Horace Brooks Marshall, 1st Baron Marshall of Chipstead
Marshall was born in Streatham, Surrey, a suburb of London. He was educated at Dulwich College and Trinity College, Dublin and then joined his father's wholesale newspaper business in Fleet Street. Horace Brooks Marshall Snr (1830–1896) pioneered the sales of books and publications on the railways. As Horace Marshall and Son, it became one of the largest such businesses in the United Kingdom.
After his father's death in 1896, Marshall succeeded him unopposed as member of the Court of Common Council of the City of London for Farringdon Without. He was Sheriff during the coronation year 1902, and was knighted in the 1902 Coronation Honours, receiving the accolade from King Edward VII at Buckingham Palace on 24 October that year. During his year as Sheriff, he also accompanied the Lord Mayor (Sir Joseph Dimsdale) on official visits to the English cities of Wolverhampton (July 1902), Bath and Exeter (September 1902).
He was Lord Mayor of London in 1918–1919. As Lord Mayor during the First World War victory celebrations, he was particularly prominent, being appointed to the Privy Council (entitling him to the style "The Right Honourable") in 1919 and appointed Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) in the 1920 New Year Honours. Marshall was raised to the peerage in the 1921 New Year Honours as Baron Marshall of Chipstead, of Chipstead in the County of Surrey, the first sitting alderman of the City of London to be so honoured.
- "The Coronation Honours". The Times (36804). London. 26 June 1902. p. 5.
- "No. 27494". The London Gazette. 11 November 1902. p. 7165.
- "The Lord Mayor at Wolverhampton". The Times (36833). London. 30 July 1902. p. 8.
- "The Lord Mayor at Bath". The Times (36870). London. 11 September 1902. p. 9.
- "No. 31486". The London Gazette. 1 August 1919. p. 9849.
- "No. 31712". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 1919. p. 6.
- "No. 32178". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 1920. p. 1.
- "No. 32202". The London Gazette. 21 January 1921. p. 587.
- "University intelligence". The Times (36783). London. 2 June 1902. p. 9.
- Army Lists
- Obituary, The Times, 30 March 1936
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