MPs in World War I: the Hon. Charles Henry Lyell (1875-1918)

Last month we marked the centenary of the last serving MP to be killed in action during the First World War and today we commemorate a former MP who died while on military service. Dr. Kathryn Rix, Assistant Editor of our House of Commons, 1832-1868 project, will conclude her blog series next month with a special post reflecting on all 24 MPs and former MPs … Continue reading MPs in World War I: the Hon. Charles Henry Lyell (1875-1918)

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 Walrond MP… In contrast with the three preceding Members of Parliament featured in our blog series, who died in France during the Battle of Loos … Continue reading MPs in World War One: Hon. William Lionel Charles Walrond (1876-1915)

MPs in World War I: Harold Thomas Cawley (1878-1915)

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the fourth MP who died 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 Harold Thomas Cawley… In a sad, but not uncommon, example of the toll which the First World War took on many British families, the long-serving Liberal MP for Prestwich, … Continue reading MPs in World War I: Harold Thomas Cawley (1878-1915)

MPs in World War I: Dr. John Esmonde (1862-1915)

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the third MP who died fighting in the First World War, and the second this week. Continuing our series of short biographies of these men, Dr Kathryn Rix, of the Victorian Commons, discusses the life of Dr John Joseph Esmonde… While the first MP to die in the First World War, the Hon. Arthur O’Neill, was an Ulsterman and committed … Continue reading MPs in World War I: Dr. John Esmonde (1862-1915)