Gerald Arbuthnot

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Gerald Arbuthnot
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Member of Parliament
In office
Succeeded by Philip Morrell
Constituency Burnley
Personal details
Born (1872-12-19)19 December 1872
Died 25 September 1916(1916-09-25) (aged 43)
Political party Conservative
Occupation Member of Parliament

Gerald Archibald Arbuthnot (19 December 1872 – 25 September 1916) was a British soldier and Conservative Party politician.

The son of Major General William Arbuthnot and Selina Moncreiffe, he was vice-chancellor of the Primrose League. Arbuthnot was private secretary to the Board of Agriculture from 1895 to 1899, assistant private secretary to the President of the Local Government Board in 1901 and 1902 and assistant private secretary to the Chief Secretary for Ireland in 1905 and 1906. Between January and December 1910, he was Member of Parliament (MP) for Burnley.

In the First World War, he served in the Grenadier Guards and reached the rank of second lieutenant, having been made a lieutenant in the service of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve already in 1886. Arbuthnot died aged 43, killed in action and was buried at Citadel New Military Cemetery, Fricourt.

He married (Mary Johanna) Dulcie Antoinette Oppenheim, daughter of Charles Augustus Oppenheim, on 6 February 1894. They had three daughters, one of whom married rower and financier Ian Fairbairn.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Frederick Maddison
Member of Parliament for Burnley
January 1910December 1910
Succeeded by
Philip Morrell