The following is a list with biographies of the 248 people who attended Malvern College and died due to the Second World War. There is also a corresponding page commemorating the 459 casualties in the First World War.
The fallen are commemorated at Malvern with the statue of St. George, which is inscribed 'To Our Brothers', and the names themselves are written on a marble memorial in the Ante-Chapel.
The information below is based on 'The Malvern College Register, Second Supplement, 1949' edited for the Malvernian Society by F. W. Roberts, the 'The Malvernian' school magazine, and 'Malvern College: A 150th Anniversary Portrait' by Roy Allen.
Further information was also obtained from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website, the Unit War Diaries held at the National Archives in Kew, and various online commemorative websites whose links have been provided.
Below is a map showing the locations of the 126 cemeteries where Old Malvernians are buried or commemorated in. The markers are coloured yellow for one casualty, orange for between 2 and 4, and red for 5 or more. The name of the cemetery and number of casualties can be seen by hovering over the marker, and the list of names seen by clicking on the marker. Their full biographies can be seen by clicking on 'Further Info'.
The records can be filtered and/or sorted by surname, house, age, regiment, date, place etc by clicking on the appropriate drop down box and then the 'Search' button below the map.
Son of Colonel John L. Adams, and of Hermione Agnes Caroline Adams, of Tenby, Pembrokeshire.
H.M. Trawler Stella Capella.
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Son of Cecil Philip and Violet Marianne Adcock, of Redhill, Surrey.
Mod Lan VI. Hansell French (3) and German (2). Chance Prize (2). School Prefect. Head of House. Football XI.
St John's College, Cambridge.
Husband of Penelope Adcock.
61 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The squadron flew Hampden medium bombers and took part in the first bombing raid on Berlin (25/26 August 1940). It converted in July 1941 to Manchesters.
His aircraft, L7494, had taken off at 17.42 from Woolfox Lodge. It was part of a force of 19 aircraft consisting of Manchesters, Wellingtons and Hampdens tasked to attack Boulogne. It was the only aircraft lost. The Avro Manchester aircraft exploded and crashed, cause not recorded, into the sea off Boulogne.Details of final flight
Son of Malcolm N. Aird and Nellie M. Aird, of Woolton House, Newbury, Berkshire
Senior Chapel Prefect. Cricket XI. Rackets Pair. Ledbury Cap.
Christ Church, Oxford.
In business with Thomas De La Rue & Co.
3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters).
Royal Armoured Corps.
The following personal tribute is taken from The Times:- The death of Major I. B. Aird, D.S.O., came as a sad shock to the innumerable friends he had made in the Army. He joined the 4th C.L.Y. (County of London Yeomanry) before the war and had served continuously with the regiment throughout the Desert Campaign, Italy, Normandy, and up to the time of the accident which caused his death. Throughout this time, "Ibi's" only thought was for the regiment and for the well-being of the men in the regiment. By modern standards well over the age for active tank fighting, on two occasions he refused the offer of a less strenuous and hazardous job; and although he well realized that the strain of three years of continuous fighting were having their effect on him, he preferred to stay with the regiment and men he had fought with for so many years. In "Ibi" the C.L.Y. lose a perfect type of regimental officer - absolutely selfless, untiring in his efforts on behalf of others, utterly loyal and completely fearless in battle; with all an acute sense of humour and enjoyment of the simple things of life which made him the vast number of friends who feel that his death will leave a gap impossible to fill.
Son of Lieut. Thomas Arthur Apperson, R.N.R., and Marjorie Apperson, of 24 Roland Gardens, South Kensington, London.
A.M.I.E.E. (Associate Member of Institution of Electrical Engineers)
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Gravestone Inscription at Ancona: “BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART: FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD. ST. MATTHEW V.8.”
Son of Capt. Henry M. Appleton and Maud Appleton,
Husband of Yvonne Marjarie Appleton, of Marandellas, Southern Rhodesia.
C.B.E., D.S.O., D.F.C., Croix de Guerre, Czech War Cross.
Inscription: “DEATH IS ONLY AN HORIZON" 77 SQUADRON, 604 SQUADRON, TANGMERE. 322 WING, 124 WING”
Son of the Revd. Hubert Seymour Arkwright, B.A., and Evelyn Arkwright, of Peppard Ho., Peppard, Oxfordshire
Army V. Gale Entomology Prize. School Prefect.
H.M.S. Cornwall. Royal Marines
Son of Percy and Eveleen M. Ashton, 50 Hans Crescent, Chelsea, London.
Husband of Joan Ashton.
2nd Bn. Royal Ulster Rifles
'He went from school to Sandhurst and joined the Royal Ulster Rifles. He was killed in France in January. His Commanding Officer, himself an O.M., wrote "he was a first-rate company commander and a big loss to me."' (Malvernian, July 1940).
Son of William Morton Eden, 5th Baron Auckland, and of Lady Auckland (nee Hutton).
Husband of Lady Auckland (nee Hart).
'Frederick Colvin George Eden (7.12), Sixth Baron Auckland, was killed in an air-raid on London in April, 1941. He was an Associate of the Institution of Naval Architects, an expert on the taming of wild animals and an air pilot. In the last war he served as a flying instructor. At the outbreak of the present war he joined the R.A.F.V.R. and last year was assistant to the Air Attache in Paris.' (Malvernian, Jul 1941).
Son of Francis William and Ellen Catherine Balston, of Maidstone, Kent.
Trinity College, Cambridge. B.A. (3rd Cl. Mech. Sci Trip.) 1934.
Husband of Penelope Balston.
500 Sqdn. Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air Force)
'From school he went to Trinity College, Cambridge, and later into business in Kent. While at Cambridge he joined the Air Force Reserve and later the Auxiliary Air Force, and so had been flying for about seven years, when he was killed in an accident over the North Sea in April, 1940. In 1934, he stroked the First Trinity "A" Crew, which won the Visitors' Challenge Cup at Henley; he was also interested in ocean racing and took part in many sailing competitions. "No one who knew Peter Balston at all well could have helped loving him, for behind his perpetual high spirits and apparent levity it was easy to see the man of strong purpose, high integrity and great kindliness. A number of letters which I have seen testify to this and to his popularity with all those who worked at Springfield Mills, Maidstone. His was a gay, gallant and most attractive nature." (R.B.P.)' (Malvernian, July 1940).
Son of T. Barraclough, Seaton Carew, West Hartlepool.
In Shipping Business till 1914, then Farming.
Husband of Marjorie Campbell Barraclough.
Lieutenant (and Quartermaster). General List and Corps of Military Police
'Fought in the last war. Capt. Durham R.G.A- (T.F.) and was mentioned in Despatches. Later was owner and manager of Barry's Hotel, Thomson's Falls, Kenya.' (Malvernian, Dec 1942)
Son of George Ernest Wendover Beeson, and of Doris Emily Beeson, of Middleton-on-Sea, Sussex.
Sixth Form. House Prefect. Athletic Colours. Second Eleven Football. Lance Corporal in O.T.C.
Clare College, Cambridge.
2nd Bn. Scots Guards
Son of Ernest and Doris Beeson, Heatherlands, St. George's Hill, Weybridge.
Hist VI. Head of House. Junior Chapel Prefect. XI Football 1935, 1936 (Capt.). XI Cricket, 1936, '37. Rackets Pair, '35, '36, '37. Athletic Colours. Cadet Officer.
Clare College, Cambridge. Cambridge Soccer Blue, and one of the best half-backs the School ever produced.
Husband of Anne Margaret Beeson, of Westminster, London.
Capt. Scots Guards.
The Bishop of Barking writes:- Captain Nigel Wendover Beeson, Scots Guards, who was killed in Normandy recently, was an outstanding example of the product of home influence and public school education. He was a conspicuous figure at Malvern, and at Cambridge he was a double blue. We had been in touch during his school and university days, and our friendship was renewed when he was stationed for a year or so close to Loughton. He honoured me with an invitation to officiate at his wedding 18 months ago, and only in May last at the baptism of his boy. Handsome and innocent in the best sense of the word, and utterly regardless of self, he was just such a character as the country can ill afford to lose. A shell hit his tank and he got out to help his driver. A second shell killed him instantly. He was the second of three brothers to give his life for his country. (Malvernian, Dec 1944)
Son of Reginald Henry and Frances Octavia Bennett, c/o Miller & Co, Moscow
1914-18. Lieut. R.F.C.
In business in Riga.
Husband of Marjorie Bennett.
Son of Maj. Robert H. E. Bennett, M.C., and Dorothy M. Bennett, of 77 Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London.
Bus V. House Prefect.
226 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (Bomber sqdn)
Son of William Huyshe Yeatman-Biggs and Muriel Barbara Yeatman-Biggs, of Long Hall, Stockton, Wiltshire.
Head of House.
Husband of Katharine Edith Clare Yeatman-Biggs, of Stockton. M.A. (Oxon.).
10th Bn. Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment) attd. 7th Bn. Leicestershire Regiment
Served with the Chindits.
Son of Mrs. Bird, c/o Brown, Shipley & Co., 123 Pall Mall.
H.M.S. Exeter. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.
Killed in action when H.M.S. Exeter was sunk by Japanese surface craft in the Java sea.
Son of Sidney and Edith Florence Blaber., Lyecroft, Devizes
Army I. House Prefect.
Husband of Diana Marion Blaber, of Hove, Sussex.
Cdg. 133 Lt. A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery
Son of Mrs Blakey, 15 Archibald Rd., Tufnell Park.
Mod. Lan. V.
In business. With Industrial & General Trust Ltd.
1st Bn. Durham Light Infantry
Son of Edward T. Boardman and Florence E. Boardman.
School Prefect. Football XL.
Trinity College, Cambridge. M.A. 1933. Rowed in Trial Eights.
Fruit Grower and Estate Manager.
Husband of Monica Mary Wells Boardman, of Ludham, Norfolk.
5th Bn. Royal Norfolk Regiment
'Stuart Boardman is reported missing, believed to have died of wounds in the Far East. There were few better known figures in their generation at Malvern than the Boardman twins, Humphrey and Stuart, with their fine physique and cheerful equanimity, and the same was true when they passed on to Trinity, Cambridge, and came into prominence as oarsmen both at Cambridge and Henley. Their robust health almost became a legend in the School and it was typical of this that they both passed unscathed through the devastating influenza epidemic of 1918. Stuart did not shine intellectually but by force of his transparent simplicity and good temper never made an enemy and had deservedly a host of friends. Like his brother his interests and hobbies were essentially those of the country and East Anglia, where he lived happily married and proud of his young family. It is sad and strange to think of his losing his life in circumstances so remote from the surroundings that had become a part of his nature. F.S.P.' (Malvernian, March 1942)
Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Bone, 5 Hamilton Mansions, Hove.
St John's College, Cambridge.
Husband of Sheelah Bone, of Chelsea, London.
H.M.S. Victory. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Son of G. Cecil and Margaret Bonner, of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Sixth Form. School Prefect.
'Was on the Supervisory Staff of the Central Argentine Railway at Buenos Aires. Returned to join the R.A.F. and was killed on active service earlier this year.' (Malvernian, Dec 1942)
Son of Colonel John Southey Bostock, C.B.E., M.B., Ch.B., formerly of the R.A.M.C., and of Olivia Emslie Bostock (nee Horniman), of Sea View, Isle of Wight.
Exeter College, Oxford B.A. (3rd Cl. Hist.) 1932.
415 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The squadron was part of the Royal Canadian Air Force, flying Hampden torpedo-bombers and attacking enemy convoys and shipyards.
Son of W. J. Bourne, J.P., The Chantry Ho., Atherstone.
Science I. House Prefect.
Engineer, Technical and Research Dept of Petroleum Co.
1st Gt. War, Capt R.A.F.
2nd Gt War, Capt. Royal Signals.
Son of Maurice Syndercombe Bower and Geraldine Bower, of Bagbere, Sturminster Newton, Dorsetshire.
Army V. School Prefect. Football XI. Cricket XXII.
Sandhurst (Assoc. Football Blue).
King's Royal Rifle Corps
Son of William James Bradford and Ethel Bradford, of Birklands, Clifton Lane, Rotherham, Yorkshire.
1st Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment
Son of Matthew Wright Breckenridge and Winifred Agnes Breckenridge, Caldwell, Irvine, Ayrshire.
Mod. V. House Prefect.
Husband of Rae Isobel Breckenridge, of Troon, Ayrshire.
Chartered Accountant with Matthew Wright & Nephew of Irvine, Ayrshire.
130 Field Regt. Royal Artillery
Son of C. B. Brodigan, Box 3, Breakpan, Transvaal, South Africa.
School Prefect. Head of House. Cricket XXII.
Gold mining in S.A.
South African Armoured Corps attd. 44th (7th Bn., The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regt.) Regt.
Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C.
Son of Harry and Jessie Bromley, 7 Bedford Av., Bexhill-on-Sea.
School Prefect. Shooting VIII, 1931-33.
Husband of Betsy Maude Bromley, of South Croydon, Surrey.
169 Sqdn. Royal Air Force
The squadron flew Mosquito II night fighters from January 1944 and commenced night intruder operations against German night fighters.
