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
Brighton
Died12 November 1955(1955-11-12) (aged 77)
NationalityBritish
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

ReferencesEdit

  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.

BibliographyEdit

  • 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)