Hon. Henry Cecil Vane
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Place of Birth:
Raby Castle
Age at Death:
Yorkshire Hussars, 298th Brigade Ammunition Royal Field Artillery
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Home Address:
Raby Castle
Civilian Employment:
ADC to the Governor of Madras
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UK Commemorated:
St. Mary's Church, Staindrop Plaque
Overseas Commemorated:
St Sever Cemetery, Rouen
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The Teesdale Mercury of 7th November, 1917 reported: Lord and Lady Barnard greatly value the many kind expressions of sympathy with them in the irreparable loss they have sustained by the death of their eldest son, and thank all most sincerely for their kindness.

 The remains of the late Captain the Hon. H. C. Vane were buried with military honours in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen. A memorial service for Captain the Hon. H.C. Vane was held in Staindrop Church on Friday, 8th November, 1917 and was reported in the Teesdale Mercury of 14th November, 1917.


Family Details:

Henry (Harry) was the son and heir of Lord Henry de Vere Vane, 9th Baron Barnard and Lady Catherine Sarah Barnard of Raby Castle. He was born in approximately 1882 but there is no record of him on the censuses. He was ADC to the Governor of Madras from 1903 to 1907. In 1911 his mother, Lady Catherine Sarah was at Raby Castle with two sons, Christopher William Barnard Vane and Ralph Frederick. Christopher was serving as Lieutenant in Westmorland and County Yeoman and Ralph was a student. There were 17 servants at the Castle at the time. He was married to Lady Enid Victoria Fane, daughter of the Earl of Westmorland on August 25th, 1914.   It is interesting to note that Henry Fane, (of Hadlow Kent, the father of Henry Fane—who subsequently changed the spelling of his name to “Vane," and was the purchaser of the Raby Estates of the Nevilles early in the 17th century) took part in a military expedition despatched by Queen Elizabeth to France to assist Henry IV in 1596. He made a codicil to his will at Rouen, on October 13, 1596, and died there the following day, presumably of disease contracted on active service. He may have been buried at Rouen. Henry Fane, of Hadlow, was ancestor in the direct line of Henry Cecil Vane.

His brothers Christopher and Ralph also served.  

Teesdale Mercury 20 OCTOBER 1915 – Page 5:


The Hon. Ralph Vane, Lord Barnard’s youngest son, has been gazetted captain in a Garrison Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers, at a Mediterranean station.  His Lordship’s second son, the Hon. Christopher W. Vane, is on military duty in France, being in the 18th Cavalry division.  The Hon. Harry Vane, the eldest son, is at Harrogate.'


Henry joined his regiment in 1914 and served in the Yorkshire Hussars and the 298th Brigade Ammunition Royal Field Artillery. Henry died of fever in France on 9th October, 1917 aged 35 and is buried at St Sever Cemetery in Rouen.

Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914;