The following is a list with biographies of the 459 people who attended Malvern College and died due to the First World War. Altogether 2,833 are known to have served.
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 College 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.
Further information was also obtained from 'The Malvern College Register 1865-1924' edited by H.G.C Salmon, 'A History of Malvern College 1865 to 1965' by Ralph Blumenau, and 'Malvern College: A 150th Anniversary Portrait' by Roy Allen.
Information was also obtained from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website, the Unit War Diaries and Service Records held at the National Archives in Kew, and various online commemorative websites whose links have been provided.
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 is so vividly described in the book 'Nothing of Importance' by Bernard Adams.
Below is a map showing the locations of the 240 cemeteries where Old Malvernians are buried or commemorated in. The markers are coloured yellow for one casualty, orange for between 2 and 9, and red for 10 or more. The name of the cemetery and number of casualties can be seen by hovering over the marker, and the list of names seen by clicking on the marker. Their full biographies and pictures can be seen by clicking on 'Further Info'.
The records can be filtered and/or sorted by name, house, age, regiment, battle, date, place etc by clicking on the appropriate drop down box and then the 'Search' button below the map. The original memorial book entry can be seen by clicking on the person's picture.
Son of Marion Annie Brockbank, of "Ulverscroft," 19, Adelaide Terrace, Waterloo, Liverpool, and the late R. M. Henry Brockbank.
Middle IV—Lower V.
In business in Karachi, India, 1906-11 ;
Partner in William Porter & Co., Liverpool.
Became a partner in his father's firm of African produce merchants.
He enlisted in 1914, became a Captain in March 1916, and was in command of 1 Company, 18th Battalion The King's (Liverpool Regiment) .
On the first day of the Battle of the Somme, he led his men into action. He was shot twice by a machine gun and died. It was his 32nd birthday.
After being hit, he refused to seek shelter and asked to remain in the open so that he could continue to cheer on his men.
He was heard shouting "go on, number one" - a memory that stayed with the men of his company.
Son of Edward and Katharine L. Brocklehurst, of Kinnersley Manor, Reigate, Surrey. b. 1886.
Upper IV—Lower VI.
Trinity Hall, Cambridge ; B.A. (First Class Law Tripos Pt. I.) 1907 ; Second Class Law Tripos Pt. II. 1908 ; LL.B. 1908.
Joined the 28th Btn London Regiment as a Private and embarked to France on 24th October 1914. Left on 25th May 1915 to be a 2nd Lieut posted to 2nd Bn Royal West Surrey Rgt.
Promoted to Captain on 20th August 1915.
Wounded in action on 25th September 1915. Sustained a shell wound of the right buttock, the fragment still remaining. An unsuccessful attempt was made at removal on October 5th 1915.
Rejoined Btn in the Field on 15th February 1916
Killed near Mametz.
Buried on the on the Mametx-Montarcon Road, 1/2 mile N E of Mametz and 2 miles North West of Mancourt.
Service record: WO 339/804
Born: Aug 16th 1896. Son of Charles and Elizabeth E. Everitt, of 12, Inglis Rd., Colchester and 5 Sydenham Rise, Forrest Hill, S.E. Brother: John Page Everitt.
Upper V—VI. House Scholar. School Prefect. Head of House. XL Football; House XI Cricket.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant n t h Yorkshire L.I. 1914 ; 15th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).
The following is from 'Malvern College: A 150th Anniversary' by Roy Allen and was read out in a memorial service at Malvern on 1st July 1916:
'Full of grit, a thorough gentleman, with his high ideals and with a cherished hope for the welfare of his School and House, he answered the call of his country in the same grand spirit that was characteristic of him throughout his school days. An extract from a letter to his mother from a Private in his regiment shows in what admiration he was held by his men: "I am proud to be able to say that he was always kind and a gentleman. I admired his principles; he was well liked and admired by his men, and what few of them remain join me in sending our deepest sympathy in your sad bereavement".'
There is a memorial to him at St Leonard at the Hythe Church, Colchester.
