Marie Freeman-Thomas, Marchioness of Willingdon
Marie Adelaide Freeman-Thomas, Marchioness of Willingdon, GBE, CI, DStJ (née Brassey; 24 March 1875 – 30 January 1960) was a daughter of Thomas Brassey, 1st Earl Brassey. On 20 July 1892, she married Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon (12 September 1866 – 12 August 1941), the future Governor General of Canada and Viceroy of India. They had two sons, Lieutenant Gerard Frederick Freeman-Thomas (3 May 1893 – 14 September 1914), killed, aged 21, in the First World War, and Inigo Brassey Freeman-Thomas, 2nd Marquess of Willingdon (25 July 1899 – 19 March 1979).
- Invested as an Imperial Order of the Crown of India (C.I.) in 1917
- Decorated with the Kaisar-i-Hind Gold Medal
- Invested as a Dame of Justice, Venerable Order of Saint John (D.J.St. J.)
- Decorated with the Order of Mercy.
- Invested as a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in December 1917
- Invested as a Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE) in the 1924 Birthday Honours
- Marie Canyon on the Cowichan River, Vancouver Island, is named for her, commemorating a 1930 canoe trip from Cowichan Lake down that river to the city of Duncan, British Columbia.
- The Lady Willingdon Hospital in Lahore, Pakistan, is named after her
- The Lady Willingdon Hospital in Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India, is named after her. www.manalihospital.com
- "No. 29886". The London Gazette (Supplement). 29 December 1916. p. 6.
- "No. 27555". The London Gazette. 22 May 1903. p. 3277.
- "No. 30413". The London Gazette. 4 December 1917. p. 12680.
- "No. 32941". The London Gazette (Supplement). 3 June 1924. p. 4417.
- Paterson, T. W. "Chronicles: A name is a name...so long as it's spelled right".
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