Walter Smiles

Lieut-Colonel Sir Walter Dorling Smiles

Rush ID: 5778

Details

Born:
8 November 1883
Died:
31 January 1953
Birth place:
Belfast, County Antrim, Ireland
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
Unknown
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Company director
Election occupation:
Company director
Parentage:
William Holmes Smiles, of Belfast
Notes:
Died in sinking of MV Princess Victoria in Irish Sea. Succeeded as MP by his daughter in 1953.
Knighthood/Dame:
Awarded in 1930
HighestOffice:
PPS
Who's Who volume:
4

References

Rush ID:
5778
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q7945435
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. SMILES, Lieut-Colonel Sir Walter (1883-1953)

Constituencies

  1. Down North

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1950
    Date of election: 23 February 1950
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1953*
    Date of exit: 31 January 1953
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Death
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Notes: None
  2. Down

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1945
    Date of election: 5 July 1945
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1950
    Date of exit: 23 February 1950
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Boundary revision
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Notes: None
  3. Blackburn

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1931
    Date of election: 27 October 1931
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1945
    Date of exit: 5 July 1945
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Relocation
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None

Ministerial offices

  1. PPS 1939-1940

    to Sir Hugh O'Neill, as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for India and Burma

  2. PPS 1940

    June-December 1940; to L.S. Amery, as Secretary of State for India and Burma

Other parliaments

  1. Assam Legislature

    member

    1922-1930

Schools

  1. Rossall

Marriages

  1. Heighway, Margaret

    Year: 1917

Relationships

  1. Father of Patricia Ford

Parties

  1. Unionist officer

    Chairman 1952-1953

Political organisations

  1. EPA member

  2. British Legion member