SU5846 : Dummer - All Saints Church: memorial (b)

taken 7 years ago, near to Dummer, Hampshire, Great Britain

Dummer - All Saints Church: memorial (b)
Dummer - All Saints Church: memorial (b)
Major General Sir William Henry Rycroft KCB 1919 (CB 1910); KCMG 1918 (CMG 1915)
was born on 17 February 1861, the 2nd son of Sir Nelson Rycroft, the 4th Baronett at Kempshott Park, Basingstoke. He was educated at Eton and Sandhurst
and joined the 71st Highland Light Infantry in 1879. He served in the Nile Expedition and saw action off Sarras. He married Grace Ronald Menzies in 1888; and had one son and one daughter. He was promoted into the 7th Dragoon Guards and then the 11th Hussars. He saw action on the North-West Frontier of India and during the Boer War. He commanded the 11th Hussars from 1904 to 1908 after which he was AQMG, Southern Command. During the First World War he was mentioned in despatches 7 times. As well as his British honours he was decorated by France, Serbia Greece and Roumania. He retired in 1921 and was appointed Governor of British North Borneo, serving until his death on 4 November 1925.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 16 August, 2011   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 17 August, 2011
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Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 5885 4601 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:12.6163N 1:9.5342W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 5885 4601
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