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Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Charles Keppel

Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Charles Keppel

Born on 25 August 1831, Frederick Charles Keppel was the son of Reverend William Arnold Walpole Keppel and Frances Georgiana Sophia née Marsham. He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the service of the Granadier Guards and held the office of Equerry to the Prince of Wales.

Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Charles Keppel never married. He died on 2 March 1876 at the age of 44.

According to his short obituary in the Pall Mall Gazette (6 March 1876): 'The death is announce of Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Charles Keppel, later of the Grenadier Guards and for some years equerry to the Prince of Wales. Lieutenant-Colonel Keppel resigned in 1873 his appointment in the Prince of Wales's household, and retired from the army owing to his declining health. He was in his forty-fifth year.'

Photographed on 7 November 1860 by Camille Silvy of London.


Code: 126854
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