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Gerard Yorke Twisleton Wykeham Fiennes (18 July 1864 - 13 January 1926) was a journalist and author who was briefly a member of the London School Board.

Following education at Winchester and New College, Oxford. His first job was as a tutor to the sons of the Rajah of Sarawak. In 1891 he began his career in journalism as assistant editor of the New Review. A resident of Bethnal Green, in November 1894 he was elected to the London School Board as a "Church Party" representative of Hackney. However he resigned in July 1897.

In 1901 he became assistant editor of St James's Gazette, moving to Birmingham in 1903 as editor of the Birmingham Gazette. He returned to London in 1905 as assistant editor of The Standard. From 1912-15 he was assistant editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, returning to The Standard in 1915-16.

In 1917, at the height of the First World War, the government formed the National War Aims Committee, a propaganda organisation. Fiennes was appointed general editor of the committee.

Fiennes wrote on naval matters for a number of publications including The Observer, and gave lectures on "Sea Power and Freedom" to London County Council school teachers. He wrote two books on the subject: The Ocean Empire (1911) and Navy at War (1916).

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