Trollope, Sir Thomas Carew
Sir Thomas Carew Trollope (Baron Kesteven) Captain, Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry.
Thomas was born in May, 1891, the only son of Honorable Robert Cranmer Trollope and Mrs. Trollope, of Crowcombe Court, Taunton.
He was educated at Eton, and succeeded to the Baroncy after the death of his Uncle in July, 1915.
Thomas joined the Lincolnshire Yeomanry in 1908, when his Uncle was Lieutenant-Colonel of the Battalion, and at the outbreak of war was Gazetted Captain, moving to France attached to the Jacob’s Horse, Indian Cavalry.
He returned to Britain after receiving the Baroncy, and was posted to the Balkans.
Thomas was wounded aboard the S.S. Mercian, when she was shelled on 3 November, and sadly died as a result in Hospital, at Oran, Algiers on 5 November, 1915.
His body was brought home for burial at the Trollope family’s ancestral vault at Crowcombe (Holy Ghost) Church in Devon.
He was just 24 years old, and being unmarried, the title of Lord Kesteven died with him.