Gerald Legge, 9th Earl of Dartmouth
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Gerald Legge, 9th Earl of Dartmouth

Peer + Guard + Captain
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Born Apr 26, 1924
Died Dec 14, 1997

Gerald Humphry Legge, 9th Earl of Dartmouth FCA was a British peer and businessman. Legge was the only son of the 8th Earl of Dartmouth. He was educated at Eton and on leaving there in 1942, he joined the Coldstream Guards as a Captain and served with them until the end of World War II.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1924 Birth Born in 1924.

TEENAGE

1942 18 Years Old On leaving Eton in 1942, he joined the Coldstream Guards as a Captain and served with them until the end of the Second World War, having been mentioned in despatches.

TWENTIES

1948 24 Years Old Lord Dartmouth married Raine McCorquodale, the only child of romance novelist, Barbara Cartland and her first husband, Alexander McCorquodale, on 1 July 1948. … Read More

THIRTIES

1958 34 Years Old He was subsequently a director of the farming company Rea Bros (based at Ashcombe House) from 1958 to 1989, chairman of the Royal Choral Society from 1970 to 19 92 and chairman of the Anglo-Brazilian Society from 1975 to 1994.
1962 38 Years Old He succeeded his father in the earldom in 1962.

FIFTIES

1976 52 Years Old Lord and Lady Dartmouth divorced in 1976. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1997 73 Years Old Lord Dartmouth died on 14 December 1997 and was succeeded by his oldest son, William.
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