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Sir Felix Maximilian Schoenbrunn Cassel MP

Born:
11 Tishri 5630 (16 September 1869)
Died:
7 Adar 5713 (22 February 1953)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
CAS3199
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
11 Tishri 5630 (16 September 1869)
Place of birth:
Cologne, Germany
Date arrived in Britain:
1877

Death

Date of death:
7 Adar 5713 (22 February 1953)
Died in combat?:
No
Place of death:
King Edward VII Sanitorium, Midhurst, Sussex

Places

Addresses

Compton Verney House, Compton Verney, Stratford, Warwickshire (1891)
Address given on his naturalisation papers:
48 Grosvenor Square London (1892)
5 Davis Street, Hanover Square, London (1901)

Schools

Name:
Elstree School
Name:
Harrow School
Name:
Corpus Christi College,
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Cassel

Cassel, 1st Baronet, PC, QC, JP was a German-born British barrister and politician who served as Judge Advocate-General.
Cassel was created a baronet in the 1920 New Year Honours. On 8 June 1937, he was sworn of the Privy Council, entitling him to the style "The Right Honourable".
He chaired the Board of Trade committee on compulsory insurance from 1935 to 1937. He was appointed an honorary fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, in 1942, and was a member of the Council of Legal Education from 1943. He also took part in his family's philanthropic work, chairing the Cassel Educational Trust and the management committee of the Cassel Hospital. He was also a member of the council of the King Edward VII Sanatorium in Midhurst, Sussex. He was master of the Worshipful Company of Musicians from 1939 to 1944. He endowed three annual Cassel Scholarships at Lincoln's Inn. He was a justice of the peace for Hertfordshire and served as High Sheriff of Hertfordshire in 1942–1943

Family

Spouse

Helen Grimstone (female)
Other surname / Maiden name:
Cassel

Children

Ernest James Cassel (male)
Hermoine Anna Cassel (female)
Francis Edward Cassel (male)
Harold Felix Cassel (male)
Josephine Helen Cassel (female)

Siblings

Anna Isabella Cassel (female)

Parents

Father: Louis Cassel (male)
Mother: Wilhelmina (female)

Homefront

Occupation:
Barrister at Lincolns Inn 1894
What was the impact of this:
Took Silk 1906

Military Record

Military service:
19th Bttn. London Regt.
Rank at discharge/death:
Captain
Assignments
Posting:
He was the senior civilian lawyer of the War Office (and later also the Air Ministry) responsible for the administration of courts-martial, from 1915 to 1934.
Campaigns:
Office of the Judge Advocate-General. Joint Service for the War Office and Air Ministry. Judge Advocate-General.

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