Malvern College First World War Casualty

Major Ronald Erskine Wilford Maxwell

Photo of Ronald Erskine Wilford Maxwell
House and time at Malvern: No 4, 1901 - 1905.

Regiment: Kings Own Scottish Borderers.
Died: 25 September 1915 aged 29 in France. Killed in action at Loos.
Battle: Battle of Loos. Cemetery: Loos British Cemetery XVII E 18

Son of Ralph W and Florence G Maxwell, c/o Grindlay & Co. b. 1886.
Shell—Lower VI. School Prefect. Ledbury Cap.
Exeter College, Oxford; B.A. 1909; King's Own Scottish Borderers 1908; Captain 1915. Great War (overseas), with 6th Batt.

'He was a boy of unaffected nature and a most engaging personality. A graduate of Exeter College, Oxford, he entered the Regular Army and was promoted Lieutenant in the K.O. Scottish Borderers in 1909. He became Captain in the Army in April last and served as temporary Major of the 6th Bn. from Dec. 1914. He was a keen soldier and (as his father writes) by falling in action met the death which he preferred. He was killed in France during the heavy fighting on Sept, 26th.' (Malvernian, Nov 1915).

Medal card: WO 372/13/182931