Lewis Gielgud
British writer and administrator
Lewis Gielgud
Lewis Evelyn Gielgud, MBE was a British scholar, writer, intelligence officer and humanitarian worker.
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    FIFTIES
  • 1953
    Age 58
    Died in 1953.
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  • 1951
    Age 56
    He and Zita divorced in 1951.
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  • 1946
    Age 51
    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.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1944
    Age 49
    Released from the army in 1944, he returned to the Red Cross in 1945 as their sub-commissioner in Paris.
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  • 1940
    Age 45
    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).
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1927
    Age 32
    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).
    More Details Hide Details He travelled far and wide for the organisation, organising international Red Cross conferences and giving lectures and broadcasts for them, but resigned from the organisation on the outbreak of the Second World War.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1915
    Age 20
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He spent the rest of the war with the War Office (1916–17) and British Military Mission in Paris (1917–19).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1894
    Born
    Born in 1894.
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