Malvern College Second World War Casualty

Capt. Walter Blaikie Hathorn

House and time at Malvern: 6, 1908 - 1912.

Regiment: South African Forces.
Died: 24 October 1941 aged 48 in South Africa. Died whilst on leave.
Cemetery: Pietermaritzburg (Mountain Rise) Cemetery Block A. Grave 504.

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)