Sir Charles Lowther, 4th Baronet

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Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Charles Bingham Lowther, 4th Baronet, CB, DSO, (22 July 1880 – 22 January 1949), was the grandson of Sir Charles Lowther, 3rd Baronet, of Swillington and succeeded to his baronetcy in 1894.

Educated at Sandhurst, he was gazetted a second lieutenant in the 21st Lancers on 12 August 1899.[1] Lowther served as an officer in the 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars, reaching the rank of captain before transferring into the Northamptonshire Yeomanry on 4 May 1911.[2]

DSO 1917, was awarded the Croce di Guerra 17 May 1919,[3] and made an Officer of the Order of the Crown of Italy on 2 March 1923.[4]

Lowther was Master of the Pytchley Hounds from 1914 to 1927. He sold the Swillington estate in 1920 and after living at Thornby House, Northamptonshire for some years he settled at Erbistock Hall, Denbighshire. He was High Sheriff of Northamptonshire in 1926[5] and Deputy Lieutenant of Northamptonshire 29 July 1922.[6] He retired from the Territorial Army as a lieutenant colonel on 3 August 1935.[7]

On 19 June 1941, he was appointed an Officer of the Venerable Order of St John,[8] and was made a Commander of the Order on 2 July 1947.[9] Lowther was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Denbighshire in the same year, on 21 March 1947[10] and resigned his Northamptonshire commission on 3 April 1947.[11] He was made a CB on 10 June 1948[12] and died early in the following year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 27107". The London Gazette. 11 August 1899. p. 5012. 
  2. ^ "No. 28502". The London Gazette. 9 June 1911. p. 4345. 
  3. ^ "No. 31345". The London Gazette. 16 May 1919. p. 6203. 
  4. ^ "No. 32801". The London Gazette. 2 March 1923. p. 1494. 
  5. ^ "No. 33143". The London Gazette. 19 March 1926. p. 2012. 
  6. ^ "No. 32735". The London Gazette. 4 August 1922. p. 5782. 
  7. ^ "No. 34186". The London Gazette. 2 August 1935. p. 4974. 
  8. ^ "No. 35203". The London Gazette. 27 June 1941. p. 3674. 
  9. ^ "No. 38010". The London Gazette. 8 July 1947. p. 3133. 
  10. ^ "No. 37921". The London Gazette. 1 April 1947. p. 1497. 
  11. ^ "No. 37932". The London Gazette. 15 April 1947. p. 1679. 
  12. ^ "No. 38311". The London Gazette. 4 June 1948. p. 3367. 
Honorary titles
Preceded by
John Allen
High Sheriff of Northamptonshire
1926
Succeeded by
George Henry Drummond
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Lowther
Baronet
(of Swillington)
1894–1949
Succeeded by
William Lowther