Reginald Brabazon, 13th Earl of Meath
Brabazon was the eldest son of The 12th Earl of Meath and Lady Mary Jane Maitland. He married Lady Aileen May Wyndham-Quin, daughter of The 4th Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl and Florence Elizabeth Kerr, on 12 February 1908 at the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.
Educated at Wellington College he was commissioned in the Grenadier Guards in 1889. He served in the Second Boer War from 1899–1902 and was decorated with the Queens Medal, three clasps, and the King's Medal, two clasps. It was during this period that he conceived of his version of a water clock.
His other vocation was gardening, and indeed the gardens at Killruddery, the Meath family estate, now figure more highly in tourist books than the house itself.
He was made a CBE in 1919 and died on 10 March 1949 aged 79 at Killruddery.
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