Lewis Gielgud

Lewis Gielgud

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Born Jun 11, 1894

Lewis Evelyn Gielgud, MBE was a British scholar, writer, intelligence officer and humanitarian worker.

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1894 Birth Born in 1894.


1915 21 Years Old On the outbreak of the First World War he became an officer in the 6th Battalion, The King's Shropshire Light Infantry, but left active service after being wounded in 1915. … Read More


1927 33 Years Old After the war he joined the staff of the International League of Red Cross Societies, rising to Under-Secretary General in 1927 and marrying Zita Gordon in 1937 (they had only one child, a daughter). … Read More


1940 46 Years Old He was given another army commission in 1940, serving in the War Office again and then being transferred to the Intelligence Corps (being promoted to his final rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the latter in 1942).


1944 50 Years Old Released from the army in 1944, he returned to the Red Cross in 1945 as their sub-commissioner in Paris.
1946 52 Years Old He was Co-Ordinating Officer of the Inter Allied Reparation Agency in Brussels from 1946 to 1949, a counsellor of OEEC from 1949 to 1951, and a senior official with UNESCO from 1951 until his death shortly after an operation in Paris in 1953.
1951 57 Years Old He and Zita divorced in 1951.
1953 59 Years Old Died in 1953.
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