Death of George, 2nd Earl Jellicoe KBE DSO MC FRS

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  1. Haven't checked whether this has been posted elsewhere except in the military obituaries thread, so apologies if it has.

    The 2nd Earl Jellicoe, who died on Thursday aged 88, was Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords when his political career was brought to an untimely end in 1973 by the revelation that he had been using the services of prostitutes.

    " rather than join the Navy, where he felt that too much account might be taken of his name, in 1939 he was commissioned into the Coldstream Guards.

    Jellicoe was to have a highly distinguished war, rising to lieutenant-colonel at 26 and winning the DSO, MC, Croix de Guerre, Légion d'honneur and Greek War Cross. He was also to be mentioned in dispatches three times".

    Quite a bloke I'm told. RIP.


    Telegraph obituary here:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/02/26/db2601.xml&page=1

    His Biography, titled "A British Achilles" can be found here on Amazon:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1844153541/?tag=armrumser-21