(in alphabetical order)


Image result for william ellery anderson images ANDERSON William Ellery (35). Commiss Worcestershire Regiment 1940.Parachute Regiment in North Africa MC.,Sicily, Italy and Holland. WIA 1943 Sicily. S.A.S. 1944-45.War Crimes Commission, Germany 1947.Royal Ulster Rifles 1948-54 (Major). Only man to lead ops behind enemy lines in Korea 1950-51 awarded M.C.,M.B.E. + French and American awards. Retired 1954 Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey Expedition 1954-56 Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Governor of Durham Prison



ANDERTON Piers (29); born 1918 From San Mateo USA, Princeton University and US Navy WW2, journalist  and foreign correspondent for NBC. Emmy Award  for “The Tunnel”1963. RIP 2004.



 ANDREEVICH Prince Michael (38) born Versailles son of Prince Andrei of Russia, Great Grandson of Tsar Alexander III. WW2  RN  with Fleet Air Arm. Settled in Sydney Australia as an aviation engineer. Grand Prior of the Orhodox Knights of St John of Jerusalem. Vice President of the Romanov Society Association. Married three times RIP 2008.



 ARAMAYO  Carlos (08); born 1889 Paris. He was one of the three Bolivian “Tin Barons” and his family owned silver mines Butch Cassidypay role in 1908. Carlos also served his country as Finance Minister, Foreign Minister and Ambassador to London and Paris at various times. Pastimes included Hunting and Polo. RIP 1981




 d’ARCANGUES Michel (30); son of the Marquis d’Arcangues born 1919 .WW2 organised escape routes in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques region of France, then with Free French 12th Cuirassiers. Basque Nationalist, died at sea off San Sebastian 1946 in mysterious circumstances







 ASPINALL Sir John (68); Railway engineer and locomotive designer. Born 1851 at Liverpool son of a Judge. He was the first recipient of the James Watt International medal and was both president of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and Civil Engineers. He was Knighted for his contribution to the War effort in 1917. RIP 1937










  de AYALA Edmund (13); born 1896, son of Louis of the Champagne house at the Chateau de Ay. WW1 with  French 14th Hussars. Married granddaughter of Earl Howe. WW2 fought with Maquis, wounded. Croix de Guerre with Silver Star, Medaille Militaire.  



 BAENA Duke of; Jose Ruiz de Arana  Duke of Sanlucar (08); born 1893. Diplomat Montevideo, Washington, London. Ambassador Court of St James 1948 -53. then at The Hague  with the Court of Arbitration. GCVO. RIP 1985.







BAGSHAWE Joseph Ridgard (87). Artist, Studied RCA Kensington and Bruges. Founder of the Staithes Group. Marine painter in both oils and watercolours. Exhibited at the RA. Elected to RSBA. Works in the V&A. RIP 1909




 BATES Ralph (58); actor born 1941 studied Trinity Dublin and Yale Drama School. Leads actor Hammer Horror Films  1970s. TV roles included Caligula, Poldark and Secret Army. Comedy as John in the sitcom “Dear John”. RIP 1991









 BERWICK & ALBA Duke of (96); Jacabo Stuart –FitzJames born 1878. Descendent of King James II of England and most titled man in Europe. Madrid University, Courtier, Spanish Government Minister (Foreign), member of Nationalist plot to bring Franco to command the Army 1936 . Ambassador Court of St James 1939-45. Knight of the Golden Fleece. GCVO.  Olympic Silver Medal for polo 1920. Married Dona Maria daughter of the Duke of Hijar. RIP Lausanne 1953.









BLACKWELL Middleton (31); to Jamaica, interests in racing and sailing. WW2 Irish Guards. Married Blanche Lindo who was later mistress and muse of Ian Fleming and the inspiration for the first Bond Girls.  




Image result for chris blackwell BLACKWELL Christopher (45) son of above, went on to Harrow. ADC to Governor. of Jamaica. Founded Island Records. Responsible for the careers of many great recording artists of the modern era.





 de BORBON Prince Fernando (04); son of the Duke of Durcal, married Maria Bosch-Labros y Blat. His mistress was Pastora Rojaz Monge  known as Pastora Imperio famed Andalusian flamenco dancer. RIP 1944




de BORBON Jaime Duke of Madrid (86); son of Carlos VII of Spain Carlist claimant to the throne and Legitimist pretender to that of France. To Military Academy Weiner Neustadt. Entered Tsarist Army, Lt Col Grodno Hussars, Russo-Japanese War. WW1 house arrest at his home in Austria. Succeeded his father, He never married and had no issue. RI P 1931







de  BORBON Prince Jean (13); a pretender to the Throne of France through Charles X. Married Beatrice de Galard Brassac Bearn daughter of the Prince of Bearn. Wealthy fascist with interests in France and N Africa. Arms trafficker. Under surveillance by MI6 during WW2. spent part of his life in Rio de Janeiro. RIP 1968


 de  BORBON-PARME Prince Sixtus -Henri (55); son of Pr Xavier Duke of Palma. Further studies in Madrid. Served in the Spanish Foreign Legion. 1980 became Carlist Regent of Spain. Supporter of the Society of St Pius X  and the National Front in France. Bailiff Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion of the Order of Malta.








