Herbert Dixon, 1st Baron Glentoran, OBE

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Herbert Dixon

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Ballymisert, Co Down, Ireland
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Daniel Dixon, 1st Baronet, MP
Husband of Emily Ina Florence Dixon
Father of Daniel Stewart Thomas Bingham Dixon, 2nd Baron Glentoran, KBE and The Hon Angela Dixon
Brother of Major Daniel Dixon

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About Herbert Dixon, 1st Baron Glentoran, OBE

Herbert Dixon, 1st Baron Glentoran

  • Born on 23 January 1880.
  • Son of Rt. Hon. Sir Daniel Dixon, 1st Bt. and Annie Shaw.
  • Married Hon. Emily Ina Florence Bingham, daughter of John George Barry Bingham, 5th Baron Clanmorris of Newbrook and Matilda Catherine Maude Ward, on 25 November 1905.
  • Died on 20 July 1950 at age 70.
  • Invested as a Officer, Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.)
  • Educated at Rugby School, Rugby, Warwickshire, England.
  • Educated at Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Berkshire, England.
  • Fought in the Boer War between 1901 and 1902.
  • Captain in the service of the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons.
  • Fought in the First World War, where he was mentioned in despatches.
  • High Sheriff of County Kildare in 1916.
  • Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Unionist) for Belfast Pottinger between 1918 and 1922.
  • Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Belfast East [Northern Ireland] between 1921 and 1929.
  • Parliamentary Secretary, Ministery of Finance [Northern Ireland] between 1921 and 1942.
  • Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of County Kildare.
  • Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Unionist) for Belfast East between 1922 and 1939.
  • Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of County Down.
  • Invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) [Northern ireland] on 28 November 1923
  • Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Belfast Bloomfield [Northern Ireland] between May 1929 and 1950.
  • Created 1st Baron Glentoran, of Ballyalloly, co. Down [U.K.] on 8 July 1939.
  • Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for County Kildare.
  • Succeeded to the title of 3rd Baronet Dixon [U.K., 1903] on 10 May 1950.

Children of Herbert Dixon, 1st Baron Glentoran and Hon. Emily Ina Florence Bingham

  • Hon. Daphne Maude Dixon d. 6 Apr 1942
  • Hon. Anne Lavinia Dixon d. 16 Sep 1971
  • Hon. Angela Ierne Evelyn Dixon b. 1907
  • Colonel Daniel Stewart Thomas Bingham Dixon, 2nd Baron Glentoran b. 19 Jan 1912, d. 22 Jul 1995
  • Hon. Patricia Clare Dixon b. 1919

The Peerage


Gazetted Awards and Mentions in Despatches

  • First Name: Herbert
  • Initials: H
  • Surname: Dixon
  • Nationality: British
  • Rank: Captain
  • Gallantry Awards: OBE
  • Award Details: Distinguished Service
  • Gazette Info: 15452
  • Gazette Date: 12/12/1919
  • Service: British Army
  • Regiment: Dragoons (6)
  • Service: BA


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Herbert Dixon, 1st Baron Glentoran, OBE's Timeline

1880
January 23, 1880
Ballymisert, Co Down, Ireland
1912
January 19, 1912
Age 31
1950
July 20, 1950
Age 70
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