HE the Chevalier Peter Fotheringham GCLJ, KMLJ

It is with deep sadness we report the death on 16th April 2024 , aged 95, of our dear and much-respected member, His Excellency the Chevalier Peter Ernest Albert Fotheringham GCLJ, KMLJ, sometime Bailiff of the Grand Bailiwick of England & Wales (Malta Obedience) and Bailiff Emeritus of the Grand Priory of England & Wales.

Peter joined the Order in 1991 in the rank of Officer (OLJ) and rose rapidly to accolade rank. In addition to being a Knight of Merit in the Companionate of Merit, he also held both Gold and Silver Medals and Crosses of Merit. Whilst Bailiff of the former Grand Bailiwick of England & Wales, Peter supported and facilitated the unification of the two obediences, extending the hand of friendship to members of the former Grand Priory (Paris Obedience) and helping to pave the way to the process of reunification in which his successor as Bailiff, H.E. the Chevalier Charles Holloway GCLJ, KMLJ, played so important a role.

After the harmonisation of obediences under the designation of the Grand Priory of England & Wales, Peter, as a member of the Commandery of Aragon and a former senior officer, continued to support the Order at both National and Commandery levels as long as his health permitted. He was made Bailiff Emeritus in May 2009 and his genial presence at events was always appreciated. Chevalier Fotheringham was a diligent officer of the Order and a wise and charming person. He will be greatly missed by all who were privileged to know him.

We pray for the repose of his soul and the comfort of all to whom he was dear.

Et cum Lazaro, quondam paupere, aeternam habeat requiem.