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Ralph Dutton of Hinton Ampner

Owen D

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Went to National Trust , Hinton Ampner today

I see that Ralph Dutton was born 25th August 1898.

He would have been old enough to serve in The Great War.

Did he or was he at University ?

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Yes,  he was old enough.


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  • Owen D changed the title to Ralph Dutton of Hinton Ampner

His full name & title was Ralph Stawell DUTTON, 8th & last Baron Sherborne.  His wiki entry does not give details of any WW1 service.


No mention of war service in either in his full obituary in The Times in 1985 or his entry in Who Was Who.  Both say his education was Eton, then Christ Church, Oxford, followed by Cirencester Agricultural College.  At Oxford he founded the Uffizi Society and a photo shows he was circa 1920 a contemporary of Anthony Eden (started at Oxford October 1919 after war service), Lord David Cecil (born 1902, no war service known), and Sir Henry Grey Studholme Bt (born 1899, served Scots Guards 1917-1919)

Ralph's work in WW2 gives no clues as he was employed by the Foreign Office 1939-1945 and Hinton Ampner was occupied by a girls school.



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