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Richard Meade

British Royal Navy officer and peer

Died when: 74 years 305 days (898 months)
Star Sign: Libra


Richard Meade

Admiral of the Fleet Richard James Meade, 4th Earl of Clanwilliam GCB KCMG (3 October 1832 – 4 August 1907), styled Lord Gillford until 1879, was a Royal Navy officer.

As a junior officer, he served at the Battle of Escape Creek and at the Battle of Fatshan Creek during the campaign against Chinese pirates.

He also took part in the Battle of Canton, where he was severely wounded, during the Second Opium War.As a senior officer Meade went on to be commander of the Steamship reserve at Portsmouth, commander of the Flying Squadron and Commander-in-Chief, North America and West Indies Station.

His last appointment was as Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth.

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