First World War Archive website launched

As part of the centenary commemorations of the First World War, the College has today launched an extensive archive website.

On 23rd August 1914 Lieutenant Leslie Richmond (PR 1902-1905) was serving with the Gordon Highlanders in the defence of Mons when he was killed.

He was the first Old Marlburian to die in the First World War. Three days later, as the British Expeditionary Force conducted a controlled retreat from Mons in the face of overwhelming odds, Lieutenant Mordaunt Edward Leonard Hannam Clarke (Junior House 1897-1899) of the Worcestershire Regiment was killed at Caudry in the Battle of Le Cateau, along with Sergeant Charles Blair Godwin (B3 1898-1900) of the Royal Irish Fusiliers. Major Francis Gordon Grant Thoyts (PR 1882-1887) of the Somersetshire Light Infantry was severely wounded and died the next day. The 27th of August also claimed the life of 2nd Lieutenant Carol Edward Vere Awdry (C2 1908-1912) who died leading his men of the Royal Munster Fusiliers in a rearguard action at Etreux.

The First World War Archive website is launched on the centenary of their deaths in commemoration of their sacrifice and of that of the 745 other Old Marlburians who gave their lives in that war.

It contains references to their time at Marlborough through The Marlburian magazine, and their citation in the Rolls of Honour as well as a searchable archive and several other features.

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 to visit the site.

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