Person    | Male  Born 1868  Died 1928

W. F. D. Smith, Lord Hambleden

On his father's death in 1891 he became head of the family firm of W.H. Smith and Son and also took over as MP for the Strand Division, until 1910. Chairman of King's College Hospital. Became 2nd Viscount Hambleden in 1913 on his mother's death. There never was a 1st Viscount - his mother was created Viscountess in honour of her deceased husband. These toffs, eh, just change the rules to suit themselves. Next thing, they'll be allowing a first-born princess to be first-in-line, if we don't watch out.

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W. F. D. Smith, Lord Hambleden

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W. H. Smiths - WC2

{On the plinth:} William Frederick Danvers Smith, 2nd Viscount Hambleden, bo...

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This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
W. F. D. Smith, Lord Hambleden

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St Clement Danes Parish House

The St Clement Danes Church referred to is the one in the middle of the Stran...

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Grove Road Toll Bar

Grove Road Toll Bar

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London Mint Office Limited

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Ignatius Sancho

Ignatius Sancho

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2 memorials
Pilot Officer John Forster Withy

Pilot Officer John Forster Withy

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Person, Armed Forces, Commerce

War dead, WW2
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