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Maj John Henry Foster Lakin

Maj John Henry Foster Lakin

Birth
Bodmin, Cornwall Unitary Authority, Cornwall, England
Death 3 Feb 1943 (aged 64)
Moray, Scotland
Burial Elgin, Moray, Scotland
Memorial ID 100124992 · View Source
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Educated at Haileybury School in Hertfordshire and at the Royal Military College at Sandhurst, Lakin married, in 1914, Helen Dorothea Baird, the daughter of a Colonel. They had one son and one daughter. He went to India in 1926 and, three years later, became the Commander of the Delhi Independent Brigade Area. From 1931 to 1933, he served as Aide-de-Camp to King George V. In 1933, he rose to the rank of Major-General. He retired from the Army in 1936. Among his many awards were the Order of the Lion and the Sun of Persia, and the Order of the Crown of Romania. He was a Fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Horticultural Society.


Inscription

In loving memory of
Major General
John Henry Foster Lakin
C.B., C.S.I.
Colonel the 4/8th. Punjabis (P.W.O.)
Colonel the 7th. Gurkha Rifles
who died at Spynie House Elgin
3rd. Feb. 1943


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  • Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100124992
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj John Henry Foster Lakin (29 Nov 1878–3 Feb 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100124992, citing Spynie Churchyard, Elgin, Moray, Scotland ; Maintained by Iain MacFarlaine (contributor 46514200) .