Malvern College First World War Casualty

Lieutenant Sir Roland James Corbet (Bart)

Photo of Sir Roland James Corbet (Bart)
House and time at Malvern: No 5, 1907 - 1910.

Regiment: Coldstream Guards.
Died: 15 April 1915 aged 23 in France. Killed in action.
Cemetery: Guards Cemetery Windy Corner Cuinchy 1 F 16

5th Bart. Born 19/08/1892. Son of the late Sir Walter Orlando Corbet, 4th Bart, Acton Reynold, Shrewsbury; and Lady Caroline Douglas Stewart (now Mrs. R. B. Astley).
Army III—I.
R.M.C. Sandhurst ; Coldstream Guards 1913 ; Lieutenant 1914. Mentioned in Despatches.

His elder brother died at Eton.

'He went out to the front early in the war, and was sent home wounded in October. On recovering he returned to Flanders and was killed in action on April 15. He was the fifth Baronet and head of one of the few families existing alive to trace in the male line direct descent from a family of the same name well known in Normandy, who came over with William the Conqueror. ' (Malvernian, Jun 1915).

He was killed just south of Givenchy in the retreat from Mons.

He was due to be married at Moreton Corbet Church. There is a memorial tablet on the South Wall.
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