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
Wilfrid SaxbyBarhamNo 61909 - 1913CaptainEast Kent Regt. (The Buffs)10 October 191521Died of wounds at PoperingheBelgiumPoperinghe New CemeteryI C 26 Born: 14th November 1894, Dene Wood, 33 Daleham Gardens, Hampstead. Father Managing director of a Public Company.

Went to Clare College, Cambridge. Lived at 5 Green Street, Cambridge.
Applied for Commission in May 1914 in 3rd Btn, East Kents (The Buffs).

Attached to 1st Bn, The Buffs

Father: Colonel Arthur Saxby Barham, Hole Park, Rolvernden, Kent
Mother: Annie Gertrude Barham formerly Edwards

Service record: WO/339/14067
GuyBracherNo 31903 - 19072nd LieutEast Kent Regt. (The Buffs)03 July 191627Killed in action near AlbertBattle of the SommeFranceAveluy Communal ExtensionF 42
Evelyn Melville ShovelHoareSch1903 - 19072nd LieutEast Kent Regt. (The Buffs)28 March 191829Killed in action in FranceGerman Spring OffensiveFrancePozieres MemorialP 16
Leslie ArthurLea-SmithNo 31911 - 1914LieutenantEast Kent Regt. (The Buffs)07 July 191619Killed in action at the SommeBattle of the SommeFranceAveluy Communal ExtensionF 68
Maurice AdenLeyNo 21910 - 19132nd LieutEast Kent Regt. (The Buffs)01 November 191419Killed in action at YpresFirst Battle of YpresFranceWhite House Cemetery St Jean Les Ypres111 P 30
Harold MitfordNorsworthySch1900 - 19022nd LieutEast Kent Regt. (The Buffs)18 March 191731Killed in actionFranceMaroc British Cemetery Grenay1 P 4
Gustavus FrederickSitzlerSch1908 - 1911PrivateEast Kent Regt. (The Buffs)28 April 191826Died of wounds near YpresBelgiumEsquelbecq Military Cemetery1 A 32
AlfredSoames DSOSch1873 - 1874MajorEast Kent Regt. (The Buffs)13 October 191553Killed in action near Hullock QuarriesFranceLoos MemorialP 15-17
George RobertThornhill MCNo 91903 - 1909LieutenantEast Kent Regt. (The Buffs)01 October 191423Killed in actionBelgiumPloegsteert MemorialP 2
CharlesWarningtonNo 31911 - 19142nd LieutEast Kent Regt. (The Buffs)03 May 191722Killed in actionSecond Battle of ArrasFranceArras MemorialB 2
John LeslieWellesley-MillerNo 71912 - 19142nd LieutEast Kent Regt. (The Buffs)15 September 191619Killed in action at The SommeBattle of the SommeFranceGuillemont Road Cemetery

No of records: 11

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