Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, 6th Baronet

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Major Sir Henry Lancelot Aubrey-Fletcher, 6th Baronet CVO DSO, also known by his pen name Henry Wade (10 September 1887 – 30 May 1969) was Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire from 1954 to 1961.[1]


Aubrey-Fletcher was the only son and second child of Sir Lancelot Aubrey-Fletcher, 5th Baronet and Emily Harriet Wade, though his father had already had another son by a previous marriage, but the child died in infancy. He was educated at Eton College and New College, Oxford.[1]

He fought in both the First World War and Second World War with the Grenadier Guards, being awarded a DSO in 1918 and the Croix de guerre. He was a member of Buckinghamshire County Council and appointed High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire in 1925.[1] He played Minor counties cricket between 1921 and 1928 for Buckinghamshire.[2]

He was also, under the pen name of Henry Wade, a noted mystery writer and one of the founding members of the Detection Club.[3]

He married Mary Augusta Chilton in 1911 and with her had 5 children:[1]

  • John Henry Lancelot Aubrey-Fletcher (1912–1992)
  • Nigel Chilton Aubrey-Fletcher (1914–1980)
  • Lancelot Philip Aubrey-Fletcher (1919–2000)
  • Mary Elizabeth Aubrey-Fletcher (1923–1994)
  • Edward Henry Lancelot Aubrey-Fletcher, born 6 May 1930

After the death of his wife in 1963, he married Nancy Cecil Bull in 1965.[1]


Inspector Poole novels[edit]

  • The Missing Partners, 1928
  • The Duke of York’s Steps, 1929
  • No Friendly Drop, 1931
  • Mist on the Saltings, 1933
  • Constable Guard Thyself, 1934
  • Heir Presumptive, 1935
  • The High Sheriff, 1937

Other novels[edit]

  • The Verdict of You All, 1926
  • The Dying Alderman, 1930
  • The Hanging Captain, 1932
  • Bury Him Darkly, 1936
  • Released for Death, 1938
  • Lonely Magdalen, 1940
  • New Graves at Great Norne, 1947
  • Diplomat’s Folly, 1951
  • Be Kind to a Killer, 1952
  • Too Soon to Die, 1953
  • Gold Was Our Grave, 1954
  • A Dying Fall, 1955
  • The Litmore Snatch, 1957

Short story collections[edit]

  • Policeman’s Lot, 1933
  • Here Comes the Copper, 1938


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Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Lord Cottesloe
Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Floyd, Bt
Baronetage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Lancelot Aubrey-Fletcher
(of Clea)
Succeeded by
John Aubrey-Fletcher