Malvern College First World War Casualty

Lieutenant Albert Humphrey Pinder

Photo of Albert Humphrey Pinder
House and time at Malvern: No 4, 1900 - 1906.

Regiment: Leicestershire Regt.
Died: 15 September 1916 aged 29 in France. Killed in action.
Battle: Battle of the Somme. Cemetery: Guards Cemetery Les Boeufs SP MEM 48

Son of Rev. J. G. Pinder, C.F. b. 1887.
Middle V—Mathematical VI. House Scholar. English Essay.
Dowdeswell Prize 1904-06; Warrington Exhibition. School Prefect.
Mathematical Scholar, Queens' College, Cambridge; B.A. (Sen. Opt.) 1909.
Ceylon Civil Service 1910.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant Leicestershire Regt. 1915. Despatches.

'Held in high regard for his singularly sincere and unselfish character, he was also intellectually one of the most distinguished boys of his time. He was not only an apt mathematician, but also showed a marked literary bent; and he proved during his short term of service in Ceylon that he possessed administrative ability of a high order. Volunteering for the war in 1915, he was given a commission in a Battalion of the Leicestershire Regiment, in which he was later promoted Lieutenant and became Signalling Officer. He was considered a particularly cool, capable, and trustworthy officer, invariably cheerful under whatever conditions. For conspicuous gallantry on one occasion, when, exposed to heavy fire, he dug out men buried by a shell, his name was specially recorded. He was killed—it is thought by a sniper—on September 15th.' (Malvernian, Dec 1916).