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Colonels of the King's Own Royal Regiment
General William Wilby CB
Ensign 27 May 1836, age 16 1/2 years. To Australia in ‘Francis Charlotte’ 14 November 1836. Lieutenant 1837. Captain 1847. Major 1855. Lieutenant Colonel 1859. CB for Crimean Campaign. Command the Right Wing of the Regiment at Guzerat and Scind in the Indian Mutiny. Acted as Brigadier General in the Abyssinian Campaign and was present at the Battle of Arogee and Taking of Magdala. Commandant of that Fortress till its destruction. Brevet Colonel 1864. Left 1873. Appointed Colonel of the Regiment and promoted Honorary Lieutenant General 1892. Died of influenza in London, 15 December 1893. Was in receipt of a Distinguished Service pension of £100 per annum.
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