Lord Charles William de la Poer Beresford R.N.
Lord Charles William de la Poer Beresford R.N.

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Lord Charles William de la Poer Beresford R.N.Explanation
Second son of Rev. John de la Poer Beresford, 4th Marquess of Waterford (1814-1866)
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
10 February 1846 Born (Curraghmore near Portlaw, County Waterford, Ireland)
10 February 18749 April 1880M.P. (Conservative) for Waterford County
1875 Aide-de-camp to the Prince of Wales (the later King Edward VI)
24 June 1878 Married Ellen Jeromina Josephine de Mandesloh 'Mina' (c1852-1922), daughter of the Richard Gardner (1812-1856), M.P. for Leicester
26 November 188519 July 1889M.P. (Conservative) for Marylebone East
1897 Aide-de-camp to Queen Victoria
13 January 18985 February 1900M.P. (Conservative) for York
August 1899 Wrote 'The Break-up of China, and Our Interest in It'
25 April 190210 March 1903M.P. (Conservative) for Woolwich
1906 G.C.O.V. (Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order)
1911 G.C.B. (Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath)
1914 Wrote 'The Memoirs of Admiral Lord Charles Beresford'External link
28 January 1916 Created Baron Beresford of Metemmeh and Curraghmore (as he had no sons the title became extinct on his death)
6 September 1919 Died (Berriedale, Caithness, Scotland)
Obituary in the Times newspaper
2 January 1866Sub-Lieutenant
21 September 1868Lieutenant
2 November 1875Commander
11 July 1882Captain
16 September 1897Rear-Admiral
3 October 1902Vice-Admiral
11 November 1906Admiral
10 February 1911Retired Admiral
Date fromDate toService
1 July 18663 September 1866Sub-lieutenant in Excellent, commanded by Captain Astley Cooper Key, gunnery ship, and superintendent of the Royal Naval College, Portsmouth
4 September 186617 August 1867Sub-lieutenant in Excellent, commanded by Captain Arthur William Acland Hood, gunnery ship, and Director of the Royal Naval College, Portsmouth
29 January 186830 September 1868Additional sub-lieutenant in Victoria and Albert, commanded by Captain Prince Ernest L.V.C.A.J.E Leiningen, Portsmouth
17 October 18682 June 1871Lieutenant in Galatea, commanded by Captain Prince Alfred Ernest Albert Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, undertaking an extensive world tour to South America, the Cape, Australia, China, India and Japan (interrupted on 12 March 1868, by a Fenian assassination attempt at Sydney, when the ship returned to England to allow him to recover)
1 November 187213 August 1874Lieutenant in Royal Adelaide, commanded by Captain Trevenen Penrose Coode, flagship of Admiral Henry John Codrington, Devonport
14 August 187410 January 1875Lieutenant in Bellerophon, commanded by Captain Richard Wells, North America and West Indies
12 December 187622 March 1877Additional commander in Vernon, commanded by Captain William Arthur, torpedo school, Portmouth
1 May 187722 June 1878Commander (2ic) in Thunderer, commanded by Captain Alfred John Chatfield, Mediterranean
18 June 18792 November 1881Commander in Osborne, Portsmouth
31 December 188131 August 1882Commander in Condor, Mediterranean (including the bombardment of Alexandria)
2 September 188413 July 1885Captain in Alexandra, flagship of Admiral Lord John Hay on the Mediterranean station
9 August 188629 January 1888Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty (Junior Naval Lord)
19 December 188920 June 1893Captain in UndauntedExternal link
15 July 189315 March 1896Captain in Algiers, Guard Ship of Reserve, Chatham
August 18981899Visited China on an investigative mission for the Associated Chambers of Commerce, returning via Japan and the United States
12 January 19005 February 1902Second in command, Mediterranean station; flag in Ramilles
17 April 19035 March 1905Second in command, Channel fleet, flag in Majestic and from 2 February 1904 in Caesar
1 May 190526 January 1907Commander-in-Chief, Mediterannean, flag in Bulwark
4 March 190724 March 1909Commander-in-Chief, Channel fleet, flag in King Edward VII

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