Photo of Memorial at Colchester
Malvern Observer article of Centenary Memorial service at Malvern
Service record: WO 339/31115
Battalion war diary: WO 95/2361/3
1st/5th Bn. London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade)
Son of Walter Sydney and Florence Harvey, of 9, Vale Court, Maida Vale, London.
Son of Ven. Archdeacon Jeudwine, Lincoln, b. 1895.
Lower Shell—Science I. O.M. Science Prize 1913,14.. House Prefect. House XI Football.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant Lincoln Regt. 1914, Captain.
Killed in action at the Somme, July 1, 1916.
Son of F. M. Laing, Farnley Grange, Corbridge-on-Tyne. b. 1889.
Middle V—VI. Minor Scholar.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant Northumberland Fusiliers 1914, Captain.
Killed in action at the Somme, July 1, 1916.
Son of W. A. Lindsay, K.C., 17 Cromwell Road, b. 1876.
III—VI. Dowdeswell Prize. School Prefect. Head of House. XI Football 1893,94; XXII Cricket; Shooting VIII (captain); Lieutenant in Corps.
Scholar, Clare College, Cambridge; BA. (Jun. Opt.) 1898;
Examiner Scotch Education Department 1899; Hon. Secretary O.M.F.C. 1900-08; Captain London Scottish;
Great War, mobilised 1914. Killed in action July 1, 1916; Despatches.<
Son of Colonel H. M. Melly, Quinta, Greenheys Road, Liverpool, b. 1896.
Passed into R.M.C. Sandhurst, but did not enter.
Great War 2nd Lieutenant Royal Lancaster Regt.
Killed in action at the Somme, July 1, 1916.
Son of J. H. Mullins, Rosapenna, Llanishcn, Cardiff, b. 1893.
Modern III—Science Form.
Great War, Private n t h Batt. Welch Regt. 1914 ; Captain 10th York and Lancaster Regt. Killed in action at the Somme, July 1, 1916.
Son of R. Neill (O.M.), Collin Grove, Dunmurry, co. Antrim, b. 1894.
Modern II—I. Chance Prize. House Prefect.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant n t h Royal Irish Rifles 1914, Lieutenant.
Killed in action at the Somme, July 1, 1916.
Son of S. Smith, Warnford Court, E.C. b. 1896.
Middle IV B-Army III. House Prefect. XXII Football; House XI Cricket.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; East Yorkshire Regt. 1915.
Great War, killed in action at the Somme, July 1, 1916.
Son of F. P. Smith, Greystone, Dale, Haltwhistle. b. 1889.
Modern III—Lower Modern I. House Prefect. House XI Football.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant Border Regt. 1914, Captain.
Killed in action at the Somme, July 1, 1916.
Born 27th October 1889 at 2 Church Road, Ashford. Son of Henry James Bracher (Solicitor) and Marian Alexandra Bracher formerly Neale, of Church House, West Malling, Kent, and of Clock House, Lunton, Kent, and 33 Earl Street, Maidstone.
Upper IV B—Matriculation Class. House XI Cricket.
Corporal of D Coy, 19th Batt, Royal Fusiliers from 2nd Sept 1914 to 15th May 1915. 6th Bn. The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).
Service record: WO 339/3610
Son of Rev. T. H. Orpen, Mark Ash, Abinger Common, Dorking, b. 1893.
Upper Shell—Lower V.
Selwyn College, Cambridge.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant N. Staffordshire Regt.; transferred Lancashire Fusiliers.
Killed in action July 6, 1916.
Son of the Rev. Charles Lowther Arnold and Mary Delamere Arnold, of Holy Trinity Vicarage, Fareham, Hants and Wroxall Vicarage, Isle of Wight, b. 1892.
Middle IV A—Modern II. House Prefect. XI Cricket 1909,10 ; Fives Pair.
Magdalene College, Cambridge ; B.A. (Third Class Medieval and Modern Languages Tripos) 1914 ; played Cricket v. Oxford 1914.
