Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Arthur Denzil Onslow MC

Photo of Arthur Denzil Onslow
House and time at Malvern: Sch, 1900 - 1906.

Regiment: Royal Warwickshire Regt.
Died: 12 August 1916 aged 29 in France. Killed in action at Bazentin-le-Petit.
Battle: Battle of the Somme. Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial P 9A, 9B, 10B

Son of W. A. Onslow, Preston Bagot House, Henley-in-Arden. b. 1887.
Lower V—Lower VI. House Prefect. House XI Cricket.
Keble College, Oxford ; B.A. (Second Class History) 1909 .
In business ; worked for many years at the School Mission.
Great War, Australian Voluntary Hospital 1914 (overseas) ; 2nd Lieutenant Royal Warwickshire Regt. M.C.

'Arthur Onslow was a most painstaking, earnest-minded boy at School. His ability was above the average, and he always did his best all round. He had hoped to be ordained, but an unfortunate tendency to stammering stood in his way. But he went to the School Mission and did most excellent work there for some years. At the outbreak of war he (and other members of the Mission Staff) joined the Australian Voluntary Hospital. In May 1915 he returned to England and received a commission in his own county regiment (the Royal Warwickshire). Nearly a year later he went to the front, where he distinguished himself over and over again. Recommended for reward for his gallantry on July 15th, he met his death on August 12th, while bravely leading his men in a grenade attack on a specially difficult position. His name appeared in the Gazette on September 22nd, and in the list of those to whom the Military Cross had been awarded. He was quiet and unassuming, but his character was remarkably strong, and he was greatly loved.' (Malvernian, Nov 1916).

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