The following is a list with biographies of the 459 people who attended Malvern College and died due to the First World War. Altogether 2,833 are known to have served.
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 College 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.
Further information was also obtained from 'The Malvern College Register 1865-1924' edited by H.G.C Salmon, 'A History of Malvern College 1865 to 1965' by Ralph Blumenau, and 'Malvern College: A 150th Anniversary Portrait' by Roy Allen.
Information was also obtained from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website, the Unit War Diaries and Service Records held at the National Archives in Kew, and various online commemorative websites whose links have been provided.
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 is so vividly described in the book 'Nothing of Importance' by Bernard Adams.
Below is a map showing the locations of the 240 cemeteries where Old Malvernians are buried or commemorated in. The markers are coloured yellow for one casualty, orange for between 2 and 9, and red for 10 or more. The name of the cemetery and number of casualties can be seen by hovering over the marker, and the list of names seen by clicking on the marker. Their full biographies and pictures can be seen by clicking on 'Further Info'.
The records can be filtered and/or sorted by name, house, age, regiment, battle, date, place etc by clicking on the appropriate drop down box and then the 'Search' button below the map. The original memorial book entry can be seen by clicking on the person's picture.
Born 25 Oct 1892. Son of Julie Emma Abbott, of The Austins, Handsworth, Birmingham, and the late Councillor & Chartered Accountant Edward James Abbott .
Lower IV—Matriculation Class.
Articled to a Chartered Accountant.
"A" Coy. 1st/5th Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment
“TO SAVE THE WORLD HE GAVE HIS LIFE AND THAT TO US IS EVERYTHING”
There is a life size bronze figure of him at rest in full uniform at St James Church, Handsworth, Birmingham.Ref
Medal Card: WO 372/1/1440
Service record: WO 374/20 Extracts
Unit War Diary: WO 95/2686/1
Born: 11th July 1896 at 10 Montgomery Terrace, Ayr.
Father: William Morison Paterson (Dress Goods Manufacturer).
Mother: Margaret Swale Paterson (M.S. Agar)
Adopted son of R. Agar, Edgecombe Hall, Wimbledon Park, S.W. b. 1896.
Lower IV—Science I. School Prefect; House XI Football;
R.M.C. Sandhurst; 2nd Bn. Seaforth Highlanders 1916.
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".Ref
Service Record: WO 339/57485Extracts
Medal Card: WO 372/1/26326
Unit War Diary: WO 95/1483/5 (1916 July 1 - 1916 Dec 31)
Son of the Rev. Charles Lowther Arnold and Mary Delamere Arnold, of Holy Trinity Vicarage, Fareham, Hants and Wroxall Vicarage, Isle of Wight, b. 1892.
Middle IV A—Modern II. House Prefect. XI Cricket 1909,10 ; Fives Pair.
Magdalene College, Cambridge ; B.A. (Third Class Medieval and Modern Languages Tripos) 1914 ; played Cricket v. Oxford 1914.
Great War, Private 1914 ; afterwards 2nd lieutenant 18th Royal Fusiliers.
11th Bn. attd. 8th Bn. Royal Fusiliers
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
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
Born 30 May 1889. Son of John Aste (Corn Factor) and Margaret Aste, Hawthorns, Foxgrove road, Beckenham, Kent & 34 Clement's lane, London.
Lower V—Lower VI. House XI Football.
In 1909 was working aged 20 as an articled clerk to a solicitor (John Carnm Holmes).
Solicitor in 1912.
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).
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
Son of Arthur Baines and Catherine Mary Parkyns Baines, Uley House, Uley, near Dursley, Glos
Modern IV—Lower Modern II.
15th Bn. attd. 7th Bn. Gloucestershire Regiment.
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 livesofthefirstworldwar
Born 9th July 1882. Son of Leslie M. and Jeanie Amelia Balfour-Melville, of New Club, Edinburgh and 4 Thistle Court, Edinburgh.
Upper IV—V. School Prefect. XI Football 1898-1900 (captain) ; XI Cricket.
Oriel College, Oxford ; B.A. 1906 ; played Association Football v. Cambridge 1902-05 (captain) ;
Address: 3 Learmouth Terrace, Edinburgh
3rd Bn. attd. 2nd Bn. Black Watch (Royal Highlanders).
He was shot by a sniper after successfully leading his men through several enemy trenches. A fellow officer wrote that “to have got his men together and reached to such a point is a feat of gallantry and dash beyond all praise.”
He played football for Oxford University, captaining the side in 1905. A talented cricketer, he kept wicket for Scotland. He was a chartered accountant.
Service record: WO 339/4981
Surrey in the Great War
Born 10th October 1886, Acocks Green Birmingham. Son of Tom & Marianne Birkett Barker, Lapworth Croft, Hockley Heath, Warwickshire. Father's Occupation: Engineer (Consulting).
Lower V—VI. Minor Scholar.
Occupation: Solictor. Address: Exchange Buildings, New Street, Birmingham
134th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery.
Diseembarked at Salonica on 20.8.1916
On October 1st 1916, telegram sent stating that he disembarked at Malta from Salonica suffering from Malaria.
Died of Dysentery.
Service Record: National Archives Ref: WO 339/50906 Medal Card
Son of W. H. Battle, 49 Harley Street, W. b. 1894.
Middle IV—Army II. House Prefect. Shooting VIII.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; Worcestershire Regt. 1914.
Great War, killed in action October 21, 1914.
Biography at Bedales
Service record: WO 339/11139
Son of W. O. Benitz, La California, F.C.C.A., Argentina, b. 1893.
Lower IV—Middle IV B.
University of Illinois ;
Rancher in Argentina.
Born Oct 20th 1896, Mhow, Central India. Son of Lieut.-Colonel V. B. Bennett, I.M.S.
Army II—I. Lygon Scholar. School Prefect. XXII Cricket and Football; Ledbury Cap; Gymnasium IV 1913-15 ; Anderson Medal 1914,15. Cadet Officer.
R.M.A. Woolwich; R.E. 1915 ; Lieutenant 1916.
On the 25th Sept 1916, he was buried under the bricks of a house wall knocked down by a shell and sustained an injury to his left knee
Next of Kin: Mrs Alexandra Philippa Bennett (mother), c/o Messrs Thomas Cook & Son, Bombay
Siblings: Hugh & Helen
NB: Malven College in 1919 sent details of the proposed war memorial and the roll of honour to the war office which are now in his service record file.
Service record: WO 339/55508
Son of Lt. Col. A. S. Blair, C.M.G., T.D., and Mrs. Elinor W. Blair, of 36, India St., Edinburgh.
Lower V—Army I. House Prefect. Cadet Officer.
R.M.A. Woolwich ; R.F.A. (Special Reserve) 1912 ; 1st Bn. Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 1914.
Picture and short biography
Born 10th June 1896, Tamworth, The Common, Mitcham, Surrey
Son of Henry Peters Bone (Member of the stock exchange) and Lilian Maude Bone formerly Watney, of 5, Hamilton Mansions, Hove, Sussex, and 28 Adelaide Crescent, Hove.
Upper IV B—Science II.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; 1st Bn. South Staffordshire Regt. 1915.
Brother: Cyril Bone (age 11)
Service record: WO 339/42473
Born 20th June 1886 in Castres, St. Lucia, West Indies. Son of Mr. John Henry and Mrs. Caroline Sophia Bostock, Uplands, Colombo, Ceylon.
