Horace Leslie Cunningham Ravenhill was a pupil at Oakham School between 1903 and 1905. He was in the same battalion of the same regiment and killed on the same day as another ex-Oakham School boy, Geoffrey Lancelot Porter. Horace was the son of Horatio and Victoria Ravenhill and the husband of Eleanor. At some point he went out to Canada and subsequently enlisted with the Canadian forces. On his attestation papers he described himself as a bush whacker. He joined the 7th Battalion Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment) along with Geoffrey on 17 September 1914. Both were killed on 24 April 1915 at the Battle of St Julien. Horace was 25 years old and has no known grave. Like Geoffrey, he is remembered on Panel 24 of the Menin Gate and in Oakham School Chapel.
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