Evelyn de Rothschild (born 1886)

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Evelyn Achille de Rothschild
Born 6 January 1886
London, England
Died 17 November 1917
Palestine
Cause of death Killed in action, World War I
Resting place Memorial at All Saints Church, Wing, Buckinghamshire
Residence Gunnersbury Park
Education Trinity College, Cambridge
Occupation Financier
Known for British Military service
Parent(s) Leopold de Rothschild
Marie Perugia
Relatives Lionel Nathan de Rothschild (brother)
Anthony Gustav de Rothschild (brother)
See Rothschild family

Evelyn Achille de Rothschild (6 January 1886 – 17 November 1917) was a British banker and soldier. Born in London, England, he was the second of three sons of Leopold de Rothschild (1845–1917) and Marie Perugia (1862–1937) and a part of the prominent Rothschild banking family of England.

Early life and education[edit]

de Rothschild was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was a member of the University Pitt Club and earned a B.A..[1]

Career[edit]

British Army career[edit]

Born into wealth and privilege, Evelyn de Rothschild was expected to play a major role with the N M Rothschild & Sons bank. However, at the outbreak of World War I he and brother Anthony joined the British Army. In November 1915, while serving with the Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry on the Gallipoli front, Evelyn de Rothschild was wounded and sent home to recuperate.

Within a few months, de Rothschild was back at the Front where in March 1916 his service resulted in his being Mentioned in Dispatches. Sent to fight in Palestine, he was critically wounded during the 13 November Battle of Mughar Ridge against the Turkish Seventh Army and died four days later. On 5 December 1920, his brother, Captain Anthony de Rothschild, unveiled the War Memorial in the churchyard of All Saints Church at Wing, Buckinghamshire honoring Evelyn and his other comrades from Wing who were killed in the war.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fletcher, Walter Morley (2011) [1935]. The University Pitt Club: 1835-1935 (First Paperback ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 95. ISBN 978-1-107-60006-5.