BRENIER Henri (81); born in Shanghai 1867, Lyons Chamber of Commerce, editor Journal des Debats. French member of the International Opium Commission1909. Assessor to the League of Nations on drugs and president of the Advisory Committee.



 BROWNE Noel (34); born Waterford 1915, medicine at Trinity Dublin, MP Dublin South East for Clann na Poblachta. 1948-51. Minister of Health 1948-51, Independent MP 1951-54 and 1957- 65. MP Dublin North Central for the Socialist Labour Party 1981-2. Remembered for his campaign against TB and the Mother and Child Scheme.







 BUCKLEY William (39);  son of oil baron William Buckley Sr, WW 2- US Army, Yale University and recruited by CIA. Editor of The National Review and author. Right wing commentator but strong supporter of Civil Rights.  Host of Political TV show “Firing Line”. US Delegate to the UN. All round sportsman and musician.





 BUTTERS Harry (07); from San Francisco. WW1 first American to join the BEF. KIA on the Somme Aug 1916. Obituary written by Winston Churchill. Sword made into crucifix for the Lady Chapel.







 BURDEN Hugh (32); born 1913 Ceylon, Actor studied at RADA (Gold Medal) WW2 Hampshire Regiment in India. Invalided out and made memorable War films. He appeared on TV, the West End Stage and was often heard on Radio. A fluent French speaker and accomplished pianist. RIP 1985.






 BURKE Sir Henry Farnham (71); son of Sir Bernard Burke Ulster King of Arms. He also became Herald earning gradual promotion from Rouge Croix Pursuivant, Somerset Herald, Norroy King of Arms to his appointment as Garter Principle King of Arms in1919. He was also editor of Burke’s Peerage and was honoured with a KCVO. He died in office 1930.





 CANTOPHER John (34), to St John’s Cambridge for Economics. WW2 with London Irish Rifles. GM for removing a time bomb from a German JU-88 following the Battle of Graveney Marsh – the last armed fight between British Forces and enemy troops on English soil. Lt-Colonel.




CAPEL Arthur (97). Born Paris WW1 Liaison Officer French Cabinet Office, Political Secretary to the Council of Ministers. Playboy, polo player and lover and financial backer of Coco Chanel. Killed in car accident Dec 1919.






  CAPEL-DUNN Denis (21) From Leipsig to Trinity Cambridge, Barrister, WW2 Lt Colonel Intelligence Corps. Joint Staff  Secretariat in the Cabinet Office. Present with Allied Leaders at  Moscow and Yalta.  Representative at the San Francisco Conference for the UN. Killed on the return flight 1945. Said to be Anthony Powell’s inspiration for Widmerpool in a “Dance to the Music of Time”.





CAPES Bernard (67) left for journalism  and wrote for the leading periodicals of the day. !897 became a full time and prolific author  of romance, crime and the supernatural. Died of the Spanish Flu  at Winchester (memorial plaque in the Cathedral) 1919









 CAVROIS Georges (06), born Dunkirk, studied law in Lille and Paris. WW1 Sgt French Infantry. Medaille Militaire, Legion d’Honneur. Member Conseil Général. The Dunkirk Allied War Memorial is situated on the Esplanade Georges Cavrois.




CHILVER-STAINER Guy (37), To Woolwich. WW2 RHA awarded MC with 8th Army Tunisia. Wounded in Normandy Campaign. Captain Army Ski Team. Manager first British Olympic Langlauf Team 1956. CEO Scottish Ski Council. 



 CLARIN Pierre-Eugene (08) born Cambrai, to Ecole Des Beaux-Arts Paris. WW1 Lt 12th Cuirassiers and Air Force, numerous decorations. After the war studied under Serusier and was Gauguin’s last pupil. Distinguished artist and illustrator. WW2 Resistance leader in NW France. RIP 1980.



CLASEN Andrew (25) born Luxemburg to University College Oxford and Aix-La-Chapelle. Diplomat.WW2 1940 brought Luxemburg Govt to London. Minister in Exile till 1944 and then Ambassador 1955 GCVO.



CLIFFORD Percy (25), settled in Mexico. Six times National; Open Golf Champion 1928-34. Mexican Team for the America’s Cup. Leading Central American golf course designer.



 CLINTON Michael (36) to London School of Economics. WW2  Major Royal Engineers bomb disposal. GM and Bar. Post War Hon Michael Clinton Member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council. 




