DECADES – 1940s


A wonderful, memorable reunion of early Malvernites was held on May 15th, 2008. This meaningful event took place in both the school auditorium and the library. Eighty-five former students from the 1930s and 1940s attended, and it was a stirring and inspirational day. David Hayne, the MRBS 1920s/1930s representative – and valedictorian in 1938 – was the keynote speaker and he was amazing. Sadly, David passed away in November 2008 and he will be missed by all of us at MRBS. Photographs and digital recordings were made of the event for posterity. Current students interviewed the honoured guests for a school history project. Graduation certificates were provided to those who had not completed high school due to their involvement in the war effort. I was one so honoured. Other early Malvernites received certificates of recognition. It was an unforgettable afternoon and couldn’t have taken place without MRBS members, volunteers, MCI staff and students, and the willingness of the invited alumni to come and be part of an extraordinary occasion.

Have you got a story about your wartime memories while at Malvern? What were your hopes and dreams for work and education after the war? What did you actually do after Malvern? Please send in your story for our new project – ‘Malvernites After Malvern’.

The Malvern Archives is the place to store your memories. Your letters, photographs, newspaper clippings and albums will be safely preserved in our new archival quality files. Let us hear from you.

We welcome your comments, questions and volunteer assistance. Please contact your decade coordinator at

Sonya Munro
1940’s Decade Coordinator

Author: David Fuller

MRBS Webmaster and parent of two MCI graduates (2011 & 2015) and another very bright son. Decade representative for 1903-1939 and Service Personnel.

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