Major Sir William Lennox Napier

Regiment: 4th South Wales Borderers
Date published: 24/09/1915
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 13/08/1915
Age at death: 47
Cemetery: 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery, Turkey
Plot: Sp. Mem. A. 105.
Information: Major Sir William Lennox Napier, 4th South Wales Borderers, was killed at the Dardanelles on August 13th, aged 47. He was a grandson of the late Sir Joseph Napier, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, and succeeded his father as third baronet in 1884. He was educated at Uppingham and Jesus College, Cambridge. In 1894 he was called to the Bar. For some time Lieutenant-Colonel of the 7th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, he retired in 1912, but at the outbreak of war rejoined the service as Major in the 4th South Wales Borderers. Sir Lennox married in 1890 Mabel Edith Geraldine, daughter of the Rev. C.T. Forster. His eldest son, Joseph W.L. Napier, who succeeds to the baronetcy, is a Second Lieutenant, also in the 4th South Wales Borderers, and his second son, Charles M. Napier, is in the Royal Field Artillery and is now fighting in Flanders.