Thesiger, Frederic, 2nd Lord Chelmsford

BORN 31 May 1827, Derby, Derbyshire - DIED 9 Apr 1905, London: westminster
GRAVE LOCATION London: Brompton Cemetery, Old Brompton Road, West Brompton (5E 126,,6 x 20,,5)

Frederic Thesiger was the son of another Frederic Thesiger, the 1st Baron Chelmsford. He was educated at Eton and started a military careeer. In 1845 he served in Nova Scotia and in 1855 in the Crimean War. In 1857 he becvame a Lieutenant-Colonel and was transferred to India to fight the Indian Mutiny. From 1864 to 1869 he was adjutant general in the East Indies.

In 1874 he returned to England, but in 1877 he left for South Africa. His forces were unexpectedly defeated by the Zulu´s during the Battle of Isandlwana. At the Battle of Ulundi he took revenge and defeated the Zulu´s decisively. In 1878 he had succeeded his father as the 2nd Baron Chelmsford and in 1879 he went back to England. From 1884 to 1889 he was Lieutenant of the Tower.

Until his death he was Governor and Commander of the Church Lads' Brigade. In 1905 he died during a game of billiards at the United Service Club.

• Father: Thesiger, Frederic, 1st Baron Chelmsford


The grave of Frederic Thesiger, 2nd Lord Chelmsford at Brompton Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (27 May 2004)


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Published: 19 Apr 2014
Last update: 25 Dec 2021