Charles Henry Lyell
Lyell was born in 1875, the only son of Leonard Lyell, and was educated at Eton and New College, Oxford. He married Rosalind Watney in 1911, and had one son, Charles Anthony Lyell and one daughter.
Lyell was elected to represent East Dorset in a 1904 by-election, and was appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Sir Edward Grey, the Foreign Secretary, in 1906. He was re-elected at the 1906 general election, but failed to win election in the January 1910 general election, where he contested Edinburgh West. He was elected for Edinburgh South at a by-election in April, and won re-election in the December general election. He was appointed as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to H. H. Asquith, the Prime Minister, in February 1911, and stood down from the seat in May 1917.
Lyell was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Forfar and Kincardine Artillery Militia in 1900, and served until 1908 when the Militia was dissolved under the Territorial and Reserve Forces Act 1907. He then served as the Vice-Chairman of the County Territorial Association for Forfarshire. On the outbreak of the First World War, he was gazetted a captain in the Fife Royal Garrison Artillery, and in May 1915 made a major in the Highland Battery of the Fife RGA.
- Who Was Who
- Obituary, The Times.
- CWGC entry
- "LYELL, Hon. Charles Henry", in Who Was Who (Online edition ed.). A & C Black. 2007.
- Obituary in The Times, p. 5, 19 October 1918
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Charles Henry Lyell
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for East Dorset
1904 – January 1910
|Member of Parliament for Edinburgh South
1910 – 1917