Wavell Wakefield

Flight Lieut William Wavell Wakefield

Rush ID: 6107

Details

Born:
10 March 1898
Died:
12 August 1983
Birth place:
Beckenham, Kent, U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
Unknown
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
false
Formative occupation:
Engineer
Election occupation:
Company director
Parentage:
Roger William Wakefield, of Kendal, and Ethel May Knott
Notes:
Knighted 1944; created Baronet 1962. Formerly "one of England's finest rugby players" (Encyclopaedia Britannica).
Knighthood/Dame:
Awarded in 1944
HighestOffice:
PPS
Who's Who volume:
4

References

Rush ID:
6107
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q387525
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. WAKEFIELD, Flight Lieut Wavell (1898-1983)

Peerages

  1. 1st Baron Wakefield of Kendal

    New hereditary

    1963

Constituencies

  1. St Marylebone

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1945
    Date of election: 5 July 1945
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1963*
    Date of exit: 15 November 1963
    Party: Conservative
    Nature of exit: Elevation to peerage
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None
  2. Swindon

    Party: Conservative
    Year of election: 1935
    Date of election: 14 November 1935
    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

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Swindon

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1934*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Conservative

Ministerial offices

  1. PPS 1936-1938

    to Marquess of Hartington, as Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Dominions

  2. PPS 1939-1940

    to R.S. Hudson, as Secretary of Overseas Trade Department

  3. PPS 1940-1942

    to Captain H.H. Balfour, as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Air

Higher education

  1. Pembroke College

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Sedburgh School

Marriages

  1. Lewis, Rowena Doris

    Year: 1919

Relationships

  1. Brother of Edward Wakefield

Parties

  1. Conservative Party member

Political organisations

  1. National Union of Manufacturers officer

    Vice-President

  2. Junior Imperial League member

  3. Pharmaceutical Society member

Clubs

  1. Carlton Club

  2. International Sportsmens' Club

  3. Marylebone Cricket Club