Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Hugh Cuthbertson

Photo of Hugh Cuthbertson
House and time at Malvern: No 5, 1904 - 1909.

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery.
Died: 14 April 1918 aged 28 in France. Killed in action.
Cemetery: Fouquieres II E 3

Son of Edward Hedley Cuthbertson and Alice Cuthbertson, of 13 Devonshire Place, London and 67 Portland Place and Bushey House, Bushey, Herts, b. 1890.
Modern III—I. Chance Prize; Grey French. School Prefect. House XI Cricket and Football.
Trinity College, Cambridge; B.A. 1912.
Occupation: Articled Clerk to Chartered Accountant.
Great War, Private A.S.C. 1914; Bombardier R.G.A.
Joined 8th August 1914. In France from 5th October 1914 to 7th December 1916 in the Army Service Corps. At home from 8th Dec 1916 to 5th Jan 1918.
Discharged to a Commission as a Lieutenant in the"B" Bty. 275th Bde. Royal Field Artillery on 5th Jan 1918.

'Hugh Cuthbertson left a splendid reputation at School as a determined trier and a loyal friend. He had not the natural gift for games of his elder brother Hedley, but won the respect of the House by splendid public spirit. He had left Cambridge when the war broke out, and elected to join the A.S.C. rather than wait for a commission. He served in many ranks in France, and had the Mons Star and Ribbon. Eventually he transferred to the R.G.A., becoming a Bombardier, and later to a Cadet battalion, where he was commissioned in 1918. He had just returned to France, and been in action for a few hours, when he was killed by a shell.' (Malvernian, Jul 1918)

Service record:WO 339/104722