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Encyclopedia > Viscount Gort

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.


Viscounts Gort, First Creation (1816)

  • John Prendergast-Smyth, 1st Viscount Gort (1742-1817)
  • Charles Vereker, 2nd Viscount Gort (1768-1842), elected a Representative Peer in 1824
  • John Prendergast Vereker, 3rd Viscount Gort (1790-1865), elected a Representative Peer in 1865
  • Standish Prendergast Vereker, 4th Viscount Gort (1819-1900)
  • John Gage Prendergast Vereker, 5th Viscount Gort (1849-1902)
  • John Standish Surteees Prendergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort (1886-1946)
  • Standish Robert Gage Prendergast Vereker, 7th Viscount Gort (1888-1975)
  • Colin Leopold Prendergast Vereker, 8th Viscount Gort (1916-1995)
  • Foley Robert Standish Prendergast Vereker, 9th Viscount Gort (b. 1951)

Viscounts Gort, Second Creation (1946)

  • John Standish Surteees Prendergast Vereker, 1st Viscount Gort (1886-1946)

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John Gort (325 words)
John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker Gort, 6th Viscount Gort (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.
John Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort at AllExperts (1166 words)
On the death of King Edward VII in 1910 Lieutenant Gort was in command of the Grenadier NCOs detailed to bear the coffin and attend the catafalque.
Gort was given the post of Inspector of Training and the Home Guard, and with nothing constructive to do visited Iceland, the Orkneys, and the Shetland Islands.
Gort was present when his son-in-law received the VC from Alexander on 3 March 1944 in Italy (the VC ribbon was cut from one of Gort's uniforms).
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