The following appreciation is from The Times, Feb. 1945:— Wing Commander Niel Ballingal Reid Bromley, O.B.E., D.F.C., missing in September last, now officially reported killed, was the younger son of Captain and Mrs. Harry Bromley, of Haldon Priors, Torquay. Born in 1914 in South Africa, he was educated at Malvern. He entered Cranwell as a cadet in 1933 and was commissioned as pilot officer in July, 1935, to No. 32 (Fighter) Squadron. From 1936, however, he served with fighter squadrons in the Fleet Air Arm, and was at sea in the carriers Furious, Home Fleet, and Glorious, Mediterranean. In 1940, he was mentioned in dispatches for services in connexion with the campaign in Norway. He was made an O.B.E. in January, 1944, and the next May was given command of a squadron. The announcement of the award to him of the D.F.C. was made in October, soon after he was reported missing, the citation describing him as "a fine and inspiring leader". He had completed many sorties and had destroyed three enemy aircraft.
Son of Major A. Brooke, House of Schiras, Ellon, Aberdeenshire.
Assistant Superintendent Palestine Police, Trinidad; went down with the Simon Bolivar off Harwich, 18 Nov. 1939.
Details of wreck
Son of J.L. Brooks, Odiham, Hants.
Matric Class. House Prefect.
1st Gt War, Capt Mancehster Regt., G.S.O.3, D.S.O., M.C.. Groce de Guerra (Italy). Major 1918.
Brigade Major 20th Inf. Bde.
Lieut-Col 4th Hampshire Regt (T.A.).
Son of John Lytle Bulloch and Agnes Marion Evelyn Bulloch, of Craigavad, Co. Down, and Hill Croft, Holywood, Co. Down.
224 Sqdn. Royal Air Force
Son of William Edward and Dorothy Bulmer, of Starcross, Archer Rd., Penarth, Glamorgan.
School Prefect. Cricket XI. Football XI. Boxing Colours 1935-37 (Capt.). Rackets Vest. Gym Colours. Anderson Medal. Cadet Officer in O.T.C.
Brasenose College, Oxford.
49 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The squadron flew Hampden bombers and carried out the attack on the Dortmund-Ems Canal on 12 August 1940.
'On leaving School he went up to B.N.C., Oxford, and made his mark in Rugby Football, playing many times for the University and with every likelihood of getting his "blue" if the war had not come.
Alan Bulmer had an engaging personality and his sensible and cheery outlook will be long remembered by his many friends. He was outstanding intellectually and athletically, and was a great asset to his School in every way. If he had been spared he would most certainly have made his mark in the world. His family has our deep-felt sympathy in their great bereavement. H.D.E.E.' (Malvernian, Jul 1941).
Son of D. V. Burnett, Sherwood House, Salisbury, Rhodesia.
Boxing and Swimming Colours.
Manager of Insurance Co. in Bulawayo. London and Rhodesia Land & Mining Co.
He joined the R.A.F at outbreak of war in Buluwayo. He came home and served here for more than 3 years.
Son of Arnold Hugh and Lettice Edith Butler, Ramsden House, Charlbury, Oxon.
Army V. School Prefect.
Sandhurst (Riding Blue).
Husband of Nancy Butler, of Greens Norton, Northamptonshire.
13th/18th Royal Hussars
Royal Armoured Corps
The following personal tribute is taken from The Times:— The death in action of Major W. F. Butler, Royal Hussars, came as a grievous blow to his many friends both inside and outside the army. "Boy" Butler had an outstandingly beautiful character. Wherever he went he made the particular place in which he happened to be a place worth being in: as a friend summed it up, "happiness came into the room with him." He had strength of character combined with a delightful simplicity and modesty. He was determined, yet gentle, kind, generous, and unselfish, and to all this was added that splendid horsemanship which had made him, possibly, the first all-round horseman of his day. To few is accorded the skill which enabled him on the same afternoon in 1939 to jump two clear rounds on "Big Sweep" in the Prince of Wales' Cup at the International Horse Show, Olympia (thus ensuring England's victory), to be immediately followed by a polo success in the semi-final round of the Champion Cup at Hurlingham, when his team, the Ghosts, beat Adsdean. As a polo player he was one of the most accomplished No. 1s in England at that time. Yet, of all the sports, foxhunting was his favourite, and in its pursuit he showed all those characteristics of determination and quick decision which made him the ideal leader. What a privilege to have known such an upright, splendid, and enthusiastic young man.
Son of J Cowan, 5 Aberdeen Mansions, Kenton St, Russell Sq. WC1
Hist VI. School Prefect. Head of House. Boxing Colours 1937-'39 (Capt.). Swimming Colours '39, House Colours Football. Cadet Officer in Corps.
Hertford College, Oxford.
8th Bn. 10th Baluch Regiment
Son of H.Carson, M.B., 31 St Mary's Rd., Harborne, Birmingham.
Math VI. Senior Chapel Prefect. Sixth Form. XXII Football. President Athletics. Cadet-Officer in O.T.C.
Sidney Sussex, Cambridge.
114 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The squadron flew Blenheim bombers. Its airfield at Vraux was attacked on May 11th 1940 with six of the squadron's Blenheims destroyed, and the rest damaged. During the Battle of Britain in the summer of 1940, it attacked concentrations of barges in the German-held channel ports and Luftwaffe airfields by night.
'Danny Carson was one of the soundest and most loyal members of the School, which may be justly proud of him. He had an abundance of enthusiasm, pluck, and determination to succeed. Though not naturally clever or athletic he reached a high standard of general efficiency by steady perseverance, and his example was an inspiration and an encouragement to many who knew him. He will be greatly missed and very sincere sympathy is felt for his family. H.D.E.E.' (Malvernian, Jul 1941).
Son of D. Carvill, White House, Great North Way, Hendon, NW4.
Mod. Lan. VI. Football XI.
56 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The squadron flew Hurricanes, and was involved in covering the retreat to Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain, and in 1941 escorted bombers raiding targets in German-occupied France.
'Reported Missing from attack on an objective in France in June 1941, when he was known to have been compelled to bale out, is now officially presumed to have lost his life.' (Malvernian, March 1942)
Son of Claude William and Ethel Chadburn of Papplewick Hall, Nottinghamshire.
Mod. Lan. V. House Prefect.
426 Bty., 107 (The South Notts. Hussars) Regt.
Royal Horse Artillery
Son of The Revd. Thomas Lionel Chadwick, M.A., and Beryl Mary Chadwick, of Bagendon Rectory, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, and 56 Billing Rd., Northampton.
Sci VI. House Prefect. Drawing Prize.
Member of Nat. Soc. Of Painters, Sculptors and Engravers. Winner of 1st Prize at International Exhibition of Lithography and Wood Engraving at Chicago. Elected Member of R. Soc. Of British Artists, 1935.
Joined the 3rd The Kings Own Hussars and won the M.C. in Jan. 1942.
'In all probability he was the best artist which the School has ever produced.' (Malvernian, Jul 1943)
His elder brother Captain Hector George Chadwick, who was also killed at El Alamein just two days before on the 25th October 1942, does not appear to have gone to Malvern. His younger brother, John Hough Chadwick, did go to Malvern and was listed as managing a Poultry Farm after the war.
Son of William Kennedy Chalmers and Jean Chalmers, of Invershin, Sutherlandshire, and of Fern Point, Inverary, Argyll.
H.M.M.T.B. 732 Royal Navy
It was a motor torpedo boat accompanying a convoy, and was sunk by gunfire from the French escort destroyer La Combattante in the English Channel.Details at wreck site
Son of Thomas Arthur and Frances Mary Chamberlain, of Failand, Somerset, and of Belmont House, Flax Bourton, Nr. Bristol.
Army V. House Prefect.
6th Bn. Durham Light Infantry
Son of William and Francis Helen Charles, of Monkton Wyld, Bathford, Somerset.
33 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The squadron flew Hurricanes and was based in the Middle East with the exception of a time from January to May 1941 where it was involved in very heavy fighting trying to resist the invasion of Greece.
Son of Harry Speed Clement and Clara Clement. Nevill Lodge, Bognor.
Science Form. O.M. Science Prize. Junior Chapel Prefect. Head of House. Ledbury Cap.
Royal School of Mines, London. Graduate 1920.
1st Gt. War, Capt. Hampshire Regt. And I.A., M.C., Despatches.
Husband of Winifred Clement, of Edlesborough. Buckinghamshire.
Son of J. W. Cochrane, Villa Caprice, Chatsworth Rd, Ealing.
86th Regt. H.A.C. (A.A.).
Son of Dr. Walter Tyrrell Cooper, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., L.D.S., and Dulcie Elizabeth Cooper, of 44 Cholmeley Park, Highgate, Middlesex.
50 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The squadron flew the Hampden medium bomber where it attempted to attack German warships off Kristiansand returning from the German invasion of Norway on the 12th April 1940, but with heavy losses daylight raids were abandoned, and it continued operations by night, taking part in the RAF's strategic bombing offensive against the Germans through the remainder of 1940 and 1941.
Son of C. A. Copland., Tavistock Ho., Chelmsford.
Army VI. Heywood Prize.
Woolwich. R.F.A. 1918. 1st Gt. War (overseas). Retired 1921.
Son of Captain Alfred Geoffrey and Evelyn Gladys Corah, of Durfold, Warnham, Horsham, Sussex.
107 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The squadron flew Blenheim bombers, and was based at Malta in 1941 and received vey heavy losses with 90% of all original and replacement crews killed in action. In January 1942, it received US Douglas Boston light bombers and began flying daylight operations again in March 1942 from Great Massingham, Norfolk.
Son of Thomas Edgar and Frances Campbell Corrie, of Heathway, Chobham, Woking, Surrey.
53 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The squadron flew the Bristol Blenheim light bomber undertaking anti-submarine and anti-shipping operations. He died just before the Blenheims were replaced by the Lockheed Hudson in July 1941 .
Son of G. F. S. Corser (O.M.), Tilstock, Whitchurch, Salop.
2nd Gt. War, Capt., R.A. M.C. d. May 1949.
M.C. Citation 'For services on the Italian Front': This officer has throughout the campaign distinguished himself by his courage and tenacity in his duties with forward troops and in his gun areas. He has done duty as forward observation officer in all the major battles of the Fifth Army up to May, and was again forward observation officer during the Cassino battle where he accompanied Canadian infantry in the breaking of the Hitler Line. On more than one occasion he has been responsible for the breaking up of enemy counter-attacks and his manner of handling the fire of the regiment is outstanding in its speed and accuracy. Under fire he invariably displays great coolness and courage which is of utmost value to his men, and he is in all branches of his activities a very outstanding Troop Commander.
Son of Frederick Reid Corson and Margaret Corson, St. Lawrence Dene, St. Lawrence, Ventnor, Isle of Wight.
Hist VI. School Prefect. Head of House.
1st Bn. Grenadier Guards
Son of John and Annie Hardman Cowan, of Heaton Moor, Stockport, Cheshire.
150 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (Bomber Command).
The squadron flew Vickers Wellingtons bombers from October 1940 operating from RAF Newton near Nottingham.
'He had taken part in very many raids on Germany.' (Malvernian, Jul 1942)
Son of William J. Cowan, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., and of Constance M. Cowan, of Kearsley, Lancashire, and of Southwood, Worlsey, Manchester.
3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters)
Royal Armoured Corps
Son of Colonel Hugh Cracroft, R.A.S.C., and of Georgina Cracroft (nee Stevenson), The Garth, Combe Down, Bath.
Husband of Helen Elizabeth Cracroft, of Shaldon, Devon.
148th (9th Bn. The Loyal Regt. [North Lancashire]) Regt.
Royal Armoured Corps
Personal tribute in The Times:— Many of his friends at home and indeed all those who knew Robert Cracroft's worth must be thinking of him to-day, for his was a personality that stood out head and shoulders among his fellows. His last duty before the present campaign in France began was performed as a G.S.O. instructor at the Staff College. Here he was surrounded by officers, teachers, and students alike, all of them picked out from their fellows as having attainments above the average, but, even in that high company, it is no exaggeration to say that he showed himself a very pattern of the finest type of British regimental officer and one of which the old British Regular Army might well be proud. He combined with great charm of manner a quick brain, a strong character, determination, and ideals. Had he been spared, he might well have gone far in the Army as a leader of men.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Crisp, Moor Close, Binfield, Berks.
Matric. Class. House Prefect.
1st Gt. War, Cadet R.A.F.
Magdalen College, Oxford. B.A. 1922.
Husband of Betty Crisp, of Maidenhead, Berkshire. B.A.(Oxon.).
Son of Theodore Stuart Crosbie Cronhelm and Mary Helen Cronhelm, of 9 Cravenhill Gardens, Lancaster Gate, Westminster, London.
House Prefect. XI Football and Cricket. Athletic and Boxing Colours. Lance-Corporal in Corps.
Royal Artillery. Accidentally shot, June 1940. (Malvernian, July 1940).
262 Bty., 84 H.A.A. Regt.
Son of Frank S. Crossland, and of Florence Crossland, of Hargate Drive, Hale, Cheshire.
1/8th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers
Mentioned in Despatches
Son of Tancred D. Cummins and Dora Cummins, Home Green, Church Walks, Llandudno.
