Vice-Admiral Sir Frederick Beauchamp Paget Seymour, G. C. B., Commander-in-chief of the Mediterranean Fleet, is the second but only surviving son of the late Sir Horace Beauchamp Seymour, M. P., by his first wife, Elizabeth Mallet, daughter of Sir Lawrence Palk, Bart., and grandson of Vice-Admiral Lord Hugh Seymour. He was born in London on April 12, 1821, was educated at Eton, and entered the Royal Navy in January, 1834, receiving his lieutenant's commission in March, 1842. He served as a volunteer in the Burmese war of 1852-3 as aide-de-camp to General Godwin, and led the storming party of Fusiliers at the capture of the works and pagoda of Pegu. He was also present in numerous other engagements on land and water, was four times gazetted, and awarded the Burmese medal with the clasp for Pegu, at the close of the campaign. In 1854 he served against the Russians in the operations in the White Sea, and is in receipt of the Baltic medal. A few years later, viz.
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