Arthur Wellesley

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The Duke of Wellington's service in India

Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, KP, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS (1769-1852) was an Anglo-Irish soldier and statesman. He arrived in India in 1797 as Colonel of the 33rd Regiment of Foot and took a significant part in the 4th Mysore War after which he was appointed Governor of Seringapatam and Mysore. This was followed by his successful Campaign against Dhoondia Waug. He was then given command of the army fighting the 2nd Maratha War and won a series of decisive victories. He returned to England in 1804.

External links

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington Dictionary of Indian Biography (1906)
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington Wikipedia

Historical books online

  • The Military and Political Life of Arthur Wellesley: Duke of Wellington by Ingram Cooke & Co 1852 Chapters II & III Indian Campaigns
  • Supplementary Despatches and Memoranda of Field Marshal Arthur, Duke of Wellington, K. G. India 1797-1805 Google Books
Volume 1: April 11, 1797- June 6, 1800 1858, Volume 2: June 6, 1800 to December 11, 1801 1858,
Volume 3: December 14, 1801 to February 14 1803 1859, Volume 4: February 15 1803 to March 1805 1859