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I picked up the little "Malvern in the Great War 1914" book at the Malvern museum the other day, can not remember exactly what it cost but it was a bit under a fiver and is great value.

As it says on the cover "A study of a Worcestershire town in wartime Britain based on articles in local newspapers".

Contents are :-

Pre-war Malvern: July 1914

Malvern prepares for war: August 1914

Military Preparations

Belgian Refugees

Wartime Insecurities

Early Recruitment

Local Leaders

Letters From Soldiers

Soldiers Killed in Action

Hospitals and Red Cross Activities

Local Fundraising

It'll All Be Over By Christmas.

I fully accept that it is aimed at local people to give them an insight into how the war changed the small town and not at "military historians" but it has lots of colour photographs and direct copies of items, adverts and posters from the newspapers in addition to the books own text which gives it a different slant to most books of this type.

You might also find the odd little snippet of military related information with names that would not be avialable in more obvious places, such as the "Malvern Chums" Company (120 strong) of the 8th (Reserve) Battalion, Worcester Regt, played the local college team at Football and the team (which was made up of players that had previously played in local teams) was

Spillsbury - Goalkeeper

King, C.F.Walker - Backs

Dash, E.Bowen, Webb - Halfbacks

Weston, Williams, J. Houlton, Fitzsimmons, Malson - Forwards

Love that formation!, is anybody interested in these names?.

It is a good read, and what can you get for less than a fiver these days?, also as "general interest" could be bought as an early Christmas present for the other half :-)

It is compiled by the curator of the Malvern Museum, Faith Renger. If in the area call in and spend an hour looking around the museum and pick up a copy.

EDIT: MUSEUM IS NOW CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 2015

They intend to produce one publication for each year up to 1918, so you should be able to build up a nice set showing how things change during the period.

Edit: Hopefully will be avialable late April.

Evan

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Sorry folks this thread really should have been under "Book review" rather than reference books.

So here is my little get out clause :-) It did not have an index so I have just gone through it and made my own index. If any of these names are of interest I can extract the information. .... hence it becomes reference.

I have put details against the military people where known, lack of rank and comment means probably a civilian.

Evan

Edit Swearing censored, this was all nicely formatted when I pasted it. Hopefully it is just about readable, I will look in slower time at adding it again and retaining the format.

