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
Charles NormanBrockbankSch1899 - 1901CaptainLiverpool Regt.01 July 191632Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceDantzig Alley Brit Cemetery MametzV U 8
Thomas PownallBrocklehurstSch1900 - 1904CaptainRoyal West Surrey Regt.01 July 191630Killed in action at the SommeBattle of the SommeFranceDantzig Alley Brit Cemetery MametzZ D 9
John PaxmanEverittNo 81910 - 19142nd LieutWest Yorkshire Regt.01 July 191620Killed in action near SerreBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 2A 2C 2D
Peter YarboroughHarknessNo 71898 - 1900CaptainWest Yorkshire Regt.01 July 191632Killed in action in FranceBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialPIER/FACE 2A, 2C and 2D
Bernard SydneyHarveyNo 31903 - 1907CaptainLondon Regt.01 July 191628Killed at GommecourtBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialPIER/FACE 9D
Spencer HenryJeudwineNo 41909 - 1914CaptainLincolnshire Regt.01 July 191621Killed in action at the SommeBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 1C
Dudley OgilvieLaingNo 61903 - 1907CaptainNorthumberland Fus.01 July 191627Killed in action at the SommeBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 10B/11B/12B
Francis HowardLindsayNo 21887 - 1895CaptainLondon Scottish Regt.01 July 191640Killed in action in FranceBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 9C/13C
Hugh Peter Egerton MesnardMellyNo 31911 - 19142nd LieutRoyal Lancaster Regt.01 July 191620Killed in action at the SommeBattle of the SommeFranceSucrerie Mil Cemetery Colincamps1 H 11
Richard WalterMullinsNo 71907 - 1910CaptainYork and Lancaster Regt.01 July 191623Killed in action at FricourtBattle of the SommeFranceGordon Dump Cemetery Ovillers La Boiselle11 Q 5
Reginald HenryNeillNo 61909 - 1911LieutenantRoyal Irish Regt.01 July 191622Killed in action at ThiepvalBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 15A 15B
Percy Calud JacombSmithSch1911 - 19142nd LieutEast Yorkshire Regt.01 July 191620Killed in action at the SommeBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 2C
RaymondSmithSch1903 - 1906CaptainBorder Regt.01 July 191627Killed in action at the SommeBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 7C
GuyBracherNo 31903 - 19072nd LieutEast Kent Regt. (The Buffs)03 July 191627Killed in action near AlbertBattle of the SommeFranceAveluy Communal ExtensionF 42
Walter SelwynOrpenSch1908 - 19112nd LieutLancashire Fusiliers06 July 191623Killed in action near FricourtBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 3C, 3D
Alban Charles PhidiasArnoldSch1906 - 19102nd LieutRoyal Fusiliers07 July 191624Killed in action at the SommeBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP. 8C 9A 16A 11th Bn. attd. 8th Bn. Royal Fusiliers

Son of the Rev. Charles Lowther Arnold and Mary Delamere Arnold, of Holy Trinity Vicarage, Fareham, Hants.

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:
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=eyoeAwAAQBAJ

Final Wicket: Test and First Class Cricketers Killed in the Great War By Nigel McCrery
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Q3BhCgAAQBAJ&q=Alban%2BCharles%2BPhidias%2BArnold

Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alban_Arnold

Medal card: WO 372/1/118329
8 Bn Royal Fusiliers (1915 June - 1918 Feb) War Diary: WO 95/1857/1
Leslie ArthurLea-SmithNo 31911 - 1914LieutenantEast Kent Regt. (The Buffs)07 July 191619Killed in action at the SommeBattle of the SommeFranceAveluy Communal ExtensionF 68
John WilfredFisherSch1906 - 1910CaptainSherwood Foresters08 July 191624Died of woundsBattle of the SommeFranceHeilly Station Cemetery Mercourt-L'abbe1 A 15
Eric James BethuneMacKenzieDay1895 - 1896MajorRoyal Field Artillery08 July 191633Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceCarnoy Military CemeteryD 25
Alfred Henry Templeman LoraineSpeerNo 71908 - 1913LieutenantRoyal Field Artillery09 July 191622Killed in action flyingBattle of the SommeFranceLondon Cemetery Neuville Vitasse1 C 1
Frederick Oliver CharlesBambridgeNo 91908 - 1910SergeantRoyal Fusiliers13 July 191622Died of woundsBattle of the SommeFranceAlbert Communal Extension1. I 8 ‘B’ Company, 10th (Stockbrokers) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers

Son of Edward Charles Bambridge, a Lloyd’s insurance underwriter, and Kathleen Sylvia (née Bailey) Bambridge of The Elms, 22 Merton Hall Road, Wimbledon.

