Thomas Fremantle, 3rd Baron Cottesloe

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Thomas Fremantle, 3rd Baron Cottesloe
3rd Baron Cottesloe, 1938.jpg
Photograph of Lord Cottesloe from the 1938 Slough Charter of Incorporation
Born (1862-02-05)5 February 1862
Mayfair, London, England
Died 9 July 1956(1956-07-09) (aged 94)
Swanbourne, Buckinghamshire, England
Known for Baron, Olympian

Thomas Francis Fremantle, 3rd Baron Cottesloe, 4th Baron Fremantle (5 February 1862 – 9 July 1956) was a Baron in the Peerage of the United Kingdom and an Austrian nobleman.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Thomas Francis Fremantle was born on 5 February 1862. He was the son of Thomas Francis Fremantle, 2nd Baron Cottesloe and a direct descendant of Admiral Thomas Fremantle.

Career[edit]

He had a lifelong devotion to the armed forces and as well as commanding the Territorial Army he was also an Honorary Colonel of the Buckinghamshire battalion of the Oxfordshire Light Infantry. He was an expert shot using the rifle and published three books on the subject. He was also on the War Office Small Arms Committee. He shot in the English Eight for twenty seven years and was its Captain from 1920 until his death. In 1911, he was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Buckinghamshire.[1]

He competed in the 1000 yard free rifle event at the 1908 Summer Olympics.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He resided in Swanbourne in Buckinghamshire. The house in which he lived is still the home of his descendants today. He died on 9 July 1956. He was married to Frances (Anne) Tapling, daughter of the industrialist Thomas Tapling and sister of MP Thomas Tapling Jr.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 28504. pp. 4514–4515. 16 June 1911.
  2. ^ "Sports Reference: Thomas Fremantle". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2014-02-08. 
  3. ^ 3
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Marquess of Lincolnshire
Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire
1923–1954
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, Bt
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Fremantle
Baron Cottesloe
1918–1956
Succeeded by
John Fremantle
Titles of nobility
of the Austrian Empire
Preceded by
Thomas Fremantle
Baron Fremantle
1918–1956
Succeeded by
John Fremantle