Biography of Hugh Gough 1st Viscount Gough 1779-1869

1809 Battle of Talavera

1811 Battle of Barrosa

1813 Battle of Vitoria

On 13 Jun 1777 [his father] Lieutenant Colonel George Gough (age 27) and [his mother] Letitia Bunbury of Lisnavagh (age 23) were married.

On 03 Nov 1779 Hugh Gough 1st Viscount Gough was born to Lieutenant Colonel George Gough (age 29) and Letitia Bunbury of Lisnavagh (age 25).

On 25 Jun 1803 Hugh Gough 1st Viscount Gough (age 23) was promoted to Captain of the 87th (Royal Irish Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot.

In Jun 1807 Hugh Gough 1st Viscount Gough (age 27) and Frances Maria Stephens were married.

Battle of Talavera

Between 27 Jul 1809 and 28 Jul 1809 the Battle of Talavera, part of the Peninsular War, was fought between an Anglo Spanish army commanded by Arthur Wellesley 1st Duke Wellington (age 40) against the French. The French army withdrew at night after several of its attacks had been repulsed. Following the battle Arthur Wellesley 1st Duke Wellington (age 40) was created 1st Viscount Wellington of Talavera.

Hugh Gough 1st Viscount Gough (age 29) commanded the 2nd Battalion of the 87th (Royal Irish Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot.

General Henry Fane (age 30) commanded the 3rd Prince of Wales Dragoon Guards, 4th Queen's Own Dragoons.

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Battle of Barrosa

On 05 Mar 1811 the Battle of Barrosa aka Chichlana was fought. During the battle, a single British division defeated two French divisions and captured a regimental eagle.

Hugh Gough 1st Viscount Gough (age 31) fought.

Battle of Vitoria

On 21 Jun 1813 the Battle of Vitoria was fought between a British, Portuguese and Spanish army under the Marquess of Wellington (age 44) and the French army under King Joseph Bonaparte and Marshal Jean-Baptiste Jourdan.

Brothers General Thomas Bradford (age 35) and Lieutentant-Colonel Henry Hollis Bradford (age 31) fought.

Hugh Gough 1st Viscount Gough (age 33) fought.

General Henry Fane (age 34) commanded.

General Mildmay Fane (age 18) fought.

On 18 Jan 1815 [his son] George Gough 2nd Viscount Gough was born to Hugh Gough 1st Viscount Gough (age 35) and [his wife] Frances Maria Stephens.

On 13 Oct 1829 [his mother] Letitia Bunbury of Lisnavagh (age 75) died.

In Mar 1836 [his father] Lieutenant Colonel George Gough (age 86) died.

On 17 Oct 1841 [his son] George Gough 2nd Viscount Gough (age 26) and [his daughter-in-law] Sarah-Elizabeth Palliser were married.

On 03 Jun 1846 [his son] George Gough 2nd Viscount Gough (age 31) and [his daughter-in-law] Jane Arbuthnot Viscountess Gough (age 29) were married.

On 04 Jun 1849 Hugh Gough 1st Viscount Gough (age 69) was created 1st Viscount Gough of Goojerat in the Punjab and of the City of Limerick.

On 02 Mar 1869 Hugh Gough 1st Viscount Gough (age 89) died at his home St Helen's Booterstown. He was buried at Stillorgan, Dublin. His son [his son] George Gough 2nd Viscount Gough (age 54) succeeded 2nd Viscount Gough of Goojerat in the Punjab and of the City of Limerick. [his daughter-in-law] Jane Arbuthnot Viscountess Gough (age 52) by marriage Viscountess Gough of Goojerat in the Punjab and of the City of Limerick.

In 1990 the Statue of Viscount Hugh Gough [Map] was moved from Phoenix Park to Chillingham Castle [Map] following repeated vandalised. The inscription on the status reads ... In honour of Field Marshal Hugh Viscount Gough, K.P., G.C.B., G.C.S.I., an illustrious Irishman, whose achievements in the Peninsular War, in China, and in India, have added lustre to the military glory of his country, which he faithfully served for seventy five years. This statue [cast from cannon taken by troops under his command and granted by Parliament for the purpose] is erected by friends and comrades.