William Le Poer Trench
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He was the third son of William Trench, 3rd Earl of Clancarty and Lady Sarah Juliana Butler.
He married Harriet Maria Georgina Martins, daughter of Sir William Martins, on 21 April 1864.
He fought in the Second Opium War between 1857 and 1858, commanding a ladder company at the capture of Guangzhou and Nankow, and was mentioned in despatches. He gained the rank of Colonel in the service of the Royal Engineers.
Between 1872 and 1874, he was Member of Parliament (MP) for County Galway, having unseated the elected MP, John Philip Nolan, on petition; the case was one of the most controversial Irish cases of its time and permanently damaged the reputation of the judge, William Keogh.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by William Le Poer Trench
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
William Henry Gregory
| Member of Parliament for County Galway
With: Mitchell Henry
John Philip Nolan