1609. 5 th Earl Fortescue Hugh William FORTESCUE MC201 was born on 14 June 1888.202 He died on 14 June 1958 in Castle Hill, Filleigh, Devon.202 Died on his 70th Birthday four days after the death of his wife.
The elder son of the 4th Earl and Emily daughter of the second Lord
Harlech. Eton from 1901 to 1905 then went to Sandhurst joining the
Scots Greys in 1907. In 1914 he went to France was wounded twice and
awarded M.C. After the war he went to India for sometime becoming
A.D.C. to the Commander-in-Chief in India. He retired in 1922 and went
to live at the Ebrington. Viscount Ebrington as he was known, until
his father died in 1932, and his wife were both devoted to Fox
In 1936 appointed Lord Lieutenant of Devon. He was Lord-in-waiting
from 1937 to 1945. Appointed Knight of the Garter in 1951. At the
coronation of the Queen he was one of the four K.G.'s holding the
He married Margaret Helen eldest daughter of the first Viscount
Allendale and Alexandrina daughter of the fifth Marquess of
Londonderry. They had one son and two daughters - their son Peter,
Viscount Ebrington was killed in action at the battle of El Alamein
5 th Earl Fortescue Hugh William FORTESCUE MC and Margaret Helen BEAUMONT were married on 8 February 1917. Margaret Helen BEAUMONT142 was born in 1892. She died on 14 June 1958.
5 th Earl Fortescue Hugh William FORTESCUE MC and Margaret Helen BEAUMONT had the following children:
|Hugh Peter FORTESCUE Viscount Ebrington141 was born in 1921. He died on 17 July 1942 in El Alamein. Egypt. EBRINGTON, Viscount HUGH PETER FORTESCUE|
Initials: H P F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Regiment: Royal Armoured Corps
Unit Text: Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons)
Date of Death: 17/07/1942
Service No: 107643
Additional information: Son of Colonel Hugh William Fortescue, O.B.E., M.C., 5th Earl Fortescue, and the Countess Fortescue, of Barnstaple, Devon.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XXVII. B. 2.
Cemetery: EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY
Killed in Action in WWII at El Alamein in 1942. He was a Lieutenant in
the Royal Scots Guards.
|Diana Margaret FORTESCUE142 was born on 17 May 1919. She died on 6 April 1920. Died in Infancy|
|Lady Margaret FORTESCUE.|
|Elizabeth Joan FORTESCUE.|