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Harding of Petherton, Baron (UK, 1958)

 

Creation: let. pat. 17 Feb 1958

 

Family name: Harding

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Arms:

Argent on a Bend Azure between two Lions passant guardant Gules as many Kukris in saltire between two Martlets Or

Crest:

Out of a Mural Crown Gules a Cubit Arm in Armour the hand gauntleted grasping a Field Marshal's Baton in bend sinister proper

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Private of the 1st Life Guards of the early seventeenth century;  Sinister:  a Somerset Light Infantryman of the late eighteenth century, both habited and accoutred proper

Motto:

Vigilant and Resolute

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Allan Frances John [Harding], 1st Baron Harding of Petherton, GCB CBE DSO MC

only son of Frances Ebenezer Harding, of Compton Way, South Petherton, co. Somerset, by his wife Elizabeth Ellen Anstice

born

10 Feb 1896

mar.

21 Apr 1927 Mary Gertrude Mabel Rooke (d. 1983), dau. of Joseph William Rooke, of Knutsford, co. Cheshire

only child

1.Hon John Charles Harding, later 2nd Baron Harding of Petherton

died

20 Jan 1989

created

17 Feb 1958 Baron Harding of Petherton, of Nether Compton in the County of Dorset

suc.by

son

note

MC1917; Capt 1923, Maj 1935, Brevet Lt Col 1938, Lt Col 1939, Brig 1940, Maj Gen 1942, Lt Gen 1943; CBE 1940; DSO 1941; General Officer Commander-in-Chief Southern Command 1947-49; General 1949; Commander-in-Chief Far East Land Forces 1949-51; GCB 1951; Commander-in-Chief BAOR 1951-52; Chief of the Imperial General Staff 1952-55; Field Marshal 1953; Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Cyprus 1955-57; Gold Stick in Waiting to HM The Queen 1957-64

 

John Charles [Harding], 2nd Baron Harding of Petherton

born

12 Feb 1928

mar.

20 Jun 1966 Harriet Hare, 2nd dau. of Maj Gen James Francis Hare CB DSO, of 35 Ovington Street, London SW3

children

1. Hon William Allan John Harding, later 3rd Baron Harding of Petherton

2. Hon David Richard John Harding (b. 22 Jun 1978)

1. Hon Diana Mary Harding (b. 9 Nov 1967), mar. 28 Oct 1995 John David Penrose

died

6 Jun 2016

suc. by

son

 

William Allan John [Harding], 3rd Baron Harding of Petherton

born

5 Jul 1969

mar.

14 Oct 2000 Susannah Ratcliff, only dau. of Richard Ratcliff

children

1. Hon Angus Harding

2. Hon Mungo Richard John Harding (b. 15 Jun 2003)

 

Last updated 24 Jul 2003

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Title:

3rd Baron Harding of Petherton, of Nether Compton in the County of Dorset

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 17 Feb 1958)

 

Address:

Myrtle Cottage, Lamyatt, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6NP

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