HOUSE Malcolm Hutchinson
Regiment : 8th Battalion Rifle Brigade
Service number : 26311
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 3rd May 1917 aged 19
Buried : Commemorated on Arras Memorial, France, Bay 9.
Relatives : Son of Harry Hammond House and Kate Charlotte House, 4, The College, Malvern, Worcestershire
Memorial : Malvern WW1 War Memorial
Also appears on : Malvern Priory.
Credits : Additional information researched and transcribed by Doreen Howes. Worcester Cathedral Roll of Honour books and Berrow's Worcester Journal Supplement researched by Sandra Taylor.
Educated at Rugby School; elected Scholar of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 1915; Cricket XI (Captain, 1915); Rugby football XV, 1915.
Appears in the Worcester/Worcestershire Roll of Honour Book for army casualties located in Worcester Cathedral.
Malcolm Hutchinson House was born on 12th July 1897 in Great Malvern, Worcestershire, the 3rd son of Harry Hammond House and his wife Kate Charlotte, nee Sorenson. The couple married on 12th April 1893 at St Bartholomew’s Church, Sydenham, London and moved to Great Malvern where Harry was a Housemaster at Malvern College. Malcolm was educated at Lockers Park School, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, leaving the school in 1912 after gaining entry to Rugby School through a scholarship. He was gazetted a Lieutenant in the Officer Training Corps in October 1915 and elected Scholar of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, in December 1915. Malcolm enlisted as a Private in the Ox and Bucks Light Infantry, service number 26311 before being commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Rifle Brigade. He was killed in action in France by a sniper while moving a Lewis gun into position. Malcolm’s two older brothers both served in the Great War and survived – Godfrey Edward Hammond House (born 1894) served with the Royal Navy and Harry Wilfred House (born 1895) served with the East Lancashire Regiment.
A photograph of 2nd Lieutenant M.H. House of Malvern can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 26th May 1917, available at Worcestershire Archives.
Malcolm House has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on the Arras Memorial.