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Lord Horatio Herbert Kitchener 1850-1916

Born in Ballylongford, County Kerry. He was Chief of Staff and then Commander in Chief during the Boer War. He was appointed secretary of State for War in 1914. It was his face on the famous poster Your country needs you. He was lost at sea when his ship the HMS Hampshire struck a mine in 1916, near the Orkneys.