Malvern College First World War Casualty

Lieutenant James Owen Cuninghame Dennis

Photo of James Owen Cuninghame Dennis
House and time at Malvern: No 2, 1903 - 1907.

Regiment: Irish Horse & R. F. C.
Died: 22 October 1914 aged 26 in Belgium. Killed in action.
Battle: First Battle of Ypres. Cemetery: Ypres Menin Gate PANEL 5/9

Son of Mrs. Dennis, c/o Cox & Co., Charing Cross, S.W. b. 1888.
Army III—I. School Prefect. Head of House. Shooting VIII 1906,07; House XI Football.
R.M.A. Woolwich; R.F.A. 1909; Lieutenant 1912.

'Owen Dennis was killed by a shell when he was directing his battery’s fire from the infantry trenches. His Major states that he considered him to be the smartest officer. Throughout the time that he was at the front he displayed unflinching bravery. This was quite in accordance with what we noted in him at school. He had a definite aim before him, and he showed steady resolution in attaining it. He served his school and his country well.' (Malvernian, Dec 1914).

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