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GB-2014-WSA-08204 · Person · 1883-1952

Greene, Wilfrid Arthur, 1st Baron Greene, son of Arthur Weguelin Greene, of Beckenham, Kent, solicitor, by Katherine Agnes, daughter of Octavius Fooks, of Gravesend, Kent; b. Dec. 30, 1883; adm. as (non-resident) Q.S. Sept. 24, 1896 (A); Mure Scholar 1900; Capt. of the School 1901; elected head to Ch. Ch. Oxon. July 1902, matric. Michaelmas 1902; Craven Scholar 1903; Hertford Scholar 1904; 1st class Classics (Mods.) 1904; Chancellor's Prize for Latin Verse 1905; 1st class Lit. Hum. 1906; B.A. 1906; Fellow of All Souls Coll. 1907; Vinerian Law Scholar 1908; Council of Legal Education, studentship Trinity term, 1908; called to the bar at the Inner Temple July 1, 1908; M.A. 1912; K.C. 1922; Bencher Jan. 1925; appointed Standing Counsel to the Univ. of Oxford Oct. 1926; Hon. Student of Ch. Ch. and Hon. D. C. L. Oxon. 1935; a Lord Justice of Appeal Oct. 22, 1935; knighted and P. C. Oct. 25, 1935; Master of the Rolls April 26, 1937; F. S. A. 1939; Hon. F.R.I.B.A. 1941; created Baron Greene July 16, 1941; a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary June 1, 1949; resigned May 1950; a Busby Trustee May 1927; Founder and first Chairman of the Westminster School Society 1937; a Trustee of the British Museum 1949; served as Capt. 2/1st Batt. of the Oxford and Bucks L. I. 1914-6, as a G. S. O. in the 5th Army 1917, and in the 2nd Army 1917-8; M.C. Jan. 1, 1918; O.B.E. March 22, 1919; French Croix de Guerre, and Cavaliere of the Order of the Crown of Italy; m. May 28, 1909, Nancy, daughter of Francis Wright, of Nottingham; d. April 16, 1952.