Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut William Carroll Bower

Photo of William Carroll Bower
House and time at Malvern: No 6, 1910 - 1914.

Regiment: Royal Lancaster Regt.
Died: 09 August 1916 aged 20 in Belgium. Died from appendicitis.
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery IX A 15

Born July 8th 1896, Langton Lodge, Hendon, Middlesex. Son of William Bower (Bachelor of Medicine) and Edith Corinna Bower formerly Carroll, late of Hendon, Middx and Clywd Hall, Ruthin and 'Coed Mawr', Holywell, Flintshire, and Raleigh House, Ottery St. Mary, Devon, b. 1896.
Middle Shell—Matriculation Class. House Prefect. XL Cricket and Football.

Went to Cambridge University and then to the Royal Military College, January 1915.
1st Bn. King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment).

'On leaving Sandhurst, where he was a Cadet Officer, he joined the K.O.R. Lancaster Regiment, and went to France in July of this year. He had only been there less than a month when he succumbed to appendicitis on August 9th. A boy of great charm and one of the keenest of Malvernians, his early death cut short what seemed likely to prove a promising career.' (Malvernian, Nov 1916).

Service record:WO 339/56299