St Matthias Church, Malvern Link

Malvern Link, or The Link was originally part of the ancient parish of Leigh. It was a small settlement until its growth at the beginning of the 19th Century. A small church was built in 1844 on land given by Lord Somers of Madresfield Court and was consecrated two years later. However a second, larger and better built church was laid down in 1880 and opened the following year.

The parish contained many businesses at the time of the First World War, including the Morgan Motor Works, which still produces cars today.

St Matthias Church, Malvern Link

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The Memorial

The names of the war dead are carved on a fine oak screen, at the west end of the church. It was erected in 1946 to mark the centenary of the consecration of the church, and this probably accounts for the number of errors in the names of the men commemorated.

The memorial St Matthias Church, Malvern Link

WW1 Memorial

Sidney Bentley

Sidney Bentley

1707/200163

1st Bn,The Worcestershire Regiment

Unknown

Alan John Bowles

Alan John Bowles

1st Bn, Princess Charlotte of Wales's

KIA France 10/4/16

George Robert Brooks of Malvern Link

George Robert Brooks

472565

49th Canadian Infantry Battalion

KIA France 18/11/16

Walter Burston of Newtown, Malvern.

Walter Burston

2355

Royal Field Artillery

DOW France 6/7/16

Capbadge of the Royal Berkshire Regiment

James Anthony Burston

38649

Royal Berkshire Regiment

KIA France 21/3/1918 - 3/4/1918

Herbert Chant of Malvern Link

Herbert Chant

27718

The Border Regiment

KIA Somme 12/1/17

Leonard Chant of Malvern Link

Leonard John Chant

19352

The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA Somme 10/7/16

Capbadge of the Gloucestershire Regiment

Charles Henry Chidgey

11118

The Gloucestershire Regiment

Died Mesopotamia 20/6/1916

Herbert Harvey Clarke

Herbert Harvey Clarke

46775

The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA France 29/9/18

Capbadge of the South Wales Borderers

Frederick Cole

42272

South Wales Borderers

KIA France 14/10/1918

Dudley Farr Cox of Malvern Link

Dudley Farr Cox

546704

Royal Engineers

DOW Somme 11/7/1916

Capbadge of the Royal Engineers

Wilfred John Crews

59795

Royal Engineers

Died Home 11/1/1915

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Sam Davies

Geoffrey Reynolds Day

The Bedfordshire Regiment

KIA France 27/8/16

Eric Ian Kirkup Dent of Malvern

Eric Ian Kirkup Dent

722726

The London Regiment

DOW Belgium 8/6/17

Capbadge of the Worcestershire Regiment

Donald Litt Downes

The Worcestershire Regiment

DOW Flanders 5/10/1918

Capbadge of the Northumberland Fusiliers

George Dutson

9232

The Northumberland Fusiliers

KIA France 26/10/1914

Archibald Garbutt

Archibald Garbutt

3512

Royal Field Artillery

DOW Somme 1/9/16

Capbadge of the Worcestershire Regiment

William Gordon Goodyear

203793

The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA France 25/4/1917

George Griffiths of Malvern Link

George Ernest Griffiths

12490

The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA France 21/5/17

Capbadge of the Worcestershire Regiment

Arthur Grubb

12834

The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA France 21/9/1914

Capbadge of the Lincolnshire Regiment

Horace Hales

43695

The Lincolnshire Regiment

George Haughton

George Haughton

893/830090

South Midland Heavy Brigade

KIA Flanders 18/8/17

Capbadge of the Notts & Derby Regiment (Sherwood Foresters)

Frank Hemming

13283

The Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment

KIA Gallipoli 9/8/1915

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Thomas Hickinbotham

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Albert Hill

George Hill

680/242256

The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA France 5/4/1917

Capbadge of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Harry Richard Hill

9969

The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

KIA Flanders 25/9/1915

Capbadge of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Thomas Bernard Hill

10419

The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

KIA Flanders 14/9/1914

Cap badge of the Worcestershire Regiment

William Joseph Hill

4383

The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA France 3/6/1916

Albert Jeynes

Albert Jeynes

203730

The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA Flanders 9/10/17

Capbadge of the Worcestershire Regiment

Arthur George Jeynes

30884

The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA Flanders 25/9/1917

Thomas Reginald Jones

Thomas Reginald Jones

37848

The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA Cambrai 3/12/17

Capbadge of the Worcestershire Regiment

John Wilfred Kemp

30084

The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA Flanders 24/9/1917

Capbadge of the Army Cyclist Corps on a CWGC headstone

Hubert Charles Layton

1921

Army Cyclist Corps

Died Home 8/12/1918

Capbadge of the Worcestershire Regiment

Herbert Edward Lewis

27897

The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA France 16/6/1917

Capbadge of the Royal Army Medical Corps

William Marchant

1925

Royal Army Medical Corps

Died Mesopotamia 22/9/1916

Capbadge of the Royal Artillery

Harold Charles Maile

212299

Royal Field Artillery

KIA France 28/3/1918

Capbadge of the Royal Artillery

Rudolf Michel

19331

Royal Garrison Artillery

Died Home 21/4/1918

Cap badge of the Worcestershire Regiment

William Moseley

1917

The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA France 9/12/15

Capbadge of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force

Oscar Needham

26/877

New Zealand Rifle Brigade

New Zealand 19/2/1919

Frank William Page

2895

The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA Somme 14/12/1916

Capbadge of the Royal Berkshire Regiment

Cyril Harley Panting

45953

The Royal Berkshire Regiment

Died France 5/9/1918

Capbadge of the Worcestershire Regiment

John Plummer

5919

The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA Gallipoli 6/8/1915

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Herbert Pratt

Royal Navy

29/1/17

Capbadge of the 2nd London Regiment (Royal Fusilers)

Felix Preece

G/4836

The Royal Fusiliers

1916

George Ernest Preece

101091

City of London Regiment

DOW France 23/8/16

James Pressdee

James Presdee

21083

Machine Gun Corps

KIA Palestine 24/11/17