|Above: Lt. Charles Frederick Lennock 1st Battalion, the Suffolk Regiment.
Charles Frederick Lennock was born on 7 December 1861 in Eastry, Kent, England, the son of George James Lennock and Elizabeth Goldie
Leigh Bloxam. His paternal grandfather was an admiral in the Royal Navy.
Commissioned a Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment on 5 December 1883.
Promoted Captain: 1 April 1892.
Adjutant to the 4th (Cambridge) Battalion: 7 March 1895.
Promoted Major: March 1902
Retired on retired pay: 7 December 1909
Temporary Major (Somerset Light Infantry): 27 July 1916
He served with the 1st Battalion during the Hazara Expedition of 1888 earning the 1854 India General Service Medal with the "Hazara 1889"
clasp. For service during the Anglo-Boer War Lennock would qualify for the Queen's South Africa Medal with the clasps "Cape Colony",
"Orange Free State", "Transvaal" "South Africa 1901" and "South Africa 1902". Lennock returned home from service in South Africa on
board the S. S. Canada in September, 1902.
Lennock was initiated into the Freemasons (Stewart Lodge) at Rawal Pindi on 3 July 1886.
Serving with the Reserve of Officers during World War One, Lennock was appointed temporary major with the Somserset Light Infantry. Seeing
action in France he qualified for the 1914-15 Star and the British War and Victory Medals.
Lennock married Flora Geraldine Tyrrell (d. 1927) in October 1902 in Kent. The couple had at least one child, Kathleen (b. 1904).
Major Charles Frederick Lennock passed away in Colchester on 10 March 1942 at age 80. That same year a Major C. F. Lennock is shown as
living at 11 Honywood Road, Colchester.
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|Below: Major Charles Frederick Lennock, third from right, front row, with fellow officers of the Somerset Light Infantry during the Great War.
Photo: The War Illustrated Album de Luxe; The story of the great European war told by camera, pen and pencil, Volume X (1919).