Great War, Private 1914 ; afterwards 2nd lieutenant 18th Royal Fusiliers.
11th Bn. attd. 8th Bn. Royal Fusiliers
He went to Magdalene College, Cambridge in 1911, and played cricket for Cambridge University, 1912-14, 5 matches. Hampshire, 1912-14, 16 matches. Free Foresters, 1914, 1 match.
Ref:Wisden on the Great War
Final Wicket: Test and First Class Cricketers Killed in the Great War By Nigel McCrery
Medal card: WO 372/1/118329
8 Bn Royal Fusiliers (1915 June - 1918 Feb) War Diary: WO 95/1857/1
Son of H. Lea-Smith, Gothic Lodge, Wimbledon Common, S.W. b. 1897.
Upper V—Matriculation Class. Minor Scholar. XXII Football.
Magdalen College, Oxford.
Great War, Private Middlesex Regt. 1914 ; Lieutenant The Buffs.
Killed in action July 7, 1916; Despatches.
Son of Horace Arthur and S. Kate Fisher, Arno Vale, Nottingham. b 1892
Modern III - Upper Shell. House Prefect.
Trinity College, Cambridge; B.A. (Third Class Theological Tripos)
Great War, Inns of Court O.T.C. 1914; Captain Sherwood Foresters. Died of wounds July 8 1916; D.S.O., Despatches.
Three times previously wounded, the last fatally.
He was wounded at Sanctuary Wood, Ypres, Belgium, 30th October 1915 by a German sniper and rejoined his battalion 11th December 1915 at Ypres, when he took over command of "D" Company. He was wounded again 16th February 1916 at Ypres.
He was awarded the D.S.O. with the following citation " For conspicuous gallantry on the 14th February 1916, near Ypres/Commines Canal. When the enemy blew up a portion of the front line trench, he drove off their attack and skilfully organised the defence. He continued fighting long after he was wounded, and set a fine example to all around him".
He was again wounded when in the Quadrangle support line near Contalmaison on the Somme, France, 7th July 1916, and died the following day.
Biography at Sherwood Foresters
Son of J. MacKenzie, Daresbury, Malvern, b. 1883.
R.M.A. Woolwich; R.F.A. 1903; Major 1916.
Great War, killed in action July 8, 1916.
Son of W. H. Speer, Mus. Doc, Powyscourt, Balcombe, Sussex, b. 1894
Upper V—Matriculation Class. School Prefect. XL Football.
Trinity College, Cambridge.
Great War, Private Public Schools' Batt. 1914 ; Lieutenant R.F.A. and R.F.C.
Killed in action July 9, 1916.
Son of Edward Charles Bambridge, a Lloyd’s insurance underwriter, and Kathleen Sylvia (née Bailey) Bambridge of The Elms, 22 Merton Hall Road, Wimbledon, and 121 North Side, Clapham Common, b. 1893.
Upper Shell—Lower V. House XI Cricket.
Underwriter at Lloyd's.
‘B’ Company, 10th (Stockbrokers) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers.
At 9pm on the 10th of July 1916, B and C Companies of the 10th Battalion Royal Fusiliers were pushed forward
to relieve the 13th Battalion Rifle Brigade in their attack towards Pozieres on the Somme. The Fusiliers lay in
exposed positions for the next two days under heavy shell fire, suffering a number of casualties but without engaging
the enemy. Frederick Bambridge was wounded on the 13th of July and died later the same day.
His brother, Rupert Charles Bambridge, was a much decorated Captain in the same Battalion, being the holder of the D.S.O., M.C. and M.M. Sadly, he too was killed in action, in May 1918.
Medals sold at auction for £340 in 2004
Lloyd's of London WW1 pdf booklet.
Born 13 March 1890. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Eustace Blake, 6 Queen's Gate Place, S.W, and Groton House, Boxford, Suffolk and Hillside Cottage, Steeple Aston, Oxon and Fairlawn, Maskeliya, Ceylon.
Army III—I. House Prefect. House XI Football.
