Hon. Randolph Frederick Edward Spencer Churchill

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Randolph Frederick Edward Spencer Churchill

Death: Died in England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Clementine Churchill, Baroness Spencer-Churchill
Ex-husband of Pamela Harriman and June Spencer-Churchill
Father of Winston Spencer Churchill III, MP and Arabella McLeod
Brother of Diana Churchill; Sarah Churchill (actress); 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 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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May 28, 1911
October 10, 1940
Age 29
Corsham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
October 30, 1949
Age 38
June 6, 1968
Age 57