Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Norman Henry Aste

Photo of Norman Henry Aste
House and time at Malvern: No 6, 1903 - 1906.

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery.
Died: 04 August 1916 aged 27 in France. Killed in action at Albert.
Battle: Battle of the Somme. Cemetery: Albert Communal Extension I. M. 22

Born 30 May 1889. Son of John Aste (Corn Factor) and Margaret Aste, Hawthorns, Foxgrove road, Beckenham, Kent & 34 Clement's lane, London.
Lower V—Lower VI. House XI Football.

In 1909 was working aged 20 as an articled clerk to a solicitor (John Carnm Holmes).
Solicitor in 1912.

Living at 42 Lancaster Gate, London at time of application for commission in 1915. Had joined the Honourable Artillery Company (Infantry) on 27 Sep 1909 as a Corporal. On active service from 18 Sep 1914 to 7 Feb 1915 when was wounded from a gun shot wound in the right leg (calf).

'The second of three Malvernian brothers, he obtained a commission in the R.A., having already served for five years in the Territorial Forces, and had been at the front for some time before he was killed in action on Aug. 4th. Quiet and serious-minded, he appealed strongly to a large circle of friends with his straightness and utter honesty of purpose and life.' (Malvernian, Nov 1916).

Died from wounds received in action from a G.S. wound in the thigh causing a haemorrhage in the femoral artery.

Service Record:WO 339/28639

Medal Card:WO 372/1/138750