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:
Sort by:
ForenameSurnameHousePeriodRankRegimentDate DiedAgeCauseBattleCountryCemetery / MemorialGrave RefFurther Info
Guy HorsmanBailey MCNo 91905 - 1910MajorRoyal Horse Artillery28 February 191726Killed in actionFranceGuards Cemetery ComblesI D 1 Born May 27th 1891, at Springfield, Leigham Court Road, Streatham.
After Malvern, went to Brasenose College, Oxford in October 1910.
Lived at Foxholes, Chipping Norton, Oxford.
Applied for a commission in the army on the 22 June 1914.
Went to France on the 17th March 1916 with his unit the Royal Horse Artillery 15th Brigade.

As a Lieutenant, took over command of a neigbouring battery during the prelude to the battle of the Somme on the 28th June 1916 as its Commanding Officer was injured.

Killed by a shell at about 3pm on the 28th February.

At time of death was a Captain, but acting Major, which was subsequently confirmed.

Father, Edward Horsman Bailey, lived at 5 Berners street, London and was a solicitor. Mother was Jane Bailey, formerly Rose.
His effects went to his father, with the exception of his pocket book which was of an intimate nature, which went to Mrs Mainby Luxmore, 5 Cumberland House, Kensington Palace.

References (National Archives, Kew):
Service record: WO 374/3114
Medal card: WO 372/1/177612
War Diary of Royal Horse Artillery 15th Brigade : WO 95/2291
John NeillBlackNo 41908 - 1913MajorSomerset Light Inf.09 April 191723Killed in action at WancourtSecond Battle of ArrasFranceTigris Lane Wancourt1E 12 6th Bn. Somerset Light Infantry
Mentioned in Despatches

Born: June 13th 1894

University of Cambridge

Address: Otter head, Taunton Somerset

Son of William Neill Black and May Gordon Black, of Olleworth Park, Wotton-under-Edge, Glos.

Service record: WO 339/12710
RichardBolsterNo 11898 - 1900MajorRoyal Field Artillery15 July 191734Killed in actionFranceEcoivres Mont St EloiV1 J 12 124th Bty. 28th Bde. Royal Field Artillery
Son of Inspector General T. C. Bolster, R.N., and Mrs. Bolster; husband of Mary C. Bolster, of "Woodlands," Meopham, Kent.
Harry HickmanBromfieldSch1885 - 1888MajorWelsh Guards10 September 191647Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 7 D
Robert HallBruttonNo 21878 - 1881MajorSomerset Light Inf.15 January 191654Died on active service in IndiaIndiaKirkee 1914-18 Memorial IndiaF 4
Robert HenryCollyns MCNo 21908 - 1910MajorRoyal Engineers01 June 191824Died of wounds at Jon CheryFranceTerlincthun Brit Mil WimilleA C 7
Gerald ShakespearCrawfordNo 11895 - 1898MajorSouth Wales Borderers10 August 191738Died of woundsThird Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele)BelgiumLijssenthoek Military CemeteryXV A 13
Stanley SearleCrispSch1901 - 1903MajorRoyal Field Artillery08 December 191730Died of wounds in ItalyItalyGiavera British Arcade ItalyP 1 R G G 5
William BasilEwartNo 21904 - 1906MajorRoyal Irish Regt.13 February 192030Died of illness contracted on active serviceIrelandBelfast Clifton St Antrim
Stanley ColtFaberNo 11897 - 1899MajorRoyal Field Artillery30 March 191734Killed in action at BeaurainsFranceFaubourg D'amiens, Arras111 M 13
Norman ElliotHowellSch1896 - 1899Major82nd Punjabis (I.A.)07 January 191634Killed in action at Sheikh SaadIraqBasra MemorialP 48/66
Charles ErnestJohnstonNo 11888 - 1889MajorSeaforth Highlanders23 March 191847Killed in action in FranceGerman Spring OffensiveFranceArras MemorialBAY 8
LionelKerwoodNo 71900 - 1902MajorWorcestershire Regt.21 October 191630Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 5A/5C
Eric James BethuneMacKenzieDay1895 - 1896MajorRoyal Field Artillery08 July 191633Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceCarnoy Military CemeteryD 25
Francis Julian AudleyMackworthNo 41891 - 1895MajorRoyal Field Artillery01 November 191438Killed in actionFranceVieille Chapelle New Lacouture1V D 10
Ronald Erskine WilfordMaxwellNo 41901 - 1905MajorKings Own Scottish Borderers25 September 191529Killed in action at LoosBattle of LoosFranceLoos British CemeteryXV11 E 18
Urmstone ShawNaylorSch1892 - 1896MajorDurham Light Inf.03 September 191638Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 4C
Arthur JustinRossNo 41895 - 1898MajorRoyal Engineers and Sq Cmdr RFC02 August 191736Accidentally killed flying in EnglandUnited KingdomBrompton CemeteryW I 174351
AlfredSoames DSOSch1873 - 1874MajorEast Kent Regt. (The Buffs)13 October 191553Killed in action near Hullock QuarriesFranceLoos MemorialP 15-17
Percy BelcherStraffordNo 31882 - 1890MajorWest Riding Regt.24 August 191442Killed in action at Wasmes, BelgiumBelgiumHautrage Military Cemetery1 C 13
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:
GuyThwaites DSODay1889 - 1890MajorArmy Service Corps29 May 191740Drowned in EgyptEygptKhartoum War Cemetery10 C 16
Charles ArthurTisdallDay1889 - 1892MajorIrish Guards01 September 191439Killed in actionFranceGuards Grave Villers Cotterets Forest11 2
HaroldWadlowNo 31893 - 1897MajorRoyal Garrison Artillery24 July 191637Killed in action near FricourtBattle of the SommeFranceDantzig Alley Brit Cemetery Mametz
George BernardWard MCNo 51907 - 1908Major10 Sq. R. A. F.21 September 191726Killed in action in FranceFranceChocques Mil CemeteryV C 4 MC with Bar
Biography at
JohnWilleyNo 41899 - 1903MajorWest Riding Regt.03 April 191834Killed in actionGerman Spring OffensiveFranceBienvillers MilX1 C 13

No of records: 26

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