 COSTELLO Edmund ((84) to Indian Army Lt 22nd Punjabis. Awarded VC at Malakand N W Frontier. Staff College Quetta. WW2  Brig General Mesopotamia, Relief of Kut, DSO, CMG. Led the Indian Army on the London Victory Parade. 1923

Director of Military Studies at Cambridge. RIP 1949







COVERDALE Ralph (37) to Heythrop. WW2  Capt 60th Rifles. Post War introduced the Coverdale Method of training to British and then worldwide Industry. Considered by many as the most influential man in this field in the second half of the 20th century.  







  de CROY Prince Reginald  (90) To Louvain University, diplomat. WW1 leading Resistance leader on the Western Front. Nurse Edith Cavell was one of his operatives. Created Serene Highness in recognition of his work. Later Ambassador to Sweden and the Holy See. RIP 1961




CUSSEN Edward (23) To St John’s College Oxford, Barrister, Prosecuting Counsel at the Old Bailey and Judge. WW2 Legal adviser to MI5. Led the PG Wodehouse treason  inquiry.




Van CUTSEM William (08) born Calcutta, to Heidelberg then Woolwich, Royal Engineers, WW1 MC, Croix de Guerre. WW2 Brigadier Military Intelligence helped set up SOE, Cabinet Office and Head of the Political Intelligence Department. Brigadier. 


DALGLISH Robin (93) born NSW Australia, to Osborne for RN. WW1 Jutland, first Australian to reach Admiral’s rank , Commodore Atlantic Destroyer Flotilla 1928, commanded the Australian Squadron, CB. Fencing Olympian at the 1920 and ’24 games. Mother donated Chapel windows at St John’s.





 DALLEY John Bede (89) born Sidney son of the Australian Statesman, to University College Oxford, Barrister, fine horseman but a fall caused deafness, became journalist and acclaimed author depicting society life. Missing presumed drowned while fishing 1935.




Image result for nicholas danby images DANBY Nicholas (52) to Royal College of Music, leading Conservatoire Organist of the second half 20th century. RIP 1997 European Organ Scholarship Trust in his memory.



 DARNBOROUGH Anthony (31) son of William who “broke the Bank at Monte Carlo”. Captain British under 18 Golf Team. Gossip Columnist Daily Mail. WW2 RA W Desert and Greece MC. Notable British film director of the Fifties.








Image result for jules albert de dion images de DION Jules Albert (70), motor manufacturer, founder of the Paris Motor Show, French Automobile Club, French Aero Club, Newspaper proprietor, Founder of The Tour de France Cycle Race. Politician. Gave his name to The Dion Islands in Antarctica.



 DICKENS Sir Gerald (93) son of Sir Henry and GS of the author. To Stubbington for RN. Commander Reserve Fleet 1935-7. Vice Admiral. Naval Attaché at The Hague 1940. KCVO, CB, CMG. RIP 1962.






 EMLY 2nd Ld (Gaston Monsell) (75) son of Liberal Peer and Government Minister succeeded 1894, State Steward and later Usher to the Viceroy of Ireland. Nationalist Peer and radical on Home Rule. RIP 1932.




 EUGSTER Sir Basil (33) to Christ Church Oxford , commd Irish Guards, Palestine MC. WW2 Narvik Bar to MC, CO 3rd Bn in France DSO. Later Commander Household Brigade and London District, Hong Kong, C in C UK Land Forces. First Catholic Colonel of the Irish Guards. General KCB, KCVO, CBE. RIP 1984.






 FANSHAWE Sir Evelyn (07) son of Lt Gen Sir Hew Dalrymple Fanshawe and GS of FM Sir Evelyn Wood. Commd Queens Bays, WW1 France, Middle East and Russia. 1939 Commander 20th Armoured Brigade  and RAC Training Establishment. Major General. 1945 Director International Refugee Organisation Germany, 1952 Dominion Countries UN Organisation Mission. Fine horseman and polo player. RIP 1979.




 FARMER John (35) from schools in Germany, Switzerland and Belgium. To Bank of England All round athlete, actor, ballet dancer and musician. WW2 commd RA. SOE in France with Nancy Wake. Post War, MI6 operative Middle East, Rome and Paris. Spoke several languages, Operative for Control Risk, Broadcaster on French Radio. RIP 2012.





 de FAYAL Domingos. 5th Duke of Palmela (15) to Kings Cambridge. Director Banco Espirito Lisbon, Diplomat, Ambassador to London 1944-49. LLD Cambridge 1947. GCVO. Gulbenkian Foundation Trustee.





 de FAUCIGNY-LUCIGNY Jean-Louis Prince (13). Legendery party giver and socialite. Art Collector, Patron of Salvador Dali. Knight of Malta. President du Circle Interallie. Friend and escort to the Queen Mother on her visits to Europe. RIP 1992







FITZSIMON Stephen (54), with wife Barbara Hulaniki founded BIBA the legendary clothing Boutique that epitomised the “Swinging Sixties”. RIP 1996.






GARDNER John Garrett (86) to Caius Cambridge, Italy to study Literature, Lecturer & Professor University of London 1910-35. Author and expert on early Italian Literature particularly Dante. RIP 1935.


