Evelyn Boscawen, 7th Viscount Falmouth
The Viscount Falmouth
Evelyn Edward Thomas Boscawen, 7th Viscount Falmouth
|Born||24 July 1847|
|Died||1 October 1918(aged 71)|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order|
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Boscawen was commissioned into the Coldstream Guards: he played cricket for the Household Brigade and then for the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards. He fought in the Anglo-Egyptian War in 1882 and, having been promoted to colonel in 1886, he also took part in the Nile Expedition between 1894 and 1895. He was promoted to major-general in 1898 and became Assistant Military Secretary to the Commander-in-Chief, Ireland in 1900. He was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Kent on 8 January 1900, and of Cornwall on 19 March. He retired from the army on 9 August 1902.
According to Lady Randolph Churchill's sisters, he could have had a liaison with her and so have been the biological father of John Strange Spencer-Churchill, the younger brother of former Prime minister Winston Churchill.
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Lord William Seymour
| Colonel of the Coldstream Guards
Sir Alfred Codrington
|Peerage of Great Britain|
| Viscount Falmouth
| Baron le Despencer|