No one here knows who Ridley was, and actually, his name was not Ridley. His name was Leslie Hill Johnson,and I have full permission of the family to write about him here. I shall blockquote the funeral announcement in the text.
The name Ridley came about from him, his son, and all of us reading Kipling whilst drinking coffee when his son and I were around 12 years old. He was a WWII and Korean War veteran, and he had tales to tell! Some were better than others. Ridley just came as a joke.