William Fawcett – British Military Personnel


Educated at Bury Grammar School in Lancashire, William Fawcett was commissioned into the 33rd Foot in 1748.

In 1758 he was despatched to the War in Germany where he became an Aide-de-Camp to the Marquess of Granby. Then in 1775 he was sent to Hannover, Hesse-Cassel, Hesse-Hanau and Brunswick to recruit troops for the War in America.

He was appointed Adjutant-General to the Forces in 1781: in this role he was involved in introducing Regulations for the Heavy Infantry and then for the Cavalry.

In retirement he served as Governor of the Royal Hospital Chelsea from 1796 until 1804.

He lived at 31 Great George Street in London.


In 1749 he married Susannah Brook and together they had eight children. Following her death on 7 April 1783 he married Charlotte Stinton (d. 1805): they had no children.


Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Fawcett_(British_Army_officer)