Malvern College Second World War Casualty

Capt. Stuart Cozens-Hardy Boardman

House and time at Malvern: Sch, 1918 - 1923.

Regiment: Royal Norfolk Regt..
Died: 27 January 1942 aged 37 in Singapore. Died of wounds.
Battle: Japanese occupation of Singapore: February 1942. Cemetery: Kranji War Cemetery 23. E. 18-19.

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)