Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Malcolm Arnold Hepburn

Photo of Malcolm Arnold Hepburn
House and time at Malvern: No 7, 1905 - 1910.

Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders.
Died: 30 November 1914 aged 22 in Belgium. Killed in action.
Cemetery: Berks Cemetery Extension III D 8

Born Hampstead, London, 8 Ja 1892. Son of W. A. Hepburn, 13 Well Walk, Hampstead, N.W.
Heddon Court Preparatory school, Hampstead,
Malvern: Upper VVI. Lygon Scholar. Lea Smith Reading Prize. School Prefect. XXII Cricket; XL Football.
Exhibitioner, Magdalene College, Cambridge; Fellow Commoner 1912.
In business.
Gazetted 2nd Lieut. Special Reserve 29 Jan. 1913, subsequently being appointed to the 2nd Battn. Seaforth Highlanders; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action near Messines 30 Nov. 1914. Buried In Ploegsteert Wood.

'Malcolm Hepburn was, to those who knew him well, a singularly attractive character. His disposition was so cheery and optimistic that it made him a splendid companion, while his keen and almost child-like enjoyment of life did not prevent him from showing a discriminating and sound judgment in serious matters. His ability won him success at Cambridge, which he left at the end of his first year to accept an opening in business.' (Malvernian, Dec 1914).

'He obtained a Classical Exhibition at Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he rowed in the College Lent boat in 1911; was in the College Tennis VI; and won his colours for Association football. He joined the Reserve of Officers in the spring of 1913, and did his special training with the 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, to which he was afterwards gazetted, and with which he was serving in France when killed. He was shot while superintending sapping operations in trenches near Messines on the 30th November, 1914, and was buried in Ploegsteert Wood.'Magdalene College Cambridge

Service record:WO 339/9167