Anthony Ashley-Cooper, Lord Ashley

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, Lord Ashley

Aristocrat + Order of St John + British Army Officer
Born Oct 4, 1900

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, Lord Ashley was an English nobleman, descended from the Earls of Shaftesbury. He was the eldest son of Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 9th Earl of Shaftesbury and Lady Constance Sibell Grosvenor. His courtesy title "Lord Ashley", was used as the eldest son of the Earl of Shaftesbury.… Read More

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1900 Birth Born on October 4, 1900.


1925 24 Years Old Lord Ashley was a cadet in the Eton College contingent of the Officers' Training Corps. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the 94th (Dorset & Somersetshire Yeomanry) Field Brigade, Royal Artillery on 26 June 1925.
1926 25 Years Old On 1 May 1926, he transferred to the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry with the same rank.
1927 26 Years Old Ashley was married twice. His first wife was the former Edith Louisa Sylvia Hawkes, known as Sylvia. They were married on 3 February 1927 and divorced 28 November 1934. … Read More
1929 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Lord Ashley was promoted to lieutenant on 12 March 1929.


1931 30 Years Old He was restored to his unit on 2 May 1931.
1937 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Lord Ashley's second wife was the French-born Fran├žoise Soulier, daughter of Georges Soulier of Caudebec-en-Caux, France. Lord Ashley and Soulier were married on 31 March 1937 and remained married until his death in 1947. … Read More
1940 39 Years Old 1 More Event
On 5 January 1940, he was removed from the Wiltshire Yeomanry and placed on the general list of Yeomanry officers.


1941 40 Years Old On 18 December 1941, he was transferred to the Territorial Army reserve of officers for the Royal Armoured Corps, Royal Tank Regiment. … Read More
1943 42 Years Old 1 More Event
Lord Ashley was heir apparent to the Earldom of Shaftesbury during his life. On 8 November 1943, his father appointed him a deputy lieutenant of Dorset. … Read More
1947 46 Years Old Died on March 8, 1947.
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