Birth: 2 March 1858
Place or Registered Place of Birth: On Board "Charlotte", Off Goa, India
Baptism: 5 April 1858
Place of Baptism: Belgaum, Maharashtra, India
Death: 11 June 1918 - Aged 60
Place or Registered Place of Death: North Cherlton, Templecombe, Somerset
Father: Leopold Grimston Paget
Spouse(s): Isabelle Louise Swire
Date of Marriage: 29 February 1888
Place or Registered Place of Marriage: Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Wellesley Lynedoch Henry Paget, C.B.,C.M.G., M.V.O., Brig.-Gen. R.A. 6th Div., late Lt.-Col. and
Brevet Col. R.H.A., b. 1858 ; d. 1918 ; m. 1888, Isabelle Louisa, d. of W. H. Swire.
No.124: 'Rajah' Paget
Dr Andy Simpson has discovered in the diary of Lieutenant-General Sir J.A.L. Haldane a reference to the BGRA VI Corps, Brigadier-General Wellesley Lynedoch Henry Paget (1858-1918), as ‘Rajah’ Paget. There is nothing obvious in Paget’s CV to account for the nickname.
The meeting referred to in Haldane’s diary was brief. Haldane advised Paget to go home sick before the GOC Third Army, General Sir Edmund Allenby, sacked him. Paget took the advice, leaving his command on 9 August 1916. He had survived an attempt by Haldane’s predecessor, Sir John Keir, to have him replaced in February 1916. Keir was also sacked by Allenby!
The Times - June 13, 1918
Brigadier-General Wellesley Paget. C.B, C.MG., M.V.O., who died at North Cherlton, Templecombe, on June 11, was born in 1858, the sixth son of the late Colonel Leopold G. Paget, of Park Homer, Wimborne. He was educated at Winchester and Woolwich; became a lieutenant R.A. in 1878 and was adjutant R.H.A. 1895-97. He served in the South African War, commanding the 2nd Brigade Division, R.F.A., in 1900; was present at the relief of Lady-smith and in operations, in the North-East, Transvaal, being mentioned three times in dispatches, and receiving the Queen's medal with six clasps and his brevet as lieutenant-colonel. In 1914-16 he was mentioned twice in dispatches, and received the C.M.G.
General Paget married, in 1888, Isabelle Louise, daughter of the late W. H. Swire, and had one son and one daughter.
Wellington College, Sandhurst, Sandhurst, Berkshire
Wellesley L.H. Paget - Student - 13 - At Sea
Barracks Soldiers Quarters, Newcastle Upon Tyne St Andrew, Northumberland
Wellesley Lynedoch Henry Paget - Single - 23 - 1858 - Lieutenant Royal Artillery (Officer) - On board Charlotte, East Indies
24, (Westfield), Cornwall Road, Dorchester St Peter, Dorchester, Dorsetshire
Wellesley L.H. Paget - Head - Married - 43 - Major, Royal House Artillary - At Sea off Goa, E. India B.S.
Isabella L. Paget - Wife - 41 - 1860 - Liverpool, Lancashire
Mary R. Paget - Daughter - 7 - 1894 - Hampreston, Dorsetshire
Brig.-Gen. Wellesley Lynedoch Henry Paget