Herbert Kitchener signed 1886 letter
Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener (1850 - 1916), Army Commander during the Boer and first part of World War I. Four page handwritten letter dated 1886 on Junior United Service Club headed paper, to Sir C M Watson about replacing him at Suakim.
During WWI as Secretary of State for War, Kitchener organised Britain's largest ever volunteer army and a massive expansion of material production. In 1916 he was killed when HMS Hampshire sunk whilst travelling for negotiations with Tsar Nicholas II.
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