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Friday, September 28, 2012

John Ernest Harley Collins, MBE, DSC* 1923-2012

_John Ernest Harley Collins, MBE, DSC*, soldier and banker, born Durban, South Africa, 24 April, 1923, son of George William Collins, of Taynton, Gloucestershire; married, firstly, 20 Nov 1946, the Hon Gillian Mary Randal Smith (1924-1981), daughter of the 2nd Baron Bicester (Peerage of the UK, cr 1938), by his wife the former Hon Dorothea James (see Baron Northbourne);  1 son, John (b 1951) and one daughter, Sarah (b 1948); married 2ndly, 1986, Jennifer Cubitt; died Oxford, 4 September, 2012.

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