Arthur Walsh, 3rd Baron Ormathwaite

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Arthur Henry John Walsh, 3rd Baron Ormathwaite GCVO (10 April 1859–13 March 1937) was a British Army officer, politician, peer and courtier.

Walsh was the eldest son of the 2nd Baron Ormathwaite and his wife, Katherine, a daughter of the 7th Duke of Beaufort. He was educated at Eton College. In 1876 he was commissioned a Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal South Wales Borderers Militia, being promoted Lieutenant later the same year. In 1878 he transferred to the Regular Army as a Second Lieutenant in the 1st Life Guards and was later promoted Lieutenant. In 1887 he left the Regular Army and became a Second Lieutenant in the Royal East Kent Yeomanry, serving until 1890.

In 1885, Walsh entered Parliament as Conservative MP for Radnorshire and held the seat until his defeat by Liberal Francis Edwards in 1892. On 26 July 1890, he had married Lady Clementine Pratt, the only daughter of the 3rd Marquess Camden.

In 1892 he became an equerry in waiting to The Queen. In 1897, he was briefly Comptroller of the Household to The Duchess of Teck before her death that year and he carried her coronet at her funeral. He served as a Gentleman Usher (1902–1905)[1] and Groom-in-Waiting (1905–1907) to King Edward VII and was Master of the Ceremonies from 1907 to 1920 and Lord Lieutenant of Radnorshire from 1917 to 1921.

Walsh was appointed Member of the Royal Victorian Order 4th Class (MVO) in 1907, promoted to Commander (CVO) in the 1910 New Year Honours, Knight Commander (KCVO) in the 1912 New Year Honours, and Knight Grand Cross (GCVO) in the 1920 Birthday Honours on his retirement.

Walsh inherited his father's title in 1920 and on his own death in 1937 without children it passed to his brother, George.


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Richard Green-Price, Bt
Member of Parliament for Radnorshire
Succeeded by
Francis Edwards
Court offices
Preceded by
Alexander Hood
Comptroller to The Duchess of Teck
Succeeded by
(death of the Duchess of Teck)
Preceded by
Hon. Aubrey FitzClarence
Gentleman Usher
Succeeded by
Harry Lloyd-Verney
Preceded by
Sir John Fullerton
Succeeded by
Archibald Milne
Preceded by
Sir Douglas Dawson
Master of the Ceremonies
Succeeded by
Post abolished
(Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps)
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir Powlett Milbank, Bt
Lord Lieutenant of Radnorshire
Succeeded by
Charles Coltman-Rogers
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Arthur Walsh
Baron Ormathwaite
Succeeded by
George Walsh