Malvern College First World War Casualty

Lieutenant Cecil Walter Harris Swayne

Photo of Cecil Walter Harris Swayne
House and time at Malvern: No 1, 1910 - 1911.

Regiment: Somerset Light Inf.
Died: 25 May 1917 aged 22 in India. Died at Quetta of appendicitis.
Cemetery: Delhi Memorial F 1

Son of Harry Walter Swayne and Maude Isabel Bull (formerly Swayne), of The Cot, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, and Glastonbury, b. 1895.
Middle IV AŚLower Modern II.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; Somerset Light Infantry 1914; Lieutenant 1915. 2nd Bn. Somerset Light Infantry.

'He went to France on Christmas Day 1914, and was for some time in the trenches. Having been invalided home he was sent to another Battalion of his Regiment at Quetta, where he died from appendicitis on May 25th, 1917. Cheery and buoyant in temperament and fond of every kind of game and sport he had many of the qualities which go to form the good soldier and popular officer. He was not at Malvern long enough to become prominent, but he was one of those boys who are quick to make friends wherever they go, and there will be many besides his own family to mourn his loss.' (Malvernian, Jul 1917).