Malvern College First World War Casualty

Major Harold Wadlow

Photo of Harold Wadlow
House and time at Malvern: No 3, 1893 - 1897.

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery.
Died: 24 July 1916 aged 37 in France. Killed in action near Fricourt.
Battle: Battle of the Somme. Cemetery: Dantzig Alley Brit Cemetery Mametz

Son of E. C. Wadlow, Wyke, Shifnal, Salop, b. 1879.
Lower IV—Army Side. House Prefect. XI Cricket; House XI Football.
R.G.A. (from Militia) 1898; Captain 1904; Instructor in Gunnery, First Class, 1909; Instructor in Gunnery, South African Union Force, 1913; South African War 1899-1902, Queen's Medal with 2 Clasps, King's Medal with 2 Clasps. Great War, G.S.O., S.W. Africa.
Despatches. 109th Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery.

Married Constance Emily Blackburn Van Breda on 4 Dec 1906 at St John's Church, Wynberg, Cape Colony.
2 children. Peter Van Breda Wadlow born 17 July 1909, and Constance Joan Wadlow born 31 Mar 1916.

'The death of Harold Wadlow, killed in action on July 24th, will be read with much sympathy by all Malvernians who were at school with him, but especially by those who had the opportunity of knowing him intimately. Fond of all outdoor games, he quickly made his mark in the House (No. 3) as an athlete, and took part in all its games, excelling specially in cricket, in which he gained his School Colours.' (Malvernian, Dec 1916).

Service record:WO 339/6731