William Walrond (politician)

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William Lionel Charles Walrond in military uniform during the First World War
Arms of Walrond of Bradfield, Devon: Argent, three bull's heads cabossed sable armed or; Crest: A heraldic tiger sable pellete[1]

The Honourable William Lionel Charles Walrond (22 May 1876 – 2 November 1915) was a British Conservative politician.

Waleran was the second but eldest surviving son of William Walrond, 1st Baron Waleran, by Elizabeth Katharine Pitman, daughter of James Samuel Pitman, of Dunchideock House, Devon, High Sheriff of Devon in 1856.[2]

He succeeded his father as Member of Parliament (MP) for Tiverton in 1906, as seat he held until his death in 1915. He served as Secretary to the First Lord of the Treasury.

Walrond married Charlotte Margaret Lothian Coats, daughter of George Coats, later Baron Glentanar, in 1904. They had two sons, of whom William Walrond eventually succeeded in the barony of Waleran.[2] He died, aged 39, of wounds received in action on 2 November 1915 while serving as a Lieutenant with the Royal Army Service Corps during the First World War. He is buried in the churchyard at All Saints' Chapel Bradfield, the chapel to Bradfield House, at the time the seat of the Walrond family.[3] Walrond is commemorated on Panel 8 of the Parliamentary War Memorial in Westminster Hall, one of 22 MPs that died during World War I to be named on that memorial.[4][5] Walrond is one of 19 MPs who fell in the war who are commemorated by heraldic shields in the Commons Chamber.[6] A further act of commemoration came with the unveiling in 1932 of a manuscript-style illuminated book of remembrance for the House of Commons, which includes a short biographical account of the life and death of Walrond.[7][8]


  1. ^ Burke's Landed Gentry, 1937, p.2353
  2. ^ a b thepeerage.com Hon. William Lionel Charles Walrond
  3. ^ "Casualty Details: Walrond, The Hon. William Lionel C.". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Recording Angel memorial Panel 8". Recording Angel memorial, Westminster Hall. UK Parliament (www.parliament.uk). Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "List of names on the Recording Angel memorial, Westminster Hall" (pdf). Recording Angel memorial, Westminster Hall. UK Parliament (www.parliament.uk). Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Walrond". Heraldic shields to MPs, First World War. UK Parliament (www.parliament.uk). Retrieved 1 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "House of Commons War Memorial: Final Volumes Unveiled by The Speaker". The Times (46050). London. 6 February 1932. p. 7. 
  8. ^ Moss-Blundell, Edward Whitaker, ed. (1931). The House of Commons Book of Remembrance 1914–1918. E. Mathews & Marrot. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir William Walrond
Member of Parliament for Tiverton
Succeeded by
Charles Carew