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
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
Harry HickmanBromfieldSch1885 - 1888MajorWelsh Guards10 September 191647Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 7 D
Charles Joseph PearsonBrookeNo 71911 - 1914LieutenantWiltshire Regt.03 September 191619Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 13A
Francis Thomas DarrelCadeNo 91909 - 1914CaptainHampshire Regt.06 September 191622Killed in action at Ginchy on the SommeBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 7/
John PaxmanEverittNo 81910 - 19142nd LieutWest Yorkshire Regt.01 July 191620Killed in action near SerreBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 2A 2C 2D
Cecil CrokerFoxNo 41893 - 1895LieutenantEast Surrey Regt.15 September 191637Killed in action at FlersBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 6B/6C
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
John FraserHoylandNo 11910 - 1914CaptainLancashire Fusiliers01 October 191621Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 3C/3D
Spencer HenryJeudwineNo 41909 - 1914CaptainLincolnshire Regt.01 July 191621Killed in action at the SommeBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 1C
LionelKerwoodNo 71900 - 1902MajorWorcestershire Regt.21 October 191630Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 5A/5C
Wilfred Ernest HertsletKingDay1907 - 1910PrivateLeicestershire Regt.14 July 191623Killed in action at the SommeBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 2C/3A
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
Reginald ErnestMellyNo 41902 - 1906CaptainLiverpool Regt.30 July 191628Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 1D, 8B. 8C
Urmstone ShawNaylorSch1892 - 1896MajorDurham Light Inf.03 September 191638Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 4C
Reginald HenryNeillNo 61909 - 1911LieutenantRoyal Irish Regt.01 July 191622Killed in action at ThiepvalBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 15A 15B
Arthur DenzilOnslow MCSch1900 - 19062nd LieutRoyal Warwickshire Regt.12 August 191629Killed in action at Bazentin-le-PetitBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 9A, 9B, 10B
Walter SelwynOrpenSch1908 - 19112nd LieutLancashire Fusiliers06 July 191623Killed in action near FricourtBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 3C, 3D
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
Rudolph VincentSurrNo 61905 - 1909LieutenantWorcestershire Regt.31 October 191625Killed in action at DelvilleBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 5A/6C
John Terence FreerTiernayNo 71905 - 1909PrivateRoyal Warwickshire Regt.22 July 191626Killed in action near Delville WoodBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 9A, 9B, 10B

No of records: 23

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