Captain Edward Stafford-King-Harman

Regiment: Irish Guards
Panel reference: Panel 11.
Date published: 30/07/1915
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 06/11/1914
Age at death: 23
Cemetery: Ypres (menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Information: Captain Edward Stafford-King-Harman, Irish Guards, who has been missing since November last, is now officially reported to have been killed near Ypres on the 6th November last. On that date he was with Captain Lord John Hamilton in the front trench with a company of their regiment, when they were surrounded and cut off by the Germans. Captain King-Harman was a very keen soldier and a good sportsman. He played polo for the regimental team and hunted his own pack of harriers, was a good rifle shot and a member of the Eton eight for two years. His death has caused widespread regret in the County Roscommon, where he was extremely popular with all classes. He was the eldest son of Sir Thomas and Lady Stafford, of Rockingham, Boyle, and married in July, 1914, Olive, only child of Henry Packenham Mahon, of Strokestown Park, Roscommon, and leaves a daughter born in April, 1915.