William Philip Sidney (1909 - 1991)

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Birthplace: Chelsea, London, England
Death: Died in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
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About William Philip Sidney

William Philip Sidney, 1st Viscount De L'Isle, VC, KG, GCMG, GCVO, KStJ, PC (23 May 1909 – 5 April 1991), known as The Lord De L'Isle and Dudley between 1945 and 1956, was the 15th Governor-General of Australia and the final non-Australian to hold the office.

Sidney was the younger of two children, and the only son, of William Sidney, 5th Baron De L'Isle and Dudley (19 August 1859 – 18 June 1945) and his wife, Winifred Agneta Yorke Bevan (d. 11 February 1959). The Sidney family was one of England's oldest and most distinguished families. He was a descendant of King William IV by his mistress Dorothea Bland. He was educated at Eton and Magdalene College, Cambridge and became a chartered accountant. In 1929 he joined the Grenadier Guards Reserve of Officers.

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William Philip Sidney, 1st Viscount de L'Isle's Timeline

1909
May 23, 1909
Chelsea, London, England
1940
June 8, 1940
Age 31
Westminster, London, England
1944
October 11, 1944
- June 18, 1945
Age 35
1951
October 31, 1951
- December 20, 1955
Age 42
1961
August 3, 1961
- May 7, 1965
Age 52
1966
March 24, 1966
Age 56
Paris, France
1991
April 5, 1991
Age 81
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England