Godfrey Dalrymple-White

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Sir Godfrey Dalrymple Dalrymple-White, 1st Baronet (6 July 1866 – 1 April 1954), known as Godfrey White until 1926, was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom.

Dalrymple-White was the son of General Sir Henry Dalrymple White and his second wife Alice Elizabeth (née Malcolm), and was educated at Wellington College, Berkshire, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He joined the Grenadier Guards and was promoted to lieutenant on 7 February 1885, and captain on 13 February 1897. When the Second Boer War broke out in South Africa he went there with a battalion of his regiment in 1900, and took part in operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July–November 1900, including the battle of Belfast. In November 1900 he was present at the actions near Caledon River; then served in Orange River Colony and Cape Colony from December 1900 to May 1902. Following the end of hostilities, he left Cape Town in late June 1902 on board the SS City of Vienna,[1] arriving at Southampton the following month. For his service during the war, he had been promoted to major on 23 July 1901,[2] was mentioned in despatches, and received the Queen's South Africa Medal with three clasps, and the King's South Africa Medal with two clasps. After the war he served as Station Commandant. He later served in the First World War and achieved the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the Grenadier Guards.

Dalrymple-White was also involved in politics and sat as Member of Parliament (MP) for Southport from January 1910 to 1923 and from 1924 to 1931. In 1926 he assumed by deed poll the additional surname of Dalrymple[3] and the same year he was created a baronet, of High Mark in the County of Wigtown.[4]

Dalrymple-White married, in 1912, the Hon. Catherine Mary, daughter of Byron Cary, 12th Viscount of Falkland. He died in April 1954, aged 87, and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son Henry.


  1. ^ "The Army in South Africa - The return of the Troops". The Times (36809). London. 2 July 1902. p. 11.
  2. ^ "No. 27417". The London Gazette. 18 March 1902. p. 1884.
  3. ^ "No. 33182". The London Gazette. 13 July 1926. p. 4680.
  4. ^ "No. 33191". The London Gazette. 13 August 1926. p. 5371.


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Meir Astbury
Member of Parliament for Southport
Succeeded by
Sir John Brunner
Preceded by
Sir John Brunner
Member of Parliament for Southport
Succeeded by
Robert Hudson
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New title Baronet
(of High Mark)
Succeeded by
Henry Arthur Dalrymple Dalrymple-White