World War One Plaque at Malvern College Chapel. (An additional 2 from the 457 recorded have since been discovered.)

List of Malvern College First World War Casualties

The following is a list of the 459 people who attended Malvern College and died due to the First World War.
There was not a month from August 1914 to November 1918 that an Old Malvernian did not become a casualty, with 6 killed on the first day of the Battle of Loos on the 25th September 1915 and 13 killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on the 1st July 1916.
The vast majority of casualties occurred in France and Belgium with 31 names recorded on the Menin Gate at Ypres, and 23 at Thiepval. There were also 23 casualties in Turkey due to the Gallipoli Campaign, and 16 in Iraq, including 2 near Kut.
They were in a wide range of regiments including 26 in the Royal Field Artillery, 13 in the Royal Engineers, 12 in the Worcestershire Regt, 11 in the Canadian Inf, 11 in the East Kent Regt (The Buffs), and 5 in the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Air Force.
Most were officers with 133 Captains, 125 2nd Lieutenants, 114 Lieutenants, 26 Majors, and 15 Lieutenant Colonels.
22 received the MC, 5 the DSO and 1 the DCM, as well as 3 knighthoods (the CB, CMG, and MVO).

The information below is based primarily on the memorial books held at Malvern which Ian Quickfall, and now Paul Godsland, the Malvernian Society archivists, have arranged to be digitised with the official memorial web site still in development.
Information was also obtained from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website, and the Unit War Diaries and Service Records held at the National Archives in Kew.

The main battles have tried to be identified in which Old Malvernians died in. Many though were killed in the general attrition of Trench Warfare which was so vividly described in the book 'Nothing of Importance' by Bernard Adams.

The records can be filtered and/or sorted by house, age, date, place etc by clicking on the appropriate drop down box and then the 'View' button. The original memorial book entry can be seen by clicking on the person's picture.

Surname: House:
Rank: Regiment:
Award: Battle:
Month Died: Date Died:
Age: Cause:
Country: Cemetery:
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ForenameSurnameHousePeriodRankRegimentDate DiedAgeCauseBattleCountryCemetery / MemorialGrave RefFurther Info
Charles NormanBrockbankSch1899 - 1901CaptainLiverpool Regt.01 July 191632Killed in actionBattle of the SommeFranceDantzig Alley Brit Cemetery MametzV U 8
Thomas PownallBrocklehurstSch1900 - 1904CaptainRoyal West Surrey Regt.01 July 191630Killed in action at the SommeBattle of the SommeFranceDantzig Alley Brit Cemetery MametzZ D 9
John PaxmanEverittNo 81910 - 19142nd LieutWest Yorkshire Regt.01 July 191620Killed in action near SerreBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 2A 2C 2D
Peter YarboroughHarknessNo 71898 - 1900CaptainWest Yorkshire Regt.01 July 191632Killed in action in FranceBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialPIER/FACE 2A, 2C and 2D
Bernard SydneyHarveyNo 31903 - 1907CaptainLondon Regt.01 July 191628Killed at GommecourtBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialPIER/FACE 9D
Spencer HenryJeudwineNo 41909 - 1914CaptainLincolnshire Regt.01 July 191621Killed in action at the SommeBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 1C
Dudley OgilvieLaingNo 61903 - 1907CaptainNorthumberland Fus.01 July 191627Killed in action at the SommeBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 10B/11B/12B
Francis HowardLindsayNo 21887 - 1895CaptainLondon Scottish Regt.01 July 191640Killed in action in FranceBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 9C/13C
Hugh Peter Egerton MesnardMellyNo 31911 - 19142nd LieutRoyal Lancaster Regt.01 July 191620Killed in action at the SommeBattle of the SommeFranceSucrerie Mil Cemetery Colincamps1 H 11
Richard WalterMullinsNo 71907 - 1910CaptainYork and Lancaster Regt.01 July 191623Killed in action at FricourtBattle of the SommeFranceGordon Dump Cemetery Ovillers La Boiselle11 Q 5
Reginald HenryNeillNo 61909 - 1911LieutenantRoyal Irish Regt.01 July 191622Killed in action at ThiepvalBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 15A 15B
Percy Calud JacombSmithSch1911 - 19142nd LieutEast Yorkshire Regt.01 July 191620Killed in action at the SommeBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 2C
RaymondSmithSch1903 - 1906CaptainBorder Regt.01 July 191627Killed in action at the SommeBattle of the SommeFranceThiepval MemorialP 7C

No of records: 13

Web site created by William Bridge (Old Malvernian, No 5, 1985-90)
williambridge@stanwardine.com
November 2017