Malvern College First World War Casualty

Captain Reginald Samuel Daw

Photo of Reginald Samuel Daw
House and time at Malvern: Sch, 1895 - 1898.

Regiment: Kings Royal Rifle Corps.
Died: 25 August 1916 aged 35 in France. Killed in action.
Battle: Battle of the Somme. Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal I A 18

Son of Samuel John and Helen Grace Daw, 35 Lincoln's Inn Fields, b. 1881.
Shell—Lower VI. XXII Football.
LL.B. (First Class Honours) Lond. 1903.
Solicitor 1904; Inns of Court O.T.C. (retired).
Great War, re-joined 1914, 2nd Lieutenant 15th Batt. K.R.R.C. 1915. "B" Coy. 9th Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps.

Husband of Laura Daw, of Vine Cottage, West Hoathly, Sussex.

'Reginald Daw was at School a quiet steady boy, of more than average ability. He was a very useful football player and helped to win the Football Cup for his House. His legal attainments were very considerable, and it says much for his patriotism that he lost no time in re-joining the Inns of Court O T.C. when war broke out. His subsequent record speaks for itself. He went to the front in August 1915, and was recently mentioned in despatches. He was killed on August 25th, being struck in the back with a piece of shell; he became unconscious at once and was removed to a dressing station, where he died the next morning.' (Malvernian, Nov 1916).

He was killed in action at Delville Wood.

Service record: WO 339/70032
Medal Card: WO 372/5/214175
Unit war diary: WO 95/1900/2 List of Officers Delville wood attack Map showing attack