Malcolm Douglas-Pennant, 6th Baron Penrhyn

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Colonel Malcolm Frank Douglas-Pennant, 6th Baron Penrhyn DSO MBE (11 July 1908 – 8 November 2003) was a Welsh peer, soldier, rifleman, and farmer, and the second son of Frank Douglas-Pennant, 5th Baron Penrhyn.


Penrhyn was educated at Eton and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst[1], before joining the 60th Rifles in 1929. He served in India and Burma before working with the Free French forces in North Africa during the Second World War. Douglas-Pennant was awarded an MBE for his involvement in the invasion of Sicily. After the war, he stayed on in Germany until 1948, spending the rest of his military career training soldiers in the act of firing rifles accurately. He was a noted sharpshooter, and was on the House of Lords shooting team. His older brother predeceased both him and his father without male issue. His father was 101 years and 74 days when he died on 3 February 1967 and was then the oldest ever hereditary peer, a record was not surpassed until the death of the seventh Viscount St Vincent in September 2006. After Malcolm too died without male issue (he had two daughters), the title of Lord Penrhyn passed to his nephew[2].


Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Frank Douglas-Pennant
Baron Penrhyn
Succeeded by
Simon Douglas-Pennant