Dingwall Latham Bateson
First World War service
He was awarded a CBE in 1946. In 1952–53 he was president of the Law Society and was knighted in 1953.
Bateson advised Noël Coward on financial affairs; Coward, in gratitude, named his speedboat "Dingo" after Bateson. Bateson was also friends with Sir Roland Gwynne, Mayor of Eastbourne 1928-1931, who left Bateson his whole estate in his will (though in the end Bateson predeceased him).
"A solicitor is a man who calls in a person he doesn't know, to sign a contract he hasn't seen, to buy property he doesn't want, with money he hasn't got."
- Sir Alexander Dingwall Bateson in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- The London Gazette: . 30 May 1919. Retrieved 2008-02-05.
- The Times, January 31, 1967, p. 12
- Who's Who in the Theatre
- Cole Lesley, The Life of Noel Coward, Jonathan Cape, 1976. Page 366
- Pamela V. Cullen, "A Stranger in Blood: The Case Files on Dr John Bodkin Adams", London, Elliott & Thompson, 2006, ISBN 1-904027-19-9. Page 635
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