Malvern College First World War Casualty

Lieutenant David Erskine Boyle

Photo of David Erskine Boyle
House and time at Malvern: No 2, 1903 - 1908.

Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers.
Died: 26 August 1914 aged 25 in France. Killed in action at Cambrai.
Battle: Battle of Le Cateau. Cemetery: La Ferte Sous Jouarre

Son of the late Rear-Admiral Robert Hornby Boyle. b. 1889.
Middle IV B—Army I. School Prefect. Head of House. XI Football; XXII Cricket; Ledbury Cap. Lieutenant in Corps.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; Lancashire Fusiliers 1909; Lieutenant 1911.
2nd Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers.

'From his career at school it was anticipated that he would prove himself a most capable officer, and this he turned out to be. His sterling qualities and his sound influence won for him the esteem of officers and men alike. He was always spoken of as "a splendid officer."
He was killed in action near Cambrai on August 26th, three days after his regiment landed in France. He was in the act of summoning aid for a fellow-officer who had just been wounded, when he himself fell. (Malvernian, Nov 1914).
Biography at lives of the first world war IWM