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Ladyman, John Charles Harrison

J.C.H. Ladyman was known to very few in the College as he was but few weeks amongst us. He entered the College at the commencement of the Session, 1914-15, but in October, 1914, enlisted as a private in the 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. He was killed in action at Hulluch, on October 13th last; for many weeks scheduled among the "missing" news has now come to hand which leaves no doubt of the fate which has overtaken him.

Born at Norwich, in 1877, Mr. Ladyman lived and worked for twenty-one years in the parish of Walthamstow. There he was known and loved by many, particularly by the boys of the parish. He laboured among them in their gymnasium, and in their Boy Scout Patrol without ceasing, until with this Great War came a call to a still higher duty. Never sparing himself he has now made the greatest sacrifice of all. King's College Review, June 1916

Biographical

Surname(s)Ladyman
First name(s)John Charles Harrison
Date of birth1877
Place of birthNorwich
Family detailsSon of George Ladyman (tea dealer) and his wife Mary of Norwich
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1914/15
Dept / courseTheology
Military unitNorfolk Regiment 7th Bn.
Date enlistedOctober 1914
Place enlistedLondon
Service number16700
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
CampaignsFrance and Flanders
Decorations / medals15 Star, British War and Victory Medals
Date of death13 October 1915
Age at death38
Rank at deathPrivate
Place of deathHulluch
Commemoration(s)King's College Chapel; Loos Memorial
NotesLived and worked in the ministry for 21 years at Walthamstow. His Victory Medal was sold for £30 on ebay, November 2009.
SourcesKing's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; Soldiers Died in the Great War; ebay

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