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

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 the First World War, where he was killed in action in November 1914, aged 36.[2] He was laid to rest at Zillebeke Churchyard Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery. Gordon-Lennox also appeared in a single first-class cricket match for Middlesex against Gloucestershire in the 1903 County Championship.[3]

Gordon-Lennox married the Honourable 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, aged 67,[1] when a V-1 flying bomb hit the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks.[4]


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