World War One Plaque at Malvern College Chapel. (An additional 2 from the 457 recorded have since been discovered.)

List of Malvern College First World War Casualties

The following is a list of the 459 people who attended Malvern College and died due to the First World War.
There was not a month from August 1914 to November 1918 that an Old Malvernian did not become a casualty, with 6 killed on the first day of the Battle of Loos on the 25th September 1915 and 13 killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on the 1st July 1916.
The vast majority of casualties occurred in France and Belgium with 31 names recorded on the Menin Gate at Ypres, and 23 at Thiepval. There were also 23 casualties in Turkey due to the Gallipoli Campaign, and 16 in Iraq, including 2 near Kut.
They were in a wide range of regiments including 26 in the Royal Field Artillery, 13 in the Royal Engineers, 12 in the Worcestershire Regt, 11 in the Canadian Inf, 11 in the East Kent Regt (The Buffs), and 5 in the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Air Force.
Most were officers with 133 Captains, 125 2nd Lieutenants, 114 Lieutenants, 26 Majors, and 15 Lieutenant Colonels.
22 received the MC, 5 the DSO and 1 the DCM, as well as 3 knighthoods (the CB, CMG, and MVO).

The information below is based primarily on the memorial books held at Malvern which Ian Quickfall, and now Paul Godsland, the Malvernian Society archivists, have arranged to be digitised with the official memorial web site still in development.
Information was also obtained from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website, and the Unit War Diaries and Service Records held at the National Archives in Kew.

The main battles have tried to be identified in which Old Malvernians died in. Many though were killed in the general attrition of Trench Warfare which was so vividly described in the book 'Nothing of Importance' by Bernard Adams.

The records can be filtered and/or sorted by house, age, date, place etc by clicking on the appropriate drop down box and then the 'View' button. The original memorial book entry can be seen by clicking on the person's picture.

Surname: House:
Rank: Regiment:
Award: Battle:
Month Died: Date Died:
Age: Cause:
Country: Cemetery:
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ForenameSurnameHousePeriodRankRegimentDate DiedAgeCauseBattleCountryCemetery / MemorialGrave RefFurther Info
Guy HorsmanBailey MCNo 91905 - 1910MajorRoyal Horse Artillery28 February 191726Killed in actionFranceGuards Cemetery ComblesI D 1 Born May 27th 1891, at Springfield, Leigham Court Road, Streatham.
After Malvern, went to Brasenose College, Oxford in October 1910.
Lived at Foxholes, Chipping Norton, Oxford.
Applied for a commission in the army on the 22 June 1914.
Went to France on the 17th March 1916 with his unit the Royal Horse Artillery 15th Brigade.

As a Lieutenant, took over command of a neigbouring battery during the prelude to the battle of the Somme on the 28th June 1916 as its Commanding Officer was injured.

Killed by a shell at about 3pm on the 28th February.

At time of death was a Captain, but acting Major, which was subsequently confirmed.

Father, Edward Horsman Bailey, lived at 5 Berners street, London and was a solicitor. Mother was Jane Bailey, formerly Rose.
His effects went to his father, with the exception of his pocket book which was of an intimate nature, which went to Mrs Mainby Luxmore, 5 Cumberland House, Kensington Palace.

References (National Archives, Kew):
Service record: WO 374/3114
Medal card: WO 372/1/177612
War Diary of Royal Horse Artillery 15th Brigade : WO 95/2291
Bernard Montagu BasilBateman MCNo 11905 - 1909LieutenantRoyal Field Artillery24 July 191524Died in London of wounds received in YpresUnited KingdomGolders Green CrematoriumNICHE 1825 Biography:
Robert HenryCollyns MCNo 21908 - 1910MajorRoyal Engineers01 June 191824Died of wounds at Jon CheryFranceTerlincthun Brit Mil WimilleA C 7
Thomas HorsfallCrofton MCNo 11904 - 1908CaptainConnaught Rangers21 March 191829Killed in actionGerman Spring OffensiveFrancePozieres MemorialP 77
Edward MeaburnFry MCNo 31905 - 1909LieutenantRoyal Field Artillery23 August 191828Killed in action at Colincamps, FranceHundred Days Allied OffensiveFranceSucrerie Mil Cemetery Colincamps1 J 16
Ronald JohnGilman MCNo 31912 - 1914LieutenantWarwickshire Yeomanry15 July 191820Died from exposure in torpedoed shipFranceEtaples Military CemeteryXXV111 O 10
Arthur PercevalHamilton MCNo 11898 - 1900Lieutenant ColonelRoyal West Surrey Regt.15 September 191632Killed in action at High WoodBattle of the SommeFranceFlatiron Copse MametzV11 1.2
John AnthonyHarris MCNo 51904 - 1908CaptainYorkshire Regt.26 November 191727Killed in action at Bourlon WoodBattle of CambraiFranceCambrai Memorial, LouvervalP 5
JohnMartin MCNo 11902 - 1906CaptainGordon Highlanders09 April 191729Killed in actionSecond Battle of ArrasFranceCabaret Rouge Brit Cemetery SouchezXV11 J 4B
Robert PercyNathan MCSch1907 - 1911CaptainRoyal Field Artillery21 March 191825Killed in action in FranceGerman Spring OffensiveFranceHam British Cemetery, Muille Villette1 E 19
Henry Du BoisO'Neill MCNo 11889 - 1889CaptainBedfordshire Regt.02 June 191843Died of illness contracted on active serviceUnited KingdomBexhill CemeteryE G A86
Arthur DenzilOnslow MCSch1900 - 19062nd LieutRoyal Warwickshire Regt.12 August 191629Killed in action at Bazentin-le-PetitBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 9A, 9B, 10B
John BarwickOrde MCNo 41901 - 1904CaptainRoyal Field Artillery12 February 191731Died of woundsGreeceKarasouli Military Cemetery
Robert LloydPeel MCNo 21901 - 1907LieutenantRoyal Field Artillery03 September 191728Died of woundsThird Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele)BelgiumBard Cottage Cemetery111 F 2
JohnRodgers MCNo 21910 - 1913CaptainYork and Lancaster Regt.02 September 191822Killed in action at VreaucourtHundred Days Allied OffensiveFranceGomiecourt South Cemetery1V E 2
Noel HerbertStone MCSch1910 - 1914CaptainWorcestershire Regt.27 April 191823Killed in action near AmiensFranceAdelaide Cemetery Villiers Bretonneux11 J 8
Sherman TrevorTatham MCNo 61904 - 1909LieutenantMiddlesex Regt.25 May 191929Died in England after operationUnited KingdomHighgate Cemetery75 27563
George RobertThornhill MCNo 91903 - 1909LieutenantEast Kent Regt. (The Buffs)01 October 191423Killed in actionBelgiumPloegsteert MemorialP 2
Percy Arthur HenryThorniley MCNo 11910 - 1914CaptainManchester Regt.11 January 191721Killed in actionFranceBeaumont-Hamel British CemeteryP 2
George BernardWard MCNo 51907 - 1908Major10 Sq. R. A. F.21 September 191726Killed in action in FranceFranceChocques Mil CemeteryV C 4 MC with Bar
Biography at
Charles BeaumontWatson MCNo 21909 - 1913LieutenantMachine Gun Corps12 July 191824Killed in action near PuchevillersFrancePuchevillers BritishV11 B 1
Neville InchbaldWilson MCNo 21906 - 1911LieutenantRoyal Welch Fus.06 April 191826Killed in action at Aveling WoodFrancePozieres MemorialP 36/37

No of records: 22

Web site created by William Bridge (Old Malvernian, No 5, 1985-90)
November 2017