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Hubert de Burgh
Captain Hubert Henry de Burgh, DSO, RN was an Irish cricketer and Officer in the Royal Navy. A right-handed batsman, he played just once for the Ireland cricket team, a first-class match against Oxford University in June 1926. Earlier in his life, he played a first-class match in India for a "Europeans" team against a Hindus team in February 1906. Commissioned into the Royal Navy in 1893, Hubert de Burgh served in India as Aide de Camp to the King at the Delhi Durbar in 1911 and in St Petersburg. During the Great War he commanded destroyers and was made a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order for bravery at sea in 1917 as well as being twice mentioned in despatches. After commanding the Admiralty Yacht and serving in the mediterranean, Captain de Burgh retired in 1923 until he rejoined the RN in 1939. Captain de Burgh was the eldest son of Colonel Thomas John de Burgh, DL, JP of Oldtown, Naas, Co. Kildare and Emily, daughter of Baron de Robeck. He was the brother of Captain Charles de Burgh DSO, RN, a submarine commander and Lieutenant Tom de Burgh of the 31st Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers who was killed in action in 1914.
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Hubert de Burgh
Earl of Kent, chief justiciary of England under King John and Henry III.; had charge of Prince Arthur, but refused to put him to death; was present at Runnymede at the signing of Magna Charta; d. 1234.
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