Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut John Gilbert Overman

Photo of John Gilbert Overman
House and time at Malvern: No 3, 1911 - 1913.

Regiment: Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.
Died: 09 September 1918 aged 22 in France. Killed in action at Chapel Hill.
Battle: Hundred Days Allied Offensive. Cemetery: Gouzeaucourt New British 1 H 8

Son of G. W. Overman, Manor House, Weasenham, Norfolk, b. 1896.
Lower Modern IIóLower Modern I.
With an Estate Agent.
Great War, Trooper Norfolk Yeomanry 1914; 2nd Lieutenant, Captain Yorkshire L.I.

'By his subsequent career J. G. Overman fully justified the opinion formed of him here that he was a boy of strong and determined character, who would tackle with courage any difficulty that crossed his path. Those who knew him here will read with pride, and readily believe, that the enemy trench in which he was killed was reached by the battalion largely owing to his determination and gallantry. In a short time he had made himself a most efficient soldier; his General pays a very high tribute to his able leadership, and had prophesied that he would go very far in the profession which this war had called upon him to adopt.' (Malvernian, Nov 1918)

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