Military Men

Both Francis and son Leopold were military men. Francis was Lieutenant-Colonel in the Warwickshire Yeomanry - a kind of "weekend army" for volunteers.

And in 1899 Leopold, aged 17, "ran away" from Eton public school to fight with the army in South Africa - even selling his fur coat to pay the fare! Click here to read more

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