Malvern College First World War Casualty

Captain Bertram Lawrence

Photo of Bertram Lawrence
House and time at Malvern: No 2, 1891 - 1895.

Regiment: East Yorkshire Regt.
Died: 28 October 1914 aged 38 in France. Killed in action near Lille.
Cemetery: Ration Farm Armentieres V111 D

Born 24th Dec 1876 at 158 Queen's road, Bayswater. Son of Dr. and Mrs H. Lawrence, Cheltenham and 'Rahere', Babbacombe, Devon.
Army Side. School Prefect. Shooting VIII; House XI Football.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; East Yorkshire Regt. 1898; Captain 1907; served with 5th Batt. Mounted Infantry in South African War 1902, Queenís Medal with 3 Clasps.
Great War, 1st Bn. East Yorkshire Regiment; killed in action near Armentieres October 28, 1914; Despatches.

'From quite early days Bertram Lawrence showed special aptitude for the profession which he had chosen, and it was not difficult for those who knew him as a boy to forecast a successful career for him as an officer. He seemed to have then the true military instinct. What we have heard of him from time to time, since he got his commission, proves how fully early expectations have been realised. He did excellent work at the front up to the time of his being killed in action.' (Malvernian, Dec 1914)

He was shot by a sniper while cheering and leading his men to retake a lost trench.
Biography at IWM