Thomas Brand, 3rd Viscount Hampden

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Brigadier General The Right Honourable
The Viscount Hampden
Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire
In office
9 February 1915 – 1952
Monarch George V
Edward VIII
George VI
Elizabeth II
Preceded by The Earl of Clarendon
Succeeded by Sir David Bowes Lyon
Personal details
Born (1869-01-29)29 January 1869
Died 4 September 1958(1958-09-04) (aged 89)
Spouse(s) Lady Katharine Mary Montagu-Douglas-Scott
Children Thomas Brand, 4th Viscount Hampden
Education Eton College
Alma mater Trinity College, Cambridge
Military service
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service 1889–1919
Rank Brigadier General
Unit Hertfordshire Regiment
Commands 185th (2/1st West Riding) Brigade (1916–18)
126th (East Lancashire) Brigade (1915–16)
1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regiment (1913–15)

Second Boer War
First World War

Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Knight of the Order of St John
Mentioned in Despatches (9)
Legion of Honour (France)

Brigadier General Thomas Walter Brand, 3rd Viscount Hampden GCVO KCB CMG KStJ JP (29 January 1869 – 4 September 1958) was a British peer and soldier, the son of the 2nd Viscount Hampden.


He was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge.[1]

Marriage and family[edit]

On 29 April 1899, he married Lady Katharine Mary Montagu-Douglas-Scott (a daughter of the 6th Duke of Buccleuch) and they had eight children.

Military career[edit]

Brand served as an officer in the Hertfordshire Regiment, and as commanding officer of the 1st Battalion from February 1913. Following the outbreak of the First World War, the Hertfordshires were deployed to the Western Front and Brand remained in command until January 1915. Subsequently, he was promoted to brigadier general and appointed to command the 126th (East Lancashire) Brigade at Gallipoli, the 6th Mounted Brigade with the Western Frontier Force and later the 185th (2/1st West Riding) Brigade at the Battle of Cambrai and the battles of 1918.[2][3][4] Between 1935 and 1939, he was Colonel of the 10th Royal Hussars.

Other interests[edit]

In 1899, he played in the first international polo match between England and Australia in Melbourne alongside George Bellew-Bryan, 4th Baron Bellew.[5]


  1. ^ ‘HAMPDEN’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2016; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014
  2. ^ [1] Hertfordshire Regiment in the Great War
  3. ^ Maj A.F. Becke,History of the Great War: Order of Battle of Divisions, Part 2a: the Territorial Force Mounted Divisions and the 1st-Line Territoral Force Divisions (42–56), London: HM Stationery Office, 1935/Uckfield: Naval & Military Press, 2007, ISBN 1-847347-39-8.
  4. ^ Maj A.F. Becke,History of the Great War: Order of Battle of Divisions, Part 2b: the 2nd-Line Territorial Force Divisions (57th–69th), with the Home Service Divisions (71st–73rd) and 74th and 75th Divisions, London: HM Stationery Office, 1937/Uckfield: Naval & Military Press, 2007, ISBN 1-847347-39-8.
  5. ^ Horace A. Laffaye, Polo in Britain: A History, Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2012, p. 37
Military offices
Preceded by
The Viscount Byng of Vimy
Colonel of the 10th Royal Hussars
(Prince of Wales's Own)

Succeeded by
Victor Greenwood
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Clarendon
Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire
Succeeded by
Sir David Bowes-Lyon
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Brand
Viscount Hampden
2nd creation
Succeeded by
Thomas Brand