With Chloride Elec. Storage Co.
Husband of Margaret E. Cummins, of Haydon Bridge, Northumberland.
8th Bn. Manchester Regiment
M.B.E. for gallantry during air attacks in Malta; fought in France, 1940, Africa and Italy. Died in Military Hospital, Chester.
Son of Lt.-Col. Charles William Brett Davey and Patricia Davey, of Woodmancote, Gloucestershire, and of Brandon, Wetherby, Acomb, Yorks.
7th Bn. Cheshire Regiment
Son of Archibald and Olive Davies, 47 Lancaster Gate, Hyde Park, W2.
In business. Heating Engineer (Graduate).
Husband of Ellen Margrethe Davies, of Westminster, London.
156 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The squadron flew Wellington bombers, and it became one of the original pathfinder squadrons, converting to Lancasters in January 1943.
Son of C. St Hugh Dawes. Mrs Johnstone, The Rookery, Waterbeach, Cambridge.
Bus. V. School Prefect. Head of House.
With Colombo Commercial Co.
6 Sqdn. Royal Air Force
During the early part of the war, the squadron flew Westland Lysanders in an army co-operation role in Palestine.
Son of Richard William and Alice Grace Deacon, 28 St. George's Sq., Worcester.
Match V. House Prefect. Champion Athlete. Ledbury Cap.
Husband of Margaret Marwood Deacon.105 Sqdn. Royal Air Force
formerly of the Worcestershire Regiment
'His contemporaries will remember how through a misapprehension of the rules of the Ledbury Run he ran in it when under age and won it, but had to be disqualified, and had the bad luck to be only second the following year.' (Malvernian, Mar 1943)
Son of Lt.-Col. Charles Deakin, O.B.E., The Worcestershire Regt. (died on active service, 8th March, 1944). and Theodora Deakin, of Hordle, Hampshire, and of Brook Grange, Bramley, Nr . Guildford, Surrey.
Army V. House Prefect.
'After much operational work, in which his C.O. reports he showed himself a very fine pilot, he was employed as an instructor and again earned high praise. He was killed in an accident in Jan., 1944.' (Malvernian, Mar 1944)
Son of Henry James Dent and Christiana Dent, Perton Ct., Stoke Edith.
House Prefect. Football XXII.
With Agricultural Dept., Imp. Chem. Industries Ltd.
Husband of Kathleen S. Dent, of Hereford.
Cdg. 110 Lt. A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery
'Joined a Territorial Brigade of the R.A. in 1924. Was in action with the B.E.F. in 1940 and evacuated his arm of the Regiment from Dunkirk with the loss of only two men.' (Malvernian, Dec 1944)
Son of Dr. Thomas Hanson Crossfield Derham and Edith-Hannah Derham, Gasrtang Rd., Preston.
Husband of Margaret Irene Derham, of Clapham Common, London.
64 Field Regt. Royal Artillery
Son of George Nelson Dobie, and Katherine Ivy Dobie, of Half Way, Foley Terrace, Malvern, Worcestershire.
1 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The squadron flew Hurricanes in the Battle of France and Battle of Britain. The squadron then carried out night intruder patrols until July 1942, when it was re-equipped with the Hawker Typhoon fighter-bomber and relocated to RAF Acklington, Northumberland where it reverted to daytime operations.
Son of Alfred Edward Drew, and of Margaret Nichols Drew, of Deganwy, Caernarvonshire, and of Baslow Vicarage, Bakewell, Derbyshire.
Sixth Form. Ledbury Cap, 1938, 1939. L/Corporal in Corps.
Downing College, Cambridge for one year.
Commissioned Sherwood Foresters in 1941. Wounded at El Alamein. Attached 6th/12th (Airborne) Bn. Devonshire Regime and killed on 2nd April after the Rhine Crossing.
Son of Arnett Richardson Dunton and Sylvia May Dunton, of Paignton, Devon, and of Sunnyside, Bentick Rd., Altrincham.
Hist VI. Junior Chapel Prefect. Head of House. Sixth Form. Editor of the Malvernian. C.S.M. in Corps.
Exhibitioner of Christ's College, Cambridge.
166 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The squadron flew regularly night sorties as part of No. 1 Group Bomber Command using Wellingtons before converting to the Avro Lancaster in September 1943.
Presumed killed during a raid on Stettin on the night of 29th August, 1944.
Son of James E. and Carolina Du Vivier, 2 Rue Pycke, Courtrai, Belgium.
Hist. VI. House Prefect. Football XI.
Husband of Beryl Mary Du Vivier.229 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Son of John Purnell Purnell-Edwards and of Gwladis Ruth Purnell-Edwards (nee Liddon), of Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Republic of Ireland.
186 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
On 5 October 1944, the squadron was reformed as a Bomber Command Lancaster unit, based at Tuddenham, and William Purnell-Edwards seems to have been killed on one of its first bombing raids.
Son of Edward Christian Elliott and Edith Irene Elliott, of Bessel's Green, Kent, and of Pedro, Nuwara Eliya, Ceylon.
Sci V. House Prefect.
S. E. Agric. College, Wye.
Tea Planting. Assistant Superintendent Nuwara Eliya Estates, Ceylon.
Lance Corp., Ceylon Rifle Brigade. Wounded Dec. 1941 and killed in Libya, 23 July, 1942.
2nd Bn. Rifle Brigade
Son of Leonard Erasmus Ellis and of Evelyn le Hunte Ellis (nee Barnes), of Kloof, Natal, South Africa, and of 13 Northam Gns., Oxford.
House Prefect, Athletic Colours. Shooting VIII. Lance- Sergeant in O.T.C.
Represented Malvern for the Ashburton Shield at Bisley, and in the Public Schools Athletics (Hurdles) at the White City.
'After leaving School he went to South Africa where he was born but returned to take a course in engineering at Loughborough College in Leicestershire. Here he joined the R.A.F.V.R. and later flew at the World's Fair. When war broke out he returned immediately to England and joined up. He was killed in an operational flying accident near Exeter in March 1941. He was a Sergeant Pilot.' (Malvernian, Jul 1941).
Son of Aidan Oswald Evans and Agnes Annie Dorothy Evans, of Westminster, London, and of Akdar, Shanklin Rd., Southampton.
Army VI. House Prefect.
4th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment seconded to Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Son of Sir Clement Everitt (§ 92) Kt., and of Lady Everitt (nee Croxeter), of Highmoor, Sheringham, Norfolk.
Army V. School Prefect. Athletic Colours. Ledbury Cap. House Colours Football. Sergeant in Corps.
2nd Bn. Royal Norfolk Regiment
'We have received the following tribute from a friend of the family:— Lieutenant Everitt—in charge of a party sent out to observe the enemy—was well ahead of his men when he fell under a heavy burst of machine-gun fire. After taking cover, his men made every effort to reach the spot where he fell, but the German fire was so heavy that it was not until dusk that a patrol was able to advance. They found the spot where he had fallen, but the enemy, in the mist, had carried the wounded man back to their lines. From the German side it has now been reported that Lieutenant Everitt, in spite of every medical attention, died of loss of blood two days after, and was buried with full military honours by the enemy.
"The Young—the Beautiful—the Brave." All true, of Tony Everitt. His character was as fine as his physical gifts. No mother ever had a more loving or devoted son: no comrade a truer friend. Always smiling, sympathetic, courteous, he was as brave as a lion; and he radiated happiness round him. He had a deep religious sense, and his sympathy with those in sorrow was wonderful to those whom he helped. His life was clean, happy, fine and generous. How sad that such a lovely promise has been cut short.
From his preparatory school, where he won the Athletic Championship, he went to Malvern. Never brilliant, but always hard working, he entered Sandhurst well up on the list, after having been President of Athletics and winner of the Mile at Malvern. He was a model Junior Under Officer and got his Athletic Blue, and gained his great ambition when gazetted to his own County's Regiment, the Royal Norfolks. He fell facing the enemy, as he wished. "Qui ante diem periit, Sed Miles, sed pro Patria."' (Malvernian, Apr 1940).
Son of G. W. Eves (§.90). c/o H. S. King & Co., 9 Pall Mall.
School Prefect. Second Eleven Cricket and Football.
Husband of B. W. Eves, of Montreal, Province of Quebec.
British Overseas Airways Corporation, attached R.A.F. Ferry Command
The following personal tribute is taken from The Times :— A correspondent writes:— Captain Pat Eves, B.O.A.C., attached R.A.F. Ferry Command, who lost his life in an air crash in Newfoundland on February 9, was an Irishman and one of our leading civil pilots. Born in 1910, he was educated at Malvern and started life in the Merchant Navy. Learning to fly at Redhill, he entered Imperial Airways in 1936, flying for them regularly in the Near East and between Karachi and Singapore. In the winter of 1940 he set up a new Atlantic speed record, flying a new type of American bomber, at a time of year in which the Atlantic had never before been flown successfully. He subsequently was the first pilot to fly non-stop from Montreal. His gay and fearless personality and and rich sense of humour endeared him to all who knew him. He leaves a widow.
Son of A. W. Farnsworth, Post Office Chambers, Derby.
Sixth Form. Sci V. School Prefect. XI Cricket, 1935, '36. Athletic Colours, '35, '36.
Royal New Zealand Air Force
Son of William Charles Ferris, and of Lilian Sythe Maria Ferris, of Westminster, London; stepson of Lt.-Col. Raymond J. Hartmann, Royal Artillery.
142 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (Bomber Command)
The squadron used Vickers Wellington heavy bombers, flying night bombing missions over Germany
His brother Cecil Frank also died on service.
Son of Robert Alexander Douglas and Ethel Mildred Fleming, Hawley House, Blackwater.
Husband of Marjorie Ethel Fleming, of Farnborough, Hampshire.
7th Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C.
Son of Michael Gloye Foster (M.D.) and Charlotte Shipley Foster, Villa San Giovanni, San Remo.
Lower VI. School Prefect.
Trinity College, Cambridge.
With Messrs. Turner Morrison & Co., Ltd., Calcutta 1922.
1st Gt. War. Capt. Suffolk Regt.
Husband of Franklin Foster (nee Engs). Of Great Glemham. Suffolk.
Son of Frederick Henry Fraser and of Gertrude Eva Fraser (nee Gibson), East Burnham Grove, Farnham Royal, Bucks.
Mod. Lan. VI. School Prefect. Sixth Form. Cadet Officer. Football XI 1932,33 (Capt.).
Pembroke College, Cambridge.
Husband of Anita Mary Sherley Fraser (nee Sherley Dale), of East Grinstead, Sussex.
He shot down nine planes in fourteen days, and was awarded the D.F.C. in 1941. Served in N. Africa, Greece, Crete, Sudan and Turkey.
Son of Richard and Winifred French, of Torquay, Devon, and of Steaperton Park rd., Clevedon, Somerset.
Hist. VI. School Prefect. Head of House. Football XXII. Cricket XL.
Exhibitioner and State Scholar of Exeter College, Oxford.
73 Anti-Tank Regt. Royal Artillery
'Few boys at Malvern can have had more friends than "George" French, and he never had an enemy in his life. His genial solidity and reliability were obvious at once, but he was what is often called a slow developer, so that it was only gradually that one came to realize how much ability and positive determination lay behind it. For instance he was the last on the list of Scholarship winners when he entered Malvern, but before he left he had not only won an Open Exhibition in History at Exeter College, Oxford, but also a State Scholarship—and these are very hard to get.
At games too, especially football, he seemed at first to be slow and clumsy, but he grew to be good enough to miss a School XI by only a narrow margin, and he did at least as much as more brilliant players to win the Football Cup for his House.
He was the ideal Head of House, combining vigour and enterprise with wisdom and humour in just the right proportions, and spreading round him the atmosphere of his own cheerful enthusiasm.
Such men as he run the greatest risks in war, especially in such fighting as the Libyan Campaign where individual courage and determination count for so much: for one can imagine that a Commanding Officer, called upon to choose a subaltern for a difficult and dangerous task, would naturally turn to him. All who remember him at Malvern would wish to offer their deepest sympathy to his parents in their great loss.' (Malvernian, March 1942)
Son of John and Maria Francesca Fry, of The Mill, Runcton, Chichester.
Cricket XI 1932, 33.
"Peter Fry will be remembered by many as a boy at school, as an O.M. at Cambridge and on the Cricket Tour, and as an officer in the R.A.F. His happy, cheerful disposition endeared him to all who knew him." (F.H.H.) (Malvernian, July 1940).
Son of Ernest Alfred and Katherine Sophie Fuller, of Repton, Derbyshire, and of Castle Hill Ho., Tutbury, Staffs.
'Before the war he had joined the Civil Air Guard and soon after volunteered for the R.A.F. but was rejected on account of his eyesight. He then became a Motor Cycle Despatch Rider in the R.A.S.C. and was killed in action in France on June 4th.' (Malvernian, July 1940).
Son of Col. W. A. Gale, R.E.
Army 1. House Prefect. Ledbury Cap.
Woolwich 1900. Ran 2 miles, etc. for Woolwich y. Sandhurst 1901-1902.
