10 June 2013

Sir Cecil Spring Rice

While at the annual Beechwood historical walking tour, this year with a theme of the War of 1812, I visited a newly installed plaque for Sir Cecil Arthur Spring Rice.

He had been the UK Ambassador in Washington DC through much of The Great War, was recalled to London but  died en route in Ottawa while visiting his wife's relative, who was Governor General.

Spring Rice is most noted as author of the words to the popular patriotic hymn "I Vow to Thee My Country."

1 comment:

Ashley said...

Glad that you noted this. Cecil's grand daughter Caroline Kenny and the rest of the family unveiled this plaque on 7 June having travelled across from the UK.