Lower IV—Army II. House XI Football.
6th Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment.
Killed by by a shell, on Hill 60, Ypres. 'He was found, notebook in hand, and pipe in his mouth.'
Biography at bostock.net
Born July 8th 1896, Langton Lodge, Hendon, Middlesex. Son of William Bower (Bachelor of Medicine) and Edith Corinna Bower formerly Carroll, late of Hendon, Middx and Clywd Hall, Ruthin and 'Coed Mawr', Holywell, Flintshire, and Raleigh House, Ottery St. Mary, Devon, b. 1896.
Middle Shell—Matriculation Class. House Prefect. XL Cricket and Football.
Went to Cambridge University and then to the Royal Military College, January 1915.
1st Bn. King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment).
Died from appendicitis.
Service record: WO 339/56299
Born 27th October 1889 at 2 Church Road, Ashford. Son of Henry James Bracher (Solicitor) and Marian Alexandra Bracher formerly Neale, of Church House, West Malling, Kent, and of Clock House, Lunton, Kent, and 33 Earl Street, Maidstone.
Upper IV B—Matriculation Class. House XI Cricket.
Corporal of D Coy, 19th Batt, Royal Fusiliers from 2nd Sept 1914 to 15th May 1915. 6th Bn. The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).
Service record: WO 339/3610
Born: May 28th 1898, Hither Green. Son of Herbert A. J. Brouncker (Insurance Broker) and Alice Mabel Brouncker, of The Elms, Parkside, Eltham, London and 19 Parksidc, Eltham.
Great War (overseas), Private London Scottish ; 2nd Lieutenant R.A.F. 211th Sqdn. Royal Air Force.
Service record: WO 339/124287
Son of F. D. O. Bullock, 59 Mount Park Road, Ealing, b. 1882.
Lower V—Remove. Minor Scholar. School Prefect. Head of House. XI Football; Shooting V I I I ; XL Cricket. Lieutenant in Corps. Corpus Christi College, Cambridge ; B.A. ; was in Ceylon.
Great War, Private Inns of Court O.T.C. 1914 ; 2nd Lieutenant 1915 11th Bn. South Wales Borderers.
Born September 25th 1897. Son of J. W. H. Burgoyne.
Upper IV—Modern I. School Prefect. XL Football; Shooting VIII (captain) ; Cadet Officer.
88th Bde. Royal Field Artillery.
Address Wellers, Ashington, Sussex
Next of kin: Lorna Heywood Burgoyne (sister) and Miss B Morgan (Aunt-Guardian), Wellers, Ashington, Sussex
Service Record: WO 339/49394
Only Son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Burke, of Cloonee, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, b. 1897.
Middle Shell-Lower VI. School Prefect. Head of House. House XI Football.
He entered Sandhurst in May, 1915, and received his commission in November, 1915.
70th Sqdn. Royal Flying Corps and 6th Bn. Royal Fusiliers.
Sisters: Rose (age 12) & Olivia (age 8) in 1916.
The Burke Prize for Military Efficiency was founded from a bequest by him.
Service Record: WO 339/54935
Born 3rd April 1894. Son of Charles Hugh and Emily Carden, of Newnham Lodge, Royston Park Rd., Hatch End, Middlesex, and 28 Onslow Gardens, Muswell Hill.
Upper Shell—Matriculation Class. Minor Scholar. School Prefect. Head of House. XL Cricket and Football.Senior swimming team. Cadet Officer.
Great War, Private Artists Rifles 1914 ; 2nd Lieutenant Wilts Regt. Special List attd. 2nd Bn. Wiltshire Regiment.
In December 1914, he was gazetted to the Special List as 2nd Lieutenant, and was placed in charge of the machine-gun section of the 2nd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment.
Killed at the battle of Neuve Chapelle
Born: May 5th 1896 in the Federal Malay State (now Singapore)
Son of Helen Carey, of Springvale, Whitchurch, Oxon., and the late Edward Valentine Carey, Carey, Lyne, Capel, Surrey.
Lower IV—Science I. School Prefect. Head of House. XI Cricket; XI Football; Champion Athlete. Cadet Officer.
Great War, Private Inns of Court, O.T.C. 1914 ; R.M.C. Sandhurst;
3rd Bn. attd. 8th/10th Bn. Gordon Highlanders .
Born 29 March 1894. Son of ArthurCartwright (H.M. Inspector of Schools in Worcestershire) and Ellen Mabel Cartwright, of Rothbury, Hay, Hereford
Lower Modern II—Modern I.
Farmer in Canada.
Great War, Private Canadian Infantry 1914 ; 2nd Lieutenant 16th Sqdn. Royal Flying Corps and General List.
Service Record: AIR 79/745/82127 and AIR 76/79/36
Son of B. Cass, Secunderabad, Deccan. B. 1891.
Lower V—Lower VI. House Scholar. Shooting VIII ; House XI Cricket.
Assistant Manager, Oxford University Press, Indian Branch ; later with Lyon, Lord & Co., Bombay ; 2nd Lieutenant, General Reserve of Officers.
Great War, Sergeant 1914, 2nd Lieutenant 2nd Bn. South Wales Borderers.
Medal card: WO 372/4/47955
Son of Marie Emily Cassidy, of Johannesburg, and the late Arthur Ardagh Cassidy, 55 Charlton Road, Blackheath. b. 1890.
Upper IV—Science Form. House Prefect. Gymnasium Colours ; House XI Cricket and Football.
Formerly in business in Vancouver ; then in South Africa.
Great War, Private South African Forces (German S.W. Africa); Lieutenant (E. Africa). 8th Regt. South African Infantry formerly Transvaal Scottish, S.A. Forces
Commissioned Aug., 1915. Twice previously wounded.
Son of W. A. Clarke, The Homestead, Manor Road, Leicester, b. 1896.
Lower Modern II—Matriculation Class. School Prefect. XL Football.
Articled to a Solicitor.
1st/4th Bn. Leicestershire Regiment
'His last thought was for others, for when his trench came under fire , he refused to take shelter until he had seen all his men were under cover. He had just got the last man to a place of safety when he was killed… He was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant last August at the age of 17. His keenness and capability had already won him the reputation of being one of the most promising young officers in the regiment.’ (The Malvernian)
Born May 29th 1898, Wentworth, Yorkshire
Father: Robert William Clarke (Mining and Civil Engineer in India, and in 1916 T.C.O Staff Captain in France), Thurcroft Hall, Rotherham.
Mother: Mrs R W Clarke, Tembrani, Redcliffe Road, Paignton, S. Devon
Lower IV—Lower Modern II.
Occupation: Engineer's apprentice at Vickers Ltd, Sheffield
He was commissioned in August 1915 in the service of the Inns of Court Officer Training Corps.
In February 1917 he was in the Machine Gun Corps. He fought in the First World War between July 1917 and October 1917, in France, and then transferred to the 74th Punjabis in November 1917 in the Indian Army.
He died at Station Hospital, Agra, Bengal, India, from endocarditis.
Ref the Peerage
Sevice Record: WO 339/76041 Machine Gun Corps
Born 30th October 1895, Nasik, Bombay
Father: John Wilkins Clarkson (Lt Colonel Indian Army)
Mother: Mrs. Eva M. L. Clarkson, The Hut, Esher (widow)
Modern III—Army I.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; 13th Hussars 1914.
