Lambert Ward

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Sir
Albert Lambert Ward, Bt
CVO, DSO, TD
Member of the United Kingdom Parliament
for Hull North West
In office
1918–1945
Preceded by New constituency
Succeeded by Kim Mackay
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
In office
1935–1935
Preceded by Sir Victor Warrender
Succeeded by George Davies
Comptroller of the Household
In office
1935–1937
Preceded by George Bowyer
Succeeded by George Davies
Treasurer of the Household
In office
1937–1937
Preceded by Sir Frederick Penny
Succeeded by Arthur Hope
Personal details
Born (1875-11-07)7 November 1875
Died 21 October 1956(1956-10-21) (aged 80)
Political party Conservative

Sir Albert Lambert Ward, 1st Baronet, CVO, DSO, TD (7 November 1875 – 21 October 1956) was a volunteer soldier in the Territorial Army and a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom.

Ward was an officer of the Honourable Artillery Company, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1902.[1] He was promoted to lieutenant in 1904.[2] He was still a lieutenant at the formation of the Territorial Army in 1908,[3] and was promoted to captain in 1913.[4] He fought in World War I, soon being promoted to temporary Major[5] and ultimately rising to the (substantive) rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.[6][7] In 1916 he commanded the Howe Battalion of the Royal Naval Division.[8] After the war he continued as an officer, initially reverting to the rank of major. He was awarded the Territorial Decoration TD in 1919.[9] He was re-promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel in 1924 (re-gaining his former seniority),[10] commanding the unit for a period up to 1928.[11] He was given a brevet (military) promotion to Colonel in 1927.[12] In 1931 he was made Honorary Colonel of the 50th (Northumbrian) Divisional Train in the Royal Army Service Corps.[13]

He was elected at the 1918 general election Member of Parliament (MP) for Hull North West,[14] and held the seat until his defeat in the Labour Party landslide at the 1945 election.[15][16][17][18][19][20] He served under Ramsay Macdonald as a Lord of the Treasury from 1931 to 1935[21][22] and as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household in 1935,[23] under Stanley Baldwin as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household in 1935 and as Comptroller of the Household from 1935 to 1937[24][25][26] and under Neville Chamberlain as Treasurer of the Household in 1937.[27]

Ward was made a Baronet, of Blyth in the County of Northumberland, in the 1929 King's Birthday Honours.[28][29] He was made a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 1937.[30] In 1946 he was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of London.[31]

Family[edit]

He was the son of Albert Bird Ward (1840-?) and Louisa Emma née Lambert (1845-?), his sister Louisa Isabel Ward (1872-1969) married John Edward Thornycroft. In 1920 he married Constance Vivian née Tidmas (1890-1976). Their daughter Diana Josephine Lambert Ward (1921-2004), Lady Spearman, was the second wife of Sir Alexander Cadwallader Mainwaring Spearman.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "no. 27425". The London Gazette. 15 April 1902. p. 2508. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  2. ^ "no. 27648". The London Gazette. 19 February 1904. p. 1093. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  3. ^ "no. 28186". The London Gazette. 16 October 1908. p. 7480. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  4. ^ "no. 28693". The London Gazette. 25 February 1913. p. 1450. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  5. ^ "(Supplement) no. 29120". The London Gazette. 6 April 1915. p. 3423. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  6. ^ "no. 29804". The London Gazette. 27 October 1916. p. 10431. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  7. ^ "no. 30008". The London Gazette. 3 April 1917. p. 3216. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  8. ^ "no. 29772". The London Gazette. 3 October 1916. p. 9557. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  9. ^ "(Supplement) no. 31511". The London Gazette. 19 August 1919. pp. 10550–10552. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  10. ^ "no. 32921". The London Gazette. 25 March 1924. p. 2533. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  11. ^ "no. 33351". The London Gazette. 27 January 1928. p. 605. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  12. ^ "no. 33344". The London Gazette. 3 January 1928. p. 46. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  13. ^ "no. 33739". The London Gazette. 28 July 1931. p. 4943. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  14. ^ "no. 31147". The London Gazette. 28 January 1919. pp. 1355–1359. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  15. ^ "no. 32775". The London Gazette. 8 December 1922. p. 8706. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  16. ^ "no. 32897". The London Gazette. 11 January 1924. p. 362. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  17. ^ "no. 32996". The London Gazette. 25 November 1924. p. 8528. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  18. ^ "no. 33508". The London Gazette. 21 June 1929. p. 4110. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  19. ^ "no. 33769". The London Gazette. 6 November 1931. p. 7140. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  20. ^ "no. 34223". The London Gazette. 26 November 1935. p. 7500. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  21. ^ "no. 33871". The London Gazette. 7 October 1932. p. 6326. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  22. ^ "no. 34155". The London Gazette. 30 April 1935. p. 2821. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  23. ^ "no. 34158". The London Gazette. 7 May 1935. p. 2978. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  24. ^ "no. 34230". The London Gazette. 10 December 1935. p. 7948. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  25. ^ "(Supplement) no. 34306". The London Gazette. 20 July 1936. p. 4663. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  26. ^ "no. 34376". The London Gazette. 2 March 1937. p. 1405. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  27. ^ "no. 34404". The London Gazette. 4 June 1937. p. 3578. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  28. ^ "(Supplement) no. 33501". The London Gazette. 31 May 1929. p. 3666. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  29. ^ "no. 33516". The London Gazette. 12 July 1929. p. 4622. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  30. ^ "no. 34420". The London Gazette. 23 July 1937. p. 4733. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  31. ^ "no. 37449". The London Gazette. 29 January 1946. p. 724. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 

References[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
new constituency
Member of Parliament for Hull North West
19181945
Succeeded by
Kim Mackay
Political offices
Preceded by
Sir Victor Warrender
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
1935
Succeeded by
George Davies
Preceded by
George Bowyer
Comptroller of the Household
1935–1937
Succeeded by
George Davies
Preceded by
Sir Frederick Penny
Treasurer of the Household
1937
Succeeded by
Arthur Hope
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
(new creation)
Baronet
(of Blyth)
1929–1956
Succeeded by
(extinct)