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Mansel-Pleydell, Edmund Morton (1886-1915)

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: Edmund Morton Mansel-Pleydell (1886-1915), born 23 December 1886 in India, eldest son of Lt. Col. Edmund Morton Mansel-Pleydell (1850-1914) and Kathleen Emily Mansel-Pleydell (nee Grove) (1862-1945) of Whatcombe, Blandford, Dorset, formerly of Tangier, Morocco. Lt. Col. E.M. Mansel-Pleydell died on 13 October 1914 at which point his son, Edmund Morton Mansel-Pleydell inherited the family estate. Siblings: Vivien Mansel-Pleydell (1889-1977), Daphne Mansel-Pleydell (1893-1989), Henry Grove Morton Mansel-Pleydell MC (1895-1916).


Attended Wellington preparatory school.


Attended Sherborne School (Abbeylands) May 1903-April 1905.


Attended the Royal Agricultural College 1908-1910; member of the 1st XV rugby football team in 1908 and 1909 (captain); 1st XI cricket team 1909 and 1910; Lieutenant in the OTC.


WW1, Lieutenant in the Dorsetshire Regiment: gazetted in August 1914. Went to France in January 1915 and was transferred to the 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Killed on 12 March 1915 at Kemmel, Flanders, leading his platoon on the first day he went into action.


Commemorated at:

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 37


Winterborne Whitchurch War Memorial


Durnford School Memorial at Langton Matravers


Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Abbeylands roll of honour. Mrs Mansel-Pleydell donated £5 towards the Sherborne School War Memorial in memory of her son, 2nd Lt. E.M. Mansel-Pleydell.


John Bain wrote a poem in memory of fellow Old Marlburian, Henry Grove Morton Mansel-Pleydell

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