Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Elisabeth Strachwitz-Hamilton [1930-2020]

_.Elisabeth Strachwitz-Hamilton died 8 October, 2020. She was 90, She was born in London in 1930 as Elisabeth Spurling, and married in 1953, Oswald, Graf [count] Strachwitz von Gross-Zauche und Camminetz [1925-2008]. Her husband, known as Ossi, and his family fled from Austria to England in 1938, The count joined the British Army in 1943, as Oswald Strachwitz, and prior to being despatched to Holland he was advised to adopt an English sounding name, in case of capture. He assumed the additional surname of Hamilton after that of Strachwitz. Elisabeth Strachwitz-Hamilton leaves issue, four children, Caroline, Fiona, Nicholas and Rupert. -=-

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