Malvern College First World War Casualty

Major Francis Julian Audley Mackworth

Photo of Francis Julian Audley Mackworth
House and time at Malvern: No 4, 1891 - 1895.

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery.
Died: 01 November 1914 aged 38 in France. Killed in action.
Cemetery: Vieille Chapelle New Lacouture 1V D 10

Son of Colonel Sir Arthur Mackworth, Bt., C.B., R.E. b. 1876.
Shell—Army Side. House Scholar Chance Prize. School Prefect.
Scholar, Selwyn College. Cambridge; BA. (Jun. Opt.) 1898;
R.F.A. 1898; Major 1914; Staff College; West African Frontier Force 1904—08.
Great War, G.S.O.. Killed in action November 1, 1914 Despatches.

'A boy of considerable ability, "Sapper" Mackworth took a high place in the examination for Woolwich, but was rejected on the ground of insufficient height. However, he grew into a tall man at Cambridge, and passed into the army as a University candidate. Born of a family honoured in the services, he proved himself a keen soldier, graduated at the Staff College, and was serving in the present war (together with his schoolfellow, Capt. W. R. Reid) on the Artillery Staff of the 3rd Division. He was mentioned in Despatches, and was promoted Major on Oct. 30th. Two days later, ignorant of the honour he had won, he was mortally wounded by a splinter from a shell.' (Malvernian, Dec 1914).