Wykeham Stanley Cornwallis, 2nd Baron Cornwallis
(4 March 1892 – 4 January 1982)
Was born in 1892 at Linton
, the second son of Fiennes Stanley Wykeham Cornwallis
and Mabel (née Leigh).
Had two borther and four sisters
and was educated at Eton College
then Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Keen on Cricket
, played the First Class Game
Succeeded to the title of 2rd Baron Cornwallis
in 1935 and was Chairman of the Kent County Council
between 1935 and 1936.
, served with the Royal Scots Greys
.. Was wounded and received the Military Cross
. Served on the general staff in France
. Later was Honorary Colonel
of Thames and Medway Heavy Regiment, Royal Artillery
Married twice, finitially to Cecily Etha Mary (née Walker), daughter of Captain Sir James Heron Walker
, until her death in 1943. They had two children.
Secondly, on 26 February 1948
, to Esme Ethel Alice (née d'Beaumont), daughter of Captain Montmorency d'Beaumont.
Lord Cornwallis died 4 January 1982 aged 89, and was succeeded in the barony by his son Fiennes Neil Wykeham Cornwallis
- Kidd, Charles; Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition).
New York: St Martin's Press, 1990. ISBN 033338847X