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Monday, July 29, 2019

3rd Baron Westwood 1944-2019

_. The 3rd Baron Westwood died suddenly at his home, 28 July, 2019. He was 75.

William Gavin Westwood was born 30 January, 1944, the son of the 2nd Baron Westwood [1907-91]by his wife the former Marjorie Bonwick.

He succeeded to the peerage upon his father's death, 8 Nov, 1991. The peerage was created in 1944 for his grandfather, the 1st Baron [1880-1953], chief industrial adviser to the Board of the Admiralty in the Second World War, and a Lord-in-Waiting to King George VI.

Lord Westwood married 21 June, 1969, Penelope, daughter of Dr Charles Edgar Shafto, of Newcastle upon Tyne, by whom he had issue, two sons.

The peerage now passes to his elder son, the Hon [William] Fergus Westwood, who was born 24 November, 1972.

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