‘He chose the forefront of the battle’: Lord Alexander George Thynne (1873-1918)

Here’s the next instalment from Dr Kathryn Rix (Assistant Editor of the House of Commons 1832-1868 project) in her series commemorating those MPs who died during the First World War. You can see the rest of the series here… On 14 September 1918 Lord Alexander Thynne became the final serving Member of Parliament to be killed in action during the First World War. A Conservative, he … Continue reading ‘He chose the forefront of the battle’: Lord Alexander George Thynne (1873-1918)

‘One of my best and most reliable officers’: the Hon. Oswald Cawley (1882-1918)

Dr Kathryn Rix, Assistant Editor of the Commons 1832-68 Section continues with her series on MPs who died during WWI. Today we remember Captain Oswald Cawley who was killed in action in northern France on this day in 1918… On 20 June 1918 the former MP for Prestwich, Lord Cawley, watched from the peers’ gallery as his successor in the seat was sworn in as … Continue reading ‘One of my best and most reliable officers’: the Hon. Oswald Cawley (1882-1918)

MPs in World War I: William Glynne Charles Gladstone (1885-1915)

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the second 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 William Glynne Charles Gladstone… On 13 April 1915 William Glynne Charles Gladstone, the grandson of the late Prime Minister, became the second Member of Parliament to be killed in … Continue reading MPs in World War I: William Glynne Charles Gladstone (1885-1915)