John Perkins Sworder

Name

John Perkins Sworder

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

24/07/1918
28

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lieutenant
The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
2nd/4th Bn., attached 1st/1st Bn. Herefordshire Regiment

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

VAUXBUIN FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY
II. B. 17.
France

UK Memorials

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

Pre War

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.

Wartime Service

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.

Additional Information

Brother of Lieutenant Hubert Pelham Sworder who was killed in action on 2 Apr 1917 and who is also commemorated on these UK memorials.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, Karen Smith - Acting Director of External Relations www.haileybury.com/honour Paul Johnson, Adrian Pitts