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Fergus Bowes-Lyon

Deceased Person from United Kingdom

Captain Fergus Bowes-Lyon (18 April 1889 – 27 September 1915) was an older brother of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. He was born at Glamis Castle in Angus and educated at Eton College, Berkshire. Just a fortnight after the start of World War I, he married Lady Christian Norah Dawson-Damer (7 August 1890 – 29 March 1959), daughter of the 5th Earl of Portarlington, on 17 September 1914. She bore him a daughter, Rosemary Lusia Bowes-Lyon (18 July 1915 – 18 January 1989). He was a keen cricketer and played in the annual autumn fixtures held at the cricket ground at Glamis Castle. In the First World War he served with the 8th Battalion, Black Watch. Alfred Anderson, later the last surviving British soldier of the conflict, was his batman. Bowes-Lyon was killed in the opening stages of the Battle of Loos. As he led an attack on the German lines, his leg was blown off by a barrage of German artillery and he fell back into his sergeant's arms. Bullets struck him in the chest and shoulder and he died on the field. He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial. At the time of his death his brother John was also serving with the Black Watch. His younger brother Michael was at home recovering  ( Wikipedia article )

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Death

Date of death
1915-09-27
Cause of death
Battle

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