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The Viscount Templetown
George Upton Vanity Fair 18 August 1888.JPG
Viscount Templetown caricatured by Carlo Pellegrini (Ape) for Vanity Fair in 1888
Born 5 August 1802
Died 4 January 1890
Allegiance Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army British Army
Rank General
Commands held Western District
Southern District
Battles/wars Crimean War
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath

General George Frederick Upton, 3rd Viscount Templetown CB (5 August 1802 – 4 January 1890), styled The Honourable George Upton until 1863, was an Irish soldier and politician.

Military careerEdit

Upton was the son of John Upton, 1st Viscount Templetown. He was a general in the British Army and, after seeing action in the Crimean War, was made a Commander of the Legion of Honour in 1856[1] and awarded the Order of the Medjidie (fourth class) in 1858.[2] In 1859 he was returned to parliament for Antrim, a seat he held until 1863,[3] when he succeeded his childless elder brother in the viscountcy. In 1866 he was elected an Irish Representative Peer.[4] He became General Officer Commanding Western District at Devonport in January 1865 and General Officer Commanding Southern District at Portsmouth in August 1870.[5]

Lord Templetown died in January 1890, aged 87, and was succeeded in the viscountcy by his nephew, Henry.


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Military offices
Preceded by
William Hutchinson
GOC Western District
Succeeded by
Sir Augustus Spencer
Preceded by
Sir George Buller
GOC Southern District
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Hastings Doyle
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Hume Macartney
Thomas Henry Pakenham
Member of Parliament for Antrim
With: Thomas Henry Pakenham
Succeeded by
Thomas Henry Pakenham
Hon. Edward O'Neill
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Henry Montagu Upton
Viscount Templetown
Succeeded by
Henry Upton

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