Enlisted 31 Aug 1914 as Cyclist - 1/25th Bn London Regt.
- No's.1668 & 740547
Born ca. 1895, Cape Town, South Africa.
Occupation - Clerk, shorthand typist.
Last employer - Preece Cardew Snell & Rider, 8 Queen Anne's Gate,
Address - 148 Woodville Rd, Thornton Heath, Surrey
Next of Kin - mother, Mrs C. Feldon, 22 Ballater Rd, Brixton, S.W.
Rank - Signaller
Departed UK for India on 3 Feb 1916 arriving Bombay on 26 Feb 1916 per
Field Service in Waziristan from 26 May 1917. Wounded near Jandola
on 12 Jun 1917, gun shot wound to lower left leg. Discharged 31 Aug
Statement of Disability - Gun shot wound, disability less than 20%.
Departed India for UK on 20 Oct 1919 per. H.M.T Lancashire, arriving UK
11 Nov 1919.
Disembodied - 9 Jan 1920
Feldon's gun shot wound sustained in the Waziristan
Campaign of 1917 is mentioned in two books :-
Cyclist Battalion - by the Old Comrades Assoc. 1932
On the South side, everyone had to cross a narrow rough plank bridge,
which spanned an irrigation duct, to gain the path which led up the khud
side to the camp. The enemy, realising this, concentrated their fire on
this point. The
did not appreciate this fact until two casualties had been suffered (Feldon
and Tomlin, both in "D" Coy.). The agility displayed by
everyone, after this, in clearing the bridge, in many cases without
actually touching it, was most commendable after a hard day's work.
Sunlight and Blue Shadow by Wendy Henningsson
(writings of Edgar Phillips) - pg 62
Two of Edgar's particular pals were sniped on the march, the
battalion was fired on as it marched through between the hills. In this
way, Tomlin, with his finger off and Feldon with a shot through his leg
became Edgar's patients.
This collection was auctioned on Ebay in 2011.
Following is the description :-
A superb WW1 lot fresh to the market sold by the family consisting of
WW1 war and victory medal with original silk ribbons correctly impressed.
1668 Sjt. R.G. Feldon. 25-Lond.R together with their miniatures. Imperial service badge for territorial service overseas.25th londons brass shoulder title (top lug on reverse missing) otherwise in good order.
303 bullet with damage to the tip. WW1 period naval officers whistle with broad arrow mark and chain. And finally an original newspaper cutting covering the funeral of his brother who was killed in 1914 when his ship
HMS Formidable was struck by two german torpedoes. She was the second battleship to be lost in
WW1 by enemy action. His brother was 1st cl petty officer
William Feldon. He survived the initial sinking but died of exposure whilst in a life
boat. They were picked up next day and he was buried in Lyme
Regis cemetery. Presumeably this was his whistle which he had on him and was passed on to the brother.