Charles Jocelyn Hambro

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Air Commodore Sir Charles Jocelyn Hambro, KBE, MC (3 October 1897 – 1963) was a merchant banker and intelligence officer. Hambro was born into a banking family of Danish origin which had settled in Dorset and the City of London in the early 19th century. He was the son of Charles Eric Hambro, a partner in C. J. Hambro & Son (later to become Hambros Bank) and a Conservative Member of Parliament for Wimbledon between 1900 and 1907. Between 1910 and 1915 Charles was educated at Eton College, joining the cricket team in 1914 and becoming the Captain in 1915. After leaving he immediately went to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, being made an Ensign in the Coldstream Guards in 1916. He was immediately posted to the Western Front, serving for two years until demobilisation and being awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous bravery in action. After initial training with the Guaranty Trust Company in New York (where he and his wife lived with Harry Morgan) he joined his family bank J.C. Hambro & Sons], playing a large part in its merger with the British Bank of Northern Commerce in 1920, with the combined bank taking the name Hambros Bank in 1921. In 1928, when only 30, Charles was  ( Wikipedia article )


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Eton College
Royal Military Academy Sandhurst


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