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Second Lieutenant Stewart Gordon Ridley


The Times - 28th June 1916

Second Lieutenant Stewart Gordon Ridley, Royal Flying Corps, whose death is officially announced, was a son of Mr T W Ridley, of Willimoteswick, Redcar. He was educated at Mr J Roscoe's school at Harrogate and at Oundle, where he was in the OTC for three years. He left school shortly before the war, and was preparing for business, but enlisted in September, 1914, with his brother, as Private in the 4th Yorkshire Regiment, and in February, 1915, received a commission in the 12th Yorkshire Regiment. He left that regiment in July for the Flying Corps, and went to France in August, 1915, as an observer. He was out for four months and returned in December, and subsequently took his pilot's certificate. He was killed on June 15th within a few weeks of attaining the age of 20.


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