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George William James Chandos Brudenell-Bruce, 6th Marquess of Ailesbury DSO TD K.St.J DL JP (21 May 1873 – 4 August 1961), styled Earl Bruce between 1894 and 1911, was a British soldier.

Background and education

Brudenell-Bruce was the son of Henry Brudenell-Bruce, 5th Marquess of Ailesbury and Georgiana Sophia Maria Pinckney. He was educated at Westminster School. He succeeded his father in the marquessate on the latter's death on 10 March 1911.


Lord Ailesbury served in the 3rd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders; the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry; the Middlesex Yeomanry; and the Wiltshire Regt. He fought in the Boer War where he was Mentioned in Dispatches and decorated with the Companion, Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) in 1900. He fought in the Great War where he was again Mentioned in Dispatches, and decorated with the Territorial Decoration (T.D.). He was invested as a Knight of Grace, Order of St. John of Jerusalem (K.G.St.J.). He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant of Wiltshire, and was a Justice of the Peace.


Married three times, Lord Ailesbury married his first wife, Caroline Sydney Anne Madden, daughter of John Madden and Caroline Clements, on 21 March 1903. They had three children, Cedric Brudenell-Bruce, 7th Marquess of Ailesbury (1904–1974), Lady Ursula Daphne Brudenell-Bruce (1905–1991), who married Alfred Thomas Taylor in 1944 and Lady Rosemary Enid Brudenell-Bruce (1907–1985). Caroline died on 5 May 1941.

Lord Ailesbury then married Mabel Irene Lindsay, daughter of John Samuel Lindsay, on 21 February 1945. She died on 26 June 1954. Finally, he married third wife Alice Maude Emily Pinhey, daughter of Captain John Forbes Pinhey, on 9 July 1955. She died on 9 February 1960.

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