George Berkeley (British Army officer)
|Sir George Berkeley|
|Born||9 July 1785|
|Died||25 September 1857 (aged 72)|
|Commands held||Madras Army|
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Berkeley was the eldest son of Admiral the Hon. Sir George Cranfield-Berkeley, third son of Augustus Berkeley, 4th Earl of Berkeley. His mother was Lady Emilia Charlotte, daughter of Lord George Lennox. At the start of the Waterloo Campaign of 1815, he was the Duke of Wellington's liaison officer at the Prince of Orange's headquarters. He became Commander-in-Chief of the Madras Army in 1848 and Surveyor-General of the Ordnance in 1852. He was also colonel of the 35th Regiment of Foot.
Berkeley was returned to Parliament for Devonport in 1852, a seat he held until 1857.
Berkeley married Lucy, daughter of Sir Thomas Sutton, 1st Baronet, in 1815. They had three sons and one daughter. His third son, George, succeeded as seventh Earl of Berkeley in 1882. Berkeley died in September 1857, aged 72. Lady Berkeley died in February 1870.
- Peter Hofschröer. Did the Duke of Wellington deceive his Prussian Allies in the Campaign of 1815?, p. 2, website of A. W. Cockerill, Retrieved 18 October 2009)
- Memoranda on the Kaffir War in 1847. Communicated by Lieutenant General Sir G. Berkeley, K.C.B., Commander-In-Chief of the Madras Army. Extracted from the Madras Artillery Records. with a Map.
- Harrovians of distinction
- The Peerage.com
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by George Berkeley
The Marquess of Tweeddale
|C-in-C, Madras Army
Sir Richard Armstrong
Charles Richard Fox
|Surveyor-General of the Ordnance
Hon. Lauderdale Maule
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Sir John Romilly
|Member of Parliament for Devonport
With: Henry Tufnell 1852–1854
Sir Thomas Erskine Perry 1854–1857
Sir Thomas Erskine Perry