Other names: Alan Frederick
Locations in this story: Sutton Waldron, Shaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersLondon S.W.1.CanadaBombay, IndiaDelhi, IndiaKensington, London, W.8.
Story: The Rt. Hon. Sir Alan Frederick 'Tommy' Lascelles was born at Sutton Waldron, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 11 Apr 1887 and baptised there on 15 May 1887 the son of The Hon. Frederick Canning Lascelles and Fredrica Maria Lascelles (nee Liddell). He spent much of his early life at Sutton House, Sutton Waldron. He had enlisted with the Bedfordshire Yeomanry and served with them in France and Flanders where he was awarded the Military Cross as well as being Mentioned in Despatches. He rose to the rank of Captain with the 9th Cavalry Brigade. On his discharge he was also awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star. He became aide-de-camp to the Governor of Bombay from 1919 to 1920 and whilst there met and married Hon. Lady Joan Frances Vere Thesiger in Delhi, India, on 16 Mar 1920. They went on to have three children. The family moved around frequently and he was appointed Secretary to the Governor-General of Canada from 1931 to 1935. In 1935 he was appointed Assistant Private Secretary to the Sovereign and from 1943 to 1953 he was Private Secretary to both H.M. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II. The 1939 Register shows his address as Buckingham Palace, London, S.W.1. He died at The Old Stables, Kensington Palace, London, W.8. on 10 Aug 1881. (Further fuller information can be found on the internet.)