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
Vivian WilfredBennettNo 91910 - 19152nd LieutRoyal Engineers21 October 191721Killed in actionFranceBard Cottage CemeteryV1 A 28 Born Oct 20th 1896, Mhow, Central India

On the 25th Sept 1916, he was buried under the bricks of a house wall knocked down by a shell and sustained an injury to his left knee

Next of Kin: Mrs Alexandra Philippa Bennett (mother), c/o Messrs Thomas Cook & Son, Bombay
Siblings: Hugh & Helen

NB: Malven College in 1919 sent details of the proposed war memorial and the roll of honour to the war office which are now in his service record file.


Service record: WO 339/55508
Robert HenryCollyns MCNo 21908 - 1910MajorRoyal Engineers01 June 191824Died of wounds at Jon CheryFranceTerlincthun Brit Mil WimilleA C 7
Charles EustaceFishbourneNo 31900 - 1902CaptainRoyal Engineers10 June 191530Died at ChathamUnited KingdomGresford All Saints DenbighshireSW CORNER
Hubert TaylorGrindleyNo 11910 - 19142nd LieutRoyal Engineers19 October 191519Killed in action in FranceBattle of Hohenzollern RedoubtBelgiumBrandhoek Military CemeteryI E 28
William HerbertHedgesNo 51907 - 1911CaptainRoyal Engineers21 August 191623Died of wounds in FranceBattle of the SommeFranceWarlincourt Halte British Cemetery Saulty111 A 12
Henry MayHendersonNo 51893 - 1895Lieutenant ColonelRoyal Engineers10 March 191738Killed in actionFranceAveluy Communal ExtensionM 1
Robert CharlesHodsonNo 11901 - 1905LieutenantRoyal Engineers08 May 191729Killed in actionSecond Battle of ArrasFranceNine Elms Mil Cemetery Thelus
Wynell HastingsLloydSch1909 - 1912LieutenantRoyal Engineers18 April 191824Accidentally killed on active serviceFranceWarloy Baillon Communal Extension11 F 4
Mansfield Charles NightingaleMillsSch1905 - 19062nd LieutRoyal Engineers29 December 191524Killed in action in FranceFranceCite Bonjean Armentieres1XD 72
Douglas OwenMilner-MooreNo 11898 - 1902CaptainRoyal Engineers23 April 191833Died at MombasaEast African CampaignAfricaMombasa (Mbaraki) CemeteryI. O. 7.
George AngusMurrayNo 21907 - 1911CaptainRoyal Engineers06 October 191825Killed in action in FranceHundred Days Allied OffensiveFranceMarcoing Communal12
John BurrowsWhitfieldNo 71902 - 1908LieutenantRoyal Engineers20 January 191627Died of wounds at HoogeBelgiumLijssenthoek Military Cemetery11 A 26
Richard HoulbrookWhitfieldNo 71902 - 1906LieutenantRoyal Engineers12 May 191629Killed in action at BailleulBelgiumMaple Leaf Cemetery1 13

No of records: 13

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