Malvern College First World War Casualty

Captain George Lechmere Anson

Photo of George Lechmere Anson
House and time at Malvern: No 6, 1898 - 1900.

Regiment: Sherwood Foresters.
Died: 02 October 1914 aged 31 in Belgium. Killed in action at Ennetieres.
Cemetery: Ploegsteert Memorial P 7

Son of Edith Ann Anson, and the late Col. George Hamilton Anson,Speen, Newbury, b. 1883.
Lower Modern IIIóLower Modern II.
4th Sherwood Foresters (Reserve Batt.); Captain 1907.
2nd Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment).

'A boy of peculiar charm, he displayed in his military career all those qualities which had made him universally popular at Malvern. He joined the Sherwood Foresters, obtaining his captaincy in 1907. He was posted Missing after the Battle of Ennetieres (October 29th, 1914), afterwards reported as a prisoner of war in Germany, and is now presumed to have been killed.' (Malvernian, Dec 1919).

Medal Card: WO 372/1/100410.