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Leslie Buswell (1890 - October 13, 1964) was a past commander in chief of the Military Order of the World Wars.

Buswell was born in Richmond, England. He was educated at Winchester School and Caius College, Cambridge University. He came to the United States as an actor.

During World War I he was an ambulance driver for the American Field Service. His letters home were published in a book, "Ambulance No. 10."

After the war, Buswell engaged in research in electronics in Gloucester. In the 1920s he built a home in the style of a 16th Century English manor house, overlooking Gloucester harbor, with a 200-seat theater beside it.

During World War II Buswell served overseas in the United States Air Force. He became a colonel, and was awarded the Bronze Star and other decorations, including the French Croix de Guerre.

He married Mary Armstrong Robinson of Pittsburgh and had one son, Peter Croft Buswell of New York.

He died on October 13, 1964, of a heart attack at his home, Stillington Hall (interior design by Henry Davis Sleeper). He was 76 years old.


  1. https://www.nytimes.com/1964/10/14/archives/leslie-buswell-actor-soldier-excommander-of-military-order-is-dead.html