Malvern College First World War Casualty

Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Perceval Hamilton MC

Photo of Arthur Perceval Hamilton
House and time at Malvern: No 1, 1898 - 1900.

Regiment: Royal West Surrey Regt.
Died: 15 September 1916 aged 32 in France. Killed in action at High Wood.
Battle: Battle of the Somme. Cemetery: Flatiron Copse Mametz VII 1.2

Son of the late Maj. P. F. P. Hamilton, R.A., and Mrs. Hamilton, Brendon, Winchester, b. 1884.
Army IV—II.
Royal West Surrey Regt. (from Militia) 1904; Lieutenant 1910.
Great War, Lieut.-Colonel 19th London Regt. M.C., Despatches (2).

Husband of Kate Gibson Hamilton, of 42, Eaton Square, London (married on 2nd April 1914 at Christ Church, Mayfair).

'Arthur Percy Hamilton joined No. 1 in September 1898, being placed in the Army Side. He was an attractive boy of a quiet modest nature. His health was unfortunately not strong, and on this account he left school before he was able to attain any high position. His character when with us gave indications of the spirit which was afterwards to lead to distinction in the Army. He was killed in action on September 15th.' (Malvernian, Nov 1916).

Service record:WO 339/6053