Philip Sidney, 2nd Viscount De L'Isle

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Lord De L'Isle speaking at the opening ceremony of Watling Court

Philip John Algernon Sidney, 2nd Viscount De L'Isle, MBE, DL (born 21 April 1945) is a British peer and former soldier.


Lord De L'Isle is the only son of William Sidney, 1st Viscount De L'Isle and his wife Jacqueline (née Vereker), a daughter of Field Marshal John Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort. He was educated at Tabley House, Mons OCS and Sandhurst. After service in the Rifle Brigade, in 1966, he became a Major in the Grenadier Guards and took early retirement in 1979. He was appointed Vice-Lieutenant of Kent in 2002 and is also a Freeman of the City of London and a member of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.

Marriage & Family[edit]

On 15 November 1980, De L'Isle married Isobel Tresyllian Compton, youngest daughter of the civil servant Sir Edmund Compton. They have two children:

  • Hon Sophia Jacqueline Mary Sidney (born 1983)
  • Hon Philip William Edmund Sidney (born 1985)

De L'Isle succeeded to his father's titles in 1991.


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Honorary titles
Preceded by
Robin Leigh-Pemberton
Honorary Colonel of the
5th Battalion of the
Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment

Succeeded by
Merged with the 3rd Battalion
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Sidney
Viscount De L'Isle
Succeeded by