ACWORTH John Arden
Regiment : 1st/7th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : J0
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 13th October 1917 aged 19
Buried : Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium, Grave XII. H. 20.
Relatives : Son of H. A. Acworth, of The Palms, Orchard Rd., Malvern
Memorial : Malvern WW1 War Memorial
Also appears on : Malvern Priory - transcribed and researched by Robert Payne
Malvern Gazette, 26th May 1917:
Mr J.A. Acworth, the younger son of Mr H.A. Acworth, of The Myrtle, having passed through his Officer Cadet Battalion, has been commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 26th April 1917. He joined the reserve Battalion of the 8th Worcestershire Regiment on the 16th May. His elder brother, Captain D.H. Acworth is now a Brigade Major with forces before Gaza.
Malvern News, 20th October 1917:
2nd Lieutenant John Arden Acworth, Worcestershire Regiment (the youngest son of Mr and Mrs H.A. Acworth of The Palms) was badly wounded by a piece of shell in the attack of the 7th October and died on the 13th. He was commissioned on the 26th April 1917, having been educated at Twyford School, Hants, Winchester College (where he was School and House Prefect and in the highest form in the school), and went to Magdelen College, Oxford for a term. In his last year at Winchester he won two school prizes; namely the Lang’s Gold Medal for English Essay and the Moore-Stevens Divinity Prize. He won many division (or form) prizes for classics.
A photograph of Second Lieutenant J.A. Acworth of Malvern can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 27th October 1917, available at Worcestershire Archives.