Experience: Ceylon Platers Rifle Corps & Malvern College Cadet Corps
Became a Tea Planter in Ceylon and came home to join in the early days of the War.
8th Bn. East Yorkshire Regiment
Service record: WO 339/40971
Son of B. B. King, I.C.S. b. 1893.
Army III—Science Form.
Ranching in Argentina.
Great War, Private Leicester Regt. 1914.
Killed in action July 14, 1916.
Son of F. A. Wright, Hitchin. b. 1883.
Ill—Middle V. School Prefect. XI Cricket; House XI Football.
Great War, O.T.C. 1914 ; Captain 7th Shropshire L.I. Died of wounds received at the Battle of the Somme, July 16, 1916.
Son of W. G. Quihampton, Nutfield, Surrey, b. 1886.
Middle IV B—Upper IV C.
Formerly in British Columbia ; later Farmer in Canada.
Great War, Private Australian Imperial Forces 1914.
Killed in action July 19, 1916.
Son of George Farncombe Blake and Mary Elizabeth Blake, of King's Heath, Birmingham
Shell B—Mathematical VI. Minor Scholar. Dowdeswell Prize ;
Leaving Scholarship. Senior Chapel Prefect. President of Debating Society. XXII Football; House XI Cricket; Ledbury Cap. Lieutenant in Corps.
Scholar, Trinity College, Cambridge; B.A. (Sen. Opt.) 1901 ; Assistant Master at Merchiston Castle School 1902-05 ; Bradfield College 1905 ; Captain Cadet Corps.
10th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
Son of T. Tiernay (O.M.), Beech Grove, Leamington, b. 1890.
Lower Shell—Modern I. House Prefect.
Great War, Private 1st Birmingham City Batt. 1914.
Killed in action near Delville Wood, July 22, 1916.
Son of E. C. Wadlow, Wyke, Shifnal, Salop, b. 1879.
Lower IV—Army Side. House Prefect. XI Cricket; House XI Football.
R.G.A. (from Militia) 1898 ; Captain 1904 ; Instructor in Gunnery, First Class, 1909 ; Instructor in Gunnery, South African Union Force, 1913; South African War 1899-1902, Queen's Medal with 2 Clasps, King's Medal with 2 Clasps. Great War, G.S.O.,, S.W. Africa ;
Despatches. Killed in action in France July 24, 1916.
Son of E. L. Melly, Meriden, Coventry, b. 1888.
Middle IV—Matriculation Class. House XI Cricket and Football.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant King's Liverpool Regt. 1914, Captain.
Killed in action July 30, 1916.
Son of Mrs. Edward Davenport, of Amberley, Stroud, Glos., and the late Rev. Edward Davenport, Stoke Talmage, Tetsworth, Oxon. b. 1897.
Lower IV—Middle IV A.
Great War, Inns of Court O.T.C. 1914 ; 2nd Lieutenant "A" Coy. 14th Bn. Hampshire Regiment.
He was wounded in an accident at the Brigade Bomb school and died shortly after being admitted to hospital. Several other officers from the 11th, 12th & 13th Royal Sussex Regt were also wounded at the bomb school.
The following day on the 3rd August at Les Choqueax, several officers attended his funeral along with men from his platoon.
Service record: WO 339/40073
Medal card: WO 372/5/171212
Unit War Diary: WO 95/2583/6
Born 30 May 1889. Son of John Aste (Corn Factor) and Margaret Aste, Hawthorns, Foxgrove road, Beckenham, Kent & 34 Clement's lane, London.
Lower V—Lower VI. House XI Football.
In 1909 was working aged 20 as an articled clerk to a solicitor (John Carnm Holmes).
Solicitor in 1912.
Living at 42 Lancaster Gate, London at time of application for commision in 1915. Had joined the Honourable Artillery Company (Infantry) on 27 Sep 1909 as a Corporal. On active service from 18 Sep 1914 to 7 Feb 1915 when was wounded fom a gun shot wound in the right leg (calf).
Died from wounds received in action from a G.S. Wd in the thigh causing a haemorrhage in the femoral artery (Shell a.36).
