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William Howe
Birth: Aug. 10, 1729, England
Death: Jul. 12, 1814
Twickenham
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Greater London, England

British Army General. He was the Commander-in-Chief of the British Army in the American Colonies during American Revolution from 1775 to 1778. The illegitimate grandson of King George I, he served with General James Wolfe at the taking of Quebec and led the first assault up the cliffs to the Plains of Abraham. Sympathetic to the American colonists, he nonetheless took command of British forces to suppress the rebellion in 1775. He directed the attacks at the Battle of Bunker Hill and finished the battle drenched in the blood of his officers, though he escaped injury. He scored a series of brilliant victories against General George Washington's Continental Army, but failed to follow-up and destroy him. He was relieved of his command in 1778 and replaced by General Henry Clinton. On his return to England his fellow officer General John Burgoyne publicly blamed him for his defeat at the Battle of Saratoga by failing to link up with his army, but there is evidence Howe never received orders to join Burgoyne. In 1799, he became 5th Viscount after the death of his brother, Richard. He died in Plymouth. (bio by: Bob on Gallows Hill) 
 
Burial:
Holly Road Garden of Rest
Twickenham
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Greater London, England
 
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Originally Created by: Bob on Gallows Hill
Record added: May 05, 2005
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From one veteran to another though we would have fought on separate sides, an honorable officer to his majesty the king. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jul. 12, 2016
DUCIT AMOR PATRIAE (Patriotism leads me)Remember the United Empire Loyalists!
- Brian McConnell UE
 Added: Jan. 16, 2016

- Alys from England
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