Address: Westbourne, Lee on Solent, Hants
Joined Regt in France on 25th October 1915 via Southampton and Rouen.
On 27th June 1916, embarked at Marseilles and disembarked at Basrah on 26th July 1916.
Service record: WO 339/23625
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.Ref
Son of Maj. Gen. Carleton B. L. Clery and Mrs. Jessie Violet Clery.
Army II—I. Minor Scholar. House Prefect. XL Cricket.
R.M.C. Sandhurst ; Indian Army 1914.
Great War, attached King's (Liverpool) Regt.
From the Battalion War Diary:
'On 11 March, 1915, at about 8pm, 4 King’s (Liverpool) Regt left Vieille Chapelle and made their way to Richebourg St Vaaste where they billeted at about midnight. The Battalion was shelled heavily by the Germans the following day which resulted in the following casualties: 2nd Lt Carleton Lumley St Clair Clery (Unattached List Indian Army attd 4 KLR) killed, 2nd Lt Thomas Guy Pocock wounded, 2 other ranks were killed and 13 wounded.' Ref
Son of Alexander and E. J. Cooke, of Nottinghill House, Malone Road, Belfast,b. 1884.
Lower Modern II—I.
Formerly in the Linen Trade ; afterwards served in British South African Police, S. Rhodesia.
Prior to 1914 he served with the South African Police and was assisting as Adjutant in the Ulster Volunteer Force upon the outbreak of war.
3rd Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers
Mentioned in Despatches
Ref: IWM Bond of Sacrifice
Born 24th Sept 1885, Sevenoaks, Kent. Son of W. Cooper (O.M.).
Lower Shell—Middle V.
Permanent Address: Gravel Hill, Boxmoor, Herts
Address for Correspondence: A Battery, 85th Brigade RFA, Colchester
Received commission in Royal Field Artillery. 12th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment .
Service Record: WO 339/23383
Born: 20th May 1896, 27 Longridge Road, Brompton, Kensington
Father: The Hon Frederick Hugh Mackenzie Corbet (Barrister, Honorary Executive Officer for Ceylon at the Imperial Institue in 1896, Advocate General of Madras in 1914), College Bridge House, Egmore, Madras
Mother: Eila Louise Mary Corbet formerly Campbell
Brother: Reginald Vincent Corbet who was also at Malvern and was killed in action.
Sister: Constance Eila Corbet
Education: King's College School Wimbledon 1909-1912, Malvern College 1912-1914.
Army III—II. House Prefect.
R.M.C. Sandhurst ; Welch Regt. 1915.
Address: 4 College Grounds, Gt Malvern in 1912, The Newton Hotel, Newton Porthcawl, Glamorgan at time of probate.
Died at 2.45am on 25th January 1916 at Lady Ridley's Hospital, 10 Carlton House Terrace where he had been since June 10th 1915 after prevously being in No 7 Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, as a result of wounds received in action from a shell wound in the neck on May 7th 1915 at Ypres.
From 1st Welsh Regiment War diary:
7th May 1915, Ypres. Arrived GHQ line in support 4am & stood to as heavy firing heard. Shelled at intervas all day.
At 10pm 'A' Coy sent out to dig & hold trench on left of NF.
8th May . Strong German attack on our trenches. Left & centre of 83rd Bde broken by concentrated shell fire, leaving right of 84th Bde exposed. Germans forced a way in & worked up 84th Bde by enfilade fire assisted by heavy bombardment in front. Bn occupied GHQ line
9th May In GHQ lines. Very heavy shelling 3-5pm but very few casualties.
The dedication on the book 'Tell England' by Ernest Raymond reads as follows:
'To the Memory of Reginald Vincent Campbell Corbet who fell, while a boy, in the East and George Frederick Francis Corbet who passed, while a boy, in the West is affectionately dedicated what little is best in this book, nothing else in it being worthy of them. '
Ref: Invision Zone forum
Service record: WO 339/2697
War Diary 1 Welch Regiment: WO-95-2277-4
Wikipedia: Tell England
Son of Fred B and Florence Coulson, The Crofts, Bargate, Grimsby, b. 1894.
Lower IV—Upper IV B.
5th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment.
Memorial at Grimsby St. James Kalendar
Wounded due to German bombardment of village of Bienvillers on Sunday 4th June. He died of his wounds over 2 weeks later.
A Lack of Offensive Spirit?: The 46th (North Midland) Division By Alan MacDonald
Son of Edward Hedley Cuthbertson and Alice Cuthbertson, of 13 Devonshire Place, London and 67 Portland Place and Bushey House, Bushey, Herts, b. 1890.
Modern III—I. Chance Prize ; Grey French. School Prefect. House XI Cricket and Football.
Trinity College, Cambridge ; B.A. 1912.
Occupation: Articled Clerk to Chartered Accountant
Great War, Private A.S.C. 1914; Bombardier R.G.A. ;
Joined 8th August 1914. In France from 5th October 1914 to 7th December 1916 in the Army Service Corps. At home from 8th Dec 1916 to 5th Jan 1918.
Discharged to a Commission as a Lieutenant in the"B" Bty. 275th Bde. Royal Field Artillery on 5th Jan 1918.
Service record: WO 339/104722
Son of Mrs. Edward Davenport, of Amberley, Stroud, Glos., and the late Rev. Edward Davenport, Stoke Talmage, Tetsworth, Oxon. b. 1897.
Lower IV—Middle IV A.
Great War, Inns of Court O.T.C. 1914 ; 2nd Lieutenant "A" Coy. 14th Bn. Hampshire Regiment.
He was wounded in an accident at the Brigade Bomb school and died shortly after being admitted to hospital. Several other officers from the 11th, 12th & 13th Royal Sussex Regt were also wounded at the bomb school.
The following day on the 3rd August at Les Choqueax, several officers attended his funeral along with men from his platoon.
Service record: WO 339/40073
Medal card: WO 372/5/171212
Unit War Diary: WO 95/2583/6
Son of Francis and Lucy Dickinson, of Aberyskir Court, Breconshire, b. 1897.
Upper IV—Army II. School Prefect. XXII Cricket ; House XI Football; Ledbury Cap 1914-16 (winner).
R.M.C. Sandhurst; 19I7, 2nd Bn. South Wales Borderers.
His colonel wrote :—"He was in command of his company in the attack on August 18th, and it was characteristic of him that he should have been right at the head of his men. His death is a great loss to us, He had a quite exceptional hold over the men under him, and his absolute fearlessness and enthusiasm had a great effect on all who came in contact with him. His company was magnificent in the attack, and it was largely owing to the fine spirit and determination they had got from him that they carried through the attack with such success."
Brecon & Radnor Express Sept 19th 1918
Son of Rev. Curling Finzel and Mary Doddrell, English Bicknor, Glos. b. 1898. Bother: Hugh Doddrell.
Lower IV—Army III.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; Wiltshire Regt. 1917.
•1898, Ilfracombe, Devon, England
•1901, Lion Hill, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
2nd Bn. attd. 1st/4th Bn. Wiltshire Regiment
13 Jan 1918 Joined 1/4th Wilts Regt.
28 Feb 1918 Admitted with Diptheria to El Arish.
7 July 1918 Rejoined Unit.
19 Sep 1918 Killed in action
Service record: WO 339/65361
Medal card: WO 372/6/49449
Born March 1st 1888 in Cannes, France. Son of Mrs. Drysdale, The Driffold, Broadway, Worcs.