 GILBERT SCOTT Sir Giles (98) son and g s of architects. Articled to Temple Moore.1902 at 22 commissioned to build Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral. WW1 with RM on sea defences. Post War works. Charterhouse Memorial Chapel, Libraries at Oxford & Cambridge, Power Stations at Battersea and Bankside (Tate Modern). Waterloo Bridge Parliament re-build. Numerous churches. K2 Red telephone box. President of the Institute of Architects. Order of Merit. RIP 1960








GILBEY Alfred (19) to Trinity Cambridge and the Beda College  Rome, Ordained 1929. Chaplain Cambridge University 1932 – 65. Monsignor 1950. Author.








 GORDON  Joseph (73) of Wardhouse and Kildrummy. Commd RA to Australia as actor, journalist and policeman.  Commd Australian Forces. Officer Commanding Dominion Forces Boer War. Chief of Staff Australian Forces. WW1 Reserve Army Commander. Author “Chronicles of a Gay Gordon”.





 GOMEZ Y PARADA Jorge (03). Mexico’s first famed international footballer in the opening decade of the 20th cent. Twice his country’s leading goal scorer. Founder of Mexico FC. In 1924 he was elected to the International; Olympic Committee. Town house is now the Russian Embassy in Mexico City.








 GRANARD Bernard (Forbes) (90) succeeded as 8th Earl, commd Scots Guards, Boer War. 1905 Liberal Government - Lord in Waiting, Assistant Postmaster General, Master of the Horse. KP and Privy Councillor. WW1 CO Royal Irish Rifles  and MS to C in C  Salonika Forces.  Irish Free State Senate 1922-34. King’s Representative at Ascot. Married American heiress Beatrice Ogden Mills.







 GUNN Selskar (96) son of Theatre Impresario Michael Gunn, to MIT, USA. Professor of Biology. 1911 Secretary of the American Health Association. 1917 Member of the International Health Board Red Cross, Central figure in the League of Nations Health Organisation . Vice President of the Rockafella Foundation.





 HALE MONROE  Robert (20), from a family of actors, went on the stage as Sonnie Hale. Acclaimed theatre and revue artist, film director and screen writer. Married to actresses Evelyn Laye and then Jessie Mathews. RIP 1959






 Image result for peter hammill images HAMMILL Peter (66). To Manchester Univ. Singer song writer progressive rock band Van der Graf Generator. Hammill's voice is a very distinctive element of his music. He sings in an emotional, often even dramatic way. His lyrics are another distinctive feature of his work. He has visited a number of recurring themes including love and human relationships, ageing and death, human folly, self-awareness and introspection, politics, and religion. His lyrics often include scientific, literary or historical references. He has written opera: “The House of Usher”. He has produced over 30 albums.




 HAY Malcolm (97) of Seaton, commd Gordon Highlanders WW1 wounded at the Marne. Military Intelligence –Head of MI 1b signals and code breaking. Author on Catholic and Scottish History. WW2 fund raiser for POWs then took up cause of the Jewish People and wrote important works on the subject. The Hay Memorial Lectures at Aberdeen University are given yearly to promote greater understanding of their culture.





 HEIDSIECK Charles (75) son of “Champagne Charlie” he followed his father into the business and was succeeded by his own sons Charles Robert (07) and Jean (17).







 Image result for lord windlesham images HENNESSY George (87) son of Richard Hennessy of Cognac. Commd Kings Royal Rifle Corps  WW1 on the staff 8th Div. 1918 MP for Winchester, served in several Administrations as a junior Minister either Treasury or Whips office. Baronet 1927, 1931-41 Vice Chairman Conservative Party 1st Lord Windlesham 1937. RIP 1953.



HEWETT Christopher (37) WW2 RAFVR, went on the stage. West End Debut 1943 then Broadway with Musicals of the day. Acted and Directed both theatre and films. In later life found fame in Hollywood as “Mr Belvedere” in ABC Sitcom. RIP 2001.









Image result for robert horne-payne images HORNE-PAYNE Robert (85) son of QC . Financier, set up British Empire Trust Company. Major backer for Canadian Expansion in the first quarter of the 20th century particularly the railways. Hornepayne and Brent in Ontario are both named for him. The latter from Brentwood his home in England.




JACKSON Sir Edward (04) son of Sir Edward Moore Jackson to BNC Oxford, Inner Temple, Barrister. 1910 colonial service  WW1 Lt RFA, Attorney General Nyasaland, Tanganyika and Ceylon. KBE. 1937 Malta, WW2 Deputy Governor throughout the Siege. Chief Justice Cyprus till 1951 KCMG,   UK Member of War Crimes Board.  RIP 1961.





Image result for sir christopher kelly images KELLY Sir Christopher (65).To Trinity Camb and Manchester Univ. Civil Servant. Head of Fiscal &Monetary Policy1994. Permenent Secretary Dept Health 2000 Reports on Soham Murders. Chairman NSPCC 2002, Chairman Financial Ombudsman Service 2005. Chairman Standards in Public Life 2007. Chairman King’s Fund 2010.Chairman Responsible GamblingStratergy Board. KCB






KENNY Thomas (27) born Canada, studied Architecture in Belgium. WW2 organised escape route from Marseille with Nancy Wake, made detailed maps of St Nazaire used for the Raid, joined Maquis, escaped France 1943 then RAF intelligence. Lived in Paris.




