_. Commander William John Soames, RN, died 31 March, 2020. He was 93.
He was born in 1926, son of Lieut-Col Allen Aldwin Soames [1888-1955], by his wife the former Marjorie Combe [1894-1980], and was a great-grandson of the 3rd Marquess Conyngham [1825-82], by his wife the former Lady Jane St Maur Blanche Stanhope [1833-1907].
In 1948 he married Anne Carlyon Coates, daughter of Maj Sidney B. Coates, MC, of Pebmarsh, Essex, by whom he had a son, Michael [1950-2013], and a daughter, Patricia [Tisha]