Charles Tennyson (civil servant)

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Sir Charles Bruce Locker Tennyson CMG (8 November 1879 – 22 June 1977) was a grandson of the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, a civil servant, an industrialist, and an academic of his grandfather.[1][2][3]

Tennyson was the son of the Hon. Lionel Tennyson and his wife Eleanor Bertha Mary, daughter of Frederick Locker. His father was the younger son of Alfred, Lord Tennyson. In 1909, he married Ivy Gladys OBE (née Pretious). They had three sons, two of whom were killed during the Second World War:

He was awarded CMG in the 1915 New Year Honours and knighted in 1945.


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  2. ^ Sir Charles Tennyson (Obituaries) Sir Michael Balcon. The Times Tuesday, Jun 28, 1977; pg. 18; Issue 60041; col F
  3. ^ "Tennyson, Charles Bruce Locker (TNY899CB)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  4. ^ "Tennyson, Charles Julian". Casualty Details. Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
  5. ^ "Sita Rosalind Joanna Tennyson". Queensland Family Trees. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Sita Rosalind Joanna TENNYSON". Companies House. Retrieved 25 October 2017.