Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Harry Wittenbury Bone

Photo of Harry Wittenbury Bone
House and time at Malvern: No 1, 1911 - 1913.

Regiment: South Staffordshire Regt.
Died: 25 September 1915 aged 19 in France. Killed in action at Loos.
Battle: Battle of Loos. Cemetery: Loos Memorial P 73-76

Born 10th June 1896, Tamworth, The Common, Mitcham, Surrey
Son of Henry Peters Bone (Member of the stock exchange) and Lilian Maude Bone formerly Watney, of 5, Hamilton Mansions, Hove, Sussex, and 28 Adelaide Crescent, Hove.
Upper IV B—Science II.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; 1st Bn. South Staffordshire Regt. 1915.

'Probably few of the fellows, even those in his own House, got to know Harry Bone well; self-contained and fond of working at his own hobbies he made few friends; but those who penetrated below the surface of his affected indifference knew him for what he really was, a sound, clean-minded, honest English school-boy. When he joined his regiment in France, he at once showed the real grit that was in him; he was popular with his brother officers, and his men were devoted to him. In the charge in which he lost his life, the Allies cut right through the German lines, but only one officer was left to return with the tale. He was killed in France, September 25 — 27, aged 19.' (Malvernian, Nov 1915).

Brother: Cyril Bone (age 11).

Service record:WO 339/42473