Malvern College Second World War Casualty

Capt. Richard George Sandford Corser M.C.

House and time at Malvern: 9, 1933 - 1938.

Regiment: R.A..
Died: 23 May 1949 aged in .

Son of G. F. S. Corser (O.M.), Tilstock Hall, Whitchurch, Shropshire.
2nd Gt. War, Capt., R.A. M.C.

He was commissioned into the Shropshire R.H.A. and served with the British Expeditionary Force in France, North Africa, Italy and Germany.

M.C. Citation 'For services on the Italian Front': This officer has throughout the campaign distinguished himself by his courage and tenacity in his duties with forward troops and in his gun areas. He has done duty as forward observation officer in all the major battles of the Fifth Army up to May, and was again forward observation officer during the Cassino battle where he accompanied Canadian infantry in the breaking of the Hitler Line. On more than one occasion he has been responsible for the breaking up of enemy counter-attacks and his manner of handling the fire of the regiment is outstanding in its speed and accuracy. Under fire he invariably displays great coolness and courage which is of utmost value to his men, and he is in all branches of his activities a very outstanding Troop Commander.
MC Citation WO-373_11_231

In late 1945 he contracted an illness which caused him to be invalided home. He never fully recovered and died in May 1949; his ashes were interred in the family grave at Bourton-on-the-Water.
Biography at TracesofWar