Lord William Seymour (British Army officer)

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Lord William Frederick Ernest Seymour
Born 8 December 1838
Died 9 February 1915 (1915-02-10) (aged 76)
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] He became General Officer Commanding South-Eastern District in February 1891[2] and Commander of the British Troops in Canada in 1898.[3] 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.[4]


  1. ^ a b The Peerage.com
  2. ^ "Army Commands" (PDF). Retrieved 2 July 2016. 
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 26977. p. 3632. 14 June 1898.
  4. ^ National Portrait Gallery
Military offices
Preceded by
Alexander Montgomery Moore
GOC South-Eastern District
Succeeded by
Sir William Butler
Preceded by
Alexander Montgomery Moore
Commander of the British Troops in Canada
Title next held by
Sir Charles Parsons
Preceded by
Sir Frederick Stephenson
Colonel of the Coldstream Guards
Succeeded by
The Viscount Falmouth