Sir William Gladstone, 7th Baronet

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Sir Erskine "William" Gladstone of Fasque and Balfour, 7th Baronet, KG JP DL (born 29 October 1925) is a retired teacher and officer of the Royal Navy. He was Chief Scout of the United Kingdom from 1972 to 1982.

Gladstone is the son of Sir Charles Gladstone, 6th Baronet, and a great-grandson of the former Prime Minister, William Ewart Gladstone. He was educated at Eton, and joined the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve in 1943 and saw action in World War II. Upon leaving the navy (with the rank of lieutenant), he received an Honours Degree in History at Christ Church, Oxford. He then entered the teaching profession, with positions at Shrewsbury and Eton, and he became Head Master of Lancing in 1961. He retired from the teaching profession in 1969.

He married Rosamund Anne Hambro in 1962.[citation needed]

At the death of his father in 1968, he became the 7th Gladstone Baronet. He was made a Knight of the Garter in 1999.

Gladstone became a Scout whilst a student at Eton. He encouraged the school Scout Group whilst Head Master at Lancing. He became Chief Scout of the United Kingdom in 1972, a position he held until 1982.[1] During his tenure he took special interest in the development of Scouting in deprived areas, particularly the inner cities and new housing estates. In 1979 he was elected Chairman of the World Scout Committee.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meet the Chiefs". The Scout Information Centre. October 2004. Retrieved 8 December 2007. 

See also[edit]

Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Andrew Gladstone
Baronet
(of Fasque)

1968 - present

Incumbent
The Scout Association
Preceded by
Lord Maclean
Chief Scout of the United Kingdom
and Overseas Territories

1972–1982
Succeeded by
Michael Walsh
Order of precedence in England and Wales
Preceded by
Sir Timothy Colman
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter
Gentlemen
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter
Succeeded by
Sir Antony Acland
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter
Order of precedence in Scotland
Preceded by
Sir Timothy Colman
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter
Gentlemen
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter
Succeeded by
Sir Antony Acland
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter
Order of precedence in Northern Ireland
Preceded by
Sir Timothy Colman
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter
Gentlemen
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter
Succeeded by
Sir Antony Acland
as a Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter