Paul Methuen, 3rd Baron Methuen

Paul Methuen, 3rd Baron Methuen

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Paul Methuen, 3rd Baron Methuen

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Field Marshal Paul Sanford Methuen, 3rd Baron Methuen GCB, GCMG, GCVO (1 September 1845 - 30 October 1932) was a British military commander.

Early life

Paul Sanford Methuen was born at Corsham Court, Wiltshire, the eldest of three sons of Frederick Henry Paul Methuen, 2nd Baron Methuen and his wife Anna Horatia Caroline Sanford.

Rise through military ranks

Educated at Eton College, Methuen served two years in the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry and then joined the Scots Guards as an ensign in 1864.

He was promoted to Captain in 1867

He saw active duty at Amoaful in the Ashanti campaign of 1873 - 1874 on the staff of Sir Garnet Wolseley. He was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel in 1876 and became regimental major in 1882.

He became brigade major, Home District from 1871, Assistant Military Secretary in Ireland from 1877, military attaché in Berlin from 1878 He was the commandant of headquarters in Egypt for three months in 1882, being present at the Battle of Tel el-Kebir.

He served in the expedition of Sir Charles Warren to Bechuanaland in 1884 to 1885, where he commanded......
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