Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Arthur Ardagh Cassidy

Photo of Arthur Ardagh Cassidy
House and time at Malvern: No 3, 1904 - 1907.

Regiment: South African Inf.
Died: 19 July 1917 aged 27 in Africa. Killed in action at Narlingombi, G.E.A..
Battle: East African Campaign. Cemetery: Dar-Es Salaam

Son of Marie Emily Cassidy, of Johannesburg, and the late Arthur Ardagh Cassidy, 55 Charlton Road, Blackheath. b. 1890.
Upper IV—Science Form. House Prefect. Gymnasium Colours ; House XI Cricket and Football.
Formerly in business in Vancouver ; then in South Africa.
Great War, Private South African Forces (German S.W. Africa); Lieutenant (E. Africa). 8th Regt. South African Infantry formerly Transvaal Scottish, S.A. Forces
Commissioned Aug., 1915. Twice previously wounded.

'Ardagh Cassidy brought with him from South Africa an ease of manner and conversation that made him a cheerful companion. He was a boy of great activity and was particularly prominent in the Gymnasium. In this war he served first as a Private in the German West African Campaign, during which he was twice slightly wounded. When that was over, he trained for a commission and was sent to German East Africa, where he contracted dysentery and was invalided from January to May 1917. After the battle in the following July he was seen to be wounded and walking back to the dressing station. No further details have come to hand.' (Malvernian, Nov 1918)

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