One of the other categories decided upon for Lansdowne streets was “noted commanders” and the 1904 Masterton County Council meeting named a number of streets under that criterion. The street “running eastward from the Lansdowne homestead” was designated Kitchener Street. Kitchener was a popular figure in 1904, having been British Commander-in-Chief in the South African War. He was to become even more famous as the Secretary for War during World War One, recruiting a great army before he died when H.M.S. Hampshire struck a mine in 1916.