The Viscountcy of Gort has been created twice, once in the Peerage of Ireland and once in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The Viscountcy was first created in 1816 along with the Barony of Kiltarton, with which it remains united. The sixth Viscount, Field Marshal John Vereker, received a second Viscountcy (in the Peerage of the UK), but it became extinct since he left no children.
John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker Gort, 6th ViscountGort (July 10, 1886 - March 1946) was a British soldier, he served in both World War I and II, rising to the rank of Field Marshal and winning the Victoria Cross.
Forced northwards the BEF had to be evacuated from France during the Battle of Dunkirk.
Back in England he was side-lined for the rest of the war, Gort was made an aide to the king in 1940.
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