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Thursday, March 07, 2013

Brig Sir Jeffrey Lionel Darell, MC, 8th Baronet (1919-2013)

_. Brigadier Sir Jeffrey Lionel Darell, MC, 8th Baronet, died 27 February, 2013, aged 93. During the Second World War he was a member of the small force responsible for the close protection of the Royal Family ~ 'The Coats Mission' commanded by Maj James Coats.

He was born 2 Oct 1919, son of Lt-Col Guy Marsland Darell, MC (1883-1947), by his wife Esmee Violet Savile, scion of that landed family; succeeded to the baronetcy (Bt, GB, 1795), on his cousin's death, 10 Feb, 1959; married 30 Jun 1953, Bridget Mary, eldest dau of Maj-Gen Sir Allan Henry Shafto Adair, 6th Baronet, KCVO, CB, DSO, MC, by whom he had issue, a son, and 2 daughters. The son, Guy Jeffrey Adair Darell, born 8 Jun 1961, now succeeds to the baronetcy. His home was at Denton Lodge, Harleston, Norfolk.

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