John French, 2nd Earl of Ypres
John Richard Lowndes French, 2nd Earl of Ypres (6 July 1881 – 5 April 1958) was the son of the British field marshal and the first commander of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) in World War I Sir John French.
He was born near Morpeth in Northumberland where his father was stationed. He followed his father by joining the army and he served with the Royal Field Artillery, but his military career was cut short following a riding accident. French was also a talented artist, something which did not endear him to his father.
- "Earl of Ypres". New York Times. 1958-04-07.
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
Sir John French
|Earl of Ypres
|This biography of an earl in the peerage of the United Kingdom is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|