His father died in the First World War when he was 3.
A cross stitch embroidered sampler was made for him and in memory of his father. It has the following text: 'My son give your love to those whose due it is for the thought of love witheld is sadder than the dark fog of a toiling city and of no avail.
John Evelyn Platt June 18 - 1912
Son of Henry Evelyn Platt Coldstream Guards Sep 13 1884 - May 16 1916
Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori. '
The platt crest is at the top of the embroidery which comprises of 'in front of a demi-lion rampant ppr., semee of plates, and holding between the paws a rose arg., an escallop or. Virtute et labore.' (Ref 1) The embroidery also contains the insignia of the Coldstream Guards and at the centre a boy pushing a hoop.
His mother married the Duke of Topor and he was living in Mexico in 1955 and took legal action against his step father, Ossolin, the Duke of Topor, over the amount of money he was receiving. John Evelyn Platt died a bachelor in Mexico on April 3rd 1960 aged 47 with his estate going to his Aunts Mary Carmichael Davison and Jesse Ross Carmichael Shipley.