St Peter’s Church, Malvern Wells

Malvern Wells first came to prominence in the mid-18th Century with the scientific publication of an analysis of the local spring water by Dr John Wall. This physician, who amongst other things founded Worcester Royal Infirmary developed Holy Well and several others as the first water cure centre, some two miles south of Great Malvern. He gave rise to the famous saying:

“Malvern water, says Dr John Wall,
Is famed for containing nothing just nothing at all.”

To begin with most visitors were accomodated in the Well House, built in 1741, but as a number of keen hoteliers and businessmen saw the possibilities of Great Malvern, future growth moved northwards. This shift away from Malvern Wells took place particularly after the building of a library and baths in Great Malvern.

Throughout the remaining years of the 19th Century Malvern Wells grew little except for infilling, and ribbon development along the Wells Road.

St Peters Church, Malvern Wells from the south
Invitation to the unveiling of the memorial


Closed in the mid 1990s it is now converted into housing.

WW1 Memorial

Henry Charles Barton of Malvern Wells

Henry Charles Barton


Royal Army Service Corps

Died Home 23/5/16

Harry Beeden

Harry Beeden


11th (County of London) (Finsbury Rifles) Bn

KIA Flanders 3/11/1917

Edward Freeman

10th Bn, The Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 76th Brigade, 3rd Division, B.E.F.

KIA Flanders 3/3/16

Lieut Arthur H C Galbraith RGA died 9th September 1918 commemorated in Malvern Wells.

Arthur Hugh Courtney Galbraith

Royal Garrison Artillery

DOW France 9/9/1918

George Herbert Richmond Grubb of Malvern Link

George Herbert Richmond Grubb


The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA Somme 3/1/16

Capbadge of the Worcestershire Regiment

Ernest William Harbage


The Worcestershire Regiment

KIA Gallipoli 19/6/1915

Capbadge of the Training Reserve

George William Harwood


94th Training Reserve Bn

Died Home 22/4/1917

Capbadge of the Royal Artillery

George T. Marsh


Royal Field Artillery

KIA Egypt 20/6/1915

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Robert Samuel Marsh


The Royal Sussex Regiment

KIA France 1/10/1915

Capbadge of the Canadian Expeditionary Force

John (Jack) Nelson


50th Canadian Infantry Battalion

KIA France 3/6/1917

Capbadge of the Herefordshire Regiment

Leonard Porter


The Herefordshire Regiment

KIA Palestine 27/3/1917

Albert Thomas (Bert) Smith

Albert Thomas (Bert) Smith


The Worcestershire Regiment

DOW 2/1/1920

Capbadge of the Herefordshire Regiment

Stephen Henry Smith


Herefordshire Regiment

KIA Egypt 4/8/16

Capbadge of the Somerset Light Infantry

Ernest Spilsbury


The Somerset Light Infantry

KIA France 12/7/1918