Raynor, Harold Arthur Livingston


He was the elder son of the Reverend Arthur Guy Sanders Raynor and Ada Raynor of Little Dean’s Yard, Westminster. His father was formerly Master of the King’s Scholars at Westminster School; and then Vicar of Steventon, Berkshire. Arthur Raynor’s younger brother, John (1909-70) was a noted composer. He was first educated at Clivedon Place with Mr Gladstone, and then came into College from Winton House, but as soon as he heard of his election to a Classical Exhibition at Hertford College, Oxford, left to join the army. He was commissioned in January 1918 into 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. After a period of training they went into the line south and south east of Loos on 18th May. He was wounded on 22nd May 1918 and died on June 7th having been evacuated back to England.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Raynor
  • Forenames or initials: Harold Arthur Livingston
  • House: College
  • Years in School: 1912-1917
  • Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Rifle Brigade
  • Date of Birth: 11th December 1898
  • Date of Death: 7th June 1918
  • How Died: Died of wounds
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer G4
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: ST LEONARD'S CHURCHYARD, HESTON: Grave 24