Surname Given Rank / Title Year Page Comment Ackworth H.A. Mr 1914 5,26 Baldwin Stanley Mr 1914 14 MP Baldwin Stanley Mrs 1914 17 Baldwin F. Bombardier 1914 19 Barker William 1914 33 1914 Malvern Roll of Honour Beauchamp Earl 1914 2,16,24 Berryman Sgt 1914 30 6th Btry, 40th Brigade, R.F.A Bettinson John Thomas 1914 14 Worcs Yeomanry Bicknell P.W. Mr 1914 12 Bishop George 1914 11 Bishop Ann 1914 11 Bowen E. 1914 7 Malvern Chums - "C" Coy, 8 Btn, Worcs Regt Bowen Allen 1914 14 Worcs Yeomanry Bray H. 1914 28 Bridgeman Miss 1914 22 Brodie Mrs 1914 22 Buchanan Lady 1914 22 Bullock E. Colonel 1914 15,17 Commanded 2nd Soth Midlands Brigade RFA Burston William james 1914 14 Worcs Yeomanry Caldwell H.E. 1914 28 Chevalier Albert Mr 1914 26 Clingo Walter Sgt-Major 1914 20 Coldstream Guards Coldrick William J. 1914 33 1914 Malvern Roll of Honour Coyle William 1914 33 1914 Malvern Roll of Honour Creswick Emili 1914 12 Curtis Alfred Edward 1914 14 Worcs Yeomanry Dance Richard 1914 33 1914 Malvern Roll of Honour Dash 1914 7 Malvern Chums - "C" Coy, 8 Btn, Worcs Regt Davies Mrs 1914 5 Draper. Husband in Worcs Yeo. Davis W. Mr 1914 23 Deed Owen 1914 13,14 Dixey Harry E. Dr 1914 8,9,17,22 Dixey Ellen 1914 8 Dixey Evelyn Miss 1914 22,23 Dovey James 1914 15 Royal Field Artillery Dutson George 1914 33 1914 Malvern Roll of Honour Dyke John 1914 14 Worcs Yeomanry Elderacheck Karl Wilhelm 1914 12 Elgar Edward Sir 1914 17 Evans Mrs 1914 5 Falkingham Mr & Mrs 1914 19 Field A.V. Gnr 1914 30 6th Btry, 40th Brigade, R.F.A Fillmore May 1914 27 Fitton Clare 1914 23 Fitzsimmons 1914 7 Malvern Chums - "C" Coy, 8 Btn, Worcs Regt Ford F.W. 1914 4 Foster Robert Revd 1914 26 Fraser Helen Miss 1914 2 Fremlin Gnr 1914 30 6th Btry, 40th Brigade, R.F.A French John Field marshal 1914 2,17,21 Frost Sgt Major 1914 15 Gedge A.W. Mr 1914 8 Giles Linzee Revd 1914 17,22 Gilliam G. Corp 1914 19 Coldstream Guards Ginnefer George 1914 33 1914 Malvern Roll of Honour Grey Henry Foley Sir 1914 13,16 Colonel of Worcs Yeomanry Reserve Grierson James General 1914 2 Gripper Mr 1914 22 Grubb Arthur 1914 33 1914 Malvern Roll of Honour Haig Douglas General 1914 2 Hall Sgt 1914 5 Malvern Chums - "C" Coy, 8 Btn, Worcs Regt Hamersley H. 1914 25 Hampden Lieut 1914 20 Hardy Mr 1914 20 Three sons served, 1 wounded at Mons Hayland William 1914 14 Worcs Yeomanry Hill Pte 1914 19 Hill Thomas 1914 33 1914 Malvern Roll of Honour Hill Thomas B. 1914 33 1914 Malvern Roll of Honour Hollins Edith Mrs 1914 23 Houlton J. 1914 7 Malvern Chums - "C" Coy, 8 Btn, Worcs Regt Jacob Dr & Mrs 1914 22 James Sidney Pte 1914 21 Killed Jones Henry 1914 28 Kensington Theodore 1914 13 King 1914 7 Malvern Chums - "C" Coy, 8 Btn, Worcs Regt Layland Frank Mr 1914 15 Layland Joseph 1914 15 1st South Wales Borderers Layland Reuben 1914 15 Royal Horse Artillery Layland Charles 1914 15 Royal Field Artillery Layland Philip 1914 15 Kitcheners Army Layland William 1914 15 Royal Field Artillery Lechmere Edmund Sir 1914 4,22 Leeks J. & W.H. 1914 25 Lerberybue Mons Von 1914 9 Refugee L'Estrange Mrs 1914 22 Little C.B. Mr 1914 22 Lowe R. 1914 28 Lygon William 1914 See Earl Beauchamp Lyon R. Colonel 1914 15,17 Commanded Reserve (Home Service) Brigade of 2nd South Midland RFA Mackenzie Keith B. 1914 33 1914 Malvern Roll of Honour Malson 1914 7 Malvern Chums - "C" Coy, 8 Btn, Worcs Regt Manton Edwin William 1914 14 Worcs Yeomanry Maylor Miss 1914 23 Meese Victor J. Pte 1914 21 2nd Btn Worcs Regt. Died - 1914 Malvern Roll of Honour Melvin A.D. Mr 1914 8 Morris William 1914 21 2nd Btn Worcs Regt. Killed - 1914 Malvern Roll of Honour Moseley John Lane 1914 14 Worcs Yeomanry Munday T. 1914 30 Soldier. Details unknown Murphy Sgt-Major 1914 18 Probably Worcesters Netherway G. 1914 28 Newman Lieut 1914 25 Malvern Chums - "C" Coy, 8 Btn, Worcs Regt Oxley Arthur C 1914 27 Paget Norbury 1914 2 Surname / given???? Painter M.E. 1914 12 Pankhurst Mrs 1914 24 Perrins Charles Dyson 1914 16,17,22 Perrins Ellen 1914 17 Perrins W.D. 1914 22 Reakes Reginald Ross 1914 14 Worcs Yeomanry Redshaw Gnr 1914 30 6th Btry, 40th Brigade, R.F.A Reynier M. 1914 11 Refugee Roan Pte 1914 19 Robbins F. 1914 18 Gloucestershire Regt Robson A.F. Revd 1914 30 Santler Minnie 1914 30 Simmonds Sgt-Major 1914 6 Recruiting officer Smith E. 1914 14 Royal Marines Spear T. Revd 1914 22 Spear Mrs & Miss 1914 22 Spillsbury 1914 7 Malvern Chums - "C" Coy, 8 Btn, Worcs Regt Stevens W.H. 1914 9 Stewart Irene 1914 11 Refugee Stewart Charlotte 1914 11 Born Herefordshire but refugee from Belgium Sutler Gnr 1914 30 6th Btry, 40th Brigade, R.F.A Sutton Charles R. Driver 1914 21 Died - 1914 Malvern Roll of Honour Walford Archibald Frank 1914 14 Worcs Yeomanry Walford Charles Fredrick 1914 14 Worcs Yeomanry Walker C.F. 1914 7 Malvern Chums - "C" Coy, 8 Btn, Worcs Regt Walker H.S. Lieut Colonel 1914 12 Chief Constable of Worcs. Washington Richard James 1914 14 Worcs Yeomanry Webb 1914 7 Malvern Chums - "C" Coy, 8 Btn, Worcs Regt Westminster Duke 1914 16 Lancers Weston 1914 7 Malvern Chums - "C" Coy, 8 Btn, Worcs Regt Williams 1914 7 Malvern Chums - "C" Coy, 8 Btn, Worcs Regt Williams J. Mr 1914 10 Williams Edward 1914 33 1914 Malvern Roll of Honour Wyndham Captain 1914 16 Lancers Paulo Sister 1914 8 Belgian nun Carolin Sister 1914 8 Belgian nun Julienne Mother 1914 10 Belgian nun

