Reference Entry

Fortescue, Sir John William (1859-1933), military historian

Brian J. Bond

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Fortescue, Sir John William (1859-1933), military historian, was born on 28 December 1859 in Madeira, the fifth son (and ninth of thirteen children) of Hugh Fortescue, third Earl Fortescue (1818-1905), and his wife, Georgiana Augusta Charlotte Caroline (1826-1866), eldest daughter of Colonel George Lionel Dawson-Damer, third son of the first ...

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