Edward Digby, 12th Baron Digby

Edward Henry Kenelm Digby, 12th Baron Digby KCVO JP DL (born 24 July 1924) is a British peer, and retired British Army (Coldstream Guards) officer.[1]

He is the son of the Edward Digby, 11th Baron Digby, whom he succeeded as Baron Digby in 1964. He studied at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge and trained at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. He served as an army officer in World War II, Malaya, and the British Army of the Rhine.

In 1952 he married Dione Sherbrooke, daughter of Rear-Adm. Robert St Vincent Sherbrooke. They had two sons and a daughter. The House of Lords Act 1999 removed the right of hereditary peers to sit in the House of Lords. He served as Lord Lieutenant of Dorset 1984-1999 and was appointed Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 1999.


  1. ‘DIGBY’, Who's Who 2014, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2014; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2013 ; online edn, Dec 2013 accessed 8 April 2014
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Edward Digby
Baron Digby
Heir apparent:
Hon. Henry Noel Kenelm Digby
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