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Vacher, George Herbert (1894-1914)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.


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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.


Details: George Herbert Vacher (1894-1914), born in Winchester on 11 February 1894, eldest son of Herbert Perkins Vacher (AMICE) and Elizabeth Gautherot Vacher (nee Bullen) of Wayford, Edgar Road, Winchester, Hampshire.


Attended Woodcote Preparatory School.


Attended Sherborne School (The Green) May 1908-July 1913; 1st XV rugby football team 1912; School welter at Aldershot, lightweight semi-final 1913; School Prefect; Head of House (The Green); Running colours.


Attended Worcester College, Oxford. Reached the finals in the Oxford University trials in 1914. At the outbreak of war he applied for a commission through his College OTC and was gazetted to a regiment in August 1914.


WW1, 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 2nd Bn. Left Lyndhurst for the front with the VIIth Division in October 1914. Killed in action at or near Zandvoorde on 11 November 1914.


Commemorated at:

Ploegsteert Memorial, Panel 2 and 3,%20GEOR...


Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; The Green roll of honour. H.P. Vacher donated £105 towards the Sherborne School War Memorial on behalf of his sons, 2nd Lieut. G.H. Vacher (killed) and 2nd Lieut. W.E. Vacher.


Extract from Vacher's obituary in 'The Shirburnian', December 1914: 'Both at School and College he had considerable success as a long-distance runner, and was much liked and respected for his modest, unaffected, and loyal character'.

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