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Cambridge, Alexander (1st Earl of Athlone)

Date of birth:
April 14th, 1874 (Kensington Palace, London, England)
Date of death:
January 16th, 1957 (Kensington Palace, London, England)
Buried on:
Frogmore Royal Burial Ground
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

The Earl of Athlone (born Prince Alexander of Teck) fought in the Second Matabele War, Second Boer War and the First World War.

2 June 1940 - 1946: Governor General of Canada (Sworn in on June 21, 1940, in Ottawa)

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Awarded on:
1888
Rank:
Second-Lieutenant
Unit:
7th (Queen's Own) Hussars
Awarded on:
1896
For merit in Second Matabele War.
Mentioned in Despatches
Rank:
Second-Lieutenant
Unit:
7th (Queen's Own) Hussars
Awarded on:
1897
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO)
Rank:
Second-Lieutenant
Unit:
7th (Queen's Own) Hussars
Awarded on:
December 8th, 1898
Knight/Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (K(D)CVO)
Period:
Second Boer War (1899-1902)
Rank:
Captain
Awarded on:
April 19th, 1901
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Rank:
Captain
Awarded on:
August 5th, 1904
Knight/Dame to the Venerable Order of Saint John (KStJ/DStJ)
Rank:
Captain
Awarded on:
1904
Rank:
Captain
Awarded on:
1909
Rank:
Captain
Awarded on:
October 16th, 1910
Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO)
Rank:
Major
Awarded on:
June 19th, 1911
Grand Cross of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (GCB)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Brevet Lieutenant Colonel
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1916
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Brevet Lieutenant Colonel
Awarded on:
May 31st, 1915
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Brevet Lieutenant Colonel
Unit:
2nd Life Guards, 4th Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, British Army
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1915
Grootlint in de Leopoldsorde / Grand cordon de l'Ordre de Léopold
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Temporary Brigadier
Awarded on:
February 24th, 1916
Croix militaire 1ere Classe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Temporary Brigadier
Awarded on:
December 9th, 1916
Grand Officier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Temporary Brigadier
Awarded on:
June 4th, 1917
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Temporary Brigadier
Awarded on:
January 14th, 1918

With swords
Order of St. Anna I class
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Temporary Brigadier
Awarded on:
April 18th, 1918
Croix de Guerre (1914-1918)
Rank:
Brigadier
Unit:
Governor General and Commander-in-Chief designate of the Union of South Africa
Awarded on:
November 6th, 1923

Converted Grand Master on 24 June 1936.
Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George (GCMG)
Rank:
Major-General
Awarded on:
April 17th, 1928
Order of the Garter
Rank:
Major-General
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1935
Royal Victorian Chain

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