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Martin Michael Charles Charteris

Birthplace: London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Stanway, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
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Son of Capt Hon Hugo Francis Charteris, styled Lord Elcho and Lady Violet Benson
Husband of <private> Charteris (Margesson)
Father of <private> Pearson (Charteris); <private> Charteris and <private> Charteris
Brother of David Charteris, 12th Earl of Wemyss
Half brother of <private> Benson; <private> Benson and <private> Benson

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About Martin Charteris, Baron Charteris of Amisfield, GCB, GCVO

Birth: Sep., 1913, England Death: Dec. 23, 1999 Stanway Gloucestershire, England

GCB,GCVO,OBE,QSO,PC. Baron Charteris of Amisfield.

A son of Hugo Charteris, Lord Elcho and a brother of the 12th Earl of Wemyss. He was educated at Eton and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He served in the King's Royal Rifle Corps in the Middle East during World War II, rising to the rank of Lieutenant-Col. He retired from the Army in 1951.

Married Hon.Mary Margesson (a daughter of the 1st Viscount Margesson) 16 Dec. 1944 with whom he had three children.

In 1950, he was appointed Private Secretary to Princess Elizabeth, then heir-presumptive to the throne. After her accession in 1952 until 1972, he served as her Asst. Private Secretary, promoted to Private Secretary in 1972, holding this position till 1977, when he returned to Eton as Provost.

He was created a life peer as Baron Charteris of Amisfield, of Amisfield in East Lothian in 1978.

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Martin Charteris, Baron Charteris of Amisfield, GCB, GCVO's Timeline

September 7, 1913
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Age 14
Eton College, West Berkshire, United Kingdom
Age 16
Camberley, Surrey, United Kingdom
Age 19
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December 16, 1944
Age 31
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Age 32