Malvern College First World War Casualty

Captain Lucien Eugene Oudin MC

Photo of Lucien Eugene Oudin
House and time at Malvern: Sch, 1905 - 1909.

Regiment: Duke of Cornwall's Light Inf.
Died: 24 August 1916 aged 25 in France. Killed in action.
Battle: Battle of the Somme. Cemetery: Dive Copse British Sailly Le Sec II G 14

Son of E. Oudin. b. 1891.
Upper IV AŚMatriculation Class. House Prefect. Ledbury Cap.
Great War, Private Royal Fusiliers 1914; Captain Duke of Cornwall's L.I.

'At School he was a keen runner, a singer of some promise, and a boy of blameless character. He "came on" considerably during his last year, and it is no surprise to those who knew him that his record in the service is so distinguished.' (Malvernian, Nov 1916).

The Times: "Captain Oudin enlisted in the 2nd (City of London) Royal Fusiliers on August 5, 1914, and went to Malta with the regiment, returning in December to take up his commission. He went to the front in July 1915, and was decorated with the Military Cross for a conspicuous act of gallantry. The official report stated that when cut off in a bombing post with a machine-gun and a few men, he held his own under a very heavy bombardment, and, when attacked, successfully repelled the enemy. He received his Captaincy in July. He was killed in action on August 24th."