Service Record: WO 339/28639
Medal Card: WO 372/1/138750
Son of W. A. Onslow, Preston Bagot House, Henley-in-Arden. b. 1887.
Lower V—Lower VI. House Prefect. House XI Cricket.
Keble College, Oxford ; B.A. (Second Class History) 1909 .
In business ; worked for many years at the School Mission.
Great War, Australian Voluntary Hospital 1914 (overseas) ; 2nd Lieutenant Royal
Killed in action at Bazentin-le-Petit, August 12, 1916; M.C.
Son of H. Noble, Temple Combe, Henley-on-Thames, b. 1897.
Middle IV A—Army I.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; K.R.R.C. 1915.
Great War, died of wounds August 15, 1916.
Son of G. Sturt, Lismore, Weybridgc. b. 1893.
Upper IV—Modern I. Boldero Prize. House Prefect.
King's College, London (Engineering School).
Great War, Private Middlesex Regt. 1914 ; Lieutenant.
Killed in action, August 16, 1916.
1st (North Midland) Field Coy. Royal Engineers
Son of William Ross Hedges and E. Hedges, of 117, Anderton Park Rd., Moseley, Birmingham.
On 6th April 1915, the Birmingham Gazette reported that he had been shot through both legs by a rifle bullet while attempting to rescue one of his
wounded men in front of the trenches as a result of fierce fighting at Zillebeke near Ypres.
During his time in hospital he wrote to the editor of the Sporting Buff saying:
' The left leg is healing up well and the muscles and nerves, which were mostly severed, are joined up again, as I can move my right foot several inches already. It is rather a slow business, though. I had also frost bite in my right foot, through having to lie in a ‘Jack Johnson’ hole (shell crater) for nearly six hours before we could be got away. No stretcher party could have lived there by daylight, of course, and the hole was about one third full of water, in which my feet were submerged. It was really a most uncomfortable way of spending a Sunday afternoon.’
He was severely wounded on the 18th August, and was taken to the 20th Casualty Clearing Station based at Warlincourt where he died three days later.
Detailed biography at Moseley-Society
Son of E. Oudin. b. 1891.
Upper IV A—Matriculation Class. House Prefect. Ledbury Cap.
Great War, Private Royal Fusiliers 1914 ; Captain Duke of Cornwall's L.I.
Killed in action, August 24, 1916 ; M.C.
Son of Samuel John and Helen Grace Daw, 35 Lincoln's Inn Fields, b. 1881.
Shell—Lower VI. XXII Football.
LL.B. (First Class Honours) Lond. 1903 ;
Solicitor 1904 ; Inns of Court O.T.C. (retired).
Great War, re-joined 1914, 2nd Lieutenant 15th Batt. K.R.R.C. 1915. "B" Coy. 9th Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps.
Husband of Laura Daw, of Vine Cottage, West Hoathly, Sussex.
He was killed in action at Delville Wood.
Service record: WO 339/70032
Medal Card: WO 372/5/214175
Unit war diary: WO 95/1900/2 List of Officers Delville wood attack Map showing attack
Son of Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Morris Mitchelson Brooke and May Brooke, London House, Dawlish, South Devon, b. 1897.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; 1st Bn Wiltshire Regt. 1915.
' Lt Brooke was my platoon oficer; he was a tall fair fellow and he only joined a week before we went over the top, at Bouzincourt. We went over at Leipzic Salient in the morning and he was hit by a machine gun just after we got over the top, no more than three yards from me. He fell and lay quite still and I took him to be dead. We went on and took the German trench and have held it ever since. We were relieved that evening. The wounded were picked up, but not the dead. Mr Brooke was a very good officer'. (Informant F Salmon B Coy, Sept 10th 1916).
'He was hit in the lower part of his abdomen. He fell on his back and did not speak or move, and there was blood on his clothes. We were not allowed to halt for anything, but I and another man dragged him into a shell-hole for safety. I saw no more of this officer. (Testimony of Pte Salmon).
