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Nevey, Frank

Second Lieutenant Frank Nevey, killed in action on October 12th, was at King's as a student in the Faculty of Arts for a fairly long period, obtaining first his Bachelor's Degree, and subsequently his M.A. It is a point of unusual and poignant interest that he took the oral examination for the latter degree on the very day that he joined the Army, in June, 1916; it was only the hope that he might finish the course that kept him from going sooner. Having served in France for some months in the ranks, he returned to train for a commission, which was granted in August, 1917, when he was gazetted to the Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment. He returned to France in the same autumn and saw more than a year's service before being killed at Neuvilly, near Le Cateau. He succumbed to machine gunshot wounds, received while leading his men into action, and so far to the front was he that for some time he had to lie out in No Man's Land, where the stretcher bearers could not venture out in the face of deadly fire. All accounts, from brother officers and men alike, show how much he was admired and respected. Perhaps the words of the chaplain may be given as typical; he wrote to Mr. Nevey's widow, "I have known your husband for a long time and have learned to be fond of him in every way, and to admire him as a soldier and as a man." His friends foretold a brilliant future for him, and he was on the L.C.C. Promotion List for Headships, as well as the Board of Education List for Inspectorships. King's College Review, Dec. 1918


First name(s)Frank
Family detailsSon of George Richard and Annie Nevey, of London; husband of Gertrude Lizzie Nevey, of 29, Therapia Rd., Honor Oak, London.
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dept / courseFaculty of Arts
QualificationsB.A.; M.A. (Lond)
Military unitDuke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), 6th Battn
Date enlistedJune 1916. Commissioned August 1917
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death12 October 1918
Age at death36
Rank at deathSecond Lieutenant
Place of deathNeuvilly
Cause of deathKilled in action
Burial placeSelridge British Cemetery, Montay, France
Commemoration(s)King's College Chapel
NotesMaster in LCC Central School
SourcesKing's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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