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LTG George Cathcart

LTG George Cathcart

Birth
Renfrewshire, Scotland
Death 5 Nov 1854 (aged 60)
City of Sevastopol, Ukraine
Burial Sevastopol, City of Sevastopol, Ukraine
Memorial ID 11968 · View Source
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British Army Lieutenant General. During the Crimean War, his reluctance to bring up his infantry division at the Battle of Balaklava was a major factor in bringing about the disaster of the "Charge of the Light Brigade". He was killed 11 days later at the Battle of Inkerman. One of the hills in the 'Valley of Death' was named Cathcart Hill after him and was the site of the major British war cemetery. However this cemetery was extensively destroyed during World War II. In recent time, some remains, including those of Lt General Cathcart, have been gathered into a memorial enclosure.


Inscription

[Slab]
Sacred to the Memory
of
the Honble
Sir George Cathcart, K.C.B.
Lieut Genl Commanding the
4th Division of the British Army in the
Crimea
Born 1794. Killed 5 Novr 1854
At the Battle of
Inkerman.
He served with the Russian Army in
the Years 1813 and 1814 and was Aide-de-Camp
to the Duke of Wellington at Waterloo.
He was appointed in 1852
Governor of the Cape of Good Hope
from which place he had just returned.
[Russian translation]
This Tomb was placed here
by the Officers and men of t he
4th Division


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 30 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11968
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LTG George Cathcart (12 May 1794–5 Nov 1854), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11968, citing Cathcart Hill, Sevastopol, City of Sevastopol, Ukraine ; Maintained by Find A Grave .