Greene, Wilfrid Arthur, 1883-1952

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Greene, Wilfrid Arthur, 1883-1952

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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.


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International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) 2nd edition



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The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from Play 1883 to Election 1960, Volume 3, compiled by J.B. Whitmore, G.R.Y. Radcliffe and D.C. Simpson, Barnet, 1963

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