R.A. 1902. Capt. 1914. Major 1916. Lieut.-Col 1932.
1st Gt. War (overseas),D.S.O. with Bar, Despatches (2).
2nd Gt. War, Brigadier. Died of illness on active service, August 1944.
Son of Group Captain Frederick Frank Garraway, O.B.E. (killed on active service, 12th May, 1941), and of Buddug Garraway, of Cockfosters, Barnet, Hertfordshire , and 47 Lancaster Gate, W2.
House Prefect. Athletic and Boxing Colours.
78 Sqdn Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (Halifax B.III bombers)
On the night of 30/31 May 1942, 78 Squadron contributed 22 Halifaxes to Operation Millennium, the first "1,000 bomber" raid against Cologne.
Son of the Hon. Sir Charles Cyril Gerahty, Kt., K.C., and of Lady Gerahty (nee Murray), of Westminster, London, and of Supreme Court, Trinidad.
3rd Bn. Irish Guards
Son of Robert and Ruby Lydia Gibbs, of Petra, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.
467 Sqdn. Royal Air Force
The squadron flew Avro Lancaster heavy bombers and formed part of No. 5 Group, RAF Bomber Command. It flew its first operation on 2 January 1943, laying mines off the French coast near Furze. It then conducted raids on Germany, France, Norway, Czechoslovakia, and Italy.
Son of Mary Henrietta Purkiss-Ginn, of Hornbeams, Bengeo, Hertford, England.
Bus. VI. School Prefect. Head of House.
'He was in the Vlth Form, a School Prefect and Head of House. In 1934 he was involved in a serious motor accident which left him with a head injury. This prevented his joining the Royal Air Force as he had intended. The war, however, enabled him to realise his ambition. He was accepted in the Royal Air Force and was sent to Canada to train under the Empire Air Training Scheme. ' (Malvernian, Dec 1941).
Son of Charles Algernon and Eva Mary Godwin, of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
House Prefect. Cricket XXII. Football XL.
H.M.S. Quebec. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
'Reported missing from Commando raid, Norway, May, 1943. Captured by Germans; interned Concentration Camp till February 2nd, 1945, when he and others were taken out and shot, "because he was English and the English were winning the war." (This news is from his twin brother Peter, Lieutenant Royal Tank Corps, who lost one leg and had the other badly smashed in action in N. Africa in '42, but is recovered and now ranching in S. America.) ' (Malvernian, Mar 1946).
Son of A. C. Goodall, Dalesbrook, Solihull.
Hist V. House Prefect. Gym. Colours. Swimming team.
Jesus College, Cambridge.
Barrister. In Business. Director, A. Goodall & Co. Ltd (Birmingham).
420 (R.C.A.F.) Royal Air Force
The squadron flew Manchester, Hampden, Wellington, Halifax, and Lancaster aircraft on strategic and tactical bombing operations.
Son of Gerald E. and Hikla C. O. Goodbody, of Lisnagry, Co. Limerick.
Actg. Leading Naval Airman.
H.M.S. Sea Born II. Royal Navy
Son of John David Power Goodwin and Marion Goodwin, Beggar's Bush, South Brent, Devon.
Army I. House Prefect.
Husband of Dulce Beatrix Goodwin, of South Brent. Devon.
Welch Regiment. Cdg. 6th /10th Bn. The Royal Welch Fusiliers Bn.
The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C.
Son of Ian Barnett Gow (5. 09-12) and of Muriel Gow (nee Teacher), of Moffat, Dumfriesshire, and The Garth, Longdown Rd., Guildford.
Mod. Lan. VI. Sixth Form. XI Football.
Pembroke College, Cambridge.
2nd Bn. Scots Guards
Son of Herbert Stanley and Marion Grant, St Anthony, 15 Lathbury Rd, Oxford.
Hist VI. Martin History Prize. School Prefect.
Trinity College, Oxford.
Husband of Kathleen De Angelis Grant, of Tooting, Surrey.
10 O.T.U. Royal Air Force
Bomber training unit
Son of Ferdinand Cecil and Alys Bertie Greatrex, of Lower Bourne, Surrey, and 72 Lissenden Mansions, Highgate Rd, NW5.
Mod. Lan VI. School Prefect. Head of House.
Trained with R.A.F. in Buluwayo. P/O.
Killed in Middle East on Dec. 15, 1943, when his Spitfire hit high-tension cable.
Son of Horace B. and Florence Greey, of Beoley, Worcestershire, England, and 41 St Agnes Rd., Moseley, Birmingham.
Mod Lan. V. House Prefect.
103 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The squadron flew Vickers Wellington bombers.
Reported Missing Aug. 1941; now known to have been killed with all his crew.
Son of Henry Herbert Russell Gresham and of Gladys Elizabeth Gresham (nee Smethurst), c/o Falkland Islands Co., 61 Gracechurch St. Nephew of Irene Dunnett, of Boscombe, Bournemouth, Hampshire.
House Prefect. Swimming Team.
148 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The squadron flew Vickers Wellington bombers.
Missing as a result of air operations in Tobruk Harbour.
Son of Norman and Dorothy Hall, of Cold Ash, Berkshire, and Woodleigh, Bryan Rd., Edgerton, Huddersfield.
Footbal XI 1929,1930.
Artificial Silk Manufacturer.
Husband of Marigold Hall, of Filey, Yorkshire.
196 Bty., 65 Lt. A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery
'He was a Yorkshireman by birth, who might have appeared at first to strangers as shy and unforthcoming, but behind this apparent diffidence there was a real strength of character and a keen almost anxious enthusiasm: to his intimates he gave a simple, loyal and disinterested friendship. As a leading member of the School Football team for two years, particularly of the 1930 team with its brilliantly successful record, he was given a prominence which never in the least affected his natural modesty. He left School at seventeen and started at once on a successful business career in the North. Always a good son and a good brother, he had married recently and it was his ambition that his young son should follow him to his old School. F.S.P.' (Malvernian, March 1942)
Son of H. E. Hamon. 180 Newmarket Rd, Norwich, Norfolk
Mod. Lan. VI. Hansell French. Senior Prefect. Cadet Officer
Killed on active service, May 1941
Son of Robin Percy and Margaret E. Hamp, of Forest Row, Sussex, and 19 Russell Rd, W14. Solicitor.
Hist VI. Burke Military Prize. School Prefect. Head of House. Cadet Officer. Cricket XI. Boxing Colours '33, '34 (Capt.). Ledbury Cap.
3 H.A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery
Previously reported P.O.W., Malaya, now reported died.
Son of H. F. Hampshire, Caixa 10, Santos, Brazil.
In business (Exporting) with E. Johnston & Co.
Returned from Brazil.
141 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The squadron flew on long range intruder operations with Beaufighters over occupied Europe, using the Serrate radar detector, while based at RAF West Raynham in Norfolk.
Son of Major Charles Chetwode Hardy, and of Edith Georgina Hardy (nee Potter), 21 Armour Hill, Tilehurst, Nr Reading.
Army VI. School Prefect.
Husband of H. Margaret Hardy, of Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire.
A.D.C. to H.M. King George VI from 1st October 1944.
The following appreciation is taken from The Times:— To those who knew Air Commodore S. H. Hardy, C.B.E., who was appointed Commandant of the Officers' Advanced Training School at Cranwell in March, 1944, the news of his untimely death at the Royal Air Force Hospital, Rauceby, on 9 April, after an illness lasting several weeks, will have come as a great shock.
During his 21 years' service Stephen Hardy, with his huge stature, became well known in the service, and wherever he went his pleasant personality endeared him to all. He had great faith in the future of the Royal Air Force, and his high ideals and personal example were always an inspiration to those who served with him.
His good work during his last year at Cranwell had already made itself felt, and it came as no surprise to those who knew him when his ability and personal integrity were recognized by his appointment in October, 1944, as an additional Air Aide-de- Camp to the King.
Stephen Hardy never spared himself where duty was concerned. It is true to say that but for his determination to carry on his important work at Cranwell, in spite of the fact that he knew he was a sick man, he might well have been alive to-day. Courteous, sincere, and charming, Stephen Hardy was a fine friend and an able officer whom the service could ill afford to lose at this time. His early death while still in his prime is a great loss to the Royal Air Force and to the many friends that he leaves behind.
Son of Kenneth J. and Ruth Harper, of Ballacolla, Co. Leix, Irish Republic, and Ozleworth Pk., Wotton-under-Edge, Glos.
School Prefect. XI Football. Ledbury Cap. Athletic Colours. L.-Sergt. In O.T.C.
2nd Royal Gloucestershire Hussars
Royal Armoured Corps
His Major writes: "The squadron had to stand up to some 150 enemy tanks and we had to take some heavy punishment. John as usual was right up at the front and giving them everything he had got until he was killed instantaneously by a small-arms bullet. He was far and away my best Troop Leader and his wonderful keenness and complete fearlessness was a grand example and inspiration to all." Those of us who knew John Harper at School would have expected nothing less. (Malvernian, March 1942)
Son of Edward Key Harvey (O.M.) and Nina Jessie Harvey, 88 Colemere Ct. SW5.
Merchant in Singapore.
Husband of Constance Ermentrude Harvey, of Critchmere, Surrey.
1st (Singapore Volunteer Corps) Bn. Straits Settlements Volunteer Force
Son of Mr. Justice A. A. R. Hathorn and V. G. Hathorn, of Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa, and 9 Northumberland Avenue WC2.
Hist V. House Prefect. Athletic Colours.
Sidney Sussex, Cambridge, whence he returned to his home in Pietermaritzburg.
The 1st Royal Natal Carbineers, S.A. Forces
Son of the Hon. Mr Justice K H Hathorn and Agnes E Hathorn, of Pietermaritzburg; husband of Alice R Hathorn, of Pietermaritzburg. M.A. (Cantab.). LL.B. (South Africa).
Matric. Class. School Prefect. Shooting VIII 1909-12 (Capt. 1911, 1912). Football XXII. Cadet Officer.
Gonville and Caius, Cambridge. B.A., LL.B. (S. Africa).
Advocate of South African Supreme Court.
Royal Natal Carbineers, S.A. Forces
attd. 5th. S.A Bde.
Mentioned in Despatches
'Served in the last war 1914-19. Lieut. 6th Dragoon Guards. Despatches. Was serving in this war in N. Africa and died whilst on leave.' (Malvernian, Dec 1943)
Son of G. H. Simpson-Hayward (1.94) and Mrs. M. Simpson-Hayward of Kemerton, Worcestershire, and Icomb Place, Stow-on-theWold, Glos.
Sci V. Gale Entomology Prize. School Prefect. Cricket XXII. Football XXII.
'He was a School Prefect and in the XXII both at Cricket and Football. He inherited his father's interest in Natural History and won the Gale Entomology Prize. After leaving school he became a Tea Planter in Ceylon and returned home to join the R.A.F.' (Malvernian, Dec 1941).
Son of Lt.-Col. Henry Hemsted and Muriel Hope Hemsted, of Naivasha, Kenya and Hilton Park, Wolverhampton.
Hist. VI. School Prefect. Cricket XL.
18 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The squadron flew Blenheim bombers and from 1943–45 supported the allied advance through Italy.
Son of Robert P. Holland and Flora D. Holland, of Whitemere, Grange Rd., Davenport, Stockport, Cheshire.
In business (Dept. Manager).
Capt. 6th Cheshire Regt.
'On leaving Malvern he spent 18 months in Germany, studying the language and German business methods. After his return he took up a business appointment in Manchester. After his return to England John Holland took a prominent part in the athletic life of the Manchester district, playing Rugby Football, Lacrosse, Tennis and Squash. He joined a Territorial Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment before the War, in which he served with characteristic cheerfulness and enthusiasm. He died while on Active Service, somewhere in the South of England.' (Malvernian, Dec 1941).
Son of Buckley Holmes and of Ethel Maud Holmes (nee Wensley), Cannock Park, Deganwy, North Wales.
Hits. VI. School Prefect.
The Queen's College, Oxford (1st Class Jurisprudence).
Civil Servant in Northern Ireland Government.
Husband of Dorothy Margaret Probert Holmes (nee Newman), of Belfast. B.A.
502 Sqdn. Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air Force)
The squadron flew patrols in the Atlantic off the Irish Coast with Armstrong Whitworth Whitleys.
'Behind an attractive diffidence of manner, he concealed a strong determination and this enabled him to take a good position in both House and School and claim the respect of his contemporaries. He had good abilities as shown by his first class at Oxford and his career was full of promise. Though no athlete, he had a good physique and some years ago took up flying as a member of the R.A.F. Reserve. While he was always content with a small circle of friends, it is certain that at Malvern he never had an enemy. F.S.P. ' (Malvernian, Mar 1941).
Son of A. S. Hordern, Holmwood Lo., Dorking.
Died Dec. 1944 as result of crash-accident in 1941.
Son of Ernest Joseph and Emma Hubbard, of Stoughton Lodge, Stoughton Rd., Leicester.
106 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The squadron flew Hampdens in a training role.
Son of Arthur Mitchell Hughes, and of Emily Hughes, of Hale, Cheshire, and Holmside, St. Margaret's Rd., Bowdon, Cheshire.
With Manchester Ship Canal Co.
