Hubert Delme Radcliffe: Local Hero

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Hubert Delme Radcliffe: Local Hero

Post by anthony.brown » Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:55 pm

Hubert Delme Radcliffe, first president of Hitchin FC.

Some brief details of his life, which ended at the early age of 39.

Born at Hitchin Priory on 27th March 1839

Baptised 4th May 1839 (father Frederick Peter Radcliffe, Esq.)

1851 At Rev. O. Seager's boarding school, Stevenage.

Educated at Winchester College

1st September 1854 Enlists as Ensign in Royal Welch Fusiliers (1st Battalion) Serves in the Crimean War and Indian Mutiny.
'Severely injured' at the capture of Redan, Sebastopol, Crimea.
Captain in the 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

8th March 1859 Marries in Meerut, India to Caroline Griffin (b Midnapore, India 14th April 1838 d 9th March 1927 Middlesex)

1861 (On census day) Visiting Richard Rogers, a 'Gentleman - no profession', at Snarehill Mansion, Rushford, Norfolk, with his wife. Usual abode Hitchin Priory.

24th November 1865 elected first president of Hitchin FC

1871 Living at Hitchin Priory.

Justice of the Peace for Hitchin and Stevenage Petty Sessional Divisions, and member of the Hitchin Local Board.

13th October 1878 Dies at 2, Kent's Terrace, Regents Park, London