Malvern College First World War Casualty

Sapper Richard Evelyn Griffiths

Photo of Richard Evelyn Griffiths
House and time at Malvern: No 7, 1901 - 1907.

Regiment: New Zealand Inf.
Died: 08 August 1915 aged 27 in Turkey. Killed in action in Gallipoli.
Battle: Gallipoli Campaign. Cemetery: Philosophe British Cemetery Mazingarbe IV N 9

Son of Dr. Griffiths, 5 Kensington Square, W. b. 1888.
Upper IV - Remove.
Trinity College, Cambridge.
Tea Planter in Ceylon; subsequent1y in New Zealand.
Great War, Private N.Z. Infantry 1914.

'He came to No. 7 at the age of 13, and remained nearly six years. Without earning any very great distinction, either in work or games, he was popular with everybody. He became a House Prefect, gained his XL Cap in Cricket, and was a keen member of the Corps. After leaving Cambridge he proceeded to New Zealand, where he was doing well. Directly war broke out he enlisted in the New Zealand Contingent, and was sent in April last to Egypt, and thence to Gallipoli, where he was one of the first to land. At the end of August he was reported missing with 300 others. The Turks, for some months, refused to give the names of their prisoners. When, however, they did so, his name was not in the list. He always preserved a keen affection for his old School, which he frequently expressed in his letters home.' (Malvernian, Apr 1916).