Viscount Wendover



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Viscount Wendover and his grave


LIEUTENANT ROYAL HORSE GUARDS
DIED 19TH MAY 1915 AGED 20YRS
REMEMBERED WITH HONOUR ST MARY’S CHURCHYARD, MOULSOE BUCKINGHAMSHIRE (N.E.SECTION)

Viscount Wendover, Albert Edward Samuel Charles Robert Wynn-Carrington was born on 24th April 1895 in Grosvenor Street, Westminster, London. He was the youngest child of Robert Wynn-Carrington 1st Marquess of Lincolnshire and Cecilia Margaret Habord daughter of 5th Baron Suffield. Albert had five older sisters, Marjorie Cecilia , Alexandra Augusta, Ruperta, Judith Sydney and Victoria Alexandra. The family lived at Wycombe Abbey/Daws Hill. His father was a Knight of the Garter.
Albert was christened at High Wycombe Parish church on 5th June 1895. The Prince of Wales who later became King Edward V111, was a sponsor. Albert was educated at Eton in Berkshire.
He was a member of the regular Army with the Royal Horse Guards and gained the rank of Lieutenant during the First World War. He was wounded in action during the charge of the “Blues” 10th Hussars and Essex Yeomanry near Ypres in Flanders on 13th May 1915. This was the Second Battle of Ypres. Some of the British troops were driven out of their position by heavy shell fire and had to reform and charge over a thousand yards of open ground to drive the enemy out of the trenches. They succeeded in re-occupying and re-establishing themselves in their original position. It was during this fighting that Lieutenant Wynn-Carrington (Viscount Wendover)was wounded badly in his thigh and left arm. He was taken to Boulogne where they amputated his arm,but gangrene set in and he died on 19th May. His parents brought him home to the family burial ground at Moulsoe. He is also remembered on the Humberston Memorial in Lincolnshire and Wycombe Hospital Memorial plaque and All Saints, High Wycombe Memorial.

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