Francis Rodd, 2nd Baron Rennell
Major General Francis James Rennell Rodd, 2nd Baron Rennell KBE CB JP (
25 October 1895- 15 March 1978) was the second but eldest surviving son of the diplomat James Rennell Rodd, 1st Baron Rennell. During the First World War he served in the artilleryand as an intelligence officer in France, Italy North Africa, Palestineand Syriaand joined the diplomatic service after the war. He was re-commissioned into the army in 1939 and served as Major General, Civil Affairs Administration in a number of theatres. He gained the title of 2nd Baron Rennellon the death of his father on 26 July 1941and married The Hon. Mary Constance Vivian Smith, daughter of Vivian Hugh Smith, 1st Baron Bicesteron 3 August 1928. They had four daughters.
* Hon. Joanna Pheobe Rodd (1929-?)
* Hon. Juliet Honor Rodd (1930-?) married Boobyer
* Hon. Mary Elizabeth Jill Rodd (1932-?) married Dunne
* Hon. Rachel Georgiana Rodd (1935-?) married Blythe.
As he had no sons, the barony passed to his nephew
Tremayne Rodd, 3rd Baron Rennellon his death in 1978.
He was president of the
Royal Geographic Society1945-1948.
*"Biographical Dictionary of British Generals of the Second World War", Nick Smart. ISBN 1-84415-049-6.
* [http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0016-7398(197807)144%3A2%3C392%3AOLRORK%3E2.0.CO%3B2-8 Obituary from The Geographical Journal]
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