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Name: WYNDHAM, William Reginald, Hon.

Nee: bro of 3rd Baron Leconfield, son of 2nd

Birth Date: 16 Mar 1876 Petworth, Sussex

Death Date: 6 Nov 1914 Ypres, killed in action

First Date: 1904

Profession: Farmer

Area: Donyo Sabuk

Married: Unmarried

Book Reference: HBEA, Hut, Land, Pioneers, Globe, Burke, Eton

War Service: Capt. 17th Lancers, served in Transvaal War (wounded), 1st Life Guards

School: Eton and RMA Sandhurst

General Information:

Land - Leased 6983 acres at Donyo Sabuk transferred to Sir W.N. McMillan
Land 1909 - Hon. W.R. Wyndham - Grazing 1343 acres - Donyo Sabuk - 6/6/04 - Leasehold for 99 years from 1/7/05 - Registered 27/10/09
Pioneers - Kitimuru 1912 to 1920 - Nellie Grant - We bought 500 acres at Thika from Jim Elkington. It was part of a 5000 acre block, stretching from the edge of the Kikuyu land unit to the Blue Posts Hotel and lying between the Thika and Chania Rivers, that had been given to him by a Mr Wyndham as a token of gratitude for the treatment of a poisoned foot by Mrs Elkington. ?
The Globe Trotter - 6/3/07 - Notice to Shooting Parties regarding shooting at Donyo Sabuk - written permission required from landowners, W.R. Wyndham, H.A. Penton, H.R. Laws and R.W. Vesturme Bunbury
Web - In 1920 Dowager Lady Leconfield donated £1000 towards a memorial to perpetuate the memory of her son, Lt. Hon. William Reginald Wyndham, 1st Life Guards killed in action November 1914, aged 38. Grantham Town Council elected to create the Wyndham WWI Memorial Park by changing the name of the town's Slate Mill Park and developing it as a memorial park. It was opened by Lady Leconfield in July 1924
Web - Great War Forum - Lieutenant the Hon. William Reginald Wyndham Born on 16 March 1876, the second son of Baron Leconfield., of Petworth, Sussex Educated at Eton from September 1889 to December 1893 Commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant, 17th Lancers in March 1896 Lieutenant, May 1897 Served during the South African War 1899-1900 (QSA with three clasps) Captain, July 1901 Left the army in 1903 due to a riding accident and took up farming in East Africa and later the Rocky Mountains Returned home and became well known in Ireland as a race horse owner Elected as a member of the Jockey Club in 1912 In August 1914 gazetted as a Captain in the Lincolnshire Yeomanry and was later attached to the 1st Life Guards KIA on 6 November 1914

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