Major Sigismund William Joseph Trafford, of Wroxham Hall, Norfolk, president of the British Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and Deputy Lieutenant of Norfolk, died last week at the age of 70.
Abbot Ralph Sigebert Trafford. formerly Abbot of Downside, his younger brother, offered the Requiem Mass before the private burial on Friday at Wroxham Hall.
He was the eldest son of Mr. Edward Southwell Trafford. His mother was a daughter of the 12th Baron Petre. He is survived by his wife. daughter of the seventh Earl of Abingdon, his son and three daughters.
Major Trafford had been unwell for a long lime, but continued his busy life in public affairs in Norfolk and was presiding over the Taversham magistrates until a few days before his death.
He served in the South African War and in the First World War.