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Evan,

I would definitely be interested in any information about former pupils of King's School, Worcester that get a mention.

Lots of boys from Malvern attended the school.

Mark

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Edit Swearing censored, this was all nicely formatted when I pasted it. Hopefully it is just about readable, I will look in slower time at adding it again and retaining the format.

Try using the 'Code' button above - it's the one labelled '<>'

Press it and a window will come up. Select Code Type = 'None' and then Paste your formatted text into the big box in that window and your formatting *should* be preserved.

It doesn't always work though ... and it also changes text colours. It's designed to embed programming code that you want to merely display without the code being executed.

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Surname	Given	Rank / Title	Year	Page	Comment
Ackworth	H.A.	Mr 	1914	5,26	
Baldwin	Stanley	Mr	1914	14	MP
Baldwin	Stanley	Mrs	1914	17	
Baldwin	F.	Bombardier	1914	19	
Barker	William		1914	33	1914 Malvern Roll of Honour
Beauchamp		Earl	1914	2,16,24	
Berryman		Sgt	1914	30	6th Btry, 40th Brigade, R.F.A
Bettinson	John Thomas		1914	14	Worcs Yeomanry
Bicknell	P.W.	Mr	1914	12	
Bishop	George		1914	11	
Bishop	Ann		1914	11	
Bowen	E.		1914	7	Malvern Chums - "C" Coy, 8 Btn, Worcs Regt
Bowen	Allen		1914	14	Worcs Yeomanry
Bray	H.		1914	28	
Bridgeman		Miss	1914	22	
Brodie		Mrs	1914	22	
Buchanan		Lady	1914	22	
Bullock	E.	Colonel	1914	15,17	Commanded 2nd Soth Midlands Brigade RFA
Burston	William james		1914	14	Worcs Yeomanry
Caldwell	H.E.		1914	28	
Chevalier	Albert	Mr	1914	26	
Clingo	Walter	Sgt-Major	1914	20	Coldstream Guards
Coldrick	William J.		1914	33	1914 Malvern Roll of Honour
Coyle	William		1914	33	1914 Malvern Roll of Honour
Creswick	Emili		1914	12	
Curtis	Alfred Edward		1914	14	Worcs Yeomanry
Dance	Richard  		1914	33	1914 Malvern Roll of Honour
Dash			1914	7	Malvern Chums - "C" Coy, 8 Btn, Worcs Regt
Davies		Mrs	1914	5	Draper. Husband in Worcs Yeo.
Davis	W.	Mr	1914	23	
Deed	Owen		1914	13,14	
Dixey	Harry E.	Dr	1914	8,9,17,22	
Dixey	Ellen		1914	8	
Dixey	Evelyn	Miss	1914	22,23	
Dovey	James		1914	15	Royal Field Artillery
Dutson	George		1914	33	1914 Malvern Roll of Honour
Dyke	John		1914	14	Worcs Yeomanry
Elderacheck	Karl Wilhelm		1914	12	
Elgar	Edward	Sir	1914	17	
Evans		Mrs	1914	5	
Falkingham		Mr & Mrs	1914	19	
Field	A.V.	Gnr	1914	30	6th Btry, 40th Brigade, R.F.A
Fillmore	May		1914	27	
Fitton	Clare		1914	23	
Fitzsimmons			1914	7	Malvern Chums - "C" Coy, 8 Btn, Worcs Regt
Ford	F.W.		1914	4	
Foster	Robert	Revd	1914	26	
Fraser	Helen	Miss	1914	2	
Fremlin		Gnr	1914	30	6th Btry, 40th Brigade, R.F.A
French	John	Field marshal	1914	2,17,21	
Frost		Sgt Major	1914	15	
Gedge	A.W.	Mr	1914	8	
Giles	Linzee	Revd	1914	17,22	
Gilliam	G.	Corp	1914	19	Coldstream Guards
Ginnefer	George		1914	33	1914 Malvern Roll of Honour
Grey	Henry Foley	Sir 	1914	13,16	Colonel of Worcs Yeomanry Reserve
Grierson	James	General	1914	2	
Gripper		Mr	1914	22	
Grubb	Arthur  		1914	33	1914 Malvern Roll of Honour
Haig	Douglas	General	1914	2	
Hall		Sgt	1914	5	Malvern Chums - "C" Coy, 8 Btn, Worcs Regt
