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Major The Honourable Randolph Frederick Edward Spencer Churchill (Spencer Churchill)

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Birthplace: London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Death: June 06, 1968 (57)
East Bergholt, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
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Son of Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Clementine Churchill, Baroness Spencer-Churchill
Husband of Victoria "Natalie" Alice Bevan
Ex-husband of Pamela Harriman and June Spencer-Churchill
Father of Winston Spencer Churchill III, MP and Arabella Churchill
Brother of Diana Spencer Sandys; Sarah Millicent Hermione Spencer Churchill, Baroness Audley; Marigold Frances Churchill and Mary Soames, Baroness Soames

Occupation: Member of Parliament, Major (4th Hussars) / MP for Preston / MBE (1945) / British Mission to the Yugoslav Army of National Liberation / Author
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About Randolph Churchill

Randolph Frederick Edward Spencer-Churchill MBE (28 May 1911 – 6 June 1968) was a British journalist, writer and a Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Preston from 1940 to 1945.

He was the son of British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill and his wife, Clementine Churchill, Baroness Spencer-Churchill. He wrote the first two volumes of the official life of his father, complemented by an extensive archive of materials. His first wife (1939–46) was Pamela Digby; their son, Winston, followed his father into Parliament.

Randolph Churchill 1911-1968

Son of the then Prime Minister, Winston Churchill he suggested a rescue mission to his father to save Jews from Nazi persecution in 1943. He proposed that when the aircraft that brought military supplies flew into the area controlled by anti-German partisans, they should also pick up Jews who had escaped into Yugoslavia.

He also volunteered to be the one to parachute behind the enemy lines in Yugoslavia. His father agreed and as a result they were able to save several hundred Jews.

From 1940-1945 he was also Member of Parliament for Preston. He is buried with his parents and siblings at St Martin’s Church, Bladon, near Woodstock, Oxfordshire.


Randolph Churchill was an English author, journalist, and politician, the only son of British prime minister Winston Churchill.[1]

Randolph Frederick Edward Spencer Churchill Born 28 May 1911 in 33 Eccleston Square, London, Englandmap ANCESTORS ancestors Son of Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill KG OM CH and Clementine Ogilvy (Hozier) Churchill Brother of Diana Churchill, Sarah Millicent Hermione (Churchill) Baroness Audley, Marigold Frances Churchill and Mary Spencer (Churchill) Soames LG DBE Husband of Pamela Beryl (Digby) Harriman — married 4 Oct 1939 (to Dec 1945) [location unknown] Husband of June (Osborne) Spencer-Churchill — married 2 Nov 1948 (to 1961) [location unknown] Father of Winston Churchill and Arabella (Spencer-Churchill) McLeod Died 6 Jun 1968 in East Bergholt, Suffolk, Englandmap

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Randolph Churchill's Timeline

1911
May 28, 1911
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
1940
October 10, 1940
Age 29
Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
1949
October 30, 1949
Age 38
1968
June 6, 1968
Age 57
East Bergholt, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
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