Other names: George Heremon
Locations in this story: Chelsea, LondonFrance & FlandersDranouter Churchyard, Heuvelland, West Flanders, BelgiumWellington College, Crowthorne, BerkshireClouds House, East Knoyle, WiltshireMagdalen College, CambridgeCranley Gardens, Kensington, LondonYpres Salient, Belgium
Story: 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.