Captain Lord Richard Wellesley

Regiment: Grenadier Guards
Date published: 04/12/1914
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 29/10/1914
Age at death: 35
Cemetery: Hooge Crater Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Plot: XVI. B. 11.
Information: Captain Lord Richard Wellesley, Grenadier Guards, killed in action. He was the second son of the fourth Duke of Wellington. He entered the Army as and Lieutenant in May, 1900, was promoted Lieutenant in January, 1904, and obtained his Captaincy in June, 1908. He served in South Africa during the war from 1899 to 1901. He took part in the operations in the Orange Free State, being slightly wounded at Paardeberg, was also in action at Poplar Grove, Karee Siding, Houtnek, Vet River and Zand River. He was in action in the Transvaal near Johannesberg and Pretoria, and was again in the Transvaal from July to November, 1900, being in action at Belfast. He received the Queen's Medal with four clasps and the King's Medal with two clasps. In 1908 he married Louise Nesta Pamela, only daughter of Sir Maurice Fitzgerald, Knight of Kerry.
Additional information: Mentioned in Despatches Son of the 4th Duke of Wellington, K.G.; husband of Lady Louise Wellesley (daughter of the 20th Knight of Kerry) of Mount Hill, Tadworth, Surrey.