Talbot Fitzroy Eden Stanhope was the son of 9th Earl and Countess of Harrington, of Elvaston Castle, Derby. He was at Oakham School between 1910 and 1913. From Oakham he moved to the Royal Military College at Sandhurst on 4 February 1914 as a Prize Cadet. He had won a scholarship there which reduced his fees from £150 to £80. Passing out at Sandhurst in July 1914, he was sent to Minster, Isle of Sheppey, receiving his commission in the Rifle Brigade in October of that year. He went to the front in March 1915 as a Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion but was not gazetted until October. Talbot was killed in an attack on German trenches at Fromelles in the Battle of Aubers Ridge on 9 May 1915 aged 18. His grave was subsequently lost and he is now remembered on Panel 10 of the Ploegsteert Memorial and in Oakham School Chapel.
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