Middle Shell—Remove. House Prefect. House XI Football; Ledbury Cap 1905,06.
Peterhouse, Cambridge ; B.A. (Third Class Historical Tripos) 1910. B.A. in History in 1911.
Great War, Private 8th Worcestershire Regt. 1914 ; Gazetted (2nd Lieutenant) on 1st January 1915 into the 4th Battalion, the Warwickshire Regiment.
Letter from the Commanding Officer, 4th Btn Royal Warwickshire Reg to The Secretary, War Office, Golden Hill, Isle of Wight, 16th April 1915.
I regret to have to report the death of 2nd Lieutenant R. G. Drysdale, of the Battalion under my command.
I have not yet heard the opinion of the Coroner’s inquest, but I fear there is no doubt whatever but that this Officer took his own life.
2nd Lieut Drysdale completed a Junior Officers’ Course at Portsmouth last Saturday and had leave until Wednesday night. About 7 o’clock in the evening I received a telegram from him to say that he had missed his boat and would cross from Lymington to Yarmouth by the first boat in the morning.
He was seen walking up and down the platform for some minutes before the train came in, with a revolver under his arm. Directly the train came into Lymington Town Station he got into the carriage alone and shot himself in the head. He died a few minutes afterwards.
This officer has been suffering from fits of depression for some time and had on more that one occasion asked me to allow him to resign his Commission, giving as the reason that he did not feel competent to carry out the duties of an Officer. This idea was entirely imaginary, as he was able to and did do his work quite well. He had a bad attack of influenza before he joined, and a Doctor informed me that he thought that the depression and Insomnia he was suffering from was probably due to this cause. Seeing the state of mind he was in, I went out of the way to cheer him up and asked others to do so too, which I know they did.
Badsey parish magazine of May 1915:
“On all sides there have been expressions of sympathy with Mrs Drysdale in the loss of her son, Lieut Drysdale, of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Had his devotion to duty been less his life would, in all human probability, have been longer. Undertaking new duties and responsibilities at a time when he was not even convalescent from influenza, and when he was altogether unequal to work of any description, he became depressed and despondent about ever being able to cope with them. As his academic record and the testimony of his Colonel showed, his natural gifts were such as go to make a capable and efficient officer. It was, in fact, in consequence of his qualifications and in the hope that his health might improve that he was urged by his Colonel to retain his commission when he asked to be relieved of it. Unhappily, he never recovered from the effects of the initial strain and the burden eventually proved more than he could bear.”
Biography at Badsey Society
Service record: WO 339/27837
Son of the Rev. W. H. and Mrs. Elmhirst, of "Elmhirst," Barnsley and Pindar Oaks, Barnsley, b. 1894.
Middle Shell—Science II.
Articled to a Land Agent.
Great War, Private Public Schools' Batt. 1914 ; 2nd Lieutenant 8th Bn. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).
Barnsley Chronicle 7 October 1916:
'He was articled to Messrs. Fennell and Green, mining engineers, of Wakefield, when he volunteered for service.
He was officially reported missing at Suvla Bay on August 11 or 12 1915, and is now presumed killed.'
There is a memorial plaque in St Mary's Church, Worsborough to him and his brother William.
His brother Leonard founded the Dartington Hall Trust.
Barnsley Soldiers Barnesley Historian
Service record: WO 339/1534
Brigade War diary: WO 95/4299
Born: Aug 16th 1896. Son of Charles and Elizabeth E. Everitt, of 12, Inglis Rd., Colchester and 5 Sydenham Rise, Forrest Hill, S.E. Brother: John Page Everitt.
Upper V—VI. House Scholar. School Prefect. Head of House. XL Football; House XI Cricket.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant n t h Yorkshire L.I. 1914 ; 15th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).
The following is from 'Malvern College: A 150th Anniversary' by Roy Allen and was read out in a memorial service at Malvern on 1st July 1916:
'Full of grit, a thorough gentleman, with his high ideals and with a cherished hope for the welfare of his School and House, he answered the call of his country in the same grand spirit that was characteristic of him throughout his school days. An extract from a letter to his mother from a Private in his regiment shows in what admiration he was held by his men: "I am proud to be able to say that he was always kind and a gentleman. I admired his principles; he was well liked and admired by his men, and what few of them remain join me in sending our deepest sympathy in your sad bereavement".'
There is a memorial to him at St Leonard at the Hythe Church, Colchester.
Photo of Memorial at Colchester
Malvern Observer article of Centenary Memorial service at Malvern
Service record: WO 339/31115
Battalion war diary: WO 95/2361/3
Son of Robert and Gwendoline Farnham, of Emberton House, Bath. Native of Burnham-on-Sea.
Army III—Matriculation Class. School Prefect. Head of House. XI Football; XXII Cricket.
Christ's College, Cambridge; Soccer Blue, 1913-14; played Association Football v. Oxford 1914 ; 2nd Lieutenant London Regt. 1914 ; Served in Infantry from Sept., 1914 to Feb., 1916, resigned 1916;
R.M.A. Woolwich ; 239th Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery.
Service record: WO 339/44616
Son of Charles and Alice G. Fearn, of 43, Adelaide Rd., Shepherd's Bush, London and Holmsted Place, Cuckficld. b. 1896.
Modern III—Matriculation Class. House Prefect. XL Cricket ; House XI Football.
1st Bn. Honourable Artillery Company
Son of H
orace rthur and Sarak Kate Fisher, Bramcote Hills,
Nott and Arno Vale, Notts. B. 1888.
Lower Shell - upper V. House Prefect.
Clare College, Cambridge; B.A (Third class Law Tripos) 1908; represented Cambridge University in Boxing; in British Columbia.
Great War, Private British Columbia Horse 1914; 2nd Lieutenant 8th Batt Sherwood Foresters. Died of wounds.
He was wounded by a German grenade in both thighs and left arm during attacks at Hohenzollern Redoubt and died of wounds 25th October 1915, age 26, at No. 6 General Hospital, Etaples, France.
His younger brother Captain John Wilfred Fisher of the 10th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters also served and died during the 'Great War'
Biography at Nottinghamshire roll of honour Sherwood Foresters <
Son of James Young Forster, Ravensworth, Sutton, Surrey. B. 1895.
Upper IV A — Upper Shell.
Government Experimental Farm Natal; Farmer in Rhodesia .
Great War, O.T.C. 1916; 2nd Lieutenant3rd Bn. attd. 2nd Bn Essex Regt. Killed in action May 3, 1917.
Attack between Roeux and Gavrelles.
Mobilised: 27.5.1916 (No 8 Cadet Bn)
Discharged on receiving commission: 25.9.1917
Killed in action near Fampoux
Service record: WO 339/62408 <
Born: October 29th 1894. Son of Francis W. Fox and A. Denise Fox, Uplands, Crown Hill, Devon.
Lover IV - Matriculation Class. House Prefect.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant 14th Bn Welsh Regt. 1914.
Service record: WO 339/15393
Born 19th Dec 1896. Son of James Charles Fox (Rector of Abbas and Temple Coombe) and Mabel Harriet Anne Fox, Templecombe Rectory, Somerset.
