Malvern College First World War Casualty

Captain Clement Ridley-Shield MC

Photo of Clement Ridley-Shield
House and time at Malvern: No 9, 1901 - 1903.

Regiment: Highland Light Infantry.
Died: 17 October 1916 aged 29 in France. Killed in action at Beaumont Hamel.
Battle: Battle of the Somme. Cemetery: Louvencourt Mil Cemetery P1 RD G 14

Born 30th March 1887. Son of Joseph Ridley Shield and Mary Octavia Shield, Cardew, Alresford.
Lower V—Middle V.
Solicitor with Pugh & Co., Calcutta.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant 1914. 4th Bn. Highland Light Infantry attd. 51st Division H.Q. Staff; afterwards Staff Captain. M.C.

The Times: "He obtained a commission in the Highland Light Infantry in September 1914, was afterwards appointed Staff Captain, and went through the fighting at Ypres, and was sent to the Staff College in France. On leaving that he was appointed to a Divisional Staff. He was mentioned in despatches in 1915, and was afterwards awarded the Military Cross, He was killed on October 7th." His contemporaries at Malvern will read this record with pride. He threw himself heart and soul into his soldier life, and his General saw in him great abilities which combined with intense application and modesty would have carried him far. (Malvernian, Nov 1916).

Service record:WO 339/20657