Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Harold Mitford Norsworthy

Photo of Harold Mitford Norsworthy
House and time at Malvern: Sch, 1900 - 1902.

Regiment: East Kent Regt. (The Buffs).
Died: 18 March 1917 aged 31 in France. Killed in action.
Cemetery: Maroc British Cemetery Grenay 1 P 4

Son of William Milford Norsworthy and Henrietta Threlfall Eve, Yealmpton, Plymouth, b. 1886.
Ill—Shell.
Artist.
Great War, Private Public Schools' Batt. 1914 ; 2nd Lieutenant The Buffs 1916.
Husband of Ernestine Norsworthy (nee Evans), of 14, Trafalgar Studios, Manresa Rd., Chelsea, London.

'Owing to ill-health he left School early and was sent to St. Ives, Cornwall, where he met many artists and took up art. After a short time at Bushey he came under the influence of Mr. Augustus John, Mr. Frank Brangwyn, R.A., and the late Mr. Swan, R.A. During a visit to Liverpool he made many drawings in sepia of the Cathedral while it was in course of construction, a number of them being exhibited in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, and at the various exhibitions in London. A large landscape of his, "The Vista," which showed the good use he had made of four winters passed in Italy, was hung in last year's Royal Academy. At the outbreak of war he joined the Public Schools Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, and spent the winter of 1915-16 in the trenches, gaining sergeant's stripes. He obtained a commission in the Buffs, and was killed in action four weeks after returning to the front.' (Malvernian, Jun 1917).

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