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Dr Leslie Haden-Guest MP

Born:
25 Adar 5637 (10 March 1877)
Died:
27 Av 5720 (20 August 1960)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
HAD9643
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
25 Adar 5637 (10 March 1877)
Place of birth:
Oldham

Death

Date of death:
27 Av 5720 (20 August 1960)
Died in combat?:
No
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British Jewry Book of Honour P134

Capt. Leslie Haden-Guest Royal Army Medical Corps. “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in establishing a forward aid post in our advanced lines over a mile in front of his regimental aid post. By his courageous decision to remain there in spite of heavy shelling, and his great gallantry and devotion in attending to the wounded all the casualties were evacuated before the battalion was relieved.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_Haden-Guest,_1st_Baron_Haden-Guest

Haden-Guest converted to Judaism before his marriage to Muriel Goldsmid, his second wife. He "renounced Judaism" in 1924, describing himself subsequently as a "Konfessionslos".He was the first Jew to stand for Parliament as a Labour candidate.
He was created a peer 2 February 1950 as Baron Haden-Guest, of Saling in the County of Essex and was a Lord-in-Waiting to the King (February–October 1951), and thereafter an Assistant Opposition Whip in the House of Lords.

Family

Spouse

Edith Low (female)

Spouse

Muriel Goldschmidt (female)
Other surname / Maiden name:
Carmel

Spouse

Edith Edgar
Other surname / Maiden name:
Macqueen

Children

Peter Haden-Guest (male)
David Guest (male)
Angela Guest (female)
Stephen Haden-Guest (male)
Richard Haden-Guest (male)

Parents

Father: Alexander Haden-Guest (male)
Mother: Catherine Johnson (female)

Homefront

Occupation:
Member of Parliament
What was the impact of this:
Labour MP for Southwark West/Islington North. Elected 1923

Military Record

Military service:
Royal Army Medical Corps
Assignments
Campaigns:
Passchandaele
Medals:
MC for Gallantry

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