(1868 - 1915)
DATE OF BIRTH:
31st March 1868
YEARS ATTENDED THE COLLEGE:
1876 - 1876
HOME ADDRESS WHEN AT THE COLLEGE:
Lansdowne Road, Worthing
7th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry
DATE OF DEATH:
16th September 1915
AGE AT DEATH:
WHERE HE DIED (or was wounded)
LOCATION OF GRAVE OR MEMORIAL:
Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix.
Captain Francis Molyneux Yorke Nepean
Born 31st March 1868, Francis was the son of Colonel Herbert Augustus Tierney Nepean, of the Madras Staff Corps, and had both a brother, Herbert Evan Charles Bayley Nepean, and a cousin, Richard Colville Nepean, also attending the college. He left in December of 1876 whilst a member of the Lower 1st and would later join the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, serving in India for 21 years. By 1909, Francis reached the rank of Colonel Sergeant and retired with life pay, moving to Somerset and became an estate agent.
At the outbreak of war, Francis joined the 7th Battalion Somerset Light Infantry and was shipped out to Belgium in early 1915 as a Captain. On 16th September 1915 he was shot and killed in Flanders, being buried at Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix.