This is one of a series of posts to mark the international Rugby players who died during The Great War. If anyone has further information on the men concerned, I’d be most grateful if it could be added to the thread. Gareth Hands, Reginald Harold Myburgh played for England Internationals: 2 : 1910 F+ S+ Reginald Hands was born on 26 July 1888, in Cape Town, son of Sir Harry Hands KBE and Lady Aletta Catherine Hands OBE, of Talana, Claremont, Cape Town, South Africa. Played as a Forward for: Diocesan College Rondebosch SA, Oxford University (Blue 1908-1909), Manchester, Blackheath, Barbarians, Middlesex Profession: Lawyer; called to the Bar 1913. Remarks: A Rhodes Scholar. His brothers, K C M Hands and P A M Hands, were also Oxford Blues. Played for Barbarians: v Cardiff (3-6) in 1908; v Penarth (8-3) v Cardiff (0-22) v Newport (8-19) v Leicester (9-9) in 1909; v Cardiff (8-15) v Swansea (8-18) v Cheltenham (8-3) in 1911. All three brothers played test cricket for South Africa v England in the 1913-1914 Season. In March 1916 he played in a South African Heavy Artillery Rugby team against a New Zealand Army team at the Queen’s Club London. The SA team won 7-0 thanks to a dropped goal and try by Reginald Hands, their captain. War service: Second Lieutenant from 1 August and Lieutenant from 23 August 1915 (Temporary Captain from 15 February 1917 and Acting Major from 13 April 1918) South African Heavy Artillery: he served in German South West Africa and in France, where he was attached to the Royal Garrison Artillery/ 73rd Siege Battery South African Heavy Artillery. He died of wounds on 20 April 1918 after being gassed, and is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France [Grave VII. A. 39.].