Shane Gough, 5th Viscount Gough


Shane Gough, 5th Viscount Gough

Shane Hugh Maryon Gough, 5th Viscount Gough, is a peer of the United Kingdom, born 26th August 1941. He was educated at Winchester College and Sandhurst. Son of Hugh William Gough, 4th Viscount Gough, Bt, MC, and Margaretta Elizabeth Maryon-Wilson.

He served as an officer in the Irish Guards (Household Division, British Army), following in family tradition. Although he followed his father into the Guards, his most famous military forebear is undoubtedly Field Marshal Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough. After leaving military service he worked as a Stockbroker.

Lord Gough resides at the family seat, Keppoch House, near Dingwall, Scotland, but also has a London residence. His current employment is in London.

He is actively involved in English Freemasonry, having been initiated in the Prince of Wales's Lodge No 259 (London) in 1966 and installed as Master of the Lodge of Assistance No 2773 (London) in 1972. He served as Senior Grand Warden of the United Grand Lodge of England in 1984-1985. He was a Grand Steward in both 1974 and 1991, and in 2007 was installed as Master of the Grand Stewards' Lodge. He is also connected with Freemasonry in both Ireland and Scotland.

Lord Gough is unmarried, and there is currently no heir to the peerage.


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