Hamersley	H.		1914	25	
Hampden		Lieut  	1914	20	
Hardy		Mr	1914	20	Three sons served, 1 wounded at Mons
Hayland	William   		1914	14	Worcs Yeomanry
Hill		Pte	1914	19	
Hill	Thomas		1914	33	1914 Malvern Roll of Honour
Hill	Thomas B.		1914	33	1914 Malvern Roll of Honour
Hollins	Edith	Mrs	1914	23	
Houlton	J.		1914	7	Malvern Chums - "C" Coy, 8 Btn, Worcs Regt
Jacob		Dr & Mrs	1914	22	
James	Sidney	Pte	1914	21	Killed
Jones	Henry   		1914	28	
Kensington	Theodore		1914	13	
King			1914	7	Malvern Chums - "C" Coy, 8 Btn, Worcs Regt
Layland	Frank	Mr	1914	15	
Layland	Joseph		1914	15	1st South Wales Borderers
Layland	Reuben		1914	15	Royal Horse Artillery
Layland	Charles  		1914	15	Royal Field Artillery
Layland	Philip		1914	15	Kitcheners Army
Layland	William		1914	15	Royal Field Artillery
Lechmere	Edmund	Sir	1914	4,22	
Leeks	J. & W.H.		1914	25	
Lerberybue	Mons Von		1914	9	Refugee 
L'Estrange		Mrs	1914	22	
Little	C.B.	Mr	1914	22	
Lowe	R.		1914	28	
Lygon	William		1914		See Earl Beauchamp
Lyon	R.	Colonel	1914	15,17	Commanded Reserve (Home Service) Brigade of 2nd South Midland RFA 
Mackenzie	Keith B.		1914	33	1914 Malvern Roll of Honour
Malson 			1914	7	Malvern Chums - "C" Coy, 8 Btn, Worcs Regt
Manton	Edwin William		1914	14	Worcs Yeomanry
Maylor		Miss	1914	23	
Meese	Victor J.	Pte	1914	21	2nd Btn Worcs Regt. Died - 1914 Malvern Roll of Honour
Melvin	A.D.	Mr	1914	8	
Morris	William		1914	21	2nd Btn Worcs Regt. Killed - 1914 Malvern Roll of Honour
Moseley	John Lane		1914	14	Worcs Yeomanry
Munday	T.		1914	30	Soldier. Details unknown
Murphy		Sgt-Major	1914	18	Probably Worcesters
Netherway	G.		1914	28	
Newman		Lieut	1914	25	Malvern Chums - "C" Coy, 8 Btn, Worcs Regt
Oxley	Arthur C		1914	27	
Paget	Norbury		1914	2	Surname / given????
Painter	M.E.		1914	12	
Pankhurst		Mrs	1914	24	
Perrins	Charles Dyson		1914	16,17,22	
Perrins	Ellen		1914	17	
Perrins	W.D.		1914	22	
Reakes	Reginald Ross		1914	14	Worcs Yeomanry
Redshaw		Gnr	1914	30	6th Btry, 40th Brigade, R.F.A
Reynier	M.		1914	11	Refugee 
Roan		Pte	1914	19	
Robbins	F. 		1914	18	Gloucestershire Regt
Robson	A.F.	Revd	1914	30	
Santler	Minnie		1914	30	
Simmonds		Sgt-Major	1914	6	Recruiting officer
Smith	E.		1914	14	Royal Marines
Spear	T.	Revd	1914	22	
Spear		Mrs & Miss	1914	22	
Spillsbury			1914	7	Malvern Chums - "C" Coy, 8 Btn, Worcs Regt
Stevens	W.H.		1914	9	
Stewart	Irene		1914	11	Refugee 
Stewart	Charlotte		1914	11	Born Herefordshire but refugee from Belgium
Sutler		Gnr	1914	30	6th Btry, 40th Brigade, R.F.A
Sutton	Charles R.	Driver	1914	21	Died - 1914 Malvern Roll of Honour
Walford	Archibald Frank		1914	14	Worcs Yeomanry
Walford	Charles Fredrick		1914	14	Worcs Yeomanry
Walker	C.F.		1914	7	Malvern Chums - "C" Coy, 8 Btn, Worcs Regt
Walker	H.S.	Lieut Colonel	1914	12	Chief Constable of Worcs.
Washington	Richard James		1914	14	Worcs Yeomanry
Webb			1914	7	Malvern Chums - "C" Coy, 8 Btn, Worcs Regt
Westminster		Duke	1914	16	Lancers
Weston			1914	7	Malvern Chums - "C" Coy, 8 Btn, Worcs Regt
Williams			1914	7	Malvern Chums - "C" Coy, 8 Btn, Worcs Regt
Williams	J.	Mr	1914	10	
Williams	Edward		1914	33	1914 Malvern Roll of Honour
Wyndham		Captain	1914	16	Lancers
	Paulo	Sister	1914	8	Belgian nun
	Carolin	Sister	1914	8	Belgian nun
	Julienne	Mother	1914	10	Belgian nun

