Walter Faber

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Walter Vavasour Faber (11 February 1857 – 2 April 1928)[1] was a Conservative politician and soldier.[2]


Faber was the youngest son of Charles Wilson Faber, of Northaw, a Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire and Mary Beckett, daughter of Sir Edmund Beckett, 4th Baronet, and thus sister of the 1st Baron Grimthorpe.[3] His maternal grandfather had been a Conservative Member of Parliament for Yorkshire.

His two elder brothers were both members of parliament who were ennobled, Edmund Faber (1847–1920), who later became Lord Faber, and Denison Faber (1852–1931), who later became Lord Wittenham. Their sister Mary Eliza (1850–1936) became a novelist.

Faber was educated at Malvern College before attending the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.[4] He served in the Royal Artillery, rising to the rank of captain, before he retired. He was subsequently appointed a lieutenant in the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry, and promoted to captain (supernumerary) in the regiment on 6 June 1902.[5] He was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Hampshire on 3 December 1920.[6]

Political career

His elder brother Denison was the MP for Andover until he was raised to the peerage as Baron Faber in December 1905, when his seat was vacated. Walter stood and won the January 1906 general election, and served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Andover until 1918.[1]


  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "A" (part 2)
  2. ^ The Popular guide to the House of Commons. 1906. p. 86. Retrieved 2011-01-24. 
  3. ^ FABER’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007
  4. ^ Profile of Walter Faber. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  5. ^ "No. 27447". The London Gazette (Supplement). 24 June 1902. p. 4122. 
  6. ^ "No. 32154". The London Gazette. 7 December 1920. p. 12054. 

External links

  • Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Walter Faber
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Edmund Beckett Faber
Member of Parliament for Andover
Succeeded by
Constituency abolished

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