William Conolly-Carew, 6th Baron Carew

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William Francis Conolly-Carew, 6th Baron Carew, CBE, C.St.J (23 April 1905 - 27 June 1994), was Aide-de-Camp to the Governor of Bermuda, Sir Thomas Astley-Cubbitt between 1931 and 1936.

Born William Francis Carew, he assumed the additional surname of Conolly by deed poll in 1938. He was the son of The 5th Baron Carew and Catherine Conolly, daughter of Thomas Conolly, MP, of Castletown, Celbridge, County Kildare. Upon the death of his father in 1927 he inherited the title of Baron Carew in the Peerage of the United Kingdom (cr. 1838) and also in the Peerage of Ireland (cr.1834).

Lord Carew was educated at Wellington College and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He was gazetted into the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry in 1925 and served during the Second World War as a captain, reaching the brevet rank of major.

He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1966 and was also a Companion of the Order of St. John.

In 1937 Carew married Lady Sylvia Gwendoline Eva Maitland (1913-1991), a daughter of the 15th Earl of Lauderdale and Ethel Mary Bell-Irving. They had issue:

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Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Gerald Carew
Baron Carew
1927–1994
Succeeded by
Patrick Conolly-Carew
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Gerald Carew
Baron Carew
1927–1994
Succeeded by
Patrick Conolly-Carew