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Peter George Arthur Wakefield

Peter George Arthur Wakefield

Male 1922 - 2010  (88 years)


  • Name Peter George Arthur Wakefield  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 13 May 1922  Wandsworth Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2
    • son of John Bunting Wakefield & Dorothy Ina Stace [2]
    Education abt 1935 - 1940  Cranleigh School Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Education abt 1940 - 1942  Corpus Christi College, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Military Service 1942 - 1947  Captain, Royal Artillery  [2, 4
    • with Military Govt, Eritrea, 1946-47
    Occupation 1949 - 1982  HM Diplomatic Service  [2
    • Ambassador to Lebanon, 1975-78; to Belgium, 1979-82.
    Decoration 1973  CMG  [2
    Post/Rank/Title 1977  KBE  [2
    Residence - 2010  Lincoln House, 28 Montpelier Row, Twickenham Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    • also at Cortijo Rosa, Periana, Spain
    Death 01 Dec 2010  Richmond-upon-Thames Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Notes 
    • Wakefield, Sir Peter (George Arthur); KBE 1977, CMG 1973. Born 13 May 1922; s of John Bunting Wakefield and Dorothy Ina Stace; m 1951, Felicity Maurice-Jones; four s one d; died 01 Dec 2010. HM Diplomatic Service, retired; art management consultant; Life President, Asia House, London, since 2006 (Chairman of Trustees, 1993-2003; Trustee, since 2003). Education: Cranleigh Sch.; Corpus Christi Coll., Oxford. Career: Army Service, 1942-47; Military Govt, Eritrea, 1946-47; Hulton Press, 1947-49; entered Diplomatic Service, 1949; Middle East Centre for Arab Studies, 1950; 2nd Sec., Amman, 1950-52; Foreign Office, 1953-55; 1st Sec., British Middle East Office, Nicosia, 1955-56; 1st Sec. (Commercial), Cairo, 1956; Administrative Staff Coll., Henley, 1957; 1st Sec. (Commercial), Vienna, 1957-60; 1st Sec. (Commercial), Tokyo, 1960-63; SE Asia Dept, FO, 1964-66; Consul-General and Counsellor, Benghazi, 1966-69; Econ. and Commercial Counsellor, Tokyo, 1970-72; Econ. and Commercial Minister, Tokyo, 1973; seconded as Special Adviser on the Japanese Market, BOTB, 1973-75; Ambassador to the Lebanon, 1975-78, to Belgium, 1979-82. Director: NACF, 1982-92; UK, Trust for Mus. Exhibns, 1992-99. Chairman: Richmond Theatre Trust, 1989-2001; Heritage Co-ordination Gp, 1992-98. Recreations: Looking at paintings, collecting pots, restoring ruins. Club: Travellers. Address: Lincoln House, 28 Montpelier Row, Twickenham; Cortijo Rosa, Periana, Spain. [Who Was Who]
    Person ID I0729  Tatham | Bloxham branch | Parent of spouse
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2012 

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    Family ID F1756  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 13 May 1922 - Wandsworth Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1935 - 1940 - Cranleigh School Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1940 - 1942 - Corpus Christi College, Oxford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 2010 - Lincoln House, 28 Montpelier Row, Twickenham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 01 Dec 2010 - Richmond-upon-Thames Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Peter Wakefield (1922-2010)
    Peter Wakefield (1922-2010)
    Obituary, Daily Telegraph

  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Wandsworth, 2Q1922.

    2. [S18] Who's Who / Who was Who.

    3. [S05] The Times, forthcoming marriages, 22 Jun 1988.
      Timothy L Tatham & Mary-Rose Wakefield

    4. [S11] Newspaper, Scotsman, 06 Dec 2010.
      obituary