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
John Henry MorrisArdenNo 31888 - 1892Lieutenant ColonelWorcestershire Regt.23 July 191843Died at CairoEygptAlexandria War Memorial CemeteryB. 71 No. 3 Cadet Wing Royal Air Force and Reserve of Officers, 2nd Bn. Worcestershire Regiment
D S O, Mentioned in Despatches

Order of Osmanieh, 2nd Class. Son of the Rev. A. Henry Arden (Reader in Tamil and Telugu), University of Cambridge. Served in the South African and Sudan (1912) Campaigns.

Medal card: WO 372/1/109453
Edward Charles VulliamyBattleNo 91909 - 19122nd LieutWorcestershire Regt.21 October 191420Killed in action near LilleFranceLe Touret Memorial
Biography at Bedales:

Service record: WO 339/11139

Geni profile:
James RobertBlakeDay1909 - 1911CaptainWorcestershire Regt.25 March 191825Killed in action in FranceGerman Spring OffensiveFranceArras MemorialBAY 6 8th Bn. attd. 14th Bn. Worcestershire Regiment
Twice Mentioned in Despatches
Born 21st October 1893, Manor House, Wilnscote, Warwick

Address: The Lees, Malvern
Occupation: Architect

6 Jan 1915. Corporal James Robert Blake to be Second Lieutenant.

13.9.1916 Medical Board: 'He has been in France for 17 months. He contracted measles on 13/8/16 and this was followed by laryngitis and pneumonia. He was admitted to hospital on 7/9/16.'

Sister: Beatrice Elizabeth Blake
Bretforton Vicarage, Honeybourne, Worcestershire

Son of James Edward Huxley Blake and Beatrice Harriet Blake (formerly Milward), of 4, College Yard, Worcester

Missing at Courcelette.


Service Record: WO 374/7021
Francis LeslieHastings-MedhurstNo 61909 - 19132nd LieutWorcestershire Regt.17 October 191419Killed in actionBattle of La BasseeFranceLe Touret MemorialP 1718
Alexis CowperHoneyNo 21913 - 19172nd LieutWorcestershire Regt.10 February 191820Died of woundsFranceEtaples Military CemeteryXXV111 E 9
LionelKerwoodNo 71900 - 1902MajorWorcestershire Regt.21 October 191630Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 5A/5C
John Ralph TheodoreMarshamSch1900 - 1902LieutenantWorcestershire Regt.26 February 191934Died of pneumoniaUnited KingdomWinchester West Hill Old Cemetery40 2927
BasilMuirNo 31911 - 19142nd LieutWorcestershire Regt.16 June 191519Killed in action in FlandersBelgiumYpres Menin GateP 34
Alister Will HendersonScottNo 61905 - 1910CaptainWorcestershire Regt.16 May 191524Died of wounds near YpresSecond Battle of YpresFranceBethune Town Cemetery11 A 1
Noel HerbertStone MCSch1910 - 1914CaptainWorcestershire Regt.27 April 191823Killed in action near AmiensFranceAdelaide Cemetery Villiers Bretonneux11 J 8
Rudolph VincentSurrNo 61905 - 1909LieutenantWorcestershire Regt.31 October 191625Killed in action at DelvilleBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 5A/6C
John DyottWillmotNo 31910 - 1914LieutenantWorcestershire Regt.08 July 191520Killed in actionFranceBeuvry Communal54

No of records: 12

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