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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.

1 comment:

  1. This man is my 4th cousin x3 removed connected back in time to shared Stuteville and Isaacson ancestors of Suffolk---one of his sisers was a suffragette and supported the Irish