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.
|Forename||Surname||House||Period||Rank||Regiment||Date Died||Age||Cause||Battle||Country||Cemetery / Memorial||Grave Ref||Further Info|
|Charles Norman||Brockbank||Sch||1899 - 1901||Captain||Liverpool Regt.||01 July 1916||32||Killed in action||Battle of the Somme||France||Dantzig Alley Brit Cemetery Mametz||V U 8|
|Thomas Pownall||Brocklehurst||Sch||1900 - 1904||Captain||Royal West Surrey Regt.||01 July 1916||30||Killed in action at the Somme||Battle of the Somme||France||Dantzig Alley Brit Cemetery Mametz||Z D 9|
|John Paxman||Everitt||No 8||1910 - 1914||2nd Lieut||West Yorkshire Regt.||01 July 1916||20||Killed in action near Serre||Battle of the Somme||France||Thiepval Memorial||P 2A 2C 2D|
|Peter Yarborough||Harkness||No 7||1898 - 1900||Captain||West Yorkshire Regt.||01 July 1916||32||Killed in action in France||Battle of the Somme||France||Thiepval Memorial||PIER/FACE 2A, 2C and 2D|
|Bernard Sydney||Harvey||No 3||1903 - 1907||Captain||London Regt.||01 July 1916||28||Killed at Gommecourt||Battle of the Somme||France||Thiepval Memorial||PIER/FACE 9D|
|Spencer Henry||Jeudwine||No 4||1909 - 1914||Captain||Lincolnshire Regt.||01 July 1916||21||Killed in action at the Somme||Battle of the Somme||France||Thiepval Memorial||P 1C|
|Dudley Ogilvie||Laing||No 6||1903 - 1907||Captain||Northumberland Fus.||01 July 1916||27||Killed in action at the Somme||Battle of the Somme||France||Thiepval Memorial||P 10B/11B/12B|
|Francis Howard||Lindsay||No 2||1887 - 1895||Captain||London Scottish Regt.||01 July 1916||40||Killed in action in France||Battle of the Somme||France||Thiepval Memorial||P 9C/13C|
|Hugh Peter Egerton Mesnard||Melly||No 3||1911 - 1914||2nd Lieut||Royal Lancaster Regt.||01 July 1916||20||Killed in action at the Somme||Battle of the Somme||France||Sucrerie Mil Cemetery Colincamps||1 H 11|
|Richard Walter||Mullins||No 7||1907 - 1910||Captain||York and Lancaster Regt.||01 July 1916||23||Killed in action at Fricourt||Battle of the Somme||France||Gordon Dump Cemetery Ovillers La Boiselle||11 Q 5|
|Reginald Henry||Neill||No 6||1909 - 1911||Lieutenant||Royal Irish Regt.||01 July 1916||22||Killed in action at Thiepval||Battle of the Somme||France||Thiepval Memorial||P 15A 15B|
|Percy Calud Jacomb||Smith||Sch||1911 - 1914||2nd Lieut||East Yorkshire Regt.||01 July 1916||20||Killed in action at the Somme||Battle of the Somme||France||Thiepval Memorial||P 2C|
|Raymond||Smith||Sch||1903 - 1906||Captain||Border Regt.||01 July 1916||27||Killed in action at the Somme||Battle of the Somme||France||Thiepval Memorial||P 7C|
|Guy||Bracher||No 3||1903 - 1907||2nd Lieut||East Kent Regt. (The Buffs)||03 July 1916||27||Killed in action near Albert||Battle of the Somme||France||Aveluy Communal Extension||F 42|
|Walter Selwyn||Orpen||Sch||1908 - 1911||2nd Lieut||Lancashire Fusiliers||06 July 1916||23||Killed in action near Fricourt||Battle of the Somme||France||Thiepval Memorial||P 3C, 3D|
|Alban Charles Phidias||Arnold||Sch||1906 - 1910||2nd Lieut||Royal Fusiliers||07 July 1916||24||Killed in action at the Somme||Battle of the Somme||France||Thiepval Memorial||P. 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
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