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:
https://www.dnw.co.uk/auction-archive/special-collections/lot.php?specialcollection_id=235&lot_id=97776

Ref:
Lloyd's of London WW1 pdf booklet.
Norman PilkingtonBlakeNo 21905 - 1908CaptainEast Yorkshire Regt.14 July 191626Killed in action at LonguevalBattle of the SommeFranceQuarry Mem. Montauban111. D 6 8th Bn. East Yorkshire Regiment
Born 13 March 1890

Experience: Ceylon Platers Rifle Corps & Malvern College Cadet Corps

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Eustace Blake. Educated at Malvern College. Became a Tea Planter in Ceylon and came home to join in the early days of the War.

Mother: Mrs Blake, Groton House, Boxford, Suffolk and Hillside Cottage, Steeple Aston, Oxon and Fairlawn, Maskeliya, Ceylon

http://somme-roll-of-honour.com/Units/british/8theast_yorkshire.htm

Service record: WO 339/40971
http://www.stanwardine.com/malvernww1/servicerecords/ServiceRecordNormanPilkingtonBlake.pdf
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Wilfred Ernest HertsletKingDay1907 - 1910PrivateLeicestershire Regt.14 July 191623Killed in action at the SommeBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 2C/3A
Edmond LancelotWrightNo 51897 - 1901CaptainShropshire Light Inf.16 July 191633Died of wounds at the SommeBattle of the SommeFranceLa Neuville Brit Corbie1 C 7
WilfredQuihamptonNo 31901 - 1903PrivateAustralian Infantry19 July 191630Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceVc Corner Australian Fromelles11
George PenderellBlakeNo 71893 - 1898CaptainWelch Fusiliers21 July 191637Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceA. I. F. Burial Ground, FlersXV F 26 10th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Son of George Farncombe Blake and Mary Elizabeth Blake, of King's Heath, Birmingham

Biography: http://moseley-society.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Captain-George-Penderell-Blake.pdf
John Terence FreerTiernayNo 71905 - 1909PrivateRoyal Warwickshire Regt.22 July 191626Killed in action near Delville WoodBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 9A, 9B, 10B
HaroldWadlowNo 31893 - 1897MajorRoyal Garrison Artillery24 July 191637Killed in action near FricourtBattle of the SommeFranceDantzig Alley Brit Cemetery Mametz
Reginald ErnestMellyNo 41902 - 1906CaptainLiverpool Regt.30 July 191628Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 1D, 8B. 8C
Cyril FrancisDavenportNo 41911 - 19142nd LieutHampshire Regt.02 August 191619Accidentally killed at BethuneBattle of the SommeFranceBethune Town Cemetery111 K 37
Norman HenryAsteNo 61903 - 19062nd LieutRoyal Garrison Artillery04 August 191627Killed in action at AlbertBattle of the SommeFranceAlbert Communal Extension1. M. 22 23rd Heavy Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery

In 1909 was working aged 20 as an articled clerk to a solicitor (John Carnm Holmes).

Born 30 May 1889. 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).

Son of John Aste (Corn Factor) and Margaret Aste, Hawthorns, Foxgrove road, Beckenham, Kent & 34 Clement's lane, London.

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
http://www.stanwardine.com/malvernww1/servicerecords/ServiceRecordNormanHenryAste.pdf

Medal Card: WO 372/1/138750
http://www.stanwardine.com/malvernww1/servicerecords/WO_372_1_138750_Aste_Norman_Henry.pdf

