Person Born 1850 Died 5/6/1916
Field-Marshal Earl Kitchener of Khartoum, K.G. Born near Ballylongford, County Kerry, Ireland. Became a national hero leading the British army in the Sudan. Continued his career in the Boer War, India and Egypt. In WW1 he was appointed the Secretary of War and appeared on the recruiting posters "Your Country Needs You". His reputation suffered after the Gallipoli disaster. Drowned when the HMS Hampshire, taking him to Russia was sunk by the Germans off the Orkneys with the loss of over 640 lives.