25 August 2014

100 years ago

Major Foster Swetenham (Royal Scots Greys) killed in action at Moÿ-de-l'Aisne on 28 August 1914 during the retreat from Mons, in the same action as the charge of the 12th Lancers. Buried at Moÿ-de-l'Aisne. A commemoration took place at Moÿ on 28 August 2014, during which a memorial to the British cavalrymen was unveiled. British Forces News. Coverage by BBC East Midlands Today.

Foster Swetenham was born on the 21st June, 1876, the son of Edmund Swetenham, Q.C., M.P. for Carnarvon Burghs, of Cam-yr-Alyn, Rossett, Denbighshire, and grandson of Clement Swetenham, of Somerford Booths, Congleton, Cheshire. He left a widow, Muriel Gladys née Chaplin and two sons, John Edmund, 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, DSO, Brigadier, Colonel Royal Scots Greys, and Anthony Clement.