'Brooke was killed between the lines near Thiepval' (Testimony of Pte Westcott).
Father was at Lucknow, India at time of son's death.
Service record: WO 339/45922
2nd Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Son of Major R. Hayes-Sadler, of "Cooleen," Farnborough, Hants.
Killed in action near Delville Wood
Son of F. A. Naylor, Central Provinces, India, b. 1878.
Lower IV—Army Side. School Prefect. XI Football; House XI Cricket.
Indian Police 1898 (United Provinces).
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant Durham L.I. 1914 ; Major attached Royal Irish Regt. Killed in action September 3, 1916 ; Despatches.
Born October 8th 1894. Son of Sidney Edward Percy and Ethel Cade, of Titchfield, Fareham, Hants.
Upper IV B—Science I. School Prefect. Head of House. XL Football; House XI Cricket. Cadet Officer.
Matriculated from University of London in 1913
11th Bn. Hampshire Regiment.
Service Record: WO 339/19679
"A" Coy. 2nd Bn. Welsh Regiment
Son of Alfred and Ellen Dorothy Hayman, of Great Elm, Frome; husband of Majorie Hayman, of Cromarty, Elmsleigh Rd., Weston-super-Mare.
De Ruvigny Roll of Honour:
He was killed in action while leading his company at High Wood. He was awarded the Military Cross "For keeping his men together a whole week in the front line under terrific shell fire. Although wounded the first day, he refused to allow himself to he sent back, and was buried three times. He acted with great gallantry and set his men a splendid example.” The Brigadier-General of the 1st Division wrote " He was certainly one of the best cmnpany commanders in the brigade, and had done most excellent work only last month, where his energy and fearlessness were most conspicuously shown. He is a real loss to us,” and his Commanding Officer: “I thought you would like to know how much I valued him, and how highly I thought of his abilities as a soldier.” A brother officer also wrote: " It may be a great consolatiOn to you to know that he was beloved by the officers and men of my battalion. I have known him for the past twelve years. I had the very highest opinion of him.” and another: “I look back on all my friends who have gone, and above all stands one — a little higher, a little nobler, a little finer than all the rest — your husband."<
Son of the late Henry and Mary Elizabeth Bromfield, Newnham Hall, Northants. b. 1869.
Hertford College, Oxford; Captain 3rd South Wales Borderers; served in the South African War 1900-01, Despatches, Queen’s Medal with 3 Clasps, King’s Medal with 2 Clasps, D.S.O. ; retired 1910. Chief Constable of Radnorshire 1909.
Prince of Wales's Coy., 1st Bn. Welsh Guards.
D S O.
Husband of Ethel Philippa Bromfield.
Leaves a widow and a son.
Son of A. Robinson, Lawrence Weston, Henbury, Bristol, b. 1884.
Modern IV—II. House Prefect. House XI Cricket.
Great War, Private 1914, afterwards Captain 12th Batt. Gloucester Regt.
Died of wounds received at Guillemont, September 10, 1916.
Only Son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Burke, of Cloonee, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, b. 1897.
Middle Shell-Lower VI. School Prefect. Head of House. House XI Football.
He entered Sandhurst in May, 1915, and received his commission in November, 1915.
70th Sqdn. Royal Flying Corps and 6th Bn. Royal Fusiliers.
Sisters: Rose (age 12) & Olivia (age 8) in 1916.
The Burke Prize for Military Efficiency was founded from a bequest by him.
Service Record: WO 339/54935
Son of Colonel Frederick Arthur Forsyth and Ellen Sanford Forsyth, Netherleigh, Leamington. b. 1887.
Army III - I. House Prefect. House XI Cricket and Football.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; Yorkshire Regt. 1906; Captain 1914.
Great War, temporary Lieut-Colonel 1916. Killed in action, September 14 1916; D.S.O., Legion d'Honneur (Chevalier), Despatches
2nd Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers attd. 6th Bn. Yorkshire Regiment
Service record: WO 339/6579<
f George Croker Fox, Penjerrick and Pennance Cottage, Falmouth. b. 1879.
