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Slim, Viscount (UK, 1960)

 

Creation: let. pat. 15 Jul 1960

 

Family name: Slim

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Arms:

Gules semy of Swords erect Argent a Lion rampant Or on a Canton quarterly Azure and also Argent a Mullet of seven points Gold

Crest:

Out of a Crown Vallary Or a Peacock in its Pride proper gorged with a Collar and with a Line reflexed over the back Gold

Supporters:

Dexter:  a British Soldier in jungle green Battle Dress with web equipment the exterior hand supporting a Rifle with bayonet affixed;  Sinister:  a Gurkha Rifleman in North West Frontier dress with web equipment the exterior hand supporting a Rifle all proper

Motto:

Merses Profundo Pulchrior Evenit (A recompense is fairer from a depth)

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William Joseph [Slim], 1st Viscount Slim, KG GCB GCMG GCVO GBE DSO MC

son of John Slim, of Bristol, by his wife Charlotte Tucker, dau. of Charles Tucker, of Burnham, co. Somerset

born

6 Aug 1891

mar.

1 Jan 1926 Aileen Robertson DStJ (d. 1994), dau. of Rev John Anderson Robertson, of Edinburgh

died

14 Dec 1970

created

15 Jul 1960 Viscount Slim, of Yarralumla in the Capital Territory of Australia and of Bishopston in the City and County of Bristol

suc. by

son

note

Field Marshal;  MC 1917; CBE 1942; DSO 1943; General Officer Commander-in-Chief 14th Army 1943-45;  CB and KCB 1944; General Officer Commander-in-Chief Allied Land Forces, South East Asia, 1945-46;  GBE 1946; Chief of the Imperial General Staff 1948-53;  GCB 1950; GCMG 1952; Governor-General of Australia 1953-60; GCVO 1954; Knight of the Garter 1959; Deputy Constable and Lieutenant Governor of Windsor Castle 1963-64; Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle 1964-70

 

John Douglas [Slim], 2nd Viscount Slim, OBE DL

born

20 Jul 1927

mar.

18 Jul 1958 Elizabeth Spinney, dau. of Arthur Rawdon Spinney CBE, of Kyrenia, Cyprus

children

1. Hon Mark William Rawdon Slim (b. 13 Feb 1960), mar. 1992 Harriet Laura Harrison, 2nd dau. of Jonathan Harrison, of Co. Bedford, and has issue:

1a. Rufus William Rawdon Slim (b. 15 Apr 1995)

2a. William Slim

3a. Kit Cosmo John Slim (b, 20 Aug 2004)

2. Hon Hugo John Robertson Slim (b. 28 Aug 1961), 1991 M B Rebecca Abrams, dau. of Prof Philip Abrams, of Bristol, and has issue

1. Hon Mary Ann Slim (b. 13 Nov 1964)

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Lt Col Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders; OBE 1973; Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London 1988; elected to the House of Lords 1999

 

 Last updated 23 Sep 2004

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Title:

2nd Viscount Slim, of Yarralumla in the Capital Territory of Australia and of Bishopston in the City and County of Bristol

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 15 Jul 1960)

 

Address:

c/o House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW

Fax: 020 7351 1564

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