Monday, September 23, 2019

Sir Peter Forwood, 4th Baronet 1925-2019

_, Sir Peter Forwood, 4th and last Baronet, late the Welsh Guards, died 12 September, 2019. He was 93.

He was born 15 October, 1925, son of Arthur Noel Forwood [1881-1960] [3rd son of the 1st Baronet], by his second wife the former Hyacinth Pollard.

The baronetcy was created in 1895 for Sir Arthur Forwood, Conservative MP for Lancashire [SW] Ormskirk, who was secretary to the Admiralty 1886-92.

He succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his cousin, Maj Sir Dudley Forwood, 3rd Baronet, in January, 2001. Sir Dudley was the sole Equerry to HRH The Duke of Windsor after his abdication in 1936 until the outbreak of the Second World War, and was present at the duke's marriage to Mrs Wallis Simpson, in France, in June, 1937.

He married in 1950, Helen Roy Murphy, daughter of James Murphy, MBE, FRCS, of Horsham Sussex, by whom he had six daughters.

The baronetcy now becomes extinct.

The funeral takes place at the Church of St Anthony & St George, Duncton, West Sussex, 4 October, 2019.


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