3. H.A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery
Captured by Japanese, November, 1942. Died in hospital in Rangoon after being released from P.O.W. camp.
Son of Cdr. J. F. Hutchings, D.S.O., R.N., Wake's House, Havant, Hants.
Mod. Lan. V.
'Jim Hutchings had that lively disposition which gets the best out of life, and into his short career he had crammed a variety of enterprise and experience.
Coming to Malvern as an Exhibitioner in 1931, he left early to take advantage of a Scholarship for a year's study at Pomfret School, Connecticut, where he thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the kindness and hospitality with which he was everywhere received. But he was equally pleased, on his return to England, to start in business with a firm of Optical and Naval Instrument Manufacturers, which brought him in touch with the sea. For one of his main interests had always been the Royal Navy, in which his father had served; and in 1938, appreciating the drift towards war, he joined the R.N.V.R.
At the outbreak of war he was called up to complete his training, and then posted to H.M.S. Gurkha, in which he was serving in April, 1940, when she was sunk by enemy air attack in the Kattegat.
It was a tragically short career in the Service, for with his enthusiasm and efficiency there can be no doubt that he had the makings of a first-rate Naval Officer; and all his friends will join us in the deepest sympathy for his parents and his family in their loss. ' (Malvernian, July 1940).
Son of Sir Charles Igglesden, D.L., J.P., F.S.A., F.J.I., and of Lady Igglesden (nee Swatman), of Heathfield, Ashford, Kent.
House Prefect. Cricket XL. Football XL.
Pembroke College, Cambridge.
Husband of Muriel Dorothy Ethel Igglesden, of Liverpool.
South Staffordshire Regiment.
He served in the same regiment with the same rank, 1914-18.
Son of N. H. Illingworth, Middle Hill, Hook Heath, Woking, Surrey.
Sci. V. House Prefect. Rackets Pair.
1st Airlanding Sqd. Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C.
Prisoner of War, Calais, June 1940. Died 29 March, 1944.
Eldest son of Frederick Bernard Jacomb (§ 01) and Mary E. G. Jacomb, of Eastbury Manor, Hallow, Worcester.
Solictor's Articled Clerk.
19th Field Regt. Royal Artillery
'After leaving school he became articled to a solicitor and joined the 6th South Midland Brigade of Territorial Artillery, in which he proved himself a keen and efficient officer.' (Malvernian, July 1940).
Died from illness contracted during service in France
Son of Frank and Marion James, 17 Amhurst Pl, Stamford Hill.
School Prefect. F. XI.
Barrister, Inner Temple.
Assistant Master at Seabrook Lo., Hythe.
1st Great War, Capt., Middlesex Regt., M.C. with Bar.;
Husband of Juliet James, of Dalkeith, Western Australia.
Negri Sembilan Local Defence Corps
Only son of Howard Frederick and Madeleine Hall Jeavons, of Edgbaston, Birmingham, and 62 Cotton Lane, Moseley, Birmingham.
Bus VI. School Prefect. Head of House. Cricket XXII.
Queen's College, Cambridge.
77 Lt. A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery attd. 7th Bn. Worcestershire Regiment
Son of the Hon. Mr. Justice Mirza A.A. Khan, and of Gertrude Harriet Mirza Khan, of Headington, Oxford and Alexandra House, Ballard Estate, Bombay.
Foundation Scholar St Pauls School, London.
Manson Scholar, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.
86 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Coastal Command. Captain of a Beaufort Torpedo Bomber.
Only son of John Christopher Laidlay (§.08) and Maud Laidlay, Lindores, Newburgh, Fife and of Perth.
254 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The squadron flew Bristol Blenheims, part of Coastal Command, patrolling the North Sea, convoy escort work, and reconnaissance.
'At school he was chiefly remarkable for his initiative and spirit of adventure, an ideal temperament for a Pilot Officer.' (Malvernian, Dec 1940).
Son of William Gilchrist Fletcher Laurie and Clarissa Mary Laurie, Uplands, Swakeley's Rd., Ickenham, Middlesex.
Bus. VI. School Prefect. Swimming VIII '39, '40 (Capt.). Sergt. in Corps.
H.M.S. Condor. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (Fleet Air Arm).
On active service in June 1942.
Son of Ernest Louis and Agnes Mary Lee, Moor Park Farm House, Rickmansworth.
Army I. Heywood Prize, School Prefect, Head of House. Cricket XL. Football XL. Cadet Officer.
R.G.A 1913. Captain 1917. Major 1932.
Husband of Barbara A. A. Lee, of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Son of Henry Bevington Legge and Edith Blythne Legge, 59 Carlisle Mansions, Carlisle Pl., SW1.
Mod. V. School Prefect. Head of House. Cricket XI, 1921, 22 (Captain).
Brasenose College Oxford. B.A., 1926. Played for Oxford at Cricket, 1925, 26 (Captain). Kent County C.C. Captain, 1928-30. M.C.C. Team, South Africa, 1926. New Zealand, 1929.
In his first year as Captain, when he was the youngest Captain in first class cricket, Kent were second in the County Championship.
Director of H. B. Legge & Sons, Paper Agents (Cannon St.).
Husband of Rosemary Katharine Legge, of Cranbrook, Kent.
H.M.S. Vulture. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
The following personal tribute appeared in The Times:
May I be allowed to add a few words to your notice of Geoffrey Legge? There is little need to say more about his cricket (which owed much to Frank Woolley) except that he went to South Africa with Stanyforth's M.C.C. XI in 1927-28 and to New Zealand and Australia with the M.C.C. XI under Harold Gilligan in 1929-30, and that on that tour he made a brilliant 196 in the Test Match at Auckland. While he was at Brasenose he was a keen motorist. He was indeed selected to represent Oxford against Cambridge in the motor races and was in consequence almost prevented owing to an accident from leading Oxford against Cambridge at Lord's in 1926. When he abandoned the cricket fields for business, Legge became an ardent airman, bought his own aeroplane, secured his own aerodrome, and made many business flights over Europe. The knowledge of Europe which he acquired from the air and his own personal experience he placed at the disposal of the Government at the time of the crisis in 1938, and in 1939 he immediately joined the Fleet Air Arm. Six days before his death he was promoted Lieutenant-Commander. In 1939 he married Rosemary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James J. Frost—the happiest event of a happy life.
But his friends will remember him first and foremost not for his cricket or for his airmanship but for his personality. Though probably not technically good-looking, there was something about his presence which arrested attention—slim, debonair, invariably neat, and with a merry twinkle in his eye, he lent grace to any society in which he found himself. He was of equable temperament, but always knew his own mind and had the strength of character to act upon his own judgment. Quiet and undemonstrative, he never revealed so much of his inner self but that you wanted to know more. His silences were more companionable than the loquaciousness of most other men. He never wore his heart on his sleeve. He did not make friends easily or lightly, but I doubt whether he ever lost a friend once he had made one. Punctilious in keeping all his engagements, loyalty was the keynote of his character. After he had served some months with the Fleet Air Arm he declared: "The Navy are 100 per cent fine men." The Navy on their part must have welcomed Geoffrey to their fellowship as a recruit who would uphold the highest traditions of their Service. But his loss will be most sorely felt by those who knew him longest.
(Malvernian, Dec 1940).
Son of Melling and Beatrice Lever, of Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno, Caernarvonshire, and Copleydene, Ebberston Rd., Colwyn Bay.
116 Lt. A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery
Mentioned in Despatches
'He had been detailed to give close support to an Infantry Battalion engaged in clearing the town of Hertogenbosh, and after three days of very successful fighting he was killed by machine-gun fire. His Colonel writes:— "A more gallant death could not be imagined . . . And his work in those last few days was outstandingly brilliant."
Killed on Oct. 30th, 1944, while commanding a troop of Light A.A. Battery in Holland.' (Malvernian, Mar 1945)
Son of Sidney John and Clara Lister, of Formby, Merseyside, and Sandycroft, Freshfield, nr Liverpool.
School Prefect. XI Football and Cricket.
Husband of Elsie M. Lister
Son of E. Liversidge, Lynwood, Oxford Rd, Dewsbury.
Math VI. School Prefect. F. XXII.
Scholar, Trinity, Camb. 1st Cl. Math. Trip.
Husband of Joan Liversidge, of Marylebone, London. B.A. (Cantab.).
405 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(Converted from Wellington bombers to the Handley Page Halifax in April 1942, taking part in the historic 1,000-bomber raid on Cologne on the night of 30/31 May 1942.)
Son of Algernon Knight Lofts, and of Ethelind Minnie Lofts, of Warminster, Wiltshire, and Broxbornebury, Broxbourne, Herts.
Estate Agent (Articled).
Husband of Alma Lofts, of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
2nd Bn. Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
Son of Alexander Graham Low and Annie Low, 9 Holland Park.
Husband of Susan Mary Low, of Farnham, Surrey.
57 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The squadron flew Vickers Wellington bomber from November 1940.
Son of R. C. MacDougall, Enborne Grange, Newbury, Berks.
Army I. School Prefect. C.XL. Boxing Cols.
Sandhurst (Boxing Capt.).
Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry.
British Isles Pentathlon at Los Angeles 1932. Army officers (India) L. Weight (33), Feather-Weight (34) Champion.
Husband of J. M. McDougall, of Newbury, Berkshire.
2nd Gt. War, W/Cdr., R.A.F. D.F.C. Died on active service, December 1942.
Son of David James Mackay, and of Lucy Mackay (nee Thompson).
Science I. School Prefect. Shooting VIII.
Wadham College, Oxford.
Great War 1914-18 (overseas), Private R.E. Major, Queen Victoria's Rifles.
Husband of Lucie Mackay (nee Sarazin).
Fl./Lt. R.A.F.V.R. Died at British Military Hospital, Delhi, Oct. 1944.
Son of Mrs Maclean, Heybridge, Prestbury, Macclesfield.
Math V. House Prefect. Cricket XI 1935-36. XL Football.
38 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
The squadron flew Wellington Bombers.
Missing believed killed, the other members of the crew being prisoners of war.
Son of Lt-Cdr. A. D. L. Macpherson, The Rabbits. Cottesbrooke, Northampton.
No. 40 R.M. Commando. Royal Marines
Son of Leonard and Adele Mager, of Hoxne, Suffolk, and of Tilehurst, Furze Hill, Purley, Surrey.
Baldwin Geog. Prize. House. Prefect. Swimming Cols. F.XL
Insurance Broker (Lloyds).
Husband of Meriel Townshend Mager, of Tiverton, Devon.
165 Field Regt. Royal Artillery
Son of Robert Pentland Mahaffy, and of the Hon. Mrs. Mahaffy, of Greatash, Chislehurst, Kent
Class. VI. Warrington Exhib. Senior Chapel Prefect. Head of House. Cadet Officer. Fielder Exhib. For Greek,
Exhibitioner of King's College, Cambridge.
1st Bn. Irish Guards
Son of Harry Montague Mann and Dorothy Fleming Mann, c/o Arnold & Co., Shanghai.
Husband of Dorothy Mary Mann, of Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty.
In business in China.
Killed near Long Stop Hill, N. Africa.
Son of John Scott Marshall and Florence Jane Marshall. c/o Miss Wagstaff, Fieldways, Claverton Down, Bath.
King's College, London and Cambourne School of Mines.
Son of H. Marston, Blue Border, Mudeford, Hants.
House Prefect. Ledbury Cap.
H.M.S. Poulmic. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
'He was for some years in India with the Burma Shell Company and later in business in England. His most conspicuous activity at school was swimming, for which he also won several prizes in India. Always fond of the sea, at the outbreak of War he joined up as A.B. on a minesweeper, was promoted to Lieutenant and was in charge of several sweepers when his boat was sunk.' (Malvernian, Mar 1941).
Son of Richard de Kirklavington Maynard (O.M.) and Susan B. Maynard, of The Quarry, Ebberston, Scarborough, Yorkshire.
Hist VI. House Prefect. Sixth Form.
185 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Fighter squadron in the Mediterranean from May 1941. Converted from Hurricanes to Spitfires in May 1942.
Son of Ralph and Gwendoline Milnes, The Old Bank House, Worksop, Notts.
Senior Chapel Prefect. Head of House. Cadet Officer. Football XL
Exeter College, Oxford. (2nd Cl., Jurisprudence). Solicitor to Essex County Council.
Husband of Cynthia Milnes, of Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire. B.A.(Oxon.).
9th Queen's Royal Lancers Royal Armoured Corps
Son of L. S. Milward (2.78-84), of Stoberry, Malvern.
Math V. House Prefect.
Surveyor with Berks and Radnor C.C.
Farmer in Argentine.
Sapper, R.E. Served in France, N. Africa, Syria and Palestine. Invalided. Died April 1944.
Son of Trevor Llewelyn Mort and Ethel Mary Mort, Fernhill, Treherbert, Glamorgan.
Hist V. House Prefect.
Selwyn College, Cambridge. B.A. (Law Tripos) 1935.
Husband of Pamela Evelyn Beatrix Mort, of Sketty, Swansea.
23 Field Regt. Royal Artillery. Mentioned in Despatches.
Son of William Henry and Rose Winifred Moss, of Godden Green, Sevenoaks, Kent.
