William Elphinstone

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Major-General William George Keith Elphinstone CB (1782-1842), was a British soldier who was placed in command of the Kabul garrison during the 1st Afghan War. He led the disastrous Retreat from Kabul to Gundamak and died a hostage some months later.

External links

William Elphinstone Dictionary of Indian Biography (1906)
William George Keith Elphinstone Wikipedia