George Meyrick, who was born in 1885 and educated at Eton, joined the 7th Hussars in 1905. He served at home and in India, returning in 1913 with the rank of Captain.

While with the Regiment he was a member of the team which won the Subaltern’s Tournament at Ranelagh in 1910 and was later Master of Ootacamund Hounds for two seasons.

During the First World War, he served for five years with the Royal Horse Guards and was wounded.

He was Master of the New Forest Hounds from 1919 to 1956, though much handicapped by a leg broken in 1926 which was a source of trouble to him for the rest of his life.

George was one of the finest houndsmen of his generation and had judged at Peterborough Foxhound Show of which he was to have been president this year. He was also a first-class shot, a keen fisherman and in his young days a useful cricketer.

He was a large landowner both in Anglesey and West Hampshire and there were few if any interests in the New Forest with which he was not connected. He was for many years a Verderer of the New Forest and was Deputy Lieutenant of Anglesey and a J.P. for Hampshire.

George Meyrick had the gift of friendship, and there were few 7th Hussars, whatever their age whom he did not know. Nobody was a more regular attendee at Regimental functions or a better supporter of all our activities.

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