Hugh Fraser

Politician and Decorated World War Ii Military Officer
Born Jan 23, 1918

Major the Honourable Sir Hugh Charles Patrick Joseph Fraser MBE was a British Conservative politician and first husband of the author Lady Antonia Fraser.

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1918 Birth Born on January 23, 1918.


1936 18 Years Old He was educated at Ampleforth College and Balliol College, Oxford, where he was President of the Oxford Union, and at the Sorbonne. He was commissioned into the Lovat Scouts in 1936. … Read More


1942 24 Years Old Fraser was promoted to temporary Captain wef 14 April 1942 and became second in command of ‘C’ Squadron.
1943 25 Years Old On 11 September 1943, ‘E’ Squadron commanded by Maj. Fraser embarked on HMS Aurora for Taranto, Italy, but it was allowed just four Jeeps fitted with Radio.
In June 1944, he was serving with 'F' Squadron.
1945 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Fraser was elected Member of Parliament for Stone in 1945, later Stafford and Stone following constituency boundary changes, from 1950 until 1983, and then Stafford again until his death.


1956 38 Years Old Fraser married the future author Lady Antonia Pakenham, daughter of the Earl and Countess of Longford, on 25 September 1956. … Read More


1975 57 Years Old In 1975, while she was still married to him, Lady Antonia Fraser met and started living with playwright Harold Pinter, who was also married at the time.
1977 59 Years Old The Frasers divorced in 1977; Lady Antonia married Pinter in 1980 when his divorce became final. … Read More


1984 66 Years Old Sir Hugh Fraser remained in parliament until his death from lung cancer in March 1984, aged 66. … Read More
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