Search Database

Optional wildcard search eg. type Bar to find Barry, Barden etc

Optional wildcard search eg. type Pa to find Patrick, Paul etc

Bernard Arthur William Patrick Hastings Forbes, 8th Earl of Granard

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Townland: Castle Forbes
Town/Village: Newtownforbes
Civil Parish: Clonguish
Catholic Parish: Clonguish
Alternative Address:
Census 1901:
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Royal Irish Regiment [previously the Scots Guards and the 8th City of London Regiment (Post Office Rifles)]
Regiment Number:
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived the war
Information: Lord Granard was born on 17 September 1874. He served in the Scots Guards and later commanded the 8th City of London Regiment. He saw action in the Boer War (1899-1902). In 1914, Granard raised the 5th Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment. It was stationed in Longford until April 1915. The battalion served in Gallipoli, Serbia, Macedonia, Palestine and later in France. He was mentioned in despatches. Granard went on to hold several positions including deputy speaker of the House of Lords and was a member of the Senate of the Irish Free State. He died in 1948. His twin brothers Bertram Aloysius and Fergus George Arthur also served, with the latter dying of wounds in 1914.
Parents Names: Son of George Arthur Hastings Forbes, 7th Earl of Granard and the Hon. Frances Mary Petre.

Submit an Amendment

If you have information on this soldier then please submit an amendment

Would you like to comment on this entry?