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Colonel George William Adolphus FitzGeorge (24 August 1843 London - 2 September 1907 Lucerne) was the eldest of three sons of 2nd Duke of Cambridge and Louisa Fairbrother (the other sons being Admiral Sir Adolphus FitzGeorge and Colonel Sir Augustus FitzGeorge). His parents went through a ceremony of marriage in contravention of the Royal Marriages Act 1772 while his mother was pregnant with his third brother. He and his brothers did not hold Royal titles, and were ineligible to succeed to the Duchy of Cambridge.

Colonel FitzGeorge was born in 1843 and in due course, following the profession of his father, received a commission in the 20th Hussars. When the Egyptian Campaign of 1882 was undertaken he went out to Egypt on special service and was attached to the personal staff of Lord, the General, Sir Garnet Wolseley. He was present at the battle of Tel-el-Kebir, and brought home the despatches. His services in the campaign were mentioned in despatches, and he was awarded with the brevet of lieutenant-colonel, the medal with clasp, the Fourth Class of the Osmanieh, and the Khedive's Star. He retired from the Army in 1895.

FitzGeorge married, on 25 November 1885 in Paris to Rosa Frederica Baring (9 March 1854 - 10 March 1927), second daughter of Mr. William Henry Baring, J.P., of Norman Court, Hants. The couple had three children;

  • Commander George William Frederick FitzGeorge (d. 13 June 1960)
  • Mabel Iris FitzGeorge (23 September 1886 - 13 April 1976)
  • George Daphne FitzGeorge (23 February 1889 - 1 June 1954)

Colonel FitzGeorge died at the Eden-house Hotel, Lucerne on September 2, 1907 after lying ill for some weeks.

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References

  • Obituary, The Times, Tuesday, Sep 03, 1907; pg. 4
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