Junior Chapel Prefect. Head of House. Rackets Pair. Cricket XI 1928- (Capt. '29, '30).
Trinity College, Oxford, B.A. (2nd Cl. Mod. History). Golf Blue, 1931-34 (Capt. '33).
Schoolmaster at St David's Reigate and Radley College.
61 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Bomber squadron. Flew Lancasters from May 1942.
The Warden of Radley (Mr. J. C. Vaughan Wilkes) wrote the following for The Times: — Squadron Leader E. H. Moss, D.F.C., whose death was recently reported, was killed in March of last year at the age of 32. He was educated at Hawtreys', at Malvern, and at Trinity College, Oxford; and was a master at Radley College from 1936 until war broke out, when he joined The Wiltshire Regiment. He was promoted captain in 1940, but in 1941 transferred to the R.A.F. After being trained as a pilot, he was for some time an instructor, and then flew a number of operational flights in Lancasters. He was awarded the D.F.C. shortly before his death. At Malvern Jimmy Moss was in the cricket XI for four years, captain of cricket his last two years, and in the rackets pair.
At Oxford he narrowly missed his cricket "blue"—many people would agree that he amply deserved it. He was a beautiful bat and a rapid scorer. He played four years for the University at golf, and was captain his last two years—and a very good player he was. He came "down" with a good degree in history and became a schoolmaster—an extraordinarily good one, beloved by all who knew him, boys and masters. His capacity for seeing always the best in other people, his modesty, his high sense of duty, won instant admiration and affection. He was always natural, genuine, and sincere, giving himself heart and soul to whatever he had to do, and surprised if others seemed grateful for services which he regarded as obvious and simple duties.
The high standard he set himself was infectious and inspiring, so that it was natural for all who knew him to respond with the best they had to give. Many who heard him talk of Bomber Command will remember how moving was his enthusiasm for his service, his admiration of his brother airmen from all parts of the Empire and America, his warm appreciation of the ground crews that served him—in fact, his whole love of humanity and humble thankfulness to God.
Son of William Hall Moxey and Margaret Lawrence Moxey, 111 Gresham House, Old Broad St.
Husband of Mary Arthur Moxey, of Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. His son, Nigel Hall Moxey, also died on service.
Director of the Moxey Conveyor and Transport Co., Ltd.
'He served throughout the last war as a Captain in the 12th Bn. York and Lancashire Regt., and in the R.F.C. In March, 1939, he was commissioned as a Pilot Officer in the Administrative and Special Duties Branch of the R.A.F. Volunteer Reserve, and served at home and in France, from where being on a special mission in the neighbourhood of Paris at the time of the collapse of the French Armies he escaped only with great difficulty. He was also a recognised expert in dealing with unexploded bombs and was constantly called upon for this hazardous work in the succeeding months. It was in this way that he lost his life in August. Full of life and energy in all he did, Eric Moxey was also one of the most loyal of Malvernians, and had four sons at the School. To his wife and to them we offer our deep sympathy in the loss of so gallant a husband and father.' (Malvernian, Dec 1940).
Citation, London Gazette of 17th Dec 1940:
'On 27th August, 1940, it was reported that two unexploded bombs were embedded in an aerodrome. Squadron- Leader Moxey, a technical intelligence officer employed at the aerodrome, immediately volunteered to remove them, although fully aware of the risk entailed. One of the bombs exploded, causing his death. On many occasions Squadron Leader Moxey has exhibited similar complete disregard for his personal safety.'
Son of Sqdn. Ldr. Eric Lawrence Moxey, G.C., R.A.F. (killed in action 27th August, 1940), and of Mary Arthur Moxey, of Walton-on-Thames, Surrey,
and 249 Hagley Rd., Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Son of Frank Arthur and Eleanor Mary Mumby, Kent Lo., Foxley Lane, Purley.
Husband of Margaret Mumby, of Ley Hill, Buckinghamshire.
Served in Norway and Iceland. Lost at sea on active service whilst acting as ship's adjutant.
Son of H. N. Murray, Elcot, 7 Derby Rd., Caversham, Oxon.
214 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Killed while Captain of a Wellington Bomber over Germany.
Son of Joseph Louis and Betty Nathan, 15 Edensor Rd., Eastbourne.
1st Gt War, Cadet Bn.
Managing Director, J. Halley & Co., Ltd., Calcutta.
Husband of Betty Nathan, of Braunton, Devon.
Indian Canteen Corps
'Died March 30, 1945, in British Military Hospital, Poona, after service in Assam and Burma.' (Malvernian, Mar 1946).
Son of Spencer John and Mabel Newey, 62 Wake Green Rd., Moseley, Birmingham
Husband of Anne Newey, of Bassett, Hampshire.
Assoc. Auctioneers and Surveyors Insts.
179 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The squadron flew Wellington bombers.
Son of Lt-Col William and M. L. Nichol, Feltham Ho., Loughton, Essex.
Mod. Remove. House Prefect.
Bank of England.
Husband of Nancy B. Nichol (nee Riviere), of Finchley, Middlesex.
4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters)
Royal Armoured Corps
'He was Squadron Leader of a squadron he had himself formed, for he had been an officer in the Regiment for many years. One of his officers wrote: "He was killed doing one of the most gallant things that have been done out here. He went in himself on an aerodrome that we were defending three times to get out wounded men under terrific fire. The third time he was killed. A magnificent Squadron-Leader."' (Malvernian, March 1942)
Son of Sydney and Ethel Nicholls, of Lugano, Powell Rd, Buckhurst Hill.
Husband of Renee S. Nicholls, of Epsom Downs, Surrey.
H.M.S. Patia. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Son of K.W.Owen, Upper Maze Hill, St. Leonards.
Christ Church Oxford, B.A. 1911. Trial Eights 1909, 1910.
Assistant Master and Secretary to the Strand School, London. Imperial Life Assurance of Canada.
Author of Modern Bridge.
2nd Lieut., Royal Sussex Regt (Special Reserve) June 1914.
1st Gt. War (overseas) A/ Major, Despatches.
2nd Gt. War, Major, General List.
Address: 1 Camley Gardens, Maidenhead, Berkshire.
Killed by enemy action in London, 1941. Died at Brooke's Market, Brooke's Court, Holborn.
Detailed biography at Christ Church, Oxford
Son of Christopher and Phyllis Clare Owen, of Lustleigh, Devon, and Annfield, Dickoya, Ceylon.
106 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
The squadron flew Lancaster bombers.
Son of Edmund Robertson Page and Christabel Mary Page, of Pitlochry, Perthshire.
House Prefect. Sixth Form. Boxing Colours, '41, '42 (Capt.). Ledbury Cap. He won the Sword of Honour at Sandhurst in 1944.
2nd Bn. Coldstream Guards
Died in Bangalore, S. India, as result of an illness contracted on active service in Italy.
Son of Donald Ashford Palmer and Mabel Beatrice Palmer, of Sale Hill Ho., Sheffield.
Hist VI. House Prefect. Swimming Colours 1939. Sergeant in Corps.
York and Lancaster Regiment and No. 1 Commando
Son of Alfred Henry Parry and of Beatrice Elizabeth Parry (nee Fairbairn), Parasia P.O., Central Provinces, India.
In business (Anglo-Iranian Oil Co.).
Husband of Margery Cunningham Parry (nee Work), of Ashtead, Surrey.
254 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The unit operated Bristol Blenheims, and in 1941 introduced torpedos and primarily operated in an anti-shipping role.
Son of Dr. Dufrig Hughes Pennant and Rachel Pennant, Penydre, Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire.
Husband of Elizabeth Thomson Pennant.
137 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The squadron flew Hurricane Mk.IV fighter-bombers from June 1943 until February 1944 when the Hurricane was exchanged for the Hawker Typhoon.
Son of R. G. P.(O.M.), Boxcroft, Langley Park Rd., Sutton, Surrey.
Serv. V. S. Prefect. Shooting Cols.
2nd Gt. War, F/O., R.A.F.
Killed accidentally in Germany, March 1949.
Son of G. H. Pearson-Perry (O.M.), Portland Ho., Pedmore, Stourbridge.
Head of House. School Prefect.
Engineer M.I.M.E. Director of Mobberly & Derry.
Lieut. 7th Bn. Worcestershire Regt.
605 Sqdn.Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air Force)
Fighter squadron with Hawker Hurricanes.
'Humorous, high-spirited but essentially level-headed, George Perry threw himself with energy into all that he undertook. At school his most outstanding talent was his marksmanship. He had long been interested in Flying and several years before the War was a Flight-Lieutenant in the Auxiliary Air Force. He was the son of G. H. Pearson-Perry (§.87) and was married to Ruth, third daughter of Charles Toppin. ' (Malvernian, Mar 1941).
Reported missing in June 1940 and now presumed killed.
Son of G.H. Peters (O.M.), 6 Sylvan Way, Bognor.
'He was articled to his father, G. H. B. Peters (6.98) and qualified as a Solicitor in July, 1936. During that time he was a Lieutenant in the 4th Battalion (Territorial) of the Royal Sussex Regt. He joined the R.A.F. at the end of 1937. He was killed in a fight over the Irish Sea on September 29th. A list of his victories supplied by his Squadron Intelligence Officer shows that he had destroyed three enemy aircraft certainly, and had to his credit two more probables and other possibles; he also broke up a formation of thirty bombers over Kent on August 31st by making a "head on" attack. He was at first with a bomber squadron but changed to the fighter squadron of which he was a very popular member.' (Malvernian, Dec 1940).
Son of Herbert and A. M. Phillips, of Arden, Kingswood, Surrey and West Worthing, Sussex.
Chartered Accountant in India.
1st Bn. 13th Frontier Force Rifles
Mentioned in Despatches
Son of Arnold and Ursula Phillips, of Godalming, Surrey, and 25 Coal Exchange, London EC4.
With Prudential Assur. Co., Ltd.
Joined R.A.F.V.R. before the war. Instructor 1940. F/L Malta Squadron
Son of A. J. F. Platt and Norah Platt, Barnby Manor, Newark.
3rd King's Own Hussars. Lieutenant 1931.
2nd Gt. War, Major.
Husband of Daphne Victoria Platt, of Muirhouselaw, Roxburghshire.
Killed in Middle East, February 1943.
“DEAR HUSBAND OF DAPHNE, ONLY SON OF A.J.F.& N. PLATT. "HIS WAYS WERE WAYS OF GENTLENESS." R.I.P.”
Extract from Frank Wallbank's diary - a fitter in the regiment, February 1942
'On Wednesday the Aleppo-Pererat train had a head-on collision 80km out. 27 soldiers, including 3 officers and 4 men of ours being killed. Today, Sunday has been the big military funeral, each coffin on a 15cwt truck, travelling through the town, to the French cemetery. Five more fellows and myself were bearers to 'Stuka' King, the squadron's favourite. Among the killed was Major Platt, our squadron leader. Beside the grave a firing party of 21 men fired a volley and Joe Peters played 'The Last Post' reveille. A very good service all through.'
Son of Sidney Harold and Mabel Porter, of Sandwell, Handsworth Wood Rd., Birmingham.
H.M.S. Safeguard,Royal Navy
'Ordinary Signalman H.M.S. Royal Arthur. At the time of the evacuation from Dunkirk he was due for leave, but apparently volunteered with three local fishermen to help in their fishing boats. A letter from the Captain commanding to his parents says: "They had saved 1,000 lives and were being towed by another boat when they struck a mine and were blown up. Your boy had always done well and as their commanding officer I have seen what these boys have done and I am proud of them." Being blessed with neither good health nor outstanding ability he made no great mark at school, and it is said that he was over-sensitive about his apparent lack of success; but all will allow that when his chance came he took it and that his name stands high on our "Roll of Honour".' (Malvernian, July 1940).
Son of Horace Lionel Potter, and of Florence Jane Potter, of Penn, Oatlands Chase, Weybridge, Surrey.
Clerk in N. Y. K. Line.
Wireless Operator.115 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
His squadron, in August 1941, undertook the initial Service trials of Gee, the first of the great radar navigational and bombing aids. (Gee was developed on the grounds of Malvern College as Malvern relocated to Blenheim Palace and then Harrow during the war). As a result of its subsequent report on these trials Gee was put into large-scale production for RAF Bomber Command.
Lancaster bombers replaced the Wellingtons in March 1943.
Son of V. J. Radbone, Crown Ho., Crown Ho., Aldwych.
Swimming Cols. (Capt.).
Emmanuel College, Cambridge. B.A.
'Killed in an accident on August 4th when flying on active service. After leaving School, where he was Captain of Swimming, he went up to Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and later became an Aeronautical Engineer Flying Officer, Reserve of R.A.F.' (Malvernian, Dec 1940).
Son of Albert and Richie Raymond, c/o E. D. Sassoon & Co., Bombay.
Mod. Lan. VI.
Exchange Broker 1927.
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Son of Charles Knowles Rayson and of Linda Knowles Rayson, of Norton Hall, Worcester and of Westminster, London. B.A. (Cantab.).
Math. V. House Prefect. Fives Pair.
