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Dead on the Field of Honour: Officers Killed in Action

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CAPTAIN REGINALD A. FAIRN, LEICESTERSHIRE REGT.


i MAJOR KENELM R. McCLOUGHIN, ROYAL SCOTS.


4 LIET. L BROOKS W. YORKSHIRE REGT


zvO LIEUT. M. DAVIES, DEVONSHIRE REGT.


FLIGHT-SUB-LT. J. T. BONE, R.N.A.S.


4?. CAPT. THE EARL OF AFIELD, CAMIERON HIGHLANDERS.


LIEJT. L. W. SWEET-ESCOTT, OXFORD AND BUCKS L.I.


S21, LT. W. J. R. McCONNOCHIE, ROYAL FLYING CORPS.


COLONEL F. .. THAC.. ERAY, YAL FIELD ARTILLERY. 1


MAJ. HOWARD VYSE WELC .. SURREY RE.T.


LIEUT. R. W. RYALL, 2/8Sn GURKHA RIFLES.


FL.-SUB-LT. G. W. HILLIARD, R. NA.S.


CAPTAIN LORD VERNON, DERBYSHIRE YEOMANRY


1 LT. G. BUCHANAN SMITH, GORDON HIGHLANDERS


(APTAIN A. L. SAMSON, ROVAL WELSH FUSILIERS


CAPTAIN OSWALD WALKER. XSri HUSSARS.


CAPTAIN S. G. SPENCER ROYAL BERKSHIRE REOT.


SLIEUT. F. J. ILIFF, S. STAFFS. REGT.


Our portraits of officers who have been killed in action include this week those of two well- known Peers, the Earl of Seafield, and Lord Vernon. The Earl of Seafield died of wounds received while serving as Captain in the 5th Cameron Highlanders, on the Western front. Lord Seafield, who was not quite forty, was Chief of the Clan Cameron. He was born in New Zealand, and married, in 1898, Miss Mary Elihzabeth Nina Townend, daughter of the late Dr. Joseph Henry Townend, of Christchurch, New Zealand. He came to England shortly after, but travelled a good deal with Lady Seafield. He was an authority or. agriculture and afforestation, and was a good landlord. He had been very successful in recruiting in the North for the present war. Failing any


male heir, the Seafield title and estates, being in tail female, will devolve uran Lady Nina Caroline Ogilvie-Grant, who was born in xgo6. Capt. Lord Vernon, who w-s serving in the Derbyshire Yeomanry, was the eighth Baron Vernon, and a member of one of the oldest families in England, being a descendant of Sir Richard Vernon who was Sp-aker of the Leicester Parliament of 1425. His ancestors Richard de Vernon and Walter de Vernon came over with the Conqueror, who granted them large estates in Cheshire. The late Sir William Vernon Harcourt was, and the Right Hon. Lewis Harcourt is, of the same family. Lord Vernon was a page at the Coronation of King Edward VII. I’e was unmarried, and i succeeded by his brother, Lieut the hon. Francis W. L. Vernon. R.N



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Issue 3997. - Vol CXLVII

Nov, 27 1915

Illustrated London News