Captain Darner Wynyard

Regiment: 1st Battalion East Surrey Regiment
Panel reference: Panel 34.
Date published: 30/07/1915
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 20/04/1915
Age at death: 25
Cemetery: Ypres (menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Information: Captain Darner Wynyard, 1st Battalion East Surrey Regiment, born 1890, was educated at Wellington College, and joined from the Royal Military College at Sandhurst in 1909. He was killed in action at Hill 60 in Flanders, 20th April, 1915. On May. 31st he was mentioned in despatches by Field-Marshal Sir John French “for gallant and distinguished service in the field.” The only son of Lieut. Colonel Richard Damer Wynyard (formerly of the same regiment), he married on 12th December, 1914, Olive, youngest daughter of His Honour Judge Wakely, K.C., D.L., of Ballyburly, in the King's County. Captain Wynyard was the sixth in direct succession from father to son of a family of soldiers.