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|Born||Ronald Owen Lloyd Armstrong-Jones
18 May 1899
|Died||27 January 1966(aged 66)|
(m. 1925; div. 1934)
(m. 1936; div. 1959)
|Children||Susan Vesey, Viscountess Vesci
Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon
|Parents||Sir Robert Armstrong-Jones
Magdalen College, Oxford (1922)
|Years of service||c. 1914-1945|
|Unit||Royal Regiment of Artillery
King's Royal Rifle Corps
|Battles/wars||World War I
World War II
The only son of Sir Robert Armstrong-Jones, a psychiatrist, he was educated at Eton, then during the First World War was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant into the Royal Regiment of Artillery. After the war he continued his education at Magdalen College, Oxford, graduating in 1922, then became a barrister in the Inner Temple. During the Second World War he returned to the army and served as a Major in the King's Royal Rifle Corps; he was invalided out in 1945, after serving as Deputy Judge Advocate to Montgomery's staff in Normandy. A liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Clothworkers, from 1955 to 1959 he was a member of the Industrial Disputes Tribunal. He also served as a Governor of St Bartholomew's Hospital.
Armstrong-Jones was married three times. Firstly, on 22 July 1925, to Anne Messel (8 February 1902 – July 1992); after having two children, Antony (b. 1930), the brother-in-law of Queen Elizabeth II, and Susan (c. 1932–1986) they divorced in 1934, and Anne later married the 6th Earl of Rosse. On 18 June 1936 Armstrong-Jones married secondly Carol Akhurst; they divorced in 1959, and Carol was killed in a car crash in 1966. He married thirdly Jenifer Unite on 11 February 1960 and they had one son, Peregrine Armstrong-Jones (born 1960). Jenifer Unite, an air hostess, was the daughter of Basil Unite, a major fruit importer. Antony Armstrong-Jones attended his father's last wedding.
- The London Gazette: . 3 March 1936. Retrieved 2011-05-25.