Newspapers and journals: Obituary of Oliver Charles Beauchamp St John


The Times, April 6, 1976 Lt-Col O C B St John Lieutenant-Colonel Oliver Charles Beauchamp St John, CMG, died on April 4 at the age of 68. He was educated at Charterhouse and Sandhurst and served with the XXth Lancers, Indian Army from 1928 to 1932. His subsequent career was in the Indian Political Service where he was Prime Minister of Alwar State in 1936, Secretay to the Governor, North West Frontier Province, from 1942 to 1946 and Deputy Commissioner, Hazara in 1947-8.

He joined the Foreign Office in 1948 and remained there until his retirement in 1968. He was made a CMG in 1963.

He was twice married, first to Elizabeth Mary Lambton who died in 1957 and, second, in 1966, to Mrs Mary Maxwell-Gumbleton. He had a son and three daughters by his first marriage.

The Times Archive
6 Apr 1976

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