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
Patrick Edward AdamBlairNo 51907 - 19112nd LieutBlack Watch29 October 191421Killed in action near GheluveltFirst Battle of YpresBelgiumYpres Menin GateP 37 1st Bn. Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Son of Lt. Col. A. S. Blair, C.M.G., T.D., and Mrs. Elinor W. Blair, of 36, India St., Edinburgh. Educated at Edinburgh Academy, Malvern College and R.M.A., Woolwich

Picture and short biography: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205290693
Gervas FrederickBullockSch1895 - 19002nd LieutSouth Wales Borderers31 July 191735Killed in action at Pilkem RidgeThird Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele)BelgiumYpres Menin GateP 22
Robert ShuttleworthClarkeSch1903 - 1909CaptainShropshire Light Inf.25 September 191525Died of wounds near HoogeBelgiumYpres Menin GateP 47/49
Charles ErnestCookeNo 21899 - 19022nd LieutRoyal Irish Fusiliers01 May 191531Killed in actionSecond Battle of YpresBelgiumYpres Menin GateP 42
Evelyn ClaudeCullingNo 41899 - 1900CaptainCanadian Inf.24 April 191530Killed in actionSecond Battle of YpresBelgiumYpres Menin GateP 10-18. 26 -28
EdmundDeaconNo 31888 - 1890Lieutenant ColonelEssex Yeomanry13 May 191543Killed in action at YpresSecond Battle of YpresBelgiumYpres Menin GatePANEL 15
James Owen CuninghameDennisNo 21903 - 1907LieutenantIrish Horse & R. F. C.22 October 191426Killed in actionFirst Battle of YpresBelgiumYpres Menin GatePANEL 5/9
Sydney JamesFabianNo 71907 - 1909CorporalHonourable Artillery Company05 December 191422Killed in action near WytschaeteBelgiumYpres Menin GatePANEL 9
Leonard FranklinGaleNo 81898 - 1902CorporalQueen's Own Oxford Hussars26 May 191531Killed in actionBelgiumYpres Menin GateP 6
Cyril FrancisHawleyNo 51892 - 1894CaptainKings Royal Rifle Corps.02 November 191436Killed in actionFirst Battle of YpresBelgiumYpres Menin GateP 51/53
Herbert PhilipHiltonNo 11887 - 1890CaptainMiddlesex Regt.16 February 191542Killed in actionBelgiumYpres Menin GateP 49-51
Herbert EdwardHobbsNo 21910 - 19132nd LieutNorthumberland Fus.25 May 191521Killed in action in FranceFranceYpres Menin GateP 8-12
James GarlandHopkinsonSch1890 - 1893CaptainGordon Highlanders25 September 191540Killed in action at HoogeBelgiumYpres Menin GateP 38
Charles GeoffreyHumeNo 51905 - 1907LieutenantSouth Staffordshire Regt.26 October 191424Killed in action at YpresFirst Battle of YpresBelgiumYpres Menin GateP 35/37
Newton Frederick SeymourLaneNo 51893 - 1897PrivateAustralian Infantry08 June 191738Killed in action at MessinesBattle of MessinesBelgiumYpres Menin GateP 7/17
Percy ErnaldLaneNo 51895 - 18972nd LieutCanadian Inf.08 May 191534Killed in action at YpresSecond Battle of YpresBelgiumYpres Menin GateP 10
Keith BethuneMacKenzieDay1892 - 1896CaptainSeaforth Highlanders12 November 191435Killed in action near YpresFirst Battle of YpresBelgiumYpres Menin GateP 3B
Charles Philip ScottMorrisNo 21901 - 1903PrivateCanadian Inf.06 June 191630Killed in actionBelgiumYpres Menin GateP 24, 28, 30
BasilMuirNo 31911 - 19142nd LieutWorcestershire Regt.16 June 191519Killed in action in FlandersBelgiumYpres Menin GateP 34
Hugh HathornNicholsonSch1897 - 19012nd LieutCheshire Regt.25 May 191531Killed in actionSecond Battle of YpresBelgiumYpres Menin Gate19-22
Guy NicholasPalmesSch1908 - 1911LieutenantKings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry08 May 191521Killed in action at YpresSecond Battle of YpresBelgiumYpres Menin GateP 47
Alan RoyPetrieNo 11897 - 1902Lance CorporalLondon Scottish Regt.13 November 191430Killed in action near YpresFirst Battle of YpresBelgiumYpres Menin GateP 54
Alick LancelotPrinceNo 61893 - 1896CaptainNorth Lancashire Regt.08 November 191436Killed in action near KemmelFirst Battle of YpresBelgiumYpres Menin GateP 41/43
Francis EdwardRobinsonNo 81909 - 1912LieutenantSouth Staffordshire Regt.27 October 191419Killed in actionFirst Battle of YpresBelgiumYpres Menin GateP 35/37
Francis Calvert CampbellRogers MVONo 71894 - 1900CaptainDuke of Cornwall's Light Inf.15 February 191532Killed in action in FranceFranceYpres Menin GateP 20MVO - Member of the Victorian Order
Bartle DaversRushbrookeNo 51907 - 1910CaptainSuffolk Regt.01 May 191523Killed in action in FranceFranceYpres Menin GateP 21
Villiers Henry PlantagenetSomersetNo 11903 - 1909PrivateCanadian Inf.23 April 191525Killed in actionSecond Battle of YpresBelgiumYpres Menin GateP 24, 28, 30 10th Bn.
Canadian Infantry
Service Number 20375
Son of John H. W. Somerset, of "Glenwood," Bronshill Rd., Torquay, England, and the late Mary de Chair Somerset.
Ronald FrancisTaylorNo 31903 - 1907LieutenantShropshire Light Inf.09 August 191527Killed in action in FlandersBelgiumYpres Menin GateP 47/49
Basil ChampionThwaitesDay1889 - 1890LieutenantCanadian Inf.10 November 191741Killed at PasschendaleThird Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele)BelgiumYpres Menin GateP 18/28/30
Cecil ThomasTuffNo 61899 - 1904CaptainWest Kent Regt.18 April 191530Killed in action at Hill 60BelgiumYpres Menin GateP 45/47
Aubrey JohnWaleyNo 21909 - 1913LieutenantRoyal Fusiliers31 July 191722Killed in actionThird Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele)BelgiumYpres Menin GateP 6-8

No of records: 31

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