Category Archives: World War I MPs

MPs in World War I: Gerald Archibald Arbuthnot (1872-1916)

100 years ago yesterday the Somme claimed another MP: Gerald Archibald Arbuthnot. Dr Kathryn Rix of the Victorian Commons, blogs on his life… Gerald Archibald Arbuthnot was killed in action on 25 September 1916 while serving with the Grenadier Guards … Continue reading

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MPs in World War I: Charles William Reginald Duncombe, 2nd Earl of Feversham (1879-1916)

Yesterday we marked the death of Hon. Guy Victor Baring, who died on 15 September 1916. Another former occupant of the Conservative benches in the Commons was killed in action on the same day, as Dr. Kathryn Rix records… Of the … Continue reading

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MPs in World War I: Hon. Guy Victor Baring (1873-1916)

The Battle of the Somme claimed another two MPs one hundred years ago this week. Today Dr Kathryn Rix of the Victorian Commons, continues our series with a short biography of Hon. Guy Baring, who died on the same  day … Continue reading

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‘Died not for flag, nor King, nor Emperor’: Thomas Michael Kettle (1880-1916)

Continuing our series of short biographies of the MPs who sadly lost their lives fighting in the First World War, today Dr Kathryn Rix of the Victorian Commons, discusses the second MP to die at the Somme, Thomas Kettle… Five … Continue reading

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‘The thing is to get on with the War’: Duncan Frederick Campbell (1876-1916)

Our blog today returns to our series, all written by Dr Kathryn Rix of the Victorian Commons, of short biographies of the MPs who sadly lost their lives fighting in the First World War. It’s the first of several in … Continue reading

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MPs in World War I: Michael Hugh Hicks-Beach, Viscount Quenington (1877-1916)

Michael Hugh Hicks-Beach had served as Tewkesbury’s Conservative MP for just over a decade when he was killed in action in Egypt on 23 April 1916. He shared his first name with his father, Michael Edward Hicks-Beach (first Earl St … Continue reading

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MPs in World War One: Hon. William Lionel Charles Walrond (1876-1915)

Today marks the anniversary of the eighth MP who died in fighting in the First World War. Continuing our series of short biographies of these men, Dr Kathryn Rix, of the Victorian Commons, discusses the life of Lieutenant William Lionel Charles … Continue reading

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