Colonel Lord Glanusk DSO – Commander
The Hon. Wilfred Russell Bailey, 3rd Baron Glanusk
||27 June 1891
||Son of Joseph Henry Russell Bailey, 2nd Baron Glanusk
||RMA Sandhurst 1910-11
||12 January 1948
4 Feb 1911
||2nd Lt Grenadier Guards
|8 Nov 1912
|14 Nov 1916
||Awarded the DSO. Captain Bailey and Harcourt-Vernon led a Company out of the trench
with great dash. They led by at least 50 yards and shot many of the enemy with their
revolvers. About 60 of the enemy were accounted for mainly with the bayonet and 42 made
|28 Jan 1919
||Awarded Croix de guerre
|17 Feb 1924
||Major W.R. Bailey retired with gratuity. Seniority to be 8 Apr 1921
|11 Jan 1928
||Became Lord Glanusk, 3rd Baron Glanusk after the death of his Father.
|21 June 1932
||Awarded Officer in the Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem.
|18 Apr 1934
||To be Hon Colonel of 3 Bn Monmouth Regiment, Territorial Army Res of Off’s
|12 May 1937
||Attended the Coronation of King George VI
|30 Sept 1939
Major The Lord Glanusk G.Grds to be Maj.Welsh Guards 17922. Seniority Same.
||Appointed Commander Auxiliary Units (taking over from Col. Major)
Took up his post arriving in his Rolls Royce. Most of the officers were from the Guards Brigade
and it did not take long before drill was added to the training schedule. He used his influence
with GHQ Home forces to improve the SDS establishment.
|13 Oct 1943
||Lt Col Lord Glanusk ceased to belong to the Reserve of Officers due to ill
health. Given the Hon. Rank of Col. Lord Glanusk had had a heart attack.
|| Served as Lord Lieutenant of Brecknockshire from 1928 to 1948
The Times, Tuesday, Jan 13, 1948; pg. 6; Issue 50967; col G
LORD LIEUTENANT OF BRECONSHIRE
Lord Glanusk, Lord Lieutenant of Breconshire, died suddenly of hear failure yesterday at the age of 56 at his home
near Crickhowell, Breconshire, one day more than 20 years after his father died in the act of opening the Brecon
County War Memorial Hospital.
The Right Hon. Sir Wilfred Russell Bailey, D.S.O., third Baron Glanusk, of Glanusk Park, in the County of Brecon in
the Peerage of the United Kingdom, and a baronet, was the eldest son of the second Baron Glanusk and was born on
June 27, 1891. Educated at Eton and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, he was commissioned in the
Grenadier Guards and served throughout the 1914-18 was with his regiment. He was mentioned six times in
dispatches, was twice wounded, and received the D.S.O. in 1916, to which a bar was added later. In 1918 he
rose to the command of the first battalion of the Grenadier Guards, and retired from the Army in 1924 with the rank
He took a keen interest in the Boy Scout movement for many years and played a prominent part in
local government in South Wales, having served on the Brecon County Council and as Chairman of the Brecon Standing
Joint Committee. During the 1939-45 war he was re-employed and commanded for a time the training battalion of
the Welsh Guards. He had been Lord Lieutenant of the county since 1928 and was appointed honorary colonel of
the third battalion of The Monmouthshire Regiment in 1934 and of the Brecknock Battalion of The South Wales
Borderers in 1939.
He was twice married, first in 1919 to Victoria Mary Enid Anne, daughter of Colonel Frank Dugdale, C.V.O.
There were no children of the marriage, which was dissolved in 1939. He married secondly in 1942 Margaret
Eldrydd, daughter of the late Major General T. H. Stoubridge, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., by whom he had one
daughter. The family honours descend to his cousin, Lieutenant David Russell Bailey, R.N., son of the Hon.
Herbert Crawshay Bailey, fourth son of the first Lord Glanusk.
(Information compiled for CART by CART Researcher Bill