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Beechman, Nevil Alexander, 1896-?

  • GB-2014-WSA-02974
  • Person
  • 1896-?

Beechman, Nevil Alexander, son of Charles Beechman, of Hampstead, Middlesex, by Emily, daughter of S. Frankel, of Hampstead; b. Aug. 5, 1896; adm. Sept. 22, 1910 (H); migrated up Rigaud's; non-resident K.S. 1911; left (with Triplett) July 1915; Ball. Coll., Oxon., Domus Exhibitioner (Classics) 1915, matric. Michaelmas 1919; joint editor and founder of the Oiford Outlook 1919; Secretary of the Union Society 1920, President 1921; B.A. 1922; 2nd Lieut. E. Surrey Regt. May 28, 1915, attached 21st Batt. K. R. R. C.; Capt. July 20, 1917; served in France from Sept. 1916 until he was wounded Sept. 21, 1917; M.C. Sept. 26, 1917; called to the bar at the Inner Temple Jan. 26, 1923; K.C. 1947; M. P. for St. Ives 1937-50; Parliamentary Private Sec. to the Minister of Health 1941-2; Chief Whip of the Liberal National Party 1942-45; a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury 1943-5; m. July 11, 1953; Mary Gwendolen, widow of Capt. Garth Caradoc Williams, R.E.

Byers, Charles Frank, 1915-1984

  • GB-2014-WSA-04289
  • Person
  • 1915-1984

Byers, Charles Frank, Baron Byers, son of Charles Cecil Byers, dir. United Molasses Ltd, of Potters Bar, Middx, and Florence May, d. of James Fairclough of Northenden, Cheshire; b. 24 July 1915; adm. Apr. 1929 (H); left July 1934; Ch. Ch. Oxf., matric. 1934, ran against Cambridge in the relay races 1935, in the Univ. Sports 1936-7; BA 1938, MA 1946; RA 1940-5 (Lieut-Col.); GSOI Eighth Army; despatches Feb. 1943, July 1944 and May 1945; OBE (Middle East) Jan. 1944; Chevalier Legion d'Honneur, Croix de Guerre (palmes); MP (L) N. Dorset 1945-50; Lib. Chief Whip 1946-50; exec. dir. RTZ Corpn 1951-73; Vice-Pres. Liberal Party 1954-65, ChairĀ­man 1965-7; created Baron Byers (Life Peer) 1964; FBIM 1965; Lib. Leader House of Lords 1967-84; PC 1972; DL (Surrey) 1974; m. 1939 Joan Elizabeth, d. of William Oliver of Golders Green; d. 6 Feb. 1984.

Ensor, Alick Charles Davidson, 1906-1987

  • GB-2014-WSA-06828
  • Person
  • 1906-1987

Ensor, Alick Charles Davidson, son of Charles William Ensor MRCS LRCP, of Ealing, and Helen Margaret, d. of Rev. Alexander Glegg Creighton, Vicar of Holy Trinity Kilmarnock; b. 27 Nov. 1906; adm. Apr. 1920 (H); left July 1923; adm. a solicitor Dec. 1928; prosecuting solicitor Newcastle-on-Tyne 1932-5, Met. Police 1935-7; dep. Clerk of the Peace for Middx 1937-8; Clerk of the Peace for the County of London 1938-41; Army service 1939-44 (Capt.), despatches Dec. 1940; practised as solicitor in Brussels 1945-7; retd 1947 to farm in Dorset; MP (Lab.) Bury & Radcliffe 1964-70; subsequently a writer, lecturer and TV broadcaster; author of Thirty Acres and a Cow 1955, I was a Public Prosecutor 1958; appeared as presiding judge in TV series The Verdict is Yours; m. 1st 1932 Norah Russell; 2nd 1944 Frances Vivienne, d. of Francis William Mason MRCS LRCP of Bromsgrove, Worcs; d. 5 Feb. 1987 in France.

Skeffington-Lodge, Thomas Cecil, 1905-1994

  • GB-2014-WSA-15738
  • Person
  • 1905-1994

Skeffington-Lodge, Thomas Cecil, son of Thomas Robert Lodge of Settle, Yorks, and Winifred Marian, sister of Harold Ernest Skeffington (qv); b. 15 Jan. 1905; adm. Apr. 1920 (H); left Aug. 1922; advertising and publicity work in London and N. England; RNVR 1941-5 (Lieut.); MP (Lab.) Bedford 1945-50; contested (Lab.) York 1951, Mid-Beds 1955, Grantham 1959, Brighton Pavilion Mar. 1969; PA to chairman Colonial Devel. Corpn 1950-2; vice-pres. SocialĀ­ist Christian Movement; chairman Brighton Committee Sussex branch CPRE; d. 23 Feb. 1994.