Arthur Lawley, 6th Baron Wenlock

Arthur Lawley, 6th Baron Wenlock

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Arthur Lawley, 6th Baron Wenlock, <small>GCIE, KCMG</small> (12 November 1860&nbsp;– 14 June 1932) was a British politician, soldier and administrator who served as the administrator of Matabeleland, Governor of Western Australia, Lieutenant-Governor of Transvaal and Governor of Madras.

Arthur Lawley was born in 1860 to 2nd Baron Wenlock and educated in the United Kingdom. On completion of his education, he served in the British Army and rose to become a captain in the 10th Hussars.

On his retirement from the army, Lawley entered politics and served as the administrator of Matabeleland, Governor of Western Australia, Lieutenant-Governor of Transvaal and Governor of Madras.

Early life

Arthur Lawley was born on 12 November 1860 to Beilby Richard Lawley, 2nd Baron Wenlock and his wife Elizabeth Grosvenor. He was their seventh child to the couple and the fourth and youngest son.

Lawley was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. However, Lawley did not complete his graduation. Instead, he joined the 10th Hussars and became a soldier in the British army. He rose to become a Captain in 1882 and fought in the Mahdist War and saw action at Suakin (1884).

In 1892, he retired from the army and joined politics serving as the private secretary to the Duke of Westminster from 1892 to 1896 when he was appointed Acting-administrator of Matabeleland.

Matabeleland

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