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Monday, March 30, 2020

Major-Gen The 2nd Baron Alvingham, CBE, DL 1926-2020

_. Major-General The Lord Alvingham, CBE, DL, 2nd Baron, died 29 March, 2020. He was 93.

Robert Guy Eardley Yerburgh was born 16 December, 1926, son of the then Robert Daniel Thwaites Yerburgh [1889-1955], Conservative MP for South Dorset, 1922-29, created a peer, in June, 1929, as Baron Alvingham, of Woodfold, in the County Palatine of Lancaster.

Robert's mother, Dorothea, died a few months after his birth, in February, 1927, aged 44.

He succeeded his father as 2nd Baron Alvingham, 27 November, 1955. He served in the Coldstream Guards retiring in 1981 as a Major-General, and Director of Army Quartering.

Lord Alvingham married 31 March, 1952, Beryl Elliott Williams, daughter of William David Williams, of Hindhead, Surrey, by whom he had issue, a son, Robert, and a daughter, Susannah. The son, Capt the Hon Robert Richard Guy Yerburgh, who was born 10 Dec, 1956, now succeeds as 3rd Baron Alvingham.

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