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Name: KIRKPATRICK, Henry Fearnley 'Harry' DSO & Bar (Lieut.-Col.)

Nee: 2nd son of 8th Baronet (Kirkpatrick)

Birth Date: 8 Jan 1876 Greater London

Death Date: 27 Apr 1918 of war wounds, at Doullens, Somme

Nationality: British

First Date: 1901 - as Subaltern

Profession: Soldier, took part in capture of Tanga Pass

Area: BEA 1901 (medal with clasp), Somaliland 1908-10 (clasp), WW1 (despatches 3 times, DSO) 3/KAR

Married: In Greater London 15 Dec 1914 Mrs Clara Agnes Clutterbuck née Alexander b. 29 Aug 1877 Landour, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India, d. 8 Feb 1952 Dartford, Kent (dau of Josias William Alexander ICS and prev. m. to Charles Baldwin Clutterbuck 1871-1957)

Children: Ivone Alexander (8 Apr 1916 Steyning-1932); Sir James Alexander (24 Oct 1918-1954)

Book Reference: Gillett, SE, HBEA, Cuckoo, Markham, Moyse, Cranworth, Debrett, EAHB 1905, North, Playne, CWGC, EA Diary 1903, Drumkey, EAHB 1906, DSO, Burke, EA Diary 1902, EAHB 1904, EAHB 1907

War Service: The Buffs (North - East Kent Regt.)

School: Eton

General Information:

SE - Major H.F. Kirkpatrick - Apr 1909
HBEA 1912 mentions the work done by Col. Kirkpatrick with the Volunteer Corps.  
Cuckoo - 1908 - Kisii Expedition.  
EAHB 1905 - 3rd KAR, Kismayu
Moyse - E. Kent Regt. - 1902 - Kismayu - Capt. H.F. KIrkpatrick in charge of Somali police
Markham - Clara Clutterbuck fell in love with him in 1905/6 ........ an early settler, old Etonian, outstanding soldier and a fine horseman, excelling at polo - most outstandingly handsome man in the KAR.
Cranworth - Col. Kirkpatrick was commanding the KAR during the greater part of the pre-War years that we knew. He was an outstanding soldier, most popular with all ranks, and did an immense amount to bring up to date and even improve the efficiency of his command.  (false teeth story). His splendid administration was carried on with equal efficiency by Col. Llewellyn
Playne - Second in command, 3rd Battalion, KAR
CWGC - H.F. Kirkpatrick, Lieutenant Colonel, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) who died on Wednesday, 27th March 1918. Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1, Somme, France, Grave Ref: III A II
DSO - Bar - London Gazette 26/7/18 - For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while in command of his battalion. The enemy attacked and drove in the troops of another division which caused the left flank of his battalion to become much exposed. By his magnificent courage and leadership he succeeded in restoring the situation.
North - Arr. Mombasa from Europe 13-2-1901; Tanaland July 1901; moved from Kismayu to Bua, British Gosha May 1903; Kismayu Dec 1903; resident at Yonte 30-9-1904; on duty in Uganda 31-12-1904
EA Diary 1902 - Captain - The East Africa Rifles - 1901
EAHB 1907 - Acting Sub-Commissioner - Jubaland
Terence Gavaghan, Of Lions and Dungbeetles  c. 1907 he married a northern Somali woman in the Muslim rite and had a son Abdullah Farar Atlantic, who became a proninet merchant in Isiolo.

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