ACWORTH Douglas Harry
Regiment : 55th Coke's Rifles (Frontier Force)
Service number : D0
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 6th February 1919 aged 33
Buried : Port Said War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt, Grave M. 26.
Relatives : Son of H. A. Acworth, C.I.E., and Mrs. Acworth, of Malvern; husband of Edith Acworth, of The Palms, Orchard Rd., Great Malvern, Worcestershire
Memorial : Malvern WW1 War Memorial
Also appears on : Malvern Priory - transcribed and researched by Robert Payne
Awarded Military Cross.
Order of the Nile 4th Class.
Appears in the Worcester/Worcestershire Roll of Honour Book for army casualties located in Worcester Cathedral.
Malvern News 21st November 1914:
Capt D. H. Acworth, elder son of Mr H. A. Acworth CIE, attached 57th Wilde’s Rifles, Frontier Force is now at the front. Capt Acworth is adjutant of the 55th Coke’s Rifles and was home on leave when war broke out. His regiment was not sent to France, being stationed on the Indian Frontier from where it was impossible to remove it.
Malvern News, 5th December 1914:
Capt D. H. Acworth was wounded on 25th November 1914 and is reportedly doing well.
A photograph of Captain D.H. Acworth, M.C. of Malvern can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 26th January 1918, available at Worcestershire Archives.