winston churchill timeline


Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill born

30 November 1874

he is born

second lieutenant of the Fourth Hussars

February 1895

In February 1895, Churchill was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Fourth Hussars regiment of the British Army, based at Aldershot.[39] This position earned him a wage of £150 a year

reporter of the Second Boer War

12 October 1899

On 12 October 1899, the Second Boer War between Britain and the Boer Republics broke out and he obtained a commission to act as war correspondent for The Morning Post with a salary of £250 per month.

stood for the seat of Oldham


Churchill stood again for the seat of Oldham at the 1900 general election. and won

left the regular army.


In 1900, he retired from the regular army.

joined the Imperial Yeomanry


In 1902 joined the Imperial Yeomanry, where he was commissioned as a Captain in the Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars on 4 January 1902.

Became First Lord of the Admiralty

October 1911

In October 1911, Churchill was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty and continued in the post into the First World War.

left the goverment and joined the British Army


After his resignation from the government in 1915, Churchill returned to the British Army full-time,

Became First Lord of the Admiralty once again

3 September 1939

On 3 September 1939, the day Britain declared war on Germany following the outbreak of the Second World War, Churchill was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty, the same position he had held during the first part of the First World War.

Winston Churchill death

15 January 1965

On 15 January 1965, Churchill suffered a severe stroke and died at his London home nine days later, aged 90, on the morning of Sunday, 24 January 1965, 70 years to the day after his own father's death.