Malvern College First World War Casualty

Captain Talbot Reed

Photo of Talbot Reed
House and time at Malvern: No 2, 1900 - 1904.

Regiment: 67th Punjabis (I.A.).
Died: 12 March 1915 aged 29 in France. Killed in action near Neuve Chapelle.
Battle: Battle of Neuve Chapelle. Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial I A 20

Son of T. B. Reed, Broughenlea, Ballycastle, Ireland, b. 1886.
Upper V—Army I. House Scholar. House Prefect. House XI Cricket and Football.
R.M.C. Sandhurst 1904; Dorset Regiment 1905; Indian Army (67th Punjabis) 1906; Captain 1914.
Great War (overseas). Despatches.

'He was killed in action near Neuve Chapelle on March 12th. A fellow officer writes: "The attack went in under very heavy rifle and machine-gun fire, and all the British officers taking part in it were killed or wounded. Captain Reed was left the only officer with the regiment. He was wounded in the arm in advancing and was brought back under cover. He insisted on leading the men again, and got into the trench which was his objective, and was killed by a bullet in the heart as he got there. There is no doubt that he behaved with exceptional gallantry, and we must be very proud of him." ' (Malvernian, Apr 1915).