Malvern College First World War Casualty

Captain Alfred Brankston Pembroke

Photo of Alfred Brankston Pembroke
House and time at Malvern: No 7, 1890 - 1894.

Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers.
Died: 07 September 1916 aged 39 in -. Died of illness.
Cemetery: Greenwich

Son of E. Pembroke, 5 Vanbrugh Park, S.E. b. 1877.
III—Modern II. School Prefect. House XI Cricket and Football.
Shipowner; served in the South African War, Captain 3rd Batt. West Kent Regt., Queen’s Medal with 2 Clasps; Captain 3rd Batt. Lancashire Fusiliers 1906; retired as Hon. Major 1913.
Great War, re-joined, Captain 10th Batt. Died September 7, 1916.

He married Mabel Francis Byng, daughter of Francis Russell Byng and Emily Mary Lambe.

'One of the first three boys to enter No, 7 when it was opened as a small house, Alfred Pembroke soon became popular with everyone. He never attained any great distinction either in work or games, but he was a singularly attractive boy, and he became a School Prefect and played for the house at cricket and football. He was always extremely keen on the Corps, and attended several camps. He left school early, being very anxious to join his father's business as soon as possible. A business career did not, however, suit him and he eventually joined the Army and served in the 3rd Battalion West Kent Regiment in the South African War. He became Captain in the 3rd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers in 1906, and retired as Hon. Major in 1913. On the outbreak of war he at once joined up again, but his health, which for some time had been indifferent, completely gave way, and for some time before his death he was in a nursing home. He frequently visited Malvern in the last few years, and was 'always a very keen O. M. He died on September 7th, aged 38.' (Malvernian, Nov 1916).