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
John Henry MorrisArdenNo 31888 - 1892Lieutenant ColonelWorcestershire Regt.23 July 191843Died at CairoEygptAlexandria War Memorial CemeteryB. 71 No. 3 Cadet Wing Royal Air Force and Reserve of Officers, 2nd Bn. Worcestershire Regiment
D S O, Mentioned in Despatches

Order of Osmanieh, 2nd Class. Son of the Rev. A. Henry Arden (Reader in Tamil and Telugu), University of Cambridge. Served in the South African and Sudan (1912) Campaigns.

Medal card: WO 372/1/109453
George Trevor RoperCookNo 51892 - 1895Lieutenant Colonel20th Hussars26 March 191841Killed in action at DivesGerman Spring OffensiveFrancePozieres MemorialP 6
Francis Edward LloydDaniellSch1890 - 1893Lieutenant ColonelSeaforth Highlanders04 March 191642Died of wounds in FlandersFranceCite Bonjean Armentieres1X F 30
EdmundDeaconNo 31888 - 1890Lieutenant ColonelEssex Yeomanry13 May 191543Killed in action at YpresSecond Battle of YpresBelgiumYpres Menin GatePANEL 15
Cusack GrantForsythNo 91902 - 1904Lieutenant ColonelYorkshire Regt.14 September 191629Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceBlighty Valley Cemetery Authuille1 F 13
John Duncan BertieFulton CBNo 41890 - 1893Lieutenant ColonelRoyal Flying Corps11 November 191539Died on active serviceUnited KingdomBrompton CemeteryE 2 173362CB - Companion of the Bath
Frank HillGaskellNo 41892 - 1895Lieutenant ColonelWelch Regt.17 May 191638Died of wounds at MervilleFranceMerville CommunalV11 A 17
Arthur PercevalHamilton MCNo 11898 - 1900Lieutenant ColonelRoyal West Surrey Regt.15 September 191632Killed in action at High WoodBattle of the SommeFranceFlatiron Copse MametzV11 1.2
Herbert HastingsHaringtonNo 51881 - 1886Lieutenant Colonel84th Punjabis (I.A.)08 March 191648Killed in action in MesopotamiaSiege of KutIraqBasra MemorialPANEL 48
Henry MayHendersonNo 51893 - 1895Lieutenant ColonelRoyal Engineers10 March 191738Killed in actionFranceAveluy Communal ExtensionM 1
Basil OliverJenkinsSch1894 - 1897Lieutenant ColonelRoyal Air Force07 February 191939Died at KoblentzGermanyCologne SouthernX11 D 5
James AtkinsonLongridge CMGNo 41889 - 1893Lieutenant Colonel43 Erinpura Regt. (I.A.)18 April 191641Killed in actionFranceAlbert Communal Extension1 M 9CMG - Companion of St Michael & St George
JohnPuckle DSOSch1884 - 1886Lieutenant ColonelArmy Service Corps15 April 191748Lost at sea on Transport 'Arcadian'GreeceMikra Memorial
Richard Bassett CockburnRabanNo 71895 - 1898Lieutenant ColonelRoyal Scots12 May 191635Killed in actionFranceVermelles British111 F 22
Henry AlanVallingsDay1879 - 1881Lieutenant ColonelIndian Army14 July 191549Killed in action in E. AfricaEast African CampaignAfricaTaveta Military CemeteryV1 B 2

No of records: 15

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