Research and text by Chris Watney, Llew Walker and the Corinthian-Casuals
Second-Lieutenant Balfour-Melville was killed at the Battle of Loos in 1915. He was shot by a sniper after successfully leading his men through several enemy trenches. A fellow officer wrote that “to have got his men together and reached to such a point is a feat of gallantry and dash beyond all praise.”
He played football for Oxford University, captaining the side in 1905. A talented cricketer, he kept wicket for Scotland. He was a chartered accountant.