Clare College, Cambridge. B.A. 1926
Son of John (O.M.)and Gladys Rew, Whitchurch, Aylesbury, Bucks.
Army V. House Prefect. Boxing Colours. Ledbury Cap.
Husband of Felicity Mary Rew, of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
"B" Sqn. 16th/5th Lancers Royal Armoured Corps
Cdg. "A" Sqdn. North Irish Horse Royal Armoured Corps
Mentioned in Despatches
Son of Frank Branson Richards and of Harriet Louise Richards (nee Bowman), of San Francisco, California, U.S.A, and Merlins Mead, Riversdale, Bourne End, Bucks.
Army VI. House Prefect. Boxing and Athletic Colours.
Royal Berkshire Regiment and No. 7 Commando
Mentioned in Despatches
'Captured at Bardia, April, 1941, after blowing up ammunition on our retreat. Killed whilst trying to escape at the time of the fall of Italy.' (Malvernian, Jul 1944)
His brother John Edward also fell.
Son of Frank Branson Richards and of Harriett Louise Richards (nee Bowman), of San Francisco, California, U.S.A, and Merlins Mead, Riversdale, Bourne End, Bucks.61 Sqdn.
Math V. Football XXII.
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 61 Sqdn
Beginning operations with Hampdens, the squadron converted in July 1941 to the more modern Manchesters and later (spring 1942), Lancaster bombers.
His brother Branson also died on service.
Son of James and Mabel Richmond, of Huntingdon, and Linkside, Copthorne, Sussex.
Mod. Lan VI. House Prefect.
Pembroke College, Cambridge.
1st Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment
Son of Thomas Millett Rickards (O.M.) and Mary Leburn Rickards, of Wentworth, Surrey, and Lockside, West Byfleet, Surrey.
Sci VI. School Prefect. XL Football. Sergt. in O.T.C.
H.M.S. "Xmas" Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
'On leaving School he joined the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co., and the R.N.V.R., in which he received a commission when war was declared. He saw service in the Mediterranean and was killed in action in Feb. 1942. ' (Malvernian, March 1942)
Son of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Ringer, 7 Oura, Nagasaki, Japan.
Husband of P. E. Ringer, of Pickering, Yorkshire.
5th Bn. 14th Punjab Regiment
'Was cut off with some of his regiment in July '43 and is reported to have died in Malaya in January, 1945.' (Malvernian, Dec 1945). NB CWGC says he died in Jan 1942.
Son of Arthur Edward and Evelyn Winifred Stokes-Roberts, of Red Walls, Stratford-on-Avon.
Serv. V. House Prefect.
6th Bn. Grenadier Guards
Son of William Stuart Robertson and Margaret Robertson, of Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, and Uplands, Brocton, Stafford.
106 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The squadron flew Manchester, and then Lancaster bombers, taking part in the 1,000-bomber raids on Cologne, Essen and Bremen, and in 1942 in the first "shuttle-bombing" raids of Friedrichshafen and Spezia, and the attack on Peenemunde.
Son of Colonel Thomas Leslie Rogers, O.B.E., and Dorothy Frazer Rogers, of Rusholme, Manchester, and Glenarthur, Netley St., Farnborough, Hants.
Army VI. School Prefect. Head of House. Cricket XI 1934-36. Football XXII. Fives Cols.
Woolwich.Royal Artillery attd. 51 Sqdn. Royal Air Force (Bomber squadron)
Accidentally killed whilst flying on duty, March 1942.
'Contemporaries of F. L. Rogers will mourn the loss of a staunch friend and cheery companion. From his early days at Malvern he showed promise as a cricketer and was in the XI in his second year while still a junior. A useful bowler, a bat to send in when the game needed pulling round, it was in the field that he made his mark, where—as first slip—he combined an appearance of sleepy boredom with the ability to connect with any ball within reach. But his ability was not limited to cricket, and in addition to three successive years in the XI, he was Head of House, College Prefect, a C.S.M. in the Corps, and gained his XXII at Football and a Fives Colour. From Malvern he went on to Woolwich and was gazetted (R.A.) in 1938.
He was in France in the first month of the War and remained there until his safe return from Dunkirk. "Thereafter he became interested in the bearing of air observation upon artillery, and it was while engaged on this specialised work that he met his death accidentally while flying. So ends a career of promise, and so departs one whose quiet good humour and sound common sense endeared him to his many friends. To his parents and sister we would extend our deepest sympathy.' (Malvernian, Jul 1942)
Son of Capt. Arthur J. Ross and Baroness de Ros, of Old Court, Strangford, Co. Down, Northern Ireland.
H.M.S. Liverpool, Royal Navy.
The following personal tribute from Viscount Bangor is taken from The Times:
'No one who knew Peter Ross can have read the notice of his having given his life in the service of his country without feelings of the deepest regret. He had such a friendly and lovable disposition, and was beloved universally. Few men can have been so popular among people of all classes. He was especially popular among those of his old home in Ireland, who all adored him. Ross was educated at Malvern College, and then he entered the Royal Naval Engineering College, Keyham. He had a good share of foreign service in the Mediterranean and China and also at Bermuda and on the Pacific Coast of North America. His last ship was H.M.S. Liverpool, and he took an active part in her fitting out on the Clyde before proceeding in her to the East Indian Station, and subsequently to the Mediterranean.
Peter Ross enjoyed his life to the full, and his enthusiasm for that branch of his profession in which he served was unbounded. He was never happier than when tuning up motor engines for racing, and he was a very fine mechanic. At the same time he was quite at home in a sailing boat, and had a good share of success racing in the smaller classes. He was very clever at drawing and sketching, and his work showed that he must have spent many hours of study to obtain so high a standard. Whatever his hand found to do he did with all his might, but his profession came first, and it may be safely said that he would rather have lost his life doing his duty for his King and country than in any other way. Peter Ross was in many respects unique. His loss will leave a blank in the lives of his many friends who knew and loved him.'
Son of N. W. R., Sedgwick, 126 Fog Lane, Didsbury, Manchester
Hist. VI. School Prefect
Styring School. (Hist.)
Queen's College, Oxford.
1st Bn. Royal Welch Fusiliers
Distinguished Service Order for gallantry in Burma. Killed in action, May, 1944.
Son of Professor Sidney Russ, C.B.E., and Mary Russ, Foxella, Matfield, Kent.
Mod. Lan VI. House Prefect. Hansell French. Hansell German. Chance Prize.
New College, Oxford.
Husband of Rosamund Ursula Mary Russ, of Matfield, Kent. M.A.
H.M S. Rajaliya, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Son of A. E. R., Kenholme, Avenue Rd., Malvern.
Matric Class. Head of House.
Husband of Violet Mary Ruthven, of Yelverton, Devon.
2nd. Lieut. 8th (H.D.) Bn. Kings Royal Rifle Corps. October, 1940
Son of Maj. Malcolm J. Sandeman, and of Helen M. Sandeman, of 8 Wear Bay Cres., Folkestone.
Stock Exchange 1934.
Royal Air Force Ferry Command.
He brought U.S. aircraft across from Bermuda.
Son of R.H. Sandon, 6 Half Moon St., Piccadilly
Mod. Lan. V. White Medal.
142 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The squadron flew night bombing missions over Germany and occupied western Europe in the Vickers Wellington heavy bomber.
Son of Sir Edwin Savill, and Lady Savill, Howe Green, Hertford.
R.F.A. 1915. R.H.A. 1918.
Husband of Rene Savill, of Windsor, Berkshire.
116 Field Regt. Royal Artillery
The following notice is taken from The Times:— Lieutenant-Colonel Alfred Cecil Savill, D.S.O., M.C., Royal Artillery, who died at Windsor on September 17, gained high distinction in the field both in this war and in the last. At the age of 19 he was reputed to be the youngest major in the British Army and during the years he served in France he won the M.C. and bar and was three times mentioned in despatches. In the present war he was again mentioned in despatches and was awarded the D.S.O. for his gallantry in the retreat to Dunkirk. The youngest son of Sir Edwin and Lady Savill, he was born on December 22, 1897, and was educated at Malvern and at Woolwich. In April, 1915, he obtained his commission in the Royal Field Artillery and went to France a few months later. His progress was rapid. In December of the same year he became adjutant to the 122nd Brigade; by the end of 1917 he had been promoted to be acting-major; in 1918 he commanded his battery.
He was wounded in France. After the armistice he was awarded his "jacket" and on his retirement was placed on the reserve with the rank of brevet major. He then qualified as a chartered surveyor, and during the whole of the inter-war period he practised as a member of his father's firm, Messrs. Alfred Savill and Sons, in which capacity he advised many City companies. In June, 1939, he returned to the Army and became attached to the 30th Field Regiment, R.A., and went to France during the first few days of the war. I n July, 1940, after Dunkirk, he was promoted Lieutenant Colonel on taking command of the 53rd (Worcester Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment. Finally, he was given command of the 116th Field Regiment, which he held until a few weeks before his death.
He married in 1921 Irene Dawson, by whom he had a son and two daughters.
A correspondent writes:—' 'Alfred Savill had many qualities, but outstanding was that of leadership. He had an almost uncanny power of inspiring with his own superb confidence those who worked at his side. If ever there was a 'born soldier' it was he. And to him in his heart the years between the wars were but the interval between the two great acts of his life: acts in which he was called to play so great a part and thus, with every ounce of his energy and strength, to serve the country that he loved so well."
Son of Henry and Mary Scard, 30 Hamilton Terr., Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire.
Husband of Marguerite L. Scard, of Llandaff, Cardiff.
Royal Institute of British Architects. Archibald Dawnay Scholarship (Welsh Sch of Architecture, Cardiff).37 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The squadron flew Vickers Wellington bombers in the Middle East from November 1940.
Son of N. M. Scholfield, 75 South Croxted Rd., Dulwich.
Hist. VI. Moore-Bayley, Lea Shakespeare Prizes. Junior Chapel Prefect.
St Edmund Hall, Oxford.
H.M.S. Hurworth, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.
Son of Major Thomas Richard Barter Seigne, formerly Royal Field Artillery, and of Anna Eliza Seigne, of St. Anns Hill, Co Cork, Ireland.
149 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The squadron flew Vickers Wellington bombers and then, in November 1941, the Short Stirling, taking part in the first 1,000 bomber raid.
Son of Frank and Emily Shippam, Potwell Copse Ho., Walberton, Arundel, Sussex.
Hist V. House Prefect. Shooting VIII. Cricket XXII.
Husband of Elizabeth Mary Shippam, of Bighton, Hampshire.
Royal Sussex Regiment attd. 1/7th Bn. Middlesex Regiment
Mentioned in Despatches
Son of Harold Alexander Sloan and Mabel Fitzgerald Sloan, of Bray, Co. Wicklow, and 7 Iona Pk., Glasnevin, Dublin.
Dublin University (School of Physics and Dentistry). (Hockey and Tennis Cols.). B.A. 1936, M.B., B.Ch.(Dublin).
Sir Patrick Dun's Hosp.
H.M.S. Javelin, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
'Leaving Malvern young he went to Dublin University (School of Physics and Dentistry). Hockey and Tennis Colours. Later he worked at Sir Patrick Davis' Hospital.
Posted as "Missing, Presumed killed."' (Malvernian, Mar 1941).
Son of Oscar Henry and Grace Evelyn Smalley, of The Elms, St. Andrew's Rd., Malvern.
Math. VI. House Prefect.
H.M.S. Sparrowhawk, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Son of Edward Leaf Smeeton and of Charlotte Mildred Smeeton (nee Leighton), Barklye Wood, Heathfield, Sussex.
School Prefect. Shooting VIII, 1925-26. Special Entry R.N.
Cadets Engineering, Devonport and Greenwich.
Husband of Enid Mona Smeeton (nee Brockman), of Ivybridge, Devon.
He was on H.M.S Glorious, which was an aircraft carrier, carrying Swordfish, and was sunk by the Scharnhorst at approximately 6.10pm on the 8th June 1940 off Norway.Map
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Son of Dr A. H. Smith, 2 Blenheim Rd., Bradford.
C-in-C's Certificate for gallantry.
Killed in action in W. Europe, August 1944
Son of Capt Rowland Holroyd-Smyth and Alice Holroyd Smyth, of Ballynatray, Youghal, Co. Cork, Irish Republic.
66 Lt. A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery
'Killed in action at Athens, 13th Dec., 1944, shortly after a single-handed act of gallantry, which "had prevented enemy forces from getting close enough to H.Q. to use dynamite." (Malvernian, Mar 1946).
Son of Charles Inman Smyth and Jessie Smyth, Wood Leys, Finchfield, Wolverhampton.
Army VI. School Prefect. Head of House.
Husband of Elspeth Elizabeth Geddes Smyth, of Farnham, Surrey.
South Wales Borderers Cdg. 10th Bn. The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C.
Died of wounds, Apeldoorn Hospital, Holland.
Son of William Knight Smyth and Ann Smyth, of Roehampton, London, and Boroadmead, Station Rd., Tring, Herts.
"C" Sqn. 7th Queen's Own Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps
With 'Daily Telegraph'.
Son of A. J. H. Snushall, Cotsford, Solihull.
Sci. V. House Prefect
1st Wing The Glider Pilot Regiment, A.A.C.
