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Mary Soames, Baroness Soames, LG, DBE, FRSL (née Spencer-Churchill; 15 September 1922 – 31 May 2014) was an English author.The youngest of the five children of Winston Churchill and his wife, Clementine, she worked for multiple public organisations including the Red Cross and the Women's Voluntary Service from 1939 to 1941, and joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service in 1941.
The Right Honourable Baroness Mary Soames, or Lady Soames, who held the titles of LG, DBE, and FRSL, was the youngest of the five children of Sir Winston Churchill, who was the prime minister of the UK in the 1940s and the 1950s. She is renowned for her work with the ‘Red Cross’ at the time of the Second World War.
May 31, 2014 · Mary Soames, Baroness Soames, LG, DBE, FRSL was the youngest of the five children of Winston Churchill and his wife, Clementine. She was the wife of Christopher Soames. Mary Spencer-Churchill was raised at Chartwell and educated at the Manor House at Limpsfield.
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Mary Spencer-Churchill was born and brought up at Chartwell, and educated at the Manor House at Limpsfield. She worked for the Red Cross and the Women's Voluntary Service from 1939 to 1941, and joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service in 1941 with which she served in London, Belgium and Germany in mixed anti-aircraft batteries, rising to the rank of Junior Commander (equivalent to Captain). She also accompanied her father as aide-de-camp on several of his overseas journeys, including his post-VE trip to Potsdam, where he met with Harry S. Truman and Joseph Stalin. In 1945, she was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire(MBE), in recognition of meritorious military services. She served many public organisations, such as the International Churchill Society, as a Patron; Church Army and Churchill Houses; and chaired the Royal National Theatre Board of Trustees between 1989 and 1995. She was Patron of the National Benevolent Fund for the Aged. A successful author, Lady Soa...
Mary Soames married the Conservative politician Christopher Soames(later created Baron Soames) in 1947 and they had five children: 1. The Rt. Hon. Sir Nicholas Soames(12 February 1948). He married Catherine N. Weatherall on 4 June 1981 and they were divorced in 1988. They have one son. He married Serena Mary Smith on 21 December 1993. They have two children, a son and a daughter. 2. The Hon. Emma Mary Soames(6 September 1949). She married James MacManus on 4 July 1981 and they were divorced in 1989. 3. The Hon. Jeremy Bernard Soames (25 May 1952). He married Susanna Keith in 1978. They have three children. 4. The Hon. Charlotte Clementine Soames (17 July 1954). She married Richard Hambro in 1973 and they were divorced in 1982. They have one daughter. She married William Peel, 3rd Earl Peelon 15 April 1989. They have one daughter. 5. The Hon. Rupert Christopher Soames(18 May 1959). He married Camilla Rose Dunne in 1988. They have three children.
A list of the titles Lady Soames held in chronological order from birth: 1. 15 September 1922 – 6 April 1945: Miss Mary Spencer-Churchill 2. 6 April 1945 – 11 February 1947: Miss Mary Spencer-Churchill, MBE 3. 11 February 1947 – May 1965: Mrs. Christopher Soames, MBE 4. 17 May 1965 – 1 January 1972: The Hon. Mrs. Soames, MBE 5. 1 January 1972 – 19 April 1978: The Hon. Lady Soames, MBE 6. 19 April 1978 – 14 June 1980: The Rt Hon. The Lady Soames, MBE 7. 14 June 1980 – 23 April 2005: The Rt Hon. The Lady Soames, DBE 8. 23 April 2005 – 31 May 2014: The Rt Hon. The Lady Soames, LG, DBE
Books written by Mary Soames (titles may vary between UK and US editions): 1. Clementine Churchill: The Biography of a Marriage(1979) 2. Family Album: A Personal Selection from Four Generations of Churchills(1982) 3. The Profligate Duke: George Spencer Churchill, Fifth Duke of Marlborough, and His Duchess(1987) 4. Winston Churchill: His Life as a Painter(1990) 5. Speaking For Themselves: The Private Letters of Sir Winston and Lady Churchill(1999) 6. Clementine Churchill: The Revised and Updated Biography(2005) 7. A Daughter's Tale: The Memoir of Winston and Clementine Churchill's Youngest Child(2012)
Jun 01, 2014 · Mary Soames, who has died aged 91, was the last surviving child of Winston and Clementine Churchill, and the only one of their five children who really came to terms with bearing that ...
Feb 14, 2009 · Mary Soames The way in which Marigold died was to have a decisive influence on Lady Soames’s own life. “Mummy had left her in the charge of a French nursery governess, Mademoiselle Rose, while she went to stay with the Duke and Duchess of Westminster at their home in Cheshire.
Jun 01, 2014 · Lady Mary Soames, the last surviving child of wartime leader Winston Churchill, dies at the age of 91.