Malvern College First World War Casualty

Captain Edward Kenneth Gordon Huntly

Photo of Edward Kenneth Gordon Huntly
House and time at Malvern: No 5, 1908 - 1910.

Regiment: Ox & Bucks Light Inf.
Died: 20 September 1917 aged 23 in France. Killed in action.
Cemetery: Poelcapelle British Cemetery XLIV F 2

Son of Gordon Merriman Huntly and Mary Adelina Huntly, of Grahamstown, South Africa, and Highclere, Victoria, S. Rhodesia, b. 18th June 1894.
Upper IV B—Lower Modern II.
In business in South Africa.
Great War, Private South African Forces 1914; Captain Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry attd Rifle Brigade.

'He left School at 16 to begin life in South Africa, and on the outbreak of war joined Prince Alfred's Guards, Cape Peninsular Garrison, and became Marine Gun Instructor. 'When the Corps was disbanded, he returned to England and received his commission in the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, December 1915. He went to France in September 1916, and was invalided home, through an accident, in December 1916. He returned to France August 1917, had command of his Company, and was killed in action on September 20th, 1917. His Colonel writes: "He died at the head of his men in battle—a true soldier's death.”
He was one of those who never forgot Malvern in his distant home, but wrote constantly for news of the School, which he was never to see again.' (Malvernian, Dec 1917).

Service record:WO 339/50959