Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Ronald William St. George Cartwright

Photo of Ronald William St. George Cartwright
House and time at Malvern: No 9, 1908 - 1910.

Regiment: 16 Sq. R.A.F.
Died: 26 February 1918 aged 24 in France. Killed in action.
Cemetery: Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension VI J B

Born 29 March 1894. Son of Arthur Cartwright (H.M. Inspector of Schools in Worcestershire) and Ellen Mabel Cartwright, of Rothbury, Hay, Hereford.
Lower Modern IIóModern I.
Farmer in Canada.
Great War, Private Canadian Infantry 1914; 2nd Lieutenant 16th Sqdn. Royal Flying Corps and General List.

'On leaving school Cartwright took up farming, and eventually went out to British Columbia. He had only been there a few months when war broke out. He joined up immediately in Victoria, and came over with the Canadian contingent early in 1915. After only a few days in England, his company was ordered to the front, and soon came into action. On one occasion Cartwright was buried by a big shell. Shortly afterwards he was invalided home, where he underwent an operation for appendicitis. He suffered from shell shock for eighteen months, but made a marvellous recovery; almost before he was really fit again, he obtained a commission in the R.F.C. and went to the front in September 1917. He was killed in action on February 26th. Modesty, vivacity, pluck were all strongly marked in him, and he was a general favourite wherever he was.' (Malvernian, Jun 1918).

Service Record: AIR 79/745/82127 and AIR 76/79/36
Biography at Canadian-virtual-war-memorial