Full name John Cavendish Lyttelton
Born October 23, 1881, Westminster, London
Died July 31, 1949, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire (aged 67 years 281 days)
Major teams Worcestershire
Also known as 9th Viscount Cobham, succeeding to the title in 1922
Batting style Right-hand bat
Relation Grandfather - GW Lyttelton, Father - CG Lyttelton, Uncle - GWS Lyttelton, Uncle - AT Lyttelton, Uncle - RH Lyttelton, Uncle - E Lyttelton, Uncle - Hon.A Lyttelton, Brother - CF Lyttelton, Son - CJ Lyttelton
|First-class span||1924 - 1925|
Viscount Cobham, KCB, who died on July 31, aged 67, was the ninth Viscount, succeeding his father in 1922. Educated at Eton, he played as the Hon. John Cavendish Lyttelton, for the College against Winchester in 1899 when Eton won an exciting match by one wicket. Subsequently he played several times for Worcestershire, whose fortunes he always followed with the keenest interest. When he became President of MCC in 1935, he emulated the example of his father, who held the office in 1886, and his uncle, Alfred Lyttelton, the England wicket-keeper of the early 'eighties, in 1898. He was Treasurer of M.C.C. and President of Worcestershire at the time of his death. He served with the Rifle Brigade in the South African War and was A.D.C to the High Commissioner for South Africa, 1905-8. During the first World War, he saw service in Gallipoli, Egypt, Sinai and Palestine and in the second he was Parliamentary Secretary of State for War, 1939-40. He had been Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire and of the City of Worcester since 1923 and chairman of the Council of County Territorial Associations from 1942. He represented the Droitwich Division as Conservative M.P. from 1910-16. In 1908 he married Miss Violet Leonard. He is succeeded by his son, Colonel Charles Lyttelton, a former captain of Worcestershire.
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