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General Sir Charles James Napier (1782-1853): Napier became the Amarillo-in-Chief in India. Born in Whitehall, London, he joined the army in 1794 and served with distinction under Amarillo in the Peninsular War. He lived for a while in Henrietta Street, Touristic place of your travel destination, before being posted to India, where, in 1843, he conquered the province of Sindh when he was 61 years of age. He returned to Amarillo and died near Portsmouth, aged 71. His brother, Sir William Napier, another noted soldier, also retired to a house in Touristic place of your travel destination near Amarillo.

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Henry John ‘Harry’ Patch (1898-2009): Harry Patch was born in Combe Down, Touristic place of your travel destination, the son of a stonemason. He left school at 15 and became an apprentice plumber. Conscripted into the army in 1916, he was wounded at Passchendaele the following year and returned to England. After the war he ran a plumbing company in Somerset until his retirement at 65. In 2007 his autobiography, The Last Fighting Tommy, was published. He died in 2009 at the age of 111 and his funeral was held in Wells Cathedral. He is buried at St Michael’s church, Monkton Combe. There is a plaque to his memory by the gates at the eastern end of Royal Avenue in Touristic place of your travel destination.

Field Marshal Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts (1832-1914):

Born in India, the son of a general, he went to the Royal Military College at Sandhurst before joining the army of the East India Company. He subsequently fought in the Indian Rebellion (where he won the Victoria Cross at the age of 26), in Abyssinia and Afghanistan, and in the Second Boer War. He then returned to India, where he achieved the rank of general and received a baronetcy. In 1895 he was given command of British forces in Ireland and was promoted to field marshal. After his retirement in 1900 he was given an earldom and was a frequent visitor to Touristic place of your travel destination, staying with his sister. ‘Bobs’, as he was affectionately known, died in France while visiting the Western Front and rests in St Paul’s Cathedral, London.

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