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Byng of Vimy, Viscount (UK, 1928 - 1935)


Creation: let.pat. 12 Jan 1928


Extinct: 6 Jun 1935


Family name: Byng




Quarterly Sable and Argent in the first quarter a Lion rampant of the second, over all in bend sinister a representation of the Colours of the 31st Regiment of Foot, a Crescent for difference


1st:  out of a Mural Crown an Arm Embowed, grasping the Colours of the 31st Regiment of Foot and pendent from the wrist by a ribbon the Gold Cross presented by Royal Command for Lord Strafford's gallant achievements, all proper, and on an Escroll the word "Mouguerre";  2nd:  an Heraldic Antelope statant Ermine attired Or


Dexter: An Heraldic Antelope Ermine attired Or; Sinister: A Lion Or, each charged on the shoulder with a Rose Gules


Tuebor (I will defend)



Julian Hedworth George [Byng], 1st Baron Byng of Vimy later 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, GCB GCMG CVO

4th son of George Stevens [Byng], 2nd Earl of Strafford, by his second wife Hon Harriet Elizabeth Cavendish, 2nd dau. of Charles Compton [Cavendish], 1st Baron Chesham


11 Sep 1862


30 Apr 1902 Marie Evelyn Reynolds-Moreton (d. 20 Jun 1949), only child of Hon Sir Richard Charles Reynolds-Moreton KCVO DL, of Crookham House, co. Hampshire, Marshal of Ceremonies 1887-1913 (by his wife Janie Ralli, Honorary Lady-in-Waiting to HRH the Duchess of Albany, only dau. of Thomas Stephen Ralli, a partner in Ralli Brothers, formerly of Constantinople and later of London), 9th son of Henry George Francis [Reynolds-Moreton], 2nd Earl of Ducie, by his wife Hon Elizabeth Dutton, 1st dau. of John [Dutton], 2nd Baron Sherborne


s.p. 6 Jun 1935


7 Oct 1919 Baron Byng of Vimy, of Thorpe-le-Soken in the County of Essex

12 Jan 1928 Viscount Byng of Vimy


joined the 10th Royal Hussars 1883; served in the Sudan Expedition of 1884 and was present at the Battles of El Teb and Tamai; Capt 1889; Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General, Aldershot 1897-99; served in the South African War 1899-1902; commanded South African Light Horse 1900-01; Brevet Lt Col 1900; Column Commander 1901-02; Brevet Col 1902; MVO 1902; commanded 10th Royal Hussars 1902-04; Commandant, Cavalry School 1904-05; commanded 2nd Cavalry Brigade in the Eastern Command 1905-07, and 1st Cavalry Brigade in the Aldershot Command 1907-09; CB 1906; Maj General 1909; General Officer Commanding East Anglian Division 1910-12; General Officer Commanding British Troops in Egypt 1912-14; served in the First World War 1914-18; Commander, 3rd Cavalry Division 1914-15; Commander, Cavalry Corps 1915; KCMG 1915; Lieut General 1915; Commander, 9th Army Corps in the Dardanelles1915-16; KCB 1916; Commander, 17th Army Corps 1916; Commander, Canadian Expeditionary Force 1915-17; General 1917; Commander, 3rd Army 1917-19; GCB 1919; at the conclusion of the war he received the thanks of Parliament for his services and a grant of £30,000; Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of the Dominion of Canada 1921-26; GCMG 1921; Chief Commissioner, Metropolitan Police 1928-31; Field Marshal 1932; Vice President, Royal Empire Society; Member of the Colonial Institute


On the death of the 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy the Viscountcy of Byng of Vimy became extinct.


First written 3 Aug 2006



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