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Lieutenant Joseph F E Radcliffe


Claro Times - 13th March 1915

Lieutenant J F E Radcliffe, second son of Sir Joseph Radcliffe, Rudding Park, near Harrogate, who was formerly a Captain in the 3rd Battalion of the Prince of Wales' Own Yorkshire Regiment, and is now in the Northumberland Fusiliers, has been wounded in action.

Lieutenant Radcliffe was gazetted in that rank in the 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers last November, and had previously served with the 4th (Territorial) Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment in which he held the same rank.

Lieutenant Radcliffe returned to the Front about a fortnight ago, after a short furlough at Rudding Park.


Claro Times - 20th March 1915

We regret to learn that Lieutenant Joseph Francis Edward Radcliffe, son of Sir Joseph Radcliffe, of Rudding Park, Knaresborough, has been wounded. Whilst in action on March 4th a shrapnel shell fell near him, and a piece lodged in one of his feet. He is now in Guy's Hospital, where he is making satisfactory progress.

Lieutenant Radcliffe, who was gazetted to the 1st Northumberland Fusiliers last November, has been at the Front for five months, and he was at home recently for a few days, returning to France on February 22nd.

His brother, Mr E J Radcliffe, was formerly captain of the Yorkshire County Cricket Club.


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