- KINSHIP: 1st son and heir.
MILITARY: Entered the Royal Navy, 1845; Lieutenant, 1852; Commander 1858; Captain, 1859; naval Aide-de-Camp to the Queen, 1872-1876; Rear-Admiral, 1876; Vice-Admiral, 1881; Commander-in-Chief on the North American and West Indian Station, 1885-1886; Admiral, 1886; Commander-in-Chief at Portsmouth, 1891-1894; Admiral of the Fleet, 1895.
MILITARY: Battles and Wars> Served in the War with Russia on the Baltic, 1854-1855; took part in the assault on Canton during the Chinese War.
OFFICE: A Lord of the Admiralty, 1874-1880.
HONORS: [C.B.] Companion of the Order of the Bath, 1877; [K.C.M.G.] Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St.George, 1882; [K.C.B.] Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath, 1887; [G.C.B.] Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath, 1895.
TITLES: Succeeded father, in 1879, as Earl of ClanWilliam [I.], title created 1776; as Viscount ClanWilliam and Baron Gillford [I.], titles created 1766; as Baron ClanWilliam [U.K.], title created 1828; as a Baronet, title created 29 May 1703.
POLITICS: A Conservative.
STATE OF HEALTH: Severely wounded during the Chinese war, in the assault on Canton, 1877.
DEATH: Cause> Pneumonia.
MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTION: St. Peter's, Eaton Square,