Malvern College Second World War Casualty

Capt. Nigel Wendover Beeson

House and time at Malvern: 9, 1932 - 1937.

Regiment: Scots Guards.
Died: 30 July 1944 aged 25 in France. Killed in action.
Battle: Operation Overlord: June August 1944. Cemetery: Hottot-Les-Bagues War Cemetery VIII. E. 1.

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)

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