Thynne (Viscount Weymouth), John Alexander


Eldest son and heir of Thomas Henry Thynne, KG, CB, PC, fifth Marquess of Bath and Violet Thynne, nee Mordaunt, daughter of Sir Charles Mordaunt. He came to Winchester from Mr J S Norman’s school at Sevenoaks.

Viscount Weymouth obtained a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the 5th Reserve Regiment of Cavalry in December 1914, and went on to serve in 2nd Dragoons (The Royal Scots Greys), arriving at the front in the late autumn of 1915.

He fell in action in February 1916 near Hulluck, while engaged with his squadron in strengthening a recently captured position. He died of his wounds the same day. He had only been at the front four months and had been due to go on leave.

He lies in grave II.C.I of the Vermelles British Cemetery.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Thynne (Viscount Weymouth)
  • Forenames or initials: John Alexander
  • House: K
  • Years in School: 1909-1912
  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Royal Scots Greys
  • Date of Birth: 29th November 1895
  • Date of Death: 13th February 1916
  • How Died: Killed in Action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer F3
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY: grave II.C.1