George Upton, 3rd Viscount Templetown
|The Viscount Templetown|
|Born||5 August 1802|
|Died||4 January 1890 (aged 87)|
|Commands held||Western District
Upton was the second son of John Upton, 1st Viscount Templetown of Botleys, Surrey.
He joined the British Army in 1823 and was promoted lieutenant in 1825, captain in 1826, major in 1837, and lieutenant-colonel in 1841, all in the 62nd Foot, with the exception of the period 13th February 1827 to 8th June 1830 when serving as a Captain with 60th rifles.
In 1842 he transferred to be captain and lieutenant-colonel in the Coldstream Guards. He was a major and brevet colonel in command of 1st Battalion in the Crimea in 1854–55, taking part in the Battles of the Alma and Inkerman and was made CB in 1855 and major general in 1858. He was made a commander of the Legion of Honour in 1856 and awarded the Order of the Medjidie (fourth class) in 1858.
In 1859 he was returned to parliament for County Antrim, a seat he held until 1863, when he succeeded his childless elder brother in the viscountcy. In 1866 he was elected an Irish Representative Peer.
He was briefly colonel of the 90th Foot in 1862 before transferring to be colonel of 2nd Battalion, 60th Rifles from 1862 to 1876 and then the 2nd Life Guards from 1876 until his death in 1890. He was elevated to KCB in 1869 and promoted full general on 6 April 1873. He was further elevated to GCB in 1886.
Lord Templetown died in January 1890, aged 87, and was buried at Castle Upton, County Antrim. He had married Susan Woodford, the daughter of Field Marshal Sir Alexander Woodford GCB and was succeeded in the viscountcy by his nephew, Henry.
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- "Monthly Record of Military Promotions, Appointments, &c". The National Magazine. 1 (1): 122–126. 1830.
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- "No. 22107". The London Gazette. 2 March 1858. p. 1252.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "A" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
- leighrayment.com Representative Peers - Ireland
- "Army Commands" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
- "No. 23971". The London Gazette. 29 April 1873. p. 2128.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Viscount Templetown
|GOC Western District
Sir Augustus Spencer
Sir George Buller
|GOC Southern District
Sir Charles Hastings Doyle
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
George Hume Macartney
Thomas Henry Pakenham
|Member of Parliament for County Antrim
With: Thomas Henry Pakenham
Thomas Henry Pakenham
Hon. Edward O'Neill
|Peerage of Ireland|
Henry Montagu Upton
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