 KNILL John (72) son of 1st Baronet, to Feldkirch, entered family firm of Wharfingers.

Master of the Goldsmiths, Alderman City of London 1897, Sheriff 1903, Lord Mayor 1909-10. President SVP, Italian, Japanese, Belgian and Potuguese honours  The Knills claimed descent from King Arthur. RIP 1934.







Image result for desmond knox-leet images KNOX-LEET Desmond (40) born Cannes half- brother of Thomas Kenny (above). WW2 RN at Bletchley Park on decryption. After War Artist in France. 1968 started Diptyque in Paris became the perfumer of the boutique famed for its candles and scents.





Sir George Philip Langton, by Walter Stoneman, 1931 - NPG x168832 - © National Portrait Gallery, London LANGTON Sir George (96) t6o New College Oxford, Inner Temple Barrister 1905. WW1 Ministry of Munitions OBE. 1930 Judge of the High Court. Knighted. Chairman of the All England Tennis Club.




 LAUGHTON Charles (11) to Stonyhurst. WW1 with Huntingdon Cyclists Bn. Gassed. 1925 RADA then West End.  1931 New York debut. 1933 Film career - Oscar and two other nominations. 1950 US citizen. RIP 1962.






LEACH Bernard (03) born Hong Kong, to Slade School of Art. 1909-20 studied pottery in Japan. Set up workshop at St Ives Cornwall. Combined art, philosophy, design and craft. Recognised as “The Father of British Studio Pottery”. CH, CBE. RIP 1979.




 LEGGETT Sir Anthony (55) Scholarship in Classics to Balliol double 1st in Mods and Greats, scholarship in Physics to Merton 1st and Fellowship. To Univ.of Illinois Research Scientist. Awards include 2003 Nobel Prize for Physics, Wolf Foundation Prize for Research, Fellow of the Royal Society and American and Russian Societies. 2004 KBE.





 LELIOR-AGUIRRE Luis (20)  born Paris to Buenos Aires University for Medicine then Chemistry. Further studies at Cambridge and USA. Numerous prizes and awards including 1970 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Described as “the true monk of science” the Funducion Istituto Lelior is named in his Honour. Pope Francis was one of his students.




LEVI Peter (48) to Heythrop ordained SJ. Left 1977. Poet, travel writer, biographer, critic and archaeology correspondent for the Times . 1984 Appointed Professor of Poetry Oxford. Married Deidre widow of Cyril Connolly




 zu Lowenstein Prince Rupert. Born 1933 descendent of the Elector Palatine Freidrich1, Merchant banker known as “Rupy the Groupie” for the financial backing of The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd. Grand Inquisitor of the Constantinian Military Order of St George and British President of the Sovereign Order of the Knights of Malta.




 MACKAY Clarence (92) born New York son of John Mackay American Industrialist. He was given Harbor Hill one of the most opulent mansions ever built as a wedding present following his marriage to debutante Katherine Duer. They divorced in 1914 and following her death he married the soprano Anna Case. He gave her the emerald (167.97 carats) necklace that bears his name. One of the wealthiest men in the USA, Financed Antarctic Expedition – Mackay Mountains named in his honour as is a trophy for “the most Meritorious Flight of the Year” by the US Airforce.  Director of the Metropolitan Opera, 1902 Amateur US Racquets Champion. Polo player. Daughter Ellin married Irving Berlin.. RIP 1938 



MACDONOGH Sir George (81) to Woolwich RE, Head of Military Intelligence 1910, helped set up MI 5 &6. WW1 Director Military Intelligence, produced Defence of the Realm Act. Lt General. 1919 Adjutant General responsible for demobilisation. Chairman War Graves Commission.





MARTIN Kevin John (07). To Woolwich. Commis RE. WW1 DSO, Legion d’Honnour, Croix de Guerre, Ordre de la Couronne, MIDx5. BLO to Marechal Foch. Post War MA Paris and Warsaw. WW2 Major General Eastern Command. Only son John (OB) KIA.



 MARTYN Edward (76) born Tulira Castle Galway, to Christ Church Oxford, Dramatist, novelist and art collector, patron Irish National Theatre. Became radical Irish Nationalist in the 1880s. First President of Sinn Fein 1905-8. RIP 1922.








 MAUNSELL Raymund (20). Sandhurst commd RTR. WW2 Chief of Security Intelligence Middle East broke the Kondor Mission.  Brigadier CBE. Post War Head of Special Sections Sub-Division responsible for rescuing German intellect for the West and preventing their technology falling into Soviet hands.



 MERRY DEL VAL Alfonso (76)  son of the Marquis to Louvain University. Spanish Diplomat  served in most European capitals. Succeeded father in 1925. Ambassador to London 1913-31. Resigned on the abdication of the King. Many decorations including GCVO. 







 MOORE Charles (98)  son of Count Arthur Moore. WW1 Capt. Irish Guards MC married Lady Dot Feilding MM. Privy Chamberlain to the Pope. 1937 Royal Stud and Racing Manager to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II. RIP.



