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Lord Tyrawley
1682 – 14 July 1774
Lord Tyrawley, with John Montagu, 2nd Duke of Montagu and an unknown man
Place of death Gibraltar
Allegiance Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg Kingdom of Great Britain
Service/branch British Army
Rank Field Marshal
Battles/wars War of Spanish Succession

Field Marshal James O'Hara, 2nd Baron Tyrawley and 1st Baron Kilmaine, PC (1682 – 14 July 1774) was an Irish officer of the British Army.

Military career

Born the son of was Charles O'Hara, 1st Baron Tyrawley, James O'Hara was commissioned into the Royal Fusiliers in 1703.[1]

He was active during the War of Spanish Succession and fought at the Siege of Barcelona in 1706 and was wounded at the Battle of Almansa in 1707 and again at the Battle of Malplaquet in 1709.[1] In 1728 he was appointed an envoy to Portugal.[1] He transferred to the 7th Regiment of Foot in 1739.[1] He became Ambassador to Russia in 1743 and Governor of Minorca in 1747.[1] He transferred Regiment again in 1755 this time to the Coldstream Guards.[1]

He became Governor of Gibraltar in 1756 and was given the rank of field marshal in 1763.[1]


Military offices
Preceded by
The Lord Tyrawley
Colonel of the The Royal Regiment of Fuzileers
Succeeded by
William Hargrave
Preceded by
Thomas Pearce
Colonel of the 5th Regiment of Horse
Succeeded by
John Brown
Preceded by
The Earl of Crawford
Captain and Colonel of the
2nd Troop Horse Grenadier Guards

Succeeded by
The Earl of Rothes
Preceded by
The 2nd Earl of Albemarle
Captain and Colonel of the
3rd Troop Horse Guards

Regiment disbanded
Preceded by
Francis Columbine
Colonel of The Lord Tyrawley's Regiment
Succeeded by
Edward Pole
Preceded by
Archibald Hamilton
Colonel of the 14th Regiment of Dragoons
Succeeded by
Louis Dejean
Preceded by
Humphrey Bland
Colonel of the 3rd (King's Own) Regiment of Dragoons
Succeeded by
The 3rd Earl of Albemarle
Preceded by
The 2nd Earl of Albemarle
Colonel of the Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards
Succeeded by
The Earl Waldegrave
Preceded by
Earl of Stair
Governor of Minorca
Succeeded by
Hyacinthe Gaëtan de Lannion
Government offices
Preceded by
Thomas Fowke
Governor of Gibraltar
Succeeded by
Earl of Home
Peerage of Ireland
New creation Baron Kilmaine
Preceded by
Charles O'Hara
Baron Tyrawley


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