George (Bingham) Bingham Earl of Lucan 3rd

George Charles (Bingham) Bingham Earl of Lucan 3rd (1800 - 1888)

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Categories: Order of the Medjidie First Class | Knights Commander of the Order of the Bath | Chevaliers de la Légion d'honneur.


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Biography

Field Marshal George Charles Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan was born on 16 April 1800 at London, England. He was the son of Richard Bingham, 2nd Earl of Lucan and Lady Elizabeth Belasyse. His mother, Lady Belasyse was the daughter of Earl Fauconberg. and she had previously been married to the Duke of Norfolk, whom she divorced in order to wed Richard Bingham, the 2nd Earl of Lucan.

With such powerful patronage, the 3rd Earl enjoyed an illustrious career in the British Army. He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Lord Bingham, as young George was known until his father's death in 1839, was educated at Westminster School, Westminster, London. When he was sixteen, a commission was bought for him in the 6th. Regiment of Foot. Within ten years, he had reached the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in command of the 17th. Lancers. In the same year (1826), he was elected to the House of Commons, representing County Mayo in Ireland, where his family were landowners; he held this seat until 1830.

George married Lady Anne Brudenell, daughter of Robert Brudenell, 6th Earl of Cardigan and Penelope Anne Cooke, on 29 June 1829.

During the Crimean War, he was one of three men, along with Captain Nolan and Lord Raglan, responsible for the fateful order during the Battle of Balaclava in October 1854 that led to the Light Brigade commander, The Earl of Cardigan, leading the fateful Charge of the Light Brigade.

As a Member of Parliament, Lord Lucan also made an important contribution: he came up with a solution that allowed Jews to sit there. He was subsequently promoted to field marshal despite the debacle at Balaclava.

He died on 10 November 1888 at age 88 at London, England.


Military Service

He gained the rank of Ensign in 1816 in the service of the 6th Foot.
He gained the rank of Lieutenant in 1818 in the service of the 8th Foot Guards.
He gained the rank of Captain in 1822 in the service of the 1st Life Guards.
He gained the rank of Major in 1825.
He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in 1826.
He fought in the Crimean War in 1854, where he commanded the cavalry.
He was Colonel of the 8th Hussars between 1855 and 1865.
He gained the rank of Lieutenant-General in 1858.
He gained the rank of General in 1865.
He was Colonel of the 1st Life Guards between 1865 and 1888.
He gained the rank of Field Marshal in 1887.

Titles and Offices

He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Tory) for County Mayo between 1826 and 1830.
He succeeded to the title of 9th Baronet Bingham, of Castlebar, co. Mayo [N.S., 1634] on 30 June 1839.
He succeeded to the title of 3rd Earl of Lucan [I., 1795] on 30 June 1839.
He held the office of Representative Peer [Ireland] between 1840 and 1888.
He held the office of Lieutenant of County Mayo between 1845 and 1888.
He held the office of Gold Stick in Waiting in 1886.


Decorations

:He was decorated with the award of the Knight, Order of St. Anne of Russia (2nd Class) in 1826.

He was decorated with the award of the Knight, Order of the Medjidie (1st Class).
He was decorated with the award of the Chevalier, legion of Honour.
He was invested as a Knight Commander, Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) in 1855.
He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross, Order of the Bath (G.C.B.) in 1869.

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