Alderson, Reginald Liddon


He was the fourth son of the Reverend Canon Frederick Cecil Alderson, Chaplain to Queen Victoria and King Edward VII, Canon Residentiary of Peterborough Cathedral and Rector of Lutterworth, Leicestershire and Katharine Gwladys Alderson (daughter of Sir Josiah John Guest MP, First Baronet). He came to Winchester from Stanmore Park.

On leaving school he embarked on the law as a career and was appointed a clerk in the Royal Courts of Justice.

In April 1915 he obtained a commission in the R.N.V.R. and served for two years as armaments officer at the Barrow-in-Furness and Howden airship stations. He was promoted in January 1918 to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander, and in the following April was transferred to the R.A.F. with the rank of Major. He died in a Military Hospital at Hull on 29 June 1918 from a heart failure, following influenza. He was just about to train as a ferry pilot when taken ill.

His tastes were varied. He wrote a good deal of poetry, some of which was privately published: he collected old porcelain and was learned in the cultivation of flowers and rock-plants.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Alderson
  • Forenames or initials: Reginald Liddon
  • House: F
  • Years in School: 1894-1897
  • Rank: Major
  • Regiment: Royal Air Force
  • Date of Birth: 13th March 1880
  • Date of Death: 30th June 1918
  • How Died: Died in hospital
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer A2
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: LUTTERWORTH (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD