ANDREW FRANCIS CLIVE WIGRAM was born in 1949 in New Zealand. In 1967, after attending Winchester College, he joined the Army for 19 years being commissioned into the Grenadier Guards. He served in London participating in Ceremonial Duties including Changing the Guard (Guard Mount) at Buckingham Palace, St James’s Palace, Tower of London, Bank of England and Windsor Castle, and The Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour). He also soldiered in Belfast, Sharjah (UAE), Hong Kong, Berlin and the City of London with the Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest Regiment in the British Army.
For the last 4½ years of his military career, he served at Buckingham Palace in the Household of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh as His Regimental Equerry. At the end of this duty in July 1986, Her Majesty The Queen invested Andrew with the Insignia of a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO).
For the next nineteen years, Andrew farmed near Cirencester, Gloucestershire owning and managing an 850 acre arable and sheep farm, as well as running an equestrian centre and pheasant shoots. On selling his estate in 2005 he began researching Equerry’d Travellers. With a family of three sons and a daughter, he is heir to his Father, the Second Baron, Lieutenant Colonel the Right Honourable Lord Wigram of Clewer MC DL JP.
Andrew is a member of Her Majesty’s Bodyguard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms based at St James’s Palace. Steward of Henley Royal Regatta, Freeman of the City of London, Senior Liveryman of the Cordwainers Company, Freeman of the Watermen & Lightermen Company, Grand Officer of the United Grand Lodge of England, Officer of the Order of St John, former County President of the Royal Society of St George and a member of the following clubs: Leander, Honourable Artillery Company, Farmers, Pratts and the Bull of Cirencester.