Peter Stallard

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Sir Peter Stallard

21st Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man
In office
Monarch Elizabeth II
Preceded by Sir Ronald Garvey
Succeeded by Sir John Paul
Personal details
Peter Hyla Gawne Stallard

6 March 1915
Died 25 October 1995 (1995-10-26) (aged 80)
Nationality British
Spouse(s) Mary Elizabeth Kirke
Children One son and one daughter
Alma mater Corpus Christi College, Oxford
Military service
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Branch/service Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1939-1945
Rank Lieutenant-Colonel
Battles/wars World War II

Sir Peter Hyla Gawne Stallard KCMG CVO MBE (6 March 1915 – 25 October 1995) was Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man from 1967 to 1972.


Educated at Bromsgrove School and Corpus Christi College, Oxford,[1] Stallard joined the colonial service in Nigeria in 1937.[2] He served in West Africa and Burma during World War II being given an emergency commission in 1941 and reaching the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel by the end of the War.[3] He later re-joined the colonial service, becoming Secretary to the Prime Minister of the Federation of Nigeria in 1957 in the run-up to independence[4] before moving on to be Governor of British Honduras in 1961, where he arrived in the aftermath of serious hurricane damage.[5] He retired in 1966.[6]

In retirement he became Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man:[7] in August 1973 the Summerland disaster took place.[8] and he had to contend with calls for independence from Manx people.[9] He later chaired an inquiry into military training on Dartmoor.[10]


In 1941 he married Mary Elizabeth Kirke; they had one son and one daughter.[2]


  1. ^ Oxford Gazette, 1995/6.
  2. ^ a b Debrett's People of Today, 1994.
  3. ^ "No. 35294". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 September 1941. p. 5713.
  4. ^ "No. 42051". The London Gazette (Supplement). 11 June 1960. p. 3976.
  5. ^ Hurricane Damage, Hansard, 7 December 1961.
  6. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
  7. ^ World Leaders Index
  8. ^ The Island's Aftermath of Bitterness.
  9. ^ Interview with Sir Peter Stallard. British Film Institute.
  10. ^ Commons Written Answers to Questions Archived 2011-09-17 at the Wayback Machine, Hansard, 17 July 1978.
Government offices
Preceded by
Colin Thornley
Governor of British Honduras
Succeeded by
Sir John Paul
Preceded by
Sir Ronald Garvey
Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man
Succeeded by
Sir John Paul

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