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Monday, June 25, 2018

Sir Anthony Touche, 3rd Baronet 1927-2018

_. Sir Anthony Touche, 3rd Baronet, who died 24 June, 2018, aged 91, was Deputy Chairman, Friends' Provident Life Office, 1983-96.

The Old Etonian chartered accountant was a partner in the family firm, George A. Touche & Co (Touche Ross) from 1951; a director of investment trust companies, 1952-90; was Deputy Chairman, National Westminster Bank; &c.

He was born 31 January, 1927, the son of Donovan Meredith Touche (who died 1952), by his wife the former Muriel Amy Frances Winckley.

His grandfather, George Alexander Touche, was senior partner in the firm George A. Touche & Co chartered accountants, was Conservative MP for the North Div of Islington, 1910-18, and was created a baronet in 1920.

Anthony George Touche succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his uncle, Sir Norman, the 2nd Baronet, in 1977.

He married 5 April, 1961, Hester Christina, elder dau of Dr August Friedrich Werner Pleuger, of Birchington, Kent, by whom he had four children, three sons and a daughter.

The eldest son, William George Touche, who was born 26 June, 1962, inherits the baronetcy.

A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at Chelsea Old Church, London, 2 Aug, 2018.

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