Charles William de la Poer Beresford, 1st Baron Beresford, styled Lord Charles Beresford between 1859 and 1916, was a British admiral and Member of Parliament.
|Born:||Curraghmore, County Waterford, Ireland, United Kingdom|
|Died:||6 September 1919 (aged 73), Berriedale, Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom|
|Spouse(s):||Ellen Jeromina Gardner|
|Civilian awards:||Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath, Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order|
About Lord Charles Beresford
English Navy admiral who served as a Conservative Member of Parliament. During his military career, he rose to fame in the period of the Egyptian War as the captain of the HMS Condor.
He joined the Royal Navy when he was thirteen years old.
He was the recipient of numerous foreign military awards, including the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Medjidie of the Ottoman Empire and the Grand Cross of the Order of the Red Eagle of Prussia.
He grew up with four brothers.
He was considered in 1912 for a promotion to the rank of Admiral of the Channel Fleet. The position, however, was ultimately given to Winston Churchill‘s naval secretary.
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