Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Ronald Hugh Carden

Photo of Ronald Hugh Carden
House and time at Malvern: No 3, 1908 - 1912.

Regiment: Wiltshire Regt.
Died: 14 March 1915 aged 21 in France. Killed in action.
Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial P47

Born 3rd April 1894. Son of Charles Hugh and Emily Carden, of Newnham Lodge, Royston Park Rd., Hatch End, Middlesex, and 28 Onslow Gardens, Muswell Hill.
Upper Shell—Matriculation Class. Minor Scholar. School Prefect. Head of House. XL Cricket and Football.Senior swimming team. Cadet Officer.
In business.
Great War, Private Artists Rifles 1914; 2nd Lieutenant Wilts Regt. Special List attd. 2nd Bn. Wiltshire Regiment.

'On leaving School he entered the office of R. G. Shaw & Co., of Winchester House, and in August he joined the Artists' Rifles as a private. Shortly after arriving in France he was given a commission in the 2nd Wiltshire Regiment. Later he was in charge of the machine guns of his Regiment, and was killed in action on March 14th. Of exceptional strength of character, single-minded, manly and true, Ronald Carden inspired and deserved the affection and trust of all who knew him here.' (Malvernian, Apr 1915).

Killed at the battle of Neuve Chapelle.
Biography at IWM