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Captain Dmitri Jarintzoff (or Jarintzov), MC was an officer of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was born on 18 August 1890,[1][2] in London, the son of Russian parents General Dmitri and Nadine Jarintzoff, the latter becoming a noted author on Russia. The younger Jarintzoff spent a portion of his childhood in his parents' homeland before receiving his education in England.[3] He attended Bedales School and, in 1909, entered Merton College as a postmaster. In 1913, he achieved a 2nd in chemistry.[1]

At the time of the outbreak of war in 1914, Jarintzoff was researching chemicals in Northwich. He enlisted as a private in the London Regiment, with which he rapidly advanced through the ranks, ultimately becoming a company serjeant-major.[3] In June 1915, Jarintzoff was given a commission in the East Lancashire Regiment. His initial service overseas was in Gallipoli, where he was present with the regiment's 6th Battalion from September until just prior to the Allied evacuation. His early withdrawal was necessitated by his contracting enteric fever, pleurisy, and jaundice.[3]

Jarinztoff died on 8 October 1917, on the Western Front, shot dead by a German sniper two days before his battalion was due to be relieved from its positions.[4] He had been awarded the Military Cross in 1916 and was mentioned in despatches.

He has no known grave and is commemorated by the Tyne Cot Memorial.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Merton College Register, 1900-1964: With Notices of Some Older Surviving Members in London, p. 72.
  2. Ancestry.co.uk.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Times (41651), p. 12. "Fallen Officers". 3 December 1917.
  4. Nicholson, Cecil Lothian (1936), History of the East Lancashire Regiment in the Great War 1914-1918, p. 443.

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