Staffordshire Advertiser 31 October 1914

Report in the Staffordshire Advertiser 31 October 1914 regarding the death of Thomas Henry Rivers Bulkeley

“News has been received that Capt. Thomas Henry Rivers Bulkeley, C.M.G., M.V.O., Scots Guards has been killed in action. Capt. Bulkeley was until recently Equerry to the Duke of Connaught and Comptroller to His Royal Highness’s Household in Canada, and returned from Canada to rejoin his regiment only a month ago. Born on June 23, 1876, he was the oldest son of Lieutenant-Colonel Bulkeley, C.B. of Oak Cottage, Whitchurch, Shropshire, who managed the late Empress of Austria’s stud at Combermere Abbey, Cheshire. He was educated at Eton and joined the Oxford Militia in 1894, receiving his commission in the Scots Guards in January 1899, being gazetted Captain in July, 1904. Capt. Bulkeley served in the South African war. He was wounded at Belmont, thrice mentioned in despatches and receiving the Queen’s medal with six clasps, and the King’s medal with two clasps. Last year the late officer married in London Miss Evelyn Pelly, lady-in-waiting to the Duchess of Connaught, and daughter of Lady Lilian Yorke and the late Sir Henry Pelly, by whom he leaves an infant son”

Staffordshire Advertiser 31 October 1914

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