Charles Elphinstone Fleeming Cunninghame Graham 326,781
- Born: 1 January 1854, Edinburgh
- Christened: 1854, Polmont House, Polmont, Stirlingshire
- Marriage: Mildred Emily Barbara Bagot on 13 June 1882 in Castle Rising, Norfolk
- Died: 8 June 1917, Queen's Hotel, Eastbourne, Sussex aged 63 13,764
From The Times, 11 June 1917
Commander Cunninghame Graham
The death took place on Friday of Commander Charles Elphinstone Fleemng Cunninghame Graham, M.V.O., R.N., Groom-in-Waiting to his Majesty the King. Commander Cumminghame Graham was the second son of William Cunninghame Graham Bontine, of Ardoch and Gartmore, his elder brother being Mr. R.B. Cunninghame Graham, the distinguised author and traveller. Born in 1854, he was educated at Harrow and in H.M.S. Britannia. He served in the Navy from 1867 to 1886. In 1880 he was awarded the Royal Humane Society\\s silver medal for saving the life of a waterman at Portsmouth. Fully dressed in his unifor, Lieutenant Graham jumped overboard fro H.M.S. Osborne, on a dark and cold night, and rescued the man, whose boat had been capsized. On resigning his commission he joined the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, in which he served for 23 years, writing many articles on lifeboat matters. On joining the Emergency List at the invitation of the Admiralty in 1901, he had his commission restored to him, and was made commander in 1903. He was Groom-in-Waiting to the late King Edward, an office which at the time of his death he held for King George. He married, in 1882, Mildred Emily Barbara, the daughter of the Rev. C.W. Bagot, by whom he had a son and a daughter.
The funeral will take place as Ashtead, Surrey, tomorrow, at 4 o'clock, and a memorial service will be held at the Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace, at the same time.
Lieutenant, 28 December 1877, resigned 4 July 1886;
reinstated on the emergency list February 1902, promoted commander 11
July 1905. Is a knight of the Danish Order of the Danneborg.
Noted events in his life were:
1. He appeared on the Military Overseas census in 1871 in HMS Royal Alfred, Grassy Bay, Bermuda. 428
2. Promotion: 28 December 1877. 782 Lieutenant
3. Reinstated: February 1902. 782 The Emergency List
4. Promotion: 11 July 1905. Commander
5. Census UK 1911: 1911, 60 Warwick Square, London.
6. Resided: 8 June 1917, 60 Warwick Square, London. 13
7. He had an estate probated on 9 August 1917 in London. 13
Charles married Mildred Emily Barbara Bagot, daughter of Reverend Charles Walter Bagot and Mary Chester, on 13 June 1882 in Castle Rising, Norfolk. (Mildred Emily Barbara Bagot was born on 25 April 1856 in Castle Rising, Norfolk, christened on 25 May 1856 in Castle Rising, Norfolk and died in 1935.)