Charles O'Hara, 1st Baron Tyrawley
|The Lord Tyrawley|
|Died||9 June 1724|
|Allegiance||Kingdom of Great Britain|
|Battles/wars||War of the Spanish Succession|
O'Hara was commissioned into the Duke of York's Foot becoming a Captain in 1678. In 1679 he transferred to the Anglo-Dutch Brigade and then in 1686 he moved to the 1st Foot Guards. He became Lieutenant Colonel of that Regiment in 1689.
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. 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. In 1707 at the Battle of Almansa he commanded the left flank of the Army.
- Charles O'Hara at Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- "No. 5275". The London Gazette. 6 November 1714. p. 2.
|Colonel of The Ordnance Regiment
Hon. James O'Hara
|Peerage of Ireland|
|New creation||Baron Tyrawley