Philip Lavallin Wroughton

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Sir Philip Lavallin Wroughton KCVO KStJ (born 19 April 1933) was the Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire from 1995 until 2008.

Early life[edit]

Wroughton was born on 19 April 1933, the son of Michael Lavallin Wroughton (alias Puxley) Esq of Woolley Park at Chaddleworth in Berkshire and his wife, Elizabeth Angela Rate. He was educated at Eton College.

As part of National Service, he was commissioned into the King's Royal Rifle Corps on 26 April 1952 as a second lieutenant. He was given the service number 422277.[1] On 14 October 1953, he transferred from the Regular Army national service list to the Territorial Army with seniority from 26 April 1952.[2] He was made an acting lieutenant on 7 January 1954,[3] and promoted to that rank on 19 April 1956 with seniority from 7 January 1954.[4] He was made an acting captain on 19 May 1959,[5] and promoted to that rank on 19 April 1960 with seniority from 19 May 1959.[6] He transferred from the Active List on 14 February 1961, effectively leaving the military.[7]

Career[edit]

He worked in the City of London, eventually becoming Vice-Chairman of one of the World's largest insurance and investment management businesses, Marsh & McLennan Companies of New York City. He inherited his father's Woolley estate in 1972.

Honours[edit]

In 1974, Wroughton was the third nominee for the appointment of High Sheriff of Berkshire.[8] In 1976, he was the second nominee for that appointment.[9] In 1976, he was the first nominee for the appointment[10] and so, on 11 March 1977, he was appointed High Sheriff of Berkshire.[11] In 1994, he was commissioned as a Deputy Lieutenant to the Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire.[12] On 9 May 1995, he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire.[13] He retired as Lord Lieutenant in April 2008.[14]

On 20 November 1995, he was appointed Knight of the Venerable Order of Saint John (KStJ).[15] He was appointed Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) in the 2008 New Year Honours.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "(Supplement) no. 39583". The London Gazette. 24 June 1952. p. 3512. Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
  2. ^ "(Supplement) no. 39995". The London Gazette. 23 October 1953. p. 5702. Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
  3. ^ "(Supplement) no. 40067". The London Gazette. 5 January 1954. p. 211. Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
  4. ^ "(Supplement) no. 40760". The London Gazette. 20 April 1956. p. 2397. Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
  5. ^ "(Supplement) no. 41752". The London Gazette. 26 June 1959. p. 4223. Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
  6. ^ "(Supplement) no. 42014". The London Gazette. 19 April 1960. p. 2871. Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
  7. ^ "(Supplement) no. 42335". The London Gazette. 21 April 1961. p. 3068. Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
  8. ^ "no. 46400". The London Gazette. 14 November 1974. p. 11119. Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
  9. ^ "no. 46795". The London Gazette. 13 January 1976. p. 579. Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
  10. ^ "no. 47099". The London Gazette. 23 December 1976. p. 19200. Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
  11. ^ "no. 47171". The London Gazette. 11 March 1977. p. 3435. Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
  12. ^ "no. 53729". The London Gazette. 8 July 1994. p. 9823. Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
  13. ^ "no. 54033". The London Gazette. 12 May 1995. p. 6809. Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
  14. ^ Lord-Lieutenant for the Royal County of Berkshire
  15. ^ "no. 54218". The London Gazette. 20 November 1995. p. 15693. Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
  16. ^ "(Supplement) no. 58557". The London Gazette. 29 December 2007. p. 3. Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
Honorary titles
Preceded by
John Marriott
High Sheriff of Berkshire
1977–1978
Succeeded by
Ian Donald Cameron
Preceded by
John Ronald Henderson
Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire
1995–2008
Succeeded by
Mary Bayliss