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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

3rd Baron Broughshane, DSO, DFC (1914-2006)

The 3rd Baron Broughshane, DSO, DFC, died 24 March, 2006. He was aged 91.

(William) Kensington (known as Ken) Davison was born 24 November, 1914, a son of the 1st Baron Broughshane, KBE (1872-1953), by his 1st wife, Beatrice Mary (d. 1971), daughter of Sir Owen Roberts, DCL, LLD, FSA, DL, and was educated at Shrewsbury and Magdalen College, Oxford.

Career: ->Called to the Bar at the Inner Temple, 1939; Wing Commander, RAF Voluntary Reserves, served in the European War 1939-45; DFC 1942; DSO 1945.

He succeeded to the peerage (created in 1945) on the demise of his elder brother, the 2nd Baron, in 1995. He never married, and the peerage now becomes extinct.

Source: The Times 29 Mar 2006

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