Name

  Lord Worsley Charles Sackville Pelham

Rank

  Lieutenant

Regiment

  Royal Horse Guards, Machine Gun Sect.

Additional information

  Lord Worsley. Son of Charles Alfred Worsley Pelham, 4th Earl Yarborough and the Countess of Yarborough, of Brocklesby Park, Lincolnshire; husband of Lady Worsley, of 8, Great Cumberland Place, London. After the action a German officer, Oberleutnant Freiherr von Pranckh, made sure that Pelham's remains were properly buried and the grave marked. He also made a drawing showing the precise location. The map found its way to Pelham's family and his body reburied in Ypres Town Cemetery. Lord Worsley's wife, Alexandra, purchased the plot of land where he was buried and a memorial to all those Household Cavalrymen who died was erected.
     

Date of death

  30 October 1914

Age

  27 years.

Cause of death

  Killed in action at Zandvoorde
   
Cemetery   Ypres Town Cemetery Extension, Zonnebeekseweg/N332, 8900 Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Grave reference

  II. D. 4.

Commemorated on the
Household Cavalry Memorial
at Zandvoorde
 
 

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