|Sir Peter Stallard
KCMG CVO MBE
|21st Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man|
|Preceded by||Sir Ronald Garvey|
|Succeeded by||Sir John Paul|
|Born||Peter Hyla Gawne Stallard
6 March 1915
|Died||25 October 1995 (aged 80)|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Elizabeth Kirke|
|Children||One son and one daughter|
|Alma mater||Corpus Christi College, Oxford|
|Years of service||1939-1945|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Educated at Bromsgrove School and Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Stallard joined the colonial service in Nigeria in 1937. He served in West Africa and Burma during World War II being given an emergency commission in 1941 and reaching the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel by the end of the War. He later re-joined the colonial service, becoming Secretary to the Prime Minister of the Federation of Nigeria in 1957 in the run-up to independence before moving on to be Governor of British Honduras in 1961, where he arrived in the aftermath of serious hurricane damage. He retired in 1966.
In retirement he became Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man: in August 1973 the Summerland disaster took place. and he had to contend with calls for independence from Manx people. He later chaired an inquiry into military training on Dartmoor.
In 1941 he married Mary Elizabeth Kirke; they had one son and one daughter.
- Oxford Gazette, 1995/6.
- Debrett's People of Today, 1994.
- "No. 35294". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 September 1941. p. 5713.
- "No. 42051". The London Gazette (Supplement). 11 June 1960. p. 3976.
- Hurricane Damage, Hansard, 7 December 1961.
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
- World Leaders Index
- The Island's Aftermath of Bitterness.
- Interview with Sir Peter Stallard. British Film Institute.
- Commons Written Answers to Questions, Hansard, 17 July 1978.
|Governor of British Honduras
Sir John Paul
Sir Ronald Garvey
|Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man
Sir John Paul
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