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Jones, Sir William

W. A. J. Archbold

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/15110

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Jones, Sir William (1808–1890), army officer, was the only son of William Jones of Caernarvonshire. He was educated at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and joined the 61st regiment as ensign on 10 April 1825. His subsequent steps were: lieutenant (December 1826), captain (24 November 1835), major (26 July 1844), lieutenant-colonel (29 December 1848), colonel (28 November 1854), major-general (1 April 1863), lieutenant-general (31 December 1871), and general (1 October 1877). ...

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Subjects: Military History ; Land Forces and Warfare

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