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Sir George Hewett, Bt
Born (1750-06-11)11 June 1750
Died 21 March 1840(1840-03-21) (aged 89)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank General
Commands held Indian Army
Battles/wars American Revolutionary War
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath

General Sir George Hewett, 1st Baronet GCB, PC (11 June 1750 – 21 March 1840) was Commander-in-Chief in India and then Commander-in-Chief in Ireland for the British Army.

Military career

Educated at Wimborne Grammar School and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, Hewett was commissioned into the 70th Regiment of Foot in 1762.[1] In 1771, he went to New York to help control the Carib Uprising and in 1780 he took part in the Siege of Charlestown.[1]

In 1787, he was appointed Commanding Officer of the 43rd Regiment of Foot and in 1791, he went to Ireland where he became Adjutant-General and raised a new Regiment which was designated the 92nd Regiment of Foot.[1]

He returned to England and became Barrackmaster-General in 1804.[1] In 1807, he became Commander-in-Chief, India and in 1809 he briefly took over the Government of India while the Governor-General put down a mutiny.[1] He last appoinment was as Commander-in-Chief, Ireland in 1813.[1]

He was created a Baronet, of Nether Seale in the County of Leicester, on 6 November 1813.[2]

He lived at Freemantle Park near Southampton.[1]

Family

In 1785, he married Julia Johnson and together they went on to have five sons and six daughters.[1]

References

Military offices
Preceded by
Viscount Lake
Commander-in-Chief, India
1807
Succeeded by
Forbes Champagné
Preceded by
Earl of Hopetoun
Commander-in-Chief, Ireland
1813–1816
Succeeded by
Sir George Beckwith

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