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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Lady Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton, CBE 1909-2013

_.Lady Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton, CBE, who died 14 January, 2013, aged 103, was a public spirited American who organised the wartime Bundles for Britain campaign. She was latterly a daughter-in-law of the 13th Duke of Hamilton & Brandon. She was born Natalie Wales, at Cohasset, Mass, USA, 6 Aug, 1909, daughter of Nathaniel Brackett Wales, and married four times, (i)  in 1929 (Div) Kenelm Winslow; married (ii) 1937 (div) Edward Latham; married (iii) Edward Bragg Paine, of New York, from whom she was div, & married (iv) in 1953, as his second wife, Lord Malcolm Avondale Douglas-Hamilton, OBE, DFC (1909-1964), 3rd son of the 13th Duke of Hamilton & Brandon (1862-1940). There were 2 daughters of the first marriage. Lord Malcolm's first wife was a Bowes Lyon kinswoman of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, &c.

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