 MOLYNEUX Edward (05) studied art in London and Paris. Protégé of Lady Duff Cooper. WW1 Capt Duke of Wellington’s Regiment MC. 1919 opened Fashion House Rue Royale, Paris. “The Captain” dressed Café society, the Stars and Royalty. Famed for his evening gowns – the master of suggestiveness, he inspired Balmain and Dior. One of the leading designers of all time he also painted (collected by the Duke of Windsor). He had an extensive collection of Impressionist paintings now in the National Gallery of Art. RIP 1974 




MORE O’FERRALL George (25)  to Central School of Dramatic Art. West End for ten years  1936.Joined BBC foundational team as a producer and director. WW2 RA with 14th Army Burma. 1945 Senior BBC Producer. 1948 TV “Oscar” for Hamlet. 1952 freelance Cinema producer before returning to TV. !964 Baird Medal for outstanding contribution to  Television. RIP 1988.





 MUIRHEAD Alexander (38). To Sidney Sussex Camb. Then St Thomas’s. WW2 Worcestershire Regiment seconded SAS.  Mortar specialist for Special Raiding Squadron Sicily, Italy France and Germany. His Squadron first discovered Belsen Concentration Camp. MC MID, rtd as Major. Senior Medical officer to the BBC. RIP 1999.




  NELSON Jack (09) born San Marco Argentina. Polo player who won the US, Argentinean and British Championships. Captained the 1924 Olympic Gold Medal team. Non playing Captain to win again in 1936. Three times President of the Argentinean Polo Association. Instigated the Cup of The Americas.



 O’BRIEN Terence (54) to University College Oxford  then returned to New Zealand. Diplomat as Ambassador to the EU and to the UN President of the Security Council during Bosnia War 1993. Head of the Economic Directorate of  the Foreign Office, Founder the NZ Centre for Strategic Studies. Writer and Lecturer. Republican Nickname “Chardonnay”.






 O’BRIEN Terence  (23) to New College Oxford. 1927 won Silver Goblets at Henley Royal Regatta in the coxless pairs. !928 Olympic Silver Medal at Amsterdam for the same event. 1930 Stroke for London Rowing Club VIII to win the Grand at Henley and then the Gold Medal at the British Empire and Commonwealth Games.





 OGILVIE-FORBES Sir George (09) to University of Bon and New College Oxford. WW1 Captain Scottish Horse middle East. 1919 Diplomatic service. Spain during the Civil War. 1937 Berlin organised Kindertransport for Jewish children.  1940 Minister to Cuba. 1944 Ambassador to Venezuela. KCMG  RIP 1954. Memorial plaque at the Foreign Office “for courage and Ingenuity” in the rescue of Jews from Nazi Germany.




 O’Neill Kevin (35). Classics at Wadham Oxford. WW2 Capt. RF attached to Bletchley Park worked on “Testery”. MBE. To Canada: Head of Canadian Communications Establishment 1971-80.





 Image result for infante alfonso de orleans images  d’ORLEANS Y BORBON Alfonzo Infante of Spain (04) cousin of Alfonso XIII to Heidelberg. Military Academy Toledo. Aviator. Succeeded father as Duke of Galliera 1931 Chief of Staff of the Airforce. Civil War POW escaped. 1937 Head of the Nationalist Airforce, promoted to General. Married Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coberg & Gotha grand daughter of Queen Victoria. RIP 1975.




 d’ORLEANS Y BORBON Luis Fernando Infante of Spain (04) brother of Alfonso to Heidelberg. Led a notorious life as a homosexual  and was involved in drugs and cross dressing. Married Died in Paris 1945.








Image result for sergio osmena iii images OSMENA Sergio 111 (61). G S of Philippine President. To Harvard and Georgetown. Businessman and politician. Imprisoned by Pr Marcos 1972. Escaped 1977 (made into the Film “Escapo”) Exiled USA. Secretary Progressive Party 1991. Senator for the Liberals then PDP. In office 1995 -07, then 2010-16.






  PENARANDA De DOURO Hernando Duke of.(98). Younger brother Duke of Berwick & Alba, nephew Empress Eugenie. Member of Spanish Royal Household. International Polo Player (handicap 8). 1920 Olympic silver medal with Spanish team. 1936 murdered by republicans in the Paracuellos massacre.






 PEZET Federico Alfonso (68). Peruvian. To Military Academy Lima. During Chilean War had two miraculous escapes one from drowning in the Pacific and the second when a train exploded on a mountainside. Entered Diplomatic Corps, Ambassador to Mexico then First Peruvian Ambassador to USA 1912.






 PORTAGO Antonio Marquis a Carbasa de Vaca (10) to Christ’s Cambridge. Member of Spanish Royal Household. Polo player, Film actor, soldier and diplomat. 1936 Special Emissary for General Mola to Rome and Berlin to gain support for the Nationalist cause. RIP 1941.



