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Arthur Paget (British Army officer)

General Sir Arthur Henry Fitzroy Paget GCB GCVO (1 March 1851 – 8 December 1928) was a soldier (reaching the rank of General) and diplomat,[1] who served in Belgrade and Ireland.

Military career

Born the son of Lord Alfred Paget and Cecilia Wyndham, Paget was commissioned into the Scots Guards in 1869.[2] He took part in the Ashanti War in West Africa in 1873 and then served in Sudan and Burma.[2] He was appointed General Officer Commanding 1st Division within 1st Army Corps in 1902 and then became General Officer Commanding-in-Chief for Eastern Command in 1908 before moving on to be Commander-in-Chief, Ireland in 1911.[2] He was in part responsible for the Curragh Incident. He served in World War I and retired in 1918.[2]

During the 1870s he was a leading owner of steeplechasers. Until 1878 he used the nom de plume 'Mr Fitzroy'. Under this pseudonym, Paget wrote several novels in the Naturalist style, recounting his exploits in the military.


  1. "Person Page 3392". thepeerage.com. http://thepeerage.com/p3392.htm#i33913. Retrieved 2006-07-04. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

Further reading

  • Charles Mosley, ed (1999). Burke's Peerage and Baronetage (106th edition ed.). Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd. 


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