Captain Nigel Choveaux

South Staffordshire Regiment

Died: 14 March 1917

Age: 27

Nigel Choveaux, younger son of L.N. Choveaux, entered College with his brother in 1899 and remained for nine years. The family were living at The Homestead, College Hill, a circumstance which gave Nigel an exceptional opportunity of developing his aptitude for games. He was in the Football and Cricket Xl’s of 1905, 1906, 1907 and 1908, becoming Captain of Cricket in his last year. And he was in the Shooting VIII in 1907.

On leaving school he obtained an appointment in the Bombay and Burmah Trading Company, in which he had already made for himself a high reputation when he came home to take his part in the war. He refused a commission in the Indian Army Reserve of Officers (IARO) in order to join Lieutenant Colonel Raymer’s Battalion in France. This he did in September 1915. For several months, he was Battalion Transport Officer, and also for a time commanded a Brigade “pioneer” company. He was promoted Captain in January 1917, and led his company into the action in which he was killed on 14th March, 1917.

The above text appeared  in the Victoria College Book of Remembrance published in 1920.

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