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/person/tree/83076715/person/370128904779/facts?ssrc=
Arthur DenzilOnslow MCSch1900 - 19062nd LieutRoyal Warwickshire Regt.12 August 191629Killed in action at Bazentin-le-PetitBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 9A, 9B, 10B
Norris HeatleyNobleNo 51910 - 19142nd LieutKings Royal Rifle Corps.15 August 191619Died of wounds received at AbbevilleBattle of the SommeFranceAbbeville CommunalV1 H 3
Ernest Guy MacleanSturtNo 41908 - 1910LieutenantMiddlesex Regt.16 August 191623Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceRation Farm Armentieres11 C 3
William HerbertHedgesNo 51907 - 1911CaptainRoyal Engineers21 August 191623Died of wounds in FranceBattle of the SommeFranceWarlincourt Halte British Cemetery Saulty111 A 12
Lucien EugeneOudinSch1905 - 1909CaptainDuke of Cornwall's Light Inf.24 August 191625Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceDive Copse British Sailly Le Sec11 G 14
Reginald SamuelDawSch1895 - 1898CaptainKings Royal Rifle Corps.25 August 191635Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceDernancourt Communal1 A 16
Charles Joseph PearsonBrookeNo 71911 - 1914LieutenantWiltshire Regt.03 September 191619Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 13A
Gerald RalphHayes-SadlerNo 31911 - 1914LieutenantRoyal Warwickshire Regt.03 September 191620Killed in action at GinchyBattle of the SommeFranceDelville Wood Longueval
Urmstone ShawNaylorSch1892 - 1896MajorDurham Light Inf.03 September 191638Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 4C
Francis Thomas DarrelCadeNo 91909 - 1914CaptainHampshire Regt.06 September 191622Killed in action at Ginchy on the SommeBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 7/
Alfred GeorgeHaymanNo 81898 - 1901CaptainWelch Regt.09 September 191632Killed in action at High WoodBattle of the SommeFranceCaterpillar Valley LonguevalX11 C 9
Harry HickmanBromfieldSch1885 - 1888MajorWelsh Guards10 September 191647Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 7 D
Eric ArthurRobinsonNo 51898 - 1903CaptainGloucestershire Regt.10 September 191632Died of wounds received at GuillemontBattle of the SommeFranceCorbie Communal ExtensionPLOT 2 D 3
Edward WilliamBurkeNo 21911 - 19152nd Lieut70 Sq. R. F. C.14 September 191619Killed in action in FranceBattle of the SommeFranceGezaincourt Communal Extension1 E 12
Cusack GrantForsythNo 91902 - 1904Lieutenant ColonelYorkshire Regt.14 September 191629Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceBlighty Valley Cemetery Authuille1 F 13
Cecil CrokerFoxNo 41893 - 1895LieutenantEast Surrey Regt.15 September 191637Killed in action at FlersBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 6B/6C
Arthur PercevalHamilton MCNo 11898 - 1900Lieutenant ColonelRoyal West Surrey Regt.15 September 191632Killed in action at High WoodBattle of the SommeFranceFlatiron Copse MametzV11 1.2
Albert HumphreyPinderNo 41900 - 1906LieutenantLeicestershire Regt.15 September 191629Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceGuards Cemetery Les BoeufsSP MEM 48
ReginaldRogersNo 51896 - 19012nd LieutRifle Brigade15 September 191634Killed in action at the SommeBattle of the SommeFranceSerre Road Cemetery No 2XXX111
John LeslieWellesley-MillerNo 71912 - 19142nd LieutEast Kent Regt. (The Buffs)15 September 191619Killed in action at The SommeBattle of the SommeFranceGuillemont Road Cemetery
Ashley Gordon ScottLeggattNo 61900 - 19022nd LieutRoyal Field Artillery16 September 191631Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceThistle Dump LonguevalC 22
Walter GordonWoodroffeNo 41907 - 1912CaptainMiddlesex Regt.16 September 191622Killed in action at the SommeBattle of the SommeFranceBronfay Farm Bray Sur Somme11 O 4
John FraserHoylandNo 11910 - 1914CaptainLancashire Fusiliers01 October 191621Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 3C/3D
Richard JefferysNicollsNo 41908 - 1913CaptainSherwood Foresters01 October 191622Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFrancePeake Wood Cemetery Fricourt
Lawrence HallWalkerNo 51907 - 19102nd LieutBedfordshire Regt.12 October 191623Killed in action at the SommeBattle of the SommeFranceCaterpillar Valley LonguevalV111 H 16
Richard PatersonAgarNo 61909 - 19152nd LieutSeaforth Highlanders14 October 191620Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceGuards Cemetery Les BoeufsV111. D. 3. 2nd Bn. Seaforth Highlanders

Born: 11th July 1896 at 10 Montgomery Terrace, Ayr.
Father: William Morison Paterson (Dress Goods Manufacturer).
Mother: Margaret Swale Paterson (M.S. Agar)

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.

War Diary:
"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: https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/201083#images

Service Record: WO 339/57485
Extracts: http://www.stanwardine.com/malvernww1/servicerecords/ServiceRecordRichardPatersonAgar.pdf

Medal Card: WO 372/1/26326
Unit War Diary: WO 95/1483/5 (1916 July 1 - 1916 Dec 31)
JohnThompson DCMNo 41908 - 19102nd LieutRoyal Flying Corps16 October 191623Killed in action over enemy linesBattle of the SommeFranceLebucquiere Military cemetery111 B 27
ClementRidley-ShieldNo 91901 - 1903CaptainHighland Light Infantry17 October 191629Killed in action at Beaumont HamelBattle of the SommeFranceLouvencourt Mil CemeteryP1 RD G 14
LionelKerwoodNo 71900 - 1902MajorWorcestershire Regt.21 October 191630Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 5A/5C
John HeywoodBurgoyneNo 91911 - 19152nd LieutRoyal Field Artillery31 October 191619Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceAveluy Communal ExtensionL 46
Rudolph VincentSurrNo 61905 - 1909LieutenantWorcestershire Regt.31 October 191625Killed in action at DelvilleBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 5A/6C
WilliamElmhirstNo 21906 - 1911CaptainEast Yorkshire Regt.13 November 191624Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceSerre Road Cemetery No 11 D 4
Arthut Horace StedmanSouthwellNo 41901 - 19042nd LieutShropshire Light Inf.13 November 191629Died of woundsBattle of the SommeFranceSerre Road Cemetery No 21 A 17
Lancelot PhillipCharlesNo 61910 - 1913CSMHonourable Artillery Company14 November 191620Died of woundsBattle of the SommeFranceVarennesI E 40

No of records: 65

Web site created by William Bridge (Old Malvernian, No 5, 1985-90)
williambridge@stanwardine.com
November 2017