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Major Foster Swetenham appears on the Kibworth War Memorial by virtue of his marriage to Muriel Gladys Chaplin, daughter of Colonel John Worthy Chaplin of Kibworth Hall, in 1908. At the time of his death his home address was Daresbury House, The Mount, York.

He has the unfortunate distinction of being one of the first officers to be killed during the First World War. He was killed  close to the town of  St Quentin in Picardy, northern France, 28th August 1914.

Born 21st June 1876 at Cam-yr-Alyn, Rossett, Denbighshire, Foster Swetenham attended Eton before joining the Scots Greys as a 2nd Lieutenant in December 1896. He served in the South African War, including the relief of Kimberly.

Major Foster Swetenham He is also commemorated on a stone tablet  in St Mary’s Church, Astbury, Cheshire.  Major Swetenham is buried in the south-west corner of the cemetery at Moy-de-L’Aisne, France.