Page 14, 16th December 1938

16th December 1938
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Page 14, 16th December 1938 — Lord North of Kirtling

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Lord North of Kirtling

Frederick William John North, J.P., Lord North of Kirtling, died on the leth inst. in his seventy-ninth year. His father, the eleventh baron, a convert to the Catholic faith, lived to a great age, and the peer now dead was already upwards of seventy when he succeeded to the title.

Lord North was educated at the Oratory School, Edgbaston, He was formerly Captain in the 3rd battalion of the Norfolk Regiment and Lieutenant In the Oxfordshire Yeomanry. The period of the Great War found him successively Captain in the 8th Battalion of the Norfoiks and Lieut.-Colonel with the 2Gth Royal Fusiliers.

He served in France in 1915-16, was wounded, and had mention in des,patches. In 1917 he was transferred to India where for two years he commanded the let garrison battalion of the Somerset Light Infantry Lord North's gallantry had not been confined to the military eeld. He held the Royal Humane Society's parchment of honour for life-saving.

Kirtling Tower, in Cambridgeshire, the family seat, incorporates the remains of Kirtling Hall, a mansion built in the reign of Henry the Sixth. There the eleventh Lord North, mentioned above. founded, after his conversion, the church of Mary Immaculate and St. Philip.

The new baron is Mr John Dudley North, grandson of the late peer and son of the Hon. Dudley William North. M.C., who died two years ago.

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