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Biographical entry Kindersley, Hugh Kenyon Molesworth, Second Baron Kindersley of West Hoathly (1899 - 1976)

MC 1918; CBE 1945; MBE 1941; Hon FRCS 1959.

6 October 1976


Lord Kindersley was born in 1899, the son of the first Lord Kindersley and Gladys Margaret Beadle. Educated at Eton he served in the first world war in the Scots Guards, where he won the Military Cross in 1918. During the second world war he rejoined his old regiment and served with the 6th Airborne Division with the rank of Brigadier, and won the MBE and CBE (military. After the war he succeeded to his father in 1951, became chairman of Rolls Royce (from 1956 to 1968) and a director of Lazard Brothers (1967 to 1971). He was chairman of the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration from 1962 to 1970, and President of the Arthritis and Rheumatism Council.

In the College he was a very successful chairman of the Appeal Committee, from 1958, with Sir Simon Marks as his vice-chairman: together they collected £3.6 million in the next 15 years, by which means the College was rebuilt. During this time old fellows were invited, and new fellows obliged, to make an annual subscription. A valued and highly respected member of its Court of Patrons, the College acknowledged his services with their honorary gold medal in 1975. He died on 6 October 1976.

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