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James Freeth

Sir James Freeth
Born 1786
Died 19 January 1867
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Rank General
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Royal Guelphic Order

General Sir James Freeth KCB KH (1786 – 19 January 1867) was Quartermaster-General to the Forces.

Military career

Freeth was commissioned into the 98th Regiment of Foot in 1806.[1] He served in the Peninsular War and in France from 1809 to 1814[1] and, in 1851, was appointed Quartermaster-General to the Forces.[2] He went on to be Colonel of the 64th Regiment of Foot in 1855.[3]


He married Harriett Holt and together they went on to have six sons and two daughters.[4]


Military offices
Preceded by
Sir James Gordon
Quartermaster-General to the Forces
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Airey
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