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
Bertram KyrleAndersonNo 61898 - 1899Bombardier.Royal Field Artillery08 June 191734Killed in actionBattle of MessinesFranceErquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension11 C 2 Father: William Robert Le Guyt Anderson
Mother: Emilie Frances Anderson
Christened: 23 Jan 1884, Holy Trinity, Rugby

Service Number 675725
Died 06/06/1917
"C" Bty. 285th Bde.
Royal Field Artillery
Bernard Montagu BasilBateman MCNo 11905 - 1909LieutenantRoyal Field Artillery24 July 191524Died in London of wounds received in YpresUnited KingdomGolders Green CrematoriumNICHE 1825 Biography:
Roy DixonBeallNo 21904 - 1909LieutenantRoyal Field Artillery04 June 191525Killed in action at Neuve ChapelleFranceSt Vaast Post Mil Cemetery Richebourg L'avoieI E 9 7th Battery, Royal Field Artillery

Born: Oct 21st 1890, St Margarets Twickenham
Father: Walter James Beall (Lace Agent) Manchester House, Friday Street, London
Mother: Isabel Mary Beall.
4 Siblings: Isabel, Kathleen, John, Alan

Service record: WO 339/7776
James Clifford AvelingBellSch1908 - 1911CaptainRoyal Field Artillery30 May 191824Killed in Air Raid in hospital at DoullensFrancePozieres MemorialP 70 Born July 6th 1894
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
RichardBolsterNo 11898 - 1900MajorRoyal Field Artillery15 July 191734Killed in actionFranceEcoivres Mont St EloiV1 J 12 124th Bty. 28th Bde. Royal Field Artillery
Son of Inspector General T. C. Bolster, R.N., and Mrs. Bolster; husband of Mary C. Bolster, of "Woodlands," Meopham, Kent.
John HeywoodBurgoyneNo 91911 - 19152nd LieutRoyal Field Artillery31 October 191619Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceAveluy Communal ExtensionL 46
Stanley SearleCrispSch1901 - 1903MajorRoyal Field Artillery08 December 191730Died of wounds in ItalyItalyGiavera British Arcade ItalyP 1 R G G 5
Stanley ColtFaberNo 11897 - 1899MajorRoyal Field Artillery30 March 191734Killed in action at BeaurainsFranceFaubourg D'amiens, Arras111 M 13
Frank Ernest AllenFreemanNo 71911 - 19152nd LieutRoyal Field Artillery21 March 191821Killed in actionGerman Spring OffensiveFrancePozieres MemorialP 7-10
Edward MeaburnFry MCNo 31905 - 1909LieutenantRoyal Field Artillery23 August 191828Killed in action at Colincamps, FranceHundred Days Allied OffensiveFranceSucrerie Mil Cemetery Colincamps1 J 16
ThomasGairNo 11903 - 1908LieutenantRoyal Field Artillery09 September 191728Killed in action near St JulienThird Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele)BelgiumTyne Cot MemorialP 4-6 and 162
Abraham RhodesHebblethwaiteNo 91908 - 19132nd LieutRoyal Field Artillery03 October 191521Killed in action in FranceBattle of LoosFranceLe Touret Memorial11 H 28
Chester WinterbornKillbyNo 31898 - 1899LieutenantRoyal Field Artillery21 March 191836Killed in action in FranceGerman Spring OffensiveFrancePozieres MemorialP 7-10
Ashley Gordon ScottLeggattNo 61900 - 19022nd LieutRoyal Field Artillery16 September 191631Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceThistle Dump LonguevalC 22
Richard SackvilleLovett-ThomasNo 41911 - 19152nd LieutRoyal Field Artillery11 March 191720Died of woundsFranceHebuterne Mil Cemetery111 Q 1
Eric James BethuneMacKenzieDay1895 - 1896MajorRoyal Field Artillery08 July 191633Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceCarnoy Military CemeteryD 25
Francis Julian AudleyMackworthNo 41891 - 1895MajorRoyal Field Artillery01 November 191438Killed in actionFranceVieille Chapelle New Lacouture1V D 10
Patrick HallamMurrayNo 21905 - 1909CaptainRoyal Field Artillery25 September 191524Killed in action near Neuve ChapelleBattle of LoosFranceLoos MemorialP 3
Robert PercyNathan MCSch1907 - 1911CaptainRoyal Field Artillery21 March 191825Killed in action in FranceGerman Spring OffensiveFranceHam British Cemetery, Muille Villette1 E 19
John BarwickOrde MCNo 41901 - 1904CaptainRoyal Field Artillery12 February 191731Died of woundsGreeceKarasouli Military Cemetery
Robert LloydPeel MCNo 21901 - 1907LieutenantRoyal Field Artillery03 September 191728Died of woundsThird Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele)BelgiumBard Cottage Cemetery111 F 2
Maurice AldcroftPhillipsSch1899 - 1903CaptainRoyal Field Artillery21 May 191530Killed in actionFranceLe Touret Memorial11 D 15
Alan PaddockRavenscroftNo 61906 - 19092nd LieutRoyal Field Artillery16 January 191725Accidentally killed flying in EnglandUnited KingdomGreenwich3 C 7 16
Alfred Henry Templeman LoraineSpeerNo 71908 - 1913LieutenantRoyal Field Artillery09 July 191622Killed in action flyingBattle of the SommeFranceLondon Cemetery Neuville Vitasse1 C 1
William ArthurSweet-EscottNo 91912 - 1916LieutenantRoyal Field Artillery14 October 191820Killed in action at LedenghemHundred Days Allied OffensiveBelgiumDadizeele New British CemeteryVI.D.38
Edgar StanleyWillettNo 11890 - 1890GunnerRoyal Field Artillery01 December 1917Died of wounds near BapaumeBattle of CambraiFranceAchiet Le Grand Communal Extension1 Q 24

No of records: 26

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