The first Pembroke casualty of World War One died one hundred years ago today.
Corporal Henry Good Fielding-Johnson lost his life on 23rd August 1914.
He enlisted with the Royal Engineers (Divisional Signals) as a Corporal Motorcycle Dispatch Rider. On his fifth day of active service he was send out with a message and never returned. The War Graves Commission has him listed as ‘missing’ and his body was never found.
The details of his remarkable story, insofar as they are known, can be found in the Spring 2014 edition of Martlet, the College’s alumni magazine.
A small cross has been planted in front of the College’s War Memorial in his honour. The same will be done for each one of the 308 Pembroke members who died during the war of 1914-1918.
For more information about their lives, and deaths, please see our complete listing.