Philip Sidney, 2nd Viscount De L'Isle
Philip John Algernon Sidney, 2nd Viscount De L’Isle MBE
Order of the British Empire
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, DL
Deputy Lieutenant
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 (born 21 April 1945) is a British peer and former soldier.

The eldest son of the 1st Viscount De L'Isle
William Sidney, 1st Viscount De L'Isle
William Philip Sidney, 1st Viscount De L'Isle and 6th Baron De L'Isle and Dudley VC KG GCMG GCVO KStJ PC , was the 15th Governor-General of Australia and the final non-Australian to hold the office...

, Sidney was educated at Tabley House
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, Mons OCS
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 and Sandhurst
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. After service in the Rifle Brigade, in 1966, he became a Major in the Grenadier Guards
Grenadier Guards
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 and took early retirement in 1979. He was appointed Vice-Lieutenant of Kent
Lord Lieutenant of Kent
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 in 2002 and is also a Freeman of the City of London and a member of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths
Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths
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. On 15 November 1980, he married Isobel Tresyllian Compton, the youngest daughter of the civil servant Sir Edmund Compton
Edmund Compton
Sir Edmund Gerald Compton CB KCB GCB KBE was a civil servant and the first Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration.-Early life:...

. They have two children, Hon. Sophia Jacqueline Mary (born 1983) and Hon. Philip William Edmund (born 1985). Sidney succeeded to his father's titles in 1991.

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