Lord Bernard Gordon-Lennox

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Lord Bernard Gordon-Lennox
Born1 May 1878
Died10 November 1914
AllegianceUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branchFlag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service1898–1914
RankMajor
UnitGrenadier Guards
Battles/warsSecond Boer War
World War I
RelationsSir George Gordon-Lennox (son)
Sir Alexander Gordon-Lennox (son)

Major Lord Bernard Charles Gordon-Lennox (1 May 1878 – 10 November 1914), was a British Army officer.

Gordon-Lennox was the third son of Charles Gordon-Lennox, 7th Duke of Richmond, by his first wife Amy Mary, daughter of Percy Ricardo, of Bramley Park, Guildford, Surrey. Charles Gordon-Lennox, 8th Duke of Richmond and Brigadier-General Lord Esmé Gordon-Lennox were his elder brothers. He was educated at Eton and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He was a major in the Grenadier Guards[1] and served in the Second Boer War, in China, and in World War I, where he was killed in action in November 1914, aged 36.[2] He was buried in Zillebeke Churchyard Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery. There is a window dedicated to him at the Gordon Chapel in Scotland.

Gordon-Lennox appeared in a single first-class cricket match for Middlesex against Gloucestershire in the 1903 County Championship.[3]

Gordon-Lennox married Evelyn, daughter of Henry Loch, 1st Baron Loch, in 1907. They had two sons, Lieutenant-General Sir George Gordon-Lennox and Rear-Admiral Sir Alexander Gordon-Lennox. Lady Bernard Gordon-Lennox remained a widow until her death in June 1944, during World War II, aged 67,[1] when a V-1 flying bomb hit the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b thepeerage.com Major Lord Bernard Charles Gordon-Lennox
  2. ^ "Duke's son killed in battle in France." The New York Times, 13 November 1914.
  3. ^ First-Class Matches played by Lord Bernard Gordon-Lennox
  4. ^ "Guards Chapel Roll of Honour". Retrieved 5 December 2010.