Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Abraham Rhodes Hebblethwaite

Photo of Abraham Rhodes Hebblethwaite
House and time at Malvern: No 9, 1908 - 1913.

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery.
Died: 03 October 1915 aged 21 in France. Killed in action.
Battle: Battle of Loos. Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial II H 28

Born May 19th 1894. Son of Rhodes and Louie Hebblethwaite, of Highthorne, Husthwaite, Yorks.
Upper Shell—Science I. School Prefect. Editor of Malvernian. XXII Cricket; XL Football; Ledbury Cap.
King's College, Cambridge.
Great War, Private 18th Hussars 1914; 2nd Lieutenant R.F.A.
88th Bty. Royal Field Artillery.
Address: St Helen's, Fulford Rd, Scarborough.

'At the outbreak of war he enlisted in the 18th Hussars, and subsequently obtained a commission in the Artillery. He was killed by a high explosive shell in France on the 3rd of October. His Colonel wrote of him that he "had the makings of an excellent officer; he was very keen and energetic, liked by his brother officers and his men, and I feel that the Brigade of the R.F.A. have lost an excellent officer." He was somewhat delicate when he came to Malvern, but soon outgrew that, and played a prominent part in every phase of school life. Quiet and reserved in manner, thoroughly reliable in every way, he exercised an influence which was wholly good.' (Malvernian, Nov 1915).

Service record:WO 339/18899