Full name Seton Robert de la Poer Horsley Beresford
Born July 25, 1868, Leixlip, Co Kildare, Ireland
Died May 28, 1928, Cap d'Ail, France (aged 59 years 308 days)
Major teams Middlesex
Relation Uncle - MH Milner
|First-class span||1909 - 1910|
The Hon. Seton Robert De La Poer Horsley Beresford, who was born on July 25, 1868, and died at Cap d'Ail on May 28, aged 59, appeared for Middlesex in two games in 1909. In America he represented New York in Halifax Cup Matches and, playing for Manor Field v. Columbia Oval in 1919, he put up 228 for the first wicket with E. G. Hull. During the South African War, in which he was a special correspondent, he was the first man to enter Kimberly and notify Cecil Rhodes of the approach of the Relief Force.
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