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Maj-Gen Sir William George Lawrence Beynon           1866-1955
Major-General Sir William Beynon, KCIE, CB, DSO,
William was born on 5 November 1866, the son of William H. Beynon and Charlotte B. ?, at Agra India.

Edith Norah Petrie                               1872-1959
Edith was born about 1872, the daughter of George Petrie and Penelope Mary Dartnell, at Callao, Peru.
I have identified the following children.
  Norah Patricia No Date     Married John Graham Shelley
Kathleen Mabel "Kay" Born 18 Dec 1906   Married Capt. John Williams Wainwright
One other daughter No Date    

Birth of Parents
William George Lawrence Beynon b: 5 Nov 1866         Agra, India
son of Maj. William H. Beynon and Charlotte B. ?

Edith Norah Petrie b: abt 1872               Callao, Peru
daughter of George Petrie and Penelope Mary Dartnell

8 Feb 1899
Maj. William George Lawrence Beynon
Edith Norah Petrie
London       1899 1Q Kensington 1a 143

The Times, Friday, Feb 10, 1899                         MARRIAGES
  BEYNON : PETRIE - On the 8th Feb., at St. Mary's Abbot's Kensington, by the Revd. Canon Weatherhead of Chester Cathedral, assited by the Revd. Canon Pennefather, Major W. L BEYNON DSO, 3 Gurkha Rifles, eldest son of General Beynon, to EDITH NORAH, youngest daugther of Mr. George PETRIE, of 1 De Vere-gardens, Kensington.

1901 Census RG13-19 1 April 1901 Kensington, London
1 De Vere Gardens
Penelope M. Petrie (Widow)
George D.
Edith N. Beynon (M)(Dau)
Plus 6 Servants
Age 66
Age 40
Age 28
Living on own means
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Living on own means
Co. Cork, Mallow
12 Apr 1834
abt 1860
abt 1872

The Times, Wednesday, Mar 18, 1903                         BIRTHS
  BEYNON - On the 14th inst, at Venares, the wife of MAJOR W. BEYNON, DSO, 3rd Gurkha Rifles, of a daughter.

Maj-Gen Sir William George Lawrence Beynon
Died 19 Feb 1955, Age 88,     Buckinghamshire       1955 1Q Eton 6a 460

The Times, Monday, Feb 21, 1955                         DEATHS
  BEYNON - On Feb. 19, 1955 at Gerrards Cross, suddenly, MAJOR-GENERAL SIR WILLIAM GEORGE LAWRENCE BEYNON, K.C.I.E., C.B., D.S.O., in his 89th year, dearly loved husband of Norah.   Funeral service at Stoke Poges Church, Bucks. on Wednesday. Feb. 23, at 12 noon.   Cremation private

The Times, Monday, Feb 21, 1955                         OBITUARY



    Major-General Sir William Beynon, KCIE, CB, DSO, whose active career in the Indian Army extended over 30 years, and who probably saw as much campaigning on the North-West Frontier as any of his contemporaries, died at Gerrards Cross on Saturday at the age of 88.
    William George Lawrence Beynon was born on November 5, 1866, and was gazetted to The Royal Sussex Regiment in 1887. In 1889 he was transferred to the Indian Army, being posted to the 30th Bengal Infantry, but after serving with the 4th Gurkhas he joined the 1st/3rd Gurkhas in 1891. He was employed upon Intelligence duties at Gilgit when trouble developed in Chitral in 1895, and acted as staff officer to Colonel Kelly. Beynon, who was awarded the DSO for his good work and mentioned in dispatches, afterwards published a very racy account of the little campaign under the title of With Kelly to Chitral.
    In 1900 he went to Simla to act as Staff Captain for Mobilization in the department of the Quartermaster-General, and in September was appointed an additional Assistant Secretary in the Military Department of the Government of India. At the beginning of the following year, however, he was selected for duty in Somaliland where he commanded the mounted troops during the 1901 operations against the "Mad" Mullah, and was again mentioned in dispatches.
    He was transferred to the 2nd/6th Gurkhas in 1908 but went to the 1st/2nd Gurkhas as second-in-command in 1910, becoming brevet colonel in November. In March, 1913, he became commandant of the 1st/2nd Gurkhas. Before the outbreak of war in 1914 he was in temporary command of the Dehra Dun Brigade, but in November of that year he was given the Nowshera Brigade. When there was trouble on the upper Swat in May, 1915, Beynon commanded the Malakand Moveable Column.
    Finally, during the Afghan War of 1919 he was in command of the 16th Division at Lahore which formed the general reserve and was heavily drawn upon in the course of the campaign. He relinquished his appointment, at the end of 1919, and retired from the service in 1920. He was Colonel of his old Regiment the 3rd (Queen Alexandra's Own) Gurkha Rifles from 1926-1945.
    He married in 1899 Edith Norah, younger daughter of Mr. George Petrie, who survives him, together with three daughters of the marriage.

Edith Norah (Petrie) Beynon Died 5 Jul 1959, Age 86,       1959 3Q Salisbury 7c 375

The Times, Tuesday, Jul. 7, 1959                   MARRIAGES
  BEYNON - On July 5, 1959, peacefully in a Salisbury Nursing Home, in her 87th year, EDITH NORAH, widow of MAJOR GEN. SIR W. G. L. BEYNON, K.C.I.E., C.B., D.S.O.   Internment, Reigate Parish Church, 3 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday).

