Malvern College First World War Casualty

Lieutenant Reginald Vincent Campbell Corbet

Photo of Reginald Vincent Campbell Corbet
House and time at Malvern: No 4, 1908 - 1912.

Regiment: Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
Died: 28 April 1915 aged 21 in Turkey. Killed in action at Dardanelles.
Battle: Gallipoli Campaign. Cemetery: Helles Memorial P 190-196

Son of Hon. F H M Corbet, Madras. Born:1894. Brother to George Frederick Francis Corbet.
Middle IV A—Army II. School Prefect. Head of House. Champion Athlete. House XI Football. Cadet Officer.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; 1st Bn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 1914; Lieutenant 1915.

'At Sandhurst he was appointed a Cadet Officer and obtained a Blue for Running. In Jan. I914 he was commissioned to the 2nd Bn. of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, and in July was transferred to the 1st Bn. at Madras. In March of this year he was promoted Lieutenant and was made second officer in charge of the Machine Gun Section. He was killed in action at the Dardanelles on April 28th. He was a boy of an affectionate nature and many sympathies, shown not only among school-fellows but also in the social work to which he devoted part of his holidays, and his power as a leader combined with a striking natural courtesy rendered him an exceptionally successful Head of his House. ' (Malvernian, Jun 1915).

Medal card: WO 372/5/22337