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William Julius Gascoigne
British Army general

William Julius Gascoigne

William Julius Gascoigne
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Intro British Army general
Was Military personnel
From United Kingdom
Field Military
Gender male
Birth 29 May 1844
Death 9 September 1926 (aged 82 years)
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Biography

Major-General Sir William Julius Gascoigne KCMG (29 May 1844 – 9 September 1926) was a British Army officer and served as General Officer Commanding the Militia of Canada from 1895 to 1898.

Military career

Gascoigne was commissioned into the Scots Fusilier Guards in 1863. He was appointed Adjutant in 1867, served in Egypt in 1882 and in Sudan in 1885

In 1895 he was promoted to Major-general and appointed General Officer Commanding the Militia of Canada and in 1898 he was appointed Commander of British Troops in China and Hong Kong.

Gascoigne was also the last Lieutenant Governor of Hong Kong (serving from 1898 to 1902), but the role was ceremonial and in lapsed use since the 1870s.

He was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in 1899, and knighted as a Knight Commander (KCMG) of the same order in Nov 1900 in recognition of services during the Boxer Rebellion in China.

Gascoigne Road in Kowloon, Hong Kong is named after him.

Family

In 1875 he married Helen Smith, daughter of Martin T. Smith, and widow of Hon. Arthur F. Egerton.

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