John Herbert Bowes-Lyon

John Herbert Bowes-Lyon

Born Apr 1, 1886
Died Feb 7, 1930

John Herbert "Jock" Bowes-Lyon, was the second son of the 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne and the Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne, the favourite brother of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (the future Queen Elizabeth and later the Queen Mother). He was an uncle to Queen Elizabeth II, although he died when she was a small child.… Read More

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1886 Birth Born in 1886.


1912 26 Years Old It was amputated the following day and while receiving treatment in the UK, he admitting having experienced a nervous breakdown in 1912 and also suffered from neurasthenia.
1914 28 Years Old On 29 September 1914, John married The Honourable Fenella Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis (19 August 1889 – 19 July 1966), the younger daughter of the Charles Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis, 21st Baron Clinton. … Read More


1916 30 Years Old Late that year, he was posted to the Ministry of Munitions and then in the Territorial Army in 1916. … Read More


1930 44 Years Old Jock died at the family home of Glamis Castle just after midnight on the morning of 7 February 1930 of pneumonia, aged 44, leaving his widow to care for their four young children alone. (Two of them, Nerissa and Katherine, were severely mentally disabled.) Three days later he was buried at St Paul's Walden Bury. … Read More
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