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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Colonel John Evelyn Baring Hills, DL, TD, dies at 69

Col. John Evelyn Baring Hills, DL, TD, late the 17/21st Lancers and Royal Wessex Yeomanry, died suddenly 26 April, 2009, at the age of 69. He was b 16 May 1939, son of Lt.-Col. John David Hills (d Jul 1975), by his wife the former Lady Rosemary Ethel Baring (b 17 December 1908; d 14 Apr 2004), dau of the 2nd Earl of Cromer (1877-1953), by his wife the former Lady Ruby Florence Mary Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound (b 26 September 1886; d 5 Nov 1961), dau of the 4th Earl of Minto (1845-1914). Colonel John Hills was educated at Eton College; Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.), 1989.He served as High Sheriff of Gloucestershire in 1990. Major, 17th/21st Lancers. He was Honorary Aide-de-Camp to HM Queen Elizabeth II between 1990 and 2003.Colonel, Royal Wessex Yeomanry (Territorial Army). He married 6 Mar 1964, Katherine Adrian Alderson-Smith, daughter of G. F. Alderson-Smith, by whom he had a son (John) George Baring Hills b on 24 March 1966, and a dau, Veronica Adrian Harriet (Wonkie)Hills, who was b 23 August 1968. He also leaves grandchildren, Rosie and Jack.

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