Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Arthur John Edward Carey

Photo of Arthur John Edward Carey
House and time at Malvern: No 1, 1909 - 1914.

Regiment: Gordon Highlanders.
Died: 22 August 1917 aged 22 in France. Killed in action in France.
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial P 135-136

Born: May 5th 1896 in the Federal Malay State (now Singapore)
Son of Helen Carey, of Springvale, Whitchurch, Oxon., and the late Edward Valentine Carey, Carey, Lyne, Capel, Surrey.
Lower IV—Science I. School Prefect. Head of House. XI Cricket; XI Football; Champion Athlete. Cadet Officer.
Great War, Private Inns of Court, O.T.C. 1914 ; R.M.C. Sandhurst;
3rd Bn. attd. 8th/10th Bn. Gordon Highlanders .

'Jack Carey was a prominent member of the School from his first term, when he played in his House junior Cricket team, until he left as Head of the House. His intention on leaving School was to go at once to Cambridge and take the Science Tripos, with a view of developing the rubber estates founded by his father; upon the outbreak of war, however, he "joined up," and having received his commission, he was sent to France where he soon gained his second star. He met his death whilst leading his men by receiving a hit on the head by a piece of shell. His Commanding Officer speaks highly of his calmness and courage in action and of his popularity as an Officer.' (Malvernian, Nov 1917).
Biography at Dorking museum

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