Monday, March 29, 2010
Field Marshal John Denton Pinkstone French, 1st Earl of Ypres
28 September 1852 – 22 May 1925
French returned to England to be appointed Commander-in-Chief of the British Home Forces in December 1915 and oversaw the suppression of the Irish uprising in 1916. In January 1916, he was created Viscount French, of Ypres and of High Lake in the County of Roscommon.