Major Lord Charles Petty-Fitzmaurice

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Charles George Francis Mercer Nairne Petty-FitzMaurice (Petty-FitzMaurice)

Birthplace: London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Ypres, Flemish Region, Belgium
Cause of death: Killed in action during World War I
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess Lansdowne and Maud Evelyn Petty-FitzMaurice, Marchioness of Lansdowne
Husband of Violet Mary Petty-FitzMaurice and Violet Astor
Father of Mary Margaret Elizabeth Petty-FitzMaurice; George John Charles Mercer Nairne Petty-FitzMaurice, 8th Marquess of Lansdowne; George of Lansdowne; Mary Margaret Elizabeth Myddelton and George Petty-Fitzmaurice, 8th Marquess of Lansdowne
Brother of Evelyn Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire; Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 6th Marquess of Lansdowne and Beatrix Frances Beauclerk, Duchess of St Albans

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About Major Lord Charles Petty-Fitzmaurice

He joined the 1st King's Dragoon Guards in 1895, and served as an aide-de-camp to Frederick Roberts during the Boer War 1899-1900. He stayed as a Lieutenant of the 1st Dragoon Guards until January 1901,[1] when he was seconded for service on the army staff as Aide-de-camp to Lord Roberts, who had been appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Forces. Lord Roberts resigned when this post was abolished in early 1904, and Petty-Fitzmaurice was promoted Captain of his former regiment the 1st Dragoons in October 1904.[2]

In May 1902, he was part of a delegation led by the Duke of Connaught to take part in the enthronement ceremonies in Madrid for the young King Alfonso XIII of Spain, and he was awarded the First class of the Spanish Order of Military Merit.[3]

On 20 January 1909, he married Violet Mary Elliot-Murray-Kynymound (daughter of Gilbert John Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound and Mary Caroline Grey) and they had two children:

Mary Margaret Elizabeth Petty-Fitzmaurice (1910–2003), married Lieutenant Colonel Ririd Myddleton. George Petty-Fitzmaurice, 8th Marquess of Lansdowne (1912–1999) From 1909 he was an equerry to the Prince of Wales (later George V) until he was killed in action in World War I. His widow Violet remarried to John Jacob Astor V on 28 August 1916.

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Major Lord Charles Petty-Fitzmaurice's Timeline

February 12, 1874
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
January 20, 1909
Age 34
January 20, 1909
Age 34
Kolkata, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
February 6, 1910
Age 35
February 6, 1910
Age 35
November 27, 1912
Age 38
November 27, 1912
Age 38
Age 37
October 30, 1914
Age 40
Ypres, Flemish Region, Belgium