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5 August 1916 Lt George Sainton Kaye Butterworth MC died on this day


Born in London on 12 July 1885, George - who was to become one of England's most distinctive composers - was educated at Eton and Oxford before becoming, for a short while, a music critic for The Times newspaper. This was followed by employment as a music teacher and enrolment in the Royal College of Music. A founder of the English Folk Dance Soci…

26 August 1914 Lt Sir Robert Cornwallis Maude killed in action on this day


Robert Cornwallis Maude, 6th Viscount Hawarden was born on 6 September 1890. He was the son of Robert Henry Maude, 5th Viscount Hawarden and Caroline Anna Mary Ogle. He succeeded to the titles of 6th Viscount Hawarden and 8th Baronet Maude and 6th Baron de Montalt of Hawarden in 1908. He was educated at St. Michael's, Westgate-on-Sea, Winchester…