Malvern College Second World War Casualty

Capt. Branson Richards

House and time at Malvern: Sch, 1933 - 1938.

Regiment: Commandos.
Died: 17 November 1943 aged 23 in Italy. Killed on active service.
Cemetery: Cassino Memorial And Cemetery Panel 9.

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.