Captain Richard Herschel Whateley

5th Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own)

Date of birth: 27 March 1894
Date of death: 25 August 1916

Missing presumed killed in action aged 22
No known grave

Richard Herschel was born in Kensington, the second son of Henry Arthur Whateley and his wife, Margaret Alice Edith. His father was a solicitor who lived in Laurel Lodge, Dancers Hill, Barnet, Middlesex for many years.

Richard was educated at Eton and came up to Christ Church in 1913.

He joined the 5th Rifle Brigade [The Prince Consort’s Own] in November 1914 and was killed in action on or about 25 August 1916.

His name is on Panel 129 on the Loos Memorial.

Probate was granted to his father on 16 October 1917. He left £2042-3s-6d.