Derrick Gunston

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Sir Derrick Wellesley Gunston, 1st Baronet MC, (26 February 1891 – 13 July 1985) was a Unionist politician in the United Kingdom.

Gunston served with the Irish Guards in World War I and was awarded the Military Cross in 1918.[1]

He was elected at the 1924 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for the Thornbury constituency in Gloucestershire, and held the seat until his defeat at the 1945 general election by the Labour Party candidate Joseph Alpass.

In February 1938, he was made a Baronet, of Wickwar in the County of Gloucester.[2]

In 1943 he was on a British Parliamentary Commission to investigate the future of Newfoundland and Labrador; the other members were Charles Ammon (Chairman) and A. P. Herbert.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 30450". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1 January 1918. p. 37. 
  2. ^ "No. 34479". The London Gazette. 4 February 1938. p. 728. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Athelstan Rendall
Member of Parliament for Thornbury
19241945
Succeeded by
Joseph Alpass
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
of Wickwar, Gloucestershire
1938–1985
Succeeded by
Richard Gunston