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Garland, James Richard

Captain James Richard Garland, who was killed on July 1st leading his men into action, was educated first at Latymer School, where he won a scholarship at the age of 11. From there he went as a student teacher, and joined King's College and the London Day Training College. A member of the O.T.C., he was at camp when the war broke out. He immediately volunteered for active service and received a commission on August 29th 1914. His Colonel writes of him to his father thus- "It is with a sense of great sorrow and personal loss that I write to express my deepest sympathy and also that of those of us who remain, with you and your family in the loss of your son, Capt. J.R. Garland. He fell at the head of his company leading them in an attack in a very gallant manner. He was a very good and competent officer and one in whom I found I could always repose confidence, which is a very valuable asset indeed, and his gallant death is a sad loss to his company and to the battalion besides being a great personal loss to me and his brother officers. The example he set us all during his life he maintained right up to his death which he met so gallantly. I am doing all I can to arrange about his effects and grave and will write further in due course." King's College Review Dec. 1916

Biographical

Surname(s)Garland
First name(s)James Richard
Family detailsSon of Richard Edmund and Olive May Garland of 62, Souls Avenue, Willesden, London.
Previous educationLatymer School
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dept / courseFaculty of Science
QualificationsB.Sc.
Military unitLondon Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), 1st/2nd Bn
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
CampaignsFrance and Flanders July 1915 to July 1916
Date of death1 July 1916
Age at death23
Rank at deathCaptain
Cause of deathKilled in action leading his company in the Battle of the Somme
Burial placeGommecourt British Cemetery No 2 Hebuterne
Commemoration(s)King's College Chapel
Notes

Captain London Regiment * B.Sc., King's College and London Day Training College * son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Garland of Harlesden * killed in action leading his Company in the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916 * buried at Gommecourt. O.T.C. Roll of the Fallen

SourcesKing's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; London University O.T.C. 1914-1919 University of London OTC Roll of the Fallen

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