East Knoyle War Memorial

George Heremon Wyndham

Surname: Wyndham
Other names: George Heremon
Other people in this story:
Guy Percy Wyndham
Edwina Virginia Joanna Wyndham nee Fitzpatrick
Locations in this story:
Chelsea, London
France & Flanders
Dranouter Churchyard, Heuvelland, West Flanders, Belgium
Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire
Clouds House, East Knoyle, Wiltshire
Magdalen College, Cambridge
Cranley Gardens, Kensington, London
Ypres Salient, Belgium

George Heremon Wyndham was born on 25th October, 1893, in Chelsea, London, and baptised at St. Peter's Church, Cranley Gardens, Kensington, London, on 27th November, 1893. He was the son of Lt. Col. Guy Percy Wyndham and Edwina Virginia Joanna Wyndham (nee Fitzpatrick). At the time of the 1911 Census, he was a student boarding at Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire. At this time the family were living at Clouds House, East Knoyle, even though George's father spent time abroad as Military Attache in St. Petersburg, Russia. George later went on to Magdalen College, Cambridge. He enlisted in the 3rd Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment and also was attached to the 2nd Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers. He served in France & Flanders. and at the time of his death held the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. He was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He was killed in action on 24th March 1915 whilst serving with the Fusiliers on the Ypres Salient. He was buried at Dranouter Churchyard, Heuvelland, West Flanders, Belgium (grave id. II.B.16). He is remembered on the East Knoyle War Memorial as well as the Rolls of Honour at Wellington College and Magdalen College.

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives