Henry Streatfeild was born on 4 January 1857. He was the son of Lt.-Col. Henry Dorrien Streatfeild and Marion Henrietta Smith. He gained the rank of Colonel in the service of the Grenadier Guards and commanded the regiment in World War 1. He was Private Secretary to HM Queen Alexandra between 1910 and 1925. He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant. He was invested as a Companion, Order of the Bath (CB) and as a Knight Grand Cross, Royal Victorian Order (GCVO). He lived at Chiddingstone, Kent. Sir Henry died on 26 July 1938 at age 81.
He was married to Lady Florence Beatrice Anson, daughter of Thomas George Anson, 2nd Earl of Lichfield and Lady Harriett Georgiana Louisa Hamilton, on 15 August 1885. They had one son, Colonel Henry Sidney John Streatfeild b. 30 Apr 1886, d. 22 May 1949
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