Arnold Allen Cecil Keppel, 8th Earl of Albemarle (1858 - 1942) MP

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About Arnold Allen Cecil Keppel, 8th Earl of Albemarle

Lt.-Col. Arnold Allen Cecil Keppel, 8th Earl of Albemarle was born on 1 June 1858 at Sloane Street, Chelsea, London, England. He was the son of William Coutts Keppel, 7th Earl of Albemarle and Sophia Mary MacNab. He married Lady Gertrude Lucia Egerton, daughter of Wilbraham Egerton, 1st and last Earl Egerton of Tatton and Lady Mary Sarah Percy Amherst, on 4 January 1881.1 He died on 12 April 1942 at age 83.

    Lt.-Col. Arnold Allen Cecil Keppel, 8th Earl of Albemarle was educated at Eton College, Eton, Berkshire, England. He gained the rank of Lieutenant in the service of the Scots Guard. He was invested as a Companion, Order of the Bath (C.B.). He was styled as Viscount Bury between 1891 and 1894. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Birkenhead between 1892 and 1894. He was Colonel commanding of the Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles between 1892 and 1901. He succeeded to the title of 8th Baron Ashford, of Ashford, Kent [E., 1697] on 28 August 1894. He succeeded to the title of 8th Viscount Bury, co. Lancaster [E., 1697] on 28 August 1894. He succeeded to the title of 8th Earl of Albemarle [E., 1697] on 28 August 1894. He held the office of Vice-Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk.3 He gained the rank of honoray Lieutenant-Colonel in 1900. He was Lieutenant-Colonel commander of the Infantry Battalion, City Imperial Volunteers in South Africa in 1900. He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross, Royal Victorian Order (G.C.V.O.). He fought in the Boer War in 1900, where he was mentioned in despatches and won a medal with four clasps. He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the service of the Civil Service Rifles (Volunteer). He gained the rank of honorary Colonel in the service of the 5th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. He was Brigadier-General of the Norfolk Volunteer Infantry Brigade between 1901 and 1906. He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.). He held the office of Aide-de-Camp to HM King Edward VII. He held the office of Aide-de-Camp to HM King George V. He was decorated with the award of Territorial Decoration (T.D.). He was decorated with the award of Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Officers' Decoration (V.D.). He held the office of Lord-in-Waiting to HM King George V between 1922 and 1924.
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Lt.-Col. Arnold Allen Cecil Keppel, 8th Earl of Albemarle's Timeline

1858
June 1, 1858
Greater London, United Kingdom
1881
January 4, 1881
Age 22
1882
February 28, 1882
Age 23
1884
August 4, 1884
Age 26
1886
July 27, 1886
Age 28
1890
February 4, 1890
Age 31
1898
January 12, 1898
Age 39
1942
April 12, 1942
Age 83