Upper IV B - Lower Modern I. House Prefect.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant 9th Somerset L.I; attd. 79th Coy. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died in Bulgaria
Born 19th Dec 1896 son of James Charles Fox (Rector of Abbas and Temple Coombe) and Mabel Harriet Anne Fox
14 Jan 1915 to 30 Jun 1916 - 1st Appointment
1 Jul 1916 to 30 Sep 1918 - Somerset Light Infantry
1 Oct 1918 to 12 Dec 1918 - Machine Gun Corps
6th Nov 1918. Arrived in Salonika
12th Dec 1918. Died of bronchial pneumonia at No 79 Field Ambulance, Salonika.
War Memorial, St. Mary's Church, Templecombe, Somerset
Service record: WO 374/25397 <
Born July 2nd 1897. Son of Ernest A. and Florence M. Freeman, Ambleside Avenue, Streatham. And Hendon Hall, b. 1897.
Middle IV A - Matricu1ation Class. House Prefect. XI Cricket.
Great War, Private Labour Batt. ; 2nd Lieutenant 18th Div. Ammunition Col. Royal Field Artillery attd. 83rd Bde.
Joined Bn in the field on 14 Sep 1916.
Wounded on 13 Oct 1916 and posted to England.
Posted to RFA Officer cadet School on 18 Jun 1917.
Discharged on receving commission in RFA: 7 Dec 1917.
2 sisters: (Mrs Jenkins and Miss Sylivia Freeman)
Service Record: WO 339/87211
Son of Raymond Gillett, 101 Broadhurst Gardens, Hampstead. b. 1899.
Middle V - Lower VI.
Great War, Flight Sub-Lieutenant R.N.
He was flying a Sopwith Camel B5688 at Manston War School when he was killed in an accident.
Service record: ADM 273/17/256 Invisionzone
Son of W. H. Grind ley, Parkfields, Tittensor, Stoke-on-Trent. b. ď896.
Modern III - Army I.
Heywood Prize 1913,14. School Prefect. Shooting VIII; House XI Cricket and Football.
R.M.A. Woolwich (6th Place) ; R.E. 1915.
Service record: WO 339/4953<
Son of Edward H. and Florence C. S. Guest, The Lindens, West Bromwich. b. 1894.
Upper IV B - Matriculation Class. House XI Football.
Articled to a Chartered Accountant.
Great War, PrivateS. Staffordshire Regt. 1914; 2nd Lieutenant 10th Batt.
He was killed whilst out on patrol near Hill 420 on the Doiran Front, Salonika. He had become detached from his men and was found on the wire shot through the heart.
Details of campaign and his death at kaiserscross <
252nd Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery
Son of Annie Elizabeth and the late Lt. Col. J. A. Jones, of Ty Dyfrig, Llandaff, nr. Cardiff
Service record: WO 339/80565
13th Bn. Manchester Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches
Son of Mrs. W. I. Hardman, of 15, Charlbury Rd., Oxford, and the late James Hardman, M.A. Born at Oldham.
Went to Manchester University: 1914, Student, Textile Industries; Officer Training Corps, October 1914 to March 1915. Gazetted 26 March 1915 [LG 26 March 1915, page 2993]; 13th Battalion Manchester Regiment; 2nd Lieutenant; Mesopotamia.
Service record:WO 339/37962
2nd Bn. Worcestershire Regiment
Son of Mrs. Hastings-Medhurst, of Easton Cottage, Chagford, Devon.
De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour:
He went to France, 28 Aug. 1914, and was killed in action at Illies, near La Bassée, 17 Oct. 1914. On this occasion the Worcesters had suffered severely, and he had volunteered to go for re inforcements. He was almost in safety when he was killed by a maxim gun, but fortunately the forces coming up saw him and were in time to succour the few left alive. He had been wounded in the head three days previously, but refused to go into hospital, owing to shortage of officers. He was buried by his men the same night, 700 yards north-west of Illies Church.
His Colonel wrote to his widowed mother that he was a most promising officer, loved by all his men, and a real loss to his regiment; and another officer wrote: “We all loved him, and his men were very fond of him and would go anywhere with him. He was always so cheerful and extremely cool in action. As an officer remarked to me, ‘an awfully nice fellow, a most promising soldier and one we can ill afford to lose.’”<
6th Bn. The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Son of Kenneth Howard Hathorn (Judge, Supreme Court, S. Africa), of 175, Loop St., Pietermaritzburg, Natal.
1st/2nd Bn. London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Heagerty, of Leatherhead
Service record: WO 374/32246
88th Bty. Royal Field Artillery
Son of Rhodes and Louie Hebblethwaite, of Highthorne, Husthwaite, Yorks.
Service record: WO 339/18899
4th Bn. East Yorkshire Regiment
Son of Charles and Jane Elizabeth Hellver, of "Wolborough," Brixham. Born at Hull
Extracts from letter published in De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour:
As soon as I arrived back our battn. Went into action in the open (not in trenches) against a section of the enemy who were occupying a village on a ridge and who were backed by excellent
artillery — by this time I was tired. The 4th East Yorks went into action at
about 4 o’clock on that afternoon (Saturday, 24 Apr11, 1915) for the first time in the history of the battn., and a bloody battle it was.
We advanced in artillery
formation across half a mile of open country and under a very heavy bombardment both of shrapnel and high explosive shells, and many men fell - fell absolutely heroically, there is no other word for it. I would never have believed that
hardened men would have marched on under that bombardment, and these men,
already very tired and two nights sleepless, having carried a load weighing (60-
70 lbs. since we left Newcastle, and hardly having their boots off since that time, saw battle for the first time as if they were just going to the barber's for a shave.
Three times within 20 minutes a shell struck the ground near the men I have the
honour to lead, once within 10 yards, and when the high explosive shells strike
they dive into the earth and the end of the world seems to come. They blow
a hole just about the size of the pond at the back field at Lamwath, and the
contents of the hole are blown right up into the skies, much higher than a
trawler’s mast, so high that one has to lie on one's face what seems like 20 seconds
until all the earth and fragments have fallen. When one strikes near as that
one is covered with earth, so that there is a little difficulty in rising under the
weight of it. The noise deafens and slightly stuns one.
One shell blew us down in a body without killing one of us. This bombardment went on incessantly,
not a shell now and then, but all the time shells bursting, sometimes two or three
coming near the same spot at once. After the third time we were covered with
earth, and a man of mine shouted to me: ‘If these B---s don’t ring the bell
soon we’ll go and give them their money back’. After advancing 20 minutes
thus the high explosive shells ceased, and we went into the zone of the rifle and
machine-gun fire, still in daylight and over open fallow land. They never worried a bit, never faltered, never oven laid down to the shrapnel a moment longer
than was essential; when they heard the shriek of a coming shell just walked
determinedly on into the jaws of it. Col. Shaw was shot dead at about this
stage. My Capt., B. Farrel, was shot through the heart a minute or two after.
Major Thielmann met instant death, and the man who went to help him was
shot as he rose to do it. When we had advanced in rushes sufficiently near to
the village, bayonets were fixed, and the Germans went back from the village
without waiting for the assault. It was then dusk. We collected our men,
gathered up and carried back what poor fellows we could, and marched the remainder back to some trenches about 500 yards in rear, leaving the position to be occupied by other troops, who dug themselves in. We laid down in some shallow trenches in a wood in the rain that night too tired to eat…
At 11 p.m. (Sunday night - 25th April) we were ordered to come out of the trenches and march back
to a rest camp five miles in rear, and a terrible march it was. The road was swept
with shrapnel for three of the miles. The villages which in times of peace had
been on it were mere broken skeletons of their former selves. Many of the
houses were in flames. The road had great shell holes In it, which parties of
men were filling in with the broken houses in order to make it passable for
transport, which crossed it at the gallop. Capt. Morrill, at about this stage, I think,
got three shrapnel holes in one leg. Dead horses, broken wagons, mules, and
occasionally men, strewed the road throughout its length, and the smell of them
was sickening. The men at this stage were so tired that every time we got into
the ditches for a rest we had difficulty in waking them to move on again, even
in the roar of the shell bursts; many were being helped along by their pals.
