Malvern College First World War Casualty

Captain Norman Douglas Pringle

Photo of Norman Douglas Pringle
House and time at Malvern: No 2, 1899 - 1900.

Regiment: East Yorkshire Regt.
Died: 08 August 1915 aged 31 in Turkey. Killed in action at Gallipoli.
Battle: Gallipoli Campaign. Cemetery: Helles Memorial P 51/54

Son of Dr. H. T. Pringle, Hawtree, Ferndown, Wimborne. b. 1884.
Lower IV—Shell.
Lincoln College, Oxford; B.A. 1912.
Assistant Master, Stubbington House, Fareham, 1911; Suffield Park School, Cromer, 1913. Great War, 2nd Lieutenant 6th E. Yorkshire Regt. 1914; afterwards Captain.

'He left School rather young to study medicine, but later on he decided to matriculate at Oxford. He was at Lincoln College, and took his degree in 1912. He then took up teaching as his profession, and at the time of the outbreak of war he was a master in a preparatory school at Cromer. He volunteered for service and was given a commission in the East Yorkshire Regt. (6th Battalion). He was promoted Captain in Feb. 1915. He was killed in action in the Dardanelles about the 8th of August. His career at School was too short to admit of his reaching a position of prominence, but his high principle and sense of duty won for him the esteem of those who came into contact with him.' (Malvernian, Nov 1915).

His battalion landed at Suvla Bay on 7 August 1915, and on the following day, the battalion was ordered to join 32 Brigade, near Chocolate Hill. Norman took command of C Company, and the battalion was ordered to attack the Turkish lines at Tekke Tepe. He was killed in action during this assault on 10 August 1915.
Biography at West Wales War Memorial Project

There is a memorial to him at St Davids, Preseli Pembrokeshire, Dyfed.Memorial details