Edward Stanley, 18th Earl of Derby
Background and education
Edward Stanley served with the Grenadier Guards in the Second World War, being promoted Major, and was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry during the Italian Campaign. After WWII he was appointed, in 1947, Lieutenant-Colonel of the King's Regiment (Territorial Army), and then as Colonel of the 5th/8th (Volunteer) Battalion, King's Regiment between 1947 and 1951. He continued as Colonel of the renamed 4th (Volunteer) Battalion, Queen's Lancashire Regiment (TAVR) between 1951 and 1967, and then as Colonel of the 1st Battalion, Liverpool Scottish (TA) from 1964, as well as Colonel of the 1st and 2nd Battalions, Lancastrian Volunteers (TA) between 1967 and 1975.
Knowsley Village benefited from his gift of St Mary's Church of England school, playing fields and cottage[disambiguation needed] to the Church Commissioners in 1949, followed by the transfer of the parish benefice to the diocese of Liverpool.
Thoroughbred horse racing
- "No. 36563". The London Gazette. 13 June 1944. p. 2852.
- "No. 38107". The London Gazette. 24 October 1947. p. 5058.
- "No. 37718". The London Gazette. 10 September 1946. p. 4515.
- Mosley, Charles (ed.) (2003). Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 107th edn. London: Burke's Peerage & Gentry Ltd. p. 1105 (DERBY, E). ISBN 0-9711966-2-1.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Derby
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage & Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
|Peerage of England|
Edward George Villiers Stanley
Earl of Derby
Edward Richard William Stanley
The Earl Peel
Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire
The Lord Rhodes