At 1am this morning (Monday, 26 April) we arrived at this camp for our well-
earned rest. We walked into our huts, put our heads on our packs, and fell
asleep with the roar of the battle still going on, and our artillery, part of which
has a position near here, roaring away for all it was worth. I woke 10 hours after-
wards stiff and hungry, and with a thirst I haven’t yet succeeded in quenching,
in spite of the eight pint-mugs of tea I have drunk at intervals to-day.”
Two days later, on 28 April, his platoon had orders to entrench west of Gedde's detachment, between the canal and the Filkem road. He was encouraging his men to dig themselves into the ground when a shell fell in their midst, killing four outright and wounding eight, including
2nd Lieut. Hellyer, who died in consequence of his wounds at No. 7 Stationary
2nd Bn. Seaforth Highlanders
Born Hampstead, London, 8 Jan. 1892,
educ. Heddon Court Preparatory school, Hampstead, and Magdalane College, Cambridge
; gazetted 2nd Lieut. Special Reserve 29 Jan. 1913, subsequently being appointed to the 2nd Battn. Seaforth Highlanders; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed In artion near Messines 30 Nov. 1914. Buried In Ploegsteert Wood.
'He obtained a Classical Exhibition at Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he rowed in the College Lent boat in 1911 ; was in the College Tennis VI ; and won his colours for Association football. He joined the Reserve of Officers in the spring of 1913, and did his special training with the 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, to which he was afterwards gazetted, and with which he was serving in France when killed. He was shot while superintending sapping operations in trenches near Messines on the 30th November, 1914, and was buried in Ploegsteert Wood.'Magdalene College Cambridge
Service record: WO 339/9167<
1st Bn. King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Son of Maj. H. R. and Mrs. Hildyard, of Hythe, Kent.
He wa gazetted 2nd Lieut, 6 April, 1916; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from the following July: was Battalion Signalling Officer, and was killed in action the day after returniing from leave, 20 Dec. 1916, during the opera tions on the Somme. Burled In the French Officers' Cemetery at Maricourt.(De Ruvigny)
Memorial stained glass window at St Leonard's Church, Hythe
Service record: WO 339/59410<
North Somerset Yeomanry attd. 1st Bn. Somerset Light Infantry
Son of William and Katharine Hill, of "Sunnycroft", Tamworth, Staffs.
59th Sqdn. Royal Flying Corps and General List.
Son of Thomas and Florence Herbert Hill, of East View, Uxbridge, Middx. Born at Ewell, Surrey.
Scholar of Magdalene College, Cambridge.
Gazetted to 10th Bn. The Rifle Brigade Aug., 1914. Previously wounded Oct., 1915. Joined R.F.C. in 1916.
in 1892 he was educated at Mr. Worsley's, Evelyns, Hillingdon, and at Malvern College, where he held a classical scholarship.
On leaving Malvern he was given a leaving scholarship, and he also won an open classical scholarship at Magdalene College, Cambridge, and went up in October, 1911, taking his degree in 1914. He served in the Cambridge O.T.C. for three
years, and on the outbreak of war was given a commission in the Rifle Brigade. He went to the front in July, 1915, and was wounded in October, 1915. On his recovery he
entered the Royal Flying Corps in April, 1916, and returned
to the front as a pilot in February 1917.
He was killed in aerial action near Arras on 4 March, while fighting against four hostile aeroplanes, which attacked him as he was returning from photographing the German lines in his plane RE8 (A4163) when he was shot down and killed by Leutnant Renatus Theiller from Jasta 5.
Air War Flight
Service record: WO 339/12838<
2nd Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers
Son of Herbert Hobbs, of Riding Mill, Northumberland.
He was a fine long distance runner, and won the mile race for his College while at Oxford.
He went out on 2 May 1915, and was killed in action nr. Hooge on the 25th. of that month.
Menin Gate South: In Memory and In Mourning By Paul Chapman <
4th Bn. Worcestershire Regiment
Son of Mrs. A. L. Honey, of Cowper's House & Houghton, Huntingdon, Hunts, and the late Rev. Albert Alexis Honey. Native of Huntingdon.
Middle V—Lower VI. Senior Chapel Prefect. XI Cricket ; XI Football; Ledbury Cap. Cadet Officer.
He was wounded at Cambrai on the 30th November 1917 and died of wounds on the 10th February 1918 at No. 20 General Hospital, Camiers, France.
Biography at Worcestershire Regiment
Son of E. C. Irish, 26 Daleham Gardens, Hampstead, N.W. b. 1898.
Army III—I. House Prefect. House XI Football. Gymnasium Colours.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; East Lancashire Regt. 1917.
Great War, killed in action December 26, 1917.
Son of H. O. Irvine, Southerndown House, Bridgend, Glam. b. 1897.
Lower V—Lower VI. House Prefect.
Great War, Private Royal Fusiliers; 2nd Lieutenant R.F.C.
Accidentally killed October 25, 1916.
Son of A. Jagger, School House, Mansfield, b. 1898.
Modern III—Army II. House Prefect.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; Royal Welch Fusiliers 1918,
Great War, died of wounds October 1, 1918.
Son of W. H. Jowett, Ardencraig, Grassendale, Liverpool, b. 1898.
Upper IV—Lower Modern I.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant Lancashire Fusiliers.
Killed in action September 1, 1918.
Son of W. H. Keep, 6 Lower Common South, Putney, S.W. b. 1882.
Modern III—Lower Modern I. House Prefect.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant Hants Regt. (overseas). Killed in action, June 7, 1917.
Son of Colonel C. N. Lane, C.M.G., Whiston Hall, Shropshire, b. 1881.
Formerly at Aspatria College ; served in the South African War with Paget's Horse; afterwards in Canada.
Great War, Private Canadian Infantry 1914 ; 2nd Lieutenant 1915. Killed in action May 10, 1915.
Son of H. L. Lawrence, 19 Walpole Terrace, Brighton, b. 1899.
Upper V—Army I. House Prefect.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; Royal Sussex Regt. 1917.
Great War, died of wounds September 24, 1918.
Son of C. A. S. Leggatt, M.D., 2 Walton Place, S.W. b. 1885.
Middle IV—Army III. House XI Cricket.
Natal Mounted Police 1903-12 ; served in Natal Native Rebellion, Medal; Civil Service N. Rhodesia 1912,13 ; Assistant Secretary of Falcon Mines, Rhodesia.
Great War 1914 (overseas), 2nd Lieutenant R.F.A.
Killed in action September 16, 1916.
Son of Sir Francis Ley, Bt., Epperstone Manor, Notts, b. 1895.
Upper IV A—Army II. House Prefect. House XI Football.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; East Kent Regt. 1914.
Great War, killed in action November 1, 1914.
The Maurice Ley Scholarship was founded in his memory.
