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
Gordon HomeBlackaderSch1900 - 1901CaptainCanadian Inf.10 August 191631Died of wounds near ZillebekeCanadaMontreal Mount Royal 42nd Bn. Canadian Infantry

Son of Mrs A.D. Blackader of 236, Mountain Street, Montreal. Husband of Kathleen Blackader, of 242, Sherbrooke Street, West Montreal

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/4012608

Biography: http://dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/node/1133
AlwynBramley-MooreNo 61893 - 1895CorporalCanadian Inf.04 April 191638Died of woundsFranceBoulogne EastV111 D 91
Maurice TredwayClarkeNo 71896 - 1897PrivateCanadian Inf.23 April 191532Died of wounds at YpresSecond Battle of YpresBelgiumVlamertinghe New Mil Cemetery1 F 16
Evelyn ClaudeCullingNo 41899 - 1900CaptainCanadian Inf.24 April 191530Killed in actionSecond Battle of YpresBelgiumYpres Menin GateP 10-18. 26 -28
Percy ErnaldLaneNo 51895 - 18972nd LieutCanadian Inf.08 May 191534Killed in action at YpresSecond Battle of YpresBelgiumYpres Menin GateP 10
Stephen Christopher LayMooreNo 41895 - 1899PrivateCanadian Inf.31 May 191636Died of wounds received at BailleulFranceWimereux Communal1 N 2
Charles Philip ScottMorrisNo 21901 - 1903PrivateCanadian Inf.06 June 191630Killed in actionBelgiumYpres Menin GateP 24, 28, 30
GordonMucklowNo 21906 - 1910PrivateCanadian Inf.27 September 191826Killed in action near CambraiHundred Days Allied OffensiveFranceQuarry Cemetery MarquionC 8
Claude Edgar GreerSilcockNo 21897 - 1899-Canadian Inf.08 May 191534Killed in action at YpresSecond Battle of YpresBelgium-
Villiers Henry PlantagenetSomersetNo 11903 - 1909PrivateCanadian Inf.23 April 191525Killed in actionSecond Battle of YpresBelgiumYpres Menin GateP 24, 28, 30 10th Bn.
Canadian Infantry
Service Number 20375
Son of John H. W. Somerset, of "Glenwood," Bronshill Rd., Torquay, England, and the late Mary de Chair Somerset.
Basil ChampionThwaitesDay1889 - 1890LieutenantCanadian Inf.10 November 191741Killed at PasschendaleThird Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele)BelgiumYpres Menin GateP 18/28/30

No of records: 11

Web site created by William Bridge (Old Malvernian, No 5, 1985-90)
williambridge@stanwardine.com
November 2017