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Ryley, H F B

Menin Gate

The Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium


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 in 1920)


Herbert Frank Brownlow Ryley

Captain Herbert Frank Brownlow Ryley
1st Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Born at Dalhouse, India.

Killed in action, aged 36 years




Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


At 8pm every evening, the Last Post is played inside the Menin Gate in remembrance.