Malvern College First World War Casualty

Lieutenant Gerald Lewis Paget

Photo of Gerald Lewis Paget
House and time at Malvern: No 1, 1898 - 1901.

Regiment: Northumberland Fus.
Died: 13 July 1917 aged 33 in Palestine. Killed in action.
Cemetery: Jerusalem Memorial P 10

Son of A. Paget, Radmoor, Loughborough, b. 1884.
Modern IV—II.
Engineer; with M.R., Parsons' Steam Turbine Co., and N.E.R.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant Northumberland Fusiliers (N.E.R. Pioneers), R.F.C. attached Australian F.C.

'Gerald Paget entered the service of the North-Eastern Railway in 1909, after previous engineering experience elsewhere. He was an enthusiastic railwayman, and took the keenest interest in all new ideas and inventions. Early in 1915 he joined the N.E.R. Pioneers, and was afterwards attached to the Australian Flying Corps. Here he soon established the most cordial relations with his new comrades, being always cheerful and helpful, and taking far more than his share of the work. He was out flying on July 13, with a new pilot, when the machine was shot down; both men were killed instantaneously and buried with military honours by the enemy. He leaves a wife and young daughter; to whom we offer our most sincere sympathy.' (Malvernian, Dec 1917).