Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Baroness Carver 1923-2019

_. The Baroness Carver, who died 11 February, 2019, aged 95, was the widow of Field Marshal The Baron Carver, GCB, CBE, DSO, MC (1915-2001).

She was the former Edith Lowry-Corry, born in 1923, scion of the Earls of Belmore, daughter of Lt-Col Sir Henry Charles Lowry-Corry, MC (1887-1973), by his wife the former Betty Alice Adeline Proby (died 1978), descended from the Dukes of Abercorn. She married Michael Carver in 1947. He served as Chief of the General Staff (professional head of the British Army) 1971-73, and Chief of the Defence Staff, 1973-76. He was appointed a Field Marshal in 1973, & created a life peer in 1977. He died 9 Dec, 2001.

She leaves issue, Susanna, Andrew, Alice and John.

A Service of Thanksgiving takes place at St. Andrew’s Church, Meonstoke, Hampshire, 1 March. 2019. 

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