WW1 Alumni

Read, C

C. Read

Rifleman, King's Royal Rifles 

C. Read was a student at Alleyn's until 1910 and joined the war effort as part of the King's Royal Rifles. He served overseas on the Eastern Front as a Private and was involved in the British operations in Mesopotamia towards the end of the war. In 1918, he wrote home about the conditions of life overseas in the Army, stating that he was keeping 'quite fit', despite the intense heat and flies.