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Major General William Edward Blewitt, CB CMG CBE (24 September 1854 – 18 April 1939[1]) was a British artillery officer.[2]

BiographyEdit

Blewitt joined the Royal Artilleryas a first lieutenant on 12 February 1874, was promoted to captain on 1 August 1883, and to major on 14 March 1891.[3] He served during the Second Boer War where he was Mentioned in despatches twice, and was promoted to lieutenant-colonel on 13 February 1900.[4] In 1901 he was a member of the Ordnance Committee. He commanded the Southern Coast Defences, 1911–1914; and the Portsmouth Garrison, 1914–1916 during World War I.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Deaths. The Times (London), Wednesday, Apr 12, 1939; pg. 13; Issue 48277. (1618 words)
  2. ‘BLEWITT, Maj.-Gen. William Edward’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2014; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 ; online edn, April 2014 accessed 10 Aug 2014.
  3. Hart′s Army list, 1901
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