Malvern College First World War Casualty

Sergeant Robert Edward Hyslop

Photo of Robert Edward Hyslop
House and time at Malvern: No 6, 1904 - 1906.

Regiment: Suffolk Regt.
Died: 21 November 1916 aged 27 in France. Died of wounds.
Cemetery: Varennes 1 G 37

Born 19 Feb 1889. Son of Robert Hyslop, Glenholm, West Walk, Leicester.
Lower Shell—Middle V. House XI Football.
In business.
Husband of M. Hyslop, of "Elthwaite", Morris St., Sheringham, Norfolk.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant W. Surrey Regt. 1914, invalided; Private, afterwards Sergeant 2nd Bn. Suffolk Regiment.

'He will be remembered at School as a rather delicate, nervous boy, who played extremely well at full back in his winning House Eleven. Always a keen Volunteer and Territorial soldier, he was given a commission in the West Surrey Regt, at the outbreak of war, but was obliged to relinquish it owing to a breakdown in health. It seemed likely that he would not again be able to serve his country, but his health improved and he joined the Suffolk Regt. As a Private and rose to Sergeant. He had been recommended for a commission just before he died of wounds on November 21st in hospital abroad. He leaves a widow and two sons.' (Malvernian, Dec 1916).

He was wounded on the attack on Serre and 'he died of self-administered opium poisoning while being transferred from the battlefield to hospital on 21 November 1916'.Detailed biography at Oadby remembers