|Leslie Arthur||Lea-Smith||No 3||1911 - 1914||Lieutenant||East Kent Regt. (The Buffs)||07 July 1916||19||Killed in action at the Somme||Battle of the Somme||France||Aveluy Communal Extension||F 68|
|John Wilfred||Fisher||Sch||1906 - 1910||Captain||Sherwood Foresters||08 July 1916||24||Died of wounds||Battle of the Somme||France||Heilly Station Cemetery Mercourt-L'abbe||1 A 15|
|Eric James Bethune||MacKenzie||Day||1895 - 1896||Major||Royal Field Artillery||08 July 1916||33||Killed in action||Battle of the Somme||France||Carnoy Military Cemetery||D 25|
|Alfred Henry Templeman Loraine||Speer||No 7||1908 - 1913||Lieutenant||Royal Field Artillery||09 July 1916||22||Killed in action flying||Battle of the Somme||France||London Cemetery Neuville Vitasse||1 C 1|
|Frederick Oliver Charles||Bambridge||No 9||1908 - 1910||Sergeant||Royal Fusiliers||13 July 1916||22||Died of wounds||Battle of the Somme||France||Albert Communal Extension||1. 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:
Lloyd's of London WW1 pdf booklet.
|Norman Pilkington||Blake||No 2||1905 - 1908||Captain||East Yorkshire Regt.||14 July 1916||26||Killed in action at Longueval||Battle of the Somme||France||Quarry Mem. Montauban||111. 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
Service record: WO 339/40971
|Wilfred Ernest Hertslet||King||Day||1907 - 1910||Private||Leicestershire Regt.||14 July 1916||23||Killed in action at the Somme||Battle of the Somme||France||Thiepval Memorial||P 2C/3A|
|Edmond Lancelot||Wright||No 5||1897 - 1901||Captain||Shropshire Light Inf.||16 July 1916||33||Died of wounds at the Somme||Battle of the Somme||France||La Neuville Brit Corbie||1 C 7|
|Wilfred||Quihampton||No 3||1901 - 1903||Private||Australian Infantry||19 July 1916||30||Killed in action||Battle of the Somme||France||Vc Corner Australian Fromelles||11|
|George Penderell||Blake||No 7||1893 - 1898||Captain||Welch Fusiliers||21 July 1916||37||Killed in action||Battle of the Somme||France||A. I. F. Burial Ground, Flers||XV F 26|| 10th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Son of George Farncombe Blake and Mary Elizabeth Blake, of King's Heath, Birmingham
|John Terence Freer||Tiernay||No 7||1905 - 1909||Private||Royal Warwickshire Regt.||22 July 1916||26||Killed in action near Delville Wood||Battle of the Somme||France||Thiepval Memorial||P 9A, 9B, 10B|
|Harold||Wadlow||No 3||1893 - 1897||Major||Royal Garrison Artillery||24 July 1916||37||Killed in action near Fricourt||Battle of the Somme||France||Dantzig Alley Brit Cemetery Mametz|
|Reginald Ernest||Melly||No 4||1902 - 1906||Captain||Liverpool Regt.||30 July 1916||28||Killed in action||Battle of the Somme||France||Thiepval Memorial||P 1D, 8B. 8C|
|Cyril Francis||Davenport||No 4||1911 - 1914||2nd Lieut||Hampshire Regt.||02 August 1916||19||Accidentally killed at Bethune||Battle of the Somme||France||Bethune Town Cemetery||111 K 37|
|Norman Henry||Aste||No 6||1903 - 1906||2nd Lieut||Royal Garrison Artillery||04 August 1916||27||Killed in action at Albert||Battle of the Somme||France||Albert Communal Extension||1. 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
Medal Card: WO 372/1/138750
