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Maj John Strange Spencer Churchill
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Birth: Feb. 4, 1880
Dublin
County Dublin, Ireland
Death: Feb. 27, 1947, England

British Army Officer. The son of Lord Randolph Spencer-Churchill and Jennie (Jerome) Spencer-Churchill (and the younger brother of Winston Churchill), he had a privileged upbringing. He was educated at Harrow, and commissioned a lieutenant in the Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars in 1898. Fought in the Second Boer War, and was mentioned in despatches. In February 1900, he was wounded at the battle of Tugela Heights during General Sir Redvers Buller's expedition to relieve Ladysmith. In 1908, he married Lady Gwendoline Theresa Mary Bertie, a daughter of Montagu Arthur Bertie (7th Earl of Abingdon). A father of three, his yougest daughter, Anne Clarissa, married future Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden (1st Earl of Avon). During World War One, Churchill held many important staff positions and was again mentioned in despatches. He served on the staffs of Field Marshal Sir John French, General Sir Ian Hamilton, and General (later Field Marshal) Sir William Birdwood. His duties led to posts on both the Western Front and at Gallipoli. In 1918, for his service during the war, he was appointed a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO), and the French Army bestowed upon him the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honour. When his home was destroyed by a German bombing raid during World war Two, he joined his brother, who was then prime minister, at 10 Downing Street. 
 
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 Parents:
  Randolph Spencer Churchill (1849 - 1895)
  Jennie Churchill (1854 - 1921)
 
 Children:
  John George Spencer Churchill (1909 - 1992)*
  Henry Peregrine Winston Spencer Churchill (1913 - 2002)*
 
 Sibling:
  Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874 - 1965)*
  John Strange Spencer Churchill (1880 - 1947)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"John Strange
Spencer Churchill
(1880-1947)
Peregrine
(Henry Winston)
Spencer Churchill
(1913-2002)."
 
Burial:
St Martin Churchyard
Bladon
West Oxfordshire District
Oxfordshire, England
 
Created by: wildgoose
Record added: Dec 12, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32140204
Maj John Strange Spencer Churchill
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Maj John Strange Spencer Churchill
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Maj John Strange Spencer Churchill
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- Edith xღxღxღ
 Added: May. 28, 2014

- Pamela Howlett
 Added: Jan. 24, 2014
Thanks for your support and friendship to your brother during the Second World War.
- J.B.
 Added: Jun. 27, 2013
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