Morgan, Herbert Llewellyn Ravenshaw


He was the eldest son of Sir Herbert Edward Morgan KBE, FRSL, and Lady Morgan MBE (Anne Lalande Morgan, daughter of John Hurdis Ravenshaw).  He came to Culver’s Close from Parkfield School in 1917, rose to Sixth Book and became a prefect in his house. Physically very strong, he rowed in Challenge IVs in 1920 and 1921, played for Commoner XV and ran sixth in Senior Steeplechase. His abundant good humour, cheerful spirits endeared him greatly to his contemporaries.

He left for New College, Oxford, in 1922, and after taking his degree worked for MacFisheries Ltd. Later he took up other branches of business – working in advertising between 1926 and 1931 and as the director of a Romanian casino in 1937 – and in 1938 became the director of an advertising agency.

On August 17th 1935 he married (Joan) Pauline Maclean, daughter of Paul George Besson.

After joining the RAFVR, in 1940 he was commissioned as a Pilot Officer. At one point he served in Malta.  In December 1941 he attended a dinner to mark the departure of the GOC Malta, Major General S J P Scobell (H 1892-1896).

In 1943 Morgan was made a Squadron Leader, and was twice mentioned in despatches. He was killed in an accident over Carthago aerodrome in the Sudan on March 25th 1943, probably whilst serving with 71 OTU, and is buried in grave 12.B.16, Khartoum War Cemetery. He was thirty-nine.


War: World War 2

  • Surname: Morgan
  • Forenames or initials: Herbert Llewellyn Ravenshaw
  • House: H
  • Years in School: 1917-1922
  • Rank: Squadron Leader
  • Regiment: RAF Volunteer Reserve
  • Date of Birth: 22nd September 1903
  • Date of Death: 25th March 1943
  • How Died: Killed in an Accident
  • Location in War Cloister: Inner D2
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Khartoum War Cemetery: Grave 12.B.16