Horatio Herbert Kitchener Field Marshall 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum. Killed 5th June
1916 aged 65 years. Remembered on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, England.
Brother Kitchener was on the cruiser HMS Hampshire on a mission to Russia. West of the
Orkney Islands at 1940 hours and in a force 9 gale the ship hit a mine laid by the German submarine U-75. He was lost with all his staff and 643 crew who were drowned or subsequently died of exposure. There were only 12 survivors. U-75 was sunk on the 31st December 1917.
Brother Kitchener was initated into Freemasonry in1883 in Lodge La
Concordia No.1226 EC in Cairo, Egypt. He was made an Honorary Member of Lodge Canongate
Kilwinning on 22nd December 1898 just over three months afer his victory at the Battle
of Omdurman. His hand written letter accepting the invitation to be made an honorary member
dated 9th December was headed Sirdarieh, Cairo and amended by hand with “at sea”.
Subsequently a letter with a date line 17th March 1899, Omdurman, hand wrtten by his ADC,
acknowledged receipt of the diploma of honorary membership. Both letters are in the lodge