Lord Kilbracken [John Godley]

1920-? [John Raymond Godley; 3rd Baron]; schoolboy bookie at Eton; fighter pilot in World War II, awarded DSC; reporter for the Daily Mirror and Sunday Express; afterwards foreign correspondent; issued Shamrocks and Unicorns, Memoirs (Putnams 1962); renounced British citizenship in the wake of the Bloody Sunday massacre in Derry, 1972; handed back Distinguished Service Cross award; lost hereditary seat in House of Lords on reduction of hereditaries from 75 to 750 in transitional house, standing as Labour candidate, with only 3 votes, 1999; lives in Killegar, Co Cavan. DIW

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