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Sir Godfrey Dalrymple-White, 1st Baronet

Sir Godfrey Dalrymple Dalrymple-White, 1st Baronet (6 July 1866 – 1 April 1954), known as Godfrey White until 1926, was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom.

Dalrymple-White was the son of General Sir Henry Dalrymple White and his second wife Alice Elizabeth (née Malcolm), and was educated at Wellington College, Berkshire, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He joined the Grenadier Guards and was promoted to lieutenant on 7 February 1885, and captain on 13 February 1897. When the Second Boer War broke out in South Africa he went there with his regiment in 1900, and took part in operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July-November 1900, including the battle of Belfast. In November 1900 he was present at the actions near Caledon River; then served in Orange River Colony and Cape Colony December 1900-May 1902. He was promoted to major on 3 July 1901.[1] was mentioned in despatches, and received the Queen's South Africa Medal with three clasps, and the King's South Africa Medal with two clasps. After the war he served as Station Commandant. He later served in the First World War and achieved the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the Grenadier Guards.

Dalrymple-White was also involved in politics and sat as Member of Parliament (MP) for Southport from January 1910 to 1923 and from 1924 to 1931. In 1926 he assumed by deed poll the additional surname of Dalrymple[2] and the same year he was created a baronet, of High Mark in the County of Wigtown.[3]

Dalrymple-White married the Hon. Catherine Mary, daughter of Byron Cary, 12th Viscount of Falkland, in 1912. He died in April 1954, aged 87, and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son Henry.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Meir Astbury
Member of Parliament for Southport
19101923
Succeeded by
Sir John Brunner
Preceded by
Sir John Brunner
Member of Parliament for Southport
19241931
Succeeded by
Robert Hudson
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
New creation
Baronet
(of High Mark)
1926–1954
Succeeded by
Henry Arthur Dalrymple Dalrymple-White


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