Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Charles Warnington

Photo of Charles Warnington
House and time at Malvern: No 3, 1911 - 1914.

Regiment: East Kent Regt. (The Buffs).
Died: 03 May 1917 aged 22 in France. Killed in action.
Battle: Second Battle of Arras. Cemetery: Arras Memorial B 2

Son of Charles Carew Warnington and Fanny Warnington, of 4, Camden Park, Tunbridge Wells, and Elmdene, Tunbridge Wells, b. 1895.
Lower Shell—Matriculation Class. Shooting VIII 1913,14.
Exeter College, Oxford. Great War, 2nd Lieutenant 6th Bn. The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). 1914.

'It was in shooting that Warnington more particularly showed his usefulness, and a steady devotion to it was rewarded by his winning the Average Cup in his last year here. But in those who really knew him—and he was a most approachable boy—there lingers a memory of loyal, unselfish friendship and a fervent wish that he may be among the "missing" who will return. He was reported Missing in May, and is now officially presumed killed on May 3rd.' (Malvernian, Mar 1918).

He was killed in the 3rd battle of the Scarpe along with many other officers and men of his battalion. Zero hour was 3.45 a.m which meant darkness was a difficulty, and the battalion was, during the preceding night in shell holes.Further details of the operation at greatwarforum