Lord Kitchener and General Cronje's Messenger, Paardeberg, Orange Free State, South Africa, February 19th, 1900 during the Second Boer War. Cronje had requested a cease-fire to bury the dead after Bloody Sunday, the first day of the Battle of Paardeberg. Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, 1850 1916. British Field Marshal. After a drawing by Walter Paget. From Field Marshal Lord Kitchener, His Life and Work for the Empire, published 1916.