Remembering the Fallen: on this day in 1914, Captain Arthur Edwin Bradshaw, 14th Murray’s Jat Lancers, attached to the 15th The King’s Hussars, was killed in action in France.
One of ten children of Surgeon Major General Sir Alexander Frederick Bradshaw K.C.B., he was educated at Marlborough College and attended the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. His father had served in India for thirty-five years, during the Mutiny and Afghan, Zhob and Hazara campaigns; relatives on his mother’s side fought at the Battle of Plassey in 1757 and then in almost every Indian campaign thereafter.
In 1902 Captain Bradshaw received his commission with the 14th Murray’s Jat Lancers with whom he served in India. During leave each year from 1907 he attended Worcester College and obtained a Master’s Degree in June of 1914. He had been adjutant of his regiment for several years, and also qualified as a French interpreter. At the outbreak of the Great War he applied to be sent to France, and arrived in September of 1914 with the 15th The King’s Hussars.
Captain Bradshaw was killed during a reconnaissance in the village of Bout-del-Ville, near Estaires. He is buried in the Vieille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery at Lacouture in France; carved on his headstone are the words: “As dying and behold we live”. He is remembered on the war memorial outside St Margaret’s Church in north Oxford; on the wall of the Memorial Hall at Marlborough College and in its Roll of Honour; and on a plaque inside Worcester College Chapel.
Arthur, From Plymouth, was 32 years old and married.