 PROUVOST Jean (02) born Roubaix. Joined family firm in Textiles. 1917 started in publishing. By 1938 the most important media mogul in France owning Paris-Match, Paris-Soir and Marie-Claire. 1940 Minister of Information in the Reynaud Government at the Fall of France. Resigned on Petain assuming power. 1945 condemned as a collaborator.1947 reinstated, major share holder in Le Figaro and Radio Luxemburg. By 1975 his empire was in decline. RIP 1978.


 QUINONES DE LEON Jose (91) son of Marquis Alcedo. Spanish Diplomat and confidente of Alfonso XIII. Ambassador to Paris, Delegate to the League of Nations.

1925 proponent of Germany’s admittance to the League. 1936 plotted with OB’s Berwick & Alba and Del Merito to bring Franco to power. Guardian to Princess Juana- illegitimate daughter of the king.





 ROSE Sir Francis Bart  (19) studied art in Europe with Picabia and Sert. 1929 costume designer with Serge Diaghilev.1930 joint exhibition with Salvador Dali. Patronage of Gertrude Stein, “a rose, is a rose, is a rose” WW 2 served with RAF. Post war continued to exhibit. Mercurial character with exotic background but with strain of self destruction. Works held at Yale University Gallery and San Francisco Fine Arts. RIP 1979.




 RUSSELL Francis Hon (84) son of 1st Lord Russell of Killowen. To Oriel Oxford, Lincoln’s Inn, Barrister. 1919 Judge Chancery Division, 1928 Lord Justice of Appeal. 2nd Lord Russell. PC. President Thomas More Society. Married daughter of Lord Ritchie one time Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer. RIP 1946.





 RUSSELL Charles Hon (81) brother of above. Solicitor founder of Charles Russell & Co. Acted for the POW and Lord Queensberry, the Canadian Government and the Jockey Club. British representative  in the Behring Sea Arbitration. WW1 with Red Cross. 1921 KCVO. Created Baronet.







Image result for 3rd lord russell of killowen images RUSSELL Charles Ritchie Hon (26) son of 2nd Lord. To Oriel Oxford, Lincoln’s Inn, Barrister. WW2 Worcestershire Yeomanry RA.1951 Attorney General Duchy of Cornwall. 1960 Judge Chancery Division. 1962 Lord Justice of Appeal as 3rd Lord Russell.






 de SALIS-SOGLIO John Eugene (09) 8th Count. To Baliol Ox. Varsity Fencer. WW1 Irish Guards, BLO Marshal Joffre. Post War diplomat 1939 att to Duke of Windsor for controversial visit to France. Cabinet War Office. ADC to FM Earl Alexander Western Desert and Italy. RIP 1949.





Image result for sir patrick sergeant SERGEANT Sir Patrick (40). WW2 Lt RNVR. Financial Journalist. Joined Daily Mail, City Editor 1960-84. Chairman and then President of Euromoney.




Gerge Medal SHEPPARD James (41) to Barts for medicine. Joined RN as surgeon. 1951 awarded GM for act of great Bravery treating casualties when the naval Auxiliary Bedenham blew up in Gibraltar Harbour.




 de SCHOUTHEETE de TERVARENT Phillippe (47) Belgian born Berlin, to Louvain for law and political science. Diplomat and Civil Servant. Belgian Ambassador to Madrid, Political Director of the Foreign Office, Permanent Representative to the EU, Member of the Belgian Royal Academy, Academic and author. Baron. RIP 2016.






 SECONDE Sir Reginald (40). To Kings Camb. WW2 Major Coldstream Gds.Post War Diplomat Ambassador Chile (Pinochet Coup 1973) , Romania and Venezuela. KCMG. CVO. Director World Youth Music Foundation.






SEGRAVE William (93). Commd HLI. DSO at Kandia Crete 1898,  DSO NW Frontier India, WW1, DSO MID x7, Brigadier Comd 152 Inf Brigade 51st Highland Division. Exceptional to be awarded 3 x DSO.






 de SIBOUR Jacques (13). Comte. WW1 Commd 3 DG transfer to Air Corps. Wdd. Post War married Violette Selfridge and together flew round the world and held various Air Flight Records. Spanish Civil War flew rescue missions for foreign Nationals. WW2 RAF Int then flew for US OSS behind Jap Lines. Held French, British and US Commissions. RIP 1965.






 STRUTT Edward (91) g s Lord Belper  to Innsbruck and Christ Church Oxford. Boer War with Royal Scots  WW1, Lt-Colonel, DSO, 1919 special mission to rescue the Hapsburgs from Austria. CBE. 1920 High Commissioner for Dansig. 1921 Failed Hungarian restoration bid. 1922 Climb President of the Alpine Club.  RIP 1948.






 SULLIVAN Alexander (79) Called to Irish Bar. KC Irish Serjeant at Arms. Defence Counsel Roger Casement Treason Trial. Serjeant Sullivan was the last of his title in the UK.