III - Shell.
Architect in Vancouver.
Great War, Inns of Court O.T.C. 1914;
2nd Lieutenant Worcester Regt. 1915. Lieutenant 12th Bn East Surrey Regt.
Killed in action September 15, 1916<
The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) attd. 19th Bn. London Regiment
Son of the late Maj. P. F. P. Hamilton, R.A., and Mrs. Hamilton; husband of Kate G. Hamilton, of 42, Eaton Square, London.
Service record: WO 339/6053
Son of Rev. J. G. Pinder, C.F. b. 1887.
Middle V—Mathematical VI. House Scholar. English Essay ;
Dowdeswell Prize 1904-06 ; Warrington Exhibition. School Prefect.
Mathematical Scholar, Queens' College, Cambridge ; B.A. (Sen.
Opt.) 1909 .
Ceylon Civil Service 1910.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant Leicestershire Regt. 1915.
Killed in action September 15, 1916 ; Despatches.
Son of R. N. Rogers, Carwinion, Falmouth, b. 1882.
Middle V—VI. Minor Scholar. School Prefect. XI Cricket 1900,01 ; XI Football 1899, 1900.
Worcester College, Oxford ; Third Class Class. Mods. ; B.A. (Third Class History) 1905 ; played Association Football v. Cambridge 1904,05 .
Joint Head Master of Kent House School, Eastbourne.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant 15th Rifle Brigade. Killed in action, September 15, 1916.
Son of A. Wellesley-Miller, Glenlee, Ayrshire, b. 1897.
Lower Modern II—Matriculation Class.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; The Buffs 1915.
Great War, killed in action September 15, 1916.
Son of C. A. S. Leggatt, M.D., 2 Walton Place, S.W. b. 1885.
Middle IV—Army III. House XI Cricket.
Natal Mounted Police 1903-12 ; served in Natal Native Rebellion, Medal; Civil Service N. Rhodesia 1912,13 ; Assistant Secretary of Falcon Mines, Rhodesia.
Great War 1914 (overseas), 2nd Lieutenant R.F.A.
Killed in action September 16, 1916.
Son of W. H. Woodroffe, 51 Lincoln's Inn Fields, W.C. b. 1894.
Middle V—VI. Minor Scholar. School Prefect. House XI Football.
Scholar, Pembroke College, Cambridge.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant 7th Middlesex Regt. 1914, Captain.
Killed in action at the Somme, September 16, 1916 ; Croix de Guerre.
Son of Clement Edward Hoyland, Stock Park, Ulverston, and Brinkworth Hall, Elvington, York. b. 1895.
Middle IV B—Science I I . House Prefect. Shooting VIII 1913,14.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant Lancashire Fusiliers 1914.
Killed in action October, 1916.
4th Bn. Attd. 9th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers
Killed in action at Mouquet Farm Thiepval.
Clock memorial at St Peter's Church, Finsthwaite, Cumbria.
Husband of Louisa Eddie (formerly Fraser).
Service record: WO 339/29979
Son of Rev. E. R. J. Nicolls, Trowell, Nottingham, b. 1894.
Upper V—VI. Lea Scholar. Reading Prize. School Prefect. Head of House. Champion Athlete. XXII Cricket.
Exhibitioner, Hertford College, Oxford.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant Sherwood Foresters 1914 ; Captain 11th Batt.
Killed in action October 1, 1916.
Son of Mrs. Walker, Creig-ny-gaie, Lewaigne, Isle of Man. b. 1893.
Lower IV—Modern III.
Aspatria Agricultural College.
Farmer in Canada.
Great War, Trooper King Edward's Horse 1914 ; 2nd Lieutenant Bedfordshire Regt.
Killed in action October 12, 1916 ; Despatches.
Born: 11th July 1896 at 10 Montgomery Terrace, Ayr.
Father: William Morison Paterson (Dress Goods Manufacturer).
Mother: Margaret Swale Paterson (M.S. Agar)
Adopted son of R. Agar, Edgecombe Hall, Wimbledon Park, S.W. b. 1896.