Son of J. G. Lofthouse, Arrowfield, Boroughbridge, Yorks. b. 1885.
Lower IV—Modern II. House XI Football.
Engineer ; Partner in Rushworth, Ingleby and Lofthouse.
Great War, Private 1914, afterwards 2nd Lieutenant 4th E. Yorkshire Regt.
Killed in action near Cherisy April 23, 1917.
Son of W. C. Long, Spring Cottage, Watledge, Nailsworth. b. 1898.
Middle IV A—Army II. House Prefect.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant R.F.A. Died of wounds May 31, 1918.
Son of L. H. Lovett-Thomas, Hillside, Broadstone. b. 1897.
Army II—I. House Scholar. House Prefect.
R.M.A. Woolwich ; R.F.A. 1915.
Great War, died of wounds March 11, 1917; M.C.
Son of A. Macan, Drumcashel, Castlebellingham, Ireland, b. 1886.
Lower Modern III—Lower Modern I. House Prefect.
Studied in Germany ; Farm Pupil in Canada.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant 14th Middlesex 1915.
Killed in action March 23, 1918.
Son of W. O. MacGregor, Hazaribagh, Chota Nagpur, India, b. 1896.
Upper Shell—Army I. School Prefect.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant Highland L.I. 1914 ; R.F.C.
Killed in action June 8, 1917.
Son. Of G. W. Marshall, Sarnesfield Court, Weobley.
Tea Planter in Ceylon.
Great War, Motor Ambulance Driver (overseas) 1914; 2nd Lieutenant Hereford Regt. 1916. Killed in action April 15, 1917.
Son of Colonel H. M. Melly, Quinta, Greenheys Road, Liverpool, b. 1896.
Passed into R.M.C. Sandhurst, but did not enter.
Great War 2nd Lieutenant Royal Lancaster Regt.
Killed in action at the Somme, July 1, 1916.
Son of W. Milburn. b. 1893.
Middle IV B—Matriculation Class. School Prefect. XXII Cricket; House XI Football.
Trinity College, Cambridge.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant E. Surrey Regt. 1914.
Killed in action February 9, 1915.
Son of M. H. Mills, 8 Barn Park Terrace, Teignmouth. b. 1891.
Upper IV A—Upper Shell.
Mining Engineer; in Tin Mines Northern Nigeria.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant R.E.
Killed in action, December 29, 1915.
Son of Sir Robert Morris, Bt., Sketty Park, Glamorgan, b. 1896.
Lower IV—Army II. XL Football.
R.M.C. Sandhurst ; Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1914.
Great War, killed in action May 15, 1915.
Son of J. J. Muir. b. 1896.
Upper IV B—Science I. School Prefect. Head of House. XI Cricket; XXII Football; Fives Pair. Cadet Officer.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant 6th Worcestershire Regt. 1914.
Killed in action June 16, 1915.
Son of C. F. Murray, 77 Barrowgatc Road, Chiswick. b. 1898.
Shell—Lower Modern I.
Great War (overseas), 2nd Lieutenant R.F.C. and R.A.F.
Accidentally killed October 26, 1918.
Son of H. Nicholson, Sutton Hall, Little Sutton, Cheshire, b. 1884.
Lower IV—Middle V.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant Cheshire Regt. Killed in action May 25, 1915.
Son of H. Noble, Temple Combe, Henley-on-Thames, b. 1897.
Middle IV A—Army I.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; K.R.R.C. 1915.
Great War, died of wounds August 15, 1916.
Son of Mrs. Eve, Yealmpton, Plymouth, b. 1886.
Great War, Private Public Schools' Batt. 1914 ; 2nd Lieutenant The Buffs 1916. Killed in action March 18, 1917.
Son of E. Oliver, Redgate, Exmouth. b. 1890.
Middle Shell—Remove. XI Football 1905,06.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant Devon Regt. 1914.
Killed in action October 15, 1915.
Son of W. A. Onslow, Preston Bagot House, Henley-in-Arden. b. 1887.
Lower V—Lower VI. House Prefect. House XI Cricket.
Keble College, Oxford ; B.A. (Second Class History) 1909 .
In business ; worked for many years at the School Mission.
Great War, Australian Voluntary Hospital 1914 (overseas) ; 2nd Lieutenant Royal
Killed in action at Bazentin-le-Petit, August 12, 1916; M.C.
Son of Rev. T. H. Orpen, Mark Ash, Abinger Common, Dorking, b. 1893.
Upper Shell—Lower V.
Selwyn College, Cambridge.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant N. Staffordshire Regt.; transferred Lancashire Fusiliers.
Killed in action July 6, 1916.
Son of G. W. Overman, Manor House, Weasenham, Norfolk, b. 1896.
Lower Modern II—Lower Modern I.
With an Estate Agent.
Great War, Trooper Norfolk Yeomanry 1914; 2nd Lieutenant, Captain Yorkshire L.I.
Killed in action September 9, 1918.
Son of J. F. Pearson, The Birches, Hagley, Worcs. b. 1891.
Upper V—VI. Minor Scholar. School Prefect. XXII Football.
Oriel College, Oxford.
Great War, Trooper Worcestershire Yeomanry 1914, 2nd Lieutenant.
Killed in action at Oghratina (Egypt), April 23, 1916.
Son of Sir Alexander Brooke Pechell, Bt. b. 1891.
Upper Modern II—Modern I.
Coffee Planter; late 2nd Lieutenant 6th Hants Battery R.F.A. (T.F.).
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant I. A.R.O. 1914 ; R.F.C.
Accidentally killed December 21, 1916.
Son of Mrs. A. E. Saunders, Rothley Vicarage, Leicestershire, b. 1891.
Middle IV—Middle Shell. House Prefect. XL Football.
Great War, Private Canadian Forces 1914 ; 2nd Lieutenant 3rd Leicestershire Regt.
Killed in action in Mesopotamia, February 20, 1916.
Son of W. Perks, Holly Mount Cottage, Malvern, b. 1887.
Oriel College, Oxford ; Fourth Class Class. Mods. ; B.A. (Third Class History) 1909 ; Winner of Light-weights, Novices Boxing, 1906.
2nd Lieutenant Oxfords and Bucks L.I. (T.F.).
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant gth North Lancashire Regt. Killed in action near St. Quentin, April 26, 1917.
Son of T. F. Porter, Sandheys, Blundellsands, Liverpool, b. 1898.
Middle IV A—Upper Modern II. Morgan Engineering. School Prefect. Shooting VIII. Goldingham Cup.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant R.F.C. Accidentally killed June 6, 1917.
Son of F. A. Ravenscroft, Hill Close, New Brighton, b. 1892.
Lower Shell—Science I. XL Football.
Rancher in the Argentine.
Great War, R.F.A. 1914, Lieutenant R.F.C.
Accidentally killed near Croydon, January 16, 1917.
Son of S. Richardson, Thornholme, Sunderland, b. 1898.
Upper V—Science Form. Minor Scholar. School Prefect.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant Tank Corps; transf. Grenadier Guards.
Died of wounds April 26, 1918.
Son of J. W. Roberts, Westfield, Kersal, Manchester, b. 1886.
Lower Modern III—Lower Modern I. House Prefect. XL Football.
Solicitor (Honours) 1909 ; John Peacock Prize 1909 ;
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant 7th Lancashire Fusiliers 1914.
