Lord William Seymour (British Army officer)

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Lord William Frederick Ernest Seymour
Born 8 December 1838
Died 9 February 1915
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Army
Rank General
Battles/wars Crimean War
Anglo-Egyptian War
Awards Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order

General Lord William Frederick Ernest Seymour KCVO (8 December 1838 – 9 February 1915), known as William Seymour until 1871, was a senior British Army officer.

Military career[edit]

Born the son of Admiral Sir George Francis Seymour, Seymour served in the Crimean War in 1854 and in the Anglo-Egyptian War in 1882.[1] From November 1901 to 1902, he served as acting Military Secretary in the absence of Ian Hamilton. He became Lieutenant of the Tower of London in 1902 before retiring in 1905.[1] He was also Colonel-in-Chief of the Coldstream Guards.[2]


Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Frederick Stephenson
Colonel of the Coldstream Guards
Succeeded by
The Viscount Falmouth