William Francis Conolly-Carew, 6th Baron Carew was born on 23rd April 1905 and died on 27th June 1994. before assuming the family title, he had a varied career in the British military. William was Aide-de-Camp to the Governor of Bermuda between 1931 and 1936 and served during the second World War, initially as a captain, before promotion to the rank of Major.
Born William Francis Carew, he assumed the additional surname of Conolly by deed poll in 1938. He was the son of the fifth Baron Carew. On the death of his father in 1927 he inherited the title of Baron Carew. Lord Carew was educated at Wellington College and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, in the UK. Later in life he farmed at Castletown House in Kildare. Apart from holding the presidency of the Irish Grassland Association, Lord Carew was also made a CBE in 1966.