Philip Sidney, 2nd Viscount De L'Isle
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
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.
- Tam Dalyell. "Obituary: Sir Edmund Compton". The Independent(London). 14 Mar 1994. FindArticles.com. Accessed 25 January 2008. <http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_19940314/ai_n14856593>
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Viscount De L'Isle
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