Thomas Pakenham (British Army officer)
|Born||26 June 1826
|Died||20 February 1913|
|Commands held||Western District|
|Awards||Companion of the Order of the Bath|
A member of the Pakenham family headed by the Earl of Longford, he was the son of the Honourable Sir Hercules Pakenham and the Honourable Emily Stapleton, daughter of Thomas Stapleton, 16th Baron le Despencer. He fought in the Crimean War in 1854 and in the Fenian raids in 1866. He was first elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Antrim in 1854, succeeding his brother Edward Pakenham, who was killed at the Battle of Inkerman. He remained MP until 1865. He became Commander of 1st Infantry Brigade in February 1878 and General Officer Commanding Western District in 1880.
Pakenham married Elizabeth Staples Clarke, daughter of William Clarke, of New York City, in 1862. They had two sons, Hercules Pakenham and Major Harry Francis Pakenham. Pakenham died in February 1913, aged 86. His wife died in February 1919.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "A" (part 2)[self-published source][better source needed]
- The Handbook of the Court; the Peerage; and the House of Commons. 1862. p. 148. Retrieved 2010-08-16.
- "Lt.-Gen. Thomas Henry Pakenham". thepeerage.com. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
- "Army Commands" (PDF). Retrieved 21 November 2015.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Thomas Pakenham
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
George Hume Macartney
|Member of Parliament for Antrim
With: George Hume Macartney 1854–1859
George Upton 1859–1863
Edward O'Neill 1863–1865
|GOC Western District
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