|Arthur Denzil||Onslow MC||Sch||1900 - 1906||2nd Lieut||Royal Warwickshire Regt.||12 August 1916||29||Killed in action at Bazentin-le-Petit||Battle of the Somme||France||Thiepval Memorial||P 9A, 9B, 10B|
|Norris Heatley||Noble||No 5||1910 - 1914||2nd Lieut||Kings Royal Rifle Corps.||15 August 1916||19||Died of wounds received at Abbeville||Battle of the Somme||France||Abbeville Communal||V1 H 3|
|Ernest Guy Maclean||Sturt||No 4||1908 - 1910||Lieutenant||Middlesex Regt.||16 August 1916||23||Killed in action||Battle of the Somme||France||Ration Farm Armentieres||11 C 3|
|William Herbert||Hedges||No 5||1907 - 1911||Captain||Royal Engineers||21 August 1916||23||Died of wounds in France||Battle of the Somme||France||Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery Saulty||111 A 12|
|Lucien Eugene||Oudin||Sch||1905 - 1909||Captain||Duke of Cornwall's Light Inf.||24 August 1916||25||Killed in action||Battle of the Somme||France||Dive Copse British Sailly Le Sec||11 G 14|
|Reginald Samuel||Daw||Sch||1895 - 1898||Captain||Kings Royal Rifle Corps.||25 August 1916||35||Killed in action||Battle of the Somme||France||Dernancourt Communal||1 A 16|
|Charles Joseph Pearson||Brooke||No 7||1911 - 1914||Lieutenant||Wiltshire Regt.||03 September 1916||19||Killed in action||Battle of the Somme||France||Thiepval Memorial||P 13A|
|Gerald Ralph||Hayes-Sadler||No 3||1911 - 1914||Lieutenant||Royal Warwickshire Regt.||03 September 1916||20||Killed in action at Ginchy||Battle of the Somme||France||Delville Wood Longueval|
|Urmstone Shaw||Naylor||Sch||1892 - 1896||Major||Durham Light Inf.||03 September 1916||38||Killed in action||Battle of the Somme||France||Thiepval Memorial||P 4C|
|Francis Thomas Darrel||Cade||No 9||1909 - 1914||Captain||Hampshire Regt.||06 September 1916||22||Killed in action at Ginchy on the Somme||Battle of the Somme||France||Thiepval Memorial||P 7/|
|Alfred George||Hayman||No 8||1898 - 1901||Captain||Welch Regt.||09 September 1916||32||Killed in action at High Wood||Battle of the Somme||France||Caterpillar Valley Longueval||X11 C 9|
|Harry Hickman||Bromfield||Sch||1885 - 1888||Major||Welsh Guards||10 September 1916||47||Killed in action||Battle of the Somme||France||Thiepval Memorial||P 7 D|
|Eric Arthur||Robinson||No 5||1898 - 1903||Captain||Gloucestershire Regt.||10 September 1916||32||Died of wounds received at Guillemont||Battle of the Somme||France||Corbie Communal Extension||PLOT 2 D 3|
|Edward William||Burke||No 2||1911 - 1915||2nd Lieut||70 Sq. R. F. C.||14 September 1916||19||Killed in action in France||Battle of the Somme||France||Gezaincourt Communal Extension||1 E 12|
|Cusack Grant||Forsyth||No 9||1902 - 1904||Lieutenant Colonel||Yorkshire Regt.||14 September 1916||29||Killed in action||Battle of the Somme||France||Blighty Valley Cemetery Authuille||1 F 13|
|Cecil Croker||Fox||No 4||1893 - 1895||Lieutenant||East Surrey Regt.||15 September 1916||37||Killed in action at Flers||Battle of the Somme||France||Thiepval Memorial||P 6B/6C|
|Arthur Perceval||Hamilton MC||No 1||1898 - 1900||Lieutenant Colonel||Royal West Surrey Regt.||15 September 1916||32||Killed in action at High Wood||Battle of the Somme||France||Flatiron Copse Mametz||V11 1.2|
|Albert Humphrey||Pinder||No 4||1900 - 1906||Lieutenant||Leicestershire Regt.||15 September 1916||29||Killed in action||Battle of the Somme||France||Guards Cemetery Les Boeufs||SP MEM 48|
