Malvern College Second World War Casualty

Capt. Thomas Edmund Chadwick M.C.

House and time at Malvern: Sch, 1926 - 1930.

Regiment: 3rd K.O. Hussars.
Died: 27 October 1942 aged 30 in Egypt. Killed in action.
Battle: Western Desert Campaign: June 1940 February 1943. Cemetery: El Alamein War Cemetery XVII. D. 6.

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)

'During the period 10th May to 18th June (1941) Lieutenant Chadwick carried out many difficult patrols in an exemplary manner. His observation and reporting was excellent throughout and much of the information gained was of the highest importance.
On May 14th during an attack on Halfanya Pass and Sollum Lieutenant Chadwick was ordered to lead a party of Light Tanks along the sea shore in order to circumnavigate some enemy anti-tank gun positions at the bottom of Halfanya Pass. This manoeuvre was so successful that one gun was silenced and it lead to the ultimate surrender of the whole position.
On May 15th Lieutenant Chadwick was ordered to do a patrol on the top of Sollum Pass (the force having withdrawn from the top that morning). Although attacked by A.F.V.s and infantry, he managed to extricate his troop and send back much valuable information. '
MC Citation WO-373_18_403


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.

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