Malvern College First World War Casualty

Lieutenant Richard Walmesley

Photo of Richard Walmesley
House and time at Malvern: No 5, 1906 - 1906.

Regiment: Yorkshire Regt.
Died: 21 October 1914 aged 24 in Belgium. Killed in action at Ypres.
Battle: First Battle of Ypres. Cemetery: Aeroplane Cemetery I E 15

Son of Son of John Walmesley, of Lucknam, Chippenham, Wilts and Mrs. Ewart, 8 Holyrood Terrace, The Hoe, Plymouth, b. 1890.
Army III.
Magdalene College, Cambridge; 3rd Batt. Yorkshire Regt. 1910.
Great War, Lieutenant 1914. 3rd Bn. attd. 2nd Bn. Yorkshire Regiment.

'He went to France early in Oct 1914, and was killed in action about the 21st of the same month, near Ypres.
He was shot though the head, death being instantaneous and was the first of his regt to fall.
Lieut Walmsley is described as a thorough soldier whom his men would have followed anywhere.
He was a keen sportsman and a well known and fearless rider to hounds. He was Master of the Cambridge Harriers, 1912-13, and hunted with the Quorn, the Belvoir, and the Cottesmore, during the winter of 1913-14.' (De Ruvigny).