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Sir Albert Lambert Ward, 1st Baronet CVO DSO DL TD (7 November 1875 – 21 October 1956) was a volunteer soldier in the Territorial Army and a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom.

Sir Albert Lambert Ward

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Member of the United Kingdom Parliament
for Kingston upon Hull North West
In office
1918–1945
Preceded byNew constituency
Succeeded byKim Mackay
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
In office
1935–1935
Preceded bySir Victor Warrender
Succeeded byGeorge Davies
Comptroller of the Household
In office
1935–1937
Preceded byGeorge Bowyer
Succeeded byGeorge Davies
Treasurer of the Household
In office
1937–1937
Preceded bySir Frederick Penny
Succeeded byArthur Hope
Personal details
Born(1875-11-07)7 November 1875
Died21 October 1956(1956-10-21) (aged 80)
Political partyConservative

Ward was an officer of the Honourable Artillery Company, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1902.[1] He was promoted to lieutenant in 1904.[2] He was still a lieutenant at the formation of the Territorial Army in 1908,[3] and was promoted to captain in 1913.[4] He fought in World War I, soon being promoted to temporary Major[5] and ultimately rising to the (substantive) rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.[6][7] In 1916 he commanded the Howe Battalion of the Royal Naval Division.[8] After the war he continued as an officer, initially reverting to the rank of major. He was awarded the Territorial Decoration TD in 1919.[9] He was re-promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel in 1924 (re-gaining his former seniority),[10] commanding the unit for a period up to 1928.[11] He was given a brevet (military) promotion to Colonel in 1927.[12] In 1931 he was made Honorary Colonel of the 50th (Northumbrian) Divisional Train in the Royal Army Service Corps.[13]

He was elected at the 1918 general election Member of Parliament (MP) for Kingston upon Hull North West,[14] and held the seat until his defeat in the Labour Party landslide at the 1945 election.[15][16][17][18][19][20] He served under Ramsay MacDonald as a Lord of the Treasury from 1931 to 1935[21][22] and as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household in 1935,[23] under Stanley Baldwin as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household in 1935 and as Comptroller of the Household from 1935 to 1937[24][25][26] and under Neville Chamberlain as Treasurer of the Household in 1937.[27]

Ward was made a Baronet, of Blyth in the County of Northumberland, in the 1929 King's Birthday Honours.[28][29] He was made a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 1937.[30] In 1946 he was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of London.[31]

FamilyEdit

He was the son of Albert Bird Ward (1840-?) and Louisa Emma née Lambert (1845-?), his sister Louisa Isabel Ward (1872-1969) married John Edward Thornycroft. In 1920 he married Constance Vivian née Tidmas (1890-1976). Their daughter Diana Josephine Lambert Ward (1921-2004), Lady Spearman, was the second wife of Sir Alexander Cadwallader Mainwaring Spearman.

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "No. 27425". The London Gazette. 15 April 1902. p. 2508.
  2. ^ "No. 27648". The London Gazette. 19 February 1904. p. 1093.
  3. ^ "No. 28186". The London Gazette. 16 October 1908. p. 7480.
  4. ^ "No. 28693". The London Gazette. 25 February 1913. p. 1450.
  5. ^ "No. 29120". The London Gazette (Supplement). 6 April 1915. p. 3423.
  6. ^ "No. 29804". The London Gazette. 27 October 1916. p. 10431.
  7. ^ "No. 30008". The London Gazette. 3 April 1917. p. 3216.
  8. ^ "No. 29772". The London Gazette. 3 October 1916. p. 9557.
  9. ^ "No. 31511". The London Gazette (Supplement). 19 August 1919. pp. 10550–10552.
  10. ^ "No. 32921". The London Gazette. 25 March 1924. p. 2533.
  11. ^ "No. 33351". The London Gazette. 27 January 1928. p. 605.
  12. ^ "No. 33344". The London Gazette. 3 January 1928. p. 46.
  13. ^ "No. 33739". The London Gazette. 28 July 1931. p. 4943.
  14. ^ "No. 31147". The London Gazette. 28 January 1919. pp. 1355–1359.
  15. ^ "No. 32775". The London Gazette. 8 December 1922. p. 8706.
  16. ^ "No. 32897". The London Gazette. 11 January 1924. p. 362.
  17. ^ "No. 32996". The London Gazette. 25 November 1924. p. 8528.
  18. ^ "No. 33508". The London Gazette. 21 June 1929. p. 4110.
  19. ^ "No. 33769". The London Gazette. 6 November 1931. p. 7140.
  20. ^ "No. 34223". The London Gazette. 26 November 1935. p. 7500.
  21. ^ "No. 33871". The London Gazette. 7 October 1932. p. 6326.
  22. ^ "No. 34155". The London Gazette. 30 April 1935. p. 2821.
  23. ^ "No. 34158". The London Gazette. 7 May 1935. p. 2978.
  24. ^ "No. 34230". The London Gazette. 10 December 1935. p. 7948.
  25. ^ "No. 34306". The London Gazette (Supplement). 20 July 1936. p. 4663.
  26. ^ "No. 34376". The London Gazette. 2 March 1937. p. 1405.
  27. ^ "No. 34404". The London Gazette. 4 June 1937. p. 3578.
  28. ^ "No. 33501". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 May 1929. p. 3666.
  29. ^ "No. 33516". The London Gazette. 12 July 1929. p. 4622.
  30. ^ "No. 34420". The London Gazette. 23 July 1937. p. 4733.
  31. ^ "No. 37449". The London Gazette. 29 January 1946. p. 724.

ReferencesEdit

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
new constituency
Member of Parliament for Kingston upon Hull North West
19181945
Succeeded by
Kim Mackay
Political offices
Preceded by
Sir Victor Warrender
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
1935
Succeeded by
George Davies
Preceded by
George Bowyer
Comptroller of the Household
1935–1937
Succeeded by
George Davies
Preceded by
Sir Frederick Penny
Treasurer of the Household
1937
Succeeded by
Arthur Hope
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
(new creation)
Baronet
(of Blyth)
1929–1956
Succeeded by
(extinct)