Ronald Weeks, 1st Baron Weeks
|The Lord Weeks|
|Born||13 November 1890|
|Died||19 August 1960(aged 69)|
|Battles/wars||World War I
World War II
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Distinguished Service Order
Weeks was commissioned into the South Lanarkshire Regiment of the Territorial Army in 1913. He served in the Rifle Brigade during the First World War and then retired from military service in 1919.
He was re-employed during the Second World War initially as Chief of Staff for the Territorial Division and then as a Brigadier on the General Staff of Home Forces in 1940. He was appointed Director General of Army Equipment in 1941 and Deputy Chief of the Imperial General Staff in 1942. He then became Deputy Military Governor and Chief of Staff of the British Zone for the Allied Control Council in Germany in 1945; in that capacity he was involved in negotiations to avoid the Berlin Blockade. He retired from the Army later that year.
Lord Weeks had two daughters: The Hon. Pamela Rose Weeks (1931-) and the Hon. Venetia Daphne Weeks (1933-). Pamela married Henry Walter Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax (1928-) and Venetia married Sir Peter Troubridge (1927-1988).
Lord Weeks died in August 1960, aged 69, when the barony became extinct.
|Deputy Chief of the Imperial General Staff
Sir Sidney Kirkman
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
|New creation||Baron Weeks