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.
Son of Mrs A.D. Blackader of 236, Mountain Street, Montreal. Husband of Kathleen Blackader, of 242, Sherbrooke Street, West Montreal
Middle IV—Lower Shell.
McGill College, Montreal; B. Arch. ; studied in Paris ;
Architect; 5th Royal Highlanders, Canada, 1912, 42nd Bn. Canadian Infantry.
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Biography at dictionary of architects in Canada
Son of the Rev. William Bramley-Moore; husband of Nellie Bramley Moore, of 10729, 98th Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta and 26 Russell Square, W.C. Born in London 1878.
Lower V—VI. Minor Scholar. School Prefect. House XI Football.
Farmer in Canada.
He was a polictician in Alberta Canada and wrote about the exploitation of Alberta by eastern Canada.
Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment).
He was shot by a German sniper in March 1916 and died in hospital in April 1916.
Born: March 22nd 1884. Son of Tredway Sydenham Clarke and Constance Clarke, of Eagle Butte, Alberta, and Westbourne Gardens, W.
Lower V—Middle V. Exhibitioner.
Exhibitioner, St. Catharine's College, Cambridge, 1902 ; B.A. (Third Class Classical Tripos) 1905 ;
Forestry Branch, Canada, 1910 ; Game Guardian for the province of Alberta 1911.
Went to Canada in 1905 and took up land near Eagle Butte , Medicine Hat , Alberta -Rancher
In 1910 he obtained an appointment under the Dominion Forestry Department which he held until september 1913.
10th Bn. Canadian Infantry .
Biography Ypres-salient Canadian great war project Eastbourne College
Son of Lieut.-Col. J. C. Culling, West Lydford, Taunton, b. 1885.
Royal Munster Fusiliers 1906; Lieutenant 1908; resigned 1909;
afterwards an officer in the Canadian Militia, and a Lumberman.
Great War, Captain Canadian Infantry 1914 (overseas).
2nd Bn. Canadian Infantry
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 S. Moore, Stratford-on-Avon. b. 1880.
Lower IV—Matriculation Class.
Hertford College, Oxford ;
Secretary, Canadian Northern Railway, Medical Department.
Great War, Private Canadian Infantry 1914.
Died of wounds May 31, 1916.
Son of Dr. C. E. Morris, London, Ontario, b. 1886.
Ill—Middle IV B.
Settled in Canada.
Great War, Private Canadian Infantry. Killed in action, June 6, 1916.
Son of E. Mucklow, Wood Hill, Bury, Lanes, b. 1892.
Lower Modern II—Modern I.
Ontario Agricultural College 1913.
Great War, Private Canadian Infantry 1914.
Killed in action near Cambrai, September 27, 1918.
Son of J. G. Silcock, I.C.S. b. 1881.
Modern IV—III. House XI Football.
Engaged in Railway Construction in Canada.
Great War, Private Canadian Light Infantry. Killed in action at Ypres, May 8, 1915.
Service Number 20375
Son of John H. W. Somerset, of "Glenwood," Bronshill Rd., Torquay, England, and the late Mary de Chair Somerset.
Son of Rev H G Thwaites, Limber Magna. b. 1876.
Served in South African War 1901—02.
Great War, Private Canadian Infantry 1916; Lieutenant 1916. Killed at Paschendale, November 10, 1917.<