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Photograph of Captain Henry Mildmay St.John, 1915

Photograph of Captain Henry Mildmay St.John, 1915
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Captain Henry St.John (b1882) in the dress uniform of the Worcestershire Regiment on the steps of Lydiard House in 1915. Henry was the eldest son of Henry St.John, 5th Viscount Bolingbroke and Mary Howard, one of three St.John brothers who fought in World War I.

Henry was to take part in the ill-fated Allied invasion of Gallipoli (in Turkey) where he was severely injured. He was shipped to Alexandria (in Egypt) and after a spell of treatment there he was sent back to England to convalesce at The Lady Islington Hospital in London.


See Related Items: Lydiard at War by Frances Bevan for an account of Henry's military career

Year:
1915
Type:
Photograph
Location:
Lydiard House
Owner:
Swindon Borough Council
Reference:
LYD1999.14.4
Credit:
Lydiard House
Last updated on:
Wednesday 8th December 2021

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