Image result for hugh gerard sweetman images SWEETMAN Gerard (25). To Trinity Dublin. Qualified Solicitor. Senator Fine Gael 1943-8. Dail 1948, Minister of Finance 1954 -57 Sweetman enacted policies that would make Ireland a net exporter. Known for high speed driving he was killed in 1970 after losing control of his car. The Taoiseach in his tribute said that he “commanded respect and attention", especially in matters of finance; a "gifted parliamentarian who loved the cut-and-thrust of debate" and who was as "fair an opponent as he was formidable". He noted a career cut short: "Through his tragic and untimely death Dáil Éireann and Irish public life have suffered a grievous loss. That loss will be felt all the more because of his great impact on, and contribution to, Irish political life".





 SYKES Mark Sir (94)  to Monaco, Brussels and Jesus College Cambridge. Inherited Sledmere. Boer War with Green Howards. Author Military and Middle East matters. 1904 PS to Chief Secretary for IrelandSet up the Arab Bureau. Designed Flag of the Arab Revolt. Author Sykes/Picot agreement with France. Drafted Balfour Declaration on Palestine. 1919 Paris Peace Conference. Died of the Spanish Flu. RIP.






 SYNNOTT Sir Hilary (62) to RN Dartmouth and Peterhouse Cambridge. Submariner left 1973. Diplomat Paris, Bonn, Amman. 1991 Hostage negotiator Lebenon.1993 Deputy High Commissioner India.1996 Director S E Asia Affairs.2000 High Commissioner Pakistan. 2003 Governor Southern Iraq after Iraq War. Senior Consulting Fellow Institute of Strategic Studies. KCMG. RIP 2011.






 TAYLOR John (36). One of the RAF’s leading air aces of WW 2 with 15 kills and 11 damaged aircraft to his credit. John was the leading ace in the North Africa campaign but was killed commanding 601 Squadron “The Millionaires” over Tunis in July 1943. He was awarded the DFC & Bar.






 Alexander Teixeira de Mattos by Hoppe.jpg  TEIXEIRA de MATTOS Alexander (81) born Amsterdam. Title of Joonkherr. Dutch journalist, literary critic, publisher and translator of major French and Dutch works. Known as “Man about Town”. WW1 Head of War Trade Intelligence.  RI P 1921





TOPHAM Edward (96) succeeded his father and g s of “The Wizard” as Clerk of the Course and Handicapper at Aintree 1910-32. During his time he had in the Grand National the least number of finishers (4), the greatest number of starters (66), the race broadcast for the first time 1927. RIP 1932.





 de TRAFFORD Sir Humphrey (82) 3rd Baronet. Born Trafford Park. Lt-Colonel Lancashire Yeomanry. Polo Player, Big Game Hunter. Breeder of thoroughbreds. Author of books on breeding and hunting.1904 special parliament act to assist his financial difficulties. 1907 taken to court for bankruptcy. RIP 1929.





 de TRAFFORD Sir Humphrey (02) 4th Baronet. To Sandhurst, commd Coldstream Guards. WW1 MC. Amateur rider, member and Steward of the Jockey Club. Racehorse breeder and owner. Won St Leger 1958 with Alcide. 1959 won Derby with Parthia. RIP 1971.




 VANIER Jean (37) son of the Governor General of Canada. WW2 served in the RN and the Canadian Navy. 1950 resigned commission to attend Catholic Institute Paris. 1963 Professor of philosophy at University of Toronto. 1964 set up the charity L’Arche (Noah’s Arc) – group homes for those with development disabilities and those who assist them. Order of Canada, Legion D’Honneur. Asteroid 8264 named after him. Author.






 de VOMECOURT Pierre, Baron. (19) WW2 French Army, retreat to Dunkirk. Evacuation to UK. SOE - first group leader sent to France 1941. “Autogiro” circuit near Paris. Arrested, tortured by Gestapo sent to Colditz. Recruited his brothers Jean and Philippe, initially splitting the country between them – the first Resistance Leaders in France.





 WOLFF Frederick (29) born Hong Kong. Joined family firm of Rudolf Wolff & Co 1932 Olympic debut 200m at Los Angeles.1933 British 400 yrd title holder. 1936 Olympics Berlin ran the first leg for the British 4x400m relay; Gold medal. WW2 Capt Ox & Bucks L I. Chairman of The Metal Exchange. Group Leader and Trustee of HCPT. RIP 1988.








  WOODLOCK Thomas (83) born Dublin 1892 went to New York.  Co-owner Dow Jones & Co and The Wall Street Journal. Editor. Stock Broker both sides of the Atlantic. 1925 appointed by President.Coolidge to the Federal Institute Commerce Commission. One of the most important Financial “Gurus” of the early 20th century. RIP 1945.





 de ZULUETTA Francis (93) to New College Oxford, Barrister . WW1 Capt Worcestershire Regt. Reader Roman Law at All Souls. Regius  Professor Civil Law 1919-48 writer and author. Fellow of Merton, New and All Souls Colleges. RIP 1958.







 de ZULUETTA Sir Philip (42) son of Francis  to New College Oxford. WW2 Capt Welsh Guards. Joined Foreign Office. 1955 -66 PS and Foreign Adviser to Prime Ministers Eden and Macmillan. KT 1963. Married g d of 1st Lord Windlesham see above.