Forbes in the Military

20th and 21st Centuries

Bernard Arthur William Patrick Hastings Forbes, 8th Earl of Granard, KP, GCVO, PC

British Army



Years of Service:

1899 - 1908

The Earl He served with the 1st Battalion in the Second Boer War in South Africa from 1899 to 1902. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1901 and promoted to captain in 1905. In 1908 he was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel in the Post Office Rifles. In 1907 he was admitted to the Privy Council [and appointed Master of the Horse which he retained until 1915. Granard served as Vice-Admiral of Connaught, Lord Lieutenant of Longford, and he was made a Knight of the Order of St Patrick in 1909.

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