Malvern College First World War Casualty

Captain Sir Herbert Archer Croft (Bart)

Photo of Sir Herbert Archer Croft (Bart)
House and time at Malvern: No 5, 1885 - 1886.

Regiment: Herefordshire Regt.
Died: 11 August 1915 aged 47 in Turkey. Died of wounds at Gallipoli.
Battle: Gallipoli Campaign. Cemetery: Helles Memorial P 198

Born September 5, 1868, (10th Bart). Son of Sir Herbert George Denman Croft, 9th Bt., Lugwardine Court, Hereford.
Modern II.
1st Bn. Herefordshire Regiment.
Wife: Lady Katharine Agnes Croft (formerly Parr, married 3 Feb 1903), of Croft Castle, Kingsland, Herefordshire.
Children: Elinor Croft, born 14 Jan 1904, and James Hebert Croft, born 24 May 1907.
He was Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for Herefordshire.

'When the war broke out he joined the 1st Herefordshire Regiment as a private. He offered to raise 150 men on joining, and performed the task within a week. He was gazetted Captain three months after enlisting, and died of wounds received in Gallipoli in the middle of August. ' (Malvernian, Nov 1915).

Service record:WO 374/16666 Geni