Frederick Eveleigh-de-Moleyns, 5th Baron Ventry

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The Lord Ventry, DSO, DL.
Born (1861-12-11)11 December 1861
Died 22 November 1923(1923-11-22) (aged 61)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1842-1873
Rank Lieutenant-Colonel
Battles/wars Second Matabele War
Awards Companion of the Distinguished Service Order

Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Rossmore Wauchope Eveleigh-de Moleyns, 5th Baron Ventry, DSO DL (11 December 1861 - 22 November 1923), was a British Army officer and Anglo-Irish peer.

Ventry was the son of The 4th Baron Ventry and Harriet Wauchope. He was given the additional surname of Eveleigh when his father changed the family name in 1874. He was educated at Harrow School and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.

He was commissioned into the 4th Queen's Own Hussars. He fought in the Second Matabele War between 1896 and 1897, being Mentioned in Dispatches twice.[1] In 1897 he was decorated as a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order. He was promoted to major in 1898 and retired as a lieutenant-colonel.[2] He succeeded to his father's title on 8 February 1914. Lord Ventry served as Deputy Lieutenant of County Kerry. He died unmarried and was succeeded by his nephew.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 26787". The London Gazette. 20 October 1896. p. 5724. 
  2. ^ The Colonies and India, 23 May 1898, p16.
  3. ^ ThePeerage.com (entry #296498) http://www.thepeerage.com/p29650.htm#i296498
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Dayrolles Eveleigh-de-Moleyns
Baron Ventry
1914–1923
Succeeded by
Arthur Eveleigh-de-Moleyns