MBockway, cheers for that.

Not quite 100% (looks like it did not like empty fields) but certainly good enough for people to easily see the information and shout if any hit with people they are interested in.

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Evan,

I would definitely be interested in any information about former pupils of King's School, Worcester that get a mention.

Lots of boys from Malvern attended the school.

Mark

Mark,

there were no comments such as "Fred Smith who went to King's school",

but I will run the 82 names on the http://rememberthefallen.co.uk/Casualties/ListByMemorial/Worcester%20Kings%20School%20WW1%20Memorial against the list above and feedback any hits.

I know that there is also a Kings school window in the cathedral I do not know if the names are the same but will check them too.

Evan

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Mark,

just run those 82 names on the various Kings School Memorials against my index and there are NO hits.

But I have no details of those that went to Kings School and survived.

If you were not aware of the http://rememberthefallen.co.uk/ site have a look at it as if gives a lot of information about each of these me (seclect the memorial then it has a link from each man to his details).

Evan

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Mark,

there were no comments such as "Fred Smith who went to King's school",

but I will run the 82 names on the http://rememberthefallen.co.uk/Casualties/ListByMemorial/Worcester%20Kings%20School%20WW1%20Memorial against the list above and feedback any hits.

I know that there is also a Kings school window in the cathedral I do not know if the names are the same but will check them too.

Evan

The windows and the other KSW memorials are well covered here: Worcester Cathedral Stained Glass Memorial Windows

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Mark,

just run those 82 names on the various Kings School Memorials against my index and there are NO hits.

But I have no details of those that went to Kings School and survived.

If you were not aware of the http://rememberthefallen.co.uk/ site have a look at it as if gives a lot of information about each of these me (seclect the memorial then it has a link from each man to his details).

Evan

Evan - many thanks for taking the time to cross-reference 82 names - not a quick job, so greatly appreciated!

Looks like the text covering these former King's boys has come from the obituaries written by Chappel, the headmaster, in The Vigornian, the school magazine, which I already have. Many thanks for the tip though - a very useful site indeed.

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I have been told that although the museum is officially closed until the end of March they will be open this weekend for the Remembrance weekend (8-9 Nov) as they have a WWI exibition.

Additionally the 1914 book (32 pages in full colour) can also be ordered via the website (malvernmuseum.co.uk) at a cost of £6.00, to include £1.50 for p&p.

Evan

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  • 3 years later...

Where did that time go since November 2014?!.

 

The museum also produced an excellent book along the same lines for 1915 which came out in 2015  (I thought I had mentioned it on the forum but if so I can not see it), and for anybody with an interest in the Malvern area I would recommend it.

 

I have just received the following e-mail from Faith Renger at the Malvern Museum

 

"The third and final booklet about Malvern in the Great War has just been published.  It covers the years 1916 to 1919 and beyond and again explores the Home Front but with sections devoted to the key battle zones, some of the men and women who took part in the campaigns and a Roll of Honour for each year.

 
The booklet is priced £5 and is available at Malvern Museum, but can easily be posted should you be interested."
 
 
I admit I have not seen it (but will go and get it in the next few days) but if like the earlier 2 it will be an enjoyable read giving an interesting insight into the impact the war had on the area.  Additionally this has "sections devoted to the key battle zones, some of the men and women who took part in the campaigns and a Roll of Honour for each year." which might help if researching an individual from the area.
 
Details of the museum can be found at https://malvernmuseum.co.uk/  and its worth looking around if you are in the area and would like to pick up a copy in person.
 
Evan

 

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