Arthur Charles Wellesley, 5th Duke of Wellington

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Arthur Charles Wellesley, 5th Duke of Wellington

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Birthplace: London, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in London, England
Cause of death: pneumonia
Place of Burial: Stratfield Saye House, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. Arthur Charles Wellesley, 4th Duke of Wellington and Kathleen Emily Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington
Husband of Lilian Maud Glen Wellesley (Coats), Duchess of Wellington
Father of Captain Henry Valerian George Wellesley, 6th Duke of Wellington
Brother of Lady Evelyn Kathleen James (Wellesley); Captain Lord Richard Wellesley; Lady Eileen Orde (Wellesley); W/Cdr. Lord George Wellesley and Lt-Col. Gerald Wellesley, 7th Duke of Wellington

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About Arthur Charles Wellesley, 5th Duke of Wellington

Arthur was the son of Arthur Charles Wellesley, 4th Duke of Wellington and Kathleen Bulkeley Williams. He attended Eton between 1890 and 1895. He then attended Trinity College at Cambridge.

He joined the Grenadier Guards and fought in the Boer War in 1900, and later in World War I. In 1934 he succeeded to the Dukedom; he was also a Justice of the Peace.

The Duke was a supporter of several far right-wing causes. He was a member of the Anglo-German Fellowship from 1935 and served as President of the Liberty Restoration League, which was described by Inspector Pavey (an ex-Scotland Yard detective employed by the Board of Deputies of British Jews to infiltrate the far right) as being anti-semitic. When Archibald Maule Ramsay formed the 'Right Club' in 1939, Wellington chaired its early meetings.

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Arthur Charles Wellesley, 5th Duke of Wellington's Timeline

1876
June 9, 1876
London, Middlesex, England
1909
March 23, 1909
Age 32
St. George's Church, St. George Street, Hanover Square, London, England
1912
July 14, 1912
Age 36
1941
December 11, 1941
Age 65
London, England
December 15, 1941
Age 65
Stratfield Saye House, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England