Hugh Reginald (Rex) Freston

(25 July 1891- 24 January 1916 / Surrey, England)

Hugh Reginald (Rex) Freston
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Second Lieutenant Hugh Reginald (Rex) FRESTON was born 25 July 1891 in Tulse Hill, Surrey. He was educated at Dulwich College, Exeter College, Oxford. He Served with the 3rd (Attached 6th) Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment and was killed 24 January 1916. He is buried in Becourt Military Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, France. more »

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The Gift

His eyes are bright and eager, with the brightness
of the sun,
(England, he gives them you)
His hands are strong for climbing and his feet are
swift to run,
(England, he gives them you)
He has knowledge of the meadows, in the dreamy
autumn days,
The brown hill, and the gold hill, and the green
forgotten ways,
(But he leaves them now for you).
There s a certain ancient city where he once was
free and young,
(But he leaves it now for you),
Where Oxford tales are spoken, and Oxford ways are
(But he leaves them now for you)
And his heart is ...

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