Walter Guinness

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Person.png Walter Guinness  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(politician, businessman)
Walter Guinness, 1st Baron Moyne.png
Born29 March 1880
Died6 November 1944 (Age 64)
Cause of death
NationalityBritish, Irish
Member ofThe Other Club
Victim of • assassination
• Zionism
Lord Moyne. An Anglo-Irish politician and businessman. Was Minister of State in UN Mandate Palestine in 1944 when he was assassinated by members of Lehi

Employment.png Secretary of State for the Colonies Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
8 February 1941 - 22 February 1942

Employment.png Leader of the House of Lords Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
8 February 1941 - 22 February 1942

Walter Edward Guinness, 1st Baron Moyne, DSO & Bar, PC was an Anglo-Irish politician and businessman.


On 6 November 1944, Eliyahu Bet-Zuri and Eliyahu Hakim of the Jewish militant group Lehi waited for Moyne near his home in Cairo. Following a carefully prepared and practised plan of action, they shot Lord Moyne and his driver Lance Corporal Arthur Fuller, both of whom died at the scene.

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