|Remembering The Dead Of World War 1.||
Sir Richard William.
1st Life Guards,
(Reserve of Officers) 8th
(King's Royal Irish) Hussars.
White House Cemetery,
10th Bart. Son of the late Sir William Henry Levinge.
Son of the late Sir William Henry Levinge and Lady Emily Judith Levinge (née Sutton); Husband of Irene, Lady Levinge (now Mrs. R. V. Buxton), of Thatchways, Priors Hardwick, Byfield, Northants. Born 12 July 1878, Ryde. Married 15 February 1910, Irene Marguerite Pix, at St George's Hanover Square, London; one son, Richard Vere Henry Levinge, born 30 April 1911.
Howard Avenel Bligh.
1st Life Guards.
Son of Howard Bligh & Florence Evelyn St. George of Coombe House, Kingston Hill, Surrey, UK. 2nd Lieutenant Howard Avenel. Bligh St. George, First Life Guards, was killed in action on November 15th. He was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. St. George, of Ashbourne Hill, Leamington, formerly of Clonsilla Lodge, Co. Dublin. Entered the service on the 14th January, 1914, and accompanied his regiment to the front where it was engaged in the attack on the German Guards a short time ago. It was in this charge that Mr. St. George was killed.
Sir Richard Vincent. Bart.
1st Life Guards,
Guards Machine Gun Regiment.
Terlincthun British Cemetery,
Son of Sir Richard Francis Sutton, Bt. & Dame Constance Sutton of Brinsop Court, Hereford, UK.Remembered today: Captain Sir Richard Vincent Sutton MC, 6th Bart, 1st Life Guards. Died 29 November 1918, aged 27, and buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery. Richard, the son of Sir Richard Francis Sutton and Edith Constance nee Corbet, was born in London on 26 April 1891 and educated at Ludgrove and Eton. He joined the 1st Life Guards in August 1910 being promoted lieutenant in June 1912, captain in July 1914, and arrived in France on 8 October 1914.
He had a lucky escape in the trenches at Zandvoorde on 24 October 1914 when a bullet grazed his jaw. The following day he was hit in the thigh by shrapnel and sent back to England. He was wounded in the forehead in the action near the Ypres-Zonnebeke Road on 13 May 1915 and sent back to England again. Pronounced fit for staff duty in August 1915, he served as ADC to General Sir Henry Rawlinson, Fourth Army, in France and was awarded the Military Cross on 1 January 1917. He returned to the 1st Life Guards, as adjutant, in September 1917 and was seconded to the Guards Machine Gun Regiment in May 1918.
According to a letter sent home, he celebrated the news that the armistice had been signed with an alcohol-free lunch in Lille and remarked that it was truly wonderful he and his half-brother Philip 'should be alive to see peace without even losing a limb.'
Richard was taken ill with a high temperature on 20 November 1918 and on the 23rd was sent to hospital suffering from influenza and from there on the 25th to the Base Hospital at Wimereux. He died in the late evening of the 29th and was buried on 1 December 1918.
Squadron QuarterMaster Corporal, 2027.
1st Life Guards.
Etaples Military Cemetery,
Son of the late George Thomas Vessey M.R.C.V.S.London. of Christchurch, Dorset, UK. & Mrs. Vessey of Bournemouth, Dorset. Husband of Emily L. Vessey of Harbord Street, Fulham Palace Road, London, UK. His Service with 1st Life Guards totalled 20 years & 8 months & included the South African war & 2 years & 6 months. Instructor of Musketry, September 1914 to February 1916.
The Hon. William Reginald.
1st Life Guards.
West Flanders, Belgium.
3rd Son of the late 2nd Baron Leconfield & the Dowager Lady Leconfield of Great Stanhope Street, London, UK.Date & place of birth: 16 March 1876, Petworth, Sussex
Date & place of death: 6 November 1914, Belgium Lieutenant The Hon. William Reginald Wyndham, known as Reggie, fought in the Boer War as well as the First World War. There is a Wyndham WW1 Memorial Park in Grantham which was opened in 1924, after Lady Leconfield donated £1000 towards it as a memorial to her son.
Reggie Wyndham was born in Petworth the son of Lord and Lady Leconfield. He was the third youngest of seven children.
Reggie was in the 17th Lancers and fought in the Boer War from 1899 to 1902 and was given the Queen’s Medal with three clasps.
He only left the army after a riding accident in 1903. He farmed in East Africa, then moved to the Rockies, USA eventually returning to England, spending his winters in Grantham where he hunted with the Belvoir hounds. In 1911 he was living in Grosvenor Square, London in the family home.
When war broke out he was gazetted as a Captain in the Lincolnshire Yeomanry and later attached to the Household Cavalry First Life Guards. He was sent to France on 8 October 1914.
Reggie was killed in action at Ypres on 6 November 1914 aged 38 and received the Victory, British and 14 star medals. He is buried in Zillebeke Churchyard, Belgium, which is known as the aristocrat’s cemetry.