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Does anyone know if the following are related.

Eddie Monagu-Stuart-Wortley, C/O 46th Division 1914-1916

John Stuart-Wortley, C/O 2/6th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment 1917-1918, killed 21/03/1918

I have found some information on both, but no link so far.

Hon. F D Montagu-Stuart-Wortley, the Earl of Wharncliffe.


Francis John Montagu-Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie, 2nd Earl of Wharncliffe

Any war service?

Hon Edward (‘Eddie’) James Montagu-Stuart-Wortley

June 1914 took command of the North Midland Division TF, this became the 46th Division.

Relieved of his command July 1916

Brother-in-law of Major-General C E Bingham.

His son died during the war.

(Alan) Richard Montagu-Stuart-Wortley

27/02/1917 GOC 68th Brigade, 23rd Division

07/04/1917 - 24/05/1917 Temporary command 19th Division

24/05/1917 - 20/06/1917 Temporary command 32nd Division

Then staff duties

Information from articles by John Bourne, on Birmingham University Centre for First World War Studies web site

John Stuart-Wortley, Lieutenant Colonel, C/O 6th Bn.South Staffordshire Regiment

Killed 21/03/1918, on the Arras Memorial, bay 6

John Stuart-Wortley was born in 1880, the only son of the Archibald Stuart Wortley.

21st June 1916 Temporary Major 2nd I/C 2/5th Battalion

Wounded, returned to France and promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel and given command of the 2/6th South Staffords.

Information from Andrew Thornton, more can be found here.



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I'll try (and fail) to make this simple.

John's father, Archibald John Stuart Wortley, (no hyphens apparently) was the son of James and Jane Stuart Wortley. James was the brother of John Stuart Wortley, 2nd Baron Wharncliffe. John was the father of Edward and Francis Stuart Wortley and others. Edward was 3rd Baron Wharncliffe and 1st Earl of Wharncliffe. His brother, Francis, predeceased him and Francis's elder son, Francis John, became 2nd Earl of Wharncliffe on his uncle's death. Edward James Stuart Wortley was Francis John's brother.

So, that makes John S W some sort of cousin to Eddie SW.

BTW Archibald John was a portrait artist and he painted the portrait of Eddie S W as a Major in the KRRC than now hangs in the Highcliffe Sports and Social Club.

There you go. Clear as mud!

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thanks for the reply. I think I understand this, but I will "draw a diagram" later to check.



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  • 10 years later...

Stuart, Bill,


Thanks for asking and answering a question that an hour of looking in Debretts Peerage has not answered.


I'm much obliged to you both.


Kind regards





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