Eileen Beatrice Crichton-Stuart, Marchioness of Bute

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Military[edit] In 1896, Granard was commissioned into the 3rd (Militia) Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. In 1899 he transferred to the Scots Guards and served in the Second Boer War from 1900 to 1901. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 20 July 1901,[7][8] and Captain in 1905. In 1908 he was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel in the Post Office Rifles. He resigned his commissions in the Post Office Rifles in 1910 and the Scots Guards in 1911. In 1916 he was recalled to command the 5th Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment. He was later Military Secretary to the Commander-in-Chief of the Salonika Forces from 1917.

Apart from his political and military career, Granard was also on the board of Arsenal Football Club, and was club chairman from 1936 to 1939.


Beatrice, Countess of Granard, circa 1910. Lord Granard married, in 1909, Beatrice Mills, daughter of the wealthy American businessman Ogden Mills from Staatsburg, New York. She was the twin sister of Gladys Mills Phipps. Her brother, Ogden L. Mills, was the 50th United States Secretary of the Treasury. They had four children, including Eileen Beatrice, the wife of the 5th Marquess of Bute. Lord Granard died in September 1948, aged 73, and was succeeded by his eldest son Arthur. Apart from his seat at Castleforbes, Newtownforbes, county Longford, Ireland, Lord Granard had a London residence at Forbes House, Halkin Street, and a residence at 73 Rue de Varenne, Paris.

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