Friday, April 17, 2020

Lieutenant-Commander Martin Scobell Boissier, RN 1926-2020

_.Lieutenant-Commander Martin Scobell Boissier, RN, who died 16 April, 2020, aged 93, was a scion of that landed gentry family. He served as Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Derbyshire, 1992-2001.

Lt-Cdr Boissier, served as pilot with 810 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm aboard HMS Ocean during Korean War, 5/1953-9/1953; served with 812 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm in GB and aboard HMS Eagle in Mediterranean, 1955-1956, &c.

He was born 14 May, 1926, second son of Lieutenant-Commander Ernest Gabriel Boissier, RN, DSC, of Kedleston Rd, Derby, by his wife the former Doris Mary Bingham [died 2 March, 1958], scion of that landed gentry family, daughter of Lt-Col Richard Charles William Bingham, of Bingham's Melcombe; and educated at the RNC Dartmouth.

He married 16 April, 1955, Margaret Jean, daughter of Robert Blair, MB, ChB, of Greenbank, Little Eaton, Derbyshire, by whom he had issue, a son, John and a daughter, Susan.


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