Captain Lionel Pringle

Captain Lionel Graham Pringle, R.V.O., 1st Battalion. Highland Light Infantry. He died from wounds in France, aged 34, on the 29th December 1914. He had been born in Ilkley, Yorkshire and was the son of the late Commander James Pringle, R.N., and Anne Pringle of Towoodlee, Caddonfoot. He is buried in Lille Southern Cemetery, Lille, France. He had been educated in Germany, Sunningdale School and Radley College, Oxfordshire before attending the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. In August 1899 he was commissioned into the 1st Battalion, H.L.I. He was appointed to the Royal Victorian Order by her Majesty Queen Alexandra in 1908 whilst with the 2nd Battalion. in June of that year he was promoted Captain in the 1st Battalion. On the outbreak of War the Battalion was in Ambala, India and landed in France on the 1st December. On the 19th December Captain Pringle was badly wounded in the trenches at Givenchy and died as a Prisoner of War in a German Field Hospital in Lille.

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