Person    | Male  Born 1850  Died 5/6/1916

Lord Kitchener

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.

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Lord Kitchener

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Kitchener statue

{On the front of the plinth:} Kitchener, 1850 - 1916 {On the front of the lo...

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Knightsbridge - 4 - Kitchener

Stalin?  Can't be - for so many reasons, one being that he didn't look like t...

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Lord Kitchener

LCC Field-Marshal Earl Kitchener of Khartoum, K.G. (1850 - 1916), lived here...

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WW1 cross at St Botolph's

Unlike the majority of war memorials this was erected while the war continued...

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