Lieutenant John Henry Loftus Reade

Regiment: 2nd Battalion Manchester Regiment
Panel reference: Panels 34 and 35.
Date published: 22/01/1915
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 29/10/1914
Age at death: 33
Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Information: Lieutenant John Henry Loftus Reade, 2nd Battalion Manchester Regiment, who was killed in action on the 29th October, was the only son of the late Mr. John Henry Loftus Reade, Barrister-at-Law, Lincoln's Inn, and grandnephew of the late John Dawson Brien, D.L., of Castletown, Co. Fermanagh, to whose property he succeeded. He was born in 1881, and was educated at St. Columba's College, Rathfarnham. He entered the service in December, 1900, receiving a commission in the 5th Royal Irish Rifles, and served in the South African Campaign from 1901 to 1902. In January, 1902, he was gazetted to the Manchester Regiment. From 1909-1912 he was adjutant of the 2nd Batt. Manchester Regiment. He left the Curragh with his regiment on 13th August, and after the battle of Le Cateau became acting adjutant. He was mentioned in Sir John French's despatches.