Howard William Kennard

Sir Howard William Kennard GCMG, CVO (23 March 1878 – 12 November 1955) was a British diplomat.

Howard William Kennard
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Born(1878-03-23)23 March 1878
Died12 November 1955(1955-11-12) (aged 77)
OccupationBritish diplomat

Early lifeEdit

Kennard was born on 23 March 1878 in Brighton, the son of Arthur Challis Kennard and Anne Homan Mulock, and educated at Wixenford School[1] and Eton College.[2]

In PolandEdit

He was a British chargé d'affaires and then ambassador to Poland. He pushed Poland to moderate its demands against Germany and supported the Anglo-Polish Alliance, which helped cause the Second World War. He was ambassador to the Polish government-in-exile until 1941.[3] and was also ambassador to Switzerland and the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.[4][5]

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Sir Alban Young
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
1925 – 1929
Succeeded by
Neville Meyrick Henderson
Preceded by
Claud Russell
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Swiss Confederation
1931 – 1935
Succeeded by
George Warner
Preceded by
William Erskine
Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Poland
1937 – 1941
Succeeded by
Sir Cecil Dormer


  1. ^ 'Howard William Kennard (1878–1955)' in Frank C. Roberts, ed., Obituaries from the Times (1951), p. 410
  2. ^ Bewley 1905, pp. 25-26
  3. ^ Mullock-Morgans, Robert; Hughes-Mullock, Robert (2010-11-17). "The Irish Bomfords 1617 to the Present". Retrieved 2012-10-26.
  4. ^ "No. 33735". The London Gazette. 14 July 1931. p. 4626.
  5. ^ "No. 33054". The London Gazette. 5 June 1925. p. 3788.


  • The Story of Mulock: The Pedigree of the Mulock Family of Ireland by Sir Edmund Thomas Bewley (Ponsonby & Gibbs, 1905)
  • By Virtue & Faith: A History of the Mulock & Mullock Families by Robert Hughes-Mullock FRAS (2012)