Wounded and missing at Arnhem.
Died Between 18/09/1944 and 25/09/1944
Son of Harry and Catherine Isabella Sopper, of Bayhorne, Horley, Surrey.
1st Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Son of Sir (Hippolyte) Louis (Wiehe du Coudray) Souchon, C.B.E., and Lady Souchon (nee Rouillard), Fen Pl., Turner's Hill, Sussex
Army I.Grey French 1913, 1914. House Prefect.
Sandhurst. 15th Hussars 1914.
15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps
Served in the last war with the 15th Hussars and won the M.C. He retired as Captain in 1922, but rejoined his old regiment with the same rank and died of wounds in May 1940.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Stainton, of Glengorse, Battle, Sussex.
Army VI. House Prefect.
16 Field Regt. Royal Artillery
Son of William Glen Stares and Gertrude Grace Stares, Manor House, Upham, Hants.
3 Field Regt. Royal Artillery
Son of Alfred William Gamble Stranack and Constance Maud Stranack, 178 Hurst Grove, Bedford.
Army I. House Prefect.
Husband of Edith Ann Stranack, of Wrecclesham, Farnham, Surrey.
Killed in an accident on duty in England
Son of Robert and Agatha Mary Sykes, 3 Gloucester Row, Clifton, Bristol.
Sixth. School Prefect.
Head of House. Editor of 'The Malvernian'.
Gonville and Caius, Cambridge. B.A. 1921.
Diploma in Forestry 1922.
Colonial Forest Service, Nigeria, 1922.
Husband of Joye Sykes, of Hopedale, Langford, Bristol.
Civilian War Dead
'Whilst on leave in 1940 was an official fire-fighter in the Battle of London and was killed by a direct hit on a convoy on his way back to Africa.' (Malvernian, Dec 1943)
Son of Thomas Bailey Tate, C.S.I. (5.01), and Decima Tate, of Alnmouth, Northumberland, and Eglingham Lea, Eglingham, Northumberland.
Jesus College, Cambridge.
83 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The squadron flew Handley Page Hampden bombers with raids against German naval and coastal targets, including against concentrations of Invasion shipping in the Channel Ports in the late summer/autumn of 1940, with a raid on Antwerp on the night of 15 September 1940.
'"Nicky" was captain and navigator of a bomber, which made a forced landing off Holland on the return journey from Germany, and is presumed to have been killed then. His death will be keenly felt by all his contemporaries and many friends.' (Malvernian, Dec 1941).
Son of Edmund Collins Taylor and Evelyn Mary Dorlisa Taylor, of 4 Eddisbury Rd., West Kirby, Cheshire.
Served for 2 years in a Battleship, volunteered for submarines.
H.M. Submarine P.222, Royal Navy
Most likely sunk off Capri, 12 December 1942 by Italian torpedo boat.Wikipedia
Son of Frederick John and Alice Winifred Taylor, of St. Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, and Oakwood, Briton Ferry, South Wales.
Stockbroker (J. H. Rowland & Co., Swansea).
Husband of Pattie Eugenie Taylor.
Royal Army Service Corps
Died in Baragwanath Military Hospital, S.A. June 1943.
Son of Lt.-Col. Charles Mytton Thornycroft, C.B.E., D.S.O., and of Vida Maude Thornycroft, of Erway, Shropshire., and Wyecliffe Ho., Breinton, Hereford.
Capt. Beds, and Herts. Regt., attached Monmouthshire Regt.
His brother, Charles Grey Mytton Thornycroft also fell.
Son of J. M. Tucker, 5 Paper Buildings, Temple, E.C.4.
78 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The squadron flew Armstrong Whitworth Whitley night bombers, and in February 1941, flying from Malta, were used to drop paratroops over southern Italy for Operation Colossus, the first British paratroop operation of the Second World War.
Son of Edward Ellis Turner, C.S.I., I.P., and Jannette Fisher Turner, of Newton Abbot, Devon, and 26 Bishopsgate, EC2.
School Prefect. Football XI.
6th Bn. Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Son of Brigadier William Arthur Scales Turner, M.C., and Elsie April Turner, of 13 Catharine St., Westminster, London.
Army VI. House Prefect. House Football Colours. Corporal in O.T.C.
11 Bty., 1 Field Regt. Royal Artillery
Son of Cedric Percy and Dorothy Type, of Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, and 2 Oxford Rd., Moseley, Birmingham.
Army VI. House Prefect.
4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards, Royal Armoured Corps
Son of Vincent Rawson Scott Vickers and Gwyneth Howard Vickers, of Yew Trees, Wye, Kent.
Mod. Lan. V. Cricket XL.
Diploma in Estate Management, Wye College A.L.A.S.
Asiatic Petroleum Co.
104 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The squadron flew the Bristol Blenheim before converting to the Vickers Wellington bomber in 1941.
Son of Norman Duguid Walker and Ada Walker, of The Grove, Ryton-on-Tyne, Co. Durham.
Math. VI. House Prefect.
Trinity College, Cambridge. (2nd Cl. Mech. Sci Trip. 1936).
H.M.S. Bluebell, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
'He served with much distinction with the R.N.V.R. and received the D.S.C. after some operations in Norway earlier in the war. The corvette, Bluebell, which he commanded, was sunk with only one survivor when acting as escort to an important convoy on 17th Feb., 1945, but "the convoy got through". In civil life he was a very successful turbine designer.' (Malvernian, July 19145).
Son of L. A. P. Warner, Yew Tree, Poplar Rd, Oxton, Birkenhead.
School Prefect. Swimming Colours (1935-37). Sergt. In Corps.
610 Sqdn. Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air Force)
The squadron flew Spitfires, and was based at RAF Biggin Hill, taking part in the Battle of Britain, and being one of the units that bore the brunt of German attacks.
'He was in the R.A.F. Reserve as qualified pilot before the War and was called up at once. He took part in the first heavy week's fighting in the Channel off Dover and was shot down over the sea on August 16th. On the previous day his squadron, under his leadership, had destroyed ten of the enemy in the morning and three in the afternoon. Naturally modest and with an unfailing spirit of cheerfulness, his steadiness and equanimity made him as popular with his Squadron as in his House at Malvern. (F.S.P.) ' (Malvernian, Dec 1940).
Son of Dr. Alfred Castle Warren and Sabina Warren, of Crowthorne, Berkshire, and 41 Lansdowne Rd., W11.
Army I. House Prefect.
10th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment
Son of George Herbert (O.M. No 6. 1896) and Constance Gifford Watson, of Briar Cottage, Blackwell, Darlington, Co. Durham.
Army VI. House Prefect. L.-Corporal in O.T.C.
Husband of Mary Watson, of Farnborough, Hampshire.
82 Sqdn. Royal Air Force
The squadron flew Blenheim light bombers with anti-shipping missions over the North Sea, including sinking a U-boat in March 1940.
On 17 May 1940, it suffered very heavy losses with 11 out of 12 Blenheims shot down by Messerschmitt 109s over Belgium.
From early 1941, the squadron played a prominent part in No. 2 Group's offensive against shipping in the English Channel and North Sea.
A detachment was sent to Malta in May 1941, with the rest of the Squadron following in June. It flew against enemy shipping and ports through into July, but extremely heavy losses lead to it being withdrawn, back to the UK at the end of the month.
'From Malvern he went on to Cranwell and his promotion was rapid for he was a Pilot Officer before he was 21 and a Squadron Leader at 23.' (Malvernian, Jul 1941).
Son of Philip Greville Hugh and Dorothy Constance Way, of Hinton St. George, Somerset, and Merriott House, Merriott, Somerset.
Army VI. School Prefect. Shooting VIII 1934-36 (Capt.)
54 Sqdn. Royal Air Force
The squadron flew Spitfires providing air cover for the evacuation of Dunkirk, and fought in the Battle of Britain. It was based at RAF Hornchurch and used RAF Manston as a forward operating base.
'Perhaps the most distinctive characteristic of Basil Way was his unobtrusiveness. His manner was as quiet as his voice and his slow smile, and at first one might well fail to realise the thoroughness and efficiency which were also part of him.
When he came to Malvern in 1931 he was in the Lower School and so lightly built as to appear frail, so that he seemed unlikely to make much of a mark here :- but by the time he left he was in the Sixth, a School Prefect, and Captain of the Shooting Eight. He was also an exceptionally good slow bowler, and if he had not given so much of his time to shooting, he might well have been in the Cricket XI; while at Football he played an important part in the team which brought the House Cup to No. 7 after a gap of 30 years.
But his heart was set on Flying, and perhaps his happiest years were spent at Cranwell, where in 1938 he won the Groves Memorial Prize for all round efficiency. He showed an exceptional aptitude and skill in handling aircraft, and at the end of his training he achieved his great ambition and was posted to a Fighter squadron. He was equally good under service conditions, and it was while leading a flight of Spitfires over the Thames Estuary last June that he was lost in pushing home a bold attack with his small command against overwhelming odds. R.T.C.' (Malvernian, Mar 1941).
Son of Maj. S. N. C. Webb, M.C., and Mary Webb, Knocktoron House, Knocklong, Co. Limerick.
Army V. House Prefect.
Husband of Rosemary Adele McNair Webb, of Thornhill, Stirlingshire.
Son of Harry Lucas Webb and Florence Julia Webb, of Hutchins Barn,Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.
Math. V. House Prefect.
Clare College, Cambridge.
635 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The squadron flew Lancaster bombers from RAF Downham Market in Norfolk.
Killed in Lancaster raid over Coblenz in March, 1944.
Son of W. Whately, 170 Church Rd., Upper Norwood.
Math VI, School Prefect. Football XI.
With L.N.E. Railway
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Presumed killed in action off Sumatra on February 15, 1942. Major, R.A.O.C.
Son of Sir Harold Beckwith Whitehouse (O.M.), and of Lady Whitehouse (nee Griffith), of West Brompton, London, and Grey Friars, 7 Pritchatt's Rd, Edgbaston.
Sci VI. School Prefect.
St John's College, Oxford.
Royal Engineers and No. 2 Commando
Son of Charles Kell Wicksteed and Mary Louise Wicksteed, of Larchcroft, Ilkley, Yorkshire.
Mod. Lan. VI. House Prefect. Shooting VIII (Capt) 1932-4.
University of Grenoble. Leeds University.
1st East Riding Yeomanry Royal Armoured Corps attd. Indian Armoured Corps
Son of Albert Reginald and Nora Margaret Willson, of Queen's Bank, Hertford.
Inns of Court, 1940.
50th Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C.
Served in Tunisia, Sicily and Italy. Killed in Athens, Dec. 1944.
Son of John and Eveline Maud Wilson, of Richmond Ho., Elms Rd., Leicester.
Mod. Lan. V.
102 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
The squadron flew Handley Page Halifax heavy bombers.
He was an Observer and killed in a bombing raid over Cologne in February 1943.
Son of Charles Rupert Peter and Adeline Margaret Winser, of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, and Butts Green, Chadlington, Oxon.
Hist VI. House Prefect. Fives Cols. Cricket and Football XXII. Fives Cols.
13th (2/4th Bn. The South Lancashire Regt.) Bn.
The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C.
Son of Robert Withycombe, O.B.E., and Gladys Withycombe, of Darjani, Dunster, Somerset.
Mod. Lan. VI. School Prefect. Head of House.
Pembroke College, Cambridge (3rd Cl. Med. and Mod. Lan. Trip.) M.A.
124 Field Regt. Royal Artillery
Mentioned in Despatches
'Fought at Sidi Barani and Karen; was wounded; rejoined and fought from El Alamein onwards till he was killed in Sicily in July.' (Malvernian, Dec 1943)
Son of Richard Aubrey and Ada Constance Wood.
Husband of Peggy Wood, of Saffron Walden, Essex.
In business in Birmingham. Journalist abroad. Proprietor of the Talbot Press.
1st Gt War, Private, Middlesex Regt. Capt., M.G.C.
2nd Gt War, Capt., 263 Gen. Transport Coy. Royal Army Service Corps
Son of Samuel and Alice Woolf, White House, Ashley, Market Drayton.
House Prefect. Cricket XI.
Pembroke College, Cambridge.
Cotton Co., Sudan.
Husband of Elizabeth Daintry Woolf, of Stone, Staffordshire.
Royal Artillery attd. Royal Air Force
Mentioned in Despatches
Son of Capt. Marwood Yeatman, and of Mary Yeatman, of Knocklong, Co. Limerick, Irish Republic ,and Holwell Manor, Dorset.
Army V. House Prefect. Ledbury Cap.
12 Coast Regt. Royal Artillery
Son of F. E. Young (O.M.), Maybury Lodge, Reigate.
Bus. VI. Junior Chapel Prefect. Head of House. Football XI. Ledbury Cap (winner, 1941).
6th Bn. 5th Mahratta Light Infantry
Son of Edward and Ethel Mary Young, of Westminster, London, and Burgess Wood Cottage, Stratton Rd., Beaconsfield, Bucks.
7th Bn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
'After a few years in business he enlisted in the London Scottish and later obtained a Commission in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, a company of which he was commanding when he was killed in action in Sicily. ' (Malvernian, Dec 1943)