Michael Hicks Beach, Viscount Quenington
Michael Hugh Hicks Beach, Viscount Quenington (19 January 1877 – 23 April 1916), was a British politician.
Hicks-Beach was the eldest son of former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Michael Hicks-Beach, 1st Earl St Aldwyn, and his wife Lady Lucy Catherine Fortescue. He sat as Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Tewkesbury from 1906 to 1916 and was a board member at Lloyds Bank.
Hicks-Beach fought in the First World War as a Captain with the 1/1st Royal Gloucestershire Hussars and died, aged 39, on 23 April 1916 as a result of wounds received at Katia, Egypt. He is buried at the Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery alongside his wife. Viscount Quenington is commemorated on Panel 8 of the Parliamentary War Memorial in Westminster Hall, one of 22 MPs that died during World War I to be named on that memorial. Viscount Quenington is one of 19 MPs who fell in the war who are commemorated by heraldic shields in the Commons Chamber. A further act of commemoration came with the unveiling in 1932 of a manuscript-style illuminated book of remembrance for the House of Commons, which includes a short biographical account of the life and death of Viscount Quenington.
Marriage and children
- Lady Delia Mary Hicks-Beach (born 2 August 1910, died 29 November 2006), married Brigadier Sir Michael Dillwyn-Venables-Llewelyn, MVO, 3rd Bt.
- Michael John Hicks-Beach, 2nd Earl St Aldwyn (born 9 October 1912, died 29 January 1992).
Lady Quenington died in Egypt on 4 March 1916, less than two months before her husband. Their son Michael succeeded his grandfather in the earldom only a week after his father's death. He also became a prominent politician.
- "Casualty Details: Hicks-Beach, Michael Hugh". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
- "Recording Angel memorial Panel 8". Recording Angel memorial, Westminster Hall. UK Parliament (www.parliament.uk). Retrieved 31 August 2016.
- "List of names on the Recording Angel memorial, Westminster Hall" (pdf). Recording Angel memorial, Westminster Hall. UK Parliament (www.parliament.uk). Retrieved 31 August 2016.
- "Hicks-Beach". Heraldic shields to MPs, First World War. UK Parliament (www.parliament.uk). Retrieved 1 September 2016.
- "House of Commons War Memorial: Final Volumes Unveiled by The Speaker". The Times (46050). London. 6 February 1932. p. 7.
- Moss-Blundell, Edward Whitaker, ed. (1931). The House of Commons Book of Remembrance 1914–1918. E. Mathews & Marrot.
- The Peerage, entry for Viscount Quenington
- Obituary of Lady Delia Dillwyn-Venables-Llewelyn
- cf Plaque in the chapel at Sudeley Castle.
- ThePeerage.com: Michael Hugh Hicks-Beach, Viscount Quenington
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Viscount Quenington
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