1. Memorial:Oxford (Holy Cross) Cemetery
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.129
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour8A GQS

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Family :

Son of Sir Arthur William Mackworth, 6th Bart. and Lady Alice Mackworth.

His brother Francis Julian Audley Mackworth (an Old Malvernian) also fell in the Great War and a third brother was killed serving in the West Surrey Regiment at Ladysmith in January 1900.

Education & Career :

Mackworth went to the Cathedral School in Llandaff and Charterhouse, where he was in Gownboys.

After Charterhouse he went up to Magdalen College, Oxford University.

On coming down he taught at Wellington College from 1911-1912 before returning to Magdalen as a Fellow in 1913.

He was a member of the Oxford & Cambridge Club.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: Rifle Brigade 

Action : Natural Causes 

Natural causes is attributed those deaths due to causes that were not directly associated with the war. Included in this are wartime deaths resulting from, for example, theSpanish Influenza pandemic and its associated pneumonia problems and other attributions such as age and exhaustion. It also groups those who through Post Traumatic Stress committed suicide as a result of their experiences.

He gained the rank of Temporary Lieutenant in the service of the Rifle Brigade and served with the 13th Bttn. He served on the Western Front, but a heart condition forced his return to England.

He was attached to the Intelligence Services at Whitehall (later MI5)

Detail :

He died on 25 November 1917 at age 31.

He was suffering from insomnia, a symptom of what would today be recognised as Post Traumatic Stress. Mackworth took his own life at home in Albermarle Street with his service revolver. He left a note, together with a cheque to pay for a silver presentation cup for a friend.

The Coroner entered death being caused by temporary insanity, brought on by the insomnia.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Apollo University No. 357 E.C.Oxfordshire
Joined : Wellesley No. 1899 E.C. Berkshire
Joined : St Mary Magdalen No. 1523 E.C. London

3rd May 1910
31st May 1910
25th October 1910

Also a member of Wellesley Lodge No 1899

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