Lance Corporal Herbert Phillip Stone (SPTS/55)

23rd (1st Sportsman's) Bn, The Royal Fusiliers, 99th Brigade, 2nd Division, B.E.F.

Malvern Commemoration: Malvern Library,

Burial/Commemoration: Thiepval Memorial

Nature of Death: Killed in action France 24/4/1918

Age: 29

Next of Kin: Son of Elizabeth Mary Stone of Emlyn, Great Malvern and the late William Stone.

Capbadge of the 2nd London Regiment (Royal Fusilers)

Herbert Stone, born in Burton-on-Trent, was an early volunteer for the 1st Sportsman’s Battalion that was raised by Mr E Cunliffe-Owen in November 1914. As the name suggests hundreds of sportsmen flocked to the Hotel Cecil in the Strand, and the unit was taken on by the Royal Fusiliers. His link with Malvern is not altogether known – Soldiers Died in the Great War as living in Worcestershire, but his death was not mentioned in the Malvern News.

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