Thursday, November 09, 2023

Lt-Cdr Michael Wykeham Cornwallis, RN 1924-2023

 Lieutenant-Commander Michael Wykeham Cornwallis, RN, who died 29 October, 2023, aged 98, was a scion of the Barons Cornwallis.

He was born 29 November, 1924, elder son of Capt the Hon Oswald Wykeham Cornwallis (1894-1974), and his wife the Hon Venetia Jane Digby (1900-1956), scion of the Barons Digby. He was a descendant of the first Tudor king, Henry VII.

He married 1stly, 18 Aug, 1953, Margaret Dorothy Cannon (1921-2003), daughter of John Wilson Cannon, of Faversham, Kent; and married 2ndly, 2005, Gwendoline Mary (Gwenda).

He leaves a son from his first marriage, Richard Wykeham (born 16 Nov, 1959), and a daughter, Diana Margaret (born 27 Aug, 1957).

He was a grandson of Fiennes Cornwallis,1st Baron Cornwallis (1864-1935)


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