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 John Charles Francis Windsor

John Charles Francis Windsor

Birth
Sandringham, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough, Norfolk, England
Death 18 Jan 1919 (aged 13)
Sandringham, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough, Norfolk, England
Burial Sandringham, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough, Norfolk, England
Memorial ID 12581 · View Source
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English Royalty. Youngest son of King George V. and Queen Mary. His full name was John Charles Francis Windsor. When he was four he developed epilepsy, which became more acute with each passing year. He also suffered from autistic-like learning difficulties. In those times an epileptic was considered to be a shame to the family. The royal couple couldn't risk him having an epileptic fit in front of many people and so he lived from 1916 on at Wood Farm at Wolferton, Norfolk. Charlotte "Lalla" Bill, his nanny, cared for him there and put him safely out of the public eye. Queen Mary often visited him there and spent much time with him. She wasn't the inattentive mother as which history describes her. Her other children described her as very caring. After his thirteenth birthday the fits became more frequent and frightening. He died in the early morning hours following a severe fit. The parents immediately drove to Wood Farm when the news of his death reached them. He was buried three days later in a private ceremony.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 15 Sep 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12581
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Charles Francis Windsor (12 Jul 1905–18 Jan 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12581, citing St Mary Magdalene Churchyard, Sandringham, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough, Norfolk, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .