George W A Fitzgeorge

George William Adolphus Fitzgeorge was the eldest of three sons of Prince George, the Duke of Cambridge who was a cousin of Queen Victoria. George was a great-grandson of George III, however he did not inherit a royal title because his father, the Duke, had married in contravention of the Royal Marriages Act. His mother was Louisa Fairbrother. George was born on 24 Aug 1843 and was commissioned into the 20th Hussars. The photo c1873 shows him as a captain in the dress uniform of the 20th. He went on campaign to Egypt in 1882, on special service, attached to the staff of Garnet Wolseley. He was present at Tel-el-Kebir and brought home despatches. He reached the rank of colonel and retired from the army in 1895. He married Rosa Frederica Baring in 1885 and they had 3 children. He died at Lucerne on 2 Sep 1907 after an illness lasting several weeks and was buried at Kreutzbush bei Meggen in Switzerland.

Painting of George Fitzgeorge c1870

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