Osbert Peake

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Osbert Peake was born in Doncaster in 1897. Like his brother Raymond, Osbert was educated at Eton and later at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Osbert was wounded at the Battle of Cambrai, but survived the war. He remained in the military, becoming a Major in the Sherwood Rangers. Osbert graduated from Christ Church College, Oxford University in 1921 and soon after he married Lady Joan Rachel de Vere Cappell, the daughter of the 7th Earl of Essex in June 1922 in London. Osbert went on to have a long and successful political career, serving under Winston Churchill during his second run as Prime Minister between 1951 and 1955. Osbert died in 1966, in Northallerton, Yorkshire.

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