"Giffard, Harding Goulbourn [sic]Earl of Halsbury965/35 - Dismissed 11/2/36216/36 - Earl of Halsbury, dismissed 5/5/36Giffard, Hardinge GoulburnEarl of HalsburyNo.26 of 1938Receiving Order: 5/4/38Adjudication 29/4/38Notification sent to the speaker of the House of Lords & to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery (sec 106(1))..."
"In 1943 the news had arrived that his father, the 2nd Earl of Halsbury, had died in a
civilian internment camp in German-occupied France. When the Germans had taken Paris, he
had gone into hiding and could only feed himself by selling his clothes; he was barefoot when
rounded up by the authorities. A fellow internee later reported that Halsbury had been the
saddest man in the whole camp and just used to stand by himself all day, unspeaking, gazing
out at the horizon. When his health started to fail he was shifted to a hospital in the Vosges,
the part of France that he had loved best and where he was quartered in the days of World
War I when all went well for him. There he died and was buried in the common grave.
It was thus that Tiverton inherited the title of 3rd Earl of Halsbury, although there was
nothing else to inherit." (Lindsay).
OJM Lindsay. John Anthony Hardinge Giffard, 3rd Earl of Halsbury. 4 June 1908-14 January 2000. Biogr. Mems Fell. R. Soc. 2001 47, 239-253.
G. R. Rubin, ‘Giffard, Hardinge Stanley, first earl of Halsbury (1823–1921)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004; online edn, Jan 2008.