Richard John Spotswood Seddon
Born at Westland, New Zealand. Held a commission in the South African Campaign. Eldest son of Louisa Jane Seddon, of Wellington, New Zealand, and the late Rt. Hon. Richard John Seddon, P.C., LL.D., Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1893 to 1906.
Captain Richard John Spotswood Seddon was killed in action on 21 August 1918, just days after arriving in France.
Richard’s father, also named Richard, had been Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1893 until his death in 1906.
Over a ten-year period Captain Seddon’s widowed mother did her utmost to get her son’s remains exhumed and reburied in New Zealand. Her correspondence to the Imperial War Graves Commission showing how she called on Sir Fabian Ware to permit this, while also trying to gain support from High Commissioners, Foreign Secretaries and Prime Ministers.
from CWGC, Facebook, 25th April 2020
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