910 (silver medal); Colour-Sergeant in the OTC. Took part in the 1905 Sherborne Pageant www.flickr.com/photos/sherborneschoolarchives/15355367973...
He was a member of the M.C.C., and was also a fine Rugby forward, playing for Surrey and also the Richmond Club until the 1913-1914 season, when he played for the Army against Sandhurst and Woolwich at Queen's Club. He also played for Sutton Cricket Club (Surrey) in the 1913 season and had a good average.
Gazetted to the Special Reserve in April 1912, and commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the Somerset Light Infantry in December 1913, joining the 1st Battalion at Colchester in January 1914.
WW1, Lieutenant in Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry),1st Bn. Went to France in August 1914. Killed by shrapnel at Crony in the Battle of Aisne, France, on 16 September 1914.
Vailly British Cemetery, IV. G. 12 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/578560/READ,%20ARTHUR...
Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Abbeylands roll of honour. Mrs J.D.M. Crawley donated £2 towards the Sherborne School War Memorial in memory of Lt. A.B. Read; Mrs Read donated £5 towards the Sherborne School War Memorial in memory of her son, Lieut. A.B. Read.