Birth: 1882 - September Quarter

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Walmer, Kent

Baptism: 20 August 1882

Place of Baptism: Walmer, Kent

Death: 10 May 1941

Place or Registered Place of Death: Alexandra Hotel, Knightsbridge, London

Father: Arthur Cecil Henry Paget

Mother: Sophia Caroline Bushe

Spouse(s): Possibly Henry Danbury (Lonsdale)

Date of Marriage: 15 July 1911

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: Droxford, Hampshire


Gwladys married either John Green or Robert L Shires during the September Quarter of 1911. The marriage was registered at Droxford in Hants. There is no record of a marriage to a Danbury or a Lonsdale, nor is there a record of a death of either John Green or Robert L. Shires. In all liklihood, the relationship was not a legal marriage.

The only reference seems to be to some theatrical people known as Gladys Alwyn and Henry Lonsdale.

The Times - May 14, 1941
Danbury. - In May, 1941, by enemy action in London, Gwladys Alwyn Danbury (née Paget), beloved sister of Kathleen Wallace, Candacraig, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, and Stewart C.A. Paget.

Pursuant to the Trustee Act, 1925.
ALL persons having claims against the estate of Gwladys Alwyn Danbury otherwise Gwladys Alwyn Lonsdale late of 1 Argyle Mansions Beaufort Street Chelsea in the county of London who died on the 10th day of May 1941 and whose Will was proved in the Principal Registry on the 21st day of August 1941 by Stewart Charles Augustus Paget the executor therein named are required to send written particulars to the undersigned by the 12th day of December 1941 after which date the executor will distribute the deceased's estate having regard only to valid claims then notified.—Dated this 2nd day of October 1941.
LOWE and CO., 2, Temple Gardens, London, (059) E.C.4, Solicitors for the executor.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Initials: G A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Civilian
Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead
Age: 53
Date of Death: 11/05/1941
Additional information: of Alexandra Hotel, Knightsbridge. Daughter of the late Rear-Admiral Paget. Died at Alexandra Hotel, Knightsbridge.
Casualty Type: Civilian War Dead
Reporting Authority: WESTMINSTER CITY

There is a full report of the bombing of the Alexandra Hotel on the night of May 10, 1941 in the book, The City That Would Not Die.

Henry Danby was baptised with the name of Henry Lonsdale. In 1941 his name was legally changed to Henry Danby by Deed Poll.


1901 Census:

4, Sussex Place, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Arthur Paget - Head - Married - 62 - Admiral R.N., Retired - Leamington, Warwickshire
Sophie Paget - Wife - 55 - Ireland
Gladys Paget - Daughter - Single - 18 - Walmer, Kent

Gladys (Gwladys) Alwyn Paget