Malvern College First World War Casualty

Captain Marmaduke Whitaker Graham

Photo of Marmaduke Whitaker Graham
House and time at Malvern: No 4, 1894 - 1897.

Regiment: West Kent Regt.
Died: 24 July 1915 aged 36 in Iraq. Killed in action in Mesopotamia.
Cemetery: Basra Memorial II R 5/6

Son of W. Graham, 2 Temple Gardens, London, E.C. b. 1879.
Shell - Upper V. School Prefect. XI Cricket; House XI Football.
Served in the South African War with 21st Batt. Imperial Yeomanry; Medal with 5 Clasps; Royal West Kent Regt. (from Militia) 1914; Captain 1914; West African Frontier Force 1910.

'Captain Graham was killed in Mesopotamia on July 24th. "Had he lived," writes his Colonel, "he would certainly have been mentioned in despatches. In addition to splendid leading on the day of his death, he had just previously carried out a daring night reconnaissance which was of considerable value to the Force. It was a fine death - killed in the heat of action in a very hot corner." He was a fearless, large-hearted man, who never allowed his abounding humour to veil a serious outlook upon life. ' (Malvernian, Nov 1915).

He was killed during the capture of Al Nasiriya on the Euphrates.
Wisden on the Great War