Biography and Notes
Major Coldstream Guards (retired 1952). Baptised 6 April 1916 at Barrow Gurney. Educated at Eton College, 1929-34, RMC Sandhurst, 1934-35.
Lived until 1923 at Sheldon Manor, Chippenham, Wilts. At A. C. Huson's House at Eton. Whipper-in to Eton College Beagles.
1936 Lieutenant, Coldstream Guards. In Second World War, Long Range Desert Group, Western Desert of Egypt 1940-41. Taken Prisoner of War at Tobruk (1942), escaped, and recaptured. Captain 1944. H.Q. 201 Guards Brigade 1945. Major 1949; Retired 1953. Colonel Commandant of Wiltshire Army
Justice of the Peace, Wiltshire 1966; High Sheriff, Wilts., 1974; Deputy Lieutenant, Wilts., 1977; Member Calne and Chippenham Rural District Council, 1956-77.
Sheldon Manor house and gardens open to the public since 1977.
Portraits: Water colour by Miss Keyes 1922; oil by E. Board 1930, last in his possn.