Nantwich Guardian 30 October 1914

Report in the Nantwich Guardian 30 October 1914 regarding the death of Thomas Henry Rivers Bulkeley

“Capt. Thomas Henry Rivers Bulkeley, C.M.G., M.V.O. of the Scots Guards, who has been killed in action, was until recently Equerry to the Duke of Connaught. Born in 1876, he got his commission in the Scots Guards from the Militia in 1899. From 1901 to 1904 he served as adjutant of his regiment, and in the latter year obtained his company (sic ‘commission’). For some years he was the A.D.C. and Comptroller of the Household to Lord Curzon of Kedleston, and Lord Minto, when viceroys in India.
In October 1909 , he became Equerry to the Duke of Connaught – a post he filled until the outbreak of war. In the South African war he took part in the advance on Kimberley, including the action at Belmont, in which he was slightly wounded. He was also at Paardeberg, Poplar Grove, Drienfontein, Johannesberg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill. His services were mentioned three times in despatches and he received both medals with eight clasps.
Capt. Bulkeley married, in April 1913, Annie Evelyn (formerly Lady-in-waiting to the Duchess of Connaught), elder daughter of Sir H.C. Pelly, Bt. He leaves an infant son.
Deep regret has been occasioned in Cheshire and Shropshire by the news of the death. Captain Bulkeley was son of Colonel C. Rivers Bulkeley, of Oak Cottage, Whitchurch, and was well known in local hunting circles.”

Staffordshire Advertiser 31 October 1914

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