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Lord William Paulet

Lord William Paulet
Born 7 July 1804
Died 9 May 1893 (aged 88)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Rank Field Marshal
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Field Marshal Lord William Paulet, GCB (7 July 1804 – 9 May 1893) was a British Army officer, the fourth son of Charles Paulet, 13th Marquess of Winchester.

Military career

Paulet was commissioned into the 85th (Duke of York's Own) Light Infantry in 1821.[1] In 1854 he went to the Crimea and was present at the Battle of Alma as Assistant Adjutant-General of the Cavalry Division.[2] He was then given command of the Bosporus, Gallipoli and the Dardanelles.[2] He returned to England and commanded the 1st Brigade at Aldershot from 1856 to 1860.[2]

After a career in the British Army he ultimately became a Field Marshal in 1886.[3]


Military offices
Preceded by
Sir James Yorke Scarlett
Adjutant General
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Airey
Preceded by
James Simpson
Colonel of the 87th (Royal Irish
Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot

Succeeded by
Thomas Johnston
Preceded by
Sir Robert Mansel
Colonel of the 68th (Durham)
Regiment of Foot (Light Infantry)

(1st Battalion of the Durham
Light Infantry
from 1881)

Succeeded by
William Fyers
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