Killed in action in Gallipoli, June 12, 1915.
Son of R. N. Rogers, Carwinion, Falmouth, b. 1882.
Middle V—VI. Minor Scholar. School Prefect. XI Cricket 1900,01 ; XI Football 1899, 1900.
Worcester College, Oxford ; Third Class Class. Mods. ; B.A. (Third Class History) 1905 ; played Association Football v. Cambridge 1904,05 .
Joint Head Master of Kent House School, Eastbourne.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant 15th Rifle Brigade. Killed in action, September 15, 1916.
Son of H. S. Romer, Greville House, Harrow, b. 1890.
Lower Shell—Matriculation Class. Minor Scholar. House Prefect.
Guy's Hospital; Private Artists Rifles Planter in Ceylon ; afterwards in Java.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant Middlesex Regt.
Killed in action May 3, 1916.
Son of A. H. Selwyn, 4 Long Lane, E.C. b. 1890.
Upper IV—Matriculation Class.
Engineer; 2nd Lieutenant R.E. Special Reserve 1913.
Great War, mobilised 1914 (overseas); Despatch Rider ; transferred A.S.C.
Died January 25, 1915.
Son of sixth Earl of Shannon, b. 1897.
Modern III—Army II.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; Royal Fusiliers 1916.
Great War, killed in action April 13, 1917.
Son of J. Shaw. b. 1897.
Modern III—Matriculation Class. House Prefect. XI Football; Boxing Colours.
Articled to a Solicitor.
Great War, Private 15th Liverpool Regt. 1916, 2nd Lieutenant.
Killed in action July 4, 1917.
Son of J P.M. Simpson, Thornbury, Beckenham. b. 1875.
Modern III—II. School Prefect. XI Cricket 1893—95 (captain);
XXII Football. Lieutenant in Corps.
Great War, Private R.G.A. 1916; 2nd Lieutenant. Died of wounds at St. Ouen. October 2, 1917.
Son of J. P. Simpson, Ravensmede, Alnwick, b. 1890
Lower IV—Modern II. House XI Football.
Great War, Private Public Schools Batt. 1914, 2nd Lieutenant Royal Fusiliers.
Died of wounds (in German hands) at Iseghem, May 27, 1915.
Son of S. Smith, Warnford Court, E.C. b. 1896.
Middle IV B-Army III. House Prefect. XXII Football; House XI Cricket.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; East Yorkshire Regt. 1915.
Great War, killed in action at the Somme, July 1, 1916.
Son of Mrs. Southwell, Fairfield, Bridgnorth, b. 1887.
Lower IV—Lower Modern II.
Great War (overseas), Private 1914, afterwards 2nd Lieutenant 9th Shropshire L.I.
Killed in action, November 13, 1916.
Son of Rev. R. Stewart, D.D., 18 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, b. 1885.
Upper IV—Remove. School Prefect.
In business ; University College, Oxford, 1908 ; B.A. (Second Class
Jurisprudence) 1911; Edinburgh University; LL.B. ; apprenticed to
a firm of Writers to the Signet.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant Seaforth Highlanders ; resigned (eye-sight) ; Private Public Schools' Batt ; 2nd Lieutenant The Royal Scots. Died of wounds June 12, 1917.
Son of W. C. Stobart, Spellow Hill, Leeds, b. 1892.
Upper Shell—Science Form. House Prefect.
Pembroke College, Cambridge.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant 6th Rifle Brigade.
Killed in action, at St. Eloi, March 15, 1915.
Son of H. Stott, Inglewood, Queen's Road, Oldham, b. 1899.
Modern II—VI. Chance Prize. Hansell German. House Prefect.
Great War, R.F.C.; 2nd Lieutenant 6th West Riding Regt.
Died of wounds November 8, 1918.
Son of Colonel E. F. Sulivan, Wilmington, Woking, b. 1894.
Middle IV B—Army III.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; Royal Munster Fusiliers 1914.
Great War, killed in action at Etreux, August 22, 1914.
Son of G. W. Taylor, The Red House, Chelmsford, b. 1897.
Upper V—VI. Minor Scholar. School Prefect. Head of House. President of Athletics ; XXII Football; XL Cricket. Cadet Officer.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; Essex Regt. 1917.
Great War, killed in action May 4, 1917.
Son of C, F. Thompson, Churchfield House, West Bromwich. b. 1893.
Upper IV B—Modern III.
Great War, Private H.A.C. 1914; 2nd Lieutenant R.F.C.
Killed in action October 16, 1916; D.C.M.,
Son of P. H. Thompson, Llanishen, Cardiff, b. 1887.
Upper IV—Matriculation Class.
Great War, Private Public Schools' Batt. 1914 ; 2nd Lieutenant 3rd Somerset L.I.
Killed in action near Ypres, August 9, 1916.
Son of J. H. Topham, Morley Hall, Derby, b. 1891.
Middle IV A—Matriculation Class. House Prefect.
Clare College, Cambridge ; B.A. 1913 ; Indian Army 1913.
Great War, attached Welch Regt.
Died of wounds near Ypres, May 25, 1915.
Son of C. Tuff, J.P., Westfiekl, Singlewell, Gravcsend. b. 1889.
Upper IV—Middle V. School Prefect. XI Cricket 1906-08 ; XI Football.
Brasenose College, Oxford; played Cricket and Association Football v. Cambridge.
Articled to a Solicitor.
Great War (overseas), 2nd Lieutenant East Kent Yeomanry 1914.
Died at Malta of wounds received in Gallipoli, November 5, 1915.
Son of Mrs. Walker, Creig-ny-gaie, Lewaigne, Isle of Man. b. 1893.
Lower IV—Modern III.
Aspatria Agricultural College.
Farmer in Canada.
Great War, Trooper King Edward's Horse 1914 ; 2nd Lieutenant Bedfordshire Regt.
Killed in action October 12, 1916 ; Despatches.
Son of W. Waller, M.D., Waldringfield, Stroud, b. 1896.
Middle IV—Science Form. House Prefect.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant Gloucester Regt.
Killed in action October 22, 1917.
Son of C C. Warnington, Elmdene, Tunbridge Wells, b. 1895.
Lower Shell—Matriculation Class. Shooting VIII 1913,14.
Exeter College, Oxford. Great War, 2nd Lieutenant 6th E. Kent Regt. 1914.
Killed in action May 3, 1917.
Son of A. Wellesley-Miller, Glenlee, Ayrshire, b. 1897.
Lower Modern II—Matriculation Class.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; The Buffs 1915.
Great War, killed in action September 15, 1916.
Son of C. H. Weston, Bath. b. 1881.
Lower IV—Lower V.
King's College, Cambridge ; B.A. (Third Class History Tripos) 1904 ; with Cambridge Settlement and the London Charity Organization Society.
Great War, Private 1914, 2nd Lieutenant Queen's Westminster Rifles 1916. Died of wounds, June 6, 1917.
Son of J. D. Willmot, Blyth Cottage, Coleshill, Birmingham, b. 1898.
Middle IV—Army II. School Prefect. Head of House.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant K.R.R.C.
Killed in action February 17, 1918.
Son of A. P. Wood, Whitefold, Hale. Cheshire, b. 1899.
Middle IV A—Lower Modern II.
Afterwards at Bowdon College ; R.M.C. Sandhurst; Lancashire Fusiliers 1918.
Great War, killed in action November 1, 1918.