Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut John Heywood Burgoyne

Photo of John Heywood Burgoyne
House and time at Malvern: No 9, 1911 - 1915.

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery.
Died: 31 October 1916 aged 19 in France. Killed in action.
Battle: Battle of the Somme. Cemetery: Aveluy Communal Extension L 46

Born September 25th 1897. Son of J. W. H. Burgoyne.
Upper IV—Modern I. School Prefect. XL Football; Shooting VIII (captain) ; Cadet Officer.
88th Bde. Royal Field Artillery.

Address Wellers, Ashington, Sussex.

'Shortly after leaving school he obtained a commission in the R.F.A., and it was in the performance of the most dangerous duty which falls to the lot of an artillery officer that he lost his life. In letters received from his Colonel and Battery officers mention is made in every case of his popularity in the Battery, and of his gallantry. "A splendid soldier, and absolutely without fear," wrote his Battery Commander. "We were all extremely fond of him in the Mess, where he was always good-tempered, unselfish, and thoughtful for others." To have won that is to have won all. A man is his true self at the Front; moreover, this is the Jack Burgoyne that we knew.' (Malvernian, Dec 1916).

Next of kin: Lorna Heywood Burgoyne (sister) and Miss B Morgan (Aunt-Guardian), Wellers, Ashington, Sussex

Service Record: WO 339/49394

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