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.
Father: William Robert Le Guyt Anderson, C.B., Rawal Pindi, India,
Mother: Emilie Frances Anderson
Christened: 23 Jan 1884, Holy Trinity, Rugby
Service Number 675725
"C" Bty. 285th Bde.
Royal Field Artillery
Son of General B. M. Bateman, R.G.A.. b. 1891.
Army III—I. Minor Scholar. House XI Football.
R.M.A. Woolwich ; R.F.A. 1910 ; Lieutenant 1913.
Born: Oct 21st 1890, St Margarets Twickenham
Father: Walter James Beall (Lace Agent) Manchester House, Friday Street, London and Trebarwith, Sanderstead, Surrey,
Mother: Isabel Mary Beall.
4 Siblings: Isabel, Kathleen, John, Alan
R.M.A. Woolwich ; R.F.A. 1910 ; Lieutenant 1913. 7th Battery, Royal Field Artillery.
Service record: WO 339/7776
Born July 6th 1894. Son of Sir James Bell, Hill Place, Farnham Royal, Bucks, b. 1894.
Middle IV—Middle Shell.
Great War, Private Public Schools' Batt. 1914 ;
Address: Hill Place, Farnham Royal, Bucks
Embarked: 10th Sept 1915
To England: 24th July 1916. Myalgia from kick by horse on July 17th 1916. He was exercising hir horse which fell when jumping a wall, rolled over, & kicked him in the back of right hip.
Embarked: 24th May 1917
Wounded: 7th Aug 1917 and 18th May 1918
Next of kin: Sir James Bell (Father), 4 Queens Gardens, Osborne Road, Windsor
Service record: WO 374/6145
Son of Inspector General (formerly Surgeon-General) T. C. Bolster, R.N., and Mrs. Bolster; husband of Mary C. Bolster, of "Woodlands," Meopham, Kent.
R.M.A. Woolwich ; R.G.A. 1903 ; Lieutenant 1906 ; retired 1909,
Great War, re-joined 1914 .
124th Bty. 28th Bde. Royal Field Artillery
Born September 25th 1897. Son of J. W. H. Burgoyne.
Upper IV—Modern I. School Prefect. XL Football; Shooting VIII (captain) ; Cadet Officer.
88th Bde. Royal Field Artillery.
Address Wellers, Ashington, Sussex
Next of kin: Lorna Heywood Burgoyne (sister) and Miss B Morgan (Aunt-Guardian), Wellers, Ashington, Sussex
Service Record: WO 339/49394
Born 17th January 1887, 3rd son of Fred Crisp JP DL and Elizabeth Crisp, White House, New Southgate.
Planter in Malay States.
63rd Anti-Aircraft Sect. Royal Field Artillery.
On the 9th December 1917, his wife, Mrs Muriel May Crisp, received a telegram at the Mascot Hotel on Baker Street from the War Office regretting that her husband was dangerously ill with shell wounds to the chest and the following day on the 10th December 1917 she received a telegram deeply regretting to inform her that he had died from his wounds at No 39 Casualty Clearing Station, Italy
Service record: WO 339/57134
Grevestone memorial at Friern Barnet Churchyard
STANLEY SEARLE CRISP (H1/18)
My dearly loved husband Fred Crisp JP DL who departed this life November 9th 1905 in his 57th year, “Peace perfect peace”,
also Stanley Searle, 3rd son of the above, Major Royal Field Artillery, killed in action December 6th 1917 aged 31 years, buried in British Military Cemetery Istrana Italy, “Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori”,
also Elizabeth, wife of the above Fred Crisp, passed on March 23rd 1939 in her 90th year, “God moves in a mysterious way.”
Son of Rev. H. M. Faber, Malvern College, b. 1883.
R.M.A. Woolwich ; R.F.A. 1902 ; Major 1916. 47th Bde. Royal Field Artillery.
In April 1917 the Malvern News reported: “News has been received in Malvern on Tuesday that Major Stanley Faber RFA (son of the late Revd H M Faber of Danby Wiske) has been killed on Friday last – the day before the death of his father who was a Housemaster of Malvern College for many years. He was born in 1883 and educated at Malvern College. He left in 1894 and entered the Royal Military Academy Woolwich.”
There is a commemoration at The Priory Church of St Mary and St Michael, Malvern.
Unit War Diary: WO 95/1887/1
Born July 2nd 1897. Son of Ernest A. and Florence M. Freeman, Ambleside Avenue, Streatham. And Hendon Hall, b. 1897.
Middle IV A - Matricu1ation Class. House Prefect. XI Cricket.
Great War, Private Labour Batt. ; 2nd Lieutenant 18th Div. Ammunition Col. Royal Field Artillery attd. 83rd Bde.
Joined Bn in the field on 14 Sep 1916.
Wounded on 13 Oct 1916 and posted to England.
Posted to RFA Officer cadet School on 18 Jun 1917.
Discharged on receving commission in RFA: 7 Dec 1917.
2 sisters: (Mrs Jenkins and Miss Sylivia Freeman)
Service Record: WO 339/87211
Son of S Fry, Cleeve Mill, Goring. b 1890
Middle Shell - Matriculation Class. School Prefect. Head of House. XL Football.
