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WYNDHAM : The Hon , William Reginald



Reference Name LP34580

Conflict Commemorated:WWI

Last Name:WYNDHAM : The Hon

First Name:William Reginald

Age At Death:38

Rank:Lieutenant

Regiment/ Service:LincolnshireYeomanry attached 1st Life Guards

Date of Death:06/11/1914

Cause of Death:Killed in action

Place of Burial/ Commemoration:ZILLEBEKE CHURCHYARD West-Vlaanderen

Country:Belgium

Panel/ Bay/ Grave:Sp Mem 1.

UK Memorials:Grantham St Wulfram

Next of Kin:Third son of the late Second Baron Leconfield and the Dowager Lady Leconfield, of 12, Great Stanhope St., London.

Researcher:C J Anderson and Roy Stedman

Notes:News was received on Tuesday of the death of Capt. The Hon. W. R. Wyndham, Lincolnshire Yeomanry, and late of the 17th Lancers, at the seat of the war on Friday [sic]. Mr. Wyndham was one of the leading supports of the Turf, and had been racing for some twelve years. He was elected a member of the Jockey Club in 1912. The best of Mr. Wyndham's horses was 'The White Knight', who stands at the Adare Stud, Co. Limerick, at a big fee. Mr. Wyndham originally owned the 'Son of Desmond' in partnership with the late Col. Tom Kirkwood, and subsequently with Colonel Kirkwood, of the Indian Army. His first half share in this famous horse cost him £10,000, but he had to pay more than that when he determined to make the son of Desmond his sole property, rather than let him go to France. The White Knight was one of the finest stayers of recent years winning two Ascot Gold Cups, the Goodwood Cup, the Coronation Cup, and the Newbury Cup, among other races. Other useful horses owned by Mr. Wyndham included Athi, Maya, Winthorpe, Jim White and Maletto. Mr. Wyndham was well-known in hunting circles throughout the whole of this district, and during the season, resided at North House, North-parade. He was exceedingly generous in his contributions to local philanthropic works, while his patriotism at the outbreak of the war was demonstrated by his anxiety to set free as many of his hunters as the Lincs. Yeomanry wished for. When the war commenced he immediately offered his services once again to his country. Captain Wyndham was born in 1876, he was the eldest [sic] son of the second Lord Leconfield, brother of the present baron, and heir-presumptive to the title. Grantham Journal 19141114. Memorial service held in St. Wulframs on Empire Day Grantham Journal,, May 29, 1915 Memorial service held in St. Wulframs on All Soul's Day Grantham Journal, November 6, 1915

Sources Used:GJ 19141114-Report;

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