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3607: Lt-Col Frederick Joseph Rice

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Born 25th October 1893, Boston; Died 14th September 1976, Camberley. Educated at Boston School and Tonbridge School. Married Kathleen Elizabeth May (nee Howard) 16.12.1922. A daughter Jennifer (born 17.11.1928).

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery. 2nd Lt 1.9.14. Lt 9.6.15. Capt. 3.11.17. Major 18.10.33. Lt-Col 16.5.41. Retired 31.5.47 as Colonel.

His WW1 diaries and letters are in the archive of the Imperial War Museum and have often been cited and quoted by historians (ref. 7197)

Military Cross (15.2.1919) and Bar (1.1.1919); Croix de Guerre (Belgium). Initially in 84th Brigade RFA, XII Corps, 18th Division, until Dec 3rd 1916 promoted to captain and posted to command C battery 82nd Brigade RFA, 18th Division.

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Andrew Rice

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

Lt-Col Frederick Joseph Rice, a career senior officer who saw action from the Somme to the final advance in Artois, November 1918.

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

1916-1918

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

France

Object(s)

An outline of his career.

Community Collection Day

The Lee, Buckinghamshire (23/02/19)

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