Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Charles Nicholls Hathorn

Photo of Charles Nicholls Hathorn
House and time at Malvern: No 6, 1908 - 1913.

Regiment: North Lancashire Regt.
Died: 10 August 1915 aged 21 in Turkey. Killed in action in Gallipoli.
Battle: Gallipoli Campaign. Cemetery: Helles Memorial P 152-154

6th Bn. The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Son of Kenneth Howard Hathorn (Judge, Supreme Court, S. Africa), of 175, Loop St., Pietermaritzburg, Natal.

'Charles Hathorn the brother of W. B., was a South African by birth and a cousin of A. W. H. Scott, who was killed early in the War. He joined up early and received a Commission in the Loyal N. Lancashire Regt. He was soon sent out to Gallipoli, and was declared "missing" in August 1915, being last seen surrounded along with other comrades by a large number of Turks and engaged in hand-to-hand fighting. He was not presumed killed until August of this year. He won no prominence either in School or on the play grounds, but he was one of the best swimmers in the School. He was a cheery generous character, and universally popular.' (Malvernian, Nov 1917).

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