Everard Baring

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Brigadier-General the Honourable Everard Baring, CBE, CVO (5 December 1865 — 7 May 1932) was a British Army officer and Chairman of the Southern Railway.

Background early life[edit]

Baring was one of ten children of Edward Charles Baring, 1st Baron Revelstoke, of the Baring family, by his wife Louisa Emily Charlotte née Bulteel, granddaughter of the 2nd Earl Grey. His father was created Baron Revelstoke in 1885, when Everard and his siblings received the style the Honourable. His older brother was the bankier John Baring (1863–1929; later 2nd Baron Revelstoke), and a younger brother was the dramatist and poet Maurice Baring (1874–1945). His sister Margaret Baring (1868–1906) married the 6th Earl Spencer and was great-grandmother to Diana, Princess of Wales.

Everard Baring was educated at Eton College and at the Royal Military College at Sandhurst.


Baring was commissioned a lieutenant in the 10th Hussars on 23 August 1884, and promoted to a captain on 1 February 1890. His military career encompassed the Nile Expedition between 1897 and 1898, where he was mentioned in despatches twice, and following which he was promoted to major on 16 November 1898.[1] He was Military Secretary to the Viceroy of India (Lord Curzon Of Kedleston) between 11 December 1899[2] and December 1905. Baring later served in the Great War and commanded a brigade in 1916.

After retirement from the military, he became a Director of the National Provincial Bank before becoming Chairman of the Southern Railway in 1924. He died in office in 1932, aged 66, from undisclosed causes.


Baring married, on 15 September 1904, Lady Ulrica Duncombe, daughter of William Duncombe, 1st Earl Feversham and Mabel Violet née Graham.

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  1. ^ Hart's Army list, 1901
  2. ^ "No. 27168". The London Gazette. 23 February 1900. p. 1266. 

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