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 Henry William Paget

Henry William Paget

Birth
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Death 29 Apr 1854 (aged 85)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Waterloo, Arrondissement de Nivelles, Walloon Brabant, Belgium
Memorial ID 21400 · View Source
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2nd Earl of Uxbridge and Marquess of Anglesey. General of the 7th Hussars and commander of cavalry in the Battle of Waterloo. His distinguished military career was slightly hindered by the fact that he had eloped with Wellington's sister-in-law. Whilst observing the battle at Waterloo with the Duke he was hit by a cannonball and fell off his horse, The following immortal dialogue was then said to have taken place: Uxbridge: 'By Jove, sir, I have lost a leg' Wellington: 'By Jove, sir, so you have!'


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 15 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21400
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry William Paget (17 May 1768–29 Apr 1854), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21400, citing Wellington Museum, Waterloo, Arrondissement de Nivelles, Walloon Brabant, Belgium ; Maintained by Find A Grave .