Lord Alexander Thynne
Thynne was the third and youngest son of John Thynne, 4th Marquess of Bath, and his wife Frances Isabella Catherine (née Vesey). He was commissioned in the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry and was later a temporary Lieutenant-Colonel in the Service Battalion of the Wiltshire Regiment and served in the Second Boer War and in the Somaliland campaign of 1903 to 1904. In the January 1910 general election he was elected to the House of Commons as one of two representatives for Bath. During the First World War Thynne was twice wounded in the Battle of the Somme in 1916 and awarded the Distinguished Service Order and the Croix de Guerre. He was killed in action in France on 14 September 1918, aged 45, and was buried at Béthune Town Cemetery. He never married.
- London Gazette Issue 26841 published on 13 April 1897. Page 5
- London Gazette Issue 29886 published on 29 December 1916
- "Thynne, Lord Alexanger George". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 30 November 2009.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]
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- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Lord Alexander Thynne
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January 1910 – 1918
With: Sir Charles Roderick Hunter
Sir Charles Roderick Hunter