Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Evelyn Melville Shovel Hoare

Photo of Evelyn Melville Shovel Hoare
House and time at Malvern: Sch, 1903 - 1907.

Regiment: East Kent Regt. (The Buffs).
Died: 28 March 1918 aged 29 in France. Killed in action.
Battle: German Spring Offensive. Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial P 16

Born: June 9th 1889, 117 Piccadilly. Son of H. E. Hoare, Bix, Henley-on-Thames.
Lower Shell—Middle V.
Farmer in British East Africa.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant King's African Rifles; invalided; Private A.S.C.; 2nd Lieutenant 6th Bn. The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).

'He was in East Africa when the war broke out. After getting a commission and serving there, he was invalided out, came home in 1916, and, after several rejections on account of health, obtained a commission in the Buffs, and went to the front on December 30th of last year. He was killed in action March 27th. Evelyn Hoare never made much mark at School, but showed some determination and independence. He had a strong sense of humour, and was a pleasant companion, but took an unusually long time to grow out of childhood. After he left, he developed rapidly.' (Malvernian, Jun 1918).

Service record:WO 339/83359