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.[3] He was educated at Eton College and King's College, Cambridge, where he gained a first in Part I of the Law Tripos and was a Whewell Scholar in 1903.[3] 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. ^ a b c "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.