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
Henry Parkyns BridgeBainesNo 71896 - 18982nd LieutGloucestershire Regt.03 February 191736Killed in actionIraqBasra MemorialPANEL 17 15th Bn. attd. 7th Bn. Gloucestershire Regiment

Parents: Arthur Baines and Catherine Mary Parkyns Baines, Uley House, Uley, near Dursley, Glos

On 2nd February 1917 orders were issued to establish a line of pickets extending from Kala-Haji-Fahan north-west to the River Tigris in the Dahra bend.
During these operations, 2Lt Baines was killed. His body was never identified or removed from the battlefield and he is commemorated on Panel 17 of the Basra Memorial.

After the war, his widow, Kathleen Haller, resided at Langham House, 197 Albany Street, Regent's Park, London.

Biography at:
Edward MauriceCarterNo 71910 - 1912Captain11th Lancers (I. A.)11 August 192024Treacherously killed at Tel Afar, MesopotamiaIraqBaghdad NorthXV111 L 8
John Osborne PriceClarksonNo 61910 - 19142nd Lieut13th Hussars10 March 191722Killed in actionBritish capture BaghdadIraqBasra MemorialP 1 NB the 13th Hussars were involved with the capture of Baghdad in March 1917, so it seems the memorial book inscription ' of 'Killed in action at the Somme' is a mistake.
Edward HedleyCuthbertsonNo 51903 - 1907LieutenantRoyal Warwickshire Regt. Att Lan Regt24 July 191729Died on active service in MesopotamiaIraqAmara War CemeteryX111 L 6
Robert William MillingtonDewhurstNo 21909 - 1914LieutenantWiltshire Regt.26 April 191621Died of wounds in MesopotamiaIraqAmara War CemeteryV1 D 12
Peter Douglas ColinEliotNo 71900 - 1902Captain14th Lancers25 February 191732Killed in action near KutSecond Battle of KutIraqBasra MemorialP 45
Marmaduke WhitakerGrahamNo 41894 - 1897CaptainWest Kent Regt.24 July 191536Killed in action in MesopotamiaIraqBasra Memorial11 R 5/6
Wallace GeorgeHardmanSch1911 - 19142nd LieutManchester Regt.09 January 191720Killed in action near KutIraqAmara War CemeteryXX1 D 11
Herbert HastingsHaringtonNo 51881 - 1886Lieutenant Colonel84th Punjabis (I.A.)08 March 191648Killed in action in MesopotamiaSiege of KutIraqBasra MemorialPANEL 48
John CampbellHaverfieldNo 41903 - 1905Lieutenant24th Punjabis (I.A.)14 July 191528Died of wounds in the Persian GulfIraqBasra MemorialV L 1
Robert FrancisHebbertNo 31898 - 1900CaptainIndian Medical Service19 March 191633Died on active service in MesopotamiaSiege of KutIraqBasra MemorialV F 9
Norman ElliotHowellSch1896 - 1899Major82nd Punjabis (I.A.)07 January 191634Killed in action at Sheikh SaadIraqBasra MemorialP 48/66
Kenneth HughPeggSch1904 - 19092nd LieutLeicestershire Regt.20 February 191625Killed in action in Persian GulfIraqBasra MemorialP 12
Guy BensonRathboneNo 41898 - 1902CaptainGloucestershire Regt.21 April 191632Killed in actionSiege of KutIraqBasra MemorialP 17Service record: WO 339/32752
Spencer MaxwellTahourdinNo 21889 - 1891Major12th Cavalry (I.A.)08 February 191641Died of wounds in MesopotamiaSiege of KutIraqBasra Memorial Major, 12th Cavalry, Indian Army, died on February 8th in Mesopotamia, having been wounded in action the previous day.
He was educated, first at Eagle House School, and then at Malvern, where he gained a Scholarship, and whence he passed into the Royal Military College. He passed out of Sandhurst at the head of the candidates for the Indian Army in the summer of 1895.
Obituary at:
Thomas PalmerWatsonNo 21905 - 1910CaptainEast Lancashire Regt.07 March 191726Killed in action near BaghdadIraqBaghdad NorthXX G 12
Sidney Walter HumfrayWelsbyNo 61905 - 1910CaptainCheshire Regt.30 April 191726Killed in action at Shatt-el-AdheimIraqBasra MemorialP 14/62
Eric Ralph LovattWynneSch1911 - 1914Captain10th Gurkha Rifles (I.A.)26 October 191821Killed in action at MushakIraqBasra MemorialP 57

No of records: 18

Web site created by William Bridge (Old Malvernian, No 5, 1985-90)
November 2017