Hon. Randolph Frederick Edward Spencer Churchill

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Major The Honourable Randolph Frederick Edward Spencer Churchill

Birthdate: (57)
Death: June 6, 1968 (57)
Immediate Family:

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 Hon. Randolph Frederick Edward Spencer 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.

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Hon. Randolph Frederick Edward Spencer Churchill's Timeline

May 28, 1911
October 10, 1940
Age 29
Corsham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
October 30, 1949
Age 38
June 6, 1968
Age 57