The Times, Friday, Feb. 18, 1938                         MARRIAGES


  The marriage took place yesterday at St. Peter's Cranely Gardens, of Mr. John Graham Shelley, son of Colonel and Mrs. Shelley, the Woodlands, Southwater, Horsham, and Miss Norah Patricia Beynon, daughter of Major-General Sir William and Lady Beynon, of 59 Evelyn Gardens, SW. The Rev. R.M. Gibson and the Rev. W.S. Scott officiated.
  The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a gown of white and silver brocade, with long, tight fitting sleeves, and a train cut in one with the skirt.   She had a shoulder cape of white ermine, and her white tulle veil was held in place by a headdress of white gardenias.   Hazel Adeley was a child bridesmaid, and there were three pages - David Hughes, Peter Du Buisson, and Thomas Buckley - and one grown up attendant Miss Susan Gauvain.   The little girl had a white satin dress, made with short puff sleeves and a sash, tied in a big bow at the back, and she carried a posy of white flowers to match the wreath in her hair.   The boys were in long white satin trousers with white crepe de Chine shirts.   The grown-up bridesmaid wore a dress of white crepe, made with long sleeves, a draped bodice, and a swathed sash, tied at the back.   A red carnation to match her bouquet was pinned in front on her softly falling turned down collar.   Mr. Douglas Gray was best man.
  A reception was held at 23 Knightsbridge, and then the bride and bridegroom left to spend the honeymoon in the Austrian Tyrol.
  Among those present at the church were: Colonel and Mrs. Shelley, Lady Beynon, Mr. and Mrs. George Lawrence, Major and Mrs. P. Beynon, Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. John Buckley, Mrs. D. L. Hughes,
Lieuteant-Colonel and Mrs. Impey, Mr. E. Impey, Mrs. G. Mordaunt, Miss Impey, Sir Henry and Lady Lawrence, Miss Mabel Beynon, Mrs. Du Buisson, Mrs. W. Petrie, Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Petrie, Mrs. Graham Adeley, Mrs. George Lawrence, Mrs. Charles Petrie, Mr. Peter Du Buisson, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Du Buisson, Major and Mrs. A.D.G. Shelley, Miss Shelley, Mrs. Percey Gauvain, Mr. John Gauvain, Miss Honor Lawrence, Miss M. L. Lawrence. General Sir Malcolm Grover, Mr. and Mrs. F.P. Rennie, Colonel and Mrs. J. White, Captain and Mrs. Hew Wardrop, Maude Lady Druand, Mrs. R. M. Barrinton-Ward, Mrs. Radice, Lady Page, Mr. and Mrs. Ameer Ali, Mr. B. R. Woollcombe, Mr. R. Hill, Mrs. Cyril Paget, Lady Kell, Colonel F. G. West, Mr. G. G. Clarke, Sir Michael and Lady O'Dwyer, Mrs. H. T. Fulton, Brigadier-General J.L.J. Clarke, Colonel and Mrs. H.P.Jesson, Captain and Mrs. D. W. Baring, Captain and Mrs. K. G. Fernie, Mr. T. Molony, Lieutenant-Colonel T. C. W. Molony, Colonel Drake-Brockman, Colonel and Mrs. H. C. Hawtrey, Major-General and Mrs. S. G. Loch, Mrs. Wilfred Brunner, Miss Margaret Brunner
  Lady Pilkington, Miss White, Mr. and Mrs. Ronal Murphy, Mrs. N.J. Gordon Clark, Mrs. Campbell Newington, Mrs. S.R. Van Duzer, Brigadier-General and Mrs. Symons, Mr. John Clarke, Sir Idwal and Lady lloyd, Lady Pearman-Smith, Mrs. Prescott Headley, Mrs. Vernon Sainsbury, Miss Eileen Headley, Mrs. T. L. Leeds, Paymaster Rear-Admiral and Mrs. Henry Orniman, Miss E. Spencer-Smyth, Baroness von Luttltz, Mrs. J.L. Clyde, Mrs. G. Harford, Mr. Ronald Murray, Mr. J. B. Parnall, Mrs. R.P.S. Bache, Dr. and Mrs. W. Fox, Mrs. McKay Forbes, Mrs. Van Cuzer, Mr. J. Katz, Mrs. R. M. Givson, Mrs. G. A. Leslie, Mrs. W. S. Scott, Mrs. F. H. Fox, and Mr and Mrs. T. Williams.

The Times, Monday, Sep 18, 1939                   MARRIAGES
  WAINWRIGHT : BEYNON - On Sept. 10, 1939, in London, quietly, CAPT. JOHN WILLIAMS WAINWRIGHT, son of the late C. H. Wainwright, J.P., and Mrs. Wainwright, of Fifield Manor, Benson, Oxfordshire, to KATHLEEN MABEL (KAY), daughter of MAJ.-GEN. SIR WILLIAM BEYNON, K.C.I.E., C.B., D.S.O., and Lady Beynon, of 59 Evelyn Gardens, S.W 7.