|Reginald||Rogers||No 5||1896 - 1901||2nd Lieut||Rifle Brigade||15 September 1916||34||Killed in action at the Somme||Battle of the Somme||France||Serre Road Cemetery No 2||XXX111|
|John Leslie||Wellesley-Miller||No 7||1912 - 1914||2nd Lieut||East Kent Regt. (The Buffs)||15 September 1916||19||Killed in action at The Somme||Battle of the Somme||France||Guillemont Road Cemetery|
|Ashley Gordon Scott||Leggatt||No 6||1900 - 1902||2nd Lieut||Royal Field Artillery||16 September 1916||31||Killed in action||Battle of the Somme||France||Thistle Dump Longueval||C 22|
|Walter Gordon||Woodroffe||No 4||1907 - 1912||Captain||Middlesex Regt.||16 September 1916||22||Killed in action at the Somme||Battle of the Somme||France||Bronfay Farm Bray Sur Somme||11 O 4|
|John Fraser||Hoyland||No 1||1910 - 1914||Captain||Lancashire Fusiliers||01 October 1916||21||Killed in action||Battle of the Somme||France||Thiepval Memorial||P 3C/3D|
|Richard Jefferys||Nicolls||No 4||1908 - 1913||Captain||Sherwood Foresters||01 October 1916||22||Killed in action||Battle of the Somme||France||Peake Wood Cemetery Fricourt|
|Lawrence Hall||Walker||No 5||1907 - 1910||2nd Lieut||Bedfordshire Regt.||12 October 1916||23||Killed in action at the Somme||Battle of the Somme||France||Caterpillar Valley Longueval||V111 H 16|
|Richard Paterson||Agar||No 6||1909 - 1915||2nd Lieut||Seaforth Highlanders||14 October 1916||20||Killed in action||Battle of the Somme||France||Guards Cemetery Les Boeufs||V111. 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.
"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".
Service Record: WO 339/57485
Medal Card: WO 372/1/26326
Unit War Diary: WO 95/1483/5 (1916 July 1 - 1916 Dec 31)
|John||Thompson DCM||No 4||1908 - 1910||2nd Lieut||Royal Flying Corps||16 October 1916||23||Killed in action over enemy lines||Battle of the Somme||France||Lebucquiere Military cemetery||111 B 27|
|Clement||Ridley-Shield||No 9||1901 - 1903||Captain||Highland Light Infantry||17 October 1916||29||Killed in action at Beaumont Hamel||Battle of the Somme||France||Louvencourt Mil Cemetery||P1 RD G 14|
|Lionel||Kerwood||No 7||1900 - 1902||Major||Worcestershire Regt.||21 October 1916||30||Killed in action||Battle of the Somme||France||Thiepval Memorial||P 5A/5C|
|John Heywood||Burgoyne||No 9||1911 - 1915||2nd Lieut||Royal Field Artillery||31 October 1916||19||Killed in action||Battle of the Somme||France||Aveluy Communal Extension||L 46|
|Rudolph Vincent||Surr||No 6||1905 - 1909||Lieutenant||Worcestershire Regt.||31 October 1916||25||Killed in action at Delville||Battle of the Somme||France||Thiepval Memorial||P 5A/6C|
|William||Elmhirst||No 2||1906 - 1911||Captain||East Yorkshire Regt.||13 November 1916||24||Killed in action||Battle of the Somme||France||Serre Road Cemetery No 1||1 D 4|
|Arthut Horace Stedman||Southwell||No 4||1901 - 1904||2nd Lieut||Shropshire Light Inf.||13 November 1916||29||Died of wounds||Battle of the Somme||France||Serre Road Cemetery No 2||1 A 17|
|Lancelot Phillip||Charles||No 6||1910 - 1913||CSM||Honourable Artillery Company||14 November 1916||20||Died of wounds||Battle of the Somme||France||Varennes||I E 40|
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