Malvern College First World War Casualty

Captain Frank Cecil Clegg

Photo of Frank Cecil Clegg
House and time at Malvern: Sch, 1902 - 1907.

Regiment: Border Regt.
Died: 22 August 1915 aged 27 in Turkey. Killed in action in Gallipoli.
Battle: Gallipoli Campaign. Cemetery: Helles Memorial P 119-125

Born: 15 Feb 1888, Shire House. Son of Calder Hurst Clegg (Cotton Manufacturer) of Shire House, Littleborough, Westmorland and Haverbrack, Milnthorpe, Westmorland.
Mother: Mary Ann Clegg formerly Thompson.
Brother: Edmund Berwick Clegg.
Lower Shell—Lower VI. School Prefect. XXII Football.
Lieutenant in Corps.
Brasenose College, Oxford; B.A. (Third Class Jurisprudence) 1910.
Solicitor 1914.
6th Bn. Border Regiment.
Address: Hawes Mead, Kendal.

'He joined the Army at the outbreak of the war, being given a commission in the 6th Border Regiment. He was gazetted temporary Captain in May, and left almost immediately for the Dardanelles. He was remarkable for a sturdy honesty of character, outspoken in conversation, and independent in action. Though he felt it bitterly when he was unable to continue his athletic career, he had many other interests. His loss will be great to those who knew him well. He was a delightful companion and a very loyal friend, much attached to his old school and interested in all that concerned Malvern. He was killed on August 22nd, aged 27.' (Malvernian, Nov 1915).

Service record:WO 339/11511