Interesting People from The Past…

Earl of Halifax, Edward Frederick Lindley Wood. After holding various Government posts, he was given a peerage in 1925 as Baron Irwin and in the following year was appointed Viceroy of India. After again returning to Government posts in England, he was made the British Ambassador to the US from 1941 until 1946. He was born in 1881.

Sir Alan P. Herbert. Writing for Punch as a freelance, he joined the staff of the paper in 1924. In 1918 he had been called to the bar, following his legal studies, but kept to writing humorous prose and verse, and as an independent MP introduced the Marriage Bill in 1938. He was born in 1890.

Sir H. Walter Gilbey (Baronet). He was a wine merchant, prominent sportsman and agriculturist. He became a notable figure in social London of the ‘nineties, a racehorse owner, and a member of the Jockey Club. Also he was chairman of the Royal Agricultural Hall Company. He was born in 1859 and sadly died in 1945.

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