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
Frank AllynBenitzNo 31907 - 19102nd LieutRoyal Flying Corps05 August 191825Accidentally killed flyingUnited KingdomGainsborough General CemeteryC 117 Biography: http://www.benitz.com/BzFrankA1893/BzFrankA1893.html
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John Duncan BertieFulton CBNo 41890 - 1893Lieutenant ColonelRoyal Flying Corps11 November 191539Died on active serviceUnited KingdomBrompton CemeteryE 2 173362CB - Companion of the Bath
William HenryIrvineNo 61911 - 19152nd LieutRoyal Flying Corps25 October 191619Accidentally killed flying in EnglandUnited KingdomSt Brides Major Glamorgan
Stanley FitzherbertPorterNo 31913 - 19162nd LieutRoyal Flying Corps06 June 191719Accidentally killedUnited KingdomSefton, St Helens, Lancs
JohnThompson DCMNo 41908 - 19102nd LieutRoyal Flying Corps16 October 191623Killed in action over enemy linesBattle of the SommeFranceLebucquiere Military cemetery111 B 27

No of records: 5

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