Charles O'Hara, 1st Baron Tyrawley

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The Lord Tyrawley
Died 9 June 1724
Allegiance  Kingdom of Great Britain
Service/branch British Army
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held Ireland
Battles/wars War of the Spanish Succession

Lieutenant General Charles O'Hara, 1st Baron Tyrawley (died 9 June 1724) was Commander-in-Chief, Ireland.

Military career[edit]

O'Hara was commissioned into the Duke of York's Foot becoming a Captain in 1678.[1] In 1679 he transferred to the Anglo-Dutch Brigade and then in 1686 he moved to the 1st Foot Guards.[1] He became Lieutenant Colonel of that Regiment in 1689.[1]

In 1703, during the War of Spanish Succession, he went to Cadiz; he distinguished himself at the Battle of Vigo Bay but was arrested for looting on return to England.[1] Having been acquitted, in 1706, he became Second-in-Command in Spain and prevented a French attack on Guadalajara, earning an Irish Barony as reward.[1] In 1707 at the Battle of Almansa he commanded the left flank of the Army.[1]

In 1714 he was appointed Commander-in-Chief, Ireland,[2] a post he held until 1721.[1]

Family[edit]

He married Frances Rouse and together they went on to have at least one son, James O'Hara, and one daughter.[1]

References[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
Edward Fitzpatrick
Colonel of The Ordnance Regiment
1696–1713
Succeeded by
Hon. James O'Hara
Preceded by
William Steuart
Commander-in-Chief, Ireland
1714–1721
Succeeded by
Viscount Shannon
Peerage of Ireland
New creation Baron Tyrawley
1706–1724
Succeeded by
James O'Hara