|Born||November 5, 1727|
|Allegiance||Kingdom of Great Britain|
|Battles/wars||Seven Years' War|
Lieutenant-General William Keppel (5 November 1727 – March 1782) was a British soldier, the third son of Willem Anne van Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle.
On 17 December 1761 he was appointed colonel of the 56th Regiment of Foot, which he commanded until 1765.
In 1762, he took part (with his brothers the Earl of Albemarle and Hon. Augustus Keppel) in the British expedition against Cuba, and directed the storming of the Morro Castle. In 1763, he succeeded Albemarle as British governor of Cuba. The island was returned to Spain in July 1763. On 31 May 1765, he was appointed colonel of the 14th Regiment of Foot, which he commanded until 1775.
From 1767 until his death, he was MP for Chichester.
He was Gentleman of the Horse to George III of England and died unmarried.
- The Capture of Havana, 1762: The Morro Castle and the Boom Defence Before the Attack National Maritime Museum
- Historical Record of the Fifty-Sixth, or the West Essex Regiment of Foot by Richard Cannon
Hon. Charles Roper
|Page of Honour
|Gentleman of the Horse
|Parliament of Great Britain|
Lord George Henry Lennox
|Member of Parliament for Chichester
with John Page 1767–1768
Thomas Conolly 1768–1780
Thomas Steele 1780–1782
Percy Charles Wyndham
Lord Charles Manners
|Colonel of the 56th Regiment of Foot
|Colonel of the 14th Regiment of Foot
The Lord Heathfield
Sir William Augustus Pitt
|Colonel of the
12th (The Prince of Wales's)
Regiment of (Light) Dragoons
George Lane Parker
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