Malvern College First World War Casualty

Lieutenant Richard Henry Perceval Perceval-Maxwell

Photo of Richard Henry Perceval Perceval-Maxwell
House and time at Malvern: Sch, 1912 - 1914.

Regiment: Scottish Rifles.
Died: 23 July 1918 aged 21 in France. Killed in action at Buzancy.
Cemetery: Buzancy II. D. 14.

Son of Colonel R. D. Perceval-Maxwell, D.S.O., Finnebrogue, Downpatrick. b. 1897.
Army III—II.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; Scottish Rifles 1915; Lieutenant 1916.

'He left Malvern young, seizing the opportunity of the emergency examination for Sandhurst in August 1914. On passing out of Sandhurst he was gazetted to the Scottish Rifles, but was kept at home till within a week of his 19th birthday, when he was sent to France. He fought on the Flanders front and was wounded on July 31, 1917. Returning to France in April 1918, he was killed in action July 23. Letters from his Colonel and brother officers show that he was a fine and fearless soldier and a great loss to his regiment.' (Malvernian, Nov 1918).