Herbert Frank Brownton Ryley, son of
Major F Ryley, of Claremont Court, Jersey, was born
11th September, 1878. He entered [Victoria College]
in 1889 and left at the end of the same year. Later
he went to Rugby, and on leaving school went into
the Army through the Militia, becoming Second Lieutenant
in The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment in 1899 and
Captain in 1906. He served in Malta, Cyprus, Crete,
Gibraltar, South Africa, Mauritius, and India, and
came home to the Depot at Preston at the end of 1913.
He went out with the First Seven Divisions and was
reported missing in the heavy fighting around Ypres
on 2nd November, 1914. Later he was officially reported
killed on that date.
(The above text appears in the
Book of Remembrance of Victoria College published