Details

Title
Forename Michael Alan
Surname Berdoe-Wilkinson
Rank Captain
Regiment Queen's Regiment
Age 27
Death Killed in action
Place of Death North Africa > Libya
Date of Death 30/09/1942
Year of Entry 1929
Social D
School Notes -
Comments
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Link http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2092309
Unit 1/5th Battalion
Prefect House Prefect
Military Decorations
Sport Rackets
Album Number 23
Battle Battle of Deir el Munassib
Previous Regiment
Burial or Cemetery North Africa > El Alamein
Citations
Archives Correspondence file in OR files in Radley Archives
Post School Stock Exchange
Prep School
Prisoner of War
Radlein Obituary February 18 1943. Recorded as missing
November 21 1943. Missing since September 30th, 1942, now reported killed on that date, Michael Alan Berdoe-Wilkinson, Captain, The Queen's Regiment (T) (Stevenson's D. 1929-33). He was a House Prefect, and represented the School at Rackets in 1932. On leaving, after a period of travelling, he joined his father's firm on the Stock Exchange. He was amongst the most loyal and enthusiastic of Old Radleians, throwing his great energy into any project that he thought would advance the cause of Radley. It was through this same sense of obligation to serve that the outbreak of war found him commissioned in the Territorial Army. His experience as an A.A. gunner in the early days of the war made him believe that his physical activity would he better employed in some other branch, and he transferred to the infantry.
March 10 1946. We gratefully acknowledge the gift of two Challenge Cups presented by Mr. D. Berdoe-Wilkinson, in memory of his son, M. A. Berdoe-Wilkinson (I929-30), who was killed at El Alamein. These cups will be awarded annually to the individual winners of the Senior and Junior Rackets Competition.
Service Number 70749
Place of Birth