Malvern College First World War Casualty

Lieutenant Hugh Beacall

Photo of Hugh Beacall
House and time at Malvern: No 6, 1907 - 1912.

Regiment: Shropshire Light Inf.
Died: 14 May 1915 aged 22 in France. Died of wounds near Ypres.
Battle: Second Battle of Ypres. Cemetery: Boulogne East II B 39

Son of H. M. Beacall, Erdington House, Bridgnorth, b. 1893.
Lower V -Army I. School Prefect. Head of House. XI Football; XXII Cricket. Cadet Officer.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; Shropshire L.I. 1914; Lieutenant 1914.

'He went with his Battalion to the front from India in December, and was later appointed Adjutant. He died on May 14 of wounds received near Ypres. His Colonel writing of him says : "Personally I have lost an officer I shall miss horribly as long as I am here. I had the greatest confidence in him, his gallantry, and sound common sense. He was a thorough soldier. He had done two or three gallant deeds that I was hoping to bring to notice. I had found them out, although he never said a word." Such an epitaph is only what his friends would have expected from his cheery plucky character.' (Malvernian, Jun 1915).
Medal card: WO 372/2/53276