Lord Charles Beresford (War Hero)

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Lord Charles Beresford

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
Political party: Conservative
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.

Before Fame

He joined the Royal Navy when he was thirteen years old.

Achievement

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.

Family Life

He grew up with four brothers.

Associations

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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