John William Balfour Paul

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Lieutenant Colonel John William Balfour Paul DSO (4 June 1873 – 23 April 1957) was a Scottish soldier and officer of arms in the Court of the Lord Lyon.

He was the son of James Balfour Paul and brother of Arthur Forman Balfour Paul, and educated at Sedbergh School. He served in World War I, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order in 1919. [1]

He was Falkland Pursuivant Extraordinary from 1927 to 1939, and Marchmont Herald from 1939 to 1957. [2] In 1951 he was appointed a Vice-Lieutenant of Midlothian, having been a Deputy Lieutenant for the county since 1931. [3] [4] He was made an Officer of the Order of St John the same year. [5]

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  1. "No. 13375". The Edinburgh Gazette (Supplement). 2 January 1919. p. 20.
  2. The Court of the Lord Lyon: Marchmont Herald. Retrieved 22 November 2022.
  3. "No. 16830". The Edinburgh Gazette . 16 February 1951. p. 79.
  4. "No. 33716". The London Gazette . 15 May 1931. p. 3147.
  5. "No. 39267". The London Gazette . 22 June 1951. p. 3430.
Heraldic offices
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Falkland Pursuivant
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