VAUXBUIN FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY
II. B. 17. France
Haileybury College Cloister Wall Memorial, Hertford Heath Barkway Village Memorial St Mary Magdalene Church Memorial, Barkway St Mary Magdalene Church Individual Memorial, Barkway Not on the Newsells memorials
Born on 2 Jul 1889 at Newsells Bury, Royston, Hertfordshire eldest son son of John William and Annie Jane (Perkins) Sworder of Barkway, Royston, Hertfordshire. Educated at Haileybury College 1902-06. He was unmarried.
Gazetted 2nd Lieutenant the Queen’s on 18 Jan 1915, promoted to Acting Captain in Aug 1915 and Adjutant in Mar 1916. He was then attached to the Herefordshire Regiment and joined them in Palestine May/ Jun 1918. He entered France with them and was wounded near Parly-Tigny and died of his wounds on 24/07/18 aged 29. At the time of his death he was attached to 1/1 Herefordshire Regiment.
Brother of Lieutenant Hubert Pelham Sworder who was killed in action on 2 Apr 1917 and who is also commemorated on these UK memorials.
Malcolm Lennox, Karen Smith - Acting Director of External Relations www.haileybury.com/honour Paul Johnson, Adrian Pitts