Lower IV—Science I. School Prefect; House XI Football;
R.M.C. Sandhurst; 2nd Bn. Seaforth Highlanders 1916.
At enlistment in May 1915, lived at Edgecombe Hall, Beaumont St, Wimbledon Park, London.
Brother: James A Paterson was killed near Ypres on October 30th 1914.
"He and his company were endeavouring to attain Dewdrop Trench, he was killed by very heavy machine gun fire while being driven back to Rainy Trench."
War Diary says that "he was a splendid officer and his death is a great loss to the Battalion".Ref
Service Record: WO 339/57485Extracts
Medal Card: WO 372/1/26326
Unit War Diary: WO 95/1483/5 (1916 July 1 - 1916 Dec 31)
Son of C, F. Thompson, Churchfield House, West Bromwich. b. 1893.
Upper IV B—Modern III.
Great War, Private H.A.C. 1914; 2nd Lieutenant R.F.C.
Killed in action October 16, 1916; D.C.M.,
Son of J. Ridley-Shield, Cardew, Alresford. b. 1887.
Lower V—Middle V.
Solicitor with Pugh & Co., Calcutta.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant Highland L.I. 1914 ; afterwards Staff Captain.
Killed in action October 7, 1916 ; M.C.
Son of A. Kerwood, Watling House, Barnt Green, b. 1886.
Middle V—Remove. Minor Scholar. Lea Shakespeare.
Solicitor 1908 ; Captain 8th Worcester Regt. 1909 ;
Great War, mobilised 1914, Major (overseas). Killed in action October 21, 1916.
Born September 25th 1897. Son of J. W. H. Burgoyne.
Upper IV—Modern I. School Prefect. XL Football; Shooting VIII (captain) ; Cadet Officer.
88th Bde. Royal Field Artillery.
Address Wellers, Ashington, Sussex
Next of kin: Lorna Heywood Burgoyne (sister) and Miss B Morgan (Aunt-Guardian), Wellers, Ashington, Sussex
Service Record: WO 339/49394
Son of E. V. Surr, San Francisco, U.S.A. b. 1891.
Upper Shell—Lower VI.
Birmingham University ; B. Com. (First Class) 1913.
In business (Baldwin's, Ltd.).
Great War, Private Public Schools' Batt. 1914 ; Lieutenant 5th Worcesters.
Killed in action at Delville, October 31, 1916.
Son of the Rev. W. H. Elmhirst, of "Elmhirst", Barnsley and Pindar Oaks, Barnsley. b. 1892.
Lower V—VI. House Prefect. House XI Cricket.
Scholar Worcester College, Oxford ; B.A. (Third Class Jurisprudence) 1914.
Articled to a Solicitor.
8th Bn. East Yorkshire Regiment.
Barnsley Chronicle 9 December 1916:
He took a scholarship from Malvern to Worcester College, Oxford, where he gained honours in law. He volunteered in 1914, from the office of Messrs. Brown and Elmhirst, solicitors, York where he was articled. His commanding officer writes, "He was a universal favourite both with the officers and men. I looked upon him as one of the best young officers I have had in the battalion. He always took such an interest in his work, was so keen, and nothing was ever too much trouble for him to do, and to do thoroughly. His death is a sad loss, not only to his friends, but to the Army. He was last seen rallying his men close up to the German position."
Service record: WO 339/21678
War diary: WO 95/1424/2
Son of Mrs. Southwell, Fairfield, Bridgnorth, b. 1887.
Lower IV—Lower Modern II.
Great War (overseas), Private 1914, afterwards 2nd Lieutenant 9th Shropshire L.I.
Killed in action, November 13, 1916.
Son of Frederick and Julie Charles, of 153, High St., Waltham Cross, Herts and 10 Netherhall Gardens, Hampstead, N.W. b. 1896.
Middle IV—Modern II.
Great War, Private H.A.C. 1914, Sergeant-Major. 1st Bn. Honourable Artillery Company.