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George Warde
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General George Warde
Born 24 November 1725
Died 11 March 1803
Buried at St Mary Abchurch, London
Allegiance Flag of Great Britain (1707–1800).svg Kingdom of Great Britain
Service/branch British Army
Rank General
Commands held Ireland

General George Warde (24 November 1725 – 11 March 1803) was a British Army officer.

Military careerEdit

Born the second son of Colonel John Warde of Squerryes Court in Westerham, Warde was a close childhood friend of James Wolfe, the Conqueror of Quebec. He became a Colonel in the Royal Horse Guards.[1] (2 April 1778 Colonel of the 1st Regiment of Horse). In 1773 he moved on becoming became Colonel of the 14th Dragoons.[1] Then in 1791 he was appointed Commander-in-Chief, Ireland[1] a post which earned him the rank of General in 1796.[1] He was instrumental in repulsing two French invasions of Ireland in 1796 and 1798.

Having retired to Clyne Castle overlooking Swansea Bay in 1799,[2] he died in 1803 and is buried at St Mary Abchurch in London.[1]

ReferencesEdit

Military offices
Preceded by
William Pitt
Commander-in-Chief of Ireland
1791 – 1793
Succeeded by
Lord Rossmore

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