Tobacco Planter. Great War, 2nd Lieutenant "D" Bty. 211th Bde. Royal Field Artillery
Son of John Hamilton Gair and Martha Grace Gair, Skelwith
Bridge, Ambleside. b 1889.
Middle V - VI. Minor Scholar. School Prefect.
New College, Oxford; B.A. (Second Class History) 1912; articled to Clerk of Lancashire County Council.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant 2nd West Lancashire Brigade R.F.A. (T.F - 'A' Bty 276th Bde.) 1914; Lieutenant. Killed in action near St. Julien, September 9, 1917.
The Thomas Gair Exhibition was founded in his memory.
Memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Bog Labs, Brathay, South Lakeland, Cumbria<
88th Bty. Royal Field Artillery
Son of Rhodes and Louie Hebblethwaite, of Highthorne, Husthwaite, Yorks.
Service record: WO 339/18899
Son of T. Killby, 152 Highbury New Park, N. b. 1882.
Modern IV—Lower Modern II.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant R.F.A., 1914.
Killed in action, March 21, 1918.
Son of C. A. S. Leggatt, M.D., 2 Walton Place, S.W. b. 1885.
Middle IV—Army III. House XI Cricket.
Natal Mounted Police 1903-12 ; served in Natal Native Rebellion, Medal; Civil Service N. Rhodesia 1912,13 ; Assistant Secretary of Falcon Mines, Rhodesia.
Great War 1914 (overseas), 2nd Lieutenant R.F.A.
Killed in action September 16, 1916.
Son of L. H. Lovett-Thomas, Hillside, Broadstone. b. 1897.
Army II—I. House Scholar. House Prefect.
R.M.A. Woolwich ; R.F.A. 1915.
Great War, died of wounds March 11, 1917; M.C.
Son of J. MacKenzie, Daresbury, Malvern, b. 1883.
R.M.A. Woolwich; R.F.A. 1903; Major 1916.
Great War, killed in action July 8, 1916.
Son of Colonel Sir Arthur Mackworth, Bt., C.B., R.E. b. 1876.
Shell—Army Side. House Scholar Chance Prize. School Prefect.
Scholar, Selwyn College. Cambridge; BA. (Jun. Opt.) 1898;
R.F.A. 1898; Major 1914; Staff College; West African Frontier
Great War, G.S.O.. Killed in action November 1, 1914 Despatches.
Son of H. Murray, CLE., Morleys, Henfield, Sussex, b. 1891.
Army III—I. School Prefect. Head of House. XI Cricket; XI Football. Cadet Officer.
R.M.A. Woolwich; R.F.A. 1911 ; Captain 1915.
Great War, killed in action at Neuve Chapelle, September 25,1915; Despatches (2).
Son of B. A. Nathan, 36 Glenloch Road, N.W. b. 1893.
Lower V—Lower VI. House Prefect. XXII Cricket.
Great War, Private H.A.C. 1914; Captain R.F.A.
Killed in action March 21, 1918 ; M.C., Despatches.
Son of Lieut.-Colonel Orde, Nunny Kirk, Morpeth, b. 1886.
Army III—I. Minor Scholar. House Prefect.
R.M.A. Woolwich; R.F.A. 1907 ; Captain 1914.
Great War, Brigade-Major; M.C., Despatches.
Died of wounds February 12, 1917.
Son of H. Peel, Taliaris, Llandilo, S. Wales, b. 1889.
Middle IV—Modern I. House Prefect. House XI Football.
Tea Planter in India.
Great War, Lieutenant R.F.A.
Died of wounds, September 3, 1917 ; M.C.
Son of C A. Phillips, Dildawn, Castle Douglas, Scotland, b. 1885.
R.M.A. Woolwich; R.F.A. 1905 ; Captain 1914.
Great War, killed in action May 21, 1915 ; Despatches.
Son of F. A. Ravenscroft, Hill Close, New Brighton, b. 1892.
Lower Shell—Science I. XL Football.
Rancher in the Argentine.
Great War, R.F.A. 1914, Lieutenant R.F.C.
Accidentally killed near Croydon, January 16, 1917.
Son of W. H. Speer, Mus. Doc, Powyscourt, Balcombe, Sussex, b. 1894
Upper V—Matriculation Class. School Prefect. XL Football.
Trinity College, Cambridge.
Great War, Private Public Schools' Batt. 1914 ; Lieutenant R.F.A. and R.F.C.
Killed in action July 9, 1916.
Son of W. A. Sweet-Escott, Hartrow, Penarth. b. 1898.
Shell—Upper V. School Prefect. Head of House. XI Football ; XI Cricket.
Great War, Lieutenant R.F.A. Killed in action October 14, 1918.
Son of Mrs. Willett, Cotswold, Somers Road , Malvern.
Served in South African War 1899-1902, Queen’s Medal with 5 Clasps, King’s Medal with Clasps.
Great War, Gunner R.F.A. Died of wounds at Bapaume December 1, 1917.<