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
FergussonBarclaySch1892 - 1893CaptainRoyal Air Force07 December 191841Died after accidentUnited KingdomWeston-Super-Mare cemetery4067 Service record:
http://www.stanwardine.com/malvernww1/servicerecords/AIR-76_21_182_Barclay_Fergusson.pdf
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John Eric JacksonJackson-BarstowNo 31910 - 1914LieutenantRoyal Air Force27 January 191924Killed flying in EnglandUnited KingdomWeston-Super-Mare cemetery2451
Basil OliverJenkinsSch1894 - 1897Lieutenant ColonelRoyal Air Force07 February 191939Died at KoblentzGermanyCologne SouthernX11 D 5
Richard LittonLyster-SmytheNo 21911 - 1913CaptainRoyal Air Force19 June 191922Drowned near JaffaIsraelRamleh War CemeteryEE. 37.
Arthur LeslieSimms DSONo 91912 - 1916CaptainRoyal Air Force13 July 191821Killed flying in EnglandUnited KingdomStourbridge CemeteryK 192

No of records: 5

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