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THE HON CHARLES HENRY LYELL

 
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dalblair



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:56 pm    Post subject: THE HON CHARLES HENRY LYELL Reply with quote

Dundee Advertiser Wednesday 3rd August 1921

MEMORIAL GIFT TO KIRRIEMUIR


Kirriemuir has been supplied with a long felt want in the form of public baths,the gift of Lady Lyell,Kinnordy,as a memorial to her son,Major Lyell.The baths are created adjacent to the Temperance Hotel in School Wynd,and are beautifully fitted up in the latest style.A small hall,available for pic-nics and small gatherings,at a very moderate cost,is included in the buildings.


As far as i am aware the baths were superceded by the pool at Webster`s High School.Does anyone know if the buildings survive and if there is a memorial tablet on them?

Major Lyell`s son won the VC and died in WW2-details on the Forum.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THE HON CHARLES HENRY LYELL
Major
Royal Garrison Artillery
Died: 18/10/1918
Age:43
Assistant Military Attache,British Embassy,Washington,USA
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY,VIRGINIA
L.4140.Southern Division,Officer`s Section

Only son of 1st Baron Lyell of Kinnordy;husband of the Hon Mrs CH Lyell,1 Cadogan Gardens,London.Educated at Eton and New College,Oxford.Resigned as MP for Edinburgh South in 1917.

Does anyone know how he died? and why he`s buried in Arlington rather than in UK?
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Biography at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Henry_Lyell
He died of Pneumonia (Influenza?) while he was Assistant Military Attache at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C. USA
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photo courtesy of Hugh Macrae.

Within St. Mary's Church, Kirriemuir:



LYELL, The Hon. CHARLES HENRY

Rank: Major
Date of Death: 18/10/1918
Age: 43
Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery
Assistant Military Attache, British Embassy, Washington
Grave Reference: L.4140. Southern Div. Officer's Sec.
Cemetery: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Additional Information: Only son of 1st Baron Lyell, of Kinnordy; husband of the Hon. Mrs. C. H. Lyell, of 1, Cadogan Gardens, London. Educated at Eton, and New College, Oxford. Resigned his seat as Member of Parliament for South Edinburgh in 1917.
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