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Raper, Alfred Baldwinlocked

Born London, 8 May 1889; y s of late Walter and Maud Raper of Gerrard’s Cross, Bucks; m 1st, 1922, Bessie Alice, Marchioness Conyngham (d 1933), d of late William Andrew Tobin, Australia; one s; 2nd, 1928, Renée Angêle Rosalie, d of late Hector Benoist, Lille, France; one d; died 30 April 1941


Merchant Taylors’ School; Brussels


Travelled widely in Europe, Asia Minor, United States, and near East; served as Pilot in Royal Air Force during War; received Order of St Stanislas from Russian Government in recognition of services to Russian Aviation Mission; prospective Unionist candidate for NE Bethnal Green, 1917–18; MP (Co. U) East Islington, 1918–22; undertook Special Mission to Finland, April 1918; White Rose of Finland, 1926, for services to Anglo-Finnish Commerce


articles in various newspapers and periodicals


Flying, motoring, and all outdoor sports


Royal Air Force, City of London, Royal Thames Yacht


Shell-Mex House, WC2

Temple Bar 2104

Bearwood, Gerrards Cross, Bucks

Gerrards Cross 2571